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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-27-2013
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 48 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DZU9 EXPIRES 3/31/13 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. 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Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES The Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program will be a free educational course about the operations of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Chris Blair announced to the State Road 200 Coalition two weeks ago that the program was planned. This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. Sheriffs Office to conduct free Citizens Academy BY JIM CLARK Editor Back in World War II, there was a general who made a comment that women werent intelligent enough to be pilots. Ocalas Marguerite Bernhardt took offense to that, and eventually took to the skies to prove that general wrong. Marguerite, 93, was the recipient of a veterans pinning ceremony at Hospice of Marion Countys Legacy House Wednesday afternoon. I taught instrument flying, the Connecticut native said of her days in the war as a member of the Air Force. She pointed out that two girls flew B29s, but that was one assignment she didnt get. She flew AT-6 and BT-13 planes. Just three years ago, she got to fly in an AT-6 again, this time at Leeward Air Ranch. She received the pin from Janet White, her cousin from Zephyrhills, while a number of Leeward residents looked on. She also received her wings from Taylor Chisolm, a member of the Forest High School JROTC and daughter of Tina Chisolm, social worker at Legacy House. In 2010, she was one of those who received the Congressional Gold Medal for service in World War II as members of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, better known as WASPs. On Wednesday at Legacy House, she proudly held a picture from her days in the military. In those days, though, the WASPs werent considered part of the armed services, but their members were given status as veterans in 1977. In Ocala, Marguerite lived in Blue Skies Mobile Home Park at Northeast 25th Avenue and 14th Street. Former WASP pilot presented vet award at Legacy House PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMarguerite Bernhardt, 93, holds a picture of herself from her World War II days. She was honored in a pinning ceeremony at Legacy House on Wednesday. Farmers Market A Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the downtown Square. As you can see from these photos, there is more than produce available. Photos by Jim Clark Water District on social mediaThe Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is Please see WATER Page 12 the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a userfriendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. WATERcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds T he Stone Creek Grille has seen change over the last five years and recently a new chef took over the Grille. His name is Joshua Adam Garcia AKAJAG According to his web page, he is an uncompromising chef who is passionate about food. A former United States Marine who attended The New York Restaurant School, JAG (Executive Chef of TAPS wine & beer) also coordinates recipes and culinary instruction for the non-profit veteran wellness organization, Semper Fidelis. You can read more about Chef Garcia at www.Chefjag.com or www.Jagmanproductions.com. You will find these sites give you a picture of Chefs Garcias passion for food. Chef Garcia resides in Ocala with his family. His wifes name is Layla. She is from Afghanistan by way of Queens, NY. They met in NYC while he was enlisted in The United States Marine Corp. They have a beautiful 14 year old daughter named Jaysee, a handsome 2 year old son named Canaan and our youngest is Avah at 6 months according to Chef DAD. They are building their home here in Ocala. I got the pleasure of interviewing Chef Garcia and his responses to my questions are contained in the article. 1. Do you cook at home? I do cook at home and enjoy very much transmitting my experience to my children who I must say have better refined pallets then most. My wife loves having the day off! 2. What changes, if any, do you see for the Grille menu? A while back a survey was sent out concerning what the residents would like to see. Did you see that survey and if so, have any of the ideas presented been incorporated into the menu? If so, what are they? Will more of the suggestions be incorporated as time goes on? Would you like to see another survey? Leah Kirby and I have collaborated on this new menu based on just that What the people want. You may hear me at times say Im the peoples chef I The man behind the Stone Creek Grille am always willing to hear and take suggestions from the people. Most of my ideas for weekly-featured items usually come from folks who have come to Stone Creek from various parts of the nation to start the next chapter of their lives. My goal as a chef is to use food to bring them back to the memories they cherish. We have reviewed the expectations and request of our guests and have been moving forward with the objective of making the Stone Creek experience the very best it could be with our residents help. Residents and patrons, you have a Chef who is interested in incorporating your culinary likes. 3. Do you plan on teaching any cooking classes? If so, when and what would they be? I do plan on offering cooking classes in the near future. Perhaps during the summer. 4. Can you give us some information about your sous chefs? Their names and specialties... My sous Chefs name is Lynn Woodwall. She has been a great help to what we are aiming to accomplish here at Stone Creek and was a part of the opening team. Chef Lynn is very talented and specializes in American regional cuisine. She has a great relationship with the guests. Together with cooks Alfonzo, Joy and James our specialties remain the best possible execution of each and every dish that leaves this kitchen. 5. Often times, chefs are not given full range in the running of their restaurant. What guidelines do you have to follow or can you change your menu as you wish? I follow Club Corp. standards and recipe speculation with the acceptation of any featured menu items, events or specials. There are three menu items that I have implemented to our current menu which include the Seared Pork Madeira, Chicken Chan de vin and Filet Al Chianti. I implement the Friday night seafood Specials and weekly lunch specials; while Chef Lynn maintains her Saturday night specials as maintained on our Saturday nights by Lynn promotion. I recently had the Filet AlChianti. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce was exceptional. 6. How is your staff instructed on handling disappointed patrons concerning food? Often times, the wait staff gets the brunt of an irate customer when they have nothing to do with food preparation. Our staffs goal is assure a wonderful dining experience for all our guests. Our Standard is to do whatever it takes to make our guests happy and assure their return. If a guest is unhappy for any reason we will do our best to accommodate them. 7. Please feel free to add anything you feel the residents and the community at large should know about you and the Grille. Well I came here to Stone Creek to be closer to my family. The good Lord has planted my family here in Ocala and I will do my very best to assure that my personal standard of excellence is maintained on every plate produced out of this kitchen. Club corp is a great company to work for and I am humbled to serve the good people of Stone Creek. It was a pleasure to interview Chef Garcia and if you have not had breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Stone Creek Grille add it to your list of culinary places to visit. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Joshua Adam Garcia is the new chef at Stone Creek Grille. Hes a former U.S. Marine.

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Starting with a new monthly award being presented by Fairfields Manager, Rachel Muse, and moving all the way to coffee socials, potluck dinners, regular card games, shuffleboard, and continuing renovation of parts of our clubhouse, there seems to be something going on everywhere. By the way this is a good thing, and most of us are thrilled to see the lively activity. Initiated in February, the Home of the Month will be a continuing new award for our community. Many neighbors had wondered about the sign in front of the home of Robert and Janice Bee on Southwest 60th Place. So, being the inquisitive person that I am, I went to the ALL office (which is being relocated in the clubhouse) to ask Rachel Muse and/or Cheryl Coffman about this new sign that I had seen right up the street from my own home. Since Cheryl is a new, part-time member of the management team of Fairfield Village, she was not in the office when I popped in. Rachel, however, was there and stopped working for a moment to tell me what I needed to know. She said that the Home of the Month will be a continuing part of our community and will be presented to compliment and reward those neighbors who make an outstanding effort to keep their homes and lawns exceptionally neat and attractive. Along with the obligatory sign on the front lawn, the owners will be presented a $25 gift card as a way of showing appreciation for their efforts to be such good neighbors. Mrs. Muse said, The Home of the Month is meant to show appreciation for an individual home that is well-kept with exceptional curb appeal. The first award has been presented to Robert and Janice Bee who have lived in Fairfield Village almost two years. The Bees moved to our community from Georgia (my home state) having lived most of the time in Augusta and in Columbus, Georgia. For a number of years, they were the owners of Coberns Furniture Store. Robert is still employed with Simmons Mattress Corporation and travels extensively doing largely motivational speaking. Janice now chooses to stay home with their adorable 11-year-old pet, Little Bit. Janice and Robert have three children and nine grandchildren. They both reiterated how much they enjoy being a part of FFV but are not always able to participate in many social activities because of Roberts busy travel schedule. Janice has promised me that she will join me to attend some of the functions even if Robert is traveling that particular day. Congratulations to Janice and Robert for being the first recipients of this new and continuing Fairfield Village award. On a more somber note, during the last part of December, we lost a very popular member of our community, Chuck Hockett. His wife, Pat, told me about a heartening signal of springtime and invited me to come by her home to see and photograph the joyful sign. Nesting in a plant right outside her kitchen window, Pat had noticed a Mourning Dove. Without going into a long discussion of the symbolism which most of us could not miss, she asked if I would like to see her hopeful sign. I went by Pats home and was literally blown away (yes, a pun here because it was very windy that day) by the beauty and serenity of what I saw. In the accompanying photo, you will see a beautiful bird sitting perfectly still and looking directly at me as I took photos of her sitting on her nest. I was delighted and transfixed at the same time. Pat told me that she calls her Mama Bird and that she enjoys quiet time just watching this beautiful creature which she believed was caring for two eggs. Just before my writing about this lovely sign of the renewal of life, Pat called me to tell me that while Mama Bird was away from the nest, she was able to see two little fuzzy creatures with very distinct beaks and big eyes. Her voice was bursting with hope and renewed joy as she told me how much those two new lives mean to her and her dog, Tundra. On that beautifully symbolic note, I will close by saying that all of us experience loss as a part of life. I know that all too well in my own personal life. However, I am positive that each of us can find a sense of purpose and hope if we look around and see the wonder of the natural world that is governed by an Omnipotent and Omnipresent Spirit that gives all of us hope for the future, love of the past, and thankfulness for our families, friends and neighbors. We have all of these things as part of our community, FFV, a lively place filled with lovely people. Please take time this week to look around and see the beauty that surrounds all of us. Happy early springtime! Fairfields February frenzy of activity Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal From the left, Robert Bee, his wife Janice, and Fairfield Village Manager Rachel Muse stand by the yard sign proclaiming their home to be the first of Fairfield Village's "Home of the Month." Guys always enjoy the food at Fairfield Villages pot luck dinners. Friends Dave Keller, left, and Rich O'Hern share a laugh about O'Hern's shirt: "When in doubt...Mumble." "Mama Bird," the Mourning Dove who nested in Pat Hockett's plant outside her kitchen window, looks peaceful as she allows her photo to be taken. Pat and Chuck Hockett had special affinity with just such doves even when they lived in Oklahoma. What a blessing!

