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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-06-2013
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Little did the late Kansas native Mrs. Gene Martin know that one day her antique bed would be appearing as a cherished heirloom in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Christi and Dave Manning of Ocala Palms. Several years ago, Mrs. Martin and her husband Perry, moved to Ocala to be near her daughter. About a year ago, it was necessary for the Martins to downsize when moving into an assisted living facility. Not wanting to part with this lovely piece of furniture and the history of it, the Mannings agreed to take possession. Considering the youthful size of the bed, the Mannings felt they could somehow make the cherished piece more useful in their home. After discussing several ideas, Christis flare for design and Daves skill for carpenter work, a decision was finalized as a beautiful one-of-akind unique buffet. The buffet has cabinet side doors for dish storage and a black granite top which helped to complete this lovely project. The Mannings were gracious to have many guests admire their reproduction during the recent Ocala Palms Christmas House Tour. Sadly, Mrs. Martin passed away prior to Christmas. However the buffet was completed before her passing and she was pleased with their project. For Christi and her family this is a possession to treasure. INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..7 Classifieds..........7 Ocala Palms........8 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 45 WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2013 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 4 8Wednesday, February 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Early Spring Specials Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 19 95 Call for details Expires 2/28/13 000DPNB PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000DY79 Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000DT4G Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DV9V 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G Honoring the Four Chaplains The Four Chaplains were men aboard the USAT Dorchester which was torpedoed on Feb. 3, 1943. They unselfishly gave their life vests to other crewmen and subsequenly perished. They were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander Goode, Jewish; Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed; and Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic. A ceremony was held at Veterans Park in Ocala on Sunday, Feb. 3, the 70th anniversary of the disaster. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKA table at the ceremony displayed photos of the four men. Ralph Rudolph displays the Prayer Shawl that Lt. Goode was wearing in his stateroom as the ship sank. The crowd stands for the National Anthem, which was sung by Marcia Muncaster (right photo). At left, Post 27 of The American Legion presented the colors. At right, Capt. Stanley Beach, U.S. Navy retired chaplain, gave the memorial message. Rally for Life The Ocala Rally for Life took place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Queen of Peace Church. At left the crowd joins in prayer, and at right, Father Patrick J. ODoherty offers the Prayer of St. Francis.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) firefighter/paramedic Winfield Scott Hancock III resigned last week after being charged by the Marion County Sheriffs Office with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance. Thursday afternoon, while on duty, Hancock, who worked out of Station 28 in Rolling Greens, allegedly took medication belonging to a patient. A colleague thought Hancocks behavior at the scene seemed suspicious and contacted MCFR senior staff. They in turn notified law enforcement, who immediately conducted an investigation that resulted in Hancocks arrest. MCFR crew members handle medications and controlled substances on a daily basis and are held to the highest level of professional conduct in this and all other aspects of their jobs. As such, medications stored in the ambulances are inventoried each day and immediate, detailed reporting is required every time a controlled substance is administered to a patient. Hancock was hired in April of 2004 and has no prior record of employee misconduct. Firefighter arrested Concert scheduled by local studentsStudents from eight different elementary schools join forces tonight to present the Marion All-County Elementary Honor Choir in concert at West Port High School. The performance, which is free to the public, is slated for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Performing Arts Center Auditorium located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Eighty-five students from Belleview, Dr. NH Jones, Greenway, Hammett Bowen Jr., Maplewood, Reddick-Collier, Romeo, and Sunrise Elementary schools will participate. Howard Middle School students will also perform for their younger colleagues during the concert. Melissa Bumbach, Marion Countys 2012 Teacher of the Year and Howard Middles choral director and music teacher, will conduct both choirs. The choir is created, managed, and produced by the Marion County Music Association to provide young musicians opportunity for professional performance. Antique bed has new look PHOTO BY BARB DEDICSChristi and Dave Manning. The Ocala Citizens Academy is a free, exciting, seven-week program that will touch upon virtually every facet of city government. When the course is completed, participants will have a comprehensive view on City of Ocala departments and how they operate. The program gives participants the opportunity to: Learn what is being done to promote economic development, Hear from top city administrators and elected officials, Visit an Ocala fire station, police department, airport, water treatment plant and other sites, Learn about exciting new opportunities for the citizens of Ocala to play, grow and prosper. To apply, please fill out the application and photo release form and return to Jackie McGuinness at JMcGuinness@ocalafl.or g. You can also fax the application to 352-629-8391. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2013. You can also complete and mail the forms to: Ocala City Hall 110 S.E. Watula Ave. Ocala, FL 34471. Ocala Citizens Academy seeks applications Read the classifieds

