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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-19-2012
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INDEX Ocala Palms........2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 38 WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2012 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 11 12Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 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 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000DF56 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 Pink Flamingo campaignFrom the left, Wendy Bowen and Tamyra Bowen of Advanced Imaging Centers present a check to Sherry Roberts of Michelle-OGram, a local organization which provides funding for screening mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. Food collections Its been a busy month for those who are collecting food to feed some of those in our community who wont have enough during th e holidays. At the left is food collected in a drive Friday on the Square by the Marion County Sheriffs Office for three food pantries. while at the right is food gathe red up by the good folks at Fairfield Village. The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. OBS sale catalog available Please see OBS Page 3 Christopher Polack, a junior at Vanguard High School, is Marion Countys 2013 Sunshine State Scholar. The honor goes to one high school student each year representing the highest district-wide achievement in science and mathematics. Polack is the 16-year-old son of Dr. Peter and Cheryl Polack. He will be honored Feb. 21-22, at a Florida Department of Education banquet in Orlando. Polack earned the honor by excelling academically above all other high school students and is considered the top science and mathematics student in Marion County. He completed the application process based on a written essay, academic achievement in science and mathematics, participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competitions, advanced coursework, standardized test scores, and community service. At Vanguard, Polack is heavily involved with the STN (Student Television Network) production team, the Academic Team, and the Robotics Team. He also volunteers in the community and works with elementary students on their robotics projects. Marion Countys alternate Sunshine State Scholar is Aamir Rahim, a junior at Forest High. Other nominees include James Cowan (Belleview), Chloe Cook (Dunnellon), Nathan Chapman (Lake Weir), John Sales (North Marion), and Gabriela Nevarez (West Port). The Sunshine State Scholars Program started in 1997 and spotlights high school students by district, region, and state. Top science, math student, nominees announced C hristmas is in the air and everywhere! Just drive around our neighborhood and enjoy all the beautiful decorations. This is certainly a busy time of the year for everyone shopping, cooking, baking, more shopping, and getting ready for company. With all the chaos, lets not forget the reason for celebrating Christmas the birth of Jesus. The Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at Mesa De Notte last week. There were only eight of us who were able to make the outing, but we enjoyed our time together. The Christmas Holiday Dinner at the clubhouse was enjoyed by about 35 residents. The attendance was small, but the food was scrumptious, as always. If you havent attended a pot luck dinner with us, you dont know what you are missing. It was especially nice to see some of our newer residents with us. Kathy Abrams really went overboard with her dessert contributions. I heard several people asking her for recipes. Also, we cant forget Dorothy Henrys delicious Southern style turnip greens and cornbread! I must confess, I had a second helping for my dessert! Benny Bachand Red Hot Fillies enjoy lunch at Mesa De Notte Carolyn Slocumb tested our knowledge with a quiz on Christmas trivia. There were only 11 questions all with multiple choice answers. Margene Sheidler and Carolyn Slocumb were the winners; each answered eight of the 11 correctly. The last question was, who wrote the music to the song Ill Be Home for Christmas? The answer is Walter Kent, who is our own Maryanne Ellners cousin! The 50/50 drawing was won by Jan Johnson and other door prizes were won by Ron Mowrey, Donna Elliott, Ron Gartman, Benny Bachand, Kathy Abrams, Margene Sheidler, Mary Zdarsky, and Teresa Bachand. A great evening was enjoyed by everyone. Did you know we have a very talented artist in our community? Barbara Fife is known for her beautiful water colors. She just received notification that her painting Ford Truck is one of 100 watercolors selected for the new Online Show of the Florida Watercolor Society. This show can be viewed at the following website: www.floridawatercolorsociety.org/online-show.php. The 1934 Ford in the painting is an old truck that was brought from South Dakota and used for many years by father and son vintagers when they established Dakotah Winery in Chiefland. Having lived out its useful years in the Muscatine vineyards, the truck is parked near the entrance to the main building. The painting was exhibited at Artful Gifts (Marion Cultural Alliance Gallery) for the November Americana show, and was awarded a ribbon for First Place in that show. If you would like to check out more of Barbaras artwork, her website is: www.barbarafife.com/. Merry Christmas! The Red Hot Fillies at lunch. Donna Wartman and Dorothy Henry at the Christmas dinner Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY Wishing you the very best this holiday season.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11 2Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DJRN 000DEB7 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 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 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 appointment. Please bring resume to interview. Furniture LEATHER SOFA, FABRIC LOVE SEAT3 cushion longhorn leather sofa, hunter green excellent condition $400.00 2 cusihion love seat, beige print like new $150.00 352-249-6463 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com 000DEBP Beautiful weather was enjoyed by 68 men from Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club at their annual end of year golf tournament and party. Special guests included Mike Garlisi of Raymond James and Assoc. Inc. and Martin Smith of Golf Cart Supercenter, Inc. The food and drinks were provided by the OPMGA's treasury. Special thanks to ladies, Verna Newman, Claralee Leigh, Jana McElroy and Lenore Comparetto of the OP Ladies Golf Assoc. who served as cooks for the party. Voting for officers for the year 2013, also took place with the following results: John De Jesus, president; David Leigh, VP and tournament director; Richard Hammes, treasurer; George Myron, secretary and James "Sam" Sampson as director.Article and Photos by: Barb Dedics Ocala Palms men hold end-of-year golf and party Bil Newton and James Sampson Bob Apgar and Art Tait Bob Conrey and Lenny Weigel Bill Hudig Read the classifieds John Dejesus, Roger Richter and Richard Hammes, with Lee Sullivan in the back. Bill Negron, Tom Murphy, Bob Zeuch, Bob Willis and Lew Peticca Note: Early deadlines for the next two weeks editor@westmarionmessenger.com College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741. First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035. Southwest Christian A series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023. Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-8544509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org. Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Countryside PresbyterianA candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Religion

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Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. 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EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 OBScontinued from Page 1 Here are more pictures from Fairfield Village Some of the many toys, games, clothing and necessities being assembled for distribution to Marion County children in foster homes during the holiday season by Stan & Sheila Cohen of Fairfield Village. George Myron and Bill McElnoy More Ocala Palms photos Gene Perry and Larry Sennett Martin Smith and Terry Sutton Lew Keen and John Rohen

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Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DE3M 0 0 0 D H 3 H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in the upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming new year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 000D9KV Wednesday, Dec. 19 Chri s t m a s event at Car m ine s A special Christmas event is planned at Carmine's Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you don't. Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352854-1000. Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Y oung at Heart progra m Young at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741. Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle o f French Frien ds Le Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21. Chair yoga at Free d o m LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Monday, Dec. 31 Ne w Y ear s Eve w ith international f lavor The General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Year's Eve dinner dance. If you haven't made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-8546193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 Knight s o f Colu m bu s d inner d ance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Happenings Nearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, umbilical cord blood, and organs and tissue. The Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, which started in Gainesville in 2007, is a way to promote fitness while offering lessons about goal setting for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. In 2010, 328 youngsters from Ocala took part in the first Five Points of Life Kids Marathon outside of Gainesville. We are happy to see the race growing here in Ocala, Five Points of Life Foundation Director Brite Whitaker said. Participants receive a T-shirt and are presented a medal when they cross the finish line. When you see the excitement on the kids faces, youd think it was the Olympics, said Whitaker. It even inspires many of their parents to get active. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program Get ready for the Five Points of Life Kids Marathon A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Deputies involved in fatal shooting are reassigned

