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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-05-2012
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Once upon a time there was a little tree, sometimes called a Christmas tree or holiday tree that became something very magical and special. The little tree became Fairfield Villages Little Giving Tree, and it was so very happy. The little tree had been chosen to be a part of a very special and generous activity that would make both old and young very happy. The tree (henceforth to be called Little Giving Tree) was brought out of storage in early November, 2012, so that it could become part of a yearly activity very near and dear to the hearts of Sheila and Stan Cohen. Sheila called one of her friends who loved Little Giving Tree and asked if this friend had a little table for Little Giving Tree to sit on during the months of November and early December in the lobby of Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Sheilas friend said, Yes, I do and I just recently painted my little table dark green. It is so clean and beautiful now. May I use your little table to help my Little Giving Tree be noticed so that our neighbors here in Fairfield Village will remember what we do each holiday season? Of course, Sheilas friend replied. My little table and I would love to help with your project that does so much good and makes so many little children happy. Thank you so much, exclaimed Sheila. Stan and I want to help to make as many of our foster children friends happy again this year as we possibly can. Our neighbors here in Fairfield Village have been so generous in the past, and we know that they will be again this year. When would you like for me to bring the little table to your house? Today, if you can, said Sheila. The sooner we get the little tree out for our friends to see, the sooner they will be able to start to shop for the little angels on the tree. So Sheilas friend took the little table to become the partner with Little Giving Tree. When Sheila and Stan took the little table and little tree to the Clubhouse and set them in the lobby, both the little table and the little tree were very happy. But, the little tree and the little table became much happier when Sheila and Stan put the little cutout angels on the little tree as decorations. The little angels had information about little children who needed special friends at the holiday season. Very good and generous people would look at these little angels and choose ones that the generous people could help Santa provide gifts for. When Sheila and Stan looked at the little table holding the little tree, they were very pleased. Smiling at each other, they placed their note to the Fairfield Village neighbors that explained the significance of the display. Then they left to go home to resume their own activities until they would come back to check on the beautiful little decorations or to pick up the gifts. Later that night, after the Clubhouse lights were turned off and the building was locked for the evening, a magical thing happened. Very slowly at first, then faster and faster, the little table began to vibrate. Then the printed note began to vibrate too. Soon the little tree was vibrating as if a magical spirit were causing it to come to life. Suddenly, the little table became a special Little Green Table; the note became the Little Description of Helping; and the little tree magically became the beautiful Little Giving Tree holding on its branches little paper angels that become Little Angels of Generous Love. The Fairfield Village holiday tradition had come to life again in 2012. Many Fairfield Villagers would come to see the magical tree and become a part of the special glow of love that would be passed on to the foster children represented by the Little Angels of Generous Love. As all good stories end, and they lived happily ever after had become a possibility for the foster children identified by Sheila and Stan Cohen. As adults enjoy providing for some practical needs and some fun items for these children, the Little Giving Tree and its friends, the table, the note, and the angels, wait to say a very quiet, but very special Thank you for those who share their special love at this most wonderful season of the year 2012. The End or the Beginning of the Joy of Holiday and Christmas Sharing. A special note: Each year for many years, Sheila and Stan Cohen have spent the biggest part of their holiday season collecting and distributing special gifts to some of Marion Countys most deserving foster children. These two extraordinary people allow others of us in Fairfield Village to experience the inexplicable joy of helping children in need. Not only do these children need material things but they need to know that people like Sheila and Stan (and their generous friends) care and will share to make their lives more complete. After all, these children have the same need for love as our own children, grands, and great-grands. We recognize and appreciate that. Because of the untiring efforts of Sheila and Stan Cohen, there will be giggles of delight in the homes of foster children who might not have even expected to smile. If you would like to help, go by the Little Giving Tree and choose an Angel to show some special love this year. The Joy is contagious and completely incurable. From our lively place filled with lovely people, we encourage everyone to explore ways to catch the JOY of 2012. INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........6 Stone Creek......11 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 36 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Rev. Snyder Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, December 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000DE3M 000D9KV 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARTS STARTING AT $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than five percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected. Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are approved by manufacturers to use E15 gasoline, based on a survey conducted by AAA of auto manufacturers. AAA automotive engineering experts also have reviewed the available research and believe that sustained use of E15 in both newer and older vehicles could result in significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false check engine lights for any vehicle not approved by its manufacturer to use E15. It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA Chief Public Affairs Officer, The Auto Club Group. Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers. Unsuspecting consumers using E15 could end up with engine problems that might not be covered by their vehicles warranties. Five manufacturers (BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen) are on record saying their warranties will not cover fuel-related claims caused by the use of E15. Seven additional automakers (Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo) have stated that the use of E15 does not comply with the fuel requirements specified in their owners manuals and may void warranty coverage. The only vehicles currently approved by automakers to use E15 are flex-fuel models, 2001 model-year and newer Porsches, 2012 model-year and newer GM vehicles and 2013 model-year Ford vehicles. These approvals extend only to cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles (SUVs). The use of E15 is expressly prohibited in heavy-duty vehicles, boats, motorcycles, power equipment, lawn mowers and off-road vehicles. The sale and use of E15 should be suspended until additional gas pump labeling and consumer education efforts are implemented to mitigate problems for motorists and their vehicles, added Bakewell. Consumers should carefully read pump labels and know their auto manufacturers recommendations to help prevent any problems from E15. Toy runThe bikes were lined up and the band played at the Ocala Downtown Square Sunday as the Harley Owners Group held its annual Toy Run to benefit local children. About 1,000 bikers participated in the event.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK AAA says new gas could hurt vehicles Automakers may not cover warranty claims BY JIM CLARK Editor The State Road 200 Coalition recently heard all about West Marion Community Hospital and other Ocala Health System ventures from Ginger Carroll, CEO of the hospital. She told the small gathering that youre well covered by the hospital and facilities, describing all the services that the privately owned hospital offers. She noted how the hospitals, including Ocala Regional Medical Center, were investing to develop a trauma center that would serve Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. Were pretty excited about that, she offered. Like all hospitals, she said the facilities are concerned about what happens down the road with new health care rules, but conceded, Theres not going to be any new-found money in health care. Its just going to be shuffled around. Ocala Health Systems entities include ORMC downtown, West Marion on State Road 200, and Advanced Imaging Centers, Family Care Specialists, Ocala Health Neurology, Ocala Health Surgical Group and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy. The Health System team includes 1,694 employees, 354 physicians and 198 volunteers. Statistics from 2011 show 153,066 patients treated, 15,306 admission, 70,219 emergency visits, 26,497 Medicaid patients treated and 19,850 indigent patients treated. The hospitals paid more than $5.5 million in taxes. Specialty services include cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology and orthopedics. There is also a new One Step Transfer Center which provides streamlined communication between hospitals in Georgia, North Florida and part of South Carolina. It allows for more efficient patient transfers. The Coalition meets the second Monday of every month in Building 300 at TimberRidge at 1 p.m. The meeting on Dec. 10 will be the groups Christmas party. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGnger Carroll speaks to the Coalition Please see AAA Page 3 Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa are among the best known religious celebrations which take place during the month of December. But women who attend the Dec. 12 womens gathering, one of a series of potluck luncheons regularly sponsored by The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will learn that Buddhists, Pagans and Zoroastrians are among many others who also observe sacred holidays during this month in which Mayan and Hopi legends portend major transformative events in human history beginning on the Solstice. TIA board member Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living, and assistant pastor Rev. Vicky Woods, invite all women of goodwill to share both food and traditions from their religious and cultural backgrounds during this Interfaith event which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1009 N.E. 28th Ave. We honor all paths to God as we strive to be better stewards of the earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world. Please come and join us in joyful community with our friend and neighbors in beautiful Marion county during this special season of the year. Rev. Peggy said. Following this luncheon the Bahais of Belleview will show a film at the nearby Ocala Main Library at 2 p.m. The 30-minute DVD is about the inability of Bahais in Iran to obtain a higher education.. Please email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information about the luncheon. Joann Bennett 352-693-4482, is the contact for the Bahais. Ocala Health System ventures described by CEO at meeting Interfaith Alliance Women to celebrate diverse December events The Tale of the Little Giving Tree Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE Read the classifieds The adorable little tree in the Fairfield Village lobby beckons the generous people of the community to help Stan and Sheila Cohen provide necessities (and some "specials") for Marion County foster children again this year. At left, a simple note attached to the tree shows how much Stan and Sheila recognize the generosity and love shown by Fairfield Villagers. Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More. Packages from $50/week We deliver and setup! 352-895-0101 CribsToYou@gmail.com 000DENU This Certificate is Good for One (1) FREE Eyebrow Wax Limited to 1st 50 appts. Coupon Expires 1/15/13

