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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 04-03-2013
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12Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Ocala Palms........5 Quail Meadow......6 Stone Creek........7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 000EHST 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! WE PAY CASH We buy all premium watches and all gold watches US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platunum W ANT TO KNOW WHAT S IN THAT OLD JEWELR Y BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 T ODAY N O A PPOINTMENT N ECESSAR Y A pancake breakfast by the group HelpHOPELive to benefit Bill Torino, son of Sweetwater Oaks resident Ellie Dunne, will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Clubhouse at Sweetwater Oaks, 3151 N.W. 44th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children under 10 will be $4. There will be unlimited pancakes, sausage, coffee and juices. Bill is in need of a kidney transplant. For tickets, call Ellie Dunne at 352867-5232. Get tickets for benefit at Sweetwater Pony rides, train rides Pony rides and train rides were all part of the Paas Easter event at Tuscawilla Park on Saturday morning. Hundreds of families gathered for the days events.PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL Stone Creek show Favorite Vintage Car (prior to 1930) at a recent Stone Creek event belonged to Bill and Donna OBrien with a 1927 Ford Model T. More pictures and story on Page xx While the Southwest Water Management District encourages water conservation year round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month. April is traditionally one of the driest months of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers. With 10 simple tips, can lower your monthly water bill and do your part to save hundreds of gallons of water: INDOOR Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they are full. Use the shortest clothes washing cycle for lightly soiled loads; normal and permanent press wash cycles use more water. Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator or microwave, not under running water. Scrape, dont rinse, your dishes before loading in the dishwasher. Install high-efficiency showerheads, faucets and toilets. OUTDOOR Check your homes irrigation system for leaks to save up to 6,300 gallons of water per month. Turn off your homes irrigation system and only water as needed; save up to 2,000 gallons each time a watering day is skipped. Dont leave sprinklers unattended. Use a kitchen timer to remind yourself to turn sprinklers off. Use a hose with a shutoff nozzle when washing the Save water during April Please see WATER Page 3 Golf tourney at Ocala PalmsOcala Palms Golf and Country Club will sponsor the annual Free Enterprise Open Four Person Scramble on Saturday, April 13. The tournament benefits the Florida Council on Economic Education, which provides economic and financial literacy programs to Florida teachers and students. The cost for the event is $70 per person (major credit cards accepted). Each player will receive a free round of golf, pancake breakfast, lunch, a chance to win a car for a hole in one, an EZ-GO golf car for a hole in one and one lady and one man will take a million dollar shot. An awards ceremony will be held after lunch with awards for the winning team plus gift certificates for the top teams in each flight, closest to the pin prizes, and plenty of door prizes. Call 352-732-4653) if you would like to participate or help sponsor this event.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-445-7916 or 352-292-5446 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. ARP 7, 1-800-438-8559 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 Oxygen Concentrator 5 liter, with OSV VEVILBISS 120volt, Cat. # 515 ADS $450. 352-861-2312 ALLAUTOS WANTED with or without title. Any cond. make or model. We pay up to $10,000 and offer free towing. (813) 505-6939 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Licensed Risk Manager The Centers is seeking a Florida Licensed Risk Manager (HCRM) to maintain compliance with governing standards & regulations (ie: OSHA, AHCA, EPA, FL standards, & more). This position coordinates and oversees the safety program & trainings, participates in committees for environment of care & infection control, FMLA, workers comp, incident & investigative reporting, risk assessment, and emergency preparedness. On-call required. Please Submit Salary Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us TBOSS Therapist The Centers is seeking Masters Level Therapist for TBOSS position in Citrus County. Must have Masters in a related field of Human Services and min 2 yrs exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Todays New Ads BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-445-7916 or 352-292-5446 CAREER EVENT Family Care Managers The Centers is holding a Job Fair Thursday April 4th from 10a to 1:00p on-site at our Admin Bldg #1 5664 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) in Ocala. Bring Photo ID -Background checks will be conducted. We have an immediate need for Family Care Managers (social work, child welfare worker) positions in both Marion and Citrus Counties. There will be on the spot interviews for this position only. Full benefits pkg for full-time positions. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify If you are unable to attend, send, fax, or email resume to: The Centers -HR, 5664 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474 (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 2Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger by Gimmicky, Flashy & LARGE MISLEADING Ads? has been providing the community only the finest hearing products for more than FOUNDER BILL MAHAN PERF ORMS HEARING EXAM ON RUB Y MAHAN IN 1966 Compassionate, Unsurpassed Customer Care The Mahan Family and Premear Hearing Is a Name You Can TRUST The Mahan Family and Siemens, the oldest hearing aid company in the world, want to help you to hear your very best TODAY! And with our THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW Bring in any hearing aid and we will repair it in office at no charge Like on on Facebook and keep track of our latest deals & hearing aid technology. WESTSIDE Market Street/Heathbrook Next to Dicks and Panera, Off Hwy. 200 236-6700 000EHZE EASTSIDE 4620 E. Silver Sprngs Blvd. Old Town Village, Between Lowes and Horse & Hounds 438-0050 Its That Small Siemens ACE Micon Limited Time offer. Expires 4/29/13 Expires 4/29/13 SIEMENS Intuis Life FREE SET of SIEMENS Hearing Aids to Federal Workers and Retirees BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SIEMENS Ace Limited Time offer. Expires 4/29/13 $ 595 Each FREE REPAIR LAB 24 MONTHS, NO INTEREST W.A.C. PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $41. TAKE 2 YEARS TO PAY! 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. T he FFV Social Activities Committee, along with a group of Fairfields neighbors, are instituting a new activity for the community. On Saturday morning, March 23, at 10 a.m., a large group of neighbors found lots of hot coffee and doughnuts along with homemade cakes and pastries in the clubhouse for the second time in a month. Those who came and participated had a really nice time. Sitting and conversing with friends with a hot cup of coffee and a delicious sweet seems to be catching on in our neighborhood! There is much to be said for being able just to relax and converse for a hour or so. It turns out that a number of new friendships seem to be developing while New tradition beginning at Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal folks enjoy a short respite from the normal routine of Saturday morning. While the SAC provided the coffee, several ladies brought sweets to be enjoyed. Special thanks go to Kathi Waldman, Priscilla Geissal, Pat Hackett, Carol Meissner, and Mary Lacapruccia for the goodies. Another Saturday Morning Social is being planned and will be announced. Everyone is looking forward to the big piano dance party to raise money for the new piano for the Clubhouse. The party/dance is scheduled for Friday, April 5, from 6 to10 p.m. Tickets are only $5 with all proceeds going to the piano fund. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is encouraged to come join the fun and help a worthy cause. Those who wish to make a contribution are asked to contact Jean Chapman. A new piano will make Fairfield Village an even more lively place filled with lovely people. Family and Easter, a natural combination! Janice Rollins Kuyoth, left, enjoys time with her brother, Bill Rollins, and his wife, Dee. At left, nothing heralds spring and Easter more than flowers. Hoping for May flowers in your garden? Supplement Aprils showers with gardening tips, ideas and expertise from the Marion County Master Gardeners and Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service to help you reach your gardening goals. Read below for a full listing of April events; all events are free. For more information, call 352671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. April 3: Demonstration Garden Tour Learn through a guided tour of the Master Gardeners shade, butterfly, herb, vegetable and tropical demonstration gardens at 10 a.m. at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Tours occur the first Wednesday of each month in 2013. For more information, call 352-671-8400. April 4: Belleview Public Library Master Gardener Series: Growing Roses in Florida Held at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month through May, the Master Gardener series at the Belleview Public Library (13145 SE Highway 484, Belleview) will cover a variety of gardening topics. For more information, call 352-671-8400. April 9: Tuesday Gardening Series: Drought-Tolerant Plants Held at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month through December at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala), this series will cover a variety of gardening topics. In this session, learn which plants thrive in the Florida heat. To register, call 352-671-8400. April 16: Dunnellon Public Library Master Gardener Series: Pests in the Florida Landscape Held at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month through May, the Master Gardener series at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon) will cover a variety of gardening topics. For more information, call 352671-8400. April 18: Marion Oaks Public Library Master Gardener Series: Growing Roses in Florida Held at 10:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month through May, the Master Gardener series at the Marion Oaks Public Library (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala) will cover a variety of gardening topics. For more information, call 352-6718400. You can get help from Extension Service to assist in growing May flowers