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This would not only save money; it would be the right thing to do. The U.S. government should not be policing the world. What about the claims that a spending slowdown would harm the economy? Were told the economy could fall back into recession if spending is not maintained at the vigorous pace previously planned. After all, it is argued, if government workers are laid off and fewer military contracts are written, less money will be in peoples hands to spend on goods and services. Considering that the government wouldnt actually have less revenue under sequestration, this is an outrageous exaggeration if not an outright lie. Of course, beneficiaries of that spending especially the parasitic politicians and the military-industrial complex have every reason to mislead the taxpayers. The peoples natural interest in lower taxes and lower government spending must be overcome somehow. Frightening them into believing that even a slowing of the growth in spending would wreck the economy is just the ticket. Even if it were true that the economy would slow down, it would be no more than a short-term effect that would quickly give way to real, sustainable economic growth, assuming the government took other needed steps to free the economy. Government employees and contractors spend the taxpayers money. If the largess ends, the producers of that wealth will be free to spend and invest as they like. Thats not only just; its how sound economies are generated. Politicians use the force of the state to shape the economy to their own purposes. That violates freedom and stifles prosperity. Contrary to the Keynesian ruling elite, government does not generate economic growth. The free market, unburdened by spending, taxes, regulation, and privilege, contains all that it needs to raise living standards for all. 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It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Throughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will. It all began quite innocently enough as a Christmas present. When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents I just flop triumphantly. I was not made to go shopping. When I get into a mall, I begin to feel the walls closing in on me. I develop a panic, begin sweating profusely and then head for my car without looking back. About the Christmas present. Aha, that was the solution to my Christmas shopping and a brilliant scheme that would benefit both of us. This past Christmas I purchased for my lovely wife a round-trip ticket to New York to visit her family for a week. A week of her enjoying her family and they reciprocating the enjoyment. I did mention it was a "round-trip ticket." I do not mind sending her away as long as it includes a plan to return. Now, the brilliant side of my scheme. While she is in New York visiting with her relatives, I would be king of the castle. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. She gets to have fun with her relatives, and I get to have fun with myself. For the week, I will turn our rather pleasant little domicile into a rip, snorting man cave. Ah, the thought of it was wonderful. The house would be mine for a week, and nobody would be supervising me. Nothing I like more than a week of no supervision. Oh sure, I could get into a lot of trouble, but what's life for if we cannot sample a wee bit of trouble occasionally. For one, I would be in charge of the menu for the week. I was really looking forward to this. Before she left, my wife made me promise that I would eat my fruits and vegetables and I would have a balanced diet every day. With a twinkle in my eye, more twinklely than normal, I agreed to her stipulations. I had my diet already planned in my head. For a whole week, there would be no such things as salads for every meal. How she can come up with the variety of salads she serves is beyond my aching head. She honestly believes that a salad makes the world go round. Now, no salads in this house, correction, man cave, for a whole week. I love it when a plan comes together. I shall be faithful to the fruits and vegetable regimen she made me promise. After all, one woman's vegetable is another man's speculation. My main vegetable of the week would be (drum roll) carrot cake. Don't try to tell me carrot is not a vegetable. I will sick Bugs Bunny on you if you do. I plan to have a carrot every day of the week. And for fruit? You guessed it. Apple fritters. You know the old saying, "An Apple fritter a day makes any man happy." I have made every plan to be happy this week. I am not sure if the bakery is going to be able to keep up with my orders this week. A man has to have his fruit. My basic philosophy during this week is summed up in the old saying, "The world could end at any minute. Eat dessert first!" My dessert of course is fruit by nature. A banana split. Any As brilliant schemes go, mine didnt really work meal that begins with a banana split is going to be an awesome meal to be sure. It was only Thursday when I became aware of something. There was this smell in the house. I looked into the kitchen area and dishes were piled upon the counter. The table where I usually sit down to eat was filled with all kinds of stuff. I do not want to know what it was. I looked in the bedroom, the laundry basket was full and overflowing and I could not see the bed. I thought to myself, why are these things piling up? They would not do that if my wife were here. Are they trying to embarrass me or what? I stood in the kitchen with my hands on my hips and I was about to give this man cave a good piece of my mind. Then I stopped. At that moment, I realized I had become my wife. Perhaps, and I am just making a sugOut to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 4 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9 4Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000DOX6 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 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000E0MR Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000DX8Z St. Martins 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) 000E1IT 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 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 Anglican Church 000DBZY is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your softhearted self is drawn to a tempting offer. But your hard-headed half isnt so sure. Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, youll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. Youll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone close to you might make a surprising request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. gestion here, I have gained a new appreciation for my better half. Things just do not happen in the house. Somebody has to make them happen. By Friday, I had come to my senses and realized the old saying I did not quite appreciate until this week. "Two can live cheaper than one." I am not sure about the cheaper part of it, but I know two can live cleaner than one, especially if that one is Yours Truly. I thought of a Bible verse throughout the week, "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered" (1 Peter 3:7). After all these years, I am just beginning to understand what it means to "dwell" with my wife. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 Thursday, Feb. 28 Spelling Bee i s s che d ule d Spellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 28 middle school students from all 10 local public and two private middle schools. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 54th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 27, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 26-June 1. The Womans Club of Ocala returns as the major sponsor of this years district event. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352-236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com. Friday, March 1 Worl d Day o f PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352-629-3434.Saturday, March 2 Pal m Cay garage s ale s Community-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Che ss club to m eet 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 352-873-2276.Hi s torical Novel group to m eet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the Happenings gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our Re d ee m er The Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-3684028. Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mi ss ion School concert Forty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Men s brea kf a s t at Ocala We s t Ocala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Concert at Fir s t Congregational The Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Grace f ully a dj u s ting A talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public. Concert at Marion Lan d ing The Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Ven d or s s ought at thri f t s tore Vendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.

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Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion County Wednesday, Feb. 27: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the Auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. 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Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY SHELDON RICHMAN President Obama and other so-called progressives insist that the American people are not overly dependent on government. They also predict dire consequences if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration take place March 1. Both claims cannot be true. If modest across-the-board cuts mainly cuts in the rate of growth in military and domestic spending pose a threat to the American people and the U.S. economy, then the country is alarmingly dependent on government. Federal spending has grown dramatically since the 1970s, with the biggest increases coming during Republican administrations. Spending today is hundreds of billions greater than in 2008 and much higher as a percentage of the economy. True, it is lower now than in 2009, but that year, a combination of George W. Bush and Obama stimulus spending, set a record. The sequester consists of $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts in non-entitlement spending growth over ten years. To put that in perspective, Reason editor Nick Gillespie writes, Remember that were talking about $1.2 trillion dollars taken out of a projected $44 trillion or so in spending. What kind of budget discipline is that? As that March 1 sequester approaches, the Obama administration warns of severe consequences for national security and economic security. It is hard to take seriously the claim that even a small and temporary decrease in Pentagon spending would endanger the American people. Military spending has skyrocketed since the year 2000, and the United States spends almost as much on the means of war as the rest of the world combined indeed, it spends more than it did at the height of the Cold War. The U.S. military is now out of Iraq and is beginning to leave Afghanistan. One should expect a fall in spending under those circumstances unless the government plans to invade more countries. Yet Obama and outgoing defense secretary Leon Panetta foresee great danger. Nonsense. As analyst Veronique de Rugy writes, Defense spending has almost doubled in the past decade in current dollar terms and will continue to grow in spite of automatic cuts. Summarizing Rugys findings, Gillespie writes, Assuming maximum sequestration, Defense would increase only 16 percent in current dollars over the next decade, rather than 23 percent without sequestration. Some cut. Of course, much could and should be 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 352-854-3986. 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. T he events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is a consideration, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to proAuto racing safer to watch at home Among Friends Jim Clark tect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN Page 10 Real spending cuts needed Religion Saturday, March 9 Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required. Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene Church Professional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concert Last years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511. Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! More on Page 7

