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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........4 Quail Meadow......7 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2013 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DSYL INSPIRATIONAL GOSPEL CHOIR IN CONCERT Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 7, 7 P.M. Collingsworth Family Concert Friday, February 15, 7 P.M. Rockingham Male Chorus Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th Street Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-9550 BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY 000DPLT 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 CARS STARTING AT $1,995 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 PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALVictory or peaceWhy is Rachel Muse, Fairfield Village community manager, giving a sign that could mean either victory or peace? Read the Fairfield column on Page 12 to find out. A suspicious package with a powdery substance was delivered and opened at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 8:50 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, inside Sheriff ChrisBlairs office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The assistant, who opened the letter, immediately called for help and emergency protocols were activated. The letter contained a direct threat to Blair. The assistant was not injured. Fire rescue professionals from both the Marion County Fire Rescue and the Ocala Fire Rescue took over the scene to contain the suspicious powder and package. This is serious, Blair said. The emotional stress on our employees will not be tolerated. Disrupting MCSO business will not be tolerated. And the emergency resources that were used could have been elsewhere protecting the community, Blair said. Along with fire agencies, the incident involved the Marion County Sheriffs Office Bomb Squad, MCSO Major Crimes division, plus the MCSO Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism investigations unit. The powdery substance was determined to be harmless. We will use all appropriate resources to track down the person or people responsible, said Blair. If you know anything about this incident, you can call Crime Stoppers at 352-3687867. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward. Suspicious powder delivered to sheriff Editorial Page 8 PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEHazardous material firefighters examine the mysterious powder delivered to the Sheriffs Office last week. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is encouraged by the response of donors to the emergency need for blood, but supplies are still critically short for three specific blood types. Weve had tremendous support from the media in spreading the word about this blood shortage, said LifeSouth Vice President of Operations J.B. Bowles. Folks are coming out to donate. While we are gaining ground in supply levels, we are still at emergency levels for blood types O-negative and positive and A-negative. We dont use the word emergency lightly, to us it means our hospitals have supplies for only a couple of days, and LifeSouth doesnt have the inventory to resupply them, he said. We are trying to make-up ground, but most communities need about 1,000 donors every week just to meet their regular hospital needs. Type-O is typically always in high demand, Bowles explained, because its considered the Universal Donor. O-positive is the most common blood type, about 37 percent of Americans have it, and O-positive red blood cells can be used by anyone with an Rh-positive blood type, which is about 85 percent of us. O-negative is more rare, he added, only about 7 percent of Americans have it, but in an emergency all of us can use O-negative red blood cells. LifeSouth urges all eligible donors who are feeling healthy to come out and support their communities by donating blood as soon as possible. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For information about donating, donors can call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or go to www.lifesouth.org. Three blood types at emergency levels Ocala Fire Rescue was called to the scene of an apartment complex fire at 11:02 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Smoke could initially be seen from several miles distant, and on arrival firefighters observed flames coming through the roof of a two story wood structure. The occupied building contained 16 apartments, and firefighters were quickly able to search the building to ensure everyone had safely evacuated. Fire and smoke damage was contained to just four of those apartments, and firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours stated Battalion Chief Wally Brinkman. Twenty eight firefighters responded to the scene, and there were no injuries to the tenants. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The complex named Paddock Park Apartments is at 2901 S.W. 41st St. The fire occurred in building 2000. Fire at apartments PHOTO COURTESY OCALA FIRE RESCUEFirefighters on the roof battle a blaze at Paddock Park Apartments. Man dies in NW accidentA 30-year-old Ocala man was killed Jan. 26 in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 225A near Northwest 100th Street. Jose Tellez-Plata was traveling north on 225A in a Toyota Station Wagon. Traveling south and towing a vehicle on a trailer was David Huffman Jr., 49, with passenger, Robin Huffman, also 49. According to the report, Tellez-Plata crossed the double yellow line and collided with Huffman, whose vehicle overturned. Tellez-Plata, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed. The Huffmans, who were belted in, were hospitalized in serious condition. M ost people who read this weekly column know that I generally end my comments with a phrase I coined three years ago to describe Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. On Friday, Jan. 25, there was a lively meeting in our clubhouse, and most of the people attending agreed that it produced what some would call lovely results. That seemed to be the consensus from what was apparent as the somber faces at 10 a.m. became smiling faces about 11:30 a.m. There had been a notice circulating inviting Fairfield Villagers to come to a meeting at which possible changes that were being considered in the Clubhouse would be discussed. It was noted that changes were going to be made to accommodate a larger office for our new manager, Rachel Muse, and the even newer assistant who is yet to be identified. A meeting at which Rachel Muse and Sherry Woodworth, Regional Manager of American Land Leasing, would be present was to be held in the clubhouse to discuss these changes. As with any community, word got around that the new office would be where the communitys library has been located for many years. Well it seemed that many people were not too pleased with the prospect of having the communitys library moved to a much smaller room in order to have the managers larger office in that space. Therefore, one of the biggest crowds in recent memory filled the Clubhouse to voice opinions that were listened to by Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse. Unlike Congress, as one neighbor pointed out, we here in Fairfield Village can vote and agree to some kind of compromise that will work for most people. That did happen, and nearly everyone seemed pleased with the result. No it was not exactly what everyone would have preferred, but it was acceptable. The end result was that the TV/Media room will become office space and the television will be moved into the main A lively meeting nets some lovely results Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal part of the clubhouse with the possible benefit of the TV/VCR/DVD players being used for such things as aerobic exercises. I dont know if Richard Simmons is still doing his famous exercises to the oldies, but I am sure that there are lots of newer/younger versions of exercises that could prove interesting to those who like to work with groups to exercise. I guess that remains to be seen; but many people like to try new things, so here is a good opportunity for those who might be willing to wear exercise clothing in a group setting. Just a note here: I could not/would not be a member of a group wearing exercise clothing until I lose at least 40 pounds. In texting and emails, there would probably be an LOL inserted here because seeing myself in tight exercise clothing would be a gigantic Laugh out Loud for sure. I will (maybe) exercise at home, lose the 40 pounds (yeah) and then put on the exercise clothing and join a group. Until then, I wish all the people with the acceptable bodies to enjoy group aerobic exercise. Seriously, though, it is good to be back in Florida after my 4 weeks in the D.C. area with my family. It was such fun; however, returning to good friends is really nice. Honestly, the 70 degree weather is so wonderful after 20 degree snow and slush that I am reminded that I would not want to live anywhere with snow and ice again. Let the little kids enjoy it! Frosty the Snowman is really cute in pictures! I love Florida, sunshine, warm temperatures, Marion County, Ocala and Fairfield Village. Have a wonderful week. Fairfield Village's "library"...to use the term we more mature readers prefer...has been a source of much pride for years. Though many of the books had already been removed from the shelves in anticipation of the possible move to another spot, actually the library will remain where it is because the community appreciates the value of this asset. Soon, no doubt, the shelves will

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Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR G O T T E R M I T E S ? GOT TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin show The Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225. Sheriff holds rib sale The Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. Limited seating will be provided so please consider bringing your own chair.Candler Hills Extreme Demo Day Candler Hills Golf Club, home to the Ocala Open, invites you to the 7th annual Extreme Demo Day Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try out demo clubs on the range and all brands of putters and wedges in the short game area from vendors including TaylorMade, Adams, Ping, Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Adidas and many more. Plus receive a complimentary lunch! The Extreme Demo Day is a free event and open to the public. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information. Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276 Historical Novel Society to meet At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. German Americans to meet The German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207. Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633. Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. Happenings More on Page 5 Up, up, and away: Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of Boeing-Boeing will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Bernard, an American architect in Paris, has a girl in every port... every airport, that is. Quite literally a man of the world, hes juggling three glamorous flight attendants at once: Gloria the American, Gabriella the Italian, and Gretchen the German. Unaware of each other, they each spend their layovers in the city of love at Bernards posh Parisian apartment. Adding to the international intrigue, hes engaged to all three! Although Bernard is meticulous in keeping the three fiances in the dark about each other, it is his housekeeper Berthe who really masterminds the deception, even though she heartily disapproves of Bernards amorous antics. Then technology intervenes: The introduction of the newer and faster Boeing jet throws off Bernard's carefully orchestrated timetables, and all three women arrive at once. Roles available are: Bernard (35-45) American architect living in Paris. Consummate smooth bachelor. Standard American accent. Robert (35-45) Friend of Bernards visiting from Wisconsin. Reserved and timid. Midwestern accent. Gloria (25-35) American TWA air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, fancy-free, and bossy. New York accent. Gabriella (25-35) Italian Alitalia air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, trusting, and nave. Heavy Italian accent. Gretchen (25-35) German Lufthansa air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, militant, and emotional. Heavy German accent. Berthe (45-60) Bernards disdainful French cook and housekeeper. An efficient complainer. Heavy French accent. Ages listed are approximate. The play requires all actors (except Berthe) to be comfortable engaging in a lot of displays of affection and passion. Set in the swinging s just as the sexual revolution takes off, this is a classic door-slamming bedroom farce. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. The director would like to hear auditioners attempt the appropriate accent for the character(s) for which they are trying out. There are DVDs and Internet sites that can help with learning different accents. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts. There will be 20 public performances of Boeing-Boeing from March 21 to April 14. For information, call the box office at 352-236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. Ocala Civic Theatre to hold auditions for Boeing-Boeing

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Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a free lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the bodyand the mind, For reservations, please call Shirley at 352-368-4028Saturday, March 9 Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. P ersonally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being postthin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DOX6 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000DBZY Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000dr33 Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000D64L St. Martins Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DOOZ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a stepby-step approach is best. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That cooperation you request could come at too high a price. Since few can beat the Bovine at being clever and resourceful, why not see what you can do on your own? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor a quieter time spent getting closer to the people who are especially important to you. Theres always much more to learn and appreciate about each other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The concerned Crab will act to resolve workplace misunderstandings before they get out of hand and cause more serious problems. Co-workers rally to support your efforts. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What the Big Cat might see as a disturbing act of disloyalty might just be a failure of communication on both sides. Take time for mediation rather than confrontation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be more patient with those who seem unwilling to accept your version of whats right. The fact is, theres a lot more to learn on all sides of this issue. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It should be easier to assess the facts youll need to make an important decision. But dont commit if you still have doubts. There could be more you need to know. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your excitement level remains high as you continue working on that new project. Expect some setbacks. But on the whole, all will move pretty much on schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It might be wise to be more prudent with expenses right now. But your financial situation should soon clear up, and you could be back shopping, happily as ever. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might prefer sticking with your current schedule. But some newly emerging information could persuade you to consider a change. Keep an open mind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to reject a suggested change. But it could be wise to go with the flow, at least for a while. You can always return to your first plan if you like. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre bolstered by practical and poetic sides of your nature as you maneuver through unsettled emotional situations. Things ease up by weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK : People reach out to your generosity and wisdom, and consider you a trusted and treasured friend. Read the classifieds Ocala Palms Red Hat Fillies watch Parental Guidance The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms spent the afternoon at the movies watching the hilarious movie "Parental Guidance." PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEEnjoying the show are, from left, Gerry Schwanke, Carol Pinto and Chris Turner. Front row: Judy Duby and Sandy Ellis. Second row: Carol Young, Kathy Gustafson and Elaine Sheets. Also enjoying the movie were Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby. Also having some laughs are Cathy Donohue, Carol Yount and Kathy Gustafson. Community Congregational plans Imposition of AshesCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are "The Little church with a Big heart" and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352-307-0584. 000D795 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.comSunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm

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Sunday, Feb. 10 Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-8548787. Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony The UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. Dont miss this joint production featuring the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the UF Opera Theatre Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala will open at 1 p.m. For a full list of shows, events and concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call 352854-3670. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at Joy Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-8545218. Home Improvement Expo Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530. Sunday, Feb. 17 Jazz Society offers music, dancing The Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-2370234. Chuck Wagon Gang at ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meet The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DUCL 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. 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The people who sent the powder, whatever it was, disrupted the operations of an emergency agency for a short while, which only temporarily weakened the ability to respond to real threatening situations. Did the people who sent this really think the sheriff opens his own mail? Is there anyone out there who was an executive who opened his own mail? Arent there people assigned to that duty everywhere, including the Sheriffs Office? That means the initial fear was felt by an assistant, as the news release put it, not the sheriff himself. And what about the powder. The anthrax scare has been over for years. We havent been told what the powder was, but theres no reason to think it wasnt baby powder, talcum powder, flour, or even that once-popular cleanser people used in their sinks. We do hope that the sheriffs investigators will find out who sent the threat and prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest. In fact, since it was sent through the mail, maybe a stint in a tough federal prison would be warranted. Meanwhile, the voting machines and ballots have been put away. Who knows what kind of election well have in just under four years. For now, though, Blair is the sheriff. And for those who dont like it get over it. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Add a new label to computer favorites BY JIM FLYNN Discontent with Washington government is more epidemic than this years flu outbreak. Disgust with Congress is particularly infectious. We hear frequently that our government is broken. Thats not accurate. While Congress is in disarray, and the White House is brazen, government agencies havent run out of checks yet. Ever-growing federal bureaucracies are writing regulations at double speed, and spending trillions of dollars faster than the Treasury and Federal Reserve can collect, borrow, and print money. Meanwhile, Congress and the White House are preoccupied with their political agendas. Everett McKinley Dirksen, former member of the House and Senator from Illinois was prolific and entertaining in his writings and comments about Washington politicians. Dirksen said the name of the game is get elected; get re-elected; and never get mad. Get even. The game hasnt changed since Mr. Dirksen passed on in 1969. Congress and the White House are stuck in a second adolescence, accompanied by temper tantrums and name calling. In such times President Lincoln often said: This too shall pass. But how? In its own words: An organization named No Labels is a growing citizens movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving. No Labels began in December 2010. Its current leaders are former Republican Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. No Labels has some attributes of a skunkworks, the name given to a technology research projects begun just for the sake of innovation. Skunkworks avoid bureaucracy and ignore critics. Members are willing to take on a challenge which requires working outside the usual rules to achieve unusual results. Self-serving Washington critics include interest groups, congressional leaders, and political party enforcers, whose primary interest is power, not progress. No Labels is more interested in new attitudes and solving problems. Previous reform groups similar to No Labels have usually faded into obscurity after short lives. No Labels says it has dozens of members of Congress interested in solving problems and hundreds of thousands of citizen supporters. While it claims no agenda, No Labels has a number of practical proposals, some of which include levity worthy of former Senator Dirksen. Theyve suggested Congress should have its pay suspended until it passes a budget and Congress people should earn their pay with at least three five-day work-weeks every month in Washington, not at home. Other No Labels thoughts: Would the House and Senate be willing to coordinate their schedules in order to make progress? Would the President accede to being questioned by Congress once a month, like the British Prime Minister before Parliament? Would the Senate permit a bi-partisan majority to override refusal of a chairman to bring a bill to the floor for a vote? Our skunky suggestion would be immediate retirement of all four party leaders of the House and Senate. Sooner would be better. 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 352-854-3986. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T his week marks the anniversary of a great American tragedy, one that doesnt get as much publicity as some others. But the memories linger for those of us who were part of the aftermath. Ten years ago I was working as an editor in New Smyrna Beach, putting out a small daily newspaper. I was living in Edgewater, about 10 miles south, and about 30 miles north of Cape Canaveral. This Feb. 1 was to be a big day, with the landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia. I was up watching a cable channel that those on the East Coast get, although around Ocala we dont. Its called the NASA channel, and it was much better to watch space activity on it than on the Orlando stations. There were no commentators, just the ground control communication to the astronauts. I had a press pass to go to the Cape that afternoon, to attend the press conference by the Columbia crew. There was no need to be there for the landing. I was only 45 minutes away and the conference wouldnt be for hours. Shortly before 9, a little while before the sonic boom would shake up the Space Coast, I kept hearing ground control say Houston, Columbia, meaning Houston was calling the astronauts. There was no response. Quickly, I sat up and took notice, keeping an eye on the clock. It was now well past re-entry time, and soon was past time for the sonic boom, and soon past time for the 9:16 scheduled landing. By now it was obvious that something was terribly wrong. I switched over to one of the networks, probably CNN, to see if they had joined the coverage, and they had, but they were way behind An American tragedys 10th anniversary Among Friends Jim Clark what all of us suspected. Then came the news that people had seen strange lights over California, and debris was falling in Texas. By then, it was undeniable. The astronauts were not coming home alive. Instead of going to Canaveral that afternoon, I went the next day when a memorial was set up and I quietly went through the line, asking for people from my circulation area. I found several, and they described their feelings and why they had made the trip to the Cape, where admission was free that day. By the following week, the headline on the news magazine said Not Again, something we all felt just 17 years after the Challenger disaster which, unlike Columbia, was viewed by many in Florida. I still remember the smiling pictures of the astronauts as they walked to the shuttle in what was their final walk on this earth. I cant imagine what those people went through in the moments between the breakup of the shuttle and their deaths. Were not sending that many people into space now, and frankly, I dont care if we ever do. Weve got too many problems to solve here on earth without worrying about things in outer space. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. More on Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7 000DVKX 000DVIA 6 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas Grandes Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs. Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach) Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole) Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy) Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches) Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna) Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned) Canned broth Condensed soups Canned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES W hats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. I t is with a very sad heart that I write this article today. Quail Meadow lost a very dear resident on Saturday. Kathy Voss suffered complications from her recent surgery and her body just couldnt survive. Kathy loved living in Quail Meadow. For those of you who are new residents, Kathy and her late husband, Clint, were responsible for the Quail Meadow Reporter. Clint handled selling the ads and Kathy put all the news items together. Along with this, she also maintained the Quail Meadow Directory. Kathy was very active in the community; always willing to help wherever she was needed. As fate would have it, the Comfort Food pot luck dinner was Monday night. The dinner was a time for us to comfort each other in the loss of our friend. It was dedicated to the memory of Kathy Voss. The theme for the dinner Comfort was very appropriate (this theme was decided many months ago). The evening began with a special memory presentation for Kathy. We were reminded of the many ways Kathy will be remembered; one way mentioned was that she always had her hair and nails fixed just perfect. She was known as the best dressed woman in the water aerobics class. Many family heirloom quilts and afghans were displayed; these even included some donated by Kathy (she had planned to attend the dinner). The funeral for Kathy was held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Many of our residents attended the service. We will miss you, Kathy, but you will never be forgotten. On another note, the dinner was a huge success with 70 residents in attendance. It was a great way to begin a new year. Benny Bachand once again had a trivia quiz for us. This one was on Ocala/Marion County. I think we all learned something about our community. The next dinner will be Feb. 11 and will be on the Mardi Gras theme. There will be a contest for the best masque. The next QMRPOA meeting, Monday, Feb. 4, will have a guest speaker, Nita Nelson, volunteer coordinator for Interfaith Emergency Services. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lets show our support for this group and attend this presentation. This would be a good time to bring some donations for the Interfaith box in the clubhouse. This Friday is Feb. 1, which means first Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Lets have a good evening visiting with neighbors and friends. Kathy Voss of Quail Meadow will be missed Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A display honoring Kathy Voss. Above, below and right, quilts on display.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7 000DVKX 000DVIA 6 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas Grandes Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs. Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach) Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole) Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy) Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches) Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna) Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned) Canned broth Condensed soups Canned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES W hats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. I t is with a very sad heart that I write this article today. Quail Meadow lost a very dear resident on Saturday. Kathy Voss suffered complications from her recent surgery and her body just couldnt survive. Kathy loved living in Quail Meadow. For those of you who are new residents, Kathy and her late husband, Clint, were responsible for the Quail Meadow Reporter. Clint handled selling the ads and Kathy put all the news items together. Along with this, she also maintained the Quail Meadow Directory. Kathy was very active in the community; always willing to help wherever she was needed. As fate would have it, the Comfort Food pot luck dinner was Monday night. The dinner was a time for us to comfort each other in the loss of our friend. It was dedicated to the memory of Kathy Voss. The theme for the dinner Comfort was very appropriate (this theme was decided many months ago). The evening began with a special memory presentation for Kathy. We were reminded of the many ways Kathy will be remembered; one way mentioned was that she always had her hair and nails fixed just perfect. She was known as the best dressed woman in the water aerobics class. Many family heirloom quilts and afghans were displayed; these even included some donated by Kathy (she had planned to attend the dinner). The funeral for Kathy was held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Many of our residents attended the service. We will miss you, Kathy, but you will never be forgotten. On another note, the dinner was a huge success with 70 residents in attendance. It was a great way to begin a new year. Benny Bachand once again had a trivia quiz for us. This one was on Ocala/Marion County. I think we all learned something about our community. The next dinner will be Feb. 11 and will be on the Mardi Gras theme. There will be a contest for the best masque. The next QMRPOA meeting, Monday, Feb. 4, will have a guest speaker, Nita Nelson, volunteer coordinator for Interfaith Emergency Services. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lets show our support for this group and attend this presentation. This would be a good time to bring some donations for the Interfaith box in the clubhouse. This Friday is Feb. 1, which means first Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Lets have a good evening visiting with neighbors and friends. Kathy Voss of Quail Meadow will be missed Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A display honoring Kathy Voss. Above, below and right, quilts on display.

