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INDEX
Business ..............8
Government ........8
Events ................10


VOLUME 4T, NUMBER SO
WEDNESDAYT, AUGUST 4, 8010


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Though most students
and teachers are on vaca-
tion this summer, several
are capturing attention for
their award-winning ef-
forts.
Perfect FCAT Scores
Despite state-wide con-


cerns on the 2010 FCAT, 22
Marion County Public
Schools students earned
perfect scores on at least
two sections of the test.
Last year, 14 students
earned similar honors, and
11 did so in 2008.


These 22 students attend
the following elementary
schools: Dr. N.H. Jones,
Emerald Shores, Ft.
McCoy, Greenway, Madison
Street Academy, Maple-
wood, Romeo, Shady Hill,
Stanton-Weirsdale, Sun-


rise, and Ward-Highlands;
Howard and Osceola Mid-
dle schools; and Belleview
and Vanguard High
schools.
As well, 186 students
earned perfect scores in
Writing, 145 in Math, 122 in


Reading, and 12 in Sci-
ence.
West Port High
For the second time in
four years, West Port High
received statewide recog-
nition for its commitment
to the visual and perform-


ing arts. The magnet school
for visual and performing
arts students received ac-
colades from the Florida
Alliance for Arts Educa-

Please see WPH, Page 2


Michel Northsea
EDITOR
Activities going on in Sweet-
water Oaks are listed on signs as
you come into the park
Tuesday afternoons its craft
time at the clubhouse.
On a hot summer day there's
anywhere from six to eight
women working on various proj-
ects. A cooler winter day, when
the snowbirds are around and
no one's vacationing, there's
usually a dozen people around
the tables, said Fran Grastataro
deftly twisting floral wire
around a folded dish towel to
make an angel doll.
Minutes later, she helps Scar-
let James cut fabrics into strips
for a log cabin quilt pattern.
James thinks she wants to learn
to quilt.
others around the table con-
fess they don't hav the patience
Undaunted, James listens in-
tently as Grastataro gives her a
quick lesson on quilting.


Across the table, Linda Cole
works on a needlepoint project.
Often times everyone is work-
ing on a needlepoint project. Oc-
casionally, someone volunteers
to show the others how to make
something special.
That was the case last week as
Grastataro showed everyone
how to make an angel doll with a
dish towel and pot holder.
"She knows how to do every-
thing," said Ellie Dunne as she
finished her project.
Quickly, the others agreed,
naming a few projects Gras-
tataro has tackled.
They said the work on her
craft projects is "small potatoes"
to the handy work she's com-
pleted around her home over
the years.
Her friends credit her with
putting up siding around her
home, removing a beam from
htr fraontq prh in order to iin
down a new floor.


Tuesday afternoons offer an opportunity for crafters in Sweetwater Oaks to gather to share their
craft knowled ge. Fra n G ra stata ro, Ief t,shows ElIlie D u nn, ri ght, how to co m plete her a angel d oll fro m


Please see DELIGHT, Page 4 a potholder and dish towel.


Michel Northsea
EDITOR
Janet Shelley claims
she was "born to be in
theatre."
Growing up near
Boston, the daughter of a
jazz drummer and an ele-
mentary school teacher,
she often had the oppor-
tunity of see first run
shows "off-Broadway"' be-
fore they went to the big
stage in New York City.
"We saw everything,"
she said. Everything in-
cluded comedy club
shows in the New Haven
and Boston area.
She remembers enjoy-


ing those shows.
She made her debut on
stage in elementary
school by saying four
lines in her role as Kat-
rina in the Pied Piper of
Hamlet.
In her lines, she in-
quired on the where-
abouts of the mayor and
then an alderman in a
voice loud enough to be
heard.
"I was the only one that
knew how to project my
voice," she said, recount-
ing the story of her first
play in first grade.

Please see STAR, Page 4


Show will touch
on 37 playS
Michel Nor th sea
EDITOR
Theatre goers now have
the opportunity to see all
37 of Williams Shake-
speare's plays and son-
nets on stage over the next
few weeks.
And it won't take but 90
minutes.
That's because there
are only three actors, or as
some say "lunatics" put-


ting on the show.
The play is the "Com-
plete Works of William
Shakespeare (Abridged)"
and it continues on stage
inside the Insomniac The-
atre until Aug. 15.
The show is said to be
funny and different each
time.
some adlibbing from
the actors from time to
time and inclusion of the
audience into the show

Please see STAGE, Page 4


Janet Shelley ma kes sev-
eral suggestions to the
crew.


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Library Captures
Top 10 Honor
A combination of team-
work between teachers and
the school library, supportive
administrators, and a dy-
namic program hallmark
North Marion Middle
School's library, one of 10
state-wide named this month
as "Florida Power-Library
Schools.
wThe hor goes to school s
together to develop and exe-
cute outstanding library
media programs focused on
student achievement.
Following a rigorous re-
view and site visit process
which described the library
as "well-staffed, well-
stocked, and well-managed,"
North Marion Middle's li-
brary media specialist, Be-
edsaig usse,h recei edm te
Florida Association of Su-
pervisors of Media and
Florida's Department of Ed-
ucation. Over the next three
years, North Marion Middle
will serve as a mentor to
Other schools


Spotlighting Public Rela-
tions
Twlo high-profile projects
ofthe Public Relations office
received state and national
recognition.
"Class Acts published
monthly in Ocala Style mag-
azine, garnered a Medallion
Award from SUNSPRA, the
Sunshine State School Pub-
li Relations Assoociation, mn
magazine feature showcases
student and staff ac com-
plishments with short narra-
tives and color photos. The
local magazine donates one
page each month to promote
these accomplishments at no
cost to the district.
Meantime, a seven-page
"Back to School" centerpiece
story, also published by Ocala
Style in August 2009 and co-
ordinated by Public Rela-
tions Officer Kevin Christian,
captured "Honorable Men-
tion" for excellence in writ-
ing from NSPRA, the
National School Public Rela-
tions Association.


