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Publication Date: 08-01-2012
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S ome of the neighbors in Fairfield Village are beginning to see some teaser signs appearing on message tubes or in conspicuous places. What does it mean? What are the surprises that will soon be found at the clubhouse? Who is planning something and what are they planning? Going by the office today and talking with Fairfield manager, Peggy Sluss, along with Sandy Williams, I found out that there are some activities being planned that (hopefully) will be lots of fun for the community. It seems that several people are working together to organize a series of activities that tentatively are set to begin shortly after the Closing Ceremonies of the London Summer Olympic Games. In the meantime, those of us who were discussing some of the upcoming possible activities are beginning to get really excited. There may very well be some very interesting and worthwhile things happening that will coincide with the excitement of the Olympic Games. In an Olympic Year with so many young superb athletes from the state of Florida or from some of the other places that Fairfield neighbors call home, there will be many of us glued to our television or computer screens for the next two weeks or so. Many of us probably have fantasized about what it might be like to be an Olympic athlete. What if, in some modified fashion, some of us could participate in events not totally unlike Olympic events just adapted to a different age and activity level group? Might that be a super challenge and fun thing to consider? Maybe?? Fairfield Villagers should be watching for more information coming soon either in the way of notices posted at the clubhouse, bulletins placed in our little communication tubes, or emails for those who have computers. I have been assured that the fun and games may begin soon in the Fairfield Village community a lively place filled with lovely people of many activity levels and curiosity about the fun things that are in store for our community within the next several weeks. We shall see! INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Rev. Snyder..........7 Classifieds........10 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 18 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. 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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 JUST ARRIVED HOLIDA Y DECORA TIONS T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 0 0 0 C 5 A 3 NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Your Lawnmower Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Bad Dawg Utility Vehicles and Golf Carts ON SALE! A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED Fairfield Village Little teaser notes are appearing in unexpected places and they seem to encourage the curiosity and interest of the neighbors of Fairfield Village. Wonder what the surprise might be? Whats coming up soon for Fairfield Village? Priscilla Geissal Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com It may be a little early for some people to start thinking about it, but summer is rapidly coming to a close for students in Marion County. Malls and stores throughout Florida will have school on the mind this coming weekend. Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the tax-free cap. Over the threeday holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-toschool shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in.) States no-tax session coming up this weekend Tax-free items, Page 5 Miniature horses at Ocala Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the Messenger Spectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELUp and over the bar was easy for this miniature horse. A few more jumps at the same height were ready to be jumped before the finish. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELThis young man who was only a head taller than the miniature horses, is showing a horse to the judges. More photos, Page 10. BY JIM CLARK Editor The League of Women Voters had a forum for County Commission candidates recently, and this time all the Republican candidates for District 5 were together. Earlier this month, at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting, one had to leave early and the other two didnt attend. The format, however, was not for a debate, and some statements went unchallenged. Butch Verrando, one of the candidates and the only one who lives in District 5, said that he was categorically against receiving grants. He was responding to a question concerning funding for domestic violence, health care, child care, services for the mentally challenged and other social services. Those do not fall in the realm of government, he said, adding that there were churches and charities for those services. He said he wouldnt vote to accept grants except for transportation and utilities. That gets our money back. Then he added, There is nothing in the Constitution that says we have to take care of these people. He said there were exceptional charities in Marion County. Business and jobs drew the most attention. Earl Arnett said that one of the things we need to focus on is to make it easier for companies to settle in Marion County. Pat Gabriel also focused on jobs. We need to be more effective in our marketing, and she reeled off a list of the assets in the county. She added, We need to pay special attention to businesses already here. Verrando later chimed in on the recruiting of businesses with something he has said before. Ultimately the guy who makes the decision is the CEO (of a company, he said. What brings business here is the CEO and his family want to live here. He talked about the parks, and said We waste a lot of money on green stuff. In a final summary he added that he was a Constitutional Conservative. I believe in freedom and liberty, I dont believe in taxes. Francine Johannesen wanted to eliminate waste in government, saying, There are always more ways to get blood out of a turnip. She talked about combining some functions with the city. Also speaking at the forum were candidates Mike Amsden and Stan McClain, both incumbents. Their opponents did not attend. Earl ArnettPat Gabriel Francine JohannesenButch Verrando District 5 candidates get together League of Women Voters conducts forum for commission hopefuls

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D o you remember when you celebrated your 55th birthday? For many of us that was a long time ago, but for one of our residents it was last week! Yes, Dave Yoders celebrated his 55th birthday last week. This event was shared with his family and Quail Meadow residents. We had a wonderful time helping Dave celebrate (also kidding him about how young he is). Enjoying the party with him were his parents, John and Joanne, from Haines City, Florida. There were also other family members, son, sister, nephews, etc. You are probably wondering how someone so young could be a legal resident in our 55+ community well, when Dave and Theresa moved here 11 years ago we were not a senior community. When the requirements for residency changed, those already here were grandfathered into the community! Dave was born in Pennsylvania, but claims Ohio as home. If you will notice, he wears a lot of Ohio State clothing! Dave is a retired firefighter from Dayton, Ohio. He is currently employed at Pine Oaks Golf Course. Daves favorite hobby is golf! He is treasurer of the QMRPOA Board. Theresa is employed by the Florida Education Association. Dave and Theresa have one son, John, who is married to Deanna, but when asked about grandchildren, the response was, not yet. Dave and Theresa wish to thank family, friends and neighbors who came to share the celebration of Daves birthday. Happy birthday, Dave! Today is Aug. 1, so that means that Friday is the 1st Friday of the month! As with every 1st Friday, we will gather at the clubhouse for an evening of fellowship. Why dont you come join us this Friday? For all your sports fans, the Summer Olympics began last Friday in London, England. The games will continue through Aug. 12. Even if you are not a sports fan, you should watch the opening and/or closing ceremonies. The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996 and I had the privilege of attending several of the events. It is such a thrill just to be in the area of the events and mingling in the crowds. The Olympic Games are considered to be the worlds foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Games are currently held every four years with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states and kingdoms in Ancient Greece. These games featured mainly athletic, but also combat and chariot racing events. During the games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the games were finished. The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend. According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games Olympic and established the custom of holding them every four years. A legend persists that after Heracles completed his twelve labors, he built the Olympic stadium as an honor to his father, Zeus. The most widely accepted date for the inception of the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC; this is messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3 10Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C69S STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions Estates ONLINE REAL ESTATE AUCTIONNominal Opening Bid: $1,000 2221 S Appletree Pt, Crystal River Bidding Starts August 3 williamsauction.com 800.801.8003 Williams & Williams FL Broker: Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097; Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049 Auctioneer: Tony Langdon Auc Lic AU3928 Buyers Premium may apply for this property. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! This weeks puzzle answers Quail Meadow 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 Celebration held for Quail Meadows Dave Yoder Dave Yoder and his family: back row, from left, Matt, Josiah, Bill, Dave, Kathy, Theresa and John. Front row, Jessica, Miles, Matthew, John, Joanne, Maddy and Deanna Carolyn Slocumb based on inscriptions, found at Olympia, listing the winners of a footrace held every four years starting in 776 BC. The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon (consisting of a jumping event, discus and javelin throws, a foot race, and wrestling), boxing, wrestling, pankration, and equestrian events. Tradition has it that Coroebus, a cook from the city of Elis, was the first Olympic champion. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. This has since become the governing body of the Olympic Movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter. Read the classifieds PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELNumber 199 is being given hand directions in front of the judges. Miniature horses This miniature horse is the only entrant in the driving competition. The miniature horses had proportionately smaller jumps in their competition than bigger horses do. The person showing them guides the horse with its reins. The height of the bars was easily adjustable for different jumping competions. A bar was placed on the ground under the bar that was to be jumped. 000C6NE

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Wednesday, Aug. 1 Pearl Harbor survivor to speakLocal resident Jack Edge was only 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February, 1941. Little did he know then that soon he would be manning a 50-caliber machine gun as the enemy flew directly over his head to strike the fleet of battleships anchored just across Pearl Harbor on that early December morning in 1941. Edge will be sharing his memory of the sights and sounds of that fateful day and many other experiences of near misses that her survived during his career in the Navy. Jack and his wife Alice continue to minister among servicemen and women both young and old. Everyone is invited to meet and listen to him at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at TimberRidge Community Church of Ocala, 10260 S.W. 110th St., a mile north of Oak Run just off State Road 200. For more information, call the church at 352-299-7687.Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Historical Novel group to meet Michele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the children The Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9 4Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIE S (M arch 21 to A pril 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURU S (A pril 20 to M ay 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMI N I (M ay 21 to J une 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. C A NC ER (J une 21 to J uly 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (J uly 23 to A ug 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (A ug 23 to Sept 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LI B RA ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SC OR P IO (O ct 23 to Nov 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. S AGITTARIU S ( Nov 22 to D ec 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? And do invite that special person you want to know better. C A P RI C OR N (D ec 22 to J an 19) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIU S (J an 20 to Feb 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. P I SC E S ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 5 8Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 C 5 N C John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000BWKJ 000C69K Tax-exempt clothing items (maximum $75 per item) Aerobic/Fitness clothing Aprons/Clothing shields Athletic supporters Baby clothes Backpacks Bandanas Baseball cleats Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups Belt buckles Belts Bibs Blouses Book bags Boots (except ski boots) Bowling shoes (purchased) Bow ties Braces and supports worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or injury Bras Caps and hats Choir and altar clothing Cleated and spiked shoes Clerical vestments Coats and wraps Coin purses Costumes Coveralls Diaper bags Diapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable) Dresses Employee uniforms Fanny packs Fishing vests (non-flotation) Formal clothing (purchased) Gloves (generally) Graduation caps and gowns Gym suits and uniforms Hair nets, bows, clips, and bands Handbags and purses Hats Hosiery, including support hosiery Hunting vests Insoles Jackets Jeans Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Martial arts attire Neckwear and ties Overshoes and rubber shoes Pants Pantyhose Purses Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos Receiving blankets Religious clothing Robes Safety clothing Safety shoes Scarves Scout uniforms Shawls and wraps Shirts Shoe inserts Shoes (including athletic) Shoulder pads (for dresses, jackets, etc.) Shorts Ski suits (snow) Skirts Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas Slippers Slips Socks Sports uniforms (except pads, helmets) Suits, slacks, and jackets Suspenders Sweatbands Sweaters Swim suits and trunks Ties (neckties all) Tights Tuxedos (excluding rentals) Underclothes Uniforms (work, school, and athletic, excluding pads) Vests Vintage clothing Wallets Work clothes and uniforms Tax-exempt school supplies (maximum $15) Binders Calculators Cellophane (transparent) tape Colored pencils Compasses Composition books Computer disks (blank CDs only) Construction paper Crayons Erasers Folders Glue (stick and liquid) Highlighters Legal pads Lunch boxes Markers Notebook filler paper Notebooks Paste Pencils, including mechanical and refills Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills Poster board Poster paper Protractors Rulers Scissors Excluded Purchases at theme parks, hotels, airports Many sporting goods (roller blades, shoulder pads) Accessories (watches, umbrellas) Florida Dept. of Revenue Florida tax-free weekend Aug. 3-5 FAMILY FEATURES W hen its time for a backyard barbecue, you want the side dishes to get just as many raves as whats hot off the grill. You can make your side dishes sizzle, too, with a few simple ideas and the perfect pasta salad. Grill more than meat. Grilled fruits and veggies showcase the flavors of the season. Try grilling peppers, onions, corn on the cob, or summer squash for a fresh veggie platter. Skewer peaches, pineapple, mangos and watermelon for some sweet and smoky fruit kebabs. Keep your cool. Fresh and creamy pasta salads balance the heavier meat options and help you beat the heat. These recipes start with Suddenly Salad pasta salad mixes, then get taken to a whole new level of goodness with delicious ingredients you already have on hand. They make it easy to customize a cool pasta salad that will be the red-hot star of the barbecue. Make your BBQ extraordinary with great grilling recipes and money saving offers from www.suddenlysalad.com. Zesty Potluck Pasta Salad Garden Ranch Pasta Salad Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingChicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup refrigerated poppy seed dressing 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken 3/4 cup halved red grapes 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix and dressing. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate. Notes: To toast almonds, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until almonds begin to brown, then stirring con stantly until they are light brown. Dried cherries can be used instead of the red grapes. You can use frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed, or cut-up deli rotisserie chicken. Garden Ranch Pasta Salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips 1/2 cup cucumber slices, halved 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In medium bowl, mix season ing mix, dressing and dill weed. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients. Store any remaining salad covered in refrigerator. Stir 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham into finished salad for a main-dish salad. Notes: Make the salad a few hours before serving or a day ahead. Stir in a few drops of milk to moisten the salad. Zesty Potluck Pasta Salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 14 servings 2 boxes Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 3 cups Green Giant Select frozen broccoli florets 2/3 cup Italian dressing 1/3 cup cold water 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham 1 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes Empty contents of pasta pouch (from salad mix) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir contents of seasoning mix packet (from salad mix), the dressing and cold water until blended; set aside. Drain pasta with broccoli; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta with broccoli, chicken and tomatoes into dressing mixture. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving. Notes: Make it your own. 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I just celebrated another birthday, which got me to thinking about the good old days. You can usually tell how old a person is by how many times they refer to the good old days, or the phrase, when I was a youngster. I have come to the conclusion that getting old is not something to be ashamed of in the least. A person reaches a certain age simply because they have not died yet, which is nothing to make a person feel guilty. Although I do not think too much of birthdays, I intend to have as many as possible. Dont get me wrong. I am ready to go when my time is up, but, in the meantime, I am going to enjoy life. My recent birthday got me thinking about the good old days of my youth. Memory is a funny thing. For the most part, we remember the good of our youth and rarely the bad. I often hear some old geezer say, I wish I were 16 again. If their memory was serving them correctly, 16 was not a very good year for any of us. I am glad I have gotten beyond my 16th birthday. As I remember it, it was a terrible year. I can honestly say that the best years of my life are the ones I am living now. Sure, I have some regrets. I have done things I probably should not have done, and I did not do some things I probably should have. If I had to live my life over again not only will I make the same mistakes but also I probably would add to the list quite significantly. I do not want to live my life over again. Once is enough for me, thank you. But as I was thinking of those good old days, I could not help but think what I was thinking about back then. It went something like this. When I was in school sitting in Ms. Ammons class, I was daydreaming about going fishing. All I could think about was what kind of fish were biting out by the lake this afternoon. Ms. Ammon would call upon me and I would have no idea what she was talking about. In my mind, I was fishing. In my body, I was suffering under classititis. It is what students, especially boys, get when they are bored with the class they are in at the time. It involves a lot of jittering. Where was your mind? Ms. Ammon would ask. I hope you werent fishing, now, were you? One thing about good ole Ms. Ammon, she could read a boys mind like a book. Maybe because there are so many blank pages in a young boys mind. I would suffer through counting down the hours and minutes and seconds until the school day would end. You did not hear it from me, and this is not a confession, but on those rare occasions when I would skip school and go fishing, I had another problem. I was where I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do, but then as I threw out the line waiting for a bite all I could think of was what was happening back in school I was missing. I often wondered if Ms. Ammon was missing me. I would smile and then the fish would bite and my attention would be on the task at hand. It was not long before my mind would wander back to the classroom. What were they doing? What was I missing? For the life of me, I cannot understand why, but I could never enjoy fishing and when I was playing hooky from school for thinking about what I was missing back in school. One of the advantages of getting older is developing a sense of maturity. Dont ask me to define maturity, because I am not quite sure what it really means. As a person matures, he begins to learn how to enjoy the moment. This, I say, comes with age. A lot of age in some instances. By the time you learn to enjoy the moment, it is gone. I have come a long way from good ole Ms. Ammons classroom. I will not tell you how many years it has been, lets just say a lot. I still find myself doing the same thing. I am in the middle of doing one thing and I begin thinking of what I could be doing. I could be home reading a book. Then when I go home and begin reading, I think about what I could be doing in the office. I have tried to take a day off for many years. I just cannot seem to manage it. I take a day off and think of what I really could be doing if I was working. When I am working, I think of how much fun I could have if I was taking the day off. I hope to live long enough to be able to bring these two opposites together in some magnificent activity. I have not gotten there yet. I am aspiring, to be sure. David was right. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). The only thing I need to do today is to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord. 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 website is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7 6Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Judge refuses request for open primaries PSU penalties: Who suffers? T he National Collegiate Athletic Association has come down hard on Penn State, with multi-million dollar fines, bowl bans, scholarship limits and vacated victories. The question is, who suffers the most? Joe Paterno? Maybe his family is bothered by the statements against the legendary coach, but after all, you cant slander or libel the dead. A persons reputation dies with him. Were sure Joe isnt sitting there listening to all this, either. Jerry Sandusky? Actually, hes been convicted. He probably doesnt care about the Penn State scholarships or other sanctions. Hes probably more worried about some of the guys in the yard getting him alone. Were sure theyre not all Nittany Lions fans. The other men who have been charged with perjury? They have legal problems of their own and probably dont care what the NCAA does to Penn State. The former president and other officials, who are gone but so far face no charges? They just want to get away from there as far as possible. So who does that leave? The new coach and the players, who evidently had nothing to do with all of this, and the current students of the university who dont happen to be football players. In other words, the innocent parties. Of course, those who are suffering the most are the abuse victims, and that should never be pushed aside for football. Everyone is hoping that the scars will heal for these young men. Anyone who takes a woe is me attitude just has to read the grand jury report, realize what these victims went through, and then apologize for worrying more about themselves than the boys. But the other ones we feel sorry for are the innocent players. They are suddenly facing a bleak future at Penn State. The NCAA said they could transfer without penalty, and it might even allow schools that accept Penn State players to exceed the scholarship limit for this year. Among those stars, there are probably a few who have pro football abilities and aspirations. They wont have any problem finding a new school. But what about the borderline players, particularly the seniors, the ones who needed good exposure this season to possibly get drafted. This could be a career-ender for some of them. The players who stay will undoubtedly be outmanned in some, if not all, of their contests, especially if a lot of players leave. Of course, it could work the other way, and if most of the players stay, as the new coach says they will, the team could have something, even if it isnt eligible for a conference title or a bowl game. One sanction that was not imposed was a TV ban. Naturally, we can see some of the greedy networks scrambling to show Penn State games this fall, expecting high ratings, even if the games arent good. That exposure is good for the players. But as is usually the case, when one public person does something offensive, it has a ripple effect through society in his area. Thats true for Jerry Sandusky. And while Paterno may be guilty of failing to act, the major responsibility for all these problems falls on Sandusky. Hes the guilty one that is being punished, and we hope that the residual effects arent too harsh on those left behind. O ur M essage Editorial Y our L etters 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. 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That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in Miami-Dade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Property Tax ReferendumsThis is in response to the Letter to the Editor in which the writer railed against the upcoming referendums to increase property taxes to support Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Marion County Public Schools (MCPS). His preference was for sales taxes to be increased rather than property taxes and he blamed the Board of County Commissioners for proposing the property tax increases rather than sales tax increases. His anger is misplaced as the commissioners have no input in either the MCPS or the MRMC tax proposals. The resolutions for MCPSs two referendums that will appear on the Aug. 14 ballot were presented at the commissioners May 1 meeting. To quote the county attorney: Section 1011.73, Fla. Stat. (2011), subsection (2) authorizes the district school board, pursuant to resolution, to direct the county commissioners to call an election at which the electors within the school district may approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under Section 1011.71(9), Fla. Stat. (2011). He went on to explain that the commissioners simply act as a conduit and cannot refuse to pass MCPSs resolutions on to the Supervisor of Elections although all five commissioners objected to them. Video available at: http://sire.marioncountyfl.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid660&doctypeSUMMARY (The discussion lasts about 15 minutes and starts at 01:23:45.) The people responsible for putting these two property tax referendums on the ballot are school board members Angie Boynton, Bobby James, Judi Zanetti and Ron Crawford. The resolution for MRMCs referendum that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot has not been presented to the County Commission yet but again the commissioners will have no legal alternative but to agree to pass it on to the Supervisor of Elections. The people responsible for putting MRMCs referendum on the ballot are hospital district trustees Dr. Mike Jordan, Dr. Ravi Chandra, Dr. Srisha Rao, Kulbir Gumman, and Jon Kurtz. In the trustee meeting discussion regarding sales tax support for MRMC, it was stated that the tax would yield about $14 million per year but it would have to be shared with all the indigent care providers in Marion County. MRMCs administrators estimated that MRMC provides about 40 percent of indigent care and therefore the hospitals share would only be about $5.9 million per year. (This is in sharp contrast to the propaganda in which it is implied that MRMC is the only provider of indigent care in Marion County.) The sales tax option was rejected as being insufficient. Sales tax support of MRMC would be fairer than property tax but neither tax will solve their financial problems. Consider the fact that MRMC has written off $18 million of charity care (those making less than 200 percent of the poverty Please see LETTER Page 7 level) and $37 million of other bad debt in the first eight months of this fiscal year. At this rate they will have written off a total of $83 million, including $27 million of charity care, by the end of the fiscal year. At least with a sales tax the people who receive this $83 million of free healthcare would have to contribute a little bit toward the cost of it. Carl Crabtree Ocala LETTERcontinued from Page 6 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Welcomes New RabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, e-mail bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Read the classifieds All I ever wanted to do was go fishing James Snyder