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O ne couple here in Quail Meadow really had a wonderful day of Thanksgiving. That would be Tim and Lil Carie. Tim has spent the past several months at the Moffitt Cancer Treatment Center in Tampa. He received a bone marrow transplant which required much isolation from the outside world. The donated bone marrow came from Germany! The transplant was successful and Tim was finally dismissed to come home the day before Thanksgiving. Many neighbors were awaiting his arrival on that afternoon, but no one was happier than his 4-legged child, Maggie. Tim and Lil have been residents here for several years and are active in the community. During Tims recovery time it was necessary for someone to be with him all the time. Lil, Tims wife, worried about how she could manage keeping her job and also being in Tampa with Tim. This is when our wonderful neighbors stepped in to help. Terry McGill and Dave Yoders told Lil not to worry; they would stay with him during the week. Terry and Dave took turns going to Tampa to be with Tim during the week in order for Lil to remain in Ocala and keep her job. Lil and Tim are most grateful for the generosity of these neighbors; also for neighbor Harriet Baker who became a second mom to Maggie. We all say, Welcome home, Tim. This week marks the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Im sure many of us remember that day and the turmoil that followed for many years. It is disturbing to know that many of our young people today do not know the significance of Dec. 7. Here is a little history on that day: On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing, a total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded; the Japanese lost 65 men, with an additional soldier being captured. Twenty-one of our ships had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor caused such an outrage that the U.S. abandoned its policy of isolationism and declared war on Japan the following day; officially bringing the United States into World War II. The Japanese specifically chose to attack on a Sunday because they believed Americans would be more relaxed and thus less alert on a weekend. The Japanese Commander, Mitsuo Fuchida, called out the words, Tora! Tora! Tora! this was a message to the entire Japanese navy telling them they had caught the Americans totally by surprise. The main target of the Japanese was to be the aircraft carriers; however, since all three U.S. aircraft carriers were out to sea, the Japanese focused on the battleships. There were eight battleships at Pearl Harbor that day, which included all the battleships of the U.S. Pacific fleet except for one, the Colorado. Seven of the U.S. battleships were lined up in Battleship Row. During the attack, the Nevada left its berth in Battleship Row and tried to make it to the harbor entrance. After being repeatedly attacked on its way, the Nevada beached itself. The Arizona exploded when a bomb breached its forward magazine (i.e. the ammunition room). Approximately 1,100 U.S. servicemen died on board. After being torpedoed, the Oklahoma listed so badly that it turned upside down. To aid their airplanes, the Japanese sent in five midget subs to help target the battleships. The Americans sunk four of the midget subs and captured the fifth. All eight U.S. battleships were either sunk or damaged during the attack. Amazingly, all but two, the Arizona and the Oklahoma, were eventually able to return to active duty. Many people visit the Arizona memorial every day. Remember Pearl Harbor! became a rallying cry for the U.S. during World War II. Also, there was a song we sang that included the words: Remember Pearl Harbor and the call to victory. Another holiday this week is the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah or Chanukah which begins on Dec. 8. This is the Jewish festival that marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BC. This is also known as the Festival of Lights. During this time, one candle on the menorah is lit each night. The menorah is a unique candelabrum consisting of 8 branches and one additional raised branch. This candle is lit each night and then used to light the other candle. Remember there is a potluck dinner at the clubhouse on Monday, the 10th. Come have an evening of eating and visiting with friends and neighbors. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Citrus County Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 call AJ L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Trades/ Skills AUTO TECHS & Experienced Detailer Needed.Competitive Pay & Benefits.ASE & or Ford Certified line techs.Call (352)493-4297 for Russ Hall for in person resume/interview appointment. AUTO TECHS & Experienced Detailer Needed. Competitive Pay & Benefits.ASE & or Ford Certified line techs.Call (352)493-4297 for Russ Hall for in person resume/interview appointment. Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Dec.. 8th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 9th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 2Wednesday, December 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DCTI NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 0 0 0 D E S 6 Leesburg Charity Bingo Bring this ad in for $5 Off Your Pack! Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday Bingo Wednesdays are smoke free! Christmas Party Sunday Dec. 9th FREE Meal FREE Dobber Door Prizes Doors always open at 9:30am. Games at 12:45pm 31710 Progress Rd., Leesburg, FL 352-323-9072 Marion Woods is working with Toys For Tots to bring smiles to children this holiday season. Now through December 23 when you drop off a new unwrapped toy at Marion Woods youll receive a free meal. For more information call us at 352-671-1700 Call today for your complimentary meal. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net 000DE1D 000DEB7 Tim Carie welcomed home from Moffitt Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Tim and Lil Carie with Maggie on the day Tim came home. Read the classifieds T he residents of Stone Creek are once again helping those in the Ocala Community. This year members of the Leisure Arts Club have made baby blankets for the Christmas baskets that will be distributed by Alpha House. The residents of Pinebrook community are collecting pajamas and books for local children. This project is in honor of Ellie Evans who started the program years ago. Ellie is no longer with us but her memory lives on in this project. The Stone Creek Veterans are once again collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program. This is the second year for the program. The national program is run by Marines and two former Marines, Joe Byrne and Steve Farrell are this years coordinators. Many children in the Ocala area will be presently surprised as there have been some bikes along with helmets near the boxes used to collect toys. Last year, the Veterans collected 12 boxes of toys. There were over 500 toys collected. The toys ranged from boxes of crayons, dolls. footballs, board games, stuffed animals and a new bike. So far, this year there have been many bikes collected. They are distributed by the Marine Corps Reserve and the Marine Corps League to needy children in Marion County. The toys are given to all local children. The collection ends on Sunday, Dec.16. So if you have not donated a toy you still have time. The Garden Club of Stone Creek is in its fourth year of a project called "Be a Santa to a Senior." This year the project is being coordinated by Linda Cooper and Patricia Gizzi. The goal is to provide gifts to 110 seniors that may not have any gifts this year. This program has been very successful in years past. The Garden Club will continue to collect gifts until Dec. 8. If you have not picked up a tag for a gift for a senior, you still have time. The generosity of Stone Creek residents is not only at this time of the year but all year. We are blessed to live in this great community and we pass our blessings forward. These are some of the toys that have been collected in Stone Creek From babies to seniors Patricia Gizzi The Garden Club of STone Creek has a Be a Santa to a Senior project. S TONE CREEK CARDS AND GIFTSS TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449SWSR200O Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off NOW IN STOCK Oil Lamp Diffusers Christmas Tree Bird Nests Hanukah And Christmas Boxed Candy

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L et me make it very clear right up front that I am in favor of as many ha ha moments as possible. I could not get through a week without my daily dose. I firmly believe that laughter is the appropriate medicine for the soul. Some people, according to their demeanor, need a little more laughter than they are presently getting. That said, let me quickly point out that some things are not funny. Of course, most things in my life and about my person are marvelous targets of humor. I do not take myself very seriously. I am not sure any wise person would take me seriously either. In fact, I would highly suspect a person who took me seriously. I can take a joke as well as the next person and I can give it back as well as the next person. I have had some weeks that if it was not for a little bit of humor I do not know how I would have gotten through. So, if you cant do anything you can at least laugh. I firmly believe that the best laugh is when you can laugh at yourself. You might as well laugh at yourself, everybody else is. Then, there are those serious moments in life that beg for no laughing. I would recommend that warning signs are put around these areas reading, Positively No Laughing Zone. With this sign should come a severe penalty for those who violate it. That said; let me explain an area in my life where the sign should be permanently erected. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were having supper with another couple. We try to do this at least once a month and keep up with each others progress or lack thereof. We were having a great meal and as we came to the end, I stopped the waitress and said, I would like some ice cream for dessert. As far as I am concerned, that is a rather reasonable request and quite in keeping with the environment I was in. What kind of ice cream, she queried, would you like? When it comes to ice cream, ice cream is simply ice cream to me. If there is a flavor of ice cream I do not like, it has yet to be invented. I love ice cream. My favorite song is, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. In my date book, there is no better ending to a wonderful meal than ice cream. I remember my grandfathers favorite ice cream was vanilla. He would not eat any other ice cream; he thought they were polluting it with colors. To him an ice cream sundae was as close to blaspheme as he ever would get. Why ruin, he objected, the ice cream with all that slop? He wanted nothing coming between him and the purest experience of ice cream he could get. Me, I love ice cream regardless of the flavor or color or slop. I looked at the waitress and simply said, I dont care what flavor you bring me. Surprise me. As long as it isnt broccoli. That was supposed to be a joke. Ha ha ha. As the waitress left our table, we resumed our conversation and shortly she returned with the ice cream. Upon her arrival, I looked at her and then the ice cream she was bringing and almost screamed aloud. Of all the blasphemous things to do to a customer, this has to take the cake. First, she had an ice cream bowl with three scoops of ice cream, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. No problem. However, on the side of the dish in plain view for College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to The Splendor of Christmas presented by the worship choir. There will be three performances: Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is located at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on State Road 200. First CongregationalThe Womens Fellowship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, will present a Christmas program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. There will me music, a humorous look at the Twelve Days of Christmas, an old fashioned story from our childhood, and a Carol Sing. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 352-509-4218. Master Choir The Central Florida Master Choir will present its Christmas concert A Beautiful Christmas featuring Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and the carols of Alfred Burt at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The Central Florida Master Choir, formed in 1998, has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contribution to the community. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. is the conductor, the piano accompanist is GayLyn Capitano with harpist Victoria Schultz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Symphony, Youth SymphonyFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 on the downtown square. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18 .You wont want to miss this opportunity to see our Ocala/Marion County youth perform with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. All Ocala Youth Symphony concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738. Trinity Lutheran ChurchA Holiday treat of musical performances is set at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Music will be offered by the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, the On Edge Quartet, The Clique Quartet and The Jazzed.Tickets are $8 each. Organizers describe the concert as a perfect holiday treat. 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Taken together, the nations air, space, and cyber powerembodied predominantly in the Air Forceare indispensable components of Americas military ability. Mike Emig is a member of the Air Force Association of Ocala. EMIGcontinued from Page 8 Concerts OK, now, that wasnt funny James Snyder AAA urges fuel producers and regulators to do a better job of educating consumers about potential dangers before selling E15 gasoline. This outreach should include a consumer education campaign and more effective pump labels, among other potential safeguards to protect consumers and their vehicles. AAA also recommends additional testing to conclusively determine the impact of E15 use on vehicle engines and fuel system components. At least 10 gas stations currently sell E15 and that number is expected to grow, which means now is the time to suspend sales before more retailers begin offering the fuel. AAA continued from Page 1 Please see SNYDER Page 10 everybody to see, especially me, was a piece of broccoli. Broccoli! The forbidden fruit or whatever it is. My dining companions thought this was the funniest thing they had ever seen. Particularly, the dining companion that was going to come home with me that night. Not only did they laugh. The waitress laughed. The table next to us began to laugh. The table next to them began to laugh. It was not long before everybody within 173 miles was laughing at my ice cream/broccoli dessert. Actually, not everybody was laughing. I was not laughing. Broccoli, no matter the presentation, is no laughing matter in my book. If matters could not be worse, my wife, through her hilarity spasms, reached over, picked up the broccoli and began eating it in my presence. Talk about adding insult to injury, my injury was vastly insulted. I may have been smiling on the outside, but I assure you I was more than frowning on the inside. Some things are funny; broccoli is not one of those things. Driving home amid the muffled chuckles on the other side of the front seat, I thought of what the apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV), Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I know that when Paul said, In every thing, it included things like broccoli. I must say that there are some things in life, like broccoli, where the thanksgiving is a matter of faith. I will never learn to love broccoli, but I can muster up enough faith to thank God for all things, including broccoli. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3

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Wednesday, Dec. 5 Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Light a candle for your child you lost too soon. Join together in honoring the memory of all our children on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center room of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on Southeast 17th Street. Family and friends are invited. Candles are provided. Beverly Brown, guest speaker, will reach out to us and share her first-hand losses and will inform you of her Life Steps Grief Program. She published a book God Speaks. Music, poems, share snacks, drinks provided. Bring picture of your child to display and any mementos and dish to share. For information call Jane at 352-528-9262, Betty 352245-4798, Bill 352-522-0768 or Linda, 352-693-3244. Donations accepted. Friday, Dec. 7 Treasures, Crafts two-day showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will be sponsoring a very different and creative event to welcome in the Holiday Season. The Unique Treasures and Gifts Show will be held on Friday, Dec .7 and Sat. Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Womans Club building located at 11758 Cedar St., Dunnellon. The show will feature varied treasures and gifts available from many vendors including: jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, pottery, wood carvings, purses, gift cards, photography, art, painted gourds, cypress knee Santas, and much more. Many types of food will also be represented including:Amish jams and jellies, produce, barbecue sauces, and designer cakes. Mini facials and chair massages will ease the stress of holiday preparing. Biscuits, sausage gravy, and jellies will be available for breakfast as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks for lunch. Celebrate the season with this very unique show. For directions/questions please call Pat at 352-489-6708.Saturday, Dec. 8 Holiday cookie walk at church Join the cookie walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free. Stock up for your holiday guests; a great holiday gift. Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Join Santa for breakfast Join Santa for pancakes on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. There will be games, giveaways, and cookie decorating! Fun for the whole family! For more information call 352-237-2233 or visit ourredeemerocala.org. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Dec. 8. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Please bring a toy for Toys for Tots and canned goods for Interfaith. Very special entertainment will be provided by Entertainer Bob Mace on the accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 5th of December. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Holiday cookie sale The United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church are having a holiday cookie sale from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. At the same time the United Methodist Men will offer their monthly all you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Tuesday, Dec. 11 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch, a program, and a business meeting. The speaker will be Gloria James, whose topic is Every Little Miracle. There will be a special presentation of General Federation of Womens Clubs 50 year membership pins to five of the clubs members. For luncheon reservations please call Mary at 352-347-3975 by Thursday, Dec. 6. For general information about the club please call Patti at 352-351-2708.Saturday, Dec. 15 Church offers Christmas dinner Members of the Pentecostal Trinity Church in Florida Highlands will host a Christmas dinner on Dec. 15. 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GE M INI ( May 21 to June 20) A former detractor resists joining your ranks just yet. Give him or her time to learn more about what youre doing. Meanwhile, devote more time to friends and family. CA N C ER ( June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to be goaded into a tiff by someone who might be looking for a fight. Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) Kudos on getting the welldeserved Lions share of the rewards for a job welldone. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Se p t 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. L IBR A ( Se p t 23 to O ct 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. SC ORPIO (O ct 23 to N ov 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. SA GI TTA RIU S (N ov 22 to D ec 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing whats expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to Jan 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation. A QU A RIU S ( Jan 20 to F eb 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Dont assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PI SC E S (F eb 19 to March 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer. BORN TH I S W EEK : Your sense of right and wrong sometimes causes you to come into conflict with others. But you invariably come out ahead. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Happenings 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

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 5, 2012 5 8Wednesday, December 5, 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 Honoring the victim, not the killer Anniversary of Pearl E ach year about this time we ponder the attack on Pearl Harbor and its place in American history. Each year about this time we also realize that the number of those alive today who remember Dec. 7, 1941, is dwindling. History stays alive in this area of Florida because of the large concentration of people old enough to remember the Japanese sneak attack. But in other parts of the country, the memories of World War II and its beginning for the United States may not be as vivid. Ask anyone around here what they think of when the word Japanese is mentioned, and many will say Pearl Harbor. But ask young people what they think of, and theyll say either cars or electronics. To many of them, Pearl Harbor is just something in the history books. Thats hard for some veterans to swallow, and yet when you look at the history of the U.S. and all the major events that took place, you realize that events that defined one generation dont necessarily stir up the emotions of others. For many of us, the defining moment that we know will live in history is Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Its hard for us to admit that 50 or 60 years from now, that day will just be a story in the history books and a video on whatever device were using then to our great-grandchildren and beyond, much as things such as Remember the Maine and the sinking of the Lusitania are to us. That is why its important, while we still have World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors among us, to remember this date which will live in infamy, and honor those who either were victims of the surprise attack or who were dragged into war because of it. Theres a great movie out called Tora! Tora! Tora!, which gives the story of Pearl Harbor from both sides as you follow the Japanese preparations and the U.S. reaction. Of course, like any movie, its probably not 100 percent accurate, but it gives a good case study of the events leading up to the attack and should be in everyones DVD library, if you cant catch it on TV each year. For now, we need to keep alive the memory of Pearl Harbor, even though we know it will fade in future years. If you know a survivor of this attack, send him or her your best wishes and thank them for their service. And then sit back and ponder what this date means in American history. For now, we cant forget. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column BY MIKE EMIG In modern conflicts, air power is truly a national asset. Air power is extensively used at the entry point of conflict preparing the battlefield and providing much needed ISR. As conflicts charge on, air power doesnt cease, but becomes that much more important to all other operations. Air attacks, close air support, aeromedical evacuation, reconnaissance, etc. Then it does not leave a zone until after the last of the ground troops are withdrawn. The role of air power continues to be an integral part of the strategic planning of military missions. In Iraq and Afghanistan, air power forces struck first at hostile forces on the ground, provided continuous ISR of the battle space, kept the skies clear of dangers with hundreds of thousands air patrols, provided highly responsive medical evacuation for the wounded, and contributed the massive airlift capabilities required to move and sustain a Joint Force across the globe. But lets not forget the rescue efforts and humanitarian relief during natural disasters in Haiti, Japan and here at home. DODs national defense strategy now maintains a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing on creating smaller, more agile forces. But while the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations, it still must maintain its capacity and ability to counter terrorism and irregular warfare, deter and defeat aggression, maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and defend the homeland and support civil authorities. This strategy puts a premium on capabilities offered by the Air Force. Just look at the four core capabilities that define the Air Force: Control of air, space, and cyberspace: Air, space and cyberspace will be increasingly contested as states and nonstate actors acquire advanced kinetic and non-kinetic technologies. Jamming, antisatellite, electromagnetic pulse, cyber attack and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities are growing. This means we must continue to strengthen our own capabilities in cyber security, missile warning, positional navigation and timing, satellite communications, space situational awareness and space launch. Without such control, our ability to conduct military operations will be severely limited, our joint teammates will be subjected to unacceptable risk, and our strategic choices will be increasingly constrained. Provision of persistent and accurate ISR. The Air Forces unique air, space, and cyber ISR capabilities provide America unparalleled decision-making advantage. The Air Force, national leaders, and joint and combined partners depend on Air Force ISR to plan and execute operations. Mobilize of people, materiel and cargo. Military operations rely on USAF airlifters and tankers to haul people, fuel, and equipment quickly and precisely around the world. Rapid global mobility underpins US crisis response, long-range strike, joint combat support, humanitarian relief, and global logistics. Hold any target at risk. The Air Force possesses unique abilities to achieve precise lethal and non-lethal effects that 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 month. 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. 000DEGW 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 000CKU2 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 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) 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DCON Jim Clark Editor T he Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League got all the attention this week about a problem that all-too-often affects families and friends of people across the country a murder-suicide. In case you missed it, a Chiefs player who many people, including myself, never heard of, shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the KC practice facility and, in front of the head coach and other officials, shot himself in the head, dying on the scene. The actions left their 3-month-old daughter orphaned. The dilemma that the team and league faced was this: How do you remember a teammate who died, but who was actually a murderer? The solution that the Chiefs came up with was commendable. They had a moment of silence for all domestic violence victims, including the young woman who was killed, but never mentioned the football player by name. The woeful Chiefs then went out and won the game. There is a lot of hand-wringing across the nation on this one. The liberals are shouting loud and clear about gun control, ignoring the fact that a lot of law-abiding citizens own guns, and they dont kill anyone. Besides, if it had been harder to get a gun legally in Kansas City, is anyone nave enough to think that a rich football player couldnt have found a way to buy one illegally on the streets? Everyone involved seems to say that they didnt see this coming. Friends of the young woman say several of them saw things as going along well between the couple. Still, the night before the shooting, she allegedly stayed out with friends until 1 a.m. at a concert, and got into a fight when she got home. Later that morning the shooting occurred. There is still a lot we dont know about this tragedy, but there are some things we need to keep in mind. Domestic violence cases happen all too often. Not all of them end up with a death, but far too many are swept under the rug so that the victim suffers in silence and loneliness. There needs to be a better support system for the victims, and there needs to be tougher justice for the perpetrators. Murder-suicides affect a lot of people. We should do everything we can to eliminate the situations that can lead to a violent and fatal end. In Kansas City, there may not have been anything that could have been done, since everyone interviewed seems to think that things were OK, although the couple had problems in the past. Meanwhile, we need to make sure that our attention is on the victims, not on the killers even if they happen to be professional athletes. The Chiefs and the NFL did the right thing by not honoring a murderer.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Air power is needed Please see EMIG Page 10 Read the classifieds BY LAUREN WEBBER The holiday season has arrived! For some of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the rest of us, visions of credit card debt and to-do lists dance in our heads. In order to prevent a stressful holiday season, follow these five simple guidelines: 1) Plan ahead: The holidays are the same time of the year, every yearso theres no reason to treat the season as an unexpected burden or expense. If you are celebrating with others, determine early-on who will play host this year. Communicate as much as possible to avoid last-minute arrangements. Create a realistic budget for gifts, entertaining and travel. 2) Shop early: and consider seasonal specials. Not only is winter the best time to score steep discounts on exercise equipment and televisions, but you can also purchase off-season merchandise, such as summer apparel and garden accessories, at a fraction of the usual cost. 3) Get creative: Nothing says I care like a gift from the heart. Taking the time to decide what your recipient would appreciate, followed by crafting the gift means you put a lot of thought into making your loved one feel special. Theres a catch, thoughgiftmaking takes time, so dont spend too long browsing homemade gift ideas on Pinterest.com! 4) Travel stress-free: If youre traveling this season, understand your airlines limitations and rules for checked and carry-on baggage. Prepare for your trip by checking the weather in your destination and packing accordingly. Be smart about traveling locally, too. 5) Enjoy yourself: All of your hard work and effort for the holiday season will simply not matter if you do not have a good time. Enjoy yourself, your friends and family. Squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule if time permitsthis will provide you with a stress relief and an endorphin boost. And if the stuffing hits the fan, just breathe. Here is a stress-free guide for the holidays from AARP

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Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries FREE pickup within 5 miles 8-V T875 only $ 619 6-V P2000 only $ 469 12-V T1275 only $ 639 6-V T605 only $ 519 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 5,995 2010 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger Warranty $ 4,595 6-V T105 only $ 579 WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES BY BARB DEDICS Ronald Reagan once said No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers. For John and Pat DeJesus, the planning for the 4th Annual Golf Tournament at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club began the day after Veterans Day 2011. Many volunteers have assisted this couple in their efforts to make this a huge success each and every year and this year was no exception. This Tournament was held on Nov. 10 and was sponsored by the Florida Military Family Assistance Fund and the Florida National Guard Foundation and was in held in honor and memory of Sgt. Roy A. Wood who was KIA in January 2004. This Fund was instituted for the purpose of providing emergency financial assistance to active duty military, mobilized Florida National Guard and reserve members and their families. It is for the benefit of any Florida Service member and their family who lives within the geographical boundaries of the state of Florida. All proceeds from this event go into a dedicated emergency relief fund at the Florida National Guard Foundation that benefits active duty soldiers and their families. When our troops start to return from Iraq and Afghanistan, they will be in great need for the type of funds we provide. It is estimated that 40% of our soldiers returning will not have jobs available for them. One hundred forty-four golfers came out on a beautiful November day to participate and although prizes were awarded to many, it was truly a funfilled winning day for all. Following the golf, participates and supporters were provided dinner at the Clubhouse Palm Room. Previously sold Raffle tickets were drawn and winners received gift baskets and many prizes. A silent auction had been provided and those posting the best price received said items. Additionally, a live auction made for an interesting evening. John and Pat De Jesus and all the volunteers wish to thank Title Sponsors: Wise Way Auto Sales; Michael C. Garlisi, Raymond James; Dr. Asad National Guard Foundation benefits from Ocala Palms tourney Qamar, Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence; Family Dentistry & Dentures and Mobility Express, Event Sponsors Dr.. Faith Sarfarazi, Phillips Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Inc.; All Weather Heat and Cooling; Hooked Up Charters; Sullivan Buick GMC Trucks; Carts and Clubs; Ocala Nissan/Mitsubishi and Tony Lowell, Ocala Orthopedic. In addition, thanks to all Hole Sponsors, golfers (several being soldiers home on leave and retired Brigadier Generals), neighborhood donors and businesses throughout Ocala. Without their help, we would not be able to consider this a successful event. At the end of the day, it is our pleasure to announce that $34,500 was donated for this worthy cause. GOLFcontinued from Page 6 Please see GOLF Page 7 Kathy Cicchetti, Marsha Shelton, Claralee Leigh and Jo Beefelt. Pat DeJesus, Joan Wesnofske, Nancy Sennett and Jean Tasillo. Patricia Hamill, Verna Newman, Kay Nippa and Betty Robb. Nako Down, Heidi Willis, Mary Corey and Linda Holm. Sue Oliver, Pat Murdock, Jennifer Webb and Ruth Tedesco. Jerry Cason, Mickey Wesnofske, Bob Conrey and Tony Pinto. Terry Byers, James Sampson, Richard Hammes and Mike Hart. Coy Adams, Lenny Weigel, Jack Shelton and Steve Dilley. Bob Oliver, Jerry Wieland, Patrick Hamill and John LaPlante. Ron Newman, Joe Fischetti, John Maxe and Rom Fargason. Hal Nichols, Dan Karvonen, Bill Davis and Brian Van Fleet. Ron Stewart. Merrick Owen, Dave Nippa and Ron Owen.Clark Kurth, Bob Willis, Bob Dolan and CK Brinkley.Doug Lindeman, Brian Smi th, Don Murphy and Jimmy Dines. 