continued from Page 1


tion at its annual leadership
summit in Lakeland recently,
one of 14 schools statewide to
do s
o .st Port retains its Arts
Achieve. designation for
three years and was first ree-
ognized back in 2007. The re-
newal certification continues
through 2013. Arts Achieve!
designation recognizes ex-
emplary schools for out-
standing efforts in making
the arts an essential part of
the education curriculum.
Principal Jayne Ellsper-
mann, widelyeknowntfor su -

president-elect of FASA, the
Florida Association of
School Administrators, and
just completed a term as
president of FASSP the
Florida Association of sec-
ondary School Principals.

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663rd Ordinance Company, 3rd Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, dusts for
fingerprints during a criminal investigation demonstration during a Rule of Law sem-
inar, July 1.The objective of the seminar was to discuss the process of using evidence
to prosecute those suspected of using explosive devices.

Seminar encourages justice through evidence


Pfc. Khort Johnson
Law professionals and gov-
ernment officials from the
Dhi Qar province attended a
rule of law seminar held at
the Mittica Training Center in
Nasiriyah, where they dis-
cussed the use of evidence to
prosecute suspects accused of
employing explosive devices.
The seminar was one of
many to stimulate discussion
among the Iraqi populace
about a variety of topics,
ranging from federalism to
medical care.
Iraqi judges, lawyers, po-
licemen and soldiers were in
attendance for the event.
"The main focus of this
whole meeting was to discuss
the process of collecting evi-
dence and exploiting it, and
also, how that will lead to a


warrant, a trial, and then to a
sentence," said Capt. Tyrone
Rankin, South Range, Mich.,
native and explosive ordi-
nance disposal officer with the
special weapons exploitation
team of the 663rd Ordinance
Company, 3rd Brigade Combat
Team, 4th Infantry Division.
During the discussion,
Rankin and his team went
over the steps for approach-
ing an explosive ordnance
crime scene: site security,
photography, collecting finger
prints, evidence handling,
and reporting information.
Iraq already has a crime
scene investigation system in
place similar to the United
States, but it was helpful to
witness the American process
and see the differences, said
Kamil Rashad, the chief in-


vestigative judge for the In-
vestigation Court in Dhi Qar.
The proper exploitation of
evidence is part of strength-
ening the judicial system,
which protects the people of
Iraq and gains their trust, said
Capt. Dan M~cAuliffe, deputy
brigade judge advocate with
the 1st Army Training Sup-
port Division-West, currently
attached to Headquarters
and Headquarters Troop, 3rd
Special Troops Battalion, 3rd
BCT, 4th Inf. Div.
"A crime is a crime,
whether it happens to an Iraqi
or an American," said Jalil
A'adnan, the deputy chief
judge with the Specialist
Court in Nasiriyah. "It's cru-
cial that we have enough evi-
dence so that these criminals
can be brought to justice."


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Wednesday, August 4, 8010 3


Michel Nor th sea
EDITOR

It was Tony Beresford's
birthday but he headed to the
July 29 public hearing before
the Marion County commis-
sioners anyway and then he
didn't get to speak his mind -
yet.
He wasn't alone; the ma-
jority of the audience had
come to comment on the pro-
posed future land use for
Marion County or a proposed
mineral resources overlay
zone in the northwest portion
of the county that would
allow mining.
Last week's meeting was
part of the county's efforts to
develop long-term growth
management objectives and
policies as part of Marion
County's Comprehensive
Plan and Evaluation and Ap-
praisal Report process,
known as EAR. The EAR re-
port process is completed
every seven to 10 years and
evaluates the county's ability
to address significant growth
issues.
Instead, Marion County
commissioners went along
with the suggestion of Com-
mission Chair Barbara Fitos
to continue the public hear-
ing on land use to this week.
Those meetings were sched-
uled for Tuesday and
Wednesday.
The Wednesday, Aug 4,
meeting will include land
use designations for the fu-
ture and county's map of
where future growth would
go. Fitos said each meeting
would run from 6 p.m. to 9
p.m.
Beresford wants commis-
sioners to reject the needs
analysis, which he says is
flawed, the future land use
map and the future land use


element. He says the com-
missioners need more time
before deciding on a plan
that would carry the county
for the next 25 years.
"This unhealthy rush to
transmitisunnecessary,take
whatever time is necessary
and do it the right way. No
more excuses," Beresford
said after the meeting.


with Fitos, he did express
concern that some people
may not be able to come back
to another hearing.
Fitos encouraged resi-
dents to continue sending let-
ters and e-mails with their
comments to the county staff
and commissioners. Those
comments would be added to
the official records, she said.
The only dissenting com-
missioner was Jim Payton.
He drew laughter from the
crowd when he suggested the
meeting continue until Nov.
16 a date when Payton's
predecessor will be in his
seat.
Payton said a week would
make "no material differ-
ence" suggesting that people
agreeing with the proposal
will continue to agree and
those that don't agree will
continue to disagree.
Several residents reacted
strongly to the commission's
decision, asking them to stick
to the published agenda that
would have addressed three
issues continued from July 28
and then opened the floor to
public comment concerning
future land use.
Commissioners did pro-
ceed to discuss and transmit
the potable water, aquifer
recharge and conservation
elements of the 2010 Com-
prehensive Plan.
Changes to the county's
comprehensive plan are sub-
ject to the review by the
Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs. The state
agency will issue objections,
recommendations and com-
ments, ORC, report to the
county after its review. The
county will then have to re-
spond to the state comments.
Typically, additional public
hearings are after the ORC
report is received.