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Friday, Feb. 8 Life Line Screening available Life Line Screening is a mission to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. The leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States, sponsored by Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, will be available on Friday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is required and a fee is charged. Call 1-800-324-1851 for information and registration. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Two-day performance at West PortThe Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present A Taste of Broadway, a musical theater revue, on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cabaret style show is performed in the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $7 and include dessert and a beverage. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.westportwolfpack.org Saturday, Feb. 9 Ocala West men to serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Cost is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $20 per family.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. For more information, call 352-867-1340. Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony show 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 352-854-3670. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 AIRPORT RIDE too all airports 352-228-3040 Quail Meadow Resident would like to run errands for home bound. Groceries, Medicine, etc Resonable rates. (352) 286-6323 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday Feb. 9, 8AM-2PM Countryside Presbyterian Church.7768 SW Hwy 200, (Near Lowes) Ocala. White Elephant, Clothing, Linen, Jewelry, Tools, Toys, Crafts, Books, CDs, Holiday Goods, Bake Sale & other items, Cafe. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! (352)220-1440 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR FELLOWSHIP AREA-country setting. 3Br 2Ba DW, CHA. Includes range & frig. $700mo + sec dep $700 No pets 352-577-2531 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVECitrus Publishing Citrus County, Fl Job Summary This position is designed to increase our market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishings products. The position will consist of receiving incoming calls and making outbound service/cold calls. The position will also handle walk-in advertisers from our Meadowcrest office. Essential Functions Answering incoming calls for our Retail and Classified display ads Facilitating the display advertising needs of walk in customers Making outbound service calls to existing accounts Develop new customers through prospecting and cold calling Develop new opportunities for advertisers to do business with Citrus Publishing, Inc, Consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals Increase Citrus Publishings Market share through the development of on-line advertising revenue Communicate effectively orally and in writing with customers and coworkers Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required Maintain score cards on progress toward established goals Perform daily functions with a minimal amount of direction Minimum Qualifications at least two years of sales experience; advertising experience preferred Demonstrate persuasiveness and/or sales abilities Proper business attire Professional telephone presence Ability to work well in a team environment Administrative This is a 40 hour a week position Send resume to djkamlot@chronicleonline.com Deadline for applications is Feb.12, 2013 Drug Screen Required for Final Applicant. Equal Opportunity Employer 2Wednesday, February 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DXVR Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000DXEY Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 As a retired English teacher, the three Rs have significant meaning for me especially since only one of those three implied words actually begins with the letter R. Yes, I am somewhat of a fanatic about spelling, and I do realize that I may be fighting a losing battle in this world of texting and emailing. Because I am very aware that the prefix re means to do again, I think about the fact that I may need to rewrite many times as I attempt to be precise in my observations. Therefore, when I write this column for my community I try very hard NOT to make mistakes so that I will not have to retract my words. So far, so good; but I do not take that good fortune for granted. May I include here my favorite bumper sticker which my mother and father had on their automobile, truck, and 5th wheel camping trailer in Georgia for over 25 years as they thoroughly enjoyed their retirement together: YESTERDAY I WAS TIRED AND UNHAPPY. TODAY, I AM RETIRED AND VERY HAPPY! Here in our community made up mostly of retirees, we use many r words. Several of these are apropos this last week in January. Some of the ones that immediately come to my mind are recreation, renovation, restoration, revitalization, and relaxation. Recreation and relaxation occur regularly in our community; but, recently, there have been renovation, restoration, and revitalization especially in our clubhouse and pool area. The photos accompanying this short article give visual evidence of many improvements that are being enjoyed and appreciated by those of us who enjoy living in Fairfield Village which we like to call a lively place filled with lovely people. Theres more than the three Rs at Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Our multi-talented retired U.S. Army Paratrooper and excellent maintenance supervisor, Dan Ford, repaints one of the outside doors to our beautiful clubhouse the color he said is called "Gumball Red." The pool and the hot tub are again being enjoyed after having been re tiled and refilled for relaxation and revitalization of neighbors and visitors...both "retired" or just "tired." Relaxation and recreation are part of the enjoyment of the game of Bunco by a group of Fairfield ladies. Fairfield's beloved and well-used library is being restored and the shelves are being refilled after efforts to keep the library in its same area were successful. Fairfield Villagers are so very happy about the compromise solution. Happenings More on Page 3

