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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 50 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000E0RO 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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 Take a few minutes to imagine what the town would look like if every single business would turn purple for one day just one day? There would be balloons and signs all in purple employees would be wearing purple in their hair on their clothes some may even paint their nails purple. All different shades of purple everywhere! Now imagine, for a few minutes, what the world would look like without cancer think of the increased laughter the lives that would be changedthe families and friends who would not have to say good bye too soon. Imagine! On March 19, the American Cancer Society is asking local businesses to go purple! Encourage your employees to wear purple decorate your stores in purple compete with neighboring stores. It is a purple day! You can do it as a fundraiser for the West Marion Relay for Life you can do it to increase awareness about the tragedy of cancer. As a fundraiser you can donate part of your proceeds to the West Marion Relay, You can sell special items sell Relay Feet (The American Cancer Society will provide them) or place a can out for donations. Do it for awareness Do it for researchDo it to assist in paying for programs. Do it for a family member Do it for a neighborDo it for an employee Do it for yourself! Just do it! A panel from the West Marion Relay Committee will judge all businesses that enter for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. All participating businesses will receive a certificate of appreciation! For information on how you can get involved, call John at 352-207-0755. Paint the Town Purple On March 19 PHOTOS BY RON RATNERLearning from the sheriff The newly started Sheriffs Citizens Academy got under way last week at On Top of the World. Above, Sheriff Chris Blair addresses members of the public who signed up to attend. Below, part of the crowd at the opening session. AAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists for St. Patricks Day weekend with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 15 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The programs mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, March 15-17. Nearly two in 5 (41 percent) consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on St. Patricks Day weekend, with a majority (56 percent) reporting that they think people tend to drink more alcohol when compared to other holidays. This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home on the holiday weekend, said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. St. Patricks Day is on a Sunday this year so people may be inclined to celebrate throughout the weekend and they need to have a plan for a designated driver before they have their first drink. The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of designated drivers and help prevent drunk Too much green beer? Get a ride with Tow to Go Public invited to Business Expo Friday Dont miss the annual West Marion Business Association Business Expo this Friday, March 15 noon to 6 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Meet with more than 40 business owners or their representatives and see how they can help you. Doors prizes and drawings for gift cards throughout the afternoon will give everyone the opportunity go home with extra gifts. Zumba demonstrations are planned for 2, 3 and 4 p.m. for an opportunity to see if that type of exercise would work for you. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Please see TOW Page 3 Candler Hills Golf Club will be host to the 7th annual Ocala Open Golf Tournament on March 13-15. Candler Hills Golf Club is the prestigious golf course at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, Florida. The three-day tournament will be played Wednesday through Friday with a guaranteed winners prize of $12,000. The Pro-Am is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th and will feature local amateurs paired up with pros in a fun round of golf all for charity. Spectator admission to the professional tournament is free. On Top of the World Communities has established an outstanding reputation for leadership and community service in the greater Ocala and Marion County area. The Ocala Open Golf Tournament will benefit local charities: Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide exemplary compassionate comfort care for the terminally ill and support services for the families/caregivers. Interfaith Emergency Services is a not-for-profit organization which brings together people of all faiths providing basic necessities such as food, shelter, Golf tourney benefits two local charities Please see GOLF Page 3 E very Monday at 5:45 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 10:15, students from beginners to the new brown belts practice the moves of Tae Kwon Do taught by instructor Art Stalbow. Many are on their way to the coveted Black Belt. The order of belt ranks from white, yellow, green, purple, brown and black. According to Art, the ranking system is somewhat varied depending on the system or style of martial arts. Some have red belts, or orange, or blue. There are also various degrees of black. Art said, The requirements for belt advancement have been modified only slightly due to the maturity of the members of the class. I believe maturity of the members of the class is for those of us that are 55+. For everyones safety, there is no sparring in our class. All other requirements are the same as any traditional Tae Kwon Do class. Recently, five members of the Stone Creek Karate class earned their Brown Belts. Diane Badarak, Ken Drake, Debbie Ford, Kathy Hodges, and Mary Beth Neely were awarded their new belts and their Brown Belt certificate after performing all of their various martial arts movements and exercises. They have been working up the ranks of Tae Kwon Do for more than three years. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean style of martial art. It took this group about a year to progress from the purple to the brown belt. According to Art, Each student has her/his own goals (fitness, self-defense, personal accomplishments, showing the grandkids what grandma/pa can do, (always wanted to learn karate), but Im pretty sure they are all in it for the long term: to earn the coveted Black Belt. Congratulations to those Stone Creek Residents for their hard work in achieving another item from their bucket list. From the left, Mary Beth Neely. Kathy Hodges, Ken Drake, Art Stalbow, Debbie Ford, Diane Badarak. Update on Stone Creeks Tae Kwon Do classes Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi When grandma walked in the door, we yelled Surprise and boy was she surprised. Then came the time for us to present the cake and eat it as well. Whoever says you cant have your cake and eat it too needs to sit down and talk with me. I have found a wonderful way of having my cake and eating it too without the sneering disapproval of You Know Who. I like what the Bible says. There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV). God always provides the cake and then invites us to eat it with Him. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 7 Guide Dog Foundation Needs VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800548-4337.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11 2 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EAG9 000EA6A FREE SORTING! Bring in the Entire Box... We will sort it for you! NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? W ANT TO KNOW WHA T S IN THA T OLD JEWELRY BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Y OUR U NWANTED J EWELRY C OULD B E W ORTH L OTS OF M ONEY Y OUR U NWANTED J EWELRY C OULD B E W ORTH L OTS OF M ONEY G et out your calendars and mark the dates of exciting upcoming events. The Social Committee is working very hard to have socials at the clubhouse that will increase the attendance. By now I hope all of you have your reservations for the QM Horse Race and Bake Sale that is this Saturday. Donations are needed for the bake sale. You can bring your goodies to the clubhouse when you come for the race. Items can be purchased at the intermission (this is also when we will eat subs, chips, etc.).Proceeds from the sale will help finance the entertainment scheduled throughout the year. April 15, Income Tax Day will be a potluck dinner, but we will have professional entertainment. There will be more about this later. On May 18 we will have our Spring Fling catered dinner with special entertainment. Bingo is a very popular event at the clubhouse. The next scheduled night of Bingo is Tuesday, March 26. John Walker, a financial adviser from Edward Jones, made a presentation at the QMRPOA meeting last week. He spoke about the various types of investments. He said we should look at three types of income from our investments: Variable in which your principal is protected; Reliable which includes higher interest rates paid on intermediate bonds; and Rising, that would include stock investments. He stressed that we should prepare for the expected and the unexpected! Mr. Walker is available to meet with anyone regarding their questions/concerns about investments. He is a regular advertiser in our QM Reporter. Attention Red Hatters: Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb if you plan to go with us to Gainesville on Wednesday, March 20. What happened to our warm weather? It feels like summer one day, and then, poof, its winter again. The poor azaleas dont know what to think they bloom, get frost bitten, bloom again, and get frosted again! Hopefully we have seen the last of the cold weather. I guess we shouldnt complain just look at the weather north of us! Did you remember to change your clocks last week? Did you ever wonder why we change our time twice a year? Well, lets take a look back in our history and find the answer: Standard Time in time zones was instituted in the U.S. and Canada on November 18, 1883. Prior to that time, the time of day was a local matter. Towns used some form of local solar time and usually kept by a church clock, or by a clock in a jewelers window. William Lambert was the first man in the United States to sense a need for standardization of our time. He was an amateur astronomer. Mr. Lambert presented a recommendation for the establishment of time meridians to Congress in 1809. Congress rejected this idea. The same recommendation was made to Congress again in 1870, by Charles Dowd of Saratoga Springs, NY. Again, it was rejected. Mr. Dowd didnt give up, so he made his presentation again in 1872; it was eventually adopted by the U.S. and Canadian railways 11 years later. Detroit kept local time until 1900 when the City Council decreed that all clocks should be put back 28 minutes to Central Standard Time. Only half of the