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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 01-09-2013
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INDEX Happenings..........2 Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..5 Cookie time..........7 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 41 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013 Puzzles Page 4 Art WalkPage 8 8Wednesday, January 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000DMNB 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 000DNMN Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000DOOV Quarterly honor for deceased vets PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Stone Creek Veterans were the readers of the names at the quarterly ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, Jan. 5, honoring vets who died during the last quarter of 2012. The Belleview High School ROTC posted the colors. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard fires the gun salute. This memorial wreath was on display. A 20-year-old Ocala woman allegedly shot and killed her 6-month-old son on Friday, then reportedly turned the gun on herself. However, the mother, Melanie Reyes, survived the shooting and is expected to recover. Marion County deputies responded to 4836 N.W. 45th Court in a development called the Fountains, off Northwest 44th Avenue, approximately one mile north of the Quail Meadow entrance. Arriving about 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, they had been dispatched to do a wellbeing check. Family members had called 911 to report Reyes had posted a statement on her Facebook page indicated she was going to shoot her child and herself. When deputies arrived, they found Reyes and her baby, Jonah Mendoza, 6 months, with gunshot wounds. Both were transported to the hospital. The baby died from his injuries. A handgun was recovered from the home and detectives are confident it was the gun used by Reyes in the shooting. No one else was at the house at the time. The boys father, Jordan Mendoza, lives elsewhere. Fountains baby killed; mom fails in suicide try Since 1999, more than 170 law enforcement officers in the United States have died and thousands injured in a crash as a result of being on the side of the roadway doing their job. During the month of January, Florida Highway Patrol troopers will pay special attention to drivers violating the states Move Over law. The Move Over law protects law enforcement officers, emergency workers and tow truck drivers who are stopped along Florida roadways doing their jobs. Floridas Move Over law was enacted to protect those trying to protect Floridas motorists, said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. Our troopers are out on the roadways every day working to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities. Motorists need to understand the Move Over law and abide by the law for everyones safety. Understanding Move Over: Drivers must move over when a patrol car, emergency vehicle and/or tow truck is stopped on the side of a road with lights flashing. If they cannot move over safely, drivers shall slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit. Approach the emergency vehicle with caution. Move Over Law highlighted by state troopers Please see TROOPERS Page 3 Read the classifieds Ocalas First Friday Art Walk Cody Ray of Ocala shows off some of the artwork that he uses at Ocala Tattoo. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Ocala First Friday Art Walk took place Jan. 4 downtown. Above, Sheila Hartley of Ocala shows off photos for Jim Jernigan Studio. Kevin Christian displayed some of his pictures from KaCee Photography. Barbara Sabatino, working with Phillip D. Vincent of En Garde Fencing Club, uses a sabre to knit a scarf. Maritza Jauregui of Marutxi Art Shoppe and Gallery shows some of her material. The Marion County Sheriffs Office, in partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Association, offers the Teen Driver challenge, a free drivers safety course for young people, ages 1519. The Teen Driver Challenge consists of two training days totaling 12 hours. The first day includes a four-hour lesson in a classroom setting. The second day is spent on the driving range, giving teens an eight-hour and handson driver safety lesson. Here is the Teen Driver Challenge schedule: Jan. 11 and 12: Registration began Dec. 31. Feb. 8 and 9: Registration begins Jan. 28. March 8 and 9: Registration begins Feb. 25. April 19 and 20: Registration begins April 8. May 17 and 18: Registration begins May 6. June 14 and 15 Registration begins June 3. The registration limit for each class is 16 students. The Friday lessons are from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday lessons are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parents can register their teens within the two weeks prior to each course date. Visit http://www.marionso.com/division-corrections-juvenile-tdc.php. Teen Driving Challenge course scheduled

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Thursday, Jan. 10 Sign Language classes set Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services, Ocala location, will offer a six-week class for anyone interested in learning Sign Language. Class will begin on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Class size is limited. The fee is $40 due on or before the first dayof class. Call MaryJo Lawson at 352-368-4070.Saturday, Jan. 12 Knights of Columbus dinner dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities.Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will continue on Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2. For information call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Quartet performs at library meetingThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. Entertainment following the business meeting features a four-part harmony womens quartet, Young At Heart. The public is invited. Come and learn about our fine library and enjoy the program.Sunday, Jan. 13 Two Petes and Mike (2PM)The Sunday Sampler offers music lovers the opportunity of being entertained by Two Petes and a Mike on Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. The trio has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and to the Eagles with a Florida flavor. It should be a great way to spend the afternoon at this first Sunday Sampler of 2013. Donation is 10 dollars at the door and includes complimentary snacks at intermission. Funds help support artists who educate through writing and singing about Florida. For information call 352-489-3766. Please visit www.willmclean.com for details on the 2013 Will McLean Festival (March 8-10) and for information entering on the 2013 Song Contest by Dec. 31. Thursday, Jan. 17 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its first meeting of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Members who wish to donate items for the Workforce Connection Homeless Veterans Stand Down are asked to bring them to this meeting. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, Jan. 19 Circle Square Health, Wellness ExpoThe 11th annual Health and Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event and open to the public. The Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area healthcare related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go toward the March of Dimes, or with a $25 donation you will receive a tie-dyed ZUMBA t-shirt. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St.. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Magician at First CongregationalBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $5. To purchase tickets, please call 352-598-6272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door 7171 S.W. State Road 200.Lions to host yard sale The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale Saturday, Jan 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks, Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. All proceeds from the sale will go to community projects. For more information contact Bob, 352-861-2730.Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 9, 2013 7 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. 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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. Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. 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Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Jan. 13 and 27. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. As part of our involvement in the Year of Faith, Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us for the first of three conferences on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. He will also be here March 16 and May 11. Religion Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) said that Jan. 7 marked the start of the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program Through the Cookie Program, girls build five essential life skills: goal setting, money management, decision making, people skills and business ethics. Empower girls to become future leaders by supporting the Girl Scout Cookie program. Whichever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas the wait is over! Through March 16, thousands of Girl Scouts will take orders for your favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties, including Do-Si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thank You Berry Munch, Thin Mints, Trefoils and returning for a second year due to its popular 100th anniversary debut the Savannah Smiles! Girl Scouts in west central Florida will take your orders on those familiar cookie order cards from Jan. 7-27, and thousands upon thousands of cookies will be delivered beginning Feb. 15. New this year, Girl Scout cookie packaging has been completely redesigned to showcase more about the impact of the cookie program on girls skill development. For those collectors out there, this is the last year to purchase what are now referred to as classic packaging. The new packaging will be available this year and in years moving forward. Friday, Feb. 22 marks the start of booth sales, so keep an eye out at your favorite businesses and stores and take a box or a dozen home with you! 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3 6Wednesday, January 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Reading of veterans names impressive Yoho not making friends The headline in a New York newspaper talked about how a woman who lost two sons on 9/11 was upset with the 67 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy. She has a right to be. One of Marion Countys representatives, Ted Yoho of Gainesville, was one of those who cast a negative vote. It was not an auspicious start for the newly sworn-in Republican congressman from Gainesville, the man who defeated Cliff Stearns. Yoho reportedly said he was sticking by his principles of not having the federal government involved in this type of situation. While his principle may be praised by many, there is no alternative in place to help the people of the New York area, some of whom are still living in tent cities. Yoho should instead work to establish methods by which the states and cities can help refugees of a disaster such as Sandy. Only when such aid is available should he take the attitude that the federal government shouldnt be helping those folks. The people in New York have a right to remind the 67 representatives that federal funds are partially their money, and voting not to give it back to them when its desperately needed is withholding from the victims what is their due. The new congressman showed a lack of compassion in his vote. He has already taken on the label of rebel after casting a vote for Eric Cantor over John Boehner for Speaker of the House, one of only nine votes Cantor, who wasnt even running for the position, received. Now hes being labeled worse than a rebel for his choice to vote against those who need help up north. Someday, because of our geography, we could be the ones seeking aid after a hurricane. We have to wonder what our rebel would do then. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Why our world hasnt come to an end yet. BY JIM FLYNN Some analogies are irresistible. An analogy is a partial likeness between two things when compared. During the December holiday season we were deluged with predictions and nonsense about the fiscal cliff, and the end of the world, threatening concerns for our nation and the planet. According to Congress and the White House, the fiscal cliff is located in Washington, D.C. We experienced months of national anxiety that falling off the governments financial cliff would have dire consequences for every bank and stock exchange in the world. Similarly threatening was completion of The Great Maya Cycle, known more disturbingly as the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. One positive aspect of reaching the end of the Mayan calendar is that it would be less painful for politicians than a collapse of banks and stock exchanges. With their last breaths politicians could shout proudly It wasnt our fault! The president and Congress would have us believe they pulled us back from the fiscal cliff during a New Years Eve chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Congress is fond of seemingly heroic, last-minute rescues. In reality Congress and the president just kicked the can down the road again. They didnt even back the fiscal bus off the cliff. The end of financial stability is already on their 2013 calendar. Within 