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I just celebrated another birthday, which got me to thinking about the good old days. You can usually tell how old a person is by how many times they refer to the good old days, or the phrase, when I was a youngster. I have come to the conclusion that getting old is not something to be ashamed of in the least. A person reaches a certain age simply because they have not died yet, which is nothing to make a person feel guilty. Although I do not think too much of birthdays, I intend to have as many as possible. Dont get me wrong. I am ready to go when my time is up, but, in the meantime, I am going to enjoy life. My recent birthday got me thinking about the good old days of my youth. Memory is a funny thing. For the most part, we remember the good of our youth and rarely the bad. I often hear some old geezer say, I wish I were 16 again. If their memory was serving them correctly, 16 was not a very good year for any of us. I am glad I have gotten beyond my 16th birthday. As I remember it, it was a terrible year. I can honestly say that the best years of my life are the ones I am living now. Sure, I have some regrets. I have done things I probably should not have done, and I did not do some things I probably should have. If I had to live my life over again not only will I make the same mistakes but also I probably would add to the list quite significantly. I do not want to live my life over again. Once is enough for me, thank you. But as I was thinking of those good old days, I could not help but think what I was thinking about back then. It went something like this. When I was in school sitting in Ms. Ammons class, I was daydreaming about going fishing. All I could think about was what kind of fish were biting out by the lake this afternoon. Ms. Ammon would call upon me and I would have no idea what she was talking about. In my mind, I was fishing. In my body, I was suffering under classititis. It is what students, especially boys, get when they are bored with the class they are in at the time. It involves a lot of jittering. Where was your mind? Ms. Ammon would ask. I hope you werent fishing, now, were you? One thing about good ole Ms. Ammon, she could read a boys mind like a book. Maybe because there are so many blank pages in a young boys mind. I would suffer through counting down the hours and minutes and seconds until the school day would end. You did not hear it from me, and this is not a confession, but on those rare occasions when I would skip school and go fishing, I had another problem. I was where I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do, but then as I threw out the line waiting for a bite all I could think of was what was happening back in school I was missing. I often wondered if Ms. Ammon was missing me. I would smile and then the fish would bite and my attention would be on the task at hand. It was not long before my mind would wander back to the classroom. What were they doing? What was I missing? For the life of me, I cannot understand why, but I could never enjoy fishing and when I was playing hooky from school for thinking about what I was missing back in school. One of the advantages of getting older is developing a sense of maturity. Dont ask me to define maturity, because I am not quite sure what it really means. As a person matures, he begins to learn how to enjoy the moment. This, I say, comes with age. A lot of age in some instances. By the time you learn to enjoy the moment, it is gone. I have come a long way from good ole Ms. Ammons classroom. I will not tell you how many years it has been, lets just say a lot. I still find myself doing the same thing. I am in the middle of doing one thing and I begin thinking of what I could be doing. I could be home reading a book. Then when I go home and begin reading, I think about what I could be doing in the office. I have tried to take a day off for many years. I just cannot seem to manage it. I take a day off and think of what I really could be doing if I was working. When I am working, I think of how much fun I could have if I was taking the day off. I hope to live long enough to be able to bring these two opposites together in some magnificent activity. I have not gotten there yet. I am aspiring, to be sure. David was right. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). The only thing I need to do today is to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord. 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 website is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7 6Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Judge refuses request for open primaries PSU penalties: Who suffers? T he National Collegiate Athletic Association has come down hard on Penn State, with multi-million dollar fines, bowl bans, scholarship limits and vacated victories. The question is, who suffers the most? Joe Paterno? Maybe his family is bothered by the statements against the legendary coach, but after all, you cant slander or libel the dead. A persons reputation dies with him. Were sure Joe isnt sitting there listening to all this, either. Jerry Sandusky? Actually, hes been convicted. He probably doesnt care about the Penn State scholarships or other sanctions. Hes probably more worried about some of the guys in the yard getting him alone. Were sure theyre not all Nittany Lions fans. The other men who have been charged with perjury? They have legal problems of their own and probably dont care what the NCAA does to Penn State. The former president and other officials, who are gone but so far face no charges? They just want to get away from there as far as possible. So who does that leave? The new coach and the players, who evidently had nothing to do with all of this, and the current students of the university who dont happen to be football players. In other words, the innocent parties. Of course, those who are suffering the most are the abuse victims, and that should never be pushed aside for football. Everyone is hoping that the scars will heal for these young men. Anyone who takes a woe is me attitude just has to read the grand jury report, realize what these victims went through, and then apologize for worrying more about themselves than the boys. But the other ones we feel sorry for are the innocent players. They are suddenly facing a bleak future at Penn State. The NCAA said they could transfer without penalty, and it might even allow schools that accept Penn State players to exceed the scholarship limit for this year. Among those stars, there are probably a few who have pro football abilities and aspirations. They wont have any problem finding a new school. But what about the borderline players, particularly the seniors, the ones who needed good exposure this season to possibly get drafted. This could be a career-ender for some of them. The players who stay will undoubtedly be outmanned in some, if not all, of their contests, especially if a lot of players leave. Of course, it could work the other way, and if most of the players stay, as the new coach says they will, the team could have something, even if it isnt eligible for a conference title or a bowl game. One sanction that was not imposed was a TV ban. Naturally, we can see some of the greedy networks scrambling to show Penn State games this fall, expecting high ratings, even if the games arent good. That exposure is good for the players. But as is usually the case, when one public person does something offensive, it has a ripple effect through society in his area. Thats true for Jerry Sandusky. And while Paterno may be guilty of failing to act, the major responsibility for all these problems falls on Sandusky. Hes the guilty one that is being punished, and we hope that the residual effects arent too harsh on those left behind. 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That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in Miami-Dade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Property Tax ReferendumsThis is in response to the Letter to the Editor in which the writer railed against the upcoming referendums to increase property taxes to support Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Marion County Public Schools (MCPS). His preference was for sales taxes to be increased rather than property taxes and he blamed the Board of County Commissioners for proposing the property tax increases rather than sales tax increases. His anger is misplaced as the commissioners have no input in either the MCPS or the MRMC tax proposals. The resolutions for MCPSs two referendums that will appear on the Aug. 14 ballot were presented at the commissioners May 1 meeting. To quote the county attorney: Section 1011.73, Fla. Stat. (2011), subsection (2) authorizes the district school board, pursuant to resolution, to direct the county commissioners to call an election at which the electors within the school district may approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under Section 1011.71(9), Fla. Stat. (2011). He went on to explain that the commissioners simply act as a conduit and cannot refuse to pass MCPSs resolutions on to the Supervisor of Elections although all five commissioners objected to them. Video available at: http://sire.marioncountyfl.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid660&doctypeSUMMARY (The discussion lasts about 15 minutes and starts at 01:23:45.) The people responsible for putting these two property tax referendums on the ballot are school board members Angie Boynton, Bobby James, Judi Zanetti and Ron Crawford. The resolution for MRMCs referendum that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot has not been presented to the County Commission yet but again the commissioners will have no legal alternative but to agree to pass it on to the Supervisor of Elections. The people responsible for putting MRMCs referendum on the ballot are hospital district trustees Dr. Mike Jordan, Dr. Ravi Chandra, Dr. Srisha Rao, Kulbir Gumman, and Jon Kurtz. In the trustee meeting discussion regarding sales tax support for MRMC, it was stated that the tax would yield about $14 million per year but it would have to be shared with all the indigent care providers in Marion County. MRMCs administrators estimated that MRMC provides about 40 percent of indigent care and therefore the hospitals share would only be about $5.9 million per year. (This is in sharp contrast to the propaganda in which it is implied that MRMC is the only provider of indigent care in Marion County.) The sales tax option was rejected as being insufficient. Sales tax support of MRMC would be fairer than property tax but neither tax will solve their financial problems. Consider the fact that MRMC has written off $18 million of charity care (those making less than 200 percent of the poverty Please see LETTER Page 7 level) and $37 million of other bad debt in the first eight months of this fiscal year. At this rate they will have written off a total of $83 million, including $27 million of charity care, by the end of the fiscal year. At least with a sales tax the people who receive this $83 million of free healthcare would have to contribute a little bit toward the cost of it. Carl Crabtree Ocala LETTERcontinued from Page 6 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Welcomes New RabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, e-mail bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Read the classifieds All I ever wanted to do was go fishing James Snyder

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 5 8Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 C 5 N C John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000BWKJ 000C69K Tax-exempt clothing items (maximum $75 per item) Aerobic/Fitness clothing Aprons/Clothing shields Athletic supporters Baby clothes Backpacks Bandanas Baseball cleats Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups Belt buckles Belts Bibs Blouses Book bags Boots (except ski boots) Bowling shoes (purchased) Bow ties Braces and supports worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or injury Bras Caps and hats Choir and altar clothing Cleated and spiked shoes Clerical vestments Coats and wraps Coin purses Costumes Coveralls Diaper bags Diapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable) Dresses Employee uniforms Fanny packs Fishing vests (non-flotation) Formal clothing (purchased) Gloves (generally) Graduation caps and gowns Gym suits and uniforms Hair nets, bows, clips, and bands Handbags and purses Hats Hosiery, including support hosiery Hunting vests Insoles Jackets Jeans Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Martial arts attire Neckwear and ties Overshoes and rubber shoes Pants Pantyhose Purses Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos Receiving blankets Religious clothing Robes Safety clothing Safety shoes Scarves Scout uniforms Shawls and wraps Shirts Shoe inserts Shoes (including athletic) Shoulder pads (for dresses, jackets, etc.) Shorts Ski suits (snow) Skirts Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas Slippers Slips Socks Sports uniforms (except pads, helmets) Suits, slacks, and jackets Suspenders Sweatbands Sweaters Swim suits and trunks Ties (neckties all) Tights Tuxedos (excluding rentals) Underclothes Uniforms (work, school, and athletic, excluding pads) Vests Vintage clothing Wallets Work clothes and uniforms Tax-exempt school supplies (maximum $15) Binders Calculators Cellophane (transparent) tape Colored pencils Compasses Composition books Computer disks (blank CDs only) Construction paper Crayons Erasers Folders Glue (stick and liquid) Highlighters Legal pads Lunch boxes Markers Notebook filler paper Notebooks Paste Pencils, including mechanical and refills Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills Poster board Poster paper Protractors Rulers Scissors Excluded Purchases at theme parks, hotels, airports Many sporting goods (roller blades, shoulder pads) Accessories (watches, umbrellas) Florida Dept. of Revenue Florida tax-free weekend Aug. 3-5 FAMILY FEATURES W hen its time for a backyard barbecue, you want the side dishes to get just as many raves as whats hot off the grill. You can make your side dishes sizzle, too, with a few simple ideas and the perfect pasta salad. Grill more than meat. Grilled fruits and veggies showcase the flavors of the season. Try grilling peppers, onions, corn on the cob, or summer squash for a fresh veggie platter. Skewer peaches, pineapple, mangos and watermelon for some sweet and smoky fruit kebabs. Keep your cool. Fresh and creamy pasta salads balance the heavier meat options and help you beat the heat. These recipes start with Suddenly Salad pasta salad mixes, then get taken to a whole new level of goodness with delicious ingredients you already have on hand. They make it easy to customize a cool pasta salad that will be the red-hot star of the barbecue. Make your BBQ extraordinary with great grilling recipes and money saving offers from www.suddenlysalad.com. Zesty Potluck Pasta Salad Garden Ranch Pasta Salad Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingChicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup refrigerated poppy seed dressing 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken 3/4 cup halved red grapes 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix and dressing. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate. Notes: To toast almonds, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until almonds begin to brown, then stirring con stantly until they are light brown. Dried cherries can be used instead of the red grapes. You can use frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed, or cut-up deli rotisserie chicken. Garden Ranch Pasta Salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips 1/2 cup cucumber slices, halved 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In medium bowl, mix season ing mix, dressing and dill weed. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients. Store any remaining salad covered in refrigerator. Stir 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham into finished salad for a main-dish salad. Notes: Make the salad a few hours before serving or a day ahead. Stir in a few drops of milk to moisten the salad. Zesty Potluck Pasta Salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 14 servings 2 boxes Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 3 cups Green Giant Select frozen broccoli florets 2/3 cup Italian dressing 1/3 cup cold water 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham 1 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes Empty contents of pasta pouch (from salad mix) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir contents of seasoning mix packet (from salad mix), the dressing and cold water until blended; set aside. Drain pasta with broccoli; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta with broccoli, chicken and tomatoes into dressing mixture. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving. Notes: Make it your own. 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Wednesday, Aug. 1 Pearl Harbor survivor to speakLocal resident Jack Edge was only 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February, 1941. Little did he know then that soon he would be manning a 50-caliber machine gun as the enemy flew directly over his head to strike the fleet of battleships anchored just across Pearl Harbor on that early December morning in 1941. Edge will be sharing his memory of the sights and sounds of that fateful day and many other experiences of near misses that her survived during his career in the Navy. Jack and his wife Alice continue to minister among servicemen and women both young and old. Everyone is invited to meet and listen to him at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at TimberRidge Community Church of Ocala, 10260 S.W. 110th St., a mile north of Oak Run just off State Road 200. For more information, call the church at 352-299-7687.Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Historical Novel group to meet Michele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the children The Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9 4Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIE S (M arch 21 to A pril 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURU S (A pril 20 to M ay 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMI N I (M ay 21 to J une 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. C A NC ER (J une 21 to J uly 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (J uly 23 to A ug 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (A ug 23 to Sept 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LI B RA ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SC OR P IO (O ct 23 to Nov 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. S AGITTARIU S ( Nov 22 to D ec 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? And do invite that special person you want to know better. C A P RI C OR N (D ec 22 to J an 19) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIU S (J an 20 to Feb 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. P I SC E S ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. 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D o you remember when you celebrated your 55th birthday? For many of us that was a long time ago, but for one of our residents it was last week! Yes, Dave Yoders celebrated his 55th birthday last week. This event was shared with his family and Quail Meadow residents. We had a wonderful time helping Dave celebrate (also kidding him about how young he is). Enjoying the party with him were his parents, John and Joanne, from Haines City, Florida. There were also other family members, son, sister, nephews, etc. You are probably wondering how someone so young could be a legal resident in our 55+ community well, when Dave and Theresa moved here 11 years ago we were not a senior community. When the requirements for residency changed, those already here were grandfathered into the community! Dave was born in Pennsylvania, but claims Ohio as home. If you will notice, he wears a lot of Ohio State clothing! Dave is a retired firefighter from Dayton, Ohio. He is currently employed at Pine Oaks Golf Course. Daves favorite hobby is golf! He is treasurer of the QMRPOA Board. Theresa is employed by the Florida Education Association. Dave and Theresa have one son, John, who is married to Deanna, but when asked about grandchildren, the response was, not yet. Dave and Theresa wish to thank family, friends and neighbors who came to share the celebration of Daves birthday. Happy birthday, Dave! Today is Aug. 1, so that means that Friday is the 1st Friday of the month! As with every 1st Friday, we will gather at the clubhouse for an evening of fellowship. Why dont you come join us this Friday? For all your sports fans, the Summer Olympics began last Friday in London, England. The games will continue through Aug. 12. Even if you are not a sports fan, you should watch the opening and/or closing ceremonies. The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996 and I had the privilege of attending several of the events. It is such a thrill just to be in the area of the events and mingling in the crowds. The Olympic Games are considered to be the worlds foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Games are currently held every four years with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states and kingdoms in Ancient Greece. These games featured mainly athletic, but also combat and chariot racing events. During the games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the games were finished. The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend. According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games Olympic and established the custom of holding them every four years. A legend persists that after Heracles completed his twelve labors, he built the Olympic stadium as an honor to his father, Zeus. The most widely accepted date for the inception of the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC; this is messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3 10Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C69S STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. 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State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Celebration held for Quail Meadows Dave Yoder Dave Yoder and his family: back row, from left, Matt, Josiah, Bill, Dave, Kathy, Theresa and John. 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S ome of the neighbors in Fairfield Village are beginning to see some teaser signs appearing on message tubes or in conspicuous places. What does it mean? What are the surprises that will soon be found at the clubhouse? Who is planning something and what are they planning? Going by the office today and talking with Fairfield manager, Peggy Sluss, along with Sandy Williams, I found out that there are some activities being planned that (hopefully) will be lots of fun for the community. It seems that several people are working together to organize a series of activities that tentatively are set to begin shortly after the Closing Ceremonies of the London Summer Olympic Games. In the meantime, those of us who were discussing some of the upcoming possible activities are beginning to get really excited. There may very well be some very interesting and worthwhile things happening that will coincide with the excitement of the Olympic Games. In an Olympic Year with so many young superb athletes from the state of Florida or from some of the other places that Fairfield neighbors call home, there will be many of us glued to our television or computer screens for the next two weeks or so. Many of us probably have fantasized about what it might be like to be an Olympic athlete. What if, in some modified fashion, some of us could participate in events not totally unlike Olympic events just adapted to a different age and activity level group? Might that be a super challenge and fun thing to consider? Maybe?? Fairfield Villagers should be watching for more information coming soon either in the way of notices posted at the clubhouse, bulletins placed in our little communication tubes, or emails for those who have computers. 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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 JUST ARRIVED HOLIDA Y DECORA TIONS T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 0 0 0 C 5 A 3 NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Your Lawnmower Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Bad Dawg Utility Vehicles and Golf Carts ON SALE! A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED Fairfield Village Little teaser notes are appearing in unexpected places and they seem to encourage the curiosity and interest of the neighbors of Fairfield Village. Wonder what the surprise might be? Whats coming up soon for Fairfield Village? Priscilla Geissal Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com It may be a little early for some people to start thinking about it, but summer is rapidly coming to a close for students in Marion County. Malls and stores throughout Florida will have school on the mind this coming weekend. Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the tax-free cap. Over the threeday holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-toschool shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in.) States no-tax session coming up this weekend Tax-free items, Page 5 Miniature horses at Ocala Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the Messenger Spectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELUp and over the bar was easy for this miniature horse. A few more jumps at the same height were ready to be jumped before the finish. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELThis young man who was only a head taller than the miniature horses, is showing a horse to the judges. More photos, Page 10. BY JIM CLARK Editor The League of Women Voters had a forum for County Commission candidates recently, and this time all the Republican candidates for District 5 were together. Earlier this month, at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting, one had to leave early and the other two didnt attend. The format, however, was not for a debate, and some statements went unchallenged. Butch Verrando, one of the candidates and the only one who lives in District 5, said that he was categorically against receiving grants. He was responding to a question concerning funding for domestic violence, health care, child care, services for the mentally challenged and other social services. Those do not fall in the realm of government, he said, adding that there were churches and charities for those services. He said he wouldnt vote to accept grants except for transportation and utilities. That gets our money back. Then he added, There is nothing in the Constitution that says we have to take care of these people. He said there were exceptional charities in Marion County. Business and jobs drew the most attention. Earl Arnett said that one of the things we need to focus on is to make it easier for companies to settle in Marion County. Pat Gabriel also focused on jobs. We need to be more effective in our marketing, and she reeled off a list of the assets in the county. She added, We need to pay special attention to businesses already here. Verrando later chimed in on the recruiting of businesses with something he has said before. Ultimately the guy who makes the decision is the CEO (of a company, he said. What brings business here is the CEO and his family want to live here. He talked about the parks, and said We waste a lot of money on green stuff. In a final summary he added that he was a Constitutional Conservative. I believe in freedom and liberty, I dont believe in taxes. Francine Johannesen wanted to eliminate waste in government, saying, There are always more ways to get blood out of a turnip. She talked about combining some functions with the city. Also speaking at the forum were candidates Mike Amsden and Stan McClain, both incumbents. Their opponents did not attend. Earl ArnettPat Gabriel Francine JohannesenButch Verrando District 5 candidates get together League of Women Voters conducts forum for commission hopefuls



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Some of the neighbors in Fairfield Village are beginning to see some teaser signs appearing on message tubes or in conspicuous places. What does it mean? What are the surprises that will soon be found at the clubhouse? Who is planning something and what are they planning? Going by the office today and talking with Fairfield manager, Peggy Sluss, along with Sandy Williams, I found out that there are some activities being planned that (hopefully) will be lots of fun for the community. It seems that several people are working together to organize a series of activities that tentatively are set to begin shortly after the Closing Ceremonies of the London Summer Olympic Games. In the meantime, those of us who were discussing some of the upcoming possible activities are beginning to get really excited. There may very well be some very interesting and worthwhile things happening that will coincide with the excitement of the Olympic Games. In an Olympic Year with so many young superb athletes from the state of Florida or from some of the other places that Fairfield neighbors call home, there will be many of us glued to our television or computer screens for the next two weeks or so. Many of us probably have fantasized about what it might be like to be an Olympic athlete. What if, in some modified fashion, some of us could participate in events not totally unlike Olympic events just adapted to a different age and activity level group? Might that be a super challenge and fun thing to consider? Maybe?? Fairfield Villagers should be watching for more information coming soon either in the way of notices posted at the clubhouse, bulletins placed in our little communication tubes, or emails for those who have computers. I have been assured that the fun and games may begin soon in the Fairfield Village community a lively place filled with lovely people of many activity levels and curiosity about the fun things that are in store for our community within the next several weeks. We shall see! INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Rev. Snyder..........7 Classifieds........10 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 18 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012 Happenings Page 4 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. 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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 JUST ARRIVED HOLIDA Y DECORA TIONS Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 71 1 186 0 0 0 C 5 A 3 NOVIA WEST 6785 W est Hwy 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Y our L a wnmo w er Headquar ters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Bad Dawg Utility Vehicles and Golf Carts ON SALE! A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EP AIRED Fairfield Village Little teaser notes are appearing in unexpected places and they seem to encourage the curiosity and interest of the neighbors of Fairfield Village. Wonder what the surprise might be? Whats coming up soon for Fairfield Village? Priscilla Geissal Ho s p i c e vo lu nte e r s n eed ed\V olunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers r un er rands, or go to Dr appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are inter ested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing V olunteer please contact, Laura R oweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com It may be a little early for some people to start thinking about it, but summer is rapidly coming to a close for students in Marion County. Malls and stores throughout Florida will have school on the mind this coming weekend. Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the tax-free cap. Over the threeday holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-toschool shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in.) S t a t e s n o-tax sess i o n c o ming u p thi s w e ek e n d T ax-free items, Page 5 Miniature horses at Ocala Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the MessengerSpectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELUp and over the bar was easy for this miniature horse. A few more jumps at the same height were ready to be jumped before the finish. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELThis young man who was only a head taller than the miniature horses, is showing a horse to the judges. More photos, Page 10. BY JIM CLARK EditorThe League of Women Voters had a forum for County Commission candidates recently, and this time all the Republican candidates for District 5 were together. Earlier this month, at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting, one had to leave early and the other two didnt attend. The format, however, was not for a debate, and some statements went unchallenged. Butch Verrando, one of the candidates and the only one who lives in District 5, said that he was categorically against receiving grants. He was responding to a question concerning funding for domestic violence, health care, child care, services for the mentally challenged and other social services. Those do not fall in the realm of government, he said, adding that there were churches and charities for those services. He said he wouldnt vote to accept grants except for transportation and utilities. That gets our money back. Then he added, There is nothing in the Constitution that says we have to take care of these people. He said there were exceptional charities in Marion County. Business and jobs drew the most attention. Earl Arnett said that one of the things we need to focus on is to make it easier for companies to settle in Marion County. Pat Gabriel also focused on jobs. We need to be more effective in our marketing, and she reeled off a list of the assets in the county. She added, We need to pay special attention to businesses already here. Verrando later chimed in on the recruiting of businesses with something he has said before. Ultimately the guy who makes the decision is the CEO (of a company, he said. What brings business here is the CEO and his family want to live here. He talked about the parks, and said We waste a lot of money on green stuff. In a final summary he added that he was a Constitutional Conservative. I believe in freedom and liberty, I dont believe in taxes. Francine Johannesen wanted to eliminate waste in government, saying, There are always more ways to get blood out of a turnip. She talked about combining some functions with the city. Also speaking at the forum were candidates Mike Amsden and Stan McClain, both incumbents. Their opponents did not attend. Earl Arnett Pat Gabriel Francine JohannesenButch Verrando District 5 candidates get together League of Women Voters conducts forum for commission hopefuls

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Musical selections include: Johanna from Sweeney Todd; a medley from Oklahoma; Cole Porter on Broadway; A Tribute to Elvis Presley; The Ultimate Patriotic Singalong, and many others. For more information, call 352-624-9291, or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Sunday, Aug. 12 German American dinner danceThe German American Club of Marion County will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., at Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Music will be provided by Joan and Jess from 2 to 6 p.m. Attire is semi-formal. For tickets, please call Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6368.Sunday, Aug. 19 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. This month the date is Aug. 19 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 352-854-8930.Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853.Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion countys most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. There will be a free kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Post-run activities include a drawing for prizes from local businesses and area attractions (Disney and Sea World), lots of food and fun, autism information. Race benefits New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352-629-1785.Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club 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 an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. Please call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information.

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Do you remember when you celebrated your 55th birthday? For many of us that was a long time ago, but for one of our residents it was last week! Yes, Dave Yoders celebrated his 55th birthday last week. This event was shared with his family and Quail Meadow residents. We had a wonderful time helping Dave celebrate (also kidding him about how young he is). Enjoying the party with him were his parents, John and Joanne, from Haines City, Florida. There were also other family members, son, sister, nephews, etc. You are probably wondering how someone so young could be a legal resident in our 55+ community well, when Dave and Theresa moved here 11 years ago we were not a senior community. When the requirements for residency changed, those already here were grandfathered into the community! Dave was born in Pennsylvania, but claims Ohio as home. If you will notice, he wears a lot of Ohio State clothing! Dave is a retired firefighter from Dayton, Ohio. He is currently employed at Pine Oaks Golf Course. Daves favorite hobby is golf! He is treasurer of the QMRPOA Board. Theresa is employed by the Florida Education Association. Dave and Theresa have one son, John, who is married to Deanna, but when asked about grandchildren, the response was, not yet. Dave and Theresa wish to thank family, friends and neighbors who came to share the celebration of Daves birthday. Happy birthday, Dave! Today is Aug. 1, so that means that Friday is the 1st Friday of the month! As with every 1st Friday, we will gather at the clubhouse for an evening of fellowship. Why dont you come join us this Friday? For all your sports fans, the Summer Olympics began last Friday in London, England. The games will continue through Aug. 12. Even if you are not a sports fan, you should watch the opening and/or closing ceremonies. The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996 and I had the privilege of attending several of the events. It is such a thrill just to be in the area of the events and mingling in the crowds. The Olympic Games are considered to be the worlds foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Games are currently held every four years with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states and kingdoms in Ancient Greece. These games featured mainly athletic, but also combat and chariot racing events. During the games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the games were finished. The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend. According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games Olympic and established the custom of holding them every four years. A legend persists that after Heracles completed his twelve labors, he built the Olympic stadium as an honor to his father, Zeus. The most widely accepted date for the inception of the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC; this ismessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3 10Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C69S STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. 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Front row, Jessica, Miles, Matthew, John, Joanne, Maddy and Deanna Carolyn Slocumb based on inscriptions, found at Olympia, listing the winners of a footrace held every four years starting in 776 BC. The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon (consisting of a jumping event, discus and javelin throws, a foot race, and wrestling), boxing, wrestling, pankration, and equestrian events. Tradition has it that Coroebus, a cook from the city of Elis, was the first Olympic champion. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. This has since become the governing body of the Olympic Movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter. Read the classifieds PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELNumber 199 is being given hand directions in front of the judges. Miniature horses This miniature horse is the only entrant in the driving competition. The miniature horses had proportionately smaller jumps in their competition than bigger horses do. 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Wednesday, Aug. 1 Pearl Harbor survivor to speakLocal resident Jack Edge was only 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February, 1941. Little did he know then that soon he would be manning a 50-caliber machine gun as the enemy flew directly over his head to strike the fleet of battleships anchored just across Pearl Harbor on that early December morning in 1941. Edge will be sharing his memory of the sights and sounds of that fateful day and many other experiences of near misses that her survived during his career in the Navy. Jack and his wife Alice continue to minister among servicemen and women both young and old. Everyone is invited to meet and listen to him at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at TimberRidge Community Church of Ocala, 10260 S.W. 110th St., a mile north of Oak Run just off State Road 200. For more information, call the church at 352-299-7687.Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Historical Novel group to meetMichele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the childrenThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to A pril 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to M ay 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMINI (May 21 to J une 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. CA NCER (June 21 to J uly 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (July 23 to A ug. 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LIB RA ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SCORP IO (Oct. 23 to Nov 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. S AGITTARIUS ( Nov 22 to D ec. 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? And do invite that special person you want to know better. CAP RIC ORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. 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Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000BWKJ 000C69K Tax-exempt clothing items (maximum $75 per item) Aerobic/Fitness clothing Aprons/Clothing shields Athletic supporters Baby clothes Backpacks Bandanas Baseball cleats Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups Belt buckles Belts Bibs Blouses Book bags Boots (except ski boots) Bowling shoes (purchased) Bow ties Braces and supports worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or injury Bras Caps and hats Choir and altar clothing Cleated and spiked shoes Clerical vestments Coats and wraps Coin purses Costumes Coveralls Diaper bags Diapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable) Dresses Employee uniforms Fanny packs Fishing vests (non-flotation) Formal clothing (purchased) Gloves (generally) Graduation caps and gowns Gym suits and uniforms Hair nets, bows, clips, and bands Handbags and purses Hats Hosiery, including support hosiery Hunting vests Insoles Jackets Jeans Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Martial arts attire Neckwear and ties Overshoes and rubber shoes Pants Pantyhose Purses Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos Receiving blankets Religious clothing Robes Safety clothing Safety shoes Scarves Scout uniforms Shawls and wraps Shirts Shoe inserts Shoes (including athletic) Shoulder pads (for dresses, jackets, etc.) Shorts Ski suits (snow) Skirts Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas Slippers Slips Socks Sports uniforms (except pads, helmets) Suits, slacks, and jackets Suspenders Sweatbands Sweaters Swim suits and trunks Ties (neckties all) Tights Tuxedos (excluding rentals) Underclothes Uniforms (work, school, and athletic, excluding pads) Vests Vintage clothing Wallets Work clothes and uniforms Tax-exempt school supplies (maximum $15) Binders Calculators Cellophane (transparent) tape Colored pencils Compasses Composition books Computer disks (blank CDs only) Construction paper Crayons Erasers Folders Glue (stick and liquid) Highlighters Legal pads Lunch boxes Markers Notebook filler paper Notebooks Paste Pencils, including mechanical and refills Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills Poster board Poster paper Protractors Rulers Scissors Excluded Purchases at theme parks, hotels, airports Many sporting goods (roller blades, shoulder pads) Accessories (watches, umbrellas) Florida Dept. of Revenue Florida tax-free weekend Aug. 3-5 FAMILY FEATURES When its time for a backyard barbecue, you want the side dishes to get just as many raves as whats hot off the grill. You can make your side dishes sizzle, too, with a few simple ideas and the perfect pasta salad.Grill more than meat. Grilled fruits and veggies showcase the flavors of the season. Try grilling peppers, onions, corn on the cob, or summer squash for a fresh veggie platter. Skewer peaches, pineapple, mangos and watermelon for some sweet and smoky fruit kebabs.Keep your cool. Fresh and creamy pasta salads balance the heavier meat options and help you beat the heat. These recipes start with Suddenly Salad pasta salad mixes, then get taken to a whole new level of goodness with delicious ingredients you already have on hand. They make it easy to customize a cool pasta salad that will be the red-hot star of the barbecue. Make your BBQ extraordinary with great grilling recipes and money saving offers from www.suddenlysalad.com. Zesty Potluck Pasta Salad Garden Ranch Pasta Salad Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingChicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup refrigerated poppy seed dressing 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken 3/4 cup halved red grapes 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix and dressing. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate. Notes: To toast almonds, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until almonds begin to brown, then stirring con stantly until they are light brown.Dried cherries can be used instead of the red grapes.You can use frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed, or cut-up deli rotisserie chicken.Garden Ranch Pasta SaladPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips 1/2 cup cucumber slices, halved 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In medium bowl, mix season ing mix, dressing and dill weed. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients. Store any remaining salad covered in refrigerator. Stir 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham into finished salad for a main-dish salad. Notes: Make the salad a few hours before serving or a day ahead. Stir in a few drops of milk to moisten the salad.Zesty Potluck Pasta SaladPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 14 servings 2 boxes Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 3 cups Green Giant Select frozen broccoli florets 2/3 cup Italian dressing 1/3 cup cold water 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham 1 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes Empty contents of pasta pouch (from salad mix) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir contents of seasoning mix packet (from salad mix), the dressing and cold water until blended; set aside. Drain pasta with broccoli; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta with broccoli, chicken and tomatoes into dressing mixture. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving. Notes: Make it your own. Stir in cubed cheese, chopped red or green bell pepper or sliced ripe olives with the chicken.