city obeyed the order. After someone offered to put a large sundial in front of the city hall, the city voted to adopt Central Standard Time in 1905. The large railway systems of the U.S. and Canada adopted standard time at noon on November 18, 1883; it was many years before it was actually used by the people. Standard Time in time zones was established by law with the Standard Time Act of 1918. The responsibility to make changes in the time zones was given to the Interstate Commerce Commission. In 1966 Congress created the Department of Transportation and this responsibility was passed to them. The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 while he was an American delegate in Paris. He was not taken seriously, so nothing came of the idea at that time. William Willett, a London builder, in 1907, wrote a paper entitled, Waste of Daylight. In this he proposed advancing clocks 20 minutes of each of four Sundays in April, and moving them back 20 minutes on the four Sundays in September. Needless to say, this idea didnt go with the people. Daylight Saving Time has been used in our country since World War I. At that time, the purpose was to conserve fuel. Clocks were moved forward one hour in April and moved back in October. The plan was formally adopted in the U.S. in 1918. An Act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States was enacted on March 19, 1918. Daylight Saving Time was to begin on March 31, 1918, and be observed for seven months in 1918 and 1919. After the War ended, the law proved to be so unpopular that it was repealed in 1919 with a Congressional override of President Wilsons veto. During World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round Daylight Saving Time, called War Time. This lasted from February 9, 1942 until September 31, 1945. Between September 1945 and 1966 there was no federal law regarding Daylight Saving Time. This really caused much confusion, especially in the broadcasting industry and also with trains, airlines and buses. The Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973 was signed into law by President Nixon on January 4, 1974. Clocks were set ahead one hour. Congress amended the Act, and Standard Time returned on October 27, 1974. Daylight Saving Time resumed on February 23, 1975, and ended on October 25, 1975. The use of Daylight Saving Time has been very inconsistent in our country. At one point it was discovered that a 35-mile stretch of road between Moundsville, West Virginia, and Steubenville, Ohio, on Route 2, you were in seven time changes! Congress decided to step in and end the confusion. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. This created Daylight Saving Time to begin on the last Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October. States had the option of passing a law not to observe the change if they so desired. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time beginning in 2007. We now begin our summer time on the second Sunday in March; ending on the first Sunday of November. In our country, DST is not observed in Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving. Please note it is Daylight Saving, not Daylight Savings time. We dont actually save any time, so perhaps we should call it Daylight Shifting Time. Now that you are totally confused, go check your clocks to make sure youre on time! Social Committee working hard to hold exciting events Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 HIRING SEMINAR In Ocala, Tues, March 19th, National Credit Repair Company is looking for Outside Sales Reps. Sales experience helpful but not necessary. Will train the right people. Please call for RSVP& information. Seating is limited 352-430-1675 BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ PLMULLIN,RTRP, INCOME TAX SERVICES PERSONALAND SMALLBUSINESS CALL352-622-5494 20% DISCOUNTOFF LASTYEARS TAX PREPARATION 000EALA WE TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF MOVING OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Moving 1 Item Or Whole Home Same Day In Town Moves Furniture Moving Packing Piano and Musical Instrument Moving Climate Controlled Storage Load/Unload Your Pod or Rental Truck & More 000EA0J 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 000E8X1 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000E5CE All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000E5J8 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANY ITEM PRICED UNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNS FOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 areas is not an easy chore. Try to explain streets, street circles, avenues, avenue roads, terraces, courts, lanes, etc. to a stranger and they look at you as if youre speaking a foreign language. Add to that the fact that two of the major thoroughfares in the county, State Road 200 and Silver Springs Boulevard, dont follow a straight grid system and are built at an angle, and its easy for a visitor to get lost. So if we want tourists to come, and not everyone does, the county and city have to take some action. We have a feeling that will be a long time coming. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 some steam. Lets lower the age of juveniles from 18 to 16, and make it a federal law that cant be superseded by the states. If youre 16, you are automatically tried as an adult. That way, what are now juvenile offenders, particularly violent ones, would know that if they were caught committing a crime, it would mean hard time up the river. I submit that 16 and 17-year-olds are not children when it comes to the ability to commit a violent crime. Lets not treat them that way.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARK continued from Page 8 rate of cost increase has dropped by nearly 300 percent), everyone who looks at the program overall agrees that its current anticipated spending path cant be sustained much longer. Put simply, both Democrats and Republicans have an opportunity to drive bipartisan cooperation and reduce health care spending through a proven government program. Seniors will welcome it and Medicare will be in better shape as a result. Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and author of Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. SCHOENcontinued from Page 8 This weeks puzzle answers driving, said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. Were pleased to partner with AAA and their emergency roadside service drivers to help keep our roads safe. Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 22,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. Tow to Go Services: The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location Free and available to both AAA members and non-members Call 855-286-9246 for the service. Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been a cosponsor of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee to help educate servers on the importance of not over serving their customers. TOWcontinued from Page 1 clothing and emergency financial assistance to those in need right here in our community. The 2012 Ocala Open was a great success as the two aforementioned charities split $40,000 that was raised with generous sponsorships by local businesses who embraced and supported the event. Live, real-time updates will be posted during the tournament on www.OcalaOpen.com and www.facebook.com/candlerhillsgolfclub. For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the 2013 Ocala Open Golf Tournament, visit our website: www.OcalaOpen.com. GOLFcontinued from Page 1 Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, March 13: Thomas Shelton Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. March 31: It is Easter! The Worship Service, at 10:30 a.m., will be our choirs presentation of Eyes of Faith an Easter Musical featuring the resurrecton of Jesus Christ. The day begins with Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by Easter Sunday School Classes at 9:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is now accepting reservations for its Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Stone Creek Country Club and Grille in Ocala. The seder will feature a complete meal with rituals with a liberal, contemporary feel. Most of the seder will be done in English. The service will be facilitated by Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson with those in attendance as participants. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and guests. For reservations and further information contact Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662 by March 21. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.Countryside Presbyterian Palm Sunday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a special communion service with palm processional lead by Rev. Gary Marshall for Palm Sunday on March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a Tenebrae Service service of shadows with communion at 7:00 p.m on March 28 led by the Rev. Gary Marshall. Good Friday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a noon service on Good Friday, March 29 recalling Jesus crucifixion with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Easter Sunday Celebratory Worship Service with communion at 10:30 a.m. on March 31 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. The Chancel and Handbell choirs will perform. For information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Joy Lutheran ChurchOn Maundy Thursday, March 28, at 6:45 p.m. the worship service begins the three days of Christs Passion. Holy Communion will be offered in memory of the Last Supper. The altar will be stripped in honor of Christs death and at the end of service; the sanctuary lights will be dimmed and the worshipers will quietly leave. The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross will be presented on Good Friday from noon to 2 p.m. There will be readings, music and meditation. The joy of Easter Sunday (March 31) will begin at 6:30 a.m. outdoors in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting). The message will be Amazed Where the Road Leads (Luke 24:1-12). Two services will follow in the church sanctuary. At 8:30 a.m. the message will be A Twist in the Road (John 20:1-10), and at 10:30 a.m. the message will be Jesus Leads ME on the Road (John 20:11-18). The church will be decorated with spring flowers and the Bell and Vocal Choirs will perform at the last two services. Religion

