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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Puzzles................4 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 11 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 Happenings Page 3 OpinionPage 612Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger This Year, GiveDADA Gift That Really Rocks.If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Dad will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. One of which, were sure, Dad will love.www.crackerbarrel.com3801 S.W. 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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 eyecar e... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No T e chnicians, No Opticians, Just Y ou and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 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 000BLD4 Some of the political races are over before they start. Qualifying ended Friday for the upcoming local election cycle, and several candidates will face no opposition when voters go to the polls in August and November. County Commissioner Charlie Stone decided this year to leave the county governing body and make a run for state representative in District 22. Its already been successful as he faces no opposition and will go to Tallahassee next January. In county races, Tax Collector George Albright, Clerk of the Circuit Court David Ellspermann and Property Appraiser Villie Smith, all Republicans, drew no opposition and are automatically re-elected. In addition to Stone, Dennis Baxley and Marlene H. OToole have been re-elected to the Florida House, and Charlie Dean has been reelected to the Florida Senate. In other county races, Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn will square off in the Republic primary Aug. 14 for sheriff, with the winner facing Bernie DeCastro, Constitution Party, and Judson Cauthen Spence Jr., write-in, in the general election. Only Republicans may vote in the primary. For school superintendent, Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner will run in the Republican primary, with the winner to face Democrat Diana Greene in November. Only Republicans may vote in August. In County Commission District 1, Mike Amsden, the incumbent, is being challenged by David R. Moore in the Republican primary. The winner faces write-in James Bailey in November. For District 3, incumbent Stan McClain is challenged by Jeffrey Gold in the Republican primary, with Patricia Reed and Robert Brown as write-ins on the ballot in November. Reed had originally been listed as a Democrat. In District 5, four Republicans, including Earl Arnett, Pat Gabriel, Francine Johannesen and Butch Verrando will be on the ballot Aug. 14, with the winner to face Democrat Jessica Hadley in November. In all three County Commission races, only Republicans may vote in August. School Board races are different, since by law the competition is non-partisan. Everyone in the county may vote in the board races. In District 1 its Woody Clymer vs. Nancy Stacy; in District 2 its Carol Ely vs. Robert Dobkowski. Both races will be decided Aug. 14. For supervisor of elections, Barbara Ruse and Wesley B. Wilcox, both Republicans, will square off in the GOP primary, with the winner to face Judge Cochran in November. Only Republicans can vote in August. In the U.S. House District 11, there will be no primary as Richard Nugent, incumbent Republican, and David Werder, a Demcorat, will square off in November. Candidate qualifying closes; Stone elected to State House Stone West Port graduation Shannon Hill, right, salutatorian for the West Port High School Class of 2012, visits with her friend Michaella Quesada prior to ceremonies. Graduation was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but the days rain forced the postponement of the outdoor ceremony on the schools football field. That failed to dampen the ethusiasm of those who received their diplomas.PHOTOS BY MICHEL NORTHSEA West Port High School graduate Mariah Fernandez adjusts her cap prior to graduation Friday morning. West Port High School graduates Kevin Jones and Cassie Mrod share a joke before graduation ceremonies began Friday morning. The phone was later collected by school officials they also took car keys and returned to graduates after the ceremony. Ocala Honor Flight reunion ceremony scheduled for Flag Day, June 14A reunion for the Ocala Honor Flight is planned for Flag Day, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, Corner of East Fort King Street and 25th Avenue. All World War II veterans who have made one of the flights and their families and all flight escorts and their families are asked to gather together and proudly wear their hats and dog tags. Prizes will be given away. RSVP by leaving a message at 352-351-9341. County Commission makes recycling easier for non-city residentsIn a unanimous vote at its Tuesday meeting, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted to make recycling in Marion County even more convenient by approving an agreement with Waste Pro of Ocala to provide single-stream recycling at county recycling centers. Single-stream recycling will eliminate the need for county residents to separate items into cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum and other categories before recycling. Citizens will be able to dispose of all items in the same box at county recycling centers. According to the five-year contract, Waste Pro of Ocala will be responsible for constructing a regional material recovery facility in Marion County as well as for transportation of the recyclables from county recycling centers to the facility. Marion County will receive 55 percent of the revenue from the sale of the recyclable material. This revenue, combined with cost savings due to the new recycling processes, is anticipated to cover the cost of the expanded services. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marion County currently ranks 10th out of Floridas 67 counties in a statewide ranking of each countys adjusted recycling rate. Marion County Solid Waste officials hope singlestream recycling will help improve that rate even more. We hope this enhancement of our recycling program will increase Marions recycling rate and help reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill, Mike Sims, Marion County Solid Waste Director said. Plus, recycling will be easier and less time-consuming for our residents with no increase in cost to the department or to the taxpayers. The single-stream recycling program is expected to begin Sept. 1. BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY June 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rev. Edward Holloway Jr.s call to be the pastor at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church as well as marking his 30 years since ordination. The congregation wanted to celebrate this event and held a dinner at the Palm Grove Auditorium in Oak Run on Saturday, June 2. More than 160 members of the congregation attended the dinner with guests Pastor Anna Figuerio, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Pastor Ashley Nicolls, St Johns Lutheran Church, Summerfield and Pastor Jim Young, Ascension Lutheran Church. Pastor Holloway came from Minnesota, where he received a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Divinity from Northwestern Lutheran Seminary. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a pastor in a small Lutheran church in Monticello, Minnesota from 1982 to 1992 and then senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove, Minnesota for 10 years before coming to Florida. Joy Council President, Jerry Hollnagel greeted everyone to the not so very Surprise Party and thanked all for coming to celebrate a friend, confidant and preacher. Pastor Young gave the invocation to begin the celebration. Sharon Hickman-Besch, Joy Associate in Ministry, Music developed and diPastor Holloway at Joy Lutheran honored on anniversary rected a Musical Toast of Pastor Holloway covering his life events from birth to the present. For his birth, the members were led in the singing of Jesus Loves Me. Then the Joyful Notes (absent one note) with Linda Aker, Trudy Harrsch and Ann Bellis, accompanied by Ardith Thomas sang Think About His Love for Pastors confirmation. In honor of his years in the Navy, the members all sang Anchors Aweigh. Warren Erickson, marked Pastors marriage in 1970 to Marsha by singing a solo, Youll Never Walk Alone. The Joyful Notes Trio then recognized Pastors seminary years (1979-1982) with a song, Life in Jesus. When Pastor Ed was called to Florida he initially had to move alone so he brought his dog with him for company. So the members all joined in to tease him with the song That Doggie in the Window. Pastor Ed has become known as the piano playing singing pastor which he often does at worship services. Irene Henderson devoted this song to him by singing In My Heart There Rings a Melody. Lynn Barrett, sang a Simple Song for Pastors future life. Finally the Joy vocal choir sang The Lord Bless You for the Benediction. After a delicious meal catered by the Oak Run Caterers, there was a lot of toasting of Pastor Holloway. A member of the original Call Committee said that after interviewing many potential pastors she knew that Rev. Holloway would be the right one just by the way he got out of the car when coming to the interview. The Committee was looking for someone who would be an available minister to his congregation and a good listener and Pastor Ed fit those criteria. One of the Stephen Ministers commended Pastor Ed for his initiative in helping to develop this ministry at Joy. Another said she had learned why Pastor Ed was patient and willing to wait because as he said, God is in control, you wait because it is always in Gods time. Others praised him for helping them through hard times, especially one who had a heart attack and heart surgery. A new member said she was so impressed with how Pastor Ed does so much for a lot of people even when they are not members of the church such as, providing weddings and baptisms. Another praised Pastor Eds inspiring Daily Devotionals on the church website, www.joyocala.org. Pastor Ed was allowed to have the last word at this event. However he had to admit that he was quite overwhelmed by the many positive comments. He thanked his church staff for all their devotion and hard work and especially those who helped to put this event together. He said this was like grace to him and coming to Joy Lutheran Church was truly a gift. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. Vacation Bible School at Joy This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife and welcoming sunshine the students will learn about these promises through the games, songs, crafts, and bible stories while enjoying the tasty snacks. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Please read our ads on classified page

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Three graduating seniors in Marion County Public Schools know precisely what it means to always be there, especially when it comes to class. Dustin Ciraco, Wayne Livingston, and Elizabeth Turner graduate with the highest attendance rates in the district for the Class of 2012 not missing a single day of class during 13 years of school. Thats 100 percent attendance 2,340 out of 2,340 days of class. Ciraco graduated Saturday from Forest High School. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-Kindergarten student at Shady Hill Elementary. Livingston graduated from Vanguard High Friday. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-K student at Saddlewood Elementary. Turner graduated Thursday from North Marion High. In 1999, she enrolled as a Pre-K student at Fessenden Elementary and later attended North Marion Middle. Marion County Public Schools recognizes these three students for their dedicated and consistent efforts to always attend school and their outstanding emphasis on a complete education. In addition, seven other graduating seniors never missed a day of high school class Brandon Goulbourne West Port High, Brittany Lakhani Dunnellon High, Kristin Phifer Vanguard High, Shane Prince Vanguard High, Derrick Smith Jr. Vanguard High, Katelyn Shallue West Port High, and Anna Zarkowski Dunnellon High. We celebrated Memorial Day, then D-Day, and now another important day in our history is June 14. This is known as Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of our flag. This was done by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Many people had part in establishing June 14 as ourmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BQ7T Financing Available We Also Trade or Purchase Your CarOffersFOR THE MONTH OF JUNE8900 SW 105th St.1 Block SW of Pine Run352-322-1299$200 OFF 2006 2006 DODGE DODGE 2008 AVEO(WITH THIS AD) John M. 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TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLA TIONSAll ads require prepayment. W e accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisement s may be canceled as soon as result s are obt ained. Y ou will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the p aper 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 aName 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 Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor 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 Prof essional Exp. CHOIR DIRECTORFor Joy Evangelical Lutheran church., seeks Exp. Dir ector for a Adult choir of 25-30 members for the months of Sept -May Salary neg. Contact Shar on Hickman 352-369-1544 Located at SW St Rd 200 & 383 Pl. 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Home for Sale: $105,000 Country Club Road, Crystal River Florida. Location, Location, Location!!!!!!!!!! Across the street from the famous Plantation Golf and Resort. 3 bedroom, Privacy, this is private large lot but close to all that Crystal River has to offer! Fenced in yard with storage shed in the back yard. Also plenty of room for boat/trailer storage.Updated with newer ac/furnace, roof, interior totally professionally updated, tile and carpet thru out. Rental history is great with tenant in place. Check it out! Seller says Sell! REaltors, I will pay a bonus if you bring me a buyer!(352) 228-9691 V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPer fect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No pr oblem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Fairfield Village Among the many lovely things about our community, one must be the beautiful magnolia trees that are part of the natural scenery. A symbol of southern charm, they are stately, graceful, and beautiful. Basically, the magnolias in Fairfield Village are of the type called Grandiflora, the classic Southern magnolia with large glossy leaves and huge, and often fragrant, white blossoms. But there are many different varieties as I found out when I did some research. There is the Virginiana which is a smaller tree and easier to fit into most gardens. Also there is the Soulangeana which are often called tulip trees because of the shape and bright color of their flowers. These are deciduous and do not tolerate heavy wind or salt spray. Obviously, we would not find them along Floridas coastal areas. These bloom very early and are glorious when they are in full bloom all over the tree before the leaves appear. There are some largeleafed magnolias often grown for use as shade trees. Magnolias with yellow blossoms and many of their possible hybrids are generally called Cucumber trees. The Oyama Magnolia is native to western China. Its blooms are cup-shaped and drooping and are extremely fragrant. Though I have only seen photos of these, I think that they must be gorgeous when they can be a part of someones garden. One of the really good things about Magnolias in The lavender colored blossoms of the Anne Magnolia (Tulip Tree) appear in early spring and only last a short time. (This tree originated in Tennessee, moved to Georgia, then to California, before becoming a part of the Fairfield Village landscape.) The magnolias of Fairfield Village general is that they usually do not have any serious pest or disease problems. I did find out that it is recommended that Magnolias should not be pruned too much as it is definitely likely to endanger the tree. As my accompanying photos show, the Fairfield Magnolia trees are a really delightful part of our community which we may sometimes take for granted. Perhaps, we should stop and admire their beauty more often as we take our brisk or casual walks through this neighborhood made up of lively and lovely people. Priscilla Geissal Quail Meadow Another important patriotic day is Flag Day on June 14 Carolyn Slocumb national Flag Day. Among those who worked for this recognition was a man by the name of Bernard J. Cigrand. He was a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin. In 1885, Mr. Cigrand held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at the Stony Hill School. Beginning in the late 1880s Mr. Cigrand spoke around the country promoting patriotism, respect for the flag, and the need for the annual observance of a flag day on June 14 we need someone like him now, instead of the flag burners. Mr. Cigrand later attended dental school in Chicago. While there he continued his patriotic speeches and writing for many magazines and newspapers. He is credited with being the Father of Flag Day. I understand that he is a distant relative of our Quail Meadow resident Paul Cigrand! Following right after Flag Day is Fathers Day on Sunday the 17th. Many years ago I read statistics that said on Mothers Day more long distance phone calls were made than on any other day of the year. However, this same report said that on Fathers Day more collect calls were made than any other day! Remember these statistics go back to when we actually spoke with an operator to make a long distance call oh, the beauty of cell phones! Fathers Day will be celebrated on Sunday, the 17th. The first time a bill to have national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane, Washington, to speak at a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "singling out just one of our two parents. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later in 1972, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Happy Fathers Day! Did anyone observe Venus passing in front of the sun? Its probably a good thing it was cloudy all day, so we werent tempted to go out and look at the sun without the proper eye protection. This event wont take place again until the year 2117. I dont think any of us will be around to see it. Just a reminder: Please observe the watering restrictions of only 2-days per week. With the showers we are having, there is no need to waste the water on our lawns. The restrictions also apply to those with their own wells the water comes from the same underground water source. Restrictions are: odd number addresses water only on Wednesday and Saturday; even number addresses Thursday and Sunday. There is no watering allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Absent not part of their vocabulary

