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Publication Date: 03-27-2013
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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........4 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 52 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Happenings Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroads.cog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley 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 Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Chur ch 000DBZY 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, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V isitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000E1IT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning W orship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 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 GREA T FINANCING ON EZ-GO CAR TS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHA T BA TTER Y A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine L awn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding T oys Computer Back Up T ractor Motorcycle A TV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game F eeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery P acks L aptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries F or: CUST OM BA TTER Y P ACKS LAPT OP COMPUTER BA TTERIES CAMCORDER BA TTERIES WHEELCHAIR BA TTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BA TTERIES AUT OMOTIVE BA TTERIES F ARM TRACT OR BA TTERIES JET SKI BA TTERIES GAME FEED BA TTERIES MARINE BA TTERIES CELL PHONE BA TTERIES POWER WHEELS BA TTERIES WA T C H BA TTERIES KEY REMOTE BA TTERIES TRUCK BA TTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES AT V BA TTERIES MOT ORCYCLE BA TTERIES LA WNMOWER BA TTERIES Easter egg huntsEaster eg gs, plants at Ha wthorneHawthorne V illage, 4100 S.W 33rd A ve., Ocala, will be having its semi-annual plant sale on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All plants, herbs, and vegetable plants are $1. Also on March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon we will be holding an Easter egg hunt, free pictures with the Easter Bunny and face painting. It will be a day of fun for the whole family Easter Eg g hunt at Ocala W estThe Ocala W est United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W 105th St., will have their children s annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stanfield Hall. This will include ages 2 6th grade and will include egg hunting, dying eggs, stor ytelling, games, food and fellowship. Fairfield celebrates St. Patricks Day Simone Vitagliano was enjoying her birthday with her husband, Joe, at the St. Patricks Day pot luck gathering at Fairfield Village. More photos and column, Page 12. Declared FFV's "Tallest Leprechaun," Jim Meissner gives wife, Carol, a big St. Patrick's Day hug. To prepare for a new school opening this August, Superintendent George Tomyn announces the following principal changes effective July 1: Legacy Elementary Dawn Prestipino will open Marion Countys newest elementary school in Southeast Marion as its first principal with an estimated enrollment of 573 students on opening day. Prestipino moves from principal at Sparr Elementary, where shes been principal for three years. She started with the district in 1984 as a fifth-grade teacher at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. She also taught at Harbour View and Romeo Elementary schools before being named assistant principal at Greenway Elementary in 1999. Following a years personal leave to teach elsewhere, she returned as assistant principal at South Ocala Elementary, where she also served as interim principal. She transferred as assistant principal to Eighth Street Elementary in 2009 and to her current position at Sparr Elementary in 2010. Prestipino s bachelors degree in Elementary Education comes from Clarion State College in Pennsylvania while her masters degree in Educational Leadership comes from NOVA Southeastern University. Sparr Elementary Patricia Hornsby transfers here as principal from the same position at Marion Oaks Elementary, where shes been since the school opened in 2010. Hornsby was also a previous principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Her bachelors degree in Special Education comes from the University of Florida, along with her masters and specialist degrees in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 2005 as an assistant principal at Sunrise Elementary and moved to Dunnellon Elementary in 2006. Prior to then, she was an assistant principal for six years in Alachua County and taught at Ocalas Howard Middle School in the mid1980s. Shes also worked for Floridas Department of Education and the Special Education Department at the University of Florida. Marion Oaks Elementary Gary Smallridge moves as the principal here from the same position at Ward-Highlands Elementary, where hes been at the helm since 2009. He was previously named principal at Maplewood Elementary in 2005. Prior to then, he was an assistant principal at Greenway Elementary. Smallridge earned his bachelors in Elementary Education and his masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. He joined the district in 2001 as an assistant principal at Lake Weir Middle. Ward-Highlands Elementary Melissa Kinard transfers as principal here from the same position at Wyomina Park Elementary. Kinard is a Marion County native and graduated from North Marion High School. She earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from St. Leo College and her masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Her specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University is in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 1995 as a special needs teacher and was named assistant principal at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary in 2005. IN 2011, she was named principal at Wyomina Park Elementary. Wyomina Parks principal position remains open with interviews taking place in the near future. New principals named at Marion County public schools Carolyn Slocumb shows off her green hair. Quail Meadow celebrates its annual horse race Ron Gartman and Earle Talley at the Quail Meadow event. More photos on Page 2. Saturday, March 16, was the day and date for some really good fun in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. A very large crowd gathered with obvious full intentions of celebrating St. Patricks Day regardless of anyones cultural background. For that evening, we all assumed honorary Irish ancestry in some way! The members of the Social Activities Committee and some of their Irish lassie and/or laddie helpers brought forth some of the best corned beef and cabbage that most of us had ever tasted. There was supposedly no secret recipe, but the results were totally delicious. The green punch was equally well received as were the multitude of side dishes prepared and shared by those attending. There were traditional Irish dishes, lots of green food, and absolutely divine desserts. There was even what was called a green pumpkin pie, which did not fool anyone. Those were just green sprinkles on top of a regular pumpkin pie, but there was none left so the green fairy sprinkles must have been acceptable. The many other desserts were totally luscious and coordinated beautifully with the Irish Cream Coffee that several people were enjoying. With very lively Irish music to enjoy, the FFV neighbors had no complaints about the evening. Because pictures often speak much more eloquently than words, the accompanying photos will attest to the fact that on the night of St. Pattys Eve....the Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the scene of a lively gathering of some of FFVs loveliest people. Have a great week!Piano fundraiser A Piano Dance Party will be held Friday, April 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. This will be a big fundraiser to help to provide the funds for a piano for the FFV Clubhouse. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for $5. Additional donations will be greatly appreciated. The wearin o the green at FFVs potluck dinner Several pledges have already been made, but more is needed for this worthwhile project for all FFV neighbors to enjoy. For advance tickets, contact: Jean Chapman at 352-816-0378; Ginny Keller at 352-237-8696; Eleanor Lynch at 352-854-9419; Loretta Zang at 352-2916644; Frann Glenney at 352-854-6247 or Linda Ford at 352-237-1339. Refreshments will be served. DeeJay donated over 8,000 songs. Call 352-861-2171 for specific song requests. Come and enjoy the fun and help a very popular cause. Thanks! Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal The visit that was thoroughly enjoyed by all present was that of the Glassman "Grands"...Sam and Spencer...whom everyone enjoyed seeing. They are going up so fast and are such handsome young guys! One of our most popular couples, Roz and Alex Martin, are known for volunteering. The couple's South African accents are always such a delight as are both of them.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DV9V (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $175 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000EFR5 The Baker Financial Group 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. 000EADU What a fantastic night at the clubhouse! The QM horse race was a huge success! The excitement and enthusiasm were great! Since it was the day before St. Patricks Day, there was a whole lot of green in dress and decorations. The tables were very festive with green tablecloths, balloons and other decorations. The horses (wooden) which were made by Barry Hargraves several years ago are still healthy and able to run the races. During the intermission, we made our way to the bake sale. All the homemade goodies were donated by our residents. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay for upcoming entertainment. Also during this time, sub sandwiches, chips, and drinks were enjoyed by all. As usual, we had a fifty/fifty drawing, and also drawings for many prizes. The fifty/fifty was won by Benny Bachand (surely he will share with Teresa) and a green t-shirt was won by Jan Johnson. The horses have now gone back to their stable to wait for next years race. Its always hard to mention any unpleasant event in our wonderful neighborhood, but you need to be aware of a couple of things: the first is that the chips that were purchased for the horse race disappeared from the clubhouse sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Please make sure you do not let strangers have access to your clubhouse key. We have no idea who took the chips, but if someone is so hungry they needed them, please let any board member know and help will be given to them. Also, a homeowners truck that was parked in his driveway was broken into please lock your car/truck doors! The next community party at the clubhouse will be the Hobo Pot Luck dinner on April 15 (income tax day). We will be entertained by Vincenzo Basile and Amy Bonnert. Check the QM Reporter for more info on this party. We were just told of a very good act of kindness On Wednesday night during the heavy downpour of rain, Barbara Hendrick had an unexpected visitor: a very wet black and white dog ran into her garage for shelter. Barbara and Harvey took in the dog, dried her off, and gave her comfort. After many calls on Thursday morning to animal shelters, vets, and neighbors, they located the distraught owner Virginia Gabioud, a QM resident. The happy ending is that Barbara and Harvey walked Harper home to Virginia. Barbara said that she and Harvey really enjoyed having Harper with them for the evening and told Virginia they would be happy to watch Harper for her any time. Sunday, March 31 is Easter Sunday, or as many of us like to say, Resurrection Sunday. Remember this day is much more than colored eggs, rabbits, and candy. We all enjoy watching the children hunt for the eggs, and Im sure many of us have memories of getting new clothes for Easter this use to be the time for getting a new outfit, complete with hat and white shoes. However you celebrate this special day attending worship services, visiting with family and friends, or just relaxing at home, have a Happy Easter! A big night of horse racing Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marie Schneider and John Zdarsky. Marlene Cigrand was the bet taker. 000EF8Q NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-66 22 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Come On In Or We Can Come To You! 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, March 27, 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 aName 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 Accepted1. 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 NO W HIRING A utomotiv e Line T echs ASE &/or F ord Cer t. 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Were the Supercenter Were the Supercenter of Accessories too! 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 000EAHC 3733 SW 80th Ave 000E0RO 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000EBLA Read the classifieds Thursday, March 28 Book sale at Freedom LibraryThe Freedom Public Library threeday book sale will take place this week. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Included will be books, videos, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, 78 and 33 rpm phonograph records and more. While youre there, pick up an application and join the Friends of Freedom Public Library. Contact Cindy Clark at 352-861-0353 to have your Ocala area book donations picked up before the sale. The library is at 5870 S.W. 95th St.Saturday, March 30 Marion Landing yard sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, April 2 Presentation on human traffickingThe United Methodist Women of Eve Circle at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will be hosting a presentation on human trafficking awareness. This program will be presented by Sgt. J. Bivan, Marion County Sheriffs Office,, on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at Ocala West. This meeting is open to anyone interested in this topic.Saturday, April 6 Sweetwater Oaks appreciationThe Sweetwater Oaks resident appreciation cookout with live entertainment and dancing will take place on Saturday, April 6, starting at 2:30 p.m. Management invites all residents and their guests to attend. The island theme will be repeated and served will be pulled pork roast and Island Teriyaki Chicken, at approximately 3:30. The Day Trippers, a four-piece live band specializing in classic Beatles tunes and oldies, will be entertaining all afternoon. Door prizes will be given away during the event. Obtain your tickets at the office before March 30.Lunch, Fashion With a TwistOn April 6, the Womens Fellowship of First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a luncheon and a Fashion With A Twist Show beginning at noon. Tickets are available at the churchs office at a cost of $10 per person. Everyone is invited to attend. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035 or 352509-4218 or email us at: uccocala.orgAfrican violet two-day show, saleThe African Violet Club of Ocala will hold a show and sale on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The public is invited from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Free admission and free parking. Plants and supplies will be available for purchase. This event is designed for all ages and promises to be very educational and fun.Swamp Fox Spring FlingCalling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. Please visit www.swampfoxevents.com or call Charlie DeMenzes at 352-843-7790 for more information to sign up a chili team or enter a vehicle. The Swamp Fox Fling is a family fun Happenings Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 6 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Thank You For Voting Us Readers Choice #1 Jeweler For 6 Consecutive Years 000E0ZE

