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Publication Date: 11-14-2012
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BY JIM CLARK Editor Just when you thought things had settled down in the Marion County sheriffs race, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement stepped in to add some confusion.. In the hottest race of the local election, Blair defeated Bernie DeCastro, 73 percent to 26 percent. It has been a roller coaster ride for Blair, who lost in the Republican primary to Dan Kuhn, who dropped out of the race after a scandal. GOP officials decided to put Blair back in position to win, but ballots had already been printed with Kuhns name, so a vote for Kuhn meant a vote for Blair. DeCastro, from the Constitution Party, tried to get the early votes cast before Kuhns withdrawal thrown out, but a judge ruled against him. Blair then celebrated the win Tuesday night and was prepared to work with Sheriff Ed Dean, who is retiring, on the transition. But along comes the FDLE. In a brief, pointed statement Wednesday morning, Dean said, I congratulate Chris Blair on his election. I understand the need for an orderly transition of the office and I was prepared to begin this process. However, I have been requested this morning by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to delay the Sheriffs Office transition efforts for 30 days in view of the pending FDLE investigation. Commissioner Bailey has promised that FDLE will conduct an expedited investigation, Into what, however, isnt known, although there have been reports of an investigation into Blair's campaign. Meanwhile, other local candidates, almost all Republicans, celebrated victories in Tuesdays general election. INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........5 Stone Creek........6 Fairfield Village..7 VOLUME 6, NUMBER33 WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2012 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 10 12Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CX12 Effective Nov. 19, the Ocala Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, 2013, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past. In addition, on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public. As we did last year, employees working that day will focus on reducing backlogged workloads. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing us of a change of address or telephone number are conveniently available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1-800325-0778. Many of our online services also are available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov. Social Security to cut local office hours Celebrating 100 Katherine Foote of Quail Meadow recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She is shown here with her pet, Chalupa. Story on Page 2. A new voice will lead the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. On Nov. 6 at their regularly scheduled board meeting, commissioners voted to have Commissioner Kathy Bryant take the chairmans seat. Bryant is serving her first term on the Board of County Commissioners; this is her first time serving as chair. Commissioner Carl Zalak will take the vice chair seat. This is Zalaks first term on the commission and first time serving as vice chair. As chairman, Bryant will manage board meetings, public hearings and workshops. She will also establish board priorities and serve as a board ambassador at many public events. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair will assume these responsibilities. Bryant replaces former commissioner Charlie Stone as chair. During her two years on the board, Bryant considers her involvement with consolidating public safety communications, bringing the Ocala 489 industrial park to fruition, and solving Marion Countys solid waste dilemma through purchasing air space at the Bushnell ACMS landfill to be among her top accomplishments. For her upcoming year as chair, she would like to continue to target economic development. I want to keep the board focused on economic development and make sure we continue moving our community forward, Bryant said. One of the other things I look forward to this year is hopefully putting together our solid waste authority. Ill also continue to make sure we are fiscally responsible. Citizens elected Bryant to the commission in 2010. Since joining the commission, she has served as the board liaison to the Tourist Development Council, among other local agencies. Bryant also serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Counties and serves as vice chair of that agencys health and human services policy leadership team. She is also a graduate of the Florida Association of Counties Certified County Commissioner program. Bryant, Zalak chosen to serve top spots on County Commission Cathy Bryant Carl Zalaka Superintendent-elect George Tomyn announces the first appointments to his executive staff, less than 48 hours after winning Marion Countys top educator title. Tomyn and two new school board members take their oaths of office on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. Included in the appointments are new assignments for the two deputy superintendents who provided the opposition for Tomyn in the recently elections. The following administrative appointments take effect Monday, Nov. 26: Rick Lankford, current Vanguard High School principal, becomes deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Cindy Repp, currently the assistant principal for curriculum at Vanguard, becomes the interim principal at Vanguard. Dr. Diana Greene, the current deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal. Dr. Anna DeWese moves from principal at Fessenden to the district to join K-12 Academic Services, a combined departTomyn lists new school assignments Please see TOMYN Page 3 FDLE delays Blairs transition Chris Blair Please see BLAIR Page 3

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The largest single donor in the history of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County will honor school-based teachers of the year and rookie teachers of the year with a special event complete with cash, prizes, and catering this week. Though BMW / VW / Porsche of Ocala formalized its $50,000 partnership with the Foundation in September, theyre inviting recently-elected teachers of the year and rookie teachers of the year -96 in all to the dealership located at 3949 SW College Road in Ocala for a welcoming reception. The event takes place Wednesday, November 14, from 4:30PM-6:30PM. BMW / VW / Porsches $50,000 partnership with the Foundation includes a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta for next years Marion County Teacher of the Year, cash awards for school-based teachers and rookie teachers of the year, and various sponsorships for employee recognitions, school projects, and school athletic programs. It also calls for the dealership to provide banners to hang at all schools promoting the partnership. The Public Education Foundation of Marion County, Inc. is a not-forprofit corporation organized to enhance education in Marion County Public Schools. Foundation actions focus community interest on public education, initiate support, and underwrite projects and programs benefitting public school students, teachers, and administrators. For more information, contact incoming Foundation Executive Director Judi Zanetti at 352.671.4167 or Judith.Zanetti@marion.k12.fl.us. You can also visit www.pefmc.org. juice, coffee and tea. The club collected 29 pairs of boys pajamas, 31 pairs of girls pajamas and 26 pairs of girls socks, 46 pairs of boys socks, plus nine packages of diapers and two packages of wipes. Club President, Carol Wilkes introduced Lori Chamblin, director of Alpha House and gave Lori the good news that $212 was collected during the sale of books at the Fall Festival. Lori shared with the clubs members the work that Alpha House does and how much our donations mean to this organization. The money raised from the book sale will be used to purchase books for the clients children at Alpha House. Patty Wallner and Amy Schwartz are the committee members who volunteered to purchase the books with input from Lori for the Alpha House. The books are donated in honor of Rita Levys, 13-year-old granddaughter, Hannah Duffy who is fighting cancer of the brain. The books that were not sold are being given to the Veterans Club to donate to Operation Shoebox which they support. Here is another great example of a Stone Creek Club helping the Ocala Community. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11 2Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000D6GL 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. F ri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. 