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The program for family caregivers consists of four classes: Alzheimers Disease or Other Dementias Overview; Capturing Lifes Journey; Techniques to Manage Behaviors; and Activities to Encourage Engagement. Also available is a free guide for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. Called Helping Families Cope, the guide includes advice to help families keep their loved ones engaged and manage behaviors. CARE is a wonderful hands-on approach that helps caregivers deal with the behavioral changes that too often accompany these disorders one of the biggest stressors for caregivers, said Dr. Jane F. Potter, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. There was previously no good program available using adult education techniques to provide hands-on practice in learning how best to help people who have dementia. This is huge, she added. The preferred environment for those with dementia is generally at home, said Potter, who served on the expert panel to help develop content for the Alzheimers CARE Training Program. And yet, families caring for seniors with Alzheimers at home are dealing with challenging behaviors such as anger, aggression, wandering and refusing to eat, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network. That makes the Alzheimers Disease or Other Dementias CARE Training Program a solution for the many families in our area who are being impacted each day by devastating side effects of this disease, Samuelson said. For more information about free family caregiver training, to make a reservation in a future workshop, or to obtain a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, contact the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 352-622-6447 or visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com. Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care network is the world's largest provider of non-medical inhome care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline f or Ad ver tisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday the number of female births are much lower than male births reported in earlier statistics. These lower female births are in direct contrast to past reports which showed opposite numbers. Planned Parenthood and other such abortion organizations are not concerned whether they abort males or females they care only about the funding that abortion brings. However, these abortionists welcome another reason for parents to abort their children, and sex-selection abortions add to the category of reasons. Planned Parenthood is a leader in advising parents how to time sonograms to determine the gender of the unborn for purposes of positively producing a male child. Gender of the unborn can be determined by sonogram at about five months gestation but now sonogram is not the only means of determining gender now the mothers blood can be tested early in the pregnancy to determine gender. This is a recent discovery which will enable even larger numbers of unborn females to be aborted. Why is the public so shocked at the discovery of sex-selection abortion? It is completely within the despicable law known as Roe vs. Wade. Parents can abort their unborn children at any stage of gestation, for any reason, or for no reason at all. Shouldnt we have known that there would be parents with no personal, moral, or social ethics who would prefer designing their own child using abortion as the tool of preference? The killing of baby girls by abortion or at birth is pervasive in China due to the One Child policy and a preference for sons. We have often heard pro-abortion American politicians denounce China for its extreme population control program while at the same time these same politicians support and promote abortion in their own country. Now these same politicians are supporting and promoting sex-selection abortions in the USA as if it is a normal part of life and their political agenda. The Congressional Democrats recently voted down what would have been a ban on sex-selection abortions. These Democratic supporters of targeted abortion of females publicly stated that this bill to ban sex-selection abortions is the latest tactic in the War on Women. Are these politicians brain damaged or are they hoping that the public is brain dead? What is pro-woman about killing a baby girl simply because she is female? President Obama who fathered two daughters himself has promoted and supported abortion during his entire public life. He is now revealing extreme discrimination against women by supporting the killing of baby girls simply because they are female. This is barbaric activity and has no place in civilized society. This has passed beyond civilization into moral decadence. Is this the tipping point in America for abortion? In recent years reliable polling has shown that more than half the citizens in the USA are pro-life and against abortion at any stage for any reason. Is this newly revealed sexselection abortion the incentive that will spur those who are undecided to take a stand for life? May it be so. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. LETTERS continued from Page 6 Happenings Thursday, June 14 NARF E to m eetThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting.Friday, June 15 Elder A buse Sy mposium sch eduledA former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 A re you interested in p ublish ing?Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.Wednesday, June 20 Wom en to m ark summer solsticeWomen from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are invited to celebrate the summer solstice on Wednesday, June 20, when The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County (TIA) holds a potluck luncheon at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ocala. The church, located at 1908 S.E. Fort King St., will open the doors to its Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. for this womens gathering after which speakers will discuss the manner in which the longest day of the year is observed throughout the northern hemisphere. While we cant do bonfires on the beach or dance around Stonehenge, we can have the joy of sharing the warmth of our common humanity as we learn how people of differing traditions have saluted the power of the sun since the beginning of recorded history, commented Kay Marks, TIA board member and co-hostess with other members of the churchs Christian Action Committee. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County works to open windows of opportunity for mutual understanding by celebrating community, compassion and civility among people of good will no matter what their belief system. Please RSVP by emailing TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or by telephoning Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970.Thursday, June 21 A ir F orce A ssociation to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome. Saturday, June 23 Wom en s Ministry Sup er S aturdayWomens Ministry Super Saturday Special: "Dot to Dot" Living. Special speaker will be Linda Bellows. Enjoy a light brunch, door prizes and an opportunity to meet Christian friends. For additional information: 352-8616182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200.Moose to sp onsor g olf tournam entA four person best ball golf tournament will be held on June 23 at Marion Oaks Country Club. Longest drive and closest to the pin contests are part of the fun. Mulligans will be available for purchase. Tee time is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. This 18-hole event will offer free coffee, donuts, prizes and plenty of laughs followed by a chicken and fixins lunch at West Marion Moose Lodge. For more information call Joe Edel, 352-238-1485, Fred Pulis, 352-854-9976 or signup sheets are available at West Marion Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Golf outing is open to Moose members and guests. CAREcontinued from Page 7

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Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. 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Top with layers of turkey, tomato, let tuce, avocado and bacon, dividing evenly. Roll up tortillas. If desired, tie each wrap with chives, or secure with long toothpicks, and cut each sandwich in half. Toserve,standbothhalvesofeachsand wich on cut ends. Garnish with tomato wedges, green onions and avocado. Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and PecansYield: 4 servings 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans 4 slices crusty, firm-textured bread, cut about 3/4 inch thick 2 cloves garlic peeled and halved 2 large Florida tomatoes, sliced about 1/8 inch thick Freshly ground pepper to taste Chopped fresh basil or dried basil for garnish In small bowl, mash cheeses together with fork, leaving mixture somewhat chunky. Mix in pecans. Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on small baking sheet and broil slices for about 1 min ute on each side, just until golden. Watch carefully so bread doesnt burn. Rub one side of each piece of bread with garlic. Spread some of the cheese mixture over each slice and arrange 2 or 3 overlapping tomato slices on top. Pepper tomatoes lightly, then garnish with basil and serve.Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed TomatoesYield: 4 servings 1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese, softened 2 large fresh Florida tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 can low-sodium artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fine 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 lemon, juiced Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 large fresh Florida tomatoes 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 375F. In medium mixing bowl, com bine cream cheese, diced tomatoes, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic and fresh basil. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts and spinach. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning with lemon juice, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Set stuffing mixture aside. Rinse whole tomatoes under cold running water and pat dry with clean paper towels. Slice off top of each tomato with a serrated knife; cut in half. Squeeze each half to loosen seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out 1/3 of the insides of tomato. Fill tomatoes with stuffing mixture. Top each stuffed tomato with shredded mozzarella. Place stuffed tomatoes in baking dish and put into preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crisp flatbreads, or sliced vegetables. Appetizers toget theparty started Iwould agree with the idea that religion comes in all shapes, sizes and temperaments. It is quite obvious that sanity is not a prerequisite of religion. If it were, most religions would go out of business within the 30-day money back guarantee period. Every religion has some sort of litmus test for faith. It is in this area of religion that smacks so loudly of insanity. Superstition, regardless of the basis, is one great common denominator of all religion. It is not that I mind superstition; I just do not want it associated with my religion. I read in the newspaper headlines just this week a pastor was killed by a rattlesnake bite. I had almost forgotten this sort of thing went on in our sophisticated, enlightened world. As a young preacher, I was visiting a congregation in Kentucky as the guest speaker for that Sunday. Never mind the town or the church that is beside the point. I got to the church a little early and was escorted around the church looking at the facilities. Then they took me into the sanctuary where I could look at the pulpit and the sanctuary where I would be preaching. Being the observant person that I am, I noticed a basket next to the pulpit. I had never seen such a basket before. I really did not know too much about the church and now I cannot remember exactly why I was invited to preach there. Be that as it may, I was greatly curious about the basket next to the pulpit. I did not know if it was a wastebasket or if perhaps it was the offering basket and the congregation would fill it up before the service was over. So, I ask my host what the basket was next to the pulpit. Thats where we keep the rattlesnake, he said rather passively. Say what! That basket there is where we keep the rattlesnake that we use in our service. I can take a joke and give it a joke back with the best of them. I responded with a hearty laugh. Ha, Ha, Ha, I said good-naturedly. Really, what is that basket for? I could see my host was not the least bit amused with my persistent inquiry. I said, he said rather sternly, thats where we keep our rattlesnake for our church service. He then stared at me for a few moments and then said, I dont think well need it in our service today. You dont look like you have enough faith. Inside me, I sighed a deep sigh of relief. There is a time when I want to bolster my faith, but in the circumstance before me, I did not want enough faith to handle some rattlesnake. One of the tenants of my religion is to run as fast as I can away from any and all rattlesnakes. It is one part of my religion I take rather seriously. My host tried explaining to me what was going on. He pointed to a passage in Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. My first reaction was to think he was pulling the wool over my eyes, so to speak, and I almost laughed out loud. I caught myself in time when I realized this man was serious. According to him, he could have enough faith in God to pick up the poisonous rattlesnake and if it bit him, it would not hurt him at all. According to their religion, when they are truly in the Spirit, they have the power to pick up a poisonous rattlesnake, and if it bites you, it will not hurt you. They keep the basket containing a rattlesnake in the front of the church for when such an occasion arises. I was hoping it would not arise during my time in the pulpit. All during my sermon, I could not help casting a wistful eye in the general direction of the basket next to the pulpit. At one point, I thought I did see the basket move. I yelled at this point, which excited the congregation thinking I had gotten in the spirit, and then everybody cast a wistful eye in the direction of the basket. I respect other peoples views on everything, I suppose. However, there are some things I have difficulty wrapping my tired brain around. This has to be one of them. How you can pull the bit about the rattlesnake out of that verse of Scripture and ignore the rest of it is really beyond me. Religion will make you do many silly things that have no sanity behind them. Many people just go through the motions not really knowing why they are doing what they are doing. At least the snake handlers have a little bit of excitement in their services. Nothing I want to experience, but then who am I to criticize. I rest my faith upon the Scripture. Particularly, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith keeps me away from poisonous rattlesnakes.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Snake, rattle and roll in the aisles James Snyder Watch, clock collectors to meet