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knownst to me I had wandered about in sheer ignorance. Looking back, I think of those times and know why somebody said, Ignorance is bliss. And to be sure, I was very blissful. In fact, I did not know how very blissful I was. Then came the time when I was willing to throw away all that bliss for the, I do, of a certain young lady I chanced to meet. It was then that my idea of bliss radically changed forever. After getting married I realized just how uncivilized my behavior had been up to this point. Fortunately, for me, my bride was more than willing to take up the challenge of nurturing me to a more civilized behavior. I would not say that she has been overwhelmingly successful in this attempt, however. I am a lot more civilized today than I was prior, which has to count for something. One of the things that she attributes to civilized behavior has to do with cleanliness, in particular, clean clothes. For some reason she has a fetish that everything has to be cleaned. In my uncivilized days, I had more of a fetish about saving water. Through the years, her persistence has paid off and I have come to the place that I really appreciate clean clothes. Of course, there is a discrepancy in what each of us deem as clean. For me, clean is when it passes the sniff test. As long as I cannot smell anything on my shirt, I consider it clean. My wife, on the other hand, believes that if you wear a piece of clothing one time it ceases to be clean. Then there are spots. If a spot is on my shirt where nobody else can see it, I consider the shirt clean. After all, appearance is what really counts. However, my wife believes any and every spot renders a shirt unclean. This brings me to the subject at hand. That is, the proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae. It appears, so I am told, that the correct way to eat an ice cream sundae is not to get any on your shirt. My favorite ice cream sundae is hot fudge, which is humanly impossible to eat without getting something on your shirt. No matter how careful, I always drip hot fudge on my shirt. The cleaner the shirt, the bigger the smudge. It is for this reason that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has laid down some very strict rules when it comes to ice cream sundaes. No ice cream sundaes! Period! For the most part, I do not let her catch me eating an ice cream sundae. It is more for her good than for mine that I keep this a secret. Whenever she discovers I have had an ice cream sundae it affects her blood pressure, not to mention the wear and tear on her vocal cords. (I will not even mention my eardrums.) I have tried everything under the sun to master the etiquette of properly eating an ice cream sundae. No matter what I do or try, the result is always the same. Some little smidgen of fudge on my clothing somewhere. I recently came to a milestone in my pursuit of ice cream sundaes. At first, I thought it was an ingenious plan. In the beginning, it looked promising. It went simply like this. Since a hot fudge sundae usually drips on my shirt evidencing the fact that I indulged in the forbidden delicacy, I switched to strawberry sundaes where there is absolutely no chance of smearing your shirt with fudge. This plan of mine worked for several months but came crashing down this past week. I had indulged in a very delicious strawberry sundae and thought I had gotten away with it. When I got home my wife looked at me and then said, What is that stain on your shirt? Knowing that if I confess I had an ice cream sundae I would be in deep trouble the thought occurred to me until I took my chance. I think its lipstick, I said with a smile on my face. Oh, I thought it was strawberry syrup, she said. I am not sure what that means but I did not want to pursue the subject at the time. I am learning that some things are not worth the effort. The apostle Paul thought this too. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not (1 Corinthians 10:23 KJV). There is a proper way of doing everything and some things are not worth doing at all. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. 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LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if its one youve been planning for. Take aim and go for it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goats unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to pace yourself a bit more. Rushing could lead to serious slip-ups. Take more time to check out details you might otherwise overlook. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. Theyll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done. BORN THIS WEEK: Your natural gift for honest leadership earns you the respect and admiration of others. Read the classifieds Not ever ybody realizes how impor tant it is to follow protocol. Many Philistines in our society do things so haphazardly that it is a real affront to those of us who know better There should be a law forbidding such perfunc tor y behavior W e have a law for ever ything else, why not this? Plus, it would better ser ve our countr y and help maintain civilized behavior among our citizens. I will be the first to admit that, throughout my lifetime, I have not always been committed to civilized behavior It took me a long time to realize what civilized behavior really was. Before I got married, I had an idea of what I thought civilized behavior was. 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The racers also had to learn a song that the children of Hanoi sang to them, and some of the lyrics included Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory. Needless to say, many Americans, especially Vietnam veterans, were infuriated. There were demands to CBS for an apology, with social media playing a big part in the effort. The complaints included some from Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, who was once a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Finally, on Sunday, one week after the Hanoi episode ran, a CBS official apologized at the beginning of the new segment. Many called it too little, too late. Some said they find it hard to believe that no one at CBS apparently thought this episode would be offensive. Actually, knowing the insensitive makeup of the networks, were not that surprised. Networks will do almost anything for ratings, and if it happens that they offend somebody, so what. The pressure on the network was so bad that it obviously had to apologize, but that doesnt absolve the executives from allowing this sort of thing on the air. Were sure that many Vietnam veterans, including those from this area, were among those offended. And we hope that the networks learn a lesson from this. Past wars and their effects still linger in the minds of people. An extra effort should be made not to disturb them. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Immigrants take note: Be legalBY GLENN MOLLETTE I am happy for anyone to come to the United States. We are truly a great country. Ive been further convinced of this by visiting other countries. There are some wonderful places but I always feel better when I am on American soil. Our country has issues but nothing like those faced by most other countries. I can understand why people want to come here. Many of them are desperate to get into our country. All are hoping for a better life. I havent traveled out of the country very much but I have been to a few places. Whenever I travel abroad I make sure that I have my passport and any necessary visa that the country requires. I wouldnt dream of trying to go any other way. I am amazed at the millions of people who risk it all to enter America illegally with little to no financial means to survive when they get here. I am in favor of helping people but they should come here legally. Entering the country without the proper documents is breaking the law. People who hire those who are here illegally are encouraging their illegal presence in our country. I can appreciate immigration reform. I dont believe the process should take years. On the other hand we should not hand out citizenship like penny candy on Halloween. Its worth something to be an American. My wifes grandfather was once held as a prisoner of war during World War II in the Philippines. He paid a heavy price for America. My brother fought in Vietnam and a neighbor friend was killed in Vietnam. Another friend was left for dead after being thrust with a bayonet in Korea. He survived that experience to be shot on two different occasions in Vietnam. Many Americans have sacrificed their lives for America. Families today live with the sacrifice of giving up their loved ones for America. I think about how hard Americans have worked to make and keep this country free. Think of not only the wars but also the sacrifices of every generation that has battled to keep America free, strong, and the kind of place desired by nationalities around the world. American freedom has not come easy and there will be nothing easy about preserving who we are and what we have. To just pass out citizenship to anybody and everybody who crosses our border legally or illegally without going through a fair and just process is a slap in the face of every soldier who has died for this country. Its a slap in the face of every American who has spent his life filling out tax reforms, paying untold fortunes of taxes to the government and abiding by the law. I am thrilled that people want to come to America. Just please abide by the law and make our country better. America is here for you. Come one and come all. Salute our flag, carry your fair share of taxes, serve in our military and help us keep this country free and strong. Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues: Every American Has An Opinion and nine other books. Find him on Facebook or e-mail gmollette@aol.com. 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. When I was a kid, living up north, I always wondered how, on Feb. 2, some silly little animal in Pennsylvania could predict the weather. It was Groundhog Day, and supposedly if the groundhog saw his shadow and scurried back into his hole, there would be six more weeks of winter. If he didnt see his shadow, there would be an early spring. The biggest celebration is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In fact, a cult movie starring Bill Murray was made in 1993 featuring this festival and, indeed, a festival has built up around this holiday. The people in Pennsylvania take this quite seriously. So imagine their chagrin when the prosecuting attorney (similar to our state attorney and big cities district attorneys) of Butler County, Ohio, issued an indictment against Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, for lying about winter. It seems that Phil said there would be an early spring, and last week and this week mid-Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania, was buried under several inches of snow. The tongue-in-cheek indictment from Ohio went even further it sought the death penalty against Phil. This, of course, raised the ire of the folks in Pennsylvania. They have sent a letter to Butler County, Ohio, with a cease and desist order, claiming that the prosecutor in Ohio had no jurisdiction over any event that happened in Pennsylvania. And you thought you had problems? Whats next extradition? Poor Phil. He was awakened from his winter hibernation by some guy in a funny hat and crazy outfit, pulled out of Taking direct aim at Phils forecast Among Friends Jim Clark his cozy hole into the frozen tundra of Pennsylvania, given a quick look at the ground to see if his shadow was there, and then put back for the rest of his slumber. And what does he find upon his awakening? Only that a contract has been put out on him by the people of Ohio. While, of course, this is just a fun event, it does bring into focus the problems faced by weather forecasters. Just 11 days ago the local TV forecasters were telling us to get ready for a dry spell, with no rain for at least 12 days. Since then, weve had two fronts come through, the latest over the weekend, some with violent weather attached. The weather patterns have been a little strange, and as of this writing Monday our temperatures are dipping into jacket weather again. So while you consider the plight of weather forecasters, consider what Phil in Pennsylvania is going through. While we may blame the local forecasters for messing up our weekends, at least we dont put contracts out on them. But poor Phil hell have to look over his shoulder until the weather warms up.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Fitness Director Judy Helfin has brought many interesting events to the Stone Creek Spa since her recent arrival. Recently, she and her staff hosted a Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo. Most people are interested in wellness and beauty. Judy invited 18 vendors to showcase. The vendors were varied and each had little gifts to present to the residents. Judy and her staff also supplied healthy snacks and drinks. Residents were able to get their BMI formulated as well as body fat total. All, I can tell you is I did okay on the BMI numbers but I need to work on the body fat total. I and others who were given these numbers can have a recheck in June at another event that the spa is planning. Judy wants residents to know that starting in April, there will be gravity training. The Stone Creek lan Span is the only facility offering training on these machines. You can get a full body workout in 30 minutes on one machine. According to Judy, It is effective and efficient! She noted that it is used by the Baltimore Ravens and we know that they won the Super Bowl. The spa also offers a wide variety of classes including water aerobics, Zumba and Zumba Gold, Total Body and cardio and interval training. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo June 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Spa Day. There will be free class trials; food; vendors jewelry, cosmetics, senior care, free chair massage, BMI/Body fat testing. I will have to get re-tested and see if I have improved. Also on June 5, the weight challenge between Rick Morang and Chris Johnson will be announced. The money pledged by residents will be donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen. If you have not pledged, you can still do so. Thanks to Judy and her staff for an excellent afternoon of free chair massages and learning! Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Nadine Hewes, Judy Helfin, Sherry Danczyk. One of the vendors.

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day that will include voting for favorite chili, viewing and voting on classic cars, a childrens game area and more. Get your raffle tickets at Pasteurs, Gateway Bank locations, First Avenue Bank locations and Prestige Auto Sales to win a car! Event starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Francis Marion Military Academy.Tuesday, April 9 Ocala Macintosh User GroupThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. This months meeting features Splasm Software. Guest speaker Terra Knoble will introduce some of the products offered by the company. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org.Wednesday, April 10 Four-day bonsai exhibitThe Marion Bonsai Society and Master the Possibilities Education Center present the 6th Annual The Living Art of Bonsai exhibit from April 10 through April 13. The exhibit will feature several trees that transform Master the Possibilities education center into a forest of art. Register for associated classes, presentations and demonstrations available through Master the Possibilities at www.masterthepossibilities.com. The four-day display is free and open to the public. Master the Possibilities is at 8415 S.W. 80th St, Ocala. Exhibit hours: April 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For more details on this and other presentations visit us online or call 352-861-9751.Saturday, April 13 All church yard and bake saleA huge yard and bake sale will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. Vendors sites will be provided and reservations for vendors will be accepted March 23 through April 12. The fee is $10 per space. Contact Jim Hein at 352-8733199.Saturday, April 20 Two-day flower show Pioneer Garden Club presents Pascua Florida, a flower show celebrating 500 years since Ponce De Leon discovered Florida, on April 20-21, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. each day, open to the public. Enter your prized rose, bromeliad, orchid, annual, perennial, flowering branch, violet, houseplant, etc. Call Mrs. Rosalie Laudando, Horticulture chairman, at 352-237-9509 for entry information. Many beautiful specimens from local gardeners and garden club members will be on display. Junior Gardeners from the local schools will show their hard work planting on the school grounds, potting plants, growing seeds and making floral designs depicting the Ponce de Leon theme. Beautiful designs will showcase the talents of the club members and the lobby will feature exquisite designs from noted floral design judges from throughout the state. An educational display will inform on local issues of water, ecology and the environment. The event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. The Club is at 4331 E. 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Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352732-4464.Sunday, April 21 German American Club picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 21, at noon at Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets.Sunday, April 28 Master Choir to performThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled TO THE MOON AND BACH, will include Walking on the Moon, Claire de Lune, Africa, American Folk Songs, Bachs Easter Cantata Christ Lag in Todesbanden others works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need.