10% OFF WITH THIS AD! Servicing Lake, Marion, & Sumter Services Include: 1 to 15 items same day delivery. Full house moves 48 hour notice. Loading & unloading of pods, rental trucks & storage units same day service. Customer service is our goal. Call for a FREE Quote! 352-812-6981 littlejohnsmovers65@yahoo.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7 6Wednesday, December 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DAC7 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000DF1Y Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000DDV7 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. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries FREE pickup within 5 miles 8-V T875 only $ 619 6-V P2000 only $ 469 12-V T1275 only $ 639 6-V T605 only $ 519 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 5,995 2010 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger Warranty $ 4,595 6-V T105 only $ 579 WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES BY BARB DEDICS Ronald Reagan once said No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers. For John and Pat DeJesus, the planning for the 4th Annual Golf Tournament at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club began the day after Veterans Day 2011. Many volunteers have assisted this couple in their efforts to make this a huge success each and every year and this year was no exception. This Tournament was held on Nov. 10 and was sponsored by the Florida Military Family Assistance Fund and the Florida National Guard Foundation and was in held in honor and memory of Sgt. Roy A. Wood who was KIA in January 2004. This Fund was instituted for the purpose of providing emergency financial assistance to active duty military, mobilized Florida National Guard and reserve members and their families. It is for the benefit of any Florida Service member and their family who lives within the geographical boundaries of the state of Florida. All proceeds from this event go into a dedicated emergency relief fund at the Florida National Guard Foundation that benefits active duty soldiers and their families. When our troops start to return from Iraq and Afghanistan, they will be in great need for the type of funds we provide. It is estimated that 40% of our soldiers returning will not have jobs available for them. One hundred forty-four golfers came out on a beautiful November day to participate and although prizes were awarded to many, it was truly a funfilled winning day for all. Following the golf, participates and supporters were provided dinner at the Clubhouse Palm Room. Previously sold Raffle tickets were drawn and winners received gift baskets and many prizes. A silent auction had been provided and those posting the best price received said items. Additionally, a live auction made for an interesting evening. John and Pat De Jesus and all the volunteers wish to thank Title Sponsors: Wise Way Auto Sales; Michael C. Garlisi, Raymond James; Dr. Asad National Guard Foundation benefits from Ocala Palms tourney Qamar, Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence; Family Dentistry & Dentures and Mobility Express, Event Sponsors Dr.. Faith Sarfarazi, Phillips Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Inc.; All Weather Heat and Cooling; Hooked Up Charters; Sullivan Buick GMC Trucks; Carts and Clubs; Ocala Nissan/Mitsubishi and Tony Lowell, Ocala Orthopedic. In addition, thanks to all Hole Sponsors, golfers (several being soldiers home on leave and retired Brigadier Generals), neighborhood donors and businesses throughout Ocala. Without their help, we would not be able to consider this a successful event. At the end of the day, it is our pleasure to announce that $34,500 was donated for this worthy cause. GOLFcontinued from Page 6 Please see GOLF Page 7 Kathy Cicchetti, Marsha Shelton, Claralee Leigh and Jo Beefelt. Pat DeJesus, Joan Wesnofske, Nancy Sennett and Jean Tasillo. Patricia Hamill, Verna Newman, Kay Nippa and Betty Robb. Nako Down, Heidi Willis, Mary Corey and Linda Holm. Sue Oliver, Pat Murdock, Jennifer Webb and Ruth Tedesco. Jerry Cason, Mickey Wesnofske, Bob Conrey and Tony Pinto. Terry Byers, James Sampson, Richard Hammes and Mike Hart. Coy Adams, Lenny Weigel, Jack Shelton and Steve Dilley. Bob Oliver, Jerry Wieland, Patrick Hamill and John LaPlante. Ron Newman, Joe Fischetti, John Maxe and Rom Fargason. Hal Nichols, Dan Karvonen, Bill Davis and Brian Van Fleet. Ron Stewart. Merrick Owen, Dave Nippa and Ron Owen.Clark Kurth, Bob Willis, Bob Dolan and CK Brinkley.Doug Lindeman, Brian Smi th, Don Murphy and Jimmy Dines. 10% OFF WITH THIS AD! Servicing Lake, Marion, & Sumter Services Include: 1 to 15 items same day delivery. Full house moves 48 hour notice. Loading & unloading of pods, rental trucks & storage units same day service. Customer service is our goal. Call for a FREE Quote! 352-812-6981 littlejohnsmovers65@yahoo.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 5, 2012 5 8Wednesday, December 5, 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 Honoring the victim, not the killer Anniversary of Pearl E ach year about this time we ponder the attack on Pearl Harbor and its place in American history. Each year about this time we also realize that the number of those alive today who remember Dec. 7, 1941, is dwindling. History stays alive in this area of Florida because of the large concentration of people old enough to remember the Japanese sneak attack. But in other parts of the country, the memories of World War II and its beginning for the United States may not be as vivid. Ask anyone around here what they think of when the word Japanese is mentioned, and many will say Pearl Harbor. But ask young people what they think of, and theyll say either cars or electronics. To many of them, Pearl Harbor is just something in the history books. Thats hard for some veterans to swallow, and yet when you look at the history of the U.S. and all the major events that took place, you realize that events that defined one generation dont necessarily stir up the emotions of others. For many of us, the defining moment that we know will live in history is Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Its hard for us to admit that 50 or 60 years from now, that day will just be a story in the history books and a video on whatever device were using then to our great-grandchildren and beyond, much as things such as Remember the Maine and the sinking of the Lusitania are to us. That is why its important, while we still have World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors among us, to remember this date which will live in infamy, and honor those who either were victims of the surprise attack or who were dragged into war because of it. Theres a great movie out called Tora! Tora! Tora!, which gives the story of Pearl Harbor from both sides as you follow the Japanese preparations and the U.S. reaction. Of course, like any movie, its probably not 100 percent accurate, but it gives a good case study of the events leading up to the attack and should be in everyones DVD library, if you cant catch it on TV each year. For now, we need to keep alive the memory of Pearl Harbor, even though we know it will fade in future years. If you know a survivor of this attack, send him or her your best wishes and thank them for their service. And then sit back and ponder what this date means in American history. For now, we cant forget. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column BY MIKE EMIG In modern conflicts, air power is truly a national asset. Air power is extensively used at the entry point of conflict preparing the battlefield and providing much needed ISR. As conflicts charge on, air power doesnt cease, but becomes that much more important to all other operations. Air attacks, close air support, aeromedical evacuation, reconnaissance, etc. Then it does not leave a zone until after the last of the ground troops are withdrawn. The role of air power continues to be an integral part of the strategic planning of military missions. In Iraq and Afghanistan, air power forces struck first at hostile forces on the ground, provided continuous ISR of the battle space, kept the skies clear of dangers with hundreds of thousands air patrols, provided highly responsive medical evacuation for the wounded, and contributed the massive airlift capabilities required to move and sustain a Joint Force across the globe. But lets not forget the rescue efforts and humanitarian relief during natural disasters in Haiti, Japan and here at home. DODs national defense strategy now maintains a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing on creating smaller, more agile forces. But while the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations, it still must maintain its capacity and ability to counter terrorism and irregular warfare, deter and defeat aggression, maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and defend the homeland and support civil authorities. This strategy puts a premium on capabilities offered by the Air Force. Just look at the four core capabilities that define the Air Force: Control of air, space, and cyberspace: Air, space and cyberspace will be increasingly contested as states and nonstate actors acquire advanced kinetic and non-kinetic technologies. Jamming, antisatellite, electromagnetic pulse, cyber attack and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities are growing. This means we must continue to strengthen our own capabilities in cyber security, missile warning, positional navigation and timing, satellite communications, space situational awareness and space launch. Without such control, our ability to conduct military operations will be severely limited, our joint teammates will be subjected to unacceptable risk, and our strategic choices will be increasingly constrained. Provision of persistent and accurate ISR. The Air Forces unique air, space, and cyber ISR capabilities provide America unparalleled decision-making advantage. The Air Force, national leaders, and joint and combined partners depend on Air Force ISR to plan and execute operations. Mobilize of people, materiel and cargo. Military operations rely on USAF airlifters and tankers to haul people, fuel, and equipment quickly and precisely around the world. Rapid global mobility underpins US crisis response, long-range strike, joint combat support, humanitarian relief, and global logistics. Hold any target at risk. The Air Force possesses unique abilities to achieve precise lethal and non-lethal effects that 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 month. 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. 000DEGW 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 000CKU2 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 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) 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DCON Jim Clark Editor T he Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League got all the attention this week about a problem that all-too-often affects families and friends of people across the country a murder-suicide. In case you missed it, a Chiefs player who many people, including myself, never heard of, shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the KC practice facility and, in front of the head coach and other officials, shot himself in the head, dying on the scene. The actions left their 3-month-old daughter orphaned. The dilemma that the team and league faced was this: How do you remember a teammate who died, but who was actually a murderer? The solution that the Chiefs came up with was commendable. They had a moment of silence for all domestic violence victims, including the young woman who was killed, but never mentioned the football player by name. The woeful Chiefs then went out and won the game. There is a lot of hand-wringing across the nation on this one. The liberals are shouting loud and clear about gun control, ignoring the fact that a lot of law-abiding citizens own guns, and they dont kill anyone. Besides, if it had been harder to get a gun legally in Kansas City, is anyone nave enough to think that a rich football player couldnt have found a way to buy one illegally on the streets? Everyone involved seems to say that they didnt see this coming. Friends of the young woman say several of them saw things as going along well between the couple. Still, the night before the shooting, she allegedly stayed out with friends until 1 a.m. at a concert, and got into a fight when she got home. Later that morning the shooting occurred. There is still a lot we dont know about this tragedy, but there are some things we need to keep in mind. Domestic violence cases happen all too often. Not all of them end up with a death, but far too many are swept under the rug so that the victim suffers in silence and loneliness. There needs to be a better support system for the victims, and there needs to be tougher justice for the perpetrators. Murder-suicides affect a lot of people. We should do everything we can to eliminate the situations that can lead to a violent and fatal end. In Kansas City, there may not have been anything that could have been done, since everyone interviewed seems to think that things were OK, although the couple had problems in the past. Meanwhile, we need to make sure that our attention is on the victims, not on the killers even if they happen to be professional athletes. The Chiefs and the NFL did the right thing by not honoring a murderer.