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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 05-01-2013
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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 11 000ER00 NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-66 22 WE CAN COME TO YOU! SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH Open MF 9-5 We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 2 4k, Dental Gold & Platunum W ANT TO KNOW WHA T S IN THA T OLD JEWELR Y BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 T ODAY N O A PPOINTMENT N ECESSAR Y Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery WE PAY CASH Earth Day gathering PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKPeople gathered at Tuscawilla Park last weekend for Earth Day activities. One of those events gave children a chance to climb and swing from the branches of the Parks big trees. At left, visitors could try their skill with a bow and arrow. At right, an artist draws a picture of one of the parks trees. Did spring breeze by without getting your planting done? Thats OK; youre just in time for the Marion County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale and May series of gardening classes to help you grow success. Read below for a full listing of May events; all events are free. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. May 1: 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. May 11: Spring Plant Sale Browse a wide selection of FloridaFriendly Landscaping plants grown by the Master Gardeners. All proceeds benefit the Master Gardener educational programs. The sale will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service Auditorium (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). New this year is an educational session from 8-8:30 a.m., Plants for Attracting Pollinators. May 14: Tuesday Gardening Series: Watering Your Lawn and Landscape 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 the watering needs of plants, timing and application and how to troubleshoot irrigation problems. To register, call 352-671-8400. May 21: Dunnellon Public Library Master Gardener Series: Ask the Expert Held at 2 p.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. May 29: Prospective Master Gardener Orientation: Do You Want to be a Master Gardener? Attend this meeting to learn all about the program and what it means to be a Master Gardener. This two-hour informational session will be held at 10 a.m. at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Ready for outdoors? Here are some gardening events Representatives from local businesses with jobs to fill plan to participate in Workforce Connections Job Fair on Wednesday, May 8 at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center in Ocala. The job fair takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is open to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Veterans will be admitted at 8 a.m. While there is no charge to attend, job seekers are asked to register online by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. Professional dress is required. For job seekers, this job fair is a great way to meet with employers who are hiring and have the opportunity to apply for jobs before walking out the door, said Brenda Chrisman, Workforce Connections chief business development officer. For businesses, the venue offers an accelerated, efficient and cost-effective way to recruit. To date, the following businesses have registered for the event: Caregiver Services, Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Florida Department of Corrections, Express Employment Professionals, Family Life Care, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, Kangaroo Express, Pike Electric, Quantum Mechanix, R & L Carriers, ResCare Home Care, SITEL and Spherion. Workforce Connection staff will be available to help job seekers apply for jobs and register with Employ Florida, the states premier online job bank. Employers interested in participating should call 352-873-7939, ext. 1141. Space is limited with priority given to healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, Information Technology and financial services industries. Job seekers who plan to attend are encouraged to show up early, bring printed copies of their resume, and be prepared with a one-to-two minute introduction or elevator speech highlighting work experience, training and abilities. Job Fair preparation tips can be found in the Job Seekers Resource Center section of Workforce Connections website at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. For more information, call 352-8737939, ext. 1141 or 800-434-JOBS (5627), ext. 1141. Job Fair set next week at college

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What happened to April? All of a sudden its May! This means that the pool water is getting warm, so water aerobics will begin next week. Come out and join in the fun and exercise. With the coming of May, that means First Friday is this week May 3. Come join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fellowship. We will meet at 7 p.m. and stay until the last person leaves! It seems that every day we read of people in need of food, clothing, and shelter. Our various food pantries are all in need of donations. The National Association of Letter Carriers has a national food drive each year. Quail Meadow has always been very generous in contributing to this drive. The advertised collection day is Saturday, May 11. However, our mailman, Robby, will provide containers at the clubhouse beginning on Monday, the 6th. The containers will be collected several times during the week. If you prefer to leave your donation at your mailbox on Saturday, please attach the bag to your mailbox (do not place it on the ground). The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a beautiful day for the trip to Paynes Prairie. Twelve of our Red Hatters made the trip last week. Since most of us had never been there, it was a new adventure for all. Paynes Prairie Preserve became the first Florida state preserve in 1971, and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974; there are only 600 designations nationwide. It provides a natural habitat for several species of wildlife. Fortunately, we didnt encounter any gators or bison! We began our day at the Welcome Center and were able to view and touch the displays explaining the prairie. While at the Center, we enjoyed our picnic of subs (from Publix), chips, and homemade cookies (provided by Dixie Marchant). After a leisurely walk around the lake area viewing the beauty of Natural Florida, we made our way back to Ocala. Paynes Prairie is located just east off Highway 441 in Micanopy. The next Red Hat event is the trip to Mount Dora on Tuesday, May 14. This trip is open to all (not just Red Hatters). Call Carolyn Slocumb for reservations. Reservations must be made by May 6. Are you tired of receiving those annoying phone calls saying they can lower your interest rate, have important information for you regarding your credit cards, etc.? It seems there are more and more con artists trying to scam us. If you want to find out how to eliminate some of these scams then plan to attend the presentation by Colleen Pallamary at the clubhouse on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Ms. Pallamary is the author of the book Scammunition: How to Protect Yourself from Con Artists: a Guide for Baby Boomers and Beyond. Ms. Pallamary has been working on scam prevention issues for 10 years. Come to the clubhouse for this presentation; bring your questions with you. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11 2 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EQSV 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9a m-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pmStop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts (excluding batteries) FREE pickup within 5 milesLargest Selection In Ocala! 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$619 6-V 6 PACK$459 8-V 6 PACK$529 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic chargeronly $4,995 E-Z-GO RXV RemanufacturedFully LoadedReady to go Golfing$5,495 12-V T1275only$659We Sell Trojan Batteries Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Y ou will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the p aper 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 TheSA VINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 W ords $5.12 Per W eek 44 For Each Additional W ord Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must B e Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11 12. 13. 14. 15. 10 WORDS $5.12 + 44 A WORD (Includes Online) = TOT ALFor your convenience, mail with payments to W est Marion Messenger of fice at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... Call T oll Fr ee1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIED AD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_1 1 2355 S. Ripple Path Crystal River, 34429 Great Marine Mech, Boat storage and launch site for nearby scallops plus fishing & kayaks, Lgr bldg w/ 3/18rollups office tlr & boat ramp, $169k, finance poss. call 352-634-3862 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 AUT O SW AP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SW AP MEETS SUN. MA Y 5, 1-800-438-8559 Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 T rimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-875-8317 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Barrial Mausoleum Space with Casket, for Sale By Owner Paid $16,595., Must Sell for $9,000 Negotiable Call Larry at (352) 208-5799 or (352) 854-1958 ASSIST SENIORSW e pr ovide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 SPRUCE CREEK N.3BR/2BA + Full inlaw unit with own kitchen, bath, private entrance. Enclosed Porch, Corner lot, 1966 SF/LA. $875 + sec. + amenities (352) 854-7987 After 5pm Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Water aerobics starts up next week Photos are from the Red Hot Fillies trip to Paynes Prairie Preserve. More from the FCEE Golf Tournament at Ocala Palms Bill Sabol, John Klossner, Wes Marsh and Dominic Prestano. Bob Payne, Pat Vanaman, Chuck Sellner and George Gay. Bobby Bolomey, Danny Robertson, Adam Vanderbeck and Joey Gerace.Winn-Dixie pie lady and OP girls. Photos by Barb Dedics

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Just a few months back I was so sick I had to go see the doctor. That alone indicates the condition was rather serious. I do not like going to the doctor because you have to sit in the waiting room with sick people. I never know what contagious diseases are lurking in the shadows of that doctors waiting room. My condition progressed to the point where the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage told me to go to the doctor or else. I never want to deal with her or else. I have lived as long as I have lived and have enjoyed the health that I do have because I have not found out her or else. Since I do not have health insurance, every time I go to the doctor it comes out of my own pocket. Recently my pockets have not been very deep. Regardless of how shallow my pockets may be, doctors know how to penetrate to the very depths of my pockets with their special scalpel. The result of my visit to the doctors was that I had double pneumonia and bronchitis. Simply put, I was sick. He gave me a prescription to fill and then said I should spend at least the next two weeks in bed resting. I was in such a state of mind that it sounded like a good idea to me. Of course, I made him write it out as a prescription so I could show it to my wife so she would believe me that Im in bed because Im sick not because Im trying to avoid my chores. The first couple of days I spent in bed hardly conscious of anything around me. I am not sure if I ate during those days are not. I have no recollection of anything conscious during those days. By the beginning of the second week, I was strong enough to get out of bed, put on my bathrobe and get back in bed and rest. It was not long before I could actually put on the bathrobe, go out into the living room, sit down in my easy chair and watch TV. I have never watched as much TV as I did during those several weeks of recuperation. I am not saying there is anything wrong with TV, just that there is not that much right with TV anymore. I did not know how bad TV was until I watched it for about two weeks. During this time