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day that will include voting for favorite chili, viewing and voting on classic cars, a childrens game area and more. Get your raffle tickets at Pasteurs, Gateway Bank locations, First Avenue Bank locations and Prestige Auto Sales to win a car! Event starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Francis Marion Military Academy.Tuesday, April 9 Ocala Macintosh User GroupThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. This months meeting features Splasm Software. Guest speaker Terra Knoble will introduce some of the products offered by the company. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org.Wednesday, April 10 Four-day bonsai exhibitThe Marion Bonsai Society and Master the Possibilities Education Center present the 6th Annual The Living Art of Bonsai exhibit from April 10 through April 13. The exhibit will feature several trees that transform Master the Possibilities education center into a forest of art. Register for associated classes, presentations and demonstrations available through Master the Possibilities at www.masterthepossibilities.com. The four-day display is free and open to the public. Master the Possibilities is at 8415 S.W. 80th St, Ocala. Exhibit hours: April 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For more details on this and other presentations visit us online or call 352-861-9751.Saturday, April 13 All church yard and bake saleA huge yard and bake sale will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. Vendors sites will be provided and reservations for vendors will be accepted March 23 through April 12. The fee is $10 per space. Contact Jim Hein at 352-8733199.Saturday, April 20 Two-day flower show Pioneer Garden Club presents Pascua Florida, a flower show celebrating 500 years since Ponce De Leon discovered Florida, on April 20-21, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. each day, open to the public. Enter your prized rose, bromeliad, orchid, annual, perennial, flowering branch, violet, houseplant, etc. Call Mrs. Rosalie Laudando, Horticulture chairman, at 352-237-9509 for entry information. Many beautiful specimens from local gardeners and garden club members will be on display. Junior Gardeners from the local schools will show their hard work planting on the school grounds, potting plants, growing seeds and making floral designs depicting the Ponce de Leon theme. Beautiful designs will showcase the talents of the club members and the lobby will feature exquisite designs from noted floral design judges from throughout the state. An educational display will inform on local issues of water, ecology and the environment. The event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. The Club is at 4331 E. 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Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352732-4464.Sunday, April 21 German American Club picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 21, at noon at Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets.Sunday, April 28 Master Choir to performThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled TO THE MOON AND BACH, will include Walking on the Moon, Claire de Lune, Africa, American Folk Songs, Bachs Easter Cantata Christ Lag in Todesbanden others works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need.

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The racers also had to learn a song that the children of Hanoi sang to them, and some of the lyrics included Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory. Needless to say, many Americans, especially Vietnam veterans, were infuriated. There were demands to CBS for an apology, with social media playing a big part in the effort. The complaints included some from Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, who was once a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Finally, on Sunday, one week after the Hanoi episode ran, a CBS official apologized at the beginning of the new segment. Many called it too little, too late. Some said they find it hard to believe that no one at CBS apparently thought this episode would be offensive. Actually, knowing the insensitive makeup of the networks, were not that surprised. Networks will do almost anything for ratings, and if it happens that they offend somebody, so what. The pressure on the network was so bad that it obviously had to apologize, but that doesnt absolve the executives from allowing this sort of thing on the air. Were sure that many Vietnam veterans, including those from this area, were among those offended. And we hope that the networks learn a lesson from this. Past wars and their effects still linger in the minds of people. An extra effort should be made not to disturb them. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Immigrants take note: Be legalBY GLENN MOLLETTE I am happy for anyone to come to the United States. We are truly a great country. Ive been further convinced of this by visiting other countries. There are some wonderful places but I always feel better when I am on American soil. Our country has issues but nothing like those faced by most other countries. I can understand why people want to come here. Many of them are desperate to get into our country. All are hoping for a better life. I havent traveled out of the country very much but I have been to a few places. Whenever I travel abroad I make sure that I have my passport and any necessary visa that the country requires. I wouldnt dream of trying to go any other way. I am amazed at the millions of people who risk it all to enter America illegally with little to no financial means to survive when they get here. I am in favor of helping people but they should come here legally. Entering the country without the proper documents is breaking the law. People who hire those who are here illegally are encouraging their illegal presence in our country. I can appreciate immigration reform. I dont believe the process should take years. On the other hand we should not hand out citizenship like penny candy on Halloween. Its worth something to be an American. My wifes grandfather was once held as a prisoner of war during World War II in the Philippines. He paid a heavy price for America. My brother fought in Vietnam and a neighbor friend was killed in Vietnam. Another friend was left for dead after being thrust with a bayonet in Korea. He survived that experience to be shot on two different occasions in Vietnam. Many Americans have sacrificed their lives for America. Families today live with the sacrifice of giving up their loved ones for America. I think about how hard Americans have worked to make and keep this country free. Think of not only the wars but also the sacrifices of every generation that has battled to keep America free, strong, and the kind of place desired by nationalities around the world. American freedom has not come easy and there will be nothing easy about preserving who we are and what we have. To just pass out citizenship to anybody and everybody who crosses our border legally or illegally without going through a fair and just process is a slap in the face of every soldier who has died for this country. Its a slap in the face of every American who has spent his life filling out tax reforms, paying untold fortunes of taxes to the government and abiding by the law. I am thrilled that people want to come to America. Just please abide by the law and make our country better. America is here for you. Come one and come all. Salute our flag, carry your fair share of taxes, serve in our military and help us keep this country free and strong. Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues: Every American Has An Opinion and nine other books. Find him on Facebook or e-mail gmollette@aol.com. 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. When I was a kid, living up north, I always wondered how, on Feb. 2, some silly little animal in Pennsylvania could predict the weather. It was Groundhog Day, and supposedly if the groundhog saw his shadow and scurried back into his hole, there would be six more weeks of winter. If he didnt see his shadow, there would be an early spring. The biggest celebration is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In fact, a cult movie starring Bill Murray was made in 1993 featuring this festival and, indeed, a festival has built up around this holiday. The people in Pennsylvania take this quite seriously. So imagine their chagrin when the prosecuting attorney (similar to our state attorney and big cities district attorneys) of Butler County, Ohio, issued an indictment against Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, for lying about winter. It seems that Phil said there would be an early spring, and last week and this week mid-Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania, was buried under several inches of snow. The tongue-in-cheek indictment from Ohio went even further it sought the death penalty against Phil. This, of course, raised the ire of the folks in Pennsylvania. They have sent a letter to Butler County, Ohio, with a cease and desist order, claiming that the prosecutor in Ohio had no jurisdiction over any event that happened in Pennsylvania. And you thought you had problems? Whats next extradition? Poor Phil. He was awakened from his winter hibernation by some guy in a funny hat and crazy outfit, pulled out of Taking direct aim at Phils forecast Among Friends Jim Clark his cozy hole into the frozen tundra of Pennsylvania, given a quick look at the ground to see if his shadow was there, and then put back for the rest of his slumber. And what does he find upon his awakening? Only that a contract has been put out on him by the people of Ohio. While, of course, this is just a fun event, it does bring into focus the problems faced by weather forecasters. Just 11 days ago the local TV forecasters were telling us to get ready for a dry spell, with no rain for at least 12 days. Since then, weve had two fronts come through, the latest over the weekend, some with violent weather attached. The weather patterns have been a little strange, and as of this writing Monday our temperatures are dipping into jacket weather again. So while you consider the plight of weather forecasters, consider what Phil in Pennsylvania is going through. While we may blame the local forecasters for messing up our weekends, at least we dont put contracts out on them. But poor Phil hell have to look over his shoulder until the weather warms up.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Fitness Director Judy Helfin has brought many interesting events to the Stone Creek Spa since her recent arrival. Recently, she and her staff hosted a Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo. Most people are interested in wellness and beauty. Judy invited 18 vendors to showcase. The vendors were varied and each had little gifts to present to the residents. Judy and her staff also supplied healthy snacks and drinks. Residents were able to get their BMI formulated as well as body fat total. All, I can tell you is I did okay on the BMI numbers but I need to work on the body fat total. I and others who were given these numbers can have a recheck in June at another event that the spa is planning. Judy wants residents to know that starting in April, there will be gravity training. The Stone Creek lan Span is the only facility offering training on these machines. You can get a full body workout in 30 minutes on one machine. According to Judy, It is effective and efficient! She noted that it is used by the Baltimore Ravens and we know that they won the Super Bowl. The spa also offers a wide variety of classes including water aerobics, Zumba and Zumba Gold, Total Body and cardio and interval training. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo June 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Spa Day. There will be free class trials; food; vendors jewelry, cosmetics, senior care, free chair massage, BMI/Body fat testing. I will have to get re-tested and see if I have improved. Also on June 5, the weight challenge between Rick Morang and Chris Johnson will be announced. The money pledged by residents will be donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen. If you have not pledged, you can still do so. Thanks to Judy and her staff for an excellent afternoon of free chair massages and learning! Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Nadine Hewes, Judy Helfin, Sherry Danczyk. One of the vendors.

