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Publication Date: 09-19-2012
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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 25 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Happenings Page 2 Opinion Page 8 12Wednesday, September 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CKU2 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 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 000C87G 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) 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org is discovered through worshiping together 711187 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000CNNK DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 9/29/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES Quail Meadow T oday, as I am writing this article, I am reminded of what happened 11 years ago today 9/11/01. Im sure each of us can recall exactly what we were doing when we received the news of the attacks on our country. Today as we were driving across town we noticed many flags at half-staff and signs reminding us of that day. This month is a very important time for our Jewish community. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah began at sundown on Sept. 16 and ended at the end of the day on the 18th. This is the year 5773 according to the Jewish calendar. The earliest date on which Rosh Hashanah can fall is Sept. 5, as happened in 1899 and will happen again in 2013. The latest date that Rosh Hashanah can occur relative to the Gregorian dates is Oct. 5, as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043. After 2089, the differences between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar will result in Rosh Hashanah falling no earlier than Sept. 6. Although the Jewish calendar is based on the lunar cycle, so that the first day of each month originally began with the first sighting of a new moon, since the fourth century it has been arranged so that Rosh September is an important time for Jewish community Carolyn Slocumb Hashanah never falls on a Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday. Traditional Rosh Hashanah foods are apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet New Year, pomegranates, and wine for Kiddush. Rosh Hashanah customs also include sounding the shofar. The traditional greeting for the New Year always includes a wish for a good year. Another important Jewish holiday this month is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Yom Kippur falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah. The purpose of Yom Kippur is to bring about reconciliation between people and between individuals and God. According to Jewish tradition, it is also the day when God decides the fate of each human being. There are three essential components of Yom Kippur: (1) Teshuvah (Repentance), (2) Prayer; and (3) Fasting. Repairs to the driveway are almost complete! Fortunately, we did not have a sinkhole. With the new curbing the water problem should disappear. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow began their season with lunch at The Apple Restaurant, followed by a business meeting at the clubhouse. Several suggestions were made regarding upcoming events. Check the QM Reporter for dates and times for the next meeting. Beware of the bobcat. Another bobcat has been seen roaming in the community. This time he has been spotted in the yards of homes on Northwest 33rd Lane and Northwest 32nd Place. As of this date there will NOT be a flu shot clinic at the clubhouse this year. It is recommended that you get your immunizations at a local pharmacy, grocery store, Walmart, or your physicians office. It is time to put together the ballots for board members for both QMPOA and QMRPOA. If you would like to be considered for either one of these boards, please contact any member of the current boards. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow at The Apple Restaurant. Remembering 9-11 Ceremonies recalling the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were held last week at Highland Memorial and on the Ocala square. Photographer Johnny Walker contributed these pictures, mostly of the event on the Square, which was put on by Vanguard High School. BY CHUCK PARDEE Special to the Citizen And the road names chosen are Osceola Boulevard and Farris Bryant Avenue. Two major corridors in and around the city of Ocala were selected by the Roads of Marion County Road Name Selection Committee last Thursday night. The 31st / 32nd / 42nd / 44th / 39th corridor which runs east and west on the southern side of Ocala was given the name, Osceola Boulevard. This corridor will cross Interstate 75 with a new bridge and connect to State Road 200 at 40th Avenue. Osceola lived in Marion County and his village, Osceolas Town, was less than a half mile south of the newly named corridor. At that point on SR 200 where Osceola Boulevard intersects, a new road will be built, and through a number of different existing four-lane roads, will travel north all the way to County Road 326. This corridor was given the name, Farris Bryant Avenue. Farris Bryant was born and raised in Ocala and became governor of Florida in 1961. As governor he saw that I-75 came through Ocala and was instrumental in getting many of our primary and secondary roads constructed. As a legislator he guided the states junior colleges into reality and made sure one was built in Ocala; you know it today as the College of Central Florida. The Avenue, parallels the road he help locate here, I-75. Farris Bryant Avenue also runs through the heart on Ocalas industrial area, which is fitting due to the industry and jobs he brought to Ocala. Under Governor Farris Bryant, two state prisons were built here. The Marion County Historical Commission, who submitted the name, had been looking for a road to name after our own Farris Bryant, the 34th governor of Florida. We are also very proud the four high school students who served on the committee. Soon after Ocala Mayor and TPO Chairman, Kent Guinn opened the meeting, he turned the gavel over to Vanguard Student Council President, Nardin DeNew names proposed for roads Please see ROADS Page 10 Fund-raising event to help familyA fund-raising barbecue dinner to help a family that was burned out of their home will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Tuscawilla Park. Dinner pickup is between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Local Shriners are cooking the meal for the wife and four children of Staff Sgt. Richard Leadingham, who was deployed three days after the fire to Afghanistan. The oldest child attends Francis Marion Military Academy, which is sponsoring this family to help them rebuild their home. Called Operation Rebuild, the school is asking people to donate $36 each. The school will get help from Habitat for Humanity in building the home. Applications for the Honor Flight must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. All interested World War II veterans may go to the OcalaHonorFlight.org website and print out the application, complete it and mail it to the address on the application. The Mission of the Ocala Honor Flight has been to transport Marion County World War II Veterans from the Ocala/Marion area to Washington, D.C. to visit their WWII Memorial. The Ocala Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor our Local World War II Veterans for all their sacrifices. Since its beginning in 2009, the Ocala Honor Flight has transported more than 400 local World War II veterans to Washington and with this last flight (Mission 5), more than 200plus more vets will be taken. Honor Flight plans to take two planes (737s) from Ocala International Airport on Oct. 25. Donations should be sent to P .O. Box 247 Ocala Florida 34478 and checks should be made out to Fla. Dept. of VFW, (attention: Ocala Honor Flight) who is the fiscal agent. All donations are tax deductible. For additional information or questions please visit the website at www.OCALAHONORFLIGHT.ORG or on Facebook at OcalaHonorFlight. There are stillseats available contingent on the reception of final funding. For more information, call 352-8671249. Honor Flight deadline nears BY JIM CLARK Editor When the Tampa Police Dept. and Hillsborough County Sheriff found out that the Republican National Convention was coming to town, they decided they didnt have the numbers in law enforcement for crowd management, so they put out a notice to state agencies, asking for help. The Marion County Sheriffs Office answered the call, sending 38 members to a week at the gathering. Among those taking part was Sgt. Louis Pulford, who at the time was second in command at the Southwest District Office on State Road 200. The 11-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, who is also a former police officer for Williston, has since been transferred to the Oklawaha district. The local deputies went to Anniston, Alabama, for training. I dont see this type of thing happening in Ocala, he said, but it did provide first-hand crowd management training. The Thursday before the Local deputy helped provide security at GOP meeting convention was check-in day. Pulford was among those who were put up at a LaQuinta Motel. Friday was a local training day, and then Saturday they went out into the field. We had to drive to the Fairgrounds for breakfast at 4:30 in the morning, and as a supervisor I had a briefing at 5:20, Pulford said, which meant he couldnt oversleep. At about 6 they were bused to their sites, and 12 hours later they were taken back to the Fairgrounds for dinner and a briefing. Sandwiches were served tor lunch. He was assigned to one of four sectors in downtown Tampa, from the east side of the river, Florida Avenue to Ashley Street, and I-275 south to the convention center. There were four parks in the area, and none was really bad. We had no problem with the protesters. He said that some more aggressive protesters come to these sites and try to mix in with the more calm folks, then cause trouble when law enforcement becomes distracted. But with so few protesters, they had no place to hide, Pulford said. Hurricane Isaac definitely had an effect, Pulford said, in keeping the out-of-town protesters from coming.

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Thursday, Sept. 20 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Members will be briefed on the AFA National Convention and upcoming events of the AFA. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Adult Ministries start College Road Baptist Church begins Adult Ministries, Young At Heart on Sept. 20 at noon. The first program, will be our own Worship Pastor, Jeff Rountree. Come and enjoy an uplifting voice for our Lord. Everyone is welcome and bring your friends. We ask that you bring a dish to share. The Church is at 5010 College Road / State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-5741. Saturday, Sept. 22 Fort King Festival plannedThe annual Fort King Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. Admission is free. For information, call 352-694-2529.Sanctified in concert A special event, for the young and the young at heart, presenting a free concert featuring Sanctified, a local group, who rock the rafters. The music and excitement you will not sit still starts at 7 p.m.. Free tickets are available at the churchs event center. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, call 352-861-6182 or contact http://www.ccomc.org/.Worship service at TimberRidgeA worship service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Sunday, Sept. 23 Amendments to be explained Former county commissioner Judy Johnson will discuss the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution on the ballot in November on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. in Room C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. The ballot measures refer to such diverse subjects as health care, property taxes, state budgets, taxes in general, judicial reform, abortion, religion, and government administration. Ms. Johnson has in previous such talks translated the legal language of the amendments into a form that enables audience members to understand them better and to make an informed decision when voting. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Library and admission is free. For information about the Friends, log on to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org. Membership is this organization, the goal of which is to support the library system, costs $5 for single memberships, and $10 for family memberships. Merchant Marine veterans to meet The American Merchants Marine Veterans Inc. invites all merchant seaman former, active or retired wives and widows of Merchant Mariners to attend their monthly meetings. The group meets the fourth Sunday of the month, 12:30 p.m. at the Marine Corps League, 2529 N Magnolia Ave, Ocala. The next meeting is Sept. 23. The veterans work to help the causes of the American Seaman and American Seapower and work to gain recognition for what the Merchant Marine does for the country in both times of peace and war. The AMMV and our Ocala Chapter support veterans issues, including actively supporting efforts to obtain veterans benefits for Merchant Mariners who served in Korea, Vietnam and other war zones. Locally the AMMV is active in the Marion County Veterans committee and volunteer at the countys Veterans Park. Mariner descendants and people interested support the purpose of the Merchant Mariners are invited to join as associate members. For more information call 352-347-5726 or 352-564-0267 or email morris27@centurylink.netMonday, Sept. 24 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Building room 240 on Monday, Sept. 24. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be a representative from Hospice of Marion County. The topic will be hospice services. The charity for September will be Hospice of Marion County. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Wednesday, Sept. 19.Tuesday, Sept. 25 Breast Cancer Support Group meets The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Sept. 25 will include a presentation by Patricia Martin from All About You Boutique on Silver Springs Boulevard in Six Gun Plaza. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Missionaries to speak Barry and Judy Burnell, missionaries from Switzerland, will be speaking and sharing their missionary experiences at the Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala, Sept. 25. For more information, please call the church at 352-861-0755. Wednesday, Sept. 26 Butterflies: From A to ZHospice of Marion County is hosting its first Butterfly Seminar on Wednesday. Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m. in the Hospice Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala). Edith Smith, regionally-renowned butterfly expert and owner of Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Brooker, will conduct the seminar. Ediths farm has been featured in The Dangerous World of Butterflies by Peter Laufer, plus several magazines and newspapers including Country Woman, Florida Agriculture, Ocala Style and the Jacksonville Journal. You can learn more about Edith at www.memorialbutterflies.com. In this seminar, Edith will teach how to build a basic butterfly garden habitat, basic butterfly lifecycle and facts, and how to create a butterfly garden in a container. Pre-registration is required. Call 352-854-5218 or go to www.hospiceofmarion.com. Cost is $20, which includes seminar, butterfly host plant and refreshments. Your registration includes a visit to a custom-designed butterfly garden with more than 250 butterflies and host plants to view. Proceeds from this event will benefit Childrens Bereavement Programs. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11 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 effort 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 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 Exterior Painting $895. 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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. Rent: Houses Furnished PALM CAY 55+Beautiful, 2/2/1 fully furnished Bring your tooth brush (352) 861-9491 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 UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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(352) 438-2520 Sponsored by Friends of Dunnellon Public Library. Abraham and Mary Lincoln The Presidents and First Ladies programs present the personal side of our first couples. After seeing this performance they will become more than just names read about in history books. William and Sue Wills proudly present the story of our 16th President and First Lady Presidents and their First Ladies is a creation of the veteran acting and writing, husband and wife team, William and Sue Wills. William researches and creates the scripts while Sue edits his work and creates costumes, many of her own designs. Operating their own theatrical company in Ocean City, MD for more than 20 years, they are now in their 16th year of bringing to life the stories of 33 different Presidential couples. 000CLQN 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 M ON S AT 8:30 AM -5:00 PM F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES P ersonalized Music Boxes Pick Your Box, Pick Your Sentiment, Pick Your Song! One of many new items. This weeks puzzle answers Happenings More on Page 4 American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 Floral City will host its second annual Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion from Sunday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 21. The location is seven miles north of Crystal River at Holcim Corp. properties at Red Level. Look for signs There will be free admission and parking for all veterans, families and the public. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Moving Tribute will be open all week. There will be live music (Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands, and Paul and Jackie Stevio) and others Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Additionally there will be a World War II Windtalkers display plus a Native American Sacred Smoke Ceremony. Its a time for veterans of all branches of military service to reunite old friendships and for friends and relatives to honor those who have fought to keep our nation free. The public is welcome. Public and private school children groups encouraged to arrange for free guided tours. For vendor applications visit Richard Mass at richardmass@tampabay.rr.com. For other information visit www.NatureCoastVeteransReunion.org. Veterans organizations, military, commercial and other vendors still needed. Deadline is Sept. 30. Vendor spaces: 10x10 is $175, 15x15 is $250, and larger spaces are $1.25 per square foot. There are Limited power sites at $35 extra plus 6 percent sales tax. Vendors may set up after 3 pm. Oct. 14. Tent camp sites, 40x40 are $10 per night. Vendors can inquire about site space. Vietnam Wall and other Memorials will be escorted from Citrus County Fairgrounds to Veterans Reunion site Sunday Oct.14. Motorcycles and all other vehicles invited. Event contact persons: Richard Hunt 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel 352-2385692 or Richard Mass 352-697-1488. The event is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 225s building fund. Sponsorships, donations and new members are also welcome. Veterans group to host reunion, visit from memorials Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details.Tops meets on FridaysWe welcome you at, Tops Chapter 678. You will find our members, friendly, caring and happy people. We meet at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church, State Road 200, on any Friday at 9 a.m. First meeting is free. For info, call Judy at 291-7526 or Jan at 854-0775.