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the town squa re of Circle Square Commons. Saturday evening is third annual Island
Festival,f rom 5 to 10 p.m.


Island4 spll to


'Two different hands and
special performances are
set to make this year's Is-
land Festival entertaining
on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the
town square of Circle
Square Commons.
From 5 to 10 p.m. it's
sounds from the islands as
Tahiti and a Latin band,
Grupo Salsarengue are on
the stage
Island dance are part of
the repertoire for the
group Apollo Productions.
Another group, Grupo
Salsarengue will play
Merengue, Bachata,
Bolero, and other rhythms
to get you up and dancing.
During the free and
open to the public event, a


special performance from
the Extension Dance Stu-
dio dancers is scheduled.


Circle Square Commons
is located at 8409 S.W 80th
Street.


Tony Beresford points to
the agenda calling for
public comment
Tuesday, commissioners
were scheduled to hear pub-
lic comment on several pro-
posals, including a Mineral
Resources Overlay Zone,
Irvine economic center and
needs methodology analysis
- among others.
Fitos encouraged the con-
tinuation because of the con-
cerns many residents had on
the number of 11th-hour
changes being made to the
plan.
The commissioners' com-
ments were reflective of the
Planning Commission that
had voted against the pro-
posed Future Land Use Map,
4 2, and added the recom-
mendation that the commis-
sion delay its decision until
they had time to fully digest
recent changes.
Although Commissioner
Charlie Stone concurred


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SEIGTE COMMUNIllES & BUSINESSES BElWEEN Sit 200 AND US 27

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.,
34477.
Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and
the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the
paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.

CONTACT BYFORMA TION
(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-92T77
8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481

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

Deadline for news:
Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication.
TPCF 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 Casfe edrAs
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She attended Emerson
College and then went on
to earn a fine arts degree
from New York University
majoring in acting. Cur-
rently, she is working on a
master's degree by taking
on-line classes. One day
she figures she'll retire
from the brick and mortar


school and teach college
courses on line while tray-
eling the country.
Following her aging par-
ents to the area, she and
her husband relocated to
Ocala.
Shelley went to work for
Marion County Schools 22


years ago, the last 10 years
at West Port High School, a
magnet program for the
arts. She teaches acting
and theatre classes.
Her efforts, along with
those of the other teachers'
in the arts program at West
Port, is the reason why it's
one of 14 schools earning
statewide recognition for
their arts program.
In 2007, they were desig-
nated as an Arts Achieve!
Honor and this summer
their certification was re-


newed for another three
years.
The state honor recog-
nizes exemplary schools
for outstanding efforts in
the making the arts an es-
sential part of the educa-
tion curriculum.
Recently another honor
fell to her students.
Her theatre students are
from one of two schools in
the state to be invited to
participate in the Edin-
burgh Fringe Festival, a
large, prestigious art festi-


val in the world as part of
the American High School
Theatre Festival (AHSTF).
As a result of the invita-
tion, the students, their
parents, and teachers are
heavily involved in
fundraising activities to fi-
nance the two-week trip to
Scotland and England.
Contributions and dona-
tions are welcome.
For more information
contact Janet Shelley, West
Port High School Theatre
Director at 352-207-5046.


Believe it or not it is time to
get ready for fall football. All
boys and girls from kinder-
garten through 6th grade, in
the southwestern area of
Marion County and Ocala,
are encouraged to register for
Upward Flag Football or
Cheerleading. The deadline
for registration is Aug. 15.
A form and registration fee
may be dropped off at the
church office anytime between
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon-
day through Itiday! The cost is
$65 for football and includes a





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means it is "never the
same show twice," said
Ryan James, one of the
partners in the theatre, en-
couraging theatre enthusi-
asts to come more than
once.
James, along with Chad
Taylor, artistic director and
president of the theatre,
were classmates from
years back but didn't really
k~n> eeach t er until tey
Ocala Civic theatre in the
play Laughter on the 23rd
Floor.
From there, they took on
the challenge of forming a
non-profit corporation and
opened the Insomniac
Theatre Company across
from the downtown Ocala
Square, easily recogniza-


jersey, belt and flags, car mag-
net and end-of-season award.
Cheerleading costs $65
and includes a uniform,
megaphone, pom-poms, hair
ribbon, car magnet and end-
of-season reward. Scholar-
ships are available.
Practice begins Tuesday,
Aug. 24 and the first game is
Saturday, Sept. 11 at JOY
Lutheran Church Hope
Field. Every participant
must attend one evalua-
tion/orientation session be-
tween Aug. 2 and Aug. 7.

ble by the dark night blue
door with stars and moons
painted on it.
Their plan is to recreate
what Taylor started in
North Hollywood, Cal.,
with the "Insomniac Se-
ries" in 2006.
Besides serving as the
artistic director for the the-
atre, Taylor has written
more than 75 plays, has
acted in more than 100 pro-
ductions and produced
more than 50 shows.
But for this production,
Janet Shelley is the direc-
tor. She teaches drama at
thetMarmon Count Center
High School.
Those three "lunatics" in
the parody of Shake-
speare's plays includes
Peter Prevete, Michael
Morrissette and Sam May-
nard.
Tickets are $10 for regu-
lar performances includ-
ing 8 p.m. evening shows


Upward is a nondenomi-
national Christian sports
ministry where every child
plays, learns and is a winner,
So come on out and join the
fun. Volunteers are needed to
help coach, referee, assist,
time keep and work with the
participants in either foot-
ball or cheerleading.
For more information con-
tact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352-
854-4509 ext. 223.
JOY Lutheran Church is
located at 7045 S.W. 83rd
Place at S.R. 200, Ocala.