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knownst to me I had wandered about in sheer ignorance. Looking back, I think of those times and know why somebody said, Ignorance is bliss. And to be sure, I was very blissful. In fact, I did not know how very blissful I was. Then came the time when I was willing to throw away all that bliss for the, I do, of a certain young lady I chanced to meet. It was then that my idea of bliss radically changed forever. After getting married I realized just how uncivilized my behavior had been up to this point. Fortunately, for me, my bride was more than willing to take up the challenge of nurturing me to a more civilized behavior. I would not say that she has been overwhelmingly successful in this attempt, however. I am a lot more civilized today than I was prior, which has to count for something. One of the things that she attributes to civilized behavior has to do with cleanliness, in particular, clean clothes. For some reason she has a fetish that everything has to be cleaned. In my uncivilized days, I had more of a fetish about saving water. Through the years, her persistence has paid off and I have come to the place that I really appreciate clean clothes. Of course, there is a discrepancy in what each of us deem as clean. For me, clean is when it passes the sniff test. As long as I cannot smell anything on my shirt, I consider it clean. My wife, on the other hand, believes that if you wear a piece of clothing one time it ceases to be clean. Then there are spots. If a spot is on my shirt where nobody else can see it, I consider the shirt clean. After all, appearance is what really counts. However, my wife believes any and every spot renders a shirt unclean. This brings me to the subject at hand. That is, the proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae. It appears, so I am told, that the correct way to eat an ice cream sundae is not to get any on your shirt. My favorite ice cream sundae is hot fudge, which is humanly impossible to eat without getting something on your shirt. No matter how careful, I always drip hot fudge on my shirt. The cleaner the shirt, the bigger the smudge. It is for this reason that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has laid down some very strict rules when it comes to ice cream sundaes. No ice cream sundaes! Period! For the most part, I do not let her catch me eating an ice cream sundae. It is more for her good than for mine that I keep this a secret. Whenever she discovers I have had an ice cream sundae it affects her blood pressure, not to mention the wear and tear on her vocal cords. (I will not even mention my eardrums.) I have tried everything under the sun to master the etiquette of properly eating an ice cream sundae. No matter what I do or try, the result is always the same. Some little smidgen of fudge on my clothing somewhere. I recently came to a milestone in my pursuit of ice cream sundaes. At first, I thought it was an ingenious plan. In the beginning, it looked promising. It went simply like this. Since a hot fudge sundae usually drips on my shirt evidencing the fact that I indulged in the forbidden delicacy, I switched to strawberry sundaes where there is absolutely no chance of smearing your shirt with fudge. This plan of mine worked for several months but came crashing down this past week. I had indulged in a very delicious strawberry sundae and thought I had gotten away with it. When I got home my wife looked at me and then said, What is that stain on your shirt? Knowing that if I confess I had an ice cream sundae I would be in deep trouble the thought occurred to me until I took my chance. I think its lipstick, I said with a smile on my face. Oh, I thought it was strawberry syrup, she said. I am not sure what that means but I did not want to pursue the subject at the time. I am learning that some things are not worth the effort. The apostle Paul thought this too. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not (1 Corinthians 10:23 KJV). There is a proper way of doing everything and some things are not worth doing at all. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. 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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for the take-charge Lion. But by weeks end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if its one youve been planning for. Take aim and go for it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goats unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to pace yourself a bit more. Rushing could lead to serious slip-ups. Take more time to check out details you might otherwise overlook. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. Theyll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done. BORN THIS WEEK: Your natural gift for honest leadership earns you the respect and admiration of others. Read the classifieds Not ever ybody realizes how impor tant it is to follow protocol. Many Philistines in our society do things so haphazardly that it is a real affront to those of us who know better There should be a law forbidding such perfunc tor y behavior W e have a law for ever ything else, why not this? Plus, it would better ser ve our countr y and help maintain civilized behavior among our citizens. I will be the first to admit that, throughout my lifetime, I have not always been committed to civilized behavior It took me a long time to realize what civilized behavior really was. Before I got married, I had an idea of what I thought civilized behavior was. 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This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. OCALAMarion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/215x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for det ails + appt 352-873-2725 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, T itle, No T itle, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont T rade it in. W e W ill Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ Bring INS rates down.......Wind MITIGATION -GETANEW ROOF!!!!!!!!!!! Anew roof could bring down your insurance costs. We are offering FREE wind mitigation by a certified State Inspector with all new Roofs. Call for an estimate and to schedule before the summer rains begin :) 352-260-5765 CGC004004 Central S t ate Construction STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMA TES (800) 478-8679 000E8X1 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 32 00 Before 11:00 $ 27 00 After 11:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 4/17/13 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000E24Y www.ocalapalmsgolf.com Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000EC46 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000EEBI 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Were the Supercenter Were the Supercenter of Accessories too! 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 000EAHC 3733 SW 80th Ave 000E0RO 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000EBLA Read the classifieds Thursday, March 28 Book sale at Freedom LibraryThe Freedom Public Library threeday book sale will take place this week. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Included will be books, videos, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, 78 and 33 rpm phonograph records and more. While youre there, pick up an application and join the Friends of Freedom Public Library. Contact Cindy Clark at 352-861-0353 to have your Ocala area book donations picked up before the sale. The library is at 5870 S.W. 95th St.Saturday, March 30 Marion Landing yard sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, April 2 Presentation on human traffickingThe United Methodist Women of Eve Circle at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will be hosting a presentation on human trafficking awareness. This program will be presented by Sgt. J. Bivan, Marion County Sheriffs Office,, on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at Ocala West. This meeting is open to anyone interested in this topic.Saturday, April 6 Sweetwater Oaks appreciationThe Sweetwater Oaks resident appreciation cookout with live entertainment and dancing will take place on Saturday, April 6, starting at 2:30 p.m. Management invites all residents and their guests to attend. The island theme will be repeated and served will be pulled pork roast and Island Teriyaki Chicken, at approximately 3:30. The Day Trippers, a four-piece live band specializing in classic Beatles tunes and oldies, will be entertaining all afternoon. Door prizes will be given away during the event. Obtain your tickets at the office before March 30.Lunch, Fashion With a TwistOn April 6, the Womens Fellowship of First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a luncheon and a Fashion With A Twist Show beginning at noon. Tickets are available at the churchs office at a cost of $10 per person. Everyone is invited to attend. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035 or 352509-4218 or email us at: uccocala.orgAfrican violet two-day show, saleThe African Violet Club of Ocala will hold a show and sale on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The public is invited from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Free admission and free parking. Plants and supplies will be available for purchase. This event is designed for all ages and promises to be very educational and fun.Swamp Fox Spring FlingCalling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. Please visit www.swampfoxevents.com or call Charlie DeMenzes at 352-843-7790 for more information to sign up a chili team or enter a vehicle. The Swamp Fox Fling is a family fun Happenings Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 6 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Thank You For Voting Us Readers Choice #1 Jeweler For 6 Consecutive Years 000E0ZE

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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. 000EADU What a fantastic night at the clubhouse! The QM horse race was a huge success! The excitement and enthusiasm were great! Since it was the day before St. Patricks Day, there was a whole lot of green in dress and decorations. The tables were very festive with green tablecloths, balloons and other decorations. The horses (wooden) which were made by Barry Hargraves several years ago are still healthy and able to run the races. During the intermission, we made our way to the bake sale. All the homemade goodies were donated by our residents. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay for upcoming entertainment. Also during this time, sub sandwiches, chips, and drinks were enjoyed by all. As usual, we had a fifty/fifty drawing, and also drawings for many prizes. The fifty/fifty was won by Benny Bachand (surely he will share with Teresa) and a green t-shirt was won by Jan Johnson. The horses have now gone back to their stable to wait for next years race. Its always hard to mention any unpleasant event in our wonderful neighborhood, but you need to be aware of a couple of things: the first is that the chips that were purchased for the horse race disappeared from the clubhouse sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Please make sure you do not let strangers have access to your clubhouse key. We have no idea who took the chips, but if someone is so hungry they needed them, please let any board member know and help will be given to them. Also, a homeowners truck that was parked in his driveway was broken into please lock your car/truck doors! The next community party at the clubhouse will be the Hobo Pot Luck dinner on April 15 (income tax day). We will be entertained by Vincenzo Basile and Amy Bonnert. Check the QM Reporter for more info on this party. We were just told of a very good act of kindness On Wednesday night during the heavy downpour of rain, Barbara Hendrick had an unexpected visitor: a very wet black and white dog ran into her garage for shelter. Barbara and Harvey took in the dog, dried her off, and gave her comfort. After many calls on Thursday morning to animal shelters, vets, and neighbors, they located the distraught owner Virginia Gabioud, a QM resident. The happy ending is that Barbara and Harvey walked Harper home to Virginia. Barbara said that she and Harvey really enjoyed having Harper with them for the evening and told Virginia they would be happy to watch Harper for her any time. Sunday, March 31 is Easter Sunday, or as many of us like to say, Resurrection Sunday. Remember this day is much more than colored eggs, rabbits, and candy. We all enjoy watching the children hunt for the eggs, and Im sure many of us have memories of getting new clothes for Easter this use to be the time for getting a new outfit, complete with hat and white shoes. However you celebrate this special day attending worship services, visiting with family and friends, or just relaxing at home, have a Happy Easter! A big night of horse racing Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marie Schneider and John Zdarsky. Marlene Cigrand was the bet taker. 000EF8Q NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-66 22 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Come On In Or We Can Come To You! 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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........4 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 52 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Happenings Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroads.cog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley 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 Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Chur ch 000DBZY 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, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V isitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000E1IT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning W orship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 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 GREA T FINANCING ON EZ-GO CAR TS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHA T BA TTER Y A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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Also on March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon we will be holding an Easter egg hunt, free pictures with the Easter Bunny and face painting. It will be a day of fun for the whole family Easter Eg g hunt at Ocala W estThe Ocala W est United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W 105th St., will have their children s annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stanfield Hall. This will include ages 2 6th grade and will include egg hunting, dying eggs, stor ytelling, games, food and fellowship. Fairfield celebrates St. Patricks Day Simone Vitagliano was enjoying her birthday with her husband, Joe, at the St. Patricks Day pot luck gathering at Fairfield Village. More photos and column, Page 12. Declared FFV's "Tallest Leprechaun," Jim Meissner gives wife, Carol, a big St. Patrick's Day hug. To prepare for a new school opening this August, Superintendent George Tomyn announces the following principal changes effective July 1: Legacy Elementary Dawn Prestipino will open Marion Countys newest elementary school in Southeast Marion as its first principal with an estimated enrollment of 573 students on opening day. Prestipino moves from principal at Sparr Elementary, where shes been principal for three years. She started with the district in 1984 as a fifth-grade teacher at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. She also taught at Harbour View and Romeo Elementary schools before being named assistant principal at Greenway Elementary in 1999. Following a years personal leave to teach elsewhere, she returned as assistant principal at South Ocala Elementary, where she also served as interim principal. She transferred as assistant principal to Eighth Street Elementary in 2009 and to her current position at Sparr Elementary in 2010. Prestipino s bachelors degree in Elementary Education comes from Clarion State College in Pennsylvania while her masters degree in Educational Leadership comes from NOVA Southeastern University. Sparr Elementary Patricia Hornsby transfers here as principal from the same position at Marion Oaks Elementary, where shes been since the school opened in 2010. Hornsby was also a previous principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Her bachelors degree in Special Education comes from the University of Florida, along with her masters and specialist degrees in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 2005 as an assistant principal at Sunrise Elementary and moved to Dunnellon Elementary in 2006. Prior to then, she was an assistant principal for six years in Alachua County and taught at Ocalas Howard Middle School in the mid1980s. Shes also worked for Floridas Department of Education and the Special Education Department at the University of Florida. Marion Oaks Elementary Gary Smallridge moves as the principal here from the same position at Ward-Highlands Elementary, where hes been at the helm since 2009. He was previously named principal at Maplewood Elementary in 2005. Prior to then, he was an assistant principal at Greenway Elementary. Smallridge earned his bachelors in Elementary Education and his masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. He joined the district in 2001 as an assistant principal at Lake Weir Middle. Ward-Highlands Elementary Melissa Kinard transfers as principal here from the same position at Wyomina Park Elementary. Kinard is a Marion County native and graduated from North Marion High School. She earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from St. Leo College and her masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Her specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University is in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 1995 as a special needs teacher and was named assistant principal at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary in 2005. IN 2011, she was named principal at Wyomina Park Elementary. Wyomina Parks principal position remains open with interviews taking place in the near future. New principals named at Marion County public schools Carolyn Slocumb shows off her green hair. Quail Meadow celebrates its annual horse race Ron Gartman and Earle Talley at the Quail Meadow event. More photos on Page 2. Saturday, March 16, was the day and date for some really good fun in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. A very large crowd gathered with obvious full intentions of celebrating St. Patricks Day regardless of anyones cultural background. For that evening, we all assumed honorary Irish ancestry in some way! The members of the Social Activities Committee and some of their Irish lassie and/or laddie helpers brought forth some of the best corned beef and cabbage that most of us had ever tasted. There was supposedly no secret recipe, but the results were totally delicious. The green punch was equally well received as were the multitude of side dishes prepared and shared by those attending. There were traditional Irish dishes, lots of green food, and absolutely divine desserts. There was even what was called a green pumpkin pie, which did not fool anyone. Those were just green sprinkles on top of a regular pumpkin pie, but there was none left so the green fairy sprinkles must have been acceptable. The many other desserts were totally luscious and coordinated beautifully with the Irish Cream Coffee that several people were enjoying. With very lively Irish music to enjoy, the FFV neighbors had no complaints about the evening. Because pictures often speak much more eloquently than words, the accompanying photos will attest to the fact that on the night of St. Pattys Eve....the Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the scene of a lively gathering of some of FFVs loveliest people. Have a great week!Piano fundraiser A Piano Dance Party will be held Friday, April 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. This will be a big fundraiser to help to provide the funds for a piano for the FFV Clubhouse. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for $5. Additional donations will be greatly appreciated. The wearin o the green at FFVs potluck dinner Several pledges have already been made, but more is needed for this worthwhile project for all FFV neighbors to enjoy. For advance tickets, contact: Jean Chapman at 352-816-0378; Ginny Keller at 352-237-8696; Eleanor Lynch at 352-854-9419; Loretta Zang at 352-2916644; Frann Glenney at 352-854-6247 or Linda Ford at 352-237-1339. Refreshments will be served. DeeJay donated over 8,000 songs. Call 352-861-2171 for specific song requests. Come and enjoy the fun and help a very popular cause. Thanks! Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal The visit that was thoroughly enjoyed by all present was that of the Glassman "Grands"...Sam and Spencer...whom everyone enjoyed seeing. They are going up so fast and are such handsome young guys! One of our most popular couples, Roz and Alex Martin, are known for volunteering. The couple's South African accents are always such a delight as are both of them.