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7 6Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000E31K VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT 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 000DV9V 000E0MM 000E0RO 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 000DXEY 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 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 I t is with great sadness that we once again announce the death of one of our long-time residents. Filomena (Fil) DiFiore passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Fil was one of the first people we met after moving to QM. She was on the welcoming committee and came to our home to welcome us to the community. Fil is also the woman who started the Red Hat chapter in Quail Meadow. Once you met Fil, you never forgot her. A special memorial service for Fil will be Saturday, March 2, at the QM clubhouse. The family invites the residents of QM and friends from other communities to join in this celebration of Fils life. The Memorial Service will begin at 1:30 p.m. In keeping with Fils tradition of serving food and beverages for all who visited, the family will have food and beverages for all to enjoy. In lieu of flowers, Fil requested that donations be made to Hospice of Marion County. Speaking of the Red Hats, last week 22 of the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow enjoyed an afternoon of eating strawberries and chocolates, and drinking champagne. This was our annual February party. The raspberry champagne was a favorite of the crowd. As always, the chocolate fountain was very popular as strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and marshmallows were dipped in the chocolate flow. The next Red Hat function will be the trip to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville on Wednesday, March 20. Monday, the 18th, was a day marked on many calendars as Presidents Day, however, the official name is Washingtons Birthday. Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called Washingtons Birthday by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on Feb. 22 Washingtons actual day of birththe holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971s Uniform Monday Holiday Act; an attempt to create more threeday weekends for the nations workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. In the early 2000s there were Congressional measures to restore holidays for Washington and Lincolns birthdays, but they failed to gain much attention. Some of us remember when Feb. 12 (Lincolns birthday) and February 22nd (Washingtons birthday) were separate holidays. Schools were always closed, as were banks, government offices and the post office. Did you know that on Washingtons Birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart was reinstated as a military decoration? George Washington is the person who originally created the Purple Heart to honor soldiers killed or wounded while serving in the armed forces. Dont forget to get your ticket to the annual horse race. Tickets must be purchased by March 11. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Charlotte Payne. Donations of baked goods are needed for the bake sale which will be in conjunction with the horse race. Ladies, call Pat Tobin or Marion Gartman to make your reservations for the March 8 luncheon at the Olive Garden. Memorial service scheduled Saturday for Fil DiFiore Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Above and below, the Red Hot Fillies enjoying chocolate and champagne. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Marion Gartman is having fun with the chocolate! Read the classifieds Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Saturday, March 16 Celtic Celebration at OTOW Come join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets green for a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Participate with Jessica Pinkowski and her dance party for a lesson on how to dance the Irish Jig. Plus, enjoy a St. Patricks Day tribute performed by the Sexton Sisters, Victoria and Alexandra. Enjoy delicious Irish cuisine and green beer provided by Friendship Catering. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available for purchase by Mr. Bs Big Scoop. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.com Dunnellon Knights hold dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office To reserve a table for parties of 8 to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for additional information call 352-489-6221. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities. Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-7329696. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to meetThe March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Friday, March 22 Lions Club offers casino trip The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the WinnDixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Saddle Oak Club yard sale The Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or email Jillvw50@gmail.com. Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7 6Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000E31K VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT 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 000DV9V 000E0MM 000E0RO 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 000DXEY 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 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 I t is with great sadness that we once again announce the death of one of our long-time residents. Filomena (Fil) DiFiore passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Fil was one of the first people we met after moving to QM. She was on the welcoming committee and came to our home to welcome us to the community. Fil is also the woman who started the Red Hat chapter in Quail Meadow. Once you met Fil, you never forgot her. A special memorial service for Fil will be Saturday, March 2, at the QM clubhouse. The family invites the residents of QM and friends from other communities to join in this celebration of Fils life. The Memorial Service will begin at 1:30 p.m. In keeping with Fils tradition of serving food and beverages for all who visited, the family will have food and beverages for all to enjoy. In lieu of flowers, Fil requested that donations be made to Hospice of Marion County. Speaking of the Red Hats, last week 22 of the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow enjoyed an afternoon of eating strawberries and chocolates, and drinking champagne. This was our annual February party. The raspberry champagne was a favorite of the crowd. As always, the chocolate fountain was very popular as strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and marshmallows were dipped in the chocolate flow. The next Red Hat function will be the trip to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville on Wednesday, March 20. Monday, the 18th, was a day marked on many calendars as Presidents Day, however, the official name is Washingtons Birthday. Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called Washingtons Birthday by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on Feb. 22 Washingtons actual day of birththe holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971s Uniform Monday Holiday Act; an attempt to create more threeday weekends for the nations workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. In the early 2000s there were Congressional measures to restore holidays for Washington and Lincolns birthdays, but they failed to gain much attention. Some of us remember when Feb. 12 (Lincolns birthday) and February 22nd (Washingtons birthday) were separate holidays. Schools were always closed, as were banks, government offices and the post office. Did you know that on Washingtons Birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart was reinstated as a military decoration? George Washington is the person who originally created the Purple Heart to honor soldiers killed or wounded while serving in the armed forces. Dont forget to get your ticket to the annual horse race. Tickets must be purchased by March 11. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Charlotte Payne. Donations of baked goods are needed for the bake sale which will be in conjunction with the horse race. Ladies, call Pat Tobin or Marion Gartman to make your reservations for the March 8 luncheon at the Olive Garden. Memorial service scheduled Saturday for Fil DiFiore Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Above and below, the Red Hot Fillies enjoying chocolate and champagne. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Marion Gartman is having fun with the chocolate! Read the classifieds Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Saturday, March 16 Celtic Celebration at OTOW Come join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets green for a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Participate with Jessica Pinkowski and her dance party for a lesson on how to dance the Irish Jig. Plus, enjoy a St. Patricks Day tribute performed by the Sexton Sisters, Victoria and Alexandra. Enjoy delicious Irish cuisine and green beer provided by Friendship Catering. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available for purchase by Mr. Bs Big Scoop. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.com Dunnellon Knights hold dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office To reserve a table for parties of 8 to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for additional information call 352-489-6221. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities. Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-7329696. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to meetThe March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Friday, March 22 Lions Club offers casino trip The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the WinnDixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Saddle Oak Club yard sale The Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or email Jillvw50@gmail.com. Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information.

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Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion County Wednesday, Feb. 27: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the Auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. 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Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY SHELDON RICHMAN President Obama and other so-called progressives insist that the American people are not overly dependent on government. They also predict dire consequences if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration take place March 1. Both claims cannot be true. If modest across-the-board cuts mainly cuts in the rate of growth in military and domestic spending pose a threat to the American people and the U.S. economy, then the country is alarmingly dependent on government. Federal spending has grown dramatically since the 1970s, with the biggest increases coming during Republican administrations. Spending today is hundreds of billions greater than in 2008 and much higher as a percentage of the economy. True, it is lower now than in 2009, but that year, a combination of George W. Bush and Obama stimulus spending, set a record. The sequester consists of $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts in non-entitlement spending growth over ten years. To put that in perspective, Reason editor Nick Gillespie writes, Remember that were talking about $1.2 trillion dollars taken out of a projected $44 trillion or so in spending. What kind of budget discipline is that? As that March 1 sequester approaches, the Obama administration warns of severe consequences for national security and economic security. It is hard to take seriously the claim that even a small and temporary decrease in Pentagon spending would endanger the American people. Military spending has skyrocketed since the year 2000, and the United States spends almost as much on the means of war as the rest of the world combined indeed, it spends more than it did at the height of the Cold War. The U.S. military is now out of Iraq and is beginning to leave Afghanistan. One should expect a fall in spending under those circumstances unless the government plans to invade more countries. Yet Obama and outgoing defense secretary Leon Panetta foresee great danger. Nonsense. As analyst Veronique de Rugy writes, Defense spending has almost doubled in the past decade in current dollar terms and will continue to grow in spite of automatic cuts. Summarizing Rugys findings, Gillespie writes, Assuming maximum sequestration, Defense would increase only 16 percent in current dollars over the next decade, rather than 23 percent without sequestration. Some cut. Of course, much could and should be 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 352-854-3986. 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. T he events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is a consideration, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to proAuto racing safer to watch at home Among Friends Jim Clark tect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN Page 10 Real spending cuts needed Religion Saturday, March 9 Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required. Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene Church Professional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concert Last years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511. Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! More on Page 7

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9 4Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000DOX6 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 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000E0MR Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000DX8Z St. Martins 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) 000E1IT 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 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 Anglican Church 000DBZY is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your softhearted self is drawn to a tempting offer. But your hard-headed half isnt so sure. Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, youll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. Youll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone close to you might make a surprising request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. gestion here, I have gained a new appreciation for my better half. Things just do not happen in the house. Somebody has to make them happen. By Friday, I had come to my senses and realized the old saying I did not quite appreciate until this week. "Two can live cheaper than one." I am not sure about the cheaper part of it, but I know two can live cleaner than one, especially if that one is Yours Truly. I thought of a Bible verse throughout the week, "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered" (1 Peter 3:7). After all these years, I am just beginning to understand what it means to "dwell" with my wife. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 Thursday, Feb. 28 Spelling Bee i s s che d ule d Spellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 28 middle school students from all 10 local public and two private middle schools. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 54th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 27, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 26-June 1. The Womans Club of Ocala returns as the major sponsor of this years district event. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352-236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com. Friday, March 1 Worl d Day o f PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352-629-3434.Saturday, March 2 Pal m Cay garage s ale s Community-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Che ss club to m eet 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 352-873-2276.Hi s torical Novel group to m eet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the Happenings gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our Re d ee m er The Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-3684028. Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mi ss ion School concert Forty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Men s brea kf a s t at Ocala We s t Ocala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Concert at Fir s t Congregational The Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Grace f ully a dj u s ting A talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public. Concert at Marion Lan d ing The Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Ven d or s s ought at thri f t s tore Vendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.

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This would not only save money; it would be the right thing to do. The U.S. government should not be policing the world. What about the claims that a spending slowdown would harm the economy? Were told the economy could fall back into recession if spending is not maintained at the vigorous pace previously planned. After all, it is argued, if government workers are laid off and fewer military contracts are written, less money will be in peoples hands to spend on goods and services. Considering that the government wouldnt actually have less revenue under sequestration, this is an outrageous exaggeration if not an outright lie. Of course, beneficiaries of that spending especially the parasitic politicians and the military-industrial complex have every reason to mislead the taxpayers. The peoples natural interest in lower taxes and lower government spending must be overcome somehow. Frightening them into believing that even a slowing of the growth in spending would wreck the economy is just the ticket. Even if it were true that the economy would slow down, it would be no more than a short-term effect that would quickly give way to real, sustainable economic growth, assuming the government took other needed steps to free the economy. Government employees and contractors spend the taxpayers money. If the largess ends, the producers of that wealth will be free to spend and invest as they like. Thats not only just; its how sound economies are generated. Politicians use the force of the state to shape the economy to their own purposes. That violates freedom and stifles prosperity. Contrary to the Keynesian ruling elite, government does not generate economic growth. The free market, unburdened by spending, taxes, regulation, and privilege, contains all that it needs to raise living standards for all. 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It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Throughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will. It all began quite innocently enough as a Christmas present. When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents I just flop triumphantly. I was not made to go shopping. When I get into a mall, I begin to feel the walls closing in on me. I develop a panic, begin sweating profusely and then head for my car without looking back. About the Christmas present. Aha, that was the solution to my Christmas shopping and a brilliant scheme that would benefit both of us. This past Christmas I purchased for my lovely wife a round-trip ticket to New York to visit her family for a week. A week of her enjoying her family and they reciprocating the enjoyment. I did mention it was a "round-trip ticket." I do not mind sending her away as long as it includes a plan to return. Now, the brilliant side of my scheme. While she is in New York visiting with her relatives, I would be king of the castle. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. She gets to have fun with her relatives, and I get to have fun with myself. For the week, I will turn our rather pleasant little domicile into a rip, snorting man cave. Ah, the thought of it was wonderful. The house would be mine for a week, and nobody would be supervising me. Nothing I like more than a week of no supervision. Oh sure, I could get into a lot of trouble, but what's life for if we cannot sample a wee bit of trouble occasionally. For one, I would be in charge of the menu for the week. I was really looking forward to this. Before she left, my wife made me promise that I would eat my fruits and vegetables and I would have a balanced diet every day. With a twinkle in my eye, more twinklely than normal, I agreed to her stipulations. I had my diet already planned in my head. For a whole week, there would be no such things as salads for every meal. How she can come up with the variety of salads she serves is beyond my aching head. She honestly believes that a salad makes the world go round. Now, no salads in this house, correction, man cave, for a whole week. I love it when a plan comes together. I shall be faithful to the fruits and vegetable regimen she made me promise. After all, one woman's vegetable is another man's speculation. My main vegetable of the week would be (drum roll) carrot cake. Don't try to tell me carrot is not a vegetable. I will sick Bugs Bunny on you if you do. I plan to have a carrot every day of the week. And for fruit? You guessed it. Apple fritters. You know the old saying, "An Apple fritter a day makes any man happy." I have made every plan to be happy this week. I am not sure if the bakery is going to be able to keep up with my orders this week. A man has to have his fruit. My basic philosophy during this week is summed up in the old saying, "The world could end at any minute. Eat dessert first!" My dessert of course is fruit by nature. A banana split. Any As brilliant schemes go, mine didnt really work meal that begins with a banana split is going to be an awesome meal to be sure. It was only Thursday when I became aware of something. There was this smell in the house. I looked into the kitchen area and dishes were piled upon the counter. The table where I usually sit down to eat was filled with all kinds of stuff. I do not want to know what it was. I looked in the bedroom, the laundry basket was full and overflowing and I could not see the bed. I thought to myself, why are these things piling up? They would not do that if my wife were here. Are they trying to embarrass me or what? I stood in the kitchen with my hands on my hips and I was about to give this man cave a good piece of my mind. Then I stopped. At that moment, I realized I had become my wife. Perhaps, and I am just making a sugOut to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 4 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details.