Those gathered for the class craft session included, clockwise, Judy Walters, Elaine
Papis, Nancy Adams, Linda Cole, Scarlet James, Carol Clements, Fran Grastataro and
Ellie Dunn.


willing to help.
Besides working on their
individual projects, the
Tuesday afternoon session
is an afternoon to talk.
They verbalize their wor-
ries about their health or
someone else's health, talk
about upcoming vacation
plans, commiserate about
the heat and cry on each


Other shoulders as neces-
sary.
There's laughter too.
All that talking does have
it drawbacks though.
"Half the time, those
doing cross-stitch can't get
anything done because you
can't count and talk at the
same time," Grastataro
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Michael Morrissette prac-
tices his lines for the 90-
minute parody "The
Complete Works of William
Sha kespea re" now on stage
at the Insomniac Theatre.

on Friday and Saturday.
Premium seating is $20
which includes snacks and
a private table.
fo aAug at seca per
benefit the theatre depart-
ment of the Marion County
Center for the Arts at West
Port High School.
Tickets are $20 and all

th atere dep rmet tf te
Marion County Center for
the Arts at West Port High
School. West Port drama
has been selected to per-
form at the 2011 Edinburgh
Fringe Festival, the largest
and most prestigious arts
festival in the world as part
of the American High
( Scho Fheatre Festival
West Port High School
theatre students, their par-
ents, and teachers are
heavily involved in
fundraising activities to fi-
nance the two-week trip to
Scotland and England.
Contributions and dona-
tions are welcome. For
more information contact
Janet Shelley, West Port
High School Theatre Di-
rector at (352) 207-5046.
For reservations, for any
of the shows, call 352-897-
0477 or e-mail contact~in-
somniactheatr e.co m.
Insomniac also accepts
credit cards at the door;
however a small conven-
ience fee applies.


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to meet at the clubhouse
on Aug. 18. You will be able
to reserve your table at this
time. The bazaar will be
:arOlyll Nov 13.
O ~happened on Aug. 6, 1945?
Have you ever heard of
"Little Boy?" Sixty-five
I've had several calls years ago on Aug. 6, the
asking about the location United States dropped the
of the zebras. Traveling first nuclear weapon (Lit-
south on Northwest 80th tie Boy) on Hiroshima,
Avenue from Hwy. 27, just Japan. When this did not
before you get to Hwy. 40, get Japan to surrender, an-
there is a pasture on the other nuclear weapon,
west side of the road. named "Fat Man" was
That's where you will find dropped on Nagasaki on
them. Aug. 9, 1945.
Jimmy Buffett Party These events are the
Night is almost here! You only active deployments of
just have a few more days nuclear weapons in war.
to make your reservations. Hiroshima was chosen be-
The deadline for purchas- cause it was a city of great
ing tickets is Monday, Aug. military importance. This
9 at noon. was Japan's Second Army
This is going to be afun Headquarters, and was
night for everyone to enjoy. also a large communica-
The party will begin at 5 tions center and storage
p.m. depot. Nagasaki was one of
Plans are underway for the largest sea ports in
the annual Quail Meadow southern Japan. It was a
craft bazaar. Anyone plan- city of great wartime im-
ning to participate is asked portance because of its


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wide-range of industrial
activity. Six days after the
dropping of the bomb on
Nagasaki Aug. 15, Japan
announced its surrender to
the Allied Powers. The In-
strument of Surrender was
signed on Sept. 2, 1945.
This was the official end
of World War II. Germany
had signed the Instrument
of Surrender on May 7,
1945, ending the war in Eu-
rope. I don't think any of us
will ever forget the devas-
tation caused by these two
bombings. There is no ac-
curate count of the number
of casualties in these two
cities, but it is estimated
that between 90,000 and
166,000 people were killed
in Hiroshima, and between
60,000 and 80,000 killed in
Nagasaki. Many of these
deaths occurred several
months after the actual
bombings.
The radiation effects
lasted for many years. The
plane carrying the A-bomb
to be dropped on Hi-
roshima was named the
"Enola Gay" It was piloted


by Colonel Paul Tibbets
who named the plane after
his mother. The Japanese
leaders had been given the
opportunity to surrender on
July 26, 1945, but they re-


fused to sign the papers.
After their refusal, Presi-
dent Harry Truman felt he
had no choice but to order
the use of the A-bomb. His
statement regarding this


was that he wanted to bring
about a quick resolution of
the war and causing enough
fear to make Japan surren-
der. The plan worked and
World War II ended.


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drive continues

For those going to church at
Meadowbrook Church Sun-
day Aug. 8 don't forget to take
along some school supplies.
The school bus for the
ninth annual "Operation:

he pkdB tu r asm pem bw n
can help "Stuff the Bus."
Donations brought to the
bus will help the 1700 needy
students in Marion Coun y
schools and are distributed
through school district's
homeless student program.
Needed items include new
school supplies, children and
teen clothing, sneakers, per-
sonal hygiene items and fi-
nancial items. To date, the
campaign has collected
nearly $340,000 in donations
and merchandise.
BesideMeadowbrookChurch,
the bus is also scheduled:
SSaturday, August 7,
Harley Davidson of Ocala, N.
441, 10PMI-3PMI
HSunday, August 8, Mead-
owbrook Church 4741 S. W
20th Street
The drive ends on Tuesday,
Aug. 17, "Super Tuesday"
when employees from the
konety andity gvernment
Checks benefiting "Opera-
tion: Stuff the Bus" should be
indicated as such and made
payable to Operation: Stuff
the Bus, c/o Homeless Chil-
dren Program, Marion
Cu ty 10bic Schools, 1517
34471.
For more information, con-
tact the school district's
Homeless Children Program
at 352.671.6847 or via email at
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Blood donors