I was too sick to read and so settled down to watching TV, that is between naps. I would set a program and leaned back and within two winks of my left eye I was sound asleep. When I say sound asleep, I mean my sleeping was very sound, I did not know what was going on around me. Occasionally I would pierce the world of consciousness and see what was on TV. Then I would fall back into the delightful world of unconsciousness. After a few days of this, I was able to stay in the conscious world a little bit longer and consequently I was watching TV a little bit longer. The thing I found about TV is that TV dominated by chatterboxes. My ears were beginning to have its fill of chatter. I do not believe my ears were created to handle such a steady stream of incoherent verbiage. All day long, my ears were bombarded by noise coming from the mouths of people who had no idea what they were saying. I say that because, if they knew what they were saying and were hearing what I was hearing, I do not think they would be saying it so people could hear. The TV world has been taken over by a hostile terrorist group known as talk shows. Does everybody in the world have a talk show? I have never seen or heard so much talking all of my life. After all, there are only 26 letters in the alphabet, how can people come up with so many words? The airwaves are filled with news talk shows, celebrity talk shows, cooking talk shows, sports talk shows, religious talk shows, talk shows of every variety you could think of and some you would not even think of. When I say variety, I am referring to the title of the talk show. Once you get beyond the title, everything is the same. The only skill one needs to have for a talk show is, open your mouth and let verbiage flow uncontrollably and the more incoherent the better. Between sneezing and blowing my nose and coughing uncontrollably, I watched some of these shows. Who in the world is watching these shows? Somebody must be. The only reason I was watching them was that I was so sick I could not do anything else. Maybe that is their audience. When I got to the place that I could read without my eyes watering too much, I read what the Bible has to say on the subject. And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you (1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV). I have come to a somber conclusion; more people talk than listen, which is why the world is in the state it is in. I call it the Yakety-Yak syndrome of which there is no known cure.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. 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Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI 000EQFP No known cure for the Yakety-Yak syndrome Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Read the classifieds Tuesday, May 14 Macintosh users to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Featured topics for the May OMUG meeting are Alternative TV Services by Burt Stephens and Apple TV by Bob Adams. These presentations will be followed by our monthly tech tips from Phil Davis. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org.Saturday, May 18 Vendors wanted for flea marketThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730. Saturday, June 1 Ride to benefit HospiceThe Sixth Annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000ER55 Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com 000E1IT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning W orship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. 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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Friday, May 3 To w n Hall m eetings s etDunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE pancakes at CrossroadsA pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 8, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080.Y ard s ale at Firs t CongregationalA huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more.His torical Novel Society m eetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Book s ale at m ain libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Chess Club to m eetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 Happenings 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.Free yoga class in Sholom Par kEnjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950.Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala WestThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Civic Chorale to perf ormOn Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Y outh Sym phony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738.Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party s ched uledA Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Sunday, May 12 Sym phony Und er the StarsFine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. 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Thursday morning, April 25, beginning at 10 a.m., a large group of neighbors met in the FFV clubhouse to meet with Community Manager Rachel Muse and Regional Manager Sheri Woodworth. During this meeting, many issues of concern and import to the Fairfield Village community were addressed. Most of the answers and/or solutions were agreeable with those in attendance. Some of the issues concerned all FFV neighbors, some concerned several neighbors, and at least one concerned just one individual home. However, all these were given attention by both ladies conducting the meeting. A short discussion about street signs in the older part of the community as being difficult to see and to read at night brought out the point that emergency vehicles might have some difficulty in finding addresses if the drivers were not familiar with the area. Both Ms. Muse and Ms. Woodworth immediately assured those present that they would check into that concern immediately and make sure that all addresses can be readily and easily identified for the safety and well-being of all the neighborhood. Several people asked about the possibility of our water being taken over by public utility and what that would mean for each household and for the sewer area in the community. It was reported that nothing is decided at the present time, but this will be updated as information is available. Several people addressed the lease payments that many see as being somewhat questionable because of the fact that some homeowners pay a good bit more than others. The amenities were also a source of some comments as well. Some homeowners who live close to the retention pond in the older part of the community are concerned about the upcoming wet season because of yearly problems with that retention ponds not draining as well as the others in the community. This causes a big problem with mosquitos. Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse both reiterated that there would be increased supervision of that area with the appropriate mosquito prevention to be used. Former Fairfield Manager and FFV neighbor Peggy Sluss asked about the resumption of the monthly social events like those that she had hosted last year. There were movies, wine and cheese tasting socials, and other amenable gatherings with delicious refreshments served to those attending. Rachel Muse was very interested in what Peggy told her about the wine and cheese tasting that was one of the biggest hits. This could well be an upcoming event. The wish list that has been referenced by the HOA was mentioned again, and there was encouragement from management for all neighbors to be involved in the process of finding those things that would be a benefit to the whole community. Altogether, the meeting was quite beneficial to the managements understanding of the concerns of the community members: and there was certainly some addressing of issues that made those present feel that there could be some positive actions taken. After those present enjoyed some delicious refreshments and friendly and cordial conversations, neighbors returned to their homes seemingly feeling very hopeful and positive about homeowners/management cooperation. These feelings make for a very pleasant atmosphere and cordial communications in our Fairfield Village ...a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ERIP 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 REPOSSESSED 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) 000ES6I SA VE THOUSANDS 000EL V6 FREE APPE TIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon HAPPY HOUR & DAIL Y DRINK SPECIAL S $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDA Y NO COUPONS T WO FOR $ 20 10 OZ NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDA Y NO COUPONS 197 7 3 E. PENNSYL V ANIA A VE. D U N N E L L O N DUNNELL ON 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 54 7-4 7 7 7 ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HW Y 27 O C A L A OCAL A 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 2 3 7 1 777 OFF I-75 ANY T WO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. 000EKXD 5,000 SQ FT S T ORE OF SO METHING FOR EVER Y ONE Linens clothing, furni tur e appliances & mor e T uesda y Sa tur da y 10am t o 5pm T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 W est Marion Messenger 8810 W State R oad 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger .com Opinion Keep him alive, then kill him? Lets see if we can get this straight. Weve got a seriously injured second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing that were treating and helping keep alive so we can give him the death penalty. Sure, that makes sense. Authorities wanted to talk to him to learn about any help he and his brother might have had in building the bombs that killed three at the Marathon. According to reports, he told them, or rather he wrote down, that they had no help and learned how to build the bomb on the Internet. He also said the motive was not political, it was religious. OK, theyve talked. Now let nature take over. We realize that it is the duty of doctors and nurses to save lives, regardless of who the patient might be. And evidently, the doctors and nurses at that hospital did their job well. But now that the authorities have the information they need, just put him in a jail cell and see what happens. This case isnt over, either. Theres a matter of jurisdiction. The charges against the alleged bomber are federal and could carry the death penalty. However, his lawyers might argue that it was a case of murder, which is a state charge. Heres the rub: Massachusetts as a state doesnt have the death penalty. If the case were ordered into state court, life in prison is the worst he could get. Of course, at age 19, that could be a long time, maybe a tougher punishment than a needle. Meanwhile, another alleged attack plan was foiled when two men were arrested as part of a plot to attack a Canadian train. Officials did not say which train, but news sources singled out a route between Toronto and New York. The Canadians tried to link the two men to Iran, but the Iranians denied the connection. Coming on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing, this only shows that the celebration of the capture of the second Boston suspect was a bit premature. Yes, it was good to get him off the streets, but evidently it hasnt made the streets safer. There are still many people out there who get a thrill out of seeing Americans in pain, and will go to any lengths to see that thrill realized. We must be vigilant against possible attacks. And its time to reiterate that slogan: If you see something, say something. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Are the leaders of North Korea crazy? Like a fox! Since the day the North invaded South Korea (June 25, 1950) they have been cunning about their motives in every dispute and negotiation. That so-called forgotten war, (195053) was triggered by the Norths frustration at being blocked from unifying Korea under their communist government at the end of World War II. Interestingly, North Korea asked permission to start the war from Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin, their primary benefactor and adviser at the time. The war began with an unprovoked attack, which the North blamed on South Korea and the U.S. Ever since, North Korean governments have been masters of the blame game. The war was misnamed a police action by the United Nations. We suffered more than 54,000 dead, over a hundred thousand wounded, seven thousand prisoners of war, and more than eight thousand missing in action. Fifteen allied nations also suffered losses. Those of us assigned to make some sense out of broadcasts on Radio Pyongyang, heard accusations about other nations, and claims that North Korea was winning the war. Todays broadcasts mix propaganda with praise for three generations of beloved leaders Kim Il Sung, Kin Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un, the new supreme leader. For decades Korea seemed xenophobic (zen-o-fobic) meaning not comfortable with strangers or foreigners and with good reason. Since the 19th century, France, Manchuria, Japan, Germany, and the U.S tried more than once to establish commercial relations with Korea not always in a friendly fashion. A fourteenth century description of Korea was The Hermit Kingdom. To refer to North Korea today as a hermit country or xenophobic isnt accurate. A humiliating reason for Koreans dislike of foreigners was being overrun by Japan during the Russo Japanese war of 1904-05. Japan annexed Korea in 1910, and until the end of World War II made every effort to obliterate the Korean language and culture. Negotiations to end the Korean War began July 10, 1951, 11 months after the war started. It took weeks to agree on an agenda, during which the North Koreans argued over every detail the shape of the table, placement of chairs, and who would sit where. North Korean negotiators were persistent in their efforts to exhaust the United Nations representatives. When the first meeting place exploded one night, the North Koreans insisted the U.N. had bombed the building, but they would allow no daylight investigation. Relocating the negotiations to a new site at Panmunjom triggered another dispute. Current rattling of nuclear weapons and long-range rockets are true to form for North Korea. Over the past sixty years they have been successful in playing China against Russia, and getting support from both neighbors. The North Koreans know how to play ball with the big boys. They have not revealed the motives and goals behind their present threatening behavior. A catastrophe by mistake is always possible in these situations, but a successful armed robbery is the more likely result. 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. One of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could Keep your pills out of the system Among Friends Jim Clark drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Never let beggars wear you down BY JIM FLYNN Read the classifieds Fairfield Villagers meet Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Rachel Muse, left, and Sheri Woodworth.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, May 1, 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 PERFORMS HEARING EXAM ON RUBY 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 000ESVP EASTSIDE 4620 E. Silver Sprngs Blvd. Old Town Village, Between Lowes and Horse & Hounds 438-0050 Its That Small Siemens A CE Mic on Limit ed Time o f f er Expir es 5 /15 /13 Expir es 5 /15 /13 SIEMENS Int uis Life FREE SET of SIEMENS Hearing Aids t o F eder al W ork er s and R e tir ees BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SIEMENS Ace Limit ed Time o f f er Expir es 5 /15 /13 $ 595 Each FREE REP A IR L AB 2 4 MONTHS NO INTERES T W .A. C. P A YMENT S AS L O W AS $41. T AKE 2 YEARS T O P A Y! 000EMEV 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Florida Council on Economic Education Golf Tournament On April 13, Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club (OPGCC) once again reached out to assist another charity. This Tournament is an annual event and benefits the FCEE thru the Free Enterprise Open. Tournament Chairlady Sherry Fies was pleased to welcome 80 golfers, 35 sponsors and 14 volunteers to assist in this endeavor. The FCEE is a non-profit organization that provides free programs to teachers and students from kindergarten through twelfth grades to ensure that our next generation of leaders will have a better understanding of economics and financial responsibility. Winners of the Tournament were the Team of Mike Brooker, Domenic Perry, Tanner Wingo and Kenny Roweton. Closest to the Pin winners were Ruby Kasper and Charlie Ortolano. Winners of the chance for the $1 million shot were Sue Grund and Bob Payne. Both made super efforts for the prize. Fies expressed a special thanks to all participants in their efforts to raise over $5400. for this fine organization. Additionally, wishes to extend an invitation to everyone who loves golf, education and/or fun to join her next year on April 5, 2014 for the next tournament. PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSKenny Roweton, Tanner Wingo, Golf Pro Barry Fies, Domenic Perry and Mike Brooker, the winners. James Sampson, Mickey Wesnofske, George Myron and Lee Sullivan. Fred Husen, Dick Mix, Richard Deem and Ed Wanat. More on Pages 7, 11 Don Clute, Jim Grzemski, George Lee and Bob MacDougall. Dennis Peterson, Bob Dolan, Rick Ostrom and Ray Alvarodiaz. Claude and Betty Roy, Susan and Harvey Ziel. Chuck Hale, Dick Hatch, Karl Bykowski and Brian Hrubes. Charlie and Ruby Kasper, Diane and Bob Volko. Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, May 1, 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 PERFORMS HEARING EXAM ON RUBY 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 000ESVP EASTSIDE 4620 E. Silver Sprngs Blvd. Old Town Village, Between Lowes and Horse & Hounds 438-0050 Its That Small Siemens A CE Mic on Limit ed Time o f f er Expir es 5 /15 /13 Expir es 5 /15 /13 SIEMENS Int uis Life FREE SET of SIEMENS Hearing Aids t o F eder al W ork er s and R e tir ees BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SIEMENS Ace Limit ed Time o f f er Expir es 5 /15 /13 $ 595 Each FREE REP A IR L AB 2 4 MONTHS NO INTERES T W .A. C. P A YMENT S AS L O W AS $41. T AKE 2 YEARS T O P A Y! 000EMEV 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 each 60 Bronze $ 89 95 each 72 Gold $ 99 95 each 84 Platinum $ 109 95 each (Price may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 000EQFF 000EL19 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. Florida Council on Economic Education Golf Tournament On April 13, Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club (OPGCC) once again reached out to assist another charity. This Tournament is an annual event and benefits the FCEE thru the Free Enterprise Open. Tournament Chairlady Sherry Fies was pleased to welcome 80 golfers, 35 sponsors and 14 volunteers to assist in this endeavor. The FCEE is a non-profit organization that provides free programs to teachers and students from kindergarten through twelfth grades to ensure that our next generation of leaders will have a better understanding of economics and financial responsibility. Winners of the Tournament were the Team of Mike Brooker, Domenic Perry, Tanner Wingo and Kenny Roweton. Closest to the Pin winners were Ruby Kasper and Charlie Ortolano. Winners of the chance for the $1 million shot were Sue Grund and Bob Payne. Both made super efforts for the prize. Fies expressed a special thanks to all participants in their efforts to raise over $5400. for this fine organization. Additionally, wishes to extend an invitation to everyone who loves golf, education and/or fun to join her next year on April 5, 2014 for the next tournament. PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSKenny Roweton, Tanner Wingo, Golf Pro Barry Fies, Domenic Perry and Mike Brooker, the winners. James Sampson, Mickey Wesnofske, George Myron and Lee Sullivan. Fred Husen, Dick Mix, Richard Deem and Ed Wanat. More on Pages 7, 11 Don Clute, Jim Grzemski, George Lee and Bob MacDougall. Dennis Peterson, Bob Dolan, Rick Ostrom and Ray Alvarodiaz. Claude and Betty Roy, Susan and Harvey Ziel. Chuck Hale, Dick Hatch, Karl Bykowski and Brian Hrubes. Charlie and Ruby Kasper, Diane and Bob Volko. Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Read the classifieds

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Thursday morning, April 25, beginning at 10 a.m., a large group of neighbors met in the FFV clubhouse to meet with Community Manager Rachel Muse and Regional Manager Sheri Woodworth. During this meeting, many issues of concern and import to the Fairfield Village community were addressed. Most of the answers and/or solutions were agreeable with those in attendance. Some of the issues concerned all FFV neighbors, some concerned several neighbors, and at least one concerned just one individual home. However, all these were given attention by both ladies conducting the meeting. A short discussion about street signs in the older part of the community as being difficult to see and to read at night brought out the point that emergency vehicles might have some difficulty in finding addresses if the drivers were not familiar with the area. Both Ms. Muse and Ms. Woodworth immediately assured those present that they would check into that concern immediately and make sure that all addresses can be readily and easily identified for the safety and well-being of all the neighborhood. Several people asked about the possibility of our water being taken over by public utility and what that would mean for each household and for the sewer area in the community. It was reported that nothing is decided at the present time, but this will be updated as information is available. Several people addressed the lease payments that many see as being somewhat questionable because of the fact that some homeowners pay a good bit more than others. The amenities were also a source of some comments as well. Some homeowners who live close to the retention pond in the older part of the community are concerned about the upcoming wet season because of yearly problems with that retention ponds not draining as well as the others in the community. This causes a big problem with mosquitos. Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse both reiterated that there would be increased supervision of that area with the appropriate mosquito prevention to be used. Former Fairfield Manager and FFV neighbor Peggy Sluss asked about the resumption of the monthly social events like those that she had hosted last year. There were movies, wine and cheese tasting socials, and other amenable gatherings with delicious refreshments served to those attending. Rachel Muse was very interested in what Peggy told her about the wine and cheese tasting that was one of the biggest hits. This could well be an upcoming event. The wish list that has been referenced by the HOA was mentioned again, and there was encouragement from management for all neighbors to be involved in the process of finding those things that would be a benefit to the whole community. Altogether, the meeting was quite beneficial to the managements understanding of the concerns of the community members: and there was certainly some addressing of issues that made those present feel that there could be some positive actions taken. After those present enjoyed some delicious refreshments and friendly and cordial conversations, neighbors returned to their homes seemingly feeling very hopeful and positive about homeowners/management cooperation. These feelings make for a very pleasant atmosphere and cordial communications in our Fairfield Village ...a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ERIP 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 REPOSSESSED 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!! 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Expires 5/10/13. 