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Sunday, Feb. 10 Special evening of music with Weaver familySouthwest Christian Church will be hosting the Weaver family at Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The gifted family brings Southern Gospel music played on traditional bluegrass instruments. The Weaver family was named Bluegrass Band of the Year, both in 2009 and 2010. The group has received five Songwriter of the Year awards and was recently nominated as Group of the Year Heritage Award by the Artists Music Guild. The public is invited to the concert. Weekly Sunday Services include Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Interim Minister Peter Bunch will be speaking. The church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. For more information call 352-861-9080.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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Friday, Feb. 15 All church Valentine dinnerThe Forever Young Ministry presents an All Church Valentine Dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Reservations, by phone or at the signup desk, required. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-8616182, www.ccomc.org/.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. The next meeting is Feb. 15. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual 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 352854-5218. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3 6Wednesday, February 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DX8Q J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 H O L I D A Y H O U R S : M O N F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Valentines Day Sale 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DVM3 All repairs done on premises. 000DVWH 0 0 0 D X I H T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm Something for everyone Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More 5,000 SQ. FT. STORE 000DVMZ Feb. 13 & 14 2013 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 32 00 Before 11:00 $ 27 00 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 2/20/13 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000DL3G West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Lights go out in New Orleans T his was supposed to be the coming out party for New Orleans, to show that the city has come all the way back from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina several years ago. Instead, the lights went out. No amount of public relations spin can undo the fact that the entire sports world sat watching semi-darkness for 34 minutes Sunday night while the power was restored. At this writing, New Orleans officials are saying that an electrical abnormality forced a safety switch to trip, knocking out half the stadiums power. Anyone whos ever been to a high school football or basketball game can tell you that when the lights go out, event for a few seconds, it takes quite a while to recycle them and get them up to full power. Its a safety feature so bulbs dont pop, showering glass on the people below them. Unfortunately, the announcers on CBS didnt appear to be familiar with this fact. We also find it hard to believe that CBS didnt have an auxiliary power plan so its game announcers could remain on the air. The NFL had to be embarrassed. It had fought hard and long to prove that New Orleans was ready, only to have this abnormality thrown back at them. In its haste to get the city back on its feet, the league didnt properly check the stadium, or it would have realized that it was opened in 1975 and had suffered extensive damage in Katrina, making it questionable whether a game of this magnitude could be played flawlessly. Obviously, it couldnt. The effect on the game is up for debate. The Baltimore Ravens appeared to lose the momentum they had built when the San Francisco 49ers scored 17 points in less than five minutes to make the game close. But the 49ers had done this all the way through the playoffs, so theres no way to tell if the brownout (it was not a full-scale blackout) contributed or not. Sometimes things happen beyond the control of the league and the organizers, but an examination of the stadium ahead of time might have revealed that this could happen. At any rate, the antiquated New Orleans stadium should not be the site for any more Super Bowls. There are many newer stadiums in many deserving cities that could host the event. Of course, there could also be problems in other stadiums, as early as next year. The game is scheduled for New Jersey, in the Meadowlands, and it will be played outdoors. Playing an outdoor game in New Jersey in February is risky the NFL could find itself with problems two years in a row. Has the Super Bowl ever been delayed because of a blizzard? O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Letters Federal debt is higher than advertised The $16+ trillion debt that you see advertised (for a good overall federal and state debt information source, go to debtclock.org) is the public debt, that is, the debt owed to bond and note holders, both within and outside the U.S. There is another part of the debt that few people talk about, and thats the debt incurred by the U.S. Treasury for monies borrowed from the various trust funds (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid). These borrowings are unfunded, and the only way these debts can be repaid to the trust funds would be raising taxes, borrowing more, or printing money, something