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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........4 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 52 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroads.cog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 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 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) 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 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 Easter egg hunts Easter eggs, plants at HawthorneHawthorne Village, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, will be having its semi-annual plant sale on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All plants, herbs, and vegetable plants are $1. Also on March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon we will be holding an Easter egg hunt, free pictures with the Easter Bunny, and face painting. It will be a day of fun for the whole family. Easter Egg hunt at Ocala WestThe Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will have their childrens annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stanfield Hall. This will include ages 2 6th grade and will include egg hunting, dying eggs, storytelling, games, food and fellowship. Fairfield celebrates St. Patricks Day Simone Vitagliano was enjoying her birthday with her husband, Joe, at the St. Patricks Day pot luck gathering at Fairfield Village. More photos and column, Page 12. Declared FFV's "Tallest Leprechaun," Jim Meissner gives wife, Carol, a big St. Patrick's Day hug. To prepare for a new school opening this August, Superintendent George Tomyn announces the following principal changes effective July 1: Legacy Elementary Dawn Prestipino will open Marion Countys newest elementary school in Southeast Marion as its first principal with an estimated enrollment of 573 students on opening day. Prestipino moves from principal at Sparr Elementary, where shes been principal for three years. She started with the district in 1984 as a fifth-grade teacher at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. She also taught at Harbour View and Romeo Elementary schools before being named assistant principal at Greenway Elementary in 1999. Following a years personal leave to teach elsewhere, she returned as assistant principal at South Ocala Elementary, where she also served as interim principal. She transferred as assistant principal to Eighth Street Elementary in 2009 and to her current position at Sparr Elementary in 2010. Prestipino s bachelors degree in Elementary Education comes from Clarion State College in Pennsylvania while her masters degree in Educational Leadership comes from NOVA Southeastern University. Sparr Elementary Patricia Hornsby transfers here as principal from the same position at Marion Oaks Elementary, where shes been since the school opened in 2010. Hornsby was also a previous principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Her bachelors degree in Special Education comes from the University of Florida, along with her masters and specialist degrees in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 2005 as an assistant principal at Sunrise Elementary and moved to Dunnellon Elementary in 2006. Prior to then, she was an assistant principal for six years in Alachua County and taught at Ocalas Howard Middle School in the mid1980s. Shes also worked for Floridas Department of Education and the Special Education Department at the University of Florida. Marion Oaks Elementary Gary Smallridge moves as the principal here from the same position at Ward-Highlands Elementary, where hes been at the helm since 2009. He was previously named principal at Maplewood Elementary in 2005. Prior to then, he was an assistant principal at Greenway Elementary. Smallridge earned his bachelors in Elementary Education and his masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. He joined the district in 2001 as an assistant principal at Lake Weir Middle. Ward-Highlands Elementary Melissa Kinard transfers as principal here from the same position at Wyomina Park Elementary. Kinard is a Marion County native and graduated from North Marion High School. She earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from St. Leo College and her masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Her specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University is in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 1995 as a special needs teacher and was named assistant principal at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary in 2005. IN 2011, she was named principal at Wyomina Park Elementary. Wyomina Parks principal position remains open with interviews taking place in the near future. New principals named at Marion County public schools Carolyn Slocumb shows off her green hair. Quail Meadow celebrates its annual horse race Ron Gartman and Earle Talley at the Quail Meadow event. More photos on Page 2. S aturday, March 16, was the day and date for some really good fun in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. A very large crowd gathered with obvious full intentions of celebrating St. Patricks Day regardless of anyones cultural background. For that evening, we all assumed honorary Irish ancestry in some way! The members of the Social Activities Committee and some of their Irish lassie and/or laddie helpers brought forth some of the best corned beef and cabbage that most of us had ever tasted. There was supposedly no secret recipe, but the results were totally delicious. The green punch was equally well received as were the multitude of side dishes prepared and shared by those attending. There were traditional Irish dishes, lots of green food, and absolutely divine desserts. There was even what was called a green pumpkin pie, which did not fool anyone. Those were just green sprinkles on top of a regular pumpkin pie, but there was none left so the green fairy sprinkles must have been acceptable. The many other desserts were totally luscious and coordinated beautifully with the Irish Cream Coffee that several people were enjoying. With very lively Irish music to enjoy, the FFV neighbors had no complaints about the evening. Because pictures often speak much more eloquently than words, the accompanying photos will attest to the fact that on the night of St. Pattys Eve....the Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the scene of a lively gathering of some of FFVs loveliest people. Have a great week! Piano fundraiser A Piano Dance Party will be held Friday, April 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. This will be a big fundraiser to help to provide the funds for a piano for the FFV Clubhouse. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for $5. Additional donations will be greatly appreciated. The wearin o the green at FFVs potluck dinner Several pledges have already been made, but more is needed for this worthwhile project for all FFV neighbors to enjoy. For advance tickets, contact: Jean Chapman at 352-816-0378; Ginny Keller at 352-237-8696; Eleanor Lynch at 352-854-9419; Loretta Zang at 352-2916644; Frann Glenney at 352-854-6247 or Linda Ford at 352-237-1339. Refreshments will be served. DeeJay donated over 8,000 songs. Call 352-861-2171 for specific song requests. Come and enjoy the fun and help a very popular cause. Thanks! Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal The visit that was thoroughly enjoyed by all present was that of the Glassman "Grands"...Sam and Spencer...whom everyone enjoyed seeing. They are going up so fast and are such handsome young guys! One of our most popular couples, Roz and Alex Martin, are known for volunteering. The couple's South African accents are always such a delight as are both of them.

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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. 000EADU What a fantastic night at the clubhouse! The QM horse race was a huge success! The excitement and enthusiasm were great! Since it was the day before St. Patricks Day, there was a whole lot of green in dress and decorations. The tables were very festive with green tablecloths, balloons and other decorations. The horses (wooden) which were made by Barry Hargraves several years ago are still healthy and able to run the races. During the intermission, we made our way to the bake sale. All the homemade goodies were donated by our residents. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay for upcoming entertainment. Also during this time, sub sandwiches, chips, and drinks were enjoyed by all. As usual, we had a fifty/fifty drawing, and also drawings for many prizes. The fifty/fifty was won by Benny Bachand (surely he will share with Teresa) and a green t-shirt was won by Jan Johnson. The horses have now gone back to their stable to wait for next years race. Its always hard to mention any unpleasant event in our wonderful neighborhood, but you need to be aware of a couple of things: the first is that the chips that were purchased for the horse race disappeared from the clubhouse sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Please make sure you do not let strangers have access to your clubhouse key. We have no idea who took the chips, but if someone is so hungry they needed them, please let any board member know and help will be given to them. Also, a homeowners truck that was parked in his driveway was broken into please lock your car/truck doors! The next community party at the clubhouse will be the Hobo Pot Luck dinner on April 15 (income tax day). We will be entertained by Vincenzo Basile and Amy Bonnert. Check the QM Reporter for more info on this party. We were just told of a very good act of kindness On Wednesday night during the heavy downpour of rain, Barbara Hendrick had an unexpected visitor: a very wet black and white dog ran into her garage for shelter. Barbara and Harvey took in the dog, dried her off, and gave her comfort. After many calls on Thursday morning to animal shelters, vets, and neighbors, they located the distraught owner Virginia Gabioud, a QM resident. The happy ending is that Barbara and Harvey walked Harper home to Virginia. Barbara said that she and Harvey really enjoyed having Harper with them for the evening and told Virginia they would be happy to watch Harper for her any time. Sunday, March 31 is Easter Sunday, or as many of us like to say, Resurrection Sunday. Remember this day is much more than colored eggs, rabbits, and candy. We all enjoy watching the children hunt for the eggs, and Im sure many of us have memories of getting new clothes for Easter this use to be the time for getting a new outfit, complete with hat and white shoes. However you celebrate this special day attending worship services, visiting with family and friends, or just relaxing at home, have a Happy Easter! A big night of horse racing Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marie Schneider and John Zdarsky. Marlene Cigrand was the bet taker. 000EF8Q NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Come On In Or We Can Come To You! 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Included will be books, videos, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, 78 and 33 rpm phonograph records and more. While youre there, pick up an application and join the Friends of Freedom Public Library. Contact Cindy Clark at 352-861-0353 to have your Ocala area book donations picked up before the sale. The library is at 5870 S.W. 95th St.Saturday, March 30 Marion Landing yard sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, April 2 Presentation on human traffickingThe United Methodist Women of Eve Circle at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will be hosting a presentation on human trafficking awareness. This program will be presented by Sgt. J. Bivan, Marion County Sheriffs Office,, on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at Ocala West. This meeting is open to anyone interested in this topic. Saturday, April 6 Sweetwater Oaks appreciation The Sweetwater Oaks resident appreciation cookout with live entertainment and dancing will take place on Saturday, April 6, starting at 2:30 p.m. Management invites all residents and their guests to attend. The island theme will be repeated and served will be pulled pork roast and Island Teriyaki Chicken, at approximately 3:30. The Day Trippers, a four-piece live band specializing in classic Beatles tunes and oldies, will be entertaining all afternoon. Door prizes will be given away during the event. Obtain your tickets at the office before March 30. Lunch, Fashion With a TwistOn April 6, the Womens Fellowship of First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a luncheon and a Fashion With A Twist Show beginning at noon. Tickets are available at the churchs office at a cost of $10 per person. Everyone is invited to attend. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035 or 352509-4218 or email us at: uccocala.org African violet two-day show, saleThe African Violet Club of Ocala will hold a show and sale on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The public is invited from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Free admission and free parking. Plants and supplies will be available for purchase. This event is designed for all ages and promises to be very educational and fun. Swamp Fox Spring FlingCalling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. 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knownst to me I had wandered about in sheer ignorance. Looking back, I think of those times and know why somebody said, Ignorance is bliss. And to be sure, I was very blissful. In fact, I did not know how very blissful I was. Then came the time when I was willing to throw away all that bliss for the, I do, of a certain young lady I chanced to meet. It was then that my idea of bliss radically changed forever. After getting married I realized just how uncivilized my behavior had been up to this point. Fortunately, for me, my bride was more than willing to take up the challenge of nurturing me to a more civilized behavior. I would not say that she has been overwhelmingly successful in this attempt, however. I am a lot more civilized today than I was prior, which has to count for something. One of the things that she attributes to civilized behavior has to do with cleanliness, in particular, clean clothes. For some reason she has a fetish that everything has to be cleaned. In my uncivilized days, I had more of a fetish about saving water. Through the years, her persistence has paid off and I have come to the place that I really appreciate clean clothes. Of course, there is a discrepancy in what each of us deem as clean. For me, clean is when it passes the sniff test. As long as I cannot smell anything on my shirt, I consider it clean. My wife, on the other hand, believes that if you wear a piece of clothing one time it ceases to be clean. Then there are spots. If a spot is on my shirt where nobody else can see it, I consider the shirt clean. After all, appearance is what really counts. However, my wife believes any and every spot renders a shirt unclean. This brings me to the subject at hand. That is, the proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae. It appears, so I am told, that the correct way to eat an ice cream sundae is not to get any on your shirt. My favorite ice cream sundae is hot fudge, which is humanly impossible to eat without getting something on your shirt. No matter how careful, I always drip hot fudge on my shirt. The cleaner the shirt, the bigger the smudge. It is for this reason that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has laid down some very strict rules when it comes to ice cream sundaes. No ice cream sundaes! Period! For the most part, I do not let her catch me eating an ice cream sundae. It is more for her good than for mine that I keep this a secret. Whenever she discovers I have had an ice cream sundae it affects her blood pressure, not to mention the wear and tear on her vocal cords. (I will not even mention my eardrums.) I have tried everything under the sun to master the etiquette of properly eating an ice cream sundae. No matter what I do or try, the result is always the same. Some little smidgen of fudge on my clothing somewhere. I recently came to a milestone in my pursuit of ice cream sundaes. At first, I thought it was an ingenious plan. In the beginning, it looked promising. It went simply like this. Since a hot fudge sundae usually drips on my shirt evidencing the fact that I indulged in the forbidden delicacy, I switched to strawberry sundaes where there is absolutely no chance of smearing your shirt with fudge. This plan of mine worked for several months but came crashing down this past week. I had indulged in a very delicious strawberry sundae and thought I had gotten away with it. When I got home my wife looked at me and then said, What is that stain on your shirt? Knowing that if I confess I had an ice cream sundae I would be in deep trouble the thought occurred to me until I took my chance. I think its lipstick, I said with a smile on my face. Oh, I thought it was strawberry syrup, she said. I am not sure what that means but I did not want to pursue the subject at the time. I am learning that some things are not worth the effort. The apostle Paul thought this too. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not (1 Corinthians 10:23 KJV). There is a proper way of doing everything and some things are not worth doing at all. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. 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Thats what you get when you move into this gorgeous 3BD, 2BA, Skyline Cameron 2007 1,434 sq. ft. home. It has a double carport, oversized screened room and extra large utility room. You can tell people take pride in their homes and it shows. Professionally landscaped with irrigation system. SELLER JUST REDUCED PRICE FOR A FAST SALE! Come see this 3BD, 2BA located in a Premier, 55+ gated community. Features large spacious living room, sunny and open country eat-in kitchen, sprawling master suite with skylight in master bath. 2000 Skyline, 1,279 sq. ft. home offers life at its finest at a great price. T-N-T Walls $ 59,900 $ 82,000 Must See $ 28,900 Reduced At Gate Key Pad Center: Press # and 411 (#411) Drive to the end of the Blvd. Stop at the office. Fir st home on right. 000E60D ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for the take-charge Lion. But by weeks end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if its one youve been planning for. Take aim and go for it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goats unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to pace yourself a bit more. Rushing could lead to serious slip-ups. Take more time to check out details you might otherwise overlook. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. Theyll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done. BORN THIS WEEK: Your natural gift for honest leadership earns you the respect and admiration of others. Read the classifieds N ot everybody realizes how important it is to follow protocol. Many Philistines in our society do things so haphazardly that it is a real affront to those of us who know better. There should be a law forbidding such perfunctory behavior. We have a law for everything else, why not this? Plus, it would better serve our country and help maintain civilized behavior among our citizens. I will be the first to admit that, throughout my lifetime, I have not always been committed to civilized behavior. It took me a long time to realize what civilized behavior really was. Before I got married, I had an idea of what I thought civilized behavior was. UnbeThe proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder

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Among the scenes was a downed American jet from years ago. The racers also had to learn a song that the children of Hanoi sang to them, and some of the lyrics included Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory. Needless to say, many Americans, especially Vietnam veterans, were infuriated. There were demands to CBS for an apology, with social media playing a big part in the effort. The complaints included some from Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, who was once a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Finally, on Sunday, one week after the Hanoi episode ran, a CBS official apologized at the beginning of the new segment. Many called it too little, too late. Some said they find it hard to believe that no one at CBS apparently thought this episode would be offensive. Actually, knowing the insensitive makeup of the networks, were not that surprised. Networks will do almost anything for ratings, and if it happens that they offend somebody, so what. The pressure on the network was so bad that it obviously had to apologize, but that doesnt absolve the executives from allowing this sort of thing on the air. Were sure that many Vietnam veterans, including those from this area, were among those offended. And we hope that the networks learn a lesson from this. Past wars and their effects still linger in the minds of people. An extra effort should be made not to disturb them. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Immigrants take note: Be legalBY GLENN MOLLETTE I am happy for anyone to come to the United States. We are truly a great country. Ive been further convinced of this by visiting other countries. There are some wonderful places but I always feel better when I am on American soil. Our country has issues but nothing like those faced by most other countries. I can understand why people want to come here. Many of them are desperate to get into our country. All are hoping for a better life. I havent traveled out of the country very much but I have been to a few places. Whenever I travel abroad I make sure that I have my passport and any necessary visa that the country requires. I wouldnt dream of trying to go any other way. I am amazed at the millions of people who risk it all to enter America illegally with little to no financial means to survive when they get here. I am in favor of helping people but they should come here legally. Entering the country without the proper documents is breaking the law. People who hire those who are here illegally are encouraging their illegal presence in our country. I can appreciate immigration reform. I dont believe the process should take years. On the other hand we should not hand out citizenship like penny candy on Halloween. Its worth something to be an American. My wifes grandfather was once held as a prisoner of war during World War II in the Philippines. He paid a heavy price for America. My brother fought in Vietnam and a neighbor friend was killed in Vietnam. Another friend was left for dead after being thrust with a bayonet in Korea. He survived that experience to be shot on two different occasions in Vietnam. Many Americans have sacrificed their lives for America. Families today live with the sacrifice of giving up their loved ones for America. I think about how hard Americans have worked to make and keep this country free. Think of not only the wars but also the sacrifices of every generation that has battled to keep America free, strong, and the kind of place desired by nationalities around the world. American freedom has not come easy and there will be nothing easy about preserving who we are and what we have. To just pass out citizenship to anybody and everybody who crosses our border legally or illegally without going through a fair and just process is a slap in the face of every soldier who has died for this country. Its a slap in the face of every American who has spent his life filling out tax reforms, paying untold fortunes of taxes to the government and abiding by the law. I am thrilled that people want to come to America. Just please abide by the law and make our country better. America is here for you. Come one and come all. Salute our flag, carry your fair share of taxes, serve in our military and help us keep this country free and strong. Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues: Every American Has An Opinion and nine other books. Find him on Facebook or e-mail gmollette@aol.com. 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 hen I was a kid, living up north, I always wondered how, on Feb. 2, some silly little animal in Pennsylvania could predict the weather. It was Groundhog Day, and supposedly if the groundhog saw his shadow and scurried back into his hole, there would be six more weeks of winter. If he didnt see his shadow, there would be an early spring. The biggest celebration is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In fact, a cult movie starring Bill Murray was made in 1993 featuring this festival and, indeed, a festival has built up around this holiday. The people in Pennsylvania take this quite seriously. So imagine their chagrin when the prosecuting attorney (similar to our state attorney and big cities district attorneys) of Butler County, Ohio, issued an indictment against Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, for lying about winter. It seems that Phil said there would be an early spring, and last week and this week mid-Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania, was buried under several inches of snow. The tongue-in-cheek indictment from Ohio went even further it sought the death penalty against Phil. This, of course, raised the ire of the folks in Pennsylvania. They have sent a letter to Butler County, Ohio, with a cease and desist order, claiming that the prosecutor in Ohio had no jurisdiction over any event that happened in Pennsylvania. And you thought you had problems? Whats next extradition? Poor Phil. He was awakened from his winter hibernation by some guy in a funny hat and crazy outfit, pulled out of Taking direct aim at Phils forecast Among Friends Jim Clark his cozy hole into the frozen tundra of Pennsylvania, given a quick look at the ground to see if his shadow was there, and then put back for the rest of his slumber. And what does he find upon his awakening? Only that a contract has been put out on him by the people of Ohio. While, of course, this is just a fun event, it does bring into focus the problems faced by weather forecasters. Just 11 days ago the local TV forecasters were telling us to get ready for a dry spell, with no rain for at least 12 days. Since then, weve had two fronts come through, the latest over the weekend, some with violent weather attached. The weather patterns have been a little strange, and as of this writing Monday our temperatures are dipping into jacket weather again. So while you consider the plight of weather forecasters, consider what Phil in Pennsylvania is going through. While we may blame the local forecasters for messing up our weekends, at least we dont put contracts out on them. But poor Phil hell have to look over his shoulder until the weather warms up. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. F itness Director Judy Helfin has brought many interesting events to the Stone Creek Spa since her recent arrival. Recently, she and her staff hosted a Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo. Most people are interested in wellness and beauty. Judy invited 18 vendors to showcase. The vendors were varied and each had little gifts to present to the residents. Judy and her staff also supplied healthy snacks and drinks. Residents were able to get their BMI formulated as well as body fat total. All, I can tell you is I did okay on the BMI numbers but I need to work on the body fat total. I and others who were given these numbers can have a recheck in June at another event that the spa is planning. Judy wants residents to know that starting in April, there will be gravity training. The Stone Creek lan Span is the only facility offering training on these machines. You can get a full body workout in 30 minutes on one machine. According to Judy, It is effective and efficient! She noted that it is used by the Baltimore Ravens and we know that they won the Super Bowl. The spa also offers a wide variety of classes including water aerobics, Zumba and Zumba Gold, Total Body and cardio and interval training. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo June 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Spa Day. There will be free class trials; food; vendors jewelry, cosmetics, senior care, free chair massage, BMI/Body fat testing. I will have to get re-tested and see if I have improved. Also on June 5, the weight challenge between Rick Morang and Chris Johnson will be announced. The money pledged by residents will be donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen. If you have not pledged, you can still do so. Thanks to Judy and her staff for an excellent afternoon of free chair massages and learning! Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Nadine Hewes, Judy Helfin, Sherry Danczyk. One of the vendors.

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day that will include voting for favorite chili, viewing and voting on classic cars, a childrens game area and more. Get your raffle tickets at Pasteurs, Gateway Bank locations, First Avenue Bank locations and Prestige Auto Sales to win a car! Event starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Francis Marion Military Academy.Tuesday, April 9 Ocala Macintosh User Group The Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. This months meeting features Splasm Software. Guest speaker Terra Knoble will introduce some of the products offered by the company. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org. Wednesday, April 10 Four-day bonsai exhibitThe Marion Bonsai Society and Master the Possibilities Education Center present the 6th Annual The Living Art of Bonsai exhibit from April 10 through April 13. The exhibit will feature several trees that transform Master the Possibilities education center into a forest of art. Register for associated classes, presentations and demonstrations available through Master the Possibilities at www.masterthepossibilities.com. The four-day display is free and open to the public. Master the Possibilities is at 8415 S.W. 80th St, Ocala. Exhibit hours: April 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For more details on this and other presentations visit us online or call 352-861-9751. Saturday, April 13 All church yard and bake sale A huge yard and bake sale will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. Vendors sites will be provided and reservations for vendors will be accepted March 23 through April 12. The fee is $10 per space. Contact Jim Hein at 352-8733199. Saturday, April 20 Two-day flower show Pioneer Garden Club presents Pascua Florida, a flower show celebrating 500 years since Ponce De Leon discovered Florida, on April 20-21, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. each day, open to the public. Enter your prized rose, bromeliad, orchid, annual, perennial, flowering branch, violet, houseplant, etc. Call Mrs. Rosalie Laudando, Horticulture chairman, at 352-237-9509 for entry information. Many beautiful specimens from local gardeners and garden club members will be on display. Junior Gardeners from the local schools will show their hard work planting on the school grounds, potting plants, growing seeds and making floral designs depicting the Ponce de Leon theme. Beautiful designs will showcase the talents of the club members and the lobby will feature exquisite designs from noted floral design judges from throughout the state. An educational display will inform on local issues of water, ecology and the environment. The event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. The Club is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala (in the Appleton Museum complex). messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Call now for an appt. 352-512-0733 Se habla Espaol Proudly announces the opening of an additional office for Marion Countys children and adults The Dental Team of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd St. Suite 104 Accepting Medicaid, Healthy Kids and most dental insurances. Drs. Julio Sanchez and Jessica Fernandez D.D.S 000EFT5 GENERAL DENTISTRY & DENTURES Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S Now Accepting Aetna & Delta Cigna PPO GEHA Connection Guardian PPO MetLife Ins. 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LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Play our 9 Hole Course with a cart only $1 7 00 Get another 9 H oles (on the same day) 000EDQH (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 4/30/13.) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Food, Soft Drinks & Cold Beer Available with this coupon (352) 489-4566 FREE 000EEAV VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000E8DA 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 O C A L A 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 O F F I 7 5 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 DUNNELLON 547-4777 O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 OCALA 237-1777 O F F I 7 5 OFF I-75 FREE APPETIZER With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 4/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 4/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 4/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $20 10 OZ. 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Sunday, April 21 German American Club picnic set The German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 21, at noon at Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets. Sunday, April 28 Master Choir to perform The Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled TO THE MOON AND BACH, will include Walking on the Moon, Claire de Lune, Africa, American Folk Songs, Bachs Easter Cantata Christ Lag in Todesbanden others works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need.