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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Forget bucket list if Mayans were right No Virginia this year E very year in the final issue before Christmas, we publish an answer to a letter titled, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. However, after the tragic events of this past Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column BY JOE OHARA People who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighterpresentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of good-will and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this God-thing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. 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. Jim Clark Editor W ell, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party on Friday. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 Flash prayer is needed Read the classifieds S ince the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayan calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place on Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters? I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com So, this is how the world ends James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Early deadlines for next two weeks

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to list all the names for fear that I will inadvertently leave someone out and that would really break my heart. This is a sentimental time of year, and most of us do think back to times when the festivities were exceptionally joyful. Therefore, realizing that some people very important to us will not be part of the activities puts at the very least a damper on some of the plans. Today, Dec.14, is the date for the gathering at our clubhouse to memorialize and celebrate the life of Don Ouellette, one of our most active and significant neighbors for many years. Don was extremely active in the HOA, the FMO, and Senior Services of Marion Country. What a positive contributor to our community; what a true lover of life; what a sincere gentleman; what a true friend to so many; and what a great dancer as well. Don was exceptional! He will be remembered for such good reasons. The activity in gathering special gifts for the children on our Giving Tree is unprecedented. Sheila and Stan Cohen are assembling and distributing many, many gifts of clothing and toys for their annual project in which FFV neighbors participate. What a blessing these children are, and what blessings Sheila and Stan share with them and their foster families each year! Special thanks go to the Cohens for allowing those of us who can do so to be a part of this joy. The holiday, and especially Christmas, decorations in our community are unbelievably beautiful this year. The lights seem brighter and colors more vivid for some reason. Riding through the neighborhood makes one feel as if this year is remarkably special, as well it is for many. Thanks go out to those who have worked so hard on their personal decorations that are shared and enjoyed by the entire community. Being politically correct has never been one of my goals; and again this season, I probably have missed something that I will wish that I had noted. However, I hope that all those in our community and those who read about our community recognize that I, personally, love being a part of FFV and the many positive, pleasant, and energizing activities that go on here. While I do not attend every function or activity, I realize their value and encourage all those who do find so much to enjoy not only during the holidays but throughout the year. With positive and happy thoughts in mind, I encourage everyone to be a part of the rush of the season the adrenaline kind but also to take the time to look around and enjoy the beauty of our world whether it is expansive or somewhat limited. It is a beautiful place, and FFV is certainly a part of that beauty of 2012. 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For more holiday recipe project and decorating ideas, or to purchase ginger bread kits, visit www.wilton.com. DeluxeGingerbreadKit,GingerbreadTreeKit,GingerbreadBoyCookieDecoratingKit,GingerbreadMiniVillageKit,GingerpopsCookieKit Holiday House Treat, Crispy Cheese Crackers, Eggnog Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups, Fire Roasted Jalapeo Oni on Dip, GingerpopsCookieKitHoliday House TreatMakes about 12 servings 6 cups cinnamon-flavored toasted oats cereal 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Assorted Tube Icing, Decorating Gel, Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Icing Decorations and other favorite candy Prepare Wilton Stand-Up House Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cereal in large bowl. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marshmallows, ginger and cinnamon. Cook and stir con stantly until melted. Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan. When cool to touch, remove from pan; secure to foil-wrapped cake board with icing. Deco rate as desired with icing, sprinkles, sugars, icing decorations and candy. Crispy Cheese Crackers Makes 16 to 20 crackers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup (about 2 ounces) finely grated Asiago cheese 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts, finely chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare Holiday Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, beat butter, cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer until creamy and well combined. Add flour; beat until mixture looks sandy and holds together when squeezed in your hand. Press into prepared pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.Eggnog Hot Chocolate Makes about 4 servings 2 cups milk 2 cups prepared eggnog 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream Candy Curls In large saucepan, cook milk and eggnog on medium heat until the mixture is hot; turn off heat. Whisk in Candy Melts candy and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until candy is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs; garnish with Candy Curls. Fire Roasted Jalapeo Onion Dip Makes about 1-3/4 cups dip 4 jalapeo peppers 1 package (5.7 ounces) onion soup mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Preheat broiler. Place peppers on non-stick cookie pan; broil, turning at least once, 6 to 7 minutes or until blackened. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove stem and seeds; coarsely chop. In large bowl, stir together onion soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. Fold in peppers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with cucumber and zucchini slices, celery, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers and other favorite vegetables. Note: For spicier dip, include seeds from peppers. Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups Makes about 24 filled cordial cups 1-1/2 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 3 containers (3.2 ounces each) vanilla prepared pudding 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping plus additional for drizzling 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Sea salt Fill cordial cup candy mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes. Repeat if needed. Carefully remove shells from mold. In medium bowl, combine pudding, bacon and 1 table spoon ice cream topping; mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using tip #33, pipe filling into candy cordial cups. Drizzle with additional ice cream topping and sprinkle with sea salt. Follow instructions on package of each kit: Deluxe Gingerbread Kit Gingerbread Tree Kit Gingerbread Boy Cookie Decorating Kit Gingerpops Cookie Kit Gingerbread Mini Village Kit M any of us find ourselves in the midst of what is typically referred to as the rush of the holidays; and though FFV is a 55+ community, that term is certainly not lost on those of us who live in this lively, lovely community. Because of this rush, I find myself endeavoring to put together some bits and pieces of the many things that have been going on, are going on, and will be going on for the next 11 days as I actually put these words into print on the deadline day of Dec. 14, 2012. The end of the year brings much activity for some (though not so much for others) and the contrasts, while somewhat intriguing, are difficult to justify to my simplistic mind. It would seem that for some there is so much going on, that we inevitably have a difficult time enjoying fully the activities that we so anticipate. For others, I imagine, the opposite might well be the case. Personally, I am blessed with a large family for whom the Christmas season has always been a most joyful time of year. That is not the case for everyone, and this week has been one of mixed activity in FFV. Some very happy and joyous occasions are being planned with the Christmas gathering on Saturday, Dec. 22 and the New Years Eve party on naturally New Years Eve. That event is very much anticipated as a repeat of past parties which were very much enjoyed by those present. Sadly, this year, several people who have been part of the fun will be missing, and they will assuredly be missed. I will not attempt The holiday rush at Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Carol Ouellette looked adoringly at her husband, Don, in happy times at FFV Hawaiian party of past years. 