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Florida Opportunity Scholarship program. Heres a look at whats new in Marion County Public Schools this year. Principals Five schools have new principals at the helm this year: Anthony Elem.Ryan Bennett E. Marion Elem. Rusty Corley Fort McCoy K-8 Mike Hearn Howard Middle Rob Hensel Wyomina Park Elementary Melissa Kinard Food Services Meal prices remain unchanged: students $1.60 (elementary), $1.75 (middle & high), and adults $2.75. Approximately 64 percent of students were eligible for free and reduced meal plans last school year. Program applications will be sent home the first week of school. Parents may also apply online starting this week. Transportation Transportation Hotline 352671-7050 (open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bus stop information is available on the Transportation Homepage. Students and parents can follow the latest Transportation updates on Facebook (Marion County Public Schools Transportation) and Twitter (MCPSDOT). Nearly 21,500 student riders (52 percent of students) 251 buses on the road daily, all GPS-equipped, 75 percent with seatbelts 965 bus routes with 3,000 stops For information, contact my office or log on to www.marion.k12.fl.us. INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........3 Snyder..................4 Quail Meadow......5 VOLUME 14, NUMBER 21 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Opinion Page 8 12Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 9 0 5 T New York Thin Crust Pizza Drive on over and we will pay for the gas! $ 5 00 Off Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Expires 8/26/11 1011 NE 14th St., Ocala, FL, 34470 352-304-6292 Look for us on Facebook at Brooklyns Original Pizzeria and Restaurant The best pizza that Brooklyn has to offer, only closer to home. orders over $20 Pizza Pasta Sandwiches Wings Salads Beer Wine & More S i m p l y S i m p l y Simply b e t t e r h e a r i n g b e t t e r h e a r i n g better hearing n o t h i n g l e s s . n o t h i n g l e s s . nothing less... Prices Starting at $595 0008ZSQ $20 Chilis Gift Card with 30 Day Trial FREE Hearing Test and Consultation FREE Caption Phone Internet Required NO Gimmick NO Purchase Necessary 49 Battery Packs Limit 2 Per Customer Expires 8/26/11 ALWAYS THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY ALWAYS THE LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED! nutechhearing.com Call Today for an appointment 352-671-2999 WHILE SUPPLY LASTS AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK 11250 S.W. 93rd Rd. Suite 100 Ocala, FL 34481 Right next to Chilis Restaurant CEMIA X MINI $28 mo. W.A.C. LUMEO X MINI $36 mo. W.A.C. WITH BLUETOOTH $ 3 99 0008Y6N Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 Coupons good at all Ocala locations. 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 8-Piece ALL DARK LEGS & THIGHS $ 7 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 N ew $ 3 49 Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 $ 3 99 The president and Sen. Chuck Schumer from New York are already exhibiting withdrawal symptoms, still talking monotonously about the need for additional spending and more revenue (meaning taxes) in order to create jobs (meaning votes). FLYNNcontinued from Page 8 With the sluggish economy, only 90 newly hired teachers started their Marion County teaching careers last week with New Teacher Orientation at Forest High School. Just four years ago, that number topped 400. This Monday, another 2,900-plus returning teachers headed back to their classrooms in Marion Countys 49 public schools. Meantime, a projected 41,540 students are expected on the first day of school come Monday, Aug. 22. This is 332 fewer students than last years peak attendance. The new school years shaping up for Marion County Public Schools as the district deals with issues like cutting budgets, maintaining class size limits, and meeting higher academic standards and unfunded mandates. Parents can ease their frustrations and avoid long waiting lines by registering their children before school starts. This includes kindergarten students, who will stagger start their first days, meaning theyll attend just one day of class during the first few days of school, lowering the student-teacher ratio dramatically to enhance the transition into school. Students, especially seventh graders, must have their immunizations up-to-date as required by Florida state statute by Aug. 22. If not, they wont be allowed in class on the first day. Last year, 488 seventh graders lacked proper immunizations and were not allowed to attend first-day classes. School times remain virtually the same as last year. Most elementary schools start at 7:45 a.m. Most middle schools start between 9:10 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. except Liberty (8 a.m.) and Osceola (7:50 a.m.). Finally, high schools start between 8:50 a.m. 9:30 a.m. with the exception of MTI (7:15 a.m.). AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) transfer requests total 246 as of last week. All requests were granted, including 181 with district-provided transportation. Approximately 1,121 students could receive Supplementary Education Services (free tutoring) in the first round of enrollment, which means parents have until September 2 to apply for these first-round services through the districts Title One Office (352.620.7652). If funds permit, SES enrollment forms will continue being accepted so additional students can be placed throughout the year. As well, 130 Dunnellon High students have requested reassignment under the PHOTO BY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEJames Edward Bannister, suspect in the murder of four people in the Northwest section on Aug. 5, is led to jail by a Marion County deputy. The boyfriend of one of the four people killed last week in a home on Northwest 5th Street in Ocala has been arrested and charged with four counts of murder and one count of arson. James Edward Bannister, 31, of Northeast 32nd Place, allegedly shot all four victims and then set the house on fire. The quadruple homicide at 5366 N.W. 5th St., Ocala, was discovered Friday, August 5, after Marion County Sheriffs Office deputies responded to a house fire involving multiple fatalities. The victims were Jocalyn Gray, age 27; Codarrian Hill, age 9; Coderica Hill, age 7; and Bridget Gray, 52. Bridget Gray was the adult who lived in the house.. According to the arrest affidavit, it was learned that Bridget Gray lived in this home with the children, and that Jocalyn had been invited over to the home via telephone by her mother, Bridget, because someone was at the home who wanted to see her. Jocalyn then called her sister, who was also asked to come to the house. Detectives spoke to a child, who stated that she watched as her mother (Jocalyn) went to the front door, and as the door opened, she saw a yellow and white flash, heard a bang, and watched as her mother fell immediately to the ground, half in and half out of the house. Jocalyns body was then drug into the home and the door closed. The child stated that she soon saw flames coming from the house and stayed in the truck with two other children, until neighbors came and took them Detectives spoke with Grays boyfriend, Bannister, and learned that they lived together and have a child together. In an interview with the detective, when asked where he was, he said he was at Deer Run on Northeast 28th Street and at his home. He said he was in possession of his cell phone at the time of the murder, and deputies said records indicate that during the time of the murder, his phone was in the area of Bridget Grays residence. Then, the affidavit states, deputies got help from a witness, who talked with Bannister. He allegedly admitted the killings, and said it was like he was playing a video game, but that he could not stop. Later the witness wore a wire and Bannister allegedly made incriminating statements, according to the affidavit, and he was arrested. Suspect jailed in four deaths Column, Page 8 School bus editorial, Page 8 Time for a breakJerry Volz is shown resting on the bench she donated to the community in Quail Meadow. The story of her donation is in the Quail Meadow column on Page 5. Back to school Mondays the day for 49 public schools Please see SCHOOLS Page 12 SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 Love your Marion County parks? Then make it known across the United States and help Marion County Parks and Recreation bring home a national prize for one of its parks. Parks and Recreation is inviting all county residents to vote in the America is Your Park national contest and help Brick City Adventure Park, the only recreational facility from Marion County in the competition, win up to $100,000 in park improvement grants. The contest is being held for the second year as part of Coca-Cola Co.s Live Positively initiative, which encourages people all over the nation to get active in local parks. Grants will be awarded to the three parks that accumulate the most votes by Sept. 6. To vote, visit www.livepositively.com and click on the Get involved tab. Citizens may vote multiple times. Parks and Recreation staff selected Brick City Adventure Park for the competition because it is slated for future improvements. The park is located at 1211 S.E. 22nd Road, Ocala. To learn more about this and other Marion County recreation areas, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/p arks.htm or call 352-6718560. Vote for Brick City Park to win national prize Food drive inside Ocala PalmsThe Ocala Palms Worship Community is sponsoring a food and clothing drive on Aug. 18. Residents of Ocala Palms are encouraged to drop by donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items and gently used clothing to the truck in the parking lot of the community center. Volunteers will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept the donations. All items donated during the day will be given to the Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to those in need. There is also, GIVE AND TAKE. This has proven beneficial over the years. She gives me a piece of her mind and I usually take it. My concern is, of all the pieces of her mind she has given me throughout the years, how can she have anything left? Decision-making is not a one way street in a marriage relationship. Thank God it isnt. In every dilemma at least two sides need considering. When you find yourself in a dilemma, do what my wife does, go for de lemonade. When only one person makes the decision in the marriage, the whole relationship takes on a lopsided demeanor. One last thing that makes our marriage great is PROFIT AND LOSS. This has taken a little more time to take root in my mind. Taking root in a vacuum is hard for anything. I have discovered that a marriage runs in decades. For instance, the first 10 year period focuses on establishing the relationship. This is discovering who you are as a couple, but by the time this happens, tiny footsteps are heard in the hallway at night coming toward your bedroom. The second decade centers on trying to raise those children and keep from going insane in the process. The third decade is the most important. Not many couples get this far. The third decade is devoted to rediscovering who you are as a couple. No longer are we Rachaels mom or Jasons dad or Sarahs parents. We are discovering our own identity as a couple. And let me say, it sure is the best part of the wedding cake and we are eating it up. The fourth decade, where we are right now, is relishing all those memories made in the first three decades. In this PROFIT AND LOSS stage, I have discovered that I profit greatly if I cause my significant other no loss of face. It is amazing how many single people are married and even live in the same house but go in separate directions and lead separate lives. My wife and I have found the key to all of this. It is simply SUBMISSION. The Bible plainly states, Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God (Ephesians 5:21 KJV). We can do this because we independently anchor our lives to that rock that is higher than I (Psalms 61:2 KJV). As a couple, we build our lives upon a common foundation Jesus Christ. To my wife: A happy anniversary to the best Mistress to adorn my parsonage. SNYDERcontinued from Page 4

