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Publication Date: August 25, 2010
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Artist .................. .5
Vet news ..............8
Crossword ..........11


Buffet party

Page 3

Page 11

Marion County Sheriff's
Office detectives are warn-
ing residents of a sweep-
stakes scheme.
It's the Mega Million
Sweepstakes from Holden
Financial Services.
A letter and check, in the
amount of $4,450, were re-
cently received by a Mar-
ion County resident.
The check was from the
Philip Morris Management
Corp. The concerned per-
son turned the letter over
to investigators.
It was quickly deter-
mined the letter was bait
and the check was fake.
"It's important, you don't

money, you find out that
their check is bogus," said
Also, the scammers may
ask for personal identifiers
such as Social Security
numbers, bank account
numbers, and other similar
Don't give out this infor-
mation to anyone.
"We say it all the time. If
it looks and sounds too
good to be true, it's a
scam," Cochran said.
Protect family and
friends by sharing informa-
tion about scams, so no one
in Marion County becomes
a victim.

A letter and check, in
the amount of $4,450,
were recently received
by a Marion County
resident '

send money," said Judge
Cochran, Marion County
Sheriff's Office Public In-
formation Officer.
"The scammers usually
ask you for a small fee, so
they can release the rest f
the money. You figure, no
big deal, I've got a check
from them already...but
then after you send your

veterans while in Washing-
ton, D.C., and provide
meals for the one-day trip.
Emig, a Fairfield Village
resident, is working with
the Honor Flight Commit-
tee of Ocala with the aim of
taking another plane full of
World War II veterans to
Washington, D.C., to their
Last October, the first
Honor Flight from Ocala
took 100 veterans many
for the first and only time
- to see their memorial.
Now the same commit-

tee is working to raise the
necessary funds so that an-
Other 100 veterans can
make the same trip free
of charge.
The concept of the
Honor Flight program was
the brainchild of Earl
Morse, a retired Air Force
captain and physician's as-
Morse and five other pi-
lots flew 12 veterans in May
2005 as an inaugural trip to

Please see HONOR, Page 2

;IMichellN~or th sea

Mike Emig may be offi-
cially retired but that does-
n't mean he's slowed down
He's one of many work-
ing to make the next Honor
Flight reality.
Those goals, although
lofty, are almost met, if
some expected donations
come through, Emig said.
The group needs about
$40,000 to charter a plane,
pay for buses to transport

It was the first day of school for Marion County public schools Monday morning.
Ashanti Holder, center, is one of 710 students attending Saddlewood Elemen-
ta ry School. She a nd her mother, Espera nza Cubero, rig ht, checks the sched ule
with the help of Janet Dudley.

Michel Northsea

Wanting to make more
money, Charles "Chuck"
Crawford went to work un-
After 10 years under-
ground he went to work
above ground until he re-
tired at 55 years old.
Crawford was young,
only 20 years old, when he
went into the Peabody
Company Coal Mine #10 in
Illinois. He started with
Peabody when he was 19,
he had already served four
years with the Navy
Not wanting to move one
more time, he had been in
seven different schools in
six years he convinced
his parents he should join
the service.
"This way, they would
have one less mouth to
feed," Crawford said about
his childhood. He grew up
in a home without running
water or electricity in Illi-
So at age 15, with the

So at age 15, with the help of his parents, "we sat around and
lied like heathens," the underage youngster joined the Navy
with the help of a forged birth certificate.

Charles Crawford

to pass, both oral and writ-
ten, to show that we knew
federal law and state laws
pertaining to mining and
dangers and safety in the
In the early days of his
career, a loader was used
to bring the coal out of the
underground room. Then
the continuous mining ma-
chine with its bits on a re-
volving cylinder was used
to break away the coal
from the coal seam.
"When you reach up and
touch that coal you're the
first person that has
touched it ever in mil-
lions and millions of
years," Crawford said.
As coal is broken off the
face methane gas is