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to list all the names for fear that I will inadvertently leave someone out and that would really break my heart. This is a sentimental time of year, and most of us do think back to times when the festivities were exceptionally joyful. Therefore, realizing that some people very important to us will not be part of the activities puts at the very least a damper on some of the plans. Today, Dec.14, is the date for the gathering at our clubhouse to memorialize and celebrate the life of Don Ouellette, one of our most active and significant neighbors for many years. Don was extremely active in the HOA, the FMO, and Senior Services of Marion Country. What a positive contributor to our community; what a true lover of life; what a sincere gentleman; what a true friend to so many; and what a great dancer as well. Don was exceptional! He will be remembered for such good reasons. The activity in gathering special gifts for the children on our Giving Tree is unprecedented. Sheila and Stan Cohen are assembling and distributing many, many gifts of clothing and toys for their annual project in which FFV neighbors participate. What a blessing these children are, and what blessings Sheila and Stan share with them and their foster families each year! Special thanks go to the Cohens for allowing those of us who can do so to be a part of this joy. The holiday, and especially Christmas, decorations in our community are unbelievably beautiful this year. The lights seem brighter and colors more vivid for some reason. Riding through the neighborhood makes one feel as if this year is remarkably special, as well it is for many. Thanks go out to those who have worked so hard on their personal decorations that are shared and enjoyed by the entire community. Being politically correct has never been one of my goals; and again this season, I probably have missed something that I will wish that I had noted. However, I hope that all those in our community and those who read about our community recognize that I, personally, love being a part of FFV and the many positive, pleasant, and energizing activities that go on here. While I do not attend every function or activity, I realize their value and encourage all those who do find so much to enjoy not only during the holidays but throughout the year. With positive and happy thoughts in mind, I encourage everyone to be a part of the rush of the season the adrenaline kind but also to take the time to look around and enjoy the beauty of our world whether it is expansive or somewhat limited. It is a beautiful place, and FFV is certainly a part of that beauty of 2012. 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Complete with pre-baked ginger bread, each kit contains decorating accessories like candies and icings to per sonalize your own mini village, Christmas tree, gingerpop cookies and more. For another fun twist on a traditional gingerbread house, Siler recommends getting the kids involved. Theyll love the marshmallow-y Holiday House Treat made of cinnamon toasted oats cereal. Once the house is built, watch the kids decorate their yummy creation with a variety of gumdrops, licorice, icings and candies. To cater to a more sophisticated palate, Siler suggests Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups. A lavish blend of vanilla pudding, crisp-cooked bacon and whipped cream is flavored with caramel ice cream topping and piped into edible, dark cocoa Candy Melt cordial cups. Theyre bite-sized holiday bliss. Dont forget eggnog. This year, give your favorite prepared eggnog a chocolate kick and serve Eggnog Hot Chocolate garnished with peppermint Candy Curls. For more holiday recipe project and decorating ideas, or to purchase ginger bread kits, visit www.wilton.com. DeluxeGingerbreadKit,GingerbreadTreeKit,GingerbreadBoyCookieDecoratingKit,GingerbreadMiniVillageKit,GingerpopsCookieKit Holiday House Treat, Crispy Cheese Crackers, Eggnog Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups, Fire Roasted Jalapeo Oni on Dip, GingerpopsCookieKitHoliday House TreatMakes about 12 servings 6 cups cinnamon-flavored toasted oats cereal 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Assorted Tube Icing, Decorating Gel, Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Icing Decorations and other favorite candy Prepare Wilton Stand-Up House Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cereal in large bowl. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marshmallows, ginger and cinnamon. Cook and stir con stantly until melted. Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan. When cool to touch, remove from pan; secure to foil-wrapped cake board with icing. Deco rate as desired with icing, sprinkles, sugars, icing decorations and candy. Crispy Cheese Crackers Makes 16 to 20 crackers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup (about 2 ounces) finely grated Asiago cheese 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts, finely chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare Holiday Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, beat butter, cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer until creamy and well combined. Add flour; beat until mixture looks sandy and holds together when squeezed in your hand. Press into prepared pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.Eggnog Hot Chocolate Makes about 4 servings 2 cups milk 2 cups prepared eggnog 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream Candy Curls In large saucepan, cook milk and eggnog on medium heat until the mixture is hot; turn off heat. Whisk in Candy Melts candy and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until candy is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs; garnish with Candy Curls. Fire Roasted Jalapeo Onion Dip Makes about 1-3/4 cups dip 4 jalapeo peppers 1 package (5.7 ounces) onion soup mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Preheat broiler. Place peppers on non-stick cookie pan; broil, turning at least once, 6 to 7 minutes or until blackened. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove stem and seeds; coarsely chop. In large bowl, stir together onion soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. Fold in peppers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with cucumber and zucchini slices, celery, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers and other favorite vegetables. Note: For spicier dip, include seeds from peppers. Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups Makes about 24 filled cordial cups 1-1/2 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 3 containers (3.2 ounces each) vanilla prepared pudding 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping plus additional for drizzling 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Sea salt Fill cordial cup candy mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes. Repeat if needed. Carefully remove shells from mold. In medium bowl, combine pudding, bacon and 1 table spoon ice cream topping; mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using tip #33, pipe filling into candy cordial cups. Drizzle with additional ice cream topping and sprinkle with sea salt. Follow instructions on package of each kit: Deluxe Gingerbread Kit Gingerbread Tree Kit Gingerbread Boy Cookie Decorating Kit Gingerpops Cookie Kit Gingerbread Mini Village Kit M any of us find ourselves in the midst of what is typically referred to as the rush of the holidays; and though FFV is a 55+ community, that term is certainly not lost on those of us who live in this lively, lovely community. Because of this rush, I find myself endeavoring to put together some bits and pieces of the many things that have been going on, are going on, and will be going on for the next 11 days as I actually put these words into print on the deadline day of Dec. 14, 2012. The end of the year brings much activity for some (though not so much for others) and the contrasts, while somewhat intriguing, are difficult to justify to my simplistic mind. It would seem that for some there is so much going on, that we inevitably have a difficult time enjoying fully the activities that we so anticipate. For others, I imagine, the opposite might well be the case. Personally, I am blessed with a large family for whom the Christmas season has always been a most joyful time of year. That is not the case for everyone, and this week has been one of mixed activity in FFV. Some very happy and joyous occasions are being planned with the Christmas gathering on Saturday, Dec. 22 and the New Years Eve party on naturally New Years Eve. That event is very much anticipated as a repeat of past parties which were very much enjoyed by those present. Sadly, this year, several people who have been part of the fun will be missing, and they will assuredly be missed. I will not attempt The holiday rush at Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Carol Ouellette looked adoringly at her husband, Don, in happy times at FFV Hawaiian party of past years. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Forget bucket list if Mayans were right No Virginia this year E very year in the final issue before Christmas, we publish an answer to a letter titled, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. However, after the tragic events of this past Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column BY JOE OHARA People who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighterpresentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of good-will and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this God-thing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. 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. Jim Clark Editor W ell, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party on Friday. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 Flash prayer is needed Read the classifieds S ince the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayan calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place on Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters? I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com So, this is how the world ends James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Early deadlines for next two weeks