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Air power is needed Please see EMIG Page 10 Read the classifieds BY LAUREN WEBBER The holiday season has arrived! For some of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the rest of us, visions of credit card debt and to-do lists dance in our heads. In order to prevent a stressful holiday season, follow these five simple guidelines: 1) Plan ahead: The holidays are the same time of the year, every yearso theres no reason to treat the season as an unexpected burden or expense. If you are celebrating with others, determine early-on who will play host this year. Communicate as much as possible to avoid last-minute arrangements. Create a realistic budget for gifts, entertaining and travel. 2) Shop early: and consider seasonal specials. Not only is winter the best time to score steep discounts on exercise equipment and televisions, but you can also purchase off-season merchandise, such as summer apparel and garden accessories, at a fraction of the usual cost. 3) Get creative: Nothing says I care like a gift from the heart. Taking the time to decide what your recipient would appreciate, followed by crafting the gift means you put a lot of thought into making your loved one feel special. Theres a catch, thoughgiftmaking takes time, so dont spend too long browsing homemade gift ideas on Pinterest.com! 4) Travel stress-free: If youre traveling this season, understand your airlines limitations and rules for checked and carry-on baggage. Prepare for your trip by checking the weather in your destination and packing accordingly. Be smart about traveling locally, too. 5) Enjoy yourself: All of your hard work and effort for the holiday season will simply not matter if you do not have a good time. Enjoy yourself, your friends and family. Squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule if time permitsthis will provide you with a stress relief and an endorphin boost. And if the stuffing hits the fan, just breathe. Here is a stress-free guide for the holidays from AARP

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Wednesday, Dec. 5 Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Light a candle for your child you lost too soon. Join together in honoring the memory of all our children on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center room of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on Southeast 17th Street. Family and friends are invited. Candles are provided. Beverly Brown, guest speaker, will reach out to us and share her first-hand losses and will inform you of her Life Steps Grief Program. She published a book God Speaks. Music, poems, share snacks, drinks provided. Bring picture of your child to display and any mementos and dish to share. For information call Jane at 352-528-9262, Betty 352245-4798, Bill 352-522-0768 or Linda, 352-693-3244. Donations accepted. Friday, Dec. 7 Treasures, Crafts two-day showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will be sponsoring a very different and creative event to welcome in the Holiday Season. The Unique Treasures and Gifts Show will be held on Friday, Dec .7 and Sat. Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Womans Club building located at 11758 Cedar St., Dunnellon. The show will feature varied treasures and gifts available from many vendors including: jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, pottery, wood carvings, purses, gift cards, photography, art, painted gourds, cypress knee Santas, and much more. Many types of food will also be represented including:Amish jams and jellies, produce, barbecue sauces, and designer cakes. Mini facials and chair massages will ease the stress of holiday preparing. Biscuits, sausage gravy, and jellies will be available for breakfast as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks for lunch. Celebrate the season with this very unique show. For directions/questions please call Pat at 352-489-6708.Saturday, Dec. 8 Holiday cookie walk at church Join the cookie walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free. Stock up for your holiday guests; a great holiday gift. Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Join Santa for breakfast Join Santa for pancakes on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. There will be games, giveaways, and cookie decorating! Fun for the whole family! For more information call 352-237-2233 or visit ourredeemerocala.org. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Dec. 8. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Please bring a toy for Toys for Tots and canned goods for Interfaith. Very special entertainment will be provided by Entertainer Bob Mace on the accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 5th of December. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Holiday cookie sale The United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church are having a holiday cookie sale from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. At the same time the United Methodist Men will offer their monthly all you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Tuesday, Dec. 11 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch, a program, and a business meeting. The speaker will be Gloria James, whose topic is Every Little Miracle. There will be a special presentation of General Federation of Womens Clubs 50 year membership pins to five of the clubs members. For luncheon reservations please call Mary at 352-347-3975 by Thursday, Dec. 6. For general information about the club please call Patti at 352-351-2708.Saturday, Dec. 15 Church offers Christmas dinner Members of the Pentecostal Trinity Church in Florida Highlands will host a Christmas dinner on Dec. 15. A hayride at 5 p.m. is followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. The church is at 9987 S.W. 155th St., in Florida Highlands. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9 4Wednesday, December 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 D A V M Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000DCMY Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 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. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com 7 DAYS A WEEK FOURSOME SPECIAL $ 9 9 0 0 $ 99 00 + Tax Valid After 9AM 000DDUS 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 32 00 Before 11:00$ 27 00 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 12/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000D2C3 A RIE S ( March 21 to A p ril 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit youre due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th. TA URU S ( A p ril 20 to May 20) Youre still charging full steam ahead on the job and thats fine. But take time to share the joy of preparing for the upcoming holidays with folks you love. GE M INI ( May 21 to June 20) A former detractor resists joining your ranks just yet. Give him or her time to learn more about what youre doing. Meanwhile, devote more time to friends and family. CA N C ER ( June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to be goaded into a tiff by someone who might be looking for a fight. Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) Kudos on getting the welldeserved Lions share of the rewards for a job welldone. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Se p t 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. L IBR A ( Se p t 23 to O ct 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. SC ORPIO (O ct 23 to N ov 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. SA GI TTA RIU S (N ov 22 to D ec 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing whats expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to Jan 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation. A QU A RIU S ( Jan 20 to F eb 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Dont assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PI SC E S (F eb 19 to March 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer. BORN TH I S W EEK : Your sense of right and wrong sometimes causes you to come into conflict with others. But you invariably come out ahead. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Happenings 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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L et me make it very clear right up front that I am in favor of as many ha ha moments as possible. I could not get through a week without my daily dose. I firmly believe that laughter is the appropriate medicine for the soul. Some people, according to their demeanor, need a little more laughter than they are presently getting. That said, let me quickly point out that some things are not funny. Of course, most things in my life and about my person are marvelous targets of humor. I do not take myself very seriously. I am not sure any wise person would take me seriously either. In fact, I would highly suspect a person who took me seriously. I can take a joke as well as the next person and I can give it back as well as the next person. I have had some weeks that if it was not for a little bit of humor I do not know how I would have gotten through. So, if you cant do anything you can at least laugh. I firmly believe that the best laugh is when you can laugh at yourself. You might as well laugh at yourself, everybody else is. Then, there are those serious moments in life that beg for no laughing. I would recommend that warning signs are put around these areas reading, Positively No Laughing Zone. With this sign should come a severe penalty for those who violate it. That said; let me explain an area in my life where the sign should be permanently erected. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were having supper with another couple. We try to do this at least once a month and keep up with each others progress or lack thereof. We were having a great meal and as we came to the end, I stopped the waitress and said, I would like some ice cream for dessert. As far as I am concerned, that is a rather reasonable request and quite in keeping with the environment I was in. What kind of ice cream, she queried, would you like? When it comes to ice cream, ice cream is simply ice cream to me. If there is a flavor of ice cream I do not like, it has yet to be invented. I love ice cream. My favorite song is, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. In my date book, there is no better ending to a wonderful meal than ice cream. I remember my grandfathers favorite ice cream was vanilla. He would not eat any other ice cream; he thought they were polluting it with colors. To him an ice cream sundae was as close to blaspheme as he ever would get. Why ruin, he objected, the ice cream with all that slop? He wanted nothing coming between him and the purest experience of ice cream he could get. Me, I love ice cream regardless of the flavor or color or slop. I looked at the waitress and simply said, I dont care what flavor you bring me. Surprise me. As long as it isnt broccoli. That was supposed to be a joke. Ha ha ha. As the waitress left our table, we resumed our conversation and shortly she returned with the ice cream. Upon her arrival, I looked at her and then the ice cream she was bringing and almost screamed aloud. Of all the blasphemous things to do to a customer, this has to take the cake. First, she had an ice cream bowl with three scoops of ice cream, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. No problem. However, on the side of the dish in plain view for College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to The Splendor of Christmas presented by the worship choir. There will be three performances: Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is located at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on State Road 200. First CongregationalThe Womens Fellowship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, will present a Christmas program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. There will me music, a humorous look at the Twelve Days of Christmas, an old fashioned story from our childhood, and a Carol Sing. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 352-509-4218. Master Choir The Central Florida Master Choir will present its Christmas concert A Beautiful Christmas featuring Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and the carols of Alfred Burt at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The Central Florida Master Choir, formed in 1998, has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contribution to the community. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. is the conductor, the piano accompanist is GayLyn Capitano with harpist Victoria Schultz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Symphony, Youth SymphonyFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 on the downtown square. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18 .You wont want to miss this opportunity to see our Ocala/Marion County youth perform with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. All Ocala Youth Symphony concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738. Trinity Lutheran ChurchA Holiday treat of musical performances is set at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Music will be offered by the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, the On Edge Quartet, The Clique Quartet and The Jazzed.Tickets are $8 each. Organizers describe the concert as a perfect holiday treat. 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Taken together, the nations air, space, and cyber powerembodied predominantly in the Air Forceare indispensable components of Americas military ability. Mike Emig is a member of the Air Force Association of Ocala. EMIGcontinued from Page 8 Concerts OK, now, that wasnt funny James Snyder AAA urges fuel producers and regulators to do a better job of educating consumers about potential dangers before selling E15 gasoline. This outreach should include a consumer education campaign and more effective pump labels, among other potential safeguards to protect consumers and their vehicles. AAA also recommends additional testing to conclusively determine the impact of E15 use on vehicle engines and fuel system components. At least 10 gas stations currently sell E15 and that number is expected to grow, which means now is the time to suspend sales before more retailers begin offering the fuel. AAA continued from Page 1 Please see SNYDER Page 10 everybody to see, especially me, was a piece of broccoli. Broccoli! The forbidden fruit or whatever it is. My dining companions thought this was the funniest thing they had ever seen. Particularly, the dining companion that was going to come home with me that night. Not only did they laugh. The waitress laughed. The table next to us began to laugh. The table next to them began to laugh. It was not long before everybody within 173 miles was laughing at my ice cream/broccoli dessert. Actually, not everybody was laughing. I was not laughing. Broccoli, no matter the presentation, is no laughing matter in my book. If matters could not be worse, my wife, through her hilarity spasms, reached over, picked up the broccoli and began eating it in my presence. Talk about adding insult to injury, my injury was vastly insulted. I may have been smiling on the outside, but I assure you I was more than frowning on the inside. Some things are funny; broccoli is not one of those things. Driving home amid the muffled chuckles on the other side of the front seat, I thought of what the apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV), Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I know that when Paul said, In every thing, it included things like broccoli. I must say that there are some things in life, like broccoli, where the thanksgiving is a matter of faith. I will never learn to love broccoli, but I can muster up enough faith to thank God for all things, including broccoli. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3

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O ne couple here in Quail Meadow really had a wonderful day of Thanksgiving. That would be Tim and Lil Carie. Tim has spent the past several months at the Moffitt Cancer Treatment Center in Tampa. He received a bone marrow transplant which required much isolation from the outside world. The donated bone marrow came from Germany! The transplant was successful and Tim was finally dismissed to come home the day before Thanksgiving. Many neighbors were awaiting his arrival on that afternoon, but no one was happier than his 4-legged child, Maggie. Tim and Lil have been residents here for several years and are active in the community. During Tims recovery time it was necessary for someone to be with him all the time. Lil, Tims wife, worried about how she could manage keeping her job and also being in Tampa with Tim. This is when our wonderful neighbors stepped in to help. Terry McGill and Dave Yoders told Lil not to worry; they would stay with him during the week. Terry and Dave took turns going to Tampa to be with Tim during the week in order for Lil to remain in Ocala and keep her job. Lil and Tim are most grateful for the generosity of these neighbors; also for neighbor Harriet Baker who became a second mom to Maggie. We all say, Welcome home, Tim. This week marks the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Im sure many of us remember that day and the turmoil that followed for many years. It is disturbing to know that many of our young people today do not know the significance of Dec. 7. Here is a little history on that day: On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing, a total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded; the Japanese lost 65 men, with an additional soldier being captured. Twenty-one of our ships had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor caused such an outrage that the U.S. abandoned its policy of isolationism and declared war on Japan the following day; officially bringing the United States into World War II. The Japanese specifically chose to attack on a Sunday because they believed Americans would be more relaxed and thus less alert on a weekend. The Japanese Commander, Mitsuo Fuchida, called out the words, Tora! Tora! Tora! this was a message to the entire Japanese navy telling them they had caught the Americans totally by surprise. The main target of the Japanese was to be the aircraft carriers; however, since all three U.S. aircraft carriers were out to sea, the Japanese focused on the battleships. There were eight battleships at Pearl Harbor that day, which included all the battleships of the U.S. Pacific fleet except for one, the Colorado. Seven of the U.S. battleships were lined up in Battleship Row. During the attack, the Nevada left its berth in Battleship Row and tried to make it to the harbor entrance. After being repeatedly attacked on its way, the Nevada beached itself. The Arizona exploded when a bomb breached its forward magazine (i.e. the ammunition room). Approximately 1,100 U.S. servicemen died on board. After being torpedoed, the Oklahoma listed so badly that it turned upside down. To aid their airplanes, the Japanese sent in five midget subs to help target the battleships. The Americans sunk four of the midget subs and captured the fifth. All eight U.S. battleships were either sunk or damaged during the attack. Amazingly, all but two, the Arizona and the Oklahoma, were eventually able to return to active duty. Many people visit the Arizona memorial every day. Remember Pearl Harbor! became a rallying cry for the U.S. during World War II. Also, there was a song we sang that included the words: Remember Pearl Harbor and the call to victory. Another holiday this week is the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah or Chanukah which begins on Dec. 8. This is the Jewish festival that marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BC. This is also known as the Festival of Lights. During this time, one candle on the menorah is lit each night. The menorah is a unique candelabrum consisting of 8 branches and one additional raised branch. This candle is lit each night and then used to light the other candle. Remember there is a potluck dinner at the clubhouse on Monday, the 10th. Come have an evening of eating and visiting with friends and neighbors. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Trades/ Skills AUTO TECHS & Experienced Detailer Needed.Competitive Pay & Benefits.ASE & or Ford Certified line techs.Call (352)493-4297 for Russ Hall for in person resume/interview appointment. AUTO TECHS & Experienced Detailer Needed. Competitive Pay & Benefits.ASE & or Ford Certified line techs.Call (352)493-4297 for Russ Hall for in person resume/interview appointment. Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Dec.. 8th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 9th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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Welcome home. 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net 000DE1D 000DEB7 Tim Carie welcomed home from Moffitt Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Tim and Lil Carie with Maggie on the day Tim came home. Read the classifieds T he residents of Stone Creek are once again helping those in the Ocala Community. This year members of the Leisure Arts Club have made baby blankets for the Christmas baskets that will be distributed by Alpha House. The residents of Pinebrook community are collecting pajamas and books for local children. This project is in honor of Ellie Evans who started the program years ago. Ellie is no longer with us but her memory lives on in this project. The Stone Creek Veterans are once again collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program. This is the second year for the program. The national program is run by Marines and two former Marines, Joe Byrne and Steve Farrell are this years coordinators. Many children in the Ocala area will be presently surprised as there have been some bikes along with helmets near the boxes used to collect toys. Last year, the Veterans collected 12 boxes of toys. There were over 500 toys collected. The toys ranged from boxes of crayons, dolls. footballs, board games, stuffed animals and a new bike. So far, this year there have been many bikes collected. They are distributed by the Marine Corps Reserve and the Marine Corps League to needy children in Marion County. The toys are given to all local children. The collection ends on Sunday, Dec.16. So if you have not donated a toy you still have time. The Garden Club of Stone Creek is in its fourth year of a project called "Be a Santa to a Senior." This year the project is being coordinated by Linda Cooper and Patricia Gizzi. The goal is to provide gifts to 110 seniors that may not have any gifts this year. This program has been very successful in years past. The Garden Club will continue to collect gifts until Dec. 8. If you have not picked up a tag for a gift for a senior, you still have time. The generosity of Stone Creek residents is not only at this time of the year but all year. We are blessed to live in this great community and we pass our blessings forward. These are some of the toys that have been collected in Stone Creek From babies to seniors Patricia Gizzi The Garden Club of STone Creek has a Be a Santa to a Senior project. S TONE CREEK CARDS AND GIFTSS TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449SWSR200O Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off NOW IN STOCK Oil Lamp Diffusers Christmas Tree Bird Nests Hanukah And Christmas Boxed Candy

