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Publication Date: 08-08-2012
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Social Security....5 Quail Meadow......7 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 13 16Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C71B O CALA S F IRST F ULL S ERVICE R ETIREMENT C OMMUNITY H AWTHORNE E STATES INDEPENDENT LIVING Finally, a place you will call home!! CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAY! 352-237-7776 EXT 255 3211 SW 42 ND S TREET O CALA WWW HAWTHORNEVILLAGEOFOCALA COM Hawthorne Estates ~ Opening in 2012 Monthly Rental Retirement Apartments Salon OnSite Elegant Dining Room Fitness Center Housekeeping Services Outings & Daily Paid Utilities, Wifi and Cable (excluding phone) Socialization ASSISTED LIVING SERVICES TO INCLUDE: Intimate Setting Unique Private Suites Comprehensive Activity Program Various Financial Programs Available SHORT TERM CARE TO INCLUDE: Bounce Back Rehabilitation Program OF OCALA HEALTH & REHAB CENTER OPENING SEPTEMBER 2012 ALSO AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS Skilled Nursing Services Long Term Care LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION DATE:Aug. 14 HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COUNTY DIST. 1 Mike Amsden David Moore WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only COUNTY DIST. 3 Jeff Gold Stan McClain COUNTY DIST. 5Earl Arnett Pat Gabriel Francine Johannesen Butch Verrando WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only SHERIFF Chris Blair Dan Kuhn WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Jackie Porter George Tomyn Wally Wagoner WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Barbara Ruse Wesley Wilcox WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only COUNTY JUDGE 3 Leann Mackey Tommy Thompson WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters COUNTY JUDGE 4 Paul Guilfoil Robert Landt WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters SCHOOL BOARD 1 Woody Clymer Nancy Stacy WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters SCHOOL BOARD 2 Robert Dobkowski Carol Ely WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only Fairfield social Some new neighbors at Fairfield Village, Kerry and Sharon Breeden, pedaled to the Clubhouse in their "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" last Saturday for the communitys Ice Cream Social. Kerry found and refurbished the frame making it into a great fun ride. On the back of the unusual vehicle is a basket with the words "Bree's Buggy." See column on Page 2.PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Early voting under way in MarionEarly voting in Marion County continues until Saturday, Aug. 11, at the following locations: Election Center, 981 N.E. 16th St. Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. County Road 484. Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road. Forest Public Library, 905 S. Highway 314A. Freedom Public Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. Reddick Community Center, 4345 N.W. 152nd St. Hours at all centers are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters need to bring a photo ID. Marion County Sheriffs Office detectives met with five other Florida law enforcement agencies to gather facts, photos and videos in a string of at least 17 commercial burglaries in the month of July. Detectives believe the burglars are targeting liquor stores and other businesses near the North Central Florida I-75 corridor. Between Saturday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 31, the suspects smashed or pried open glass doors at liquor stores in St. Cloud, Belleview, Lady Lake, Wildwood and Ocala. While in Marion County, the thieves burglarized a Dairy Queen and a wireless cellphone store. Detectives believe the suspects are two tall males who have been loading their loot into a stolen van. So far, they have used two different vans. One of the vans was recovered by law enforcement and contained numerous items from several burglary locations. Marion County Sheriffs detectives released video from the Dairy Queen burglary, showing one of the suspects wearing bright orange or pink gloves. Both suspects are covered from head to toe in clothing. Anyone with information on these burglaries can contact the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 352-732-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867. Detectives from Ocala, Alachua, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Belleview Police Departments are also asking citizens with information to call. Burglaries near Interstate probed The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will have a By Request performances on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291, or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. The series features guest vocalist David Delk and our own Marcia Muncaster. Selections include: Johanna from Sweeney Todd; a medley from Oklahoma; Cole Porter on Broadway; A Tribute to Elvis Presley; and many others. Concert Band features weekend concerts BY JIM CLARK Editor The polling places will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as Marion County voters join others around the state in the primary election. Several county offices are on the ballot, and some will be decided in this election. For the non-partisan races for School Board and judgeships, this is the final. In School Board District 1, Woody Clymer and Nancy Stacy are facing off, while in District 2, Bob Dobkowski, known as Bobby D, and Carol Ely will square off to fill that seat. For County Judge 3, Leann Mackey-Barnes and Tommy Thompson are the finalists, and for County Judge 4, Paul J. Guilfoil and Robert E. Landt will face the voters in the final. There is a multi-county race for public defender featuring Mike Graves and Bo Samargya. There are also two tax issues on the ballot, both involving the School Board. Everyone can vote in the above races. Countywide offices up for election include sheriff, superintendent of schools and supervisor of elections. All, however, are Republican-only primaries, as there is anPrimary vote set for Tuesday Please see VOTE Page 3

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S aturday, Aug. 4, was a very cool day at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. It was the day of the SACs 2012 Summer Ice Cream Social, and all those attending really enjoyed the sweet treats and the fun with friends and neighbors. Growing up in northwest Georgia, I was one of those kids whose summers centered on being outside and enjoying the wonderful June, July, and August evenings after the very hot days. We played until dark and then fell into bed exhausted but so very happy. Summers meant chasing lightnin bugs, playing hide and seek, and sitting on the front porch steps listening to the stories that my grandfather probably made up as he told them. It was a simple time in the s and 50s, but we did not know that. All we knew as children was that we were out of school and into the activities of the days without homework. We were busy, having fun, and very happy. Weekends were always special because Sundays were family times and that meant fun even with the adults after we got home from church. Church came first; and the rule in most of our homes was No church...No fun! So, we did not argue about Sunday school and church attendance because the rest of the day was going to be just fine. Often the day would be spent at one of the elders homes with the grandmother in charge of putting together the best meal any child could imagine. That was true for me as a child and for my children when I became a mom myself. It was a tradition handed down generation to generation. What was super extra special was the treat that we knew would cap off the daythe homemade ice cream. Sometimes there was one freezer, but usually there were at least two because there was exmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 15 2Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C8SN 000C69S R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000C6ZM 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Fairfield Village Saturday, sundaes and special toppings Priscilla Geissal pected to be a minimum of two flavors of the day. There were times that I remember there being four or even five freezers being turned by hand all at the same time. Of course that depended on how many different members of the larger family managed to gather for the Sunday funday. What we (the children) could not understand was why all the freezers were not frozen and ready at the same time. Explanations varied as to the real reasons, but science speculation was often involved. It really did not matter though because the one unadulterated truth was that we were going to have the old brain freeze experience some time before the afternoon was complete. There were always nominations as to who would be the first one to face that terrible sensation. Whatever the order, I was sure that I would be one of the ones to have to deal with that bad feeling. We did agree, however, that the yummy ice cream was worth the agony that would be short lived anyway. Fairfield Villagers may or may not have been reminiscing about those childhood times as they concocted their sundaes, but I think at least some of them did. I know I did, and some with whom I had conversations indicated that they were thinking back to days like that as well. Looking at the happy faces in the accompanying phoIn a moment of "silliness," Alex Martin, Don Ouellette, and Phil Geissal enter into a spontaneous "LEGS CONTEST" at the ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Fairfield Village on Aug. 4. And the winner --A 3 way tie. See FAIRFIELD Page 15 tos, I am quite sure that regardless of what was on their minds, the neighbors of Fairfield Village totally enjoyed the Ice Cream Social as part of the fun times enjoyed by those who live in this lively place filled with lovely people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 SAC members serve up some of the ice cream to resident Kathy Waldeman, from the left, Frann Glenney, Sandi Ford, Jean Chapman, Loretta Zang, Norma Powers, and Kathy Waldeman. New neighbors Mary and Mike McGahan join the Fairfield fun. Everyone was so thrilled to have Don Ouellette joining his wife, Carol, at the Ice Cream Social. Don is a mainstay of the community who has been undergoing treatment with wonderfully successful results. Can't keep a good guy down! 000C97G

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other candidate waiting in the wings for the November election. For sheriff, Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn will settle the Republican nomination issue. The winner will face Bernie DeCastro of the Constitution Party in November. There is also a write-in candidate qualified, Judson Cauthen Spence Jr. The superintendent of schools race finds three Republicans fighting for the nomination, including school system employees George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner and current School Board member Jackie Porter. The winner of this three-way battle goes on to face Democrat Diana Greene in November. In the supervisor of elections race, Barbara Ruse faces Wesley Wilcox, with the winner to go up against Democrat Judge Cochran in November. There are three County Commission seats up for election in this GOP primary. In District 1, incumbent Mike Amsden faces David R. Moore. There is a write-in candidate, James Hubert Bailey, who is forcing the winner of this primary to run again in November. The same applies to District 3, where Jeff Gold is challenging incumbent Stan McClain. There are two writein candidates, Robert Andrew Brown and Patricia Anne Reed. District 5 has four candidates running, including Earl Arnett, Pat Gabriel, Francine Johannesen and Butch Verrando, all Republicans. Republicans will also choose a state committeeman between John Burkiewicz and Kurt Kelly, and a state committeewoman from among Pamela Archer, Teri Armstrong and Julia Burkiewicz. On the federal level, Republicans have four choices for U.S. Senator, picking from Connie Mack, Mike McCalister, Marlelena Stuart and Dave Weldon. There is also a primary for Republicans living in Congressional District 3, including James Jett, Steve Oelrich, Cliff Stearns and Ted Yogo. Some readers, however, may live in a different district. Democrats have two choices for U.S. Senate, Glenn A. Burkett and incumbent Bill Nelson. For those living in State House District 20, there is a Democratic primary between Clovis Watson Jr. and Marihelen Wheeler. There are also five precinct races for Democrats: Precinct 5 Committeewoman, Joyce Johnson and Bernadina V. Williams; Precinct 16 Committeeman, Marc Bruzdlak, Pierre C. Deshommes and John E. Moxley; Precinct 1610 Committeewoman, Millie Grissom and Michele L. Kudma; Precinct 3840 Committeewoman, Gail M. Colby and Diane Schrler; and Precinct 2530 Committeewoman, Patricia Hawk and Zonnie S. Woods. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 3 14Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home 000C8MJ We Are Always Buying: Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles D & R COIN SHOP Your Local Coin Dealer 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys, in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Bullion Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) Coin Supplies *D0150, D0274, D1110. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is perfo rmed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee services, examination, or treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a specialty area by the American Dental Association or the Florida Board of Dentistry. Some restrictions may apply. 000C8TS Most Insurances Accepted Accepting: Chase Health Advance And Care C redit 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 ATTENTION CITRUS COUNTY CALL TODAY 352-596-9900 Amir Akel, DMD www.akeldental.com We will MEET or BEAT any competitors pricing on ANY service we provide! CROWNS, FILLINGS, CLEANINGS & MORE. WHAT YOU NEED DONE NOW! J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000C70F All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000C8NK TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Free Offers Free 8-week old orphan kittens three silver, three black and white. We need a home. We are lovable, eat on our own and are already potty trained. All we ask is that you please give us a loving chance. 