the U.S. Treasury is not now and will not be in a position to do when future benefits recipients claim these funds. These vast sums owed to the taxpayer should be included in the advertised debt. David M. Walker was the U.S. Comptroller General (CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) for almost 11 years during three administrations, both Republican and Democrat. David expresses great concern with the governments accounting practices in his book Come Back America (2010 Random House). In Davids opinion, and he ought to know, the IOUs held by the trust funds for the amounts borrowed by the Treasury and amounts needed by the trust funds to meet its future obligations are monumental and unfunded. The U.S. Treasury estimates these unfunded liabilities at $46.1T+ as of the end of fiscal year 2011. As the nations past chief accountant, David feels that these unfunded Treasury debts should be included in the national debt. And so do I. So, is the real debt really $65.5+T? You decide, but dont forget to increase it even more if interest rates go up, which they surely will. Check out Davids web site at http://keepingamericagreat.org. Two other related websites you should check out are The Marion County League of Women Voters site at lwvmarion.org and the Stop Fighting, Start Fixing NO LABELS organization site cofounded by Walker. P eter Wood M em b er L eague of Women Voters M arion County L wvmarion org 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. Q uick now! On Interstate 75, where is Exit 341? Anybody? Thats what I thought.Electronic signs have popped up on all major east-west roads near the Interstate in the past couple of weeks, with large letters blinking at you: Exit 341 closed 02/11/13. Then it flashes to something about detours. To me, these signs prove one thing, that there is a major disconnect between government bureaucrats and the common man, residents such as you and me. If that same sign read: Belleview exit closed 02/11/13, youd know right away what they were talking about. You wouldnt have to go to a DOT online site, if you can find it, to see which exit is which on the highway. It probably never even occurred to the person setting up those signs (we dont know if its FDOT or county, but Im betting on the state) that the average person probably doesnt have all the exit numbers memorized. Even longtime residents might have trouble, because the numbers were changed to match mileage signs a little while back. So Exit 341 used to be Exit 67. If the governor and the Legislature want to make the government more responsive to the people, staff it with real people not bureaucrats who havent lived in the real world for ages. Along the same lines, some state agencies use state road numbers for all highways, whether thats the way people know them or not. If I told you to find State Road 93 on a map, youd probably go away shaking your head. Yet when traffic accident reports Local sign: Where the heck is Exit 341? Among Friends Jim Clark come out, they say an accident happened on State Road 93 which, by the way, is Interstate 75. Folks in Dunnellon, who are used to seeing U.S. Highway 41 run through their town, might be hard-pressed to find State Road 45 on a map. As you might suspect, its the same road. Same goes for Crystal River, where U.S. Highway 19 runs up and down the West Coast of Florida. But our government will tell you that events on that road occur on State Road 55. Much of this occurs in news releases, and the burden falls on us to clean it up so you can understand it, and we do try. But the other day I was listening to a local newscast, and they told me something happened on a road that I never heard of until I found the news release and figured out where it was. So if you want to do some extra studying, go to the Florida Department of Transportation website and memorize the exit numbers and highway designations. That way youll be able to carry on an intelligent conversation with a bureaucrat. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Read the classifieds Read the classifieds A re you ready for another party? Well, plan now to attend the Mardi Gras potluck dinner party on Monday, the 11th, at 6 p.m. Who will be the King and Queen of the Mardi Gras? No one knows, but if you come to the party you will find out who they are and it just might be you! You are invited to wear a masque (either one you make or one from the store). A prize will be given to the one with the best masque. New Orleans isnt the only place to celebrate Mardi Gras Quail Meadow will have our own celebration. Just bring a covered dish, your table service, and invite your neighbors to come with you. The Quail Meadow Saints will come marching in! Wearing a masque isnt required and neither are reservations -just come join the party! The Red Hot Fillies had a great meeting last week. We welcomed several new members. This organization is open to all women of Quail Meadow. There are many interesting events planned for this year. The first such event will be the Chocolates and Champagne party on Saturday, the 16th at 1 p.m. Come to the clubhouse and enjoy the chocolate fountain and of course the bubbly both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There is no charge. The outing for March is to the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. There will be more on this later. We wish to thank Theresa Yoders for volunteering to put together the Quail Meadow Reporter. This monthly paper is designed to keep residents informed of events and important information regarding our community. As you know, Kathy Voss was responsible for the Reporter for many years. If you know of any information that should be included in the paper, please contact Theresa. Also, the yearly QM directory will be delivered very soon. Would you help deliver the Reporter? This task only takes about 30 minutes, or less, each month. Contact Theresa if you would like to help. The QM Ladies Luncheon is Friday, the 8th, at Mimis. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Ready for Mardi Gras?