& Special need

mn the summer

The answer is not 100 percent,
either. The answer is only five
percent.
Yes only five percent of the people
eligible to give blood actually give
rld vTdha' oa dietsagweo nlededbeng
good time to make improvement.
The summer season can stress the
supplies in our blood banks. With our
snowbirds back in the cooler states
and families on the road for vacation,
donors are in short supply in the sum-
mertime.
Yet the need for blood doesn't go

Sa.urgeries are ''
still scheduled, Editorial
some which may
require blood ''
transfusions.
There are not huge supplies in vast
vaults. Typically there is only 72
hours of blood available in the com-
munity's blood supply.
Emergencies, as their name sug-
ges s, are not so edue or p anne .
Such situations have the potential to
drain blood supplies.
So the next time you see a blood
drive happening near you jump on
board.
Donating blood only takes a little
time on the donor's part but it could
mean a lifetime for the recipient.



Adaptmng homes

for disabled vets

c~Veterans Corner c
For veterans with service-related disabili-
ties, there are three types of grants available
to modify or adapt their homes. Each grant
comes with a different set of qualifying crite-
ria
The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH)
grant is for very seriously injured veterans:
loss or loss of use of both arms or legs, blind-
ness and more.
This grant can be used three times up to
te maximum amount, which is currently
The Special Housing Adaptation (SHA)
grant is for injured veterans with other in-
juries: burns, loss of hands and more. This

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PUBLISHER.
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sepl hep others by giving blood, be-
coming organ donors, raising funds for world
reie nde aong e tha ufar r hsh of the
Human kind is not the only benefactors of
man's charity.
With the economy the way it is here,
there's been a high demand to find places to
put horses when their owners can no longer
afford their care. Other horse owners have
stepped up. Those who have no places for a
horse help out by contributing money for
feed or feed itself.
The Humane Society and even the
county's animal services are helped by pet-

ort h e day cuan eod deds are pa sed od t
greed, selfishness, and lack of morals may
cause a human beingto rip off their fellow man.
Unsuspecting seniors fall victim to voices
on the phone asking grandparents to send
money and they aren't the grandchildren.
Bad folks break into homes and sneak off
into the night with stolen property and pock-
ets are picked and purses snatched. In-
vestors making enticing offers they can't
deliver and others sell you products you don't
need.
Throughout our travels and our going
about our daily business, notice the birds.
They sit high up on power lines and in trees
where they can see the world around them.
From their perch, they look around for
dangers before swooping down for some-
thing that catches their attention. Likewise,
we need to look around cautiously before
swooping down for goods, services and prod-
ucts and laying out our hard-earned money.
Sadly, there are people out there intent on
taking your lunch.
Fly high, swoop low and proceed with cau-
tion is good motto and a lesson from the birds.


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Lessons from the birds and the bees


As summers go,

this one is going

hig h
school ca-

theplian hlow-
;r ever, I could act
the fool when
called upon. My
rg~t~: friend was anthe
thespian an

1121 dcolplay, "hFin-
ian's Rainbow."
One of the musical numbers was, "When I'm
not near the girl I love, I love the girl I'm
near."
I have altered this title a little to fit my own
needs. My version goes, "When I'm not in the
season I love, I love the season I'm in." It is a
wonderful motto and has solved quite a few
problems down the years. Just don't ask me
to sing it for you. I can, but you do not want to
hear it, believe me.
At my age I have learned a thing or two.
One of the things I have learned is that you
might as well be content where you are at be-
cause that is where you are. All these people
that are jumpy and nervous because they are
not exactly where they want to be, waste a lot
of precious time and energy.
I am old enough to appreciate where I am.
I could bemoan the fact that I'm not some-
where else, but what good would that do. I
know I'm not at my destination yet, so I am
determined to enjoy the journey and not
miss one thing along the way.
This is the difference between the Gra-
cious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours
Truly.
Just the other day her Majesty was com-
plaining about the weather. "It's so hot out-
side I can hardly stadamiti.ess ain,"el

why don't you sit down." To which, she
treated me to one of her infamous glares.
Somehow, in the hot sunshine her glare did
not have its normal effect. For one, she was
too hot and did not have the energy to follow
through on her glare.
But I love the summer. It is a wonderful
time of the year and my affection for the sea-
son goes all the way back to my days in
school.
I enjoy every aspect of summer and when
God created summer, he created a master-
piece. Not a summer day goes by that I do not
thank Him for the summer.
I need to get one thing quite clear. I am not
one of those who lie out in the sun to get a
suntan. That is not my cup of tea, or rather
glass of lemonade. I do not fault those who
lie out in the sun to get what they call a sun-
tan Rather, I feel sorry fonr tihotse old saps.
I had one bad sunburn in my life. It hap-
pened on our honeymoon. My wife and I
were married in August in the year of our
Lord 1971. Upon common consent, we chose
for our honeymoon location Niagara Falls.
The motel we stayed in had a marvelous
swimming pool. At the time, my companion
in nuptials and I thought we were living the
life of luxury. This was the first time we had
been on our own and we were going to enjoy
it to the hilt. Too bad we could not afford a
Hilton.
Late that morning we walked several
blocks down the street and treated ourselves
to our first lunch as a "'till -death-do-you-part"
twosome. I am not sure what we ate all I re-
member is the company was terrific. After
lunch, we decided to spend some time at the