Please see MINE, Page 4

help of his parents, "we sat
around and lied like hea-
thens" the underage
youngster joined the Navy
with the help of a forged
birth certificate.
The plan was for three
years but then the Korean
War broke out and another
year was added to his
During those four years,
his mother and stepdad
moved to California so
Crawford followed when
he got out of the service.
He didn't like it so he re-
turned to Illinois.
His father, a coal miner,
got him a job with the
Peabody Mine Company as
a repairman's helper: In re-
ality, his job turned out to
be one of a "greaser" -
keeping things greased so

they would run smoothly.
Learning that he could
make in three days what he
was making in a week un-
derground Crawford be-
came a miner on the third
"I took to mining like a
duck to water. I learned all
I could. It seemed that I
couldn't do anything
wrong," he said of the early
days in the mine. As a mine
worker he was also a mem-
ber of the union.
Promotion came his way
and within 10 years he was
asked to be the mine man-
ager or "face boss." Along
with the promotions came
tests to show that he was
proficient enough to pass
the State Miners Examine
Board and main manager's
exams. "There were tests

Items in the scrapbook of Charles Crawford show the
poems he wrote with references to his day in the coal
mines, a photo of Gov. Ronald Reagan at the coal mine
he work and many certifications he earned in 36 years
in coal mining.

Clasif leds



Sch ool's back ... Resident mailed bogus

sweepstakes check

SAnticipated flight to honor veterans

Ascending after starting work underground

Donations for the
Honor Flight are tax
deductible. Donations
may also be mailed to
"Honor Flight Marion
County," c/o Florida
Department of VFW
P.O. Box 1630 Ocala,
FL, 34478.

next flight to be set for Oct.
28, Emig said.
Additional donations are
still very much appreci-
ated. Donations may be
made through the group's
website at ocalahonor-
Donations for the Honor
Flight are tax deductible.
Donations may also be
mailed to "Honor Flight
Marion County," c/o Florida
Department of VFW E0.
Box 1630 Ocala, FL, 34478.


Lt. Robert Graff, center, of the Marion County Fire Res-
cue Technical Rescue Team gives instructions at the
unit's recent water-rescue training session in Rainbow
River. Lt. Graf said the team has 40 members. About half
of the unit wa s at the river for trai ni ng.The Tech nical Res-
cue team is at Station 20.

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the nation's capitol. That
trip was made one year
after the World II Memo-
rial was completed.
Knowing that many more
veterans wanted to make
the trip, they looked for
ways to expand the pro-
gram, creating the Honor
Flight Network
Now the program is
available in 30 states
throughout 71 different
hubs including Ocala.
To help achieve their
goal for the next Ocala
Flight, Emig has spoken to
many area veterans associ-
ations, sought donations
with Morrey Deen and Jim
Hilty at recent events and
is willing to speak to other
interested organizations.
But those efforts have
paid off enough for the



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The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering
news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek,
Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Foxwood Farms
and Golden Hills.
Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla.,
Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and
the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the
paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.

(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277
8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481

*Editor -Michel Northsea
*Circulation -Barbara Jaggers
*Inside Sales/Office Coonf'inator- Pauline Moore
*Advertising Sales-Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile
*Regionalillanager- John Provost

Deadline for news:
Friday 1 p.m.the week before publication.
TPDF Member of the Community Papers of Florida
I want to get news Deadline for
in the Nlessenger. Advertising
Call editor Michel Northsea at
352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to
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Community news and photos must be received by 4 pm Friday
Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos
may be left at the IMessenger off ice in Kingsland Display Ads
Plaza. AI| contributions are subject to editing for 5 pm Thursday
clarity, taste, and style.

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On his retirement, after 23 years, Charles Crawford was
presented a safety lamp.The lamp was used to detect
methane in the mine four hours prior to the beginning

of each shift.
ford's scrapbook have pho-
tos of him with Reagan, a
thank-you note from Rea-
gan including a 'hello"
from Nancy and an invita-
tion to his inauguration.
"I didn't go to the inau-
guration, I think it was
more an honorary invita-
tion," Crawford said.
Hearing of rumblings of
the company being sold
and many changes coming
down the chute, Crawford
decided to retire at 55
years old.
Because he had rarely
taken time off, he ended up
with 36 years with the
Peabody Company
Although he didn't take
much vacation time, Craw-
ford enjoyed boating when
he had the chance, smok-
ing cigarettes and drinking.
While working, he had al-
ways promised himself he
would give up drinking and
smoking the minute he re-
He took his last drink
and smoked his last ciga-
rette during his retirement
bash some 23 years ago.
"I stopped cold turkey,"
he said.
Health problems often
associated with coal min-
ers were never a problem
for him. The worst he suf-
fered were two broken feet
and mental anguish when
two men were killed in one
of the mines when he was
superintendent .
Now~safety measures are