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Sunday, Feb. 10 Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-8548787. Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony The UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. Dont miss this joint production featuring the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the UF Opera Theatre Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala will open at 1 p.m. For a full list of shows, events and concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call 352854-3670. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at Joy Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-8545218. Home Improvement Expo Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530. Sunday, Feb. 17 Jazz Society offers music, dancing The Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-2370234. Chuck Wagon Gang at ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meet The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DUCL 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 639 Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$ 456 8-V 6 PACK$ 529 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 000DR7N West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Blair is sheriff; get over it T he hotly contested sheriffs race is over. Chris Blair has been sworn in and is the top law enforcement official in Marion County. Those whose loyalties lie elsewhere need to accept that and move on. Last weeks incident where a white powder was sent to the Sheriffs Office didnt prove anything, except that the department reacted properly and quickly determined there was no threat. The people who sent the powder, whatever it was, disrupted the operations of an emergency agency for a short while, which only temporarily weakened the ability to respond to real threatening situations. Did the people who sent this really think the sheriff opens his own mail? Is there anyone out there who was an executive who opened his own mail? Arent there people assigned to that duty everywhere, including the Sheriffs Office? That means the initial fear was felt by an assistant, as the news release put it, not the sheriff himself. And what about the powder. The anthrax scare has been over for years. We havent been told what the powder was, but theres no reason to think it wasnt baby powder, talcum powder, flour, or even that once-popular cleanser people used in their sinks. We do hope that the sheriffs investigators will find out who sent the threat and prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest. In fact, since it was sent through the mail, maybe a stint in a tough federal prison would be warranted. Meanwhile, the voting machines and ballots have been put away. Who knows what kind of election well have in just under four years. For now, though, Blair is the sheriff. And for those who dont like it get over it. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Add a new label to computer favorites BY JIM FLYNN Discontent with Washington government is more epidemic than this years flu outbreak. Disgust with Congress is particularly infectious. We hear frequently that our government is broken. Thats not accurate. While Congress is in disarray, and the White House is brazen, government agencies havent run out of checks yet. Ever-growing federal bureaucracies are writing regulations at double speed, and spending trillions of dollars faster than the Treasury and Federal Reserve can collect, borrow, and print money. Meanwhile, Congress and the White House are preoccupied with their political agendas. Everett McKinley Dirksen, former member of the House and Senator from Illinois was prolific and entertaining in his writings and comments about Washington politicians. Dirksen said the name of the game is get elected; get re-elected; and never get mad. Get even. The game hasnt changed since Mr. Dirksen passed on in 1969. Congress and the White House are stuck in a second adolescence, accompanied by temper tantrums and name calling. In such times President Lincoln often said: This too shall pass. But how? In its own words: An organization named No Labels is a growing citizens movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving. No Labels began in December 2010. Its current leaders are former Republican Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. No Labels has some attributes of a skunkworks, the name given to a technology research projects begun just for the sake of innovation. Skunkworks avoid bureaucracy and ignore critics. Members are willing to take on a challenge which requires working outside the usual rules to achieve unusual results. Self-serving Washington critics include interest groups, congressional leaders, and political party enforcers, whose primary interest is power, not progress. No Labels is more interested in new attitudes and solving problems. Previous reform groups similar to No Labels have usually faded into obscurity after short lives. No Labels says it has dozens of members of Congress interested in solving problems and hundreds of thousands of citizen supporters. While it claims no agenda, No Labels has a number of practical proposals, some of which include levity worthy of former Senator Dirksen. Theyve suggested Congress should have its pay suspended until it passes a budget and Congress people should earn their pay with at least three five-day work-weeks every month in Washington, not at home. Other No Labels thoughts: Would the House and Senate be willing to coordinate their schedules in order to make progress? Would the President accede to being questioned by Congress once a month, like the British Prime Minister before Parliament? Would the Senate permit a bi-partisan majority to override refusal of a chairman to bring a bill to the floor for a vote? Our skunky suggestion would be immediate retirement of all four party leaders of the House and Senate. Sooner would be better. 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 352-854-3986. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T his week marks the anniversary of a great American tragedy, one that doesnt get as much publicity as some others. But the memories linger for those of us who were part of the aftermath. Ten years ago I was working as an editor in New Smyrna Beach, putting out a small daily newspaper. I was living in Edgewater, about 10 miles south, and about 30 miles north of Cape Canaveral. This Feb. 1 was to be a big day, with the landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia. I was up watching a cable channel that those on the East Coast get, although around Ocala we dont. Its called the NASA channel, and it was much better to watch space activity on it than on the Orlando stations. There were no commentators, just the ground control communication to the astronauts. I had a press pass to go to the Cape that afternoon, to attend the press conference by the Columbia crew. There was no need to be there for the landing. I was only 45 minutes away and the conference wouldnt be for hours. Shortly before 9, a little while before the sonic boom would shake up the Space Coast, I kept hearing ground control say Houston, Columbia, meaning Houston was calling the astronauts. There was no response. Quickly, I sat up and took notice, keeping an eye on the clock. It was now well past re-entry time, and soon was past time for the sonic boom, and soon past time for the 9:16 scheduled landing. By now it was obvious that something was terribly wrong. I switched over to one of the networks, probably CNN, to see if they had joined the coverage, and they had, but they were way behind An American tragedys 10th anniversary Among Friends Jim Clark what all of us suspected. Then came the news that people had seen strange lights over California, and debris was falling in Texas. By then, it was undeniable. The astronauts were not coming home alive. Instead of going to Canaveral that afternoon, I went the next day when a memorial was set up and I quietly went through the line, asking for people from my circulation area. I found several, and they described their feelings and why they had made the trip to the Cape, where admission was free that day. By the following week, the headline on the news magazine said Not Again, something we all felt just 17 years after the Challenger disaster which, unlike Columbia, was viewed by many in Florida. I still remember the smiling pictures of the astronauts as they walked to the shuttle in what was their final walk on this earth. I cant imagine what those people went through in the moments between the breakup of the shuttle and their deaths. Were not sending that many people into space now, and frankly, I dont care if we ever do. Weve got too many problems to solve here on earth without worrying about things in outer space. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. More on Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DOX6 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000DBZY Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000dr33 Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000D64L St. Martins Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DOOZ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a stepby-step approach is best. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That cooperation you request could come at too high a price. Since few can beat the Bovine at being clever and resourceful, why not see what you can do on your own? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor a quieter time spent getting closer to the people who are especially important to you. Theres always much more to learn and appreciate about each other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The concerned Crab will act to resolve workplace misunderstandings before they get out of hand and cause more serious problems. Co-workers rally to support your efforts. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What the Big Cat might see as a disturbing act of disloyalty might just be a failure of communication on both sides. Take time for mediation rather than confrontation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be more patient with those who seem unwilling to accept your version of whats right. The fact is, theres a lot more to learn on all sides of this issue. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It should be easier to assess the facts youll need to make an important decision. But dont commit if you still have doubts. There could be more you need to know. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your excitement level remains high as you continue working on that new project. Expect some setbacks. But on the whole, all will move pretty much on schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It might be wise to be more prudent with expenses right now. But your financial situation should soon clear up, and you could be back shopping, happily as ever. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might prefer sticking with your current schedule. But some newly emerging information could persuade you to consider a change. Keep an open mind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to reject a suggested change. But it could be wise to go with the flow, at least for a while. You can always return to your first plan if you like. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre bolstered by practical and poetic sides of your nature as you maneuver through unsettled emotional situations. Things ease up by weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK : People reach out to your generosity and wisdom, and consider you a trusted and treasured friend. Read the classifieds Ocala Palms Red Hat Fillies watch Parental Guidance The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms spent the afternoon at the movies watching the hilarious movie "Parental Guidance." PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEEnjoying the show are, from left, Gerry Schwanke, Carol Pinto and Chris Turner. Front row: Judy Duby and Sandy Ellis. Second row: Carol Young, Kathy Gustafson and Elaine Sheets. Also enjoying the movie were Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby. Also having some laughs are Cathy Donohue, Carol Yount and Kathy Gustafson. Community Congregational plans Imposition of AshesCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are "The Little church with a Big heart" and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352-307-0584. 000D795 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.comSunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm

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Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a free lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the bodyand the mind, For reservations, please call Shirley at 352-368-4028Saturday, March 9 Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. P ersonally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being postthin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. 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Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR G O T T E R M I T E S ? GOT TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin show The Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225. Sheriff holds rib sale The Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. Limited seating will be provided so please consider bringing your own chair.Candler Hills Extreme Demo Day Candler Hills Golf Club, home to the Ocala Open, invites you to the 7th annual Extreme Demo Day Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try out demo clubs on the range and all brands of putters and wedges in the short game area from vendors including TaylorMade, Adams, Ping, Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Adidas and many more. Plus receive a complimentary lunch! The Extreme Demo Day is a free event and open to the public. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information. Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276 Historical Novel Society to meet At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. German Americans to meet The German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207. Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633. Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. Happenings More on Page 5 Up, up, and away: Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of Boeing-Boeing will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Bernard, an American architect in Paris, has a girl in every port... every airport, that is. Quite literally a man of the world, hes juggling three glamorous flight attendants at once: Gloria the American, Gabriella the Italian, and Gretchen the German. Unaware of each other, they each spend their layovers in the city of love at Bernards posh Parisian apartment. Adding to the international intrigue, hes engaged to all three! Although Bernard is meticulous in keeping the three fiances in the dark about each other, it is his housekeeper Berthe who really masterminds the deception, even though she heartily disapproves of Bernards amorous antics. Then technology intervenes: The introduction of the newer and faster Boeing jet throws off Bernard's carefully orchestrated timetables, and all three women arrive at once. Roles available are: Bernard (35-45) American architect living in Paris. Consummate smooth bachelor. Standard American accent. Robert (35-45) Friend of Bernards visiting from Wisconsin. Reserved and timid. Midwestern accent. Gloria (25-35) American TWA air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, fancy-free, and bossy. New York accent. Gabriella (25-35) Italian Alitalia air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, trusting, and nave. Heavy Italian accent. Gretchen (25-35) German Lufthansa air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, militant, and emotional. Heavy German accent. Berthe (45-60) Bernards disdainful French cook and housekeeper. An efficient complainer. Heavy French accent. Ages listed are approximate. The play requires all actors (except Berthe) to be comfortable engaging in a lot of displays of affection and passion. Set in the swinging s just as the sexual revolution takes off, this is a classic door-slamming bedroom farce. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. The director would like to hear auditioners attempt the appropriate accent for the character(s) for which they are trying out. There are DVDs and Internet sites that can help with learning different accents. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts. There will be 20 public performances of Boeing-Boeing from March 21 to April 14. For information, call the box office at 352-236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. Ocala Civic Theatre to hold auditions for Boeing-Boeing