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B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry AllStars Realty Mary Radel, Realtor 352-484-1245 maryradel@remax.net www.maryradel.remax.com 000CICN I dont just find your house, I make it a HOME! 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000CHJV 000CMF4 rias. Forest High student Callie Jo Phillips, Trinity Catholic High School Student Council President, Dani Nicholson, West Port High Student Council President, Josef Kim were other students on the committee. Other Committee members were, Dee Brown, David Cook, Chuck Pardee and Greg Slay. The committee also recommended a Gateway Sign Program. The program would have some signs with images along with the road name. Bonnie Heath Boulevard could have an image of his first Kentucky Derby winner, Needles. Silver Springs Boulevard could have an image of a glass bottom boat. Osceola Boulevard could have an image of the famous Indian. The committee felt this program would help showcase who we are and where we came from. The students will also present the roads names for final approval to the Marion County Transportation Organization (TPO) on Sept. 25. The TPO is the Ocala City Council, the Marion County Commission, a member of the Belleview and Dunnellon City Councils, all sitting as your official government entity for major infrastructure and transportation projects. ROADScontinued from Page 1 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Cardiologist to speak Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Parish Health Ministry, will hold The Original Food for Thought luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Ali Nasser, MD, Cardiologist, is going to speak on Anticoagulant medications and their affects on the clotting network. Please RSVP to 352-368-4028 so organizers may get a count of people attending. 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. Saturday, Oct. 20 Preserve plans yard saleSpruce Creek Preserve will hold a community yard sale on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (gatehouse entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.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. Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts FairJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. Highway 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from a variety of talented crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plus, enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale. Saturday, Nov. 10 SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Ongoing Parlez-vous franais? French classes offeredThe French Club is inviting anyone who is interested in learning to speak French or speaks French to join. For more info call Marie, 352-209-4940. Happenings Seven Sisters Inn Celebrates Celestial BeautyChip Coffey, star of A&Es Psychic Kids and Paranormal State, will be in Ocala on Oct. 5 and 6 for a three-hour event Celebrating Celestial Beauty. Seven Sisters Inn, the internationally famed Bed and Breakfast, has come back to life in historic Ocala. Featured and investigated in 2008 by Ghost Hunters, the beautiful 1890 Victorian Gothic Queen Ann, is sponsoring Chip Coffeys event at the Ocala Inner Center. The investigation will be held at the inn, led by Chip Coffey himself! There will be a gallery presentation and a full investigation of Seven Sisters Inn. The gallery will offer opportunity for ticket holders to meet, speak and listen to Chips presentation, while getting acquainted with your inner psychic abilities. An hour long gallery reading of random audience members will be held, where Chip charmingly engages closely with the spirits among us. Learn about the recorded and haunting history of Seven Sisters Inn. Professionals from Ocala Historical and Ghost Walks will offer amazing photo Aura images will also be at hand. Engage with statewide paranormal professionals as they introduce and share the skills they use to bring the twilight zone to a scientific level. This is Chip Coffeys only visit to the Sunshine State this year! Please call Seven Sisters Inn, at 352-433-0700, for more information. I often hear derogatory remarks directed toward the IRS. I must admit that many of these critical remarks originated with me. Not that I do not like my good old Uncle Sam, it is that he is a little demanding when it comes to tax time. Every year I complain about filing my income tax and paying out gobs and gobs of dollars to the United States government. I know it is important to pay taxes, and, I pay my fair share even though it may be grudgingly. Throughout the years, I have complained that dear old Uncle Sam never writes me a letter. I will have to amend that complaint because I recently received a personalized letter from the IRS. Well, you can imagine my surprise at getting this letter. With trembling hands, I opened the letter, anxious to know what was going on in the world of Uncle Sam. I expected a detailed letter of what he was doing and how he was getting along and how the kids were and all that sort of thing. Imagine my surprise when none of that information was contained in the letter. From the contents of the letter, and I must say a lot of it was goobly glop, I had fallen far short of my share of income tax this past year. According to the letter, I was a gazillion dollars short of what he had expected from me and quite frankly, he was disappointed in this behavior on my part. Do not ask me how many zeros a gazillion dollars have because I do not know. I do not have that many fingers or toes. Although I read the letter several times it was not quite clear how much I acWho says the IRS is a bunch of mean folks? tually owed and what plans there were in place for me to pay it back. From what I could understand from the letter, I owed good old Uncle Sam an arm and a leg, and he was highly expecting that I would come through for him. Well, that kind of letter did not set well with me. I was tempted to leave the country, then sneak back as an illegal alien, and not have to worry about all this nasty stuff. But, I did not have that much energy available. There was a phone number I was to call if I had any personal questions. Boy, did I have some personal questions. I was fully expecting not to get a real human voice when I called. But, again, I was pleasantly surprised. Within 30 minutes and after dozens of pushing this button and pushing that button I had on the other end of the phone a very pleasant and cheerful voice, a representative of the IRS. After we exchanged some personal niceties and followed up on the weather report from each of our locations, we finally got down to the real business of the phone call. I must confess I was not expecting such pleasantries from an IRS agent. I assumed she had the telephone in one hand and a loaded, fully cocked revolver in the other. If she did, she concealed it most admirably. Then we got down to the nitty-gritty of what the IRS is all about: collecting taxes from potentially delinquent taxpayers, like myself. The thought that I deliberately was delinquent was rather humiliating for me. Simply put, I just did not pay enough in, but this telephone call was going to rectify all of that. After she crunched all the figures and as I waited patiently on my end of the phone, she was able to determine I owed the government an arm and a leg. It was then that the negotiations began in earnest. I must confess she could not have been any nicer had she been my grandmother. She then began to query as to which arm and which leg I was going to give to the government. This presented a real difficult decision on my part. Throughout the years, I have grown quite fond of both arms and both legs. Then I asked her if I could counter a proposal. She replied in the affirmative. Would you consider, I began rather slowly, an arm OR a leg? There was a pause on the other and of the phone when I could tell she was thinking. Whenever you get a government employee to think, watch out. I could hear the old wheels grinding and grinding. Finally, she said, I think that would be acceptable. And, Ill even allow you to select either arm or leg. We like to work with people. Now the burden was on me. I now owed the government an arm OR a leg and I just had to select which one. I first considered my arms. In thinking about them, I use both of my arms although the left one less than the right one every day. What with writing and eating my arms are rather busy throughout the day. Then I considered my legs. I like my right leg and so the choice became rather easy for me. Now, the United States government has at least one leg to stand on, thanks to Yours Truly. I have something greater to stand on. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1 KJV). Jesus Christ trumps Uncle Sam when it comes to liberty.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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com James Snyder Christs Church Saturday, Sept. 22: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22: : Sanctified in concert, 7 p.m. FREE. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist The fall schedule of Friendship Baptist Church begins on Sept. 23 with Sunday school for every age at 9:30 a.m. The morning worship service will be at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Randall Brown bringing a special Bible message. The choir and vocal renditions will be under the directors of Mrs. Linda Brown. The Sunday evening service and the Youth Life Group will meet at 6 p.m. The Youth Pastor is C.J. Fouraker. The Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m. The Mens Prayer meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 25. Young at Heart will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. The church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Mishkan Congregation Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of Yom Kippur a day of atonement beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. and continuing on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Mishkan Congregation, 6675 Maricamp Road.Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat evening service on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. at Religion the Collins Center, building 300, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen who will lead the congregation in song, prayer and dance in celebration of the joyous fall festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. All are invited to attend the service and experience a Jewish Reconstructionist approach to Judaism. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit bethisrae

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Thursday, Sept. 27 Ballot amendments to be discussed There will be a discussion of Pros and Cons of the 12 Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot on Thursday, Sept. 27, at OTOW, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, there will be a free voter guide given to all attendees. Saturday, Sept. 29 Sheltering Hands yard sale The fourth annual fundraising yard sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala. The group is accepting clean items. There is also a 50/50 raffle, and aluminum cans will be collected. For pickup, call Flo at 352-694-7731, Becky at 352-3513802, or Carolyn at 352-817-0663. Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. Sunday, Sept. 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchLift up your hearts in praise! Everyone is invited to join Marion County Christian Churchs in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and family worship. The program begins at 5 p.m. and refreshments are served. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, call 352-861-6182 or contact http://www.ccomc.org/.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. Thursday, Oct. 4 Support for caregivers A Caregivers Support Group meets at 10 a.m. in the library of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 each first and third Thursday of the month. All in need of information, comfort and support are welcome to attend. Call Catherine at 352-873-0829 for more details. Saturday, Oct. 6 Quarterly reading of deceased vets Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will read the names of local veterans who have passed away during the previous three months when the Quarterly Memorial Reading takes place at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Those members are Tevis Fitzpatrick, Jean Brown, Beverly Fritz, Trish Kilgore, Sonja Wheelis, and Roberta Abraben. The Colors will be posted and retired by Belleview High School ROTC, and the gun salute performed by members of Marion County Sheriffs Office. Kevin Christian, of the Marion County School System, will perform two songs during the ceremony. Among others taking part in the ceremony will be event organizer Wilbur Julius, Marion County Veterans Services Director Jeffrey Askew, and Undersheriff Dan Kuhn.Kingdom of the Sun band two-day concertThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its October concert series, You Cant Stop the Beat scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are free and open to the public. Musical selections include: Stevie Wonder in Concert; Selections from Hairspray; American Overture for Band; George & Ira Gershwins Someone to Watch Over Me, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Flutation, featuring the KOS flute section; and, featuring the KOS clarinet section, Pie in the Face Polka, from the motion picture The Great Race, among others. For information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Donations are cheerfully accepted. Vendors wanted by churchCrossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space, the size of two parking spaces for $10. Tables are available for an additional $5. Call 352-509-4141 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to save a place. Two-day yard sale at garden club siteThe Pioneer Garden Club will conduct its annual indoor yard sale on Oct. 