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day that will include voting for favorite chili, viewing and voting on classic cars, a childrens game area and more. Get your raffle tickets at Pasteurs, Gateway Bank locations, First Avenue Bank locations and Prestige Auto Sales to win a car! Event starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Francis Marion Military Academy.Tuesday, April 9 Ocala Macintosh User Group The Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. This months meeting features Splasm Software. Guest speaker Terra Knoble will introduce some of the products offered by the company. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org. Wednesday, April 10 Four-day bonsai exhibitThe Marion Bonsai Society and Master the Possibilities Education Center present the 6th Annual The Living Art of Bonsai exhibit from April 10 through April 13. The exhibit will feature several trees that transform Master the Possibilities education center into a forest of art. Register for associated classes, presentations and demonstrations available through Master the Possibilities at www.masterthepossibilities.com. The four-day display is free and open to the public. Master the Possibilities is at 8415 S.W. 80th St, Ocala. Exhibit hours: April 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For more details on this and other presentations visit us online or call 352-861-9751. Saturday, April 13 All church yard and bake sale A huge yard and bake sale will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. Vendors sites will be provided and reservations for vendors will be accepted March 23 through April 12. The fee is $10 per space. Contact Jim Hein at 352-8733199. Saturday, April 20 Two-day flower show Pioneer Garden Club presents Pascua Florida, a flower show celebrating 500 years since Ponce De Leon discovered Florida, on April 20-21, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. each day, open to the public. Enter your prized rose, bromeliad, orchid, annual, perennial, flowering branch, violet, houseplant, etc. Call Mrs. Rosalie Laudando, Horticulture chairman, at 352-237-9509 for entry information. Many beautiful specimens from local gardeners and garden club members will be on display. Junior Gardeners from the local schools will show their hard work planting on the school grounds, potting plants, growing seeds and making floral designs depicting the Ponce de Leon theme. Beautiful designs will showcase the talents of the club members and the lobby will feature exquisite designs from noted floral design judges from throughout the state. An educational display will inform on local issues of water, ecology and the environment. The event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. The Club is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala (in the Appleton Museum complex). messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Call now for an appt. 352-512-0733 Se habla Espaol Proudly announces the opening of an additional office for Marion Countys children and adults The Dental Team of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd St. Suite 104 Accepting Medicaid, Healthy Kids and most dental insurances. Drs. Julio Sanchez and Jessica Fernandez D.D.S 000EFT5 GENERAL DENTISTRY & DENTURES Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S Now Accepting Aetna & Delta Cigna PPO GEHA Connection Guardian PPO MetLife Ins. PUP Insurance Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol Codes D0150, D0330, D1110, D9310 $95 OUR OFFICE FEATURES AN IN HOUSE ACRYLIC DENTAL LAB FREE CONSULTATION ON DENTURES, IMPLANTS, PARTIALS & REPAIRS New Patient Special* P LEASE I NQUIRE A BOUT C ROWN S PECIALS NOW WITH 2 OFFICES TO SERVE YOU Children Welcomed Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000E7SZ Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Play our 9 Hole Course with a cart only $1 7 00 Get another 9 H oles (on the same day) 000EDQH (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 4/30/13.) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Food, Soft Drinks & Cold Beer Available with this coupon (352) 489-4566 FREE 000EEAV VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000E8DA 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 O C A L A 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 O F F I 7 5 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 DUNNELLON 547-4777 O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 OCALA 237-1777 O F F I 7 5 OFF I-75 FREE APPETIZER With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 4/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 4/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 4/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 000ECRC 000EFA6 000EGQF HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 3 Helping Hands race, walk, fun runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352732-4464. Sunday, April 21 German American Club picnic set The German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 21, at noon at Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets. Sunday, April 28 Master Choir to perform The Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled TO THE MOON AND BACH, will include Walking on the Moon, Claire de Lune, Africa, American Folk Songs, Bachs Easter Cantata Christ Lag in Todesbanden others works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need.

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Among the scenes was a downed American jet from years ago. The racers also had to learn a song that the children of Hanoi sang to them, and some of the lyrics included Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory. Needless to say, many Americans, especially Vietnam veterans, were infuriated. There were demands to CBS for an apology, with social media playing a big part in the effort. The complaints included some from Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, who was once a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Finally, on Sunday, one week after the Hanoi episode ran, a CBS official apologized at the beginning of the new segment. Many called it too little, too late. Some said they find it hard to believe that no one at CBS apparently thought this episode would be offensive. Actually, knowing the insensitive makeup of the networks, were not that surprised. Networks will do almost anything for ratings, and if it happens that they offend somebody, so what. The pressure on the network was so bad that it obviously had to apologize, but that doesnt absolve the executives from allowing this sort of thing on the air. Were sure that many Vietnam veterans, including those from this area, were among those offended. And we hope that the networks learn a lesson from this. Past wars and their effects still linger in the minds of people. An extra effort should be made not to disturb them. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Immigrants take note: Be legalBY GLENN MOLLETTE I am happy for anyone to come to the United States. We are truly a great country. Ive been further convinced of this by visiting other countries. There are some wonderful places but I always feel better when I am on American soil. Our country has issues but nothing like those faced by most other countries. I can understand why people want to come here. Many of them are desperate to get into our country. All are hoping for a better life. I havent traveled out of the country very much but I have been to a few places. Whenever I travel abroad I make sure that I have my passport and any necessary visa that the country requires. I wouldnt dream of trying to go any other way. I am amazed at the millions of people who risk it all to enter America illegally with little to no financial means to survive when they get here. I am in favor of helping people but they should come here legally. Entering the country without the proper documents is breaking the law. People who hire those who are here illegally are encouraging their illegal presence in our country. I can appreciate immigration reform. I dont believe the process should take years. On the other hand we should not hand out citizenship like penny candy on Halloween. Its worth something to be an American. My wifes grandfather was once held as a prisoner of war during World War II in the Philippines. He paid a heavy price for America. My brother fought in Vietnam and a neighbor friend was killed in Vietnam. Another friend was left for dead after being thrust with a bayonet in Korea. He survived that experience to be shot on two different occasions in Vietnam. Many Americans have sacrificed their lives for America. Families today live with the sacrifice of giving up their loved ones for America. I think about how hard Americans have worked to make and keep this country free. Think of not only the wars but also the sacrifices of every generation that has battled to keep America free, strong, and the kind of place desired by nationalities around the world. American freedom has not come easy and there will be nothing easy about preserving who we are and what we have. To just pass out citizenship to anybody and everybody who crosses our border legally or illegally without going through a fair and just process is a slap in the face of every soldier who has died for this country. Its a slap in the face of every American who has spent his life filling out tax reforms, paying untold fortunes of taxes to the government and abiding by the law. I am thrilled that people want to come to America. Just please abide by the law and make our country better. America is here for you. Come one and come all. Salute our flag, carry your fair share of taxes, serve in our military and help us keep this country free and strong. Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues: Every American Has An Opinion and nine other books. Find him on Facebook or e-mail gmollette@aol.com. 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 hen I was a kid, living up north, I always wondered how, on Feb. 2, some silly little animal in Pennsylvania could predict the weather. It was Groundhog Day, and supposedly if the groundhog saw his shadow and scurried back into his hole, there would be six more weeks of winter. If he didnt see his shadow, there would be an early spring. The biggest celebration is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In fact, a cult movie starring Bill Murray was made in 1993 featuring this festival and, indeed, a festival has built up around this holiday. The people in Pennsylvania take this quite seriously. So imagine their chagrin when the prosecuting attorney (similar to our state attorney and big cities district attorneys) of Butler County, Ohio, issued an indictment against Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, for lying about winter. It seems that Phil said there would be an early spring, and last week and this week mid-Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania, was buried under several inches of snow. The tongue-in-cheek indictment from Ohio went even further it sought the death penalty against Phil. This, of course, raised the ire of the folks in Pennsylvania. They have sent a letter to Butler County, Ohio, with a cease and desist order, claiming that the prosecutor in Ohio had no jurisdiction over any event that happened in Pennsylvania. And you thought you had problems? Whats next extradition? Poor Phil. He was awakened from his winter hibernation by some guy in a funny hat and crazy outfit, pulled out of Taking direct aim at Phils forecast Among Friends Jim Clark his cozy hole into the frozen tundra of Pennsylvania, given a quick look at the ground to see if his shadow was there, and then put back for the rest of his slumber. And what does he find upon his awakening? Only that a contract has been put out on him by the people of Ohio. While, of course, this is just a fun event, it does bring into focus the problems faced by weather forecasters. Just 11 days ago the local TV forecasters were telling us to get ready for a dry spell, with no rain for at least 12 days. Since then, weve had two fronts come through, the latest over the weekend, some with violent weather attached. The weather patterns have been a little strange, and as of this writing Monday our temperatures are dipping into jacket weather again. So while you consider the plight of weather forecasters, consider what Phil in Pennsylvania is going through. While we may blame the local forecasters for messing up our weekends, at least we dont put contracts out on them. But poor Phil hell have to look over his shoulder until the weather warms up. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. F itness Director Judy Helfin has brought many interesting events to the Stone Creek Spa since her recent arrival. Recently, she and her staff hosted a Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo. Most people are interested in wellness and beauty. Judy invited 18 vendors to showcase. The vendors were varied and each had little gifts to present to the residents. Judy and her staff also supplied healthy snacks and drinks. Residents were able to get their BMI formulated as well as body fat total. All, I can tell you is I did okay on the BMI numbers but I need to work on the body fat total. I and others who were given these numbers can have a recheck in June at another event that the spa is planning. Judy wants residents to know that starting in April, there will be gravity training. The Stone Creek lan Span is the only facility offering training on these machines. You can get a full body workout in 30 minutes on one machine. According to Judy, It is effective and efficient! She noted that it is used by the Baltimore Ravens and we know that they won the Super Bowl. The spa also offers a wide variety of classes including water aerobics, Zumba and Zumba Gold, Total Body and cardio and interval training. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo June 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Spa Day. There will be free class trials; food; vendors jewelry, cosmetics, senior care, free chair massage, BMI/Body fat testing. I will have to get re-tested and see if I have improved. Also on June 5, the weight challenge between Rick Morang and Chris Johnson will be announced. The money pledged by residents will be donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen. If you have not pledged, you can still do so. Thanks to Judy and her staff for an excellent afternoon of free chair massages and learning! Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Nadine Hewes, Judy Helfin, Sherry Danczyk. One of the vendors.