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........4 Quail Meadow......7 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2013 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DSYL INSPIRATIONAL GOSPEL CHOIR IN CONCERT Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 7, 7 P.M. Collingsworth Family Concert Friday, February 15, 7 P.M. Rockingham Male Chorus Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th Street Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-9550 BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY 000DPLT 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 CARS STARTING AT $1,995 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 PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALVictory or peaceWhy is Rachel Muse, Fairfield Village community manager, giving a sign that could mean either victory or peace? Read the Fairfield column on Page 12 to find out. A suspicious package with a powdery substance was delivered and opened at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 8:50 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, inside Sheriff ChrisBlairs office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The assistant, who opened the letter, immediately called for help and emergency protocols were activated. The letter contained a direct threat to Blair. The assistant was not injured. Fire rescue professionals from both the Marion County Fire Rescue and the Ocala Fire Rescue took over the scene to contain the suspicious powder and package. This is serious, Blair said. The emotional stress on our employees will not be tolerated. Disrupting MCSO business will not be tolerated. And the emergency resources that were used could have been elsewhere protecting the community, Blair said. Along with fire agencies, the incident involved the Marion County Sheriffs Office Bomb Squad, MCSO Major Crimes division, plus the MCSO Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism investigations unit. The powdery substance was determined to be harmless. We will use all appropriate resources to track down the person or people responsible, said Blair. If you know anything about this incident, you can call Crime Stoppers at 352-3687867. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward. Suspicious powder delivered to sheriff Editorial Page 8 PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEHazardous material firefighters examine the mysterious powder delivered to the Sheriffs Office last week. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is encouraged by the response of donors to the emergency need for blood, but supplies are still critically short for three specific blood types. Weve had tremendous support from the media in spreading the word about this blood shortage, said LifeSouth Vice President of Operations J.B. Bowles. Folks are coming out to donate. While we are gaining ground in supply levels, we are still at emergency levels for blood types O-negative and positive and A-negative. We dont use the word emergency lightly, to us it means our hospitals have supplies for only a couple of days, and LifeSouth doesnt have the inventory to resupply them, he said. We are trying to make-up ground, but most communities need about 1,000 donors every week just to meet their regular hospital needs. Type-O is typically always in high demand, Bowles explained, because its considered the Universal Donor. O-positive is the most common blood type, about 37 percent of Americans have it, and O-positive red blood cells can be used by anyone with an Rh-positive blood type, which is about 85 percent of us. O-negative is more rare, he added, only about 7 percent of Americans have it, but in an emergency all of us can use O-negative red blood cells. LifeSouth urges all eligible donors who are feeling healthy to come out and support their communities by donating blood as soon as possible. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For information about donating, donors can call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or go to www.lifesouth.org. Three blood types at emergency levels Ocala Fire Rescue was called to the scene of an apartment complex fire at 11:02 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Smoke could initially be seen from several miles distant, and on arrival firefighters observed flames coming through the roof of a two story wood structure. The occupied building contained 16 apartments, and firefighters were quickly able to search the building to ensure everyone had safely evacuated. Fire and smoke damage was contained to just four of those apartments, and firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours stated Battalion Chief Wally Brinkman. Twenty eight firefighters responded to the scene, and there were no injuries to the tenants. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The complex named Paddock Park Apartments is at 2901 S.W. 41st St. The fire occurred in building 2000. Fire at apartments PHOTO COURTESY OCALA FIRE RESCUEFirefighters on the roof battle a blaze at Paddock Park Apartments. Man dies in NW accidentA 30-year-old Ocala man was killed Jan. 26 in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 225A near Northwest 100th Street. Jose Tellez-Plata was traveling north on 225A in a Toyota Station Wagon. Traveling south and towing a vehicle on a trailer was David Huffman Jr., 49, with passenger, Robin Huffman, also 49. According to the report, Tellez-Plata crossed the double yellow line and collided with Huffman, whose vehicle overturned. Tellez-Plata, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed. The Huffmans, who were belted in, were hospitalized in serious condition. M ost people who read this weekly column know that I generally end my comments with a phrase I coined three years ago to describe Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. On Friday, Jan. 25, there was a lively meeting in our clubhouse, and most of the people attending agreed that it produced what some would call lovely results. That seemed to be the consensus from what was apparent as the somber faces at 10 a.m. became smiling faces about 11:30 a.m. There had been a notice circulating inviting Fairfield Villagers to come to a meeting at which possible changes that were being considered in the Clubhouse would be discussed. It was noted that changes were going to be made to accommodate a larger office for our new manager, Rachel Muse, and the even newer assistant who is yet to be identified. A meeting at which Rachel Muse and Sherry Woodworth, Regional Manager of American Land Leasing, would be present was to be held in the clubhouse to discuss these changes. As with any community, word got around that the new office would be where the communitys library has been located for many years. Well it seemed that many people were not too pleased with the prospect of having the communitys library moved to a much smaller room in order to have the managers larger office in that space. Therefore, one of the biggest crowds in recent memory filled the Clubhouse to voice opinions that were listened to by Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse. Unlike Congress, as one neighbor pointed out, we here in Fairfield Village can vote and agree to some kind of compromise that will work for most people. That did happen, and nearly everyone seemed pleased with the result. No it was not exactly what everyone would have preferred, but it was acceptable. The end result was that the TV/Media room will become office space and the television will be moved into the main A lively meeting nets some lovely results Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal part of the clubhouse with the possible benefit of the TV/VCR/DVD players being used for such things as aerobic exercises. I dont know if Richard Simmons is still doing his famous exercises to the oldies, but I am sure that there are lots of newer/younger versions of exercises that could prove interesting to those who like to work with groups to exercise. I guess that remains to be seen; but many people like to try new things, so here is a good opportunity for those who might be willing to wear exercise clothing in a group setting. Just a note here: I could not/would not be a member of a group wearing exercise clothing until I lose at least 40 pounds. In texting and emails, there would probably be an LOL inserted here because seeing myself in tight exercise clothing would be a gigantic Laugh out Loud for sure. I will (maybe) exercise at home, lose the 40 pounds (yeah) and then put on the exercise clothing and join a group. Until then, I wish all the people with the acceptable bodies to enjoy group aerobic exercise. Seriously, though, it is good to be back in Florida after my 4 weeks in the D.C. area with my family. It was such fun; however, returning to good friends is really nice. Honestly, the 70 degree weather is so wonderful after 20 degree snow and slush that I am reminded that I would not want to live anywhere with snow and ice again. Let the little kids enjoy it! Frosty the Snowman is really cute in pictures! I love Florida, sunshine, warm temperatures, Marion County, Ocala and Fairfield Village. Have a wonderful week. Fairfield Village's "library"...to use the term we more mature readers prefer...has been a source of much pride for years. Though many of the books had already been removed from the shelves in anticipation of the possible move to another spot, actually the library will remain where it is because the community appreciates the value of this asset. Soon, no doubt, the shelves will



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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........4 Quail Meadow......7 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2013 Happenings Page 2 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DSYL INSPIRATIONAL GOSPEL CHOIR IN CONCERT Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 7, 7 P.M. Collingsworth Family Concert Friday, February 15, 7 P.M. Rockingham Male Chorus Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th Street Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-9550 BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY 000DPL T 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 CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 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 PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALVictory or peaceWhy is Rachel Muse, Fairfield Village community manager, giving a sign that could mean either victory or peace? Read the Fairfield column on Page 12 to find out. A suspicious package with a powdery substance was delivered and opened at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 8:50 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, inside Sheriff ChrisBlairs office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The assistant, who opened the letter, immediately called for help and emergency protocols were activated. The letter contained a direct threat to Blair. The assistant was not injured. Fire rescue professionals from both the Marion County Fire Rescue and the Ocala Fire Rescue took over the scene to contain the suspicious powder and package. This is serious, Blair said. The emotional stress on our employees will not be tolerated. Disrupting MCSO business will not be tolerated. And the emergency resources that were used could have been elsewhere protecting the community, Blair said. Along with fire agencies, the incident involved the Marion County Sheriffs Office Bomb Squad, MCSO Major Crimes division, plus the MCSO Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism investigations unit. The powdery substance was determined to be harmless. We will use all appropriate resources to track down the person or people responsible, said Blair. If you know anything about this incident, you can call Crime Stoppers at 352-3687867. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward. Suspicious powder delivered to sheriff EditorialPage 8 PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEHazardous material firefighters examine the mysterious powder delivered to the Sheriffs Office last week. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is encouraged by the response of donors to the emergency need for blood, but supplies are still critically short for three specific blood types. Weve had tremendous support from the media in spreading the word about this blood shortage, said LifeSouth Vice President of Operations J.B. Bowles. Folks are coming out to donate. While we are gaining ground in supply levels, we are still at emergency levels for blood types O-negative and positive and A-negative. We dont use the word emergency lightly, to us it means our hospitals have supplies for only a couple of days, and LifeSouth doesnt have the inventory to resupply them, he said. We are trying to make-up ground, but most communities need about 1,000 donors every week just to meet their regular hospital needs. Type-O is typically always in high demand, Bowles explained, because its considered the Universal Donor. O-positive is the most common blood type, about 37 percent of Americans have it, and O-positive red blood cells can be used by anyone with an Rh-positive blood type, which is about 85 percent of us. O-negative is more rare, he added, only about 7 percent of Americans have it, but in an emergency all of us can use O-negative red blood cells. LifeSouth urges all eligible donors who are feeling healthy to come out and support their communities by donating blood as soon as possible. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For information about donating, donors can call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or go to www.lifesouth.org. Three blood types at emergency levels Ocala Fire Rescue was called to the scene of an apartment complex fire at 11:02 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Smoke could initially be seen from several miles distant, and on arrival firefighters observed flames coming through the roof of a two story wood structure. The occupied building contained 16 apartments, and firefighters were quickly able to search the building to ensure everyone had safely evacuated. Fire and smoke damage was contained to just four of those apartments, and firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours stated Battalion Chief Wally Brinkman. Twenty eight firefighters responded to the scene, and there were no injuries to the tenants. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The complex named Paddock Park Apartments is at 2901 S.W. 41st St. The fire occurred in building 2000. Fire at apartments PHOTO COURTESY OCALA FIRE RESCUEFirefighters on the roof battle a blaze at Paddock Park Apartments. Man dies in NW accidentA 30-year-old Ocala man was killed Jan. 26 in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 225A near Northwest 100th Street. Jose Tellez-Plata was traveling north on 225A in a Toyota Station Wagon. Traveling south and towing a vehicle on a trailer was David Huffman Jr., 49, with passenger, Robin Huffman, also 49. According to the report, Tellez-Plata crossed the double yellow line and collided with Huffman, whose vehicle overturned. Tellez-Plata, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed. The Huffmans, who were belted in, were hospitalized in serious condition. Most people who read this weekly column know that I generally end my comments with a phrase I coined three years ago to describe Fairfield Villagea lively place filled with lovely people. On Friday, Jan. 25, there was a lively meeting in our clubhouse, and most of the people attending agreed that it produced what some would call lovely results. That seemed to be the consensus from what was apparent as the somber faces at 10 a.m. became smiling faces about 11:30 a.m. There had been a notice circulating inviting Fairfield Villagers to come to a meeting at which possible changes that were being considered in the Clubhouse would be discussed. It was noted that changes were going to be made to accommodate a larger office for our new manager, Rachel Muse, and the even newer assistant who is yet to be identified. A meeting at which Rachel Muse and Sherry Woodworth, Regional Manager of American Land Leasing, would be present was to be held in the clubhouse to discuss these changes. As with any community, word got around that the new office would be where the communitys library has been located for many years. Well it seemed that many people were not too pleased with the prospect of having the communitys library moved to a much smaller room in order to have the managers larger office in that space. Therefore, one of the biggest crowds in recent memory filled the Clubhouse to voice opinions that were listened to by Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse. Unlike Congress, as one neighbor pointed out, we here in Fairfield Village can vote and agree to some kind of compromise that will work for most people. That did happen, and nearly everyone seemed pleased with the result. No it was not exactly what everyone would have preferred, but it was acceptable. The end result was that the TV/Media room will become office space and the television will be moved into the main A lively meeting nets some lovely results Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal part of the clubhouse with the possible benefit of the TV/VCR/DVD players being used for such things as aerobic exercises. I dont know if Richard Simmons is still doing his famous exercises to the oldies, but I am sure that there are lots of newer/younger versions of exercises that could prove interesting to those who like to work with groups to exercise. I guess that remains to be seen; but many people like to try new things, so here is a good opportunity for those who might be willing to wear exercise clothing in a group setting. Just a note here: I could not/would not be a member of a group wearing exercise clothing until I lose at least 40 pounds. In texting and emails, there would probably be an LOL inserted here because seeing myself in tight exercise clothing would be a gigantic Laugh out Loud for sure. I will (maybe) exercise at home, lose the 40 pounds (yeah) and then put on the exercise clothing and join a group. Until then, I wish all the people with the acceptable bodies to enjoy group aerobic exercise. Seriously, though, it is good to be back in Florida after my 4 weeks in the D.C. area with my family. It was such fun; however, returning to good friends is really nice. Honestly, the 70 degree weather is so wonderful after 20 degree snow and slush that I am reminded that I would not want to live anywhere with snow and ice again. Let the little kids enjoy it! Frosty the Snowman is really cute in pictures! I love Florida, sunshine, warm temperatures, Marion County, Ocala and Fairfield Village. Have a wonderful week. Fairfield Village's "library"...to use the term we more mature readers prefer...has been a source of much pride for years. Though many of the books had already been removed from the shelves in anticipation of the possible move to another spot, actually the library will remain where it is because the community appreciates the value of this asset. Soon, no doubt, the shelves will

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Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR GOT TERMITES? GOT TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225.Sheriff holds rib saleThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. Limited seating will be provided so please consider bringing your own chair.Candler Hills Extreme Demo DayCandler Hills Golf Club, home to the Ocala Open, invites you to the 7th annual Extreme Demo Day Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try out demo clubs on the range and all brands of putters and wedges in the short game area from vendors including TaylorMade, Adams, Ping, Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Adidas and many more. Plus receive a complimentary lunch! The Extreme Demo Day is a free event and open to the public. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information.Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Historical Novel Society to meetAt the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you.German Americans to meetThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. Happenings More on Page 5 Up, up, and away: Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of Boeing-Boeing will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Bernard, an American architect in Paris, has a girl in every port... every airport, that is. Quite literally a man of the world, hes juggling three glamorous flight attendants at once: Gloria the American, Gabriella the Italian, and Gretchen the German. Unaware of each other, they each spend their layovers in the city of love at Bernards posh Parisian apartment. Adding to the international intrigue, hes engaged to all three! Although Bernard is meticulous in keeping the three fiances in the dark about each other, it is his housekeeper Berthe who really masterminds the deception, even though she heartily disapproves of Bernards amorous antics. Then technology intervenes: The introduction of the newer and faster Boeing jet throws off Bernard's carefully orchestrated timetables, and all three women arrive at once. Roles available are: Bernard (35-45) American architect living in Paris. Consummate smooth bachelor. Standard American accent. Robert (35-45) Friend of Bernards visiting from Wisconsin. Reserved and timid. Midwestern accent. Gloria (25-35) American TWA air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, fancy-free, and bossy. New York accent. Gabriella (25-35) Italian Alitalia air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, trusting, and nave. Heavy Italian accent. Gretchen (25-35) German Lufthansa air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, militant, and emotional. Heavy German accent. Berthe (45-60) Bernards disdainful French cook and housekeeper. An efficient complainer. Heavy French accent. Ages listed are approximate. The play requires all actors (except Berthe) to be comfortable engaging in a lot of displays of affection and passion. Set in the swinging s just as the sexual revolution takes off, this is a classic door-slamming bedroom farce. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. The director would like to hear auditioners attempt the appropriate accent for the character(s) for which they are trying out. There are DVDs and Internet sites that can help with learning different accents. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts. There will be 20 public performances of Boeing-Boeing from March 21 to April 14. For information, call the box office at 352-236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. Ocala Civic Theatre to hold auditions for Boeing-Boeing

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Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a free lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the bodyand the mind, For reservations, please call Shirley at 352-368-4028Saturday, March 9 Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464.Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarshipThe Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. Personally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being postthin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DOX6 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning W orship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Chur ch 000DBZY Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000dr33 Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000D64L St. Martins 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 isitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000DOOZ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a stepby-step approach is best. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That cooperation you request could come at too high a price. Since few can beat the Bovine at being clever and resourceful, why not see what you can do on your own? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor a quieter time spent getting closer to the people who are especially important to you. Theres always much more to learn and appreciate about each other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The concerned Crab will act to resolve workplace misunderstandings before they get out of hand and cause more serious problems. Co-workers rally to support your efforts. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What the Big Cat might see as a disturbing act of disloyalty might just be a failure of communication on both sides. Take time for mediation rather than confrontation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be more patient with those who seem unwilling to accept your version of whats right. The fact is, theres a lot more to learn on all sides of this issue. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It should be easier to assess the facts youll need to make an important decision. But dont commit if you still have doubts. There could be more you need to know. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your excitement level remains high as you continue working on that new project. Expect some setbacks. But on the whole, all will move pretty much on schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It might be wise to be more prudent with expenses right now. But your financial situation should soon clear up, and you could be back shopping, happily as ever. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might prefer sticking with your current schedule. But some newly emerging information could persuade you to consider a change. Keep an open mind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to reject a suggested change. But it could be wise to go with the flow, at least for a while. You can always return to your first plan if you like. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre bolstered by practical and poetic sides of your nature as you maneuver through unsettled emotional situations. Things ease up by weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK: People reach out to your generosity and wisdom, and consider you a trusted and treasured friend. Read the classifieds Oca l a P a lm s R e d H a t F i l l i e s w a t c h P ar e n ta l G u i danc e The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms spent the afternoon at the movies watching the hilarious movie "Parental Guidance." PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEEnjoying the show are, from left, Gerry Schwanke, Carol Pinto and Chris Turner. Front row: Judy Duby and Sandy Ellis. Second row: Carol Young, Kathy Gustafson and Elaine Sheets. Also enjoying the movie were Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby. Also having some laughs are Cathy Donohue, Carol Yount and Kathy Gustafson. Community Congregational plans Imposition of AshesCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are "The Little church with a Big heart" and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352-307-0584. 000D795Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocalawww .newlifeocala.comSunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm

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Sunday, Feb. 10 Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-8548787.Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony The UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. Dont miss this joint production featuring the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the UF Opera Theatre Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala will open at 1 p.m. For a full list of shows, events and concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call 352854-3670. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-8545218. Home Improvement ExpoMark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530.Sunday, Feb. 17 Jazz Society offers music, dancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-2370234.Chuck Wagon Gang at ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meetThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DUCL 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$639FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275only$639Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$456 8-V 6 PACK$529 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic chargeronly $4,995 000DR7N West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Blair is sheriff; get over it The hotly contested sheriffs race is over. Chris Blair has been sworn in and is the top law enforcement official in Marion County. Those whose loyalties lie elsewhere need to accept that and move on. Last weeks incident where a white powder was sent to the Sheriffs Office didnt prove anything, except that the department reacted properly and quickly determined there was no threat. The people who sent the powder, whatever it was, disrupted the operations of an emergency agency for a short while, which only temporarily weakened the ability to respond to real threatening situations. Did the people who sent this really think the sheriff opens his own mail? Is there anyone out there who was an executive who opened his own mail? Arent there people assigned to that duty everywhere, including the Sheriffs Office? That means the initial fear was felt by an assistant, as the news release put it, not the sheriff himself. And what about the powder. The anthrax scare has been over for years. We havent been told what the powder was, but theres no reason to think it wasnt baby powder, talcum powder, flour, or even that once-popular cleanser people used in their sinks. We do hope that the sheriffs investigators will find out who sent the threat and prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest. In fact, since it was sent through the mail, maybe a stint in a tough federal prison would be warranted. Meanwhile, the voting machines and ballots have been put away. Who knows what kind of election well have in just under four years. For now, though, Blair is the sheriff. And for those who dont like it get over it. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Add a new label to computer favoritesBY JIM FLYNN Discontent with Washington government is more epidemic than this years flu outbreak. Disgust with Congress is particularly infectious. We hear frequently that our government is broken. Thats not accurate. While Congress is in disarray, and the White House is brazen, government agencies havent run out of checks yet. Ever-growing federal bureaucracies are writing regulations at double speed, and spending trillions of dollars faster than the Treasury and Federal Reserve can collect, borrow, and print money. Meanwhile, Congress and the White House are preoccupied with their political agendas. Everett McKinley Dirksen, former member of the House and Senator from Illinois was prolific and entertaining in his writings and comments about Washington politicians. Dirksen said the name of the game is get elected; get re-elected; and never get mad. Get even. The game hasnt changed since Mr. Dirksen passed on in 1969. Congress and the White House are stuck in a second adolescence, accompanied by temper tantrums and name calling. In such times President Lincoln often said: This too shall pass. But how? In its own words: An organization named No Labels is a growing citizens movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving. No Labels began in December 2010. Its current leaders are former Republican Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. No Labels has some attributes of a skunkworks, the name given to a technology research projects begun just for the sake of innovation. Skunkworks avoid bureaucracy and ignore critics. Members are willing to take on a challenge which requires working outside the usual rules to achieve unusual results. Self-serving Washington critics include interest groups, congressional leaders, and political party enforcers, whose primary interest is power, not progress. No Labels is more interested in new attitudes and solving problems. Previous reform groups similar to No Labels have usually faded into obscurity after short lives. No Labels says it has dozens of members of Congress interested in solving problems and hundreds of thousands of citizen supporters. While it claims no agenda, No Labels has a number of practical proposals, some of which include levity worthy of former Senator Dirksen. Theyve suggested Congress should have its pay suspended until it passes a budget and Congress people should earn their pay with at least three five-day work-weeks every month in Washington, not at home. Other No Labels thoughts: Would the House and Senate be willing to coordinate their schedules in order to make progress? Would the President accede to being questioned by Congress once a month, like the British Prime Minister before Parliament? Would the Senate permit a bi-partisan majority to override refusal of a chairman to bring a bill to the floor for a vote? Our skunky suggestion would be immediate retirement of all four party leaders of the House and Senate. Sooner would be better. 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 352-854-3986. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. This week marks the anniversary of a great American tragedy, one that doesnt get as much publicity as some others. But the memories linger for those of us who were part of the aftermath. Ten years ago I was working as an editor in New Smyrna Beach, putting out a small daily newspaper. I was living in Edgewater, about 10 miles south, and about 30 miles north of Cape Canaveral. This Feb. 1 was to be a big day, with the landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia. I was up watching a cable channel that those on the East Coast get, although around Ocala we dont. Its called the NASA channel, and it was much better to watch space activity on it than on the Orlando stations. There were no commentators, just the ground control communication to the astronauts. I had a press pass to go to the Cape that afternoon, to attend the press conference by the Columbia crew. There was no need to be there for the landing. I was only 45 minutes away and the conference wouldnt be for hours. Shortly before 9, a little while before the sonic boom would shake up the Space Coast, I kept hearing ground control say Houston, Columbia, meaning Houston was calling the astronauts. There was no response. Quickly, I sat up and took notice, keeping an eye on the clock. It was now well past re-entry time, and soon was past time for the sonic boom, and soon past time for the 9:16 scheduled landing. By now it was obvious that something was terribly wrong. I switched over to one of the networks, probably CNN, to see if they had joined the coverage, and they had, but they were way behind An American tragedys 10th anniversary Among Friends Jim Clark what all of us suspected. Then came the news that people had seen strange lights over California, and debris was falling in Texas. By then, it was undeniable. The astronauts were not coming home alive. Instead of going to Canaveral that afternoon, I went the next day when a memorial was set up and I quietly went through the line, asking for people from my circulation area. I found several, and they described their feelings and why they had made the trip to the Cape, where admission was free that day. By the following week, the headline on the news magazine said Not Again, something we all felt just 17 years after the Challenger disaster which, unlike Columbia, was viewed by many in Florida. I still remember the smiling pictures of the astronauts as they walked to the shuttle in what was their final walk on this earth. I cant imagine what those people went through in the moments between the breakup of the shuttle and their deaths. Were not sending that many people into space now, and frankly, I dont care if we ever do. Weve got too many problems to solve here on earth without worrying about things in outer space. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. More on Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7 000DVKX 000DVIA 6 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas GrandesPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs.Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach)Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole)Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy)Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches)Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna)Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned)Canned brothCondensed soupsCanned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES Whats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. It is with a very sad heart that I write this article today. Quail Meadow lost a very dear resident on Saturday. Kathy Voss suffered complications from her recent surgery and her body just couldnt survive. Kathy loved living in Quail Meadow. For those of you who are new residents, Kathy and her late husband, Clint, were responsible for the Quail Meadow Reporter. Clint handled selling the ads and Kathy put all the news items together. Along with this, she also maintained the Quail Meadow Directory. Kathy was very active in the community; always willing to help wherever she was needed. As fate would have it, the Comfort Food pot luck dinner was Monday night. The dinner was a time for us to comfort each other in the loss of our friend. It was dedicated to the memory of Kathy Voss. The theme for the dinner Comfort was very appropriate (this theme was decided many months ago). The evening began with a special memory presentation for Kathy. We were reminded of the many ways Kathy will be remembered; one way mentioned was that she always had her hair and nails fixed just perfect. She was known as the best dressed woman in the water aerobics class. Many family heirloom quilts and afghans were displayed; these even included some donated by Kathy (she had planned to attend the dinner). The funeral for Kathy was held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Many of our residents attended the service. We will miss you, Kathy, but you will never be forgotten. On another note, the dinner was a huge success with 70 residents in attendance. It was a great way to begin a new year. Benny Bachand once again had a trivia quiz for us. This one was on Ocala/Marion County. I think we all learned something about our community. The next dinner will be Feb. 11 and will be on the Mardi Gras theme. There will be a contest for the best masque. The next QMRPOA meeting, Monday, Feb. 4, will have a guest speaker, Nita Nelson, volunteer coordinator for Interfaith Emergency Services. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lets show our support for this group and attend this presentation. This would be a good time to bring some donations for the Interfaith box in the clubhouse. This Friday is Feb. 1, which means first Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Lets have a good evening visiting with neighbors and friends. Kathy Voss of Quail Meadow will be missed Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A display honoring Kathy Voss. Above, below and right, quilts on display.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7 000DVKX 000DVIA 6 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas GrandesPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs.Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach)Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole)Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy)Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches)Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna)Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned)Canned brothCondensed soupsCanned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES Whats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. It is with a very sad heart that I write this article today. Quail Meadow lost a very dear resident on Saturday. Kathy Voss suffered complications from her recent surgery and her body just couldnt survive. Kathy loved living in Quail Meadow. For those of you who are new residents, Kathy and her late husband, Clint, were responsible for the Quail Meadow Reporter. Clint handled selling the ads and Kathy put all the news items together. Along with this, she also maintained the Quail Meadow Directory. Kathy was very active in the community; always willing to help wherever she was needed. As fate would have it, the Comfort Food pot luck dinner was Monday night. The dinner was a time for us to comfort each other in the loss of our friend. It was dedicated to the memory of Kathy Voss. The theme for the dinner Comfort was very appropriate (this theme was decided many months ago). The evening began with a special memory presentation for Kathy. We were reminded of the many ways Kathy will be remembered; one way mentioned was that she always had her hair and nails fixed just perfect. She was known as the best dressed woman in the water aerobics class. Many family heirloom quilts and afghans were displayed; these even included some donated by Kathy (she had planned to attend the dinner). The funeral for Kathy was held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Many of our residents attended the service. We will miss you, Kathy, but you will never be forgotten. On another note, the dinner was a huge success with 70 residents in attendance. It was a great way to begin a new year. Benny Bachand once again had a trivia quiz for us. This one was on Ocala/Marion County. I think we all learned something about our community. The next dinner will be Feb. 11 and will be on the Mardi Gras theme. There will be a contest for the best masque. The next QMRPOA meeting, Monday, Feb. 4, will have a guest speaker, Nita Nelson, volunteer coordinator for Interfaith Emergency Services. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lets show our support for this group and attend this presentation. This would be a good time to bring some donations for the Interfaith box in the clubhouse. This Friday is Feb. 1, which means first Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Lets have a good evening visiting with neighbors and friends. Kathy Voss of Quail Meadow will be missed Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A display honoring Kathy Voss. Above, below and right, quilts on display.