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Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 C U M 2 000CUM2 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger These were the visitors taking part in the celebration of the 100th birthday of Katherine Foote, shown in the front row holding her pet, Chalupa; on her right is Alden Foote. Second row: Patti Alden and Priscilla Banks; back row: Donya Regalia, Chuck Alden, Joseph LaForte, Arthur Foote. O ctober 31, 1912 that was the day Katherine Foote was born on a farm in Pennsylvania. Katherine had 13 brothers and sisters! At the age of 17 she decided she wanted to see the big city of New York. So, she left the farm and went to New York all by herself. The first job she had was as a waitress in a coffee shop. It was there that she met Gene Sarazen, a great golfer who in 1935 became the first of only five golfers to win golfs professionals Grand Slam. Gene was very Katherine Foote marks her 100th birthday Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW impressed with Katherine and he wanted her to have a better job; so he got her one working on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. This job was like a dream come true for Katherine. She met many famous people while working here. Among those she met was Al Smith, who became a very good friend. She also met Winston Churchill and when they were introduced she asked Mr. Churchill if she could give him a kiss! His reply was, yes, so she gave him a big kiss right on his lips! Another famous person she met was John Raskob, the man who financed building the Empire State Building. Mr. Raskob saw some of her knitting and asked if she would knit him a sweater. Naturally, Katherine was honored to do so. Upon completion of the sweater, Mr. Raskob told her to go to Bloomingdales and get anything she wanted and he would pay for it. They remained friends for the rest of Mr. Raskobs life. On another occasion, Katherine was taking a boat ride around Manhattan and there was a tall, skinny young man also on the boat. He kept making eyes at Katherine, and she thought he was just some young kid. It just so happened, that skinny kid was Frank Sinatra! Along with all the celebrities, Katherine also met Alden Foote, a photographer on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. She and Alden married in 1940. They had three sons and one daughter. Alden went into the army and served in Pattons 3RD Army. For the most part, Katherine raised her four children by herself in lower Manhattan. During World War II she worked as a bartender and also at very upscale seafood restaurant in NYC. After leaving New York, Katherine moved to Hawaii and lived there for 32 years. She enjoyed the beautiful view of the ocean from her home. She also had a great garden and raised huge squash. In 2008 Katherine and her son, Arthur, moved to Quail Please see QUAIL Page 3 Read the classifieds PAJAMAScontinued from Page 6 Amy Schwartz, Laurie Chamblin, Patty Wallner. Special donation to honor local teachers Arnette to hold open house on Thursday, Nov. 29Arnette House has completed a $150,000 renovation of its 24-hour emergency youth shelter. This renovation has created a more homelike and environmentally friendly setting for the youth. Arnette House will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. Facility tours will be provided throughout the duration of the event to inform and educate the community about residential and non-residential counseling programs offered by Arnettes dedicated staff. Join us at Arnette House, 2310 N.E. 24th St., to learn more about the imminent dangers associated with youth homelessness and about the amazing work being done at Arnette House to change the lives of young people and make our community a better place to call home. For information on Arnette House and its many programs available to the community, e-mail Adam Copenhaver, Community Development Coordinator, acopenhaver@arnettehouse.org, please visit www.arnettehouse.org or call 352-622-4432 ext 231.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3 10Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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FOR THE HOLIDAYS! 10-40% OFF 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE STOREWIDE 000D5U1 000D1B1 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 Meadow. She enjoys going out for a ride in her wheelchair, and her faithful dog, Chalupa, is always in her lap. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Katherines family and friends gathered at the clubhouse to celebrate her 100 years of life. She enjoyed all the love and attention shown to her by family, friends, and neighbors. Katherines son Alden, who lives in California, has written a two act play which is being produced. The title of the play is Angel of Chathams Square. When Katherine was read the play, her remark was, thats about me. And, yes, the play is about part of her life. All of her children were here for the big party: Chuck Alden and his wife Patti from New York; Alden and his spouse Donya Regalia from California, Arthur from Quail Meadow, and daughter, Priscilla Banks, from Ocala. Also in attendance was Katherines grandson, Joseph LaForte, who lives in Honolulu. Can you imagine all the changes Katherine has witnessed in her 100 years? In 1912, the year she was born, the Presidential election had the distinction of having three men running for the office: Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson these men consisted of a former president, the current president, and a future president. And 1912 is also the year the Titanic sank. If you want to meet a very inspiring lady, stop by and visit with Katherine Foote. QUAILcontinued from Page 2 ment merging the Curriculum and Staff Development areas. Chester Gregory moves from Forest High School principal to deputy superintendent of operations. Wally Wagoner, the current deputy superintendent of operations, moves to an administrator-on-assignment position within the district. Brent Carson transfers to Forest High School as principal from his current principal position at StantonWeirsdale Elementary. Chris Sandy, currently the executive director of elementary education, becomes principal at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. Lisa Krysalka becomes executive director of human resources, transferring from principal at Belleview Middle. Philip Leppert, the current executive director of human resources, moves to an administrator-onassignment position within the district. David Ellers, the current executive director of secondary education, becomes principal at Belleview Middle. TOMYNcontinued from Page 1 In the race for school superintendent, George Tomyn outdistanced Diana Greene, 58 percent to 41 percent. Both are on the staff of Jim Yancey, who is retiring. Another countywide election saw Wes Wilcox top Judge Cochran, 59 percent to 40 percent, in the race for Supervisor of BLAIR continued from Page 1 Elections. Wilcox is already a veteran of the local office. The Marion County Commission will have two new members when it reorganizes. In the only real contested race on Tuesday, Earl Arnett defeated Jessica Hadley, 55 percent to 44 percent, and will replace Charlie Stone, who ran unopposed for a State House seat. Incumbent Stan McClain and newcomer David Moore easily defeated write-in hopefuls. Both were winners in the primary, with Moore ousting incumbent Mike Amsden. In some other races affecting Marion County, Ted Yoho easily beat two opponents to win the U.S. House District 3 race. In the primary, Yoho ousted incumbent Cliff Stearns. In U.S. House District 5, incumbent Democrat Corrine Brown got 70 percent of the vote to win, although in Marion County Republican LeAnne Kolb was the top vote-getter. In U.S. House District 11, incumbent Richard Nugent defeated David Werder by getting 64 percent of the vote. In nearby Florida House districts, Keith Perry retained his seat over Andrew Morey, incumbent Jimmy Smith defeated well-known challenger Nancy Argenziano, and Stone and Dennis Baxley won without opposition. In the only Florida Senate race on the local ballot, Dorothy Hukill of Port Orange defeated Frank Bruno in District 8. Charlie Dean was re-elected without opposition. Saturday, Nov. 17 Two symphony and choir concertsFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the OSO Community Choir for this special presentation! The concert will include selections from Handels Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, a Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other exciting holiday music. The presentations will occur on Saturday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala and on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Summerfield. Tickets are only $15 for general admission. They are available at all Center State Banks, on OcalaSymphony.com, or by calling 352-351-1606. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out.You dont want to miss this unique opportunity to see nearly 200 people working together to make a joyous noise. Bring friends, bring family, and together lets celebrate this annual powerful Ocala tradition once again. Sunday, Nov. 18 From Bach to Broadway at Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala presents From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Karen Allen is an accomplished musician with musical degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Princeton University. She began her career as a pianist and has performed on and off Broadway. She is also a cantor and rabbi. Mr. Zinger was a soloist in the Russian Symphony Orchestra and has performed throughout the United States including Lincoln Center and the New York City Museum of Modern Art. He has also appeared with Ray Charles, Ricky Martin and on TV. Tickets are $10 per person and benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For further information and tickets please contact Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 or Shirley 352873-6186. Come enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music suitable for the whole family.Temple to conduct auctionThe annual fund raising auction for Temple Bnai Darom is being conducted by Bruce Denerstein, licensed auctioneer. The Auction begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. There is no buyers premium. Included in the auction are new and used merchandise, furniture, coins, jewelry, household items, gifts, etc. The Temple is located at 49 Banyan Course. For additional information call Shelly at 352-694-3655. Monday, Nov. 19 American Legion post to meet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sherriffs Brian Litz Building at 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.Saturday, Nov. 24 Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787.