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Starting with a new monthly award being presented by Fairfields Manager, Rachel Muse, and moving all the way to coffee socials, potluck dinners, regular card games, shuffleboard, and continuing renovation of parts of our clubhouse, there seems to be something going on everywhere. By the way this is a good thing, and most of us are thrilled to see the lively activity. Initiated in February, the Home of the Month will be a continuing new award for our community. Many neighbors had wondered about the sign in front of the home of Robert and Janice Bee on Southwest 60th Place. So, being the inquisitive person that I am, I went to the ALL office (which is being relocated in the clubhouse) to ask Rachel Muse and/or Cheryl Coffman about this new sign that I had seen right up the street from my own home. Since Cheryl is a new, part-time member of the management team of Fairfield Village, she was not in the office when I popped in. Rachel, however, was there and stopped working for a moment to tell me what I needed to know. She said that the Home of the Month will be a continuing part of our community and will be presented to compliment and reward those neighbors who make an outstanding effort to keep their homes and lawns exceptionally neat and attractive. Along with the obligatory sign on the front lawn, the owners will be presented a $25 gift card as a way of showing appreciation for their efforts to be such good neighbors. Mrs. Muse said, The Home of the Month is meant to show appreciation for an individual home that is well-kept with exceptional curb appeal. The first award has been presented to Robert and Janice Bee who have lived in Fairfield Village almost two years. The Bees moved to our community from Georgia (my home state) having lived most of the time in Augusta and in Columbus, Georgia. For a number of years, they were the owners of Coberns Furniture Store. Robert is still employed with Simmons Mattress Corporation and travels extensively doing largely motivational speaking. Janice now chooses to stay home with their adorable 11-year-old pet, Little Bit. Janice and Robert have three children and nine grandchildren. They both reiterated how much they enjoy being a part of FFV but are not always able to participate in many social activities because of Roberts busy travel schedule. Janice has promised me that she will join me to attend some of the functions even if Robert is traveling that particular day. Congratulations to Janice and Robert for being the first recipients of this new and continuing Fairfield Village award. On a more somber note, during the last part of December, we lost a very popular member of our community, Chuck Hockett. His wife, Pat, told me about a heartening signal of springtime and invited me to come by her home to see and photograph the joyful sign. Nesting in a plant right outside her kitchen window, Pat had noticed a Mourning Dove. Without going into a long discussion of the symbolism which most of us could not miss, she asked if I would like to see her hopeful sign. I went by Pats home and was literally blown away (yes, a pun here because it was very windy that day) by the beauty and serenity of what I saw. In the accompanying photo, you will see a beautiful bird sitting perfectly still and looking directly at me as I took photos of her sitting on her nest. I was delighted and transfixed at the same time. Pat told me that she calls her Mama Bird and that she enjoys quiet time just watching this beautiful creature which she believed was caring for two eggs. Just before my writing about this lovely sign of the renewal of life, Pat called me to tell me that while Mama Bird was away from the nest, she was able to see two little fuzzy creatures with very distinct beaks and big eyes. Her voice was bursting with hope and renewed joy as she told me how much those two new lives mean to her and her dog, Tundra. On that beautifully symbolic note, I will close by saying that all of us experience loss as a part of life. I know that all too well in my own personal life. However, I am positive that each of us can find a sense of purpose and hope if we look around and see the wonder of the natural world that is governed by an Omnipotent and Omnipresent Spirit that gives all of us hope for the future, love of the past, and thankfulness for our families, friends and neighbors. We have all of these things as part of our community, FFV, a lively place filled with lovely people. Please take time this week to look around and see the beauty that surrounds all of us. Happy early springtime! Fairfields February frenzy of activity Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal From the left, Robert Bee, his wife Janice, and Fairfield Village Manager Rachel Muse stand by the yard sign proclaiming their home to be the first of Fairfield Village's "Home of the Month." Guys always enjoy the food at Fairfield Villages pot luck dinners. Friends Dave Keller, left, and Rich O'Hern share a laugh about O'Hern's shirt: "When in doubt...Mumble." "Mama Bird," the Mourning Dove who nested in Pat Hockett's plant outside her kitchen window, looks peaceful as she allows her photo to be taken. Pat and Chuck Hockett had special affinity with just such doves even when they lived in Oklahoma. What a blessing!

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This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. Sheriffs Office to conduct free Citizens Academy BY JIM CLARK Editor Back in World War II, there was a general who made a comment that women werent intelligent enough to be pilots. Ocalas Marguerite Bernhardt took offense to that, and eventually took to the skies to prove that general wrong. Marguerite, 93, was the recipient of a veterans pinning ceremony at Hospice of Marion Countys Legacy House Wednesday afternoon. I taught instrument flying, the Connecticut native said of her days in the war as a member of the Air Force. She pointed out that two girls flew B29s, but that was one assignment she didnt get. She flew AT-6 and BT-13 planes. Just three years ago, she got to fly in an AT-6 again, this time at Leeward Air Ranch. She received the pin from Janet White, her cousin from Zephyrhills, while a number of Leeward residents looked on. She also received her wings from Taylor Chisolm, a member of the Forest High School JROTC and daughter of Tina Chisolm, social worker at Legacy House. In 2010, she was one of those who received the Congressional Gold Medal for service in World War II as members of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, better known as WASPs. On Wednesday at Legacy House, she proudly held a picture from her days in the military. In those days, though, the WASPs werent considered part of the armed services, but their members were given status as veterans in 1977. In Ocala, Marguerite lived in Blue Skies Mobile Home Park at Northeast 25th Avenue and 14th Street. Former WASP pilot presented vet award at Legacy House PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMarguerite Bernhardt, 93, holds a picture of herself from her World War II days. She was honored in a pinning ceeremony at Legacy House on Wednesday. Farmers Market A Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the downtown Square. As you can see from these photos, there is more than produce available. Photos by Jim Clark Water District on social mediaThe Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is Please see WATER Page 12 the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a userfriendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. WATERcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds T he Stone Creek Grille has seen change over the last five years and recently a new chef took over the Grille. His name is Joshua Adam Garcia AKAJAG According to his web page, he is an uncompromising chef who is passionate about food. A former United States Marine who attended The New York Restaurant School, JAG (Executive Chef of TAPS wine & beer) also coordinates recipes and culinary instruction for the non-profit veteran wellness organization, Semper Fidelis. You can read more about Chef Garcia at www.Chefjag.com or www.Jagmanproductions.com. You will find these sites give you a picture of Chefs Garcias passion for food. Chef Garcia resides in Ocala with his family. His wifes name is Layla. She is from Afghanistan by way of Queens, NY. They met in NYC while he was enlisted in The United States Marine Corp. They have a beautiful 14 year old daughter named Jaysee, a handsome 2 year old son named Canaan and our youngest is Avah at 6 months according to Chef DAD. They are building their home here in Ocala. I got the pleasure of interviewing Chef Garcia and his responses to my questions are contained in the article. 1. Do you cook at home? I do cook at home and enjoy very much transmitting my experience to my children who I must say have better refined pallets then most. My wife loves having the day off! 2. What changes, if any, do you see for the Grille menu? A while back a survey was sent out concerning what the residents would like to see. Did you see that survey and if so, have any of the ideas presented been incorporated into the menu? If so, what are they? Will more of the suggestions be incorporated as time goes on? Would you like to see another survey? Leah Kirby and I have collaborated on this new menu based on just that What the people want. You may hear me at times say Im the peoples chef I The man behind the Stone Creek Grille am always willing to hear and take suggestions from the people. Most of my ideas for weekly-featured items usually come from folks who have come to Stone Creek from various parts of the nation to start the next chapter of their lives. My goal as a chef is to use food to bring them back to the memories they cherish. We have reviewed the expectations and request of our guests and have been moving forward with the objective of making the Stone Creek experience the very best it could be with our residents help. Residents and patrons, you have a Chef who is interested in incorporating your culinary likes. 3. Do you plan on teaching any cooking classes? If so, when and what would they be? I do plan on offering cooking classes in the near future. Perhaps during the summer. 4. Can you give us some information about your sous chefs? Their names and specialties... My sous Chefs name is Lynn Woodwall. She has been a great help to what we are aiming to accomplish here at Stone Creek and was a part of the opening team. Chef Lynn is very talented and specializes in American regional cuisine. She has a great relationship with the guests. Together with cooks Alfonzo, Joy and James our specialties remain the best possible execution of each and every dish that leaves this kitchen. 5. Often times, chefs are not given full range in the running of their restaurant. What guidelines do you have to follow or can you change your menu as you wish? I follow Club Corp. standards and recipe speculation with the acceptation of any featured menu items, events or specials. There are three menu items that I have implemented to our current menu which include the Seared Pork Madeira, Chicken Chan de vin and Filet Al Chianti. I implement the Friday night seafood Specials and weekly lunch specials; while Chef Lynn maintains her Saturday night specials as maintained on our Saturday nights by Lynn promotion. I recently had the Filet AlChianti. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce was exceptional. 6. How is your staff instructed on handling disappointed patrons concerning food? Often times, the wait staff gets the brunt of an irate customer when they have nothing to do with food preparation. Our staffs goal is assure a wonderful dining experience for all our guests. Our Standard is to do whatever it takes to make our guests happy and assure their return. If a guest is unhappy for any reason we will do our best to accommodate them. 7. Please feel free to add anything you feel the residents and the community at large should know about you and the Grille. Well I came here to Stone Creek to be closer to my family. The good Lord has planted my family here in Ocala and I will do my very best to assure that my personal standard of excellence is maintained on every plate produced out of this kitchen. Club corp is a great company to work for and I am humbled to serve the good people of Stone Creek. It was a pleasure to interview Chef Garcia and if you have not had breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Stone Creek Grille add it to your list of culinary places to visit. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Joshua Adam Garcia is the new chef at Stone Creek Grille. Hes a former U.S. Marine.