861-9209 or 861-1453 Announcements EMPTY TRUCK Returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, Mid West Can move 1 item or whole household (414) 520-1612 Brian Child Care Personnel TEACHER Fulltime/Part time, Exp. Req. CDAPreferred TADPOLES EARLY LEARNING (352) 560-4222 Trades/ Skills AUTO TECHS Needed. Competitive Pay & Benefits.ASE & or Ford Certified line techs.Call (352)493-4297 for Russ Hall for in person resume/interview appointment. Business Opportunities Work From HomePart time Supplemental or Full time Income potential. Training provided. Be your own Boss Call Me (352) 406-2967 or www.connieschaefer .herbalhub.com Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Aug. 11th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 12th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions Estates ONLINE REAL ESTATE AUCTIONNominal Opening Bid: $1,000 Lot 2 Marion Oaks Block Unit 1, Ocala land Lot SW 31ST Terr, Ocala 0BR 0BA land Bidding starts August 17 williamsauction.com 800.801.8003 Williams & Williams FL Broker: Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097; Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049 Auctioneer: Thomas Barnes Auc Lic AU3383; Williams & Williams Auc Lic AB2784 Buyers Premium may apply for this property. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 Painting House Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Bart (352) 216-9135 Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. 368-2235 Somebody else wants it! Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE Toll Free1-877-676-1403 VOTEcontinued from Page 1 Solomon in the Old Testament had it right when he said, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). So, this is summer, but you did not hear it from me. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com SNYDERcontinued from Page 10 Health Department honoredThe National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized the Marion County Health Department for developing programs that are models for other local health departments to follow. Marion was among 39 local health departments in the nation that the association recognized for their innovative programs. The association named two Marion County programs Model Practices and one program a Promising Practice. Local health departments nationwide are great sources of innovative ideas and programs, said Robert M. Pestronk, the associations executive director. The beauty of these programs is that they can be replicated or adapted by other local health departments. Public Health Preparedness. Marions Public Health Preparedness Epidemiology Annex activation was named as a model practice. The department tested its emergency planning process in April 2009 when the epidemiology annex was activated in response to the H1N1 flu strain pandemic. The development and use of the planning document helped the department scale the response to the outbreak in order to best protect and promote the health of the residents of Marion County. Medical Reserve Corps. The Marion County Medical Please see HEALTH Page 14 Reserve Corps strategic planning process was also identified as a model practice. The mission of the medical reserve corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Strategic planning helped the medical reserve corps set longterm goals and identify the best approaches for achieving them. Dental Clinic Collaborations. The departments Dental Clinic collaboration with the College of Central Florida and Child Development Services of Ocala was recognized as a promising practice. By collaborating with the college, the dental clinic was able to expand from two cramped stations housed at the main Health Department facility to eight treatment areas, plus room for other services, at the colleges Hampton Center. This is the third consecutive year that Marion County Health Department programs have been noted as best or promising practices by the national association. HEALTHcontinued from Page 3

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 13 4Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C4VN SCHOOL CHOICE: Our only high school with 100% graduation rate happens to be our only Choice high school. I rest my case on why I will be the largest school choice advocate ever elected to the school board. NO SPECIAL INTEREST PACS: No special Union questionnaires returned. PROVEN LEADERSHIP: Archives of the local newspaper over the last 20 years has many articles about this business woman by day and parent education activist by night. Under my leadership we won every battle saving taxpayers MULTI MILLIONS and stopped education fads. OPPOSED TO SCHOOL TAX ON AUG. BALLOT: No bank would advance funds to a business where product favor ability is less than 50% and sadly less than 50% of Marion Countys 10 th graders are considered proficient in reading. DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS: Educators obviously cant fix this because it is a parenting problem. My successful parent mentoring curriculum works and from by school board seat I will lead this program. Parents CAN be taught to RESPECTFULLY be their childs education advocate. I will take this training to the neighborhoods and projects like I have done successfully for 20 years. PATRIOTISM: Founding father John Adams instructed us Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. So, I will find funding to place framed Constitutions in every school. 000C77J Former Gov. Bush endorses locally! for School Board District 1 Retired business owner for 30 years: $500,000,000.00 flows through the school board. Bad business decisions directly impact the classroom. Children have only ONE chance for an education. Nancy Stacy Former Governor Jeb Bush Endorsement For 20 years I witnessed Nancys passion for education, said Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007. Nancy will make a great addition to the school board. She and I share a zeal for reform and belief that all children can learn. LETS RESTORE AMERICA BY RESTORING HER BROKEN SCHOOLS QUALIFICATIONS Retired owner and CEO of a commercial construction company. Approximately 20 percent of the $480 million school board budget is construction items. Obviously my expertise is invaluable to taxpayers. I was the only parent appointed to the District Improvement Team where I served several years. Served on the School Boards Code of Conduct committee. Served on the advisory council at my childs school. Served on the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Chaired the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Horse Unit Committee many years. Corporate member of the Marion County Builders Association. PERSONAL HISTORY Married to Rocky Stacy, 41 years Three children ages 24, 26, 31 who went through the Marion County Public School System. Today they are college math majors, two are engineers. Attended Trinity Baptist Church for 31 years. CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE My final goal... Return teachers to their rightful place as pillars of our community Contact: 352-812-2723 www.nancyforschoolboard.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Nancy Stacy; Candidate for School Board District 1 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential problems. Take needed action now to set things straight before they become troublesome later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your powers of persuasion, backed up, of course, by your considerable expertise, help you establish your case even to the most dubious decisionmakers in your workplace. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might still be a bit reluctant to face up to some less-than-pleasant realities. But the sooner you accept the facts, the sooner you can set about making some needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Expect to make adjustments, even when things seem locked up and ready to go. But cheer up: At least one change could lead to something youve been hoping for. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The success of a recent project should do a lot to boost your self-confidence. You might want to start now to check out ways to make that long-deferred bigger and bolder move. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Ease up on the pressure you might be putting on the new person in your life. It takes time for a budding relationship to blossom. Show more patience and understanding. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You have lots of inner strength in reserve. Use some of it to resist intimidation from those who might try to impose on your good nature for their own reasons. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The good news is that your on-the-job status is improving. The one cautionary note, however, involves a personal situation you might have been ignoring for too long. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Congratulations. Once again, your sharp Sagittarian horse sense helps you work through a complicated situation that would leave most people confused. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Plan on indulging yourself in some wellearned good times through much of the week. Then be prepared to face some thought-provoking issues by the 18th. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Positive factors continue to dominate following a recent change in both your professional and personal lives. Expect to make contact with someone from your past. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Workplace stability allows you to continue making progress on your projects. But dont ignore your personal life. Spend more quality time with those special folks. BORN THIS WEEK: You have the gift for making people feel special. Maybe because you know how special you are. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Happenings Thursday, Aug. 9 Fe d eral retiree s to gather The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, Aug. 11 School rea d ine ss event The annual back-to-school splash at Crossroads Church is set for Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 200 children will get a backpack filled with school supplies. Haircuts will also be offered. Games, a bounce house, water slides and food are part of the fun. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Saturday, Aug. 11 Y outh Sy m phony au d ition s s et The Ocala Youth Symphony will hold auditions for its 14th season on Aug. 11, Aug. 13 and Aug. 18. Young musicians from 8 to 18 years are encouraged to try out. The symphony is in need of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. The Ocala Youth Symphony plays not only classical music but contemporary pieces, Big Band, jazz, and Broadway selections and movie themes. Interested musicians should call 352-854-7989 for an audition time. Each musician should prepare a musical selection that shows their level of advancement. In addition, sight-reading and scales will be provided. Auditions are held at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Sunday, Aug. 12 Ger m an A m erican d inner d ance The German American Club of Marion County will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., at Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Music will be provided by Joan and Jess from 2 to 6 p.m. Attire is semi-formal. For tickets, please call Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6368. Country s i d e ice crea m s ocial Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold an ice cream social following the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 12. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Ho s pice s upport group All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on Aug. 14, 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. Saturday, Aug. 18 Po s t Polio group to m eet The North Central Florida Post Polio Support Group will present the program What is Post-Polio Syndrome? on Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303 in Ocala. The program is a video explaining what PPS is and how to deal with it in your daily life. Carolyn Raville, the Support Group president, will host the program. Please R.S.V.P to Carolyn s at 352-489-1731 by Aug. 16 if you plan to attend. Sunday, Aug. 19 A f ternoon o f m u s ic o ff ere d by Ja zz Society The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Aug. 19 The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930. More on Page 8

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August 26 is known as Womens Equality Day. On that date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, giving women the right to vote. Social Security treats men and women equally. Men and women with identical earnings histories are treated exactly the same. However, there are things women in particular should know about Social Security. Although treated equally by Social Security, there are trends and differences in lifestyle that can affect benefits. For example, women tend to care for many people: spouses, children, and parents. Taking time away from the workplace to care for a newborn child or aging parent can have an impact on your future Social Security benefits. Also, despite significant strides through the years, women are more likely to earn less over a lifetime than men. Women are less often covered by private retirement plans, and they are more dependent on Social Security in their retirement years. And, women tend to live about five years longer than men, which means more years depending on Social Security and other retirement income or savings. If a woman is married to a man who earns significantly more than she does, it is likely she will qualify for a larger benefit amount on his record than on her own. Want to learn more? Visit our Womens page at www.socialsecurity.gov/wo men. Follow the link on that page to our publication, What Every Woman Should Know. You can read it online, print a copy, or listen to it on audio. We provide alternate media as well to reach as many women as possible and to provide the information the way youd like to receive it. Learning about your future Social Security benefits and how men and women are treated just the same in the eyes of Social Security: what better way to celebrate Womens Equality Day? Adon Williams is Social Security District Manager, Ocala. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5 12Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 C 5 N C 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 000C71C MUSEUM EYECARE Emails: franks@remax.net eileens@remax.net WE NEED HOMES TO SELL! Our Inventory is Low Call today for a FREE Market Analysis 4701 SW College Rd. (Hwy. 200) #103, Ocala, FL 34474 000C7U3 $299,900 R376614A MINI-FARM Spacious and remodeled open floor plan including 2500 sq. ft. of Italian tile, new driveway, hurricane windows, new doors thru-out, new kitchen, newly painted, new base boards and woodwork. Living and family rooms each have fireplaces. Inground caged pool installed in 2005. Property has shed/barn 36x60 (2160 sq. ft.) with 2 stalls, 2 paddocks and large pasture. New drain field 2011, and new roof 2004. Can be converted to commercial use. Bus: (352) 484-0167 Fax: 1-888-418-6896 Cell: (352) 266-5555 Frank Cell: (352) 266-5562 Eileen A L L S T A R S R E A L T Y Frank and Eileen Spinosa REALTORS $289,900 R374143A FABULOUS POOL HOME Private backyard setting, low maintenance fresh salt water pool. Solar heated and enclosed cage. This home features many upgrades including 48 kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, beautiful hardwood floors in all 3 bedrooms, tile in all other areas. Zoysia lawn, driveway pavers and golf cart garage. Enjoy all amenities that Stone Creek offers including 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse activities and fitness facility. FAMILY FEATURES O ne of the easiest ways to make better-for-you recipes is to swap out some ingredients. In these recipes, mayo, high-calorie dressings and heavy sauces get swapped out for creamy guacamole or flavorful fat-free salsas. Swaps like these make it easy to enjoy your favorite recipes even when youre cutting back on fat and calories. All-natural and preservative-free Wholly Guacamole brings a whole new dimension of tastiness to Asian Chicken Salad and Grilled Chicken Fettuccini and it cuts down on the bad fats typically found in these dishes. The Salsa Salmon recipe gets a healthful zip of flavor from Wholly Salsa and you can make it as spicy as you like. Here are some other super swaps you can do to make a big difference in how you eat: Breakfast: Instead of high-fat cheese, add a dollop of guacamole to eggs. Lunch: Skip the mayo and add guac to your ham or turkey sandwich. Snack: Dip carrots or other veggies in salsa to keep you going until dinner. Dinner: Lose the high-fat dressing and sauces and try spicy guac on burgers, chicken, fish and, of course, tacos. Find more recipes to help you make the swap at www.eatwholly.com. Grilled Chicken FettucciniYield: 4 servings 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3 chicken breasts 1/2 pound fettuccini, uncooked 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, julienned 1/3 cup green onion 1 lemon, juiced 1 cup Roma tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced 3/4 cup Wholly Guacamole Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and cumin together. Toss over chicken to coat. Grill chicken for 2 minutes, then turn 45 degrees and cook for another 2 min utes. Flip chicken over and repeat. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then slice the partially cooked chicken into strips. Start boiling water for fettuccini. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt if desired. Follow direc tions on packaging for cooking time. Drain and set aside. Add canola oil to large pan over medium-high heat. Saut pepper strips. Add chicken and cook for at least 4 minutes. Add green onion, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and diced tomatoes. After 1 minute, remove pan from heat and fold in guacamole mix and cooked fettuccini. Suggested garnishes: crumbled queso fresco or cojita cheese.Smallchanges makeabig difference EnjoyGuac AnyTime YouWantIts not always possible to make fresh guacamole, because ripe avocados arent always available. Pre-made guacamole is a great alternative, and you can freeze it for later. But not all guacs are created equal. Make sure the first ingredient is avocado. Wholly Guacamole, for example, is 90 percent avocado with all natural spices. To thaw frozen guac, move it from freezer to fridge for 24 hours, or place unopened package in a bowl of cold water. WhatsSoGreat AboutAvocados?About 75 percent of an avocados calories come from monounsaturated fat (the good kind of fat). Here are some other things you might not know. Avocados: Contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Are rich in vitamins B, E and K. Are high in fiber compared to other fruits including 25 percent soluble fiber. Are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. Salsa Salmon Yield: 4 servings 4 salmon steaks (thawed if frozen, but fresh are best) Salt and pepper to taste 8 ounces Wholly Salsa 2 ounces black olives 5 ounces mozzarella cheese (its better to use a ball of mozzarella cut into chunks) Chopped parsley Preheat the oven to 375F. Season salmon with salt and pepper and arrange in an oven-proof dish. Divide salsa evenly, spoon over salmon steaks and scatter olives on top. Top evenly with cheese. Cook for approximately 20 minutes (or recommended cooking time on salmon package). Sprinkle with parsley to serve.Asian Chicken SaladYield: 3 servings Juice from half a lime 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2/3 cup Wholly Guacamole 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 5-ounce package spring salad mix 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup tomato, diced 1/2 of a 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 2 tablespoons cilantro, rough chopped 3 grilled chicken breasts Crispy chow mein noodles, for garnish Add lime juice, 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, sesame oil, guacamole, rice wine vinegar, salt, water and soy sauce to blender. Blend until uniform. Place dressing in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let flavors meld. Toss salad mix, onion, tomato, oranges, dressing and 2 table spoons rough-chopped cilantro in a bowl. Divide salad between 3 plates and top with sliced grilled chicken and chow mein noodles. Social Security and women S OCIAL SECURITY A W Adon Williams

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 11 6Wednesday, August 8, 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 Now maybe the junk mail will stop Dont gripe if you dont vote I f you follow international news, youve undoubtedly seen many cases where oppressed people finally get the right to vote, and at that first election in their country they turn out in droves. They truly appreciate the chance to choose the people who will make up their government. Here in America, that isnt always the case. While we have the right to vote, there are many who dont take advantage of the privilege, giving many excuses as to why they dont take the few minutes to fill out the ballot. Next Tuesday, Aug. 14, is a big day for dozens of candidates in and around Marion County. Its the date of the primary election. Voter turnout is traditionally low for primary elections, but because of various scenarios this is a big election in the county for sheriff, school superintendent, school board and county commission. There are also two important ballot issues involving taxes, both put on there by the request of the School Board. Each would bring a slight increase in the property tax. Its your county. But if youre not willing to take the initiative of voting, then, frankly, just keep quiet for the next couple of years. As far as we are concerned, if you dont vote, you lose your right to complain. Remember a couple of things. You need a photo ID, and you need to check your recent mailing from the supervisor of elections telling you where to vote. Early voting is also available through Saturday at various locations, listed elsewhere in todays edition. While we generally prefer the traditional voting method of going to the polls on Election Day, we do understand that some people prefer to go to the polls early. If it helps get more voters out, so be it. Either way, please make sure you cast your vote. Its your government. Dont allow someone else to make decisions for you. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Americans stood up If you are a God-fearing American, you have to share my pride in seeing so many stand up for Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, Aug. 1. This wasnt just in Ocala and the rest of Florida, it was throughout most of our nation! It sent a very strong message to the far left mayors of Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco: We dont approve of your telling a business you are not wanted in our town because you believe that marriage is for a man and woman. Just who do you think you are? Where have you been throughout world history? Most of us always shared this definition of marriage and we still do. If you are undecided about the direction our country is headed, look at the politics of these mayors. What will they decide we cant do next time? When will they be telling us where to live, what car to drive, or what our pastors can say from their pulpit? If the liberals stay in power, we havent seen anything yet! They have shown us their vision for America. The Chicago mayor stated that Chicago has a different value system than Chick-fil-A. I want to believe his value system is different from the vast majority of us as evidenced by the super crowds on Aug. 1. We tried more than once to get into Chick-fil-A on College Road, but couldnt even get in the parking lot. We will be back, more than ever. One of the saddest things about this is our liberal media taking the side of these mayors. Their reporting minimized the crowds that filled Chick-fil-A all day long, they wanted to talk to the gay employees to see how their feelings were hurt by his believing in traditional marriage. All this makes we wonder just how far we have gone toward destroying the very moral backbone of America. As Ronald Reagan said, If we ever forget we are one nation under God, we will be a nation gone under. I have said it before and it is becoming more and more evident with each passing day. What America do you want? Its bigger than the economy or any one issue, its about God continuing to bless America! Wayne Rackley Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. John M. 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Service $ 29 95 000C8F9 LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military Jim Clark Editor T hank goodness, the primary election is next week. Maybe for a few weeks the phone calls, the junk mail, all that will stop. I dont mind newspaper ads, of course, and I dont mind commercials on television. When youre watching a program, you expect ads, political or otherwise. What I do resent is the intrusion on my personal time, jumping up from the easy chair to answer the phone, only to hear a recording and see that the call is coming from the 305 area code, or 813, or even out of state. To this date only one candidate has called my home personally, and unfortunately I wasnt there and he had to leave a message. But hes the one Im going to vote for. At least he didnt have a bunch of hired guns doing the calling. I dont like going to the mailbox and picking up seven pieces of mail, including one first-class envelope and six pieces of junk. I dont know which candidates are sending me stuff I pretty much throw it out. I probably should have started a list, using that to decide who I would ignore at the ballot box. Of course, then I might not have anyone left to vote for. Here at the newspaper office we get a lot of material meant for us to publish. I received an anonymous mailing last week supposedly revealing some financial irregularities about one of the County Commission candidates. Sorry, but if you havent got the guts to sign your name, Im not going to waste my reading it all. Then there was the anonymous caller who wanted to give us the scoop on a certain candidate. Unfortunately, his name and number were on the Caller ID. That told me something about his thought process, and I ignored him. As a weekly community newspaper, we dont endorse candidates. Endorsements are believed to have started back around the mid-19th century, when The New York Times urged the election of Mr. Lincoln to the presidency. In those days, people didnt have access to commercials and to the candidates themselves. Newspapers were the conduit between the candidates and the readers there was no other way for people to get information. Now, we try to cover the events at which the candidates appear, but these events are open to the public, and many members of the electorate take advantage by meeting the candidates themselves. While bigger, daily newspapers might feel the need to endorse, smaller community newspapers present the news and the ads, and let you make up your own mind. So just remember, despite how annoyed you might be by the intrusion of the candidates, Aug. 14 is the day to vote. Its your responsibility to choose the people who you feel suit our county the best. See you at the polls. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CompromiseOK, OK, OK. You want compromise? Here it is: When liberals use their scare tactic, firing police, firefighters, and teachers, this is our counter offer: 1. We will trade one police officer for 5 TSA agents. 2. One firefighter for 5 EPA (Agenda 21) agents. 3. One teacher for 5 Obama czars. The price is escalating. We want a bang for our buck. 4. One Social Security check for 10 welfare leeches. 5. One Medicare Card for 100 illegal aliens. 6. One socialist country for one free country. 7. We are honest about what we want, and what we are trying to do. 8. What can we offer to get a little transparency from the opposition? 9. We play fair. 10. We could go on all day. What does the opposition have to offer? D.I. Larson Ocala Volunteer writers needed for Stone Creek, Ocala Palms, The Falls and other communities. Please call 854-3986. With new students and new schedules this year, parents may wish to visit their childs school during orientation sessions. These events give parents and students the opportunity to become accustomed to their new or returning school outside normal class hours. They also offer advance notice of class schedules, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related opportunities. Heres a listing of orientation dates and times for nearby schools. New students, especially kindergarten-aged children, may register for school now. Elementary College Park PreK and K, Aug. 15, 6 to 7 p.m. College Park grades 1-5, Aug. 16, 6 to 7 p.m. Dunnellon, Aug. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Hammett Bowen, Aug. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Marion Oaks, Aug. 17, 2 to 3 p.m. Romeo, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Saddlewood, Aug. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Shady Hill new students, Aug. 17, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Shady Hill others, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Combination: Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Middle: Dunnellon, Aug. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Howard, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Liberty, Aug. 17, noon to 1:30 p.m. High schools: Dunnellon, Aug. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. West Port new students, Aug. 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m. West Port 9th grade preview, Aug. 9, 8:30 am. To 2:30 p.m. (call 291-4000 to sign up). Marion County public schools announce orientation sessions Read the classifieds Workforce Connection will hold a hiring event to help Senture Connect fill 125 fulltime temporary openings for inbound healthcare insurance agents. Job interviews will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at the College of Central Floridas University Center in Ocala. Interviews are by appointment only and may be scheduled by calling 352873-7939, ext. 5707 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 5707. The successful job candidate will be offered work from September-December once they have earned their Florida Health Insurance Sales Agent license. Senture will cover training costs and pay the state license examination fees for qualified applicants. The inbound healthcare insurance agent position pays $13 an hour; fulland part-time positions are available. The inbound healthcare insurance agent offers a consultative sales approach, helping customers make educated coverage selection based on their needs. No hard-sell tactics are involved and no lead generation is required. Eligible applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and strong computer skills as well as excellent verbal and communication skills. Previous customer service experience is also required as well as the capability and desire to successfully complete the 40-hours of unpaid training and testing in order to obtain the state license. Bilingual (English and Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. 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L ast reminder to get your tickets for the Jimmy Buffett party! Today, Aug. 8, is the last day to purchase your tickets for the party scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11. Contact Lil Carie or Theresa Yoders for tickets. The fun will begin at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. The August Ladies Luncheon is this Friday (the 10th). Make your reservations with Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. The luncheon will be at the Ocean Buffet. Dont forget to vote on Tuesday the 14th. The clubhouse will be used as a voting precinct; no activities will be held inside the clubhouse on Tuesday. The pool will still be open; you just cant go inside the clubhouse (except to vote). For those of us who like to do early voting, this can be done at the Freedom Library beginning through Aug. 11. Early voting hours at the library are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please remember you must show a photo and signature ID (drivers license or Florida ID) in order to vote. Mark your calendars now for some upcoming events at the clubhouse. There will be a pot luck dinner on Sept. 17. This is going to be a fun time trying to guess whose picture is being shown! Please get your pictures to Theresa Yoders school pics, wedding photos, baby pictures, etc. The pictures can be e-mailed to Theresa at theresayoders@hotmail.com or put your pictures in the QMRPOA mailbox inside the clubhouse. Please put your name on your photos. The annual Oktoberfest and auction is scheduled for Oct. 15, and on Nov. 12 we will have the catered holiday dinner. There will be more on these events later. Please be aware of several scams that are going around. A chain-type letter came last week, saying it wasnt a chain letter, but it asked that you send $20 to the first name on the list, add your name to the letter and you would eventually receive $20,000. It was called the $20 Gift Club. Please dont be taken in by these crooks! Also, the phone calls from your grandson or nephew who is out of the country and needs money are still taking place. In addition to all of this, some of our neighbors have had their credit cards/ bankcards hacked. Check your statements for any unusual activity! You never know what you might see while driving on State Road 200 (College Road). I was sitting in traffic in front of the Wells Fargo bank this afternoon when a possum sauntered across the road in front of me. Guess he was trying to get to Chick-fil-A or maybe to the bank to get some money! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7 10Wednesday, August 8, 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 YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs Quail Meadow Get your tickets early for the Jimmy Buffett party Carolyn Slocumb I t was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. I cant believe its so hot today, I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience. Have you ever said or did something not realizing somebody was watching you? Every time I am in a restaurant eating, I endeavor to remember there is an audience and try my very best not to spill the soup on my lap. Although, I must admit that that kind of lap dance always gets a vigorous round of applause from the audience. Dont ask me how I know. I thought in my own special way of thinking that I was alone only to find out the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was within earshot of my remarks. I must say she is rather remarkable. Those earshot moments are quite extensive. I will not go as far as to say that she can read my mind, although I think she can, but she seems to know what I am thinking even before I go through the effort and labor of thinking. I do not know why I even spend the energy thinking on my own. Even when I do think up a thought of my own and go so far as to express it I am always challenged. The challenge is, do not think that way. The challenger is my wife. Life would be so much easier, not to mention less stressful, if I just would quit thinking my own thoughts. It is when I am thinking my own thoughts that I get into trouble. Life would be so much easier if I allowed someone else to think my thoughts for me. After all, isnt that why men get married? Why women get married still baffles me. Getting back to my moment of complaining. I cant believe, I muttered, its so hot today. To which, my wife said, Dont you know its summer? And dont you know that its supposed to be hot during the summer? I did know that but it did not make the heat any more bearable. Then she said something that rather confused me. I have been confused before. Confusion is a familiar territory to me. But this confusion was different. If, my wife said rather sternly, you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen. What the kitchen had to do with it being hot outside So, this is summer, is it? is way beyond my pay scale. There was a brief moment when I almost threw caution to the wind and asked my wife what she meant by that comment. Boy, am I glad I didnt. I make it a practice to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible, especially when my wife is present. There is something about a kitchen that makes me rather nervous to the point of dropping her favorite cup and having it break all over the floor. I stay out of the kitchen heat or no heat. If I remember correctly, my wife said as she stared at me rather intently, a few months ago you were complaining about how cold it was. She was right. It was not but a few months ago, I was complaining that it was so cold outside that I just could not bear it. Youre going to have to make up your mind. That was a serious admonition from her. For her to tell me to make up my mind sends some very contradictory messages to me. After all, she is forever making up my mind for me. She seems to know exactly what I want at the restaurant and before I can get a word in edgewise or otherwise, she has ordered for me. Im not complaining. She knows exactly what I want. Either, she continued, its too hot or its too cold. Now make up your mind. I smiled demurely in her direction and nodded in the affirmative. Not wanting to further the conversation I whispered very gently, Yes, dear. It concluded our tte--tte. Later on in the evening, we were watching television. It was the local news and special report of the day had to do with the record heat wave across our country. Its been a long time, the weatherman said, since weve seen temperatures this high. Boy, is it hot out there. I glanced in her direction as covertly as possible and noticed she was staring at me, just daring me to say something. There is a time to say something and then sometimes something should not be said at all. I concealed my infectious grin as much as possible knowing that someone was watching me. Under my breath I whispered, I cant believe its so hot today. After all, it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. I just believe that everybody has the right to complain about the weather. I also believe that some people have the right not to hear me complain about the weather. It is a well-noted mark of wisdom to know when to speak and when not to speak. James Snyder See sSNYDER Page 14 PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELLots of shoppers The sales tax holiday last weekend drew many shoppers to malls and stores throughout Marion County. 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We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! only $ 4,495 was $4,795 Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent . . . . . . . . only $ 5,495 was $5,995 Flip Back Seat . . only $ 399 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 12-V T1275 only $ 639 6-V P2000 only $ 469 New D & D High-Speed Motor $ 599 Rebuilt High-Speed Motor $399 FREE pickup within 10 miles Service Loaner Available 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000BWFG 000C8ZK 000B6OZ Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000C6NE Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. WHY PAT GABRIEL IS THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR MARION COUNTY COMMISSION President of the State Road 200 Coalition Chair, Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council Chair, Marion County Fire/EMS Advisory Board Chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force Governors appointee to Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, served on Executive Board Served on Sheriffs Advisory Committee Served on Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Served as President of Southwest Ocala Rotary Club Chair of Women for Ocala Conferences Pat Gabriel the Quality You Expect Candidate for Marion County Commissioner, District 5 Pat Gabriel is a true conservative Political advertisement paid for and approved by Pat Gabriel, Republican, for Marion County Commissi oner, Dist 5. Pat Gabriel Married 45 years to Dave, who served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from AT&T Resident of Marion County 16 years Two children: Sonserved in the U.S. Marines, is now an FBI agent; Daughter received RN from CFCC; one granddaughter Attended Ohio State University and Hammel Actual Business College Business Background in Real Estate Sales/Management/Training 000C73D CARDS AND GIFTS Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES 20% OFF All Jim Shore Collectibles in-stock With this ad, expires 8/16/12. 000BZGS 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 18 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/12 Expries 9/30/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000C7SJ VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 Thursday, Aug. 23 Forum set in Citrus on ballot amendmentsEleven proposed amendments to Floridas constitution are on the November ballot A non political presentation of these measures will be open to the public at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23. Absentee ballots go out the beginning of October, so be prepared, especially if you vote early. The Unitarian Universalists in Citrus Springs will host a forum with Judy Johnson, an attorney who is expert in this topic, from the Marion County League of Women Voters. The League is a non partisan organization encouraging information and participation in government. Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41 just northwest of the Holder light). For information, call 352-465-4225 or naturecoastuu.org. Wednesday, Sept. 5 Flag football at Joy Lutheran Believe it or not it is time to get ready for fall football. Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration may be called in or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 8. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and endof-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala. Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion countys most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5-year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. There will be a free kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Post-run activities include a drawing for prizes from local businesses and area attractions (Disney and Sea World), lots of food and fun, autism information. Race benefits New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352-629-1785. Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. Saturday, Oct. 6 Palm Cay Craft Fair On Oct. 6, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked good sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog and drink for lunch. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and of course, chili. Please call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be holding its second annual Dining in the Dark banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple. Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. Special guest speaker will be Miss Conner Boss, Florida USA contestant who has been legally blind since age 8. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Florida Center for the Blind provides classes and instruction at absolutely no charge to teenagers, adults and seniors who are severely visually impaired. Relay for Life seeks committee members and new teamsCancer is the #1 killer of Americans! We need your help. The West Marion Relay for Life for 2013 committee is already starting to plan for next April 19th event. We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Relay Committee and for new teams. Our next committee meeting is being held on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at in the conference room (2nd floor) of the West Marion Medical Plaza; 46th Court. Our meetings usually last one hour. Funds raised by this event assist in research, education and some supplies to people who are living with cancer. We need your help. If you would like more information, contact; John Klopfer @ (352) 207-0755. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Hospice volunteers neededOne or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to doctor appointments, can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton at 352-6229331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com. Read the classifieds

