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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 06-20-2012
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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield..............7 Ocala Palms......10 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012 Job Help Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BS58 Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hickory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. WednesdayCHICKEN POT PIEFreshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crustThursdayTURKEY N DRESSINGTender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetableMondayBAKED CHICKEN N DRESSINGA tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetableTuesdayMEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOESA slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $599 TRY OUR GREAT NEW SUMMER SALADS Crossroads CrossroadsCountry Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun.YOU TRIED THE REST, NOW TRY THE BEST!Former 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 000BSDB 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 And Many MoreIncl. veggies, salad or soup, and homemade cornbread Expires 7/28/12Plus regular menu & blackboard specials!$9.25 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-9000BSLAMonday Pizza Special 18 Cheese $7.95Daily Specials 11am-3pm Sr. Specials 3-5pmROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT SUNDAY Lobster& 2 Sides1 LB. $1195 $1695FRIDAY PizzaPastaSteakSubsSaladsWings112 LB.Baby BackRibs & 2 Sides$1695SLAB$995 1/2 SLAB Chris BlairPHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDan Kuhn BY JIM CLARK EditorIf any people had any doubt that the race for Marion County Sheriff hadnt gotten fully under way, a visit to the State Road 200 Coalition meeting Monday might have changed their minds. Republican candidates Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn each presented a different assessment of qualifications needed to be the countys top law enforcement officer. Blair, speaking first, retired after 35 years with the Marion County Sheriffs Office, saying he was the longest serving deputy in the history of the organization. He said that he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming major of special investigations. He held up a color-coded chart that showed that only two counties in Florida have a sheriff who did not come up through the ranks. One is Union County, the other is Marion County. Sheriff Ed Dean was an attorney when originally appointed to the position. Blair noted that it takes five years of experience for a deputy to become a detective, five years to be a sergeant, 10 years to be a lieutenant, but then we look at the sheriff. I can tell you that I am the only candidate in this race with actual law enforcement experience. Blair said the Sheriffs Office is top heavy. My biggest concern is that the organization is a bureaucratic empire. He said the state requires one supervisor for every six deputies, but in Marion County its one for every 3.5 deputies. Our deputies are being supervised twice as much. Blair added, We rank in the bottom 10 for deputy sheriffs serving you every day. We rank in the bottom 10 for starting salaries for deputy sheriffs. We are losing good qualified deputy sheriffs. He added that 44 people left the agency since the first of the year, four by retirement, and the others just left. We must put more boots on the ground. He said that the concern used to be Miami moving north, now its Orlando moving north. Without those boots on the ground, were going to be in serious trouble. He criticized Kuhn, who holds the position of undersheriff, for 17 promotions when he announced his candidacy. We are going up, we should be going down. Under my command we will have one chief of staff, not three. We will not have an undersheriff. We must move that money down. We must reallocate our manpower and resources. He concluded, It is the peoples Sheriff candidates differ on qualifications The Silver Springs Alliance (SSA) has announced that a major public presentation on the urgent need to protect Floridas imperiled springs and waters will take place June 23, at Silver Springs State Park, 1425 N.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. Headlining the Speak Up for Floridas Waters event are former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor, Bob Graham, and State Senator Lee Constantine. They, along with springs scientist, Dr. Bob Knight, former Chief Biologist for the Florida State Park System, Jim Stevenson, and Florida outdoors photographer, John Moran, will focus on the numerous threats facing Floridas waters. The summit, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., is free to the public. This is a call to action, SSA vice president, Natalie Lyons said. Now is the time to stand up and speak out for our waterways, or well end up losing them forever, Speak Up for Floridas Waters is sponsored by the Silver Springs Alliance, the Florida Springs Institute, the Florida Conservation Coalition, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Silver River Museum, the Marion County Springs Festival, and other water-conscious organizations. Water presentation scheduled Saturday at Silver Springs PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield conversationPeggy Sluss, far right, serves coffee and danish to several friends as a group gathers for coffee and conversation at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. From the left, Anne Figueroa, Kathy Nowak, Carol Ouellette, and Jean Fernandez. Fairfield column can be found on Page 7. Bob Graham, former senator, to speak Event is Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public. Jonathan H Holling, representing the U.S. in Quebec, Canada, along with 17 other entrants from the U.S. at the 2012 Volvo Bromont, won CCI3 Three Day Event and The Todd Sandler Challenge on Sunday, June 10. Holling led the CCI3 division from beginning to end riding Connie Hollings eight-year-old Trakehner gelding Downtown Harrison. Of the initial 18 combinations in the division, 12 completed the event which concluded with the show jumping phase. This is an Ocala rider, Ocala horse and Ocala trainer, said Jons wife, Jenn Holling. Ocala rider records wins Please see SPRINGS, Page 3 Please see RIDER, Page 3 Please see SHERIFF, Page 3 Ocala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Scott N. Hankinson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. With more than 12 years of health care experience, Hankinson relieves Randy McVay of his interim Chief Financial Officer duties subsequent to his appointment to Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Hankinsons previous experience includes working with LifePoint Hospitals, where for the last four years he served as Chief Financial Officer at facilities in Winchester, Tennessee and Dodge City, Kansas. Prior to joining LifePoint, Hankinson served in leadership positions with Triad Hospitals in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was previously with HCA at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Hankinson earned bachelors degrees in Accounting and Finance from Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound Center with Hyperbaric Therapy; as well as the Senior Wellness Community Center. Ocala Health System names CFO Hankinson Quail Meadow Car olyn Slocumb A few days ago a hole was discovered in the driveway of the clubhouse. This caused much concern since Florida is known for having sinkholes. Rest easy, this is NOT a sinkhole. An engineer representative from Marion County came out, inspected the driveway and confirmed that this is not a sinkhole. It is probably what is known as a washout. This could be caused by a leak in the irrigation system there is a sprinkler head next to the opening. A foundation specialist has been notified of the problem and is coming out to test the area and make his recommendation for repair. The driveway/parking lot is 20 years old and in need of some maintenance repair work. Also, the QMRPOA board is getting bids on the irrigation system repair or replace. Just be aware that the board members are working diligently on this problem and the necessary repairs will be made. Fifteen women from the neighborhood enjoyed a delightful luncheon at Mimis last week. The food was delicious, as always, but the fellowship was even better. This monthly luncheon is open to all women from Quail Meadow. If you havent joined the group for lunch you should plan to attend next month. Time and place of the next outing will be announced next week. The month of June is slipping away where did it go? Its hard to believe that its almost Independence Day. Just a reminder: there will be a picnic potluck dinner at the clubhouse. We will eat at 2 p.m. Pack your picnic foods and join your neighbors at the clubhouse. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow ended the season with a delightful lunch provided by Queen Pat; dessert donated by Marion H o le in cl ub h o use dr i v e w a y w a s n o t a s i n k h o le The hole in the driveway was not a sinkhole. Gartman and Nancy Lane. After lunch ideas were presented for possible trips/events for the fall. The next meeting will be a lunch meeting at the Apple Restaurant in Septembermore on this later. Ladies lunch at Mimis. Red Hot Fillies lunch. The African Violet Club will meet Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A fun program is planned. The new slate of officers will be inducted at the June meeting. One of African Violet Club will meet the very talented members creates the program and it is always fun and entertaining to observe the induction. Also introduced will be the "Plant Clinic" and "Show Time". Delicious light refreshments will be served. Check out the fun website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. If you have any questions please write a note from the website contact page or contact President, Laura Perdomo, at thepeacockcottage @gmail.com or 352-6256467. Helping Hands is now selling new Americanmade furniture at big discounts, in its two thrift and consignment stores. The new furniture line includes quality sofas, loveseats, chairs, and also new mattresses. Layaway plans are available. Stores are open Tuesday thru Saturday and are located at 9536 S.E. State Road 464, phone 352680-2087, in Silver Springs Shores; and 8820 S.W. State Road 200, phone 352-2371761, just past On Top of The World. 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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 effort 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. 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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. V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUT THE POWER AND CONVENIENCE OF THE CLASSIFIEDS T O WORK FOR YOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. A NY IT EM PRICEDUNDER $1 00M A XIMUM 10 W ORDS RUNS F OR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 40 3 Celebrating another Fathers Day without my father I cannot help thinking how much has changed since he died. If he were to return today, he would find things quite different. In all reality, this is not my fathers world anymore. I might just as well say it. This is not my fathers country anymore, either. The country my father loves seems to have all but disappeared. During his time, a deep-seated patriotic pride permeated throughout our country. We were proud of what our forefathers had accomplished and we were willing to die to preserve that heritage. Today, it seems the past is simply the past and has no bearing whatsoever on the present. This may be why history books are being rewritten today. This, however, is a fallacy encouraged by those who do not know the right hand from their left hand. In our country today, you are either far right or far left and nothing in between. Whatever happened to people with common sense? Perhaps that ancient anonymous philosopher was right when he said the problem with common sense was that it really was not that common anymore. Perhaps the demise of the common man explains this phenomenon. Or it could be that most people today have been educated beyond their common sensibilities. There was a time in my fathers country when people were proud of what they did. A few tried to get money without working for it. In my fathers country, there was a great deal of pride in working for what you had and not depending upon somebody with a handout. In my fathers country, there was a deep sense of accomplishment in earning what you had by the sweat of your brow. The only people sweating these days are politicians up for re-election. In my fathers country, there was no such thing as arbitrary handouts but plenty of hands out. It was considered our patriotic duty to help our neighbor when they were in trouble. Nobody looked to Uncle Sam to solve his or her problems. It was a community affair not a government mandate. In fact, if the truth were known, and evidently it is not, they stayed as far away from Uncle Sam as possible only communicating with him once a year on April 15. In those days, they saluted the flag, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and were right proud to do so. Not one of them could imagine anybody ashamed of doing that in public. Today a lot is being said about the separation of church and state. My father would not understand the way some people are interpreting it. According to what is going on today they are trying to keep the church out of the state but make good and sure, the state runs the church. Isnt that why we had a revolution in the first place? In my fathers country, there was a separation between government control and people pursuing life, liberty and happiness. Oh, for those good old days. Also, in my fathers country baseball was a national sport not a business. I am not quite sure when it became a business but my father never thought it was. He often took me to the ball field on a Saturday afternoon to have fun, enjoy the game and eat the worlds most delicious hotdog. At least he said they were the worlds most delicious hotdogs. Our purpose in going was just to have fun. He did his share of making fun and harassing the other teams fans but it never crossed his mind to physically beat one of them nearly to death. If I remember correctly, wedgies were the order of the day. When our team won we celebrated and high-fived everybody around us. When our team lost, we determined with everything within us to slaughter them the next week on the field. When we said slaughter, we were talking figuratively. Credit was something my fathers generation frowned on. As a young person, I had in my mind to buy a bicycle. I took my father to the store to look at that prized bike. Well, my father stammered, as he looked the bike over. How much money youve got saved for this bike? I knew the lecture that was to follow. If you could not afford to buy something, you could not afford to have it. How many times have I heard that? Perhaps if my father could come back for a day we could send him to Washington, D.C. and explain to them this whole idea that if you cannot afford something you cannot afford something. It seemed to make sense to me and I was only a young person at the time. I guess when you get older you lose a lot of that good common sense. Then if elected and go to Washington, D.C., you leave all of that good common sense back home with your constituency who wonder what they elected you for. The verse of Scripture that was very important to my father was, And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it (Psalms 90:17 KJV). It may not be the same country my father loved, but I can still operate on the same principles that made him a patriotic father, and pray, Establish thou the work of our hands.R ev James L. Snyder is pastor of the F amily of God F ellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www .jamessnyder ministries.com. Thi s i s d e fini t e l y n o t m y fa th e r s w o rl d an y m o r e James Snyder HIV testing scheduled at churchThe Marion County Health Department is partnering with a Belleview church to offer free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The health department will offer free rapid HIV tests 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, 10545 SE 58th Ave., Belleview. Rapid HIV tests do not require a blood sample, and results are available in 15 minutes. The church and the health department are joining forces to mark National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance to promote HIV testing. Ramah Missionary Baptist Church is joining with the health department as part of the churchs connection to The Balm in Gilead, a faith-based organization that does HIV awareness work across the U.S. and in Tanzania. CBS is part of an international organization that provides interdenominational Bible study for people who desire an in-depth study of Gods Word along with opportunities for wonderful fellowship. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976.Ocala West NazareneVacation Bible School, July 9-13, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information call 352-861-0755.Our Redeemer VBSBabylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity is the title of the Vacation Bible School at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The VBS will be July 16 to 20, 9 a.m. to noon ech day, for ages 4 to 13. To pre-register, visit the church office or call 352-237-2233, or just come to the first session on July 16. RELIGIONcontinued from Page 5 Marion County Sheriffs Office just accepted the first of 36 police vehicles, scheduled to arrive in the next two months. The new vehicles will replace aging patrol vehicles. The American-built Fords are the latest in law enforcement auto technology. These new vehicles were selected for handling and performance. The Police Interceptor sedan all-wheel drive has the 3.5L V6 eco-boost engine. It was described as being a game-changer by one of the deputies. Although this engine boasts 365 horsepower, it is estimated to provide at least a 20 percent increase in our current fuel mileage, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. The increased fuel mileage could result in a savings of an estimated $500,000+ per year once the entire fleet has been upgraded, Cochran added. Also, the vehicles will have back-up sensors that will warn officers when they are near anything when the vehicle is in reverse. In FY 2009-2010, the Board of County Commission earmarked $442,000 for the purchase of replacement Patrol vehicles, per the Sheriffs request. Last FY 2010-2011, the Sheriff asked and received approval that all returned funds in the amount of $2,154,107 in the MSTU budget and $702,515 in county-wide funds also be earmarked for replacement vehicles. Using the $442,000 from FY 2009-2010, the agency was able to order 14 Police Interceptor sedans and 2 Ford Police Interceptor SUV models. Of those vehicles ordered, 1 sedan and 1 SUV will be outfitted for use by the K-9 Unit and will allow them to test which one will be a best fit for the unit. The Sheriffs Office is receiving vehicles on a regular schedule, about 4-5 Police Interceptors each week. So, there should be between 60-70 new vehicles in the next few months. Since these are brand new vehicle models, they are custom building everything we are adding to the vehicles. The Sheriffs Office is installing radios and computers, and will have striping/decals done. New sheriffs interceptors are arriving Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for more details. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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It will provide an opportunity for an empowered public to demand significant changes to the states water management practices. According to Knight, Silver Springs is already threatened by dangerously high levels of nitrates and over-pumping of groundwater in its 1,200 square miles of water recharge area in North Central Florida. However, Silver Springs is not the only water resource under siege. Pollution, overpumping, and drought have also drastically reduced water quality and quantity in many other Florida springs and waters, Knight said. The summit will offer educational presentations, exhibitions, food, and live music. There are also tram rides to the Silver River. In addition, a natural museum, and a collection of unique pioneer buildings known as the Cracker Village will be open to the public during the event. For more information: http://www.silverspringsalliance.org/ http://floridaspringsinstitute.org/ http://floridaconservationcoalition.org/ S P RIN GScontinued from Page 1 Holling, entering the arena last, had two rails in hand and he used them both. An early knock down at the second fence, a vertical, was followed by another vertical down at number five. Holling managed to leave the rest of the jumps in their cups, adding eight faults to his score for a total of 58.8, and clinching victory in his horses three-star debut. The CIC3 division was won by Karen OConnor of the United States. It was a clean sweep for the USA, with OConnor also winning the CCI2 division and fellow American Buck Davidson winning the CCI1 division. Jon Holling has served eventing in a variety of capacities, including as a four-star rider, a well respected coach, an event organizer, and a leader on various committees and organizations including as Chair of the USEA's Professional Horsemans Council. Holling is originally from Wisconsin and now he and his wife, Jenn, and son Caiden reside at Willow Run in rural Ocala. Of the 11 members of the US Short List for the 2012 London Olympic Games, just approved by the USEF's Executive Committee, three pairs competed at the Florida Horse Park in the in Equiventures Ocala Horse Properties Eventing in the 2011-2012 season: Karen OConnor and Mr. Medicott, Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen and Marilyn Little-Meredith and RF Rovano Rex. RIDERcontinued from Page 1 choice, but make sure that we put experience where it needs to be. Kuhn then addressed the crowd, saying, I have a day job thats very serious, second in command. He says he spends extra hours to get out and talk to people. He added, I agree that experience matters, but youre not electing a deputy sheriff. Youre electing a sheriff, somebody to be at the top of the agency. Ive been a chief of staff since 2005. Sheriff Dean chose to have three chiefs of staff; I wouldnt do it the same way. I would do things differently, but I would give Sheriff Dean credit for a lot of the good things that he brought from a business and efficiency point of view. Talking about the turnover issue, Kuhn said, We actually track turnover. We measure less than 1 percent turnover at the agency; for the southeast region of the United States, the average is 3 percent. He also talked about the sheriffs budget, which is $68 million. Four years ago it was $77 million. You dont develop a budget in a vacuum. The sheriff doesnt set his own budget. He has to work hand in hand with the county commissioners in setting that budget. We are a county thats been hit harder than some counties around us the sheriffs budget is tied to property values. Speaking about manpower, Kuhn said, Even though we have fewer deputies than some of the surrounding counties, our crime rate is half the statewide average. Our crime clearance rate is twice the statewide average. We do not have a broken agency. We have an agency that has been applauded by the governors office, we have an agency that is among the very best not just in Florida but in the United States. I would stack our people up against anyone. Kuhn addressed his background, being born and raised in Marion County. He graduated from the University of Florida law school, and came out as a prosecutor. He became general counsel in 2005. I went back and became a sworn law enforcement officer. I crawled on my belly, I shot, I ended up top shot in the class, but I also graduated top of my class in recruit school. I understand what it takes to be the sheriff. For three budget cycles Ive been working with the County Commission, trying to develop a budget that meets the needs of the citizens in the community but at the same time balances the need for public safety. He said that he doesnt disagree with Blair that over time were going to have to eliminate officials and put boots on the ground. He said that two captains retired recently. One was on the road and we created two deputies to replace the captain, and one was in the jail. That position was eliminated and we created two line level employees. He closed by saying that You just dont want a good cop, you want someone who understands that weve got a lot of good cops. Im proud of what they do, but executive leadership and what it takes to run the agency, I believe I have that skill set. The primary election is Aug. 14. Only Republicans may vote in the GOP race for sheriff, since there are opponents for the general election. SHERIFFcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds Ocala Palms F i l l i e s h o l d l u nc h e o n a t n e w G uada l a jara M e xican r e s t a u ran t Florence Slezia, Cathy Donohue and Carol Bergstol. Mary Ellen Misiaszek, Elizabeth Cherulnik and Bobbie March. Gerry Schwanke and Carol Pinto. Judy Duby on left, and Angie Fischetti on right.PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUR Whether the needs include learning how to create a professional resum, accessing a wide array of job-related databases or using public access computers and the internet, job seekers will find plenty of opportunities to enhance their search this and next month at the Marion County Public Library System: June 22 at 2 p.m.: Write an Effective Resume and Get that Job! program at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). Attendees will learn how to write effective resumes that present the right message to prospective employers. Call 352-671-8551 to register for this class. A second session of this program will take place July 13. June 27 at 2 p.m.: Returning to Work: Transitioning Smoothly Back into the Workforce webinar featuring career management expert Lisa Chenofsky Singer at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala) and Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). Attendees will learn how to take advantage of classes and training, the best ways to explain gaps in employment, strategies for considering all work options and more. Jobseekers may extend their library visit by exploring the Job & Career Accelerator database which provides access to information on work-related interests, careers and more than 1,000 occupation profiles, as well as job and internship opportunities from more than 5 million listings. Job seekers can even use the database to organize, manage and track their job search processes. For more information on programs and resources for job-seekers, call 352671-8551 or http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Looking for a job? Library can help 000AQEZ IRRIGA TION LLC. 