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3 10Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured S PRING C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 D N 2 Q 000DN2Q 000EHW9 PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 E B L A 000e2la CARPENTRY 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES (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. 000EH2D The Baker Financial Group 000EHIG Colors and Shapes Full Service Day Spa $ 10 (Hair Cuts Only) (Long Hair Extra) Welcome Debbra Roberts 12755 SW Hwy. 484, Dunnellon, FL 352-489-3004 352-266-0126 ColorsandShapes@gmail.com 000EE5F IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 SPRING Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 99 Call for details Expires 4/30/2013 10% OFF repairs Florida Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000E98M 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger 000EGB4 Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000EIIF SAVE THOUSANDS 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 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g 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 L o o k f o r u s o n F a c e b o o k L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000EHE6 000ECRC car to save around 40 gallons per wash. Consider installing a rain barrel with a drip irrigation system for watering your landscaping. Rainwater is free and better for your plants because it doesnt contain hard minerals. Leaks are the biggest water waster, both inside and outside of your home. You can use your water meter to check for leaks. Turn off all faucets and water-using appliances and make sure no one uses water during the testing period. Remember to wait for the hot water heater and ice cube makers to refill and for regeneration of water softeners. Go to your water meter and record the current reading. Wait 30 minutes. (Remember: no water should be used during this period.) Read the meter again. If the reading has changed, you have a leak. To learn more about saving water outdoors and to download or order the Districts free sixpage Saving Water Outdoors brochure, log onto WaterMatters.org/SaveWaterOutdoors/. To learn more about saving water indoors and to download or order the Distritcts free six-page Saving Water Indoors brochure, log onto WaterMatters.org/savewaterindoors/. For more information about water conservation, please visit the Districts website at WaterMatters.org/conservation/. WATERcontinued from Page 1 Saturday, April 6 Harvest Meadow yard saleSouthwest Ocala subdivision Harvest Meadow is having its annual multi-family yard sale on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Harvest Meadow is just off of Southwest 60th Avenue. There will be collectibles, housewares, childrens items, jewelry, clothing, videos/DVDs and furniture at various houses. Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Sweetwater resident 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. 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. 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,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 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. Happenings I am what many people refer to as a purist. Many do not understand or know what a purist is so let me explain. No, a purist is not a Puritan, although I have nothing against Puritans and lean heavily in their direction. After all, I think it is better to be radical in the right direction than radical in the wrong direction as many people are today. I think the Puritans are getting a bad rap today. A purist, however, is someone who likes things just the way they are. No additives. No upgrades. No unnecessary changes. If my light bulb goes out, I want to change. That is the limit for change except maybe some of it that jingles in my pocket. Have you ever noticed that once you are comfortable with a computer program and really like it, someone will upgrade it until it is a completely different program with no relationship to the one you love? I hate that. When you got something that works, do not try to fix it. That is one of the basic rules of life. It is a rule I have been trying to explain to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage for years. I keep telling her I am not broken and therefore I do not need fixing. It has become the mission of her life to upgrade me. Can you imagine that? I love me the way I are. Some people are more like soup than anything else. Anything and everything goes into the pot. Not me. I like to savor something in its own environment. So, I am a purist in many regards, which can best be seen from my point of view in holidays. I like holidays but I do not like all of the upgrading and embellishments attached to every holiday you can think of except perhaps April 1. We know who celebrates that holiday. I would like to enjoy a holiday sometime without all of the extras. At Christmas time I want to celebrate the purpose of Christmas, I have no idea what a Santa Claus with reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman have to do with Christmas. This is rather confusing to me. What are we celebrating at Christmas? If you follow the commercials, you have no idea what holiday is being celebrated. For Easter, I would like to strip away all of the trappings, all of the hype and just celebrate it for what it is. What do the Easter bunny and the Easter egg have to do with Easter? I would be open to having a holiday for the Easter bunny, another holiday for the Easter egg and if you want to get technical, a holiday for Santa Claus, one for Rudolph the red nose reindeer and a separate one for Frosty the Snowman. When you put it all together, it just is rather confusing to me. I know who is in charge of these holidays. A holiday is not to celebrate but rather a holiday is to make money. Some people, and I will not mention any names, has never seen a holiday they did not want to make a buck. Maybe every holiday should be called Buck Day, where we celebrate and honor the almighty dollar. One more holiday I would suggest is one with no commercials and no selling whatsoever. A holiday where you would be fined dearly if you bought anything. A holiday from buying would suit me just fine. I know my critics will say that unless somebody buys something nobody makes anything. I have no problem with that. Wouldnt it be nice to have a holiday where that kind of thing was not front and center? The value of the Easter bunny is how much money it can make for the person sponsoring the holiday. I have seen a very interesting thing and I just cannot quite explain it. Just before the Easter holiday and leading up to it, all the Easter candy is at a premium price. Then, after Easter, this same Easter candy is at a hefty discount in the stores. What has changed? Could it be that the older something gets the less it is worth? Of course, I am beginning to feel that way myself, as I get older. (Thanks, Uncle Sam.) As a purist, I would like to celebrate a holiday for once without all of the rigmarole and shenanigans. A holiday where nobody will pester me. A holiday where I can shut out the world and enjoy the comforts of home and family. If I have not offended anybody up to now, let me take this a step further. It would be nice to have a holiday when all media would shut down. No television. No radio. No telephone or cell phone. No Internet. I know I am a radical, but I think it would be nice some time just to close out the world and remember the things that have value. Even Jesus understood this in his time. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat (Mark 6:31 KJV). Therefore, I would like all of these things to hop along let me enjoy the things that really have value to me before I simply come apart. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Will the Easter Bunny just hop away ... please! Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Bike ride on April 13Come join the fun at the eighth annual Cycling for Success bike ride on Saturday, April 13, starting at Lake Weir Middle School 10220 S.E. Sunset Harbor Road in Summerfield. This years ride offers two routesa 35-mile trek on roads less traveled, and a 63-mile more challenging trek on climbs through Marion and Lake Counties. Both rides start at 8 a.m. with full support of rest stops, breakfast and lunch. The registration fee for either ride is $40 in advance or $45 the day of the ride. Registration forms can be found at www.pefmc.org/events. All proceeds from the event benefit Take Stock in Children, a program of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County. Take Stock provides scholarship and mentoring opportunities to high school students from lowincome families who possess the skills and talents to further their education. All funds raised from this event are matched by the Florida Prepaid College Program. The Public Education Foundation of Marion County is a not-for-profit corporation enhancing education in Marion County Public Schools, from pre-Kindergarten through vocational and adult education programs.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9 4Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice. Then go ahead and follow your own fine instincts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) While home is your main focus this week, new issues in the workplace need your attention as well. Take things step by step. Pressures ease in time for weekend fun. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be less rigid when handling a relationship problem. You might believe youre in the right, but try to open your mind to the possibilities of facts youre currently not aware of. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace throughout much of the week. But by the weekend, the Lions Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, someone close to you still needs your emotional support. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Before complying with a colleagues request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one persons agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is deciding which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for serious work next week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your self-esteem. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) While youre generous with others, be sure youre not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you dont start acting like a star. It could lose your support with your next project. BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong belief in justice, along with your leadership qualities, help you protect the rights of others. 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000EAGR 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Hi Ocala Palms Neighbors For almost a decade Ive been in this neighborhood doing interior and exterior painting, THANK YOU all very much for your support and trust. Im looking forward to continue serving you and doing my very best of high quality work. Sincerely, A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 000EF8T www.crossroadscog.net 8070 SW 60th Ave., 34476 352-291-2080 Register for a FREE TV CROSSROADS CHURCH Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly All Styles All Prices www.renroomocala.com 000E8TI 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 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 000EHZ7 Tuesday, April 9 Ocala Macinto s h U s er 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 -d ay bon s ai e x hibit The 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. Fa m ily Fun Night at JoyBeginning April 10 at 5:30 p.m. and every second Wednesday of each month, Joy Lutheran Church is offering a free Family Fun Night. This will be an hour of fun, devotion, food and games. Everyone is invited to this church family event. We welcome all members of Gods family and invite you to be part of our church family. To extend this fun event, all are welcome to attend the contemporary worship service at 6:45 p.m. Please RSVP by e-mailing arab2horses@yahoo.com or elhjr@embarqmail.com or calling the church office at 352-854-4509, so we know how much pizza to order. Check us out and come on by to have some fun. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221. Friday, April 12 Three -d ay per f or m ance at Dunnellon Players from Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Middle schools will present the ferociously funny, familyfriendly comedy, Mama Wont Fly on April 12, 13 and 14. An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brothers wedding. Savannahs problem: Mama wont fly. Show times are April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and April 14 at 3 p.m., at Dunnellon Middle School auditorium. Dunnellon Middle school is at 21005 Chestnut St., Dunnellon. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at 352-465-6745 for additional information. Mur d er m y s tery d inner theater The Episcopal Church of the Advent will hold a murder mystery dinner theater on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. The title of the production is Murder at all sinners and tickets are on sale now for $15. A three-course meal is planned. The Church is at 11251 S.W. County Road 484 in Dunnellon (across from the firehouse). To reserve your tickets, please call the churchs office at 352-4657272. Saturday, April 13 All church yar d an d ba k e s ale 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. Art E x po at OTOW Local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530.Sunday, April 14 Cha m ber Mu s ic Society concert The Marion Chamber Music Society is hosting the Kim-Crawford-Kreeger Trio Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. Eunice Kim, violin, John-Henry Crawford, Cello, and Patrick Kreeger, piano, are all students at the world renowned Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. All Marion Chamber Music Society programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call 352-867-1340 or www.marionchambermusic.com. Saturday, April 20 Helping Han ds race w al k, f un runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5 8Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Internet cafes need regulation So-called Internet cafs may have overplayed their hand. In the wake of an ongoing investigation that has so far resulted in dozens of arrests on illegal gambling, money laundering and racketeering charges, the resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and the temporary shuttering of the lieutenant governors office, the state House of Representatives fast-tracked legislation that would render inviable the cafs current business model, forcing the establishments to close their doors. Sister legislation is awaiting passage in the Senate, and following reconciliation of the two, Internet cafs may disappear from the Florida landscape for good. Many Internet cafs operated under the guise of a charitable operation, exploiting a loophole in the states sweepstakes law that allowed them to ostensibly divert revenues to worthy causes but in reality tithe a pittance and pocket the rest some of which found their way to legislators war chests. Not all the cafes were included in the raids and shutdowns recently. However, some have suffered business losses. Along State Road 200, one moved out last week, and another was closed for several days, reopened Friday but was closed again Saturday afternoon. The clientele tend toward the bingo-hall crowd, and thus the Legislatures reaction stems not from the desire to stamp out a scourge doing harm to helpless customers, but from a need to rein in an industry born out of a loophole and facilitating criminal activity. We agree with the move. Laws concerning gambling in Florida and in the nation at large are inconsistent and in some cases even perhaps hypocritical, but there is a commonality: If gamblings going to be allowed, it must be regulated. The Citrus County Chronicle contributed to this editorial. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Social democracy BY JIM FLYNN When asked if he had any political affiliation, humorist Will Rogers used to quip: I am not a member of any organized party. Im a Democrat. If he were alive today, Rogers could claim membership in either disorganized party. Republicans didnt learn much from their disorganized politics under presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, which led to the Great Depression (1929-1939). During those three presidencies, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress (1921 to 1933). Republicans had no one else to blame for the Great Depression bank failures, collapse of the stock markets, 25% unemployment, and fearful retreat of consumers. The great drought of the 1930s made conditions even worse farm foreclosures, decreased trade, disappearance of agricultural jobs, and growth of a poverty class. Then along came President Franklin Roosevelt elected four times. For most of the next 20 years Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. Republicans managed one brief takeover of both houses in 1947-49. President Harry Truman labeled it the do-nothing 80th Congress. The name has stuck ever since. Roosevelts first New Deal (1933-34) was about ending alcohol prohibition, changing the money system, and creating economic recovery programs. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created to reduce 25 percent unemployment, an expensive but useful program which employed more then eight million people over ten years. Roosevelts second New Deal (193538) was a first step toward social democracy, but nobody used that term back then. Democrats leaned toward liberalism voting rights, equal rights, and government social services health care, food and shelter for the homeless. Senior citizens remember Mr. Roosevelt most favorably for initiating Social Security. Thirty years later, President Lyndon Johnson decided Social Security surpluses were a quiet source of revenue for funding the Vietnam War. Ever since, Congress has used Social Security taxes as a piggy bank to fund pet projects and other wars, issuing IOUs which cant be redeemed without borrowing real money. Additional major elements of a social democracy were in President Johnsons Great Society welfare legislation and social reforms. Mr. Johnson is remembered for a number of appreciated domestic programs Medicare, Medicaid, and federal funding of education. Republicans made two significant contributions toward social democracy: The Medicare Prescription Drug Act of 2003, which purchased a second term in the White House for George W. Bush and enriched pharmaceutical companies beyond their happiest dreams. And the Great Recession of 2006-2009, which elevated a half-term Democratic senator into two terms in the White House oval office. In time, President Obamas Health Care for America Plan will likely merge existing programs into a single national health administration perhaps a final step toward converting a 225 year old constitutional republic into an American social democracy. What is a social democracy? Its not socialism. Its social reform of a capitalist economy and a gradual transition of government to direct democracy. But thats an explanation for another time. 