in place that would have
prevented those accidental
After retiring, the couple
stayed in Illinois for sev-
eral years but did some
traveling. On one trip,
Crawford made headlines
when he found a plastic
bag with $3 million of co-
caine on the beach near St.
Augustine. He turned it
over to law enforcement.
Eventually they moved
to Florida, first living in
Naples enjoying fishing
and boating on the
Caloosahatchee River
until Hurricane Wilma
came along and they de-
cided to live elsewhere.
They settled in Foxwood
Farms, the same year four
hurricanes came through.
They found the community
on the way home from a
trip to Georgia to visit
June's family
Flipping through the
pages of his scrapbook
gives Crawford the oppor-
tunity to reflect on the past.
"I started out as a repair-
man's helper and I went to
highest, general superin-
tendent, with just one year
of high school. You can't do
that anymore," he said.
Closing the scrapbooks,
with its pages of certifica-
tions, Crawford says "let's
go outside so I can show
you the prayer bench I
made for Junie."
"I like to do woodwork-
ing," he adds.

Headed for his fi rst day of school in kinderga rten at Sadd lewood Elementa ry School
dad's hand was a comfort for Dustin Preyer,with his father, Heath Preyer. His mother,
Cheryl and older brother were also with him.

CICRH Water agency honors county s efforts

Award mailed
The National Association
of Clean Water Agencies, or
NACWA, awarded Marion
County Utilities six Gold
Peak Performance Awards
recently. NACWA Execu-
tive Director Ken Kirk
commended the depart-
ment for consistently meet-
ing federal compliance
standards and ensuring
that Marion County citizens
receive the best possible
water quality.
The six Marion County
facilities that received
awards include Loch Har-
bor Wastewater Treatment
Facility, Northwest Re-
gional Wastewater Treat-
ment Facility at Golden
Ocala, Oak Run Wastewater
Treatment Plant, Salt
Springs Wastewater Treat-
ment Facility, Spruce
Creek Preserve Waste-
water Treatment Facility
and Stoneerest Wastewater

Treatment Facility.
.To operate a public util-
ity, agencies must meet be-
tween 230 and 600 federal
compliance points (de-
pending on the type of sys-
tem) to keep its federally
required National Pollu-
tant Discharge Elimination
System permit. Winners of
the Gold Peak Performance
award met those federal
standards 100 percent of
the time.
'Achieving 100 percent
compliance is not easy,"
Utilities Department Di-
rector Flip Mellinger said.
"On any given day, a rain

storm, equipment failure
or power outage could dis-
rupt the system. Even if the
disruption was a minor
problem that lasted only 15
minutes, that system would
not qualify for the gold
standard. This means that
six of our facilities oper-
ated perfectly all 365 days
in 2009."
Kirk recognized Marion
County Utilities at the asso-
ciation's 2010 summer con-
ference in San Francisco,
California in late July.
However, due to budget
constraints, Utilities staff
could not attend the event.


continued from Page 1

thrown off and is a threat
to miners underground be-
cause of its potential for
Fresh air is pulled
through the different work
areas in the mining opera-
tion to reduce the chances
of a methane-induced ex-
Each group of men work-
ing in the area has their
own air source so as not to
have "exhausted" air, he
As the "face boss" no
longer was he under-
ground in the coal mine all
the time, much of his time
was spent above ground.
After 10 years in Illinois
pulling coal from mines
365 feet below the surface,
Crawford was asked to be
the day shift manager of
the Deer Creek Mines in
Utah. In Utah, coal was in
the mountains 7,000 feet
above the surface. So,
Crawford and his wife
June moved to Utah.
Coal from the mines
Crawford and his crews
were working went straight
to a nearby power plant.
"The day shift manager
rules the roost," Crawford
said. Although each shift
has their own manager, it is
the day shift manager, or
superintendent, that tells
the engineers where they
will mine next, deals with
complaints and union con-
"The engineers with
their degrees draw up the
plans when we tell them
too," he said.
From Utah, the "big
boss" sent Crawford to
Kentucky where he was in
charge of the six different
mines owned by Peabody
In Kentucky, coal was
mined from the surface of
the ground.
?Two years later, he and
June were transferred
back to Mine number 10 in
Taylorsville, Ill., for a few
more years. With the trans-
fer came additional re-
Sometimes those duties
meant being a tour guide
for important visitors.
While on the campaign
trail, President Ronald
Reagan was one of those
visitors. Pages in Craw-