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Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DE3M 0 0 0 D H 3 H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in the upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming new year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 000D9KV Wednesday, Dec. 19 Chri s t m a s event at Car m ine s A special Christmas event is planned at Carmine's Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you don't. Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352854-1000. Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Y oung at Heart progra m Young at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741. Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle o f French Frien ds Le Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21. Chair yoga at Free d o m LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Monday, Dec. 31 Ne w Y ear s Eve w ith international f lavor The General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Year's Eve dinner dance. If you haven't made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-8546193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 Knight s o f Colu m bu s d inner d ance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Happenings Nearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, umbilical cord blood, and organs and tissue. The Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, which started in Gainesville in 2007, is a way to promote fitness while offering lessons about goal setting for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. In 2010, 328 youngsters from Ocala took part in the first Five Points of Life Kids Marathon outside of Gainesville. We are happy to see the race growing here in Ocala, Five Points of Life Foundation Director Brite Whitaker said. Participants receive a T-shirt and are presented a medal when they cross the finish line. When you see the excitement on the kids faces, youd think it was the Olympics, said Whitaker. It even inspires many of their parents to get active. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program Get ready for the Five Points of Life Kids Marathon A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Deputies involved in fatal shooting are reassigned

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Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. 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EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 OBScontinued from Page 1 Here are more pictures from Fairfield Village Some of the many toys, games, clothing and necessities being assembled for distribution to Marion County children in foster homes during the holiday season by Stan & Sheila Cohen of Fairfield Village. George Myron and Bill McElnoy More Ocala Palms photos Gene Perry and Larry Sennett Martin Smith and Terry Sutton Lew Keen and John Rohen

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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 appointment. Please bring resume to interview. Furniture LEATHER SOFA, FABRIC LOVE SEAT3 cushion longhorn leather sofa, hunter green excellent condition $400.00 2 cusihion love seat, beige print like new $150.00 352-249-6463 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com 000DEBP Beautiful weather was enjoyed by 68 men from Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club at their annual end of year golf tournament and party. Special guests included Mike Garlisi of Raymond James and Assoc. Inc. and Martin Smith of Golf Cart Supercenter, Inc. The food and drinks were provided by the OPMGA's treasury. Special thanks to ladies, Verna Newman, Claralee Leigh, Jana McElroy and Lenore Comparetto of the OP Ladies Golf Assoc. who served as cooks for the party. Voting for officers for the year 2013, also took place with the following results: John De Jesus, president; David Leigh, VP and tournament director; Richard Hammes, treasurer; George Myron, secretary and James "Sam" Sampson as director.Article and Photos by: Barb Dedics Ocala Palms men hold end-of-year golf and party Bil Newton and James Sampson Bob Apgar and Art Tait Bob Conrey and Lenny Weigel Bill Hudig Read the classifieds John Dejesus, Roger Richter and Richard Hammes, with Lee Sullivan in the back. Bill Negron, Tom Murphy, Bob Zeuch, Bob Willis and Lew Peticca Note: Early deadlines for the next two weeks editor@westmarionmessenger.com College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741. First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035. Southwest Christian A series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023. Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-8544509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org. Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Countryside PresbyterianA candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Religion

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INDEX Ocala Palms........2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 38 WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2012 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 11 12Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 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 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. 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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 Pink Flamingo campaignFrom the left, Wendy Bowen and Tamyra Bowen of Advanced Imaging Centers present a check to Sherry Roberts of Michelle-OGram, a local organization which provides funding for screening mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. Food collections Its been a busy month for those who are collecting food to feed some of those in our community who wont have enough during th e holidays. At the left is food collected in a drive Friday on the Square by the Marion County Sheriffs Office for three food pantries. while at the right is food gathe red up by the good folks at Fairfield Village. The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. OBS sale catalog available Please see OBS Page 3 Christopher Polack, a junior at Vanguard High School, is Marion Countys 2013 Sunshine State Scholar. The honor goes to one high school student each year representing the highest district-wide achievement in science and mathematics. Polack is the 16-year-old son of Dr. Peter and Cheryl Polack. He will be honored Feb. 21-22, at a Florida Department of Education banquet in Orlando. Polack earned the honor by excelling academically above all other high school students and is considered the top science and mathematics student in Marion County. He completed the application process based on a written essay, academic achievement in science and mathematics, participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competitions, advanced coursework, standardized test scores, and community service. At Vanguard, Polack is heavily involved with the STN (Student Television Network) production team, the Academic Team, and the Robotics Team. He also volunteers in the community and works with elementary students on their robotics projects. Marion Countys alternate Sunshine State Scholar is Aamir Rahim, a junior at Forest High. Other nominees include James Cowan (Belleview), Chloe Cook (Dunnellon), Nathan Chapman (Lake Weir), John Sales (North Marion), and Gabriela Nevarez (West Port). The Sunshine State Scholars Program started in 1997 and spotlights high school students by district, region, and state. Top science, math student, nominees announced C hristmas is in the air and everywhere! Just drive around our neighborhood and enjoy all the beautiful decorations. This is certainly a busy time of the year for everyone shopping, cooking, baking, more shopping, and getting ready for company. With all the chaos, lets not forget the reason for celebrating Christmas the birth of Jesus. The Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at Mesa De Notte last week. There were only eight of us who were able to make the outing, but we enjoyed our time together. The Christmas Holiday Dinner at the clubhouse was enjoyed by about 35 residents. The attendance was small, but the food was scrumptious, as always. If you havent attended a pot luck dinner with us, you dont know what you are missing. It was especially nice to see some of our newer residents with us. Kathy Abrams really went overboard with her dessert contributions. I heard several people asking her for recipes. Also, we cant forget Dorothy Henrys delicious Southern style turnip greens and cornbread! I must confess, I had a second helping for my dessert! Benny Bachand Red Hot Fillies enjoy lunch at Mesa De Notte Carolyn Slocumb tested our knowledge with a quiz on Christmas trivia. There were only 11 questions all with multiple choice answers. Margene Sheidler and Carolyn Slocumb were the winners; each answered eight of the 11 correctly. The last question was, who wrote the music to the song Ill Be Home for Christmas? The answer is Walter Kent, who is our own Maryanne Ellners cousin! The 50/50 drawing was won by Jan Johnson and other door prizes were won by Ron Mowrey, Donna Elliott, Ron Gartman, Benny Bachand, Kathy Abrams, Margene Sheidler, Mary Zdarsky, and Teresa Bachand. A great evening was enjoyed by everyone. Did you know we have a very talented artist in our community? Barbara Fife is known for her beautiful water colors. She just received notification that her painting Ford Truck is one of 100 watercolors selected for the new Online Show of the Florida Watercolor Society. This show can be viewed at the following website: www.floridawatercolorsociety.org/online-show.php. The 1934 Ford in the painting is an old truck that was brought from South Dakota and used for many years by father and son vintagers when they established Dakotah Winery in Chiefland. Having lived out its useful years in the Muscatine vineyards, the truck is parked near the entrance to the main building. The painting was exhibited at Artful Gifts (Marion Cultural Alliance Gallery) for the November Americana show, and was awarded a ribbon for First Place in that show. If you would like to check out more of Barbaras artwork, her website is: www.barbarafife.com/. Merry Christmas! The Red Hot Fillies at lunch. Donna Wartman and Dorothy Henry at the Christmas dinner Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY Wishing you the very best this holiday season.