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. B ack around 1990, I had occasion to make several trips between the East Coast of Florida and Ohio. The fastest route was up Interstate 77. You traveled Interstate 95 to South Carolina, took Interstate 26 to Columbia, then picked up I-77 all the way into Ohio. As one who doesnt like heights, I always dreaded one stretch of I-77, just north of the North Carolina-Virginia border. When you cross into Virginia, you promptly are greeted by the Appalachian Mountains, and you start going up. After the first exit, the climb is seven miles into the heavens. When you finally get to the next exit, its a place called Fancy Gap, and you can breathe a little easier. A little further up the road is a town aptly named Hillsville, and from there its clear sailing. For those who like such things, those first seven miles provide a spectacular view, especially to your right as youre going north. At night you can see pinpoints of light that are obviously miles away, and you can get the sensation that youre flying. One reason for that is that over the right side, theres a cliff, then nothing. To your left is the southbound traffic with the mountain next to the highway, so southbound really doesnt make you squeamish. The worst seven miles of my driving life came going up this mountain. I hit it on a foggy day with snow falling. I was driving a little car called a Chevette (hey, it was cheap) that didnt have much get-up-and-go. I was just hoping that one of those big trucks hadnt stopped in my lane, because I would be crushed like a bug. The southbound side never bothered me much. There was a guardrail and the northbound lanes to stop me on the left, and a mountain on my right. Here, I was going down seven miles. There were even two truck emergency lanes, Interstate accident brings bad memories Among Friends Jim Clark where trucks could get off and go up in soft ground to stop if their brakes failed. But speed was always a factor on the downhill side and, unfortunately, thats what happened a few days ago, on Easter Sunday. About 95 vehicles were involved in a series of 17 accidents, tying up traffic in both lanes. At last report three people were killed. Officials said fog was a factor, but so was excessive speed. I could easily relate to that. The pictures from the scene were devastating, just a pile of rubble and burned out vehicles. The Galax Gazette, a sister newspaper of ours located near that Hillsville exit, did a nice timeline showing the accident and its aftermath. As for me, Ill probably never make that trip again. I cant see any reason to go up that way, and I dont need the anxiety of going up that mountain. When I drive, I do it to relax. Climbing the Appalachians in fog and snow doesnt do much to ease tension. For those of you who might have occasion to drive up that way, especially those who are leaving this month to spend the summer up north, please drive safely and respect this stretch of road. And when you come back south, take it easy and get here in one piece. About 95 vehicles had their trip interrupted on Easter Sunday. Please dont become another statistic on this road. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. 000EHT6 000EFJK Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Bob Brouillard conducts the 45 members of the chorus and his wife Noel Brouillard is the director, accompanist and script writer. The concert consisted of songs from around America, such as "Old Cape Cod," "Shenandoah, "Blue Hawaii," and "Lullaby of Broadway" to name a few. Ocala Palms holds a concert Enjoying a break are, left to right standing, Elaine Liebegott, Producer, and Betty Scott. Seated are, left to right, Helen Hall, Nancy Wittake and Mary Ann Gardiner. PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEAndy Pietrzyk sings "North to Alaska." Behind him are the soprano and tenor sections as Conductor Bob Brouillard looks on. Taking a break are Betty Kidder, left and Eunice Davis in the alto section. Also enjoying the break are, left to right, Carolann Pietrzyk, Carol Brandes, Karen Braun and Sue Marr. 000EH2Z

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W hat a great day for a trip to Gainesville! Last Wednesday, 12 of the Red Hot Fillies carpooled to Gainesville. The first stop was at the Cracker Barrel for lunch (you know we like to eat). The service and food were both great. From there we headed on down the road to the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. The name Kanapaha is the name of the 250-acre lake that borders the property. Kanapaha is from two Timuqua Indian words that mean palmetto leaves and house. Together they refer to the thatched dwellings that were the homes of the original human inhabitants of the forests bordering the lake. The entrance road to the gardens was originally an Indian game trail and also used by William Bartram, an English naturalist, whose journals include descriptions of the Lake Kanapaha area at the time of the American Revolution. Today, the walking trails are concrete or paths that are easily accessible. The gardens cover 62 acres. You should plan on spending at least two hours to walk the trails and visit the gift shop. There are 25 specialty gardens in the area; everything from hummingbird gardens, to rock gardens. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is located on Archer Road (exit 384), just a little over one mile west of I-75. If you are looking for an interesting and beautiful place to spend a few hours, this is a great place to consider. There are several upcoming events here in QM: The next event is First Friday on April 5. Come join friends and neighbors at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Are you cleaning out closets, attics, and garages getting ready for the big community garage sale? The big day is Saturday, April 6. The sale begins at 8 a.m. and will end when you sell out, or put away everything. We have two sales each year, so take advantage of this and do some spring cleaning. You never know who might want that old lamp you have stored in the attic! The Spring Fling Hobo potluck will be April 15. Since this is Income Tax Day, we can get together and share in some good food while lamenting over the amount of taxes we had to pay. As a special treat we will be entertained by Vincenzo Basile. This entertainment is provided by the social committee as a gift to the community. If you dont plan to attend the dinner, then please come at 6:45 p.m. and enjoy the music. There are many people here in Marion County who are in need of food, medicine, etc. There is a collection box in the clubhouse for donations to Interfaith Ministries. They are in need of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. These donations are taken to Interfaith once a week. Another organization in need of items is the VFW. They need sheets of any size. One of our residents, Joe Fricks, is collecting donations. Call Joe for more information. Did you go outside and view the full moon last week? It was magnificent, both in the evening in the east, and in the morning western sky. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7 6Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000EILR James Miller M.D. 0 0 0 E 0 Z 8 T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm Something for everyone Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More 5,000 SQ. FT. STORE 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 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 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) 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 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 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Facebook Bellisima by Zory.com Flexible Hours Available By Appt. MA57433 ACTIVE HAIR STYLIST WANTED With or Without Clients FULL-TIME or PART-TIME 65% Commission or Chair Rental Experience A Must *Only experienced stylists need to apply 000EFMI W hile Ocala does not have cold winter months, many of us look for delicious, hearty foods to sustain us. Chili is often one of those dishes. The Stone Creek Kitchen Club hosts a Chili/Bingo night in January, and recently the Lifestyle Office headed by Kim Krystopa and Pulte Sales had a Chili cook-off on Saturday, March 9. According to Lisa Mosing, MS, RD, FADA, Special to LifeScript, Chili is most often considered Spanish in origin. The dish is a mlange of diced or ground beef and chili pepper. Although historians debate this issue, overall the chili experts believe that chili originated in the Lone Star State where today Texans often consider it a crime to add beans to the mixture. There are, however, certain facts that one cannot overlook. The mixture of meat, beans, peppers, and herbs was known to the Incas, Aztecs, and Mayan Indians long before Columbus and the conquistadors. The event on March 9 was great success with 300+ residents who come out to enjoy the beautiful day. There were seven different kinds of homemade chili that entered the competition. There was everything from chicken chili to Mexican chili to vegetarian chili. Along with the Chili Cook Off, there were classic cars. Thirty-five cars were on display for the residents to vote on. The chili cook-off winners were each awarded $100. Judges Favorite Meat Chili: Larry Handley Judges Favorite Veggie Chili: Lillian Piersante Judges Favorite Over-all Best Flavor: Connie Pearl Crowd Favorite Chili: Connie Pearl Best Table Decorations went to: Sandy and Bill Odle who also won $100. Car Show Winners: Each car winner was awarded $50. Favorite Vintage Car (prior to 1930): Bill and Donna OBrien with a 1927 Ford Model T Favorite Classic Car (1931-1979): Tom Tyler with a 1969 Chevy Chevelle Favorite New Model (1980 present): Don Weis with a 2012 Dodge Charger Favorite Bike: Ken Wolf with a 1969 Triumph T120R ( Bonneville) Great weather, great food and wonderful neighbors made for a truly enjoyable day for residents and perspective residents. Stone Creek features chili cook-off, car show Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Bill and Sandy Odle, best table decoration. Lillian and Joe Piersante (veggie chili winners). At left, Connie Pearl, overall best flavor and crowd favorite. At right, Larry Handley, meat chili winner. At left, favorite classic (1931-1979) was a 1969 Chevy Chevelle owned by Tom Tyler. At right, favorite bike, a 1969 Triumph T120R, owned by Ken Wolf. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb WM Red Hot Fillies visit Gainesville Group at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville Dixie Marchant, Marie Schneider, Kathy Bohner, Charlotte Payne. Carol Sjogren admiring the herb garden.