000EKXD 5,000 SQ FT S T ORE OF SO METHING FOR EVER Y ONE Linens clothing, furni tur e appliances & mor e T uesda y Sa tur da y 10am t o 5pm T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 W est Marion Messenger 8810 W State R oad 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger .com Opinion Keep him alive, then kill him? Lets see if we can get this straight. Weve got a seriously injured second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing that were treating and helping keep alive so we can give him the death penalty. Sure, that makes sense. Authorities wanted to talk to him to learn about any help he and his brother might have had in building the bombs that killed three at the Marathon. According to reports, he told them, or rather he wrote down, that they had no help and learned how to build the bomb on the Internet. He also said the motive was not political, it was religious. OK, theyve talked. Now let nature take over. We realize that it is the duty of doctors and nurses to save lives, regardless of who the patient might be. And evidently, the doctors and nurses at that hospital did their job well. But now that the authorities have the information they need, just put him in a jail cell and see what happens. This case isnt over, either. Theres a matter of jurisdiction. The charges against the alleged bomber are federal and could carry the death penalty. However, his lawyers might argue that it was a case of murder, which is a state charge. Heres the rub: Massachusetts as a state doesnt have the death penalty. If the case were ordered into state court, life in prison is the worst he could get. Of course, at age 19, that could be a long time, maybe a tougher punishment than a needle. Meanwhile, another alleged attack plan was foiled when two men were arrested as part of a plot to attack a Canadian train. Officials did not say which train, but news sources singled out a route between Toronto and New York. The Canadians tried to link the two men to Iran, but the Iranians denied the connection. Coming on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing, this only shows that the celebration of the capture of the second Boston suspect was a bit premature. Yes, it was good to get him off the streets, but evidently it hasnt made the streets safer. There are still many people out there who get a thrill out of seeing Americans in pain, and will go to any lengths to see that thrill realized. We must be vigilant against possible attacks. And its time to reiterate that slogan: If you see something, say something. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Are the leaders of North Korea crazy? Like a fox! Since the day the North invaded South Korea (June 25, 1950) they have been cunning about their motives in every dispute and negotiation. That so-called forgotten war, (195053) was triggered by the Norths frustration at being blocked from unifying Korea under their communist government at the end of World War II. Interestingly, North Korea asked permission to start the war from Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin, their primary benefactor and adviser at the time. The war began with an unprovoked attack, which the North blamed on South Korea and the U.S. Ever since, North Korean governments have been masters of the blame game. The war was misnamed a police action by the United Nations. We suffered more than 54,000 dead, over a hundred thousand wounded, seven thousand prisoners of war, and more than eight thousand missing in action. Fifteen allied nations also suffered losses. Those of us assigned to make some sense out of broadcasts on Radio Pyongyang, heard accusations about other nations, and claims that North Korea was winning the war. Todays broadcasts mix propaganda with praise for three generations of beloved leaders Kim Il Sung, Kin Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un, the new supreme leader. For decades Korea seemed xenophobic (zen-o-fobic) meaning not comfortable with strangers or foreigners and with good reason. Since the 19th century, France, Manchuria, Japan, Germany, and the U.S tried more than once to establish commercial relations with Korea not always in a friendly fashion. A fourteenth century description of Korea was The Hermit Kingdom. To refer to North Korea today as a hermit country or xenophobic isnt accurate. A humiliating reason for Koreans dislike of foreigners was being overrun by Japan during the Russo Japanese war of 1904-05. Japan annexed Korea in 1910, and until the end of World War II made every effort to obliterate the Korean language and culture. Negotiations to end the Korean War began July 10, 1951, 11 months after the war started. It took weeks to agree on an agenda, during which the North Koreans argued over every detail the shape of the table, placement of chairs, and who would sit where. North Korean negotiators were persistent in their efforts to exhaust the United Nations representatives. When the first meeting place exploded one night, the North Koreans insisted the U.N. had bombed the building, but they would allow no daylight investigation. Relocating the negotiations to a new site at Panmunjom triggered another dispute. Current rattling of nuclear weapons and long-range rockets are true to form for North Korea. Over the past sixty years they have been successful in playing China against Russia, and getting support from both neighbors. The North Koreans know how to play ball with the big boys. They have not revealed the motives and goals behind their present threatening behavior. A catastrophe by mistake is always possible in these situations, but a successful armed robbery is the more likely result. 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. One of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could Keep your pills out of the system Among Friends Jim Clark drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Never let beggars wear you down BY JIM FLYNN Read the classifieds Fairfield Villagers meet Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Rachel Muse, left, and Sheri Woodworth.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000ER55 Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com 000E1IT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning W orship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. 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Bishop Paul W oosley Nursery available www .cr ossr oadscog.net 000E79U St. Martins Church 950 N.W 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V isitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000ERUK 854-1178 $ 10 Off Color or Perm With Coupon New customers only Good thru Aug. 31, 2013 8820 SR 200, Suit e B Nex t t o Divine Pr ovidence R es ale T uesday thru Satur day-4 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Friday, May 3 To w n Hall m eetings s etDunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE pancakes at CrossroadsA pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 8, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080.Y ard s ale at Firs t CongregationalA huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more.His torical Novel Society m eetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Book s ale at m ain libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Chess Club to m eetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 Happenings 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.Free yoga class in Sholom Par kEnjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950.Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala WestThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Civic Chorale to perf ormOn Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Y outh Sym phony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738.Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party s ched uledA Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Sunday, May 12 Sym phony Und er the StarsFine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. 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Just a few months back I was so sick I had to go see the doctor. That alone indicates the condition was rather serious. I do not like going to the doctor because you have to sit in the waiting room with sick people. I never know what contagious diseases are lurking in the shadows of that doctors waiting room. My condition progressed to the point where the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage told me to go to the doctor or else. I never want to deal with her or else. I have lived as long as I have lived and have enjoyed the health that I do have because I have not found out her or else. Since I do not have health insurance, every time I go to the doctor it comes out of my own pocket. Recently my pockets have not been very deep. Regardless of how shallow my pockets may be, doctors know how to penetrate to the very depths of my pockets with their special scalpel. The result of my visit to the doctors was that I had double pneumonia and bronchitis. Simply put, I was sick. He gave me a prescription to fill and then said I should spend at least the next two weeks in bed resting. I was in such a state of mind that it sounded like a good idea to me. Of course, I made him write it out as a prescription so I could show it to my wife so she would believe me that Im in bed because Im sick not because Im trying to avoid my chores. The first couple of days I spent in bed hardly conscious of anything around me. I am not sure if I ate during those days are not. I have no recollection of anything conscious during those days. By the beginning of the second week, I was strong enough to get out of bed, put on my bathrobe and get back in bed and rest. It was not long before I could actually put on the bathrobe, go out into the living room, sit down in my easy chair and watch TV. I have never watched as much TV as I did during those several weeks of recuperation. I am not saying there is anything wrong with TV, just that there is not that much right with TV anymore. I did not know how bad TV was until I watched it for about two weeks. During this time I was too sick to read and so settled down to watching TV, that is between naps. I would set a program and leaned back and within two winks of my left eye I was sound asleep. When I say sound asleep, I mean my sleeping was very sound, I did not know what was going on around me. Occasionally I would pierce the world of consciousness and see what was on TV. Then I would fall back into the delightful world of unconsciousness. After a few days of this, I was able to stay in the conscious world a little bit longer and consequently I was watching TV a little bit longer. The thing I found about TV is that TV dominated by chatterboxes. My ears were beginning to have its fill of chatter. I do not believe my ears were created to handle such a steady stream of incoherent verbiage. All day long, my ears were bombarded by noise coming from the mouths of people who had no idea what they were saying. I say that because, if they knew what they were saying and were hearing what I was hearing, I do not think they would be saying it so people could hear. The TV world has been taken over by a hostile terrorist group known as talk shows. Does everybody in the world have a talk show? I have never seen or heard so much talking all of my life. After all, there are only 26 letters in the alphabet, how can people come up with so many words? The airwaves are filled with news talk shows, celebrity talk shows, cooking talk shows, sports talk shows, religious talk shows, talk shows of every variety you could think of and some you would not even think of. When I say variety, I am referring to the title of the talk show. Once you get beyond the title, everything is the same. The only skill one needs to have for a talk show is, open your mouth and let verbiage flow uncontrollably and the more incoherent the better. Between sneezing and blowing my nose and coughing uncontrollably, I watched some of these shows. Who in the world is watching these shows? Somebody must be. The only reason I was watching them was that I was so sick I could not do anything else. Maybe that is their audience. When I got to the place that I could read without my eyes watering too much, I read what the Bible has to say on the subject. And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you (1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV). I have come to a somber conclusion; more people talk than listen, which is why the world is in the state it is in. I call it the Yakety-Yak syndrome of which there is no known cure.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. 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Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI 000EQFP No known cure for the Yakety-Yak syndrome Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Read the classifieds Tuesday, May 14 Macintosh users to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Featured topics for the May OMUG meeting are Alternative TV Services by Burt Stephens and Apple TV by Bob Adams. These presentations will be followed by our monthly tech tips from Phil Davis. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org.Saturday, May 18 Vendors wanted for flea marketThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730. Saturday, June 1 Ride to benefit HospiceThe Sixth Annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised.