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Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion County Wednesday, Feb. 27: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the Auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. 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Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY SHELDON RICHMAN President Obama and other so-called progressives insist that the American people are not overly dependent on government. They also predict dire consequences if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration take place March 1. Both claims cannot be true. If modest across-the-board cuts mainly cuts in the rate of growth in military and domestic spending pose a threat to the American people and the U.S. economy, then the country is alarmingly dependent on government. Federal spending has grown dramatically since the 1970s, with the biggest increases coming during Republican administrations. Spending today is hundreds of billions greater than in 2008 and much higher as a percentage of the economy. True, it is lower now than in 2009, but that year, a combination of George W. Bush and Obama stimulus spending, set a record. The sequester consists of $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts in non-entitlement spending growth over ten years. To put that in perspective, Reason editor Nick Gillespie writes, Remember that were talking about $1.2 trillion dollars taken out of a projected $44 trillion or so in spending. What kind of budget discipline is that? As that March 1 sequester approaches, the Obama administration warns of severe consequences for national security and economic security. It is hard to take seriously the claim that even a small and temporary decrease in Pentagon spending would endanger the American people. Military spending has skyrocketed since the year 2000, and the United States spends almost as much on the means of war as the rest of the world combined indeed, it spends more than it did at the height of the Cold War. The U.S. military is now out of Iraq and is beginning to leave Afghanistan. One should expect a fall in spending under those circumstances unless the government plans to invade more countries. Yet Obama and outgoing defense secretary Leon Panetta foresee great danger. Nonsense. As analyst Veronique de Rugy writes, Defense spending has almost doubled in the past decade in current dollar terms and will continue to grow in spite of automatic cuts. Summarizing Rugys findings, Gillespie writes, Assuming maximum sequestration, Defense would increase only 16 percent in current dollars over the next decade, rather than 23 percent without sequestration. Some cut. Of course, much could and should be 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 352-854-3986. 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. T he events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is a consideration, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to proAuto racing safer to watch at home Among Friends Jim Clark tect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN Page 10 Real spending cuts needed Religion Saturday, March 9 Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required. Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene Church Professional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concert Last years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511. Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! More on Page 7



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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7 6Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000E31K VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT 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 000DV9V 000E0MM 000E0RO 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 000DXEY 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 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 I t is with great sadness that we once again announce the death of one of our long-time residents. Filomena (Fil) DiFiore passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Fil was one of the first people we met after moving to QM. She was on the welcoming committee and came to our home to welcome us to the community. Fil is also the woman who started the Red Hat chapter in Quail Meadow. Once you met Fil, you never forgot her. A special memorial service for Fil will be Saturday, March 2, at the QM clubhouse. The family invites the residents of QM and friends from other communities to join in this celebration of Fils life. The Memorial Service will begin at 1:30 p.m. In keeping with Fils tradition of serving food and beverages for all who visited, the family will have food and beverages for all to enjoy. In lieu of flowers, Fil requested that donations be made to Hospice of Marion County. Speaking of the Red Hats, last week 22 of the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow enjoyed an afternoon of eating strawberries and chocolates, and drinking champagne. This was our annual February party. The raspberry champagne was a favorite of the crowd. As always, the chocolate fountain was very popular as strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and marshmallows were dipped in the chocolate flow. The next Red Hat function will be the trip to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville on Wednesday, March 20. Monday, the 18th, was a day marked on many calendars as Presidents Day, however, the official name is Washingtons Birthday. Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called Washingtons Birthday by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on Feb. 22 Washingtons actual day of birththe holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971s Uniform Monday Holiday Act; an attempt to create more threeday weekends for the nations workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. In the early 2000s there were Congressional measures to restore holidays for Washington and Lincolns birthdays, but they failed to gain much attention. Some of us remember when Feb. 12 (Lincolns birthday) and February 22nd (Washingtons birthday) were separate holidays. Schools were always closed, as were banks, government offices and the post office. Did you know that on Washingtons Birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart was reinstated as a military decoration? George Washington is the person who originally created the Purple Heart to honor soldiers killed or wounded while serving in the armed forces. Dont forget to get your ticket to the annual horse race. Tickets must be purchased by March 11. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Charlotte Payne. Donations of baked goods are needed for the bake sale which will be in conjunction with the horse race. Ladies, call Pat Tobin or Marion Gartman to make your reservations for the March 8 luncheon at the Olive Garden. Memorial service scheduled Saturday for Fil DiFiore Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Above and below, the Red Hot Fillies enjoying chocolate and champagne. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Marion Gartman is having fun with the chocolate! Read the classifieds Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Saturday, March 16 Celtic Celebration at OTOW Come join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets green for a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Participate with Jessica Pinkowski and her dance party for a lesson on how to dance the Irish Jig. Plus, enjoy a St. Patricks Day tribute performed by the Sexton Sisters, Victoria and Alexandra. Enjoy delicious Irish cuisine and green beer provided by Friendship Catering. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available for purchase by Mr. Bs Big Scoop. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.com Dunnellon Knights hold dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office To reserve a table for parties of 8 to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for additional information call 352-489-6221. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities. Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-7329696. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to meetThe March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Friday, March 22 Lions Club offers casino trip The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the WinnDixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Saddle Oak Club yard sale The Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or email Jillvw50@gmail.com. Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information.



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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7 6Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000E31K VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT 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 000DV9V 000E0MM 000E0RO 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 000DXEY 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 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 I t is with great sadness that we once again announce the death of one of our long-time residents. Filomena (Fil) DiFiore passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Fil was one of the first people we met after moving to QM. She was on the welcoming committee and came to our home to welcome us to the community. Fil is also the woman who started the Red Hat chapter in Quail Meadow. Once you met Fil, you never forgot her. A special memorial service for Fil will be Saturday, March 2, at the QM clubhouse. The family invites the residents of QM and friends from other communities to join in this celebration of Fils life. The Memorial Service will begin at 1:30 p.m. In keeping with Fils tradition of serving food and beverages for all who visited, the family will have food and beverages for all to enjoy. In lieu of flowers, Fil requested that donations be made to Hospice of Marion County. Speaking of the Red Hats, last week 22 of the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow enjoyed an afternoon of eating strawberries and chocolates, and drinking champagne. This was our annual February party. The raspberry champagne was a favorite of the crowd. As always, the chocolate fountain was very popular as strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and marshmallows were dipped in the chocolate flow. The next Red Hat function will be the trip to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville on Wednesday, March 20. Monday, the 18th, was a day marked on many calendars as Presidents Day, however, the official name is Washingtons Birthday. Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called Washingtons Birthday by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on Feb. 22 Washingtons actual day of birththe holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971s Uniform Monday Holiday Act; an attempt to create more threeday weekends for the nations workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. In the early 2000s there were Congressional measures to restore holidays for Washington and Lincolns birthdays, but they failed to gain much attention. Some of us remember when Feb. 12 (Lincolns birthday) and February 22nd (Washingtons birthday) were separate holidays. Schools were always closed, as were banks, government offices and the post office. Did you know that on Washingtons Birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart was reinstated as a military decoration? George Washington is the person who originally created the Purple Heart to honor soldiers killed or wounded while serving in the armed forces. Dont forget to get your ticket to the annual horse race. Tickets must be purchased by March 11. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Charlotte Payne. Donations of baked goods are needed for the bake sale which will be in conjunction with the horse race. Ladies, call Pat Tobin or Marion Gartman to make your reservations for the March 8 luncheon at the Olive Garden. Memorial service scheduled Saturday for Fil DiFiore Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Above and below, the Red Hot Fillies enjoying chocolate and champagne. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Marion Gartman is having fun with the chocolate! Read the classifieds Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Saturday, March 16 Celtic Celebration at OTOW Come join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets green for a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Participate with Jessica Pinkowski and her dance party for a lesson on how to dance the Irish Jig. Plus, enjoy a St. Patricks Day tribute performed by the Sexton Sisters, Victoria and Alexandra. Enjoy delicious Irish cuisine and green beer provided by Friendship Catering. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available for purchase by Mr. Bs Big Scoop. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.com Dunnellon Knights hold dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office To reserve a table for parties of 8 to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for additional information call 352-489-6221. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities. Looking for vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run, walk for United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-7329696. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to meetThe March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Friday, March 22 Lions Club offers casino trip The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the WinnDixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Saddle Oak Club yard sale The Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or email Jillvw50@gmail.com. Reading Volunteer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information.



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Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion County Wednesday, Feb. 27: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the Auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. 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Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY SHELDON RICHMAN President Obama and other so-called progressives insist that the American people are not overly dependent on government. They also predict dire consequences if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration take place March 1. Both claims cannot be true. If modest across-the-board cuts mainly cuts in the rate of growth in military and domestic spending pose a threat to the American people and the U.S. economy, then the country is alarmingly dependent on government. Federal spending has grown dramatically since the 1970s, with the biggest increases coming during Republican administrations. Spending today is hundreds of billions greater than in 2008 and much higher as a percentage of the economy. True, it is lower now than in 2009, but that year, a combination of George W. Bush and Obama stimulus spending, set a record. The sequester consists of $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts in non-entitlement spending growth over ten years. To put that in perspective, Reason editor Nick Gillespie writes, Remember that were talking about $1.2 trillion dollars taken out of a projected $44 trillion or so in spending. What kind of budget discipline is that? As that March 1 sequester approaches, the Obama administration warns of severe consequences for national security and economic security. It is hard to take seriously the claim that even a small and temporary decrease in Pentagon spending would endanger the American people. Military spending has skyrocketed since the year 2000, and the United States spends almost as much on the means of war as the rest of the world combined indeed, it spends more than it did at the height of the Cold War. The U.S. military is now out of Iraq and is beginning to leave Afghanistan. One should expect a fall in spending under those circumstances unless the government plans to invade more countries. Yet Obama and outgoing defense secretary Leon Panetta foresee great danger. Nonsense. As analyst Veronique de Rugy writes, Defense spending has almost doubled in the past decade in current dollar terms and will continue to grow in spite of automatic cuts. Summarizing Rugys findings, Gillespie writes, Assuming maximum sequestration, Defense would increase only 16 percent in current dollars over the next decade, rather than 23 percent without sequestration. Some cut. Of course, much could and should be 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 352-854-3986. 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. T he events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is a consideration, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to proAuto racing safer to watch at home Among Friends Jim Clark tect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN Page 10 Real spending cuts needed Religion Saturday, March 9 Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required. Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene Church Professional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concert Last years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511. Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! More on Page 7