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W hat a great day for a trip to Gainesville! Last Wednesday, 12 of the Red Hot Fillies carpooled to Gainesville. The first stop was at the Cracker Barrel for lunch (you know we like to eat). The service and food were both great. From there we headed on down the road to the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. The name Kanapaha is the name of the 250-acre lake that borders the property. Kanapaha is from two Timuqua Indian words that mean palmetto leaves and house. Together they refer to the thatched dwellings that were the homes of the original human inhabitants of the forests bordering the lake. The entrance road to the gardens was originally an Indian game trail and also used by William Bartram, an English naturalist, whose journals include descriptions of the Lake Kanapaha area at the time of the American Revolution. Today, the walking trails are concrete or paths that are easily accessible. The gardens cover 62 acres. You should plan on spending at least two hours to walk the trails and visit the gift shop. There are 25 specialty gardens in the area; everything from hummingbird gardens, to rock gardens. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is located on Archer Road (exit 384), just a little over one mile west of I-75. If you are looking for an interesting and beautiful place to spend a few hours, this is a great place to consider. There are several upcoming events here in QM: The next event is First Friday on April 5. Come join friends and neighbors at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Are you cleaning out closets, attics, and garages getting ready for the big community garage sale? The big day is Saturday, April 6. The sale begins at 8 a.m. and will end when you sell out, or put away everything. We have two sales each year, so take advantage of this and do some spring cleaning. You never know who might want that old lamp you have stored in the attic! The Spring Fling Hobo potluck will be April 15. Since this is Income Tax Day, we can get together and share in some good food while lamenting over the amount of taxes we had to pay. As a special treat we will be entertained by Vincenzo Basile. This entertainment is provided by the social committee as a gift to the community. If you dont plan to attend the dinner, then please come at 6:45 p.m. and enjoy the music. There are many people here in Marion County who are in need of food, medicine, etc. There is a collection box in the clubhouse for donations to Interfaith Ministries. They are in need of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. These donations are taken to Interfaith once a week. Another organization in need of items is the VFW. They need sheets of any size. One of our residents, Joe Fricks, is collecting donations. Call Joe for more information. Did you go outside and view the full moon last week? It was magnificent, both in the evening in the east, and in the morning western sky. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7 6Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000EILR James Miller M.D. 0 0 0 E 0 Z 8 T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm Something for everyone Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More 5,000 SQ. FT. STORE 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 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 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) 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 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 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Facebook Bellisima by Zory.com Flexible Hours Available By Appt. MA57433 ACTIVE HAIR STYLIST WANTED With or Without Clients FULL-TIME or PART-TIME 65% Commission or Chair Rental Experience A Must *Only experienced stylists need to apply 000EFMI W hile Ocala does not have cold winter months, many of us look for delicious, hearty foods to sustain us. Chili is often one of those dishes. The Stone Creek Kitchen Club hosts a Chili/Bingo night in January, and recently the Lifestyle Office headed by Kim Krystopa and Pulte Sales had a Chili cook-off on Saturday, March 9. According to Lisa Mosing, MS, RD, FADA, Special to LifeScript, Chili is most often considered Spanish in origin. The dish is a mlange of diced or ground beef and chili pepper. Although historians debate this issue, overall the chili experts believe that chili originated in the Lone Star State where today Texans often consider it a crime to add beans to the mixture. There are, however, certain facts that one cannot overlook. The mixture of meat, beans, peppers, and herbs was known to the Incas, Aztecs, and Mayan Indians long before Columbus and the conquistadors. The event on March 9 was great success with 300+ residents who come out to enjoy the beautiful day. There were seven different kinds of homemade chili that entered the competition. There was everything from chicken chili to Mexican chili to vegetarian chili. Along with the Chili Cook Off, there were classic cars. Thirty-five cars were on display for the residents to vote on. The chili cook-off winners were each awarded $100. Judges Favorite Meat Chili: Larry Handley Judges Favorite Veggie Chili: Lillian Piersante Judges Favorite Over-all Best Flavor: Connie Pearl Crowd Favorite Chili: Connie Pearl Best Table Decorations went to: Sandy and Bill Odle who also won $100. Car Show Winners: Each car winner was awarded $50. Favorite Vintage Car (prior to 1930): Bill and Donna OBrien with a 1927 Ford Model T Favorite Classic Car (1931-1979): Tom Tyler with a 1969 Chevy Chevelle Favorite New Model (1980 present): Don Weis with a 2012 Dodge Charger Favorite Bike: Ken Wolf with a 1969 Triumph T120R ( Bonneville) Great weather, great food and wonderful neighbors made for a truly enjoyable day for residents and perspective residents. Stone Creek features chili cook-off, car show Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Bill and Sandy Odle, best table decoration. Lillian and Joe Piersante (veggie chili winners). At left, Connie Pearl, overall best flavor and crowd favorite. At right, Larry Handley, meat chili winner. At left, favorite classic (1931-1979) was a 1969 Chevy Chevelle owned by Tom Tyler. At right, favorite bike, a 1969 Triumph T120R, owned by Ken Wolf. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb WM Red Hot Fillies visit Gainesville Group at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville Dixie Marchant, Marie Schneider, Kathy Bohner, Charlotte Payne. Carol Sjogren admiring the herb garden.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5 8Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Internet cafes need regulation So-called Internet cafs may have overplayed their hand. In the wake of an ongoing investigation that has so far resulted in dozens of arrests on illegal gambling, money laundering and racketeering charges, the resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and the temporary shuttering of the lieutenant governors office, the state House of Representatives fast-tracked legislation that would render inviable the cafs current business model, forcing the establishments to close their doors. Sister legislation is awaiting passage in the Senate, and following reconciliation of the two, Internet cafs may disappear from the Florida landscape for good. Many Internet cafs operated under the guise of a charitable operation, exploiting a loophole in the states sweepstakes law that allowed them to ostensibly divert revenues to worthy causes but in reality tithe a pittance and pocket the rest some of which found their way to legislators war chests. Not all the cafes were included in the raids and shutdowns recently. However, some have suffered business losses. Along State Road 200, one moved out last week, and another was closed for several days, reopened Friday but was closed again Saturday afternoon. The clientele tend toward the bingo-hall crowd, and thus the Legislatures reaction stems not from the desire to stamp out a scourge doing harm to helpless customers, but from a need to rein in an industry born out of a loophole and facilitating criminal activity. We agree with the move. Laws concerning gambling in Florida and in the nation at large are inconsistent and in some cases even perhaps hypocritical, but there is a commonality: If gamblings going to be allowed, it must be regulated. The Citrus County Chronicle contributed to this editorial. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Social democracy BY JIM FLYNN When asked if he had any political affiliation, humorist Will Rogers used to quip: I am not a member of any organized party. Im a Democrat. If he were alive today, Rogers could claim membership in either disorganized party. Republicans didnt learn much from their disorganized politics under presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, which led to the Great Depression (1929-1939). During those three presidencies, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress (1921 to 1933). Republicans had no one else to blame for the Great Depression bank failures, collapse of the stock markets, 25% unemployment, and fearful retreat of consumers. The great drought of the 1930s made conditions even worse farm foreclosures, decreased trade, disappearance of agricultural jobs, and growth of a poverty class. Then along came President Franklin Roosevelt elected four times. For most of the next 20 years Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. Republicans managed one brief takeover of both houses in 1947-49. President Harry Truman labeled it the do-nothing 80th Congress. The name has stuck ever since. Roosevelts first New Deal (1933-34) was about ending alcohol prohibition, changing the money system, and creating economic recovery programs. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created to reduce 25 percent unemployment, an expensive but useful program which employed more then eight million people over ten years. Roosevelts second New Deal (193538) was a first step toward social democracy, but nobody used that term back then. Democrats leaned toward liberalism voting rights, equal rights, and government social services health care, food and shelter for the homeless. Senior citizens remember Mr. Roosevelt most favorably for initiating Social Security. Thirty years later, President Lyndon Johnson decided Social Security surpluses were a quiet source of revenue for funding the Vietnam War. Ever since, Congress has used Social Security taxes as a piggy bank to fund pet projects and other wars, issuing IOUs which cant be redeemed without borrowing real money. Additional major elements of a social democracy were in President Johnsons Great Society welfare legislation and social reforms. Mr. Johnson is remembered for a number of appreciated domestic programs Medicare, Medicaid, and federal funding of education. Republicans made two significant contributions toward social democracy: The Medicare Prescription Drug Act of 2003, which purchased a second term in the White House for George W. Bush and enriched pharmaceutical companies beyond their happiest dreams. And the Great Recession of 2006-2009, which elevated a half-term Democratic senator into two terms in the White House oval office. In time, President Obamas Health Care for America Plan will likely merge existing programs into a single national health administration perhaps a final step toward converting a 225 year old constitutional republic into an American social democracy. What is a social democracy? Its not socialism. Its social reform of a capitalist economy and a gradual transition of government to direct democracy. But thats an explanation for another time. 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. B ack around 1990, I had occasion to make several trips between the East Coast of Florida and Ohio. The fastest route was up Interstate 77. You traveled Interstate 95 to South Carolina, took Interstate 26 to Columbia, then picked up I-77 all the way into Ohio. As one who doesnt like heights, I always dreaded one stretch of I-77, just north of the North Carolina-Virginia border. When you cross into Virginia, you promptly are greeted by the Appalachian Mountains, and you start going up. After the first exit, the climb is seven miles into the heavens. When you finally get to the next exit, its a place called Fancy Gap, and you can breathe a little easier. A little further up the road is a town aptly named Hillsville, and from there its clear sailing. For those who like such things, those first seven miles provide a spectacular view, especially to your right as youre going north. At night you can see pinpoints of light that are obviously miles away, and you can get the sensation that youre flying. One reason for that is that over the right side, theres a cliff, then nothing. To your left is the southbound traffic with the mountain next to the highway, so southbound really doesnt make you squeamish. The worst seven miles of my driving life came going up this mountain. I hit it on a foggy day with snow falling. I was driving a little car called a Chevette (hey, it was cheap) that didnt have much get-up-and-go. I was just hoping that one of those big trucks hadnt stopped in my lane, because I would be crushed like a bug. The southbound side never bothered me much. There was a guardrail and the northbound lanes to stop me on the left, and a mountain on my right. Here, I was going down seven miles. There were even two truck emergency lanes, Interstate accident brings bad memories Among Friends Jim Clark where trucks could get off and go up in soft ground to stop if their brakes failed. But speed was always a factor on the downhill side and, unfortunately, thats what happened a few days ago, on Easter Sunday. About 95 vehicles were involved in a series of 17 accidents, tying up traffic in both lanes. At last report three people were killed. Officials said fog was a factor, but so was excessive speed. I could easily relate to that. The pictures from the scene were devastating, just a pile of rubble and burned out vehicles. The Galax Gazette, a sister newspaper of ours located near that Hillsville exit, did a nice timeline showing the accident and its aftermath. As for me, Ill probably never make that trip again. I cant see any reason to go up that way, and I dont need the anxiety of going up that mountain. When I drive, I do it to relax. Climbing the Appalachians in fog and snow doesnt do much to ease tension. For those of you who might have occasion to drive up that way, especially those who are leaving this month to spend the summer up north, please drive safely and respect this stretch of road. And when you come back south, take it easy and get here in one piece. About 95 vehicles had their trip interrupted on Easter Sunday. Please dont become another statistic on this road. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. 000EHT6 000EFJK Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Bob Brouillard conducts the 45 members of the chorus and his wife Noel Brouillard is the director, accompanist and script writer. The concert consisted of songs from around America, such as "Old Cape Cod," "Shenandoah, "Blue Hawaii," and "Lullaby of Broadway" to name a few. Ocala Palms holds a concert Enjoying a break are, left to right standing, Elaine Liebegott, Producer, and Betty Scott. Seated are, left to right, Helen Hall, Nancy Wittake and Mary Ann Gardiner. PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEAndy Pietrzyk sings "North to Alaska." Behind him are the soprano and tenor sections as Conductor Bob Brouillard looks on. Taking a break are Betty Kidder, left and Eunice Davis in the alto section. Also enjoying the break are, left to right, Carolann Pietrzyk, Carol Brandes, Karen Braun and Sue Marr. 000EH2Z

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9 4Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice. Then go ahead and follow your own fine instincts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) While home is your main focus this week, new issues in the workplace need your attention as well. Take things step by step. Pressures ease in time for weekend fun. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be less rigid when handling a relationship problem. You might believe youre in the right, but try to open your mind to the possibilities of facts youre currently not aware of. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace throughout much of the week. But by the weekend, the Lions Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, someone close to you still needs your emotional support. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Before complying with a colleagues request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one persons agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is deciding which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for serious work next week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your self-esteem. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) While youre generous with others, be sure youre not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you dont start acting like a star. It could lose your support with your next project. BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong belief in justice, along with your leadership qualities, help you protect the rights of others. 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. 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Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000EHZ7 Tuesday, April 9 Ocala Macinto s h U s er 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 -d ay bon s ai e x hibit The 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. Fa m ily Fun Night at JoyBeginning April 10 at 5:30 p.m. and every second Wednesday of each month, Joy Lutheran Church is offering a free Family Fun Night. This will be an hour of fun, devotion, food and games. Everyone is invited to this church family event. We welcome all members of Gods family and invite you to be part of our church family. To extend this fun event, all are welcome to attend the contemporary worship service at 6:45 p.m. Please RSVP by e-mailing arab2horses@yahoo.com or elhjr@embarqmail.com or calling the church office at 352-854-4509, so we know how much pizza to order. Check us out and come on by to have some fun. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221. Friday, April 12 Three -d ay per f or m ance at Dunnellon Players from Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Middle schools will present the ferociously funny, familyfriendly comedy, Mama Wont Fly on April 12, 13 and 14. An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brothers wedding. Savannahs problem: Mama wont fly. Show times are April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and April 14 at 3 p.m., at Dunnellon Middle School auditorium. Dunnellon Middle school is at 21005 Chestnut St., Dunnellon. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at 352-465-6745 for additional information. Mur d er m y s tery d inner theater The Episcopal Church of the Advent will hold a murder mystery dinner theater on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. The title of the production is Murder at all sinners and tickets are on sale now for $15. A three-course meal is planned. The Church is at 11251 S.W. County Road 484 in Dunnellon (across from the firehouse). To reserve your tickets, please call the churchs office at 352-4657272. Saturday, April 13 All church yar d an d ba k e s ale 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. Art E x po at OTOW Local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530.Sunday, April 14 Cha m ber Mu s ic Society concert The Marion Chamber Music Society is hosting the Kim-Crawford-Kreeger Trio Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. Eunice Kim, violin, John-Henry Crawford, Cello, and Patrick Kreeger, piano, are all students at the world renowned Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. All Marion Chamber Music Society programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call 352-867-1340 or www.marionchambermusic.com. Saturday, April 20 Helping Han ds race w al k, f un runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464.