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knownst to me I had wandered about in sheer ignorance. Looking back, I think of those times and know why somebody said, Ignorance is bliss. And to be sure, I was very blissful. In fact, I did not know how very blissful I was. Then came the time when I was willing to throw away all that bliss for the, I do, of a certain young lady I chanced to meet. It was then that my idea of bliss radically changed forever. After getting married I realized just how uncivilized my behavior had been up to this point. Fortunately, for me, my bride was more than willing to take up the challenge of nurturing me to a more civilized behavior. I would not say that she has been overwhelmingly successful in this attempt, however. I am a lot more civilized today than I was prior, which has to count for something. One of the things that she attributes to civilized behavior has to do with cleanliness, in particular, clean clothes. For some reason she has a fetish that everything has to be cleaned. In my uncivilized days, I had more of a fetish about saving water. Through the years, her persistence has paid off and I have come to the place that I really appreciate clean clothes. Of course, there is a discrepancy in what each of us deem as clean. For me, clean is when it passes the sniff test. As long as I cannot smell anything on my shirt, I consider it clean. My wife, on the other hand, believes that if you wear a piece of clothing one time it ceases to be clean. Then there are spots. If a spot is on my shirt where nobody else can see it, I consider the shirt clean. After all, appearance is what really counts. However, my wife believes any and every spot renders a shirt unclean. This brings me to the subject at hand. That is, the proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae. It appears, so I am told, that the correct way to eat an ice cream sundae is not to get any on your shirt. My favorite ice cream sundae is hot fudge, which is humanly impossible to eat without getting something on your shirt. No matter how careful, I always drip hot fudge on my shirt. The cleaner the shirt, the bigger the smudge. It is for this reason that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has laid down some very strict rules when it comes to ice cream sundaes. No ice cream sundaes! Period! For the most part, I do not let her catch me eating an ice cream sundae. It is more for her good than for mine that I keep this a secret. Whenever she discovers I have had an ice cream sundae it affects her blood pressure, not to mention the wear and tear on her vocal cords. (I will not even mention my eardrums.) I have tried everything under the sun to master the etiquette of properly eating an ice cream sundae. No matter what I do or try, the result is always the same. Some little smidgen of fudge on my clothing somewhere. I recently came to a milestone in my pursuit of ice cream sundaes. At first, I thought it was an ingenious plan. In the beginning, it looked promising. It went simply like this. Since a hot fudge sundae usually drips on my shirt evidencing the fact that I indulged in the forbidden delicacy, I switched to strawberry sundaes where there is absolutely no chance of smearing your shirt with fudge. This plan of mine worked for several months but came crashing down this past week. I had indulged in a very delicious strawberry sundae and thought I had gotten away with it. When I got home my wife looked at me and then said, What is that stain on your shirt? Knowing that if I confess I had an ice cream sundae I would be in deep trouble the thought occurred to me until I took my chance. I think its lipstick, I said with a smile on my face. Oh, I thought it was strawberry syrup, she said. I am not sure what that means but I did not want to pursue the subject at the time. I am learning that some things are not worth the effort. The apostle Paul thought this too. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not (1 Corinthians 10:23 KJV). There is a proper way of doing everything and some things are not worth doing at all. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. 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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for the take-charge Lion. But by weeks end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if its one youve been planning for. Take aim and go for it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goats unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to pace yourself a bit more. Rushing could lead to serious slip-ups. Take more time to check out details you might otherwise overlook. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. Theyll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done. BORN THIS WEEK: Your natural gift for honest leadership earns you the respect and admiration of others. Read the classifieds N ot everybody realizes how important it is to follow protocol. Many Philistines in our society do things so haphazardly that it is a real affront to those of us who know better. There should be a law forbidding such perfunctory behavior. We have a law for everything else, why not this? Plus, it would better serve our country and help maintain civilized behavior among our citizens. I will be the first to admit that, throughout my lifetime, I have not always been committed to civilized behavior. It took me a long time to realize what civilized behavior really was. Before I got married, I had an idea of what I thought civilized behavior was. 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Included will be books, videos, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, 78 and 33 rpm phonograph records and more. While youre there, pick up an application and join the Friends of Freedom Public Library. Contact Cindy Clark at 352-861-0353 to have your Ocala area book donations picked up before the sale. The library is at 5870 S.W. 95th St.Saturday, March 30 Marion Landing yard sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, April 2 Presentation on human traffickingThe United Methodist Women of Eve Circle at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will be hosting a presentation on human trafficking awareness. This program will be presented by Sgt. J. Bivan, Marion County Sheriffs Office,, on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at Ocala West. This meeting is open to anyone interested in this topic. Saturday, April 6 Sweetwater Oaks appreciation The Sweetwater Oaks resident appreciation cookout with live entertainment and dancing will take place on Saturday, April 6, starting at 2:30 p.m. Management invites all residents and their guests to attend. The island theme will be repeated and served will be pulled pork roast and Island Teriyaki Chicken, at approximately 3:30. The Day Trippers, a four-piece live band specializing in classic Beatles tunes and oldies, will be entertaining all afternoon. Door prizes will be given away during the event. Obtain your tickets at the office before March 30. Lunch, Fashion With a TwistOn April 6, the Womens Fellowship of First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a luncheon and a Fashion With A Twist Show beginning at noon. Tickets are available at the churchs office at a cost of $10 per person. Everyone is invited to attend. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035 or 352509-4218 or email us at: uccocala.org African violet two-day show, saleThe African Violet Club of Ocala will hold a show and sale on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The public is invited from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Free admission and free parking. Plants and supplies will be available for purchase. This event is designed for all ages and promises to be very educational and fun. Swamp Fox Spring FlingCalling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. Please visit www.swampfoxevents.com or call Charlie DeMenzes at 352-843-7790 for more information to sign up a chili team or enter a vehicle. The Swamp Fox Fling is a family fun Happenings Please see HAPPENINGS Page 6 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 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Thank You For Voting Us Readers Choice #1 Jeweler For 6 Consecutive Years 000E0ZE

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11 2 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DV9V (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $175 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000EFR5 The Baker Financial Group 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. 000EADU What a fantastic night at the clubhouse! The QM horse race was a huge success! The excitement and enthusiasm were great! Since it was the day before St. Patricks Day, there was a whole lot of green in dress and decorations. The tables were very festive with green tablecloths, balloons and other decorations. The horses (wooden) which were made by Barry Hargraves several years ago are still healthy and able to run the races. During the intermission, we made our way to the bake sale. All the homemade goodies were donated by our residents. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay for upcoming entertainment. Also during this time, sub sandwiches, chips, and drinks were enjoyed by all. As usual, we had a fifty/fifty drawing, and also drawings for many prizes. The fifty/fifty was won by Benny Bachand (surely he will share with Teresa) and a green t-shirt was won by Jan Johnson. The horses have now gone back to their stable to wait for next years race. Its always hard to mention any unpleasant event in our wonderful neighborhood, but you need to be aware of a couple of things: the first is that the chips that were purchased for the horse race disappeared from the clubhouse sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Please make sure you do not let strangers have access to your clubhouse key. We have no idea who took the chips, but if someone is so hungry they needed them, please let any board member know and help will be given to them. Also, a homeowners truck that was parked in his driveway was broken into please lock your car/truck doors! The next community party at the clubhouse will be the Hobo Pot Luck dinner on April 15 (income tax day). We will be entertained by Vincenzo Basile and Amy Bonnert. Check the QM Reporter for more info on this party. We were just told of a very good act of kindness On Wednesday night during the heavy downpour of rain, Barbara Hendrick had an unexpected visitor: a very wet black and white dog ran into her garage for shelter. Barbara and Harvey took in the dog, dried her off, and gave her comfort. After many calls on Thursday morning to animal shelters, vets, and neighbors, they located the distraught owner Virginia Gabioud, a QM resident. The happy ending is that Barbara and Harvey walked Harper home to Virginia. Barbara said that she and Harvey really enjoyed having Harper with them for the evening and told Virginia they would be happy to watch Harper for her any time. Sunday, March 31 is Easter Sunday, or as many of us like to say, Resurrection Sunday. Remember this day is much more than colored eggs, rabbits, and candy. We all enjoy watching the children hunt for the eggs, and Im sure many of us have memories of getting new clothes for Easter this use to be the time for getting a new outfit, complete with hat and white shoes. However you celebrate this special day attending worship services, visiting with family and friends, or just relaxing at home, have a Happy Easter! A big night of horse racing Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marie Schneider and John Zdarsky. Marlene Cigrand was the bet taker. 000EF8Q NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Come On In Or We Can Come To You! 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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........4 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 52 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroads.cog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 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 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) 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 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 Easter egg hunts Easter eggs, plants at HawthorneHawthorne Village, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, will be having its semi-annual plant sale on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All plants, herbs, and vegetable plants are $1. Also on March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon we will be holding an Easter egg hunt, free pictures with the Easter Bunny, and face painting. It will be a day of fun for the whole family. Easter Egg hunt at Ocala WestThe Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will have their childrens annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stanfield Hall. This will include ages 2 6th grade and will include egg hunting, dying eggs, storytelling, games, food and fellowship. Fairfield celebrates St. Patricks Day Simone Vitagliano was enjoying her birthday with her husband, Joe, at the St. Patricks Day pot luck gathering at Fairfield Village. More photos and column, Page 12. Declared FFV's "Tallest Leprechaun," Jim Meissner gives wife, Carol, a big St. Patrick's Day hug. To prepare for a new school opening this August, Superintendent George Tomyn announces the following principal changes effective July 1: Legacy Elementary Dawn Prestipino will open Marion Countys newest elementary school in Southeast Marion as its first principal with an estimated enrollment of 573 students on opening day. Prestipino moves from principal at Sparr Elementary, where shes been principal for three years. She started with the district in 1984 as a fifth-grade teacher at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. She also taught at Harbour View and Romeo Elementary schools before being named assistant principal at Greenway Elementary in 1999. Following a years personal leave to teach elsewhere, she returned as assistant principal at South Ocala Elementary, where she also served as interim principal. She transferred as assistant principal to Eighth Street Elementary in 2009 and to her current position at Sparr Elementary in 2010. Prestipino s bachelors degree in Elementary Education comes from Clarion State College in Pennsylvania while her masters degree in Educational Leadership comes from NOVA Southeastern University. Sparr Elementary Patricia Hornsby transfers here as principal from the same position at Marion Oaks Elementary, where shes been since the school opened in 2010. Hornsby was also a previous principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Her bachelors degree in Special Education comes from the University of Florida, along with her masters and specialist degrees in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 2005 as an assistant principal at Sunrise Elementary and moved to Dunnellon Elementary in 2006. Prior to then, she was an assistant principal for six years in Alachua County and taught at Ocalas Howard Middle School in the mid1980s. Shes also worked for Floridas Department of Education and the Special Education Department at the University of Florida. Marion Oaks Elementary Gary Smallridge moves as the principal here from the same position at Ward-Highlands Elementary, where hes been at the helm since 2009. He was previously named principal at Maplewood Elementary in 2005. Prior to then, he was an assistant principal at Greenway Elementary. Smallridge earned his bachelors in Elementary Education and his masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. He joined the district in 2001 as an assistant principal at Lake Weir Middle. Ward-Highlands Elementary Melissa Kinard transfers as principal here from the same position at Wyomina Park Elementary. Kinard is a Marion County native and graduated from North Marion High School. She earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from St. Leo College and her masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Her specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University is in Educational Leadership. She joined the district in 1995 as a special needs teacher and was named assistant principal at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary in 2005. IN 2011, she was named principal at Wyomina Park Elementary. Wyomina Parks principal position remains open with interviews taking place in the near future. New principals named at Marion County public schools Carolyn Slocumb shows off her green hair. Quail Meadow celebrates its annual horse race Ron Gartman and Earle Talley at the Quail Meadow event. More photos on Page 2. S aturday, March 16, was the day and date for some really good fun in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. A very large crowd gathered with obvious full intentions of celebrating St. Patricks Day regardless of anyones cultural background. For that evening, we all assumed honorary Irish ancestry in some way! The members of the Social Activities Committee and some of their Irish lassie and/or laddie helpers brought forth some of the best corned beef and cabbage that most of us had ever tasted. There was supposedly no secret recipe, but the results were totally delicious. The green punch was equally well received as were the multitude of side dishes prepared and shared by those attending. There were traditional Irish dishes, lots of green food, and absolutely divine desserts. There was even what was called a green pumpkin pie, which did not fool anyone. Those were just green sprinkles on top of a regular pumpkin pie, but there was none left so the green fairy sprinkles must have been acceptable. The many other desserts were totally luscious and coordinated beautifully with the Irish Cream Coffee that several people were enjoying. With very lively Irish music to enjoy, the FFV neighbors had no complaints about the evening. Because pictures often speak much more eloquently than words, the accompanying photos will attest to the fact that on the night of St. Pattys Eve....the Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the scene of a lively gathering of some of FFVs loveliest people. Have a great week! Piano fundraiser A Piano Dance Party will be held Friday, April 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. This will be a big fundraiser to help to provide the funds for a piano for the FFV Clubhouse. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for $5. Additional donations will be greatly appreciated. The wearin o the green at FFVs potluck dinner Several pledges have already been made, but more is needed for this worthwhile project for all FFV neighbors to enjoy. For advance tickets, contact: Jean Chapman at 352-816-0378; Ginny Keller at 352-237-8696; Eleanor Lynch at 352-854-9419; Loretta Zang at 352-2916644; Frann Glenney at 352-854-6247 or Linda Ford at 352-237-1339. Refreshments will be served. DeeJay donated over 8,000 songs. Call 352-861-2171 for specific song requests. Come and enjoy the fun and help a very popular cause. Thanks! Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal The visit that was thoroughly enjoyed by all present was that of the Glassman "Grands"...Sam and Spencer...whom everyone enjoyed seeing. They are going up so fast and are such handsome young guys! One of our most popular couples, Roz and Alex Martin, are known for volunteering. The couple's South African accents are always such a delight as are both of them.