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Wednesday, June 20 Candidates to appear at meetingOcala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will host a Candidates Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. All candidates running for superintendent of Marion County School System and all candidates running for commissioner for Marion County have been invited to speak and take questions from those in attendance. The winning candidates in the Aug. 14 primary election will advance to the general election on Nov. 6.Women to mark 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 American Teacher documentary United Way invites the community to view a local screening of American Teacher and join in a community conversation about education Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Civic Theater, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. American Teacher highlights four teachers from different parts of the country as they reach different milestones in their careers. The film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today. After the screening, United Way will host a conversation about education. For United Ways community impact work around the areas of education, income and health, the discussion that will take place at this event will help to enhance United Ways education work, allowing us to continue to gather public knowledge and opinion, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. To reserve your seat or for more information, call 352732-9696.Air Force Association to meetThe 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.Friday, June 22 Morning show on the squareOrlando-based radio station, XL106.7, will broadcast its morning show, "Johnny's House" from the gazebo on the downtown square Friday, June 22. Ocala is one of four central Florida locations from which the morning show will broadcast during the month on June. Ocala was chosen for the "World Tour" by listeners responding to an on-air and social media poll. The broadcast will take place from 6 to 10 a.m.Saturday, June 23 Womens Ministry Super SaturdayWomens 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, Ocala. Moose to sponsor golf tournamentA 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. This project is to help raise funds for the kitchen stove replacement.Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 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. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Sunday, June 24 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. Because of Fathers Day, however, this month the date is June 24. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 854-8930.Hot dog sundae singingEveryone enjoy your Sunday/sundae. An evening of great fun, food, entertainment and fellowship is planned. Enjoy your favorite comfort food hot dogs and build your own sundae. Be entertained with a special music program by local musicians. For additional information: 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200, Ocala. Tuesday, June 26 Stroke support group to meetThe Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). The next meeting will be held on June 26. The Ocala Health Stroke Support Group is for stroke survivors and their families and provides a forum for support, encouragement, and acceptance of a new and changing life. Interested persons are encouraged to contact 1-800530-1188 for more information and to register.Breast Cancer support groupThe Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104. The June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so.Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim 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 Messengeroffice 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 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B6OZ Chr ist Anglican Church 950 N.W 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V i sitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B57D Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Chur ch 000A YSO is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what youre getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue on an upbeat cycle, and with that strong Taurean energy you should see favorable results from your hard work. A pleasant surprise awaits you in your private life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunderstanding needs more time to be worked out. Dont give up on it just yet. Remain open to providing explanations, if called for. Another friend offers good advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Fast action can correct a seemingly minor problem that has taken on some unexpectedly difficult aspects. Stay with it until its resolved. News on a more positive note is due soon. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Some snags could cause delays in those plans youre eager to see put into operation. But be patient. The Clever Cat will soon have good reason to celebrate a job well done. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful not to let that Virgan sensitivity dissuade you from being the hardheaded realist you should be at this time. Your goals are in sight. Stay focused on them. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A more positive aspect opens up, allowing you to make some important changes in a personal situation. Remember to seek balance and avoid extremes as you proceed. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good week to get out and enjoy the fine times you missed while you were so deep in those workaday projects. Be sure to share it with that special person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Work and play are in balance this week. However, expect news that could tip things toward the workplace for quite a while. But all to a good end. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Youre more productive on the job than you have been in some time. Thats good. But be careful not to overlook some situations developing in your private life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youve been doing a lot for others (as usual). But now its time to focus on your needs, including finally going on that long-delayed trip youve been hoping to make. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Its all smoothly going on twixt you and that very special person in your life. But a colleague causes some disruption on the job that you might be called on to help settle. BORN THIS WEEK: You are sensitive to the needs of others. But youre no pushover. You would make a fine teacher, psychologist or minister. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5 8 W ednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BN2I 000BSB3 Homeowners Summer Special 99 sq. ft. (Regular $1.50 sq. ft.) Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires July 10, 2012 High attic temperature means high energy costs High attic temperature means high energy costs 000BNT2 FAMILY FEATURES Sundaes are sweet, but maybe its time for something sensa tional. Gale Gand, renowned pastry chef and mother of three, has partnered with Breyers to put a creative twist on the classic ice cream sundae. Gand says that one of the secrets of a fantastic sundae is to start with highquality ice cream as your base. Even the most decadent sundae toppings cant cover up a shortcut on ice cream, said Gand. Breyers ice cream is full of rich ingredi ents and flavor, and you have many great varieties to choose from. These recipes bring the simple sundae to a whole new level of goodness. From the kid-friendly Spaghetti and Meatballs Sundaes to the sophisticated Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes, theres something to please everyone.Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 25 minutes 2 cups Breyers Coffee ice cream salted caramel sauce* almond whipped cream** 1 shot espresso coffee 4 amaretti cookies chocolate-covered coffee beans Arrange 2 (1/4-cup) scoops ice cream in 4 demi tasse coffee cups. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce, then top with almond whipped cream. Pour a little espresso into each cup, then garnish with cookies and coffee beans. *For salted caramel sauce, bring 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over high heat in heavy-duty saucepan until caramel-colored. Remove from heat, then slowly stir in 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream. Let cool, then stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Let stand at room temperature until ready to use. **For almond whipped cream, whip 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream, 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 drops almond extract in mixing bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve.Snow Ball Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream 8 slices (1-1/2 inches thick) store-bought angel food cake 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, warmed 1/2 cup marshmallow creme, melted* chocolate sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Make 4 (1/2-cup) scoops ice cream and arrange on chilled plate. Place 1 ice cream ball on 1 cake slice, then top with second cake slice. Shape cake around ice cream to encase it, using your hands to completely cover ice cream. Return to freezer until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining ice cream and cake. To serve, arrange snow balls in 4 dessert bowls. Top with hot fudge topping, then marshmallow creme and sprinkles. *TIP: Easily melt marshmallow creme in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.Spaghetti and Meatball Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 12 small scoops Breyers Rocky Road ice cream 1 cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs 2 cups strawberries, trimmed 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream, divided 2 store-bought shortbread cookies, crushed Freeze plate 30 minutes. For meatballs, arrange Rocky Road ice cream scoops on chilled plate. Place chocolate cookie crumbs on another plate. Roll scoops, one at a time, in cookie crumbs, then return to chilled plate until ready to serve. For sauce, mash strawberries with sugar in medium bowl using potato masher or fork to make chunky sauce. Stir in additional sugar if desired. To build sundaes, press vanilla ice cream through potato ricer* into 4 dessert bowls for spaghetti. Top each with 3 meatballs, then sauce. Top with crushed shortbread cookie cheese. Serve with a fork! *If a potato ricer is not available, simply scoop ice cream into bowls.Ice Cream Lollipops8 lollipops Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream chocolate-fudge flavor ice cream topping that freezes pink or rainbow sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Scoop 8 balls ice cream and place on chilled plate. Insert a wooden stick into each ball and freeze at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour ice cream topping into bowl. Dip frozen balls into ice cream topping, twirling to coat. Quickly decorate with sprinkles. Keep frozen until ready to serve. To give you the scoop on making your best sundae, Gand has these 10 tips: 10 Tips for Sundae Making1.Using store-bought ingredients makes sundaemaking fast and easy. You can always doll things up, like dissolve some instant coffee in a little hot water and stir it into store-bought caramel sauce to make a coffee-caramel drizzle. 2.Using whole nuts and dried fruit for add-ins can give your sundae extra texture and a big crunch. 3.Roll scoops of ice cream in any kind of crumbs, crunched cereal or chocolate milk powder for an ice cream truffle. 4.Use mini containers like egg cups, espresso cups and cordial glasses to make mini sundaes. 5.Make a quickie fresh-fruit topping by mashing your favorite berries with a little white or brown sugar. 6.To keep your ice cream from melting as fast, freeze your sundae bowls or dessert dishes overnight. 7.To make your scoops more perfect-looking, dip youricecreamscoopinhotwaterinbetweenscoops. 8.Use two or more flavors of ice cream in a sundae to add extra flavor and flair. 9.Simply tucking a cookie next to a scoop of ice cream, standing up, can really dress it up. 10.Create an exotic-looking sundae by using a wooden skewer to thread fruit onto, and then stick it into a scoop of ice cream. Use things like berries, ripe peach wedges and banana slices. For more tips and recipes, visit www.breyers.com or www.facebook.com/breyers. Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at the only service at 10 a.m. All charter members will be introduced. Everyone is invited to attend.Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up.Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at our first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for 8-foot inside table, $15 for an outside 12x12 feet space (no tables or chairs included.) The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, beer/wine, food and of course, chili. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Happenings Continued from Page 4 Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, June 23: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23: Women's Ministry Meeting, Dot to Dot Living, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Forever Young, Hot Dog Singing Sundae, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27: Bible study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Church of the AdventThe Church of the Advent, Episcopal has begun its summer schedule. Sunday Mass is at 9 a.m. until September. Advent is located 1.3 miles west on County Road 484 at 11251 S.W. CR484. Ongoing meetings of the Alcoholics Anonymous group has permanently changed their days to Tuesday and Thursdays at noon in the church library. Looking ahead, Vacation Bible School will be offered to children of the community in August. More information will be publicized closer to those dates. Sunday, June 10, our Mass will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For further information about Advent, please call 352-465-7272. Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy 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. 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. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. This will be held in the graciously offered facilities of the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills, centrally located in Citrus County at the intersection of Lecanto Highway (County Road 491) and Forest Ridge Boulevard (about 20 minutes from the State Road 200 and County Road 484 intersection in Ocala). This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Religion See RELIGION, Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, June 20, 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 Golf: A weekend of television spoiled Purge everyone on voter rolls Weve all been hearing a lot lately about voter purges, where the state is trying to make sure that all voters are legitimately registered and are American citizens qualified to vote. For some reason, some people think this is a bad thing. They dont seem to care that some votes are being cast illegally. It comes back to that old clich: What part of the word illegal dont you understand? Yes, there have been a few mistakes. But as far as we know, these mistakes have been caught and repaired, so no legal voter is being denied the right to cast a ballot. But in the spirit of offering solutions, weve come up with one that should satisfy all the people: Purge the voting rolls of all voters after the election in November. Thats right, get rid of everybody. Make everyone re-register to vote starting in January, making them prove that they are American citizens. That would clear the voting rolls of those who are ineligible. It would also clear the rolls of those who registered years ago but dont bother to vote. Chances are, they wouldnt take the time to go back and register again. Think back to recent elections. In some cases the turnout is less than 20 percent of registered voters. If its around 35 percent, its considered an average turnout. If its 50 percent or higher, its a record-setting turnout. Well, what about the 50 percent or more who dont turn out? If they werent on the voter rolls, it would speed up time at the polls, make sure that the voters are legal, and maybe the turnouts would be around 80 or 90 percent or so. At one time, there was a rule that if you didnt vote for a certain amount of time, your name was automatically purged. We always thought that was a good rule. But for some reason it no longer exists, and now the names of those who dont vote are on the list, gathering dust, so to speak. So lets start over with a clean slate of voters, so those who are eligible to vote have an easier time of it, and those who are ineligible or too lazy to vote can just stay home where theyll usually complain about who gets elected. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Off the messageThe Republicans are experts at taking the president off message and changing the subject to their interests in what they believe and what they want to talk about. Why does the president allow the Republicans to frame and control the issues of the day in their talking points and not allow him to talk about job creation. Please, Mr. President, don't just talk about jobs for Americans but explain day after day how to put the unemployed back to work with programs that help our countries workforce. Have the Democrats in the House and Senate submit bills to work on the infrastructure, the highways, the bridges, the energy crisis, the water crisis, the reforestation of our national parks just to name a few. If you are forceful enough and talk about jobs on a daily basis, the voting public may just begin to believe you. When you allow the Republicans to set the issues that they want you to talk about, you lose. The American people are not interested in your sidebar discussions with the Republicans unless they result in jobs for the people. This is the issue of the day. Don't get distracted with the lies from the far right. Yes you must point these falsehoods out but let the voting public know to relate the fact that these lies about you are just a distraction to change the subject. You made a mistake in your first year in office by trying to work with the hateful leadership of the Republican party but they have made their message clear. Now it is time to make your message clear and let the Republicans know that their antiAmerican ideas have not worked in the past and you are not going to listen to their garbage now. You are the only one who was elected president in the last election and if you want to keep your job to take care of the people, you must put America back to work. Jerry Segovis OcalaMRMC and It's SupportersI'm constantly reading about what people want to do to Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC), and not one of them knows what they are talking about. The only person making any sense, other than the professionals who are managing the hospital, has been Kulbar Ghumman. He's been on the board long enough, and has the experience, to discuss the hospitals needs intelligently. I've said it before and I'll say it here again, lawyers make very poor board members on any board. I've attended enough MRMC board meetings to hear them speak with little in a positive nature. There's no one on the board with a hospital management background, and that includes doctors. They would be the last to be selected, because in the back of their minds, their own interests come first. Plus, just because a person owns a business doesn't make them an authority on hospitals. During the few times I've spoken at the hospital board meetings, I mentioned that in years past, I audited what's now MRMC, so many time I've forgotten the number. Many years ago when I was a member of the Florida Hospital Association as well as the Florida Osteopathic Hospital Association, and it was an understanding, that doctors and lawyers were not the best hospital board members. I don't know about Indian chiefs, maybe we should check with the Seminoles. In addition, I've been a Blue Cross and 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. 000BP2V You are cordially invited to theGrand OpeningSaturday, June 30, 2012 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Brentwood at Fore Ranch4511 SW 48th Avenue Ocala, FLFamily BBQ and Live Entertainment OPENING SOON Services Diabetic Treatment Center Licensed Nurse 24/7 Memory Care ECC Licensed (medical services provided) Medication Management Personal Laundry Linen Service Assistance w/Personal Care Needs Amenities Billiards Parlor Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Library Gracious Restaurant Dining Physical/Occupational Therapy On-Site Physician Transportation 4511 SW 48th Ave., Ocala FL 34474 352-304-6433 Ask About Our Special Grand Opening RatesALF License Pending A New Standard of Excellence Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRSIN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODELHEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AIDEXPIRES 7/1/12Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200$695.00Hearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDEFREEHEARING AIDSFOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeBC/BS Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467000BSPSInside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside Sear sP ad doc k Mall352-237-1665 Jim Clark Editor No one can ever accuse me of being a golfer. I have played one round of golf in my life, and shot a 103. Oh, did I mention it was a nine-hole course? That was back when I was 16 and my dad tried to teach me on a simple little course at a place called Mystic Islands, New Jersey. My dad was good at a lot of things, but he didnt succeed at this one, although it probably wasnt his fault. Thats why Ive grown up rarely watching golf on television, except for the majors and the TPC at Sawgrass, which I personally attended once. Last weekend we had a major, the U.S. Open, played somewhere near San Francisco on the West Coast. The way the golfers played, it didnt seem like a major. No one was under par. If I want to watch a bunch of golfers who cant break par, I can go sit out near the 18th hole at the Municipal Golf Course in Ocala. Turning on the U.S. Open this year was like turning on the Super Bowl, and instead getting a Pop Warner game. I could just envision golfers all over the country saying, I can do that. This tournament ends on Fathers Day, the third Sunday in June. Whats the matter? Couldnt they find a place where June means summer weather? Players were wearing sweatshirts and other paraphernalia to keep warm. On Sunday, a sea fog was rolling in off the Pacific to give the golfers just another distraction. Of course, when I bothered to listen, the commentators were gushing positives about the course, but I would imagine the USGA would make sure they were never heard from again if they dared to criticize anything. There also seems to be some sort of controversy surrounding Johnny Miller, who was commenting for NBC. Im not sure why, but then again I try not to listen too much to the analysts, who are usually wrong. One of the big stories over the weekend was about a 17-year-old kid from California, wearing a University of Texas shirt, who was actually in contention. He faded on Sunday and didnt even end up as the low amateur. Then there was Tiger Woods, who was in the lead briefly during the first two days, then crashed and burned on the weekend. When they interviewed Woods after Sundays round, he said that there were a lot of positives he could take away from his failure to win another major. Could have fooled me. So what comes next? Why, its the British Open, which is usually played on a course thats a code enforcement officers dream, one with knee-high weeds. Would it be too much to ask that the Brits play this tourney on a course that owns a lawn mower?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Medicare fraud auditor, executive director of the Florida Nursing Home Association, member of the Florida Hospital Accountants Association, Secretary of the Eastern division of the Florida Hospital Association and finally Assistant Administrator of Ormond Beach Memorial Hospital for Finance and Development, when it first opened. I also lobbied the Florida Legislature, when then State Senator Lawton Chiles sponsored my three bills in the state senate, and they all passed both houses. I'm not lobbying to get on the MRMC board, but at least I could help the professionals who know how a hospital should be run. Now, for the problem, and I've addressed it before in the Star Banner and at MRMC board meetings. If the hospital wants to raise funds it should be through a 1/2 cent sales tax. A one (1) mill tax on property will not pass. You must realize, that a great portion of the Marion County population are retirees, and they're not going to hold still for a one (1) mill increase on their property taxes, I know I won't. A sales tax of 1/2 of one percent is the most fair, as all the people of Marion County should pay their fair share. The one (1) mill issue is doomed to failure so forget it now before it's too late and try the logical approach. There are those who will say the sales tax will not provide enough money for MRMC, and it will have to be distributed to other areas as well. Now, that's where lawyers come into play. The sales tax should be for MRMC only. As an afterthought, all totaled, I've lived in this north central Florida area for over 30 years and it seems the civic leaders still don't get it. Bill Ford Ocala Please see LETTERS, Page 7 LETTERScontinued from Page 6 Fairfield Village Manager Peggy Sluss invited neighbors to come to the clubhouse on Wednesday morning, June 13, to enjoy coffee and danish with some nice conversation thrown in. It turned out to be a winning equation. At least once each month, Peggy provides for a gathering of various types so that neighbors can participate and enjoy each others company. This was a time that was shared with good friends to just sit for a bit and talk about things of interest to those who participated. The coffee was hot, the pastries were delicious, and those chatting enjoyed each others company. That is one of the nice things about living in a community like Fairfieldthere is someone around with similar interests with whom to enjoy even just a cup of coffee. I was looking at the American Land Lease Good Neighbor Pledge and found a most interesting statement. It states: Work in partnership with you to build a shared vision for the future of your community. That sounds like a really good idea because when people look to the future and build a shared vision, there is bound to be a more harmonious community. We have many good people in Fairfield Village with a vast variety of expertise and interests. When these are combined in an effort to allow neighbors to get to know others in the communitynot just in the immediate close neighborhood environment, good things are bound to happen. One can never have too many friends, and friendships develop from simple gatherings such as this in Coffee, danish and conversation equal a nice morning Priscilla Geissal our Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. Delores Legg stops by Peggy Sluss's office to compliment the work of the new lawn care service. With the nice rains, things are growing fast and looking good.