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 6, 2013 5 4Wednesday, February 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000D795 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.comSunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 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 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 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 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) 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DVIA 000DR7N 000DWRW 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 Ocala! 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 000DW7Q 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.DUNNELLON 547-4777ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27OCALA 237-1777 OFF I-75 FREE APPETIZER SAMPLE With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICHCoupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your enthusiasm sparks renewed interest in a workplace project that once seemed headed for deletion. Support from supervisors helps you make all necessary changes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A colleague might be a bit too contrary when your ideas are being discussed in the workplace. A demand for an explanation could produce some surprises all around. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try to avoid distractions at a time when maintaining stability in a fluid situation is essential. Therell be time enough later for the Moon Child to enjoy some wellearned fun and games. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Stop wasting energy licking your wounded pride. Instead, put the lessons you learned from that upsetting experience to good use in an upcoming opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You love being busy. But try not to make more work for yourself than you need to. Get help so that you tackle tasks that are better left to others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually balanced way of assessing situations could be compromised by some so-called new facts. Check them out before making any shift in judgment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel angry over an unexpected shift in attitude by someone you trusted. But this could soon turn in your favor as more surprising facts come out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Love rules everywhere for all amorous Archers, single or attached. Its also a good time to restore friendships that might have frayed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its not always easy for the proud Goat to forgive past slights. But clearing the air could help establish a better climate for that important upcoming venture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Your skillful handling of a recent matter has won admiration from someone who could be influential in any upcoming decisions involving you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You continue to welcome new friends into the widening circle of people whom you hold dear. One of those newcomers might have something special to tell you. BORN THIS WEEK: You love nature and inspire others to follow your example of concern for the planets well-being. Read the classifieds Home Improvement Expo scheduledMark 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.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 6, 2013 5 4Wednesday, February 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000D795 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.comSunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 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 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 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 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) 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DVIA 000DR7N 000DWRW 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 Ocala! 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 000DW7Q 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.DUNNELLON 547-4777ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27OCALA 237-1777 OFF I-75 FREE APPETIZER SAMPLE With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICHCoupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your enthusiasm sparks renewed interest in a workplace project that once seemed headed for deletion. Support from supervisors helps you make all necessary changes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A colleague might be a bit too contrary when your ideas are being discussed in the workplace. A demand for an explanation could produce some surprises all around. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try to avoid distractions at a time when maintaining stability in a fluid situation is essential. Therell be time enough later for the Moon Child to enjoy some wellearned fun and games. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Stop wasting energy licking your wounded pride. Instead, put the lessons you learned from that upsetting experience to good use in an upcoming opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You love being busy. But try not to make more work for yourself than you need to. Get help so that you tackle tasks that are better left to others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually balanced way of assessing situations could be compromised by some so-called new facts. Check them out before making any shift in judgment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel angry over an unexpected shift in attitude by someone you trusted. But this could soon turn in your favor as more surprising facts come out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Love rules everywhere for all amorous Archers, single or attached. Its also a good time to restore friendships that might have frayed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its not always easy for the proud Goat to forgive past slights. But clearing the air could help establish a better climate for that important upcoming venture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Your skillful handling of a recent matter has won admiration from someone who could be influential in any upcoming decisions involving you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You continue to welcome new friends into the widening circle of people whom you hold dear. One of those newcomers might have something special to tell you. BORN THIS WEEK: You love nature and inspire others to follow your example of concern for the planets well-being. Read the classifieds Home Improvement Expo scheduledMark 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.