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Time to honor all the dads out there Primaries need an overhaul Basically, in this country, we have a two-party system. Yes, there are other parties and there is the ability to be a write-in candidate, but usually its Republicans vs. Demcorats. With the closing of qualifying last week, the local political races are set, and its evident from the lists put out by the supervisor of elections that Floridas primary system needs some work. There are several races where there are no Democrats, meaning that the Republican candidates who survive the primary should be automatically elected. But state law says that if someone else qualifies for the election in November, there must be an election then, even if one major party or another is not represented. By doing this, the state disenfranchises voters of the party that is not represented on the ballot. This year, for example, there is only one Democrat running for County Commission Jessica Cookie Hadley in District 5. So having the election spread out to November is perfectly legitimate. However, the other two commission races will carry over to November, because there are write-in candidates in both races. Facing the facts, the winner of the August primary for Republicans, in which Democrats cant vote, will probably be the winner in November in Districts 1 and 3. What this means is that Democrats will have little say in who represents those districts. True, they could vote for the write-in candidate, but thats not likely. The change should be simple. The primary should be open to both parties when there is a write-in candidate, much as it already is open where there are candidates of only one party. Then the entire thing could be decided by everyone in the primary, without the expense, or farce, of taking the race to the general election. Better still, the state could change write-in candidates to what that type of candidate originally was someone whose name was written in without any previous qualifying. Many agree that the write-in system is a ploy to disenfranchise one party or another. Its time to end that possibility. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Jackie Porter tells her side of the storyI write this letter asking you to consider helping me get my side of the story out to your readers. The Star-Banner continually attacks me in their editorials. They allow letters to the editor that are lies and they do not fact check the content. I will not be bullied by their relentless smearing of my name, and will not retreat. At age 25, in 1984, I had a vision and opened my first retail plant nursery and garden center. I did not marry into the business (I married in 1981) I sold my personal car for the down payment for the first Porters store property, there was no Porter family fortune. I stood up against the big box stores for 20 years, sold my interest in the business when it was still thriving, and I retired. I am truly a business person with hard work ethics, honesty and integrity. My customer service was top notch, my employees trusted and respected me. The school system should be run the same way not by a sword and not with fear of retaliation. Students, parents, employees and taxpayers should be heard and their ideas and solutions taken into consideration. I have exposed the waste of taxpayers money, most identified to me by stakeholders (employees and taxpayers). I do listen and take action. I have stood up for the taxpayers, children and employees during my four-year term as an elected School Board member, and for doing so been demonized. I will fund the needs of our classrooms first. My three opponents are current sixfigure salaried school administrators who have a combined 70 years employed with Marion County Public schools, taking home week after week a pay check from you. They still do not have the right formula for educating our students. Marion County Public Schools rank 44th out of 67 school districts, this is unacceptable. We have the opportunity to take back our school system. I am not status quo. I was not status quo in the retail world of big box stores but I succeeded and, with the community, we will succeed in educating our children to their fullest potential and reach my goal to be in the top 20 school districts in the state. Our children deserve it, our community deserves it. I need your vote in the Republican primary for Superintendent of Schools, on Aug. 14. You will not be disappointed. Jackie Porter 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. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000BLHH 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 000BLZD In appreciation for the support we have received while serving the Ocala area for over 50 years,W e would like to extend this special of fer to you. Pr omotional SavingsFor a limited time... offering thesimplicity planW ant to learn mor e? $1,295T wo Burial Spaces Call 352-237-2212 and speak with a representative.Additional fees may apply. STE15050 SW 20th St. Ocala, FL 34474 RobertsFuneralHomes.coma $8,200 V alue!A very limited number of burial sites have been committed to this special price offer Once all sites are reserved, this offer will expire. Complimentary Simplicity PlannerIn addition to the savings, if you act now, you will also receive a complimentary Simplicity Planner and Living W ill to help you put your estate in or der ACT NOW!Pr otect your family and your futur e!DM/GS/$1295PM/06-12 000BMFX ALL SALES BENEFIT THE DUNNELLON PUBIC LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOK SALE June Jubilee of Books May 29-June 30 The Friends Book Store 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 438-2520 Open Daily 10am-4pm Saturdays 10am-2pm ALL HARDCOVER $ 1 P APERBACKS all sizes 25 (Specialty priced books not included) 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com S T ORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, S A T & SUN. B Y APPOINTMENT ONL Y Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Bullion Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) Coin Supplies CALL US TODA Y! 35 2-817-6564 FREE Appr aisals I n -Sto r e or In-Home 000BPVF We Are Always Buying: Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000BNT2 Jim Clark Editor This Sunday is Fathers Day, a day that doesnt get near as much attention as Mothers Day, but one that honors some of the unsung heroes in our nation. Were always hearing bad stories about fathers; just this past week there was a mega church minister who allegedly beat his daughter, for example. But for every father who has gotten into trouble, there are thousands, no, millions, who have done the right things all their lives and been there for their children. This week its time to honor them, and those who are fortunate enough to have their dads still around should do so. The family gatherings, the flowers, etc., arent the same for the third Sunday in June as they are for the second Sunday in May, but its just as important to honor dad as much as you honor mom. At some point, most of us lose our fathers and all we are left with are memories. My dad died in 2004 after a seven-year battle with dementia, which manifested itself, to the rest of the family, anyway, after my mom died in 1997. It can be a tough road. I am fortunate to have a wife who was a fabulous caregiver. Dad went into an assisted living facility shortly after mom died, and my wife volunteered there, visited regularly and even ran their bingo program. I tried to visit often, but many times I was out of town working and couldnt take part in some of the activities. Dad was a World War II veteran of the China-India-Burma Theater. He was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, and I remember spending a couple of weeks out there every August (it was brutally hot) as we visited on our annual vacation. One year I flew out two weeks early, and got to stay for a month with my grandparents. Yes, you read it right. In those days I even flew sometimes. East St. Louis, I understand, has deteriorated over the years, but then it was a great place to visit. My dad took me all over the Northeast, visiting historical sites. He was a member of a group called the Catholic War Veterans, and once was the keynote speaker on Memorial Day (we always had a parade). I still miss him, and sometimes wish I could just say hello. For those of you who still have that chance, dont let it pass by. And to all the dads out there, happy Fathers Day.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Sex-selection abortionAmericas liberal faction has crossed the Rubicon and taken a decisive, irrevocable step which reveals forever their lack of concern for women of any age or circumstance, and has shown their deceptive, insincere opposition to discrimination. It lays open the hypocrisy of the liberal feminism movement whose doctrine pretends to advocate for womens rights. It reveals their real goal, population control: Abort more unborn female babies which equals less women to bear more children. This is not a new objective but one that has been in operation for decades, albeit carefully disguised for public consumption. Targeting unborn females for abortion is nothing new in the USA, but until the recent public exposure of Planned Parenthoods gender-specific abortions, it was not widely known by the public. One only has to read recent reports by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to learn that Please see LETTERS, Page 10 The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a unique approach to help Ocala area families manage the challenges of Alzheimers and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules, available at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com. The Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and EducationSM Training Program offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimers disease at home, where 60 to 70 percent live, according to the Alzheimers Association. Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution, said Jim Samuelson, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County. The foundation of the Alzheimers CARE Training Program is an approach called Capturing Lifes Journey that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individuals past. Because people with Alzheimers disease have difficulty with short-term memory, the Capturing Lifes Journey approach taps into long-term memory. The Home Instead Senior Care network assembled the top experts in Alzheimers disease to develop the CARE approach. The training were offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGiversSM receive, he noted. Managing Alzheimers challenges Please see CARE, Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Time to honor all the dads out there Primaries need an overhaul Basically, in this country, we have a two-party system. Yes, there are other parties and there is the ability to be a write-in candidate, but usually its Republicans vs. Demcorats. With the closing of qualifying last week, the local political races are set, and its evident from the lists put out by the supervisor of elections that Floridas primary system needs some work. There are several races where there are no Democrats, meaning that the Republican candidates who survive the primary should be automatically elected. But state law says that if someone else qualifies for the election in November, there must be an election then, even if one major party or another is not represented. By doing this, the state disenfranchises voters of the party that is not represented on the ballot. This year, for example, there is only one Democrat running for County Commission Jessica Cookie Hadley in District 5. So having the election spread out to November is perfectly legitimate. However, the other two commission races will carry over to November, because there are write-in candidates in both races. Facing the facts, the winner of the August primary for Republicans, in which Democrats cant vote, will probably be the winner in November in Districts 1 and 3. What this means is that Democrats will have little say in who represents those districts. True, they could vote for the write-in candidate, but thats not likely. The change should be simple. The primary should be open to both parties when there is a write-in candidate, much as it already is open where there are candidates of only one party. Then the entire thing could be decided by everyone in the primary, without the expense, or farce, of taking the race to the general election. Better still, the state could change write-in candidates to what that type of candidate originally was someone whose name was written in without any previous qualifying. Many agree that the write-in system is a ploy to disenfranchise one party or another. Its time to end that possibility. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Jackie Porter tells her side of the storyI write this letter asking you to consider helping me get my side of the story out to your readers. The Star-Banner continually attacks me in their editorials. They allow letters to the editor that are lies and they do not fact check the content. I will not be bullied by their relentless smearing of my name, and will not retreat. At age 25, in 1984, I had a vision and opened my first retail plant nursery and garden center. I did not marry into the business (I married in 1981) I sold my personal car for the down payment for the first Porters store property, there was no Porter family fortune. I stood up against the big box stores for 20 years, sold my interest in the business when it was still thriving, and I retired. I am truly a business person with hard work ethics, honesty and integrity. My customer service was top notch, my employees trusted and respected me. The school system should be run the same way not by a sword and not with fear of retaliation. Students, parents, employees and taxpayers should be heard and their ideas and solutions taken into consideration. I have exposed the waste of taxpayers money, most identified to me by stakeholders (employees and taxpayers). I do listen and take action. I have stood up for the taxpayers, children and employees during my four-year term as an elected School Board member, and for doing so been demonized. I will fund the needs of our classrooms first. My three opponents are current sixfigure salaried school administrators who have a combined 70 years employed with Marion County Public schools, taking home week after week a pay check from you. They still do not have the right formula for educating our students. Marion County Public Schools rank 44th out of 67 school districts, this is unacceptable. We have the opportunity to take back our school system. I am not status quo. I was not status quo in the retail world of big box stores but I succeeded and, with the community, we will succeed in educating our children to their fullest potential and reach my goal to be in the top 20 school districts in the state. Our children deserve it, our community deserves it. I need your vote in the Republican primary for Superintendent of Schools, on Aug. 14. You will not be disappointed. Jackie Porter 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. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000BLHH 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 000BLZD In appreciation for the support we have received while serving the Ocala area for over 50 years,W e would like to extend this special of fer to you. Pr omotional SavingsFor a limited time... offering thesimplicity planW ant to learn mor e? $1,295T wo Burial Spaces Call 352-237-2212 and speak with a representative.Additional fees may apply. STE15050 SW 20th St. Ocala, FL 34474 RobertsFuneralHomes.coma $8,200 V alue!A very limited number of burial sites have been committed to this special price offer Once all sites are reserved, this offer will expire. Complimentary Simplicity PlannerIn addition to the savings, if you act now, you will also receive a complimentary Simplicity Planner and Living W ill to help you put your estate in or der ACT NOW!Pr otect your family and your futur e!DM/GS/$1295PM/06-12 000BMFX ALL SALES BENEFIT THE DUNNELLON PUBIC LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOK SALE June Jubilee of Books May 29-June 30 The Friends Book Store 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 438-2520 Open Daily 10am-4pm Saturdays 10am-2pm ALL HARDCOVER $ 1 P APERBACKS all sizes 25 (Specialty priced books not included) 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com S T ORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, S A T & SUN. B Y APPOINTMENT ONL Y Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Bullion Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) Coin Supplies CALL US TODA Y! 35 2-817-6564 FREE Appr aisals I n -Sto r e or In-Home 000BPVF We Are Always Buying: Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000BNT2 Jim Clark Editor This Sunday is Fathers Day, a day that doesnt get near as much attention as Mothers Day, but one that honors some of the unsung heroes in our nation. Were always hearing bad stories about fathers; just this past week there was a mega church minister who allegedly beat his daughter, for example. But for every father who has gotten into trouble, there are thousands, no, millions, who have done the right things all their lives and been there for their children. This week its time to honor them, and those who are fortunate enough to have their dads still around should do so. The family gatherings, the flowers, etc., arent the same for the third Sunday in June as they are for the second Sunday in May, but its just as important to honor dad as much as you honor mom. At some point, most of us lose our fathers and all we are left with are memories. My dad died in 2004 after a seven-year battle with dementia, which manifested itself, to the rest of the family, anyway, after my mom died in 1997. It can be a tough road. I am fortunate to have a wife who was a fabulous caregiver. Dad went into an assisted living facility shortly after mom died, and my wife volunteered there, visited regularly and even ran their bingo program. I tried to visit often, but many times I was out of town working and couldnt take part in some of the activities. Dad was a World War II veteran of the China-India-Burma Theater. He was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, and I remember spending a couple of weeks out there every August (it was brutally hot) as we visited on our annual vacation. One year I flew out two weeks early, and got to stay for a month with my grandparents. Yes, you read it right. In those days I even flew sometimes. East St. Louis, I understand, has deteriorated over the years, but then it was a great place to visit. My dad took me all over the Northeast, visiting historical sites. He was a member of a group called the Catholic War Veterans, and once was the keynote speaker on Memorial Day (we always had a parade). I still miss him, and sometimes wish I could just say hello. For those of you who still have that chance, dont let it pass by. And to all the dads out there, happy Fathers Day.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Sex-selection abortionAmericas liberal faction has crossed the Rubicon and taken a decisive, irrevocable step which reveals forever their lack of concern for women of any age or circumstance, and has shown their deceptive, insincere opposition to discrimination. It lays open the hypocrisy of the liberal feminism movement whose doctrine pretends to advocate for womens rights. It reveals their real goal, population control: Abort more unborn female babies which equals less women to bear more children. This is not a new objective but one that has been in operation for decades, albeit carefully disguised for public consumption. Targeting unborn females for abortion is nothing new in the USA, but until the recent public exposure of Planned Parenthoods gender-specific abortions, it was not widely known by the public. One only has to read recent reports by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to learn that Please see LETTERS, Page 10 The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a unique approach to help Ocala area families manage the challenges of Alzheimers and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules, available at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com. The Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and EducationSM Training Program offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimers disease at home, where 60 to 70 percent live, according to the Alzheimers Association. Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution, said Jim Samuelson, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County. The foundation of the Alzheimers CARE Training Program is an approach called Capturing Lifes Journey that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individuals past. Because people with Alzheimers disease have difficulty with short-term memory, the Capturing Lifes Journey approach taps into long-term memory. The Home Instead Senior Care network assembled the top experts in Alzheimers disease to develop the CARE approach. The training were offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGiversSM receive, he noted. Managing Alzheimers challenges Please see CARE, Page 10

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Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. 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Additionally, this level of patient care is available in any one of our thousands of offices nationwide, should it be needed. 000BQ1I COUPON SA VE PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY NO COST NO PRESSURE NO OBLIGATION Tomato and Avocado SalsaYield: 4 to 6 servings 2 large Florida tomatoes, diced 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon powdered cumin Your favorite hot sauce (for heat) Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste In medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve at room temperature for best flavor. For hotter version, substitute 1 seeded fresh jalapeo pepper for green pepper. Also, if you prefer, use toasted cumin seed instead of ground cumin. FAMILY FEATURES Great appetizers are full of flavor to stimulate the appetite, but not so rich that they spoil it. To get that balance, look to fresh, flavorful ingredients like Florida tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes add beautiful color, great taste, and a host of healthy nutrients like vitamin C to any appetizer. Chef Justin Timineri, known as the Florida Chef, and Florida Tomatoes have created some mouthwatering appetizer recipes using the versa tile, tantalizing tomato.Tomato Cobb Salad Wrap Turn a favorite salad into a tasty finger food by wrap ping up Cobb salad ingredients in a flour tortilla. Tomato and Avocado Salsa Whether you make it mild or spice it up, this salsa will make a lot of mouths happy. Try serving it in individual, wide mouthed glasses so guests can dip and re-dip as much as they like.Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed Tomatoes A savory party favorite, this dip gets extra flavor by being paired up with juicy baked tomatoes.Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and Pecans Sweet, savory, crunchy, salty this appetizer has it all. To get more appetizer and party-ready recipes, as well as sign up for a free news letter, visit www.floridatomatoes.org. How Much? 1 medium tomato, seeded = approximately 3/4 cup chopped. 1 large tomato, seeded = 1 cup chopped. 1 pound of tomatoes = approximately 2 1/2 cups chopped, or 2 cups pured. Dont RefrigerateFor the best tomato flavor, never refriger ate them. A chilled tomato will not finish ripening because cold halts the ripening process. Cold also kills the flavor of tomatoes, so even when the tomatoes are fully ripe, keep them out of the refrigerator. Tomato Cobb Salad WrapYield: 4 servings 4 large (10-inch) flour tortillas 6 tablespoons prepared blue cheese dressing 8 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast 3 medium, fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes (about 1 pound), cut into thin slices 4 leaves Boston, iceberg or leaf lettuce 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled and cut into thin slices 4 strips cooked bacon Spread each tortilla with 1 1/2 table spoons of dressing. Top with layers of turkey, tomato, let tuce, avocado and bacon, dividing evenly. Roll up tortillas. If desired, tie each wrap with chives, or secure with long toothpicks, and cut each sandwich in half. Toserve,standbothhalvesofeachsand wich on cut ends. Garnish with tomato wedges, green onions and avocado. Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and PecansYield: 4 servings 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans 4 slices crusty, firm-textured bread, cut about 3/4 inch thick 2 cloves garlic peeled and halved 2 large Florida tomatoes, sliced about 1/8 inch thick Freshly ground pepper to taste Chopped fresh basil or dried basil for garnish In small bowl, mash cheeses together with fork, leaving mixture somewhat chunky. Mix in pecans. Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on small baking sheet and broil slices for about 1 min ute on each side, just until golden. Watch carefully so bread doesnt burn. Rub one side of each piece of bread with garlic. Spread some of the cheese mixture over each slice and arrange 2 or 3 overlapping tomato slices on top. Pepper tomatoes lightly, then garnish with basil and serve.Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed TomatoesYield: 4 servings 1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese, softened 2 large fresh Florida tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 can low-sodium artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fine 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 lemon, juiced Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 large fresh Florida tomatoes 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 375F. In medium mixing bowl, com bine cream cheese, diced tomatoes, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic and fresh basil. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts and spinach. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning with lemon juice, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Set stuffing mixture aside. Rinse whole tomatoes under cold running water and pat dry with clean paper towels. Slice off top of each tomato with a serrated knife; cut in half. Squeeze each half to loosen seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out 1/3 of the insides of tomato. Fill tomatoes with stuffing mixture. Top each stuffed tomato with shredded mozzarella. Place stuffed tomatoes in baking dish and put into preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crisp flatbreads, or sliced vegetables. Appetizers toget theparty started Iwould agree with the idea that religion comes in all shapes, sizes and temperaments. It is quite obvious that sanity is not a prerequisite of religion. If it were, most religions would go out of business within the 30-day money back guarantee period. Every religion has some sort of litmus test for faith. It is in this area of religion that smacks so loudly of insanity. Superstition, regardless of the basis, is one great common denominator of all religion. It is not that I mind superstition; I just do not want it associated with my religion. I read in the newspaper headlines just this week a pastor was killed by a rattlesnake bite. I had almost forgotten this sort of thing went on in our sophisticated, enlightened world. As a young preacher, I was visiting a congregation in Kentucky as the guest speaker for that Sunday. Never mind the town or the church that is beside the point. I got to the church a little early and was escorted around the church looking at the facilities. Then they took me into the sanctuary where I could look at the pulpit and the sanctuary where I would be preaching. Being the observant person that I am, I noticed a basket next to the pulpit. I had never seen such a basket before. I really did not know too much about the church and now I cannot remember exactly why I was invited to preach there. Be that as it may, I was greatly curious about the basket next to the pulpit. I did not know if it was a wastebasket or if perhaps it was the offering basket and the congregation would fill it up before the service was over. So, I ask my host what the basket was next to the pulpit. Thats where we keep the rattlesnake, he said rather passively. Say what! That basket there is where we keep the rattlesnake that we use in our service. I can take a joke and give it a joke back with the best of them. I responded with a hearty laugh. Ha, Ha, Ha, I said good-naturedly. Really, what is that basket for? I could see my host was not the least bit amused with my persistent inquiry. I said, he said rather sternly, thats where we keep our rattlesnake for our church service. He then stared at me for a few moments and then said, I dont think well need it in our service today. You dont look like you have enough faith. Inside me, I sighed a deep sigh of relief. There is a time when I want to bolster my faith, but in the circumstance before me, I did not want enough faith to handle some rattlesnake. One of the tenants of my religion is to run as fast as I can away from any and all rattlesnakes. It is one part of my religion I take rather seriously. My host tried explaining to me what was going on. He pointed to a passage in Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. My first reaction was to think he was pulling the wool over my eyes, so to speak, and I almost laughed out loud. I caught myself in time when I realized this man was serious. According to him, he could have enough faith in God to pick up the poisonous rattlesnake and if it bit him, it would not hurt him at all. According to their religion, when they are truly in the Spirit, they have the power to pick up a poisonous rattlesnake, and if it bites you, it will not hurt you. They keep the basket containing a rattlesnake in the front of the church for when such an occasion arises. I was hoping it would not arise during my time in the pulpit. All during my sermon, I could not help casting a wistful eye in the general direction of the basket next to the pulpit. At one point, I thought I did see the basket move. I yelled at this point, which excited the congregation thinking I had gotten in the spirit, and then everybody cast a wistful eye in the direction of the basket. I respect other peoples views on everything, I suppose. However, there are some things I have difficulty wrapping my tired brain around. This has to be one of them. How you can pull the bit about the rattlesnake out of that verse of Scripture and ignore the rest of it is really beyond me. Religion will make you do many silly things that have no sanity behind them. Many people just go through the motions not really knowing why they are doing what they are doing. At least the snake handlers have a little bit of excitement in their services. Nothing I want to experience, but then who am I to criticize. I rest my faith upon the Scripture. Particularly, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith keeps me away from poisonous rattlesnakes.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Snake, rattle and roll in the aisles James Snyder Watch, clock collectors to meet