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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9 4Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000DOX6 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 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000E0MR Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000DX8Z St. Martins 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) 000E1IT 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 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 Anglican Church 000DBZY is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your softhearted self is drawn to a tempting offer. But your hard-headed half isnt so sure. Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, youll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. Youll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone close to you might make a surprising request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. gestion here, I have gained a new appreciation for my better half. Things just do not happen in the house. Somebody has to make them happen. By Friday, I had come to my senses and realized the old saying I did not quite appreciate until this week. "Two can live cheaper than one." I am not sure about the cheaper part of it, but I know two can live cleaner than one, especially if that one is Yours Truly. I thought of a Bible verse throughout the week, "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered" (1 Peter 3:7). After all these years, I am just beginning to understand what it means to "dwell" with my wife. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 Thursday, Feb. 28 Spelling Bee i s s che d ule d Spellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 28 middle school students from all 10 local public and two private middle schools. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 54th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 27, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 26-June 1. The Womans Club of Ocala returns as the major sponsor of this years district event. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352-236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com. Friday, March 1 Worl d Day o f PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352-629-3434.Saturday, March 2 Pal m Cay garage s ale s Community-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Che ss club to m eet 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 352-873-2276.Hi s torical Novel group to m eet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the Happenings gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our Re d ee m er The Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-3684028. Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mi ss ion School concert Forty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Men s brea kf a s t at Ocala We s t Ocala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Concert at Fir s t Congregational The Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Grace f ully a dj u s ting A talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public. Concert at Marion Lan d ing The Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Ven d or s s ought at thri f t s tore Vendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.



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This would not only save money; it would be the right thing to do. The U.S. government should not be policing the world. What about the claims that a spending slowdown would harm the economy? Were told the economy could fall back into recession if spending is not maintained at the vigorous pace previously planned. After all, it is argued, if government workers are laid off and fewer military contracts are written, less money will be in peoples hands to spend on goods and services. Considering that the government wouldnt actually have less revenue under sequestration, this is an outrageous exaggeration if not an outright lie. Of course, beneficiaries of that spending especially the parasitic politicians and the military-industrial complex have every reason to mislead the taxpayers. The peoples natural interest in lower taxes and lower government spending must be overcome somehow. Frightening them into believing that even a slowing of the growth in spending would wreck the economy is just the ticket. Even if it were true that the economy would slow down, it would be no more than a short-term effect that would quickly give way to real, sustainable economic growth, assuming the government took other needed steps to free the economy. Government employees and contractors spend the taxpayers money. If the largess ends, the producers of that wealth will be free to spend and invest as they like. Thats not only just; its how sound economies are generated. Politicians use the force of the state to shape the economy to their own purposes. That violates freedom and stifles prosperity. Contrary to the Keynesian ruling elite, government does not generate economic growth. The free market, unburdened by spending, taxes, regulation, and privilege, contains all that it needs to raise living standards for all. 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It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Throughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will. It all began quite innocently enough as a Christmas present. When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents I just flop triumphantly. I was not made to go shopping. When I get into a mall, I begin to feel the walls closing in on me. I develop a panic, begin sweating profusely and then head for my car without looking back. About the Christmas present. Aha, that was the solution to my Christmas shopping and a brilliant scheme that would benefit both of us. This past Christmas I purchased for my lovely wife a round-trip ticket to New York to visit her family for a week. A week of her enjoying her family and they reciprocating the enjoyment. I did mention it was a "round-trip ticket." I do not mind sending her away as long as it includes a plan to return. Now, the brilliant side of my scheme. While she is in New York visiting with her relatives, I would be king of the castle. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. She gets to have fun with her relatives, and I get to have fun with myself. For the week, I will turn our rather pleasant little domicile into a rip, snorting man cave. Ah, the thought of it was wonderful. The house would be mine for a week, and nobody would be supervising me. Nothing I like more than a week of no supervision. Oh sure, I could get into a lot of trouble, but what's life for if we cannot sample a wee bit of trouble occasionally. For one, I would be in charge of the menu for the week. I was really looking forward to this. Before she left, my wife made me promise that I would eat my fruits and vegetables and I would have a balanced diet every day. With a twinkle in my eye, more twinklely than normal, I agreed to her stipulations. I had my diet already planned in my head. For a whole week, there would be no such things as salads for every meal. How she can come up with the variety of salads she serves is beyond my aching head. She honestly believes that a salad makes the world go round. Now, no salads in this house, correction, man cave, for a whole week. I love it when a plan comes together. I shall be faithful to the fruits and vegetable regimen she made me promise. After all, one woman's vegetable is another man's speculation. My main vegetable of the week would be (drum roll) carrot cake. Don't try to tell me carrot is not a vegetable. I will sick Bugs Bunny on you if you do. I plan to have a carrot every day of the week. And for fruit? You guessed it. Apple fritters. You know the old saying, "An Apple fritter a day makes any man happy." I have made every plan to be happy this week. I am not sure if the bakery is going to be able to keep up with my orders this week. A man has to have his fruit. My basic philosophy during this week is summed up in the old saying, "The world could end at any minute. Eat dessert first!" My dessert of course is fruit by nature. A banana split. Any As brilliant schemes go, mine didnt really work meal that begins with a banana split is going to be an awesome meal to be sure. It was only Thursday when I became aware of something. There was this smell in the house. I looked into the kitchen area and dishes were piled upon the counter. The table where I usually sit down to eat was filled with all kinds of stuff. I do not want to know what it was. I looked in the bedroom, the laundry basket was full and overflowing and I could not see the bed. I thought to myself, why are these things piling up? They would not do that if my wife were here. Are they trying to embarrass me or what? I stood in the kitchen with my hands on my hips and I was about to give this man cave a good piece of my mind. Then I stopped. At that moment, I realized I had become my wife. Perhaps, and I am just making a sugOut to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 4 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details.



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Starting with a new monthly award being presented by Fairfields Manager, Rachel Muse, and moving all the way to coffee socials, potluck dinners, regular card games, shuffleboard, and continuing renovation of parts of our clubhouse, there seems to be something going on everywhere. By the way this is a good thing, and most of us are thrilled to see the lively activity. Initiated in February, the Home of the Month will be a continuing new award for our community. Many neighbors had wondered about the sign in front of the home of Robert and Janice Bee on Southwest 60th Place. So, being the inquisitive person that I am, I went to the ALL office (which is being relocated in the clubhouse) to ask Rachel Muse and/or Cheryl Coffman about this new sign that I had seen right up the street from my own home. Since Cheryl is a new, part-time member of the management team of Fairfield Village, she was not in the office when I popped in. Rachel, however, was there and stopped working for a moment to tell me what I needed to know. She said that the Home of the Month will be a continuing part of our community and will be presented to compliment and reward those neighbors who make an outstanding effort to keep their homes and lawns exceptionally neat and attractive. Along with the obligatory sign on the front lawn, the owners will be presented a $25 gift card as a way of showing appreciation for their efforts to be such good neighbors. Mrs. Muse said, The Home of the Month is meant to show appreciation for an individual home that is well-kept with exceptional curb appeal. The first award has been presented to Robert and Janice Bee who have lived in Fairfield Village almost two years. The Bees moved to our community from Georgia (my home state) having lived most of the time in Augusta and in Columbus, Georgia. For a number of years, they were the owners of Coberns Furniture Store. Robert is still employed with Simmons Mattress Corporation and travels extensively doing largely motivational speaking. Janice now chooses to stay home with their adorable 11-year-old pet, Little Bit. Janice and Robert have three children and nine grandchildren. They both reiterated how much they enjoy being a part of FFV but are not always able to participate in many social activities because of Roberts busy travel schedule. Janice has promised me that she will join me to attend some of the functions even if Robert is traveling that particular day. Congratulations to Janice and Robert for being the first recipients of this new and continuing Fairfield Village award. On a more somber note, during the last part of December, we lost a very popular member of our community, Chuck Hockett. His wife, Pat, told me about a heartening signal of springtime and invited me to come by her home to see and photograph the joyful sign. Nesting in a plant right outside her kitchen window, Pat had noticed a Mourning Dove. Without going into a long discussion of the symbolism which most of us could not miss, she asked if I would like to see her hopeful sign. I went by Pats home and was literally blown away (yes, a pun here because it was very windy that day) by the beauty and serenity of what I saw. In the accompanying photo, you will see a beautiful bird sitting perfectly still and looking directly at me as I took photos of her sitting on her nest. I was delighted and transfixed at the same time. Pat told me that she calls her Mama Bird and that she enjoys quiet time just watching this beautiful creature which she believed was caring for two eggs. Just before my writing about this lovely sign of the renewal of life, Pat called me to tell me that while Mama Bird was away from the nest, she was able to see two little fuzzy creatures with very distinct beaks and big eyes. Her voice was bursting with hope and renewed joy as she told me how much those two new lives mean to her and her dog, Tundra. On that beautifully symbolic note, I will close by saying that all of us experience loss as a part of life. I know that all too well in my own personal life. However, I am positive that each of us can find a sense of purpose and hope if we look around and see the wonder of the natural world that is governed by an Omnipotent and Omnipresent Spirit that gives all of us hope for the future, love of the past, and thankfulness for our families, friends and neighbors. We have all of these things as part of our community, FFV, a lively place filled with lovely people. Please take time this week to look around and see the beauty that surrounds all of us. Happy early springtime! Fairfields February frenzy of activity Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal From the left, Robert Bee, his wife Janice, and Fairfield Village Manager Rachel Muse stand by the yard sign proclaiming their home to be the first of Fairfield Village's "Home of the Month." Guys always enjoy the food at Fairfield Villages pot luck dinners. Friends Dave Keller, left, and Rich O'Hern share a laugh about O'Hern's shirt: "When in doubt...Mumble." "Mama Bird," the Mourning Dove who nested in Pat Hockett's plant outside her kitchen window, looks peaceful as she allows her photo to be taken. Pat and Chuck Hockett had special affinity with just such doves even when they lived in Oklahoma. What a blessing!