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Sunday, Feb. 10 Special evening of music with Weaver familySouthwest Christian Church will be hosting the Weaver family at Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The gifted family brings Southern Gospel music played on traditional bluegrass instruments. The Weaver family was named Bluegrass Band of the Year, both in 2009 and 2010. The group has received five Songwriter of the Year awards and was recently nominated as Group of the Year Heritage Award by the Artists Music Guild. The public is invited to the concert. Weekly Sunday Services include Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Interim Minister Peter Bunch will be speaking. The church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. For more information call 352-861-9080.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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Friday, Feb. 15 All church Valentine dinnerThe Forever Young Ministry presents an All Church Valentine Dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Reservations, by phone or at the signup desk, required. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-8616182, www.ccomc.org/.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. The next meeting is Feb. 15. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual 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 352854-5218. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3 6Wednesday, February 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DX8Q J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 H O L I D A Y H O U R S : M O N F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Valentines Day Sale 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DVM3 All repairs done on premises. 000DVWH 0 0 0 D X I H T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm Something for everyone Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More 5,000 SQ. FT. STORE 000DVMZ Feb. 13 & 14 2013 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 32 00 Before 11:00 $ 27 00 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 2/20/13 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000DL3G West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Lights go out in New Orleans T his was supposed to be the coming out party for New Orleans, to show that the city has come all the way back from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina several years ago. Instead, the lights went out. No amount of public relations spin can undo the fact that the entire sports world sat watching semi-darkness for 34 minutes Sunday night while the power was restored. At this writing, New Orleans officials are saying that an electrical abnormality forced a safety switch to trip, knocking out half the stadiums power. Anyone whos ever been to a high school football or basketball game can tell you that when the lights go out, event for a few seconds, it takes quite a while to recycle them and get them up to full power. Its a safety feature so bulbs dont pop, showering glass on the people below them. Unfortunately, the announcers on CBS didnt appear to be familiar with this fact. We also find it hard to believe that CBS didnt have an auxiliary power plan so its game announcers could remain on the air. The NFL had to be embarrassed. It had fought hard and long to prove that New Orleans was ready, only to have this abnormality thrown back at them. In its haste to get the city back on its feet, the league didnt properly check the stadium, or it would have realized that it was opened in 1975 and had suffered extensive damage in Katrina, making it questionable whether a game of this magnitude could be played flawlessly. Obviously, it couldnt. The effect on the game is up for debate. The Baltimore Ravens appeared to lose the momentum they had built when the San Francisco 49ers scored 17 points in less than five minutes to make the game close. But the 49ers had done this all the way through the playoffs, so theres no way to tell if the brownout (it was not a full-scale blackout) contributed or not. Sometimes things happen beyond the control of the league and the organizers, but an examination of the stadium ahead of time might have revealed that this could happen. At any rate, the antiquated New Orleans stadium should not be the site for any more Super Bowls. There are many newer stadiums in many deserving cities that could host the event. Of course, there could also be problems in other stadiums, as early as next year. The game is scheduled for New Jersey, in the Meadowlands, and it will be played outdoors. Playing an outdoor game in New Jersey in February is risky the NFL could find itself with problems two years in a row. Has the Super Bowl ever been delayed because of a blizzard? O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Letters Federal debt is higher than advertised The $16+ trillion debt that you see advertised (for a good overall federal and state debt information source, go to debtclock.org) is the public debt, that is, the debt owed to bond and note holders, both within and outside the U.S. There is another part of the debt that few people talk about, and thats the debt incurred by the U.S. Treasury for monies borrowed from the various trust funds (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid). These borrowings are unfunded, and the only way these debts can be repaid to the trust funds would be raising taxes, borrowing more, or printing money, something the U.S. Treasury is not now and will not be in a position to do when future benefits recipients claim these funds. These vast sums owed to the taxpayer should be included in the advertised debt. David M. Walker was the U.S. Comptroller General (CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) for almost 11 years during three administrations, both Republican and Democrat. David expresses great concern with the governments accounting practices in his book Come Back America (2010 Random House). In Davids opinion, and he ought to know, the IOUs held by the trust funds for the amounts borrowed by the Treasury and amounts needed by the trust funds to meet its future obligations are monumental and unfunded. The U.S. Treasury estimates these unfunded liabilities at $46.1T+ as of the end of fiscal year 2011. As the nations past chief accountant, David feels that these unfunded Treasury debts should be included in the national debt. And so do I. So, is the real debt really $65.5+T? You decide, but dont forget to increase it even more if interest rates go up, which they surely will. Check out Davids web site at http://keepingamericagreat.org. Two other related websites you should check out are The Marion County League of Women Voters site at lwvmarion.org and the Stop Fighting, Start Fixing NO LABELS organization site cofounded by Walker. P eter Wood M em b er L eague of Women Voters M arion County L wvmarion org 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. Q uick now! On Interstate 75, where is Exit 341? Anybody? Thats what I thought.Electronic signs have popped up on all major east-west roads near the Interstate in the past couple of weeks, with large letters blinking at you: Exit 341 closed 02/11/13. Then it flashes to something about detours. To me, these signs prove one thing, that there is a major disconnect between government bureaucrats and the common man, residents such as you and me. If that same sign read: Belleview exit closed 02/11/13, youd know right away what they were talking about. You wouldnt have to go to a DOT online site, if you can find it, to see which exit is which on the highway. It probably never even occurred to the person setting up those signs (we dont know if its FDOT or county, but Im betting on the state) that the average person probably doesnt have all the exit numbers memorized. Even longtime residents might have trouble, because the numbers were changed