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, June 20, 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 Golf: A weekend of television spoiled Purge everyone on voter rolls Weve all been hearing a lot lately about voter purges, where the state is trying to make sure that all voters are legitimately registered and are American citizens qualified to vote. For some reason, some people think this is a bad thing. They dont seem to care that some votes are being cast illegally. It comes back to that old clich: What part of the word illegal dont you understand? Yes, there have been a few mistakes. But as far as we know, these mistakes have been caught and repaired, so no legal voter is being denied the right to cast a ballot. But in the spirit of offering solutions, weve come up with one that should satisfy all the people: Purge the voting rolls of all voters after the election in November. Thats right, get rid of everybody. Make everyone re-register to vote starting in January, making them prove that they are American citizens. That would clear the voting rolls of those who are ineligible. It would also clear the rolls of those who registered years ago but dont bother to vote. Chances are, they wouldnt take the time to go back and register again. Think back to recent elections. In some cases the turnout is less than 20 percent of registered voters. If its around 35 percent, its considered an average turnout. If its 50 percent or higher, its a record-setting turnout. Well, what about the 50 percent or more who dont turn out? If they werent on the voter rolls, it would speed up time at the polls, make sure that the voters are legal, and maybe the turnouts would be around 80 or 90 percent or so. At one time, there was a rule that if you didnt vote for a certain amount of time, your name was automatically purged. We always thought that was a good rule. But for some reason it no longer exists, and now the names of those who dont vote are on the list, gathering dust, so to speak. So lets start over with a clean slate of voters, so those who are eligible to vote have an easier time of it, and those who are ineligible or too lazy to vote can just stay home where theyll usually complain about who gets elected. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Off the messageThe Republicans are experts at taking the president off message and changing the subject to their interests in what they believe and what they want to talk about. Why does the president allow the Republicans to frame and control the issues of the day in their talking points and not allow him to talk about job creation. Please, Mr. President, don't just talk about jobs for Americans but explain day after day how to put the unemployed back to work with programs that help our countries workforce. Have the Democrats in the House and Senate submit bills to work on the infrastructure, the highways, the bridges, the energy crisis, the water crisis, the reforestation of our national parks just to name a few. If you are forceful enough and talk about jobs on a daily basis, the voting public may just begin to believe you. When you allow the Republicans to set the issues that they want you to talk about, you lose. The American people are not interested in your sidebar discussions with the Republicans unless they result in jobs for the people. This is the issue of the day. Don't get distracted with the lies from the far right. Yes you must point these falsehoods out but let the voting public know to relate the fact that these lies about you are just a distraction to change the subject. You made a mistake in your first year in office by trying to work with the hateful leadership of the Republican party but they have made their message clear. Now it is time to make your message clear and let the Republicans know that their antiAmerican ideas have not worked in the past and you are not going to listen to their garbage now. You are the only one who was elected president in the last election and if you want to keep your job to take care of the people, you must put America back to work. Jerry Segovis OcalaMRMC and It's SupportersI'm constantly reading about what people want to do to Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC), and not one of them knows what they are talking about. The only person making any sense, other than the professionals who are managing the hospital, has been Kulbar Ghumman. He's been on the board long enough, and has the experience, to discuss the hospitals needs intelligently. I've said it before and I'll say it here again, lawyers make very poor board members on any board. I've attended enough MRMC board meetings to hear them speak with little in a positive nature. There's no one on the board with a hospital management background, and that includes doctors. They would be the last to be selected, because in the back of their minds, their own interests come first. Plus, just because a person owns a business doesn't make them an authority on hospitals. During the few times I've spoken at the hospital board meetings, I mentioned that in years past, I audited what's now MRMC, so many time I've forgotten the number. Many years ago when I was a member of the Florida Hospital Association as well as the Florida Osteopathic Hospital Association, and it was an understanding, that doctors and lawyers were not the best hospital board members. I don't know about Indian chiefs, maybe we should check with the Seminoles. In addition, I've been a Blue Cross and 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. 000BP2V You are cordially invited to theGrand OpeningSaturday, June 30, 2012 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Brentwood at Fore Ranch4511 SW 48th Avenue Ocala, FLFamily BBQ and Live Entertainment OPENING SOON Services Diabetic Treatment Center Licensed Nurse 24/7 Memory Care ECC Licensed (medical services provided) Medication Management Personal Laundry Linen Service Assistance w/Personal Care Needs Amenities Billiards Parlor Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Library Gracious Restaurant Dining Physical/Occupational Therapy On-Site Physician Transportation 4511 SW 48th Ave., Ocala FL 34474 352-304-6433 Ask About Our Special Grand Opening RatesALF License Pending A New Standard of Excellence Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRSIN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODELHEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AIDEXPIRES 7/1/12Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200$695.00Hearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDEFREEHEARING AIDSFOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeBC/BS Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467000BSPSInside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside Sear sP ad doc k Mall352-237-1665 Jim Clark Editor No one can ever accuse me of being a golfer. I have played one round of golf in my life, and shot a 103. Oh, did I mention it was a nine-hole course? That was back when I was 16 and my dad tried to teach me on a simple little course at a place called Mystic Islands, New Jersey. My dad was good at a lot of things, but he didnt succeed at this one, although it probably wasnt his fault. Thats why Ive grown up rarely watching golf on television, except for the majors and the TPC at Sawgrass, which I personally attended once. Last weekend we had a major, the U.S. Open, played somewhere near San Francisco on the West Coast. The way the golfers played, it didnt seem like a major. No one was under par. If I want to watch a bunch of golfers who cant break par, I can go sit out near the 18th hole at the Municipal Golf Course in Ocala. Turning on the U.S. Open this year was like turning on the Super Bowl, and instead getting a Pop Warner game. I could just envision golfers all over the country saying, I can do that. This tournament ends on Fathers Day, the third Sunday in June. Whats the matter? Couldnt they find a place where June means summer weather? Players were wearing sweatshirts and other paraphernalia to keep warm. On Sunday, a sea fog was rolling in off the Pacific to give the golfers just another distraction. Of course, when I bothered to listen, the commentators were gushing positives about the course, but I would imagine the USGA would make sure they were never heard from again if they dared to criticize anything. There also seems to be some sort of controversy surrounding Johnny Miller, who was commenting for NBC. Im not sure why, but then again I try not to listen too much to the analysts, who are usually wrong. One of the big stories over the weekend was about a 17-year-old kid from California, wearing a University of Texas shirt, who was actually in contention. He faded on Sunday and didnt even end up as the low amateur. Then there was Tiger Woods, who was in the lead briefly during the first two days, then crashed and burned on the weekend. When they interviewed Woods after Sundays round, he said that there were a lot of positives he could take away from his failure to win another major. Could have fooled me. So what comes next? Why, its the British Open, which is usually played on a course thats a code enforcement officers dream, one with knee-high weeds. Would it be too much to ask that the Brits play this tourney on a course that owns a lawn mower?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Medicare fraud auditor, executive director of the Florida Nursing Home Association, member of the Florida Hospital Accountants Association, Secretary of the Eastern division of the Florida Hospital Association and finally Assistant Administrator of Ormond Beach Memorial Hospital for Finance and Development, when it first opened. I also lobbied the Florida Legislature, when then State Senator Lawton Chiles sponsored my three bills in the state senate, and they all passed both houses. I'm not lobbying to get on the MRMC board, but at least I could help the professionals who know how a hospital should be run. Now, for the problem, and I've addressed it before in the Star Banner and at MRMC board meetings. If the hospital wants to raise funds it should be through a 1/2 cent sales tax. A one (1) mill tax on property will not pass. You must realize, that a great portion of the Marion County population are retirees, and they're not going to hold still for a one (1) mill increase on their property taxes, I know I won't. A sales tax of 1/2 of one percent is the most fair, as all the people of Marion County should pay their fair share. The one (1) mill issue is doomed to failure so forget it now before it's too late and try the logical approach. There are those who will say the sales tax will not provide enough money for MRMC, and it will have to be distributed to other areas as well. Now, that's where lawyers come into play. The sales tax should be for MRMC only. As an afterthought, all totaled, I've lived in this north central Florida area for over 30 years and it seems the civic leaders still don't get it. Bill Ford Ocala Please see LETTERS, Page 7 LETTERScontinued from Page 6 Fairfield Village Manager Peggy Sluss invited neighbors to come to the clubhouse on Wednesday morning, June 13, to enjoy coffee and danish with some nice conversation thrown in. It turned out to be a winning equation. At least once each month, Peggy provides for a gathering of various types so that neighbors can participate and enjoy each others company. This was a time that was shared with good friends to just sit for a bit and talk about things of interest to those who participated. The coffee was hot, the pastries were delicious, and those chatting enjoyed each others company. That is one of the nice things about living in a community like Fairfieldthere is someone around with similar interests with whom to enjoy even just a cup of coffee. I was looking at the American Land Lease Good Neighbor Pledge and found a most interesting statement. It states: Work in partnership with you to build a shared vision for the future of your community. That sounds like a really good idea because when people look to the future and build a shared vision, there is bound to be a more harmonious community. We have many good people in Fairfield Village with a vast variety of expertise and interests. When these are combined in an effort to allow neighbors to get to know others in the communitynot just in the immediate close neighborhood environment, good things are bound to happen. One can never have too many friends, and friendships develop from simple gatherings such as this in Coffee, danish and conversation equal a nice morning Priscilla Geissal our Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. Delores Legg stops by Peggy Sluss's office to compliment the work of the new lawn care service. With the nice rains, things are growing fast and looking good.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5 8 W ednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BN2I 000BSB3 Homeowners Summer Special 99 sq. ft. (Regular $1.50 sq. ft.) Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires July 10, 2012 High attic temperature means high energy costs High attic temperature means high energy costs 000BNT2 FAMILY FEATURES Sundaes are sweet, but maybe its time for something sensa tional. Gale Gand, renowned pastry chef and mother of three, has partnered with Breyers to put a creative twist on the classic ice cream sundae. Gand says that one of the secrets of a fantastic sundae is to start with highquality ice cream as your base. Even the most decadent sundae toppings cant cover up a shortcut on ice cream, said Gand. Breyers ice cream is full of rich ingredi ents and flavor, and you have many great varieties to choose from. These recipes bring the simple sundae to a whole new level of goodness. From the kid-friendly Spaghetti and Meatballs Sundaes to the sophisticated Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes, theres something to please everyone.Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 25 minutes 2 cups Breyers Coffee ice cream salted caramel sauce* almond whipped cream** 1 shot espresso coffee 4 amaretti cookies chocolate-covered coffee beans Arrange 2 (1/4-cup) scoops ice cream in 4 demi tasse coffee cups. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce, then top with almond whipped cream. Pour a little espresso into each cup, then garnish with cookies and coffee beans. *For salted caramel sauce, bring 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over high heat in heavy-duty saucepan until caramel-colored. Remove from heat, then slowly stir in 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream. Let cool, then stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Let stand at room temperature until ready to use. **For almond whipped cream, whip 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream, 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 drops almond extract in mixing bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve.Snow Ball Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream 8 slices (1-1/2 inches thick) store-bought angel food cake 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, warmed 1/2 cup marshmallow creme, melted* chocolate sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Make 4 (1/2-cup) scoops ice cream and arrange on chilled plate. Place 1 ice cream ball on 1 cake slice, then top with second cake slice. Shape cake around ice cream to encase it, using your hands to completely cover ice cream. Return to freezer until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining ice cream and cake. To serve, arrange snow balls in 4 dessert bowls. Top with hot fudge topping, then marshmallow creme and sprinkles. *TIP: Easily melt marshmallow creme in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.Spaghetti and Meatball Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 12 small scoops Breyers Rocky Road ice cream 1 cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs 2 cups strawberries, trimmed 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream, divided 2 store-bought shortbread cookies, crushed Freeze plate 30 minutes. For meatballs, arrange Rocky Road ice cream scoops on chilled plate. Place chocolate cookie crumbs on another plate. Roll scoops, one at a time, in cookie crumbs, then return to chilled plate until ready to serve. For sauce, mash strawberries with sugar in medium bowl using potato masher or fork to make chunky sauce. Stir in additional sugar if desired. To build sundaes, press vanilla ice cream through potato ricer* into 4 dessert bowls for spaghetti. Top each with 3 meatballs, then sauce. Top with crushed shortbread cookie cheese. Serve with a fork! *If a potato ricer is not available, simply scoop ice cream into bowls.Ice Cream Lollipops8 lollipops Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream chocolate-fudge flavor ice cream topping that freezes pink or rainbow sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Scoop 8 balls ice cream and place on chilled plate. Insert a wooden stick into each ball and freeze at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour ice cream topping into bowl. Dip frozen balls into ice cream topping, twirling to coat. Quickly decorate with sprinkles. Keep frozen until ready to serve. To give you the scoop on making your best sundae, Gand has these 10 tips: 10 Tips for Sundae Making1.Using store-bought ingredients makes sundaemaking fast and easy. You can always doll things up, like dissolve some instant coffee in a little hot water and stir it into store-bought caramel sauce to make a coffee-caramel drizzle. 2.Using whole nuts and dried fruit for add-ins can give your sundae extra texture and a big crunch. 3.Roll scoops of ice cream in any kind of crumbs, crunched cereal or chocolate milk powder for an ice cream truffle. 4.Use mini containers like egg cups, espresso cups and cordial glasses to make mini sundaes. 5.Make a quickie fresh-fruit topping by mashing your favorite berries with a little white or brown sugar. 6.To keep your ice cream from melting as fast, freeze your sundae bowls or dessert dishes overnight. 7.To make your scoops more perfect-looking, dip youricecreamscoopinhotwaterinbetweenscoops. 8.Use two or more flavors of ice cream in a sundae to add extra flavor and flair. 9.Simply tucking a cookie next to a scoop of ice cream, standing up, can really dress it up. 10.Create an exotic-looking sundae by using a wooden skewer to thread fruit onto, and then stick it into a scoop of ice cream. Use things like berries, ripe peach wedges and banana slices. For more tips and recipes, visit www.breyers.com or www.facebook.com/breyers. Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at the only service at 10 a.m. All charter members will be introduced. Everyone is invited to attend.Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up.Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at our first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for 8-foot inside table, $15 for an outside 12x12 feet space (no tables or chairs included.) The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, beer/wine, food and of course, chili. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Happenings Continued from Page 4 Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, June 23: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23: Women's Ministry Meeting, Dot to Dot Living, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Forever Young, Hot Dog Singing Sundae, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27: Bible study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Church of the AdventThe Church of the Advent, Episcopal has begun its summer schedule. Sunday Mass is at 9 a.m. until September. Advent is located 1.3 miles west on County Road 484 at 11251 S.W. CR484. Ongoing meetings of the Alcoholics Anonymous group has permanently changed their days to Tuesday and Thursdays at noon in the church library. Looking ahead, Vacation Bible School will be offered to children of the community in August. More information will be publicized closer to those dates. Sunday, June 10, our Mass will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For further information about Advent, please call 352-465-7272. Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy 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. 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. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. This will be held in the graciously offered facilities of the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills, centrally located in Citrus County at the intersection of Lecanto Highway (County Road 491) and Forest Ridge Boulevard (about 20 minutes from the State Road 200 and County Road 484 intersection in Ocala). This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Religion See RELIGION, Page 11