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We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! only $ 4,495 was $4,795 Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent . . . . . . . . only $ 5,495 was $5,995 Flip Back Seat . . only $ 399 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 12-V T1275 only $ 639 6-V P2000 only $ 469 New D & D High-Speed Motor $ 599 Rebuilt High-Speed Motor $399 FREE pickup within 10 miles Service Loaner Available 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000BWFG 000C8ZK 000B6OZ Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000C6NE Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000C9J0 Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 One Week Only! 000C6UX Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000C961 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000C8SE TRUE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. WHY PAT GABRIEL IS THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR MARION COUNTY COMMISSION President of the State Road 200 Coalition Chair, Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council Chair, Marion County Fire/EMS Advisory Board Chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force Governors appointee to Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, served on Executive Board Served on Sheriffs Advisory Committee Served on Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Served as President of Southwest Ocala Rotary Club Chair of Women for Ocala Conferences Pat Gabriel the Quality You Expect Candidate for Marion County Commissioner, District 5 Pat Gabriel is a true conservative Political advertisement paid for and approved by Pat Gabriel, Republican, for Marion County Commissi oner, Dist 5. Pat Gabriel Married 45 years to Dave, who served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from AT&T Resident of Marion County 16 years Two children: Sonserved in the U.S. Marines, is now an FBI agent; Daughter received RN from CFCC; one granddaughter Attended Ohio State University and Hammel Actual Business College Business Background in Real Estate Sales/Management/Training 000C73D CARDS AND GIFTS Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES 20% OFF All Jim Shore Collectibles in-stock With this ad, expires 8/16/12. 000BZGS 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 18 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/12 Expries 9/30/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000C7SJ VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 Thursday, Aug. 23 Forum set in Citrus on ballot amendmentsEleven proposed amendments to Floridas constitution are on the November ballot A non political presentation of these measures will be open to the public at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23. Absentee ballots go out the beginning of October, so be prepared, especially if you vote early. The Unitarian Universalists in Citrus Springs will host a forum with Judy Johnson, an attorney who is expert in this topic, from the Marion County League of Women Voters. The League is a non partisan organization encouraging information and participation in government. Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41 just northwest of the Holder light). For information, call 352-465-4225 or naturecoastuu.org. Wednesday, Sept. 5 Flag football at Joy Lutheran Believe it or not it is time to get ready for fall football. Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration may be called in or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 8. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and endof-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala. Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion countys most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5-year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. There will be a free kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Post-run activities include a drawing for prizes from local businesses and area attractions (Disney and Sea World), lots of food and fun, autism information. Race benefits New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352-629-1785. Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. Saturday, Oct. 6 Palm Cay Craft Fair On Oct. 6, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked good sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog and drink for lunch. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and of course, chili. Please call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be holding its second annual Dining in the Dark banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple. Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. Special guest speaker will be Miss Conner Boss, Florida USA contestant who has been legally blind since age 8. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Florida Center for the Blind provides classes and instruction at absolutely no charge to teenagers, adults and seniors who are severely visually impaired. Relay for Life seeks committee members and new teamsCancer is the #1 killer of Americans! We need your help. The West Marion Relay for Life for 2013 committee is already starting to plan for next April 19th event. We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Relay Committee and for new teams. Our next committee meeting is being held on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at in the conference room (2nd floor) of the West Marion Medical Plaza; 46th Court. Our meetings usually last one hour. Funds raised by this event assist in research, education and some supplies to people who are living with cancer. We need your help. If you would like more information, contact; John Klopfer @ (352) 207-0755. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Hospice volunteers neededOne or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to doctor appointments, can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton at 352-6229331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com. Read the classifieds

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L ast reminder to get your tickets for the Jimmy Buffett party! Today, Aug. 8, is the last day to purchase your tickets for the party scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11. Contact Lil Carie or Theresa Yoders for tickets. The fun will begin at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. The August Ladies Luncheon is this Friday (the 10th). Make your reservations with Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. The luncheon will be at the Ocean Buffet. Dont forget to vote on Tuesday the 14th. The clubhouse will be used as a voting precinct; no activities will be held inside the clubhouse on Tuesday. The pool will still be open; you just cant go inside the clubhouse (except to vote). For those of us who like to do early voting, this can be done at the Freedom Library beginning through Aug. 11. Early voting hours at the library are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please remember you must show a photo and signature ID (drivers license or Florida ID) in order to vote. Mark your calendars now for some upcoming events at the clubhouse. There will be a pot luck dinner on Sept. 17. This is going to be a fun time trying to guess whose picture is being shown! Please get your pictures to Theresa Yoders school pics, wedding photos, baby pictures, etc. The pictures can be e-mailed to Theresa at theresayoders@hotmail.com or put your pictures in the QMRPOA mailbox inside the clubhouse. Please put your name on your photos. The annual Oktoberfest and auction is scheduled for Oct. 15, and on Nov. 12 we will have the catered holiday dinner. There will be more on these events later. Please be aware of several scams that are going around. A chain-type letter came last week, saying it wasnt a chain letter, but it asked that you send $20 to the first name on the list, add your name to the letter and you would eventually receive $20,000. It was called the $20 Gift Club. Please dont be taken in by these crooks! Also, the phone calls from your grandson or nephew who is out of the country and needs money are still taking place. In addition to all of this, some of our neighbors have had their credit cards/ bankcards hacked. Check your statements for any unusual activity! You never know what you might see while driving on State Road 200 (College Road). I was sitting in traffic in front of the Wells Fargo bank this afternoon when a possum sauntered across the road in front of me. Guess he was trying to get to Chick-fil-A or maybe to the bank to get some money! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7 10Wednesday, August 8, 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 YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs Quail Meadow Get your tickets early for the Jimmy Buffett party Carolyn Slocumb I t was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. I cant believe its so hot today, I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience. Have you ever said or did something not realizing somebody was watching you? Every time I am in a restaurant eating, I endeavor to remember there is an audience and try my very best not to spill the soup on my lap. Although, I must admit that that kind of lap dance always gets a vigorous round of applause from the audience. Dont ask me how I know. I thought in my own special way of thinking that I was alone only to find out the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was within earshot of my remarks. I must say she is rather remarkable. Those earshot moments are quite extensive. I will not go as far as to say that she can read my mind, although I think she can, but she seems to know what I am thinking even before I go through the effort and labor of thinking. I do not know why I even spend the energy thinking on my own. Even when I do think up a thought of my own and go so far as to express it I am always challenged. The challenge is, do not think that way. The challenger is my wife. Life would be so much easier, not to mention less stressful, if I just would quit thinking my own thoughts. It is when I am thinking my own thoughts that I get into trouble. Life would be so much easier if I allowed someone else to think my thoughts for me. After all, isnt that why men get married? Why women get married still baffles me. Getting back to my moment of complaining. I cant believe, I muttered, its so hot today. To which, my wife said, Dont you know its summer? And dont you know that its supposed to be hot during the summer? I did know that but it did not make the heat any more bearable. Then she said something that rather confused me. I have been confused before. Confusion is a familiar territory to me. But this confusion was different. If, my wife said rather sternly, you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen. What the kitchen had to do with it being hot outside So, this is summer, is it? is way beyond my pay scale. There was a brief moment when I almost threw caution to the wind and asked my wife what she meant by that comment. Boy, am I glad I didnt. I make it a practice to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible, especially when my wife is present. There is something about a kitchen that makes me rather nervous to the point of dropping her favorite cup and having it break all over the floor. I stay out of the kitchen heat or no heat. If I remember correctly, my wife said as she stared at me rather intently, a few months ago you were complaining about how cold it was. She was right. It was not but a few months ago, I was complaining that it was so cold outside that I just could not bear it. Youre going to have to make up your mind. That was a serious admonition from her. For her to tell me to make up my mind sends some very contradictory messages to me. After all, she is forever making up my mind for me. She seems to know exactly what I want at the restaurant and before I can get a word in edgewise or otherwise, she has ordered for me. Im not complaining. She knows exactly what I want. Either, she continued, its too hot or its too cold. Now make up your mind. I smiled demurely in her direction and nodded in the affirmative. Not wanting to further the conversation I whispered very gently, Yes, dear. It concluded our tte--tte. Later on in the evening, we were watching television. It was the local news and special report of the day had to do with the record heat wave across our country. Its been a long time, the weatherman said, since weve seen temperatures this high. Boy, is it hot out there. I glanced in her direction as covertly as possible and noticed she was staring at me, just daring me to say something. There is a time to say something and then sometimes something should not be said at all. I concealed my infectious grin as much as possible knowing that someone was watching me. Under my breath I whispered, I cant believe its so hot today. After all, it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. I just believe that everybody has the right to complain about the weather. I also believe that some people have the right not to hear me complain about the weather. It is a well-noted mark of wisdom to know when to speak and when not to speak. James Snyder See sSNYDER Page 14 PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELLots of shoppers The sales tax holiday last weekend drew many shoppers to malls and stores throughout Marion County. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 11 6Wednesday, August 8, 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 Now maybe the junk mail will stop Dont gripe if you dont vote I f you follow international news, youve undoubtedly seen many cases where oppressed people finally get the right to vote, and at that first election in their country they turn out in droves. They truly appreciate the chance to choose the people who will make up their government. Here in America, that isnt always the case. While we have the right to vote, there are many who dont take advantage of the privilege, giving many excuses as to why they dont take the few minutes to fill out the ballot. Next Tuesday, Aug. 14, is a big day for dozens of candidates in and around Marion County. Its the date of the primary election. Voter turnout is traditionally low for primary elections, but because of various scenarios this is a big election in the county for sheriff, school superintendent, school board and county commission. There are also two important ballot issues involving taxes, both put on there by the request of the School Board. Each would bring a slight increase in the property tax. Its your county. But if youre not willing to take the initiative of voting, then, frankly, just keep quiet for the next couple of years. As far as we are concerned, if you dont vote, you lose your right to complain. Remember a couple of things. You need a photo ID, and you need to check your recent mailing from the supervisor of elections telling you where to vote. Early voting is also available through Saturday at various locations, listed elsewhere in todays edition. While we generally prefer the traditional voting method of going to the polls on Election Day, we do understand that some people prefer to go to the polls early. If it helps get more voters out, so be it. Either way, please make sure you cast your vote. Its your government. Dont allow someone else to make decisions for you. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Americans stood up If you are a God-fearing American, you have to share my pride in seeing so many stand up for Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, Aug. 1. This wasnt just in Ocala and the rest of Florida, it was throughout most of our nation! It sent a very strong message to the far left mayors of Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco: We dont approve of your telling a business you are not wanted in our town because you believe that marriage is for a man and woman. Just who do you think you are? Where have you been throughout world history? Most of us always shared this definition of marriage and we still do. If you are undecided about the direction our country is headed, look at the politics of these mayors. What will they decide we cant do next time? When will they be telling us where to live, what car to drive, or what our pastors can say from their pulpit? If the liberals stay in power, we havent seen anything yet! They have shown us their vision for America. The Chicago mayor stated that Chicago has a different value system than Chick-fil-A. I want to believe his value system is different from the vast majority of us as evidenced by the super crowds on Aug. 1. We tried more than once to get into Chick-fil-A on College Road, but couldnt even get in the parking lot. We will be back, more than ever. One of the saddest things about this is our liberal media taking the side of these mayors. Their reporting minimized the crowds that filled Chick-fil-A all day long, they wanted to talk to the gay employees to see how their feelings were hurt by his believing in traditional marriage. All this makes we wonder just how far we have gone toward destroying the very moral backbone of America. As Ronald Reagan said, If we ever forget we are one nation under God, we will be a nation gone under. I have said it before and it is becoming more and more evident with each passing day. What America do you want? Its bigger than the economy or any one issue, its about God continuing to bless America! Wayne Rackley Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. 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Service $ 29 95 000C8F9 LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military Jim Clark Editor T hank goodness, the primary election is next week. Maybe for a few weeks the phone calls, the junk mail, all that will stop. I dont mind newspaper ads, of course, and I dont mind commercials on television. When youre watching a program, you expect ads, political or otherwise. What I do resent is the intrusion on my personal time, jumping up from the easy chair to answer the phone, only to hear a recording and see that the call is coming from the 305 area code, or 813, or even out of state. To this date only one candidate has called my home personally, and unfortunately I wasnt there and he had to leave a message. But hes the one Im going to vote for. At least he didnt have a bunch of hired guns doing the calling. I dont like going to the mailbox and picking up seven pieces of mail, including one first-class envelope and six pieces of junk. I dont know which candidates are sending me stuff I pretty much throw it out. I probably should have started a list, using that to decide who I would ignore at the ballot box. Of course, then I might not have anyone left to vote for. Here at the newspaper office we get a lot of material meant for us to publish. I received an anonymous mailing last week supposedly revealing some financial irregularities about one of the County Commission candidates. Sorry, but if you havent got the guts to sign your name, Im not going to waste my reading it all. Then there was the anonymous caller who wanted to give us the scoop on a certain candidate. Unfortunately, his name and number were on the Caller ID. That told me something about his thought process, and I ignored him. As a weekly community newspaper, we dont endorse candidates. Endorsements are believed to have started back around the mid-19th century, when The New York Times urged the election of Mr. Lincoln to the presidency. In those days, people didnt have access to commercials and to the candidates themselves. Newspapers were the conduit between the candidates and the readers there was no other way for people to get information. Now, we try to cover the events at which the candidates appear, but these events are open to the public, and many members of the electorate take advantage by meeting the candidates themselves. While bigger, daily newspapers might feel the need to endorse, smaller community newspapers present the news and the ads, and let you make up your own mind. So just remember, despite how annoyed you might be by the intrusion of the candidates, Aug. 14 is the day to vote. Its your responsibility to choose the people who you feel suit our county the best. See you at the polls. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CompromiseOK, OK, OK. You want compromise? Here it is: When liberals use their scare tactic, firing police, firefighters, and teachers, this is our counter offer: 1. We will trade one police officer for 5 TSA agents. 2. One firefighter for 5 EPA (Agenda 21) agents. 3. One teacher for 5 Obama czars. The price is escalating. We want a bang for our buck. 4. One Social Security check for 10 welfare leeches. 5. One Medicare Card for 100 illegal aliens. 6. One socialist country for one free country. 7. We are honest about what we want, and what we are trying to do. 8. What can we offer to get a little transparency from the opposition? 9. We play fair. 10. We could go on all day. What does the opposition have to offer? D.I. Larson Ocala Volunteer writers needed for Stone Creek, Ocala Palms, The Falls and other communities. Please call 854-3986. With new students and new schedules this year, parents may wish to visit their childs school during orientation sessions. These events give parents and students the opportunity to become accustomed to their new or returning school outside normal class hours. They also offer advance notice of class schedules, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related opportunities. Heres a listing of orientation dates and times for nearby schools. New students, especially kindergarten-aged children, may register for school now. Elementary College Park PreK and K, Aug. 15, 6 to 7 p.m. College Park grades 1-5, Aug. 16, 6 to 7 p.m. Dunnellon, Aug. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Hammett Bowen, Aug. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Marion Oaks, Aug. 17, 2 to 3 p.m. Romeo, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Saddlewood, Aug. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Shady Hill new students, Aug. 17, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Shady Hill others, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Combination: Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Middle: Dunnellon, Aug. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Howard, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Liberty, Aug. 17, noon to 1:30 p.m. High schools: Dunnellon, Aug. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. West Port new students, Aug. 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m. West Port 9th grade preview, Aug. 9, 8:30 am. To 2:30 p.m. (call 291-4000 to sign up). Marion County public schools announce orientation sessions Read the classifieds Workforce Connection will hold a hiring event to help Senture Connect fill 125 fulltime temporary openings for inbound healthcare insurance agents. Job interviews will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at the College of Central Floridas University Center in Ocala. Interviews are by appointment only and may be scheduled by calling 352873-7939, ext. 5707 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 5707. The successful job candidate will be offered work from September-December once they have earned their Florida Health Insurance Sales Agent license. Senture will cover training costs and pay the state license examination fees for qualified applicants. The inbound healthcare insurance agent position pays $13 an hour; fulland part-time positions are available. The inbound healthcare insurance agent offers a consultative sales approach, helping customers make educated coverage selection based on their needs. No hard-sell tactics are involved and no lead generation is required. Eligible applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and strong computer skills as well as excellent verbal and communication skills. Previous customer service experience is also required as well as the capability and desire to successfully complete the 40-hours of unpaid training and testing in order to obtain the state license. Bilingual (English and Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. 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August 26 is known as Womens Equality Day. On that date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, giving women the right to vote. Social Security treats men and women equally. Men and women with identical earnings histories are treated exactly the same. However, there are things women in particular should know about Social Security. Although treated equally by Social Security, there are trends and differences in lifestyle that can affect benefits. For example, women tend to care for many people: spouses, children, and parents. Taking time away from the workplace to care for a newborn child or aging parent can have an impact on your future Social Security benefits. Also, despite significant strides through the years, women are more likely to earn less over a lifetime than men. Women are less often covered by private retirement plans, and they are more dependent on Social Security in their retirement years. And, women tend to live about five years longer than men, which means more years depending on Social Security and other retirement income or savings. If a woman is married to a man who earns significantly more than she does, it is likely she will qualify for a larger benefit amount on his record than on her own. Want to learn more? Visit our Womens page at www.socialsecurity.gov/wo men. Follow the link on that page to our publication, What Every Woman Should Know. You can read it online, print a copy, or listen to it on audio. We provide alternate media as well to reach as many women as possible and to provide the information the way youd like to receive it. Learning about your future Social Security benefits and how men and women are treated just the same in the eyes of Social Security: what better way to celebrate Womens Equality Day? Adon Williams is Social Security District Manager, Ocala. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5 12Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 C 5 N C 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 000C71C MUSEUM EYECARE Emails: franks@remax.net eileens@remax.net WE NEED HOMES TO SELL! Our Inventory is Low Call today for a FREE Market Analysis 4701 SW College Rd. (Hwy. 200) #103, Ocala, FL 34474 000C7U3 $299,900 R376614A MINI-FARM Spacious and remodeled open floor plan including 2500 sq. ft. of Italian tile, new driveway, hurricane windows, new doors thru-out, new kitchen, newly painted, new base boards and woodwork. Living and family rooms each have fireplaces. Inground caged pool installed in 2005. Property has shed/barn 36x60 (2160 sq. ft.) with 2 stalls, 2 paddocks and large pasture. New drain field 2011, and new roof 2004. Can be converted to commercial use. Bus: (352) 484-0167 Fax: 1-888-418-6896 Cell: (352) 266-5555 Frank Cell: (352) 266-5562 Eileen A L L S T A R S R E A L T Y Frank and Eileen Spinosa REALTORS $289,900 R374143A FABULOUS POOL HOME Private backyard setting, low maintenance fresh salt water pool. Solar heated and enclosed cage. This home features many upgrades including 48 kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, beautiful hardwood floors in all 3 bedrooms, tile in all other areas. Zoysia lawn, driveway pavers and golf cart garage. Enjoy all amenities that Stone Creek offers including 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse activities and fitness facility. FAMILY FEATURES O ne of the easiest ways to make better-for-you recipes is to swap out some ingredients. In these recipes, mayo, high-calorie dressings and heavy sauces get swapped out for creamy guacamole or flavorful fat-free salsas. Swaps like these make it easy to enjoy your favorite recipes even when youre cutting back on fat and calories. All-natural and preservative-free Wholly Guacamole brings a whole new dimension of tastiness to Asian Chicken Salad and Grilled Chicken Fettuccini and it cuts down on the bad fats typically found in these dishes. The Salsa Salmon recipe gets a healthful zip of flavor from Wholly Salsa and you can make it as spicy as you like. Here are some other super swaps you can do to make a big difference in how you eat: Breakfast: Instead of high-fat cheese, add a dollop of guacamole to eggs. Lunch: Skip the mayo and add guac to your ham or turkey sandwich. Snack: Dip carrots or other veggies in salsa to keep you going until dinner. Dinner: Lose the high-fat dressing and sauces and try spicy guac on burgers, chicken, fish and, of course, tacos. Find more recipes to help you make the swap at www.eatwholly.com. Grilled Chicken FettucciniYield: 4 servings 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3 chicken breasts 1/2 pound fettuccini, uncooked 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, julienned 1/3 cup green onion 1 lemon, juiced 1 cup Roma tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced 3/4 cup Wholly Guacamole Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and cumin together. Toss over chicken to coat. Grill chicken for 2 minutes, then turn 45 degrees and cook for another 2 min utes. Flip chicken over and repeat. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then slice the partially cooked chicken into strips. Start boiling water for fettuccini. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt if desired. Follow direc tions on packaging for cooking time. Drain and set aside. Add canola oil to large pan over medium-high heat. Saut pepper strips. Add chicken and cook for at least 4 minutes. Add green onion, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and diced tomatoes. After 1 minute, remove pan from heat and fold in guacamole mix and cooked fettuccini. Suggested garnishes: crumbled queso fresco or cojita cheese.Smallchanges makeabig difference EnjoyGuac AnyTime YouWantIts not always possible to make fresh guacamole, because ripe avocados arent always available. Pre-made guacamole is a great alternative, and you can freeze it for later. But not all guacs are created equal. Make sure the first ingredient is avocado. Wholly Guacamole, for example, is 90 percent avocado with all natural spices. To thaw frozen guac, move it from freezer to fridge for 24 hours, or place unopened package in a bowl of cold water. WhatsSoGreat AboutAvocados?About 75 percent of an avocados calories come from monounsaturated fat (the good kind of fat). Here are some other things you might not know. Avocados: Contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Are rich in vitamins B, E and K. Are high in fiber compared to other fruits including 25 percent soluble fiber. Are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. Salsa Salmon Yield: 4 servings 4 salmon steaks (thawed if frozen, but fresh are best) Salt and pepper to taste 8 ounces Wholly Salsa 2 ounces black olives 5 ounces mozzarella cheese (its better to use a ball of mozzarella cut into chunks) Chopped parsley Preheat the oven to 375F. Season salmon with salt and pepper and arrange in an oven-proof dish. Divide salsa evenly, spoon over salmon steaks and scatter olives on top. Top evenly with cheese. Cook for approximately 20 minutes (or recommended cooking time on salmon package). Sprinkle with parsley to serve.Asian Chicken SaladYield: 3 servings Juice from half a lime 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2/3 cup Wholly Guacamole 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 5-ounce package spring salad mix 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup tomato, diced 1/2 of a 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 2 tablespoons cilantro, rough chopped 3 grilled chicken breasts Crispy chow mein noodles, for garnish Add lime juice, 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, sesame oil, guacamole, rice wine vinegar, salt, water and soy sauce to blender. Blend until uniform. Place dressing in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let flavors meld. Toss salad mix, onion, tomato, oranges, dressing and 2 table spoons rough-chopped cilantro in a bowl. Divide salad between 3 plates and top with sliced grilled chicken and chow mein noodles. Social Security and women S OCIAL SECURITY A W Adon Williams

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 13 4Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C4VN SCHOOL CHOICE: Our only high school with 100% graduation rate happens to be our only Choice high school. I rest my case on why I will be the largest school choice advocate ever elected to the school board. NO SPECIAL INTEREST PACS: No special Union questionnaires returned. PROVEN LEADERSHIP: Archives of the local newspaper over the last 20 years has many articles about this business woman by day and parent education activist by night. Under my leadership we won every battle saving taxpayers MULTI MILLIONS and stopped education fads. OPPOSED TO SCHOOL TAX ON AUG. BALLOT: No bank would advance funds to a business where product favor ability is less than 50% and sadly less than 50% of Marion Countys 10 th graders are considered proficient in reading. DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS: Educators obviously cant fix this because it is a parenting problem. My successful parent mentoring curriculum works and from by school board seat I will lead this program. Parents CAN be taught to RESPECTFULLY be their childs education advocate. I will take this training to the neighborhoods and projects like I have done successfully for 20 years. PATRIOTISM: Founding father John Adams instructed us Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. So, I will find funding to place framed Constitutions in every school. 000C77J Former Gov. Bush endorses locally! for School Board District 1 Retired business owner for 30 years: $500,000,000.00 flows through the school board. Bad business decisions directly impact the classroom. Children have only ONE chance for an education. Nancy Stacy Former Governor Jeb Bush Endorsement For 20 years I witnessed Nancys passion for education, said Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007. Nancy will make a great addition to the school board. She and I share a zeal for reform and belief that all children can learn. LETS RESTORE AMERICA BY RESTORING HER BROKEN SCHOOLS QUALIFICATIONS Retired owner and CEO of a commercial construction company. Approximately 20 percent of the $480 million school board budget is construction items. Obviously my expertise is invaluable to taxpayers. I was the only parent appointed to the District Improvement Team where I served several years. Served on the School Boards Code of Conduct committee. Served on the advisory council at my childs school. Served on the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Chaired the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Horse Unit Committee many years. Corporate member of the Marion County Builders Association. PERSONAL HISTORY Married to Rocky Stacy, 41 years Three children ages 24, 26, 31 who went through the Marion County Public School System. Today they are college math majors, two are engineers. Attended Trinity Baptist Church for 31 years. CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE My final goal... Return teachers to their rightful place as pillars of our community Contact: 352-812-2723 www.nancyforschoolboard.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Nancy Stacy; Candidate for School Board District 1 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential problems. Take needed action now to set things straight before they become troublesome later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your powers of persuasion, backed up, of course, by your considerable expertise, help you establish your case even to the most dubious decisionmakers in your workplace. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might still be a bit reluctant to face up to some less-than-pleasant realities. But the sooner you accept the facts, the sooner you can set about making some needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Expect to make adjustments, even when things seem locked up and ready to go. But cheer up: At least one change could lead to something youve been hoping for. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The success of a recent project should do a lot to boost your self-confidence. You might want to start now to check out ways to make that long-deferred bigger and bolder move. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Ease up on the pressure you might be putting on the new person in your life. It takes time for a budding relationship to blossom. Show more patience and understanding. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You have lots of inner strength in reserve. Use some of it to resist intimidation from those who might try to impose on your good nature for their own reasons. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The good news is that your on-the-job status is improving. The one cautionary note, however, involves a personal situation you might have been ignoring for too long. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Congratulations. Once again, your sharp Sagittarian horse sense helps you work through a complicated situation that would leave most people confused. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Plan on indulging yourself in some wellearned good times through much of the week. Then be prepared to face some thought-provoking issues by the 18th. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Positive factors continue to dominate following a recent change in both your professional and personal lives. Expect to make contact with someone from your past. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Workplace stability allows you to continue making progress on your projects. But dont ignore your personal life. Spend more quality time with those special folks. BORN THIS WEEK: You have the gift for making people feel special. Maybe because you know how special you are. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Happenings Thursday, Aug. 9 Fe d eral retiree s to gather The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, Aug. 11 School rea d ine ss event The annual back-to-school splash at Crossroads Church is set for Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 200 children will get a backpack filled with school supplies. Haircuts will also be offered. Games, a bounce house, water slides and food are part of the fun. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Saturday, Aug. 11 Y outh Sy m phony au d ition s s et The Ocala Youth Symphony will hold auditions for its 14th season on Aug. 11, Aug. 13 and Aug. 18. Young musicians from 8 to 18 years are encouraged to try out. The symphony is in need of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. The Ocala Youth Symphony plays not only classical music but contemporary pieces, Big Band, jazz, and Broadway selections and movie themes. Interested musicians should call 352-854-7989 for an audition time. Each musician should prepare a musical selection that shows their level of advancement. In addition, sight-reading and scales will be provided. Auditions are held at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Sunday, Aug. 12 Ger m an A m erican d inner d ance The German American Club of Marion County will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., at Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Music will be provided by Joan and Jess from 2 to 6 p.m. Attire is semi-formal. For tickets, please call Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6368. Country s i d e ice crea m s ocial Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold an ice cream social following the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 12. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Ho s pice s upport group All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on Aug. 14, 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. Saturday, Aug. 18 Po s t Polio group to m eet The North Central Florida Post Polio Support Group will present the program What is Post-Polio Syndrome? on Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303 in Ocala. The program is a video explaining what PPS is and how to deal with it in your daily life. Carolyn Raville, the Support Group president, will host the program. Please R.S.V.P to Carolyn s at 352-489-1731 by Aug. 16 if you plan to attend. Sunday, Aug. 19 A f ternoon o f m u s ic o ff ere d by Ja zz Society The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Aug. 19 The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930. More on Page 8

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other candidate waiting in the wings for the November election. For sheriff, Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn will settle the Republican nomination issue. The winner will face Bernie DeCastro of the Constitution Party in November. There is also a write-in candidate qualified, Judson Cauthen Spence Jr. The superintendent of schools race finds three Republicans fighting for the nomination, including school system employees George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner and current School Board member Jackie Porter. The winner of this three-way battle goes on to face Democrat Diana Greene in November. In the supervisor of elections race, Barbara Ruse faces Wesley Wilcox, with the winner to go up against Democrat Judge Cochran in November. There are three County Commission seats up for election in this GOP primary. In District 1, incumbent Mike Amsden faces David R. Moore. There is a write-in candidate, James Hubert Bailey, who is forcing the winner of this primary to run again in November. The same applies to District 3, where Jeff Gold is challenging incumbent Stan McClain. There are two writein candidates, Robert Andrew Brown and Patricia Anne Reed. District 5 has four candidates running, including Earl Arnett, Pat Gabriel, Francine Johannesen and Butch Verrando, all Republicans. Republicans will also choose a state committeeman between John Burkiewicz and Kurt Kelly, and a state committeewoman from among Pamela Archer, Teri Armstrong and Julia Burkiewicz. On the federal level, Republicans have four choices for U.S. Senator, picking from Connie Mack, Mike McCalister, Marlelena Stuart and Dave Weldon. There is also a primary for Republicans living in Congressional District 3, including James Jett, Steve Oelrich, Cliff Stearns and Ted Yogo. Some readers, however, may live in a different district. Democrats have two choices for U.S. Senate, Glenn A. Burkett and incumbent Bill Nelson. For those living in State House District 20, there is a Democratic primary between Clovis Watson Jr. and Marihelen Wheeler. There are also five precinct races for Democrats: Precinct 5 Committeewoman, Joyce Johnson and Bernadina V. Williams; Precinct 16 Committeeman, Marc Bruzdlak, Pierre C. Deshommes and John E. Moxley; Precinct 1610 Committeewoman, Millie Grissom and Michele L. Kudma; Precinct 3840 Committeewoman, Gail M. Colby and Diane Schrler; and Precinct 2530 Committeewoman, Patricia Hawk and Zonnie S. Woods. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 3 14Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Free Offers Free 8-week old orphan kittens three silver, three black and white. We need a home. We are lovable, eat on our own and are already potty trained. All we ask is that you please give us a loving chance. 861-9209 or 861-1453 Announcements EMPTY TRUCK Returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, Mid West Can move 1 item or whole household (414) 520-1612 Brian Child Care Personnel TEACHER Fulltime/Part time, Exp. Req. CDAPreferred TADPOLES EARLY LEARNING (352) 560-4222 Trades/ Skills AUTO TECHS Needed. Competitive Pay & Benefits.ASE & or Ford Certified line techs.Call (352)493-4297 for Russ Hall for in person resume/interview appointment. Business Opportunities Work From HomePart time Supplemental or Full time Income potential. Training provided. Be your own Boss Call Me (352) 406-2967 or www.connieschaefer .herbalhub.com Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Aug. 11th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 12th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions Estates ONLINE REAL ESTATE AUCTIONNominal Opening Bid: $1,000 Lot 2 Marion Oaks Block Unit 1, Ocala land Lot SW 31ST Terr, Ocala 0BR 0BA land Bidding starts August 17 williamsauction.com 800.801.8003 Williams & Williams FL Broker: Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097; Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049 Auctioneer: Thomas Barnes Auc Lic AU3383; Williams & Williams Auc Lic AB2784 Buyers Premium may apply for this property. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 Painting House Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Bart (352) 216-9135 Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. 368-2235 Somebody else wants it! Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE Toll Free1-877-676-1403 VOTEcontinued from Page 1 Solomon in the Old Testament had it right when he said, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). So, this is summer, but you did not hear it from me. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com SNYDERcontinued from Page 10 Health Department honoredThe National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized the Marion County Health Department for developing programs that are models for other local health departments to follow. Marion was among 39 local health departments in the nation that the association recognized for their innovative programs. The association named two Marion County programs Model Practices and one program a Promising Practice. Local health departments nationwide are great sources of innovative ideas and programs, said Robert M. Pestronk, the associations executive director. The beauty of these programs is that they can be replicated or adapted by other local health departments. Public Health Preparedness. Marions Public Health Preparedness Epidemiology Annex activation was named as a model practice. The department tested its emergency planning process in April 2009 when the epidemiology annex was activated in response to the H1N1 flu strain pandemic. The development and use of the planning document helped the department scale the response to the outbreak in order to best protect and promote the health of the residents of Marion County. Medical Reserve Corps. The Marion County Medical Please see HEALTH Page 14 Reserve Corps strategic planning process was also identified as a model practice. The mission of the medical reserve corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Strategic planning helped the medical reserve corps set longterm goals and identify the best approaches for achieving them. Dental Clinic Collaborations. The departments Dental Clinic collaboration with the College of Central Florida and Child Development Services of Ocala was recognized as a promising practice. By collaborating with the college, the dental clinic was able to expand from two cramped stations housed at the main Health Department facility to eight treatment areas, plus room for other services, at the colleges Hampton Center. This is the third consecutive year that Marion County Health Department programs have been noted as best or promising practices by the national association. HEALTHcontinued from Page 3

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S aturday, Aug. 4, was a very cool day at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. It was the day of the SACs 2012 Summer Ice Cream Social, and all those attending really enjoyed the sweet treats and the fun with friends and neighbors. Growing up in northwest Georgia, I was one of those kids whose summers centered on being outside and enjoying the wonderful June, July, and August evenings after the very hot days. We played until dark and then fell into bed exhausted but so very happy. Summers meant chasing lightnin bugs, playing hide and seek, and sitting on the front porch steps listening to the stories that my grandfather probably made up as he told them. It was a simple time in the s and 50s, but we did not know that. All we knew as children was that we were out of school and into the activities of the days without homework. We were busy, having fun, and very happy. Weekends were always special because Sundays were family times and that meant fun even with the adults after we got home from church. Church came first; and the rule in most of our homes was No church...No fun! So, we did not argue about Sunday school and church attendance because the rest of the day was going to be just fine. Often the day would be spent at one of the elders homes with the grandmother in charge of putting together the best meal any child could imagine. That was true for me as a child and for my children when I became a mom myself. It was a tradition handed down generation to generation. What was super extra special was the treat that we knew would cap off the daythe homemade ice cream. Sometimes there was one freezer, but usually there were at least two because there was exmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 8, 2012 15 2Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C8SN 000C69S R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000C6ZM 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Fairfield Village Saturday, sundaes and special toppings Priscilla Geissal pected to be a minimum of two flavors of the day. There were times that I remember there being four or even five freezers being turned by hand all at the same time. Of course that depended on how many different members of the larger family managed to gather for the Sunday funday. What we (the children) could not understand was why all the freezers were not frozen and ready at the same time. Explanations varied as to the real reasons, but science speculation was often involved. It really did not matter though because the one unadulterated truth was that we were going to have the old brain freeze experience some time before the afternoon was complete. There were always nominations as to who would be the first one to face that terrible sensation. Whatever the order, I was sure that I would be one of the ones to have to deal with that bad feeling. We did agree, however, that the yummy ice cream was worth the agony that would be short lived anyway. Fairfield Villagers may or may not have been reminiscing about those childhood times as they concocted their sundaes, but I think at least some of them did. I know I did, and some with whom I had conversations indicated that they were thinking back to days like that as well. Looking at the happy faces in the accompanying phoIn a moment of "silliness," Alex Martin, Don Ouellette, and Phil Geissal enter into a spontaneous "LEGS CONTEST" at the ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Fairfield Village on Aug. 4. And the winner --A 3 way tie. See FAIRFIELD Page 15 tos, I am quite sure that regardless of what was on their minds, the neighbors of Fairfield Village totally enjoyed the Ice Cream Social as part of the fun times enjoyed by those who live in this lively place filled with lovely people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 SAC members serve up some of the ice cream to resident Kathy Waldeman, from the left, Frann Glenney, Sandi Ford, Jean Chapman, Loretta Zang, Norma Powers, and Kathy Waldeman. New neighbors Mary and Mike McGahan join the Fairfield fun. Everyone was so thrilled to have Don Ouellette joining his wife, Carol, at the Ice Cream Social. Don is a mainstay of the community who has been undergoing treatment with wonderfully successful results. Can't keep a good guy down! 000C97G

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Social Security....5 Quail Meadow......7 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 13 16Wednesday, August 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C71B O CALA S F IRST F ULL S ERVICE R ETIREMENT C OMMUNITY H AWTHORNE E STATES INDEPENDENT LIVING Finally, a place you will call home!! CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAY! 352-237-7776 EXT 255 3211 SW 42 ND S TREET O CALA WWW HAWTHORNEVILLAGEOFOCALA COM Hawthorne Estates ~ Opening in 2012 Monthly Rental Retirement Apartments Salon OnSite Elegant Dining Room Fitness Center Housekeeping Services Outings & Daily Paid Utilities, Wifi and Cable (excluding phone) Socialization ASSISTED LIVING SERVICES TO INCLUDE: Intimate Setting Unique Private Suites Comprehensive Activity Program Various Financial Programs Available SHORT TERM CARE TO INCLUDE: Bounce Back Rehabilitation Program OF OCALA HEALTH & REHAB CENTER OPENING SEPTEMBER 2012 ALSO AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS Skilled Nursing Services Long Term Care LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION DATE:Aug. 14 HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COUNTY DIST. 1 Mike Amsden David Moore WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only COUNTY DIST. 3 Jeff Gold Stan McClain COUNTY DIST. 5Earl Arnett Pat Gabriel Francine Johannesen Butch Verrando WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only SHERIFF Chris Blair Dan Kuhn WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Jackie Porter George Tomyn Wally Wagoner WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Barbara Ruse Wesley Wilcox WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only COUNTY JUDGE 3 Leann Mackey Tommy Thompson WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters COUNTY JUDGE 4 Paul Guilfoil Robert Landt WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters SCHOOL BOARD 1 Woody Clymer Nancy Stacy WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters SCHOOL BOARD 2 Robert Dobkowski Carol Ely WHO CAN VOTE: All registered voters WHO CAN VOTE: Republicans only Fairfield social Some new neighbors at Fairfield Village, Kerry and Sharon Breeden, pedaled to the Clubhouse in their "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" last Saturday for the communitys Ice Cream Social. Kerry found and refurbished the frame making it into a great fun ride. On the back of the unusual vehicle is a basket with the words "Bree's Buggy." See column on Page 2.PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Early voting under way in MarionEarly voting in Marion County continues until Saturday, Aug. 11, at the following locations: Election Center, 981 N.E. 16th St. Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. County Road 484. Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road. Forest Public Library, 905 S. Highway 314A. Freedom Public Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. Reddick Community Center, 4345 N.W. 152nd St. Hours at all centers are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters need to bring a photo ID. Marion County Sheriffs Office detectives met with five other Florida law enforcement agencies to gather facts, photos and videos in a string of at least 17 commercial burglaries in the month of July. Detectives believe the burglars are targeting liquor stores and other businesses near the North Central Florida I-75 corridor. Between Saturday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 31, the suspects smashed or pried open glass doors at liquor stores in St. Cloud, Belleview, Lady Lake, Wildwood and Ocala. While in Marion County, the thieves burglarized a Dairy Queen and a wireless cellphone store. Detectives believe the suspects are two tall males who have been loading their loot into a stolen van. So far, they have used two different vans. One of the vans was recovered by law enforcement and contained numerous items from several burglary locations. Marion County Sheriffs detectives released video from the Dairy Queen burglary, showing one of the suspects wearing bright orange or pink gloves. Both suspects are covered from head to toe in clothing. Anyone with information on these burglaries can contact the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 352-732-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867. Detectives from Ocala, Alachua, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Belleview Police Departments are also asking citizens with information to call. Burglaries near Interstate probed The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will have a By Request performances on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291, or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. The series features guest vocalist David Delk and our own Marcia Muncaster. Selections include: Johanna from Sweeney Todd; a medley from Oklahoma; Cole Porter on Broadway; A Tribute to Elvis Presley; and many others. Concert Band features weekend concerts BY JIM CLARK Editor The polling places will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as Marion County voters join others around the state in the primary election. Several county offices are on the ballot, and some will be decided in this election. For the non-partisan races for School Board and judgeships, this is the final. In School Board District 1, Woody Clymer and Nancy Stacy are facing off, while in District 2, Bob Dobkowski, known as Bobby D, and Carol Ely will square off to fill that seat. For County Judge 3, Leann Mackey-Barnes and Tommy Thompson are the finalists, and for County Judge 4, Paul J. Guilfoil and Robert E. Landt will face the voters in the final. There is a multi-county race for public defender featuring Mike Graves and Bo Samargya. There are also two tax issues on the ballot, both involving the School Board. Everyone can vote in the above races. Countywide offices up for election include sheriff, superintendent of schools and supervisor of elections. All, however, are Republican-only primaries, as there is anPrimary vote set for Tuesday Please see VOTE Page 3