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The preferred environment for those with dementia is generally at home, said Potter, who served on the expert panel to help develop content for the Alzheimers CARE Training Program. And yet, families caring for seniors with Alzheimers at home are dealing with challenging behaviors such as anger, aggression, wandering and refusing to eat, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network. That makes the Alzheimers Disease or Other Dementias CARE Training Program a solution for the many families in our area who are being impacted each day by devastating side effects of this disease, Samuelson said. For more information about free family caregiver training, to make a reservation in a future workshop, or to obtain a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, contact the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 352-622-6447 or visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline f or Ad ver tisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday the number of female births are much lower than male births reported in earlier statistics. These lower female births are in direct contrast to past reports which showed opposite numbers. Planned Parenthood and other such abortion organizations are not concerned whether they abort males or females they care only about the funding that abortion brings. However, these abortionists welcome another reason for parents to abort their children, and sex-selection abortions add to the category of reasons. Planned Parenthood is a leader in advising parents how to time sonograms to determine the gender of the unborn for purposes of positively producing a male child. Gender of the unborn can be determined by sonogram at about five months gestation but now sonogram is not the only means of determining gender now the mothers blood can be tested early in the pregnancy to determine gender. This is a recent discovery which will enable even larger numbers of unborn females to be aborted. Why is the public so shocked at the discovery of sex-selection abortion? It is completely within the despicable law known as Roe vs. Wade. Parents can abort their unborn children at any stage of gestation, for any reason, or for no reason at all. Shouldnt we have known that there would be parents with no personal, moral, or social ethics who would prefer designing their own child using abortion as the tool of preference? The killing of baby girls by abortion or at birth is pervasive in China due to the One Child policy and a preference for sons. We have often heard pro-abortion American politicians denounce China for its extreme population control program while at the same time these same politicians support and promote abortion in their own country. Now these same politicians are supporting and promoting sex-selection abortions in the USA as if it is a normal part of life and their political agenda. The Congressional Democrats recently voted down what would have been a ban on sex-selection abortions. These Democratic supporters of targeted abortion of females publicly stated that this bill to ban sex-selection abortions is the latest tactic in the War on Women. Are these politicians brain damaged or are they hoping that the public is brain dead? What is pro-woman about killing a baby girl simply because she is female? President Obama who fathered two daughters himself has promoted and supported abortion during his entire public life. 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LETTERS continued from Page 6 Happenings Thursday, June 14 NARF E to m eetThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting.Friday, June 15 Elder A buse Sy mposium sch eduledA former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 A re you interested in p ublish ing?Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.Wednesday, June 20 Wom en to m ark summer solsticeWomen from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are invited to celebrate the summer solstice on Wednesday, June 20, when The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County (TIA) holds a potluck luncheon at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ocala. The church, located at 1908 S.E. Fort King St., will open the doors to its Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. for this womens gathering after which speakers will discuss the manner in which the longest day of the year is observed throughout the northern hemisphere. While we cant do bonfires on the beach or dance around Stonehenge, we can have the joy of sharing the warmth of our common humanity as we learn how people of differing traditions have saluted the power of the sun since the beginning of recorded history, commented Kay Marks, TIA board member and co-hostess with other members of the churchs Christian Action Committee. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County works to open windows of opportunity for mutual understanding by celebrating community, compassion and civility among people of good will no matter what their belief system. Please RSVP by emailing TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or by telephoning Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970.Thursday, June 21 A ir F orce A ssociation to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome. Saturday, June 23 Wom en s Ministry Sup er S aturdayWomens Ministry Super Saturday Special: "Dot to Dot" Living. Special speaker will be Linda Bellows. Enjoy a light brunch, door prizes and an opportunity to meet Christian friends. For additional information: 352-8616182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200.Moose to sp onsor g olf tournam entA four person best ball golf tournament will be held on June 23 at Marion Oaks Country Club. Longest drive and closest to the pin contests are part of the fun. Mulligans will be available for purchase. Tee time is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. This 18-hole event will offer free coffee, donuts, prizes and plenty of laughs followed by a chicken and fixins lunch at West Marion Moose Lodge. For more information call Joe Edel, 352-238-1485, Fred Pulis, 352-854-9976 or signup sheets are available at West Marion Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Golf outing is open to Moose members and guests. CAREcontinued from Page 7

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Three graduating seniors in Marion County Public Schools know precisely what it means to always be there, especially when it comes to class. Dustin Ciraco, Wayne Livingston, and Elizabeth Turner graduate with the highest attendance rates in the district for the Class of 2012 not missing a single day of class during 13 years of school. Thats 100 percent attendance 2,340 out of 2,340 days of class. Ciraco graduated Saturday from Forest High School. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-Kindergarten student at Shady Hill Elementary. Livingston graduated from Vanguard High Friday. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-K student at Saddlewood Elementary. Turner graduated Thursday from North Marion High. In 1999, she enrolled as a Pre-K student at Fessenden Elementary and later attended North Marion Middle. Marion County Public Schools recognizes these three students for their dedicated and consistent efforts to always attend school and their outstanding emphasis on a complete education. In addition, seven other graduating seniors never missed a day of high school class Brandon Goulbourne West Port High, Brittany Lakhani Dunnellon High, Kristin Phifer Vanguard High, Shane Prince Vanguard High, Derrick Smith Jr. Vanguard High, Katelyn Shallue West Port High, and Anna Zarkowski Dunnellon High. We celebrated Memorial Day, then D-Day, and now another important day in our history is June 14. This is known as Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of our flag. This was done by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. 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Call 352-795-1288 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Cr ys t al Riv er Homes Country Club Road 3 bedroom. 1 bath. Home for Sale: $105,000 Country Club Road, Crystal River Florida. Location, Location, Location!!!!!!!!!! Across the street from the famous Plantation Golf and Resort. 3 bedroom, Privacy, this is private large lot but close to all that Crystal River has to offer! Fenced in yard with storage shed in the back yard. Also plenty of room for boat/trailer storage.Updated with newer ac/furnace, roof, interior totally professionally updated, tile and carpet thru out. Rental history is great with tenant in place. Check it out! Seller says Sell! REaltors, I will pay a bonus if you bring me a buyer!(352) 228-9691 V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPer fect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No pr oblem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Fairfield Village Among the many lovely things about our community, one must be the beautiful magnolia trees that are part of the natural scenery. A symbol of southern charm, they are stately, graceful, and beautiful. Basically, the magnolias in Fairfield Village are of the type called Grandiflora, the classic Southern magnolia with large glossy leaves and huge, and often fragrant, white blossoms. But there are many different varieties as I found out when I did some research. There is the Virginiana which is a smaller tree and easier to fit into most gardens. Also there is the Soulangeana which are often called tulip trees because of the shape and bright color of their flowers. These are deciduous and do not tolerate heavy wind or salt spray. Obviously, we would not find them along Floridas coastal areas. These bloom very early and are glorious when they are in full bloom all over the tree before the leaves appear. There are some largeleafed magnolias often grown for use as shade trees. Magnolias with yellow blossoms and many of their possible hybrids are generally called Cucumber trees. The Oyama Magnolia is native to western China. Its blooms are cup-shaped and drooping and are extremely fragrant. Though I have only seen photos of these, I think that they must be gorgeous when they can be a part of someones garden. One of the really good things about Magnolias in The lavender colored blossoms of the Anne Magnolia (Tulip Tree) appear in early spring and only last a short time. (This tree originated in Tennessee, moved to Georgia, then to California, before becoming a part of the Fairfield Village landscape.) The magnolias of Fairfield Village general is that they usually do not have any serious pest or disease problems. I did find out that it is recommended that Magnolias should not be pruned too much as it is definitely likely to endanger the tree. As my accompanying photos show, the Fairfield Magnolia trees are a really delightful part of our community which we may sometimes take for granted. Perhaps, we should stop and admire their beauty more often as we take our brisk or casual walks through this neighborhood made up of lively and lovely people. Priscilla Geissal Quail Meadow Another important patriotic day is Flag Day on June 14 Carolyn Slocumb national Flag Day. Among those who worked for this recognition was a man by the name of Bernard J. Cigrand. He was a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin. In 1885, Mr. Cigrand held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at the Stony Hill School. Beginning in the late 1880s Mr. Cigrand spoke around the country promoting patriotism, respect for the flag, and the need for the annual observance of a flag day on June 14 we need someone like him now, instead of the flag burners. Mr. Cigrand later attended dental school in Chicago. While there he continued his patriotic speeches and writing for many magazines and newspapers. He is credited with being the Father of Flag Day. I understand that he is a distant relative of our Quail Meadow resident Paul Cigrand! Following right after Flag Day is Fathers Day on Sunday the 17th. Many years ago I read statistics that said on Mothers Day more long distance phone calls were made than on any other day of the year. However, this same report said that on Fathers Day more collect calls were made than any other day! Remember these statistics go back to when we actually spoke with an operator to make a long distance call oh, the beauty of cell phones! Fathers Day will be celebrated on Sunday, the 17th. The first time a bill to have national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane, Washington, to speak at a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "singling out just one of our two parents. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later in 1972, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Happy Fathers Day! Did anyone observe Venus passing in front of the sun? Its probably a good thing it was cloudy all day, so we werent tempted to go out and look at the sun without the proper eye protection. This event wont take place again until the year 2117. I dont think any of us will be around to see it. Just a reminder: Please observe the watering restrictions of only 2-days per week. With the showers we are having, there is no need to waste the water on our lawns. The restrictions also apply to those with their own wells the water comes from the same underground water source. Restrictions are: odd number addresses water only on Wednesday and Saturday; even number addresses Thursday and Sunday. There is no watering allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Absent not part of their vocabulary

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Puzzles................4 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 11 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 Happenings Page 3 OpinionPage 612Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger This Year, GiveDADA Gift That Really Rocks.If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Dad will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. One of which, were sure, Dad will love.www.crackerbarrel.com3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership000BOUJ Crossroads CrossroadsCountry Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun.YOU TRIED THE REST, NOW TRY THE BEST!Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pmCrossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added TuesdaySLOW ROASTEDPRIME RIB FOR TWOVeggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread$24.95Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town PRIME RIBOur Specialty Served Every Day & Night4 Cuts:English Cut, Ma, Pa & GrandpaSlow Roasted 000BPY7 DEBIT CARDSCatering Available7947 Highway 40 W est237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th AveHighway 40 W Highway 27 NMON.-SAT. 11-CLOSEExpires 7/28/12 NEWPopular DemandALL YOU CARE TO EATWHITEFISH CATFISH11 am to close Dine-in only NEWDOWN HOME COUNTRY BREAKFASTFROM 3 EGG SPECIALTY OMELETTES TO DELICIOUS PANCAKES AND BELGIAN WAFFLES Eat Like Everyday is a Sunday Supper At Moms House starting at 11 AM Homemade Meatloaf with Real Mashed Potatoes Farm Raised Catfish Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy Country Smoked Ham Steak & Many MoreIncl. veggies, salad or soup, and homemade cornbread Expires 7/28/12Plus regular menu & blackboardd specials!$9.25 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 71 1 186 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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 eyecar e... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No T e chnicians, No Opticians, Just Y ou and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 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 000BLD4 Some of the political races are over before they start. Qualifying ended Friday for the upcoming local election cycle, and several candidates will face no opposition when voters go to the polls in August and November. County Commissioner Charlie Stone decided this year to leave the county governing body and make a run for state representative in District 22. Its already been successful as he faces no opposition and will go to Tallahassee next January. In county races, Tax Collector George Albright, Clerk of the Circuit Court David Ellspermann and Property Appraiser Villie Smith, all Republicans, drew no opposition and are automatically re-elected. In addition to Stone, Dennis Baxley and Marlene H. OToole have been re-elected to the Florida House, and Charlie Dean has been reelected to the Florida Senate. In other county races, Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn will square off in the Republic primary Aug. 14 for sheriff, with the winner facing Bernie DeCastro, Constitution Party, and Judson Cauthen Spence Jr., write-in, in the general election. Only Republicans may vote in the primary. For school superintendent, Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner will run in the Republican primary, with the winner to face Democrat Diana Greene in November. Only Republicans may vote in August. In County Commission District 1, Mike Amsden, the incumbent, is being challenged by David R. Moore in the Republican primary. The winner faces write-in James Bailey in November. For District 3, incumbent Stan McClain is challenged by Jeffrey Gold in the Republican primary, with Patricia Reed and Robert Brown as write-ins on the ballot in November. Reed had originally been listed as a Democrat. In District 5, four Republicans, including Earl Arnett, Pat Gabriel, Francine Johannesen and Butch Verrando will be on the ballot Aug. 14, with the winner to face Democrat Jessica Hadley in November. In all three County Commission races, only Republicans may vote in August. School Board races are different, since by law the competition is non-partisan. Everyone in the county may vote in the board races. In District 1 its Woody Clymer vs. Nancy Stacy; in District 2 its Carol Ely vs. Robert Dobkowski. Both races will be decided Aug. 14. For supervisor of elections, Barbara Ruse and Wesley B. Wilcox, both Republicans, will square off in the GOP primary, with the winner to face Judge Cochran in November. Only Republicans can vote in August. In the U.S. House District 11, there will be no primary as Richard Nugent, incumbent Republican, and David Werder, a Demcorat, will square off in November. Candidate qualifying closes; Stone elected to State House Stone West Port graduation Shannon Hill, right, salutatorian for the West Port High School Class of 2012, visits with her friend Michaella Quesada prior to ceremonies. Graduation was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but the days rain forced the postponement of the outdoor ceremony on the schools football field. That failed to dampen the ethusiasm of those who received their diplomas.PHOTOS BY MICHEL NORTHSEA West Port High School graduate Mariah Fernandez adjusts her cap prior to graduation Friday morning. West Port High School graduates Kevin Jones and Cassie Mrod share a joke before graduation ceremonies began Friday morning. The phone was later collected by school officials they also took car keys and returned to graduates after the ceremony. Ocala Honor Flight reunion ceremony scheduled for Flag Day, June 14A reunion for the Ocala Honor Flight is planned for Flag Day, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, Corner of East Fort King Street and 25th Avenue. All World War II veterans who have made one of the flights and their families and all flight escorts and their families are asked to gather together and proudly wear their hats and dog tags. Prizes will be given away. RSVP by leaving a message at 352-351-9341. County Commission makes recycling easier for non-city residentsIn a unanimous vote at its Tuesday meeting, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted to make recycling in Marion County even more convenient by approving an agreement with Waste Pro of Ocala to provide single-stream recycling at county recycling centers. Single-stream recycling will eliminate the need for county residents to separate items into cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum and other categories before recycling. Citizens will be able to dispose of all items in the same box at county recycling centers. According to the five-year contract, Waste Pro of Ocala will be responsible for constructing a regional material recovery facility in Marion County as well as for transportation of the recyclables from county recycling centers to the facility. Marion County will receive 55 percent of the revenue from the sale of the recyclable material. This revenue, combined with cost savings due to the new recycling processes, is anticipated to cover the cost of the expanded services. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marion County currently ranks 10th out of Floridas 67 counties in a statewide ranking of each countys adjusted recycling rate. Marion County Solid Waste officials hope singlestream recycling will help improve that rate even more. We hope this enhancement of our recycling program will increase Marions recycling rate and help reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill, Mike Sims, Marion County Solid Waste Director said. Plus, recycling will be easier and less time-consuming for our residents with no increase in cost to the department or to the taxpayers. The single-stream recycling program is expected to begin Sept. 1. BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY June 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rev. Edward Holloway Jr.s call to be the pastor at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church as well as marking his 30 years since ordination. The congregation wanted to celebrate this event and held a dinner at the Palm Grove Auditorium in Oak Run on Saturday, June 2. More than 160 members of the congregation attended the dinner with guests Pastor Anna Figuerio, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Pastor Ashley Nicolls, St Johns Lutheran Church, Summerfield and Pastor Jim Young, Ascension Lutheran Church. Pastor Holloway came from Minnesota, where he received a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Divinity from Northwestern Lutheran Seminary. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a pastor in a small Lutheran church in Monticello, Minnesota from 1982 to 1992 and then senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove, Minnesota for 10 years before coming to Florida. Joy Council President, Jerry Hollnagel greeted everyone to the not so very Surprise Party and thanked all for coming to celebrate a friend, confidant and preacher. Pastor Young gave the invocation to begin the celebration. Sharon Hickman-Besch, Joy Associate in Ministry, Music developed and diPastor Holloway at Joy Lutheran honored on anniversary rected a Musical Toast of Pastor Holloway covering his life events from birth to the present. For his birth, the members were led in the singing of Jesus Loves Me. Then the Joyful Notes (absent one note) with Linda Aker, Trudy Harrsch and Ann Bellis, accompanied by Ardith Thomas sang Think About His Love for Pastors confirmation. In honor of his years in the Navy, the members all sang Anchors Aweigh. Warren Erickson, marked Pastors marriage in 1970 to Marsha by singing a solo, Youll Never Walk Alone. The Joyful Notes Trio then recognized Pastors seminary years (1979-1982) with a song, Life in Jesus. When Pastor Ed was called to Florida he initially had to move alone so he brought his dog with him for company. So the members all joined in to tease him with the song That Doggie in the Window. Pastor Ed has become known as the piano playing singing pastor which he often does at worship services. Irene Henderson devoted this song to him by singing In My Heart There Rings a Melody. Lynn Barrett, sang a Simple Song for Pastors future life. Finally the Joy vocal choir sang The Lord Bless You for the Benediction. After a delicious meal catered by the Oak Run Caterers, there was a lot of toasting of Pastor Holloway. A member of the original Call Committee said that after interviewing many potential pastors she knew that Rev. Holloway would be the right one just by the way he got out of the car when coming to the interview. The Committee was looking for someone who would be an available minister to his congregation and a good listener and Pastor Ed fit those criteria. One of the Stephen Ministers commended Pastor Ed for his initiative in helping to develop this ministry at Joy. Another said she had learned why Pastor Ed was patient and willing to wait because as he said, God is in control, you wait because it is always in Gods time. Others praised him for helping them through hard times, especially one who had a heart attack and heart surgery. A new member said she was so impressed with how Pastor Ed does so much for a lot of people even when they are not members of the church such as, providing weddings and baptisms. Another praised Pastor Eds inspiring Daily Devotionals on the church website, www.joyocala.org. Pastor Ed was allowed to have the last word at this event. However he had to admit that he was quite overwhelmed by the many positive comments. He thanked his church staff for all their devotion and hard work and especially those who helped to put this event together. He said this was like grace to him and coming to Joy Lutheran Church was truly a gift. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. Vacation Bible School at Joy This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife and welcoming sunshine the students will learn about these promises through the games, songs, crafts, and bible stories while enjoying the tasty snacks. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Please read our ads on classified page