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Stone Cr~Eek

riendship Library
month long exhibit
of Seymour Roseman's
stained glass objects. Mr.
Roseman is a resident of
Stone Creek and has
shared his 30 year expert-
ise in making stained glass
with others. Recently, four
of his students went to the
library to see his work and
share some of their work.
In the picture you can
see Nancy Ko, Ann Ce-
sarek, Mr. Roseman, Pat
Piper and Sharon Tyler
holding one of the four
pieces they made with Mr.
Rsesan. Nany ad An
trays, Pat is holding a clock
addSharod is slhold ecea
Over the course of many
weeks, these students met
with Mr. Roseman in the
craft room at the Reunion

I had the honor to visit
Mr: Roseman and his lovely
wife in theiriehoemehteo see

created. He is presently
working on a large mural.
He explained to me how he
draws the picture he will
create and then makes
many more copies with the
colors he will use. When
asked about the colors he
uses, Seymour told me he
es iooblind bt that hs
Seymour works in his
air-conditioned garage,
and his home is filled with
nsT p cehsasofb st und
panels on the side of his
door that he told me came
from another home but he
had to lengthen them to fit
this door. On the wall out-
side the door is a large cir-
cular piece. Inside are
many more win ow pieces.
Mr. Roseman not only does
stained glass but makes
clocks and he sculptures.
His sculptures are exqui-
site and many are made
from one piece of stone.
hend nI askeedhhimt rat
he told me, "I was a sex
therapist." His wife said he
was a milk man. Whatever
his occupation, Mr. Rose-
man is a Renaissance man.
He feels it's necessary to

Ma ny a reas of the home of Seymour Rosema n's a re dec-
orated with the stained glass pieces he makes.

teach the art of stained
glass so that this art will
continue. He also said
someone taught him how
to make clocks and so he
feels the need to continue
to teach and give back. He
said he can tell that some
of his students will be bet-
ter makers of stained glass
than he is if they continue
to work at the art.
The picture of him next

to a large synagogue is one
of his favorite pieces. It is a
replica of a synagogue that
was destroyed in 1948 in
Jerusalem. There are 3,000
pieces of glass in this
As you have seen from
previous articles on the
residents of Stone Creek,
talent comes in all forms. I
will continue to highlight
the talents of others in fu-
ture articles.

Nancy Ko, Ann Cesarek, Mr. Roseman, Pat Piper and Sharon Tyler holding one of the
four pieces they made under the direction of Mr. Roseman.

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Anyone who lives next to a home
in foreclosure can appreciate
the recent efforts of the Mlarion
County commissioners.
th i~nt anun cc inedhomae mans
one's dream was shattered and that's
But it doesn't take long for an unoc-
cupied home to fall into a look of neg-
lect. The grass becomes overgrown
and if there's a pool, a green slime can
start to grow on top.
A neglected pool is health hazard
and no one knows what snake or rat
may be hiding out in the tall grasses.
At times, there
are concerns that *
squatters may Editorial
take up residence I
in an unoccupied ''
A new ordinance requires the mort-
gage holder to register a property con-
sidered vacate within 10 days after the
property is vacated. That registration
cos st "10and nreurs tchat ontacu n_
fomtmen r ghom n t m lvhken oce
mn. Knwn h ocnatwe
it easier to enforce maintenance.
Until the foreclosure is resolved,
mortgagees or owners are required to
maintain the property by keeping the
yard mowed, the bushes trimmed and
the area clear of debris and litter. They
are also required to secure the prop-
erty and maintain pools and spas.
If, during an inspection, code en-
forcement finds that the mortgagees or
owners have not maintained the prop-
erty, they will receive a "Notice ofVio-
lation" and be asked to stand in front
of the Mlarion County Enforcement
Board where they could be fined for
non-maintenance on the property.
2This ordinance is set to sunset in
Prior to the passage of this ordi-
nance, there was no recourse for those
not maintaining their properties.
Code enforcement officers used to
have to wait until the foreclosure was
completely resolved before they could
require the mortgage holder to main-
tain the property
Time may show there really aren't
enough teeth in the ordinance to keep
yards as tidy as everyone may want -
but it is a step in the right direction.