.xe do' Noveacre thea wrd
irds always flitter around as though
they do'ta ae aon carem irnthe worl
branch-hrea ely ta ryin dt aymone plc
Some species even go around singing most
of the day.
Still, there life isn't all song.
Birds always seem to be on the hunt for
food. Add a few extra mouths to feed in the
nest, and the demand for food increases _
such as with us humans. The more food that
is needed the more work there is to be done.
Once they find a worm, a bug or other
tempting morsel, they keep looking around
to see if someone is going to snatch their food
away. Even the largest of the species look
around for predators before eating their
lunch or flying it away.
Why do they seem so fearful? Is the lesson
that someone is always out to get your lunch?
Hopefully not. If that was the case, we
would be living in a sad, sad world.
Not everyone is out to take your lunch.
Every day, we see examples of people
helping people. They volunteer at hospitals
make coffee at church, work in a thrift shop'
visit with shut-ins, collect food for those less-
fortunate and drive meals to our senior citi-
zens through the Marion County Senior


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poolside.
Being unaccustomed to the
life of luxury I did not know
what the rules were. So, in
my sheer ignorance I de-
cided to sit by the pool and
luxuriate in the beautiful Au-
gust sun. Obviously, I was
more tired than I realized
and fell into a wonderfully

de naly ,p began to hear a
voice I recognized and soon
began to understand some of
the words. "Do you know it's
almost time for supper?"
I opened my eyes and tried
to smile. My face would not
smile. In fact, my face felt
rather hot. Then the rest of
my body joined in the fiery
chorus informing me that
every bit of my body was
ablaze. I had a sunburn to
beat all sunburns. I could not
t"%e. I could iot get up from
A short journey into panic-
land brought me into full



into u om I li o n
the bed with every corpuscle
in my body screaming in
protest. The more I lay there
the hotter I became. I heard


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Protecting sources means protecting the public


Kevin Z. Smith
PRESIDENT ,
SOCIETY OF
PROFESSIONAL
JOURNALISTS
During the course of its
investigation into the cur-
rent Gulf of Mexico oil spill
The Associated Press was
given information from the
then-office
of Mineral
Manage-
ment Serv-
ices that
w nt
m kingnoa
lot of
sense
As mil-
lions of
gallons of
c ru de Kevin Smith
spe wed
into the gulf waters and the
oversight by MMS officials


on BP's well was being
called into question, an
anonymous source in that
Offlee told reporters far dif-
ferent stories than what
they had been initially told.
This anonymous source set
the record straight by com-
ing forward and speaking
out, and suddenly the world
knew that this was more
than a mechanical failure; it
was a full system failure.
The people hired to keep
these events from occurring
were ignoring their respon-
sibilities
At times, anonymous
sources provide crucial in-
formation to the press. Sto-
ries of oil disasters may be
the latest, but without citi-
zens coming forward and
sharing vital information,
Americans would not know
about steroids in sports, ex-
cessive military spending,


More than a few journalists
have spent time in jail, and
some have been forced out
of the profession altogether
by heavy fines that crippled
them financially. These are
all heavy-handed tactics to
illicit the names of people
who can then be identified
and retaliated against.
Media companies large and
small faced with the enor-
mous expenses of fighting
such legal battles to protect
sources are turning their
backs on compelling stories.
As S. 448 awaits permis-
sion from key senate leader-
ship to come to the floor for
a full vote, all senators, rep-
resenting the interests of
American citizens, need to
hear from their con-
stituents. Citizens who value
the importance of trans-
parency in governance and
think the American press
needs to continue to serve
as the watchdog on the fed-
eral government should tell
their senators to support
this measure.
The clock is ticking as


Congress will recess in Au-
gust. Tell your senator to
have the bill moved to a full
Senate vote as soon as pos-
sible and support its pas-
sage.
without this bill, stories
that affect lives, like the oil
spill in the Gulf, will never
get the detailed attention
they need to bring about
change. Without this bill,
your government has a bet-
ter chance of operating in
darkness or lying its way out
of trouble. Help bring this to
an end by voicing support
fo .48
Only when there is a free
flow of information from the
government to its people
can we truly appreciate the
beauty and power of a
democracy.
Kevin Z. Smith is the 2009-
2010 national president of
the Society of Professional
Journalists. Reach him at
ksmithespj.org. For more
on SPJ's work to improve
and protect journalism, see
wwwspj. org.


At timeS
aDOnymous sources provide
crucial information
to the preSS.


or food and drug hazards.
We would never have been
told about Watergate.
A bill currently in the U.S.
Senate will help assure
such stories continue to
reach the public. S. 448, The
Free Flow of Information
Act, will protect the sources
on whom journalists rely
from having their identities
exposed in all but a few cir-
cumstances including
where national security
concerns are raised. Five
years in the making, the cur-
rent version of this bill is
supported by more than 50
journalism organizations,
the White House, the Jus-
tice Department and most of
your Congressional delega-
tion.
Most states have laws that
can protect a source's iden-


tity from overzealous prose-
cutors and judges, but there
is no such protection yet at
the federal level. S. 448
would change that and ex-
tend the same protections
offered through statute or
common law in 49 states to
the national government.
without it, stories focusing
on the federal government
will not be told because re-
porters are faced with
threats of jail time and fines
if they do not turn on their
sources.
Subpoenas against the
press numbered more than
3,000 nationwide in 2006
with 335 issued by federal
prosecutors seeking the
identities of news sources,
according to a survey con-
ducted by a Brigham Young
University law professor.