10 years, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will be 50 percent of the federal budget. Add defense spending and payment of interest on the national debt, and there wont be much budget left for porkbarrel spending. Congress and the White House have a persistent fantasy that there is no limitation to American prosperity as long as they can borrow more trillions of dollars from countries which have built great wealth by selling their products in the United States. Is it possible some similar financial crisis happened to the highly developed Mayan civilization and caused their 15 million citizens to disappear from the planet around 900AD never to be heard of again? After centuries of discussion among anthropologists, archeologists, astronomers, historians, and linguists, the current consensus is that climate change destroyed the Mayan civilization. Environmentalists and Al Gore must be ecstatic. There may be an alternative explanation, which the scholars didnt consider. Our first thought was that perhaps the Mayan calendar came to an end on Dec. 21, 2012 because the writers ran out of paper. However, the Mayans didnt print calendars. They carved them in stone. Maybe they ran out of rocks because they built too many government pyramids. Our conclusion is that strife between political parties was the most likely cause of the mysterious end of the Mayan civilization. Mayapublicans, whose supporters created the wealth of the Mayans, probably adjourned for a holiday and never returned. Within a few decades, the do-goody Mayacrats ran out of money and went in search of the Mayapublicans. They too never returned. Some things never change. 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 month. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000DNUD 000DNGS 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries 2010 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger Warranty$ 4,595 WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 519 8-V T875 only $ 619 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 639 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 5,995 Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$ 459 8-V 6 PACK$ 519 000D9KV 000DM0W 000DLYF MEDINA Pressure Cleaning and Sealing 246-3674 We specialize in Paving Stone Maintenance Interlock Pavers Installation & Repair Concrete Staining Retaining Walls Free Estimates Quality sealers to fit the job! Jim Clark Editor T he quarterly reading of the names of recently deceased veterans never fails to be impressive. Last Saturday, a few hardy souls gathered in Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala, amid cool temperatures and a cooler wind chill, to honor those veterans who died during the last three months of 2012. If youve never been to the ceremony, its worth a trip. Its held the first Saturday of each quarter at the park, and features an opening prayer, some music, usually by a church group, and a 21-gun salute by members of the Sheriffs Department. But the most important moments come during the reading of the names. Each veterans name is read, followed by the date of death and his branch of service. Nonstop during the readings is a somber drum roll, and as the reader pauses after each name, a bell is rung twice. Those are the only noises you hear as the crowd sits silently through the event. Some handkerchiefs wipe the eyes occasionally, especially as those who are there for the first time hear the name of a loved one. This is the 10th year of the quarterly ceremony, which means it was taking place when my father died in 2004. Unfortunately, I was working out of town at the time and was unaware of the fledgling event. Had I known, I certainly would have been there, and it would have provided me with a memory that would exist for the rest of my days. What makes the ceremony even more powerful is the setting. The park sits at the corner of Fort King Street and 25th Avenue East, within view of Silver Springs Boulevard, behind the Veterans Service Office. Its a beautiful venue, with paths and benches, monuments, displays, and a large grass setting in the center. The benches are placed in memory of various veterans whose names are inscribed on the front of the seats. There are other ways that local veterans are remembered. There is also an area where those from the county who were killed in action are listed. It was announced Saturday that Markie T. Sims, who was recently killed in Afghanistan, would be added to that list. Sims in-laws were at Saturdays ceremony. Someday when you have a little time, take a trip over and just wander through the park, which is wheelchair-friendly. Youll find yourself deep in thought about those who are honored by this facility. There are other regular events at the park. The next one comes up on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. to honor The Four Chaplains, four who gave their lives to save others. Yes, I know Feb. 3 is Super Bowl Sunday, but the game isnt until after 6 in the evening, so go ahead out to the park. You wont regret it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Violating the Move Over law puts motorists and public safety professionals at risk. Violating the Move Over law can result in a fine and points on your driver license record. In 2012, four Florida troopers were involved crashes that occurred on the shoulders and emergency lanes of Floridas roadways. Richard Guzman (Troop C, Hillsborough County) On Jan. 4, Guzman was completing a traffic crash investigation when a vehicle drove off the roadway and into the grass shoulder. The vehicle sideswiped Guzmans vehicle. Guzman was inside his patrol vehicle at the time of the crash. No injuries were involved. David Rodriguez (Troop D, Orange County) On Jan. 26, Rodriguez was parked in the inside emergency lane completing a traffic stop. The vehicle struck the rear of Rodriguezs motorcycle and Rodriguez. Rodriguez struck the hood and windshield of the vehicle. He is out of the hospital and continues to recover. He has not returned to work. Daniel Morley (Troop L, Palm Beach County) On Feb. 23, Morley was parked in the outside shoulder conducting a traffic stop when a vehicle veered off the roadway and struck Morley. Morley had minor injuries and is back to work. His in car video captured the incident. Felecia Andrews (Troop L, Broward County) On Dec. 28, Andrews was parked on the emergency lane working a crash. For unknown reasons, a vehicle was traveling northbound in the emergency lane. The vehicle struck the rear of Andrewss patrol vehicle causing a chain reaction of three other vehicles. She remains at Broward Health Medical Center in serious but stable condition with multiple injuries. Read more on the Move Over Law at http://www.flhsmv.gov/SafetyTips/MoveOv erTips.htm. TROOPERScontinued from Page 1 M any of you are asking, Why was the New Years Eve party cancelled? Well, its like this lack of participation! There were only 12 reservations made for the party. The social committee requested reservations in order to have enough snacks for everyone. After the cancellation notice was posted many said that they had planned to attend, but just didnt make reservations. So, lets hope that next time we will have more participation. The next community event at the clubhouse will be the pot luck dinner on Monday, the 21st. No reservations required just come and bring a dish to share with your friends and neighbors. Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Lack of reservations cancels party Attention all ladies of Quail Meadow: The January luncheon is Friday, the 11th. We will be going to The Ivy House located on Silver Springs Boulevard. This restaurant just opened in Ocala. It is in the pink house that was once the home of Felixs Restaurant. Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin to make your reservation reservations are needed today! With a new year, we have new officers on the QMPOA and QMRPOA boards. The QMPOA Board of Directors for 2013 is: Brooke Hamlin, president; Judy Zobel, vice president; Dot Avery, treasurer; Maxine Turley, secretary and Donna Elliott, assistant secretary. Betty Levine and Elaine Sherwin are also directors on the board. On the QMRPOA Board of Directors Benny Bachand is president, Pat Talley, vice president, Dave Yoders, treasurer, and Theresa Yoders, secretary. Lil Carie, Bob Cofer, and Terry McGill serve as directors on the board. Lets all show our support to both boards by attending the meetings and offering our help wherever needed. As always at the beginning of a new year, many of us resolve to diet and exercise. To help with this, Mary Zdarsky conducts an exercise class at the clubhouse every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 8:30. Why dont you come join the class there is no charge and its a lot of fun! Jazz group at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The performers will be The Usual Suspects, formerly Opus III, Ocalas premium jazz group, consisting of Don Gold on drums, Charlie Remillard on keyboard, Dean Millward on bass and Alto Sax Mike Holt. The program will be a tribute to some of the Great Jazz Giants of the 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. With some of Brazils Bossa Nova and The American Song Book to finish. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Membership is open for 2013 Golf Season North Central Florida Senior Amateur Golf Tour. JOIN TODAY 352-446-3446 Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 000DP0E

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5 4Wednesday, January 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000D64L 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 000dbzy 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries 000DPCW Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 0 0 0 D 7 9 5 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000CKU2 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DM1L ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleagues harsh criticism. But dont let it shake your confidence in what youre trying to do. A more positive aspect starts to appear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre torn between your sensible self and the part of you that enjoys acquiring lovely things. Best advice: Wait for an end-of-month sale, and then buy something wonderful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your artistic side has practical applications this week, such as redecorating your home or redesigning your personal stationery. Whatever you do, someone special will like it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You could be drawn into a problem twixt friends or family members. Best bet: Ask the questions that go to the heart of the matter, then get them all together for a group hug. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As much as you love being the center of attention, your big Lions heart impels you to share the spotlight with a colleague who helped you with that wellpraised project. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your eagerness to act on a challenge is wisely tempered early in the week by a lack of necessary information. Things begin to clear up during the weekend. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A relationship youd hoped would keep going seems to be going nowhere. Close it out and move on to a brighter romantic aspect just beginning to manifest itself. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Things dont go completely as planned this week. But enjoy the surprises, even if you have to adjust your schedule. Some of them could be quite delightful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Making choices is usually easy for straightshooting Archers. But a new development could deflect your aim. Try to put off decisions until you know more. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While part of you might prefer taking a more familiar path, let your more daring and admit it super-curious self see what the unexplored has to offer. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Those nasty types have slithered back under the rocks and present no more problems. Nows the time to move ahead on that promising new relationship. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A new offer could clear up that lingering money problem. Also, a more confident attitude on your part might well help get that personal situation back on track. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of turning chaos into order. Youre also generous with your help for those who seek it. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. O ne of the most anticipated events of the year in Fairfield Village is the annual New Years Eve Party, and this year was no exception. Organized by Linda Ford along with help from Ann Kulesa, Frann Glenney, Peggy Sluss and Peggys sister, Gail, the gala was again one worth all the effort put forth. Dancing, good food, and friendly conversations were all part of the evening; however the anticipation of the midnight countdown made things even more special. One part of the evening that has usually been extra special has always been the entertainment provided by the DJ along with the playing of the appropriate music. Linda Ford reported that (sadly) this particular part of the evening was not what the entertainment selection group had anticipated. However, that elements being missing did nothing to dampen the spirits of those who enjoyed a celebratory evening together with some excellent music choices. As is always expected when friends and neighbors in Fairfield Village gather, the party was a huge success. What else would be anticipated to happen in a community often called a lively place filled with lovely people? Priscilla Geissal FAIRFIELD VILLAGE Fairfield starts the new year with a festive party The decorations were bright at the New Years Eve party.