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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 48 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DZU9 EXPIRES 3/31/13 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. 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This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. Sheriffs Office to conduct free Citizens Academy BY JIM CLARK Editor Back in World War II, there was a general who made a comment that women werent intelligent enough to be pilots. Ocalas Marguerite Bernhardt took offense to that, and eventually took to the skies to prove that general wrong. Marguerite, 93, was the recipient of a veterans pinning ceremony at Hospice of Marion Countys Legacy House Wednesday afternoon. I taught instrument flying, the Connecticut native said of her days in the war as a member of the Air Force. She pointed out that two girls flew B29s, but that was one assignment she didnt get. She flew AT-6 and BT-13 planes. Just three years ago, she got to fly in an AT-6 again, this time at Leeward Air Ranch. She received the pin from Janet White, her cousin from Zephyrhills, while a number of Leeward residents looked on. She also received her wings from Taylor Chisolm, a member of the Forest High School JROTC and daughter of Tina Chisolm, social worker at Legacy House. In 2010, she was one of those who received the Congressional Gold Medal for service in World War II as members of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, better known as WASPs. On Wednesday at Legacy House, she proudly held a picture from her days in the military. In those days, though, the WASPs werent considered part of the armed services, but their members were given status as veterans in 1977. In Ocala, Marguerite lived in Blue Skies Mobile Home Park at Northeast 25th Avenue and 14th Street. Former WASP pilot presented vet award at Legacy House PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMarguerite Bernhardt, 93, holds a picture of herself from her World War II days. She was honored in a pinning ceeremony at Legacy House on Wednesday. Farmers Market A Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the downtown Square. As you can see from these photos, there is more than produce available. Photos by Jim Clark Water District on social mediaThe Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is Please see WATER Page 12 the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a userfriendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. WATERcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds T he Stone Creek Grille has seen change over the last five years and recently a new chef took over the Grille. His name is Joshua Adam Garcia AKAJAG According to his web page, he is an uncompromising chef who is passionate about food. A former United States Marine who attended The New York Restaurant School, JAG (Executive Chef of TAPS wine & beer) also coordinates recipes and culinary instruction for the non-profit veteran wellness organization, Semper Fidelis. You can read more about Chef Garcia at www.Chefjag.com or www.Jagmanproductions.com. You will find these sites give you a picture of Chefs Garcias passion for food. Chef Garcia resides in Ocala with his family. His wifes name is Layla. She is from Afghanistan by way of Queens, NY. They met in NYC while he was enlisted in The United States Marine Corp. They have a beautiful 14 year old daughter named Jaysee, a handsome 2 year old son named Canaan and our youngest is Avah at 6 months according to Chef DAD. They are building their home here in Ocala. I got the pleasure of interviewing Chef Garcia and his responses to my questions are contained in the article. 1. Do you cook at home? I do cook at home and enjoy very much transmitting my experience to my children who I must say have better refined pallets then most. My wife loves having the day off! 2. What changes, if any, do you see for the Grille menu? A while back a survey was sent out concerning what the residents would like to see. Did you see that survey and if so, have any of the ideas presented been incorporated into the menu? If so, what are they? Will more of the suggestions be incorporated as time goes on? Would you like to see another survey? Leah Kirby and I have collaborated on this new menu based on just that What the people want. You may hear me at times say Im the peoples chef I The man behind the Stone Creek Grille am always willing to hear and take suggestions from the people. Most of my ideas for weekly-featured items usually come from folks who have come to Stone Creek from various parts of the nation to start the next chapter of their lives. My goal as a chef is to use food to bring them back to the memories they cherish. We have reviewed the expectations and request of our guests and have been moving forward with the objective of making the Stone Creek experience the very best it could be with our residents help. Residents and patrons, you have a Chef who is interested in incorporating your culinary likes. 3. Do you plan on teaching any cooking classes? If so, when and what would they be? I do plan on offering cooking classes in the near future. Perhaps during the summer. 4. Can you give us some information about your sous chefs? Their names and specialties... My sous Chefs name is Lynn Woodwall. She has been a great help to what we are aiming to accomplish here at Stone Creek and was a part of the opening team. Chef Lynn is very talented and specializes in American regional cuisine. She has a great relationship with the guests. Together with cooks Alfonzo, Joy and James our specialties remain the best possible execution of each and every dish that leaves this kitchen. 5. Often times, chefs are not given full range in the running of their restaurant. What guidelines do you have to follow or can you change your menu as you wish? I follow Club Corp. standards and recipe speculation with the acceptation of any featured menu items, events or specials. There are three menu items that I have implemented to our current menu which include the Seared Pork Madeira, Chicken Chan de vin and Filet Al Chianti. I implement the Friday night seafood Specials and weekly lunch specials; while Chef Lynn maintains her Saturday night specials as maintained on our Saturday nights by Lynn promotion. I recently had the Filet AlChianti. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce was exceptional. 6. How is your staff instructed on handling disappointed patrons concerning food? Often times, the wait staff gets the brunt of an irate customer when they have nothing to do with food preparation. Our staffs goal is assure a wonderful dining experience for all our guests. Our Standard is to do whatever it takes to make our guests happy and assure their return. If a guest is unhappy for any reason we will do our best to accommodate them. 7. Please feel free to add anything you feel the residents and the community at large should know about you and the Grille. Well I came here to Stone Creek to be closer to my family. The good Lord has planted my family here in Ocala and I will do my very best to assure that my personal standard of excellence is maintained on every plate produced out of this kitchen. Club corp is a great company to work for and I am humbled to serve the good people of Stone Creek. It was a pleasure to interview Chef Garcia and if you have not had breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Stone Creek Grille add it to your list of culinary places to visit. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Joshua Adam Garcia is the new chef at Stone Creek Grille. Hes a former U.S. Marine.



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This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. Sheriffs Office to conduct free Citizens Academy BY JIM CLARK Editor Back in World War II, there was a general who made a comment that women werent intelligent enough to be pilots. Ocalas Marguerite Bernhardt took offense to that, and eventually took to the skies to prove that general wrong. Marguerite, 93, was the recipient of a veterans pinning ceremony at Hospice of Marion Countys Legacy House Wednesday afternoon. I taught instrument flying, the Connecticut native said of her days in the war as a member of the Air Force. She pointed out that two girls flew B29s, but that was one assignment she didnt get. She flew AT-6 and BT-13 planes. Just three years ago, she got to fly in an AT-6 again, this time at Leeward Air Ranch. She received the pin from Janet White, her cousin from Zephyrhills, while a number of Leeward residents looked on. She also received her wings from Taylor Chisolm, a member of the Forest High School JROTC and daughter of Tina Chisolm, social worker at Legacy House. In 2010, she was one of those who received the Congressional Gold Medal for service in World War II as members of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, better known as WASPs. On Wednesday at Legacy House, she proudly held a picture from her days in the military. In those days, though, the WASPs werent considered part of the armed services, but their members were given status as veterans in 1977. In Ocala, Marguerite lived in Blue Skies Mobile Home Park at Northeast 25th Avenue and 14th Street. Former WASP pilot presented vet award at Legacy House PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMarguerite Bernhardt, 93, holds a picture of herself from her World War II days. She was honored in a pinning ceeremony at Legacy House on Wednesday. Farmers Market A Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the downtown Square. As you can see from these photos, there is more than produce available. Photos by Jim Clark Water District on social mediaThe Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is Please see WATER Page 12 the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a userfriendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. WATERcontinued from Page 1 Read the classifieds T he Stone Creek Grille has seen change over the last five years and recently a new chef took over the Grille. His name is Joshua Adam Garcia AKAJAG According to his web page, he is an uncompromising chef who is passionate about food. A former United States Marine who attended The New York Restaurant School, JAG (Executive Chef of TAPS wine & beer) also coordinates recipes and culinary instruction for the non-profit veteran wellness organization, Semper Fidelis. You can read more about Chef Garcia at www.Chefjag.com or www.Jagmanproductions.com. You will find these sites give you a picture of Chefs Garcias passion for food. Chef Garcia resides in Ocala with his family. His wifes name is Layla. She is from Afghanistan by way of Queens, NY. They met in NYC while he was enlisted in The United States Marine Corp. They have a beautiful 14 year old daughter named Jaysee, a handsome 2 year old son named Canaan and our youngest is Avah at 6 months according to Chef DAD. They are building their home here in Ocala. I got the pleasure of interviewing Chef Garcia and his responses to my questions are contained in the article. 1. Do you cook at home? I do cook at home and enjoy very much transmitting my experience to my children who I must say have better refined pallets then most. My wife loves having the day off! 2. What changes, if any, do you see for the Grille menu? A while back a survey was sent out concerning what the residents would like to see. Did you see that survey and if so, have any of the ideas presented been incorporated into the menu? If so, what are they? Will more of the suggestions be incorporated as time goes on? Would you like to see another survey? Leah Kirby and I have collaborated on this new menu based on just that What the people want. You may hear me at times say Im the peoples chef I The man behind the Stone Creek Grille am always willing to hear and take suggestions from the people. Most of my ideas for weekly-featured items usually come from folks who have come to Stone Creek from various parts of the nation to start the next chapter of their lives. My goal as a chef is to use food to bring them back to the memories they cherish. We have reviewed the expectations and request of our guests and have been moving forward with the objective of making the Stone Creek experience the very best it could be with our residents help. Residents and patrons, you have a Chef who is interested in incorporating your culinary likes. 3. Do you plan on teaching any cooking classes? If so, when and what would they be? I do plan on offering cooking classes in the near future. Perhaps during the summer. 4. Can you give us some information about your sous chefs? Their names and specialties... My sous Chefs name is Lynn Woodwall. She has been a great help to what we are aiming to accomplish here at Stone Creek and was a part of the opening team. Chef Lynn is very talented and specializes in American regional cuisine. She has a great relationship with the guests. Together with cooks Alfonzo, Joy and James our specialties remain the best possible execution of each and every dish that leaves this kitchen. 5. Often times, chefs are not given full range in the running of their restaurant. What guidelines do you have to follow or can you change your menu as you wish? I follow Club Corp. standards and recipe speculation with the acceptation of any featured menu items, events or specials. There are three menu items that I have implemented to our current menu which include the Seared Pork Madeira, Chicken Chan de vin and Filet Al Chianti. I implement the Friday night seafood Specials and weekly lunch specials; while Chef Lynn maintains her Saturday night specials as maintained on our Saturday nights by Lynn promotion. I recently had the Filet AlChianti. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce was exceptional. 6. How is your staff instructed on handling disappointed patrons concerning food? Often times, the wait staff gets the brunt of an irate customer when they have nothing to do with food preparation. Our staffs goal is assure a wonderful dining experience for all our guests. Our Standard is to do whatever it takes to make our guests happy and assure their return. If a guest is unhappy for any reason we will do our best to accommodate them. 7. Please feel free to add anything you feel the residents and the community at large should know about you and the Grille. Well I came here to Stone Creek to be closer to my family. The good Lord has planted my family here in Ocala and I will do my very best to assure that my personal standard of excellence is maintained on every plate produced out of this kitchen. Club corp is a great company to work for and I am humbled to serve the good people of Stone Creek. It was a pleasure to interview Chef Garcia and if you have not had breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Stone Creek Grille add it to your list of culinary places to visit. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Joshua Adam Garcia is the new chef at Stone Creek Grille. Hes a former U.S. Marine.