of hot bridegrooms on their
wedding night but this was
not how I pictured it.
Fortunately, we had
planned to stay in the motel
for a week and for a week ex-
actly, I lay in my bed unable
to move without excruciating
9818-
Ever since that time, Ihave
had a great deal of respect
for the summer sun. Even
though I had that one bad ex-
perience, I have never
blamed it on the summer sea-
son. Rather, I have reveled in
wht de Bbea eachnes. "And

together for good to them
that love God, to them who
are the called according to
his purpose" (Romans 8:28).
It is in the "all things" that
I discover God's love for me.
The Rev. James L. Snyder
is pastor of the Family of God
Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road.
He and his wife, Martha, live
in Silver Springs Shores. Call
him at 687-4240, or e-mail
jamessnyder2@att.net. The

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that we will brave the heat,
humidity, and visits from
grandchildren to enjoy sum-
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rumor. However, the little


bird who told me is reason-
ably reliable. I, personally,
am pushing for the month of
January when I will cele-
brate a noteworthy birthday
that I choose not to discuss
just yet. It is too traumatic
right now! (Just kidding, of
course)


Please enjoy the addi-
tional photos left over from
last week's article which
showcase more of our
adorable neighbors and
some of their guests who
loved the vicarious visit to
the "islands" of Hawaii in the
Fairfield Village clubhouse
which is a beautiful and use-
ful part of our lively place
filled with lovely people.


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Almost like the song,
"Old Man River," the
un and antics just
"..keep on rolling along" at
Fairfield Village this swelter-
ingly hot summer in beauti-
ful Ocala, Florida.
The luau held on July 24
was such a hit that a repeat
(of sorts) may be planned for
the future when our snow-
birds return from parts un-
known. Some of us choose to
stay in FFY all year. our rea-
son for being here year-
round other than the fact
that some of us sold our


Dan and Linda Ford are a
beautiful couple who are
well-liked by neighbors in
Fairfield Village.


Young Tylor Westcott tried the Hula as he stifled a laugh
when he gla nced at the Mys-tery Da ncer on the fa r rig ht
of the photo.Tylor was visiting his grandparents "Tug"
and Mariellen for a time before he had to return to
school. What a GOOD SPORT! Everyone just loved him
and his hula dancing. He won a prize ribbon. CONGRAT-
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again.


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when they ma rried in 1 945.
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Patricia A.
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What is this Baobab? It is
an enormous tree one of
the world's oldest life
forms that nourish its com-
munity with its fruits and
leaves. It serves as a meet-
ing place for people to
gather, discuss and share
stories. The Baobab tree is
the central figure-hub of
activity, energy and life. It
is called the Tree of Life
with good reason. In the
African savannah it pro-
vides shelter, food and
water for the animals and
humans in the region. The
bark is used for cloth and
rope, the leaves can be

boieed and ea tn, ten duitc oeyra.

Mature trees are fre-
quently hollow and are
large enough to provide
living space for animals
and humans alike. For
most of the year, the tree is
leafless and the branches
look like roots sticking up
in the air, like it may have
been planted upside down.
The tree was the center-
piece for the Vacation
Bible School theme at Joy
Lutheran Church. During
the week of July 19 approx-
imately 40 children and 27
volunteers (24 church
members and three 7th
graders from Liberty
School) gathered at the
Baobab Tree to listen to
the stories from the Bible
surrounded by the vibrant
images from the African
savannah in the forms of
music and animals. Getting


together to hear the good
news was a blast at this
bible school. The kids
loved singing the songs,
playing and learning to-
gether. The five daily
themes of trust, love, fol-
low, care and share were
interwoven in the activities
in the Kalahari Crafts,
Grassland Games, Mada-
gascar Music and the Sa-
vanna Storytelling.
Of course none of this
could not have happened
without the efforts of Di-
rector, Georgia Adams and
Co-Director, Vicki Valli.
These ladies started plan-
ning for this fifth annual
Vacation Bible School four
months ago. Through the
eafrth yftche tthe hjlaun
mal sets, prepared the
lessons, practiced the
songs, and prepared the
crafts and games and
planned the snack menus.
They also found help from
the community. The neigh-
boring church, First Con-
gregational United Church
of Christ provided child
size furniture and Ocala
West United Methodist
helped with the making of
the animal decorations.
So as the Baobab Tree is
a symbol of community this
theme made it easier for
the children to see how
their faith is part of who
they are and how they act
in the world. The children
leave the program having
learned important things
about God, the Bible and
themselves through their
connection to one another
and to the world.


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VBS Co-Director,Vicki Vallii,
walking the giraffe
through the Baobab Tree.




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Regular users of smokeless
tobacco should understand that
they face much the same risk
of developing cancer as their
tobacco-smoking counterparts.
In 1986, the Surgeon General
warned that the use of
smokeless tobacco "is not a
safe substitute for smoking
cigarettes. It ca cause can"!
cancerous conditions and can
lead to nicotine addiction and
dependence." Both chewing
tobacco and snuff (shredded
tobacco in a pouch) contain 28
carcinogens (cancer-causing
agents), the most harmful of
which are the tobacco-specific
nitrosamines (TSNAs). The
National Cancer Institute
warned that nitrosamines,
which are present in smokeless
tobacco at relatively high
levels, are not safe at any
level. Smokeless tobacco users
increase their risk for cancer of
the oral cavity.
This column about the
benefits of not smoking
tobacco has been brought to
you anh the interested of bette
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preventive dentistry. Our
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dental care of the highest
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cancer of the lip, tongue,
cheeks, gums, and the floor
and roof of the mouth.


VBS Director, Georgia Adams checking the decorations
for the Baobab Blast program.