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Wednesday, June 20 Candidates to appear at meetingOcala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will host a Candidates Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. All candidates running for superintendent of Marion County School System and all candidates running for commissioner for Marion County have been invited to speak and take questions from those in attendance. The winning candidates in the Aug. 14 primary election will advance to the general election on Nov. 6.Women to mark 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 American Teacher documentary United Way invites the community to view a local screening of American Teacher and join in a community conversation about education Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Civic Theater, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. American Teacher highlights four teachers from different parts of the country as they reach different milestones in their careers. The film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today. After the screening, United Way will host a conversation about education. For United Ways community impact work around the areas of education, income and health, the discussion that will take place at this event will help to enhance United Ways education work, allowing us to continue to gather public knowledge and opinion, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. To reserve your seat or for more information, call 352732-9696.Air Force Association to meetThe 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.Friday, June 22 Morning show on the squareOrlando-based radio station, XL106.7, will broadcast its morning show, "Johnny's House" from the gazebo on the downtown square Friday, June 22. Ocala is one of four central Florida locations from which the morning show will broadcast during the month on June. Ocala was chosen for the "World Tour" by listeners responding to an on-air and social media poll. The broadcast will take place from 6 to 10 a.m.Saturday, June 23 Womens Ministry Super SaturdayWomens 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, Ocala. Moose to sponsor golf tournamentA 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. This project is to help raise funds for the kitchen stove replacement.Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 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. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Sunday, June 24 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. Because of Fathers Day, however, this month the date is June 24. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 854-8930.Hot dog sundae singingEveryone enjoy your Sunday/sundae. An evening of great fun, food, entertainment and fellowship is planned. Enjoy your favorite comfort food hot dogs and build your own sundae. Be entertained with a special music program by local musicians. For additional information: 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200, Ocala. Tuesday, June 26 Stroke support group to meetThe Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). The next meeting will be held on June 26. The Ocala Health Stroke Support Group is for stroke survivors and their families and provides a forum for support, encouragement, and acceptance of a new and changing life. Interested persons are encouraged to contact 1-800530-1188 for more information and to register.Breast Cancer support groupThe Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104. The June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so.Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim 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 Messengeroffice 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 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B6OZ Chr ist Anglican Church 950 N.W 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V i sitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B57D Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Chur ch 000A YSO is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what youre getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue on an upbeat cycle, and with that strong Taurean energy you should see favorable results from your hard work. A pleasant surprise awaits you in your private life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunderstanding needs more time to be worked out. Dont give up on it just yet. Remain open to providing explanations, if called for. Another friend offers good advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Fast action can correct a seemingly minor problem that has taken on some unexpectedly difficult aspects. Stay with it until its resolved. News on a more positive note is due soon. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Some snags could cause delays in those plans youre eager to see put into operation. But be patient. The Clever Cat will soon have good reason to celebrate a job well done. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful not to let that Virgan sensitivity dissuade you from being the hardheaded realist you should be at this time. Your goals are in sight. Stay focused on them. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A more positive aspect opens up, allowing you to make some important changes in a personal situation. Remember to seek balance and avoid extremes as you proceed. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good week to get out and enjoy the fine times you missed while you were so deep in those workaday projects. Be sure to share it with that special person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Work and play are in balance this week. However, expect news that could tip things toward the workplace for quite a while. But all to a good end. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Youre more productive on the job than you have been in some time. Thats good. But be careful not to overlook some situations developing in your private life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youve been doing a lot for others (as usual). But now its time to focus on your needs, including finally going on that long-delayed trip youve been hoping to make. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Its all smoothly going on twixt you and that very special person in your life. But a colleague causes some disruption on the job that you might be called on to help settle. BORN THIS WEEK: You are sensitive to the needs of others. But youre no pushover. You would make a fine teacher, psychologist or minister. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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It will provide an opportunity for an empowered public to demand significant changes to the states water management practices. According to Knight, Silver Springs is already threatened by dangerously high levels of nitrates and over-pumping of groundwater in its 1,200 square miles of water recharge area in North Central Florida. However, Silver Springs is not the only water resource under siege. Pollution, overpumping, and drought have also drastically reduced water quality and quantity in many other Florida springs and waters, Knight said. The summit will offer educational presentations, exhibitions, food, and live music. There are also tram rides to the Silver River. In addition, a natural museum, and a collection of unique pioneer buildings known as the Cracker Village will be open to the public during the event. For more information: http://www.silverspringsalliance.org/ http://floridaspringsinstitute.org/ http://floridaconservationcoalition.org/ S P RIN GScontinued from Page 1 Holling, entering the arena last, had two rails in hand and he used them both. An early knock down at the second fence, a vertical, was followed by another vertical down at number five. Holling managed to leave the rest of the jumps in their cups, adding eight faults to his score for a total of 58.8, and clinching victory in his horses three-star debut. The CIC3 division was won by Karen OConnor of the United States. It was a clean sweep for the USA, with OConnor also winning the CCI2 division and fellow American Buck Davidson winning the CCI1 division. Jon Holling has served eventing in a variety of capacities, including as a four-star rider, a well respected coach, an event organizer, and a leader on various committees and organizations including as Chair of the USEA's Professional Horsemans Council. Holling is originally from Wisconsin and now he and his wife, Jenn, and son Caiden reside at Willow Run in rural Ocala. Of the 11 members of the US Short List for the 2012 London Olympic Games, just approved by the USEF's Executive Committee, three pairs competed at the Florida Horse Park in the in Equiventures Ocala Horse Properties Eventing in the 2011-2012 season: Karen OConnor and Mr. Medicott, Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen and Marilyn Little-Meredith and RF Rovano Rex. RIDERcontinued from Page 1 choice, but make sure that we put experience where it needs to be. Kuhn then addressed the crowd, saying, I have a day job thats very serious, second in command. He says he spends extra hours to get out and talk to people. He added, I agree that experience matters, but youre not electing a deputy sheriff. Youre electing a sheriff, somebody to be at the top of the agency. Ive been a chief of staff since 2005. Sheriff Dean chose to have three chiefs of staff; I wouldnt do it the same way. I would do things differently, but I would give Sheriff Dean credit for a lot of the good things that he brought from a business and efficiency point of view. Talking about the turnover issue, Kuhn said, We actually track turnover. We measure less than 1 percent turnover at the agency; for the southeast region of the United States, the average is 3 percent. He also talked about the sheriffs budget, which is $68 million. Four years ago it was $77 million. You dont develop a budget in a vacuum. The sheriff doesnt set his own budget. He has to work hand in hand with the county commissioners in setting that budget. We are a county thats been hit harder than some counties around us the sheriffs budget is tied to property values. Speaking about manpower, Kuhn said, Even though we have fewer deputies than some of the surrounding counties, our crime rate is half the statewide average. Our crime clearance rate is twice the statewide average. We do not have a broken agency. We have an agency that has been applauded by the governors office, we have an agency that is among the very best not just in Florida but in the United States. I would stack our people up against anyone. Kuhn addressed his background, being born and raised in Marion County. He graduated from the University of Florida law school, and came out as a prosecutor. He became general counsel in 2005. I went back and became a sworn law enforcement officer. I crawled on my belly, I shot, I ended up top shot in the class, but I also graduated top of my class in recruit school. I understand what it takes to be the sheriff. For three budget cycles Ive been working with the County Commission, trying to develop a budget that meets the needs of the citizens in the community but at the same time balances the need for public safety. He said that he doesnt disagree with Blair that over time were going to have to eliminate officials and put boots on the ground. He said that two captains retired recently. One was on the road and we created two deputies to replace the captain, and one was in the jail. That position was eliminated and we created two line level employees. He closed by saying that You just dont want a good cop, you want someone who understands that weve got a lot of good cops. Im proud of what they do, but executive leadership and what it takes to run the agency, I believe I have that skill set. The primary election is Aug. 14. Only Republicans may vote in the GOP race for sheriff, since there are opponents for the general election. SHERIFFcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds Ocala Palms F i l l i e s h o l d l u nc h e o n a t n e w G uada l a jara M e xican r e s t a u ran t Florence Slezia, Cathy Donohue and Carol Bergstol. Mary Ellen Misiaszek, Elizabeth Cherulnik and Bobbie March. Gerry Schwanke and Carol Pinto. Judy Duby on left, and Angie Fischetti on right.PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUR Whether the needs include learning how to create a professional resum, accessing a wide array of job-related databases or using public access computers and the internet, job seekers will find plenty of opportunities to enhance their search this and next month at the Marion County Public Library System: June 22 at 2 p.m.: Write an Effective Resume and Get that Job! program at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). Attendees will learn how to write effective resumes that present the right message to prospective employers. Call 352-671-8551 to register for this class. A second session of this program will take place July 13. June 27 at 2 p.m.: Returning to Work: Transitioning Smoothly Back into the Workforce webinar featuring career management expert Lisa Chenofsky Singer at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala) and Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). Attendees will learn how to take advantage of classes and training, the best ways to explain gaps in employment, strategies for considering all work options and more. Jobseekers may extend their library visit by exploring the Job & Career Accelerator database which provides access to information on work-related interests, careers and more than 1,000 occupation profiles, as well as job and internship opportunities from more than 5 million listings. Job seekers can even use the database to organize, manage and track their job search processes. For more information on programs and resources for job-seekers, call 352671-8551 or http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Looking for a job? Library can help 000AQEZ IRRIGA TION LLC. 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Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. A NY IT EM PRICEDUNDER $1 00M A XIMUM 10 W ORDS RUNS F OR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 40 3 Celebrating another Fathers Day without my father I cannot help thinking how much has changed since he died. If he were to return today, he would find things quite different. In all reality, this is not my fathers world anymore. I might just as well say it. This is not my fathers country anymore, either. The country my father loves seems to have all but disappeared. During his time, a deep-seated patriotic pride permeated throughout our country. We were proud of what our forefathers had accomplished and we were willing to die to preserve that heritage. Today, it seems the past is simply the past and has no bearing whatsoever on the present. This may be why history books are being rewritten today. This, however, is a fallacy encouraged by those who do not know the right hand from their left hand. In our country today, you are either far right or far left and nothing in between. Whatever happened to people with common sense? Perhaps that ancient anonymous philosopher was right when he said the problem with common sense was that it really was not that common anymore. Perhaps the demise of the common man explains this phenomenon. Or it could be that most people today have been educated beyond their common sensibilities. There was a time in my fathers country when people were proud of what they did. A few tried to get money without working for it. In my fathers country, there was a great deal of pride in working for what you had and not depending upon somebody with a handout. In my fathers country, there was a deep sense of accomplishment in earning what you had by the sweat of your brow. The only people sweating these days are politicians up for re-election. In my fathers country, there was no such thing as arbitrary handouts but plenty of hands out. It was considered our patriotic duty to help our neighbor when they were in trouble. Nobody looked to Uncle Sam to solve his or her problems. It was a community affair not a government mandate. In fact, if the truth were known, and evidently it is not, they stayed as far away from Uncle Sam as possible only communicating with him once a year on April 15. In those days, they saluted the flag, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and were right proud to do so. Not one of them could imagine anybody ashamed of doing that in public. Today a lot is being said about the separation of church and state. My father would not understand the way some people are interpreting it. According to what is going on today they are trying to keep the church out of the state but make good and sure, the state runs the church. Isnt that why we had a revolution in the first place? In my fathers country, there was a separation between government control and people pursuing life, liberty and happiness. Oh, for those good old days. Also, in my fathers country baseball was a national sport not a business. I am not quite sure when it became a business but my father never thought it was. He often took me to the ball field on a Saturday afternoon to have fun, enjoy the game and eat the worlds most delicious hotdog. At least he said they were the worlds most delicious hotdogs. Our purpose in going was just to have fun. He did his share of making fun and harassing the other teams fans but it never crossed his mind to physically beat one of them nearly to death. If I remember correctly, wedgies were the order of the day. When our team won we celebrated and high-fived everybody around us. When our team lost, we determined with everything within us to slaughter them the next week on the field. When we said slaughter, we were talking figuratively. Credit was something my fathers generation frowned on. As a young person, I had in my mind to buy a bicycle. I took my father to the store to look at that prized bike. Well, my father stammered, as he looked the bike over. How much money youve got saved for this bike? I knew the lecture that was to follow. If you could not afford to buy something, you could not afford to have it. How many times have I heard that? Perhaps if my father could come back for a day we could send him to Washington, D.C. and explain to them this whole idea that if you cannot afford something you cannot afford something. It seemed to make sense to me and I was only a young person at the time. I guess when you get older you lose a lot of that good common sense. Then if elected and go to Washington, D.C., you leave all of that good common sense back home with your constituency who wonder what they elected you for. The verse of Scripture that was very important to my father was, And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it (Psalms 90:17 KJV). It may not be the same country my father loved, but I can still operate on the same principles that made him a patriotic father, and pray, Establish thou the work of our hands.R ev James L. Snyder is pastor of the F amily of God F ellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www .jamessnyder ministries.com. Thi s i s d e fini t e l y n o t m y fa th e r s w o rl d an y m o r e James Snyder HIV testing scheduled at churchThe Marion County Health Department is partnering with a Belleview church to offer free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The health department will offer free rapid HIV tests 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, 10545 SE 58th Ave., Belleview. Rapid HIV tests do not require a blood sample, and results are available in 15 minutes. The church and the health department are joining forces to mark National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance to promote HIV testing. Ramah Missionary Baptist Church is joining with the health department as part of the churchs connection to The Balm in Gilead, a faith-based organization that does HIV awareness work across the U.S. and in Tanzania. CBS is part of an international organization that provides interdenominational Bible study for people who desire an in-depth study of Gods Word along with opportunities for wonderful fellowship. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976.Ocala West NazareneVacation Bible School, July 9-13, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information call 352-861-0755.Our Redeemer VBSBabylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity is the title of the Vacation Bible School at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The VBS will be July 16 to 20, 9 a.m. to noon ech day, for ages 4 to 13. To pre-register, visit the church office or call 352-237-2233, or just come to the first session on July 16. RELIGIONcontinued from Page 5 Marion County Sheriffs Office just accepted the first of 36 police vehicles, scheduled to arrive in the next two months. The new vehicles will replace aging patrol vehicles. The American-built Fords are the latest in law enforcement auto technology. These new vehicles were selected for handling and performance. The Police Interceptor sedan all-wheel drive has the 3.5L V6 eco-boost engine. It was described as being a game-changer by one of the deputies. Although this engine boasts 365 horsepower, it is estimated to provide at least a 20 percent increase in our current fuel mileage, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. The increased fuel mileage could result in a savings of an estimated $500,000+ per year once the entire fleet has been upgraded, Cochran added. Also, the vehicles will have back-up sensors that will warn officers when they are near anything when the vehicle is in reverse. In FY 2009-2010, the Board of County Commission earmarked $442,000 for the purchase of replacement Patrol vehicles, per the Sheriffs request. Last FY 2010-2011, the Sheriff asked and received approval that all returned funds in the amount of $2,154,107 in the MSTU budget and $702,515 in county-wide funds also be earmarked for replacement vehicles. Using the $442,000 from FY 2009-2010, the agency was able to order 14 Police Interceptor sedans and 2 Ford Police Interceptor SUV models. Of those vehicles ordered, 1 sedan and 1 SUV will be outfitted for use by the K-9 Unit and will allow them to test which one will be a best fit for the unit. The Sheriffs Office is receiving vehicles on a regular schedule, about 4-5 Police Interceptors each week. So, there should be between 60-70 new vehicles in the next few months. Since these are brand new vehicle models, they are custom building everything we are adding to the vehicles. The Sheriffs Office is installing radios and computers, and will have striping/decals done. New sheriffs interceptors are arriving Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for more details. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield..............7 Ocala Palms......10 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012 Job Help Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BS58 Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hickory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. 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Republican candidates Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn each presented a different assessment of qualifications needed to be the countys top law enforcement officer. Blair, speaking first, retired after 35 years with the Marion County Sheriffs Office, saying he was the longest serving deputy in the history of the organization. He said that he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming major of special investigations. He held up a color-coded chart that showed that only two counties in Florida have a sheriff who did not come up through the ranks. One is Union County, the other is Marion County. Sheriff Ed Dean was an attorney when originally appointed to the position. Blair noted that it takes five years of experience for a deputy to become a detective, five years to be a sergeant, 10 years to be a lieutenant, but then we look at the sheriff. I can tell you that I am the only candidate in this race with actual law enforcement experience. Blair said the Sheriffs Office is top heavy. My biggest concern is that the organization is a bureaucratic empire. He said the state requires one supervisor for every six deputies, but in Marion County its one for every 3.5 deputies. Our deputies are being supervised twice as much. Blair added, We rank in the bottom 10 for deputy sheriffs serving you every day. We rank in the bottom 10 for starting salaries for deputy sheriffs. We are losing good qualified deputy sheriffs. He added that 44 people left the agency since the first of the year, four by retirement, and the others just left. We must put more boots on the ground. He said that the concern used to be Miami moving north, now its Orlando moving north. Without those boots on the ground, were going to be in serious trouble. He criticized Kuhn, who holds the position of undersheriff, for 17 promotions when he announced his candidacy. We are going up, we should be going down. Under my command we will have one chief of staff, not three. We will not have an undersheriff. We must move that money down. We must reallocate our manpower and resources. He concluded, It is the peoples Sheriff candidates differ on qualifications The Silver Springs Alliance (SSA) has announced that a major public presentation on the urgent need to protect Floridas imperiled springs and waters will take place June 23, at Silver Springs State Park, 1425 N.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. Headlining the Speak Up for Floridas Waters event are former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor, Bob Graham, and State Senator Lee Constantine. They, along with springs scientist, Dr. Bob Knight, former Chief Biologist for the Florida State Park System, Jim Stevenson, and Florida outdoors photographer, John Moran, will focus on the numerous threats facing Floridas waters. The summit, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., is free to the public. This is a call to action, SSA vice president, Natalie Lyons said. Now is the time to stand up and speak out for our waterways, or well end up losing them forever, Speak Up for Floridas Waters is sponsored by the Silver Springs Alliance, the Florida Springs Institute, the Florida Conservation Coalition, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Silver River Museum, the Marion County Springs Festival, and other water-conscious organizations. Water presentation scheduled Saturday at Silver Springs PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield conversationPeggy Sluss, far right, serves coffee and danish to several friends as a group gathers for coffee and conversation at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. From the left, Anne Figueroa, Kathy Nowak, Carol Ouellette, and Jean Fernandez. Fairfield column can be found on Page 7. Bob Graham, former senator, to speak Event is Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public. Jonathan H Holling, representing the U.S. in Quebec, Canada, along with 17 other entrants from the U.S. at the 2012 Volvo Bromont, won CCI3 Three Day Event and The Todd Sandler Challenge on Sunday, June 10. Holling led the CCI3 division from beginning to end riding Connie Hollings eight-year-old Trakehner gelding Downtown Harrison. Of the initial 18 combinations in the division, 12 completed the event which concluded with the show jumping phase. This is an Ocala rider, Ocala horse and Ocala trainer, said Jons wife, Jenn Holling. Ocala rider records wins Please see SPRINGS, Page 3 Please see RIDER, Page 3 Please see SHERIFF, Page 3 Ocala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Scott N. Hankinson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. With more than 12 years of health care experience, Hankinson relieves Randy McVay of his interim Chief Financial Officer duties subsequent to his appointment to Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Hankinsons previous experience includes working with LifePoint Hospitals, where for the last four years he served as Chief Financial Officer at facilities in Winchester, Tennessee and Dodge City, Kansas. Prior to joining LifePoint, Hankinson served in leadership positions with Triad Hospitals in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was previously with HCA at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Hankinson earned bachelors degrees in Accounting and Finance from Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound Center with Hyperbaric Therapy; as well as the Senior Wellness Community Center. Ocala Health System names CFO Hankinson Quail Meadow Car olyn Slocumb A few days ago a hole was discovered in the driveway of the clubhouse. This caused much concern since Florida is known for having sinkholes. Rest easy, this is NOT a sinkhole. An engineer representative from Marion County came out, inspected the driveway and confirmed that this is not a sinkhole. It is probably what is known as a washout. This could be caused by a leak in the irrigation system there is a sprinkler head next to the opening. A foundation specialist has been notified of the problem and is coming out to test the area and make his recommendation for repair. The driveway/parking lot is 20 years old and in need of some maintenance repair work. Also, the QMRPOA board is getting bids on the irrigation system repair or replace. Just be aware that the board members are working diligently on this problem and the necessary repairs will be made. Fifteen women from the neighborhood enjoyed a delightful luncheon at Mimis last week. The food was delicious, as always, but the fellowship was even better. This monthly luncheon is open to all women from Quail Meadow. If you havent joined the group for lunch you should plan to attend next month. Time and place of the next outing will be announced next week. The month of June is slipping away where did it go? Its hard to believe that its almost Independence Day. Just a reminder: there will be a picnic potluck dinner at the clubhouse. We will eat at 2 p.m. Pack your picnic foods and join your neighbors at the clubhouse. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow ended the season with a delightful lunch provided by Queen Pat; dessert donated by Marion H o le in cl ub h o use dr i v e w a y w a s n o t a s i n k h o le The hole in the driveway was not a sinkhole. Gartman and Nancy Lane. After lunch ideas were presented for possible trips/events for the fall. The next meeting will be a lunch meeting at the Apple Restaurant in Septembermore on this later. Ladies lunch at Mimis. Red Hot Fillies lunch. The African Violet Club will meet Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A fun program is planned. The new slate of officers will be inducted at the June meeting. One of African Violet Club will meet the very talented members creates the program and it is always fun and entertaining to observe the induction. Also introduced will be the "Plant Clinic" and "Show Time". Delicious light refreshments will be served. Check out the fun website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. If you have any questions please write a note from the website contact page or contact President, Laura Perdomo, at thepeacockcottage @gmail.com or 352-6256467. Helping Hands is now selling new Americanmade furniture at big discounts, in its two thrift and consignment stores. The new furniture line includes quality sofas, loveseats, chairs, and also new mattresses. Layaway plans are available. Stores are open Tuesday thru Saturday and are located at 9536 S.E. State Road 464, phone 352680-2087, in Silver Springs Shores; and 8820 S.W. State Road 200, phone 352-2371761, just past On Top of The World. 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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield..............7 Ocala Palms......10 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012 Job Help Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BS58 Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hickory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 TRY OUR GREAT NEW SUMMER SALADS Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. 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Republican candidates Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn each presented a different assessment of qualifications needed to be the countys top law enforcement officer. Blair, speaking first, retired after 35 years with the Marion County Sheriffs Office, saying he was the longest serving deputy in the history of the organization. He said that he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming major of special investigations. He held up a color-coded chart that showed that only two counties in Florida have a sheriff who did not come up through the ranks. One is Union County, the other is Marion County. Sheriff Ed Dean was an attorney when originally appointed to the position. Blair noted that it takes five years of experience for a deputy to become a detective, five years to be a sergeant, 10 years to be a lieutenant, but then we look at the sheriff. I can tell you that I am the only candidate in this race with actual law enforcement experience. Blair said the Sheriffs Office is top heavy. My biggest concern is that the organization is a bureaucratic empire. He said the state requires one supervisor for every six deputies, but in Marion County its one for every 3.5 deputies. Our deputies are being supervised twice as much. Blair added, We rank in the bottom 10 for deputy sheriffs serving you every day. We rank in the bottom 10 for starting salaries for deputy sheriffs. We are losing good qualified deputy sheriffs. He added that 44 people left the agency since the first of the year, four by retirement, and the others just left. We must put more boots on the ground. He said that the concern used to be Miami moving north, now its Orlando moving north. Without those boots on the ground, were going to be in serious trouble. He criticized Kuhn, who holds the position of undersheriff, for 17 promotions when he announced his candidacy. We are going up, we should be going down. Under my command we will have one chief of staff, not three. We will not have an undersheriff. We must move that money down. We must reallocate our manpower and resources. He concluded, It is the peoples Sheriff candidates differ on qualifications The Silver Springs Alliance (SSA) has announced that a major public presentation on the urgent need to protect Floridas imperiled springs and waters will take place June 23, at Silver Springs State Park, 1425 N.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. Headlining the Speak Up for Floridas Waters event are former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor, Bob Graham, and State Senator Lee Constantine. They, along with springs scientist, Dr. Bob Knight, former Chief Biologist for the Florida State Park System, Jim Stevenson, and Florida outdoors photographer, John Moran, will focus on the numerous threats facing Floridas waters. The summit, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., is free to the public. This is a call to action, SSA vice president, Natalie Lyons said. Now is the time to stand up and speak out for our waterways, or well end up losing them forever, Speak Up for Floridas Waters is sponsored by the Silver Springs Alliance, the Florida Springs Institute, the Florida Conservation Coalition, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Silver River Museum, the Marion County Springs Festival, and other water-conscious organizations. Water presentation scheduled Saturday at Silver Springs PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield conversation Peggy Sluss, far right, serves coffee and danish to several friends as a group gathers for coffee and conversation at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. From the left, Anne Figueroa, Kathy Nowak, Carol Ouellette, and Jean Fernandez. Fairfield column can be found on Page 7. Bob Graham, former senator, to speak Event is Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public. Jonathan H Holling, representing the U.S. in Quebec, Canada, along with 17 other entrants from the U.S. at the 2012 Volvo Bromont, won CCI3 Three Day Event and The Todd Sandler Challenge on Sunday, June 10. Holling led the CCI3 division from beginning to end riding Connie Hollings eight-year-old Trakehner gelding Downtown Harrison. Of the initial 18 combinations in the division, 12 completed the event which concluded with the show jumping phase. This is an Ocala rider, Ocala horse and Ocala trainer, said Jons wife, Jenn Holling. Ocala rider records wins Please see SPRINGS Page 3 Please see RIDER Page 3 Please see SHERIFF Page 3 Ocala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Scott N. Hankinson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. With more than 12 years of health care experience, Hankinson relieves Randy McVay of his interim Chief Financial Officer duties subsequent to his appointment to Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Hankinsons previous experience includes working with LifePoint Hospitals, where for the last four years he served as Chief Financial Officer at facilities in Winchester, Tennessee and Dodge City, Kansas. Prior to joining LifePoint, Hankinson served in leadership positions with Triad Hospitals in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was previously with HCA at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Hankinson earned bachelors degrees in Accounting and Finance from Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound Center with Hyperbaric Therapy; as well as the Senior Wellness Community Center. Ocala Health System names CFO Hankinson Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A few days ago a hole was discovered in the driveway of the clubhouse. This caused much concern since Florida is known for having sinkholes. Rest easy, this is NOT a sinkhole. An engineer representative from Marion County came out, inspected the driveway and confirmed that this is not a sinkhole. It is probably what is known as a washout. This could be caused by a leak in the irrigation system there is a sprinkler head next to the opening. A foundation specialist has been notified of the problem and is coming out to test the area and make his recommendation for repair. The driveway/parking lot is 20 years old and in need of some maintenance repair work. Also, the QMRPOA board is getting bids on the irrigation system repair or replace. Just be aware that the board members are working diligently on this problem and the necessary repairs will be made. Fifteen women from the neighborhood enjoyed a delightful luncheon at Mimis last week. The food was delicious, as always, but the fellowship was even better. This monthly luncheon is open to all women from Quail Meadow. If you havent joined the group for lunch you should plan to attend next month. Time and place of the next outing will be announced next week. The month of June is slipping away where did it go? Its hard to believe that its almost Independence Day. Just a reminder: there will be a picnic potluck dinner at the clubhouse. We will eat at 2 p.m. Pack your picnic foods and join your neighbors at the clubhouse. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow ended the season with a delightful lunch provided by Queen Pat; dessert donated by Marion Hole in clubhouse driveway was not a sinkhole The hole in the driveway was not a sinkhole. Gartman and Nancy Lane. After lunch ideas were presented for possible trips/events for the fall. The next meeting will be a lunch meeting at the Apple Restaurant in Septembermore on this later. Ladies lunch at Mimis. Red Hot Fillies lunch. The African Violet Club will meet Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A fun program is planned. The new slate of officers will be inducted at the June meeting. One of African Violet Club will meet the very talented members creates the program and it is always fun and entertaining to observe the induction. Also introduced will be the "Plant Clinic" and "Show Time". Delicious light refreshments will be served. Check out the fun website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. If you have any questions please write a note from the website contact page or contact President, Laura Perdomo, at thepeacockcottage @gmail.com or 352-6256467. Helping Hands is now selling new Americanmade furniture at big discounts, in its two thrift and consignment stores. The new furniture line includes quality sofas, loveseats, chairs, and also new mattresses. Layaway plans are available. Stores are open Tuesday thru Saturday and are located at 9536 S.E. State Road 464, phone 352680-2087, in Silver Springs Shores; and 8820 S.W. State Road 200, phone 352-2371761, just past On Top of The World. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 C elebrating another Fathers Day without my father I cannot help thinking how much has changed since he died. If he were to return today, he would find things quite different. In all reality, this is not my fathers world anymore. I might just as well say it. This is not my fathers country anymore, either. The country my father loves seems to have all but disappeared. During his time, a deep-seated patriotic pride permeated throughout our country. We were proud of what our forefathers had accomplished and we were willing to die to preserve that heritage. Today, it seems the past is simply the past and has no bearing whatsoever on the present. This may be why history books are being rewritten today. This, however, is a fallacy encouraged by those who do not know the right hand from their left hand. In our country today, you are either far right or far left and nothing in between. Whatever happened to people with common sense? Perhaps that ancient anonymous philosopher was right when he said the problem with common sense was that it really was not that common anymore. Perhaps the demise of the common man explains this phenomenon. Or it could be that most people today have been educated beyond their common sensibilities. There was a time in my fathers country when people were proud of what they did. A few tried to get money without working for it. In my fathers country, there was a great deal of pride in working for what you had and not depending upon somebody with a handout. In my fathers country, there was a deep sense of accomplishment in earning what you had by the sweat of your brow. The only people sweating these days are politicians up for re-election. In my fathers country, there was no such thing as arbitrary handouts but plenty of hands out. It was considered our patriotic duty to help our neighbor when they were in trouble. Nobody looked to Uncle Sam to solve his or her problems. It was a community affair not a government mandate. In fact, if the truth were known, and evidently it is not, they stayed as far away from Uncle Sam as possible only communicating with him once a year on April 15. In those days, they saluted the flag, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and were right proud to do so. Not one of them could imagine anybody ashamed of doing that in public. Today a lot is being said about the separation of church and state. My father would not understand the way some people are interpreting it. According to what is going on today they are trying to keep the church out of the state but make good and sure, the state runs the church. Isnt that why we had a revolution in the first place? In my fathers country, there was a separation between government control and people pursuing life, liberty and happiness. Oh, for those good old days. Also, in my fathers country baseball was a national sport not a business. I am not quite sure when it became a business but my father never thought it was. He often took me to the ball field on a Saturday afternoon to have fun, enjoy the game and eat the worlds most delicious hotdog. At least he said they were the worlds most delicious hotdogs. Our purpose in going was just to have fun. He did his share of making fun and harassing the other teams fans but it never crossed his mind to physically beat one of them nearly to death. If I remember correctly, wedgies were the order of the day. When our team won we celebrated and high-fived everybody around us. When our team lost, we determined with everything within us to slaughter them the next week on the field. When we said slaughter, we were talking figuratively. Credit was something my fathers generation frowned on. As a young person, I had in my mind to buy a bicycle. I took my father to the store to look at that prized bike. Well, my father stammered, as he looked the bike over. How much money youve got saved for this bike? I knew the lecture that was to follow. If you could not afford to buy something, you could not afford to have it. How many times have I heard that? Perhaps if my father could come back for a day we could send him to Washington, D.C. and explain to them this whole idea that if you cannot afford something you cannot afford something. It seemed to make sense to me and I was only a young person at the time. I guess when you get older you lose a lot of that good common sense. Then if elected and go to Washington, D.C., you leave all of that good common sense back home with your constituency who wonder what they elected you for. The verse of Scripture that was very important to my father was, And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it (Psalms 90:17 KJV). It may not be the same country my father loved, but I can still operate on the same principles that made him a patriotic father, and pray, Establish thou the work of our hands. 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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. This is definitely not my fathers world anymore James Snyder HIV testing scheduled at churchThe Marion County Health Department is partnering with a Belleview church to offer free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The health department will offer free rapid HIV tests 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, 10545 SE 58th Ave., Belleview. Rapid HIV tests do not require a blood sample, and results are available in 15 minutes. The church and the health department are joining forces to mark National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance to promote HIV testing. Ramah Missionary Baptist Church is joining with the health department as part of the churchs connection to The Balm in Gilead, a faith-based organization that does HIV awareness work across the U.S. and in Tanzania. CBS is part of an international organization that provides interdenominational Bible study for people who desire an in-depth study of Gods Word along with opportunities for wonderful fellowship. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976. Ocala West NazareneVacation Bible School, July 9-13, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information call 352-861-0755.Our Redeemer VBSBabylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity is the title of the Vacation Bible School at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The VBS will be July 16 to 20, 9 a.m. to noon ech day, for ages 4 to 13. To pre-register, visit the church office or call 352-237-2233, or just come to the first session on July 16. RELIGIONcontinued from Page 5 Marion County Sheriffs Office just accepted the first of 36 police vehicles, scheduled to arrive in the next two months. The new vehicles will replace aging patrol vehicles. The American-built Fords are the latest in law enforcement auto technology. These new vehicles were selected for handling and performance. The Police Interceptor sedan all-wheel drive has the 3.5L V6 eco-boost engine. It was described as being a game-changer by one of the deputies. Although this engine boasts 365 horsepower, it is estimated to provide at least a 20 percent increase in our current fuel mileage, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. The increased fuel mileage could result in a savings of an estimated $500,000+ per year once the entire fleet has been upgraded, Cochran added. Also, the vehicles will have back-up sensors that will warn officers when they are near anything when the vehicle is in reverse. In FY 2009-2010, the Board of County Commission earmarked $442,000 for the purchase of replacement Patrol vehicles, per the Sheriffs request. Last FY 2010-2011, the Sheriff asked and received approval that all returned funds in the amount of $2,154,107 in the MSTU budget and $702,515 in county-wide funds also be earmarked for replacement vehicles. Using the $442,000 from FY 2009-2010, the agency was able to order 14 Police Interceptor sedans and 2 Ford Police Interceptor SUV models. Of those vehicles ordered, 1 sedan and 1 SUV will be outfitted for use by the K-9 Unit and will allow them to test which one will be a best fit for the unit. The Sheriffs Office is receiving vehicles on a regular schedule, about 4-5 Police Interceptors each week. So, there should be between 60-70 new vehicles in the next few months. Since these are brand new vehicle models, they are custom building everything we are adding to the vehicles. The Sheriffs Office is installing radios and computers, and will have striping/decals done. New sheriffs interceptors are arriving Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. 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It will provide an opportunity for an empowered public to demand significant changes to the states water management practices. According to Knight, Silver Springs is already threatened by dangerously high levels of nitrates and over-pumping of groundwater in its 1,200 square miles of water recharge area in North Central Florida. However, Silver Springs is not the only water resource under siege. Pollution, overpumping, and drought have also drastically reduced water quality and quantity in many other Florida springs and waters, Knight said. The summit will offer educational presentations, exhibitions, food, and live music. There are also tram rides to the Silver River. In addition, a natural museum, and a collection of unique pioneer buildings known as the Cracker Village will be open to the public during the event. For more information: http://www.silverspringsalliance.org/ http://floridaspringsinstitute.org/ http://floridaconservationcoalition.org/ SPRINGScontinued from Page 1 Holling, entering the arena last, had two rails in hand and he used them both. An early knock down at the second fence, a vertical, was followed by another vertical down at number five. Holling managed to leave the rest of the jumps in their cups, adding eight faults to his score for a total of 58.8, and clinching victory in his horses three-star debut. The CIC3 division was won by Karen OConnor of the United States. It was a clean sweep for the USA, with OConnor also winning the CCI2 division and fellow American Buck Davidson winning the CCI1 division. Jon Holling has served eventing in a variety of capacities, including as a four-star rider, a well respected coach, an event organizer, and a leader on various committees and organizations including as Chair of the USEA's Professional Horsemans Council. Holling is originally from Wisconsin and now he and his wife, Jenn, and son Caiden reside at Willow Run in rural Ocala. Of the 11 members of the US Short List for the 2012 London Olympic Games, just approved by the USEF's Executive Committee, three pairs competed at the Florida Horse Park in the in Equiventures Ocala Horse Properties Eventing in the 2011-2012 season: Karen OConnor and Mr. Medicott, Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen and Marilyn Little-Meredith and RF Rovano Rex. RIDERcontinued from Page 1 choice, but make sure that we put experience where it needs to be. Kuhn then addressed the crowd, saying, I have a day job thats very serious, second in command. He says he spends extra hours to get out and talk to people. He added, I agree that experience matters, but youre not electing a deputy sheriff. Youre electing a sheriff, somebody to be at the top of the agency. Ive been a chief of staff since 2005. Sheriff Dean chose to have three chiefs of staff; I wouldnt do it the same way. I would do things differently, but I would give Sheriff Dean credit for a lot of the good things that he brought from a business and efficiency point of view. Talking about the turnover issue, Kuhn said, We actually track turnover. We measure less than 1 percent turnover at the agency; for the southeast region of the United States, the average is 3 percent. He also talked about the sheriffs budget, which is $68 million. Four years ago it was $77 million. You dont develop a budget in a vacuum. The sheriff doesnt set his own budget. He has to work hand in hand with the county commissioners in setting that budget. We are a county thats been hit harder than some counties around us the sheriffs budget is tied to property values. Speaking about manpower, Kuhn said, Even though we have fewer deputies than some of the surrounding counties, our crime rate is half the statewide average. Our crime clearance rate is twice the statewide average. We do not have a broken agency. We have an agency that has been applauded by the governors office, we have an agency that is among the very best not just in Florida but in the United States. I would stack our people up against anyone. Kuhn addressed his background, being born and raised in Marion County. He graduated from the University of Florida law school, and came out as a prosecutor. He became general counsel in 2005. I went back and became a sworn law enforcement officer. I crawled on my belly, I shot, I ended up top shot in the class, but I also graduated top of my class in recruit school. I understand what it takes to be the sheriff. For three budget cycles Ive been working with the County Commission, trying to develop a budget that meets the needs of the citizens in the community but at the same time balances the need for public safety. He said that he doesnt disagree with Blair that over time were going to have to eliminate officials and put boots on the ground. He said that two captains retired recently. One was on the road and we created two deputies to replace the captain, and one was in the jail. That position was eliminated and we created two line level employees. He closed by saying that You just dont want a good cop, you want someone who understands that weve got a lot of good cops. Im proud of what they do, but executive leadership and what it takes to run the agency, I believe I have that skill set. The primary election is Aug. 14. Only Republicans may vote in the GOP race for sheriff, since there are opponents for the general election. SHERIFFcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds Ocala Palms Fillies hold luncheon at new Guadalajara Mexican restaurant Florence Slezia, Cathy Donohue and Carol Bergstol. Mary Ellen Misiaszek, Elizabeth Cherulnik and Bobbie March. Gerry Schwanke and Carol Pinto. Judy Duby on left, and Angie Fischetti on right.PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUR Whether the needs include learning how to create a professional resum, accessing a wide array of job-related databases or using public access computers and the internet, job seekers will find plenty of opportunities to enhance their search this and next month at the Marion County Public Library System: June 22 at 2 p.m.: Write an Effective Resume and Get that Job! program at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). Attendees will learn how to write effective resumes that present the right message to prospective employers. Call 352-671-8551 to register for this class. A second session of this program will take place July 13. June 27 at 2 p.m.: Returning to Work: Transitioning Smoothly Back into the Workforce webinar featuring career management expert Lisa Chenofsky Singer at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala) and Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). Attendees will learn how to take advantage of classes and training, the best ways to explain gaps in employment, strategies for considering all work options and more. Jobseekers may extend their library visit by exploring the Job & Career Accelerator database which provides access to information on work-related interests, careers and more than 1,000 occupation profiles, as well as job and internship opportunities from more than 5 million listings. Job seekers can even use the database to organize, manage and track their job search processes. For more information on programs and resources for job-seekers, call 352671-8551 or http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Looking for a job? Library can help 000AQEZ IRRIGATION LLC. 