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What happened to April? All of a sudden its May! This means that the pool water is getting warm, so water aerobics will begin next week. Come out and join in the fun and exercise. With the coming of May, that means First Friday is this week May 3. Come join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fellowship. We will meet at 7 p.m. and stay until the last person leaves! It seems that every day we read of people in need of food, clothing, and shelter. Our various food pantries are all in need of donations. The National Association of Letter Carriers has a national food drive each year. Quail Meadow has always been very generous in contributing to this drive. The advertised collection day is Saturday, May 11. However, our mailman, Robby, will provide containers at the clubhouse beginning on Monday, the 6th. The containers will be collected several times during the week. If you prefer to leave your donation at your mailbox on Saturday, please attach the bag to your mailbox (do not place it on the ground). The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a beautiful day for the trip to Paynes Prairie. Twelve of our Red Hatters made the trip last week. Since most of us had never been there, it was a new adventure for all. Paynes Prairie Preserve became the first Florida state preserve in 1971, and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974; there are only 600 designations nationwide. It provides a natural habitat for several species of wildlife. Fortunately, we didnt encounter any gators or bison! We began our day at the Welcome Center and were able to view and touch the displays explaining the prairie. While at the Center, we enjoyed our picnic of subs (from Publix), chips, and homemade cookies (provided by Dixie Marchant). After a leisurely walk around the lake area viewing the beauty of Natural Florida, we made our way back to Ocala. Paynes Prairie is located just east off Highway 441 in Micanopy. The next Red Hat event is the trip to Mount Dora on Tuesday, May 14. This trip is open to all (not just Red Hatters). Call Carolyn Slocumb for reservations. Reservations must be made by May 6. Are you tired of receiving those annoying phone calls saying they can lower your interest rate, have important information for you regarding your credit cards, etc.? It seems there are more and more con artists trying to scam us. If you want to find out how to eliminate some of these scams then plan to attend the presentation by Colleen Pallamary at the clubhouse on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Ms. Pallamary is the author of the book Scammunition: How to Protect Yourself from Con Artists: a Guide for Baby Boomers and Beyond. Ms. Pallamary has been working on scam prevention issues for 10 years. Come to the clubhouse for this presentation; bring your questions with you. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11 2 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EQSV 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9a m-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pmStop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts (excluding batteries) FREE pickup within 5 milesLargest Selection In Ocala! 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$619 6-V 6 PACK$459 8-V 6 PACK$529 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic chargeronly $4,995 E-Z-GO RXV RemanufacturedFully LoadedReady to go Golfing$5,495 12-V T1275only$659We Sell Trojan Batteries Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Y ou will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the p aper 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 TheSA VINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 W ords $5.12 Per W eek 44 For Each Additional W ord Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must B e Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11 12. 13. 14. 15. 10 WORDS $5.12 + 44 A WORD (Includes Online) = TOT ALFor your convenience, mail with payments to W est Marion Messenger of fice at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... Call T oll Fr ee1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIED AD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_1 1 2355 S. Ripple Path Crystal River, 34429 Great Marine Mech, Boat storage and launch site for nearby scallops plus fishing & kayaks, Lgr bldg w/ 3/18rollups office tlr & boat ramp, $169k, finance poss. call 352-634-3862 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 AUT O SW AP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SW AP MEETS SUN. MA Y 5, 1-800-438-8559 Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 T rimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-875-8317 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Barrial Mausoleum Space with Casket, for Sale By Owner Paid $16,595., Must Sell for $9,000 Negotiable Call Larry at (352) 208-5799 or (352) 854-1958 ASSIST SENIORSW e pr ovide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 SPRUCE CREEK N.3BR/2BA + Full inlaw unit with own kitchen, bath, private entrance. Enclosed Porch, Corner lot, 1966 SF/LA. $875 + sec. + amenities (352) 854-7987 After 5pm Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Water aerobics starts up next week Photos are from the Red Hot Fillies trip to Paynes Prairie Preserve. More from the FCEE Golf Tournament at Ocala Palms Bill Sabol, John Klossner, Wes Marsh and Dominic Prestano. Bob Payne, Pat Vanaman, Chuck Sellner and George Gay. Bobby Bolomey, Danny Robertson, Adam Vanderbeck and Joey Gerace.Winn-Dixie pie lady and OP girls. Photos by Barb Dedics

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 11 000ER00 NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-66 22 WE CAN COME TO YOU! SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH Open MF 9-5 We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 2 4k, Dental Gold & Platunum W ANT TO KNOW WHA T S IN THA T OLD JEWELR Y BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 T ODAY N O A PPOINTMENT N ECESSAR Y Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery WE PAY CASH Earth Day gathering PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKPeople gathered at Tuscawilla Park last weekend for Earth Day activities. One of those events gave children a chance to climb and swing from the branches of the Parks big trees. At left, visitors could try their skill with a bow and arrow. At right, an artist draws a picture of one of the parks trees. Did spring breeze by without getting your planting done? Thats OK; youre just in time for the Marion County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale and May series of gardening classes to help you grow success. Read below for a full listing of May events; all events are free. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. May 1: 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. May 11: Spring Plant Sale Browse a wide selection of FloridaFriendly Landscaping plants grown by the Master Gardeners. All proceeds benefit the Master Gardener educational programs. The sale will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service Auditorium (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). New this year is an educational session from 8-8:30 a.m., Plants for Attracting Pollinators. May 14: Tuesday Gardening Series: Watering Your Lawn and Landscape 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 the watering needs of plants, timing and application and how to troubleshoot irrigation problems. To register, call 352-671-8400. May 21: Dunnellon Public Library Master Gardener Series: Ask the Expert Held at 2 p.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. May 29: Prospective Master Gardener Orientation: Do You Want to be a Master Gardener? Attend this meeting to learn all about the program and what it means to be a Master Gardener. This two-hour informational session will be held at 10 a.m. at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Ready for outdoors? Here are some gardening events Representatives from local businesses with jobs to fill plan to participate in Workforce Connections Job Fair on Wednesday, May 8 at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center in Ocala. The job fair takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is open to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Veterans will be admitted at 8 a.m. While there is no charge to attend, job seekers are asked to register online by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. Professional dress is required. For job seekers, this job fair is a great way to meet with employers who are hiring and have the opportunity to apply for jobs before walking out the door, said Brenda Chrisman, Workforce Connections chief business development officer. For businesses, the venue offers an accelerated, efficient and cost-effective way to recruit. To date, the following businesses have registered for the event: Caregiver Services, Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Florida Department of Corrections, Express Employment Professionals, Family Life Care, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, Kangaroo Express, Pike Electric, Quantum Mechanix, R & L Carriers, ResCare Home Care, SITEL and Spherion. Workforce Connection staff will be available to help job seekers apply for jobs and register with Employ Florida, the states premier online job bank. Employers interested in participating should call 352-873-7939, ext. 1141. Space is limited with priority given to healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, Information Technology and financial services industries. Job seekers who plan to attend are encouraged to show up early, bring printed copies of their resume, and be prepared with a one-to-two minute introduction or elevator speech highlighting work experience, training and abilities. Job Fair preparation tips can be found in the Job Seekers Resource Center section of Workforce Connections website at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. For more information, call 352-8737939, ext. 1141 or 800-434-JOBS (5627), ext. 1141. Job Fair set next week at college