to match mileage signs a little while back. So Exit 341 used to be Exit 67. If the governor and the Legislature want to make the government more responsive to the people, staff it with real people not bureaucrats who havent lived in the real world for ages. Along the same lines, some state agencies use state road numbers for all highways, whether thats the way people know them or not. If I told you to find State Road 93 on a map, youd probably go away shaking your head. Yet when traffic accident reports Local sign: Where the heck is Exit 341? Among Friends Jim Clark come out, they say an accident happened on State Road 93 which, by the way, is Interstate 75. Folks in Dunnellon, who are used to seeing U.S. Highway 41 run through their town, might be hard-pressed to find State Road 45 on a map. As you might suspect, its the same road. Same goes for Crystal River, where U.S. Highway 19 runs up and down the West Coast of Florida. But our government will tell you that events on that road occur on State Road 55. Much of this occurs in news releases, and the burden falls on us to clean it up so you can understand it, and we do try. But the other day I was listening to a local newscast, and they told me something happened on a road that I never heard of until I found the news release and figured out where it was. So if you want to do some extra studying, go to the Florida Department of Transportation website and memorize the exit numbers and highway designations. That way youll be able to carry on an intelligent conversation with a bureaucrat. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Read the classifieds Read the classifieds A re you ready for another party? Well, plan now to attend the Mardi Gras potluck dinner party on Monday, the 11th, at 6 p.m. Who will be the King and Queen of the Mardi Gras? No one knows, but if you come to the party you will find out who they are and it just might be you! You are invited to wear a masque (either one you make or one from the store). A prize will be given to the one with the best masque. New Orleans isnt the only place to celebrate Mardi Gras Quail Meadow will have our own celebration. Just bring a covered dish, your table service, and invite your neighbors to come with you. The Quail Meadow Saints will come marching in! Wearing a masque isnt required and neither are reservations -just come join the party! The Red Hot Fillies had a great meeting last week. We welcomed several new members. This organization is open to all women of Quail Meadow. There are many interesting events planned for this year. The first such event will be the Chocolates and Champagne party on Saturday, the 16th at 1 p.m. Come to the clubhouse and enjoy the chocolate fountain and of course the bubbly both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There is no charge. The outing for March is to the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. There will be more on this later. We wish to thank Theresa Yoders for volunteering to put together the Quail Meadow Reporter. This monthly paper is designed to keep residents informed of events and important information regarding our community. As you know, Kathy Voss was responsible for the Reporter for many years. If you know of any information that should be included in the paper, please contact Theresa. Also, the yearly QM directory will be delivered very soon. Would you help deliver the Reporter? This task only takes about 30 minutes, or less, each month. Contact Theresa if you would like to help. The QM Ladies Luncheon is Friday, the 8th, at Mimis. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Ready for Mardi Gras?

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Friday, Feb. 8 Life Line Screening available Life Line Screening is a mission to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. The leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States, sponsored by Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, will be available on Friday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is required and a fee is charged. Call 1-800-324-1851 for information and registration. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Two-day performance at West PortThe Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present A Taste of Broadway, a musical theater revue, on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cabaret style show is performed in the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $7 and include dessert and a beverage. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.westportwolfpack.org Saturday, Feb. 9 Ocala West men to serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Cost is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $20 per family.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. For more information, call 352-867-1340. Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony show 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 352-854-3670. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday Feb. 9, 8AM-2PM Countryside Presbyterian Church.7768 SW Hwy 200, (Near Lowes) Ocala. 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Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVECitrus Publishing Citrus County, Fl Job Summary This position is designed to increase our market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishings products. The position will consist of receiving incoming calls and making outbound service/cold calls. The position will also handle walk-in advertisers from our Meadowcrest office. Essential Functions Answering incoming calls for our Retail and Classified display ads Facilitating the display advertising needs of walk in customers Making outbound service calls to existing accounts Develop new customers through prospecting and cold calling Develop new opportunities for advertisers to do business with Citrus Publishing, Inc, Consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals Increase Citrus Publishings Market share through the development of on-line advertising revenue Communicate effectively orally and in writing with customers and coworkers Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required Maintain score cards on progress toward established goals Perform daily functions with a minimal amount of direction Minimum Qualifications at least two years of sales experience; advertising experience preferred Demonstrate persuasiveness and/or sales abilities Proper business attire Professional telephone presence Ability to work well in a team environment Administrative This is a 40 hour a week position Send resume to djkamlot@chronicleonline.com Deadline for applications is Feb.12, 2013 Drug Screen Required for Final Applicant. 