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5 4Wednesday, January 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000D64L 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 000dbzy 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries 000DPCW Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 0 0 0 D 7 9 5 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000CKU2 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 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000DM1L ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleagues harsh criticism. But dont let it shake your confidence in what youre trying to do. A more positive aspect starts to appear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre torn between your sensible self and the part of you that enjoys acquiring lovely things. Best advice: Wait for an end-of-month sale, and then buy something wonderful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your artistic side has practical applications this week, such as redecorating your home or redesigning your personal stationery. Whatever you do, someone special will like it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You could be drawn into a problem twixt friends or family members. Best bet: Ask the questions that go to the heart of the matter, then get them all together for a group hug. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As much as you love being the center of attention, your big Lions heart impels you to share the spotlight with a colleague who helped you with that wellpraised project. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your eagerness to act on a challenge is wisely tempered early in the week by a lack of necessary information. Things begin to clear up during the weekend. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A relationship youd hoped would keep going seems to be going nowhere. Close it out and move on to a brighter romantic aspect just beginning to manifest itself. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Things dont go completely as planned this week. But enjoy the surprises, even if you have to adjust your schedule. Some of them could be quite delightful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Making choices is usually easy for straightshooting Archers. But a new development could deflect your aim. Try to put off decisions until you know more. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While part of you might prefer taking a more familiar path, let your more daring and admit it super-curious self see what the unexplored has to offer. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Those nasty types have slithered back under the rocks and present no more problems. Nows the time to move ahead on that promising new relationship. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A new offer could clear up that lingering money problem. Also, a more confident attitude on your part might well help get that personal situation back on track. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of turning chaos into order. Youre also generous with your help for those who seek it. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. O ne of the most anticipated events of the year in Fairfield Village is the annual New Years Eve Party, and this year was no exception. Organized by Linda Ford along with help from Ann Kulesa, Frann Glenney, Peggy Sluss and Peggys sister, Gail, the gala was again one worth all the effort put forth. Dancing, good food, and friendly conversations were all part of the evening; however the anticipation of the midnight countdown made things even more special. One part of the evening that has usually been extra special has always been the entertainment provided by the DJ along with the playing of the appropriate music. Linda Ford reported that (sadly) this particular part of the evening was not what the entertainment selection group had anticipated. However, that elements being missing did nothing to dampen the spirits of those who enjoyed a celebratory evening together with some excellent music choices. As is always expected when friends and neighbors in Fairfield Village gather, the party was a huge success. What else would be anticipated to happen in a community often called a lively place filled with lovely people? Priscilla Geissal FAIRFIELD VILLAGE Fairfield starts the new year with a festive party The decorations were bright at the New Years Eve party.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3 6Wednesday, January 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Reading of veterans names impressive Yoho not making friends The headline in a New York newspaper talked about how a woman who lost two sons on 9/11 was upset with the 67 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy. She has a right to be. One of Marion Countys representatives, Ted Yoho of Gainesville, was one of those who cast a negative vote. It was not an auspicious start for the newly sworn-in Republican congressman from Gainesville, the man who defeated Cliff Stearns. Yoho reportedly said he was sticking by his principles of not having the federal government involved in this type of situation. While his principle may be praised by many, there is no alternative in place to help the people of the New York area, some of whom are still living in tent cities. Yoho should instead work to establish methods by which the states and cities can help refugees of a disaster such as Sandy. Only when such aid is available should he take the attitude that the federal government shouldnt be helping those folks. The people in New York have a right to remind the 67 representatives that federal funds are partially their money, and voting not to give it back to them when its desperately needed is withholding from the victims what is their due. The new congressman showed a lack of compassion in his vote. He has already taken on the label of rebel after casting a vote for Eric Cantor over John Boehner for Speaker of the House, one of only nine votes Cantor, who wasnt even running for the position, received. Now hes being labeled worse than a rebel for his choice to vote against those who need help up north. Someday, because of our geography, we could be the ones seeking aid after a hurricane. We have to wonder what our rebel would do then. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Why our world hasnt come to an end yet. BY JIM FLYNN Some analogies are irresistible. An analogy is a partial likeness between two things when compared. During the December holiday season we were deluged with predictions and nonsense about the fiscal cliff, and the end of the world, threatening concerns for our nation and the planet. According to Congress and the White House, the fiscal cliff is located in Washington, D.C. We experienced months of national anxiety that falling off the governments financial cliff would have dire consequences for every bank and stock exchange in the world. Similarly threatening was completion of The Great Maya Cycle, known more disturbingly as the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. One positive aspect of reaching the end of the Mayan calendar is that it would be less painful for politicians than a collapse of banks and stock exchanges. With their last breaths politicians could shout proudly It wasnt our fault! The president and Congress would have us believe they pulled us back from the fiscal cliff during a New Years Eve chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Congress is fond of seemingly heroic, last-minute rescues. In reality Congress and the president just kicked the can down the road again. They didnt even back the fiscal bus off the cliff. The end of financial stability is already on their 2013 calendar. Within 10 years, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will be 50 percent of the federal budget. Add defense spending and payment of interest on the national debt, and there wont be much budget left for porkbarrel spending. Congress and the White House have a persistent fantasy that there is no limitation to American prosperity as long as they can borrow more trillions of dollars from countries which have built great wealth by selling their products in the United States. Is it possible some similar financial crisis happened to the highly developed Mayan civilization and caused their 15 million citizens to disappear from the planet around 900AD never to be heard of again? After centuries of discussion among anthropologists, archeologists, astronomers, historians, and linguists, the current consensus is that climate change destroyed the Mayan civilization. Environmentalists and Al Gore must be ecstatic. There may be an alternative explanation, which the scholars didnt consider. Our first thought was that perhaps the Mayan calendar came to an end on Dec. 21, 2012 because the writers ran out of paper. However, the Mayans didnt print calendars. They carved them in stone. Maybe they ran out of rocks because they built too many government pyramids. Our conclusion is that strife between political parties was the most likely cause of the mysterious end of the Mayan civilization. Mayapublicans, whose supporters created the wealth of the Mayans, probably adjourned for a holiday and never returned. Within a few decades, the do-goody Mayacrats ran out of money and went in search of the Mayapublicans. They too never returned. Some things never change. 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 month. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000DNUD 000DNGS 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries 2010 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger Warranty$ 4,595 WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 519 8-V T875 only $ 619 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 639 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 5,995 Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$ 459 8-V 6 PACK$ 519 000D9KV 000DM0W 000DLYF MEDINA Pressure Cleaning and Sealing 246-3674 We specialize in Paving Stone Maintenance Interlock Pavers Installation & Repair Concrete Staining Retaining Walls Free Estimates Quality sealers to fit the job! Jim Clark Editor T he quarterly reading of the names of recently deceased veterans never fails to be impressive. Last Saturday, a few hardy souls gathered in Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala, amid cool temperatures and a cooler wind chill, to honor those veterans who died during the last three months of 2012. If youve never been to the ceremony, its worth a trip. Its held the first Saturday of each quarter at the park, and features an opening prayer, some music, usually by a church group, and a 21-gun salute by members of the Sheriffs Department. But the most important moments come during the reading of the names. Each veterans name is read, followed by the date of death and his branch of service. Nonstop during the readings is a somber drum roll, and as the reader pauses after each name, a bell is rung twice. Those are the only noises you hear as the crowd sits silently through the event. Some handkerchiefs wipe the eyes occasionally, especially as those who are there for the first time hear the name of a loved one. This is the 10th year of the quarterly ceremony, which means it was taking place when my father died in 2004. Unfortunately, I was working out of town at the time and was unaware of the fledgling event. Had I known, I certainly would have been there, and it would have provided me with a memory that would exist for the rest of my days. What makes the ceremony even more powerful is the setting. The park sits at the corner of Fort King Street and 25th Avenue East, within view of Silver Springs Boulevard, behind the Veterans Service Office. Its a beautiful venue, with paths and benches, monuments, displays, and a large grass setting in the center. The benches are placed in memory of various veterans whose names are inscribed on the front of the seats. There are other ways that local veterans are remembered. There is also an area where those from the county who were killed in action are listed. It was announced Saturday that Markie T. Sims, who was recently killed in Afghanistan, would be added to that list. Sims in-laws were at Saturdays ceremony. Someday when you have a little time, take a trip over and just wander through the park, which is wheelchair-friendly. Youll find yourself deep in thought about those who are honored by this facility. There are other regular events at the park. The next one comes up on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. to honor The Four Chaplains, four who gave their lives to save others. Yes, I know Feb. 3 is Super Bowl Sunday, but the game isnt until after 6 in the evening, so go ahead out to the park. You wont regret it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Violating the Move Over law puts motorists and public safety professionals at risk. Violating the Move Over law can result in a fine and points on your driver license record. In 2012, four Florida troopers were involved crashes that occurred on the shoulders and emergency lanes of Floridas roadways. Richard Guzman (Troop C, Hillsborough County) On Jan. 4, Guzman was completing a traffic crash investigation when a vehicle drove off the