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Ijust celebrated another birthday, which got me to thinking about the good old days. You can usually tell how old a person is by how many times they refer to the good old days, or the phrase, when I was a youngster. I have come to the conclusion that getting old is not something to be ashamed of in the least. A person reaches a certain age simply because they have not died yet, which is nothing to make a person feel guilty. Although I do not think too much of birthdays, I intend to have as many as possible. Dont get me wrong. I am ready to go when my time is up, but, in the meantime, I am going to enjoy life. My recent birthday got me thinking about the good old days of my youth. Memory is a funny thing. For the most part, we remember the good of our youth and rarely the bad. I often hear some old geezer say, I wish I were 16 again. If their memory was serving them correctly, 16 was not a very good year for any of us. I am glad I have gotten beyond my 16th birthday. As I remember it, it was a terrible year. I can honestly say that the best years of my life are the ones I am living now. Sure, I have some regrets. I have done things I probably should not have done, and I did not do some things I probably should have. If I had to live my life over again not only will I make the same mistakes but also I probably would add to the list quite significantly. I do not want to live my life over again. Once is enough for me, thank you. But as I was thinking of those good old days, I could not help but think what I was thinking about back then. It went something like this. When I was in school sitting in Ms. Ammons class, I was daydreaming about going fishing. All I could think about was what kind of fish were biting out by the lake this afternoon. Ms. Ammon would call upon me and I would have no idea what she was talking about. In my mind, I was fishing. In my body, I was suffering under classititis. It is what students, especially boys, get when they are bored with the class they are in at the time. It involves a lot of jittering. Where was your mind? Ms. Ammon would ask. I hope you werent fishing, now, were you? One thing about good ole Ms. Ammon, she could read a boys mind like a book. Maybe because there are so many blank pages in a young boys mind. I would suffer through counting down the hours and minutes and seconds until the school day would end. You did not hear it from me, and this is not a confession, but on those rare occasions when I would skip school and go fishing, I had another problem. I was where I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do, but then as I threw out the line waiting for a bite all I could think of was what was happening back in school I was missing. I often wondered if Ms. Ammon was missing me. I would smile and then the fish would bite and my attention would be on the task at hand. It was not long before my mind would wander back to the classroom. What were they doing? What was I missing? For the life of me, I cannot understand why, but I could never enjoy fishing and when I was playing hooky from school for thinking about what I was missing back in school. One of the advantages of getting older is developing a sense of maturity. Dont ask me to define maturity, because I am not quite sure what it really means. As a person matures, he begins to learn how to enjoy the moment. This, I say, comes with age. A lot of age in some instances. By the time you learn to enjoy the moment, it is gone. I have come a long way from good ole Ms. Ammons classroom. I will not tell you how many years it has been, lets just say a lot. I still find myself doing the same thing. I am in the middle of doing one thing and I begin thinking of what I could be doing. I could be home reading a book. Then when I go home and begin reading, I think about what I could be doing in the office. I have tried to take a day off for many years. I just cannot seem to manage it. I take a day off and think of what I really could be doing if I was working. When I am working, I think of how much fun I could have if I was taking the day off. I hope to live long enough to be able to bring these two opposites together in some magnificent activity. I have not gotten there yet. I am aspiring, to be sure. David was right. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). The only thing I need to do today is to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord.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 website is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Judge refuses request for open primaries PSU penalties: Who suffers? The National Collegiate Athletic Association has come down hard on Penn State, with multi-million dollar fines, bowl bans, scholarship limits and vacated victories. The question is, who suffers the most? Joe Paterno? Maybe his family is bothered by the statements against the legendary coach, but after all, you cant slander or libel the dead. A persons reputation dies with him. Were sure Joe isnt sitting there listening to all this, either. Jerry Sandusky? Actually, hes been convicted. He probably doesnt care about the Penn State scholarships or other sanctions. Hes probably more worried about some of the guys in the yard getting him alone. Were sure theyre not all Nittany Lions fans. The other men who have been charged with perjury? They have legal problems of their own and probably dont care what the NCAA does to Penn State. The former president and other officials, who are gone but so far face no charges? They just want to get away from there as far as possible. So who does that leave? The new coach and the players, who evidently had nothing to do with all of this, and the current students of the university who dont happen to be football players. In other words, the innocent parties. Of course, those who are suffering the most are the abuse victims, and that should never be pushed aside for football. Everyone is hoping that the scars will heal for these young men. Anyone who takes a woe is me attitude just has to read the grand jury report, realize what these victims went through, and then apologize for worrying more about themselves than the boys. But the other ones we feel sorry for are the innocent players. They are suddenly facing a bleak future at Penn State. The NCAA said they could transfer without penalty, and it might even allow schools that accept Penn State players to exceed the scholarship limit for this year. Among those stars, there are probably a few who have pro football abilities and aspirations. They wont have any problem finding a new school. But what about the borderline players, particularly the seniors, the ones who needed good exposure this season to possibly get drafted. This could be a career-ender for some of them. The players who stay will undoubtedly be outmanned in some, if not all, of their contests, especially if a lot of players leave. Of course, it could work the other way, and if most of the players stay, as the new coach says they will, the team could have something, even if it isnt eligible for a conference title or a bowl game. One sanction that was not imposed was a TV ban. Naturally, we can see some of the greedy networks scrambling to show Penn State games this fall, expecting high ratings, even if the games arent good. That exposure is good for the players. But as is usually the case, when one public person does something offensive, it has a ripple effect through society in his area. Thats true for Jerry Sandusky. And while Paterno may be guilty of failing to act, the major responsibility for all these problems falls on Sandusky. Hes the guilty one that is being punished, and we hope that the residual effects arent too harsh on those left behind. Our Message Editorial Your Letters 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. 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) 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 000BWFG Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000C6X2 Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 One Week Only! 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 000B57D 000C4VN 000C6Q4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www .newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 Jim Clark Editor In South Florida, a Miami-Dade-based federal judge ruled against Republican voters in that county, who had sued for the right to vote for state attorney in the Aug. 14 primary. The primary features Democratic candidates only. But there are write-in candidates listed, and that means that technically the Democratic primary winner faces opposition in the general election. That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in Miami-Dade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Property Tax ReferendumsThis is in response to the Letter to the Editor in which the writer railed against the upcoming referendums to increase property taxes to support Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Marion County Public Schools (MCPS). His preference was for sales taxes to be increased rather than property taxes and he blamed the Board of County Commissioners for proposing the property tax increases rather than sales tax increases. His anger is misplaced as the commissioners have no input in either the MCPS or the MRMC tax proposals. The resolutions for MCPSs two referendums that will appear on the Aug. 14 ballot were presented at the commissioners May 1 meeting. To quote the county attorney: Section 1011.73, Fla. Stat. (2011), subsection (2) authorizes the district school board, pursuant to resolution, to direct the county commissioners to call an election at which the electors within the school district may approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under Section 1011.71(9), Fla. Stat. (2011). He went on to explain that the commissioners simply act as a conduit and cannot refuse to pass MCPSs resolutions on to the Supervisor of Elections although all five commissioners objected to them. Video available at: http://sire.marioncountyfl.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid660&doctypeSUMMARY (The discussion lasts about 15 minutes and starts at 01:23:45.) The people responsible for putting these two property tax referendums on the ballot are school board members Angie Boynton, Bobby James, Judi Zanetti and Ron Crawford. The resolution for MRMCs referendum that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot has not been presented to the County Commission yet but again the commissioners will have no legal alternative but to agree to pass it on to the Supervisor of Elections. The people responsible for putting MRMCs referendum on the ballot are hospital district trustees Dr. Mike Jordan, Dr. Ravi Chandra, Dr. Srisha Rao, Kulbir Gumman, and Jon Kurtz. In the trustee meeting discussion regarding sales tax support for MRMC, it was stated that the tax would yield about $14 million per year but it would have to be shared with all the indigent care providers in Marion County. MRMCs administrators estimated that MRMC provides about 40 percent of indigent care and therefore the hospitals share would only be about $5.9 million per year. (This is in sharp contrast to the propaganda in which it is implied that MRMC is the only provider of indigent care in Marion County.) The sales tax option was rejected as being insufficient. Sales tax support of MRMC would be fairer than property tax but neither tax will solve their financial problems. Consider the fact that MRMC has written off $18 million of charity care (those making less than 200 percent of the poverty Please see LETTER, Page 7 level) and $37 million of other bad debt in the first eight months of this fiscal year. At this rate they will have written off a total of $83 million, including $27 million of charity care, by the end of the fiscal year. At least with a sales tax the people who receive this $83 million of free healthcare would have to contribute a little bit toward the cost of it. Carl Crabtree Ocala LETTERcontinued from Page 6 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Welcomes New RabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, e-mail bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Read the classifieds All I ever wanted to do was go fishing James Snyder

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Ijust celebrated another birthday, which got me to thinking about the good old days. You can usually tell how old a person is by how many times they refer to the good old days, or the phrase, when I was a youngster. I have come to the conclusion that getting old is not something to be ashamed of in the least. A person reaches a certain age simply because they have not died yet, which is nothing to make a person feel guilty. Although I do not think too much of birthdays, I intend to have as many as possible. Dont get me wrong. I am ready to go when my time is up, but, in the meantime, I am going to enjoy life. My recent birthday got me thinking about the good old days of my youth. Memory is a funny thing. For the most part, we remember the good of our youth and rarely the bad. I often hear some old geezer say, I wish I were 16 again. If their memory was serving them correctly, 16 was not a very good year for any of us. I am glad I have gotten beyond my 16th birthday. As I remember it, it was a terrible year. I can honestly say that the best years of my life are the ones I am living now. Sure, I have some regrets. I have done things I probably should not have done, and I did not do some things I probably should have. If I had to live my life over again not only will I make the same mistakes but also I probably would add to the list quite significantly. I do not want to live my life over again. Once is enough for me, thank you. But as I was thinking of those good old days, I could not help but think what I was thinking about back then. It went something like this. When I was in school sitting in Ms. Ammons class, I was daydreaming about going fishing. All I could think about was what kind of fish were biting out by the lake this afternoon. Ms. Ammon would call upon me and I would have no idea what she was talking about. In my mind, I was fishing. In my body, I was suffering under classititis. It is what students, especially boys, get when they are bored with the class they are in at the time. It involves a lot of jittering. Where was your mind? Ms. Ammon would ask. I hope you werent fishing, now, were you? One thing about good ole Ms. Ammon, she could read a boys mind like a book. Maybe because there are so many blank pages in a young boys mind. I would suffer through counting down the hours and minutes and seconds until the school day would end. You did not hear it from me, and this is not a confession, but on those rare occasions when I would skip school and go fishing, I had another problem. I was where I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do, but then as I threw out the line waiting for a bite all I could think of was what was happening back in school I was missing. I often wondered if Ms. Ammon was missing me. I would smile and then the fish would bite and my attention would be on the task at hand. It was not long before my mind would wander back to the classroom. What were they doing? What was I missing? For the life of me, I cannot understand why, but I could never enjoy fishing and when I was playing hooky from school for thinking about what I was missing back in school. One of the advantages of getting older is developing a sense of maturity. Dont ask me to define maturity, because I am not quite sure what it really means. As a person matures, he begins to learn how to enjoy the moment. This, I say, comes with age. A lot of age in some instances. By the time you learn to enjoy the moment, it is gone. I have come a long way from good ole Ms. Ammons classroom. I will not tell you how many years it has been, lets just say a lot. I still find myself doing the same thing. I am in the middle of doing one thing and I begin thinking of what I could be doing. I could be home reading a book. Then when I go home and begin reading, I think about what I could be doing in the office. I have tried to take a day off for many years. I just cannot seem to manage it. I take a day off and think of what I really could be doing if I was working. When I am working, I think of how much fun I could have if I was taking the day off. I hope to live long enough to be able to bring these two opposites together in some magnificent activity. I have not gotten there yet. I am aspiring, to be sure. David was right. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). The only thing I need to do today is to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord.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 website is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Judge refuses request for open primaries PSU penalties: Who suffers? The National Collegiate Athletic Association has come down hard on Penn State, with multi-million dollar fines, bowl bans, scholarship limits and vacated victories. The question is, who suffers the most? Joe Paterno? Maybe his family is bothered by the statements against the legendary coach, but after all, you cant slander or libel the dead. A persons reputation dies with him. Were sure Joe isnt sitting there listening to all this, either. Jerry Sandusky? Actually, hes been convicted. He probably doesnt care about the Penn State scholarships or other sanctions. Hes probably more worried about some of the guys in the yard getting him alone. Were sure theyre not all Nittany Lions fans. The other men who have been charged with perjury? They have legal problems of their own and probably dont care what the NCAA does to Penn State. The former president and other officials, who are gone but so far face no charges? They just want to get away from there as far as possible. So who does that leave? The new coach and the players, who evidently had nothing to do with all of this, and the current students of the university who dont happen to be football players. In other words, the innocent parties. Of course, those who are suffering the most are the abuse victims, and that should never be pushed aside for football. Everyone is hoping that the scars will heal for these young men. Anyone who takes a woe is me attitude just has to read the grand jury report, realize what these victims went through, and then apologize for worrying more about themselves than the boys. But the other ones we feel sorry for are the innocent players. They are suddenly facing a bleak future at Penn State. The NCAA said they could transfer without penalty, and it might even allow schools that accept Penn State players to exceed the scholarship limit for this year. Among those stars, there are probably a few who have pro football abilities and aspirations. They wont have any problem finding a new school. But what about the borderline players, particularly the seniors, the ones who needed good exposure this season to possibly get drafted. This could be a career-ender for some of them. The players who stay will undoubtedly be outmanned in some, if not all, of their contests, especially if a lot of players leave. Of course, it could work the other way, and if most of the players stay, as the new coach says they will, the team could have something, even if it isnt eligible for a conference title or a bowl game. One sanction that was not imposed was a TV ban. Naturally, we can see some of the greedy networks scrambling to show Penn State games this fall, expecting high ratings, even if the games arent good. That exposure is good for the players. But as is usually the case, when one public person does something offensive, it has a ripple effect through society in his area. Thats true for Jerry Sandusky. And while Paterno may be guilty of failing to act, the major responsibility for all these problems falls on Sandusky. Hes the guilty one that is being punished, and we hope that the residual effects arent too harsh on those left behind. Our Message Editorial Your Letters 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. 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) 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 000BWFG Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000C6X2 Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 One Week Only! 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 000B57D 000C4VN 000C6Q4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www .newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 Jim Clark Editor In South Florida, a Miami-Dade-based federal judge ruled against Republican voters in that county, who had sued for the right to vote for state attorney in the Aug. 14 primary. The primary features Democratic candidates only. But there are write-in candidates listed, and that means that technically the Democratic primary winner faces opposition in the general election. That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in Miami-Dade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Property Tax ReferendumsThis is in response to the Letter to the Editor in which the writer railed against the upcoming referendums to increase property taxes to support Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Marion County Public Schools (MCPS). His preference was for sales taxes to be increased rather than property taxes and he blamed the Board of County Commissioners for proposing the property tax increases rather than sales tax increases. His anger is misplaced as the commissioners have no input in either the MCPS or the MRMC tax proposals. The resolutions for MCPSs two referendums that will appear on the Aug. 14 ballot were presented at the commissioners May 1 meeting. To quote the county attorney: Section 1011.73, Fla. Stat. (2011), subsection (2) authorizes the district school board, pursuant to resolution, to direct the county commissioners to call an election at which the electors within the school district may approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under Section 1011.71(9), Fla. Stat. (2011). He went on to explain that the commissioners simply act as a conduit and cannot refuse to pass MCPSs resolutions on to the Supervisor of Elections although all five commissioners objected to them. Video available at: http://sire.marioncountyfl.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid660&doctypeSUMMARY (The discussion lasts about 15 minutes and starts at 01:23:45.) The people responsible for putting these two property tax referendums on the ballot are school board members Angie Boynton, Bobby James, Judi Zanetti and Ron Crawford. The resolution for MRMCs referendum that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot has not been presented to the County Commission yet but again the commissioners will have no legal alternative but to agree to pass it on to the Supervisor of Elections. The people responsible for putting MRMCs referendum on the ballot are hospital district trustees Dr. Mike Jordan, Dr. Ravi Chandra, Dr. Srisha Rao, Kulbir Gumman, and Jon Kurtz. In the trustee meeting discussion regarding sales tax support for MRMC, it was stated that the tax would yield about $14 million per year but it would have to be shared with all the indigent care providers in Marion County. MRMCs administrators estimated that MRMC provides about 40 percent of indigent care and therefore the hospitals share would only be about $5.9 million per year. (This is in sharp contrast to the propaganda in which it is implied that MRMC is the only provider of indigent care in Marion County.) The sales tax option was rejected as being insufficient. Sales tax support of MRMC would be fairer than property tax but neither tax will solve their financial problems. Consider the fact that MRMC has written off $18 million of charity care (those making less than 200 percent of the poverty Please see LETTER, Page 7 level) and $37 million of other bad debt in the first eight months of this fiscal year. At this rate they will have written off a total of $83 million, including $27 million of charity care, by the end of the fiscal year. At least with a sales tax the people who receive this $83 million of free healthcare would have to contribute a little bit toward the cost of it. Carl Crabtree Ocala LETTERcontinued from Page 6 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Welcomes New RabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, e-mail bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Read the classifieds All I ever wanted to do was go fishing James Snyder

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C5NC John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000BWKJ 000C69K Tax-exempt clothing items (maximum $75 per item) Aerobic/Fitness clothing Aprons/Clothing shields Athletic supporters Baby clothes Backpacks Bandanas Baseball cleats Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups Belt buckles Belts Bibs Blouses Book bags Boots (except ski boots) Bowling shoes (purchased) Bow ties Braces and supports worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or injury Bras Caps and hats Choir and altar clothing Cleated and spiked shoes Clerical vestments Coats and wraps Coin purses Costumes Coveralls Diaper bags Diapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable) Dresses Employee uniforms Fanny packs Fishing vests (non-flotation) Formal clothing (purchased) Gloves (generally) Graduation caps and gowns Gym suits and uniforms Hair nets, bows, clips, and bands Handbags and purses Hats Hosiery, including support hosiery Hunting vests Insoles Jackets Jeans Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Martial arts attire Neckwear and ties Overshoes and rubber shoes Pants Pantyhose Purses Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos Receiving blankets Religious clothing Robes Safety clothing Safety shoes Scarves Scout uniforms Shawls and wraps Shirts Shoe inserts Shoes (including athletic) Shoulder pads (for dresses, jackets, etc.) Shorts Ski suits (snow) Skirts Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas Slippers Slips Socks Sports uniforms (except pads, helmets) Suits, slacks, and jackets Suspenders Sweatbands Sweaters Swim suits and trunks Ties (neckties all) Tights Tuxedos (excluding rentals) Underclothes Uniforms (work, school, and athletic, excluding pads) Vests Vintage clothing Wallets Work clothes and uniforms Tax-exempt school supplies (maximum $15) Binders Calculators Cellophane (transparent) tape Colored pencils Compasses Composition books Computer disks (blank CDs only) Construction paper Crayons Erasers Folders Glue (stick and liquid) Highlighters Legal pads Lunch boxes Markers Notebook filler paper Notebooks Paste Pencils, including mechanical and refills Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills Poster board Poster paper Protractors Rulers Scissors Excluded Purchases at theme parks, hotels, airports Many sporting goods (roller blades, shoulder pads) Accessories (watches, umbrellas) Florida Dept. of Revenue Florida tax-free weekend Aug. 3-5 FAMILY FEATURES When its time for a backyard barbecue, you want the side dishes to get just as many raves as whats hot off the grill. You can make your side dishes sizzle, too, with a few simple ideas and the perfect pasta salad.Grill more than meat. Grilled fruits and veggies showcase the flavors of the season. Try grilling peppers, onions, corn on the cob, or summer squash for a fresh veggie platter. Skewer peaches, pineapple, mangos and watermelon for some sweet and smoky fruit kebabs.Keep your cool. Fresh and creamy pasta salads balance the heavier meat options and help you beat the heat. These recipes start with Suddenly Salad pasta salad mixes, then get taken to a whole new level of goodness with delicious ingredients you already have on hand. They make it easy to customize a cool pasta salad that will be the red-hot star of the barbecue. Make your BBQ extraordinary with great grilling recipes and money saving offers from www.suddenlysalad.com. Zesty Potluck Pasta Salad Garden Ranch Pasta Salad Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingChicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed DressingPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup refrigerated poppy seed dressing 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken 3/4 cup halved red grapes 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix and dressing. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate. Notes: To toast almonds, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until almonds begin to brown, then stirring con stantly until they are light brown.Dried cherries can be used instead of the red grapes.You can use frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed, or cut-up deli rotisserie chicken.Garden Ranch Pasta SaladPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad Mix 1/2 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips 1/2 cup cucumber slices, halved 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) Empty pasta mix into 3-quart sauce pan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In medium bowl, mix season ing mix, dressing and dill weed. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients. Store any remaining salad covered in refrigerator. Stir 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham into finished salad for a main-dish salad. Notes: Make the salad a few hours before serving or a day ahead. Stir in a few drops of milk to moisten the salad.Zesty Potluck Pasta SaladPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 14 servings 2 boxes Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta Salad Mix 3 cups Green Giant Select frozen broccoli florets 2/3 cup Italian dressing 1/3 cup cold water 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham 1 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes Empty contents of pasta pouch (from salad mix) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir contents of seasoning mix packet (from salad mix), the dressing and cold water until blended; set aside. Drain pasta with broccoli; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta with broccoli, chicken and tomatoes into dressing mixture. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving. Notes: Make it your own. Stir in cubed cheese, chopped red or green bell pepper or sliced ripe olives with the chicken.