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Wednesday, June 20 Candidates to appear at meeting Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will host a Candidates Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. All candidates running for superintendent of Marion County School System and all candidates running for commissioner for Marion County have been invited to speak and take questions from those in attendance. The winning candidates in the Aug. 14 primary election will advance to the general election on Nov. 6.Women to mark 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 American Teacher documentary United Way invites the community to view a local screening of American Teacher and join in a community conversation about education Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Civic Theater, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. American Teacher highlights four teachers from different parts of the country as they reach different milestones in their careers. The film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today. After the screening, United Way will host a conversation about education. For United Ways community impact work around the areas of education, income and health, the discussion that will take place at this event will help to enhance United Ways education work, allowing us to continue to gather public knowledge and opinion, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. To reserve your seat or for more information, call 352732-9696. Air Force Association to meetThe 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.Friday, June 22 Morning show on the square Orlando-based radio station, XL106.7, will broadcast its morning show, "Johnny's House" from the gazebo on the downtown square Friday, June 22. Ocala is one of four central Florida locations from which the morning show will broadcast during the month on June. Ocala was chosen for the "World Tour" by listeners responding to an on-air and social media poll. The broadcast will take place from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23 Womens Ministry Super SaturdayWomens 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, Ocala. Moose to sponsor golf tournament 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. This project is to help raise funds for the kitchen stove replacement. Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 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. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Sunday, June 24 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. Because of Fathers Day, however, this month the date is June 24. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 854-8930.Hot dog sundae singing Everyone enjoy your Sunday/sundae. An evening of great fun, food, entertainment and fellowship is planned. Enjoy your favorite comfort food hot dogs and build your own sundae. Be entertained with a special music program by local musicians. For additional information: 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200, Ocala. Tuesday, June 26 Stroke support group to meet The Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). The next meeting will be held on June 26. The Ocala Health Stroke Support Group is for stroke survivors and their families and provides a forum for support, encouragement, and acceptance of a new and changing life. Interested persons are encouraged to contact 1-800530-1188 for more information and to register.Breast Cancer support group The Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104. The June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so. Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 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 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B6OZ Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B57D Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000AYSO is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what youre getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue on an upbeat cycle, and with that strong Taurean energy you should see favorable results from your hard work. A pleasant surprise awaits you in your private life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunderstanding needs more time to be worked out. Dont give up on it just yet. Remain open to providing explanations, if called for. Another friend offers good advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Fast action can correct a seemingly minor problem that has taken on some unexpectedly difficult aspects. Stay with it until its resolved. News on a more positive note is due soon. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Some snags could cause delays in those plans youre eager to see put into operation. But be patient. The Clever Cat will soon have good reason to celebrate a job well done. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful not to let that Virgan sensitivity dissuade you from being the hardheaded realist you should be at this time. Your goals are in sight. Stay focused on them. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A more positive aspect opens up, allowing you to make some important changes in a personal situation. Remember to seek balance and avoid extremes as you proceed. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good week to get out and enjoy the fine times you missed while you were so deep in those workaday projects. Be sure to share it with that special person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Work and play are in balance this week. However, expect news that could tip things toward the workplace for quite a while. But all to a good end. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Youre more productive on the job than you have been in some time. Thats good. But be careful not to overlook some situations developing in your private life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youve been doing a lot for others (as usual). But now its time to focus on your needs, including finally going on that long-delayed trip youve been hoping to make. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Its all smoothly going on twixt you and that very special person in your life. But a colleague causes some disruption on the job that you might be called on to help settle. BORN THIS WEEK: You are sensitive to the needs of others. But youre no pushover. You would make a fine teacher, psychologist or minister. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BN2I 0 0 0 B S B 3 Homeowners Summer Special 99 sq. ft. (Regular $1.50 sq. ft.) Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires July 10, 2012 H i g h a t t i c t e m p e r a t u r e m e a n s h i g h e n e r g y c o s t s High attic temperature means high energy costs 000BNT2 FAMILY FEATURES S undaes are sweet, but maybe its time for something sensa tional. Gale Gand, renowned pastry chef and mother of three, has partnered with Breyers to put a creative twist on the classic ice cream sundae. Gand says that one of the secrets of a fantastic sundae is to start with highquality ice cream as your base. Even the most decadent sundae toppings cant cover up a shortcut on ice cream, said Gand. Breyers ice cream is full of rich ingredi ents and flavor, and you have many great varieties to choose from. These recipes bring the simple sundae to a whole new level of goodness. From the kid-friendly Spaghetti and Meatballs Sundaes to the sophisticated Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes, theres something to please everyone. Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 25 minutes 2 cups Breyers Coffee ice cream salted caramel sauce* almond whipped cream** 1 shot espresso coffee 4 amaretti cookies chocolate-covered coffee beans Arrange 2 (1/4-cup) scoops ice cream in 4 demi tasse coffee cups. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce, then top with almond whipped cream. Pour a little espresso into each cup, then garnish with cookies and coffee beans. *For salted caramel sauce, bring 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over high heat in heavy-duty saucepan until caramel-colored. Remove from heat, then slowly stir in 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream. Let cool, then stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Let stand at room temperature until ready to use. **For almond whipped cream, whip 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream, 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 drops almond extract in mixing bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve. Snow Ball Sundaes 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream 8 slices (1-1/2 inches thick) store-bought angel food cake 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, warmed 1/2 cup marshmallow creme, melted* chocolate sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Make 4 (1/2-cup) scoops ice cream and arrange on chilled plate. Place 1 ice cream ball on 1 cake slice, then top with second cake slice. Shape cake around ice cream to encase it, using your hands to completely cover ice cream. Return to freezer until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining ice cream and cake. To serve, arrange snow balls in 4 dessert bowls. Top with hot fudge topping, then marshmallow creme and sprinkles. *TIP: Easily melt marshmallow creme in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Spaghetti and Meatball Sundaes 4 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 12 small scoops Breyers Rocky Road ice cream 1 cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs 2 cups strawberries, trimmed 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream, divided 2 store-bought shortbread cookies, crushed Freeze plate 30 minutes. For meatballs, arrange Rocky Road ice cream scoops on chilled plate. Place chocolate cookie crumbs on another plate. Roll scoops, one at a time, in cookie crumbs, then return to chilled plate until ready to serve. For sauce, mash strawberries with sugar in medium bowl using potato masher or fork to make chunky sauce. Stir in additional sugar if desired. To build sundaes, press vanilla ice cream through potato ricer* into 4 dessert bowls for spaghetti. Top each with 3 meatballs, then sauce. Top with crushed shortbread cookie cheese. Serve with a fork! *If a potato ricer is not available, simply scoop ice cream into bowls. Ice Cream Lollipops8 lollipops Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream chocolate-fudge flavor ice cream topping that freezes pink or rainbow sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Scoop 8 balls ice cream and place on chilled plate. Insert a wooden stick into each ball and freeze at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour ice cream topping into bowl. Dip frozen balls into ice cream topping, twirling to coat. Quickly decorate with sprinkles. Keep frozen until ready to serve. To give you the scoop on making your best sundae, Gand has these 10 tips: 10 Tips for Sundae Making1.Using store-bought ingredients makes sundaemaking fast and easy. You can always doll things up, like dissolve some instant coffee in a little hot water and stir it into store-bought caramel sauce to make a coffee-caramel drizzle. 2.Using whole nuts and dried fruit for add-ins can give your sundae extra texture and a big crunch. 3.Roll scoops of ice cream in any kind of crumbs, crunched cereal or chocolate milk powder for an ice cream truffle. 4.Use mini containers like egg cups, espresso cups and cordial glasses to make mini sundaes. 5.Make a quickie fresh-fruit topping by mashing your favorite berries with a little white or brown sugar. 6.To keep your ice cream from melting as fast, freeze your sundae bowls or dessert dishes overnight. 7.To make your scoops more perfect-looking, dip youricecreamscoopinhotwaterinbetweenscoops. 8.Use two or more flavors of ice cream in a sundae to add extra flavor and flair. 9.Simply tucking a cookie next to a scoop of ice cream, standing up, can really dress it up. 10.Create an exotic-looking sundae by using a wooden skewer to thread fruit onto, and then stick it into a scoop of ice cream. Use things like berries, ripe peach wedges and banana slices. For more tips and recipes, visit www.breyers.com or www.facebook.com/breyers. Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at the only service at 10 a.m. All charter members will be introduced. Everyone is invited to attend.Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at our first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for 8-foot inside table, $15 for an outside 12x12 feet space (no tables or chairs included.) The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, beer/wine, food and of course, chili. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Happenings Continued from Page 4 Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, June 23: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23: Women's Ministry Meeting, Dot to Dot Living, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Forever Young, Hot Dog Singing Sundae, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27: Bible study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Church of the AdventThe Church of the Advent, Episcopal has begun its summer schedule. Sunday Mass is at 9 a.m. until September. Advent is located 1.3 miles west on County Road 484 at 11251 S.W. CR484. Ongoing meetings of the Alcoholics Anonymous group has permanently changed their days to Tuesday and Thursdays at noon in the church library. Looking ahead, Vacation Bible School will be offered to children of the community in August. More information will be publicized closer to those dates. Sunday, June 10, our Mass will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For further information about Advent, please call 352-465-7272. Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy 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. 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. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. This will be held in the graciously offered facilities of the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills, centrally located in Citrus County at the intersection of Lecanto Highway (County Road 491) and Forest Ridge Boulevard (about 20 minutes from the State Road 200 and County Road 484 intersection in Ocala). This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Religion See RELIGION Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, June 20, 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 Golf: A weekend of television spoiled Purge everyone on voter rolls W eve all been hearing a lot lately about voter purges, where the state is trying to make sure that all voters are legitimately registered and are American citizens qualified to vote. For some reason, some people think this is a bad thing. They dont seem to care that some votes are being cast illegally. It comes back to that old clich: What part of the word illegal dont you understand? Yes, there have been a few mistakes. But as far as we know, these mistakes have been caught and repaired, so no legal voter is being denied the right to cast a ballot. But in the spirit of offering solutions, weve come up with one that should satisfy all the people: Purge the voting rolls of all voters after the election in November. Thats right, get rid of everybody. Make everyone re-register to vote starting in January, making them prove that they are American citizens. That would clear the voting rolls of those who are ineligible. It would also clear the rolls of those who registered years ago but dont bother to vote. Chances are, they wouldnt take the time to go back and register again. Think back to recent elections. In some cases the turnout is less than 20 percent of registered voters. If its around 35 percent, its considered an average turnout. If its 50 percent or higher, its a record-setting turnout. Well, what about the 50 percent or more who dont turn out? If they werent on the voter rolls, it would speed up time at the polls, make sure that the voters are legal, and maybe the turnouts would be around 80 or 90 percent or so. At one time, there was a rule that if you didnt vote for a certain amount of time, your name was automatically purged. We always thought that was a good rule. But for some reason it no longer exists, and now the names of those who dont vote are on the list, gathering dust, so to speak. So lets start over with a clean slate of voters, so those who are eligible to vote have an easier time of it, and those who are ineligible or too lazy to vote can just stay home where theyll usually complain about who gets elected. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Off the messageThe Republicans are experts at taking the president off message and changing the subject to their interests in what they believe and what they want to talk about. Why does the president allow the Republicans to frame and control the issues of the day in their talking points and not allow him to talk about job creation. Please, Mr. President, don't just talk about jobs for Americans but explain day after day how to put the unemployed back to work with programs that help our countries workforce. Have the Democrats in the House and Senate submit bills to work on the infrastructure, the highways, the bridges, the energy crisis, the water crisis, the reforestation of our national parks just to name a few. If you are forceful enough and talk about jobs on a daily basis, the voting public may just begin to believe you. When you allow the Republicans to set the issues that they want you to talk about, you lose. The American people are not interested in your sidebar discussions with the Republicans unless they result in jobs for the people. This is the issue of the day. Don't get distracted with the lies from the far right. Yes you must point these falsehoods out but let the voting public know to relate the fact that these lies about you are just a distraction to change the subject. You made a mistake in your first year in office by trying to work with the hateful leadership of the Republican party but they have made their message clear. Now it is time to make your message clear and let the Republicans know that their antiAmerican ideas have not worked in the past and you are not going to listen to their garbage now. You are the only one who was elected president in the last election and if you want to keep your job to take care of the people, you must put America back to work. Jerry Segovis Ocala MRMC and It's SupportersI'm constantly reading about what people want to do to Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC), and not one of them knows what they are talking about. The only person making any sense, other than the professionals who are managing the hospital, has been Kulbar Ghumman. He's been on the board long enough, and has the experience, to discuss the hospitals needs intelligently. I've said it before and I'll say it here again, lawyers make very poor board members on any board. I've attended enough MRMC board meetings to hear them speak with little in a positive nature. There's no one on the board with a hospital management background, and that includes doctors. They would be the last to be selected, because in the back of their minds, their own interests come first. Plus, just because a person owns a business doesn't make them an authority on hospitals. During the few times I've spoken at the hospital board meetings, I mentioned that in years past, I audited what's now MRMC, so many time I've forgotten the number. Many years ago when I was a member of the Florida Hospital Association as well as the Florida Osteopathic Hospital Association, and it was an understanding, that doctors and lawyers were not the best hospital board members. I don't know about Indian chiefs, maybe we should check with the Seminoles. In addition, I've been a Blue Cross and 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. 000BP2V You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Brentwood at Fore Ranch 4511 SW 48th Avenue Ocala, FL Family BBQ and Live Entertainment OPENING SOON Services Diabetic Treatment Center Licensed Nurse 24/7 Memory Care ECC Licensed (medical services provided) Medication Management Personal Laundry Linen Service Assistance w/Personal Care Needs Amenities Billiards Parlor Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Library Gracious Restaurant Dining Physical/Occupational Therapy On-Site Physician Transportation 4511 SW 48th Ave., Ocala FL 34474 352-304-6433 Ask About Our Special Grand Opening Rates ALF License Pending A New Standard of Excellence Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODELHEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AID EXPIRES 7/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Hearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeBC/BS Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467 000BSPS Inside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside SearsPaddock Mall352-237-1665 Jim Clark Editor N o one can ever accuse me of being a golfer. I have played one round of golf in my life, and shot a 103. Oh, did I mention it was a nine-hole course? That was back when I was 16 and my dad tried to teach me on a simple little course at a place called Mystic Islands, New Jersey. My dad was good at a lot of things, but he didnt succeed at this one, although it probably wasnt his fault. Thats why Ive grown up rarely watching golf on television, except for the majors and the TPC at Sawgrass, which I personally attended once. Last weekend we had a major, the U.S. Open, played somewhere near San Francisco on the West Coast. The way the golfers played, it didnt seem like a major. No one was under par. If I want to watch a bunch of golfers who cant break par, I can go sit out near the 18th hole at the Municipal Golf Course in Ocala. Turning on the U.S. Open this year was like turning on the Super Bowl, and instead getting a Pop Warner game. I could just envision golfers all over the country saying, I can do that. This tournament ends on Fathers Day, the third Sunday in June. Whats the matter? Couldnt they find a place where June means summer weather? Players were wearing sweatshirts and other paraphernalia to keep warm. On Sunday, a sea fog was rolling in off the Pacific to give the golfers just another distraction. Of course, when I bothered to listen, the commentators were gushing positives about the course, but I would imagine the USGA would make sure they were never heard from again if they dared to criticize anything. There also seems to be some sort of controversy surrounding Johnny Miller, who was commenting for NBC. Im not sure why, but then again I try not to listen too much to the analysts, who are usually wrong. One of the big stories over the weekend was about a 17-year-old kid from California, wearing a University of Texas shirt, who was actually in contention. He faded on Sunday and didnt even end up as the low amateur. Then there was Tiger Woods, who was in the lead briefly during the first two days, then crashed and burned on the weekend. When they interviewed Woods after Sundays round, he said that there were a lot of positives he could take away from his failure to win another major. Could have fooled me. So what comes next? Why, its the British Open, which is usually played on a course thats a code enforcement officers dream, one with knee-high weeds. Would it be too much to ask that the Brits play this tourney on a course that owns a lawn mower? Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Medicare fraud auditor, executive director of the Florida Nursing Home Association, member of the Florida Hospital Accountants Association, Secretary of the Eastern division of the Florida Hospital Association and finally Assistant Administrator of Ormond Beach Memorial Hospital for Finance and Development, when it first opened. I also lobbied the Florida Legislature, when then State Senator Lawton Chiles sponsored my three bills in the state senate, and they all passed both houses. I'm not lobbying to get on the MRMC board, but at least I could help the professionals who know how a hospital should be run. Now, for the problem, and I've addressed it before in the Star Banner and at MRMC board meetings. If the hospital wants to raise funds it should be through a 1/2 cent sales tax. A one (1) mill tax on property will not pass. You must realize, that a great portion of the Marion County population are retirees, and they're not going to hold still for a one (1) mill increase on their property taxes, I know I won't. A sales tax of 1/2 of one percent is the most fair, as all the people of Marion County should pay their fair share. The one (1) mill issue is doomed to failure so forget it now before it's too late and try the logical approach. There are those who will say the sales tax will not provide enough money for MRMC, and it will have to be distributed to other areas as well. Now, that's where lawyers come into play. The sales tax should be for MRMC only. As an afterthought, all totaled, I've lived in this north central Florida area for over 30 years and it seems the civic leaders still don't get it. Bill Ford Ocala Please see LETTERS Page 7 LETTERScontinued from Page 6 Fairfield Village M anager Peggy Sluss invited neighbors to come to the clubhouse on Wednesday morning, June 13, to enjoy coffee and danish with some nice conversation thrown in. It turned out to be a winning equation. At least once each month, Peggy provides for a gathering of various types so that neighbors can participate and enjoy each others company. This was a time that was shared with good friends to just sit for a bit and talk about things of interest to those who participated. The coffee was hot, the pastries were delicious, and those chatting enjoyed each others company. That is one of the nice things about living in a community like Fairfieldthere is someone around with similar interests with whom to enjoy even just a cup of coffee. I was looking at the American Land Lease Good Neighbor Pledge and found a most interesting statement. It states: Work in partnership with you to build a shared vision for the future of your community. That sounds like a really good idea because when people look to the future and build a shared vision, there is bound to be a more harmonious community. We have many good people in Fairfield Village with a vast variety of expertise and interests. When these are combined in an effort to allow neighbors to get to know others in the communitynot just in the immediate close neighborhood environment, good things are bound to happen. One can never have too many friends, and friendships develop from simple gatherings such as this in Coffee, danish and conversation equal a nice morning Priscilla Geissal our Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. Delores Legg stops by Peggy Sluss's office to compliment the work of the new lawn care service. With the nice rains, things are growing fast and looking good.