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000EAGR 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Hi Ocala Palms Neighbors For almost a decade Ive been in this neighborhood doing interior and exterior painting, THANK YOU all very much for your support and trust. Im looking forward to continue serving you and doing my very best of high quality work. Sincerely, A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 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 000E79U 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) 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 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 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 000EAGI Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your practical side dominant its a good time to reassess your finances to see what expenses you can cut. Aspects also favor mending fraying relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine-inspired determination to follow matters through from beginning to end pays off in a big way. Enjoy a well-earned weekend of fun with a special someone. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor reestablishing business relationships you might have neglected. A family members request needs to be given more thought before you decide. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) While you might appreciate the avalanche of advice coming from others, keep in mind that the intuitive Moon Child is best served by listening to her or his own inner voice. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Lions social life whirls at centrifugal speed this week as you go from function to function. Things slow by weeks end, giving you a chance to catch up on chores. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Dont let your stand on an issue cause a rift with a colleague. Insist on both of you taking time to reassess your positions while theres still room for compromise. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) An opportunity youd been hoping for finally opens up. But read the fine print before you make a commitment, especially where a time factor might be involved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your need to know whats going on behind the scenes leads you to make some bold moves. Be prepared with a full explanation of your actions if necessary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A lot of details need tending to during the early part of the week. The pressure eases, allowing you to get back to your major undertaking. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A friend asks you to act on his or her behalf in a dispute. Be careful. You might not have all the facts you need in order to make a fair assessment of the situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new development might require you to cancel some of your plans. But you adapt easily, and by weeks end, you could receive welcome cheering-up news. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your recent workplace accomplishments boost your self-confidence just as youre about to consider a potentially rewarding, although risky, career move. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of the arts is equaled only by your strong sense of justice. People can depend on you to always try to do whats right. Happenings Wednesday, March 13 To m Shelton concert s che d ule d Gospel 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 3 -d ay W oo ds an d Mea d o w s ale Woods and Meadows will have its community sale (there are 155 homes in the community) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15-17, starting at 8 a.m. For information, call 352-509-4141. Woods and Meadows is off 103rd Street Road, east of 80th Avenue. Follow the signs each house will have signs posted. Saturday, March 16 O Cala St. Patric ks Day event The 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! Celtic Celebration at OTO W 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 Bro w n Bag Bunny BrunchSpringtime fun for the little ones will hop into town next week as Marion County Parks and Recreation hosts its annual Brown Bag Bunny Brunch. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers may participate in a basketful of activities including: arts and crafts, games, cookie decorating, pizza lunch and a meet-and-greet and egg hunt with Mr. Bunny. Programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the following locations: March 15: Freedom Library (5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala). March 18: Brick City Adventure Park (1211 S.E. 22nd Road, Ocala). A participation fee of $11 per child with caregiver and $4 per additional family member is required. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online by visiting http://marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm and clicking on the Online Services tab, or in person at the main office (111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). For more information, call 352-671-8560 or email cathy.norris@marioncountyfl.org. Scan d inavian Club The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on March 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon blue with wild rice, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment provided by The Doug Oxford Mens Barbershop Quartet. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 13th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate at 352-687-1580, Don Clauson at 352-8611235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352-3478362. Loo k ing f or ven d or s 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. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-4840895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w al k f or Unite d W ay United 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 352-732-9696. W o m an s Club f a s hion s ho w, lunch The GFWC Greater Ocala Womans Club will hold its spring fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Southeast 17th Street and Lake Weir Road, Ocala. Donation is $20. Proceeds go toward local charities. Fashions are provided by Belk. There is limited seating, so RSVP by March 8 to Charlene at 352-6224-2175 or Rosalie at 352-237-9509. Metro Cri m e Prevention o f Flori d a Metro Crime Prevention is a nonprofit community service organization whose mission is to achieve more awareness by the public of the criminal threat facing everyone in todays society and show effective measures to counter that threat. Their speakers offer up-to-date information on all aspects of the current crime problem, and recommend tested procedures to enhance person safety. Topics included are: Identity theft, Purse snatching, Hurricane safety, Fraud and scams, Guns and aternative weapons, Carjackings, and much more. They will appear at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Reservations requested. No charge. Donation for a pizza, salad, dessert and drink lunch. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Sunday, March 17 Ro s e Society to m eet Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355. Read the classifieds

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Second, the city needs to keep its baseball talks with the New York Yankees alive. After the fanfare of the announcement last fall that the Yankees were considering moving their Minor League Florida State League team here, there has been precious little public activity. Bringing in baseball could attract some people to the area. Third, and possibly most important, the city of Ocala needs to clean itself up, and thats not in reference to planting trees and sweeping the gutters. The crime in the streets is a blight on Marion County. The totally inadequate prostitute sweeps are a waste of time. They either just move somewhere else, or they pay their fines and are right back on the streets. There needs to be stiffer jail sentences to force them out of Ocala. Hardly a day goes by that theres not a story about a drug-related crime. That, too, is the type of publicity that an area that wishes to attract tourists doesnt need. The panhandlers are a problem that everyone wishes would go away, but no one seems capable of finding a solution. We wonder how many people get off the Interstate, see the panhandlers at the exits, and immediately get back on the highway and get out of the area. We even saw one man with a sign that said something like I wont lie to you, I want money for a beer. Amazingly, people were giving him money. Then theres traffic. Negotiating the streets of Ocala and neighboring O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Medicare Part DBY DOUGLAS SCHOEN As it becomes clear the President Obama is making Medicare a key topic for discussion within the broader context of federal spending, Democrats and Republicans have an opportunity to pursue common-sense reforms that preserve the program while achieving bipartisan support for fixing what isnt working. Despite ongoing reservations, I believe that some parts of the Affordable Care Act can conceivably be implemented with minimal dislocation, but only if the right policies are embraced by the administration. And thats why I think that the president is making a mistake in proposing potentially damaging changes to arguably the most effective part of Medicare, instead of building on its progress and finding a way to drive long-term cost savings by keeping seniors healthy. The Medicare program component in question is the Part D drug benefit that George W. Bush signed in 2003 (later implemented in 2006). Part D was created to cover the drug coverage gap that that once existed in the Medicares plan for older and disabled Americans. Under Part D, seniors choose from a wide variety of privately run drug plans that negotiate individually with drug makers: seniors pay far less than they used to for coverage. According to a recent survey, the program has a 90 percent approval rating and, unique among major federal programs enacted in recent years, will actually cost less-$334 billion lessthan original estimates. Even better, improved access to drugs appears to be saving costs elsewhere: The Congressional Budget Office found every one percent increase in prescriptions filled results in a .20 percent decrease in spending in Medicare. Part D works so well because it recognizes both the virtues-and the limitsof free, competitive markets. On one hand, the very existence of the program acknowledges that Americans have a collective responsibility to help older and disabled individuals afford the medicines they need. On the other, by prohibiting government bureaucrats from trying to set prices, it leaves dozens of individual market players free to figure out the best way to meet consumer needs. In fact, the process works so well that the Congressional Budget Office says the government-run negotiations some in the Democratic party want wouldnt save taxpayers a single penny. Likewise, the misguided rebate proposal that President Obama referenced in his State of the Union Address would alter the program unnecessarily. Clearly the president means well, but the record shows that it just wont work. Indeed, the governments most significant experience with trying to singlehandedly run a prescription drug program, the Department of Veterans Affairs health system, has so many gaps and omissions that more than 40 percent of its enrollees end up electing to pay for Part D or other privately provided coverage. This is why President Obama and my fellow Democrats