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hold the appreciation
agency, although quasi, to deliver the goods.
The struggling postal agency could have
~used a boost in revenue, maybe that would
save our Saturday mail delivery service.
Let's look at some figures. In the year
2000, the mail back response rate was 72
percent. It wasn't any different in the year
2010 at the national level still 72 percent
answered the mailed-out questions.
; In Marion County, our mail back rate was
~Iel75 percent which was 13 percent more than
the year 2000.
,tsea Even wasting money by Fed Exing us our
appreciation plaque and the cost of the
3s around a newspaper plaque, the Census Bureau still returned
at unusual, especially $1.6 billion, yes a cool billion, to the coffers.
en th ech nt elc on. Ad lasttha'sebshee pan asuof Aug.hle an

ppin atteofc esSom o tha savi g was based on the lack
packagee was for the ed- of acts of God. In case of some sort of natu-
another package from ral disaster during the throes of collecting
eau. the data, the agency had earmarked $800
Census Bureau from million as a contingency fund.
needed to thank us for Other savings, $650 million, were realized
Actually respond to this because so many households were kind
And thank us they did. enough to return their questionnaire by
nd us a nice thank you mail. Those returned by mail saved the
pretty 8x10 plaque suit- 565,000 census workers employed for the
ur office. cause from knocking on a bunch of extra
:remind our readers to doors.
nses to the Census bu- In addition, those temporary employers
d vote we're doing our were more effective in getting the job done
our job we get a pay- than in past decades. Did I just hear a sign
,ks whether we need it of relief escape your lips .
Don't breathe easy the job still isn't com-
n, we do appreciate a pleted until all the reports are compiled.
time to time from our As required by law, the census bureau
necessary. must report the nation's population and the
cessary to Fed Ex the apportionments of seats in the U.S. House
e US uPo tdlSevc ofTR sr sent tier by nhedndoo rh year e
Iduse another federal column fodder

office isn't th;

So us edtora un
But this time, the p:
itorial department -
the U.S. Census Burt
It seems they, the
the Atlanta bureau r
encouraging you to a
year questionnaires.
Not only did they sel
letter, they sent us a I
able for display in o~
Overkill -when we
send in their respor
reau, give blood ane
job. Because we do
check every two wee
or not.
Being only humal
note of thanks from
readers but it isn't ne
Neither was it ne
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federal agency woul

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last there
was a con-
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31 around me. Usu-
ally, I'm not one
:lii~Srto give vent to the
noises around
me but this was a
little different. I
nydrlke tt pic ides

root for. Perhaps you can tn etawd tl
confusion I am facing.
It is like being a Gator fan in Bulldog
This uncertain sound has confused the
dickens out of me, and it isn't even Christ-
mas time.
Looking out our living room window, I
spotted the source of all this commotion.
It was a yellow school bus filled with chil-
dren on their way to their first day of
school. As I watched the bus turn left and
disappear out of sight, I thought about
how the same incident can have com-
pletely opposite reactions.
First, there was the loud "hurrahs" of
parents all through the community re-
joicing in the commencement of school.
Either, my hearing is getting better or the
sound is getting louder, almost deafening.
Up and down our street parents were
thih- ii nt te othe eanndh slna n cke
the street who has no children was out in
her bathrobe joining in the celebration.
Then, second, there was the equally
loud sound of groaning children com-
mencing their formal education. After
about three months of absolute freedom
and fun, it was all behind them now and
they were walking to their school class-
room to set and set and set for the entire
The people I pity the most are the
teachers who are the recipients of this
horde of students who have not yet fin-
ished enjoying the fullness of their sum-
mer vacation. It seems that summer
concludes rather quicker than the young
people desire. Why is it good times go so
fast and bad times seemed to drag on and
oI nd t sure which side of the fence
I'm on with this one. I feel deeply towards
these young people who after several
months of freedom and absolute cavalier
activity are now headed back to class-
rooms and discipline and cafeteria food.
The fact that any kid survives cafeteria
cuisine is a tribute to the constitutional
strength of their stomach and digestive
But then I can understand the cheering
on the side of the parents. I remember
those days when my wife and I loaded up
the children onto the bus for the first day
of school. We stood together holding
hands watching the bus drive out of sight
and then we turned and slowly walked
back into the house and sat down for a
quiet cup of coffee. Let me underscore
that word "quiet."
Don't get me wrong here, I love chil-
dren, especially my children but I sure do
love a quiet cup of coffee.
That seems to be the story of life. What
makes one person happy is a burden to
somebody else. What one person looks