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Sunday, Feb. 10 Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-8548787.Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony The UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. Dont miss this joint production featuring the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the UF Opera Theatre Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala will open at 1 p.m. For a full list of shows, events and concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call 352854-3670. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-8545218. Home Improvement ExpoMark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530.Sunday, Feb. 17 Jazz Society offers music, dancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-2370234.Chuck Wagon Gang at ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meetThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DUCL 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$639FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275only$639Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$456 8-V 6 PACK$529 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic chargeronly $4,995 000DR7N West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Blair is sheriff; get over it The hotly contested sheriffs race is over. Chris Blair has been sworn in and is the top law enforcement official in Marion County. Those whose loyalties lie elsewhere need to accept that and move on. Last weeks incident where a white powder was sent to the Sheriffs Office didnt prove anything, except that the department reacted properly and quickly determined there was no threat. The people who sent the powder, whatever it was, disrupted the operations of an emergency agency for a short while, which only temporarily weakened the ability to respond to real threatening situations. Did the people who sent this really think the sheriff opens his own mail? Is there anyone out there who was an executive who opened his own mail? Arent there people assigned to that duty everywhere, including the Sheriffs Office? That means the initial fear was felt by an assistant, as the news release put it, not the sheriff himself. And what about the powder. The anthrax scare has been over for years. We havent been told what the powder was, but theres no reason to think it wasnt baby powder, talcum powder, flour, or even that once-popular cleanser people used in their sinks. We do hope that the sheriffs investigators will find out who sent the threat and prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest. In fact, since it was sent through the mail, maybe a stint in a tough federal prison would be warranted. Meanwhile, the voting machines and ballots have been put away. Who knows what kind of election well have in just under four years. For now, though, Blair is the sheriff. And for those who dont like it get over it. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Add a new label to computer favoritesBY JIM FLYNN Discontent with Washington government is more epidemic than this years flu outbreak. Disgust with Congress is particularly infectious. We hear frequently that our government is broken. Thats not accurate. While Congress is in disarray, and the White House is brazen, government agencies havent run out of checks yet. Ever-growing federal bureaucracies are writing regulations at double speed, and spending trillions of dollars faster than the Treasury and Federal Reserve can collect, borrow, and print money. Meanwhile, Congress and the White House are preoccupied with their political agendas. Everett McKinley Dirksen, former member of the House and Senator from Illinois was prolific and entertaining in his writings and comments about Washington politicians. Dirksen said the name of the game is get elected; get re-elected; and never get mad. Get even. The game hasnt changed since Mr. Dirksen passed on in 1969. Congress and the White House are stuck in a second adolescence, accompanied by temper tantrums and name calling. In such times President Lincoln often said: This too shall pass. But how? In its own words: An organization named No Labels is a growing citizens movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving. No Labels began in December 2010. Its current leaders are former Republican Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. No Labels has some attributes of a skunkworks, the name given to a technology research projects begun just for the sake of innovation. Skunkworks avoid bureaucracy and ignore critics. Members are willing to take on a challenge which requires working outside the usual rules to achieve unusual results. Self-serving Washington critics include interest groups, congressional leaders, and political party enforcers, whose primary interest is power, not progress. No Labels is more interested in new attitudes and solving problems. Previous reform groups similar to No Labels have usually faded into obscurity after short lives. No Labels says it has dozens of members of Congress interested in solving problems and hundreds of thousands of citizen supporters. While it claims no agenda, No Labels has a number of practical proposals, some of which include levity worthy of former Senator Dirksen. Theyve suggested Congress should have its pay suspended until it passes a budget and Congress people should earn their pay with at least three five-day work-weeks every month in Washington, not at home. Other No Labels thoughts: Would the House and Senate be willing to coordinate their schedules in order to make progress? Would the President accede to being questioned by Congress once a month, like the British Prime Minister before Parliament? Would the Senate permit a bi-partisan majority to override refusal of a chairman to bring a bill to the floor for a vote? Our skunky suggestion would be immediate retirement of all four party leaders of the House and Senate. Sooner would be better. 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 352-854-3986. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. This week marks the anniversary of a great American tragedy, one that doesnt get as much publicity as some others. But the memories linger for those of us who were part of the aftermath. Ten years ago I was working as an editor in New Smyrna Beach, putting out a small daily newspaper. I was living in Edgewater, about 10 miles south, and about 30 miles north of Cape Canaveral. This Feb. 1 was to be a big day, with the landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia. I was up watching a cable channel that those on the East Coast get, although around Ocala we dont. Its called the NASA channel, and it was much better to watch space activity on it than on the Orlando stations. There were no commentators, just the ground control communication to the astronauts. I had a press pass to go to the Cape that afternoon, to attend the press conference by the Columbia crew. There was no need to be there for the landing. I was only 45 minutes away and the conference wouldnt be for hours. Shortly before 9, a little while before the sonic boom would shake up the Space Coast, I kept hearing ground control say Houston, Columbia, meaning Houston was calling the astronauts. There was no response. Quickly, I sat up and took notice, keeping an eye on the clock. It was now well past re-entry time, and soon was past time for the sonic boom, and soon past time for the 9:16 scheduled landing. By now it was obvious that something was terribly wrong. I switched over to one of the networks, probably CNN, to see if they had joined the coverage, and they had, but they were way behind An American tragedys 10th anniversary Among Friends Jim Clark what all of us suspected. Then came the news that people had seen strange lights over California, and debris was falling in Texas. By then, it was undeniable. The astronauts were not coming home alive. Instead of going to Canaveral that afternoon, I went the next day when a memorial was set up and I quietly went through the line, asking for people from my circulation area. I found several, and they described their feelings and why they had made the trip to the Cape, where admission was free that day. By the following week, the headline on the news magazine said Not Again, something we all felt just 17 years after the Challenger disaster which, unlike Columbia, was viewed by many in Florida. I still remember the smiling pictures of the astronauts as they walked to the shuttle in what was their final walk on this earth. I cant imagine what those people went through in the moments between the breakup of the shuttle and their deaths. Were not sending that many people into space now, and frankly, I dont care if we ever do. Weve got too many problems to solve here on earth without worrying about things in outer space. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. More on Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DOX6 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning W orship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Chur ch 000DBZY Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000dr33 Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000D64L St. Martins 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 isitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000DOOZ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a stepby-step approach is best. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That cooperation you request could come at too high a price. Since few can beat the Bovine at being clever and resourceful, why not see what you can do on your own? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor a quieter time spent getting closer to the people who are especially important to you. Theres always much more to learn and appreciate about each other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The concerned Crab will act to resolve workplace misunderstandings before they get out of hand and cause more serious problems. Co-workers rally to support your efforts. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What the Big Cat might see as a disturbing act of disloyalty might just be a failure of communication on both sides. Take time for mediation rather than confrontation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be more patient with those who seem unwilling to accept your version of whats right. The fact is, theres a lot more to learn on all sides of this issue. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It should be easier to assess the facts youll need to make an important decision. But dont commit if you still have doubts. There could be more you need to know. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your excitement level remains high as you continue working on that new project. Expect some setbacks. But on the whole, all will move pretty much on schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It might be wise to be more prudent with expenses right now. But your financial situation should soon clear up, and you could be back shopping, happily as ever. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might prefer sticking with your current schedule. But some newly emerging information could persuade you to consider a change. Keep an open mind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to reject a suggested change. But it could be wise to go with the flow, at least for a while. You can always return to your first plan if you like. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre bolstered by practical and poetic sides of your nature as you maneuver through unsettled emotional situations. Things ease up by weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK: People reach out to your generosity and wisdom, and consider you a trusted and treasured friend. Read the classifieds Oca l a P a lm s R e d H a t F i l l i e s w a t c h P ar e n ta l G u i danc e The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms spent the afternoon at the movies watching the hilarious movie "Parental Guidance." PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEEnjoying the show are, from left, Gerry Schwanke, Carol Pinto and Chris Turner. Front row: Judy Duby and Sandy Ellis. Second row: Carol Young, Kathy Gustafson and Elaine Sheets. Also enjoying the movie were Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby. Also having some laughs are Cathy Donohue, Carol Yount and Kathy Gustafson. Community Congregational plans Imposition of AshesCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are "The Little church with a Big heart" and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352-307-0584. 000D795Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocalawww .newlifeocala.comSunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm