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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Puzzles................4 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 11 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 Happenings Page 3 Opinion Page 6 12Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger This Year, GiveDAD A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Dad will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. One of which, were sure, Dad will love.www.crackerbarrel.com3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000BOUJ Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU TRIED THE REST, NOW TRY THE BEST!Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added TuesdayS LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread$ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000BPY7 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th AveHighway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-CLOSE Expires 7/28/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFASTF ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES Eat Like Everyday is a Sunday Supper At Moms House starting at 11 AM Homemade Meatloaf with Real Mashed Potatoes Farm Raised Catfish Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy Country Smoked Ham Steak & Many More Incl. veggies, salad or soup, and homemade cornbread Expires 7/28/12 Plus regular menu & blackboardd specials! $ 9.25 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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 Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 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 000BLD4 Some of the political races are over before they start. Qualifying ended Friday for the upcoming local election cycle, and several candidates will face no opposition when voters go to the polls in August and November. County Commissioner Charlie Stone decided this year to leave the county governing body and make a run for state representative in District 22. Its already been successful as he faces no opposition and will go to Tallahassee next January. In county races, Tax Collector George Albright, Clerk of the Circuit Court David Ellspermann and Property Appraiser Villie Smith, all Republicans, drew no opposition and are automatically re-elected. In addition to Stone, Dennis Baxley and Marlene H. OToole have been re-elected to the Florida House, and Charlie Dean has been reelected to the Florida Senate. In other county races, Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn will square off in the Republic primary Aug. 14 for sheriff, with the winner facing Bernie DeCastro, Constitution Party, and Judson Cauthen Spence Jr., write-in, in the general election. Only Republicans may vote in the primary. For school superintendent, Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner will run in the Republican primary, with the winner to face Democrat Diana Greene in November. Only Republicans may vote in August. In County Commission District 1, Mike Amsden, the incumbent, is being challenged by David R. Moore in the Republican primary. The winner faces write-in James Bailey in November. For District 3, incumbent Stan McClain is challenged by Jeffrey Gold in the Republican primary, with Patricia Reed and Robert Brown as write-ins on the ballot in November. Reed had originally been listed as a Democrat. In District 5, four Republicans, including Earl Arnett, Pat Gabriel, Francine Johannesen and Butch Verrando will be on the ballot Aug. 14, with the winner to face Democrat Jessica Hadley in November. In all three County Commission races, only Republicans may vote in August. School Board races are different, since by law the competition is non-partisan. Everyone in the county may vote in the board races. In District 1 its Woody Clymer vs. Nancy Stacy; in District 2 its Carol Ely vs. Robert Dobkowski. Both races will be decided Aug. 14. For supervisor of elections, Barbara Ruse and Wesley B. Wilcox, both Republicans, will square off in the GOP primary, with the winner to face Judge Cochran in November. Only Republicans can vote in August. In the U.S. House District 11, there will be no primary as Richard Nugent, incumbent Republican, and David Werder, a Demcorat, will square off in November. Candidate qualifying closes; Stone elected to State House Stone West Port graduation Shannon Hill, right, salutatorian for the West Port High School Class of 2012, visits with her friend Michaella Quesada prior to ceremonies. Graduation was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but the days rain forced the postponement of the outdoor ceremony on the schools football field. That failed to dampen the ethusiasm of those who received their diplomas.PHOTOS BY MICHEL NORTHSEA West Port High School graduate Mariah Fernandez adjusts her cap prior to graduation Friday morning. West Port High School graduates Kevin Jones and Cassie Mrod share a joke before graduation ceremonies began Friday morning. The phone was later collected by school officials they also took car keys and returned to graduates after the ceremony. Ocala Honor Flight reunion ceremony scheduled for Flag Day, June 14A reunion for the Ocala Honor Flight is planned for Flag Day, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, Corner of East Fort King Street and 25th Avenue. All World War II veterans who have made one of the flights and their families and all flight escorts and their families are asked to gather together and proudly wear their hats and dog tags. Prizes will be given away. RSVP by leaving a message at 352-351-9341. County Commission makes recycling easier for non-city residentsIn a unanimous vote at its Tuesday meeting, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted to make recycling in Marion County even more convenient by approving an agreement with Waste Pro of Ocala to provide single-stream recycling at county recycling centers. Single-stream recycling will eliminate the need for county residents to separate items into cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum and other categories before recycling. Citizens will be able to dispose of all items in the same box at county recycling centers. According to the five-year contract, Waste Pro of Ocala will be responsible for constructing a regional material recovery facility in Marion County as well as for transportation of the recyclables from county recycling centers to the facility. Marion County will receive 55 percent of the revenue from the sale of the recyclable material. This revenue, combined with cost savings due to the new recycling processes, is anticipated to cover the cost of the expanded services. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marion County currently ranks 10th out of Floridas 67 counties in a statewide ranking of each countys adjusted recycling rate. Marion County Solid Waste officials hope singlestream recycling will help improve that rate even more. We hope this enhancement of our recycling program will increase Marions recycling rate and help reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill, Mike Sims, Marion County Solid Waste Director said. Plus, recycling will be easier and less time-consuming for our residents with no increase in cost to the department or to the taxpayers. The single-stream recycling program is expected to begin Sept. 1. BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY June 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rev. Edward Holloway Jr.s call to be the pastor at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church as well as marking his 30 years since ordination. The congregation wanted to celebrate this event and held a dinner at the Palm Grove Auditorium in Oak Run on Saturday, June 2. More than 160 members of the congregation attended the dinner with guests Pastor Anna Figuerio, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Pastor Ashley Nicolls, St Johns Lutheran Church, Summerfield and Pastor Jim Young, Ascension Lutheran Church. Pastor Holloway came from Minnesota, where he received a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Divinity from Northwestern Lutheran Seminary. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a pastor in a small Lutheran church in Monticello, Minnesota from 1982 to 1992 and then senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove, Minnesota for 10 years before coming to Florida. Joy Council President, Jerry Hollnagel greeted everyone to the not so very Surprise Party and thanked all for coming to celebrate a friend, confidant and preacher. Pastor Young gave the invocation to begin the celebration. Sharon Hickman-Besch, Joy Associate in Ministry, Music developed and diPastor Holloway at Joy Lutheran honored on anniversary rected a Musical Toast of Pastor Holloway covering his life events from birth to the present. For his birth, the members were led in the singing of Jesus Loves Me. Then the Joyful Notes (absent one note) with Linda Aker, Trudy Harrsch and Ann Bellis, accompanied by Ardith Thomas sang Think About His Love for Pastors confirmation. In honor of his years in the Navy, the members all sang Anchors Aweigh. Warren Erickson, marked Pastors marriage in 1970 to Marsha by singing a solo, Youll Never Walk Alone. The Joyful Notes Trio then recognized Pastors seminary years (1979-1982) with a song, Life in Jesus. When Pastor Ed was called to Florida he initially had to move alone so he brought his dog with him for company. So the members all joined in to tease him with the song That Doggie in the Window. Pastor Ed has become known as the piano playing singing pastor which he often does at worship services. Irene Henderson devoted this song to him by singing In My Heart There Rings a Melody. Lynn Barrett, sang a Simple Song for Pastors future life. Finally the Joy vocal choir sang The Lord Bless You for the Benediction. After a delicious meal catered by the Oak Run Caterers, there was a lot of toasting of Pastor Holloway. A member of the original Call Committee said that after interviewing many potential pastors she knew that Rev. Holloway would be the right one just by the way he got out of the car when coming to the interview. The Committee was looking for someone who would be an available minister to his congregation and a good listener and Pastor Ed fit those criteria. One of the Stephen Ministers commended Pastor Ed for his initiative in helping to develop this ministry at Joy. Another said she had learned why Pastor Ed was patient and willing to wait because as he said, God is in control, you wait because it is always in Gods time. Others praised him for helping them through hard times, especially one who had a heart attack and heart surgery. A new member said she was so impressed with how Pastor Ed does so much for a lot of people even when they are not members of the church such as, providing weddings and baptisms. Another praised Pastor Eds inspiring Daily Devotionals on the church website, www.joyocala.org. Pastor Ed was allowed to have the last word at this event. However he had to admit that he was quite overwhelmed by the many positive comments. He thanked his church staff for all their devotion and hard work and especially those who helped to put this event together. He said this was like grace to him and coming to Joy Lutheran Church was truly a gift. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. Vacation Bible School at Joy This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife and welcoming sunshine the students will learn about these promises through the games, songs, crafts, and bible stories while enjoying the tasty snacks. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Please read our ads on classified page

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Three graduating seniors in Marion County Public Schools know precisely what it means to always be there, especially when it comes to class. Dustin Ciraco, Wayne Livingston, and Elizabeth Turner graduate with the highest attendance rates in the district for the Class of 2012 not missing a single day of class during 13 years of school. Thats 100 percent attendance 2,340 out of 2,340 days of class. Ciraco graduated Saturday from Forest High School. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-Kindergarten student at Shady Hill Elementary. Livingston graduated from Vanguard High Friday. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-K student at Saddlewood Elementary. Turner graduated Thursday from North Marion High. In 1999, she enrolled as a Pre-K student at Fessenden Elementary and later attended North Marion Middle. Marion County Public Schools recognizes these three students for their dedicated and consistent efforts to always attend school and their outstanding emphasis on a complete education. In addition, seven other graduating seniors never missed a day of high school class Brandon Goulbourne West Port High, Brittany Lakhani Dunnellon High, Kristin Phifer Vanguard High, Shane Prince Vanguard High, Derrick Smith Jr. Vanguard High, Katelyn Shallue West Port High, and Anna Zarkowski Dunnellon High. W e celebrated Memorial Day, then D-Day, and now another important day in our history is June 14. This is known as Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of our flag. This was done by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Many people had part in establishing June 14 as our messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11 2Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BQ7T Financing Available We Also Trade or Purchase Your Car Offers FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 8900 SW 105th St. 1 Block SW of Pine Run 352-322-1299 $ 200 OFF 2006 2006 DODGE DODGE 2008 AVEO ( WITH THIS AD ) John M. 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Call 352-795-1288 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. Crystal River Homes Country Club Road 3 bedroom. 1 bath. Home for Sale: $105,000 Country Club Road, Crystal River Florida. Location, Location, Location!!!!!!!!!! Across the street from the famous Plantation Golf and Resort. 3 bedroom, Privacy, this is private large lot but close to all that Crystal River has to offer! Fenced in yard with storage shed in the back yard. Also plenty of room for boat/trailer storage.Updated with newer ac/furnace, roof, interior totally professionally updated, tile and carpet thru out. Rental history is great with tenant in place. Check it out! Seller says Sell! REaltors, I will pay a bonus if you bring me a buyer!(352) 228-9691 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Fairfield Village A mong the many lovely things about our community, one must be the beautiful magnolia trees that are part of the natural scenery. A symbol of southern charm, they are stately, graceful, and beautiful. Basically, the magnolias in Fairfield Village are of the type called Grandiflora, the classic Southern magnolia with large glossy leaves and huge, and often fragrant, white blossoms. But there are many different varieties as I found out when I did some research. There is the Virginiana which is a smaller tree and easier to fit into most gardens. Also there is the Soulangeana which are often called tulip trees because of the shape and bright color of their flowers. These are deciduous and do not tolerate heavy wind or salt spray. Obviously, we would not find them along Floridas coastal areas. These bloom very early and are glorious when they are in full bloom all over the tree before the leaves appear. There are some largeleafed magnolias often grown for use as shade trees. Magnolias with yellow blossoms and many of their possible hybrids are generally called Cucumber trees. The Oyama Magnolia is native to western China. Its blooms are cup-shaped and drooping and are extremely fragrant. Though I have only seen photos of these, I think that they must be gorgeous when they can be a part of someones garden. One of the really good things about Magnolias in The lavender colored blossoms of the Anne Magnolia (Tulip Tree) appear in early spring and only last a short time. (This tree originated in Tennessee, moved to Georgia, then to California, before becoming a part of the Fairfield Village landscape.) The magnolias of Fairfield Village general is that they usually do not have any serious pest or disease problems. I did find out that it is recommended that Magnolias should not be pruned too much as it is definitely likely to endanger the tree. As my accompanying photos show, the Fairfield Magnolia trees are a really delightful part of our community which we may sometimes take for granted. Perhaps, we should stop and admire their beauty more often as we take our brisk or casual walks through this neighborhood made up of lively and lovely people. Priscilla Geissal Quail Meadow Another important patriotic day is Flag Day on June 14 Carolyn Slocumb national Flag Day. Among those who worked for this recognition was a man by the name of Bernard J. Cigrand. He was a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin. In 1885, Mr. Cigrand held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at the Stony Hill School. Beginning in the late 1880s Mr. Cigrand spoke around the country promoting patriotism, respect for the flag, and the need for the annual observance of a flag day on June 14 we need someone like him now, instead of the flag burners. Mr. Cigrand later attended dental school in Chicago. While there he continued his patriotic speeches and writing for many magazines and newspapers. He is credited with being the Father of Flag Day. I understand that he is a distant relative of our Quail Meadow resident Paul Cigrand! Following right after Flag Day is Fathers Day on Sunday the 17th. Many years ago I read statistics that said on Mothers Day more long distance phone calls were made than on any other day of the year. However, this same report said that on Fathers Day more collect calls were made than any other day! Remember these statistics go back to when we actually spoke with an operator to make a long distance call oh, the beauty of cell phones! Fathers Day will be celebrated on Sunday, the 17th. The first time a bill to have national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane, Washington, to speak at a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "singling out just one of our two parents. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later in 1972, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Happy Fathers Day! Did anyone observe Venus passing in front of the sun? Its probably a good thing it was cloudy all day, so we werent tempted to go out and look at the sun without the proper eye protection. This event wont take place again until the year 2117. I dont think any of us will be around to see it. Just a reminder: Please observe the watering restrictions of only 2-days per week. With the showers we are having, there is no need to waste the water on our lawns. The restrictions also apply to those with their own wells the water comes from the same underground water source. Restrictions are: odd number addresses water only on Wednesday and Saturday; even number addresses Thursday and Sunday. There is no watering allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Absent not part of their vocabulary