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"It is the best non-paying
job in our community if
you are tough enough to
take on the many chal-
lenges. I really had no
idea how important time
on the HOA Board was
going to be when I got
'talked into this job' last
fall. I am very glad that I

dhlegn ,11 1 le ei is e
warding too. We want to
convince some of our res-
idents that serving on the
HOA Board is an opportu-
nity to be a part of some
important things going on
here in Fairfield Village.
New ideas and new opin-
ions are always being
sought. Please let me or
any ofthe Board members
know if you are inter-
The combined efforts of


Charlene Jarvis and Ann Bruno (far right) welcome the gospel group MERCY and their guests prior to their per-
formance at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse on Sat., August 19.

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With the children
returning to
school in neigh-
borhoods around us and
some of our "snow birds"
beginning to return from
"Up North," those of us
who live year-round in
Fairfield are anxious to
see what the days around
Labor Day and thereafter
have in store for us. From
the looks ofthings, wecan
expect lots more fun activ-
ities in FFY
The new SAC (Social
Activities Committee)
made up of Charlene
Jarvis, Ann Bruno, and
Dee MVcNeill hosted the
Potluck Dinner on Satur-
day, Aug. 21 at the Club-
house. Sadly, Dee was not
able to attend due to ill-
ness. The number attend-
ing was not so large as we
wil seer,1ater n etheX fal

evening immensely
Sloppy Joes were comple-
mented by lots of side
dishes and delicious
desserts. Following the
meal, neighbors were
treated to entertainment
provided by the gospel
group, MVERCY.
Earlier in the week, on
Thursday, Aug. 19, the
HOA held its regular
mth at endmc wasg mu
smaller than will be the
case when the next meet-
ing is held on Thursday,
Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the
Airfield Vlltagm Clube
HOA Board will be nam-
ing a nominating commit-
t e to oae Ineetd a
three positions which will
be filled by the end of the
e resident Phil Geissal
encouraged all residents
to consider being a part of
the Nominating Commit-
tee or, more importantly
to consider being a nomi-
nee to serve on the HOA
Board. He jokingly added,

AI Pitts and Barbara Skalka, HOA Board members,enjoy
their meal that AI Pitts has described as a show of the Ann and Pam Bruno serve up luscious helpings of
success of the new collaboration between the HOA and "Sloppy Joes" that were enjoyed at the Pot Luck Dinner
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we have never been able
bring these two things to-
gether. Her love for broccoli
is equal only to my loathing
of it. And when I loathe
something I loath it... you
know what Imean?
You are not going to be-
lieve this, but my wife turns
her nose up at my freshly
baked Apple fritters. I don't
understand it. All I can figure
out is all those years of con-
suming broccoli has in some
way destroyed her ability to
taste good things. Just
smelling broccoli burns my
nose so bad that I can't smell
anything for three weeks.
Imagine what it does to your
taste buds.
I have an irrevocable con-
tract with my stomach. I will
never put into my stomach

anything that does not pass
the sniff test. Broccoli does-
n't, so I haven't.
After all these years there
is no way that my wife and I
will ever agree in this area.
Like parents and children on
the first day of school, we
have a different reaction to
the same thing.
What has held us together
all these years is simply this;
she eats the broccoli and I
eat the Apple fritters. She
does not force her broccoli
on me, and I do not force my
Apple fritters on her.
We never encroach on the
other's happiness, which has
made both of us quite happy.
one of the things that I
have learned as a happily
married husband is that
there is a time and place for
everything. There is a time to