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BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 As a retired English teacher, the three Rs have significant meaning for me especially since only one of those three implied words actually begins with the letter R. Yes, I am somewhat of a fanatic about spelling, and I do realize that I may be fighting a losing battle in this world of texting and emailing. Because I am very aware that the prefix re means to do again, I think about the fact that I may need to rewrite many times as I attempt to be precise in my observations. Therefore, when I write this column for my community I try very hard NOT to make mistakes so that I will not have to retract my words. So far, so good; but I do not take that good fortune for granted. May I include here my favorite bumper sticker which my mother and father had on their automobile, truck, and 5th wheel camping trailer in Georgia for over 25 years as they thoroughly enjoyed their retirement together: YESTERDAY I WAS TIRED AND UNHAPPY. TODAY, I AM RETIRED AND VERY HAPPY! Here in our community made up mostly of retirees, we use many r words. Several of these are apropos this last week in January. Some of the ones that immediately come to my mind are recreation, renovation, restoration, revitalization, and relaxation. Recreation and relaxation occur regularly in our community; but, recently, there have been renovation, restoration, and revitalization especially in our clubhouse and pool area. The photos accompanying this short article give visual evidence of many improvements that are being enjoyed and appreciated by those of us who enjoy living in Fairfield Village which we like to call a lively place filled with lovely people. Theres more than the three Rs at Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Our multi-talented retired U.S. Army Paratrooper and excellent maintenance supervisor, Dan Ford, repaints one of the outside doors to our beautiful clubhouse the color he said is called "Gumball Red." The pool and the hot tub are again being enjoyed after having been re tiled and refilled for relaxation and revitalization of neighbors and visitors...both "retired" or just "tired." Relaxation and recreation are part of the enjoyment of the game of Bunco by a group of Fairfield ladies. Fairfield's beloved and well-used library is being restored and the shelves are being refilled after efforts to keep the library in its same area were successful. Fairfield Villagers are so very happy about the compromise solution. Happenings More on Page 3

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Little did the late Kansas native Mrs. Gene Martin know that one day her antique bed would be appearing as a cherished heirloom in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Christi and Dave Manning of Ocala Palms. Several years ago, Mrs. Martin and her husband Perry, moved to Ocala to be near her daughter. About a year ago, it was necessary for the Martins to downsize when moving into an assisted living facility. Not wanting to part with this lovely piece of furniture and the history of it, the Mannings agreed to take possession. Considering the youthful size of the bed, the Mannings felt they could somehow make the cherished piece more useful in their home. After discussing several ideas, Christis flare for design and Daves skill for carpenter work, a decision was finalized as a beautiful one-of-akind unique buffet. The buffet has cabinet side doors for dish storage and a black granite top which helped to complete this lovely project. The Mannings were gracious to have many guests admire their reproduction during the recent Ocala Palms Christmas House Tour. Sadly, Mrs. Martin passed away prior to Christmas. However the buffet was completed before her passing and she was pleased with their project. For Christi and her family this is a possession to treasure. INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..7 Classifieds..........7 Ocala Palms........8 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 45 WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2013 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 4 8Wednesday, February 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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Ralph Rudolph displays the Prayer Shawl that Lt. Goode was wearing in his stateroom as the ship sank. The crowd stands for the National Anthem, which was sung by Marcia Muncaster (right photo). At left, Post 27 of The American Legion presented the colors. At right, Capt. Stanley Beach, U.S. Navy retired chaplain, gave the memorial message. Rally for Life The Ocala Rally for Life took place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Queen of Peace Church. At left the crowd joins in prayer, and at right, Father Patrick J. ODoherty offers the Prayer of St. Francis.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) firefighter/paramedic Winfield Scott Hancock III resigned last week after being charged by the Marion County Sheriffs Office with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance. Thursday afternoon, while on duty, Hancock, who worked out of Station 28 in Rolling Greens, allegedly took medication belonging to a patient. A colleague thought Hancocks behavior at the scene seemed suspicious and contacted MCFR senior staff. They in turn notified law enforcement, who immediately conducted an investigation that resulted in Hancocks arrest. MCFR crew members handle medications and controlled substances on a daily basis and are held to the highest level of professional conduct in this and all other aspects of their jobs. As such, medications stored in the ambulances are inventoried each day and immediate, detailed reporting is required every time a controlled substance is administered to a patient. Hancock was hired in April of 2004 and has no prior record of employee misconduct. Firefighter arrested Concert scheduled by local studentsStudents from eight different elementary schools join forces tonight to present the Marion All-County Elementary Honor Choir in concert at West Port High School. The performance, which is free to the public, is slated for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Performing Arts Center Auditorium located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Eighty-five students from Belleview, Dr. NH Jones, Greenway, Hammett Bowen Jr., Maplewood, Reddick-Collier, Romeo, and Sunrise Elementary schools will participate. Howard Middle School students will also perform for their younger colleagues during the concert. Melissa Bumbach, Marion Countys 2012 Teacher of the Year and Howard Middles choral director and music teacher, will conduct both choirs. The choir is created, managed, and produced by the Marion County Music Association to provide young musicians opportunity for professional performance. Antique bed has new look PHOTO BY BARB DEDICSChristi and Dave Manning. The Ocala Citizens Academy is a free, exciting, seven-week program that will touch upon virtually every facet of city government. When the course is completed, participants will have a comprehensive view on City of Ocala departments and how they operate. The program gives participants the opportunity to: Learn what is being done to promote economic development, Hear from top city administrators and elected officials, Visit an Ocala fire station, police department, airport, water treatment plant and other sites, Learn about exciting new opportunities for the citizens of Ocala to play, grow and prosper. To apply, please fill out the application and photo release form and return to Jackie McGuinness at JMcGuinness@ocalafl.or g. You can also fax the application to 352-629-8391. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2013. You can also complete and mail the forms to: Ocala City Hall 110 S.E. Watula Ave. Ocala, FL 34471. Ocala Citizens Academy seeks applications Read the classifieds