should capitalize on the important lessons weve learned from Part D and make the program their own. Even with the recent success in holding down Medicare costs (the 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. W atching TV on Sunday morning for me consists mainly of some sports shows and a CNN media show. If Im not home because of church, I record them for viewing later. So it was late Sunday morning when I started the recorder to watch ESPNs Outside the Lines. It turned out to be a disgusting story about the rape of a drunk teenager, the arrest of two football players in Steubenville, Ohio, a town crazy for the Big Red football team, and the trial of the two that was due to be held Wednesday of this week. The two were a quarterback and wide receiver, both of whom probably had aspirations to play at the next level. There was one thing that really surprised me. The question was asked, What punishment do these teenagers, age 16 and 17, face if convicted by the judge (its in Juvenile Court and not a jury trial)? The answer? If convicted, they could be incarcerated in a juvenile facility until they are 21, then released. It was also stated that they would likely have to register as sex offenders. My immediate thought was, Lets move this case to Florida. Down here, these boys would probably both be charged as adults and tried before a jury in an adult court. They could be sentenced to a long period of hard time, probably not life, since our Supreme Court liberals have frowned on life sentences for juveniles, but a good many years before they could be out on the streets. In Ohio, they can be out on the streets in four or five years. There were some other things in the report, including three teens who failed to report the crime, but have not been arrested. The report stated that they Ohio juveniles face just a slap on wrist Among Friends Jim Clark would probably take the Fifth Amendment, then be given immunity so their testimony could be offered. However, there was a ruling, probably after the report was recorded, that the trio didnt have to testify. It seems they live in West Virginia, and the crime was committed in Ohio (Steubenville is just across the river). A judge in West Virginia ruled Friday that the trio couldnt be subpoenaed. There has been a lot of criticism that the three werent arrested. Now it appears that an arrest warrant is the only way to get them into Ohio to testify. There was also a video of one teen laughing and joking about the rape, but it was stated that his video was shot at another location after the crime, so he couldnt be charged. I dont like laws, or the people who support them, that protect the perpetrators of violent crimes because of their age. If youre old enough to rape, youre old enough to be tried as an adult. To its credit, the Outside the Lines report named the pair. ABC News, the parent company of ESPN, did not name them in a story on its Web site, but other media outlets did. I have one proposal that needs to gain Please see SCHOEN Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 Please see CLARK Page 10 Monday, March 18 American Legion to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March18 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building. 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, March 20 Interfaith women to meet Empathy is it hardwired in humans or can it be developed? Rev. Peggy Hostetler, newly elected president of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will examine the capacity of pre-schoolers to develop empathy for others when she addresses the organizations next potluck luncheon womens gathering which will take place Wednesday, March 20 at the Unity Church, 101 Cedar Road, in Silver Springs Shores. Doors at the church will open at 11:30 a.m. with the formal program concluding at 1 p.m. Rev. Hostetler has selected her topic as a facet of The Charter for Compassion, the organizations theme for 2013. Development of this document was spearheaded by Karen Armstrong and other leading thinkers in an effort to activate adherence to the Golden Rule in cultures and religions throughout the world. The pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living wants to encourage children to become altruistic adults who buy shoes for a homeless man on a freezing night, or rush to lift a commuter pushed onto the subway tracks as the train nears rather than those whose callous behavior leads to the bullying and disdain for the other which afflicts so many raised only to be princes and princesses of all they survey. Betty Jean Wochinski, secretary-treasurer of The Interfaith Alliance and member of the Unity Church, is hostess for the event. Please telephone her at 352-680-9296 or visit www.TIAMarionCountyFL.org to RSVP or for more information. 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 352-8548328. 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 Winn-Dixie, 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, 352-8612730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Book sale to benefit wildlife A book sale to benefit the Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For further information, call 352-291-1962.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. March of Dimes golf A golf benefit for the March of Dimes will take place on Saturday, March 23, at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and there will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, lunch included. There will be a Hyundai Sonata, EZGO Golf Cart and $1 million shot for a man and a woman. Cost is $75 for a non-member and $50 for members. Make checks payable to March of Dimes. There will be tickets sold for mulligans, raffles and a silent auction. A pairing party will be held Friday, March 22, at the Hilton from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a cash bar and free food and a small silent auction. For information call 352-690-1643.Tuesday, March 26 Breast Cancer group to meet The SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., at 1 p.m. in Room 235 (Multipurpose Room). Our meeting on March 26 will be a presentation by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World Communities.

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Chuck Belcher, left, presents the 50/50 drawing winner her prize for the evening. Carol Meissner smiles happily as she was announced the winner. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com M arch and April appear to be months of considerable activity at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Discussions at the March meeting of the Social Activities Committee indicated that many people will be enjoying the upcoming events. Plans continue to be made among the HOA, the SAC, and management of American Land Lease Company. The managers office has been relocated to the former media room and the former managers office is being converted into a mini media room with computer access and Wi-Fi. There will be a 60 television installed in the main room of the clubhouse so that its use can be maximized by groups as much as possible. There was additional discussion about the possibility of a piano or a keyboard for the main part of the clubhouse as well. In connection with the possible fund raising for the purchase, Jean Chapman announced plans for a dance to be held on Friday, April 5 between 6 and 10 p.m. More information will be forthcoming about tickets and from whom these can be purchased. Ms. Chapman discussed the preliminary plans for the evening which certainly sounded like a fun event. Additionally, there are three other upcoming March events that should be of interest to most of our community. These are: The St. Patricks Day Pot Luck dinner to be held Saturday, March 16, at 5 p.m. Those attending are reminded to bring a dish serving from 6 to 8. There will be corned beef and cabbage supplied by the SAC and ALL. On Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m., there will be a coffee social in our clubhouse open to FFV neighbors. The SAC will provide coffee, etc. and several volunteers will be bringing homemade muffins, pastries, etc. for those attending to enjoy. This promises to be a continuation of a lovely gathering sponsored recently by Ken and Nina Stiles. On Saturday, March 30, there will be an Easter Brunch beginning at 10 a.m. also held in the FFV Clubhouse. A delicious menu is being planned and should be quite a treat for those attending. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5. An announcement will be forthcoming concerning where the tickets will be available. On a regular basis, there continues to be water aerobics and shuffleboard. The water aerobics will become regular events between 10 and 11 a.m. each day as the weather warms up. Shuffleboard SAC meeting foreshadows FFV upcoming activities Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal will be played by the group showing considerable interest in the sport. This will be each Thursday at 10:30 a. m. American Land Lease Manager, Rachel Muse, will host monthly meetings called Rachels Rendezvous on the last Thursday morning of each month at 10 a.m. The next scheduled gathering is scheduled for March 28. Refreshments will be served while issues of community concern will be discussed. As the neighbors of Fairfield Village anticipate the spring of 2013, many of the homes and lawns are undergoing cleanup and spruce up. From the looks of all the activities, our community will continue to be a really beautiful lively place filled with lovely people. Have a great week! Please see FAIRFIELD Page 7 Social Activities Committee Board members conduct meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the FFV Clubhouse. Frorm the left, Carol Starr, cecretary; Stan Cohen, treasurer, Sharon Breeden, vice chair; and Toni Belcher, chair. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 6 S omebody came up with the idea that you cannot have your cake and eat it too. I am not sure where that came from, and I am not exactly sure what it means. If I cannot eat my cake, whose cake can I eat? I think it all depends on how you present the cake in question. One of the things most important and strongly supervised in our home by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has to do with the presence of such food items as cake. At times, I think she is overly obsessed with some diet phenomenon. I, on the other hand, am rather open to the delicacies of such dietary niceties as cakes. Heres how to have your cake and eat it, too Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Like I said, there is a way to get around everything. My problem is, how can I have my cake and eat it too? Recently my wife took a weeks vacation to New York to visit her relatives. While she was away for that week, I was in charge of our little homestead. Whatever happened, happened because I did it. Whatever didnt happen, didnt happen because I didnt do it. I have a simple rule in life. Do what you like and have fun doing it. My wifes rule in life is, do exactly what I tell you and do it now! When she is not present in the home, especially for a weeklong duration, I am the one supervising the rules. And so, during that week my rules ruled. I will not say I had fun during that week, because I would not want that kind of information to be leaked to certain people. All during the week, I ate every kind of delicacy I could wrap my lips around. Not one shred of salad could be found in the house during the whole week. Salads were outlawed, desserts were in order. On the day my wife was scheduled to return from her New York trip, I had to go to school and pick up one of my granddaughters. She was sick and nobody else was available but Yours Truly. When I picked her up she did not look quite as sick as I would have figured, but who am I to question the wisdom of a schoolteacher. We spent the entire afternoon eating lunch at McDonalds, shopping at the Dollar Tree and just having a rip snorting time of our life. If this is sick, may I be sick every day of my life. As a supposedly sick 7-year-old, her energy ran her grandpa firmly into the ground. I am not sure I ever had that much energy. It was great to spend an afternoon with one of my granddaughters. Usually this is the privilege of grandma and so I felt honored to take her place for one afternoon. Towards the end of the afternoon my granddaughter said, When will grandma get home? I calculated it and responded by telling her that according to the schedule she should be getting home around 6 oclock. As that information saturated her little brain she then said, Well, can we have a surprise party for grandma? Off to the store we went. Things needed for purchasing to put together the surprise welcome home party for grandma. There were cards to purchase. I say cards because she could not choose between two cards and so we decided, or rather I should say, she decided to get both of them. Women start early in life, dont they. There were ribbons to buy and then she saw a nice bouquet of roses. We bought the roses. All this time I was thinking about a special project I had in mind. That special project took the form of a special welcome home cake. I took my granddaughter over to the case where all of the cakes were displayed and invited her to pick out one that suited her. As far as I am concerned, a cake is a cake and my favorite cake is the one I am eating at the time. She picked out a beautiful cake and we went to the checkout counter and paid for our wonderful purchases. Now it was home to set up our little welcome home party for grandma. My granddaughter spent quite a bit of time drawing pictures on the inside of the cards while I paid special attention to how to display the cake. I was sure that grandma, who usually does not approve of cake coming into our home, would not disapprove of this cake if we presented it right. Please see SNYDER Page 12

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Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 559 8-V T875 only $ 659 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 659 Best Selection In Ocala! 6-V 6 PACK $ 459 8-V 6 PACK $ 529 L i m i t e d T i m e H u r r y B A T T E R Y S A L E L i m i t e d T i m e H u r r y Limited Time! Hurry! B A T T E R Y S A L E BATTERY SALE W e r e t h e S u p e r c e n t e r o f A c c e s s o r i e s t o o W e r e t h e S u p e r c e n t e r Were the Supercenter o f A c c e s s o r i e s t o o of Accessories too! 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 000E9MV Read the classifieds A group of FFV neighbors listen intently to discussion of upcoming activities. A number of worthwhile suggestions were submitted and action will be taken to implement some of those good ideas very soon. Chuck Belcher, left, presents the 50/50 drawing winner her prize for the evening. Carol Meissner smiles happily as she was announced the winner. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com M arch and April appear to be months of considerable activity at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Discussions at the March meeting of the Social Activities Committee indicated that many people will be enjoying the upcoming events. Plans continue to be made among the HOA, the SAC, and management of American Land Lease Company. The managers office has been relocated to the former media room and the former managers office is being converted into a mini media room with computer access and Wi-Fi. There will be a 60 television installed in the main room of the clubhouse so that its use can be maximized by groups as much as possible. There was additional discussion about the possibility of a piano or a keyboard for the main part of the clubhouse as well. In connection with the possible fund raising for the purchase, Jean Chapman announced plans for a dance to be held on Friday, April 5 between 6 and 10 p.m. More information will be forthcoming about tickets and from whom these can be purchased. Ms. Chapman discussed the preliminary plans for the evening which certainly sounded like a fun event. Additionally, there are three other upcoming March events that should be of interest to most of our community. These are: The St. Patricks Day Pot Luck dinner to be held Saturday, March 16, at 5 p.m. Those attending are reminded to bring a dish serving from 6 to 8. There will be corned beef and cabbage supplied by the SAC and ALL. On Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m., there will be a coffee social in our clubhouse open to FFV neighbors. The SAC will provide coffee, etc. and several volunteers will be bringing homemade muffins, pastries, etc. for those attending to enjoy. This promises to be a continuation of a lovely gathering sponsored recently by Ken and Nina Stiles. On Saturday, March 30, there will be an Easter Brunch beginning at 10 a.m. also held in the FFV Clubhouse. A delicious menu is being planned and should be quite a treat for those attending. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5. An announcement will be forthcoming concerning where the tickets will be available. On a regular basis, there continues to be water aerobics and shuffleboard. The water aerobics will become regular events between 10 and 11 a.m. each day as the weather warms up. Shuffleboard SAC meeting foreshadows FFV upcoming activities Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal will be played by the group showing considerable interest in the sport. This will be each Thursday at 10:30 a. m. American Land Lease Manager, Rachel Muse, will host monthly meetings called Rachels Rendezvous on the last Thursday morning of each month at 10 a.m. The next scheduled gathering is scheduled for March 28. Refreshments will be served while issues of community concern will be discussed. As the neighbors of Fairfield Village anticipate the spring of 2013, many of the homes and lawns are undergoing cleanup and spruce up. From the looks of all the activities, our community will continue to be a really beautiful lively place filled with lovely people. Have a great week! Please see FAIRFIELD Page 7 Social Activities Committee Board members conduct meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the FFV Clubhouse. Frorm the left, Carol Starr, cecretary; Stan Cohen, treasurer, Sharon Breeden, vice chair; and Toni Belcher, chair. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 6 S omebody came up with the idea that you cannot have your cake and eat it too. I am not sure where that came from, and I am not exactly sure what it means. If I cannot eat my cake, whose cake can I eat? I think it all depends on how you present the cake in question. One of the things most important and strongly supervised in our home by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has to do with the presence of such food items as cake. At times, I think she is overly obsessed with some diet phenomenon. I, on the other hand, am rather open to the delicacies of such dietary niceties as cakes. Heres how to have your cake and eat it, too Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Like I said, there is a way to get around everything. My problem is, how can I have my cake and eat it too? Recently my wife took a weeks vacation to New York to visit her relatives. While she was away for that week, I was in charge of our little homestead. Whatever happened, happened because I did it. Whatever didnt happen, didnt happen because I didnt do it. I have a simple rule in life. Do what you like and have fun doing it. My wifes rule in life is, do exactly what I tell you and do it now! When she is not present in the home, especially for a weeklong duration, I am the one supervising the rules. And so, during that week my rules ruled. I will not say I had fun during that week, because I would not want that kind of information to be leaked to certain people. All during the week, I ate every kind of delicacy I could wrap my lips around. Not one shred of salad could be found in the house during the whole week. Salads were outlawed, desserts were in order. On the day my wife was scheduled to return from her New York trip, I had to go to school and pick up one of my granddaughters. She was sick and nobody else was available but Yours Truly. When I picked her up she did not look quite as sick as I would have figured, but who am I to question the wisdom of a schoolteacher. We spent the entire afternoon eating lunch at McDonalds, shopping at the Dollar Tree and just having a rip snorting time of our life. If this is sick, may I be sick every day of my life. As a supposedly sick 7-year-old, her energy ran her grandpa firmly into the ground. I am not sure I ever had that much energy. It was great to spend an afternoon with one of my granddaughters. Usually this is the privilege of grandma and so I felt honored to take her place for one afternoon. Towards the end of the afternoon my granddaughter said, When will grandma get home? I calculated it and responded by telling her that according to the schedule she should be getting home around 6 oclock. As that information saturated her little brain she then said, Well, can we have a surprise party for grandma? Off to the store we went. Things needed for purchasing to put together the surprise welcome home party for grandma. There were cards to purchase. I say cards because she could not choose between two cards and so we decided, or rather I should say, she decided to get both of them. Women start early in life, dont they. There were ribbons to buy and then she saw a nice bouquet of roses. We bought the roses. All this time I was thinking about a special project I had in mind. That special project took the form of a special welcome home cake. I took my granddaughter over to the case where all of the cakes were displayed and invited her to pick out one that suited her. As far as I am concerned, a cake is a cake and my favorite cake is the one I am eating at the time. She picked out a beautiful cake and we went to the checkout counter and paid for our wonderful purchases. Now it was home to set up our little welcome home party for grandma. My granddaughter spent quite a bit of time drawing pictures on the inside of the cards while I paid special attention to how to display the cake. I was sure that grandma, who usually does not approve of cake coming into our home, would not disapprove of this cake if we presented it right. Please see SNYDER Page 12