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INDEX Ocala Palms........2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 38 WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2012 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 732-GOLF (4653)Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time ReservationOur Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon$3200Before 11:00$2700 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354)Expires 12/31/12Rates subject to change.18 Hole Championship CourseDress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO JeansGOLF OUTINGS WELCOME!000D2C3 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. 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Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. Food collectionsIts been a busy month for those who are collecting food to feed some of those in our community who wont have enough during th e holidays. At the left is food collected in a drive Friday on the Square by the Marion County Sheriffs Office for three food pantries. while at the right is food gathe red up by the good folks at Fairfield Village. The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. OBS sale catalog available Please see OBS Page 3 Christopher Polack, a junior at Vanguard High School, is Marion Countys 2013 Sunshine State Scholar. The honor goes to one high school student each year representing the highest district-wide achievement in science and mathematics. Polack is the 16-year-old son of Dr. Peter and Cheryl Polack. He will be honored Feb. 21-22, at a Florida Department of Education banquet in Orlando. Polack earned the honor by excelling academically above all other high school students and is considered the top science and mathematics student in Marion County. He completed the application process based on a written essay, academic achievement in science and mathematics, participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competitions, advanced coursework, standardized test scores, and community service. At Vanguard, Polack is heavily involved with the STN (Student Television Network) production team, the Academic Team, and the Robotics Team. He also volunteers in the community and works with elementary students on their robotics projects. Marion Countys alternate Sunshine State Scholar is Aamir Rahim, a junior at Forest High. Other nominees include James Cowan (Belleview), Chloe Cook (Dunnellon), Nathan Chapman (Lake Weir), John Sales (North Marion), and Gabriela Nevarez (West Port). The Sunshine State Scholars Program started in 1997 and spotlights high school students by district, region, and state. Top science, math student, nominees announced Christmas is in the air and everywhere! Just drive around our neighborhood and enjoy all the beautiful decorations. This is certainly a busy time of the year for everyone shopping, cooking, baking, more shopping, and getting ready for company. With all the chaos, lets not forget the reason for celebrating Christmas the birth of Jesus. The Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at Mesa De Notte last week. There were only eight of us who were able to make the outing, but we enjoyed our time together. The Christmas Holiday Dinner at the clubhouse was enjoyed by about 35 residents. The attendance was small, but the food was scrumptious, as always. If you havent attended a pot luck dinner with us, you dont know what you are missing. It was especially nice to see some of our newer residents with us. Kathy Abrams really went overboard with her dessert contributions. I heard several people asking her for recipes. Also, we cant forget Dorothy Henrys delicious Southern style turnip greens and cornbread! I must confess, I had a second helping for my dessert! Benny Bachand Red Hot Fillies enjoy lunch at Mesa De Notte Car olyn Slocumb tested our knowledge with a quiz on Christmas trivia. There were only 11 questions all with multiple choice answers. Margene Sheidler and Carolyn Slocumb were the winners; each answered eight of the 11 correctly. The last question was, who wrote the music to the song Ill Be Home for Christmas? The answer is Walter Kent, who is our own Maryanne Ellners cousin! The 50/50 drawing was won by Jan Johnson and other door prizes were won by Ron Mowrey, Donna Elliott, Ron Gartman, Benny Bachand, Kathy Abrams, Margene Sheidler, Mary Zdarsky, and Teresa Bachand. A great evening was enjoyed by everyone. Did you know we have a very talented artist in our community? Barbara Fife is known for her beautiful water colors. She just received notification that her painting Ford Truck is one of 100 watercolors selected for the new Online Show of the Florida Watercolor Society. This show can be viewed at the following website: www.floridawatercolorsociety.org/online-show.php. The 1934 Ford in the painting is an old truck that was brought from South Dakota and used for many years by father and son vintagers when they established Dakotah Winery in Chiefland. Having lived out its useful years in the Muscatine vineyards, the truck is parked near the entrance to the main building. The painting was exhibited at Artful Gifts (Marion Cultural Alliance Gallery) for the November Americana show, and was awarded a ribbon for First Place in that show. If you would like to check out more of Barbaras artwork, her website is: www.barbarafife.com/. Merry Christmas! The Red Hot Fillies at lunch. Donna Wartman and Dorothy Henry at the Christmas dinner Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TO R E 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTER Y W ishing you the ver y best this holiday season

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Voting for officers for the year 2013, also took place with the following results: John De Jesus, president; David Leigh, VP and tournament director; Richard Hammes, treasurer; George Myron, secretary and James "Sam" Sampson as director.Article and Photos by: Barb Dedics Ocala Palms men hold end-of-year golf and party Bil Newton and James Sampson Bob Apgar and Art Tait Bob Conrey and Lenny Weigel Bill Hudig Read the classifieds John Dejesus, Roger Richter and Richard Hammes, with Lee Sullivan in the back. Bill Negron, Tom Murphy, Bob Zeuch, Bob Willis and Lew Peticca Note: Early deadlines for the next two weeks editor@westmarionmessenger.com College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741.First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.Southwest ChristianA series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023.Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-8544509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Countryside PresbyterianA candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Religion

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Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. 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Y es, V irginia, there is a Santa Claus, but his appear ance has been diminished a little this year Hopefully he will bring some peace and good will we need that a lot more than wrapped gif ts right now ED IT O RIALcontinued from Page 8 OBScontinued from Page 1 Here are more pictures from Fairfield Village Some of the many toys, games, clothing and necessities being assembled for distribution to Marion County children in foster homes during the holiday season by Stan & Sheila Cohen of Fairfield Village. George Myron and Bill McElnoy More Ocala Palms photos Gene Perry and Larry Sennett Martin Smith and Terry Sutton Lew Keen and John Rohen

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Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DE3M 000DH3H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in the upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming new year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 000D9KV Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christmas event at Carm inesA special Christmas event is planned at Carmine's Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you don't. Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352854-1000.Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Y oung at Heart programYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741.Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21. Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Monday, Dec. 31 New Y ears Eve w ith international f lavorThe General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Year's Eve dinner dance. If you haven't made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-8546193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 Knights of Colum bus d inner d anceThe Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Happenings Nearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, umbilical cord blood, and organs and tissue. The Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, which started in Gainesville in 2007, is a way to promote fitness while offering lessons about goal setting for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. In 2010, 328 youngsters from Ocala took part in the first Five Points of Life Kids Marathon outside of Gainesville. We are happy to see the race growing here in Ocala, Five Points of Life Foundation Director Brite Whitaker said. Participants receive a T-shirt and are presented a medal when they cross the finish line. When you see the excitement on the kids faces, youd think it was the Olympics, said Whitaker. It even inspires many of their parents to get active. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program Get ready for the Five Points of Life Kids Marathon A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Deputies involved in fatal shooting are reassigned

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However, after the tragic events of this past Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column BY JOE OHARA People who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighterpresentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of good-will and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this God-thing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. 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. Jim Clark Editor Well, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party on Friday. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Flash prayer is needed Read the classifieds Since the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayan calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place on Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters? I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com So, this is how the world ends James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Early deadlines for next two weeks