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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 11 000ER00 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! SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH Open MF 9-5 We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger 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 Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery WE PAY CASH Earth Day gathering PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKPeople gathered at Tuscawilla Park last weekend for Earth Day activities. One of those events gave children a chance to climb and swing from the branches of the Parks big trees. At left, visitors could try their skill with a bow and arrow. At right, an artist draws a picture of one of the parks trees. Did spring breeze by without getting your planting done? Thats OK; youre just in time for the Marion County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale and May series of gardening classes to help you grow success. Read below for a full listing of May events; all events are free. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. May 1: 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. May 11: Spring Plant Sale Browse a wide selection of FloridaFriendly Landscaping plants grown by the Master Gardeners. All proceeds benefit the Master Gardener educational programs. The sale will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service Auditorium (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). New this year is an educational session from 8-8:30 a.m., Plants for Attracting Pollinators. May 14: Tuesday Gardening Series: Watering Your Lawn and Landscape 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 the watering needs of plants, timing and application and how to troubleshoot irrigation problems. To register, call 352-671-8400. May 21: Dunnellon Public Library Master Gardener Series: Ask the Expert Held at 2 p.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. May 29: Prospective Master Gardener Orientation: Do You Want to be a Master Gardener? Attend this meeting to learn all about the program and what it means to be a Master Gardener. This two-hour informational session will be held at 10 a.m. at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Ready for outdoors? Here are some gardening events Representatives from local businesses with jobs to fill plan to participate in Workforce Connections Job Fair on Wednesday, May 8 at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center in Ocala. The job fair takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is open to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Veterans will be admitted at 8 a.m. While there is no charge to attend, job seekers are asked to register online by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. Professional dress is required. For job seekers, this job fair is a great way to meet with employers who are hiring and have the opportunity to apply for jobs before walking out the door, said Brenda Chrisman, Workforce Connections chief business development officer. For businesses, the venue offers an accelerated, efficient and cost-effective way to recruit. To date, the following businesses have registered for the event: Caregiver Services, Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Florida Department of Corrections, Express Employment Professionals, Family Life Care, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, Kangaroo Express, Pike Electric, Quantum Mechanix, R & L Carriers, ResCare Home Care, SITEL and Spherion. Workforce Connection staff will be available to help job seekers apply for jobs and register with Employ Florida, the states premier online job bank. Employers interested in participating should call 352-873-7939, ext. 1141. Space is limited with priority given to healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, Information Technology and financial services industries. Job seekers who plan to attend are encouraged to show up early, bring printed copies of their resume, and be prepared with a one-to-two minute introduction or elevator speech highlighting work experience, training and abilities. Job Fair preparation tips can be found in the Job Seekers Resource Center section of Workforce Connections website at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. For more information, call 352-8737939, ext. 1141 or 800-434-JOBS (5627), ext. 1141. Job Fair set next week at college

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W hat happened to April? All of a sudden its May! This means that the pool water is getting warm, so water aerobics will begin next week. Come out and join in the fun and exercise. With the coming of May, that means First Friday is this week May 3. Come join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fellowship. We will meet at 7 p.m. and stay until the last person leaves! It seems that every day we read of people in need of food, clothing, and shelter. Our various food pantries are all in need of donations. The National Association of Letter Carriers has a national food drive each year. Quail Meadow has always been very generous in contributing to this drive. The advertised collection day is Saturday, May 11. However, our mailman, Robby, will provide containers at the clubhouse beginning on Monday, the 6th. The containers will be collected several times during the week. If you prefer to leave your donation at your mailbox on Saturday, please attach the bag to your mailbox (do not place it on the ground). The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a beautiful day for the trip to Paynes Prairie. Twelve of our Red Hatters made the trip last week. Since most of us had never been there, it was a new adventure for all. Paynes Prairie Preserve became the first Florida state preserve in 1971, and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974; there are only 600 designations nationwide. It provides a natural habitat for several species of wildlife. Fortunately, we didnt encounter any gators or bison! We began our day at the Welcome Center and were able to view and touch the displays explaining the prairie. While at the Center, we enjoyed our picnic of subs (from Publix), chips, and homemade cookies (provided by Dixie Marchant). After a leisurely walk around the lake area viewing the beauty of Natural Florida, we made our way back to Ocala. Paynes Prairie is located just east off Highway 441 in Micanopy. The next Red Hat event is the trip to Mount Dora on Tuesday, May 14. This trip is open to all (not just Red Hatters). Call Carolyn Slocumb for reservations. Reservations must be made by May 6. Are you tired of receiving those annoying phone calls saying they can lower your interest rate, have important information for you regarding your credit cards, etc.? It seems there are more and more con artists trying to scam us. If you want to find out how to eliminate some of these scams then plan to attend the presentation by Colleen Pallamary at the clubhouse on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Ms. Pallamary is the author of the book Scammunition: How to Protect Yourself from Con Artists: a Guide for Baby Boomers and Beyond. Ms. Pallamary has been working on scam prevention issues for 10 years. 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J ust a few months back I was so sick I had to go see the doctor. That alone indicates the condition was rather serious. I do not like going to the doctor because you have to sit in the waiting room with sick people. I never know what contagious diseases are lurking in the shadows of that doctors waiting room. My condition progressed to the point where the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage told me to go to the doctor or else. I never want to deal with her or else. I have lived as long as I have lived and have enjoyed the health that I do have because I have not found out her or else. Since I do not have health insurance, every time I go to the doctor it comes out of my own pocket. Recently my pockets have not been very deep. Regardless of how shallow my pockets may be, doctors know how to penetrate to the very depths of my pockets with their special scalpel. The result of my visit to the doctors was that I had double pneumonia and bronchitis. Simply put, I was sick. He gave me a prescription to fill and then said I should spend at least the next two weeks in bed resting. I was in such a state of mind that it sounded like a good idea to me. Of course, I made him write it out as a prescription so I could show it to my wife so she would believe me that Im in bed because Im sick not because Im trying to avoid my chores. The first couple of days I spent in bed hardly conscious of anything around me. I am not sure if I ate during those days are not. I have no recollection of anything conscious during those days. By the beginning of the second week, I was strong enough to get out of bed, put on my bathrobe and get back in bed and rest. It was not long before I could actually put on the bathrobe, go out into the living room, sit down in my easy chair and watch TV. I have never watched as much TV as I did during those several weeks of recuperation. I am not saying there is anything wrong with TV, just that there is not that much right with TV anymore. I did not know how bad TV was until I watched it for about two weeks. During this time I was too sick to read and so settled down to watching TV, that is between naps. I would set a program and leaned back and within two winks of my left eye I was sound asleep. When I say sound asleep, I mean my sleeping was very sound, I did not know what was going on around me. Occasionally I would pierce the world of consciousness and see what was on TV. Then I would fall back into the delightful world of unconsciousness. After a few days of this, I was able to stay in the conscious world a little bit longer and consequently I was watching TV a little bit longer. The thing I found about TV is that TV dominated by chatterboxes. My ears were beginning to have its fill of chatter. I do not believe my ears were created to handle such a steady stream of incoherent verbiage. All day long, my ears were bombarded by noise coming from the mouths of people who had no idea what they were saying. I say that because, if they knew what they were saying and were hearing what I was hearing, I do not think they would be saying it so people could hear. The TV world has been taken over by a hostile terrorist group known as talk shows. Does everybody in the world have a talk show? I have never seen or heard so much talking all of my life. After all, there are only 26 letters in the alphabet, how can people come up with so many words? The airwaves are filled with news talk shows, celebrity talk shows, cooking talk shows, sports talk shows, religious talk shows, talk shows of every variety you could think of and some you would not even think of. When I say variety, I am referring to the title of the talk show. Once you get beyond the title, everything is the same. The only skill one needs to have for a talk show is, open your mouth and let verbiage flow uncontrollably and the more incoherent the better. Between sneezing and blowing my nose and coughing uncontrollably, I watched some of these shows. Who in the world is watching these shows? Somebody must be. The only reason I was watching them was that I was so sick I could not do anything else. Maybe that is their audience. When I got to the place that I could read without my eyes watering too much, I read what the Bible has to say on the subject. And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you (1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV). I have come to a somber conclusion; more people talk than listen, which is why the world is in the state it is in. I call it the Yakety-Yak syndrome of which there is no known cure. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. 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All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730. Saturday, June 1 Ride to benefit Hospice The Sixth Annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised.