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Second, the city needs to keep its baseball talks with the New York Yankees alive. After the fanfare of the announcement last fall that the Yankees were considering moving their Minor League Florida State League team here, there has been precious little public activity. Bringing in baseball could attract some people to the area. Third, and possibly most important, the city of Ocala needs to clean itself up, and thats not in reference to planting trees and sweeping the gutters. The crime in the streets is a blight on Marion County. The totally inadequate prostitute sweeps are a waste of time. They either just move somewhere else, or they pay their fines and are right back on the streets. There needs to be stiffer jail sentences to force them out of Ocala. Hardly a day goes by that theres not a story about a drug-related crime. That, too, is the type of publicity that an area that wishes to attract tourists doesnt need. The panhandlers are a problem that everyone wishes would go away, but no one seems capable of finding a solution. We wonder how many people get off the Interstate, see the panhandlers at the exits, and immediately get back on the highway and get out of the area. We even saw one man with a sign that said something like I wont lie to you, I want money for a beer. Amazingly, people were giving him money. Then theres traffic. Negotiating the streets of Ocala and neighboring O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Medicare Part DBY DOUGLAS SCHOEN As it becomes clear the President Obama is making Medicare a key topic for discussion within the broader context of federal spending, Democrats and Republicans have an opportunity to pursue common-sense reforms that preserve the program while achieving bipartisan support for fixing what isnt working. Despite ongoing reservations, I believe that some parts of the Affordable Care Act can conceivably be implemented with minimal dislocation, but only if the right policies are embraced by the administration. And thats why I think that the president is making a mistake in proposing potentially damaging changes to arguably the most effective part of Medicare, instead of building on its progress and finding a way to drive long-term cost savings by keeping seniors healthy. The Medicare program component in question is the Part D drug benefit that George W. Bush signed in 2003 (later implemented in 2006). Part D was created to cover the drug coverage gap that that once existed in the Medicares plan for older and disabled Americans. Under Part D, seniors choose from a wide variety of privately run drug plans that negotiate individually with drug makers: seniors pay far less than they used to for coverage. According to a recent survey, the program has a 90 percent approval rating and, unique among major federal programs enacted in recent years, will actually cost less-$334 billion lessthan original estimates. Even better, improved access to drugs appears to be saving costs elsewhere: The Congressional Budget Office found every one percent increase in prescriptions filled results in a .20 percent decrease in spending in Medicare. Part D works so well because it recognizes both the virtues-and the limitsof free, competitive markets. On one hand, the very existence of the program acknowledges that Americans have a collective responsibility to help older and disabled individuals afford the medicines they need. On the other, by prohibiting government bureaucrats from trying to set prices, it leaves dozens of individual market players free to figure out the best way to meet consumer needs. In fact, the process works so well that the Congressional Budget Office says the government-run negotiations some in the Democratic party want wouldnt save taxpayers a single penny. Likewise, the misguided rebate proposal that President Obama referenced in his State of the Union Address would alter the program unnecessarily. Clearly the president means well, but the record shows that it just wont work. Indeed, the governments most significant experience with trying to singlehandedly run a prescription drug program, the Department of Veterans Affairs health system, has so many gaps and omissions that more than 40 percent of its enrollees end up electing to pay for Part D or other privately provided coverage. This is why President Obama and my fellow Democrats should capitalize on the important lessons weve learned from Part D and make the program their own. Even with the recent success in holding down Medicare costs (the 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. W atching TV on Sunday morning for me consists mainly of some sports shows and a CNN media show. If Im not home because of church, I record them for viewing later. So it was late Sunday morning when I started the recorder to watch ESPNs Outside the Lines. It turned out to be a disgusting story about the rape of a drunk teenager, the arrest of two football players in Steubenville, Ohio, a town crazy for the Big Red football team, and the trial of the two that was due to be held Wednesday of this week. The two were a quarterback and wide receiver, both of whom probably had aspirations to play at the next level. There was one thing that really surprised me. The question was asked, What punishment do these teenagers, age 16 and 17, face if convicted by the judge (its in Juvenile Court and not a jury trial)? The answer? If convicted, they could be incarcerated in a juvenile facility until they are 21, then released. It was also stated that they would likely have to register as sex offenders. My immediate thought was, Lets move this case to Florida. Down here, these boys would probably both be charged as adults and tried before a jury in an adult court. They could be sentenced to a long period of hard time, probably not life, since our Supreme Court liberals have frowned on life sentences for juveniles, but a good many years before they could be out on the streets. In Ohio, they can be out on the streets in four or five years. There were some other things in the report, including three teens who failed to report the crime, but have not been arrested. The report stated that they Ohio juveniles face just a slap on wrist Among Friends Jim Clark would probably take the Fifth Amendment, then be given immunity so their testimony could be offered. However, there was a ruling, probably after the report was recorded, that the trio didnt have to testify. It seems they live in West Virginia, and the crime was committed in Ohio (Steubenville is just across the river). A judge in West Virginia ruled Friday that the trio couldnt be subpoenaed. There has been a lot of criticism that the three werent arrested. Now it appears that an arrest warrant is the only way to get them into Ohio to testify. There was also a video of one teen laughing and joking about the rape, but it was stated that his video was shot at another location after the crime, so he couldnt be charged. I dont like laws, or the people who support them, that protect the perpetrators of violent crimes because of their age. If youre old enough to rape, youre old enough to be tried as an adult. To its credit, the Outside the Lines report named the pair. ABC News, the parent company of ESPN, did not name them in a story on its Web site, but other media outlets did. I have one proposal that needs to gain Please see SCHOEN Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 Please see CLARK Page 10 Monday, March 18 American Legion to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March18 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building. 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, March 20 Interfaith women to meet Empathy is it hardwired in humans or can it be developed? Rev. Peggy Hostetler, newly elected president of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will examine the capacity of pre-schoolers to develop empathy for others when she addresses the organizations next potluck luncheon womens gathering which will take place Wednesday, March 20 at the Unity Church, 101 Cedar Road, in Silver Springs Shores. Doors at the church will open at 11:30 a.m. with the formal program concluding at 1 p.m. Rev. Hostetler has selected her topic as a facet of The Charter for Compassion, the organizations theme for 2013. Development of this document was spearheaded by Karen Armstrong and other leading thinkers in an effort to activate adherence to the Golden Rule in cultures and religions throughout the world. The pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living wants to encourage children to become altruistic adults who buy shoes for a homeless man on a freezing night, or rush to lift a commuter pushed onto the subway tracks as the train nears rather than those whose callous behavior leads to the bullying and disdain for the other which afflicts so many raised only to be princes and princesses of all they survey. Betty Jean Wochinski, secretary-treasurer of The Interfaith Alliance and member of the Unity Church, is hostess for the event. Please telephone her at 352-680-9296 or visit www.TIAMarionCountyFL.org to RSVP or for more information. 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 352-8548328. 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 Winn-Dixie, 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, 352-8612730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Book sale to benefit wildlife A book sale to benefit the Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For further information, call 352-291-1962.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. March of Dimes golf A golf benefit for the March of Dimes will take place on Saturday, March 23, at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and there will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, lunch included. There will be a Hyundai Sonata, EZGO Golf Cart and $1 million shot for a man and a woman. Cost is $75 for a non-member and $50 for members. Make checks payable to March of Dimes. There will be tickets sold for mulligans, raffles and a silent auction. A pairing party will be held Friday, March 22, at the Hilton from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a cash bar and free food and a small silent auction. For information call 352-690-1643.Tuesday, March 26 Breast Cancer group to meet The SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., at 1 p.m. in Room 235 (Multipurpose Room). Our meeting on March 26 will be a presentation by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World Communities.