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Wednesday, Aug. 1 Pearl Harbor survivor to speakLocal resident Jack Edge was only 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February, 1941. Little did he know then that soon he would be manning a 50-caliber machine gun as the enemy flew directly over his head to strike the fleet of battleships anchored just across Pearl Harbor on that early December morning in 1941. Edge will be sharing his memory of the sights and sounds of that fateful day and many other experiences of near misses that her survived during his career in the Navy. Jack and his wife Alice continue to minister among servicemen and women both young and old. Everyone is invited to meet and listen to him at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at TimberRidge Community Church of Ocala, 10260 S.W. 110th St., a mile north of Oak Run just off State Road 200. For more information, call the church at 352-299-7687.Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Historical Novel group to meetMichele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the childrenThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to A pril 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to M ay 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. 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Do you remember when you celebrated your 55th birthday? For many of us that was a long time ago, but for one of our residents it was last week! Yes, Dave Yoders celebrated his 55th birthday last week. This event was shared with his family and Quail Meadow residents. We had a wonderful time helping Dave celebrate (also kidding him about how young he is). Enjoying the party with him were his parents, John and Joanne, from Haines City, Florida. There were also other family members, son, sister, nephews, etc. You are probably wondering how someone so young could be a legal resident in our 55+ community well, when Dave and Theresa moved here 11 years ago we were not a senior community. When the requirements for residency changed, those already here were grandfathered into the community! Dave was born in Pennsylvania, but claims Ohio as home. If you will notice, he wears a lot of Ohio State clothing! Dave is a retired firefighter from Dayton, Ohio. He is currently employed at Pine Oaks Golf Course. Daves favorite hobby is golf! He is treasurer of the QMRPOA Board. Theresa is employed by the Florida Education Association. Dave and Theresa have one son, John, who is married to Deanna, but when asked about grandchildren, the response was, not yet. Dave and Theresa wish to thank family, friends and neighbors who came to share the celebration of Daves birthday. Happy birthday, Dave! Today is Aug. 1, so that means that Friday is the 1st Friday of the month! As with every 1st Friday, we will gather at the clubhouse for an evening of fellowship. Why dont you come join us this Friday? For all your sports fans, the Summer Olympics began last Friday in London, England. The games will continue through Aug. 12. Even if you are not a sports fan, you should watch the opening and/or closing ceremonies. The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996 and I had the privilege of attending several of the events. It is such a thrill just to be in the area of the events and mingling in the crowds. The Olympic Games are considered to be the worlds foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Games are currently held every four years with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states and kingdoms in Ancient Greece. These games featured mainly athletic, but also combat and chariot racing events. During the games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the games were finished. The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend. According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games Olympic and established the custom of holding them every four years. A legend persists that after Heracles completed his twelve labors, he built the Olympic stadium as an honor to his father, Zeus. The most widely accepted date for the inception of the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC; this ismessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3 10Wednesday, August 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000C69S STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. 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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 Celebration held for Quail Meadows Dave Yoder Dave Yoder and his family: back row, from left, Matt, Josiah, Bill, Dave, Kathy, Theresa and John. Front row, Jessica, Miles, Matthew, John, Joanne, Maddy and Deanna Carolyn Slocumb based on inscriptions, found at Olympia, listing the winners of a footrace held every four years starting in 776 BC. The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon (consisting of a jumping event, discus and javelin throws, a foot race, and wrestling), boxing, wrestling, pankration, and equestrian events. Tradition has it that Coroebus, a cook from the city of Elis, was the first Olympic champion. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. This has since become the governing body of the Olympic Movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter. Read the classifieds PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELNumber 199 is being given hand directions in front of the judges. Miniature horses This miniature horse is the only entrant in the driving competition. The miniature horses had proportionately smaller jumps in their competition than bigger horses do. 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Musical selections include: Johanna from Sweeney Todd; a medley from Oklahoma; Cole Porter on Broadway; A Tribute to Elvis Presley; The Ultimate Patriotic Singalong, and many others. For more information, call 352-624-9291, or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Sunday, Aug. 12 German American dinner danceThe German American Club of Marion County will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., at Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Music will be provided by Joan and Jess from 2 to 6 p.m. Attire is semi-formal. For tickets, please call Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6368.Sunday, Aug. 19 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. This month the date is Aug. 19 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 352-854-8930.Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853.Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion countys most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. There will be a free kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Post-run activities include a drawing for prizes from local businesses and area attractions (Disney and Sea World), lots of food and fun, autism information. Race benefits New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352-629-1785.Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club 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 an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. Please call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information.

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Some of the neighbors in Fairfield Village are beginning to see some teaser signs appearing on message tubes or in conspicuous places. What does it mean? What are the surprises that will soon be found at the clubhouse? Who is planning something and what are they planning? Going by the office today and talking with Fairfield manager, Peggy Sluss, along with Sandy Williams, I found out that there are some activities being planned that (hopefully) will be lots of fun for the community. It seems that several people are working together to organize a series of activities that tentatively are set to begin shortly after the Closing Ceremonies of the London Summer Olympic Games. In the meantime, those of us who were discussing some of the upcoming possible activities are beginning to get really excited. There may very well be some very interesting and worthwhile things happening that will coincide with the excitement of the Olympic Games. In an Olympic Year with so many young superb athletes from the state of Florida or from some of the other places that Fairfield neighbors call home, there will be many of us glued to our television or computer screens for the next two weeks or so. Many of us probably have fantasized about what it might be like to be an Olympic athlete. What if, in some modified fashion, some of us could participate in events not totally unlike Olympic events just adapted to a different age and activity level group? Might that be a super challenge and fun thing to consider? Maybe?? Fairfield Villagers should be watching for more information coming soon either in the way of notices posted at the clubhouse, bulletins placed in our little communication tubes, or emails for those who have computers. 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Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the tax-free cap. Over the threeday holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-toschool shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in.) S t a t e s n o-tax sess i o n c o ming u p thi s w e ek e n d T ax-free items, Page 5 Miniature horses at Ocala Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the MessengerSpectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELUp and over the bar was easy for this miniature horse. A few more jumps at the same height were ready to be jumped before the finish. PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELThis young man who was only a head taller than the miniature horses, is showing a horse to the judges. More photos, Page 10. BY JIM CLARK EditorThe League of Women Voters had a forum for County Commission candidates recently, and this time all the Republican candidates for District 5 were together. Earlier this month, at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting, one had to leave early and the other two didnt attend. The format, however, was not for a debate, and some statements went unchallenged. Butch Verrando, one of the candidates and the only one who lives in District 5, said that he was categorically against receiving grants. He was responding to a question concerning funding for domestic violence, health care, child care, services for the mentally challenged and other social services. Those do not fall in the realm of government, he said, adding that there were churches and charities for those services. He said he wouldnt vote to accept grants except for transportation and utilities. That gets our money back. Then he added, There is nothing in the Constitution that says we have to take care of these people. He said there were exceptional charities in Marion County. Business and jobs drew the most attention. Earl Arnett said that one of the things we need to focus on is to make it easier for companies to settle in Marion County. Pat Gabriel also focused on jobs. We need to be more effective in our marketing, and she reeled off a list of the assets in the county. She added, We need to pay special attention to businesses already here. Verrando later chimed in on the recruiting of businesses with something he has said before. Ultimately the guy who makes the decision is the CEO (of a company, he said. What brings business here is the CEO and his family want to live here. He talked about the parks, and said We waste a lot of money on green stuff. In a final summary he added that he was a Constitutional Conservative. I believe in freedom and liberty, I dont believe in taxes. Francine Johannesen wanted to eliminate waste in government, saying, There are always more ways to get blood out of a turnip. She talked about combining some functions with the city. Also speaking at the forum were candidates Mike Amsden and Stan McClain, both incumbents. Their opponents did not attend. Earl Arnett Pat Gabriel Francine JohannesenButch Verrando District 5 candidates get together League of Women Voters conducts forum for commission hopefuls