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WPHS physicalS
scheduled for Aug. 6
Fall Sports Information
All students participat-
ing in Wolf Pack Athletics
must have a current physi-
cal on the Marion County
Public Schools 2010-2011
form and a Consent for
Treatment (pink) card in
order to participate in any
practice or tryout. This pa-
perwork is available at the
front office.
Sports physical are
scheduled on Friday, Aug.
6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chiro-
practic USA, 7668 SW 60th
Ave Suite 500. The cost is
$20 for each physical.
District 22 candidates
to address club
The Republican Club of
Ocala Palms holds its Au-
gust meeting exactly one
week before the Primary
Election. Principal speak-
ers for the evening will be
John Deakins and Remzey
Samarrai vying for the
Florida House Seat, Dis-
trict 22. And there will be
an open discussion on the
primary ballot with sam-
ples on hand, voter regis-
tr ation cards for anyone
who wishes to register or
change party affiliation
and tickets available at $5
each for the September
picnic. All told, a full
evening to get voters en-


thused about choices and
the future. The Club ex-
tends an open invitation
for 7:00 p.m. on August
17th.
Moose public breakfast
A public breakfast will
be held at the Moose lodge
on Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m.
Coffee, juice, eggs, pota-
toes, biscuits with gravy
toast, choice of bacon or
sausage, all at a great
price! Check it out, at the
"Friendliest Place in
Town".
The lodge is at 10411 S.W
110th St., one mile north of
the State Road 200 main
entrance of Oak Run.
Free CPR
classes offered
Marion County Fire Res-
cue in cooperation with
Ocala Regional Medical
Center will offer free CPR
Classes in upcoming
weeks.
Instructors from Marion
County Fire Rescue and
Ocala Regional Medical
Center will teach adult,
child and infant CPR skills
that are critical in keeping
oxygenated blood flowing
to vital organs until profes-
sional help arrives. These
classes are educational in
nature and do not offer of-
ficial CPR certification.
Classes are:
Friday, Aug. 6, at1 p.m.


Ocala Regional Medical
Center, 1431 SW First Ave.,
Ocala
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010
6 p.m. (MCFR Operations,
3230 SE Maricamp Road,
Ocala
Additional classes will
be offered in the fall.
For more information
and to register for a com-
munity CPR course, visit
www.marioncountyfl~org/F
ireRtescue.
Youth group provides
dinner and movie
The youth group of
Christ's Church of Marion
County invites everyone to
dinner and a movie, "The
Bucket List" on Friday.
Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
An "Italian Feast" will
follow the Sunday worship
service. The morning be-
gins with Sunday School at
10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m.
and then the feast.
Christ's Church of Mar-
ion County is located at
6768 SW 80th Street, Ocala.
Call for info 861-6182 or see
www~ccome.org.
Shabbat experience
Planned for Aug. 13
Congregation Beth Israel
of Ocala presents a Shab-
bat Experience on Friday
Aug. 13, at 6pm at the
Collins Medical Resource
Center 9401 SR 200, Build-
ing 300 in Ocala.


The program will feature
Jennifer Singer, Educa-
tional Director of Congre-
gation Kol HaNeshama
(Reconstructionist) in
Sarasota who will lead in
jyulsa eoandawtorship
enhance the service with
her beautiful soprano
voice.
There will be a short
service starting at 6pm fol-
lowed by a traditional
Shabbat meal. Special
Shabbat songs and bless-
ings after the meal will con-
clude the program. There
will be no 8pm services on
that evening. The cost is $18
per person. Contact Estelle
@ 352.237-8277 for reserva-
tions by August 6.
Congregation Beth Israel
is a liberal, inclusive, pro-
gressive Jewish congrega-
tion under the guidance of
the Jewish Reconstruc-
tionist Federation.
Collectors and
vendors wanted
Individual collectors are
invited to bring their col-
lections to show off to
browsers and talk about
what they love and collect
to this year's Hot Summer
Night Festival in Dunnel-
lon on Aug. 21. If you have a
cllectionplyou d Icik ta

Nancy at Grumbles House
at 465-1460.
Antique dealers will also
be set up throughout the
village selling their wares
to antique lovers. Dealers
can sign up with Cheryl of
Two Sisters Antiques by
calling 208-5512.


This year's event, Aug.
21, 4 to 9 p.m., is the sev-
enth annual Hot Summer
Night Festival held by
Dunnellon's Historic Mer-
chants.


The Greenlight go-karting
complex of Ocala Gran Prix
was enjoyed by members
of the Ocala Marion County
Chamber of Commerce
during a recent mixer. At
top,Joe Reichel of Damage
Control Services gives a
thumb-ups after he drove
the course. Above, Troy
Mitchell, IT manager for
the complex, was pre-
sented a certificate of ap-
prediation for the event by
Jaye Baillie, CEO of the
cham er.
CORRECTIONS Last week

Rond LaL ley a Pizz
Woman and several other
from the Vacation Bible
School but we didn't get
the name of the church
right. The VBS program
was at Christ's Church of
Marion County.


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SUNDAY SERVICES
Worship.........................11 :00 am
Sunday Schooll a es.......10:00 am
9l ae
Wednesday Bible Study..7:00 pm
Friday Youth Nights.........6:00 pm
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6768 SW 80th Street
Ocala 34476
352-861-6182
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Anglican Church
The Rev. Donald 1. Curran,

Rev. Matte Walter
Asst. Rector
Services:
Rite I -7:30 am
Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am
Chilciren's Church 8:50 am

3801 US N. Hwy 441
in Living Waters
Worship Center's
SSouth Sanctuary


Evangelical
Lutheran Church


No Sunday School
German Language Worship
1st. Sunday of each month

Wednesa yEvening
Worship 6:45 pm
Nursery Provided
Edward Holloway, Pastor
S7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala
(352) 854-4509


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August 3 ~ Estate Documents Part I
August 10 ~ Estate Documents Part 2
August 17 ~ Estate Documents Part 3
August 24 ~ The Hiring of Professionals
August 31 ~ Have You Invested in a Ponzi
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