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to list all the names for fear that I will inadvertently leave someone out and that would really break my heart. This is a sentimental time of year, and most of us do think back to times when the festivities were exceptionally joyful. Therefore, realizing that some people very important to us will not be part of the activities puts at the very least a damper on some of the plans. Today, Dec.14, is the date for the gathering at our clubhouse to memorialize and celebrate the life of Don Ouellette, one of our most active and significant neighbors for many years. Don was extremely active in the HOA, the FMO, and Senior Services of Marion Country. What a positive contributor to our community; what a true lover of life; what a sincere gentleman; what a true friend to so many; and what a great dancer as well. Don was exceptional! He will be remembered for such good reasons. The activity in gathering special gifts for the children on our Giving Tree is unprecedented. Sheila and Stan Cohen are assembling and distributing many, many gifts of clothing and toys for their annual project in which FFV neighbors participate. What a blessing these children are, and what blessings Sheila and Stan share with them and their foster families each year! Special thanks go to the Cohens for allowing those of us who can do so to be a part of this joy. The holiday, and especially Christmas, decorations in our community are unbelievably beautiful this year. The lights seem brighter and colors more vivid for some reason. Riding through the neighborhood makes one feel as if this year is remarkably special, as well it is for many. Thanks go out to those who have worked so hard on their personal decorations that are shared and enjoyed by the entire community. Being politically correct has never been one of my goals; and again this season, I probably have missed something that I will wish that I had noted. However, I hope that all those in our community and those who read about our community recognize that I, personally, love being a part of FFV and the many positive, pleasant, and energizing activities that go on here. While I do not attend every function or activity, I realize their value and encourage all those who do find so much to enjoy not only during the holidays but throughout the year. With positive and happy thoughts in mind, I encourage everyone to be a part of the rush of the season the adrenaline kind but also to take the time to look around and enjoy the beauty of our world whether it is expansive or somewhat limited. It is a beautiful place, and FFV is certainly a part of that beauty of 2012. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DJHE J&J SEAFOOD NEW LOCA TION S.W 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 Open 7 days a week Daily Fresh Fish! Clams Shrimp Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish 8 oz. Lobster Tails Octopus OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S MAR YLAND CRAB CAKES SOFT SHELL CRABS FRESH O Y STERS PINTS Now Carrying Fresh Cod Large Fillets $9.95/lb. SALTED COD SMELT HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 000DHPP8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pmStop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries 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$4,595WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605only$519 8-V T875only$619FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275only$639 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic chargeronly $5,995Happy Holidays Thank You For Your Business! 6-V 6 PACK$459 8-V 6 PACK$519 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 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 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 000DIKN Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More.Packages from $50/weekWe deliver and setup!352-895-0101CribsToYou@gmail.com000DENU FAMILY FEATURES Host a holiday party thats simple and festive with a combination of premade and homemade delights from the celebration experts at Wilton. For starters, a cookie pan does double duty for holiday-shaped homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers. Serve these aromatic rosemary treats, made into Christmas trees, snowmen and stockings, alongside a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables and made-from-scratch fire-roasted jalapeo dip. Guests will think you spent hours baking in the kitchen when you wow them with a seasonal selection of hand-decorated gingerbreads, says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Easy to assemble with all the trimmings included, theres a ready-to-decorate gingerbread kit to fit any yuletide gathering. Complete with pre-baked ginger bread, each kit contains decorating accessories like candies and icings to per sonalize your own mini village, Christmas tree, gingerpop cookies and more. For another fun twist on a traditional gingerbread house, Siler recommends getting the kids involved. Theyll love the marshmallow-y Holiday House Treat made of cinnamon toasted oats cereal. Once the house is built, watch the kids decorate their yummy creation with a variety of gumdrops, licorice, icings and candies. To cater to a more sophisticated palate, Siler suggests Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups. A lavish blend of vanilla pudding, crisp-cooked bacon and whipped cream is flavored with caramel ice cream topping and piped into edible, dark cocoa Candy Melt cordial cups. Theyre bite-sized holiday bliss. Dont forget eggnog. This year, give your favorite prepared eggnog a chocolate kick and serve Eggnog Hot Chocolate garnished with peppermint Candy Curls. For more holiday recipe project and decorating ideas, or to purchase ginger bread kits, visit www.wilton.com. DeluxeGingerbreadKit,GingerbreadTreeKit,GingerbreadBoyCookieDecoratingKit,GingerbreadMiniVillageKit,GingerpopsCookieKit Holiday House Treat, Crispy Cheese Crackers, Eggnog Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups, Fire Roasted Jalapeo Oni on Dip, GingerpopsCookieKitHoliday House TreatMakes about 12 servings 6 cups cinnamon-flavored toasted oats cereal 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Assorted Tube Icing, Decorating Gel, Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Icing Decorations and other favorite candy Prepare Wilton Stand-Up House Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cereal in large bowl. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marshmallows, ginger and cinnamon. Cook and stir con stantly until melted. Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan. When cool to touch, remove from pan; secure to foil-wrapped cake board with icing. Deco rate as desired with icing, sprinkles, sugars, icing decorations and candy. Crispy Cheese CrackersMakes 16 to 20 crackers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup (about 2 ounces) finely grated Asiago cheese 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts, finely chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare Holiday Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, beat butter, cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer until creamy and well combined. Add flour; beat until mixture looks sandy and holds together when squeezed in your hand. Press into prepared pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.Eggnog Hot Chocolate Makes about 4 servings 2 cups milk 2 cups prepared eggnog 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream Candy Curls In large saucepan, cook milk and eggnog on medium heat until the mixture is hot; turn off heat. Whisk in Candy Melts candy and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until candy is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs; garnish with Candy Curls.Fire Roasted Jalapeo Onion Dip Makes about 1-3/4 cups dip 4 jalapeo peppers 1 package (5.7 ounces) onion soup mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Preheat broiler. Place peppers on non-stick cookie pan; broil, turning at least once, 6 to 7 minutes or until blackened. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove stem and seeds; coarsely chop. In large bowl, stir together onion soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. Fold in peppers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with cucumber and zucchini slices, celery, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers and other favorite vegetables. Note: For spicier dip, include seeds from peppers. Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups Makes about 24 filled cordial cups 1-1/2 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 3 containers (3.2 ounces each) vanilla prepared pudding 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping plus additional for drizzling 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Sea salt Fill cordial cup candy mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes. Repeat if needed. Carefully remove shells from mold. In medium bowl, combine pudding, bacon and 1 table spoon ice cream topping; mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using tip #33, pipe filling into candy cordial cups. Drizzle with additional ice cream topping and sprinkle with sea salt. Follow instructions on package of each kit:Deluxe Gingerbread KitGingerbread Tree KitGingerbread Boy Cookie Decorating KitGingerpops Cookie Kit Gingerbread Mini Village Kit Many of us find ourselves in the midst of what is typically referred to as the rush of the holidays; and though FFV is a 55+ community, that term is certainly not lost on those of us who live in this lively, lovely community. Because of this rush, I find myself endeavoring to put together some bits and pieces of the many things that have been going on, are going on, and will be going on for the next 11 days as I actually put these words into print on the deadline day of Dec. 14, 2012. The end of the year brings much activity for some (though not so much for others) and the contrasts, while somewhat intriguing, are difficult to justify to my simplistic mind. It would seem that for some there is so much going on, that we inevitably have a difficult time enjoying fully the activities that we so anticipate. For others, I imagine, the opposite might well be the case. Personally, I am blessed with a large family for whom the Christmas season has always been a most joyful time of year. That is not the case for everyone, and this week has been one of mixed activity in FFV. Some very happy and joyous occasions are being planned with the Christmas gathering on Saturday, Dec. 22 and the New Years Eve party on naturally New Years Eve. That event is very much anticipated as a repeat of past parties which were very much enjoyed by those present. Sadly, this year, several people who have been part of the fun will be missing, and they will assuredly be missed. I will not attempt The holiday rush at Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Carol Ouellette looked adoringly at her husband, Don, in happy times at FFV Hawaiian party of past years. 