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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Friday, May 3 To w n Hall m eeting s s et Dunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE panca k e s at Cro ss roa ds A pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 8, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080. Y ar d s ale at Fir s t Congregational A huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more. Hi s torical Novel Society m eet s The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Boo k s ale at m ain libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Che ss Club to m eet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 Happenings 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.Free yoga cla ss in Sholo m Par k Enjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950. Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala We s t The Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Civic Chorale to per f or m On Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Y outh Sy m phony concert The Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738. Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party s che d ule d A Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Sunday, May 12 Sy m phony Un d er the Star s Fine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. 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T hursday morning, April 25, beginning at 10 a.m., a large group of neighbors met in the FFV clubhouse to meet with Community Manager Rachel Muse and Regional Manager Sheri Woodworth. During this meeting, many issues of concern and import to the Fairfield Village community were addressed. Most of the answers and/or solutions were agreeable with those in attendance. Some of the issues concerned all FFV neighbors, some concerned several neighbors, and at least one concerned just one individual home. However, all these were given attention by both ladies conducting the meeting. A short discussion about street signs in the older part of the community as being difficult to see and to read at night brought out the point that emergency vehicles might have some difficulty in finding addresses if the drivers were not familiar with the area. Both Ms. Muse and Ms. Woodworth immediately assured those present that they would check into that concern immediately and make sure that all addresses can be readily and easily identified for the safety and well-being of all the neighborhood. Several people asked about the possibility of our water being taken over by public utility and what that would mean for each household and for the sewer area in the community. It was reported that nothing is decided at the present time, but this will be updated as information is available. Several people addressed the lease payments that many see as being somewhat questionable because of the fact that some homeowners pay a good bit more than others. The amenities were also a source of some comments as well. Some homeowners who live close to the retention pond in the older part of the community are concerned about the upcoming wet season because of yearly problems with that retention ponds not draining as well as the others in the community. This causes a big problem with mosquitos. Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse both reiterated that there would be increased supervision of that area with the appropriate mosquito prevention to be used. Former Fairfield Manager and FFV neighbor Peggy Sluss asked about the resumption of the monthly social events like those that she had hosted last year. There were movies, wine and cheese tasting socials, and other amenable gatherings with delicious refreshments served to those attending. Rachel Muse was very interested in what Peggy told her about the wine and cheese tasting that was one of the biggest hits. This could well be an upcoming event. The wish list that has been referenced by the HOA was mentioned again, and there was encouragement from management for all neighbors to be involved in the process of finding those things that would be a benefit to the whole community. Altogether, the meeting was quite beneficial to the managements understanding of the concerns of the community members: and there was certainly some addressing of issues that made those present feel that there could be some positive actions taken. After those present enjoyed some delicious refreshments and friendly and cordial conversations, neighbors returned to their homes seemingly feeling very hopeful and positive about homeowners/management cooperation. These feelings make for a very pleasant atmosphere and cordial communications in our Fairfield Village ...a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5 8Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ERIP 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 REPOSSESSED 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) 000ES6I SAVE THOUSANDS 000ELV6 FREE APPETIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $ 20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N DUNNELLON 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 547-4777 ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A OCALA 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 237-1777 OFF I-75 ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. 0 0 0 E K X D 5,000 SQ. FT. STORE OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Linens, clothing, furniture, appliances & more Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Keep him alive, then kill him? L ets see if we can get this straight. Weve got a seriously injured second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing that were treating and helping keep alive so we can give him the death penalty. Sure, that makes sense. Authorities wanted to talk to him to learn about any help he and his brother might have had in building the bombs that killed three at the Marathon. According to reports, he told them, or rather he wrote down, that they had no help and learned how to build the bomb on the Internet. He also said the motive was not political, it was religious. OK, theyve talked. Now let nature take over. We realize that it is the duty of doctors and nurses to save lives, regardless of who the patient might be. And evidently, the doctors and nurses at that hospital did their job well. But now that the authorities have the information they need, just put him in a jail cell and see what happens. This case isnt over, either. Theres a matter of jurisdiction. The charges against the alleged bomber are federal and could carry the death penalty. However, his lawyers might argue that it was a case of murder, which is a state charge. Heres the rub: Massachusetts as a state doesnt have the death penalty. If the case were ordered into state court, life in prison is the worst he could get. Of course, at age 19, that could be a long time, maybe a tougher punishment than a needle. Meanwhile, another alleged attack plan was foiled when two men were arrested as part of a plot to attack a Canadian train. Officials did not say which train, but news sources singled out a route between Toronto and New York. The Canadians tried to link the two men to Iran, but the Iranians denied the connection. Coming on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing, this only shows that the celebration of the capture of the second Boston suspect was a bit premature. Yes, it was good to get him off the streets, but evidently it hasnt made the streets safer. There are still many people out there who get a thrill out of seeing Americans in pain, and will go to any lengths to see that thrill realized. We must be vigilant against possible attacks. And its time to reiterate that slogan: If you see something, say something. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A re the leaders of North Korea crazy? Like a fox! Since the day the North invaded South Korea (June 25, 1950) they have been cunning about their motives in every dispute and negotiation. That so-called forgotten war, (195053) was triggered by the Norths frustration at being blocked from unifying Korea under their communist government at the end of World War II. Interestingly, North Korea asked permission to start the war from Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin, their primary benefactor and adviser at the time. The war began with an unprovoked attack, which the North blamed on South Korea and the U.S. Ever since, North Korean governments have been masters of the blame game. The war was misnamed a police action by the United Nations. We suffered more than 54,000 dead, over a hundred thousand wounded, seven thousand prisoners of war, and more than eight thousand missing in action. Fifteen allied nations also suffered losses. Those of us assigned to make some sense out of broadcasts on Radio Pyongyang, heard accusations about other nations, and claims that North Korea was winning the war. Todays broadcasts mix propaganda with praise for three generations of beloved leaders Kim Il Sung, Kin Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un, the new supreme leader. For decades Korea seemed xenophobic (zen-o-fobic) meaning not comfortable with strangers or foreigners and with good reason. Since the 19th century, France, Manchuria, Japan, Germany, and the U.S tried more than once to establish commercial relations with Korea not always in a friendly fashion. A fourteenth century description of Korea was The Hermit Kingdom. To refer to North Korea today as a hermit country or xenophobic isnt accurate. A humiliating reason for Koreans dislike of foreigners was being overrun by Japan during the Russo Japanese war of 1904-05. Japan annexed Korea in 1910, and until the end of World War II made every effort to obliterate the Korean language and culture. Negotiations to end the Korean War began July 10, 1951, 11 months after the war started. It took weeks to agree on an agenda, during which the North Koreans argued over every detail the shape of the table, placement of chairs, and who would sit where. North Korean negotiators were persistent in their efforts to exhaust the United Nations representatives. When the first meeting place exploded one night, the North Koreans insisted the U.N. had bombed the building, but they would allow no daylight investigation. Relocating the negotiations to a new site at Panmunjom triggered another dispute. Current rattling of nuclear weapons and long-range rockets are true to form for North Korea. Over the past sixty years they have been successful in playing China against Russia, and getting support from both neighbors. The North Koreans know how to play ball with the big boys. They have not revealed the motives and goals behind their present threatening behavior. A catastrophe by mistake is always possible in these situations, but a successful armed robbery is the more likely result. 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. O ne of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could Keep your pills out of the system Among Friends Jim Clark drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Never let beggars wear you down BY JIM FLYNN Read the classifieds Fairfield Villagers meet Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Rachel Muse, left, and Sheri Woodworth.