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Once upon a time there was a little tree, sometimes called a Christmas tree or holiday tree that became something very magical and special. The little tree became Fairfield Villages Little Giving Tree, and it was so very happy. The little tree had been chosen to be a part of a very special and generous activity that would make both old and young very happy. The tree (henceforth to be called Little Giving Tree) was brought out of storage in early November, 2012, so that it could become part of a yearly activity very near and dear to the hearts of Sheila and Stan Cohen. Sheila called one of her friends who loved Little Giving Tree and asked if this friend had a little table for Little Giving Tree to sit on during the months of November and early December in the lobby of Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Sheilas friend said, Yes, I do and I just recently painted my little table dark green. It is so clean and beautiful now. May I use your little table to help my Little Giving Tree be noticed so that our neighbors here in Fairfield Village will remember what we do each holiday season? Of course, Sheilas friend replied. My little table and I would love to help with your project that does so much good and makes so many little children happy. Thank you so much, exclaimed Sheila. Stan and I want to help to make as many of our foster children friends happy again this year as we possibly can. Our neighbors here in Fairfield Village have been so generous in the past, and we know that they will be again this year. When would you like for me to bring the little table to your house? Today, if you can, said Sheila. The sooner we get the little tree out for our friends to see, the sooner they will be able to start to shop for the little angels on the tree. So Sheilas friend took the little table to become the partner with Little Giving Tree. When Sheila and Stan took the little table and little tree to the Clubhouse and set them in the lobby, both the little table and the little tree were very happy. But, the little tree and the little table became much happier when Sheila and Stan put the little cutout angels on the little tree as decorations. The little angels had information about little children who needed special friends at the holiday season. Very good and generous people would look at these little angels and choose ones that the generous people could help Santa provide gifts for. When Sheila and Stan looked at the little table holding the little tree, they were very pleased. Smiling at each other, they placed their note to the Fairfield Village neighbors that explained the significance of the display. Then they left to go home to resume their own activities until they would come back to check on the beautiful little decorations or to pick up the gifts. Later that night, after the Clubhouse lights were turned off and the building was locked for the evening, a magical thing happened. Very slowly at first, then faster and faster, the little table began to vibrate. Then the printed note began to vibrate too. Soon the little tree was vibrating as if a magical spirit were causing it to come to life. Suddenly, the little table became a special Little Green Table; the note became the Little Description of Helping; and the little tree magically became the beautiful Little Giving Tree holding on its branches little paper angels that become Little Angels of Generous Love. The Fairfield Village holiday tradition had come to life again in 2012. Many Fairfield Villagers would come to see the magical tree and become a part of the special glow of love that would be passed on to the foster children represented by the Little Angels of Generous Love. As all good stories end, and they lived happily ever after had become a possibility for the foster children identified by Sheila and Stan Cohen. As adults enjoy providing for some practical needs and some fun items for these children, the Little Giving Tree and its friends, the table, the note, and the angels, wait to say a very quiet, but very special Thank you for those who share their special love at this most wonderful season of the year 2012. The End or the Beginning of the Joy of Holiday and Christmas Sharing. A special note: Each year for many years, Sheila and Stan Cohen have spent the biggest part of their holiday season collecting and distributing special gifts to some of Marion Countys most deserving foster children. These two extraordinary people allow others of us in Fairfield Village to experience the inexplicable joy of helping children in need. Not only do these children need material things but they need to know that people like Sheila and Stan (and their generous friends) care and will share to make their lives more complete. After all, these children have the same need for love as our own children, grands, and great-grands. We recognize and appreciate that. Because of the untiring efforts of Sheila and Stan Cohen, there will be giggles of delight in the homes of foster children who might not have even expected to smile. If you would like to help, go by the Little Giving Tree and choose an Angel to show some special love this year. The Joy is contagious and completely incurable. From our lively place filled with lovely people, we encourage everyone to explore ways to catch the JOY of 2012. INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........6 Stone Creek......11 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 36 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Rev. 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An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than five percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected. Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are approved by manufacturers to use E15 gasoline, based on a survey conducted by AAA of auto manufacturers. AAA automotive engineering experts also have reviewed the available research and believe that sustained use of E15 in both newer and older vehicles could result in significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false check engine lights for any vehicle not approved by its manufacturer to use E15. It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA Chief Public Affairs Officer, The Auto Club Group. Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers. Unsuspecting consumers using E15 could end up with engine problems that might not be covered by their vehicles warranties. Five manufacturers (BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen) are on record saying their warranties will not cover fuel-related claims caused by the use of E15. Seven additional automakers (Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo) have stated that the use of E15 does not comply with the fuel requirements specified in their owners manuals and may void warranty coverage. The only vehicles currently approved by automakers to use E15 are flex-fuel models, 2001 model-year and newer Porsches, 2012 model-year and newer GM vehicles and 2013 model-year Ford vehicles. These approvals extend only to cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles (SUVs). The use of E15 is expressly prohibited in heavy-duty vehicles, boats, motorcycles, power equipment, lawn mowers and off-road vehicles. The sale and use of E15 should be suspended until additional gas pump labeling and consumer education efforts are implemented to mitigate problems for motorists and their vehicles, added Bakewell. Consumers should carefully read pump labels and know their auto manufacturers recommendations to help prevent any problems from E15. Toy runThe bikes were lined up and the band played at the Ocala Downtown Square Sunday as the Harley Owners Group held its annual Toy Run to benefit local children. About 1,000 bikers participated in the event.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK AAA says new gas could hurt vehicles Automakers may not cover warranty claims BY JIM CLARK Editor The State Road 200 Coalition recently heard all about West Marion Community Hospital and other Ocala Health System ventures from Ginger Carroll, CEO of the hospital. She told the small gathering that youre well covered by the hospital and facilities, describing all the services that the privately owned hospital offers. She noted how the hospitals, including Ocala Regional Medical Center, were investing to develop a trauma center that would serve Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. Were pretty excited about that, she offered. Like all hospitals, she said the facilities are concerned about what happens down the road with new health care rules, but conceded, Theres not going to be any new-found money in health care. Its just going to be shuffled around. Ocala Health Systems entities include ORMC downtown, West Marion on State Road 200, and Advanced Imaging Centers, Family Care Specialists, Ocala Health Neurology, Ocala Health Surgical Group and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy. The Health System team includes 1,694 employees, 354 physicians and 198 volunteers. Statistics from 2011 show 153,066 patients treated, 15,306 admission, 70,219 emergency visits, 26,497 Medicaid patients treated and 19,850 indigent patients treated. The hospitals paid more than $5.5 million in taxes. Specialty services include cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology and orthopedics. There is also a new One Step Transfer Center which provides streamlined communication between hospitals in Georgia, North Florida and part of South Carolina. It allows for more efficient patient transfers. The Coalition meets the second Monday of every month in Building 300 at TimberRidge at 1 p.m. The meeting on Dec. 10 will be the groups Christmas party. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGnger Carroll speaks to the Coalition Please see AAA Page 3 Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa are among the best known religious celebrations which take place during the month of December. But women who attend the Dec. 12 womens gathering, one of a series of potluck luncheons regularly sponsored by The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will learn that Buddhists, Pagans and Zoroastrians are among many others who also observe sacred holidays during this month in which Mayan and Hopi legends portend major transformative events in human history beginning on the Solstice. TIA board member Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living, and assistant pastor Rev. Vicky Woods, invite all women of goodwill to share both food and traditions from their religious and cultural backgrounds during this Interfaith event which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1009 N.E. 28th Ave. We honor all paths to God as we strive to be better stewards of the earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world. Please come and join us in joyful community with our friend and neighbors in beautiful Marion county during this special season of the year. Rev. Peggy said. Following this luncheon the Bahais of Belleview will show a film at the nearby Ocala Main Library at 2 p.m. The 30-minute DVD is about the inability of Bahais in Iran to obtain a higher education.. Please email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information about the luncheon. Joann Bennett 352-693-4482, is the contact for the Bahais. 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