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The program for family caregivers consists of four classes: Alzheimers Disease or Other Dementias Overview; Capturing Lifes Journey; Techniques to Manage Behaviors; and Activities to Encourage Engagement. Also available is a free guide for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. Called Helping Families Cope, the guide includes advice to help families keep their loved ones engaged and manage behaviors. CARE is a wonderful hands-on approach that helps caregivers deal with the behavioral changes that too often accompany these disorders one of the biggest stressors for caregivers, said Dr. Jane F. Potter, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. There was previously no good program available using adult education techniques to provide hands-on practice in learning how best to help people who have dementia. This is huge, she added. The preferred environment for those with dementia is generally at home, said Potter, who served on the expert panel to help develop content for the Alzheimers CARE Training Program. And yet, families caring for seniors with Alzheimers at home are dealing with challenging behaviors such as anger, aggression, wandering and refusing to eat, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network. That makes the Alzheimers Disease or Other Dementias CARE Training Program a solution for the many families in our area who are being impacted each day by devastating side effects of this disease, Samuelson said. For more information about free family caregiver training, to make a reservation in a future workshop, or to obtain a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, contact the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 352-622-6447 or visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com. 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State Road 200, Suite 103, 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 the number of female births are much lower than male births reported in earlier statistics. These lower female births are in direct contrast to past reports which showed opposite numbers. Planned Parenthood and other such abortion organizations are not concerned whether they abort males or females they care only about the funding that abortion brings. However, these abortionists welcome another reason for parents to abort their children, and sex-selection abortions add to the category of reasons. Planned Parenthood is a leader in advising parents how to time sonograms to determine the gender of the unborn for purposes of positively producing a male child. Gender of the unborn can be determined by sonogram at about five months gestation but now sonogram is not the only means of determining gender now the mothers blood can be tested early in the pregnancy to determine gender. This is a recent discovery which will enable even larger numbers of unborn females to be aborted. Why is the public so shocked at the discovery of sex-selection abortion? It is completely within the despicable law known as Roe vs. Wade. Parents can abort their unborn children at any stage of gestation, for any reason, or for no reason at all. Shouldnt we have known that there would be parents with no personal, moral, or social ethics who would prefer designing their own child using abortion as the tool of preference? The killing of baby girls by abortion or at birth is pervasive in China due to the One Child policy and a preference for sons. We have often heard pro-abortion American politicians denounce China for its extreme population control program while at the same time these same politicians support and promote abortion in their own country. Now these same politicians are supporting and promoting sex-selection abortions in the USA as if it is a normal part of life and their political agenda. The Congressional Democrats recently voted down what would have been a ban on sex-selection abortions. These Democratic supporters of targeted abortion of females publicly stated that this bill to ban sex-selection abortions is the latest tactic in the War on Women. Are these politicians brain damaged or are they hoping that the public is brain dead? What is pro-woman about killing a baby girl simply because she is female? President Obama who fathered two daughters himself has promoted and supported abortion during his entire public life. He is now revealing extreme discrimination against women by supporting the killing of baby girls simply because they are female. This is barbaric activity and has no place in civilized society. This has passed beyond civilization into moral decadence. Is this the tipping point in America for abortion? In recent years reliable polling has shown that more than half the citizens in the USA are pro-life and against abortion at any stage for any reason. Is this newly revealed sexselection abortion the incentive that will spur those who are undecided to take a stand for life? May it be so. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. LETTERS continued from Page 6 Happenings Thursday, June 14 NA R F E to m eet The National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Friday, June 15 Elder A buse S y mp osiu m sc h eduled A former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 A re you interested in p ublis h in g? Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. Wednesday, June 20 W o m en to m ar k su mm er solstice Women from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are invited to celebrate the summer solstice on Wednesday, June 20, when The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County (TIA) holds a potluck luncheon at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ocala. The church, located at 1908 S.E. Fort King St., will open the doors to its Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. for this womens gathering after which speakers will discuss the manner in which the longest day of the year is observed throughout the northern hemisphere. While we cant do bonfires on the beach or dance around Stonehenge, we can have the joy of sharing the warmth of our common humanity as we learn how people of differing traditions have saluted the power of the sun since the beginning of recorded history, commented Kay Marks, TIA board member and co-hostess with other members of the churchs Christian Action Committee. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County works to open windows of opportunity for mutual understanding by celebrating community, compassion and civility among people of good will no matter what their belief system. Please RSVP by emailing TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or by telephoning Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970. Thursday, June 21 A ir F orce A ssociation to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome. Saturday, June 23 W o m en s Ministry S u p er S aturday Womens Ministry Super Saturday Special: "Dot to Dot" Living. Special speaker will be Linda Bellows. Enjoy a light brunch, door prizes and an opportunity to meet Christian friends. For additional information: 352-8616182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200.Moose to s p onsor g olf tourna m ent A four person best ball golf tournament will be held on June 23 at Marion Oaks Country Club. Longest drive and closest to the pin contests are part of the fun. Mulligans will be available for purchase. Tee time is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. This 18-hole event will offer free coffee, donuts, prizes and plenty of laughs followed by a chicken and fixins lunch at West Marion Moose Lodge. For more information call Joe Edel, 352-238-1485, Fred Pulis, 352-854-9976 or signup sheets are available at West Marion Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Golf outing is open to Moose members and guests. CARE continued from Page 7

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Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. 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Additionally, this level of patient care is available in any one of our thousands of offices nationwide, should it be needed. 000BQ1I COUPON SAVE PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY NO COST NO PRESSURE NO OBLIGATION Tomato and Avocado SalsaYield: 4 to 6 servings 2 large Florida tomatoes, diced 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon powdered cumin Your favorite hot sauce (for heat) Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste In medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve at room temperature for best flavor. For hotter version, substitute 1 seeded fresh jalapeo pepper for green pepper. Also, if you prefer, use toasted cumin seed instead of ground cumin. FAMILY FEATURES G reat appetizers are full of flavor to stimulate the appetite, but not so rich that they spoil it. To get that balance, look to fresh, flavorful ingredients like Florida tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes add beautiful color, great taste, and a host of healthy nutrients like vitamin C to any appetizer. Chef Justin Timineri, known as the Florida Chef, and Florida Tomatoes have created some mouthwatering appetizer recipes using the versa tile, tantalizing tomato. Tomato Cobb Salad Wrap Turn a favorite salad into a tasty finger food by wrap ping up Cobb salad ingredients in a flour tortilla. Tomato and Avocado Salsa Whether you make it mild or spice it up, this salsa will make a lot of mouths happy. Try serving it in individual, wide mouthed glasses so guests can dip and re-dip as much as they like. Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed Tomatoes A savory party favorite, this dip gets extra flavor by being paired up with juicy baked tomatoes. Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and Pecans Sweet, savory, crunchy, salty this appetizer has it all. To get more appetizer and party-ready recipes, as well as sign up for a free news letter, visit www.floridatomatoes.org. How Much? 1 medium tomato, seeded = approximately 3/4 cup chopped. 1 large tomato, seeded = 1 cup chopped. 1 pound of tomatoes = approximately 2 1/2 cups chopped, or 2 cups pured. Dont Refrigerate For the best tomato flavor, never refriger ate them. A chilled tomato will not finish ripening because cold halts the ripening process. Cold also kills the flavor of tomatoes, so even when the tomatoes are fully ripe, keep them out of the refrigerator. Tomato Cobb Salad WrapYield: 4 servings 4 large (10-inch) flour tortillas 6 tablespoons prepared blue cheese dressing 8 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast 3 medium, fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes (about 1 pound), cut into thin slices 4 leaves Boston, iceberg or leaf lettuce 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled and cut into thin slices 4 strips cooked bacon Spread each tortilla with 1 1/2 table spoons of dressing. Top with layers of turkey, tomato, let tuce, avocado and bacon, dividing evenly. Roll up tortillas. If desired, tie each wrap with chives, or secure with long toothpicks, and cut each sandwich in half. Toserve,standbothhalvesofeachsand wich on cut ends. Garnish with tomato wedges, green onions and avocado. Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and Pecans Yield: 4 servings 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans 4 slices crusty, firm-textured bread, cut about 3/4 inch thick 2 cloves garlic peeled and halved 2 large Florida tomatoes, sliced about 1/8 inch thick Freshly ground pepper to taste Chopped fresh basil or dried basil for garnish In small bowl, mash cheeses together with fork, leaving mixture somewhat chunky. Mix in pecans. Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on small baking sheet and broil slices for about 1 min ute on each side, just until golden. Watch carefully so bread doesnt burn. Rub one side of each piece of bread with garlic. Spread some of the cheese mixture over each slice and arrange 2 or 3 overlapping tomato slices on top. Pepper tomatoes lightly, then garnish with basil and serve.Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed TomatoesYield: 4 servings 1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese, softened 2 large fresh Florida tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 can low-sodium artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fine 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 lemon, juiced Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 large fresh Florida tomatoes 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 375F. In medium mixing bowl, com bine cream cheese, diced tomatoes, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic and fresh basil. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts and spinach. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning with lemon juice, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Set stuffing mixture aside. Rinse whole tomatoes under cold running water and pat dry with clean paper towels. Slice off top of each tomato with a serrated knife; cut in half. Squeeze each half to loosen seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out 1/3 of the insides of tomato. Fill tomatoes with stuffing mixture. Top each stuffed tomato with shredded mozzarella. Place stuffed tomatoes in baking dish and put into preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crisp flatbreads, or sliced vegetables. Appetizers toget theparty started I would agree with the idea that religion comes in all shapes, sizes and temperaments. It is quite obvious that sanity is not a prerequisite of religion. If it were, most religions would go out of business within the 30-day money back guarantee period. Every religion has some sort of litmus test for faith. It is in this area of religion that smacks so loudly of insanity. Superstition, regardless of the basis, is one great common denominator of all religion. It is not that I mind superstition; I just do not want it associated with my religion. I read in the newspaper headlines just this week a pastor was killed by a rattlesnake bite. I had almost forgotten this sort of thing went on in our sophisticated, enlightened world. As a young preacher, I was visiting a congregation in Kentucky as the guest speaker for that Sunday. Never mind the town or the church that is beside the point. I got to the church a little early and was escorted around the church looking at the facilities. Then they took me into the sanctuary where I could look at the pulpit and the sanctuary where I would be preaching. Being the observant person that I am, I noticed a basket next to the pulpit. I had never seen such a basket before. I really did not know too much about the church and now I cannot remember exactly why I was invited to preach there. Be that as it may, I was greatly curious about the basket next to the pulpit. I did not know if it was a wastebasket or if perhaps it was the offering basket and the congregation would fill it up before the service was over. So, I ask my host what the basket was next to the pulpit. Thats where we keep the rattlesnake, he said rather passively. Say what! That basket there is where we keep the rattlesnake that we use in our service. I can take a joke and give it a joke back with the best of them. I responded with a hearty laugh. Ha, Ha, Ha, I said good-naturedly. Really, what is that basket for? I could see my host was not the least bit amused with my persistent inquiry. I said, he said rather sternly, thats where we keep our rattlesnake for our church service. He then stared at me for a few moments and then said, I dont think well need it in our service today. You dont look like you have enough faith. Inside me, I sighed a deep sigh of relief. There is a time when I want to bolster my faith, but in the circumstance before me, I did not want enough faith to handle some rattlesnake. One of the tenants of my religion is to run as fast as I can away from any and all rattlesnakes. It is one part of my religion I take rather seriously. My host tried explaining to me what was going on. He pointed to a passage in Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. My first reaction was to think he was pulling the wool over my eyes, so to speak, and I almost laughed out loud. I caught myself in time when I realized this man was serious. According to him, he could have enough faith in God to pick up the poisonous rattlesnake and if it bit him, it would not hurt him at all. According to their religion, when they are truly in the Spirit, they have the power to pick up a poisonous rattlesnake, and if it bites you, it will not hurt you. They keep the basket containing a rattlesnake in the front of the church for when such an occasion arises. I was hoping it would not arise during my time in the pulpit. All during my sermon, I could not help casting a wistful eye in the general direction of the basket next to the pulpit. At one point, I thought I did see the basket move. I yelled at this point, which excited the congregation thinking I had gotten in the spirit, and then everybody cast a wistful eye in the direction of the basket. I respect other peoples views on everything, I suppose. However, there are some things I have difficulty wrapping my tired brain around. This has to be one of them. How you can pull the bit about the rattlesnake out of that verse of Scripture and ignore the rest of it is really beyond me. Religion will make you do many silly things that have no sanity behind them. Many people just go through the motions not really knowing why they are doing what they are doing. At least the snake handlers have a little bit of excitement in their services. Nothing I want to experience, but then who am I to criticize. I rest my faith upon the Scripture. Particularly, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith keeps me away from poisonous rattlesnakes. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Snake, rattle and roll in the aisles James Snyder Watch, clock collectors to meet