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, June 20, 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 Golf: A weekend of television spoiled Purge everyone on voter rolls W eve all been hearing a lot lately about voter purges, where the state is trying to make sure that all voters are legitimately registered and are American citizens qualified to vote. For some reason, some people think this is a bad thing. They dont seem to care that some votes are being cast illegally. It comes back to that old clich: What part of the word illegal dont you understand? Yes, there have been a few mistakes. But as far as we know, these mistakes have been caught and repaired, so no legal voter is being denied the right to cast a ballot. But in the spirit of offering solutions, weve come up with one that should satisfy all the people: Purge the voting rolls of all voters after the election in November. Thats right, get rid of everybody. Make everyone re-register to vote starting in January, making them prove that they are American citizens. That would clear the voting rolls of those who are ineligible. It would also clear the rolls of those who registered years ago but dont bother to vote. Chances are, they wouldnt take the time to go back and register again. Think back to recent elections. In some cases the turnout is less than 20 percent of registered voters. If its around 35 percent, its considered an average turnout. If its 50 percent or higher, its a record-setting turnout. Well, what about the 50 percent or more who dont turn out? If they werent on the voter rolls, it would speed up time at the polls, make sure that the voters are legal, and maybe the turnouts would be around 80 or 90 percent or so. At one time, there was a rule that if you didnt vote for a certain amount of time, your name was automatically purged. We always thought that was a good rule. But for some reason it no longer exists, and now the names of those who dont vote are on the list, gathering dust, so to speak. So lets start over with a clean slate of voters, so those who are eligible to vote have an easier time of it, and those who are ineligible or too lazy to vote can just stay home where theyll usually complain about who gets elected. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Off the messageThe Republicans are experts at taking the president off message and changing the subject to their interests in what they believe and what they want to talk about. Why does the president allow the Republicans to frame and control the issues of the day in their talking points and not allow him to talk about job creation. Please, Mr. President, don't just talk about jobs for Americans but explain day after day how to put the unemployed back to work with programs that help our countries workforce. Have the Democrats in the House and Senate submit bills to work on the infrastructure, the highways, the bridges, the energy crisis, the water crisis, the reforestation of our national parks just to name a few. If you are forceful enough and talk about jobs on a daily basis, the voting public may just begin to believe you. When you allow the Republicans to set the issues that they want you to talk about, you lose. The American people are not interested in your sidebar discussions with the Republicans unless they result in jobs for the people. This is the issue of the day. Don't get distracted with the lies from the far right. Yes you must point these falsehoods out but let the voting public know to relate the fact that these lies about you are just a distraction to change the subject. You made a mistake in your first year in office by trying to work with the hateful leadership of the Republican party but they have made their message clear. Now it is time to make your message clear and let the Republicans know that their antiAmerican ideas have not worked in the past and you are not going to listen to their garbage now. You are the only one who was elected president in the last election and if you want to keep your job to take care of the people, you must put America back to work. Jerry Segovis Ocala MRMC and It's SupportersI'm constantly reading about what people want to do to Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC), and not one of them knows what they are talking about. The only person making any sense, other than the professionals who are managing the hospital, has been Kulbar Ghumman. He's been on the board long enough, and has the experience, to discuss the hospitals needs intelligently. I've said it before and I'll say it here again, lawyers make very poor board members on any board. I've attended enough MRMC board meetings to hear them speak with little in a positive nature. There's no one on the board with a hospital management background, and that includes doctors. They would be the last to be selected, because in the back of their minds, their own interests come first. Plus, just because a person owns a business doesn't make them an authority on hospitals. During the few times I've spoken at the hospital board meetings, I mentioned that in years past, I audited what's now MRMC, so many time I've forgotten the number. Many years ago when I was a member of the Florida Hospital Association as well as the Florida Osteopathic Hospital Association, and it was an understanding, that doctors and lawyers were not the best hospital board members. I don't know about Indian chiefs, maybe we should check with the Seminoles. In addition, I've been a Blue Cross and 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. 000BP2V You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Brentwood at Fore Ranch 4511 SW 48th Avenue Ocala, FL Family BBQ and Live Entertainment OPENING SOON Services Diabetic Treatment Center Licensed Nurse 24/7 Memory Care ECC Licensed (medical services provided) Medication Management Personal Laundry Linen Service Assistance w/Personal Care Needs Amenities Billiards Parlor Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Library Gracious Restaurant Dining Physical/Occupational Therapy On-Site Physician Transportation 4511 SW 48th Ave., Ocala FL 34474 352-304-6433 Ask About Our Special Grand Opening Rates ALF License Pending A New Standard of Excellence Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODELHEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AID EXPIRES 7/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Hearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeBC/BS Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467 000BSPS Inside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside SearsPaddock Mall352-237-1665 Jim Clark Editor N o one can ever accuse me of being a golfer. I have played one round of golf in my life, and shot a 103. Oh, did I mention it was a nine-hole course? That was back when I was 16 and my dad tried to teach me on a simple little course at a place called Mystic Islands, New Jersey. My dad was good at a lot of things, but he didnt succeed at this one, although it probably wasnt his fault. Thats why Ive grown up rarely watching golf on television, except for the majors and the TPC at Sawgrass, which I personally attended once. Last weekend we had a major, the U.S. Open, played somewhere near San Francisco on the West Coast. The way the golfers played, it didnt seem like a major. No one was under par. If I want to watch a bunch of golfers who cant break par, I can go sit out near the 18th hole at the Municipal Golf Course in Ocala. Turning on the U.S. Open this year was like turning on the Super Bowl, and instead getting a Pop Warner game. I could just envision golfers all over the country saying, I can do that. This tournament ends on Fathers Day, the third Sunday in June. Whats the matter? Couldnt they find a place where June means summer weather? Players were wearing sweatshirts and other paraphernalia to keep warm. On Sunday, a sea fog was rolling in off the Pacific to give the golfers just another distraction. Of course, when I bothered to listen, the commentators were gushing positives about the course, but I would imagine the USGA would make sure they were never heard from again if they dared to criticize anything. There also seems to be some sort of controversy surrounding Johnny Miller, who was commenting for NBC. Im not sure why, but then again I try not to listen too much to the analysts, who are usually wrong. One of the big stories over the weekend was about a 17-year-old kid from California, wearing a University of Texas shirt, who was actually in contention. He faded on Sunday and didnt even end up as the low amateur. Then there was Tiger Woods, who was in the lead briefly during the first two days, then crashed and burned on the weekend. When they interviewed Woods after Sundays round, he said that there were a lot of positives he could take away from his failure to win another major. Could have fooled me. So what comes next? Why, its the British Open, which is usually played on a course thats a code enforcement officers dream, one with knee-high weeds. Would it be too much to ask that the Brits play this tourney on a course that owns a lawn mower? Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Medicare fraud auditor, executive director of the Florida Nursing Home Association, member of the Florida Hospital Accountants Association, Secretary of the Eastern division of the Florida Hospital Association and finally Assistant Administrator of Ormond Beach Memorial Hospital for Finance and Development, when it first opened. I also lobbied the Florida Legislature, when then State Senator Lawton Chiles sponsored my three bills in the state senate, and they all passed both houses. I'm not lobbying to get on the MRMC board, but at least I could help the professionals who know how a hospital should be run. Now, for the problem, and I've addressed it before in the Star Banner and at MRMC board meetings. If the hospital wants to raise funds it should be through a 1/2 cent sales tax. A one (1) mill tax on property will not pass. You must realize, that a great portion of the Marion County population are retirees, and they're not going to hold still for a one (1) mill increase on their property taxes, I know I won't. A sales tax of 1/2 of one percent is the most fair, as all the people of Marion County should pay their fair share. The one (1) mill issue is doomed to failure so forget it now before it's too late and try the logical approach. There are those who will say the sales tax will not provide enough money for MRMC, and it will have to be distributed to other areas as well. Now, that's where lawyers come into play. The sales tax should be for MRMC only. As an afterthought, all totaled, I've lived in this north central Florida area for over 30 years and it seems the civic leaders still don't get it. Bill Ford Ocala Please see LETTERS Page 7 LETTERScontinued from Page 6 Fairfield Village M anager Peggy Sluss invited neighbors to come to the clubhouse on Wednesday morning, June 13, to enjoy coffee and danish with some nice conversation thrown in. It turned out to be a winning equation. At least once each month, Peggy provides for a gathering of various types so that neighbors can participate and enjoy each others company. This was a time that was shared with good friends to just sit for a bit and talk about things of interest to those who participated. The coffee was hot, the pastries were delicious, and those chatting enjoyed each others company. That is one of the nice things about living in a community like Fairfieldthere is someone around with similar interests with whom to enjoy even just a cup of coffee. I was looking at the American Land Lease Good Neighbor Pledge and found a most interesting statement. It states: Work in partnership with you to build a shared vision for the future of your community. That sounds like a really good idea because when people look to the future and build a shared vision, there is bound to be a more harmonious community. We have many good people in Fairfield Village with a vast variety of expertise and interests. When these are combined in an effort to allow neighbors to get to know others in the communitynot just in the immediate close neighborhood environment, good things are bound to happen. One can never have too many friends, and friendships develop from simple gatherings such as this in Coffee, danish and conversation equal a nice morning Priscilla Geissal our Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. Delores Legg stops by Peggy Sluss's office to compliment the work of the new lawn care service. With the nice rains, things are growing fast and looking good.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BN2I 0 0 0 B S B 3 Homeowners Summer Special 99 sq. ft. (Regular $1.50 sq. ft.) Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires July 10, 2012 H i g h a t t i c t e m p e r a t u r e m e a n s h i g h e n e r g y c o s t s High attic temperature means high energy costs 000BNT2 FAMILY FEATURES S undaes are sweet, but maybe its time for something sensa tional. Gale Gand, renowned pastry chef and mother of three, has partnered with Breyers to put a creative twist on the classic ice cream sundae. Gand says that one of the secrets of a fantastic sundae is to start with highquality ice cream as your base. Even the most decadent sundae toppings cant cover up a shortcut on ice cream, said Gand. Breyers ice cream is full of rich ingredi ents and flavor, and you have many great varieties to choose from. These recipes bring the simple sundae to a whole new level of goodness. From the kid-friendly Spaghetti and Meatballs Sundaes to the sophisticated Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes, theres something to please everyone. Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes4 servings Prep Time: 25 minutes 2 cups Breyers Coffee ice cream salted caramel sauce* almond whipped cream** 1 shot espresso coffee 4 amaretti cookies chocolate-covered coffee beans Arrange 2 (1/4-cup) scoops ice cream in 4 demi tasse coffee cups. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce, then top with almond whipped cream. Pour a little espresso into each cup, then garnish with cookies and coffee beans. *For salted caramel sauce, bring 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over high heat in heavy-duty saucepan until caramel-colored. Remove from heat, then slowly stir in 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream. Let cool, then stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Let stand at room temperature until ready to use. **For almond whipped cream, whip 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream, 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 drops almond extract in mixing bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve. Snow Ball Sundaes 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream 8 slices (1-1/2 inches thick) store-bought angel food cake 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, warmed 1/2 cup marshmallow creme, melted* chocolate sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Make 4 (1/2-cup) scoops ice cream and arrange on chilled plate. Place 1 ice cream ball on 1 cake slice, then top with second cake slice. Shape cake around ice cream to encase it, using your hands to completely cover ice cream. Return to freezer until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining ice cream and cake. To serve, arrange snow balls in 4 dessert bowls. Top with hot fudge topping, then marshmallow creme and sprinkles. *TIP: Easily melt marshmallow creme in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Spaghetti and Meatball Sundaes 4 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 12 small scoops Breyers Rocky Road ice cream 1 cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs 2 cups strawberries, trimmed 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream, divided 2 store-bought shortbread cookies, crushed Freeze plate 30 minutes. For meatballs, arrange Rocky Road ice cream scoops on chilled plate. Place chocolate cookie crumbs on another plate. Roll scoops, one at a time, in cookie crumbs, then return to chilled plate until ready to serve. For sauce, mash strawberries with sugar in medium bowl using potato masher or fork to make chunky sauce. Stir in additional sugar if desired. To build sundaes, press vanilla ice cream through potato ricer* into 4 dessert bowls for spaghetti. Top each with 3 meatballs, then sauce. Top with crushed shortbread cookie cheese. Serve with a fork! *If a potato ricer is not available, simply scoop ice cream into bowls. Ice Cream Lollipops8 lollipops Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream chocolate-fudge flavor ice cream topping that freezes pink or rainbow sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Scoop 8 balls ice cream and place on chilled plate. Insert a wooden stick into each ball and freeze at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour ice cream topping into bowl. Dip frozen balls into ice cream topping, twirling to coat. Quickly decorate with sprinkles. Keep frozen until ready to serve. To give you the scoop on making your best sundae, Gand has these 10 tips: 10 Tips for Sundae Making1.Using store-bought ingredients makes sundaemaking fast and easy. You can always doll things up, like dissolve some instant coffee in a little hot water and stir it into store-bought caramel sauce to make a coffee-caramel drizzle. 2.Using whole nuts and dried fruit for add-ins can give your sundae extra texture and a big crunch. 3.Roll scoops of ice cream in any kind of crumbs, crunched cereal or chocolate milk powder for an ice cream truffle. 4.Use mini containers like egg cups, espresso cups and cordial glasses to make mini sundaes. 5.Make a quickie fresh-fruit topping by mashing your favorite berries with a little white or brown sugar. 6.To keep your ice cream from melting as fast, freeze your sundae bowls or dessert dishes overnight. 7.To make your scoops more perfect-looking, dip youricecreamscoopinhotwaterinbetweenscoops. 8.Use two or more flavors of ice cream in a sundae to add extra flavor and flair. 9.Simply tucking a cookie next to a scoop of ice cream, standing up, can really dress it up. 10.Create an exotic-looking sundae by using a wooden skewer to thread fruit onto, and then stick it into a scoop of ice cream. Use things like berries, ripe peach wedges and banana slices. For more tips and recipes, visit www.breyers.com or www.facebook.com/breyers. Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at the only service at 10 a.m. All charter members will be introduced. Everyone is invited to attend.Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at our first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for 8-foot inside table, $15 for an outside 12x12 feet space (no tables or chairs included.) The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, beer/wine, food and of course, chili. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Happenings Continued from Page 4 Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, June 23: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23: Women's Ministry Meeting, Dot to Dot Living, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Forever Young, Hot Dog Singing Sundae, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27: Bible study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Church of the AdventThe Church of the Advent, Episcopal has begun its summer schedule. Sunday Mass is at 9 a.m. until September. Advent is located 1.3 miles west on County Road 484 at 11251 S.W. CR484. Ongoing meetings of the Alcoholics Anonymous group has permanently changed their days to Tuesday and Thursdays at noon in the church library. Looking ahead, Vacation Bible School will be offered to children of the community in August. More information will be publicized closer to those dates. Sunday, June 10, our Mass will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For further information about Advent, please call 352-465-7272. Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy 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. 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. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. This will be held in the graciously offered facilities of the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills, centrally located in Citrus County at the intersection of Lecanto Highway (County Road 491) and Forest Ridge Boulevard (about 20 minutes from the State Road 200 and County Road 484 intersection in Ocala). This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Religion See RELIGION Page 11

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Wednesday, June 20 Candidates to appear at meeting Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will host a Candidates Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. All candidates running for superintendent of Marion County School System and all candidates running for commissioner for Marion County have been invited to speak and take questions from those in attendance. The winning candidates in the Aug. 14 primary election will advance to the general election on Nov. 6.Women to mark 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 American Teacher documentary United Way invites the community to view a local screening of American Teacher and join in a community conversation about education Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Civic Theater, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. American Teacher highlights four teachers from different parts of the country as they reach different milestones in their careers. The film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today. After the screening, United Way will host a conversation about education. For United Ways community impact work around the areas of education, income and health, the discussion that will take place at this event will help to enhance United Ways education work, allowing us to continue to gather public knowledge and opinion, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. To reserve your seat or for more information, call 352732-9696. Air Force Association to meetThe 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.Friday, June 22 Morning show on the square Orlando-based radio station, XL106.7, will broadcast its morning show, "Johnny's House" from the gazebo on the downtown square Friday, June 22. Ocala is one of four central Florida locations from which the morning show will broadcast during the month on June. Ocala was chosen for the "World Tour" by listeners responding to an on-air and social media poll. The broadcast will take place from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23 Womens Ministry Super SaturdayWomens 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, Ocala. Moose to sponsor golf tournament 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. This project is to help raise funds for the kitchen stove replacement. Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 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. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Sunday, June 24 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. Because of Fathers Day, however, this month the date is June 24. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 854-8930.Hot dog sundae singing Everyone enjoy your Sunday/sundae. An evening of great fun, food, entertainment and fellowship is planned. Enjoy your favorite comfort food hot dogs and build your own sundae. Be entertained with a special music program by local musicians. For additional information: 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is located at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200, Ocala. Tuesday, June 26 Stroke support group to meet The Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). The next meeting will be held on June 26. The Ocala Health Stroke Support Group is for stroke survivors and their families and provides a forum for support, encouragement, and acceptance of a new and changing life. Interested persons are encouraged to contact 1-800530-1188 for more information and to register.Breast Cancer support group The Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104. The June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so. Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 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 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B6OZ Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B57D Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000AYSO is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what youre getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue on an upbeat cycle, and with that strong Taurean energy you should see favorable results from your hard work. A pleasant surprise awaits you in your private life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunderstanding needs more time to be worked out. Dont give up on it just yet. Remain open to providing explanations, if called for. Another friend offers good advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Fast action can correct a seemingly minor problem that has taken on some unexpectedly difficult aspects. Stay with it until its resolved. News on a more positive note is due soon. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Some snags could cause delays in those plans youre eager to see put into operation. But be patient. The Clever Cat will soon have good reason to celebrate a job well done. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful not to let that Virgan sensitivity dissuade you from being the hardheaded realist you should be at this time. Your goals are in sight. Stay focused on them. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A more positive aspect opens up, allowing you to make some important changes in a personal situation. Remember to seek balance and avoid extremes as you proceed. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good week to get out and enjoy the fine times you missed while you were so deep in those workaday projects. Be sure to share it with that special person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Work and play are in balance this week. However, expect news that could tip things toward the workplace for quite a while. But all to a good end. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Youre more productive on the job than you have been in some time. Thats good. But be careful not to overlook some situations developing in your private life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youve been doing a lot for others (as usual). But now its time to focus on your needs, including finally going on that long-delayed trip youve been hoping to make. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Its all smoothly going on twixt you and that very special person in your life. But a colleague causes some disruption on the job that you might be called on to help settle. BORN THIS WEEK: You are sensitive to the needs of others. But youre no pushover. You would make a fine teacher, psychologist or minister. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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It will provide an opportunity for an empowered public to demand significant changes to the states water management practices. According to Knight, Silver Springs is already threatened by dangerously high levels of nitrates and over-pumping of groundwater in its 1,200 square miles of water recharge area in North Central Florida. However, Silver Springs is not the only water resource under siege. Pollution, overpumping, and drought have also drastically reduced water quality and quantity in many other Florida springs and waters, Knight said. The summit will offer educational presentations, exhibitions, food, and live music. There are also tram rides to the Silver River. In addition, a natural museum, and a collection of unique pioneer buildings known as the Cracker Village will be open to the public during the event. For more information: http://www.silverspringsalliance.org/ http://floridaspringsinstitute.org/ http://floridaconservationcoalition.org/ SPRINGScontinued from Page 1 Holling, entering the arena last, had two rails in hand and he used them both. An early knock down at the second fence, a vertical, was followed by another vertical down at number five. Holling managed to leave the rest of the jumps in their cups, adding eight faults to his score for a total of 58.8, and clinching victory in his horses three-star debut. The CIC3 division was won by Karen OConnor of the United States. It was a clean sweep for the USA, with OConnor also winning the CCI2 division and fellow American Buck Davidson winning the CCI1 division. Jon Holling has served eventing in a variety of capacities, including as a four-star rider, a well respected coach, an event organizer, and a leader on various committees and organizations including as Chair of the USEA's Professional Horsemans Council. Holling is originally from Wisconsin and now he and his wife, Jenn, and son Caiden reside at Willow Run in rural Ocala. Of the 11 members of the US Short List for the 2012 London Olympic Games, just approved by the USEF's Executive Committee, three pairs competed at the Florida Horse Park in the in Equiventures Ocala Horse Properties Eventing in the 2011-2012 season: Karen OConnor and Mr. Medicott, Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen and Marilyn Little-Meredith and RF Rovano Rex. RIDERcontinued from Page 1 choice, but make sure that we put experience where it needs to be. Kuhn then addressed the crowd, saying, I have a day job thats very serious, second in command. He says he spends extra hours to get out and talk to people. He added, I agree that experience matters, but youre not electing a deputy sheriff. Youre electing a sheriff, somebody to be at the top of the agency. Ive been a chief of staff since 2005. Sheriff Dean chose to have three chiefs of staff; I wouldnt do it the same way. I would do things differently, but I would give Sheriff Dean credit for a lot of the good things that he brought from a business and efficiency point of view. Talking about the turnover issue, Kuhn said, We actually track turnover. We measure less than 1 percent turnover at the agency; for the southeast region of the United States, the average is 3 percent. He also talked about the sheriffs budget, which is $68 million. Four years ago it was $77 million. You dont develop a budget in a vacuum. The sheriff doesnt set his own budget. He has to work hand in hand with the county commissioners in setting that budget. We are a county thats been hit harder than some counties around us the sheriffs budget is tied to property values. Speaking about manpower, Kuhn said, Even though we have fewer deputies than some of the surrounding counties, our crime rate is half the statewide average. Our crime clearance rate is twice the statewide average. We do not have a broken agency. We have an agency that has been applauded by the governors office, we have an agency that is among the very best not just in Florida but in the United States. I would stack our people up against anyone. Kuhn addressed his background, being born and raised in Marion County. He graduated from the University of Florida law school, and came out as a prosecutor. He became general counsel in 2005. I went back and became a sworn law enforcement officer. I crawled on my belly, I shot, I ended up top shot in the class, but I also graduated top of my class in recruit school. I understand what it takes to be the sheriff. For three budget cycles Ive been working with the County Commission, trying to develop a budget that meets the needs of the citizens in the community but at the same time balances the need for public safety. He said that he doesnt disagree with Blair that over time were going to have to eliminate officials and put boots on the ground. He said that two captains retired recently. One was on the road and we created two deputies to replace the captain, and one was in the jail. That position was eliminated and we created two line level employees. He closed by saying that You just dont want a good cop, you want someone who understands that weve got a lot of good cops. Im proud of what they do, but executive leadership and what it takes to run the agency, I believe I have that skill set. The primary election is Aug. 14. Only Republicans may vote in the GOP race for sheriff, since there are opponents for the general election. SHERIFFcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds Ocala Palms Fillies hold luncheon at new Guadalajara Mexican restaurant Florence Slezia, Cathy Donohue and Carol Bergstol. Mary Ellen Misiaszek, Elizabeth Cherulnik and Bobbie March. Gerry Schwanke and Carol Pinto. Judy Duby on left, and Angie Fischetti on right.PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUR Whether the needs include learning how to create a professional resum, accessing a wide array of job-related databases or using public access computers and the internet, job seekers will find plenty of opportunities to enhance their search this and next month at the Marion County Public Library System: June 22 at 2 p.m.: Write an Effective Resume and Get that Job! program at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). Attendees will learn how to write effective resumes that present the right message to prospective employers. Call 352-671-8551 to register for this class. A second session of this program will take place July 13. June 27 at 2 p.m.: Returning to Work: Transitioning Smoothly Back into the Workforce webinar featuring career management expert Lisa Chenofsky Singer at the Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala) and Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). Attendees will learn how to take advantage of classes and training, the best ways to explain gaps in employment, strategies for considering all work options and more. Jobseekers may extend their library visit by exploring the Job & Career Accelerator database which provides access to information on work-related interests, careers and more than 1,000 occupation profiles, as well as job and internship opportunities from more than 5 million listings. Job seekers can even use the database to organize, manage and track their job search processes. For more information on programs and resources for job-seekers, call 352671-8551 or http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Looking for a job? Library can help 000AQEZ IRRIGATION LLC. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 C elebrating another Fathers Day without my father I cannot help thinking how much has changed since he died. If he were to return today, he would find things quite different. In all reality, this is not my fathers world anymore. I might just as well say it. This is not my fathers country anymore, either. The country my father loves seems to have all but disappeared. During his time, a deep-seated patriotic pride permeated throughout our country. We were proud of what our forefathers had accomplished and we were willing to die to preserve that heritage. Today, it seems the past is simply the past and has no bearing whatsoever on the present. This may be why history books are being rewritten today. This, however, is a fallacy encouraged by those who do not know the right hand from their left hand. In our country today, you are either far right or far left and nothing in between. Whatever happened to people with common sense? Perhaps that ancient anonymous philosopher was right when he said the problem with common sense was that it really was not that common anymore. Perhaps the demise of the common man explains this phenomenon. Or it could be that most people today have been educated beyond their common sensibilities. There was a time in my fathers country when people were proud of what they did. A few tried to get money without working for it. In my fathers country, there was a great deal of pride in working for what you had and not depending upon somebody with a handout. In my fathers country, there was a deep sense of accomplishment in earning what you had by the sweat of your brow. The only people sweating these days are politicians up for re-election. In my fathers country, there was no such thing as arbitrary handouts but plenty of hands out. It was considered our patriotic duty to help our neighbor when they were in trouble. Nobody looked to Uncle Sam to solve his or her problems. It was a community affair not a government mandate. In fact, if the truth were known, and evidently it is not, they stayed as far away from Uncle Sam as possible only communicating with him once a year on April 15. In those days, they saluted the flag, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and were right proud to do so. Not one of them could imagine anybody ashamed of doing that in public. Today a lot is being said about the separation of church and state. My father would not understand the way some people are interpreting it. According to what is going on today they are trying to keep the church out of the state but make good and sure, the state runs the church. Isnt that why we had a revolution in the first place? In my fathers country, there was a separation between government control and people pursuing life, liberty and happiness. Oh, for those good old days. Also, in my fathers country baseball was a national sport not a business. I am not quite sure when it became a business but my father never thought it was. He often took me to the ball field on a Saturday afternoon to have fun, enjoy the game and eat the worlds most delicious hotdog. At least he said they were the worlds most delicious hotdogs. Our purpose in going was just to have fun. He did his share of making fun and harassing the other teams fans but it never crossed his mind to physically beat one of them nearly to death. If I remember correctly, wedgies were the order of the day. When our team won we celebrated and high-fived everybody around us. When our team lost, we determined with everything within us to slaughter them the next week on the field. When we said slaughter, we were talking figuratively. Credit was something my fathers generation frowned on. As a young person, I had in my mind to buy a bicycle. I took my father to the store to look at that prized bike. Well, my father stammered, as he looked the bike over. How much money youve got saved for this bike? I knew the lecture that was to follow. If you could not afford to buy something, you could not afford to have it. How many times have I heard that? Perhaps if my father could come back for a day we could send him to Washington, D.C. and explain to them this whole idea that if you cannot afford something you cannot afford something. It seemed to make sense to me and I was only a young person at the time. I guess when you get older you lose a lot of that good common sense. Then if elected and go to Washington, D.C., you leave all of that good common sense back home with your constituency who wonder what they elected you for. The verse of Scripture that was very important to my father was, And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it (Psalms 90:17 KJV). It may not be the same country my father loved, but I can still operate on the same principles that made him a patriotic father, and pray, Establish thou the work of our hands. 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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. This is definitely not my fathers world anymore James Snyder HIV testing scheduled at churchThe Marion County Health Department is partnering with a Belleview church to offer free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The health department will offer free rapid HIV tests 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, 10545 SE 58th Ave., Belleview. Rapid HIV tests do not require a blood sample, and results are available in 15 minutes. The church and the health department are joining forces to mark National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance to promote HIV testing. Ramah Missionary Baptist Church is joining with the health department as part of the churchs connection to The Balm in Gilead, a faith-based organization that does HIV awareness work across the U.S. and in Tanzania. CBS is part of an international organization that provides interdenominational Bible study for people who desire an in-depth study of Gods Word along with opportunities for wonderful fellowship. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976. Ocala West NazareneVacation Bible School, July 9-13, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information call 352-861-0755.Our Redeemer VBSBabylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity is the title of the Vacation Bible School at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The VBS will be July 16 to 20, 9 a.m. to noon ech day, for ages 4 to 13. To pre-register, visit the church office or call 352-237-2233, or just come to the first session on July 16. RELIGIONcontinued from Page 5 Marion County Sheriffs Office just accepted the first of 36 police vehicles, scheduled to arrive in the next two months. The new vehicles will replace aging patrol vehicles. The American-built Fords are the latest in law enforcement auto technology. These new vehicles were selected for handling and performance. The Police Interceptor sedan all-wheel drive has the 3.5L V6 eco-boost engine. It was described as being a game-changer by one of the deputies. Although this engine boasts 365 horsepower, it is estimated to provide at least a 20 percent increase in our current fuel mileage, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. The increased fuel mileage could result in a savings of an estimated $500,000+ per year once the entire fleet has been upgraded, Cochran added. Also, the vehicles will have back-up sensors that will warn officers when they are near anything when the vehicle is in reverse. In FY 2009-2010, the Board of County Commission earmarked $442,000 for the purchase of replacement Patrol vehicles, per the Sheriffs request. Last FY 2010-2011, the Sheriff asked and received approval that all returned funds in the amount of $2,154,107 in the MSTU budget and $702,515 in county-wide funds also be earmarked for replacement vehicles. Using the $442,000 from FY 2009-2010, the agency was able to order 14 Police Interceptor sedans and 2 Ford Police Interceptor SUV models. Of those vehicles ordered, 1 sedan and 1 SUV will be outfitted for use by the K-9 Unit and will allow them to test which one will be a best fit for the unit. The Sheriffs Office is receiving vehicles on a regular schedule, about 4-5 Police Interceptors each week. So, there should be between 60-70 new vehicles in the next few months. Since these are brand new vehicle models, they are custom building everything we are adding to the vehicles. The Sheriffs Office is installing radios and computers, and will have striping/decals done. New sheriffs interceptors are arriving Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for more details. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield..............7 Ocala Palms......10 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012 Job Help Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BS58 Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hickory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. 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Republican candidates Chris Blair and Dan Kuhn each presented a different assessment of qualifications needed to be the countys top law enforcement officer. Blair, speaking first, retired after 35 years with the Marion County Sheriffs Office, saying he was the longest serving deputy in the history of the organization. He said that he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming major of special investigations. He held up a color-coded chart that showed that only two counties in Florida have a sheriff who did not come up through the ranks. One is Union County, the other is Marion County. Sheriff Ed Dean was an attorney when originally appointed to the position. Blair noted that it takes five years of experience for a deputy to become a detective, five years to be a sergeant, 10 years to be a lieutenant, but then we look at the sheriff. I can tell you that I am the only candidate in this race with actual law enforcement experience. Blair said the Sheriffs Office is top heavy. My biggest concern is that the organization is a bureaucratic empire. He said the state requires one supervisor for every six deputies, but in Marion County its one for every 3.5 deputies. Our deputies are being supervised twice as much. Blair added, We rank in the bottom 10 for deputy sheriffs serving you every day. We rank in the bottom 10 for starting salaries for deputy sheriffs. We are losing good qualified deputy sheriffs. He added that 44 people left the agency since the first of the year, four by retirement, and the others just left. We must put more boots on the ground. He said that the concern used to be Miami moving north, now its Orlando moving north. Without those boots on the ground, were going to be in serious trouble. He criticized Kuhn, who holds the position of undersheriff, for 17 promotions when he announced his candidacy. We are going up, we should be going down. Under my command we will have one chief of staff, not three. We will not have an undersheriff. We must move that money down. We must reallocate our manpower and resources. He concluded, It is the peoples Sheriff candidates differ on qualifications The Silver Springs Alliance (SSA) has announced that a major public presentation on the urgent need to protect Floridas imperiled springs and waters will take place June 23, at Silver Springs State Park, 1425 N.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. Headlining the Speak Up for Floridas Waters event are former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor, Bob Graham, and State Senator Lee Constantine. They, along with springs scientist, Dr. Bob Knight, former Chief Biologist for the Florida State Park System, Jim Stevenson, and Florida outdoors photographer, John Moran, will focus on the numerous threats facing Floridas waters. The summit, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., is free to the public. This is a call to action, SSA vice president, Natalie Lyons said. Now is the time to stand up and speak out for our waterways, or well end up losing them forever, Speak Up for Floridas Waters is sponsored by the Silver Springs Alliance, the Florida Springs Institute, the Florida Conservation Coalition, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Silver River Museum, the Marion County Springs Festival, and other water-conscious organizations. Water presentation scheduled Saturday at Silver Springs PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield conversation Peggy Sluss, far right, serves coffee and danish to several friends as a group gathers for coffee and conversation at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. From the left, Anne Figueroa, Kathy Nowak, Carol Ouellette, and Jean Fernandez. Fairfield column can be found on Page 7. Bob Graham, former senator, to speak Event is Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public. Jonathan H Holling, representing the U.S. in Quebec, Canada, along with 17 other entrants from the U.S. at the 2012 Volvo Bromont, won CCI3 Three Day Event and The Todd Sandler Challenge on Sunday, June 10. Holling led the CCI3 division from beginning to end riding Connie Hollings eight-year-old Trakehner gelding Downtown Harrison. Of the initial 18 combinations in the division, 12 completed the event which concluded with the show jumping phase. This is an Ocala rider, Ocala horse and Ocala trainer, said Jons wife, Jenn Holling. Ocala rider records wins Please see SPRINGS Page 3 Please see RIDER Page 3 Please see SHERIFF Page 3 Ocala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Scott N. Hankinson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. With more than 12 years of health care experience, Hankinson relieves Randy McVay of his interim Chief Financial Officer duties subsequent to his appointment to Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Hankinsons previous experience includes working with LifePoint Hospitals, where for the last four years he served as Chief Financial Officer at facilities in Winchester, Tennessee and Dodge City, Kansas. Prior to joining LifePoint, Hankinson served in leadership positions with Triad Hospitals in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was previously with HCA at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Hankinson earned bachelors degrees in Accounting and Finance from Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound Center with Hyperbaric Therapy; as well as the Senior Wellness Community Center. Ocala Health System names CFO Hankinson Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A few days ago a hole was discovered in the driveway of the clubhouse. This caused much concern since Florida is known for having sinkholes. Rest easy, this is NOT a sinkhole. An engineer representative from Marion County came out, inspected the driveway and confirmed that this is not a sinkhole. It is probably what is known as a washout. This could be caused by a leak in the irrigation system there is a sprinkler head next to the opening. A foundation specialist has been notified of the problem and is coming out to test the area and make his recommendation for repair. The driveway/parking lot is 20 years old and in need of some maintenance repair work. Also, the QMRPOA board is getting bids on the irrigation system repair or replace. Just be aware that the board members are working diligently on this problem and the necessary repairs will be made. Fifteen women from the neighborhood enjoyed a delightful luncheon at Mimis last week. The food was delicious, as always, but the fellowship was even better. This monthly luncheon is open to all women from Quail Meadow. If you havent joined the group for lunch you should plan to attend next month. Time and place of the next outing will be announced next week. The month of June is slipping away where did it go? Its hard to believe that its almost Independence Day. Just a reminder: there will be a picnic potluck dinner at the clubhouse. We will eat at 2 p.m. Pack your picnic foods and join your neighbors at the clubhouse. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow ended the season with a delightful lunch provided by Queen Pat; dessert donated by Marion Hole in clubhouse driveway was not a sinkhole The hole in the driveway was not a sinkhole. Gartman and Nancy Lane. After lunch ideas were presented for possible trips/events for the fall. The next meeting will be a lunch meeting at the Apple Restaurant in Septembermore on this later. Ladies lunch at Mimis. Red Hot Fillies lunch. The African Violet Club will meet Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A fun program is planned. The new slate of officers will be inducted at the June meeting. One of African Violet Club will meet the very talented members creates the program and it is always fun and entertaining to observe the induction. Also introduced will be the "Plant Clinic" and "Show Time". Delicious light refreshments will be served. Check out the fun website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. If you have any questions please write a note from the website contact page or contact President, Laura Perdomo, at thepeacockcottage @gmail.com or 352-6256467. Helping Hands is now selling new Americanmade furniture at big discounts, in its two thrift and consignment stores. The new furniture line includes quality sofas, loveseats, chairs, and also new mattresses. Layaway plans are available. Stores are open Tuesday thru Saturday and are located at 9536 S.E. State Road 464, phone 352680-2087, in Silver Springs Shores; and 8820 S.W. State Road 200, phone 352-2371761, just past On Top of The World. Helping Hands now selling furniture made in America Read the classifieds