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Including furniture packages (on select models) 000EIIF SAVE THOUSANDS 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 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g 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 L o o k f o r u s o n F a c e b o o k L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000EHE6 000ECRC car to save around 40 gallons per wash. Consider installing a rain barrel with a drip irrigation system for watering your landscaping. Rainwater is free and better for your plants because it doesnt contain hard minerals. Leaks are the biggest water waster, both inside and outside of your home. You can use your water meter to check for leaks. Turn off all faucets and water-using appliances and make sure no one uses water during the testing period. Remember to wait for the hot water heater and ice cube makers to refill and for regeneration of water softeners. Go to your water meter and record the current reading. Wait 30 minutes. (Remember: no water should be used during this period.) Read the meter again. If the reading has changed, you have a leak. To learn more about saving water outdoors and to download or order the Districts free sixpage Saving Water Outdoors brochure, log onto WaterMatters.org/SaveWaterOutdoors/. To learn more about saving water indoors and to download or order the Distritcts free six-page Saving Water Indoors brochure, log onto WaterMatters.org/savewaterindoors/. For more information about water conservation, please visit the Districts website at WaterMatters.org/conservation/. WATERcontinued from Page 1 Saturday, April 6 Harvest Meadow yard saleSouthwest Ocala subdivision Harvest Meadow is having its annual multi-family yard sale on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Harvest Meadow is just off of Southwest 60th Avenue. There will be collectibles, housewares, childrens items, jewelry, clothing, videos/DVDs and furniture at various houses. Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Sweetwater resident 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. 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. 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,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 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. Happenings I am what many people refer to as a purist. Many do not understand or know what a purist is so let me explain. No, a purist is not a Puritan, although I have nothing against Puritans and lean heavily in their direction. After all, I think it is better to be radical in the right direction than radical in the wrong direction as many people are today. I think the Puritans are getting a bad rap today. A purist, however, is someone who likes things just the way they are. No additives. No upgrades. No unnecessary changes. If my light bulb goes out, I want to change. That is the limit for change except maybe some of it that jingles in my pocket. Have you ever noticed that once you are comfortable with a computer program and really like it, someone will upgrade it until it is a completely different program with no relationship to the one you love? I hate that. When you got something that works, do not try to fix it. That is one of the basic rules of life. It is a rule I have been trying to explain to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage for years. I keep telling her I am not broken and therefore I do not need fixing. It has become the mission of her life to upgrade me. Can you imagine that? I love me the way I are. Some people are more like soup than anything else. Anything and everything goes into the pot. Not me. I like to savor something in its own environment. So, I am a purist in many regards, which can best be seen from my point of view in holidays. I like holidays but I do not like all of the upgrading and embellishments attached to every holiday you can think of except perhaps April 1. We know who celebrates that holiday. I would like to enjoy a holiday sometime without all of the extras. At Christmas time I want to celebrate the purpose of Christmas, I have no idea what a Santa Claus with reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman have to do with Christmas. This is rather confusing to me. What are we celebrating at Christmas? If you follow the commercials, you have no idea what holiday is being celebrated. For Easter, I would like to strip away all of the trappings, all of the hype and just celebrate it for what it is. What do the Easter bunny and the Easter egg have to do with Easter? I would be open to having a holiday for the Easter bunny, another holiday for the Easter egg and if you want to get technical, a holiday for Santa Claus, one for Rudolph the red nose reindeer and a separate one for Frosty the Snowman. When you put it all together, it just is rather confusing to me. I know who is in charge of these holidays. A holiday is not to celebrate but rather a holiday is to make money. Some people, and I will not mention any names, has never seen a holiday they did not want to make a buck. Maybe every holiday should be called Buck Day, where we celebrate and honor the almighty dollar. One more holiday I would suggest is one with no commercials and no selling whatsoever. A holiday where you would be fined dearly if you bought anything. A holiday from buying would suit me just fine. I know my critics will say that unless somebody buys something nobody makes anything. I have no problem with that. Wouldnt it be nice to have a holiday where that kind of thing was not front and center? The value of the Easter bunny is how much money it can make for the person sponsoring the holiday. I have seen a very interesting thing and I just cannot quite explain it. Just before the Easter holiday and leading up to it, all the Easter candy is at a premium price. Then, after Easter, this same Easter candy is at a hefty discount in the stores. What has changed? Could it be that the older something gets the less it is worth? Of course, I am beginning to feel that way myself, as I get older. (Thanks, Uncle Sam.) As a purist, I would like to celebrate a holiday for once without all of the rigmarole and shenanigans. A holiday where nobody will pester me. A holiday where I can shut out the world and enjoy the comforts of home and family. If I have not offended anybody up to now, let me take this a step further. It would be nice to have a holiday when all media would shut down. No television. No radio. No telephone or cell phone. No Internet. I know I am a radical, but I think it would be nice some time just to close out the world and remember the things that have value. Even Jesus understood this in his time. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat (Mark 6:31 KJV). Therefore, I would like all of these things to hop along let me enjoy the things that really have value to me before I simply come apart. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Will the Easter Bunny just hop away ... please! Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Bike ride on April 13Come join the fun at the eighth annual Cycling for Success bike ride on Saturday, April 13, starting at Lake Weir Middle School 10220 S.E. Sunset Harbor Road in Summerfield. This years ride offers two routesa 35-mile trek on roads less traveled, and a 63-mile more challenging trek on climbs through Marion and Lake Counties. Both rides start at 8 a.m. with full support of rest stops, breakfast and lunch. The registration fee for either ride is $40 in advance or $45 the day of the ride. Registration forms can be found at www.pefmc.org/events. All proceeds from the event benefit Take Stock in Children, a program of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County. Take Stock provides scholarship and mentoring opportunities to high school students from lowincome families who possess the skills and talents to further their education. All funds raised from this event are matched by the Florida Prepaid College Program. The Public Education Foundation of Marion County is a not-for-profit corporation enhancing education in Marion County Public Schools, from pre-Kindergarten through vocational and adult education programs.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-445-7916 or 352-292-5446 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. ARP 7, 1-800-438-8559 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 Oxygen Concentrator 5 liter, with OSV VEVILBISS 120volt, Cat. # 515 ADS $450. 352-861-2312 ALLAUTOS WANTED with or without title. Any cond. make or model. We pay up to $10,000 and offer free towing. (813) 505-6939 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Licensed Risk Manager The Centers is seeking a Florida Licensed Risk Manager (HCRM) to maintain compliance with governing standards & regulations (ie: OSHA, AHCA, EPA, FL standards, & more). This position coordinates and oversees the safety program & trainings, participates in committees for environment of care & infection control, FMLA, workers comp, incident & investigative reporting, risk assessment, and emergency preparedness. On-call required. Please Submit Salary Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us TBOSS Therapist The Centers is seeking Masters Level Therapist for TBOSS position in Citrus County. Must have Masters in a related field of Human Services and min 2 yrs exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Todays New Ads BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-445-7916 or 352-292-5446 CAREER EVENT Family Care Managers The Centers is holding a Job Fair Thursday April 4th from 10a to 1:00p on-site at our Admin Bldg #1 5664 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) in Ocala. Bring Photo ID -Background checks will be conducted. We have an immediate need for Family Care Managers (social work, child welfare worker) positions in both Marion and Citrus Counties. There will be on the spot interviews for this position only. Full benefits pkg for full-time positions. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify If you are unable to attend, send, fax, or email resume to: The Centers -HR, 5664 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474 (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 2Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger by Gimmicky, Flashy & LARGE MISLEADING Ads? has been providing the community only the finest hearing products for more than FOUNDER BILL MAHAN PERF ORMS HEARING EXAM ON RUB Y MAHAN IN 1966 Compassionate, Unsurpassed Customer Care The Mahan Family and Premear Hearing Is a Name You Can TRUST The Mahan Family and Siemens, the oldest hearing aid company in the world, want to help you to hear your very best TODAY! And with our THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW Bring in any hearing aid and we will repair it in office at no charge Like on on Facebook and keep track of our latest deals & hearing aid technology. WESTSIDE Market Street/Heathbrook Next to Dicks and Panera, Off Hwy. 200 236-6700 000EHZE EASTSIDE 4620 E. Silver Sprngs Blvd. Old Town Village, Between Lowes and Horse & Hounds 438-0050 Its That Small Siemens ACE Micon Limited Time offer. Expires 4/29/13 Expires 4/29/13 SIEMENS Intuis Life FREE SET of SIEMENS Hearing Aids to Federal Workers and Retirees BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SIEMENS Ace Limited Time offer. Expires 4/29/13 $ 595 Each FREE REPAIR LAB 24 MONTHS, NO INTEREST W.A.C. PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $41. TAKE 2 YEARS TO PAY! 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. T he FFV Social Activities Committee, along with a group of Fairfields neighbors, are instituting a new activity for the community. On Saturday morning, March 23, at 10 a.m., a large group of neighbors found lots of hot coffee and doughnuts along with homemade cakes and pastries in the clubhouse for the second time in a month. Those who came and participated had a really nice time. Sitting and conversing with friends with a hot cup of coffee and a delicious sweet seems to be catching on in our neighborhood! There is much to be said for being able just to relax and converse for a hour or so. It turns out that a number of new friendships seem to be developing while New tradition beginning at Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal folks enjoy a short respite from the normal routine of Saturday morning. While the SAC provided the coffee, several ladies brought sweets to be enjoyed. Special thanks go to Kathi Waldman, Priscilla Geissal, Pat Hackett, Carol Meissner, and Mary Lacapruccia for the goodies. Another Saturday Morning Social is being planned and will be announced. Everyone is looking forward to the big piano dance party to raise money for the new piano for the Clubhouse. The party/dance is scheduled for Friday, April 5, from 6 to10 p.m. Tickets are only $5 with all proceeds going to the piano fund. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is encouraged to come join the fun and help a worthy cause. Those who wish to make a contribution are asked to contact Jean Chapman. A new piano will make Fairfield Village an even more lively place filled with lovely people. Family and Easter, a natural combination! Janice Rollins Kuyoth, left, enjoys time with her brother, Bill Rollins, and his wife, Dee. At left, nothing heralds spring and Easter more than flowers. Hoping for May flowers in your garden? Supplement Aprils showers with gardening tips, ideas and expertise from the Marion County Master Gardeners and Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service to help you reach your gardening goals. Read below for a full listing of April events; all events are free. For more information, call 352671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. April 3: Demonstration Garden Tour Learn through a guided tour of the Master Gardeners shade, butterfly, herb, vegetable and tropical demonstration gardens at 10 a.m. at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Tours occur the first Wednesday of each month in 2013. For more information, call 352-671-8400. April 4: Belleview Public Library Master Gardener Series: Growing Roses in Florida Held at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month through May, the Master Gardener series at the Belleview Public Library (13145 SE Highway 484, Belleview) will cover a variety of gardening topics. For more information, call 352-671-8400. April 9: Tuesday Gardening Series: Drought-Tolerant Plants Held at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month through December at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala), this series will cover a variety of gardening topics. In this session, learn which plants thrive in the Florida heat. To register, call 352-671-8400. April 16: Dunnellon Public Library Master Gardener Series: Pests in the Florida Landscape Held at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month through May, the Master Gardener series at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon) will cover a variety of gardening topics. For more information, call 352671-8400. April 18: Marion Oaks Public Library Master Gardener Series: Growing Roses in Florida Held at 10:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month through May, the Master Gardener series at the Marion Oaks Public Library (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala) will cover a variety of gardening topics. For more information, call 352-6718400. You can get help from Extension Service to assist in growing May flowers

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12Wednesday, April 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Ocala Palms........5 Quail Meadow......6 Stone Creek........7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 000EHST 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! WE PAY CASH We buy all premium watches and all gold watches US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platunum W ANT TO KNOW WHAT S IN THAT OLD JEWELR Y BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 T ODAY N O A PPOINTMENT N ECESSAR Y A pancake breakfast by the group HelpHOPELive to benefit Bill Torino, son of Sweetwater Oaks resident Ellie Dunne, will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Clubhouse at Sweetwater Oaks, 3151 N.W. 44th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children under 10 will be $4. There will be unlimited pancakes, sausage, coffee and juices. Bill is in need of a kidney transplant. For tickets, call Ellie Dunne at 352867-5232. Get tickets for benefit at Sweetwater Pony rides, train rides Pony rides and train rides were all part of the Paas Easter event at Tuscawilla Park on Saturday morning. Hundreds of families gathered for the days events.PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL Stone Creek show Favorite Vintage Car (prior to 1930) at a recent Stone Creek event belonged to Bill and Donna OBrien with a 1927 Ford Model T. More pictures and story on Page xx While the Southwest Water Management District encourages water conservation year round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month. April is traditionally one of the driest months of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers. With 10 simple tips, can lower your monthly water bill and do your part to save hundreds of gallons of water: INDOOR Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they are full. Use the shortest clothes washing cycle for lightly soiled loads; normal and permanent press wash cycles use more water. Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator or microwave, not under running water. Scrape, dont rinse, your dishes before loading in the dishwasher. Install high-efficiency showerheads, faucets and toilets. OUTDOOR Check your homes irrigation system for leaks to save up to 6,300 gallons of water per month. Turn off your homes irrigation system and only water as needed; save up to 2,000 gallons each time a watering day is skipped. Dont leave sprinklers unattended. Use a kitchen timer to remind yourself to turn sprinklers off. Use a hose with a shutoff nozzle when washing the Save water during April Please see WATER Page 3 Golf tourney at Ocala PalmsOcala Palms Golf and Country Club will sponsor the annual Free Enterprise Open Four Person Scramble on Saturday, April 13. The tournament benefits the Florida Council on Economic Education, which provides economic and financial literacy programs to Florida teachers and students. The cost for the event is $70 per person (major credit cards accepted). Each player will receive a free round of golf, pancake breakfast, lunch, a chance to win a car for a hole in one, an EZ-GO golf car for a hole in one and one lady and one man will take a million dollar shot. An awards ceremony will be held after lunch with awards for the winning team plus gift certificates for the top teams in each flight, closest to the pin prizes, and plenty of door prizes. Call 352-732-4653) if you would like to participate or help sponsor this event.