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7 6Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Time to honor all the dads out there Primaries need an overhaul B asically, in this country, we have a two-party system. Yes, there are other parties and there is the ability to be a write-in candidate, but usually its Republicans vs. Demcorats. With the closing of qualifying last week, the local political races are set, and its evident from the lists put out by the supervisor of elections that Floridas primary system needs some work. There are several races where there are no Democrats, meaning that the Republican candidates who survive the primary should be automatically elected. But state law says that if someone else qualifies for the election in November, there must be an election then, even if one major party or another is not represented. By doing this, the state disenfranchises voters of the party that is not represented on the ballot. This year, for example, there is only one Democrat running for County Commission Jessica Cookie Hadley in District 5. So having the election spread out to November is perfectly legitimate. However, the other two commission races will carry over to November, because there are write-in candidates in both races. Facing the facts, the winner of the August primary for Republicans, in which Democrats cant vote, will probably be the winner in November in Districts 1 and 3. What this means is that Democrats will have little say in who represents those districts. True, they could vote for the write-in candidate, but thats not likely. The change should be simple. The primary should be open to both parties when there is a write-in candidate, much as it already is open where there are candidates of only one party. Then the entire thing could be decided by everyone in the primary, without the expense, or farce, of taking the race to the general election. Better still, the state could change write-in candidates to what that type of candidate originally was someone whose name was written in without any previous qualifying. Many agree that the write-in system is a ploy to disenfranchise one party or another. Its time to end that possibility. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Jackie Porter tells her side of the storyI write this letter asking you to consider helping me get my side of the story out to your readers. The Star-Banner continually attacks me in their editorials. They allow letters to the editor that are lies and they do not fact check the content. I will not be bullied by their relentless smearing of my name, and will not retreat. At age 25, in 1984, I had a vision and opened my first retail plant nursery and garden center. I did not marry into the business (I married in 1981) I sold my personal car for the down payment for the first Porters store property, there was no Porter family fortune. I stood up against the big box stores for 20 years, sold my interest in the business when it was still thriving, and I retired. I am truly a business person with hard work ethics, honesty and integrity. My customer service was top notch, my employees trusted and respected me. The school system should be run the same way not by a sword and not with fear of retaliation. Students, parents, employees and taxpayers should be heard and their ideas and solutions taken into consideration. I have exposed the waste of taxpayers money, most identified to me by stakeholders (employees and taxpayers). I do listen and take action. I have stood up for the taxpayers, children and employees during my four-year term as an elected School Board member, and for doing so been demonized. I will fund the needs of our classrooms first. My three opponents are current sixfigure salaried school administrators who have a combined 70 years employed with Marion County Public schools, taking home week after week a pay check from you. They still do not have the right formula for educating our students. Marion County Public Schools rank 44th out of 67 school districts, this is unacceptable. We have the opportunity to take back our school system. I am not status quo. I was not status quo in the retail world of big box stores but I succeeded and, with the community, we will succeed in educating our children to their fullest potential and reach my goal to be in the top 20 school districts in the state. Our children deserve it, our community deserves it. I need your vote in the Republican primary for Superintendent of Schools, on Aug. 14. You will not be disappointed. Jackie Porter 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. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. 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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Bullion Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) Coin Supplies CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home 000BPVF We Are Always Buying: Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000BNT2 Jim Clark Editor T his Sunday is Fathers Day, a day that doesnt get near as much attention as Mothers Day, but one that honors some of the unsung heroes in our nation. Were always hearing bad stories about fathers; just this past week there was a mega church minister who allegedly beat his daughter, for example. But for every father who has gotten into trouble, there are thousands, no, millions, who have done the right things all their lives and been there for their children. This week its time to honor them, and those who are fortunate enough to have their dads still around should do so. The family gatherings, the flowers, etc., arent the same for the third Sunday in June as they are for the second Sunday in May, but its just as important to honor dad as much as you honor mom. At some point, most of us lose our fathers and all we are left with are memories. My dad died in 2004 after a seven-year battle with dementia, which manifested itself, to the rest of the family, anyway, after my mom died in 1997. It can be a tough road. I am fortunate to have a wife who was a fabulous caregiver. Dad went into an assisted living facility shortly after mom died, and my wife volunteered there, visited regularly and even ran their bingo program. I tried to visit often, but many times I was out of town working and couldnt take part in some of the activities. Dad was a World War II veteran of the China-India-Burma Theater. He was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, and I remember spending a couple of weeks out there every August (it was brutally hot) as we visited on our annual vacation. One year I flew out two weeks early, and got to stay for a month with my grandparents. Yes, you read it right. In those days I even flew sometimes. East St. Louis, I understand, has deteriorated over the years, but then it was a great place to visit. My dad took me all over the Northeast, visiting historical sites. He was a member of a group called the Catholic War Veterans, and once was the keynote speaker on Memorial Day (we always had a parade). I still miss him, and sometimes wish I could just say hello. For those of you who still have that chance, dont let it pass by. And to all the dads out there, happy Fathers Day.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Sex-selection abortionAmericas liberal faction has crossed the Rubicon and taken a decisive, irrevocable step which reveals forever their lack of concern for women of any age or circumstance, and has shown their deceptive, insincere opposition to discrimination. It lays open the hypocrisy of the liberal feminism movement whose doctrine pretends to advocate for womens rights. It reveals their real goal, population control: Abort more unborn female babies which equals less women to bear more children. This is not a new objective but one that has been in operation for decades, albeit carefully disguised for public consumption. Targeting unborn females for abortion is nothing new in the USA, but until the recent public exposure of Planned Parenthoods gender-specific abortions, it was not widely known by the public. One only has to read recent reports by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to learn that Please see LETTERS Page 10 The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a unique approach to help Ocala area families manage the challenges of Alzheimers and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules, available at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com. The Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and EducationSM Training Program offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimers disease at home, where 60 to 70 percent live, according to the Alzheimers Association. Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution, said Jim Samuelson, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County. The foundation of the Alzheimers CARE Training Program is an approach called Capturing Lifes Journey that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individuals past. Because people with Alzheimers disease have difficulty with short-term memory, the Capturing Lifes Journey approach taps into long-term memory. The Home Instead Senior Care network assembled the top experts in Alzheimers disease to develop the CARE approach. The training were offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGiversSM receive, he noted. Managing Alzheimers challenges Please see CARE Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7 6Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Time to honor all the dads out there Primaries need an overhaul B asically, in this country, we have a two-party system. Yes, there are other parties and there is the ability to be a write-in candidate, but usually its Republicans vs. Demcorats. With the closing of qualifying last week, the local political races are set, and its evident from the lists put out by the supervisor of elections that Floridas primary system needs some work. There are several races where there are no Democrats, meaning that the Republican candidates who survive the primary should be automatically elected. But state law says that if someone else qualifies for the election in November, there must be an election then, even if one major party or another is not represented. By doing this, the state disenfranchises voters of the party that is not represented on the ballot. This year, for example, there is only one Democrat running for County Commission Jessica Cookie Hadley in District 5. So having the election spread out to November is perfectly legitimate. However, the other two commission races will carry over to November, because there are write-in candidates in both races. Facing the facts, the winner of the August primary for Republicans, in which Democrats cant vote, will probably be the winner in November in Districts 1 and 3. What this means is that Democrats will have little say in who represents those districts. True, they could vote for the write-in candidate, but thats not likely. The change should be simple. The primary should be open to both parties when there is a write-in candidate, much as it already is open where there are candidates of only one party. Then the entire thing could be decided by everyone in the primary, without the expense, or farce, of taking the race to the general election. Better still, the state could change write-in candidates to what that type of candidate originally was someone whose name was written in without any previous qualifying. Many agree that the write-in system is a ploy to disenfranchise one party or another. Its time to end that possibility. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Jackie Porter tells her side of the storyI write this letter asking you to consider helping me get my side of the story out to your readers. The Star-Banner continually attacks me in their editorials. They allow letters to the editor that are lies and they do not fact check the content. I will not be bullied by their relentless smearing of my name, and will not retreat. At age 25, in 1984, I had a vision and opened my first retail plant nursery and garden center. I did not marry into the business (I married in 1981) I sold my personal car for the down payment for the first Porters store property, there was no Porter family fortune. I stood up against the big box stores for 20 years, sold my interest in the business when it was still thriving, and I retired. I am truly a business person with hard work ethics, honesty and integrity. My customer service was top notch, my employees trusted and respected me. The school system should be run the same way not by a sword and not with fear of retaliation. Students, parents, employees and taxpayers should be heard and their ideas and solutions taken into consideration. I have exposed the waste of taxpayers money, most identified to me by stakeholders (employees and taxpayers). I do listen and take action. I have stood up for the taxpayers, children and employees during my four-year term as an elected School Board member, and for doing so been demonized. I will fund the needs of our classrooms first. My three opponents are current sixfigure salaried school administrators who have a combined 70 years employed with Marion County Public schools, taking home week after week a pay check from you. They still do not have the right formula for educating our students. Marion County Public Schools rank 44th out of 67 school districts, this is unacceptable. We have the opportunity to take back our school system. I am not status quo. I was not status quo in the retail world of big box stores but I succeeded and, with the community, we will succeed in educating our children to their fullest potential and reach my goal to be in the top 20 school districts in the state. Our children deserve it, our community deserves it. I need your vote in the Republican primary for Superintendent of Schools, on Aug. 14. You will not be disappointed. Jackie Porter 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. 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This week its time to honor them, and those who are fortunate enough to have their dads still around should do so. The family gatherings, the flowers, etc., arent the same for the third Sunday in June as they are for the second Sunday in May, but its just as important to honor dad as much as you honor mom. At some point, most of us lose our fathers and all we are left with are memories. My dad died in 2004 after a seven-year battle with dementia, which manifested itself, to the rest of the family, anyway, after my mom died in 1997. It can be a tough road. I am fortunate to have a wife who was a fabulous caregiver. Dad went into an assisted living facility shortly after mom died, and my wife volunteered there, visited regularly and even ran their bingo program. I tried to visit often, but many times I was out of town working and couldnt take part in some of the activities. Dad was a World War II veteran of the China-India-Burma Theater. He was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, and I remember spending a couple of weeks out there every August (it was brutally hot) as we visited on our annual vacation. One year I flew out two weeks early, and got to stay for a month with my grandparents. Yes, you read it right. In those days I even flew sometimes. East St. Louis, I understand, has deteriorated over the years, but then it was a great place to visit. My dad took me all over the Northeast, visiting historical sites. He was a member of a group called the Catholic War Veterans, and once was the keynote speaker on Memorial Day (we always had a parade). I still miss him, and sometimes wish I could just say hello. For those of you who still have that chance, dont let it pass by. And to all the dads out there, happy Fathers Day.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Sex-selection abortionAmericas liberal faction has crossed the Rubicon and taken a decisive, irrevocable step which reveals forever their lack of concern for women of any age or circumstance, and has shown their deceptive, insincere opposition to discrimination. It lays open the hypocrisy of the liberal feminism movement whose doctrine pretends to advocate for womens rights. It reveals their real goal, population control: Abort more unborn female babies which equals less women to bear more children. This is not a new objective but one that has been in operation for decades, albeit carefully disguised for public consumption. Targeting unborn females for abortion is nothing new in the USA, but until the recent public exposure of Planned Parenthoods gender-specific abortions, it was not widely known by the public. One only has to read recent reports by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to learn that Please see LETTERS Page 10 The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a unique approach to help Ocala area families manage the challenges of Alzheimers and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules, available at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com. The Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and EducationSM Training Program offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimers disease at home, where 60 to 70 percent live, according to the Alzheimers Association. Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution, said Jim Samuelson, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County. The foundation of the Alzheimers CARE Training Program is an approach called Capturing Lifes Journey that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individuals past. Because people with Alzheimers disease have difficulty with short-term memory, the Capturing Lifes Journey approach taps into long-term memory. The Home Instead Senior Care network assembled the top experts in Alzheimers disease to develop the CARE approach. The training were offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGiversSM receive, he noted. Managing Alzheimers challenges Please see CARE Page 10

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Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. 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Set stuffing mixture aside. Rinse whole tomatoes under cold running water and pat dry with clean paper towels. Slice off top of each tomato with a serrated knife; cut in half. Squeeze each half to loosen seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out 1/3 of the insides of tomato. Fill tomatoes with stuffing mixture. Top each stuffed tomato with shredded mozzarella. Place stuffed tomatoes in baking dish and put into preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crisp flatbreads, or sliced vegetables. Appetizers toget theparty started I would agree with the idea that religion comes in all shapes, sizes and temperaments. It is quite obvious that sanity is not a prerequisite of religion. If it were, most religions would go out of business within the 30-day money back guarantee period. Every religion has some sort of litmus test for faith. It is in this area of religion that smacks so loudly of insanity. Superstition, regardless of the basis, is one great common denominator of all religion. It is not that I mind superstition; I just do not want it associated with my religion. I read in the newspaper headlines just this week a pastor was killed by a rattlesnake bite. I had almost forgotten this sort of thing went on in our sophisticated, enlightened world. As a young preacher, I was visiting a congregation in Kentucky as the guest speaker for that Sunday. Never mind the town or the church that is beside the point. I got to the church a little early and was escorted around the church looking at the facilities. Then they took me into the sanctuary where I could look at the pulpit and the sanctuary where I would be preaching. Being the observant person that I am, I noticed a basket next to the pulpit. I had never seen such a basket before. I really did not know too much about the church and now I cannot remember exactly why I was invited to preach there. Be that as it may, I was greatly curious about the basket next to the pulpit. I did not know if it was a wastebasket or if perhaps it was the offering basket and the congregation would fill it up before the service was over. So, I ask my host what the basket was next to the pulpit. Thats where we keep the rattlesnake, he said rather passively. Say what! That basket there is where we keep the rattlesnake that we use in our service. I can take a joke and give it a joke back with the best of them. I responded with a hearty laugh. Ha, Ha, Ha, I said good-naturedly. Really, what is that basket for? I could see my host was not the least bit amused with my persistent inquiry. I said, he said rather sternly, thats where we keep our rattlesnake for our church service. He then stared at me for a few moments and then said, I dont think well need it in our service today. You dont look like you have enough faith. Inside me, I sighed a deep sigh of relief. There is a time when I want to bolster my faith, but in the circumstance before me, I did not want enough faith to handle some rattlesnake. One of the tenants of my religion is to run as fast as I can away from any and all rattlesnakes. It is one part of my religion I take rather seriously. My host tried explaining to me what was going on. He pointed to a passage in Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. My first reaction was to think he was pulling the wool over my eyes, so to speak, and I almost laughed out loud. I caught myself in time when I realized this man was serious. According to him, he could have enough faith in God to pick up the poisonous rattlesnake and if it bit him, it would not hurt him at all. According to their religion, when they are truly in the Spirit, they have the power to pick up a poisonous rattlesnake, and if it bites you, it will not hurt you. They keep the basket containing a rattlesnake in the front of the church for when such an occasion arises. I was hoping it would not arise during my time in the pulpit. All during my sermon, I could not help casting a wistful eye in the general direction of the basket next to the pulpit. At one point, I thought I did see the basket move. I yelled at this point, which excited the congregation thinking I had gotten in the spirit, and then everybody cast a wistful eye in the direction of the basket. I respect other peoples views on everything, I suppose. However, there are some things I have difficulty wrapping my tired brain around. This has to be one of them. How you can pull the bit about the rattlesnake out of that verse of Scripture and ignore the rest of it is really beyond me. Religion will make you do many silly things that have no sanity behind them. Many people just go through the motions not really knowing why they are doing what they are doing. At least the snake handlers have a little bit of excitement in their services. Nothing I want to experience, but then who am I to criticize. I rest my faith upon the Scripture. Particularly, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith keeps me away from poisonous rattlesnakes. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Snake, rattle and roll in the aisles James Snyder Watch, clock collectors to meet