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Thursday, Nov. 15 Back to the 50s Car Show A Back to the 50s car show community event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawthorne Village of Ocala, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, located just off 42nd Street Southwest, the new road leading to the new bridge on the east side of the Interstate. There will be great music, door prizes, food and the best old fashioned soda ice cream floats! You wont want to miss it. You will also have the opportunity to tour brand new elegant 55+ apartments. This event free to the general public. Young at Heart luncheonNov. 15th is the date for the Young at Heart luncheon at College Road Baptist Church set for noon. This month the guest will be Don Townsend, a Christian Illusionist. This is a second appearance, we enjoyed him so much last year. Bring your dish to share and join our fellowship. Everyone is welcome. We have many activities you might like taking part in., our Winter Concert Series, Senior Adult Ministry trips. The Worship Choir will present The Splendor of Christmas in Dec. three performances. Come to lunch and ask about our coming season of activities. We are at 5010 College Road. Phone is 352-237-5741.Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Nov. 16 Art exhibit at City Hall The public is invited to Ocala City Hall to attend the opening reception for the art exhibit Culture Builds Living Communities Friday, Nov. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. City Hall is at 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The exhibit is the first in a series of three juried art competitions named Culture Builds and is being executed through a partnership between the city of Ocala and the Marion Cultural Alliance. The reception will include entertainment provided by Marion County Center for the Arts and food offerings from a variety of downtown restaurants. To RSVP or for more information, contact Melissa Townsend at 352-401-3900 or mtownsend@ocalafl.org.Saturday, Nov. 17 Rolling Stones tribute at Circle SquareSatisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute is the international touring show dedicated to the Worlds Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This glamorous concert is the only full time touring show of its kind in the world and its highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming audiences have ever witnessed. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and supporting cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits. This show may well be the greatest show ever honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy! Tickets for this concert start at $16. Catch the amazing Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute concert on Saturday, Nov. 17th at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 and 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Business hosts arts, crafts showThe parking lot of Infiniti Fine Furniture Consignment will be the scene of an Arts and Crafts Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. There is no charge for vendors to set up but a space reservation is requested, 352-671-1890. The store is at 7470 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.African Violet Club to meetPlease join us for our Nov. 17 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The program topic for November will center around a workshop and repotting your African violets and other gesneriads. We will have hands on and everyone is encouraged to bring violets they wish to repot and newspaper and other repotting supplies. Our courtesy store will be open as well with all kinds of products such as new pots and soil, tools and fertilizer. This promises to be another fun and informative meeting! Delicious light refreshments will be served. The public is invited. For information, contact our club president, Laura Perdomo, at thepeacockcottage@gmail.com or check out the club website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Additionally, please note due to the Thanksgiving holiday we are meeting the third Saturday of November instead of the usual fourth Saturday of the month. SummerGlen garage sale The SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the Summer-Glen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9 4Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 25 00 Before 11:00 $ 20 00 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 11/18/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000D2C3 C ALL FOR S PECIAL G ROUP R ATE 10 A DULT T ICKETS OR MORE F RIDAY N IGHT O NLY Nov. 16-17, 20128 P M G ATES OPEN AT 5:30 P M Citrus County Fairgrounds Inverness, FL 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 275 NE U.S. 19, Crystal River 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando AR IE S (M arch 21 to A p ril 19) Restless Rams and Ewes might want to let others finish a current project while they start something new. But if you do, you could risk losing out on a future opportunity. T A U R U S ( A p ril 2 0 to M ay 2 0 ) The Bovines creative forces start revving up as you plan for the upcoming holidays. Some practical aspects also emerge, especially where money is involved. G EMINI (M ay 21 to J une 2 0 ) Moments of doubt disrupt your otherwise clear sense of purpose. Dont ignore them. They could be telling you not to rush into anything until you know more about it. CA N C E R (J une 21 to J uly 22) A planned trip might have to be delayed. Plan to use this new free time to update your skills and your resume so youll be ready when a new job opportunity opens. LEO (J uly 23 to Aug 22) A flood of holiday party bids from business contacts allows you to mix work and pleasure. Your knowledge plus your Leonine charm wins you a new slew of admirers. V I RG O ( Aug 23 to Se p t 22) An unexpected act by a colleague complicates an agreement, causing delays in implementing it. Check out the motive for this move: Its not what you might suspect. LI BRA ( Se p t 23 to O ct 22) You might want to cut ties with an ingrate who seems to have forgotten your past generosity. But there might be a reason for this behavior that you should know about. Ask. SC O R PIO (O ct 23 to N o v. 21) Be careful not to set things in stone. Much could happen over the next several days that will make you rethink some decisions and maybe change them. SAG ITT AR IU S (N o v. 22 to D ec 21) Your plans to help provide holiday cheer for the less fortunate inspire others to follow your generous example. Expect welcome news by weeks end. CA P R I C O R N (D ec 22 to J an 19) Youre in your glory as you start planning for the holiday season ahead. But leave time to deal with a problem that needs a quick and fair resolution. A QU AR IU S (J an 2 0 to Feb 18) The upcoming holiday season provides a perfect setting for strengthening relationships with kin and others. A new contact has important information. PI SC E S ( Feb 19 to M arch 2 0 ) Instead of fretting over a cutting remark by a co-worker, chalk it up to an outburst of envy of your well-respected status among both your colleagues and superiors. B O R N T H I S WEEK: You instinctively know when to be serious and when to be humorous attributes everyone finds endearing. 2012 King Features Syndicate, 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 Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5 8Wednesday, November 14, 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 Theyre not called demotions, but... Another botched Florida vote T hree days after last weeks general election, well after all 49 of the other states had reported election results, ballots were still being counted in two metropolitan Florida counties and the state had not declared a winner of the presidential election. However, unlike the disastrous 2000 election, the Florida vote this year did not determine who would become president. So the delay has not received the same level of attention, but the failure to report results of a general election in a timely manner is nonetheless an embarrassment to the state and should be a call to action. After the 2000 presidential election, when Florida votes were counted and recounted for more than a month before the presidential election was decided, the election system in the state was reformed under the direction of a 2002 federal law called the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), passed largely as a result of the Florida election fiasco. The 2004 and 2008 presidential elections were relatively uneventful. But this year, as a result of multiple factors, the system broke down again in some of the states most populous counties. Some of the factors leading to a broken system are political. Some are financial and systemic. But all are fixable. One of the more often cited political factors was the Republican state legislatures decision to cut the number of early voting days from 14 to eight days. This was believed by many to be an effort to suppress Democratic votes, and even after there were reports of long lines in early voting, Gov. Scott refused to follow the lead from former Gov. Charlie Crist and extend early voting hours. The shorter time for early voting, coupled with the unnecessary length of the ballot caused by the legislature putting 11 constitutional amendments on it, created a situation bound to create problems. But these alone do not explain the fiasco in some of the states most urban areas. Some of the other possible reasons include inadequate funding in some elections offices created by tight county budgets, shortage or breakdown of voting equipment, and legislative limitations on where early voting places can be located. For example, according to elections officials, state law limits early voting locations to libraries, city halls or elections offices. The result is in large urban areas, finding sufficient early voting locations may be difficult, even if funding is available. To address and resolve these issues, we urge our legislative delegation to support creation of a statewide commission that includes elections supervisors, legislators and experienced business managers, and authorize this commission to investigate the whole range of issues that led to this years breakdown. We then urge our Legislature to listen to and act on these recommendations and make it easier for Florida residents to vote, and for these votes to be tabulated and reported in a timely manner. This is not a Democratic or a Republican issue. This is a fundamental citizenship issue. And we urge our lawmakers to take the issue seriously and take non-partisan actions to prevent another Florida election debacle four years from now. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters If I Were The DevilAll seniors should remember Paul Harvey, but if you do or dont, please go on line to http://stg.do/9LDc to hear his prediction made on ABC April 3, l965, it only lasts 3 minutes. Regardless of your political persuasion, you will be able to confirm what a wise man Harvey was and how his If I were the devil is playing out in America today. It is scary so Satan must truly be smiling! The very principles that made us the greatest country in the world are no longer the backbone of our Nation. We are now a Nation who is openly turning away from God and we will pay the price for doing so. We have made our bed, now we will have to live with it. We have invited God to remove his blessings from America and he may just do that Dont be shocked to see us hit with more natural disasters than ever before as God has no choice but to bring us back to our knees, one way or the other. Get familiar with Biblical history, for as then, He is still in charge! I pray I am wrong regarding the above, join me in this prayer. Wayne Rackley Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 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Six Stylists a nd Two Master Barbers t o Serve You Pedicures and Manicures Available Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts Jim Clark Editor J ust when you think youre going to have a nice, positive, post-election column, something happens to gum up the works. I guess I can still legitimately priase George Tomyn and Dr. Diana Greene for the school superintendent campaign they ran. While all the attention was focused on the unfortunate events in the sheriffs race, which at this writing still isnt settled, Tomyn and Greene ran a quiet, seemingly positive campaign. Voters heard the qualifications from each, and didnt get the nasty, negative mailings, etc., that permeated other races. But just when you think everything was going along smoothly, Tomyn, less that 48 hours after winning the election. announces changes in his administrative staff to take effect on Nov. 26. Among those changes was the reassigning of Greene and Wally Wagoner, Tomyns primary opponent, to jobs that removed them from the deputy superintendent role that each held. Greene has become principal of Fessenden Elementary, and Wagoner, well, hes just reassigned and we dont know where. Tomyn insisted that these were just reassignments and not demotions, but come back a month from now and compare the current salaries of the pair to what they will be making then. I guess thats the people living up to the saying, To the victor belongs the spoils. Still, I cant help but think that the school system would have been better served if Greene and Wagoner had remained in their current jobs. Furthermore, it would seem to have been politically expedient for Tomyn to take the high road and keep these two people in their posts. They might have become allies, ensuring Tomyns re-election in the future. Now, I can just see the wheels turning for 2016. You can gear up right now for the school superintendent race, and you can bet that this move by Tomyn will be front and center in the debate. Hows that for having something to look forward to? Speaking of clean campaigns, there were a couple of others that went all right, too. In the race for supervisor of elections, Wes Wilcox easily outpointed Judge Cochran. Wilcox ran on his own record, choosing not to criticize Cochran, who had no experience in the elections office. The outcome was not a surprise, but neither mans reputation was tainted. Congratulations to both. And in the lone contested County Commission race, things went smoothly as Earl Arnett defeated Jessica Hadley. Both also stayed above the fray, and we even got a live phone call from Arnetts camp. Again, nice job by both. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Climate changeThe recent devastating and unusual storm, Sandy, that hit New York, New Jersey and other Northeast points, should have been a warning to those who think there is no such thing as climate change. Storms are getting worse, coming at different times of the year and following paths that were unthinkable less than a generation ago. Too many Americans refuse to admit that the weather is changing, whether you want to call it global warming or something else. Most of the problems are man-made, with greenhouse gases and other pollutants changing the air and the balance of nature in this country and around the world. Please, stop and take a moment to study what is going on around you in the atmosphere, and realize that the lack of tighter regulations is ultimately going to spell doom for our world. It will take a while, for sure, but those who worry about what we leave for our grandchildren to straighten out, especially in things such as a national debt, must add climate control to the list. There are some people who refuse to admit that this is a problem. They should get their heads out of the sand and quit hiding from reality. Our worldis a mess, politically, economically and ecologically. The people of this planet need to get together to straighten it out. Meanwhile, if youre looking to start a business that will pay off in the future, I suggest you start making gas masks. Years from now, everyone on Earth is going to need one. Richard James Ocala PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEOcala Palms party A Halloween Mah Jongg was celebrated at Ocala Palms with 50 players in attendance. The evening consisted of several games of Mah Jongg as well as prizes, cakes and other goodies. Pictured here are some of the players having a fun time, from left: Nako Down, Lynn Coleman, Estelle Siegel and Elizabeth Cherulnik. Also in attendance were, left to right: Marion Stiegler, Elaine Sparks, Nicki Martin, Rosemary Reilly and Zory Jovanovic. Read the classifieds Pictured here, left to right, are: Janet McWilliams, Barbara Dubinet, Amelia Picou and Jay Pilot. More on Page 11

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T he Social Activities Committee of Fairfield Village had its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The interim officers presided. There was good attendance by members of the community. Acting Chair Norma Powers, recognized the outgoing Chair Jean Chapman, who surprised a number of those present as she announced special recognition for some volunteers from 2011 and 2012. Those recognized and thanked with special certificates were: Toni Belcher, Sandra Ford, Loretta Zang, Jean Chapman, Norma Powers, Joe Vitagliano, Simone Vitagliano, Ed Glenney, and Priscilla Geissal. Chapman spoke for the officers and others who have worked tirelessly for the past two years. She said. We had a ball doing what we did. The entire committee did a great job. I, personally, want to thank everyone for all their help. Nominations were taken for the SAC for 2013. Chair-Norma Powers. Activities DirectorToni Belcher. Assistant Activities Director-Sharon Breeden. Secretary-Carol Starr. Treasurer-Stan Cohen. There will be a vote at the meeting to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to be present and to take part in the voting. Everyone was reminded of the Fairfield Village yard and bake sale set for Saturday, Nov. 10. T hose participating in the craft and bake sale to be held in the Clubhouse were reminded to have tables set up on Friday afternoon. There was a discussion of the pledges made toward the purchase of a piano to be used for activities in the Clubhouse and for the pleasure of neighbors who would be encouraged to come up to the Clubhouse and enjoy the piano when it is purchased. There have been two $100 pledges made by Sandy and Norris Williams and by Barb and Jim LePage. Anyone who would like to be a part of this effort is encouraged to do so. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Many feel that the piano will be a great addition to the Clubhouse especially since a new singing group is being organized under the direction of Paula LeBlanc. This new group will make its debut appearance at the Christmas gathering. The meeting closed with the reminder that the Thanksgiving pot luck dinner will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. The Christmas pot luck will be on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Those attending are asked to check the sign-up sheets in the lobby of the Clubhouse and indicate what they plan to bring so that the menu will be appropriate and completely covered in all areas of the menu. The reminder was made that the dishes contributed should be sufficient for at least eight people. Everyone present showed great interest in the upcoming events. Fairfield Village lives up to its slogan, a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7 6Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000D5JG EXPIRES 12/12/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf, golf carts & hotdog lunch special. 