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to list all the names for fear that I will inadvertently leave someone out and that would really break my heart. This is a sentimental time of year, and most of us do think back to times when the festivities were exceptionally joyful. Therefore, realizing that some people very important to us will not be part of the activities puts at the very least a damper on some of the plans. Today, Dec.14, is the date for the gathering at our clubhouse to memorialize and celebrate the life of Don Ouellette, one of our most active and significant neighbors for many years. Don was extremely active in the HOA, the FMO, and Senior Services of Marion Country. What a positive contributor to our community; what a true lover of life; what a sincere gentleman; what a true friend to so many; and what a great dancer as well. Don was exceptional! He will be remembered for such good reasons. The activity in gathering special gifts for the children on our Giving Tree is unprecedented. Sheila and Stan Cohen are assembling and distributing many, many gifts of clothing and toys for their annual project in which FFV neighbors participate. What a blessing these children are, and what blessings Sheila and Stan share with them and their foster families each year! Special thanks go to the Cohens for allowing those of us who can do so to be a part of this joy. The holiday, and especially Christmas, decorations in our community are unbelievably beautiful this year. The lights seem brighter and colors more vivid for some reason. Riding through the neighborhood makes one feel as if this year is remarkably special, as well it is for many. Thanks go out to those who have worked so hard on their personal decorations that are shared and enjoyed by the entire community. Being politically correct has never been one of my goals; and again this season, I probably have missed something that I will wish that I had noted. However, I hope that all those in our community and those who read about our community recognize that I, personally, love being a part of FFV and the many positive, pleasant, and energizing activities that go on here. While I do not attend every function or activity, I realize their value and encourage all those who do find so much to enjoy not only during the holidays but throughout the year. With positive and happy thoughts in mind, I encourage everyone to be a part of the rush of the season the adrenaline kind but also to take the time to look around and enjoy the beauty of our world whether it is expansive or somewhat limited. It is a beautiful place, and FFV is certainly a part of that beauty of 2012. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DJHE J&J SEAFOOD NEW LOCA TION S.W 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 Open 7 days a week Daily Fresh Fish! Clams Shrimp Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish 8 oz. Lobster Tails Octopus OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S MAR YLAND CRAB CAKES SOFT SHELL CRABS FRESH O Y STERS PINTS Now Carrying Fresh Cod Large Fillets $9.95/lb. SALTED COD SMELT HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 000DHPP8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pmStop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries 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$4,595WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605only$519 8-V T875only$619FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275only$639 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic chargeronly $5,995Happy Holidays Thank You For Your Business! 6-V 6 PACK$459 8-V 6 PACK$519 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 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 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 000DIKN Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More.Packages from $50/weekWe deliver and setup!352-895-0101CribsToYou@gmail.com000DENU FAMILY FEATURES Host a holiday party thats simple and festive with a combination of premade and homemade delights from the celebration experts at Wilton. For starters, a cookie pan does double duty for holiday-shaped homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers. Serve these aromatic rosemary treats, made into Christmas trees, snowmen and stockings, alongside a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables and made-from-scratch fire-roasted jalapeo dip. Guests will think you spent hours baking in the kitchen when you wow them with a seasonal selection of hand-decorated gingerbreads, says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Easy to assemble with all the trimmings included, theres a ready-to-decorate gingerbread kit to fit any yuletide gathering. Complete with pre-baked ginger bread, each kit contains decorating accessories like candies and icings to per sonalize your own mini village, Christmas tree, gingerpop cookies and more. For another fun twist on a traditional gingerbread house, Siler recommends getting the kids involved. Theyll love the marshmallow-y Holiday House Treat made of cinnamon toasted oats cereal. Once the house is built, watch the kids decorate their yummy creation with a variety of gumdrops, licorice, icings and candies. To cater to a more sophisticated palate, Siler suggests Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups. A lavish blend of vanilla pudding, crisp-cooked bacon and whipped cream is flavored with caramel ice cream topping and piped into edible, dark cocoa Candy Melt cordial cups. Theyre bite-sized holiday bliss. Dont forget eggnog. This year, give your favorite prepared eggnog a chocolate kick and serve Eggnog Hot Chocolate garnished with peppermint Candy Curls. For more holiday recipe project and decorating ideas, or to purchase ginger bread kits, visit www.wilton.com. DeluxeGingerbreadKit,GingerbreadTreeKit,GingerbreadBoyCookieDecoratingKit,GingerbreadMiniVillageKit,GingerpopsCookieKit Holiday House Treat, Crispy Cheese Crackers, Eggnog Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups, Fire Roasted Jalapeo Oni on Dip, GingerpopsCookieKitHoliday House TreatMakes about 12 servings 6 cups cinnamon-flavored toasted oats cereal 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Assorted Tube Icing, Decorating Gel, Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Icing Decorations and other favorite candy Prepare Wilton Stand-Up House Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cereal in large bowl. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marshmallows, ginger and cinnamon. Cook and stir con stantly until melted. Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan. When cool to touch, remove from pan; secure to foil-wrapped cake board with icing. Deco rate as desired with icing, sprinkles, sugars, icing decorations and candy. Crispy Cheese CrackersMakes 16 to 20 crackers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup (about 2 ounces) finely grated Asiago cheese 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts, finely chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare Holiday Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, beat butter, cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer until creamy and well combined. Add flour; beat until mixture looks sandy and holds together when squeezed in your hand. Press into prepared pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.Eggnog Hot Chocolate Makes about 4 servings 2 cups milk 2 cups prepared eggnog 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream Candy Curls In large saucepan, cook milk and eggnog on medium heat until the mixture is hot; turn off heat. Whisk in Candy Melts candy and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until candy is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs; garnish with Candy Curls.Fire Roasted Jalapeo Onion Dip Makes about 1-3/4 cups dip 4 jalapeo peppers 1 package (5.7 ounces) onion soup mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Preheat broiler. Place peppers on non-stick cookie pan; broil, turning at least once, 6 to 7 minutes or until blackened. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove stem and seeds; coarsely chop. In large bowl, stir together onion soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. Fold in peppers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with cucumber and zucchini slices, celery, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers and other favorite vegetables. Note: For spicier dip, include seeds from peppers. Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups Makes about 24 filled cordial cups 1-1/2 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 3 containers (3.2 ounces each) vanilla prepared pudding 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping plus additional for drizzling 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Sea salt Fill cordial cup candy mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes. Repeat if needed. Carefully remove shells from mold. In medium bowl, combine pudding, bacon and 1 table spoon ice cream topping; mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using tip #33, pipe filling into candy cordial cups. Drizzle with additional ice cream topping and sprinkle with sea salt. Follow instructions on package of each kit:Deluxe Gingerbread KitGingerbread Tree KitGingerbread Boy Cookie Decorating KitGingerpops Cookie Kit Gingerbread Mini Village Kit Many of us find ourselves in the midst of what is typically referred to as the rush of the holidays; and though FFV is a 55+ community, that term is certainly not lost on those of us who live in this lively, lovely community. Because of this rush, I find myself endeavoring to put together some bits and pieces of the many things that have been going on, are going on, and will be going on for the next 11 days as I actually put these words into print on the deadline day of Dec. 14, 2012. The end of the year brings much activity for some (though not so much for others) and the contrasts, while somewhat intriguing, are difficult to justify to my simplistic mind. It would seem that for some there is so much going on, that we inevitably have a difficult time enjoying fully the activities that we so anticipate. For others, I imagine, the opposite might well be the case. Personally, I am blessed with a large family for whom the Christmas season has always been a most joyful time of year. That is not the case for everyone, and this week has been one of mixed activity in FFV. Some very happy and joyous occasions are being planned with the Christmas gathering on Saturday, Dec. 22 and the New Years Eve party on naturally New Years Eve. That event is very much anticipated as a repeat of past parties which were very much enjoyed by those present. Sadly, this year, several people who have been part of the fun will be missing, and they will assuredly be missed. I will not attempt The holiday rush at Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Carol Ouellette looked adoringly at her husband, Don, in happy times at FFV Hawaiian party of past years. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DEGY 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 Chr ist Anglican Church 950 N.W 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V i sitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Y our P et for Y our P et T our our unique T our our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boar ding Gr ooming 1 04 1 1 S W 1 05th Str eet Ocala 1 04 1 1 S W 1 05th Str eet Ocala www .palmett ok ennels.com www .palmett ok ennels.com 000DCMY Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us Look for us Look f or us on Facebook on Facebook on F ace book Christ the King The Rev Donald J. 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However, after the tragic events of this past Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column BY JOE OHARA People who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighterpresentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of good-will and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this God-thing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. 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. Jim Clark Editor Well, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party on Friday. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Flash prayer is needed Read the classifieds Since the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayan calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place on Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters? I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com So, this is how the world ends James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Early deadlines for next two weeks