roadway and into the grass shoulder. The vehicle sideswiped Guzmans vehicle. Guzman was inside his patrol vehicle at the time of the crash. No injuries were involved. David Rodriguez (Troop D, Orange County) On Jan. 26, Rodriguez was parked in the inside emergency lane completing a traffic stop. The vehicle struck the rear of Rodriguezs motorcycle and Rodriguez. Rodriguez struck the hood and windshield of the vehicle. He is out of the hospital and continues to recover. He has not returned to work. Daniel Morley (Troop L, Palm Beach County) On Feb. 23, Morley was parked in the outside shoulder conducting a traffic stop when a vehicle veered off the roadway and struck Morley. Morley had minor injuries and is back to work. His in car video captured the incident. Felecia Andrews (Troop L, Broward County) On Dec. 28, Andrews was parked on the emergency lane working a crash. For unknown reasons, a vehicle was traveling northbound in the emergency lane. The vehicle struck the rear of Andrewss patrol vehicle causing a chain reaction of three other vehicles. She remains at Broward Health Medical Center in serious but stable condition with multiple injuries. Read more on the Move Over Law at http://www.flhsmv.gov/SafetyTips/MoveOv erTips.htm. TROOPERScontinued from Page 1 M any of you are asking, Why was the New Years Eve party cancelled? Well, its like this lack of participation! There were only 12 reservations made for the party. The social committee requested reservations in order to have enough snacks for everyone. After the cancellation notice was posted many said that they had planned to attend, but just didnt make reservations. So, lets hope that next time we will have more participation. The next community event at the clubhouse will be the pot luck dinner on Monday, the 21st. No reservations required just come and bring a dish to share with your friends and neighbors. Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Lack of reservations cancels party Attention all ladies of Quail Meadow: The January luncheon is Friday, the 11th. We will be going to The Ivy House located on Silver Springs Boulevard. This restaurant just opened in Ocala. It is in the pink house that was once the home of Felixs Restaurant. Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin to make your reservation reservations are needed today! With a new year, we have new officers on the QMPOA and QMRPOA boards. The QMPOA Board of Directors for 2013 is: Brooke Hamlin, president; Judy Zobel, vice president; Dot Avery, treasurer; Maxine Turley, secretary and Donna Elliott, assistant secretary. Betty Levine and Elaine Sherwin are also directors on the board. On the QMRPOA Board of Directors Benny Bachand is president, Pat Talley, vice president, Dave Yoders, treasurer, and Theresa Yoders, secretary. Lil Carie, Bob Cofer, and Terry McGill serve as directors on the board. Lets all show our support to both boards by attending the meetings and offering our help wherever needed. As always at the beginning of a new year, many of us resolve to diet and exercise. To help with this, Mary Zdarsky conducts an exercise class at the clubhouse every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 8:30. Why dont you come join the class there is no charge and its a lot of fun! Jazz group at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The performers will be The Usual Suspects, formerly Opus III, Ocalas premium jazz group, consisting of Don Gold on drums, Charlie Remillard on keyboard, Dean Millward on bass and Alto Sax Mike Holt. The program will be a tribute to some of the Great Jazz Giants of the 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. With some of Brazils Bossa Nova and The American Song Book to finish. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Membership is open for 2013 Golf Season North Central Florida Senior Amateur Golf Tour. JOIN TODAY 352-446-3446 Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 000DP0E

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Thursday, Jan. 10 Sign Language classes set Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services, Ocala location, will offer a six-week class for anyone interested in learning Sign Language. Class will begin on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Class size is limited. The fee is $40 due on or before the first dayof class. Call MaryJo Lawson at 352-368-4070.Saturday, Jan. 12 Knights of Columbus dinner dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities.Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will continue on Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2. For information call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Quartet performs at library meetingThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. Entertainment following the business meeting features a four-part harmony womens quartet, Young At Heart. The public is invited. Come and learn about our fine library and enjoy the program.Sunday, Jan. 13 Two Petes and Mike (2PM)The Sunday Sampler offers music lovers the opportunity of being entertained by Two Petes and a Mike on Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. The trio has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and to the Eagles with a Florida flavor. It should be a great way to spend the afternoon at this first Sunday Sampler of 2013. Donation is 10 dollars at the door and includes complimentary snacks at intermission. Funds help support artists who educate through writing and singing about Florida. For information call 352-489-3766. Please visit www.willmclean.com for details on the 2013 Will McLean Festival (March 8-10) and for information entering on the 2013 Song Contest by Dec. 31. Thursday, Jan. 17 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its first meeting of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Members who wish to donate items for the Workforce Connection Homeless Veterans Stand Down are asked to bring them to this meeting. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, Jan. 19 Circle Square Health, Wellness ExpoThe 11th annual Health and Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event and open to the public. The Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area healthcare related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go toward the March of Dimes, or with a $25 donation you will receive a tie-dyed ZUMBA t-shirt. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St.. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Magician at First CongregationalBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $5. To purchase tickets, please call 352-598-6272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door 7171 S.W. State Road 200.Lions to host yard sale The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale Saturday, Jan 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks, Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. All proceeds from the sale will go to community projects. For more information contact Bob, 352-861-2730.Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. 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Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Jan. 13 and 27. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. As part of our involvement in the Year of Faith, Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us for the first of three conferences on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. He will also be here March 16 and May 11. Religion Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) said that Jan. 7 marked the start of the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program Through the Cookie Program, girls build five essential life skills: goal setting, money management, decision making, people skills and business ethics. Empower girls to become future leaders by supporting the Girl Scout Cookie program. Whichever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas the wait is over! Through March 16, thousands of Girl Scouts will take orders for your favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties, including Do-Si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thank You Berry Munch, Thin Mints, Trefoils and returning for a second year due to its popular 100th anniversary debut the Savannah Smiles! Girl Scouts in west central Florida will take your orders on those familiar cookie order cards from Jan. 7-27, and thousands upon thousands of cookies will be delivered beginning Feb. 15. New this year, Girl Scout cookie packaging has been completely redesigned to showcase more about the impact of the cookie program on girls skill development. For those collectors out there, this is the last year to purchase what are now referred to as classic packaging. The new packaging will be available this year and in years moving forward. Friday, Feb. 22 marks the start of booth sales, so keep an eye out at your favorite businesses and stores and take a box or a dozen home with you! 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INDEX Happenings..........2 Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..5 Cookie time..........7 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 41 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013 Puzzles Page 4 Art WalkPage 8 8Wednesday, January 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000DMNB Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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The Belleview High School ROTC posted the colors. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard fires the gun salute. This memorial wreath was on display. A 20-year-old Ocala woman allegedly shot and killed her 6-month-old son on Friday, then reportedly turned the gun on herself. However, the mother, Melanie Reyes, survived the shooting and is expected to recover. Marion County deputies responded to 4836 N.W. 45th Court in a development called the Fountains, off Northwest 44th Avenue, approximately one mile north of the Quail Meadow entrance. Arriving about 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, they had been dispatched to do a wellbeing check. Family members had called 911 to report Reyes had posted a statement on her Facebook page indicated she was going to shoot her child and herself. When deputies arrived, they found Reyes and her baby, Jonah Mendoza, 6 months, with gunshot wounds. Both were transported to the hospital. The baby died from his injuries. A handgun was recovered from the home and detectives are confident it was the gun used by Reyes in the shooting. No one else was at the house at the time. The boys father, Jordan Mendoza, lives elsewhere. Fountains baby killed; mom fails in suicide try Since 1999, more than 170 law enforcement officers in the United States have died and thousands injured in a crash as a result of being on the side of the roadway doing their job. During the month of January, Florida Highway Patrol troopers will pay special attention to drivers violating the states Move Over law. The Move Over law protects law enforcement officers, emergency workers and tow truck drivers who are stopped along Florida roadways doing their jobs. Floridas Move Over law was enacted to protect those trying to protect Floridas motorists, said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. Our troopers are out on the roadways every day working to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities. Motorists need to understand the Move Over law and abide by the law for everyones safety. Understanding Move Over: Drivers must move over when a patrol car, emergency vehicle and/or tow truck is stopped on the side of a road with lights flashing. If they cannot move over safely, drivers shall slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit. Approach the emergency vehicle with caution. Move Over Law highlighted by state troopers Please see TROOPERS Page 3 Read the classifieds Ocalas First Friday Art Walk Cody Ray of Ocala shows off some of the artwork that he uses at Ocala Tattoo. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Ocala First Friday Art Walk took place Jan. 4 downtown. Above, Sheila Hartley of Ocala shows off photos for Jim Jernigan Studio. Kevin Christian displayed some of his pictures from KaCee Photography. Barbara Sabatino, working with Phillip D. Vincent of En Garde Fencing Club, uses a sabre to knit a scarf. Maritza Jauregui of Marutxi Art Shoppe and Gallery shows some of her material. The Marion County Sheriffs Office, in partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Association, offers the Teen Driver challenge, a free drivers safety course for young people, ages 1519. The Teen Driver Challenge consists of two training days totaling 12 hours. The first day includes a four-hour lesson in a classroom setting. The second day is spent on the driving range, giving teens an eight-hour and handson driver safety lesson. Here is the Teen Driver Challenge schedule: Jan. 11 and 12: Registration began Dec. 31. Feb. 8 and 9: Registration begins Jan. 28. March 8 and 9: Registration begins Feb. 25. April 19 and 20: Registration begins April 8. May 17 and 18: Registration begins May 6. June 14 and 15 Registration begins June 3. The registration limit for each class is 16 students. The Friday lessons are from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday lessons are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parents can register their teens within the two weeks prior to each course date. Visit http://www.marionso.com/division-corrections-juvenile-tdc.php. Teen Driving Challenge course scheduled