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Starting with a new monthly award being presented by Fairfields Manager, Rachel Muse, and moving all the way to coffee socials, potluck dinners, regular card games, shuffleboard, and continuing renovation of parts of our clubhouse, there seems to be something going on everywhere. By the way this is a good thing, and most of us are thrilled to see the lively activity. Initiated in February, the Home of the Month will be a continuing new award for our community. Many neighbors had wondered about the sign in front of the home of Robert and Janice Bee on Southwest 60th Place. So, being the inquisitive person that I am, I went to the ALL office (which is being relocated in the clubhouse) to ask Rachel Muse and/or Cheryl Coffman about this new sign that I had seen right up the street from my own home. Since Cheryl is a new, part-time member of the management team of Fairfield Village, she was not in the office when I popped in. Rachel, however, was there and stopped working for a moment to tell me what I needed to know. She said that the Home of the Month will be a continuing part of our community and will be presented to compliment and reward those neighbors who make an outstanding effort to keep their homes and lawns exceptionally neat and attractive. Along with the obligatory sign on the front lawn, the owners will be presented a $25 gift card as a way of showing appreciation for their efforts to be such good neighbors. Mrs. Muse said, The Home of the Month is meant to show appreciation for an individual home that is well-kept with exceptional curb appeal. The first award has been presented to Robert and Janice Bee who have lived in Fairfield Village almost two years. The Bees moved to our community from Georgia (my home state) having lived most of the time in Augusta and in Columbus, Georgia. For a number of years, they were the owners of Coberns Furniture Store. Robert is still employed with Simmons Mattress Corporation and travels extensively doing largely motivational speaking. Janice now chooses to stay home with their adorable 11-year-old pet, Little Bit. Janice and Robert have three children and nine grandchildren. They both reiterated how much they enjoy being a part of FFV but are not always able to participate in many social activities because of Roberts busy travel schedule. Janice has promised me that she will join me to attend some of the functions even if Robert is traveling that particular day. Congratulations to Janice and Robert for being the first recipients of this new and continuing Fairfield Village award. On a more somber note, during the last part of December, we lost a very popular member of our community, Chuck Hockett. His wife, Pat, told me about a heartening signal of springtime and invited me to come by her home to see and photograph the joyful sign. Nesting in a plant right outside her kitchen window, Pat had noticed a Mourning Dove. Without going into a long discussion of the symbolism which most of us could not miss, she asked if I would like to see her hopeful sign. I went by Pats home and was literally blown away (yes, a pun here because it was very windy that day) by the beauty and serenity of what I saw. In the accompanying photo, you will see a beautiful bird sitting perfectly still and looking directly at me as I took photos of her sitting on her nest. I was delighted and transfixed at the same time. Pat told me that she calls her Mama Bird and that she enjoys quiet time just watching this beautiful creature which she believed was caring for two eggs. Just before my writing about this lovely sign of the renewal of life, Pat called me to tell me that while Mama Bird was away from the nest, she was able to see two little fuzzy creatures with very distinct beaks and big eyes. Her voice was bursting with hope and renewed joy as she told me how much those two new lives mean to her and her dog, Tundra. On that beautifully symbolic note, I will close by saying that all of us experience loss as a part of life. I know that all too well in my own personal life. However, I am positive that each of us can find a sense of purpose and hope if we look around and see the wonder of the natural world that is governed by an Omnipotent and Omnipresent Spirit that gives all of us hope for the future, love of the past, and thankfulness for our families, friends and neighbors. We have all of these things as part of our community, FFV, a lively place filled with lovely people. Please take time this week to look around and see the beauty that surrounds all of us. Happy early springtime! Fairfields February frenzy of activity Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal From the left, Robert Bee, his wife Janice, and Fairfield Village Manager Rachel Muse stand by the yard sign proclaiming their home to be the first of Fairfield Village's "Home of the Month." Guys always enjoy the food at Fairfield Villages pot luck dinners. Friends Dave Keller, left, and Rich O'Hern share a laugh about O'Hern's shirt: "When in doubt...Mumble." "Mama Bird," the Mourning Dove who nested in Pat Hockett's plant outside her kitchen window, looks peaceful as she allows her photo to be taken. Pat and Chuck Hockett had special affinity with just such doves even when they lived in Oklahoma. What a blessing!



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Frightening them into believing that even a slowing of the growth in spending would wreck the economy is just the ticket. Even if it were true that the economy would slow down, it would be no more than a short-term effect that would quickly give way to real, sustainable economic growth, assuming the government took other needed steps to free the economy. Government employees and contractors spend the taxpayers money. If the largess ends, the producers of that wealth will be free to spend and invest as they like. Thats not only just; its how sound economies are generated. Politicians use the force of the state to shape the economy to their own purposes. That violates freedom and stifles prosperity. Contrary to the Keynesian ruling elite, government does not generate economic growth. The free market, unburdened by spending, taxes, regulation, and privilege, contains all that it needs to raise living standards for all. 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It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Throughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will. It all began quite innocently enough as a Christmas present. When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents I just flop triumphantly. I was not made to go shopping. When I get into a mall, I begin to feel the walls closing in on me. I develop a panic, begin sweating profusely and then head for my car without looking back. About the Christmas present. Aha, that was the solution to my Christmas shopping and a brilliant scheme that would benefit both of us. This past Christmas I purchased for my lovely wife a round-trip ticket to New York to visit her family for a week. A week of her enjoying her family and they reciprocating the enjoyment. I did mention it was a "round-trip ticket." I do not mind sending her away as long as it includes a plan to return. Now, the brilliant side of my scheme. While she is in New York visiting with her relatives, I would be king of the castle. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. She gets to have fun with her relatives, and I get to have fun with myself. For the week, I will turn our rather pleasant little domicile into a rip, snorting man cave. Ah, the thought of it was wonderful. The house would be mine for a week, and nobody would be supervising me. Nothing I like more than a week of no supervision. Oh sure, I could get into a lot of trouble, but what's life for if we cannot sample a wee bit of trouble occasionally. For one, I would be in charge of the menu for the week. I was really looking forward to this. Before she left, my wife made me promise that I would eat my fruits and vegetables and I would have a balanced diet every day. With a twinkle in my eye, more twinklely than normal, I agreed to her stipulations. I had my diet already planned in my head. For a whole week, there would be no such things as salads for every meal. How she can come up with the variety of salads she serves is beyond my aching head. She honestly believes that a salad makes the world go round. Now, no salads in this house, correction, man cave, for a whole week. I love it when a plan comes together. I shall be faithful to the fruits and vegetable regimen she made me promise. After all, one woman's vegetable is another man's speculation. My main vegetable of the week would be (drum roll) carrot cake. Don't try to tell me carrot is not a vegetable. I will sick Bugs Bunny on you if you do. I plan to have a carrot every day of the week. And for fruit? You guessed it. Apple fritters. You know the old saying, "An Apple fritter a day makes any man happy." I have made every plan to be happy this week. I am not sure if the bakery is going to be able to keep up with my orders this week. A man has to have his fruit. My basic philosophy during this week is summed up in the old saying, "The world could end at any minute. Eat dessert first!" My dessert of course is fruit by nature. A banana split. Any As brilliant schemes go, mine didnt really work meal that begins with a banana split is going to be an awesome meal to be sure. It was only Thursday when I became aware of something. There was this smell in the house. I looked into the kitchen area and dishes were piled upon the counter. The table where I usually sit down to eat was filled with all kinds of stuff. I do not want to know what it was. I looked in the bedroom, the laundry basket was full and overflowing and I could not see the bed. I thought to myself, why are these things piling up? They would not do that if my wife were here. Are they trying to embarrass me or what? I stood in the kitchen with my hands on my hips and I was about to give this man cave a good piece of my mind. Then I stopped. At that moment, I realized I had become my wife. Perhaps, and I am just making a sugOut to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 4 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details.



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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9 4Wednesday, February 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000DOX6 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 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000E0MR Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000DX8Z St. Martins 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) 000E1IT 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 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 Anglican Church 000DBZY is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your softhearted self is drawn to a tempting offer. But your hard-headed half isnt so sure. Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, youll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. Youll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone close to you might make a surprising request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. gestion here, I have gained a new appreciation for my better half. Things just do not happen in the house. Somebody has to make them happen. By Friday, I had come to my senses and realized the old saying I did not quite appreciate until this week. "Two can live cheaper than one." I am not sure about the cheaper part of it, but I know two can live cleaner than one, especially if that one is Yours Truly. I thought of a Bible verse throughout the week, "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered" (1 Peter 3:7). After all these years, I am just beginning to understand what it means to "dwell" with my wife. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 Thursday, Feb. 28 Spelling Bee i s s che d ule d Spellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 28 middle school students from all 10 local public and two private middle schools. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 54th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 27, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 26-June 1. The Womans Club of Ocala returns as the major sponsor of this years district event. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352-236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com. Friday, March 1 Worl d Day o f PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352-629-3434.Saturday, March 2 Pal m Cay garage s ale s Community-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Che ss club to m eet 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 352-873-2276.Hi s torical Novel group to m eet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the Happenings gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our Re d ee m er The Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-3684028. Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mi ss ion School concert Forty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Men s brea kf a s t at Ocala We s t Ocala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Concert at Fir s t Congregational The Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Grace f ully a dj u s ting A talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public. Concert at Marion Lan d ing The Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Ven d or s s ought at thri f t s tore Vendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.