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Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a free lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the bodyand the mind, For reservations, please call Shirley at 352-368-4028Saturday, March 9 Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464.Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarshipThe Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. Personally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being postthin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. 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Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR GOT TERMITES? GOT TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225.Sheriff holds rib saleThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. Limited seating will be provided so please consider bringing your own chair.Candler Hills Extreme Demo DayCandler Hills Golf Club, home to the Ocala Open, invites you to the 7th annual Extreme Demo Day Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try out demo clubs on the range and all brands of putters and wedges in the short game area from vendors including TaylorMade, Adams, Ping, Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Adidas and many more. Plus receive a complimentary lunch! The Extreme Demo Day is a free event and open to the public. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information.Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Historical Novel Society to meetAt the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you.German Americans to meetThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. Happenings More on Page 5 Up, up, and away: Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of Boeing-Boeing will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Bernard, an American architect in Paris, has a girl in every port... every airport, that is. Quite literally a man of the world, hes juggling three glamorous flight attendants at once: Gloria the American, Gabriella the Italian, and Gretchen the German. Unaware of each other, they each spend their layovers in the city of love at Bernards posh Parisian apartment. Adding to the international intrigue, hes engaged to all three! Although Bernard is meticulous in keeping the three fiances in the dark about each other, it is his housekeeper Berthe who really masterminds the deception, even though she heartily disapproves of Bernards amorous antics. Then technology intervenes: The introduction of the newer and faster Boeing jet throws off Bernard's carefully orchestrated timetables, and all three women arrive at once. Roles available are: Bernard (35-45) American architect living in Paris. Consummate smooth bachelor. Standard American accent. Robert (35-45) Friend of Bernards visiting from Wisconsin. Reserved and timid. Midwestern accent. Gloria (25-35) American TWA air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, fancy-free, and bossy. New York accent. Gabriella (25-35) Italian Alitalia air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, trusting, and nave. Heavy Italian accent. Gretchen (25-35) German Lufthansa air hostess. Madly in love with Bernard. Very sexy, militant, and emotional. Heavy German accent. Berthe (45-60) Bernards disdainful French cook and housekeeper. An efficient complainer. Heavy French accent. Ages listed are approximate. The play requires all actors (except Berthe) to be comfortable engaging in a lot of displays of affection and passion. Set in the swinging s just as the sexual revolution takes off, this is a classic door-slamming bedroom farce. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. The director would like to hear auditioners attempt the appropriate accent for the character(s) for which they are trying out. There are DVDs and Internet sites that can help with learning different accents. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts. There will be 20 public performances of Boeing-Boeing from March 21 to April 14. For information, call the box office at 352-236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. Ocala Civic Theatre to hold auditions for Boeing-Boeing

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........4 Quail Meadow......7 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2013 Happenings Page 2 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DSYL INSPIRATIONAL GOSPEL CHOIR IN CONCERT Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 7, 7 P.M. Collingsworth Family Concert Friday, February 15, 7 P.M. Rockingham Male Chorus Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th Street Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-9550 BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY 000DPL T 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 CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 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 PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALVictory or peaceWhy is Rachel Muse, Fairfield Village community manager, giving a sign that could mean either victory or peace? Read the Fairfield column on Page 12 to find out. A suspicious package with a powdery substance was delivered and opened at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 8:50 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, inside Sheriff ChrisBlairs office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The assistant, who opened the letter, immediately called for help and emergency protocols were activated. The letter contained a direct threat to Blair. The assistant was not injured. Fire rescue professionals from both the Marion County Fire Rescue and the Ocala Fire Rescue took over the scene to contain the suspicious powder and package. This is serious, Blair said. The emotional stress on our employees will not be tolerated. Disrupting MCSO business will not be tolerated. And the emergency resources that were used could have been elsewhere protecting the community, Blair said. Along with fire agencies, the incident involved the Marion County Sheriffs Office Bomb Squad, MCSO Major Crimes division, plus the MCSO Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism investigations unit. The powdery substance was determined to be harmless. We will use all appropriate resources to track down the person or people responsible, said Blair. If you know anything about this incident, you can call Crime Stoppers at 352-3687867. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward. Suspicious powder delivered to sheriff EditorialPage 8 PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEHazardous material firefighters examine the mysterious powder delivered to the Sheriffs Office last week. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is encouraged by the response of donors to the emergency need for blood, but supplies are still critically short for three specific blood types. Weve had tremendous support from the media in spreading the word about this blood shortage, said LifeSouth Vice President of Operations J.B. Bowles. Folks are coming out to donate. While we are gaining ground in supply levels, we are still at emergency levels for blood types O-negative and positive and A-negative. We dont use the word emergency lightly, to us it means our hospitals have supplies for only a couple of days, and LifeSouth doesnt have the inventory to resupply them, he said. We are trying to make-up ground, but most communities need about 1,000 donors every week just to meet their regular hospital needs. Type-O is typically always in high demand, Bowles explained, because its considered the Universal Donor. O-positive is the most common blood type, about 37 percent of Americans have it, and O-positive red blood cells can be used by anyone with an Rh-positive blood type, which is about 85 percent of us. O-negative is more rare, he added, only about 7 percent of Americans have it, but in an emergency all of us can use O-negative red blood cells. LifeSouth urges all eligible donors who are feeling healthy to come out and support their communities by donating blood as soon as possible. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For information about donating, donors can call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or go to www.lifesouth.org. Three blood types at emergency levels Ocala Fire Rescue was called to the scene of an apartment complex fire at 11:02 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Smoke could initially be seen from several miles distant, and on arrival firefighters observed flames coming through the roof of a two story wood structure. The occupied building contained 16 apartments, and firefighters were quickly able to search the building to ensure everyone had safely evacuated. Fire and smoke damage was contained to just four of those apartments, and firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours stated Battalion Chief Wally Brinkman. Twenty eight firefighters responded to the scene, and there were no injuries to the tenants. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The complex named Paddock Park Apartments is at 2901 S.W. 41st St. The fire occurred in building 2000. Fire at apartments PHOTO COURTESY OCALA FIRE RESCUEFirefighters on the roof battle a blaze at Paddock Park Apartments. Man dies in NW accidentA 30-year-old Ocala man was killed Jan. 26 in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 225A near Northwest 100th Street. Jose Tellez-Plata was traveling north on 225A in a Toyota Station Wagon. Traveling south and towing a vehicle on a trailer was David Huffman Jr., 49, with passenger, Robin Huffman, also 49. According to the report, Tellez-Plata crossed the double yellow line and collided with Huffman, whose vehicle overturned. Tellez-Plata, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed. The Huffmans, who were belted in, were hospitalized in serious condition. Most people who read this weekly column know that I generally end my comments with a phrase I coined three years ago to describe Fairfield Villagea lively place filled with lovely people. On Friday, Jan. 25, there was a lively meeting in our clubhouse, and most of the people attending agreed that it produced what some would call lovely results. That seemed to be the consensus from what was apparent as the somber faces at 10 a.m. became smiling faces about 11:30 a.m. There had been a notice circulating inviting Fairfield Villagers to come to a meeting at which possible changes that were being considered in the Clubhouse would be discussed. It was noted that changes were going to be made to accommodate a larger office for our new manager, Rachel Muse, and the even newer assistant who is yet to be identified. A meeting at which Rachel Muse and Sherry Woodworth, Regional Manager of American Land Leasing, would be present was to be held in the clubhouse to discuss these changes. As with any community, word got around that the new office would be where the communitys library has been located for many years. Well it seemed that many people were not too pleased with the prospect of having the communitys library moved to a much smaller room in order to have the managers larger office in that space. Therefore, one of the biggest crowds in recent memory filled the Clubhouse to voice opinions that were listened to by Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse. Unlike Congress, as one neighbor pointed out, we here in Fairfield Village can vote and agree to some kind of compromise that will work for most people. That did happen, and nearly everyone seemed pleased with the result. No it was not exactly what everyone would have preferred, but it was acceptable. The end result was that the TV/Media room will become office space and the television will be moved into the main A lively meeting nets some lovely results Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal part of the clubhouse with the possible benefit of the TV/VCR/DVD players being used for such things as aerobic exercises. I dont know if Richard Simmons is still doing his famous exercises to the oldies, but I am sure that there are lots of newer/younger versions of exercises that could prove interesting to those who like to work with groups to exercise. I guess that remains to be seen; but many people like to try new things, so here is a good opportunity for those who might be willing to wear exercise clothing in a group setting. Just a note here: I could not/would not be a member of a group wearing exercise clothing until I lose at least 40 pounds. In texting and emails, there would probably be an LOL inserted here because seeing myself in tight exercise clothing would be a gigantic Laugh out Loud for sure. I will (maybe) exercise at home, lose the 40 pounds (yeah) and then put on the exercise clothing and join a group. Until then, I wish all the people with the acceptable bodies to enjoy group aerobic exercise. Seriously, though, it is good to be back in Florida after my 4 weeks in the D.C. area with my family. It was such fun; however, returning to good friends is really nice. Honestly, the 70 degree weather is so wonderful after 20 degree snow and slush that I am reminded that I would not want to live anywhere with snow and ice again. Let the little kids enjoy it! Frosty the Snowman is really cute in pictures! I love Florida, sunshine, warm temperatures, Marion County, Ocala and Fairfield Village. Have a wonderful week. Fairfield Village's "library"...to use the term we more mature readers prefer...has been a source of much pride for years. Though many of the books had already been removed from the shelves in anticipation of the possible move to another spot, actually the library will remain where it is because the community appreciates the value of this asset. Soon, no doubt, the shelves will