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C oming up this Saturday, Aug. 20, there will be an event to interest any of us who like the antique, classic, or unusual world of vehicles. Who among us does not love at least some kind of vehicle whether we can afford the special ones or not? The event will be one that can/will touch the hearts of young and not so young, rich and not so rich, militarily inclined and/or not so militarily inclined, musically interested and/or not so musically interested, as well as those of us who really enjoy good times and good food at little to no cost to us. That should cover almost anyone in this area and definitely many of us who call Fairfield Village home. One of the co-owners and founder of VehltorOcala.com, Tom Burke, told me that those who are interested should be at the 415 N. Magnolia address off the square downtown very early if you do not want to have to walk quite a way. Classic car owners who wish to display their vehicles must be inside the front Magnolia Avenue gate between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. when the Celebration opens to the public. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. inside the Showroom, Bob Cubbage will be entertaining on the piano while there will be treats by Ocala La Cuisine French Restaurant. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside there will be all kinds of things going on: Music of the 1950s and 1960s and Doo Wop by Krusin with the Kid. Historic mobile Military Museum dedicated to Vietnam vets. Upwards to 200 classic cars and trucks from local car clubs. USAs largest touring Monster Fire Truck Burnt Up. Refreshments by MoJo Grill & Catering Co and Ricks Cones Ice Cream. WhatsUpOcala.com Race Car Team with drivers suited up. On display (inside) will be the documented 1918 Paige Essex 4-Door Convertible Touring Limousine used by President John F. Kennedy in one of his appearances in Harrisburg, Illinois. The car, owned then by Illinois Congressman Ken Gray was kept on display for 20 years in the Congressmans Presidential Museum (wooden spoke wheels and all). It has been in Marion County since January, 2009, and is owned by Dr. Walt and Wanda Aiken. As part of this event, visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to help to kick off 2011s Toys for Tots drive. Another favorite charity is Helping Hands Foundation that receives a donation from the sponsoring business with every vehicle consigned. Our 16-year-old grandson and his father regularly attend car shows in and around the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas. Both of them have instructed me to send more photos of the vehicles on display that day. Of special interest to them, so I was told, is a 1931 Ford that I heard would be a show stopper. I hope to get just the right photo for them since it will be impossible for them to be here because of other obligations in Virginia this coming weekend. I have it on good authority that quite a number of Fairfield Villages ladies and gentlemen will be attending this event next Saturday. I have not heard for sure if any of our community plan to display classic cars that they own or to be involved with some friend who has this wonderful hobby. I know that my husband and I plan to be there to enjoy the event along with several others of the people of Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Card of Thanks Thank you St. Jude for answering my prayers E.K. Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Child Care Personnel Childcare ProviderFor Church Nursery Background check & refs reqd. $7-9hr. Fax Resume (352) 629-4612 Professional Cypress CreekJuvenile Correctional Center in Lecanto has immediate openings for: THERAPIST Qualified applicants should have knowledge of adolescent psychopathology and mental health, substance abuse and suicide screenings. Must be able to provide comprehensive clinical assessments, treatment planning and individualized mental health/ substance abuse therapeutic interventions. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, rehabilitation, special education or in a related human services field is preferred. CASE MANAGER Under the direct supervision of the Director of Case Management, provides case management services, drafts Initial performance plans and revisions. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, rehabilitation, special education or in a related human services field is preferred. All interested candidates, please apply in person or submit letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Cypress Creek, 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, FL 34461 fax: to (352) 527-2235 or email to sharon.facto@ us.g4s.com Spas/Hottubs 2011 HOT TUB Holds 6, New, Warranty, 81 Jets, LED Lights, Sound Sys. Waterfall Retails $9,999. Asking $3,800. 352-400-4165 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Taxidermy, ED or PEGGY (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 VINNYS RECYCLING 352-237-4447 FREE Haul Away Service Dont throw it Away...CALL US WE BUY EVERYTHINGCall Us First! 24/7 After Hours 352-615-4277 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Waterfront Homes 7075 W Riverbend Rd 3/2, propane generator, AScreened pool/hot tub area separates house and large guesthouse on Withlacoochee River at Lake Rousseau. Fenced 0.56 acre lot. Boat dock, fire place, LAN, unattached 50 X 30 garage with attic storage.Full deck on water side with wet covered tiki bar and covered firewood storage. All sinks have RO filters. Spiral staircase to loft studio/BR with N, S & W natural light, large unattached storage shed. Mature oaks and young fruit trees. All appliances and whatever else buyer wants, Extra washer/dryer in garage.Priced 10K below recent appraisal at 250K for quick sale. Will be 270K plus when agent contract is signed in thirty days. Contact Charlie Callahan. (352) 509-7206, (352)228-1847, Email: tontok @tampabay.rr.com Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? 2Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0008W7V RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 0008VSS 0008ZOI Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 0008Y7V MUSEUM EYECARE 0008TTG LAWN CARE Weber Lawn Care WEBERS LAWN CARE Because We Care About Your Lawn Once a year driveway cleaning with 1 year signed contract Complete Maintenance Landscaping Res./Comm. Lic./Ins. Serving SW area since 1995 SCOTT WEBER Owner (352) 732-0620 Senior Citizen Discounts 0008Y8C COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com 0008V8F Y O U C A L L W E D O I T A L L Y O U C A L L W E D O I T A L L YOU CALL, WE DO IT ALL Call Pete at 352-361-1590 Quality workmanship at a reasonable price Cabinets for the kitchen, bath, laundry Finish carpentry, all trim moldings Shelving-wire & wood General repairs and more 30 Years experience INSTALLATION & REMODELING P P P & M M M Installation & Service FREE ESTIMATES REMODELING 0008VQD Visit Our Website coveconstructioninc.us C O V E C O N S T R U C T I O N I N C COVE CONSTRUCTION, INC. C O V E C O N S T R U C T I O N I N C COVE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Call for a FREE estimate 352-572-0508 All types of remodeling Specializing in bathroom renovation Clean, neat and professional State Certified CBC057088 ROOFING LES SEEBER, JR. ROOFING (352) 266-4935 (352) 615-0248 R EROOFING R EPAIRS 1 6 Y e a r s E x p e r i e n c e 16 Years Experience W o r k G u a r a n t e e d Work Guaranteed Free Estimates Ins/Lic #CC-C044879 0008QP1 0009018 LAWN/HOME ROYS LAWN MAINTENANCE Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 0007PK4 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Jerry Martin Irrigation Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. 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(Written quote required.) Rubber Roof Special $ 1999 00 & up P A I N T I N G PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior Al Cas t ano P a in ting, In c. 0008TG6 Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger Fairfield Village Downtown event of interest to Fairfield Village folks Priscilla Geissal Wonderful 1918 Paige Essex with wooden spoke wheels (owned by Dr. Walt and Wanda Aiken) will be part of the display at VehltorOcala.com on Sat., Aug.20 at 415 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. A very impressive and flashy street rod will be one of the cars on display Saturday in downtown Ocala. The hood ornament is very detailed and quite ornamental on this classic Ford. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3 10Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax B UYING Y OUR O LD G OLD A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. 0008VCX 0008T12 0008ZPU NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 0 0 0 8 W 8 3 FAMILY FEATURES A string of pearls. The irresistible matching bag. The gotta-have-em high heels. So many times the accessory makes the outfit. So goes the way of California Black Ripe Olives. From Indian to Italian, black olives are a key ingredient that brings flavor and texture to entrees, salads, soups and more. The most popular usage of black olives is jazzing up pizza, but its a must-have item in Mexican favorites such as enchiladas and burritos as well. While theyve been a longtime pantry staple of home cooks, chefs love the versatility of olives, too. Celebrity chef Claire Robinson has partnered with the California Black Ripe Olive industry to share her tips for dressing up dishes and has developed four knock-out recipes featuring California Black Ripe Olives every seasons and every dishs hottest accessory. Share how you accessorize your meals with California Black Ripe Olives in the Dress Up Your Dish recipe contest for a chance to score $2,500 cash and a $100 gift card to www.gilt.com. Go to www.facebook.com/CaliforniaBlackRipeOlives to learn more and enter. For recipe inspiration, and other information about California Black Ripe Olives, visit www.CalOlive.org. Baked Fresh Ricotta with Black OlivesMakes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 to 40 minutes 1 15-ounce container fresh whole milk ricotta cheese (1 1/2 cups) 2 eggs Kosher salt, to taste Zest of 1 orange, divided 1 cup California Black Ripe Olives, strained and cut in wedges 1 baguette, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges Preheat oven to 350F. Place cheese in medium bowl; add eggs, salt, and half the orange zest and stir until well combined. Transfer to an 8-inch baking dish and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven until puffed and beginning to brown, about 35 min utes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining orange zest. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm over baguette slices and top with olives.Black Olive, Red Pepper and Cucumber SaladMakes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes 1/2 cup sliced California Black Ripe Olives 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1/4-inch cubes 1 English cucumber, seeds removed and cut into 1/4-inch cubes 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup garlic-infused olive oil Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper In medium bowl, toss together olives, red pepper and cucumber. In small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Right before serving, pour vinaigrette over olive mixture and serve. Orzo with Black Olives and Feta Makes 6 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: about 10 minutes 1 pound orzo 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 cup lemon-infused olive oil 1 cup whole California Black Ripe Olives 1 4-ounce container crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup) Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over moderately high heat. Add orzo; cook until al dente, according to package instructions, and drain. Transfer pasta to medium bowl. Whisk together vinegar and oil and pour over pasta, mixing until well combined. Toss in olives and feta. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Claires Tip Use double-duty ingredients. Stocking your pantry is like stocking your wardrobe its smart to have items on hand that serve double duty. California Black Ripe Olives are one of those fabulous multipurpose ingredients. Coarsely chop them with a little garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs and you have a home made tapenade. Add them to store-bought hummus and it becomes a delicious dip! Claire Robinson Baked Fresh Ricotta with Black Olives Black Olive, Red Pepper and Cucumber Salad Orzo with Black Olives and Feta T he search for a new community manager has been completed at Stone Creek. The last few months, Stone Creek had an interim community manager while the search for the best person went on. Chris Johnson accepted the offer to be the new community association manager at Stone Creek. Chris relocated from Indiana to take the position. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served two tours in Vietnam. He taught history at the academy and served the remainder of his Marine Crops career in various positions. Chris was a senior aide to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. aHe was also a battalion commander and Deputy Base Commander. Chris retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Upon retiring from the military, Chris continued to serve his country as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Education in the first Bush administration. He also served as the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for a town in Virginia and the city of Portage, Indiana. Chris is married to his wife Ann and they have three children, Christopher, an attorney, Sarah, a vice president for a company in Virginia and Rachel a student at Virginia Tech. Here are Chriss answers from my interview with him: Q. Most jobs have job descriptions. How would you describe your job? Chris: I see this job as providing the best customer satisfaction I can. Q. What parts of the job description play to your strengths? Chris: I have experience in all aspects of this job, just in different settings. This (job) will be a culmination of all my background to be brought to bear into this job. Q. What qualifications would like to see in the new Lifestyle Director? How can Stone Creek keep a Lifestyle Director as we have had three in under 5 years? Chris: We are actively searching for a new Lifestyle Director, and I am confident that plans and programs are in place covering the period that we will be searching. The Lifestyle Director needs to have both the technical skills required, as well as the people skills which turn the entire process into a wonderful experience for all. I do not know how to keep someone from wanting to explore new horizons, expand their careers, or take care of family issues ... all of which impact on how long a person stays on a job ... even when they love their job, and are doing it very well. Q. Have you had any feedback from the former Community Association Manager? If so, what words of wisdom did she give you? Chris: Ive met Peggy, but have not had any chance to chat with her at any substantive level. Q. What is your vision for Stone Creek? Chris: My vision is to provide the best customer satisfaction to the residents of Stone Creek. Q. Why do you think that this job is the perfect fit for you? Chris: I think the job is a perfect fit because it represents all the varied skills and experiences I have had, and I personally represent the demographic for our residents which allows me some insight that may be beneficial to providing the quality of service I expect from myself. Q. Please feel free to add any comments about hobbies or other items that you think the residents of Stone Creek would like to know. Chris: I think much of my background and experience has already been posted elsewhere, but I do want to emphasize how delighted I am to be here. In the bio on Chris, it was noted that Chris enjoys swimming, reading, and says he is looking forward to getting back out on the golf course. Many residents got to meet Chris at a meet and greet event. The Stone Creek family welcomes Chris, and looks forward to working with a community manager that wants to provide the best customer satisfaction! Stone Creek Interview with new community manager Chris Johnson is new Stone Creek Community Manager. Chris Johnson takes over at Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Moose lodge activitiesFriday, Aug. 19: Steak night with karaoke by J & S Entertainment beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20: TV sports, Show me the money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts, Rita's award, ham dinner and karaoke by Kenny Jackson all begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21: Breakfast Buffet 9 a.m. until noon. TV sports Monday, Aug. 22: Men's General meeting at 7 p,m. Tuesday, Aug. 23: Wings or shrimp with karaoke by David Baldwin starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25: Fun Night, bowling at 5 p.m., shuffleboard and Wii bowling tournaments at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26: Thanksgiving in August, full turkey dinner at 5 p.m. Followed by Randy Stanley's karaoke Saturday, Aug. 27: Smoked beef brisket and karaoke by Randy Stanley at 5 p.m. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., north of the SR 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200. For members and signed-in qualified guests.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9 4Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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, Quail Meadow, 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 INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 0008D6R 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 0008SFG 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/11 Expries 9/30/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Summer Special Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans 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 0008VOO Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor 0009021r MUSEUM EYECARE ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A troubling situation takes a positive turn and moves toward a resolution that should please you and your supporters. Meanwhile, make time to deal with new domestic issues. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time to reassess your goals and consider shifting directions. Remember to keep an open mind, and be prepared to make changes as new opportunities arise. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rely on your strong Mercury aspect to help you close that communication gap before it becomes too wide to cross. A sibling or other family member has news. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Youre about to get off that emotional roller coaster and start experiencing more stability than youve been used to. This is a good time to let someone new into your life. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Good news: A trusted friend comes through for you. But you still need to shed that last scrap of self-doubt and once more become the cool, confident Cat we all know and love. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Things should be getting back to a less hectic pace. Enjoy the more peaceful atmosphere. You earned it. But dont forget about those still-unresolved issues. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A more positive family relationship develops as misunderstandings are explained away. A job situation appears promising, but check it out before you act on it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Congratulations. That on-the-job situation is working out as youd hoped. Nows a good time to relax and to enjoy the company of family and close friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might feel as if youre caught in an emotional tug-of-war. But dont be rushed into a decision on either side. Wait for more facts before you act. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Goats usually high level of self-confidence is brimming over these days. This should help you deal with a situation that youve avoided for far too long. Go for it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Relationships become more intense. But be careful not to be pushed into decisions youre not comfortable with. Remember: Youre the one in charge of your life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You need to show more confidence in your ability to reach your goals. Make that long-delayed decision, and avoid floundering around in a sea of self doubt. BORN THIS WEEK: Although you appear to be strongly opinionated, you can also be open to other ideas so long as they are presented with logic and clarity. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Sunday, Aug. 21 Free go s pel m u s ic concert Christ's Church of Marion County presents Jimmy Strickland, Southern Gospel recording artist, in a night of "Pure Southern Gospel Music." 5 p.m. Jimmy has performed on stage with well-known recording artists Bill Gather, Dottie Rambo, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Goodman Family and a host of others. Enjoy an evening of great gospel music. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be taken. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala. 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Free m u s ic f ro m Ja zz Society The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW across from Oak Run on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays a lot more than jazz, featuring standards and music from past years. Its great music, and dancing is encouraged. For information, call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Thursday, Sept. 8 CERT training availableA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training which is available either as an afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m. class or as an evening, 6:30 to 9 p.m. class. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriff's Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. Saturday, Sept. 17 Gol f event to bene f it Special Oly m pic s The inaugural Be a Fan benefit golf tournament for Special Olympics Marion County, sponsored by the Ocala Palms Community, will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. There will be donuts, juice and coffee at 7:30 a.m. and a four-person best ball shotgun scramble at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees and cart, range balls and buffet lunch. There will be prizes and raffles. For sponsorship and team registration forms contact Peter Kowal at 352-629-5407 or e-mail peterkowal@embarqmail.com, or Diane Peterson, 352-690-1643 or e-mail dlpdiane@embarqmail.com. Saturday, Sept. 24 Tra s h to Trea s ure ven d or s s ought The Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Hwy 484, Dunnellon, is holding its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday Sept 24. (Rain date Oct 1). This will be an outdoor event. Crafters, Flea Market and Food Vendors are invited to attend. Spaces will be 10 x 10 with many of them being in the shade and rent for $15 each. Set up will begin at 6 a.m. with the sale beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan 352-347-2428 for registration forms and other information. You must provide your own tables.Ongoing Live entertain m ent at evening m ar k et Beat the summer heat and enjoy an evening stroll at the Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, hand-made soaps, delicious pies and much more. Plus, the Market features live entertainment from popular artists. Circle Square Commons is located adjacent to On Top of the World Communities at 8405 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Happenings T his week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This week as I pondered our life together it occurred to me, I might be taking some things for granted. Doing this, especially when it involves another person, is dangerous. I decided to take a little stock of myself and my relationship with the Mistress of the parsonage. What makes our marriage so great? The first thing I had to do was check with her to make sure our marriage was indeed great. Much to my relief, she too agreed with my conclusion. This borders on the miraculous. Whenever we agree 100 percent on anything, watch out! A recent Hollywood wedding got me thinking. According to the reports I have seen, that wedding cost more than one million dollars! Only in Hollywood! Given the way such things go in the west coast marital Mecca, it amounts to about $100,000 a month of married life. Our wedding, 40 years ago, cost $97.73. It took us all summer to scrape and save for our nuptial extravaganza. So far, our marriage has cost us 20 cents per month. The best 20 cents we ever invested. The amazing thing about this is, each month the cost goes down but the value goes up. The question I wanted to answer, at least in my own mind was what made our marriage so great? What is the secret of our marriage? As far as I can assess, there are four things about our marriage that has made it the great success it is today. The first is FORGIVE AND FORGET. She forgives me my mistakes and I never forget to thank her for it. Some couples carry grudges for years. Thanks to my memory challenged mind, I cannot remember what I had for lunch yesterday much less a disagreement several years old. It takes an enormous amount of energy to REMEMBER things that happened years ago. I prefer spending that energy creating new memories. Another key to our marital bliss is TOSS AND TURN. She tosses everything out and I turn the house upside down trying to find it. This has been the most difficult for me. I would not admit being a pack rat, but each year they invite me to be their keynote speaker at their convention. I would go but each year my good wife tosses the letter out before I can respond. My wife believes that tossing away yesterdays baggage and turning over a new leaf each day is crucial. As my wife is fond of saying, Today it the first day of the rest of your life. Sometimes she says it with a twinkle of menace in her left eye. The secret to having a great marriage James Snyder See SNYDER Page 12

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West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends T he last couple of weeks in Marion County, we had our own little version of CSI, Law and Order, Covert Affairs, NCIS and whatever other cop show you watch all thrown into one. The occasion was the tragic deaths of four people in one house in the Northwest area. Two women and two children were found in a burning house on Aug. 5, and it was soon discovered that all four had been shot before the fire. After a few days, deputies arrested the boyfriend of one of the victims and accused him of four homicides and one case of arson. He was booked into the county jail. The arrest affidavit showed some bizarre events, all of which were worthy of a TV plot. The boyfriend said he was in two other locations about the time of the murder. But he met with a friend and apparently asked him about cell phones being used to trace his whereabouts. That friend eventually went to deputies, and the Sheriffs Office obliged by checking cell phone records, and they allegedly showed that he was in the area of the deaths at the time of the fire. So the next time one of the people on the TV shows gets on a computer and checks cell phone records, guess what? It can be real. The suspect allegedly told the friend he was high on pot laced with other drugs, and said it all felt like he was playing a video game, according to the affidavit. All the TV stations really jumped on that phrase. The Sheriffs Office got the informant to wear a wire, and sure enough, the suspect allegedly made more incriminating statements on record, and eventually he was arrested. There was another little subplot. Anyone who watches these cop shows will tell you that officials always look to family members first in a case like this, but the father of the two little children had a rock solid alibi he was in jail on a DUI charge. What made this even worse was that there were witnesses children in a truck in which one of the victims arrived. One told deputies they saw a flash, heard a bang and saw their mother fall and get dragged inside the house. Can you imagine the trauma those young people went through? Neighbors pulled them out of the truck during the subsequent fire. The bottom line is that our local Sheriffs Office, confronted with a major crime that can test the emotions as well as the investigative capabilities, made an arrest within a few days. Im sure it took a lot of man hours to get evidence against a suspect, and it isnt over. As of this writing on Friday, theyre still looking for the gun, and a reward has been offered for information leading to the weapons recovery. Now comes the long, drawn-out part, as the case works its way through the court system. On TV, its all done in one or two hours. But in real life, it takes a lot more effort and hard work to prove a case. Law enforcement officials should be praised for what theyve done in this crime. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. The stuff TV shows are made of Jim Clark Rules for school bus passing O nce again those big yellow buses are ready to travel the highways and byways of Marion County, taking children to and from school. Classes for public school students begin on Monday, Aug. 22. Some private schools, including big ones such as Trinity Catholic High School and Blessed Trinity Elementary School, have already started. Therefore, its time to review some of the most misunderstood traffic rules on the books in Florida. If you are going in the same direction as a school bus, no matter how many lanes the road has, you must stop if the arm is extended and the red lights are on. It is prudent to not pass the bus when the yellow lights come on as the bus slows down, because they could change to red at any moment, and if theyre red and youre passing, watch out for the blue lights. If you are going in the opposite direction as a school bus on a two-lane road, and the arm is extended and the red lights come on, you must stop. No exceptions. If you are going in the opposite direction as a school bus on a four-lane road, well, heres where it gets tricky. If the four-lane road has a median more than five feet wide, or a barrier to prevent normal crossing of foot traffic, you do not have to stop. It must, however, be a median (around here most are grass and/or plants). However, if the four-lane road has no median or barrier, you must stop if you are going in the opposite direction. Around here, we have a number of five-lane roads, roads which have a turn lane in the middle. Those paved turn lanes are not medians, and you must stop. We see violations all the time on such streets as 27th Avenue West, 14th Street Northeast and roads such as that. There are even small portions of U.S. 27 that have no divider or median, just a turn lane. So please, know the law and keep the children who are using the school buses safe. You can also save yourself some time and money in the process. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A tip of the hat to the Tea PartyT ea Partiers (TPs) are entitled to a celebration for progress with two important issues in their Contract from America agenda to restore fiscal responsibility and limited government in Washington. Resolution of the debt/deficit deadlock may be one small step for the TPs, but its a welcome breakthrough to many Americans who are tired of out-ofcontrol government growth and spending. The Tea Party is a populist uprising which has infuriated the leadership of both major political parties. Democrats see the TPs as Republican extremists who are causing dysfunctional government. Vice President Biden called them terrorists. Seems like the TPs came along just in time to be blamed by Democrats for their already malfunctioning government, which has spent a bundle and produced a bungle. Republicans on the other hand have been sandwiched between gratitude to TPs for helping them gain majority control of the House of Representatives and aggravation over the TPs pushy persistency in asserting their goals. Pressure from the TPs however proved to be the backbone of Republicans who were outnumbered in the debt/deficit debate by the White House and Senate. Popular uprisings have been frequent throughout American history, triggered most often by public loss of confidence in government, the political system, big business, Wall Street, and bankers. Uprisings can be healthy. They sometimes morph into significant social changes, such as the civil rights movement. As President Thomas Jefferson observed: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. Its a medicine necessary to the sound health of the government. Where to next for the Tea Party? One of their stars, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, is campaigning for the presidency. We doubt there are a sufficient number of TPs and social conservatives to help her capture the nomination, but these are unpredictable times. Who would have thought the tiny Tea Party could have reshaped the U.S. fiscal debate? There are several years of hard work ahead for the TPs, navigating the traps and triggers of the just passed debt and deficit bill. Despite the debt/deficit deal, Washington will still be spending and borrowing 40 percent more than it receives. The Tea Party will also be busy trying to add like-minded members to Congress in 2012, in hope of turning their one small step into additional changes to Washingtons bad habits. The dedicated duo of Senate majority leader Harry Reid and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi will exercise their best efforts to block the painful prospect of life without unlimited spending. To liberal Democrats its the worst imaginable trauma. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5 8Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0008U4G 0008VPB EXPIRES 8/31/11 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. Valid after 9am $ 8 0 0 0 $ 80 00 All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com + tax 0008ZQ9 7380 SW 60 TH A VE S TE 1, O CALA FL (352) 237-0021 F AX (866) 498-3838 L OCATED IN S HOPPES OF R ENAISSANCE BEHIND J ASMINE S QUARE CANADIAN MEDS Call for a FREE quote today. We ship anywhere in the US. Locally Owned and Operated Save up to 80% on Prescription Drug Prices DONT GET CAUGHT IN THE DONUT HOLE. CALL US NOW! 0008QSZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Sunday School . . . . . . . 10:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 0008YM2 0008XGE Come just as you are! Sunday Fellowship Breakfast 9:30am Sunday Service 10:00am Wednesday Covered Dish 6:30pm Bible Study 7:00pm Pastor Scott Wilson 12210 NW Highway 27 Ocala, FL 34482 352-528-3444 www.ocalavineyard.com 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 Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 0008O8E is discovered through worshiping together 711187 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 0008MM5 0008QTB Jim Flynn Please see FLYNN Page 12 H ow many of you walkers have noticed the new bench at the end of 35th Street? The intersection of 35th and 44th Court is known as the Quail Meadow Parklet. Jerry Volz graciously donated the lovely park bench to the community. Jerry is a daily walker and said that she gets tired by the time she reaches this intersection, so she decided to do something to help everyone. After Jerry purchased the bench many other residents joined together to see that it was properly installed. This required making a form for the cement, digging footings, mixing and pouring the cement, and also putting together the bench. This was all accomplished by Bud Avery, Bob Marinak, Horst Kelbert, Bill Sjogren, Bob Stafford, and Jerome and Kitty Ware. The next time you are out for a walk, stop and rest on the new bench. We have another celebrity in our midst Dave Yoders got his first hole-in-one on the #15 hole at Pine Oaks Golf Course. As is the custom, Dave bought beer for everyone. If any golfers are interested in participating in a Couples 9-hole league, please contact Terry McGill (I think Dave and Theresa will be playing). Our community has always been generous in our donations to Interfaith Services. There is a box for non-perishable donations in the clubhouse. Mary and John Zdarsky deliver the items to Interfaith each week. They also do volunteer work at the center one day a week. Interfaith is in great need of donations of food and money. They have formed the Interfaith High $5 Club to assist at this time. All that is required is a $5 donation. The goal is for 100,000 people in Marion County to make this small donation. Donations can be made online (www.iesmarion.org), at any Regions Bank location, any Marion County Tax Collectors Office or stop by the Interfaith office. As you know, times are hard in Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services is seeing more and more people who need help with food, shelter, clothing and assistance with medication. Interfaith Services relies 100 percent on donations from the community. Interfaith prides itself on being 100 percent donation based and receives no government funding for day to day operations. During 2010, Interfaith touched the lives of more than 150,000 individuals in Marion County, providing food, clothing, hygiene and other services. In the pursuit to help the homeless in Marion County, a shelter was created to house single women, women with children and families. Residents receive help with services normally provided, and get assistance so that they can transition back into society and a normal life. Contact John or Mary Zdarsky for more information, or go to www.iesmarion.org. Jerry donates a new bench for walkers Carolyn Slocumb Read the classifieds

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West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends T he last couple of weeks in Marion County, we had our own little version of CSI, Law and Order, Covert Affairs, NCIS and whatever other cop show you watch all thrown into one. The occasion was the tragic deaths of four people in one house in the Northwest area. Two women and two children were found in a burning house on Aug. 5, and it was soon discovered that all four had been shot before the fire. After a few days, deputies arrested the boyfriend of one of the victims and accused him of four homicides and one case of arson. He was booked into the county jail. The arrest affidavit showed some bizarre events, all of which were worthy of a TV plot. The boyfriend said he was in two other locations about the time of the murder. But he met with a friend and apparently asked him about cell phones being used to trace his whereabouts. That friend eventually went to deputies, and the Sheriffs Office obliged by checking cell phone records, and they allegedly showed that he was in the area of the deaths at the time of the fire. So the next time one of the people on the TV shows gets on a computer and checks cell phone records, guess what? It can be real. The suspect allegedly told the friend he was high on pot laced with other drugs, and said it all felt like he was playing a video game, according to the affidavit. All the TV stations really jumped on that phrase. The Sheriffs Office got the informant to wear a wire, and sure enough, the suspect allegedly made more incriminating statements on record, and eventually he was arrested. There was another little subplot. Anyone who watches these cop shows will tell you that officials always look to family members first in a case like this, but the father of the two little children had a rock solid alibi he was in jail on a DUI charge. What made this even worse was that there were witnesses children in a truck in which one of the victims arrived. One told deputies they saw a flash, heard a bang and saw their mother fall and get dragged inside the house. Can you imagine the trauma those young people went through? Neighbors pulled them out of the truck during the subsequent fire. The bottom line is that our local Sheriffs Office, confronted with a major crime that can test the emotions as well as the investigative capabilities, made an arrest within a few days. Im sure it took a lot of man hours to get evidence against a suspect, and it isnt over. As of this writing on Friday, theyre still looking for the gun, and a reward has been offered for information leading to the weapons recovery. Now comes the long, drawn-out part, as the case works its way through the court system. On TV, its all done in one or two hours. But in real life, it takes a lot more effort and hard work to prove a case. Law enforcement officials should be praised for what theyve done in this crime. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. The stuff TV shows are made of Jim Clark Rules for school bus passing O nce again those big yellow buses are ready to travel the highways and byways of Marion County, taking children to and from school. Classes for public school students begin on Monday, Aug. 22. Some private schools, including big ones such as Trinity Catholic High School and Blessed Trinity Elementary School, have already started. Therefore, its time to review some of the most misunderstood traffic rules on the books in Florida. If you are going in the same direction as a school bus, no matter how many lanes the road has, you must stop if the arm is extended and the red lights are on. It is prudent to not pass the bus when the yellow lights come on as the bus slows down, because they could change to red at any moment, and if theyre red and youre passing, watch out for the blue lights. If you are going in the opposite direction as a school bus on a two-lane road, and the arm is extended and the red lights come on, you must stop. No exceptions. If you are going in the opposite direction as a school bus on a four-lane road, well, heres where it gets tricky. If the four-lane road has a median more than five feet wide, or a barrier to prevent normal crossing of foot traffic, you do not have to stop. It must, however, be a median (around here most are grass and/or plants). However, if the four-lane road has no median or barrier, you must stop if you are going in the opposite direction. Around here, we have a number of five-lane roads, roads which have a turn lane in the middle. Those paved turn lanes are not medians, and you must stop. We see violations all the time on such streets as 27th Avenue West, 14th Street Northeast and roads such as that. There are even small portions of U.S. 27 that have no divider or median, just a turn lane. So please, know the law and keep the children who are using the school buses safe. You can also save yourself some time and money in the process. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A tip of the hat to the Tea PartyT ea Partiers (TPs) are entitled to a celebration for progress with two important issues in their Contract from America agenda to restore fiscal responsibility and limited government in Washington. Resolution of the debt/deficit deadlock may be one small step for the TPs, but its a welcome breakthrough to many Americans who are tired of out-ofcontrol government growth and spending. The Tea Party is a populist uprising which has infuriated the leadership of both major political parties. Democrats see the TPs as Republican extremists who are causing dysfunctional government. Vice President Biden called them terrorists. Seems like the TPs came along just in time to be blamed by Democrats for their already malfunctioning government, which has spent a bundle and produced a bungle. Republicans on the other hand have been sandwiched between gratitude to TPs for helping them gain majority control of the House of Representatives and aggravation over the TPs pushy persistency in asserting their goals. Pressure from the TPs however proved to be the backbone of Republicans who were outnumbered in the debt/deficit debate by the White House and Senate. Popular uprisings have been frequent throughout American history, triggered most often by public loss of confidence in government, the political system, big business, Wall Street, and bankers. Uprisings can be healthy. They sometimes morph into significant social changes, such as the civil rights movement. As President Thomas Jefferson observed: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. Its a medicine necessary to the sound health of the government. Where to next for the Tea Party? One of their stars, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, is campaigning for the presidency. We doubt there are a sufficient number of TPs and social conservatives to help her capture the nomination, but these are unpredictable times. Who would have thought the tiny Tea Party could have reshaped the U.S. fiscal debate? There are several years of hard work ahead for the TPs, navigating the traps and triggers of the just passed debt and deficit bill. Despite the debt/deficit deal, Washington will still be spending and borrowing 40 percent more than it receives. The Tea Party will also be busy trying to add like-minded members to Congress in 2012, in hope of turning their one small step into additional changes to Washingtons bad habits. The dedicated duo of Senate majority leader Harry Reid and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi will exercise their best efforts to block the painful prospect of life without unlimited spending. To liberal Democrats its the worst imaginable trauma. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5 8Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0008U4G 0008VPB EXPIRES 8/31/11 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. Valid after 9am $ 8 0 0 0 $ 80 00 All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com + tax 0008ZQ9 7380 SW 60 TH A VE S TE 1, O CALA FL (352) 237-0021 F AX (866) 498-3838 L OCATED IN S HOPPES OF R ENAISSANCE BEHIND J ASMINE S QUARE CANADIAN MEDS Call for a FREE quote today. We ship anywhere in the US. Locally Owned and Operated Save up to 80% on Prescription Drug Prices DONT GET CAUGHT IN THE DONUT HOLE. CALL US NOW! 0008QSZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Sunday School . . . . . . . 10:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 0008YM2 0008XGE Come just as you are! Sunday Fellowship Breakfast 9:30am Sunday Service 10:00am Wednesday Covered Dish 6:30pm Bible Study 7:00pm Pastor Scott Wilson 12210 NW Highway 27 Ocala, FL 34482 352-528-3444 www.ocalavineyard.com 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 Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 0008O8E is discovered through worshiping together 711187 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 0008MM5 0008QTB Jim Flynn Please see FLYNN Page 12 H ow many of you walkers have noticed the new bench at the end of 35th Street? The intersection of 35th and 44th Court is known as the Quail Meadow Parklet. Jerry Volz graciously donated the lovely park bench to the community. Jerry is a daily walker and said that she gets tired by the time she reaches this intersection, so she decided to do something to help everyone. After Jerry purchased the bench many other residents joined together to see that it was properly installed. This required making a form for the cement, digging footings, mixing and pouring the cement, and also putting together the bench. This was all accomplished by Bud Avery, Bob Marinak, Horst Kelbert, Bill Sjogren, Bob Stafford, and Jerome and Kitty Ware. The next time you are out for a walk, stop and rest on the new bench. We have another celebrity in our midst Dave Yoders got his first hole-in-one on the #15 hole at Pine Oaks Golf Course. As is the custom, Dave bought beer for everyone. If any golfers are interested in participating in a Couples 9-hole league, please contact Terry McGill (I think Dave and Theresa will be playing). Our community has always been generous in our donations to Interfaith Services. There is a box for non-perishable donations in the clubhouse. Mary and John Zdarsky deliver the items to Interfaith each week. They also do volunteer work at the center one day a week. Interfaith is in great need of donations of food and money. They have formed the Interfaith High $5 Club to assist at this time. All that is required is a $5 donation. The goal is for 100,000 people in Marion County to make this small donation. Donations can be made online (www.iesmarion.org), at any Regions Bank location, any Marion County Tax Collectors Office or stop by the Interfaith office. As you know, times are hard in Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services is seeing more and more people who need help with food, shelter, clothing and assistance with medication. Interfaith Services relies 100 percent on donations from the community. Interfaith prides itself on being 100 percent donation based and receives no government funding for day to day operations. During 2010, Interfaith touched the lives of more than 150,000 individuals in Marion County, providing food, clothing, hygiene and other services. In the pursuit to help the homeless in Marion County, a shelter was created to house single women, women with children and families. Residents receive help with services normally provided, and get assistance so that they can transition back into society and a normal life. Contact John or Mary Zdarsky for more information, or go to www.iesmarion.org. Jerry donates a new bench for walkers Carolyn Slocumb Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9 4Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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, Quail Meadow, 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 INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 0008D6R 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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This is a good time to let someone new into your life. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Good news: A trusted friend comes through for you. But you still need to shed that last scrap of self-doubt and once more become the cool, confident Cat we all know and love. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Things should be getting back to a less hectic pace. Enjoy the more peaceful atmosphere. You earned it. But dont forget about those still-unresolved issues. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A more positive family relationship develops as misunderstandings are explained away. A job situation appears promising, but check it out before you act on it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Congratulations. That on-the-job situation is working out as youd hoped. Nows a good time to relax and to enjoy the company of family and close friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might feel as if youre caught in an emotional tug-of-war. But dont be rushed into a decision on either side. Wait for more facts before you act. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Goats usually high level of self-confidence is brimming over these days. This should help you deal with a situation that youve avoided for far too long. Go for it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Relationships become more intense. But be careful not to be pushed into decisions youre not comfortable with. Remember: Youre the one in charge of your life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You need to show more confidence in your ability to reach your goals. Make that long-delayed decision, and avoid floundering around in a sea of self doubt. BORN THIS WEEK: Although you appear to be strongly opinionated, you can also be open to other ideas so long as they are presented with logic and clarity. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Sunday, Aug. 21 Free go s pel m u s ic concert Christ's Church of Marion County presents Jimmy Strickland, Southern Gospel recording artist, in a night of "Pure Southern Gospel Music." 5 p.m. Jimmy has performed on stage with well-known recording artists Bill Gather, Dottie Rambo, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Goodman Family and a host of others. Enjoy an evening of great gospel music. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be taken. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala. 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Free m u s ic f ro m Ja zz Society The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW across from Oak Run on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays a lot more than jazz, featuring standards and music from past years. Its great music, and dancing is encouraged. For information, call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Thursday, Sept. 8 CERT training availableA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training which is available either as an afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m. class or as an evening, 6:30 to 9 p.m. class. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriff's Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. Saturday, Sept. 17 Gol f event to bene f it Special Oly m pic s The inaugural Be a Fan benefit golf tournament for Special Olympics Marion County, sponsored by the Ocala Palms Community, will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. There will be donuts, juice and coffee at 7:30 a.m. and a four-person best ball shotgun scramble at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees and cart, range balls and buffet lunch. There will be prizes and raffles. For sponsorship and team registration forms contact Peter Kowal at 352-629-5407 or e-mail peterkowal@embarqmail.com, or Diane Peterson, 352-690-1643 or e-mail dlpdiane@embarqmail.com. Saturday, Sept. 24 Tra s h to Trea s ure ven d or s s ought The Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Hwy 484, Dunnellon, is holding its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday Sept 24. (Rain date Oct 1). This will be an outdoor event. Crafters, Flea Market and Food Vendors are invited to attend. Spaces will be 10 x 10 with many of them being in the shade and rent for $15 each. Set up will begin at 6 a.m. with the sale beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan 352-347-2428 for registration forms and other information. You must provide your own tables.Ongoing Live entertain m ent at evening m ar k et Beat the summer heat and enjoy an evening stroll at the Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, hand-made soaps, delicious pies and much more. Plus, the Market features live entertainment from popular artists. Circle Square Commons is located adjacent to On Top of the World Communities at 8405 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Happenings T his week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This week as I pondered our life together it occurred to me, I might be taking some things for granted. Doing this, especially when it involves another person, is dangerous. I decided to take a little stock of myself and my relationship with the Mistress of the parsonage. What makes our marriage so great? The first thing I had to do was check with her to make sure our marriage was indeed great. Much to my relief, she too agreed with my conclusion. This borders on the miraculous. Whenever we agree 100 percent on anything, watch out! A recent Hollywood wedding got me thinking. According to the reports I have seen, that wedding cost more than one million dollars! Only in Hollywood! Given the way such things go in the west coast marital Mecca, it amounts to about $100,000 a month of married life. Our wedding, 40 years ago, cost $97.73. It took us all summer to scrape and save for our nuptial extravaganza. So far, our marriage has cost us 20 cents per month. The best 20 cents we ever invested. The amazing thing about this is, each month the cost goes down but the value goes up. The question I wanted to answer, at least in my own mind was what made our marriage so great? What is the secret of our marriage? As far as I can assess, there are four things about our marriage that has made it the great success it is today. The first is FORGIVE AND FORGET. She forgives me my mistakes and I never forget to thank her for it. Some couples carry grudges for years. Thanks to my memory challenged mind, I cannot remember what I had for lunch yesterday much less a disagreement several years old. It takes an enormous amount of energy to REMEMBER things that happened years ago. I prefer spending that energy creating new memories. Another key to our marital bliss is TOSS AND TURN. She tosses everything out and I turn the house upside down trying to find it. This has been the most difficult for me. I would not admit being a pack rat, but each year they invite me to be their keynote speaker at their convention. I would go but each year my good wife tosses the letter out before I can respond. My wife believes that tossing away yesterdays baggage and turning over a new leaf each day is crucial. As my wife is fond of saying, Today it the first day of the rest of your life. Sometimes she says it with a twinkle of menace in her left eye. The secret to having a great marriage James Snyder See SNYDER Page 12

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ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 0 0 0 8 W 8 3 FAMILY FEATURES A string of pearls. The irresistible matching bag. The gotta-have-em high heels. So many times the accessory makes the outfit. So goes the way of California Black Ripe Olives. From Indian to Italian, black olives are a key ingredient that brings flavor and texture to entrees, salads, soups and more. The most popular usage of black olives is jazzing up pizza, but its a must-have item in Mexican favorites such as enchiladas and burritos as well. While theyve been a longtime pantry staple of home cooks, chefs love the versatility of olives, too. Celebrity chef Claire Robinson has partnered with the California Black Ripe Olive industry to share her tips for dressing up dishes and has developed four knock-out recipes featuring California Black Ripe Olives every seasons and every dishs hottest accessory. Share how you accessorize your meals with California Black Ripe Olives in the Dress Up Your Dish recipe contest for a chance to score $2,500 cash and a $100 gift card to www.gilt.com. Go to www.facebook.com/CaliforniaBlackRipeOlives to learn more and enter. For recipe inspiration, and other information about California Black Ripe Olives, visit www.CalOlive.org. Baked Fresh Ricotta with Black OlivesMakes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 to 40 minutes 1 15-ounce container fresh whole milk ricotta cheese (1 1/2 cups) 2 eggs Kosher salt, to taste Zest of 1 orange, divided 1 cup California Black Ripe Olives, strained and cut in wedges 1 baguette, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges Preheat oven to 350F. Place cheese in medium bowl; add eggs, salt, and half the orange zest and stir until well combined. Transfer to an 8-inch baking dish and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven until puffed and beginning to brown, about 35 min utes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining orange zest. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm over baguette slices and top with olives.Black Olive, Red Pepper and Cucumber SaladMakes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes 1/2 cup sliced California Black Ripe Olives 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1/4-inch cubes 1 English cucumber, seeds removed and cut into 1/4-inch cubes 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup garlic-infused olive oil Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper In medium bowl, toss together olives, red pepper and cucumber. In small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Right before serving, pour vinaigrette over olive mixture and serve. Orzo with Black Olives and Feta Makes 6 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: about 10 minutes 1 pound orzo 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 cup lemon-infused olive oil 1 cup whole California Black Ripe Olives 1 4-ounce container crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup) Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over moderately high heat. Add orzo; cook until al dente, according to package instructions, and drain. Transfer pasta to medium bowl. Whisk together vinegar and oil and pour over pasta, mixing until well combined. Toss in olives and feta. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Claires Tip Use double-duty ingredients. Stocking your pantry is like stocking your wardrobe its smart to have items on hand that serve double duty. California Black Ripe Olives are one of those fabulous multipurpose ingredients. Coarsely chop them with a little garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs and you have a home made tapenade. Add them to store-bought hummus and it becomes a delicious dip! Claire Robinson Baked Fresh Ricotta with Black Olives Black Olive, Red Pepper and Cucumber Salad Orzo with Black Olives and Feta T he search for a new community manager has been completed at Stone Creek. The last few months, Stone Creek had an interim community manager while the search for the best person went on. Chris Johnson accepted the offer to be the new community association manager at Stone Creek. Chris relocated from Indiana to take the position. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served two tours in Vietnam. He taught history at the academy and served the remainder of his Marine Crops career in various positions. Chris was a senior aide to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. aHe was also a battalion commander and Deputy Base Commander. Chris retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Upon retiring from the military, Chris continued to serve his country as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Education in the first Bush administration. He also served as the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for a town in Virginia and the city of Portage, Indiana. Chris is married to his wife Ann and they have three children, Christopher, an attorney, Sarah, a vice president for a company in Virginia and Rachel a student at Virginia Tech. Here are Chriss answers from my interview with him: Q. Most jobs have job descriptions. How would you describe your job? Chris: I see this job as providing the best customer satisfaction I can. Q. What parts of the job description play to your strengths? Chris: I have experience in all aspects of this job, just in different settings. This (job) will be a culmination of all my background to be brought to bear into this job. Q. What qualifications would like to see in the new Lifestyle Director? How can Stone Creek keep a Lifestyle Director as we have had three in under 5 years? Chris: We are actively searching for a new Lifestyle Director, and I am confident that plans and programs are in place covering the period that we will be searching. The Lifestyle Director needs to have both the technical skills required, as well as the people skills which turn the entire process into a wonderful experience for all. I do not know how to keep someone from wanting to explore new horizons, expand their careers, or take care of family issues ... all of which impact on how long a person stays on a job ... even when they love their job, and are doing it very well. Q. Have you had any feedback from the former Community Association Manager? If so, what words of wisdom did she give you? Chris: Ive met Peggy, but have not had any chance to chat with her at any substantive level. Q. What is your vision for Stone Creek? Chris: My vision is to provide the best customer satisfaction to the residents of Stone Creek. Q. Why do you think that this job is the perfect fit for you? Chris: I think the job is a perfect fit because it represents all the varied skills and experiences I have had, and I personally represent the demographic for our residents which allows me some insight that may be beneficial to providing the quality of service I expect from myself. Q. Please feel free to add any comments about hobbies or other items that you think the residents of Stone Creek would like to know. Chris: I think much of my background and experience has already been posted elsewhere, but I do want to emphasize how delighted I am to be here. In the bio on Chris, it was noted that Chris enjoys swimming, reading, and says he is looking forward to getting back out on the golf course. Many residents got to meet Chris at a meet and greet event. The Stone Creek family welcomes Chris, and looks forward to working with a community manager that wants to provide the best customer satisfaction! Stone Creek Interview with new community manager Chris Johnson is new Stone Creek Community Manager. Chris Johnson takes over at Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Moose lodge activitiesFriday, Aug. 19: Steak night with karaoke by J & S Entertainment beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20: TV sports, Show me the money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts, Rita's award, ham dinner and karaoke by Kenny Jackson all begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21: Breakfast Buffet 9 a.m. until noon. TV sports Monday, Aug. 22: Men's General meeting at 7 p,m. Tuesday, Aug. 23: Wings or shrimp with karaoke by David Baldwin starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25: Fun Night, bowling at 5 p.m., shuffleboard and Wii bowling tournaments at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26: Thanksgiving in August, full turkey dinner at 5 p.m. Followed by Randy Stanley's karaoke Saturday, Aug. 27: Smoked beef brisket and karaoke by Randy Stanley at 5 p.m. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., north of the SR 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200. For members and signed-in qualified guests.

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C oming up this Saturday, Aug. 20, there will be an event to interest any of us who like the antique, classic, or unusual world of vehicles. Who among us does not love at least some kind of vehicle whether we can afford the special ones or not? The event will be one that can/will touch the hearts of young and not so young, rich and not so rich, militarily inclined and/or not so militarily inclined, musically interested and/or not so musically interested, as well as those of us who really enjoy good times and good food at little to no cost to us. That should cover almost anyone in this area and definitely many of us who call Fairfield Village home. One of the co-owners and founder of VehltorOcala.com, Tom Burke, told me that those who are interested should be at the 415 N. Magnolia address off the square downtown very early if you do not want to have to walk quite a way. Classic car owners who wish to display their vehicles must be inside the front Magnolia Avenue gate between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. when the Celebration opens to the public. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. inside the Showroom, Bob Cubbage will be entertaining on the piano while there will be treats by Ocala La Cuisine French Restaurant. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside there will be all kinds of things going on: Music of the 1950s and 1960s and Doo Wop by Krusin with the Kid. Historic mobile Military Museum dedicated to Vietnam vets. Upwards to 200 classic cars and trucks from local car clubs. USAs largest touring Monster Fire Truck Burnt Up. Refreshments by MoJo Grill & Catering Co and Ricks Cones Ice Cream. WhatsUpOcala.com Race Car Team with drivers suited up. On display (inside) will be the documented 1918 Paige Essex 4-Door Convertible Touring Limousine used by President John F. Kennedy in one of his appearances in Harrisburg, Illinois. The car, owned then by Illinois Congressman Ken Gray was kept on display for 20 years in the Congressmans Presidential Museum (wooden spoke wheels and all). It has been in Marion County since January, 2009, and is owned by Dr. Walt and Wanda Aiken. As part of this event, visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to help to kick off 2011s Toys for Tots drive. Another favorite charity is Helping Hands Foundation that receives a donation from the sponsoring business with every vehicle consigned. Our 16-year-old grandson and his father regularly attend car shows in and around the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas. Both of them have instructed me to send more photos of the vehicles on display that day. Of special interest to them, so I was told, is a 1931 Ford that I heard would be a show stopper. I hope to get just the right photo for them since it will be impossible for them to be here because of other obligations in Virginia this coming weekend. I have it on good authority that quite a number of Fairfield Villages ladies and gentlemen will be attending this event next Saturday. I have not heard for sure if any of our community plan to display classic cars that they own or to be involved with some friend who has this wonderful hobby. I know that my husband and I plan to be there to enjoy the event along with several others of the people of Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. 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All interested candidates, please apply in person or submit letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Cypress Creek, 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, FL 34461 fax: to (352) 527-2235 or email to sharon.facto@ us.g4s.com Spas/Hottubs 2011 HOT TUB Holds 6, New, Warranty, 81 Jets, LED Lights, Sound Sys. Waterfall Retails $9,999. 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Waterfront Homes 7075 W Riverbend Rd 3/2, propane generator, AScreened pool/hot tub area separates house and large guesthouse on Withlacoochee River at Lake Rousseau. Fenced 0.56 acre lot. Boat dock, fire place, LAN, unattached 50 X 30 garage with attic storage.Full deck on water side with wet covered tiki bar and covered firewood storage. All sinks have RO filters. Spiral staircase to loft studio/BR with N, S & W natural light, large unattached storage shed. Mature oaks and young fruit trees. All appliances and whatever else buyer wants, Extra washer/dryer in garage.Priced 10K below recent appraisal at 250K for quick sale. Will be 270K plus when agent contract is signed in thirty days. Contact Charlie Callahan. 