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Sincerely, A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 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 000E79U 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) 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 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 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 000EAGI Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your practical side dominant its a good time to reassess your finances to see what expenses you can cut. Aspects also favor mending fraying relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine-inspired determination to follow matters through from beginning to end pays off in a big way. Enjoy a well-earned weekend of fun with a special someone. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor reestablishing business relationships you might have neglected. A family members request needs to be given more thought before you decide. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) While you might appreciate the avalanche of advice coming from others, keep in mind that the intuitive Moon Child is best served by listening to her or his own inner voice. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Lions social life whirls at centrifugal speed this week as you go from function to function. Things slow by weeks end, giving you a chance to catch up on chores. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Dont let your stand on an issue cause a rift with a colleague. Insist on both of you taking time to reassess your positions while theres still room for compromise. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) An opportunity youd been hoping for finally opens up. But read the fine print before you make a commitment, especially where a time factor might be involved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your need to know whats going on behind the scenes leads you to make some bold moves. Be prepared with a full explanation of your actions if necessary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A lot of details need tending to during the early part of the week. The pressure eases, allowing you to get back to your major undertaking. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A friend asks you to act on his or her behalf in a dispute. Be careful. You might not have all the facts you need in order to make a fair assessment of the situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new development might require you to cancel some of your plans. But you adapt easily, and by weeks end, you could receive welcome cheering-up news. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your recent workplace accomplishments boost your self-confidence just as youre about to consider a potentially rewarding, although risky, career move. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of the arts is equaled only by your strong sense of justice. People can depend on you to always try to do whats right. Happenings Wednesday, March 13 To m Shelton concert s che d ule d Gospel 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 3 -d ay W oo ds an d Mea d o w s ale Woods and Meadows will have its community sale (there are 155 homes in the community) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15-17, starting at 8 a.m. For information, call 352-509-4141. Woods and Meadows is off 103rd Street Road, east of 80th Avenue. Follow the signs each house will have signs posted. Saturday, March 16 O Cala St. Patric ks Day event The 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! Celtic Celebration at OTO W 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 Bro w n Bag Bunny BrunchSpringtime fun for the little ones will hop into town next week as Marion County Parks and Recreation hosts its annual Brown Bag Bunny Brunch. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers may participate in a basketful of activities including: arts and crafts, games, cookie decorating, pizza lunch and a meet-and-greet and egg hunt with Mr. Bunny. Programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the following locations: March 15: Freedom Library (5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala). March 18: Brick City Adventure Park (1211 S.E. 22nd Road, Ocala). A participation fee of $11 per child with caregiver and $4 per additional family member is required. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online by visiting http://marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm and clicking on the Online Services tab, or in person at the main office (111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). For more information, call 352-671-8560 or email cathy.norris@marioncountyfl.org. Scan d inavian Club The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on March 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon blue with wild rice, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment provided by The Doug Oxford Mens Barbershop Quartet. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 13th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate at 352-687-1580, Don Clauson at 352-8611235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352-3478362. Loo k ing f or ven d or s 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. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-4840895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w al k f or Unite d W ay United 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 352-732-9696. W o m an s Club f a s hion s ho w, lunch The GFWC Greater Ocala Womans Club will hold its spring fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Southeast 17th Street and Lake Weir Road, Ocala. Donation is $20. Proceeds go toward local charities. Fashions are provided by Belk. There is limited seating, so RSVP by March 8 to Charlene at 352-6224-2175 or Rosalie at 352-237-9509. Metro Cri m e Prevention o f Flori d a Metro Crime Prevention is a nonprofit community service organization whose mission is to achieve more awareness by the public of the criminal threat facing everyone in todays society and show effective measures to counter that threat. Their speakers offer up-to-date information on all aspects of the current crime problem, and recommend tested procedures to enhance person safety. Topics included are: Identity theft, Purse snatching, Hurricane safety, Fraud and scams, Guns and aternative weapons, Carjackings, and much more. They will appear at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Reservations requested. No charge. Donation for a pizza, salad, dessert and drink lunch. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Sunday, March 17 Ro s e Society to m eet Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355. Read the classifieds

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Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 HIRING SEMINAR In Ocala, Tues, March 19th, National Credit Repair Company is looking for Outside Sales Reps. Sales experience helpful but not necessary. Will train the right people. Please call for RSVP& information. Seating is limited 352-430-1675 BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. 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Add to that the fact that two of the major thoroughfares in the county, State Road 200 and Silver Springs Boulevard, dont follow a straight grid system and are built at an angle, and its easy for a visitor to get lost. So if we want tourists to come, and not everyone does, the county and city have to take some action. We have a feeling that will be a long time coming. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 some steam. Lets lower the age of juveniles from 18 to 16, and make it a federal law that cant be superseded by the states. If youre 16, you are automatically tried as an adult. That way, what are now juvenile offenders, particularly violent ones, would know that if they were caught committing a crime, it would mean hard time up the river. I submit that 16 and 17-year-olds are not children when it comes to the ability to commit a violent crime. Lets not treat them that way.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARK continued from Page 8 rate of cost increase has dropped by nearly 300 percent), everyone who looks at the program overall agrees that its current anticipated spending path cant be sustained much longer. Put simply, both Democrats and Republicans have an opportunity to drive bipartisan cooperation and reduce health care spending through a proven government program. Seniors will welcome it and Medicare will be in better shape as a result. Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and author of Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. SCHOENcontinued from Page 8 This weeks puzzle answers driving, said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. Were pleased to partner with AAA and their emergency roadside service drivers to help keep our roads safe. Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 22,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. Tow to Go Services: The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location Free and available to both AAA members and non-members Call 855-286-9246 for the service. Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been a cosponsor of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee to help educate servers on the importance of not over serving their customers. TOWcontinued from Page 1 clothing and emergency financial assistance to those in need right here in our community. The 2012 Ocala Open was a great success as the two aforementioned charities split $40,000 that was raised with generous sponsorships by local businesses who embraced and supported the event. Live, real-time updates will be posted during the tournament on www.OcalaOpen.com and www.facebook.com/candlerhillsgolfclub. For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the 2013 Ocala Open Golf Tournament, visit our website: www.OcalaOpen.com. GOLFcontinued from Page 1 Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, March 13: Thomas Shelton Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. March 31: It is Easter! The Worship Service, at 10:30 a.m., will be our choirs presentation of Eyes of Faith an Easter Musical featuring the resurrecton of Jesus Christ. The day begins with Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by Easter Sunday School Classes at 9:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is now accepting reservations for its Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Stone Creek Country Club and Grille in Ocala. The seder will feature a complete meal with rituals with a liberal, contemporary feel. Most of the seder will be done in English. The service will be facilitated by Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson with those in attendance as participants. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and guests. For reservations and further information contact Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662 by March 21. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.Countryside Presbyterian Palm Sunday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a special communion service with palm processional lead by Rev. Gary Marshall for Palm Sunday on March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a Tenebrae Service service of shadows with communion at 7:00 p.m on March 28 led by the Rev. Gary Marshall. Good Friday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a noon service on Good Friday, March 29 recalling Jesus crucifixion with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Easter Sunday Celebratory Worship Service with communion at 10:30 a.m. on March 31 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. The Chancel and Handbell choirs will perform. For information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Joy Lutheran ChurchOn Maundy Thursday, March 28, at 6:45 p.m. the worship service begins the three days of Christs Passion. Holy Communion will be offered in memory of the Last Supper. The altar will be stripped in honor of Christs death and at the end of service; the sanctuary lights will be dimmed and the worshipers will quietly leave. The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross will be presented on Good Friday from noon to 2 p.m. There will be readings, music and meditation. The joy of Easter Sunday (March 31) will begin at 6:30 a.m. outdoors in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting). The message will be Amazed Where the Road Leads (Luke 24:1-12). Two services will follow in the church sanctuary. At 8:30 a.m. the message will be A Twist in the Road (John 20:1-10), and at 10:30 a.m. the message will be Jesus Leads ME on the Road (John 20:11-18). The church will be decorated with spring flowers and the Bell and Vocal Choirs will perform at the last two services. Religion