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be clothes, toys, household items, kitchen goods and plant, among other things. The site is the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Website is pioneergardenclub.org.Yoga at Sholom ParkCome and join us for a beautiful yoga class in the peace park, which begins promptly at 9 a.m. For further information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950. Sunday, Oct. 7 Annual historic home tour The Historic Ocala Preservation Societys annual historic home tour, featuring the 100th anniversary of one home, will be Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The Tour will be centered around Bryant Park. For ticket information, call 352-351-1861.Monday, Oct. 8 Twirlers to teach square danceFun and friendship set to music is what square dancing is. The Ocala Twirlers club is starting a beginners class for new dancers on Oct. 8 at 12:45 p.m. The club meets at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., westbound just past Pine Run. The church is about a half-mile from the intersection. Call Tom Warren at 352-237-6416 or Norm Barnes at 352-873-1734 for information Tuesday, Oct. 9 Candidate forums scheduledCandidate forums will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Candidates for Marion County races (commission seats for districts 1,3,5; sheriff, supervisor of elections, and superintendent of schools) have accepted the Leagues invitation to participate in this forum hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters. The event is open to the public. Friday, Oct. 12 Two-day Autumn Gift MarketThe Junior League of Ocala is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women and children through community outreach and public service. We will be hosting The Junior League of Ocalas 17th annual Autumn Gift Market at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the community projects of the Junior League of Ocala. The Autumn Gift Market is a unique shopping experience and will showcase boutique merchants from throughout the southeast and many local businesses. Entertainment will be provided by local groups and schools and there will be food vendors and fun concessions. For merchant, sponsorship, or ticket information, please email jloagm@gmail.com or visit www.juniorleagueofocala.com or call 352-368-0993. Saturday, Oct. 13 Craft fair at Marion LandingA Craft fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center, located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks and a large assortment of holiday decorations will be on sale. Refreshments will be available. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9 4Wednesday, September 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually outspoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Good news: All that hard work you put in is beginning to pay off. But you need to watch that tendency to insist on doing things your way or no way. Be a bit more flexible. G E M I N I ( May 21 to June 20) You might want to delay making a decision on the future of a long-standing relationship until you check out some heretofore hidden details that are just now beginning to emerge. CANC ER ( June 21 to July 22) Your reluctance to compromise on an important issue could backfire without more facts to support your position. Weigh your options carefully before making your next move. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) This is a good time for ambitious Leos or Leonas to shift from planning their next move to actually doing it. Your communication skills help persuade others to join you. V IR G O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) Relationships personal or professional present new challenges. Be careful not to let a sudden surge of stubbornness influence how you choose to deal with them. L I B R A ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) You might need more facts before you can decide on a possible career change. But you should have no problem making a decision about an important personal matter. SC OR P IO (O ct 23 to Nov 21) Youre respected by most people for your direct, no-nonsense approach to the issues. But be careful you dont replace honest skepticism with stinging sarcasm. SAG I TTA RIU S ( Nov 22 to D ec 21) A newly emerging situation could require a good deal of attention and some difficult decision-making. However, close friends will help you see it through. CAP RI C OR N (D ec 22 to Jan 19) Family matters need attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships. AQ U A RIU S ( Jan 20 to F eb 18) Of course you deserve to indulge yourself in something special. But for now, tuck that bit of mad money away. Youll need it to help with a looming cash crunch. P I SC E S (F eb 19 to March 20) A temporary setback in your financial situation is eased by changing some of your plans. Youll be able to ride it out quite well until the tide turns back in your favor. B OR N TH I S WEE K : You have a gift for understanding peoples needs. You have a low tolerance for those who act without concern for others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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 000CI3Z CANADIAN MEDS 000CN29 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5 Smoked Norwegian Salmon and Pearl Barley Salad Serves: 4 3/4 pound smoked Norwegian Salmon 1/2 cup pearl barley, soaked in cold water overnight 4 1/2 cups water, divided 1/2cup olive oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup broccoli florets 1 carrot, cut into small cubes or strips 1/2 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, cut into small cubes or strips 1 cucumber, cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons chives, chopped 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Dice salmon into 1/2 x 1/2-inch cubes (or if already sliced, cut in strips) and set aside in refrigerator. Drain water from barley. Simmer on low heat in 1 cup water with sprinkle of salt for approximately 30 minutes or until soft. Drain barley and transfer to bowl. Immediately add oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper, mix well and set aside to cool. Bring remaining 3 1/2 cups water to boil and add plenty of salt. When water boils vigorously, add broccoli and carrots and let cook for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables immediately with slotted spoon, plunge into ice water, and then take out of water to drain. When barley is cold, gently mix all ingredients together and serve with wholegrain bread or sprinkling of bread croutons on top. Vegetables and herbs can be varied according to your own preferences. Norwegian Salmon in Aluminum FoilServes: 4 4 sheets aluminum foil (12 x 18 inches, slightly larger than yellow legal pad) 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips 1 small leek, cut into thin slices 1 onion, cut into thin slices 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into 8 wedges 1 1/2 pounds Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed, cut into 8 portions 1 tablespoon water for each package 4 tablespoons crme frache or sour cream Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350F. Place aluminum foil on table with shortest side facing you. All food will be placed in middle of bottom half of foil. Top half of foil will eventually be folded over food. Brush center of bottom half with oil. Mix all vegetables and spread 1/4 of them over oil. Arrange 2 portions of salmon with vegetables. Add water. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining three sheets of foil. To seal pouches, fold top section of foil over. Fold and squeeze edges together to form well-sealed pouch. Place packages on large baking sheet and place in preheated oven. When packages enlarge, theyre ready to serve usually after about 6 to 8 minutes. To serve, carefully place each package on plate and open at table with pair of scissors or knife. Spoon crme frache or sour cream onto fish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Fresh herbs can be added before or after cooking. Eat straight from package. Norwegian Salmon The cold, clear waters of Norway create the ideal environment for ocean-farming flavorful Norwegian Salmon. Tasteful, healthful and versa tile, salmon from Norway offers a deliciously easy way to incorporate more fish into the American diet. Norwegians take great care to ocean-farm salmon in a sustainable manner thats good for the fish, good for the earth, and good for future generations. To learn more, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com.FAMILY FEATURES W hether youre trying to control your weight or embrace a healthier lifestyle, the food choices you make have to be enjoyable. And deliciously healthy recipes are the key. Recipes that use elements from New Nordic Cuisine are a great way to enjoy healthy eating, said registered dietician and author Kate Geagan, MS, RD. This cui sine is naturally rich in some of the healthiest, purest foods in the world. And, it can be easily adapted to U.S. tastes and lifestyles. A plate filled with seafood, especially Norwegian Salmon, is a hallmark of New Nordic Cuisine. I love how this cuisine is inspired by the sea, Geagan said. The ocean provides some of natures most perfect pro teins that deliver whole body benefits. For example, a serving of Norwegian Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein and omega 3 fats. It also contains key nutrients, including selenium (thyroid and cell health), iodine (thyroid and hormonal health), vitamin D (bone and immune health) and vitamin B12 (red blood cell and neurological health). Norwegian Salmon is available fresh year-round, so its easy to incorporate into your everyday meal planning. For more deliciously healthy recipes, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com. New Nordic Cuisine Nordic cultures have long enjoyed a reputa tion as some of the healthiest people in the world. New Nordic Cuisine is filled with healthy, hearty foods anyone can enjoy. Deli cious elements of this cuisine include: Seafood, such as Norwegian Salmon Whole grains such as rye bread, barley and oats Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables Berries, apples and pears Root vegetables Poached Norwegian Salmon with Stewed Vegetables and Cucumber SaladServes: 4 3/4 pound Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed 4 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon salt 1 lemon Stewed Vegetables 1 1/4 cups water 4 potatoes, cut into cubes 3 carrots, cut into cubes 1 medium celeriac root, cut into cubes 2 onions, cut into cubes 1 medium size leek, cut into cubes 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or chives, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste 3/4 cup milk Cornstarch, to thicken sauce Cucumber Salad 1 pound cucumber 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2tablespoons olive oil Cut salmon into 4 even pieces and rinse well under cold water. In large pot, bring water to boil, add salt and then salmon. Immediately remove from heat and let stand to poach for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness of fillet. Be careful not to overcook the flavors and texture of salmon is at its best when served opaque throughout. Remove from pot with slotted spoon and let water drain off on towel before arranging salmon on plate. For vegetables, sprinkle water with salt and bring to boil in a large pot. When water is boiling, add potatoes, carrots, celeriac root and onions. Lower heat and simmer until soft. Add leeks and fresh herbs and simmer for 2 more minutes. Drain vegetables carefully in colander and make sure you keep cooking water. In same pot, bring milk and cooking water to boil; season with salt and pepper. Dilute cornstarch in small amount of cold water and add to boiling liquid until you have thick sauce. Add vege tables to milk mixture to reheat before serving. For cucumber salad, peel cucumber, split lengthwise and remove seeds with small spoon. Cut at an angle in thick slices and mix with sugar, vinegar and oil. Serve salmon with stewed vegetables and cucumber salad on the side. Serving Suggestion: A few drops of lemon juice on the salmon is a must. 8Wednesday, September 19, 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 Remember the prisoners and the MIAs Citizens latest move needs to be watched F irst, the good news: In a heartening display of responsibility, the board of governors at state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is cutting up the corporate credit cards following a cyclone of condemnation set spinning by newspaper reports detailing wanton spending by the insurers brass and intensified by remarks betraying an executive culture disdainful of prudence. When traveling, the insurers leadership will now be subject to the same spending restrictions placed on the heads of other state agencies, and Gov. Rick Scott has also asked Florida Chief Inspector General Melinda M. Miguel to scrutinize Citizens travel expenditures for waste or abuse. If youre smiling, savor the moment it wont last long. Minutes after enacting the restrictions at its Sept. 7 meeting, the very same board approved what Citizens is calling an innovative exposure reduction program, slated to begin in December. Deciphered, that means the state-backed insurer wants to give $350 million of taxpayers money to private firms as an incentive to assume and retain approximately 300,000 policies currently held by Citizens. To be fair, the $350 million would be structured as 20-year loans. This implies Citizens would want the money back should the firms balk come high water. Having been fair, lets be plain: It is policyholders not underwriters who need a life preserver. Extending a line of credit to private insurers will do little to remedy Floridas ailing homeowners insurance market, especially in light of the circumstances that caused Citizens to become Floridas largest underwriter: the failure and flight of private insurers from the state following the hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. The terms of the loans provide an ostensible measure of protection to Floridians, but its a veneer: Theres nothing in the program that would prevent a repeat of the past. If Citizens board and the administration in Tallahassee want to move people back into the private market, a legislative mandate that private insurers doing business in Florida be sufficiently capitalized to pay most or all of their claims obligations in a worst-case scenario would do far more to restore faith in the system than a lottery of loans ever could. If that means national or transnational insurers can no longer construct singlestate subsidiaries designed to shield the parent company from loss in the event of disaster, so be it. It is ultimately the public interest, not private interests, to which government is beholden. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A refreshing family power of example BY JIM FLYNN Special to the Messenger Behind our hardened veneers, most writers are romantics. We like happy endings, particularly in true-life stories. A recent Associated Press article out of Chicago detailed the birth of Elle Cynthia Jordan to her healthy and attractive 53year-old grandmother, Cindy Reutzel. Over the past 30 years test-tube babies have been born to menopausal women as old as their sixties. What was different about the conception and birth of Elle Cynthia Jordan was the ordeal of her biological mother, Emily Jordan. Two years before Elle was conceived in vitro, her mother Emily had been diagnosed with cervical cancer and had to undergo a radical hysterectomy. Before the surgery was performed, it was discovered that Emily was pregnant. Her unborn child was removed with her cancerous uterus. Although Emily would never be able to carry a baby, doctors who removed her uterus salvaged her ovaries. Two years later Emily and her husband Mike were ready to try for an in-vitro fertilization using Emilys ovaries and Mikes sperm. They needed a healthy body in which their test-tube baby could grow until birth. Emilys mother, Cindy Reutzel, volunteered. The details of the pregnancy and delivery are better understood and enjoyed by women. Our interest focused on the wrenching decision which Emily and Mike Jordan had to make about removal of her malignant uterus and their unborn child. Was there a place for government in the Jordan familys deliberations and decisions? We think not. The Jordans wisely limited their deliberations and decisions to themselves, their family, and their physicians. In the days leading up to the delivery of Elle Cynthia Jordan, the national political parties were updating their opinions about abortion. Notwithstanding the baseless but binding decision in Roe v. Wade, The Republican platform asserts that every conceived child has a right to life, no matter what the circumstances. On the other hand, Democrats defend Roe v. Wade, because abortion is a personal decision which they insist has no place for politicians or government, They say their endorsement is without conditions or qualifications, but they make an exception that taxpayers should guarantee ability to pay an hypocrisy not mentioned in Roe v. Wade. Politicians and righteous do-gooders cannot resist defining and redefining other peoples natural rights and liberties. They are intrusive and arrogant, as well as hypocritical. Meddling in peoples lives seems to require significant time and attention which our politicians could better devote to the neglected work for which they were elected. The difficult and painful decisions made by the Jordan family were right for them, and required no assistance from government or politicians. Any other independent decision they might have made would have been just as right. Congratulations to the Jordan family and grandma Cindy Reutzel for doing Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor A bout a dozen or so years ago, I was sitting in my newspaper office in New Smyrna Beach when a man came in to see me. He was dressed in rough-looking clothes, and had a long beard that looked as if he hadnt trimmed it in months. I immediately stereotyped him as, well, you can guess, especially since I found out he was a veteran, and weve all heard stories about down and out vets. His name was Tom Ryan, and it turned out he was one of the nicest people I met over there, and one who was most dedicated to what he was trying to accomplish. Tom was on a mission to have a bridge on U.S. Highway 1 between New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange named in honor of POWs and MIAs, thats prisoners of war and those missing in action. It was his passion to keep these peoples plights in front of the public, and, some years after I left, he succeeded. It was Tom who introduced me to POWMIA Remembrance Day, and the POWMIA flag. Up to that point, I am ashamed to say I didnt know either existed. The Remembrance Day is observed on the third Friday in September, which is this week, Sept. 21. As I write this I havent been notified of any special ceremonies, but I hope that will change before Friday. Many of us remember that big day during the Vietnam War when POWs were released. The joyous reunions with their families were shown nationwide as the country celebrated their return. Some people say there are still POWs over there. Of course, the Rambo movies helped perpetuate this notion. Whether this is true is up for debate, but what is not contested is the list of MIAs, not only from Vietnam but from all other conflicts dating back to World War II. For the families of the POWs who returned home, there were some joyous celebrations as their loved ones came home. But for the families of the MIAs, there were no such events. They are still left with the uncertainty of what happened to their kin who went off to war and never came back. I applaud those who are constantly trying to find out what happened to the MIAs, those who want accountability from the foreign countries in which we fought. With the advances in DNA identification, it is now much easier to take some bones and identify them properly. While the efforts continue, we should all realize what these families and friends are going through, and take a special moment Friday to remember those who were lost, then found, and those who were lost, and havent been located. And if youre ever driving down U.S. 1 in Southeast Volusia County, when you cross that bridge over Spruce Creek make sure you mentally thank Tom Ryan for keep the plight of these folks in our minds. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7 6Wednesday, September 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 Inside Sears (Paddock Mall) 352-237-1655 Inside Crystal River Mall (Across from K-Mart) 352-795-1484 W A L K I N S WALK-INS W E L C O M E WELCOME! H U R R Y M O N D A Y F R I D A Y 1 0 A M 5 P M 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 P r o v i d e r f o r m o s t i n s u r a n c e c o m p a n i e s BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. B l u e C r o s s B l u e S h i e l d F e d e r a l I n s u r a n c e p a y s t o t a l c o s t o f 2 M i r a c l e E a r d i g i t a l h e a r i n g a i d s I f y o u h a v e 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 w i t h e n r o l l m e n t c o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 y o u a r e c o v e r e d f o r h e a r i n g a i d s w i t h n o o u t o f p o c k e t e x p e n s e s 3 y r w a r r a n t y I f y o u h a v e a b a s i c p l a n w e h a v e f a c t o r y p r i c i n g f o r n o n q u a l i f i e r s T h a t s R i g h t . N o C o P a y N o E x a m F e e N o A d j u s t m e n t F e e F R E E H E A R I N G A I D S M i r a c l e E a r H e a r i n g A i d C e n t e r i s N O W O f f e r i n g H E A R I N G A I D S A T N O C O S T T O F E D E R A L W O R K E R S A N D R E T I R E E S 99 000CL61 000CLXT MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living Enjoy the good life! Enjoy the good life! MARION WOODS 352-685-5014 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. Three chef-prepared meals a day Complimentary shuttle service Housekeeping and linen service Pets welcomed Travel program Billiards lounge and game room Fitness room or exercise equipment TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! P a y P a y Pay 3 m o n t h s a n d 3 m o n t h s a n d 3 months and g e t 4 t h m o n t h g e t 4 t h m o n t h get 4th month F R E E F R E E FREE! 000CDP7 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000CM85 000CNB9 Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Unique Lingerie, Inc., is committed to meeting the needs of women who have undergone any type of breast surgery, including radical mastectomy. Our ABC/BOC certified, caring personal fitters have years of experience in fitting breast protheses, bras and other mastectomy products. Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. College Road, Ste 1930 Ocala 352-629-5590 Fax 352-629-5597 Tue-Sat 10AM-7PM Sun 12PM-6PM Mon. by Appt Only www.uniquelingerieocala.com Fairfield Village I ordinarily do not write about my personal experiences unless they involve others from my community here in Fairfield Village. However, I hope that my neighbors will indulge my writing about a trip to Ponte Vedra, Floridas gorgeous golf courses to watch some of Americas best amateur golfers compete. Last week, Monday through Thursday, Sept. 10 -13, the Golf Channels Amateur Tour National Championship was held here in North Florida with a record field of 630+ players. Fortunately, one of those talented golfers was my son, Chris Barnett, from Atlanta. I went over to the Atlantic coast to Ponte Vedra Beach to be a walking spectator and had a totally exhilarating experience. As it turned out, Florida had the most participants with 153, followed by Texas with 134, and California with 117. The tournament was held at TPC Sawgrasss Dyes Valley and Players Stadium Course as well as Ponte Vedra Inn and Clubs Lagoon Course and Ocean Course. The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa was the host resort and the tournament headquarters for the national championship. GolfChannel.coms Brandon Tucker and Mike Bailey posted daily blogs and features of the championships. According to them, the event culminated the largest amateur golf tour in North America with more than 6,500 members. They went on to say that the Golf Channel Am Tour conducted more than 800 local championships and 25 two-day Major Championships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico in 2012. Those who qualified for the National Championship Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach had secured for themselves highly coveted positions. As would be expected, there was quite a mix of weather and unexpected conditions in the four day, four course tournament. High winds and (at times heavy) rain showers added to the difficulty of the immaculate courses as the golfers pursued their favorite hobby with intensity that even a novice such as I could plainly see. The reputation for the gentility of the sport was not spoiled for me as I did see a great display of respect and sportsmanship among the groups that I followed. Of course, the main one I went to see was my own son who did very well by his moms standards. According to him, however, he should have/could have done much better; but knowing him as I do, he would have thought that Golf Channels Amateur National Championship a big success Priscilla Geissal even if he had won the entire tournament. That driving spirit (excuse the pun) seems to be part and parcel of the typical golfers nature. And I think that is a good thing. The determination to do ones best and to keep striving for excellence is what separates successful people from the unsuccessful ones. For the record, my entire family has always adhered to the belief that healthy activities and plenty of exercise is at least part of what has kept most of us going when otherwise we might have been tempted to give up or give in to adversities. Some might even say we dont know when to quit, and that would be correct because quitting is not part of my familys mentality at all. Best efforts will be rewarded much more often than not. Speaking of best efforts, our Fairfield general manager, Peggy Sluss, has arranged a special town meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. with the American Land Lease Regional Vice President, Sherri Woodworth. This should be of considerable interest to many of us here in Fairfield Village as this is the first time that we have had the opportunity to get to know and to ask pertinent questions of this newly promoted lady. Ms. Woodworth has quite an impressive background and seems to be someone who will help to see that our neighborhoods concerns and issues will be addressed quickly and appropriately. Peggy Sluss urges everyone to come and to bring notes about the questions or items of concern to be addressed. Other activities on the calendar include the regular SAC meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Then, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. there will be a spaghetti dinner for which $6 tickets may be purchased in advance from Jean Chapman, Loretta Zang, or Frann Glenney. Tickets will be available only through Thursday, Oct. 11 so that appropriate arrangements can be made. No tickets will be available at the door. There will be a special Halloween pot luck dinner on The Lagoon Course at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club was a beautiful part of the Golf Channels Amateur National Tournament. See FAIRFIELD Page 7 Scott Chilcutt, Texas and Oklahoma Tour Director for Golf Channel AM TOUR, was excited and pleased with the great play and participation in the 2012 National Championship. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 6 The walk back to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is like a peaceful arbor. Saturday, Oct. 27, with the meal at 5 p.m. Enjoyable dance music will be provided after dinner by Bart Rich. Many people are looking forward to some lively fun activities that will be enjoyed by lots of lovely people that evening in Fairfield Village. Priscilla Barnett Geissal was thrilled with her son, Chris Barnett of Atlanta, Georgia, as he finished in the top half of the Golf Channels National Amateur Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7 6Wednesday, September 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 Inside Sears (Paddock Mall) 352-237-1655 Inside Crystal River Mall (Across from K-Mart) 352-795-1484 W A L K I N S WALK-INS W E L C O M E WELCOME! H U R R Y M O N D A Y F R I D A Y 1 0 A M 5 P M 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 P r o v i d e r f o r m o s t i n s u r a n c e c o m p a n i e s BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. B l u e C r o s s B l u e S h i e l d F e d e r a l I n s u r a n c e p a y s t o t a l c o s t o f 2 M i r a c l e E a r d i g i t a l h e a r i n g a i d s I f y o u h a v e 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 w i t h e n r o l l m e n t c o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 y o u a r e c o v e r e d f o r h e a r i n g a i d s w i t h n o o u t o f p o c k e t e x p e n s e s 3 y r w a r r a n t y I f y o u h a v e a b a s i c p l a n w e h a v e f a c t o r y p r i c i n g f o r n o n q u a l i f i e r s T h a t s R i g h t . N o C o P a y N o E x a m F e e N o A d j u s t m e n t F e e F R E E H E A R I N G A I D S M i r a c l e E a r H e a r i n g A i d C e n t e r i s N O W O f f e r i n g H E A R I N G A I D S A T N O C O S T T O F E D E R A L W O R K E R S A N D R E T I R E E S 99 000CL61 000CLXT MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living Enjoy the good life! Enjoy the good life! MARION WOODS 352-685-5014 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. Three chef-prepared meals a day Complimentary shuttle service Housekeeping and linen service Pets welcomed Travel program Billiards lounge and game room Fitness room or exercise equipment TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! P a y P a y Pay 3 m o n t h s a n d 3 m o n t h s a n d 3 months and g e t 4 t h m o n t h g e t 4 t h m o n t h get 4th month F R E E F R E E FREE! 000CDP7 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000CM85 000CNB9 Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Unique Lingerie, Inc., is committed to meeting the needs of women who have undergone any type of breast surgery, including radical mastectomy. Our ABC/BOC certified, caring personal fitters have years of experience in fitting breast protheses, bras and other mastectomy products. Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. College Road, Ste 1930 Ocala 352-629-5590 Fax 352-629-5597 Tue-Sat 10AM-7PM Sun 12PM-6PM Mon. by Appt Only www.uniquelingerieocala.com Fairfield Village I ordinarily do not write about my personal experiences unless they involve others from my community here in Fairfield Village. However, I hope that my neighbors will indulge my writing about a trip to Ponte Vedra, Floridas gorgeous golf courses to watch some of Americas best amateur golfers compete. Last week, Monday through Thursday, Sept. 10 -13, the Golf Channels Amateur Tour National Championship was held here in North Florida with a record field of 630+ players. Fortunately, one of those talented golfers was my son, Chris Barnett, from Atlanta. I went over to the Atlantic coast to Ponte Vedra Beach to be a walking spectator and had a totally exhilarating experience. As it turned out, Florida had the most participants with 153, followed by Texas with 134, and California with 117. The tournament was held at TPC Sawgrasss Dyes Valley and Players Stadium Course as well as Ponte Vedra Inn and Clubs Lagoon Course and Ocean Course. The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa was the host resort and the tournament headquarters for the national championship. GolfChannel.coms Brandon Tucker and Mike Bailey posted daily blogs and features of the championships. According to them, the event culminated the largest amateur golf tour in North America with more than 6,500 members. They went on to say that the Golf Channel Am Tour conducted more than 800 local championships and 25 two-day Major Championships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico in 2012. Those who qualified for the National Championship Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach had secured for themselves highly coveted positions. As would be expected, there was quite a mix of weather and unexpected conditions in the four day, four course tournament. High winds and (at times heavy) rain showers added to the difficulty of the immaculate courses as the golfers pursued their favorite hobby with intensity that even a novice such as I could plainly see. The reputation for the gentility of the sport was not spoiled for me as I did see a great display of respect and sportsmanship among the groups that I followed. Of course, the main one I went to see was my own son who did very well by his moms standards. According to him, however, he should have/could have done much better; but knowing him as I do, he would have thought that Golf Channels Amateur National Championship a big success Priscilla Geissal even if he had won the entire tournament. That driving spirit (excuse the pun) seems to be part and parcel of the typical golfers nature. And I think that is a good thing. The determination to do ones best and to keep striving for excellence is what separates successful people from the unsuccessful ones. For the record, my entire family has always adhered to the belief that healthy activities and plenty of exercise is at least part of what has kept most of us going when otherwise we might have been tempted to give up or give in to adversities. Some might even say we dont know when to quit, and that would be correct because quitting is not part of my familys mentality at all. Best efforts will be rewarded much more often than not. Speaking of best efforts, our Fairfield general manager, Peggy Sluss, has arranged a special town meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. with the American Land Lease Regional Vice President, Sherri Woodworth. This should be of considerable interest to many of us here in Fairfield Village as this is the first time that we have had the opportunity to get to know and to ask pertinent questions of this newly promoted lady. Ms. Woodworth has quite an impressive background and seems to be someone who will help to see that our neighborhoods concerns and issues will be addressed quickly and appropriately. Peggy Sluss urges everyone to come and to bring notes about the questions or items of concern to be addressed. Other activities on the calendar include the regular SAC meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Then, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. there will be a spaghetti dinner for which $6 tickets may be purchased in advance from Jean Chapman, Loretta Zang, or Frann Glenney. Tickets will be available only through Thursday, Oct. 11 so that appropriate arrangements can be made. No tickets will be available at the door. There will be a special Halloween pot luck dinner on The Lagoon Course at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club was a beautiful part of the Golf Channels Amateur National Tournament. See FAIRFIELD Page 7 Scott Chilcutt, Texas and Oklahoma Tour Director for Golf Channel AM TOUR, was excited and pleased with the great play and participation in the 2012 National Championship. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 6 The walk back to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is like a peaceful arbor. Saturday, Oct. 27, with the meal at 5 p.m. Enjoyable dance music will be provided after dinner by Bart Rich. Many people are looking forward to some lively fun activities that will be enjoyed by lots of lovely people that evening in Fairfield Village. Priscilla Barnett Geissal was thrilled with her son, Chris Barnett of Atlanta, Georgia, as he finished in the top half of the Golf Channels National Amateur Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5 Smoked Norwegian Salmon and Pearl Barley Salad Serves: 4 3/4 pound smoked Norwegian Salmon 1/2 cup pearl barley, soaked in cold water overnight 4 1/2 cups water, divided 1/2cup olive oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup broccoli florets 1 carrot, cut into small cubes or strips 1/2 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, cut into small cubes or strips 1 cucumber, cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons chives, chopped 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Dice salmon into 1/2 x 1/2-inch cubes (or if already sliced, cut in strips) and set aside in refrigerator. Drain water from barley. Simmer on low heat in 1 cup water with sprinkle of salt for approximately 30 minutes or until soft. Drain barley and transfer to bowl. Immediately add oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper, mix well and set aside to cool. Bring remaining 3 1/2 cups water to boil and add plenty of salt. When water boils vigorously, add broccoli and carrots and let cook for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables immediately with slotted spoon, plunge into ice water, and then take out of water to drain. When barley is cold, gently mix all ingredients together and serve with wholegrain bread or sprinkling of bread croutons on top. Vegetables and herbs can be varied according to your own preferences. Norwegian Salmon in Aluminum FoilServes: 4 4 sheets aluminum foil (12 x 18 inches, slightly larger than yellow legal pad) 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips 1 small leek, cut into thin slices 1 onion, cut into thin slices 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into 8 wedges 1 1/2 pounds Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed, cut into 8 portions 1 tablespoon water for each package 4 tablespoons crme frache or sour cream Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350F. Place aluminum foil on table with shortest side facing you. All food will be placed in middle of bottom half of foil. Top half of foil will eventually be folded over food. Brush center of bottom half with oil. Mix all vegetables and spread 1/4 of them over oil. Arrange 2 portions of salmon with vegetables. Add water. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining three sheets of foil. To seal pouches, fold top section of foil over. Fold and squeeze edges together to form well-sealed pouch. Place packages on large baking sheet and place in preheated oven. When packages enlarge, theyre ready to serve usually after about 6 to 8 minutes. To serve, carefully place each package on plate and open at table with pair of scissors or knife. Spoon crme frache or sour cream onto fish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Fresh herbs can be added before or after cooking. Eat straight from package. Norwegian Salmon The cold, clear waters of Norway create the ideal environment for ocean-farming flavorful Norwegian Salmon. Tasteful, healthful and versa tile, salmon from Norway offers a deliciously easy way to incorporate more fish into the American diet. Norwegians take great care to ocean-farm salmon in a sustainable manner thats good for the fish, good for the earth, and good for future generations. To learn more, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com.FAMILY FEATURES W hether youre trying to control your weight or embrace a healthier lifestyle, the food choices you make have to be enjoyable. And deliciously healthy recipes are the key. Recipes that use elements from New Nordic Cuisine are a great way to enjoy healthy eating, said registered dietician and author Kate Geagan, MS, RD. This cui sine is naturally rich in some of the healthiest, purest foods in the world. And, it can be easily adapted to U.S. tastes and lifestyles. A plate filled with seafood, especially Norwegian Salmon, is a hallmark of New Nordic Cuisine. I love how this cuisine is inspired by the sea, Geagan said. The ocean provides some of natures most perfect pro teins that deliver whole body benefits. For example, a serving of Norwegian Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein and omega 3 fats. It also contains key nutrients, including selenium (thyroid and cell health), iodine (thyroid and hormonal health), vitamin D (bone and immune health) and vitamin B12 (red blood cell and neurological health). Norwegian Salmon is available fresh year-round, so its easy to incorporate into your everyday meal planning. For more deliciously healthy recipes, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com. New Nordic Cuisine Nordic cultures have long enjoyed a reputa tion as some of the healthiest people in the world. New Nordic Cuisine is filled with healthy, hearty foods anyone can enjoy. Deli cious elements of this cuisine include: Seafood, such as Norwegian Salmon Whole grains such as rye bread, barley and oats Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables Berries, apples and pears Root vegetables Poached Norwegian Salmon with Stewed Vegetables and Cucumber SaladServes: 4 3/4 pound Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed 4 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon salt 1 lemon Stewed Vegetables 1 1/4 cups water 4 potatoes, cut into cubes 3 carrots, cut into cubes 1 medium celeriac root, cut into cubes 2 onions, cut into cubes 1 medium size leek, cut into cubes 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or chives, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste 3/4 cup milk Cornstarch, to thicken sauce Cucumber Salad 1 pound cucumber 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2tablespoons olive oil Cut salmon into 4 even pieces and rinse well under cold water. In large pot, bring water to boil, add salt and then salmon. Immediately remove from heat and let stand to poach for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness of fillet. Be careful not to overcook the flavors and texture of salmon is at its best when served opaque throughout. Remove from pot with slotted spoon and let water drain off on towel before arranging salmon on plate. For vegetables, sprinkle water with salt and bring to boil in a large pot. When water is boiling, add potatoes, carrots, celeriac root and onions. Lower heat and simmer until soft. Add leeks and fresh herbs and simmer for 2 more minutes. Drain vegetables carefully in colander and make sure you keep cooking water. In same pot, bring milk and cooking water to boil; season with salt and pepper. Dilute cornstarch in small amount of cold water and add to boiling liquid until you have thick sauce. Add vege tables to milk mixture to reheat before serving. For cucumber salad, peel cucumber, split lengthwise and remove seeds with small spoon. Cut at an angle in thick slices and mix with sugar, vinegar and oil. Serve salmon with stewed vegetables and cucumber salad on the side. Serving Suggestion: A few drops of lemon juice on the salmon is a must. 8Wednesday, September 19, 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 Remember the prisoners and the MIAs Citizens latest move needs to be watched F irst, the good news: In a heartening display of responsibility, the board of governors at state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is cutting up the corporate credit cards following a cyclone of condemnation set spinning by newspaper reports detailing wanton spending by the insurers brass and intensified by remarks betraying an executive culture disdainful of prudence. When traveling, the insurers leadership will now be subject to the same spending restrictions placed on the heads of other state agencies, and Gov. Rick Scott has also asked Florida Chief Inspector General Melinda M. Miguel to scrutinize Citizens travel expenditures for waste or abuse. If youre smiling, savor the moment it wont last long. Minutes after enacting the restrictions at its Sept. 7 meeting, the very same board approved what Citizens is calling an innovative exposure reduction program, slated to begin in December. Deciphered, that means the state-backed insurer wants to give $350 million of taxpayers money to private firms as an incentive to assume and retain approximately 300,000 policies currently held by Citizens. To be fair, the $350 million would be structured as 20-year loans. This implies Citizens would want the money back should the firms balk come high water. Having been fair, lets be plain: It is policyholders not underwriters who need a life preserver. Extending a line of credit to private insurers will do little to remedy Floridas ailing homeowners insurance market, especially in light of the circumstances that caused Citizens to become Floridas largest underwriter: the failure and flight of private insurers from the state following the hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. The terms of the loans provide an ostensible measure of protection to Floridians, but its a veneer: Theres nothing in the program that would prevent a repeat of the past. If Citizens board and the administration in Tallahassee want to move people back into the private market, a legislative mandate that private insurers doing business in Florida be sufficiently capitalized to pay most or all of their claims obligations in a worst-case scenario would do far more to restore faith in the system than a lottery of loans ever could. If that means national or transnational insurers can no longer construct singlestate subsidiaries designed to shield the parent company from loss in the event of disaster, so be it. It is ultimately the public interest, not private interests, to which government is beholden. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A refreshing family power of example BY JIM FLYNN Special to the Messenger Behind our hardened veneers, most writers are romantics. We like happy endings, particularly in true-life stories. A recent Associated Press article out of Chicago detailed the birth of Elle Cynthia Jordan to her healthy and attractive 53year-old grandmother, Cindy Reutzel. Over the past 30 years test-tube babies have been born to menopausal women as old as their sixties. What was different about the conception and birth of Elle Cynthia Jordan was the ordeal of her biological mother, Emily Jordan. Two years before Elle was conceived in vitro, her mother Emily had been diagnosed with cervical cancer and had to undergo a radical hysterectomy. Before the surgery was performed, it was discovered that Emily was pregnant. Her unborn child was removed with her cancerous uterus. Although Emily would never be able to carry a baby, doctors who removed her uterus salvaged her ovaries. Two years later Emily and her husband Mike were ready to try for an in-vitro fertilization using Emilys ovaries and Mikes sperm. They needed a healthy body in which their test-tube baby could grow until birth. Emilys mother, Cindy Reutzel, volunteered. The details of the pregnancy and delivery are better understood and enjoyed by women. Our interest focused on the wrenching decision which Emily and Mike Jordan had to make about removal of her malignant uterus and their unborn child. Was there a place for government in the Jordan familys deliberations and decisions? We think not. The Jordans wisely limited their deliberations and decisions to themselves, their family, and their physicians. In the days leading up to the delivery of Elle Cynthia Jordan, the national political parties were updating their opinions about abortion. Notwithstanding the baseless but binding decision in Roe v. Wade, The Republican platform asserts that every conceived child has a right to life, no matter what the circumstances. On the other hand, Democrats defend Roe v. Wade, because abortion is a personal decision which they insist has no place for politicians or government, They say their endorsement is without conditions or qualifications, but they make an exception that taxpayers should guarantee ability to pay an hypocrisy not mentioned in Roe v. Wade. Politicians and righteous do-gooders cannot resist defining and redefining other peoples natural rights and liberties. They are intrusive and arrogant, as well as hypocritical. Meddling in peoples lives seems to require significant time and attention which our politicians could better devote to the neglected work for which they were elected. The difficult and painful decisions made by the Jordan family were right for them, and required no assistance from government or politicians. Any other independent decision they might have made would have been just as right. Congratulations to the Jordan family and grandma Cindy Reutzel for doing Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor A bout a dozen or so years ago, I was sitting in my newspaper office in New Smyrna Beach when a man came in to see me. He was dressed in rough-looking clothes, and had a long beard that looked as if he hadnt trimmed it in months. I immediately stereotyped him as, well, you can guess, especially since I found out he was a veteran, and weve all heard stories about down and out vets. His name was Tom Ryan, and it turned out he was one of the nicest people I met over there, and one who was most dedicated to what he was trying to accomplish. Tom was on a mission to have a bridge on U.S. Highway 1 between New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange named in honor of POWs and MIAs, thats prisoners of war and those missing in action. It was his passion to keep these peoples plights in front of the public, and, some years after I left, he succeeded. It was Tom who introduced me to POWMIA Remembrance Day, and the POWMIA flag. Up to that point, I am ashamed to say I didnt know either existed. The Remembrance Day is observed on the third Friday in September, which is this week, Sept. 21. As I write this I havent been notified of any special ceremonies, but I hope that will change before Friday. Many of us remember that big day during the Vietnam War when POWs were released. The joyous reunions with their families were shown nationwide as the country celebrated their return. Some people say there are still POWs over there. Of course, the Rambo movies helped perpetuate this notion. Whether this is true is up for debate, but what is not contested is the list of MIAs, not only from Vietnam but from all other conflicts dating back to World War II. For the families of the POWs who returned home, there were some joyous celebrations as their loved ones came home. But for the families of the MIAs, there were no such events. They are still left with the uncertainty of what happened to their kin who went off to war and never came back. I applaud those who are constantly trying to find out what happened to the MIAs, those who want accountability from the foreign countries in which we fought. With the advances in DNA identification, it is now much easier to take some bones and identify them properly. While the efforts continue, we should all realize what these families and friends are going through, and take a special moment Friday to remember those who were lost, then found, and those who were lost, and havent been located. And if youre ever driving down U.S. 1 in Southeast Volusia County, when you cross that bridge over Spruce Creek make sure you mentally thank Tom Ryan for keep the plight of these folks in our minds. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger.

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Thursday, Sept. 27 Ballot amendments to be discussed There will be a discussion of Pros and Cons of the 12 Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot on Thursday, Sept. 27, at OTOW, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, there will be a free voter guide given to all attendees. Saturday, Sept. 29 Sheltering Hands yard sale The fourth annual fundraising yard sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala. The group is accepting clean items. There is also a 50/50 raffle, and aluminum cans will be collected. For pickup, call Flo at 352-694-7731, Becky at 352-3513802, or Carolyn at 352-817-0663. Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. Sunday, Sept. 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchLift up your hearts in praise! Everyone is invited to join Marion County Christian Churchs in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and family worship. The program begins at 5 p.m. and refreshments are served. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, call 352-861-6182 or contact http://www.ccomc.org/.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. Thursday, Oct. 4 Support for caregivers A Caregivers Support Group meets at 10 a.m. in the library of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 each first and third Thursday of the month. All in need of information, comfort and support are welcome to attend. Call Catherine at 352-873-0829 for more details. Saturday, Oct. 6 Quarterly reading of deceased vets Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will read the names of local veterans who have passed away during the previous three months when the Quarterly Memorial Reading takes place at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Those members are Tevis Fitzpatrick, Jean Brown, Beverly Fritz, Trish Kilgore, Sonja Wheelis, and Roberta Abraben. The Colors will be posted and retired by Belleview High School ROTC, and the gun salute performed by members of Marion County Sheriffs Office. Kevin Christian, of the Marion County School System, will perform two songs during the ceremony. Among others taking part in the ceremony will be event organizer Wilbur Julius, Marion County Veterans Services Director Jeffrey Askew, and Undersheriff Dan Kuhn.Kingdom of the Sun band two-day concertThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its October concert series, You Cant Stop the Beat scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are free and open to the public. Musical selections include: Stevie Wonder in Concert; Selections from Hairspray; American Overture for Band; George & Ira Gershwins Someone to Watch Over Me, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Flutation, featuring the KOS flute section; and, featuring the KOS clarinet section, Pie in the Face Polka, from the motion picture The Great Race, among others. For information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Donations are cheerfully accepted. Vendors wanted by churchCrossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space, the size of two parking spaces for $10. Tables are available for an additional $5. Call 352-509-4141 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to save a place. Two-day yard sale at garden club siteThe Pioneer Garden Club will conduct its annual indoor yard sale on Oct. 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be clothes, toys, household items, kitchen goods and plant, among other things. The site is the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Website is pioneergardenclub.org.Yoga at Sholom ParkCome and join us for a beautiful yoga class in the peace park, which begins promptly at 9 a.m. For further information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950. Sunday, Oct. 7 Annual historic home tour The Historic Ocala Preservation Societys annual historic home tour, featuring the 100th anniversary of one home, will be Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The Tour will be centered around Bryant Park. For ticket information, call 352-351-1861.Monday, Oct. 8 Twirlers to teach square danceFun and friendship set to music is what square dancing is. The Ocala Twirlers club is starting a beginners class for new dancers on Oct. 8 at 12:45 p.m. The club meets at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., westbound just past Pine Run. The church is about a half-mile from the intersection. Call Tom Warren at 352-237-6416 or Norm Barnes at 352-873-1734 for information Tuesday, Oct. 9 Candidate forums scheduledCandidate forums will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Candidates for Marion County races (commission seats for districts 1,3,5; sheriff, supervisor of elections, and superintendent of schools) have accepted the Leagues invitation to participate in this forum hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters. The event is open to the public. Friday, Oct. 12 Two-day Autumn Gift MarketThe Junior League of Ocala is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women and children through community outreach and public service. We will be hosting The Junior League of Ocalas 17th annual Autumn Gift Market at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the community projects of the Junior League of Ocala. The Autumn Gift Market is a unique shopping experience and will showcase boutique merchants from throughout the southeast and many local businesses. Entertainment will be provided by local groups and schools and there will be food vendors and fun concessions. For merchant, sponsorship, or ticket information, please email jloagm@gmail.com or visit www.juniorleagueofocala.com or call 352-368-0993. Saturday, Oct. 13 Craft fair at Marion LandingA Craft fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center, located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks and a large assortment of holiday decorations will be on sale. Refreshments will be available. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9 4Wednesday, September 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually outspoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Good news: All that hard work you put in is beginning to pay off. But you need to watch that tendency to insist on doing things your way or no way. Be a bit more flexible. G E M I N I ( May 21 to June 20) You might want to delay making a decision on the future of a long-standing relationship until you check out some heretofore hidden details that are just now beginning to emerge. CANC ER ( June 21 to July 22) Your reluctance to compromise on an important issue could backfire without more facts to support your position. Weigh your options carefully before making your next move. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) This is a good time for ambitious Leos or Leonas to shift from planning their next move to actually doing it. Your communication skills help persuade others to join you. V IR G O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) Relationships personal or professional present new challenges. Be careful not to let a sudden surge of stubbornness influence how you choose to deal with them. L I B R A ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) You might need more facts before you can decide on a possible career change. But you should have no problem making a decision about an important personal matter. SC OR P IO (O ct 23 to Nov 21) Youre respected by most people for your direct, no-nonsense approach to the issues. But be careful you dont replace honest skepticism with stinging sarcasm. SAG I TTA RIU S ( Nov 22 to D ec 21) A newly emerging situation could require a good deal of attention and some difficult decision-making. However, close friends will help you see it through. CAP RI C OR N (D ec 22 to Jan 19) Family matters need attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships. AQ U A RIU S ( Jan 20 to F eb 18) Of course you deserve to indulge yourself in something special. But for now, tuck that bit of mad money away. Youll need it to help with a looming cash crunch. P I SC E S (F eb 19 to March 20) A temporary setback in your financial situation is eased by changing some of your plans. Youll be able to ride it out quite well until the tide turns back in your favor. B OR N TH I S WEE K : You have a gift for understanding peoples needs. You have a low tolerance for those who act without concern for others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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 000CI3Z CANADIAN MEDS 000CN29 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. 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ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME CHECK UP and CLEANINGS NEW PATIENTS & EMERGENCIES WELCOME Hablamos Espaol CALL TODA Y 000CNK4 Most Insurances Accepted Accepting: Chase Health Advance And Care C redit 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 352-596-9900 Amir Akel, DMD www.akeldental.com SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS DISCOUNT FOR CASH PAYING 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 000CHOG All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry AllStars Realty Mary Radel, Realtor 352-484-1245 maryradel@remax.net www.maryradel.remax.com 000CICN I dont just find your house, I make it a HOME! 