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The program for family caregivers consists of four classes: Alzheimers Disease or Other Dementias Overview; Capturing Lifes Journey; Techniques to Manage Behaviors; and Activities to Encourage Engagement. Also available is a free guide for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. Called Helping Families Cope, the guide includes advice to help families keep their loved ones engaged and manage behaviors. CARE is a wonderful hands-on approach that helps caregivers deal with the behavioral changes that too often accompany these disorders one of the biggest stressors for caregivers, said Dr. Jane F. Potter, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. There was previously no good program available using adult education techniques to provide hands-on practice in learning how best to help people who have dementia. This is huge, she added. The preferred environment for those with dementia is generally at home, said Potter, who served on the expert panel to help develop content for the Alzheimers CARE Training Program. And yet, families caring for seniors with Alzheimers at home are dealing with challenging behaviors such as anger, aggression, wandering and refusing to eat, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network. That makes the Alzheimers Disease or Other Dementias CARE Training Program a solution for the many families in our area who are being impacted each day by devastating side effects of this disease, Samuelson said. For more information about free family caregiver training, to make a reservation in a future workshop, or to obtain a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, contact the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 352-622-6447 or visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com. Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care network is the world's largest provider of non-medical inhome care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. 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State Road 200, Suite 103, 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 the number of female births are much lower than male births reported in earlier statistics. These lower female births are in direct contrast to past reports which showed opposite numbers. Planned Parenthood and other such abortion organizations are not concerned whether they abort males or females they care only about the funding that abortion brings. However, these abortionists welcome another reason for parents to abort their children, and sex-selection abortions add to the category of reasons. Planned Parenthood is a leader in advising parents how to time sonograms to determine the gender of the unborn for purposes of positively producing a male child. Gender of the unborn can be determined by sonogram at about five months gestation but now sonogram is not the only means of determining gender now the mothers blood can be tested early in the pregnancy to determine gender. This is a recent discovery which will enable even larger numbers of unborn females to be aborted. Why is the public so shocked at the discovery of sex-selection abortion? It is completely within the despicable law known as Roe vs. Wade. Parents can abort their unborn children at any stage of gestation, for any reason, or for no reason at all. Shouldnt we have known that there would be parents with no personal, moral, or social ethics who would prefer designing their own child using abortion as the tool of preference? The killing of baby girls by abortion or at birth is pervasive in China due to the One Child policy and a preference for sons. We have often heard pro-abortion American politicians denounce China for its extreme population control program while at the same time these same politicians support and promote abortion in their own country. Now these same politicians are supporting and promoting sex-selection abortions in the USA as if it is a normal part of life and their political agenda. The Congressional Democrats recently voted down what would have been a ban on sex-selection abortions. These Democratic supporters of targeted abortion of females publicly stated that this bill to ban sex-selection abortions is the latest tactic in the War on Women. Are these politicians brain damaged or are they hoping that the public is brain dead? What is pro-woman about killing a baby girl simply because she is female? President Obama who fathered two daughters himself has promoted and supported abortion during his entire public life. He is now revealing extreme discrimination against women by supporting the killing of baby girls simply because they are female. This is barbaric activity and has no place in civilized society. This has passed beyond civilization into moral decadence. Is this the tipping point in America for abortion? In recent years reliable polling has shown that more than half the citizens in the USA are pro-life and against abortion at any stage for any reason. Is this newly revealed sexselection abortion the incentive that will spur those who are undecided to take a stand for life? May it be so. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. LETTERS continued from Page 6 Happenings Thursday, June 14 NA R F E to m eet The National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Friday, June 15 Elder A buse S y mp osiu m sc h eduled A former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 A re you interested in p ublis h in g? Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. Wednesday, June 20 W o m en to m ar k su mm er solstice Women from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are invited to celebrate the summer solstice on Wednesday, June 20, when The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County (TIA) holds a potluck luncheon at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ocala. The church, located at 1908 S.E. Fort King St., will open the doors to its Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. for this womens gathering after which speakers will discuss the manner in which the longest day of the year is observed throughout the northern hemisphere. While we cant do bonfires on the beach or dance around Stonehenge, we can have the joy of sharing the warmth of our common humanity as we learn how people of differing traditions have saluted the power of the sun since the beginning of recorded history, commented Kay Marks, TIA board member and co-hostess with other members of the churchs Christian Action Committee. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County works to open windows of opportunity for mutual understanding by celebrating community, compassion and civility among people of good will no matter what their belief system. Please RSVP by emailing TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or by telephoning Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970. Thursday, June 21 A ir F orce A ssociation to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome. Saturday, June 23 W o m en s Ministry S u p er S aturday Womens Ministry Super Saturday Special: "Dot to Dot" Living. Special speaker will be Linda Bellows. Enjoy a light brunch, door prizes and an opportunity to meet Christian friends. For additional information: 352-8616182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200.Moose to s p onsor g olf tourna m ent A four person best ball golf tournament will be held on June 23 at Marion Oaks Country Club. Longest drive and closest to the pin contests are part of the fun. Mulligans will be available for purchase. Tee time is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. This 18-hole event will offer free coffee, donuts, prizes and plenty of laughs followed by a chicken and fixins lunch at West Marion Moose Lodge. For more information call Joe Edel, 352-238-1485, Fred Pulis, 352-854-9976 or signup sheets are available at West Marion Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Golf outing is open to Moose members and guests. CARE continued from Page 7

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Three graduating seniors in Marion County Public Schools know precisely what it means to always be there, especially when it comes to class. Dustin Ciraco, Wayne Livingston, and Elizabeth Turner graduate with the highest attendance rates in the district for the Class of 2012 not missing a single day of class during 13 years of school. Thats 100 percent attendance 2,340 out of 2,340 days of class. Ciraco graduated Saturday from Forest High School. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-Kindergarten student at Shady Hill Elementary. Livingston graduated from Vanguard High Friday. In 1999, he enrolled in Marion County as a Pre-K student at Saddlewood Elementary. Turner graduated Thursday from North Marion High. In 1999, she enrolled as a Pre-K student at Fessenden Elementary and later attended North Marion Middle. Marion County Public Schools recognizes these three students for their dedicated and consistent efforts to always attend school and their outstanding emphasis on a complete education. In addition, seven other graduating seniors never missed a day of high school class Brandon Goulbourne West Port High, Brittany Lakhani Dunnellon High, Kristin Phifer Vanguard High, Shane Prince Vanguard High, Derrick Smith Jr. Vanguard High, Katelyn Shallue West Port High, and Anna Zarkowski Dunnellon High. W e celebrated Memorial Day, then D-Day, and now another important day in our history is June 14. This is known as Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of our flag. This was done by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. 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A symbol of southern charm, they are stately, graceful, and beautiful. Basically, the magnolias in Fairfield Village are of the type called Grandiflora, the classic Southern magnolia with large glossy leaves and huge, and often fragrant, white blossoms. But there are many different varieties as I found out when I did some research. There is the Virginiana which is a smaller tree and easier to fit into most gardens. Also there is the Soulangeana which are often called tulip trees because of the shape and bright color of their flowers. These are deciduous and do not tolerate heavy wind or salt spray. Obviously, we would not find them along Floridas coastal areas. These bloom very early and are glorious when they are in full bloom all over the tree before the leaves appear. There are some largeleafed magnolias often grown for use as shade trees. Magnolias with yellow blossoms and many of their possible hybrids are generally called Cucumber trees. The Oyama Magnolia is native to western China. Its blooms are cup-shaped and drooping and are extremely fragrant. Though I have only seen photos of these, I think that they must be gorgeous when they can be a part of someones garden. One of the really good things about Magnolias in The lavender colored blossoms of the Anne Magnolia (Tulip Tree) appear in early spring and only last a short time. (This tree originated in Tennessee, moved to Georgia, then to California, before becoming a part of the Fairfield Village landscape.) The magnolias of Fairfield Village general is that they usually do not have any serious pest or disease problems. I did find out that it is recommended that Magnolias should not be pruned too much as it is definitely likely to endanger the tree. As my accompanying photos show, the Fairfield Magnolia trees are a really delightful part of our community which we may sometimes take for granted. Perhaps, we should stop and admire their beauty more often as we take our brisk or casual walks through this neighborhood made up of lively and lovely people. Priscilla Geissal Quail Meadow Another important patriotic day is Flag Day on June 14 Carolyn Slocumb national Flag Day. Among those who worked for this recognition was a man by the name of Bernard J. Cigrand. He was a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin. In 1885, Mr. Cigrand held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at the Stony Hill School. Beginning in the late 1880s Mr. Cigrand spoke around the country promoting patriotism, respect for the flag, and the need for the annual observance of a flag day on June 14 we need someone like him now, instead of the flag burners. Mr. Cigrand later attended dental school in Chicago. While there he continued his patriotic speeches and writing for many magazines and newspapers. He is credited with being the Father of Flag Day. I understand that he is a distant relative of our Quail Meadow resident Paul Cigrand! Following right after Flag Day is Fathers Day on Sunday the 17th. Many years ago I read statistics that said on Mothers Day more long distance phone calls were made than on any other day of the year. However, this same report said that on Fathers Day more collect calls were made than any other day! Remember these statistics go back to when we actually spoke with an operator to make a long distance call oh, the beauty of cell phones! Fathers Day will be celebrated on Sunday, the 17th. The first time a bill to have national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane, Washington, to speak at a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "singling out just one of our two parents. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later in 1972, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Happy Fathers Day! Did anyone observe Venus passing in front of the sun? Its probably a good thing it was cloudy all day, so we werent tempted to go out and look at the sun without the proper eye protection. This event wont take place again until the year 2117. I dont think any of us will be around to see it. Just a reminder: Please observe the watering restrictions of only 2-days per week. With the showers we are having, there is no need to waste the water on our lawns. The restrictions also apply to those with their own wells the water comes from the same underground water source. Restrictions are: odd number addresses water only on Wednesday and Saturday; even number addresses Thursday and Sunday. There is no watering allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Absent not part of their vocabulary

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Puzzles................4 Rev. Snyder..........5 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 11 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 Happenings Page 3 Opinion Page 6 12Wednesday, June 13, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger This Year, GiveDAD A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Dad will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. One of which, were sure, Dad will love.www.crackerbarrel.com3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000BOUJ Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. 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In county races, Tax Collector George Albright, Clerk of the Circuit Court David Ellspermann and Property Appraiser Villie Smith, all Republicans, drew no opposition and are automatically re-elected. In addition to Stone, Dennis Baxley and Marlene H. OToole have been re-elected to the Florida House, and Charlie Dean has been reelected to the Florida Senate. In other county races, Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn will square off in the Republic primary Aug. 14 for sheriff, with the winner facing Bernie DeCastro, Constitution Party, and Judson Cauthen Spence Jr., write-in, in the general election. Only Republicans may vote in the primary. For school superintendent, Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner will run in the Republican primary, with the winner to face Democrat Diana Greene in November. Only Republicans may vote in August. In County Commission District 1, Mike Amsden, the incumbent, is being challenged by David R. Moore in the Republican primary. The winner faces write-in James Bailey in November. For District 3, incumbent Stan McClain is challenged by Jeffrey Gold in the Republican primary, with Patricia Reed and Robert Brown as write-ins on the ballot in November. Reed had originally been listed as a Democrat. In District 5, four Republicans, including Earl Arnett, Pat Gabriel, Francine Johannesen and Butch Verrando will be on the ballot Aug. 14, with the winner to face Democrat Jessica Hadley in November. In all three County Commission races, only Republicans may vote in August. School Board races are different, since by law the competition is non-partisan. Everyone in the county may vote in the board races. In District 1 its Woody Clymer vs. Nancy Stacy; in District 2 its Carol Ely vs. Robert Dobkowski. Both races will be decided Aug. 14. For supervisor of elections, Barbara Ruse and Wesley B. Wilcox, both Republicans, will square off in the GOP primary, with the winner to face Judge Cochran in November. Only Republicans can vote in August. In the U.S. House District 11, there will be no primary as Richard Nugent, incumbent Republican, and David Werder, a Demcorat, will square off in November. Candidate qualifying closes; Stone elected to State House Stone West Port graduation Shannon Hill, right, salutatorian for the West Port High School Class of 2012, visits with her friend Michaella Quesada prior to ceremonies. Graduation was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but the days rain forced the postponement of the outdoor ceremony on the schools football field. That failed to dampen the ethusiasm of those who received their diplomas.PHOTOS BY MICHEL NORTHSEA West Port High School graduate Mariah Fernandez adjusts her cap prior to graduation Friday morning. West Port High School graduates Kevin Jones and Cassie Mrod share a joke before graduation ceremonies began Friday morning. The phone was later collected by school officials they also took car keys and returned to graduates after the ceremony. Ocala Honor Flight reunion ceremony scheduled for Flag Day, June 14A reunion for the Ocala Honor Flight is planned for Flag Day, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, Corner of East Fort King Street and 25th Avenue. All World War II veterans who have made one of the flights and their families and all flight escorts and their families are asked to gather together and proudly wear their hats and dog tags. Prizes will be given away. RSVP by leaving a message at 352-351-9341. County Commission makes recycling easier for non-city residentsIn a unanimous vote at its Tuesday meeting, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted to make recycling in Marion County even more convenient by approving an agreement with Waste Pro of Ocala to provide single-stream recycling at county recycling centers. Single-stream recycling will eliminate the need for county residents to separate items into cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum and other categories before recycling. Citizens will be able to dispose of all items in the same box at county recycling centers. According to the five-year contract, Waste Pro of Ocala will be responsible for constructing a regional material recovery facility in Marion County as well as for transportation of the recyclables from county recycling centers to the facility. Marion County will receive 55 percent of the revenue from the sale of the recyclable material. This revenue, combined with cost savings due to the new recycling processes, is anticipated to cover the cost of the expanded services. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marion County currently ranks 10th out of Floridas 67 counties in a statewide ranking of each countys adjusted recycling rate. Marion County Solid Waste officials hope singlestream recycling will help improve that rate even more. We hope this enhancement of our recycling program will increase Marions recycling rate and help reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill, Mike Sims, Marion County Solid Waste Director said. Plus, recycling will be easier and less time-consuming for our residents with no increase in cost to the department or to the taxpayers. The single-stream recycling program is expected to begin Sept. 1. BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY June 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rev. Edward Holloway Jr.s call to be the pastor at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church as well as marking his 30 years since ordination. The congregation wanted to celebrate this event and held a dinner at the Palm Grove Auditorium in Oak Run on Saturday, June 2. More than 160 members of the congregation attended the dinner with guests Pastor Anna Figuerio, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Pastor Ashley Nicolls, St Johns Lutheran Church, Summerfield and Pastor Jim Young, Ascension Lutheran Church. Pastor Holloway came from Minnesota, where he received a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Divinity from Northwestern Lutheran Seminary. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a pastor in a small Lutheran church in Monticello, Minnesota from 1982 to 1992 and then senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove, Minnesota for 10 years before coming to Florida. Joy Council President, Jerry Hollnagel greeted everyone to the not so very Surprise Party and thanked all for coming to celebrate a friend, confidant and preacher. Pastor Young gave the invocation to begin the celebration. Sharon Hickman-Besch, Joy Associate in Ministry, Music developed and diPastor Holloway at Joy Lutheran honored on anniversary rected a Musical Toast of Pastor Holloway covering his life events from birth to the present. For his birth, the members were led in the singing of Jesus Loves Me. Then the Joyful Notes (absent one note) with Linda Aker, Trudy Harrsch and Ann Bellis, accompanied by Ardith Thomas sang Think About His Love for Pastors confirmation. In honor of his years in the Navy, the members all sang Anchors Aweigh. Warren Erickson, marked Pastors marriage in 1970 to Marsha by singing a solo, Youll Never Walk Alone. The Joyful Notes Trio then recognized Pastors seminary years (1979-1982) with a song, Life in Jesus. When Pastor Ed was called to Florida he initially had to move alone so he brought his dog with him for company. So the members all joined in to tease him with the song That Doggie in the Window. Pastor Ed has become known as the piano playing singing pastor which he often does at worship services. Irene Henderson devoted this song to him by singing In My Heart There Rings a Melody. Lynn Barrett, sang a Simple Song for Pastors future life. Finally the Joy vocal choir sang The Lord Bless You for the Benediction. After a delicious meal catered by the Oak Run Caterers, there was a lot of toasting of Pastor Holloway. A member of the original Call Committee said that after interviewing many potential pastors she knew that Rev. Holloway would be the right one just by the way he got out of the car when coming to the interview. The Committee was looking for someone who would be an available minister to his congregation and a good listener and Pastor Ed fit those criteria. One of the Stephen Ministers commended Pastor Ed for his initiative in helping to develop this ministry at Joy. Another said she had learned why Pastor Ed was patient and willing to wait because as he said, God is in control, you wait because it is always in Gods time. Others praised him for helping them through hard times, especially one who had a heart attack and heart surgery. A new member said she was so impressed with how Pastor Ed does so much for a lot of people even when they are not members of the church such as, providing weddings and baptisms. Another praised Pastor Eds inspiring Daily Devotionals on the church website, www.joyocala.org. Pastor Ed was allowed to have the last word at this event. However he had to admit that he was quite overwhelmed by the many positive comments. He thanked his church staff for all their devotion and hard work and especially those who helped to put this event together. He said this was like grace to him and coming to Joy Lutheran Church was truly a gift. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. Vacation Bible School at Joy This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife and welcoming sunshine the students will learn about these promises through the games, songs, crafts, and bible stories while enjoying the tasty snacks. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Please read our ads on classified page