speak up... but that is rather
rare. Knowing when to shut
up is a gem of inestimable
worth in a marriage relation-
The Bible says, "Even a
fool, when he holdeth his
peace, is counted wise: and
he that shutteth his lips is es-
teemed a man of under-
standing" (Proverbs 17:28).
It is better to keep quiet
and let people guess if you
are stupid than to say some-
thing and remove all doubt.
The Rev James L. Snyder
is pastor of the Family of God
Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road,
Ocala, FL 34472. He lives
with his wife, Martha, in Sil-
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at 352-687-4240 or e-mail
jamessnyder2@att~net. The
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I was sickened enough to
learn last month about 200
graves errors at Arlington
National Cemetery, but now
it's gone from bad to worse.
Not only have cemetery offi-
cials known for at least five
years that there were big
problems, but the number of
potentially mismarked
graves could be as high as
There's more. Are you
ready for this? Headstones
have been found in a stream,
where they've apparently
languished for years with no
one noticing they were miss-
The Washington Post,
being right there in town, has


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the details, especially from
the Senate committee that is
It reports that back in 2005,
a contractor was hired to
check for accuracy. That con-
tractor revealed that there
were significant errors. The
errors weren't fixed.
Eight Supreme Court jus-
tices are supposed to be
buried in the Justice Hill
portion of the cemetery. Even
in that location there are 60
errors with the headstones
(or lack of them) not match-
ing the hand-drawn maps the
cemetery uses.
Apparently the Army has
initiated investigations over
the years, but nothing was
ever fixed in the s stem.
Officials have been strug-
gling for 10 years to get all the
cemetery information onto
computers. They're still
:s"Og nde psards and haand-
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else dreads the blasted thing.
This brings me to the Gra-
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We have a few things in
common, but mostly, we like
different things.
For example, she loves a
fresh broccoli salad (yuck). I
am not sure how anybody in
his or her right mind could
eat a broccoli salad let alone
eat it on purpose and enjoy
it. I, representing the saner
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A group of Fairfield Village neighbors enjoy dining together at the Potiuck Dinner.(L
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nity. Al Pitts, HOA Social
Activities chair, pointed
out that there are many in-
teresting activities, day
trips, and gatherings com-
ing up that should be lots
of fun for everyone to
enjoy. Something for
Everyone seems to be the
motto for the upcoming

season. Beginning with
the big Labor Day cele-
bration on Mlonday, Sept.
6, there will be all kinds of
social activities which will
again emphasize the fact
that Fairfield Village is a
lively place filled with
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~t~i;~!sl~Tf~o'd- health, Ocala tl~ealth notesweveriety
Sof free classes addressing your health needs and concerns. At Ocala Health, we are no~j'iudt `'
focused on your health, we are focused on you.

that Could Save Your

August 20 2:00pm
Do you know when to call 91 1 for a
medical condition? Some people delay calling 91 1
mecuspl ieyare unsure whether their medical Iondition
conditions that should not wait. Presented by Arthur
Osberg, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ocala Health System.

epTheir Falmily

There have been many recent
changes to VA Healthcare, presumptive service
connected conditions for veterans, and state laws
that affect veterans. Age, physical condition, or
income level may now qualify him or her for
financial help. Come learn the facts from Steve
Jacobs, Marion County Veterans Services.

August 27 2:00pm
An interactive program that gives
insight into some reasons for
certain behavioral issues, along
with tips n dealingawith t am. rese by Terre
Hardison, Executive Director, Alzheimer's and
Dementia Alliance.

and Its Im lications on

September 17 -2:00pm
A surprising number of physical
symptoms and diseases may be caused by the foods you
eat. People who consume more "acidic" type foods than
pmt~ur egng, oteo r ss,mbldder ad ki ey
conditions, heart disease, low energy and chronic
fatigue. Come learn how what you eat can affect your
health. Presented by Dinah Donaldson RD, LD.