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Florida Opportunity Scholarship program. Heres a look at whats new in Marion County Public Schools this year. Principals Five schools have new principals at the helm this year: Anthony Elem.Ryan Bennett E. Marion Elem. Rusty Corley Fort McCoy K-8 Mike Hearn Howard Middle Rob Hensel Wyomina Park Elementary Melissa Kinard Food Services Meal prices remain unchanged: students $1.60 (elementary), $1.75 (middle & high), and adults $2.75. Approximately 64 percent of students were eligible for free and reduced meal plans last school year. Program applications will be sent home the first week of school. Parents may also apply online starting this week. Transportation Transportation Hotline 352671-7050 (open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bus stop information is available on the Transportation Homepage. Students and parents can follow the latest Transportation updates on Facebook (Marion County Public Schools Transportation) and Twitter (MCPSDOT). Nearly 21,500 student riders (52 percent of students) 251 buses on the road daily, all GPS-equipped, 75 percent with seatbelts 965 bus routes with 3,000 stops For information, contact my office or log on to www.marion.k12.fl.us. INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........3 Snyder..................4 Quail Meadow......5 VOLUME 14, NUMBER 21 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Opinion Page 8 12Wednesday, August 17, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 9 0 5 T New York Thin Crust Pizza Drive on over and we will pay for the gas! $ 5 00 Off Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Expires 8/26/11 1011 NE 14th St., Ocala, FL, 34470 352-304-6292 Look for us on Facebook at Brooklyns Original Pizzeria and Restaurant The best pizza that Brooklyn has to offer, only closer to home. orders over $20 Pizza Pasta Sandwiches Wings Salads Beer Wine & More S i m p l y S i m p l y Simply b e t t e r h e a r i n g b e t t e r h e a r i n g better hearing n o t h i n g l e s s . n o t h i n g l e s s . nothing less... Prices Starting at $595 0008ZSQ $20 Chilis Gift Card with 30 Day Trial FREE Hearing Test and Consultation FREE Caption Phone Internet Required NO Gimmick NO Purchase Necessary 49 Battery Packs Limit 2 Per Customer Expires 8/26/11 ALWAYS THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY ALWAYS THE LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED! nutechhearing.com Call Today for an appointment 352-671-2999 WHILE SUPPLY LASTS AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK 11250 S.W. 93rd Rd. Suite 100 Ocala, FL 34481 Right next to Chilis Restaurant CEMIA X MINI $28 mo. W.A.C. LUMEO X MINI $36 mo. W.A.C. WITH BLUETOOTH $ 3 99 0008Y6N Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 Coupons good at all Ocala locations. 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 8-Piece ALL DARK LEGS & THIGHS $ 7 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 N ew $ 3 49 Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 Limit 2 Exp. 8/24/11 $ 3 99 The president and Sen. Chuck Schumer from New York are already exhibiting withdrawal symptoms, still talking monotonously about the need for additional spending and more revenue (meaning taxes) in order to create jobs (meaning votes). FLYNNcontinued from Page 8 With the sluggish economy, only 90 newly hired teachers started their Marion County teaching careers last week with New Teacher Orientation at Forest High School. Just four years ago, that number topped 400. This Monday, another 2,900-plus returning teachers headed back to their classrooms in Marion Countys 49 public schools. Meantime, a projected 41,540 students are expected on the first day of school come Monday, Aug. 22. This is 332 fewer students than last years peak attendance. The new school years shaping up for Marion County Public Schools as the district deals with issues like cutting budgets, maintaining class size limits, and meeting higher academic standards and unfunded mandates. Parents can ease their frustrations and avoid long waiting lines by registering their children before school starts. This includes kindergarten students, who will stagger start their first days, meaning theyll attend just one day of class during the first few days of school, lowering the student-teacher ratio dramatically to enhance the transition into school. Students, especially seventh graders, must have their immunizations up-to-date as required by Florida state statute by Aug. 22. If not, they wont be allowed in class on the first day. Last year, 488 seventh graders lacked proper immunizations and were not allowed to attend first-day classes. School times remain virtually the same as last year. Most elementary schools start at 7:45 a.m. Most middle schools start between 9:10 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. except Liberty (8 a.m.) and Osceola (7:50 a.m.). Finally, high schools start between 8:50 a.m. 9:30 a.m. with the exception of MTI (7:15 a.m.). AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) transfer requests total 246 as of last week. All requests were granted, including 181 with district-provided transportation. Approximately 1,121 students could receive Supplementary Education Services (free tutoring) in the first round of enrollment, which means parents have until September 2 to apply for these first-round services through the districts Title One Office (352.620.7652). If funds permit, SES enrollment forms will continue being accepted so additional students can be placed throughout the year. As well, 130 Dunnellon High students have requested reassignment under the PHOTO BY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEJames Edward Bannister, suspect in the murder of four people in the Northwest section on Aug. 5, is led to jail by a Marion County deputy. The boyfriend of one of the four people killed last week in a home on Northwest 5th Street in Ocala has been arrested and charged with four counts of murder and one count of arson. James Edward Bannister, 31, of Northeast 32nd Place, allegedly shot all four victims and then set the house on fire. The quadruple homicide at 5366 N.W. 5th St., Ocala, was discovered Friday, August 5, after Marion County Sheriffs Office deputies responded to a house fire involving multiple fatalities. The victims were Jocalyn Gray, age 27; Codarrian Hill, age 9; Coderica Hill, age 7; and Bridget Gray, 52. Bridget Gray was the adult who lived in the house.. According to the arrest affidavit, it was learned that Bridget Gray lived in this home with the children, and that Jocalyn had been invited over to the home via telephone by her mother, Bridget, because someone was at the home who wanted to see her. Jocalyn then called her sister, who was also asked to come to the house. Detectives spoke to a child, who stated that she watched as her mother (Jocalyn) went to the front door, and as the door opened, she saw a yellow and white flash, heard a bang, and watched as her mother fell immediately to the ground, half in and half out of the house. Jocalyns body was then drug into the home and the door closed. The child stated that she soon saw flames coming from the house and stayed in the truck with two other children, until neighbors came and took them Detectives spoke with Grays boyfriend, Bannister, and learned that they lived together and have a child together. In an interview with the detective, when asked where he was, he said he was at Deer Run on Northeast 28th Street and at his home. He said he was in possession of his cell phone at the time of the murder, and deputies said records indicate that during the time of the murder, his phone was in the area of Bridget Grays residence. Then, the affidavit states, deputies got help from a witness, who talked with Bannister. He allegedly admitted the killings, and said it was like he was playing a video game, but that he could not stop. Later the witness wore a wire and Bannister allegedly made incriminating statements, according to the affidavit, and he was arrested. Suspect jailed in four deaths Column, Page 8 School bus editorial, Page 8 Time for a breakJerry Volz is shown resting on the bench she donated to the community in Quail Meadow. The story of her donation is in the Quail Meadow column on Page 5. Back to school Mondays the day for 49 public schools Please see SCHOOLS Page 12 SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 Love your Marion County parks? Then make it known across the United States and help Marion County Parks and Recreation bring home a national prize for one of its parks. Parks and Recreation is inviting all county residents to vote in the America is Your Park national contest and help Brick City Adventure Park, the only recreational facility from Marion County in the competition, win up to $100,000 in park improvement grants. The contest is being held for the second year as part of Coca-Cola Co.s Live Positively initiative, which encourages people all over the nation to get active in local parks. Grants will be awarded to the three parks that accumulate the most votes by Sept. 6. To vote, visit www.livepositively.com and click on the Get involved tab. Citizens may vote multiple times. Parks and Recreation staff selected Brick City Adventure Park for the competition because it is slated for future improvements. The park is located at 1211 S.E. 22nd Road, Ocala. To learn more about this and other Marion County recreation areas, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/p arks.htm or call 352-6718560. Vote for Brick City Park to win national prize Food drive inside Ocala PalmsThe Ocala Palms Worship Community is sponsoring a food and clothing drive on Aug. 18. Residents of Ocala Palms are encouraged to drop by donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items and gently used clothing to the truck in the parking lot of the community center. Volunteers will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept the donations. All items donated during the day will be given to the Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to those in need. There is also, GIVE AND TAKE. This has proven beneficial over the years. She gives me a piece of her mind and I usually take it. My concern is, of all the pieces of her mind she has given me throughout the years, how can she have anything left? Decision-making is not a one way street in a marriage relationship. Thank God it isnt. In every dilemma at least two sides need considering. When you find yourself in a dilemma, do what my wife does, go for de lemonade. When only one person makes the decision in the marriage, the whole relationship takes on a lopsided demeanor. One last thing that makes our marriage great is PROFIT AND LOSS. This has taken a little more time to take root in my mind. Taking root in a vacuum is hard for anything. I have discovered that a marriage runs in decades. For instance, the first 10 year period focuses on establishing the relationship. This is discovering who you are as a couple, but by the time this happens, tiny footsteps are heard in the hallway at night coming toward your bedroom. The second decade centers on trying to raise those children and keep from going insane in the process. The third decade is the most important. Not many couples get this far. The third decade is devoted to rediscovering who you are as a couple. No longer are we Rachaels mom or Jasons dad or Sarahs parents. We are discovering our own identity as a couple. And let me say, it sure is the best part of the wedding cake and we are eating it up. The fourth decade, where we are right now, is relishing all those memories made in the first three decades. In this PROFIT AND LOSS stage, I have discovered that I profit greatly if I cause my significant other no loss of face. It is amazing how many single people are married and even live in the same house but go in separate directions and lead separate lives. My wife and I have found the key to all of this. It is simply SUBMISSION. The Bible plainly states, Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God (Ephesians 5:21 KJV). We can do this because we independently anchor our lives to that rock that is higher than I (Psalms 61:2 KJV). As a couple, we build our lives upon a common foundation Jesus Christ. To my wife: A happy anniversary to the best Mistress to adorn my parsonage. SNYDERcontinued from Page 4


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