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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 000D64L Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 711187 Volunteers were honored for special service to the Fairfield Village SAC. L to R. Priscilla Geissal, Norma Powers, Toni Belcher, Sandra Ford, Simone Vitagliano, Joe Vitagliano, Ed Glenney, Jean Chapman, and (not pictured) Loretta Zang. Fairfields SAC honors volunteers at meeting Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE Interim SAC members conduct regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. W hat better way than to collect new childrens pajamas than a pajama breakfast. Linda Cooper, Rita Levy and Patricia Gizzi hosted a pajama breakfast for the Crafts of the Mind Book Pajama Breakfast held to collect clothes for children Patricia Gizzi S TONE CREEK Club for the clubs charity, Alpha House. Members came in Disney Character PJs, silk pajamas, robes, cotton ones and leopard PJs. Breakfast was an assortment of items from French toast to baked eggs, to fruit with ricotta dip, muffins and an assortment of other baked goods along with See PAJAMAS Page 11 Book Club members are shown in their pajamas Walk of Remembrance set for Nov. 17A Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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T he Social Activities Committee of Fairfield Village had its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The interim officers presided. There was good attendance by members of the community. Acting Chair Norma Powers, recognized the outgoing Chair Jean Chapman, who surprised a number of those present as she announced special recognition for some volunteers from 2011 and 2012. Those recognized and thanked with special certificates were: Toni Belcher, Sandra Ford, Loretta Zang, Jean Chapman, Norma Powers, Joe Vitagliano, Simone Vitagliano, Ed Glenney, and Priscilla Geissal. Chapman spoke for the officers and others who have worked tirelessly for the past two years. She said. We had a ball doing what we did. The entire committee did a great job. I, personally, want to thank everyone for all their help. Nominations were taken for the SAC for 2013. Chair-Norma Powers. Activities DirectorToni Belcher. Assistant Activities Director-Sharon Breeden. Secretary-Carol Starr. Treasurer-Stan Cohen. There will be a vote at the meeting to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to be present and to take part in the voting. Everyone was reminded of the Fairfield Village yard and bake sale set for Saturday, Nov. 10. T hose participating in the craft and bake sale to be held in the Clubhouse were reminded to have tables set up on Friday afternoon. There was a discussion of the pledges made toward the purchase of a piano to be used for activities in the Clubhouse and for the pleasure of neighbors who would be encouraged to come up to the Clubhouse and enjoy the piano when it is purchased. There have been two $100 pledges made by Sandy and Norris Williams and by Barb and Jim LePage. Anyone who would like to be a part of this effort is encouraged to do so. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Many feel that the piano will be a great addition to the Clubhouse especially since a new singing group is being organized under the direction of Paula LeBlanc. This new group will make its debut appearance at the Christmas gathering. The meeting closed with the reminder that the Thanksgiving pot luck dinner will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. The Christmas pot luck will be on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Those attending are asked to check the sign-up sheets in the lobby of the Clubhouse and indicate what they plan to bring so that the menu will be appropriate and completely covered in all areas of the menu. The reminder was made that the dishes contributed should be sufficient for at least eight people. Everyone present showed great interest in the upcoming events. Fairfield Village lives up to its slogan, a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7 6Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000D5JG EXPIRES 12/12/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf, golf carts & hotdog lunch special. 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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 000D4VF 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 D 7 9 5 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 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 000D64L Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 711187 Volunteers were honored for special service to the Fairfield Village SAC. L to R. Priscilla Geissal, Norma Powers, Toni Belcher, Sandra Ford, Simone Vitagliano, Joe Vitagliano, Ed Glenney, Jean Chapman, and (not pictured) Loretta Zang. Fairfields SAC honors volunteers at meeting Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE Interim SAC members conduct regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. W hat better way than to collect new childrens pajamas than a pajama breakfast. Linda Cooper, Rita Levy and Patricia Gizzi hosted a pajama breakfast for the Crafts of the Mind Book Pajama Breakfast held to collect clothes for children Patricia Gizzi S TONE CREEK Club for the clubs charity, Alpha House. Members came in Disney Character PJs, silk pajamas, robes, cotton ones and leopard PJs. Breakfast was an assortment of items from French toast to baked eggs, to fruit with ricotta dip, muffins and an assortment of other baked goods along with See PAJAMAS Page 11 Book Club members are shown in their pajamas Walk of Remembrance set for Nov. 17A Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5 8Wednesday, November 14, 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 Theyre not called demotions, but... Another botched Florida vote T hree days after last weeks general election, well after all 49 of the other states had reported election results, ballots were still being counted in two metropolitan Florida counties and the state had not declared a winner of the presidential election. However, unlike the disastrous 2000 election, the Florida vote this year did not determine who would become president. So the delay has not received the same level of attention, but the failure to report results of a general election in a timely manner is nonetheless an embarrassment to the state and should be a call to action. After the 2000 presidential election, when Florida votes were counted and recounted for more than a month before the presidential election was decided, the election system in the state was reformed under the direction of a 2002 federal law called the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), passed largely as a result of the Florida election fiasco. The 2004 and 2008 presidential elections were relatively uneventful. But this year, as a result of multiple factors, the system broke down again in some of the states most populous counties. Some of the factors leading to a broken system are political. Some are financial and systemic. But all are fixable. One of the more often cited political factors was the Republican state legislatures decision to cut the number of early voting days from 14 to eight days. This was believed by many to be an effort to suppress Democratic votes, and even after there were reports of long lines in early voting, Gov. Scott refused to follow the lead from former Gov. Charlie Crist and extend early voting hours. The shorter time for early voting, coupled with the unnecessary length of the ballot caused by the legislature putting 11 constitutional amendments on it, created a situation bound to create problems. But these alone do not explain the fiasco in some of the states most urban areas. Some of the other possible reasons include inadequate funding in some elections offices created by tight county budgets, shortage or breakdown of voting equipment, and legislative limitations on where early voting places can be located. For example, according to elections officials, state law limits early voting locations to libraries, city halls or elections offices. The result is in large urban areas, finding sufficient early voting locations may be difficult, even if funding is available. To address and resolve these issues, we urge our legislative delegation to support creation of a statewide commission that includes elections supervisors, legislators and experienced business managers, and authorize this commission to investigate the whole range of issues that led to this years breakdown. We then urge our Legislature to listen to and act on these recommendations and make it easier for Florida residents to vote, and for these votes to be tabulated and reported in a timely manner. This is not a Democratic or a Republican issue. This is a fundamental citizenship issue. And we urge our lawmakers to take the issue seriously and take non-partisan actions to prevent another Florida election debacle four years from now. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters If I Were The DevilAll seniors should remember Paul Harvey, but if you do or dont, please go on line to http://stg.do/9LDc to hear his prediction made on ABC April 3, l965, it only lasts 3 minutes. Regardless of your political persuasion, you will be able to confirm what a wise man Harvey was and how his If I were the devil is playing out in America today. It is scary so Satan must truly be smiling! The very principles that made us the greatest country in the world are no longer the backbone of our Nation. We are now a Nation who is openly turning away from God and we will pay the price for doing so. We have made our bed, now we will have to live with it. We have invited God to remove his blessings from America and he may just do that Dont be shocked to see us hit with more natural disasters than ever before as God has no choice but to bring us back to our knees, one way or the other. Get familiar with Biblical history, for as then, He is still in charge! I pray I am wrong regarding the above, join me in this prayer. Wayne Rackley Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 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Six Stylists a nd Two Master Barbers t o Serve You Pedicures and Manicures Available Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts Jim Clark Editor J ust when you think youre going to have a nice, positive, post-election column, something happens to gum up the works. I guess I can still legitimately priase George Tomyn and Dr. Diana Greene for the school superintendent campaign they ran. While all the attention was focused on the unfortunate events in the sheriffs race, which at this writing still isnt settled, Tomyn and Greene ran a quiet, seemingly positive campaign. Voters heard the qualifications from each, and didnt get the nasty, negative mailings, etc., that permeated other races. But just when you think everything was going along smoothly, Tomyn, less that 48 hours after winning the election. announces changes in his administrative staff to take effect on Nov. 26. Among those changes was the reassigning of Greene and Wally Wagoner, Tomyns primary opponent, to jobs that removed them from the deputy superintendent role that each held. Greene has become principal of Fessenden Elementary, and Wagoner, well, hes just reassigned and we dont know where. Tomyn insisted that these were just reassignments and not demotions, but come back a month from now and compare the current salaries of the pair to what they will be making then. I guess thats the people living up to the saying, To the victor belongs the spoils. Still, I cant help but think that the school system would have been better served if Greene and Wagoner had remained in their current jobs. Furthermore, it would seem to have been politically expedient for Tomyn to take the high road and keep these two people in their posts. They might have become allies, ensuring Tomyns re-election in the future. Now, I can just see the wheels turning for 2016. You can gear up right now for the school superintendent race, and you can bet that this move by Tomyn will be front and center in the debate. Hows that for having something to look forward to? Speaking of clean campaigns, there were a couple of others that went all right, too. In the race for supervisor of elections, Wes Wilcox easily outpointed Judge Cochran. Wilcox ran on his own record, choosing not to criticize Cochran, who had no experience in the elections office. The outcome was not a surprise, but neither mans reputation was tainted. Congratulations to both. And in the lone contested County Commission race, things went smoothly as Earl Arnett defeated Jessica Hadley. Both also stayed above the fray, and we even got a live phone call from Arnetts camp. Again, nice job by both. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Climate changeThe recent devastating and unusual storm, Sandy, that hit New York, New Jersey and other Northeast points, should have been a warning to those who think there is no such thing as climate change. Storms are getting worse, coming at different times of the year and following paths that were unthinkable less than a generation ago. Too many Americans refuse to admit that the weather is changing, whether you want to call it global warming or something else. Most of the problems are man-made, with greenhouse gases and other pollutants changing the air and the balance of nature in this country and around the world. Please, stop and take a moment to study what is going on around you in the atmosphere, and realize that the lack of tighter regulations is ultimately going to spell doom for our world. It will take a while, for sure, but those who worry about what we leave for our grandchildren to straighten out, especially in things such as a national debt, must add climate control to the list. There are some people who refuse to admit that this is a problem. They should get their heads out of the sand and quit hiding from reality. Our worldis a mess, politically, economically and ecologically. The people of this planet need to get together to straighten it out. Meanwhile, if youre looking to start a business that will pay off in the future, I suggest you start making gas masks. Years from now, everyone on Earth is going to need one. Richard James Ocala PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEOcala Palms party A Halloween Mah Jongg was celebrated at Ocala Palms with 50 players in attendance. The evening consisted of several games of Mah Jongg as well as prizes, cakes and other goodies. Pictured here are some of the players having a fun time, from left: Nako Down, Lynn Coleman, Estelle Siegel and Elizabeth Cherulnik. Also in attendance were, left to right: Marion Stiegler, Elaine Sparks, Nicki Martin, Rosemary Reilly and Zory Jovanovic. Read the classifieds Pictured here, left to right, are: Janet McWilliams, Barbara Dubinet, Amelia Picou and Jay Pilot. More on Page 11

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Thursday, Nov. 15 Back to the 50s Car Show A Back to the 50s car show community event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawthorne Village of Ocala, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, located just off 42nd Street Southwest, the new road leading to the new bridge on the east side of the Interstate. There will be great music, door prizes, food and the best old fashioned soda ice cream floats! You wont want to miss it. You will also have the opportunity to tour brand new elegant 55+ apartments. This event free to the general public. Young at Heart luncheonNov. 15th is the date for the Young at Heart luncheon at College Road Baptist Church set for noon. This month the guest will be Don Townsend, a Christian Illusionist. This is a second appearance, we enjoyed him so much last year. Bring your dish to share and join our fellowship. Everyone is welcome. We have many activities you might like taking part in., our Winter Concert Series, Senior Adult Ministry trips. The Worship Choir will present The Splendor of Christmas in Dec. three performances. Come to lunch and ask about our coming season of activities. We are at 5010 College Road. Phone is 352-237-5741.Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Nov. 16 Art exhibit at City Hall The public is invited to Ocala City Hall to attend the opening reception for the art exhibit Culture Builds Living Communities Friday, Nov. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. City Hall is at 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The exhibit is the first in a series of three juried art competitions named Culture Builds and is being executed through a partnership between the city of Ocala and the Marion Cultural Alliance. The reception will include entertainment provided by Marion County Center for the Arts and food offerings from a variety of downtown restaurants. To RSVP or for more information, contact Melissa Townsend at 352-401-3900 or mtownsend@ocalafl.org.Saturday, Nov. 17 Rolling Stones tribute at Circle SquareSatisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute is the international touring show dedicated to the Worlds Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This glamorous concert is the only full time touring show of its kind in the world and its highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming audiences have ever witnessed. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and supporting cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits. This show may well be the greatest show ever honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy! Tickets for this concert start at $16. Catch the amazing Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute concert on Saturday, Nov. 17th at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 and 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Business hosts arts, crafts showThe parking lot of Infiniti Fine Furniture Consignment will be the scene of an Arts and Crafts Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. There is no charge for vendors to set up but a space reservation is requested, 352-671-1890. The store is at 7470 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.African Violet Club to meetPlease join us for our Nov. 17 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The program topic for November will center around a workshop and repotting your African violets and other gesneriads. We will have hands on and everyone is encouraged to bring violets they wish to repot and newspaper and other repotting supplies. Our courtesy store will be open as well with all kinds of products such as new pots and soil, tools and fertilizer. This promises to be another fun and informative meeting! Delicious light refreshments will be served. The public is invited. For information, contact our club president, Laura Perdomo, at thepeacockcottage@gmail.com or check out the club website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Additionally, please note due to the Thanksgiving holiday we are meeting the third Saturday of November instead of the usual fourth Saturday of the month. SummerGlen garage sale The SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the Summer-Glen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9 4Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 25 00 Before 11:00 $ 20 00 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 11/18/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000D2C3 C ALL FOR S PECIAL G ROUP R ATE 10 A DULT T ICKETS OR MORE F RIDAY N IGHT O NLY Nov. 16-17, 20128 P M G ATES OPEN AT 5:30 P M Citrus County Fairgrounds Inverness, FL 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 275 NE U.S. 19, Crystal River 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando AR IE S (M arch 21 to A p ril 19) Restless Rams and Ewes might want to let others finish a current project while they start something new. But if you do, you could risk losing out on a future opportunity. T A U R U S ( A p ril 2 0 to M ay 2 0 ) The Bovines creative forces start revving up as you plan for the upcoming holidays. Some practical aspects also emerge, especially where money is involved. G EMINI (M ay 21 to J une 2 0 ) Moments of doubt disrupt your otherwise clear sense of purpose. Dont ignore them. They could be telling you not to rush into anything until you know more about it. CA N C E R (J une 21 to J uly 22) A planned trip might have to be delayed. Plan to use this new free time to update your skills and your resume so youll be ready when a new job opportunity opens. LEO (J uly 23 to Aug 22) A flood of holiday party bids from business contacts allows you to mix work and pleasure. Your knowledge plus your Leonine charm wins you a new slew of admirers. V I RG O ( Aug 23 to Se p t 22) An unexpected act by a colleague complicates an agreement, causing delays in implementing it. Check out the motive for this move: Its not what you might suspect. LI BRA ( Se p t 23 to O ct 22) You might want to cut ties with an ingrate who seems to have forgotten your past generosity. But there might be a reason for this behavior that you should know about. Ask. SC O R PIO (O ct 23 to N o v. 21) Be careful not to set things in stone. Much could happen over the next several days that will make you rethink some decisions and maybe change them. SAG ITT AR IU S (N o v. 22 to D ec 21) Your plans to help provide holiday cheer for the less fortunate inspire others to follow your generous example. Expect welcome news by weeks end. CA P R I C O R N (D ec 22 to J an 19) Youre in your glory as you start planning for the holiday season ahead. But leave time to deal with a problem that needs a quick and fair resolution. A QU AR IU S (J an 2 0 to Feb 18) The upcoming holiday season provides a perfect setting for strengthening relationships with kin and others. A new contact has important information. PI SC E S ( Feb 19 to M arch 2 0 ) Instead of fretting over a cutting remark by a co-worker, chalk it up to an outburst of envy of your well-respected status among both your colleagues and superiors. B O R N T H I S WEEK: You instinctively know when to be serious and when to be humorous attributes everyone finds endearing. 2012 King Features Syndicate, 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. 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And, yes, the play is about part of her life. All of her children were here for the big party: Chuck Alden and his wife Patti from New York; Alden and his spouse Donya Regalia from California, Arthur from Quail Meadow, and daughter, Priscilla Banks, from Ocala. Also in attendance was Katherines grandson, Joseph LaForte, who lives in Honolulu. Can you imagine all the changes Katherine has witnessed in her 100 years? In 1912, the year she was born, the Presidential election had the distinction of having three men running for the office: Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson these men consisted of a former president, the current president, and a future president. And 1912 is also the year the Titanic sank. If you want to meet a very inspiring lady, stop by and visit with Katherine Foote. QUAILcontinued from Page 2 ment merging the Curriculum and Staff Development areas. Chester Gregory moves from Forest High School principal to deputy superintendent of operations. Wally Wagoner, the current deputy superintendent of operations, moves to an administrator-on-assignment position within the district. Brent Carson transfers to Forest High School as principal from his current principal position at StantonWeirsdale Elementary. Chris Sandy, currently the executive director of elementary education, becomes principal at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. Lisa Krysalka becomes executive director of human resources, transferring from principal at Belleview Middle. Philip Leppert, the current executive director of human resources, moves to an administrator-onassignment position within the district. David Ellers, the current executive director of secondary education, becomes principal at Belleview Middle. TOMYNcontinued from Page 1 In the race for school superintendent, George Tomyn outdistanced Diana Greene, 58 percent to 41 percent. Both are on the staff of Jim Yancey, who is retiring. Another countywide election saw Wes Wilcox top Judge Cochran, 59 percent to 40 percent, in the race for Supervisor of BLAIR continued from Page 1 Elections. Wilcox is already a veteran of the local office. The Marion County Commission will have two new members when it reorganizes. In the only real contested race on Tuesday, Earl Arnett defeated Jessica Hadley, 55 percent to 44 percent, and will replace Charlie Stone, who ran unopposed for a State House seat. Incumbent Stan McClain and newcomer David Moore easily defeated write-in hopefuls. Both were winners in the primary, with Moore ousting incumbent Mike Amsden. In some other races affecting Marion County, Ted Yoho easily beat two opponents to win the U.S. House District 3 race. In the primary, Yoho ousted incumbent Cliff Stearns. In U.S. House District 5, incumbent Democrat Corrine Brown got 70 percent of the vote to win, although in Marion County Republican LeAnne Kolb was the top vote-getter. In U.S. House District 11, incumbent Richard Nugent defeated David Werder by getting 64 percent of the vote. In nearby Florida House districts, Keith Perry retained his seat over Andrew Morey, incumbent Jimmy Smith defeated well-known challenger Nancy Argenziano, and Stone and Dennis Baxley won without opposition. In the only Florida Senate race on the local ballot, Dorothy Hukill of Port Orange defeated Frank Bruno in District 8. Charlie Dean was re-elected without opposition. Saturday, Nov. 17 Two symphony and choir concertsFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the OSO Community Choir for this special presentation! The concert will include selections from Handels Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, a Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other exciting holiday music. The presentations will occur on Saturday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala and on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Summerfield. Tickets are only $15 for general admission. They are available at all Center State Banks, on OcalaSymphony.com, or by calling 352-351-1606. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out.You dont want to miss this unique opportunity to see nearly 200 people working together to make a joyous noise. Bring friends, bring family, and together lets celebrate this annual powerful Ocala tradition once again. Sunday, Nov. 18 From Bach to Broadway at Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala presents From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Karen Allen is an accomplished musician with musical degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Princeton University. She began her career as a pianist and has performed on and off Broadway. She is also a cantor and rabbi. Mr. Zinger was a soloist in the Russian Symphony Orchestra and has performed throughout the United States including Lincoln Center and the New York City Museum of Modern Art. He has also appeared with Ray Charles, Ricky Martin and on TV. Tickets are $10 per person and benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For further information and tickets please contact Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 or Shirley 352873-6186. Come enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music suitable for the whole family.Temple to conduct auctionThe annual fund raising auction for Temple Bnai Darom is being conducted by Bruce Denerstein, licensed auctioneer. The Auction begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. There is no buyers premium. Included in the auction are new and used merchandise, furniture, coins, jewelry, household items, gifts, etc. The Temple is located at 49 Banyan Course. For additional information call Shelly at 352-694-3655. Monday, Nov. 19 American Legion post to meet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sherriffs Brian Litz Building at 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.Saturday, Nov. 24 Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787.