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000CHJV 000CMF4 rias. Forest High student Callie Jo Phillips, Trinity Catholic High School Student Council President, Dani Nicholson, West Port High Student Council President, Josef Kim were other students on the committee. Other Committee members were, Dee Brown, David Cook, Chuck Pardee and Greg Slay. The committee also recommended a Gateway Sign Program. The program would have some signs with images along with the road name. Bonnie Heath Boulevard could have an image of his first Kentucky Derby winner, Needles. Silver Springs Boulevard could have an image of a glass bottom boat. Osceola Boulevard could have an image of the famous Indian. The committee felt this program would help showcase who we are and where we came from. The students will also present the roads names for final approval to the Marion County Transportation Organization (TPO) on Sept. 25. The TPO is the Ocala City Council, the Marion County Commission, a member of the Belleview and Dunnellon City Councils, all sitting as your official government entity for major infrastructure and transportation projects. ROADScontinued from Page 1 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Cardiologist to speak Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Parish Health Ministry, will hold The Original Food for Thought luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Ali Nasser, MD, Cardiologist, is going to speak on Anticoagulant medications and their affects on the clotting network. Please RSVP to 352-368-4028 so organizers may get a count of people attending. 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. Saturday, Oct. 20 Preserve plans yard saleSpruce Creek Preserve will hold a community yard sale on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (gatehouse entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.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. Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts FairJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. Highway 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from a variety of talented crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plus, enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale. Saturday, Nov. 10 SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Ongoing Parlez-vous franais? French classes offeredThe French Club is inviting anyone who is interested in learning to speak French or speaks French to join. For more info call Marie, 352-209-4940. Happenings Seven Sisters Inn Celebrates Celestial BeautyChip Coffey, star of A&Es Psychic Kids and Paranormal State, will be in Ocala on Oct. 5 and 6 for a three-hour event Celebrating Celestial Beauty. Seven Sisters Inn, the internationally famed Bed and Breakfast, has come back to life in historic Ocala. Featured and investigated in 2008 by Ghost Hunters, the beautiful 1890 Victorian Gothic Queen Ann, is sponsoring Chip Coffeys event at the Ocala Inner Center. The investigation will be held at the inn, led by Chip Coffey himself! There will be a gallery presentation and a full investigation of Seven Sisters Inn. The gallery will offer opportunity for ticket holders to meet, speak and listen to Chips presentation, while getting acquainted with your inner psychic abilities. An hour long gallery reading of random audience members will be held, where Chip charmingly engages closely with the spirits among us. Learn about the recorded and haunting history of Seven Sisters Inn. Professionals from Ocala Historical and Ghost Walks will offer amazing photo Aura images will also be at hand. Engage with statewide paranormal professionals as they introduce and share the skills they use to bring the twilight zone to a scientific level. This is Chip Coffeys only visit to the Sunshine State this year! Please call Seven Sisters Inn, at 352-433-0700, for more information. I often hear derogatory remarks directed toward the IRS. I must admit that many of these critical remarks originated with me. Not that I do not like my good old Uncle Sam, it is that he is a little demanding when it comes to tax time. Every year I complain about filing my income tax and paying out gobs and gobs of dollars to the United States government. I know it is important to pay taxes, and, I pay my fair share even though it may be grudgingly. Throughout the years, I have complained that dear old Uncle Sam never writes me a letter. I will have to amend that complaint because I recently received a personalized letter from the IRS. Well, you can imagine my surprise at getting this letter. With trembling hands, I opened the letter, anxious to know what was going on in the world of Uncle Sam. I expected a detailed letter of what he was doing and how he was getting along and how the kids were and all that sort of thing. Imagine my surprise when none of that information was contained in the letter. From the contents of the letter, and I must say a lot of it was goobly glop, I had fallen far short of my share of income tax this past year. According to the letter, I was a gazillion dollars short of what he had expected from me and quite frankly, he was disappointed in this behavior on my part. Do not ask me how many zeros a gazillion dollars have because I do not know. I do not have that many fingers or toes. Although I read the letter several times it was not quite clear how much I acWho says the IRS is a bunch of mean folks? tually owed and what plans there were in place for me to pay it back. From what I could understand from the letter, I owed good old Uncle Sam an arm and a leg, and he was highly expecting that I would come through for him. Well, that kind of letter did not set well with me. I was tempted to leave the country, then sneak back as an illegal alien, and not have to worry about all this nasty stuff. But, I did not have that much energy available. There was a phone number I was to call if I had any personal questions. Boy, did I have some personal questions. I was fully expecting not to get a real human voice when I called. But, again, I was pleasantly surprised. Within 30 minutes and after dozens of pushing this button and pushing that button I had on the other end of the phone a very pleasant and cheerful voice, a representative of the IRS. After we exchanged some personal niceties and followed up on the weather report from each of our locations, we finally got down to the real business of the phone call. I must confess I was not expecting such pleasantries from an IRS agent. I assumed she had the telephone in one hand and a loaded, fully cocked revolver in the other. If she did, she concealed it most admirably. Then we got down to the nitty-gritty of what the IRS is all about: collecting taxes from potentially delinquent taxpayers, like myself. The thought that I deliberately was delinquent was rather humiliating for me. Simply put, I just did not pay enough in, but this telephone call was going to rectify all of that. After she crunched all the figures and as I waited patiently on my end of the phone, she was able to determine I owed the government an arm and a leg. It was then that the negotiations began in earnest. I must confess she could not have been any nicer had she been my grandmother. She then began to query as to which arm and which leg I was going to give to the government. This presented a real difficult decision on my part. Throughout the years, I have grown quite fond of both arms and both legs. Then I asked her if I could counter a proposal. She replied in the affirmative. Would you consider, I began rather slowly, an arm OR a leg? There was a pause on the other and of the phone when I could tell she was thinking. Whenever you get a government employee to think, watch out. I could hear the old wheels grinding and grinding. Finally, she said, I think that would be acceptable. And, Ill even allow you to select either arm or leg. We like to work with people. Now the burden was on me. I now owed the government an arm OR a leg and I just had to select which one. I first considered my arms. In thinking about them, I use both of my arms although the left one less than the right one every day. What with writing and eating my arms are rather busy throughout the day. Then I considered my legs. I like my right leg and so the choice became rather easy for me. Now, the United States government has at least one leg to stand on, thanks to Yours Truly. I have something greater to stand on. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1 KJV). Jesus Christ trumps Uncle Sam when it comes to liberty.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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com James Snyder Christs Church Saturday, Sept. 22: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22: : Sanctified in concert, 7 p.m. FREE. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist The fall schedule of Friendship Baptist Church begins on Sept. 23 with Sunday school for every age at 9:30 a.m. The morning worship service will be at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Randall Brown bringing a special Bible message. The choir and vocal renditions will be under the directors of Mrs. Linda Brown. The Sunday evening service and the Youth Life Group will meet at 6 p.m. The Youth Pastor is C.J. Fouraker. The Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m. The Mens Prayer meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 25. Young at Heart will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. The church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Mishkan Congregation Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of Yom Kippur a day of atonement beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. and continuing on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Mishkan Congregation, 6675 Maricamp Road.Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat evening service on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. at Religion the Collins Center, building 300, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen who will lead the congregation in song, prayer and dance in celebration of the joyous fall festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. All are invited to attend the service and experience a Jewish Reconstructionist approach to Judaism. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit bethisrae

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Thursday, Sept. 20 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Members will be briefed on the AFA National Convention and upcoming events of the AFA. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Adult Ministries start College Road Baptist Church begins Adult Ministries, Young At Heart on Sept. 20 at noon. The first program, will be our own Worship Pastor, Jeff Rountree. Come and enjoy an uplifting voice for our Lord. Everyone is welcome and bring your friends. We ask that you bring a dish to share. The Church is at 5010 College Road / State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-5741. Saturday, Sept. 22 Fort King Festival plannedThe annual Fort King Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. Admission is free. For information, call 352-694-2529.Sanctified in concert A special event, for the young and the young at heart, presenting a free concert featuring Sanctified, a local group, who rock the rafters. The music and excitement you will not sit still starts at 7 p.m.. Free tickets are available at the churchs event center. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, call 352-861-6182 or contact http://www.ccomc.org/.Worship service at TimberRidgeA worship service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Sunday, Sept. 23 Amendments to be explained Former county commissioner Judy Johnson will discuss the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution on the ballot in November on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. in Room C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. The ballot measures refer to such diverse subjects as health care, property taxes, state budgets, taxes in general, judicial reform, abortion, religion, and government administration. Ms. Johnson has in previous such talks translated the legal language of the amendments into a form that enables audience members to understand them better and to make an informed decision when voting. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Library and admission is free. For information about the Friends, log on to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org. Membership is this organization, the goal of which is to support the library system, costs $5 for single memberships, and $10 for family memberships. Merchant Marine veterans to meet The American Merchants Marine Veterans Inc. invites all merchant seaman former, active or retired wives and widows of Merchant Mariners to attend their monthly meetings. The group meets the fourth Sunday of the month, 12:30 p.m. at the Marine Corps League, 2529 N Magnolia Ave, Ocala. The next meeting is Sept. 23. The veterans work to help the causes of the American Seaman and American Seapower and work to gain recognition for what the Merchant Marine does for the country in both times of peace and war. The AMMV and our Ocala Chapter support veterans issues, including actively supporting efforts to obtain veterans benefits for Merchant Mariners who served in Korea, Vietnam and other war zones. Locally the AMMV is active in the Marion County Veterans committee and volunteer at the countys Veterans Park. Mariner descendants and people interested support the purpose of the Merchant Mariners are invited to join as associate members. For more information call 352-347-5726 or 352-564-0267 or email morris27@centurylink.netMonday, Sept. 24 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Building room 240 on Monday, Sept. 24. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be a representative from Hospice of Marion County. The topic will be hospice services. The charity for September will be Hospice of Marion County. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Wednesday, Sept. 19.Tuesday, Sept. 25 Breast Cancer Support Group meets The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Sept. 25 will include a presentation by Patricia Martin from All About You Boutique on Silver Springs Boulevard in Six Gun Plaza. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Missionaries to speak Barry and Judy Burnell, missionaries from Switzerland, will be speaking and sharing their missionary experiences at the Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala, Sept. 25. For more information, please call the church at 352-861-0755. Wednesday, Sept. 26 Butterflies: From A to ZHospice of Marion County is hosting its first Butterfly Seminar on Wednesday. Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m. in the Hospice Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala). Edith Smith, regionally-renowned butterfly expert and owner of Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Brooker, will conduct the seminar. Ediths farm has been featured in The Dangerous World of Butterflies by Peter Laufer, plus several magazines and newspapers including Country Woman, Florida Agriculture, Ocala Style and the Jacksonville Journal. You can learn more about Edith at www.memorialbutterflies.com. In this seminar, Edith will teach how to build a basic butterfly garden habitat, basic butterfly lifecycle and facts, and how to create a butterfly garden in a container. Pre-registration is required. Call 352-854-5218 or go to www.hospiceofmarion.com. Cost is $20, which includes seminar, butterfly host plant and refreshments. Your registration includes a visit to a custom-designed butterfly garden with more than 250 butterflies and host plants to view. Proceeds from this event will benefit Childrens Bereavement Programs. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11 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. 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(352) 438-2520 Sponsored by Friends of Dunnellon Public Library. Abraham and Mary Lincoln The Presidents and First Ladies programs present the personal side of our first couples. After seeing this performance they will become more than just names read about in history books. William and Sue Wills proudly present the story of our 16th President and First Lady Presidents and their First Ladies is a creation of the veteran acting and writing, husband and wife team, William and Sue Wills. William researches and creates the scripts while Sue edits his work and creates costumes, many of her own designs. Operating their own theatrical company in Ocean City, MD for more than 20 years, they are now in their 16th year of bringing to life the stories of 33 different Presidential couples. 000CLQN 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 M ON S AT 8:30 AM -5:00 PM F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES P ersonalized Music Boxes Pick Your Box, Pick Your Sentiment, Pick Your Song! One of many new items. This weeks puzzle answers Happenings More on Page 4 American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 Floral City will host its second annual Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion from Sunday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 21. The location is seven miles north of Crystal River at Holcim Corp. properties at Red Level. Look for signs There will be free admission and parking for all veterans, families and the public. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Moving Tribute will be open all week. There will be live music (Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands, and Paul and Jackie Stevio) and others Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Additionally there will be a World War II Windtalkers display plus a Native American Sacred Smoke Ceremony. Its a time for veterans of all branches of military service to reunite old friendships and for friends and relatives to honor those who have fought to keep our nation free. The public is welcome. Public and private school children groups encouraged to arrange for free guided tours. For vendor applications visit Richard Mass at richardmass@tampabay.rr.com. For other information visit www.NatureCoastVeteransReunion.org. Veterans organizations, military, commercial and other vendors still needed. Deadline is Sept. 30. Vendor spaces: 10x10 is $175, 15x15 is $250, and larger spaces are $1.25 per square foot. There are Limited power sites at $35 extra plus 6 percent sales tax. Vendors may set up after 3 pm. Oct. 14. Tent camp sites, 40x40 are $10 per night. Vendors can inquire about site space. Vietnam Wall and other Memorials will be escorted from Citrus County Fairgrounds to Veterans Reunion site Sunday Oct.14. Motorcycles and all other vehicles invited. Event contact persons: Richard Hunt 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel 352-2385692 or Richard Mass 352-697-1488. The event is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 225s building fund. Sponsorships, donations and new members are also welcome. Veterans group to host reunion, visit from memorials Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details.Tops meets on FridaysWe welcome you at, Tops Chapter 678. You will find our members, friendly, caring and happy people. We meet at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church, State Road 200, on any Friday at 9 a.m. First meeting is free. For info, call Judy at 291-7526 or Jan at 854-0775.

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 25 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Happenings Page 2 Opinion Page 8 12Wednesday, September 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CKU2 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 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 000C87G 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) 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org is discovered through worshiping together 711187 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000CNNK DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 9/29/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES Quail Meadow T oday, as I am writing this article, I am reminded of what happened 11 years ago today 9/11/01. Im sure each of us can recall exactly what we were doing when we received the news of the attacks on our country. Today as we were driving across town we noticed many flags at half-staff and signs reminding us of that day. This month is a very important time for our Jewish community. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah began at sundown on Sept. 16 and ended at the end of the day on the 18th. This is the year 5773 according to the Jewish calendar. The earliest date on which Rosh Hashanah can fall is Sept. 5, as happened in 1899 and will happen again in 2013. The latest date that Rosh Hashanah can occur relative to the Gregorian dates is Oct. 5, as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043. After 2089, the differences between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar will result in Rosh Hashanah falling no earlier than Sept. 6. Although the Jewish calendar is based on the lunar cycle, so that the first day of each month originally began with the first sighting of a new moon, since the fourth century it has been arranged so that Rosh September is an important time for Jewish community Carolyn Slocumb Hashanah never falls on a Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday. Traditional Rosh Hashanah foods are apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet New Year, pomegranates, and wine for Kiddush. Rosh Hashanah customs also include sounding the shofar. The traditional greeting for the New Year always includes a wish for a good year. Another important Jewish holiday this month is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Yom Kippur falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah. The purpose of Yom Kippur is to bring about reconciliation between people and between individuals and God. According to Jewish tradition, it is also the day when God decides the fate of each human being. There are three essential components of Yom Kippur: (1) Teshuvah (Repentance), (2) Prayer; and (3) Fasting. Repairs to the driveway are almost complete! Fortunately, we did not have a sinkhole. With the new curbing the water problem should disappear. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow began their season with lunch at The Apple Restaurant, followed by a business meeting at the clubhouse. Several suggestions were made regarding upcoming events. Check the QM Reporter for dates and times for the next meeting. Beware of the bobcat. Another bobcat has been seen roaming in the community. This time he has been spotted in the yards of homes on Northwest 33rd Lane and Northwest 32nd Place. As of this date there will NOT be a flu shot clinic at the clubhouse this year. It is recommended that you get your immunizations at a local pharmacy, grocery store, Walmart, or your physicians office. It is time to put together the ballots for board members for both QMPOA and QMRPOA. If you would like to be considered for either one of these boards, please contact any member of the current boards. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow at The Apple Restaurant. Remembering 9-11 Ceremonies recalling the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were held last week at Highland Memorial and on the Ocala square. Photographer Johnny Walker contributed these pictures, mostly of the event on the Square, which was put on by Vanguard High School. BY CHUCK PARDEE Special to the Citizen And the road names chosen are Osceola Boulevard and Farris Bryant Avenue. Two major corridors in and around the city of Ocala were selected by the Roads of Marion County Road Name Selection Committee last Thursday night. The 31st / 32nd / 42nd / 44th / 39th corridor which runs east and west on the southern side of Ocala was given the name, Osceola Boulevard. This corridor will cross Interstate 75 with a new bridge and connect to State Road 200 at 40th Avenue. Osceola lived in Marion County and his village, Osceolas Town, was less than a half mile south of the newly named corridor. At that point on SR 200 where Osceola Boulevard intersects, a new road will be built, and through a number of different existing four-lane roads, will travel north all the way to County Road 326. This corridor was given the name, Farris Bryant Avenue. Farris Bryant was born and raised in Ocala and became governor of Florida in 1961. As governor he saw that I-75 came through Ocala and was instrumental in getting many of our primary and secondary roads constructed. As a legislator he guided the states junior colleges into reality and made sure one was built in Ocala; you know it today as the College of Central Florida. The Avenue, parallels the road he help locate here, I-75. Farris Bryant Avenue also runs through the heart on Ocalas industrial area, which is fitting due to the industry and jobs he brought to Ocala. Under Governor Farris Bryant, two state prisons were built here. The Marion County Historical Commission, who submitted the name, had been looking for a road to name after our own Farris Bryant, the 34th governor of Florida. We are also very proud the four high school students who served on the committee. Soon after Ocala Mayor and TPO Chairman, Kent Guinn opened the meeting, he turned the gavel over to Vanguard Student Council President, Nardin DeNew names proposed for roads Please see ROADS Page 10 Fund-raising event to help familyA fund-raising barbecue dinner to help a family that was burned out of their home will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Tuscawilla Park. Dinner pickup is between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Local Shriners are cooking the meal for the wife and four children of Staff Sgt. Richard Leadingham, who was deployed three days after the fire to Afghanistan. The oldest child attends Francis Marion Military Academy, which is sponsoring this family to help them rebuild their home. Called Operation Rebuild, the school is asking people to donate $36 each. The school will get help from Habitat for Humanity in building the home. Applications for the Honor Flight must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. All interested World War II veterans may go to the OcalaHonorFlight.org website and print out the application, complete it and mail it to the address on the application. The Mission of the Ocala Honor Flight has been to transport Marion County World War II Veterans from the Ocala/Marion area to Washington, D.C. to visit their WWII Memorial. The Ocala Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor our Local World War II Veterans for all their sacrifices. Since its beginning in 2009, the Ocala Honor Flight has transported more than 400 local World War II veterans to Washington and with this last flight (Mission 5), more than 200plus more vets will be taken. Honor Flight plans to take two planes (737s) from Ocala International Airport on Oct. 25. Donations should be sent to P .O. Box 247 Ocala Florida 34478 and checks should be made out to Fla. Dept. of VFW, (attention: Ocala Honor Flight) who is the fiscal agent. All donations are tax deductible. For additional information or questions please visit the website at www.OCALAHONORFLIGHT.ORG or on Facebook at OcalaHonorFlight. There are stillseats available contingent on the reception of final funding. For more information, call 352-8671249. Honor Flight deadline nears BY JIM CLARK Editor When the Tampa Police Dept. and Hillsborough County Sheriff found out that the Republican National Convention was coming to town, they decided they didnt have the numbers in law enforcement for crowd management, so they put out a notice to state agencies, asking for help. The Marion County Sheriffs Office answered the call, sending 38 members to a week at the gathering. Among those taking part was Sgt. Louis Pulford, who at the time was second in command at the Southwest District Office on State Road 200. The 11-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, who is also a former police officer for Williston, has since been transferred to the Oklawaha district. The local deputies went to Anniston, Alabama, for training. I dont see this type of thing happening in Ocala, he said, but it did provide first-hand crowd management training. The Thursday before the Local deputy helped provide security at GOP meeting convention was check-in day. Pulford was among those who were put up at a LaQuinta Motel. Friday was a local training day, and then Saturday they went out into the field. We had to drive to the Fairgrounds for breakfast at 4:30 in the morning, and as a supervisor I had a briefing at 5:20, Pulford said, which meant he couldnt oversleep. At about 6 they were bused to their sites, and 12 hours later they were taken back to the Fairgrounds for dinner and a briefing. Sandwiches were served tor lunch. He was assigned to one of four sectors in downtown Tampa, from the east side of the river, Florida Avenue to Ashley Street, and I-275 south to the convention center. There were four parks in the area, and none was really bad. We had no problem with the protesters. He said that some more aggressive protesters come to these sites and try to mix in with the more calm folks, then cause trouble when law enforcement becomes distracted. But with so few protesters, they had no place to hide, Pulford said. Hurricane Isaac definitely had an effect, Pulford said, in keeping the out-of-town protesters from coming.