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Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DE3M 000DH3H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in the upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming new year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 000D9KV Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christmas event at Carm inesA special Christmas event is planned at Carmine's Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you don't. Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352854-1000.Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Y oung at Heart programYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741.Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21. Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Monday, Dec. 31 New Y ears Eve w ith international f lavorThe General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Year's Eve dinner dance. If you haven't made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-8546193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 Knights of Colum bus d inner d anceThe Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Happenings Nearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, umbilical cord blood, and organs and tissue. The Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, which started in Gainesville in 2007, is a way to promote fitness while offering lessons about goal setting for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. In 2010, 328 youngsters from Ocala took part in the first Five Points of Life Kids Marathon outside of Gainesville. We are happy to see the race growing here in Ocala, Five Points of Life Foundation Director Brite Whitaker said. Participants receive a T-shirt and are presented a medal when they cross the finish line. When you see the excitement on the kids faces, youd think it was the Olympics, said Whitaker. It even inspires many of their parents to get active. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program Get ready for the Five Points of Life Kids Marathon A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Deputies involved in fatal shooting are reassigned

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Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. 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Y es, V irginia, there is a Santa Claus, but his appear ance has been diminished a little this year Hopefully he will bring some peace and good will we need that a lot more than wrapped gif ts right now ED IT O RIALcontinued from Page 8 OBScontinued from Page 1 Here are more pictures from Fairfield Village Some of the many toys, games, clothing and necessities being assembled for distribution to Marion County children in foster homes during the holiday season by Stan & Sheila Cohen of Fairfield Village. George Myron and Bill McElnoy More Ocala Palms photos Gene Perry and Larry Sennett Martin Smith and Terry Sutton Lew Keen and John Rohen

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CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com 000DEBP Beautiful weather was enjoyed by 68 men from Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club at their annual end of year golf tournament and party. Special guests included Mike Garlisi of Raymond James and Assoc. Inc. and Martin Smith of Golf Cart Supercenter, Inc. The food and drinks were provided by the OPMGA's treasury. Special thanks to ladies, Verna Newman, Claralee Leigh, Jana McElroy and Lenore Comparetto of the OP Ladies Golf Assoc. who served as cooks for the party. Voting for officers for the year 2013, also took place with the following results: John De Jesus, president; David Leigh, VP and tournament director; Richard Hammes, treasurer; George Myron, secretary and James "Sam" Sampson as director.Article and Photos by: Barb Dedics Ocala Palms men hold end-of-year golf and party Bil Newton and James Sampson Bob Apgar and Art Tait Bob Conrey and Lenny Weigel Bill Hudig Read the classifieds John Dejesus, Roger Richter and Richard Hammes, with Lee Sullivan in the back. Bill Negron, Tom Murphy, Bob Zeuch, Bob Willis and Lew Peticca Note: Early deadlines for the next two weeks editor@westmarionmessenger.com College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741.First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.Southwest ChristianA series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023.Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-8544509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Countryside PresbyterianA candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Religion

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INDEX Ocala Palms........2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 38 WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2012 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, December 19, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 732-GOLF (4653)Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time ReservationOur Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon$3200Before 11:00$2700 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354)Expires 12/31/12Rates subject to change.18 Hole Championship CourseDress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO JeansGOLF OUTINGS WELCOME!000D2C3 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. 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Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. Food collectionsIts been a busy month for those who are collecting food to feed some of those in our community who wont have enough during th e holidays. At the left is food collected in a drive Friday on the Square by the Marion County Sheriffs Office for three food pantries. while at the right is food gathe red up by the good folks at Fairfield Village. The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. OBS sale catalog available Please see OBS Page 3 Christopher Polack, a junior at Vanguard High School, is Marion Countys 2013 Sunshine State Scholar. The honor goes to one high school student each year representing the highest district-wide achievement in science and mathematics. Polack is the 16-year-old son of Dr. Peter and Cheryl Polack. He will be honored Feb. 21-22, at a Florida Department of Education banquet in Orlando. Polack earned the honor by excelling academically above all other high school students and is considered the top science and mathematics student in Marion County. He completed the application process based on a written essay, academic achievement in science and mathematics, participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competitions, advanced coursework, standardized test scores, and community service. At Vanguard, Polack is heavily involved with the STN (Student Television Network) production team, the Academic Team, and the Robotics Team. He also volunteers in the community and works with elementary students on their robotics projects. Marion Countys alternate Sunshine State Scholar is Aamir Rahim, a junior at Forest High. Other nominees include James Cowan (Belleview), Chloe Cook (Dunnellon), Nathan Chapman (Lake Weir), John Sales (North Marion), and Gabriela Nevarez (West Port). The Sunshine State Scholars Program started in 1997 and spotlights high school students by district, region, and state. Top science, math student, nominees announced Christmas is in the air and everywhere! Just drive around our neighborhood and enjoy all the beautiful decorations. This is certainly a busy time of the year for everyone shopping, cooking, baking, more shopping, and getting ready for company. With all the chaos, lets not forget the reason for celebrating Christmas the birth of Jesus. The Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at Mesa De Notte last week. There were only eight of us who were able to make the outing, but we enjoyed our time together. The Christmas Holiday Dinner at the clubhouse was enjoyed by about 35 residents. The attendance was small, but the food was scrumptious, as always. If you havent attended a pot luck dinner with us, you dont know what you are missing. It was especially nice to see some of our newer residents with us. Kathy Abrams really went overboard with her dessert contributions. I heard several people asking her for recipes. Also, we cant forget Dorothy Henrys delicious Southern style turnip greens and cornbread! I must confess, I had a second helping for my dessert! Benny Bachand Red Hot Fillies enjoy lunch at Mesa De Notte Car olyn Slocumb tested our knowledge with a quiz on Christmas trivia. There were only 11 questions all with multiple choice answers. Margene Sheidler and Carolyn Slocumb were the winners; each answered eight of the 11 correctly. The last question was, who wrote the music to the song Ill Be Home for Christmas? The answer is Walter Kent, who is our own Maryanne Ellners cousin! The 50/50 drawing was won by Jan Johnson and other door prizes were won by Ron Mowrey, Donna Elliott, Ron Gartman, Benny Bachand, Kathy Abrams, Margene Sheidler, Mary Zdarsky, and Teresa Bachand. A great evening was enjoyed by everyone. Did you know we have a very talented artist in our community? Barbara Fife is known for her beautiful water colors. She just received notification that her painting Ford Truck is one of 100 watercolors selected for the new Online Show of the Florida Watercolor Society. This show can be viewed at the following website: www.floridawatercolorsociety.org/online-show.php. The 1934 Ford in the painting is an old truck that was brought from South Dakota and used for many years by father and son vintagers when they established Dakotah Winery in Chiefland. Having lived out its useful years in the Muscatine vineyards, the truck is parked near the entrance to the main building. The painting was exhibited at Artful Gifts (Marion Cultural Alliance Gallery) for the November Americana show, and was awarded a ribbon for First Place in that show. If you would like to check out more of Barbaras artwork, her website is: www.barbarafife.com/. Merry Christmas! The Red Hot Fillies at lunch. Donna Wartman and Dorothy Henry at the Christmas dinner Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TO R E 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTER Y W ishing you the ver y best this holiday season