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11 2 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EAG9 000EA6A FREE SORTING! Bring in the Entire Box... We will sort it for you! NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? W ANT TO KNOW WHA T S IN THA T OLD JEWELRY BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Y OUR U NWANTED J EWELRY C OULD B E W ORTH L OTS OF M ONEY Y OUR U NWANTED J EWELRY C OULD B E W ORTH L OTS OF M ONEY G et out your calendars and mark the dates of exciting upcoming events. The Social Committee is working very hard to have socials at the clubhouse that will increase the attendance. By now I hope all of you have your reservations for the QM Horse Race and Bake Sale that is this Saturday. Donations are needed for the bake sale. You can bring your goodies to the clubhouse when you come for the race. Items can be purchased at the intermission (this is also when we will eat subs, chips, etc.).Proceeds from the sale will help finance the entertainment scheduled throughout the year. April 15, Income Tax Day will be a potluck dinner, but we will have professional entertainment. There will be more about this later. On May 18 we will have our Spring Fling catered dinner with special entertainment. Bingo is a very popular event at the clubhouse. The next scheduled night of Bingo is Tuesday, March 26. John Walker, a financial adviser from Edward Jones, made a presentation at the QMRPOA meeting last week. He spoke about the various types of investments. He said we should look at three types of income from our investments: Variable in which your principal is protected; Reliable which includes higher interest rates paid on intermediate bonds; and Rising, that would include stock investments. He stressed that we should prepare for the expected and the unexpected! Mr. Walker is available to meet with anyone regarding their questions/concerns about investments. He is a regular advertiser in our QM Reporter. Attention Red Hatters: Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb if you plan to go with us to Gainesville on Wednesday, March 20. What happened to our warm weather? It feels like summer one day, and then, poof, its winter again. The poor azaleas dont know what to think they bloom, get frost bitten, bloom again, and get frosted again! Hopefully we have seen the last of the cold weather. I guess we shouldnt complain just look at the weather north of us! Did you remember to change your clocks last week? Did you ever wonder why we change our time twice a year? Well, lets take a look back in our history and find the answer: Standard Time in time zones was instituted in the U.S. and Canada on November 18, 1883. Prior to that time, the time of day was a local matter. Towns used some form of local solar time and usually kept by a church clock, or by a clock in a jewelers window. William Lambert was the first man in the United States to sense a need for standardization of our time. He was an amateur astronomer. Mr. Lambert presented a recommendation for the establishment of time meridians to Congress in 1809. Congress rejected this idea. The same recommendation was made to Congress again in 1870, by Charles Dowd of Saratoga Springs, NY. Again, it was rejected. Mr. Dowd didnt give up, so he made his presentation again in 1872; it was eventually adopted by the U.S. and Canadian railways 11 years later. Detroit kept local time until 1900 when the City Council decreed that all clocks should be put back 28 minutes to Central Standard Time. Only half of the city obeyed the order. After someone offered to put a large sundial in front of the city hall, the city voted to adopt Central Standard Time in 1905. The large railway systems of the U.S. and Canada adopted standard time at noon on November 18, 1883; it was many years before it was actually used by the people. Standard Time in time zones was established by law with the Standard Time Act of 1918. The responsibility to make changes in the time zones was given to the Interstate Commerce Commission. In 1966 Congress created the Department of Transportation and this responsibility was passed to them. The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 while he was an American delegate in Paris. He was not taken seriously, so nothing came of the idea at that time. William Willett, a London builder, in 1907, wrote a paper entitled, Waste of Daylight. In this he proposed advancing clocks 20 minutes of each of four Sundays in April, and moving them back 20 minutes on the four Sundays in September. Needless to say, this idea didnt go with the people. Daylight Saving Time has been used in our country since World War I. At that time, the purpose was to conserve fuel. Clocks were moved forward one hour in April and moved back in October. The plan was formally adopted in the U.S. in 1918. An Act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States was enacted on March 19, 1918. Daylight Saving Time was to begin on March 31, 1918, and be observed for seven months in 1918 and 1919. After the War ended, the law proved to be so unpopular that it was repealed in 1919 with a Congressional override of President Wilsons veto. During World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round Daylight Saving Time, called War Time. This lasted from February 9, 1942 until September 31, 1945. Between September 1945 and 1966 there was no federal law regarding Daylight Saving Time. This really caused much confusion, especially in the broadcasting industry and also with trains, airlines and buses. The Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973 was signed into law by President Nixon on January 4, 1974. Clocks were set ahead one hour. Congress amended the Act, and Standard Time returned on October 27, 1974. Daylight Saving Time resumed on February 23, 1975, and ended on October 25, 1975. The use of Daylight Saving Time has been very inconsistent in our country. At one point it was discovered that a 35-mile stretch of road between Moundsville, West Virginia, and Steubenville, Ohio, on Route 2, you were in seven time changes! Congress decided to step in and end the confusion. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. This created Daylight Saving Time to begin on the last Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October. States had the option of passing a law not to observe the change if they so desired. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time beginning in 2007. We now begin our summer time on the second Sunday in March; ending on the first Sunday of November. In our country, DST is not observed in Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving. Please note it is Daylight Saving, not Daylight Savings time. We dont actually save any time, so perhaps we should call it Daylight Shifting Time. Now that you are totally confused, go check your clocks to make sure youre on time! Social Committee working hard to hold exciting events Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 50 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000E0RO 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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 Take a few minutes to imagine what the town would look like if every single business would turn purple for one day just one day? There would be balloons and signs all in purple employees would be wearing purple in their hair on their clothes some may even paint their nails purple. All different shades of purple everywhere! Now imagine, for a few minutes, what the world would look like without cancer think of the increased laughter the lives that would be changedthe families and friends who would not have to say good bye too soon. Imagine! On March 19, the American Cancer Society is asking local businesses to go purple! Encourage your employees to wear purple decorate your stores in purple compete with neighboring stores. It is a purple day! You can do it as a fundraiser for the West Marion Relay for Life you can do it to increase awareness about the tragedy of cancer. As a fundraiser you can donate part of your proceeds to the West Marion Relay, You can sell special items sell Relay Feet (The American Cancer Society will provide them) or place a can out for donations. Do it for awareness Do it for researchDo it to assist in paying for programs. Do it for a family member Do it for a neighborDo it for an employee Do it for yourself! Just do it! A panel from the West Marion Relay Committee will judge all businesses that enter for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. All participating businesses will receive a certificate of appreciation! For information on how you can get involved, call John at 352-207-0755. Paint the Town Purple On March 19 PHOTOS BY RON RATNERLearning from the sheriff The newly started Sheriffs Citizens Academy got under way last week at On Top of the World. Above, Sheriff Chris Blair addresses members of the public who signed up to attend. Below, part of the crowd at the opening session. AAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists for St. Patricks Day weekend with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 15 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The programs mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, March 15-17. Nearly two in 5 (41 percent) consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on St. Patricks Day weekend, with a majority (56 percent) reporting that they think people tend to drink more alcohol when compared to other holidays. This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home on the holiday weekend, said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. St. Patricks Day is on a Sunday this year so people may be inclined to celebrate throughout the weekend and they need to have a plan for a designated driver before they have their first drink. The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of designated drivers and help prevent drunk Too much green beer? Get a ride with Tow to Go Public invited to Business Expo Friday Dont miss the annual West Marion Business Association Business Expo this Friday, March 15 noon to 6 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Meet with more than 40 business owners or their representatives and see how they can help you. Doors prizes and drawings for gift cards throughout the afternoon will give everyone the opportunity go home with extra gifts. Zumba demonstrations are planned for 2, 3 and 4 p.m. for an opportunity to see if that type of exercise would work for you. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Please see TOW Page 3 Candler Hills Golf Club will be host to the 7th annual Ocala Open Golf Tournament on March 13-15. Candler Hills Golf Club is the prestigious golf course at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, Florida. The three-day tournament will be played Wednesday through Friday with a guaranteed winners prize of $12,000. The Pro-Am is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th and will feature local amateurs paired up with pros in a fun round of golf all for charity. Spectator admission to the professional tournament is free. On Top of the World Communities has established an outstanding reputation for leadership and community service in the greater Ocala and Marion County area. The Ocala Open Golf Tournament will benefit local charities: Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide exemplary compassionate comfort care for the terminally ill and support services for the families/caregivers. Interfaith Emergency Services is a not-for-profit organization which brings together people of all faiths providing basic necessities such as food, shelter, Golf tourney benefits two local charities Please see GOLF Page 3 E very Monday at 5:45 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 10:15, students from beginners to the new brown belts practice the moves of Tae Kwon Do taught by instructor Art Stalbow. Many are on their way to the coveted Black Belt. The order of belt ranks from white, yellow, green, purple, brown and black. According to Art, the ranking system is somewhat varied depending on the system or style of martial arts. Some have red belts, or orange, or blue. There are also various degrees of black. Art said, The requirements for belt advancement have been modified only slightly due to the maturity of the members of the class. I believe maturity of the members of the class is for those of us that are 55+. For everyones safety, there is no sparring in our class. All other requirements are the same as any traditional Tae Kwon Do class. Recently, five members of the Stone Creek Karate class earned their Brown Belts. Diane Badarak, Ken Drake, Debbie Ford, Kathy Hodges, and Mary Beth Neely were awarded their new belts and their Brown Belt certificate after performing all of their various martial arts movements and exercises. They have been working up the ranks of Tae Kwon Do for more than three years. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean style of martial art. It took this group about a year to progress from the purple to the brown belt. According to Art, Each student has her/his own goals (fitness, self-defense, personal accomplishments, showing the grandkids what grandma/pa can do, (always wanted to learn karate), but Im pretty sure they are all in it for the long term: to earn the coveted Black Belt. Congratulations to those Stone Creek Residents for their hard work in achieving another item from their bucket list. From the left, Mary Beth Neely. Kathy Hodges, Ken Drake, Art Stalbow, Debbie Ford, Diane Badarak. Update on Stone Creeks Tae Kwon Do classes Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi When grandma walked in the door, we yelled Surprise and boy was she surprised. Then came the time for us to present the cake and eat it as well. Whoever says you cant have your cake and eat it too needs to sit down and talk with me. I have found a wonderful way of having my cake and eating it too without the sneering disapproval of You Know Who. I like what the Bible says. There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV). God always provides the cake and then invites us to eat it with Him. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 7 Guide Dog Foundation Needs VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800548-4337.