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The largest single donor in the history of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County will honor school-based teachers of the year and rookie teachers of the year with a special event complete with cash, prizes, and catering this week. Though BMW / VW / Porsche of Ocala formalized its $50,000 partnership with the Foundation in September, theyre inviting recently-elected teachers of the year and rookie teachers of the year -96 in all to the dealership located at 3949 SW College Road in Ocala for a welcoming reception. The event takes place Wednesday, November 14, from 4:30PM-6:30PM. BMW / VW / Porsches $50,000 partnership with the Foundation includes a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta for next years Marion County Teacher of the Year, cash awards for school-based teachers and rookie teachers of the year, and various sponsorships for employee recognitions, school projects, and school athletic programs. It also calls for the dealership to provide banners to hang at all schools promoting the partnership. The Public Education Foundation of Marion County, Inc. is a not-forprofit corporation organized to enhance education in Marion County Public Schools. Foundation actions focus community interest on public education, initiate support, and underwrite projects and programs benefitting public school students, teachers, and administrators. For more information, contact incoming Foundation Executive Director Judi Zanetti at 352.671.4167 or Judith.Zanetti@marion.k12.fl.us. You can also visit www.pefmc.org. juice, coffee and tea. The club collected 29 pairs of boys pajamas, 31 pairs of girls pajamas and 26 pairs of girls socks, 46 pairs of boys socks, plus nine packages of diapers and two packages of wipes. Club President, Carol Wilkes introduced Lori Chamblin, director of Alpha House and gave Lori the good news that $212 was collected during the sale of books at the Fall Festival. Lori shared with the clubs members the work that Alpha House does and how much our donations mean to this organization. The money raised from the book sale will be used to purchase books for the clients children at Alpha House. Patty Wallner and Amy Schwartz are the committee members who volunteered to purchase the books with input from Lori for the Alpha House. The books are donated in honor of Rita Levys, 13-year-old granddaughter, Hannah Duffy who is fighting cancer of the brain. The books that were not sold are being given to the Veterans Club to donate to Operation Shoebox which they support. 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So, she left the farm and went to New York all by herself. The first job she had was as a waitress in a coffee shop. It was there that she met Gene Sarazen, a great golfer who in 1935 became the first of only five golfers to win golfs professionals Grand Slam. Gene was very Katherine Foote marks her 100th birthday Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW impressed with Katherine and he wanted her to have a better job; so he got her one working on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. This job was like a dream come true for Katherine. She met many famous people while working here. Among those she met was Al Smith, who became a very good friend. She also met Winston Churchill and when they were introduced she asked Mr. Churchill if she could give him a kiss! His reply was, yes, so she gave him a big kiss right on his lips! Another famous person she met was John Raskob, the man who financed building the Empire State Building. Mr. Raskob saw some of her knitting and asked if she would knit him a sweater. Naturally, Katherine was honored to do so. Upon completion of the sweater, Mr. Raskob told her to go to Bloomingdales and get anything she wanted and he would pay for it. They remained friends for the rest of Mr. Raskobs life. On another occasion, Katherine was taking a boat ride around Manhattan and there was a tall, skinny young man also on the boat. He kept making eyes at Katherine, and she thought he was just some young kid. It just so happened, that skinny kid was Frank Sinatra! Along with all the celebrities, Katherine also met Alden Foote, a photographer on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. She and Alden married in 1940. They had three sons and one daughter. Alden went into the army and served in Pattons 3RD Army. For the most part, Katherine raised her four children by herself in lower Manhattan. During World War II she worked as a bartender and also at very upscale seafood restaurant in NYC. After leaving New York, Katherine moved to Hawaii and lived there for 32 years. She enjoyed the beautiful view of the ocean from her home. She also had a great garden and raised huge squash. In 2008 Katherine and her son, Arthur, moved to Quail Please see QUAIL Page 3 Read the classifieds PAJAMAScontinued from Page 6 Amy Schwartz, Laurie Chamblin, Patty Wallner. Special donation to honor local teachers Arnette to hold open house on Thursday, Nov. 29Arnette House has completed a $150,000 renovation of its 24-hour emergency youth shelter. This renovation has created a more homelike and environmentally friendly setting for the youth. Arnette House will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. Facility tours will be provided throughout the duration of the event to inform and educate the community about residential and non-residential counseling programs offered by Arnettes dedicated staff. Join us at Arnette House, 2310 N.E. 24th St., to learn more about the imminent dangers associated with youth homelessness and about the amazing work being done at Arnette House to change the lives of young people and make our community a better place to call home. For information on Arnette House and its many programs available to the community, e-mail Adam Copenhaver, Community Development Coordinator, acopenhaver@arnettehouse.org, please visit www.arnettehouse.org or call 352-622-4432 ext 231.

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BY JIM CLARK Editor Just when you thought things had settled down in the Marion County sheriffs race, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement stepped in to add some confusion.. In the hottest race of the local election, Blair defeated Bernie DeCastro, 73 percent to 26 percent. It has been a roller coaster ride for Blair, who lost in the Republican primary to Dan Kuhn, who dropped out of the race after a scandal. GOP officials decided to put Blair back in position to win, but ballots had already been printed with Kuhns name, so a vote for Kuhn meant a vote for Blair. DeCastro, from the Constitution Party, tried to get the early votes cast before Kuhns withdrawal thrown out, but a judge ruled against him. Blair then celebrated the win Tuesday night and was prepared to work with Sheriff Ed Dean, who is retiring, on the transition. But along comes the FDLE. In a brief, pointed statement Wednesday morning, Dean said, I congratulate Chris Blair on his election. I understand the need for an orderly transition of the office and I was prepared to begin this process. However, I have been requested this morning by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to delay the Sheriffs Office transition efforts for 30 days in view of the pending FDLE investigation. Commissioner Bailey has promised that FDLE will conduct an expedited investigation, Into what, however, isnt known, although there have been reports of an investigation into Blair's campaign. Meanwhile, other local candidates, almost all Republicans, celebrated victories in Tuesdays general election. INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........5 Stone Creek........6 Fairfield Village..7 VOLUME 6, NUMBER33 WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2012 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 10 12Wednesday, November 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CX12 Effective Nov. 19, the Ocala Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, 2013, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past. In addition, on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public. As we did last year, employees working that day will focus on reducing backlogged workloads. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing us of a change of address or telephone number are conveniently available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1-800325-0778. Many of our online services also are available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov. Social Security to cut local office hours Celebrating 100 Katherine Foote of Quail Meadow recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She is shown here with her pet, Chalupa. Story on Page 2. A new voice will lead the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. On Nov. 6 at their regularly scheduled board meeting, commissioners voted to have Commissioner Kathy Bryant take the chairmans seat. Bryant is serving her first term on the Board of County Commissioners; this is her first time serving as chair. Commissioner Carl Zalak will take the vice chair seat. This is Zalaks first term on the commission and first time serving as vice chair. As chairman, Bryant will manage board meetings, public hearings and workshops. She will also establish board priorities and serve as a board ambassador at many public events. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair will assume these responsibilities. Bryant replaces former commissioner Charlie Stone as chair. During her two years on the board, Bryant considers her involvement with consolidating public safety communications, bringing the Ocala 489 industrial park to fruition, and solving Marion Countys solid waste dilemma through purchasing air space at the Bushnell ACMS landfill to be among her top accomplishments. For her upcoming year as chair, she would like to continue to target economic development. I want to keep the board focused on economic development and make sure we continue moving our community forward, Bryant said. One of the other things I look forward to this year is hopefully putting together our solid waste authority. Ill also continue to make sure we are fiscally responsible. Citizens elected Bryant to the commission in 2010. Since joining the commission, she has served as the board liaison to the Tourist Development Council, among other local agencies. Bryant also serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Counties and serves as vice chair of that agencys health and human services policy leadership team. She is also a graduate of the Florida Association of Counties Certified County Commissioner program. Bryant, Zalak chosen to serve top spots on County Commission Cathy Bryant Carl Zalaka Superintendent-elect George Tomyn announces the first appointments to his executive staff, less than 48 hours after winning Marion Countys top educator title. Tomyn and two new school board members take their oaths of office on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. Included in the appointments are new assignments for the two deputy superintendents who provided the opposition for Tomyn in the recently elections. The following administrative appointments take effect Monday, Nov. 26: Rick Lankford, current Vanguard High School principal, becomes deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Cindy Repp, currently the assistant principal for curriculum at Vanguard, becomes the interim principal at Vanguard. Dr. Diana Greene, the current deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal. Dr. Anna DeWese moves from principal at Fessenden to the district to join K-12 Academic Services, a combined departTomyn lists new school assignments Please see TOMYN Page 3 FDLE delays Blairs transition Chris Blair Please see BLAIR Page 3