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The Friendship Commons
Please register by calling

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Francisco walIks his daughters, Carolina, Da nyna and Ameritzn to class on Monday,
th irst day of the new school year. They are students at Saddlewood Elementary

is discovered through/ worshiping together

the King his
Anglican Church
The Rev. Donald 1 Curran,

Rev. Ma ore Walter
Ast sector

Rite I -7:30 am
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German Language Worship
1st. Sunday of each month
3:00 pm
Wednesday Evening
Worship 6:45 pm
Nursery Provided
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will be served.
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by calling 352-873-5804.

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tion that in less than 10 years,
I could have entered all the
information into a computer,
even with my two-finger hunt-
and-peck method of typing.
Additionally, with a handful of
likeminded veterans, I could
have walked every square
inch of Arlington, noted what
graves were where, and found
graves without headstones by
using those index cards and
hand-drawn maps.
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vited to send in photos of their pets for publication.
The photos can include people too. Photos can be
emailed in a digital format to editor~westmarion-
messenger~com. Please include pertinent informa-
tion of pet's name, how old the pet is, where it lives
and who the proud pet owner is.
Photos may also be mailed to the West Marion
Messenger, 8810 S.W Hwy 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL
34481. Questions? Call 854-3986, ask for Michel

18 Wednesday, August 85, 8010


Blood drive set
for Sept.4
What's the perfect song
for a blood donation
soundtrack? Maybe some-
thing by Blood, Sweat and
Tearsor the classic "Young
Donors will have their
say at a special Sept. 4
blood drive at the Pad-
dock MVall in Ocala.
LifeSouth will be team-
ing with WITG Real
Oldies 104.7 for a "Play for
Pints" blood drive at the
mall. Donors will be able
to request a song that will
play while they donate
from noon to 2 p.m.
LifeSouth's bloodmo-
bile will be parked just
outside of the mall's food
court Friday-MVonday of
Labor Day weekend, and
each day donors will be
entered into a drawing for
a $25 mall gift certificate.
They'll also get cookies
and thank you T-shirts for
their efforts.
Donors must be 17 or
older, or 16 with written
par ntal consent, weigh a
and be in good health. A
photo ID is also required.
Vendors wanted for
history festival
aThe nFuoal ng F sti le
Mlarion County Mluseum of
History, will be held Sat-
urday, Sept. 25 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring
living history interpreta-
tions with various time pe-
riods represented,

other skills of early set-
Old fashioned children's
activities will be included.
Free admission to the fes-
tival but museum admis-
sion is $2.
A chicken dinner will be
available for $8. Non-food
vendors are welcome with
a small fee to participate.
Located in the MVcPherson
Gov't Complex, between
Ft. King St. and SE 25th
Ave. Call (352) 629-2773 or
(352) 694-2529.

Bible study
class to resume
The Tuesday afternoon
Bible Study classes will
resume on Sept. 7, at 2
p.m. at Countryside Pres-
byterian Church, 7768 S.W
Hwy. 200, Ocala.
The discussion on The
Gospel According to John
will be led by the Rev
Herb MVcGrath. The public
is invited.
For further information,
please call the church of.
flee at 237-4633.
Fair Tax
Supporters of the Fair-
Tax will hold an informa-
tion meeting on
Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the
Mlarion County Library
(2720 Silver Springs Blvd)
at 6 p.m.
Come and learn why
supporters believe at
FairTax is a simple, trans-
parent, and fair system of
taxation that will help
both your country and
o ease join us and bring
a friend. To RSVP or for
further information, con-
tact Ron and Elaine
Mlaiellaro at ocalafair-
tax~cfl.rr.com or 352-671-

"'nied Way needS
tax volunteerS
United Way of Mlarion
County is looking for vol-
unteers who are inter-
ested in providing
certified Volunteer In-

be located in surrounding
areas in Mlarion County
and at the United Way of-
flee to offer free tax-
preparation services for
Mlarion County residents.
Orientation will be
Thursday, August 26th at 1
p.m. at the United Way lo-
cated at 1401 N.E. 2nd St,
For more information or
to register, contact Krista
Martin at 732-9696 ext. 215
or kmartin@uwme.org.

About 43 residents of
Sweetwater Oaks gath-
ered in the community's
clubhouse for a fish fry
last week. Besides chow-
ing down on good fish it
was also an opportunity
to visit with neighbors.


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