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7 6Wednesday, May 1, 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 000ESVP 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 5/15/13 Expires 5/15/13 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 5/15/13 $ 595 Each FREE REPAIR LAB 24 MONTHS, NO INTEREST W.A.C. PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $41. TAKE 2 YEARS TO PAY! 000EMEV 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 each 60 Bronze $ 89 95 each 72 Gold $ 99 95 each 84 Platinum $ 109 95 each (Price may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 000EQFF 000EL19 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. Florida Council on Economic Education Golf Tournament On April 13, Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club (OPGCC) once again reached out to assist another charity. This Tournament is an annual event and benefits the FCEE thru the Free Enterprise Open. Tournament Chairlady Sherry Fies was pleased to welcome 80 golfers, 35 sponsors and 14 volunteers to assist in this endeavor. The FCEE is a non-profit organization that provides free programs to teachers and students from kindergarten through twelfth grades to ensure that our next generation of leaders will have a better understanding of economics and financial responsibility. Winners of the Tournament were the Team of Mike Brooker, Domenic Perry, Tanner Wingo and Kenny Roweton. Closest to the Pin winners were Ruby Kasper and Charlie Ortolano. Winners of the chance for the $1 million shot were Sue Grund and Bob Payne. Both made super efforts for the prize. Fies expressed a special thanks to all participants in their efforts to raise over $5400. for this fine organization. Additionally, wishes to extend an invitation to everyone who loves golf, education and/or fun to join her next year on April 5, 2014 for the next tournament. PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSKenny Roweton, Tanner Wingo, Golf Pro Barry Fies, Domenic Perry and Mike Brooker, the winners. James Sampson, Mickey Wesnofske, George Myron and Lee Sullivan. Fred Husen, Dick Mix, Richard Deem and Ed Wanat. More on Pages 7, 11 Don Clute, Jim Grzemski, George Lee and Bob MacDougall. Dennis Peterson, Bob Dolan, Rick Ostrom and Ray Alvarodiaz. Claude and Betty Roy, Susan and Harvey Ziel. Chuck Hale, Dick Hatch, Karl Bykowski and Brian Hrubes. Charlie and Ruby Kasper, Diane and Bob Volko. Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7 6Wednesday, May 1, 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 000ESVP 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 5/15/13 Expires 5/15/13 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 5/15/13 $ 595 Each FREE REPAIR LAB 24 MONTHS, NO INTEREST W.A.C. PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $41. TAKE 2 YEARS TO PAY! 000EMEV 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 each 60 Bronze $ 89 95 each 72 Gold $ 99 95 each 84 Platinum $ 109 95 each (Price may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 000EQFF 000EL19 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. Florida Council on Economic Education Golf Tournament On April 13, Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club (OPGCC) once again reached out to assist another charity. This Tournament is an annual event and benefits the FCEE thru the Free Enterprise Open. Tournament Chairlady Sherry Fies was pleased to welcome 80 golfers, 35 sponsors and 14 volunteers to assist in this endeavor. The FCEE is a non-profit organization that provides free programs to teachers and students from kindergarten through twelfth grades to ensure that our next generation of leaders will have a better understanding of economics and financial responsibility. Winners of the Tournament were the Team of Mike Brooker, Domenic Perry, Tanner Wingo and Kenny Roweton. Closest to the Pin winners were Ruby Kasper and Charlie Ortolano. Winners of the chance for the $1 million shot were Sue Grund and Bob Payne. Both made super efforts for the prize. Fies expressed a special thanks to all participants in their efforts to raise over $5400. for this fine organization. Additionally, wishes to extend an invitation to everyone who loves golf, education and/or fun to join her next year on April 5, 2014 for the next tournament. PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSKenny Roweton, Tanner Wingo, Golf Pro Barry Fies, Domenic Perry and Mike Brooker, the winners. James Sampson, Mickey Wesnofske, George Myron and Lee Sullivan. Fred Husen, Dick Mix, Richard Deem and Ed Wanat. More on Pages 7, 11 Don Clute, Jim Grzemski, George Lee and Bob MacDougall. Dennis Peterson, Bob Dolan, Rick Ostrom and Ray Alvarodiaz. Claude and Betty Roy, Susan and Harvey Ziel. Chuck Hale, Dick Hatch, Karl Bykowski and Brian Hrubes. Charlie and Ruby Kasper, Diane and Bob Volko. Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Read the classifieds

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T hursday morning, April 25, beginning at 10 a.m., a large group of neighbors met in the FFV clubhouse to meet with Community Manager Rachel Muse and Regional Manager Sheri Woodworth. During this meeting, many issues of concern and import to the Fairfield Village community were addressed. Most of the answers and/or solutions were agreeable with those in attendance. Some of the issues concerned all FFV neighbors, some concerned several neighbors, and at least one concerned just one individual home. However, all these were given attention by both ladies conducting the meeting. A short discussion about street signs in the older part of the community as being difficult to see and to read at night brought out the point that emergency vehicles might have some difficulty in finding addresses if the drivers were not familiar with the area. Both Ms. Muse and Ms. Woodworth immediately assured those present that they would check into that concern immediately and make sure that all addresses can be readily and easily identified for the safety and well-being of all the neighborhood. Several people asked about the possibility of our water being taken over by public utility and what that would mean for each household and for the sewer area in the community. It was reported that nothing is decided at the present time, but this will be updated as information is available. Several people addressed the lease payments that many see as being somewhat questionable because of the fact that some homeowners pay a good bit more than others. The amenities were also a source of some comments as well. Some homeowners who live close to the retention pond in the older part of the community are concerned about the upcoming wet season because of yearly problems with that retention ponds not draining as well as the others in the community. This causes a big problem with mosquitos. Ms. Woodworth and Ms. Muse both reiterated that there would be increased supervision of that area with the appropriate mosquito prevention to be used. Former Fairfield Manager and FFV neighbor Peggy Sluss asked about the resumption of the monthly social events like those that she had hosted last year. There were movies, wine and cheese tasting socials, and other amenable gatherings with delicious refreshments served to those attending. Rachel Muse was very interested in what Peggy told her about the wine and cheese tasting that was one of the biggest hits. This could well be an upcoming event. The wish list that has been referenced by the HOA was mentioned again, and there was encouragement from management for all neighbors to be involved in the process of finding those things that would be a benefit to the whole community. Altogether, the meeting was quite beneficial to the managements understanding of the concerns of the community members: and there was certainly some addressing of issues that made those present feel that there could be some positive actions taken. After those present enjoyed some delicious refreshments and friendly and cordial conversations, neighbors returned to their homes seemingly feeling very hopeful and positive about homeowners/management cooperation. These feelings make for a very pleasant atmosphere and cordial communications in our Fairfield Village ...a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5 8Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ERIP 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 REPOSSESSED 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) 000ES6I SAVE THOUSANDS 000ELV6 FREE APPETIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $ 20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N DUNNELLON 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 547-4777 ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A OCALA 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 237-1777 OFF I-75 ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. 0 0 0 E K X D 5,000 SQ. FT. STORE OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Linens, clothing, furniture, appliances & more Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Keep him alive, then kill him? L ets see if we can get this straight. Weve got a seriously injured second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing that were treating and helping keep alive so we can give him the death penalty. Sure, that makes sense. Authorities wanted to talk to him to learn about any help he and his brother might have had in building the bombs that killed three at the Marathon. According to reports, he told them, or rather he wrote down, that they had no help and learned how to build the bomb on the Internet. He also said the motive was not political, it was religious. OK, theyve talked. Now let nature take over. We realize that it is the duty of doctors and nurses to save lives, regardless of who the patient might be. And evidently, the doctors and nurses at that hospital did their job well. But now that the authorities have the information they need, just put him in a jail cell and see what happens. This case isnt over, either. Theres a matter of jurisdiction. The charges against the alleged bomber are federal and could carry the death penalty. However, his lawyers might argue that it was a case of murder, which is a state charge. Heres the rub: Massachusetts as a state doesnt have the death penalty. If the case were ordered into state court, life in prison is the worst he could get. Of course, at age 19, that could be a long time, maybe a tougher punishment than a needle. Meanwhile, another alleged attack plan was foiled when two men were arrested as part of a plot to attack a Canadian train. Officials did not say which train, but news sources singled out a route between Toronto and New York. The Canadians tried to link the two men to Iran, but the Iranians denied the connection. Coming on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing, this only shows that the celebration of the capture of the second Boston suspect was a bit premature. Yes, it was good to get him off the streets, but evidently it hasnt made the streets safer. There are still many people out there who get a thrill out of seeing Americans in pain, and will go to any lengths to see that thrill realized. We must be vigilant against possible attacks. And its time to reiterate that slogan: If you see something, say something. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A re the leaders of North Korea crazy? Like a fox! Since the day the North invaded South Korea (June 25, 1950) they have been cunning about their motives in every dispute and negotiation. That so-called forgotten war, (195053) was triggered by the Norths frustration at being blocked from unifying Korea under their communist government at the end of World War II. Interestingly, North Korea asked permission to start the war from Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin, their primary benefactor and adviser at the time. The war began with an unprovoked attack, which the North blamed on South Korea and the U.S. Ever since, North Korean governments have been masters of the blame game. The war was misnamed a police action by the United Nations. We suffered more than 54,000 dead, over a hundred thousand wounded, seven thousand prisoners of war, and more than eight thousand missing in action. Fifteen allied nations also suffered losses. Those of us assigned to make some sense out of broadcasts on Radio Pyongyang, heard accusations about other nations, and claims that North Korea was winning the war. Todays broadcasts mix propaganda with praise for three generations of beloved leaders Kim Il Sung, Kin Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un, the new supreme leader. For decades Korea seemed xenophobic (zen-o-fobic) meaning not comfortable with strangers or foreigners and with good reason. Since the 19th century, France, Manchuria, Japan, Germany, and the U.S tried more than once to establish commercial relations with Korea not always in a friendly fashion. A fourteenth century description of Korea was The Hermit Kingdom. To refer to North Korea today as a hermit country or xenophobic isnt accurate. A humiliating reason for Koreans dislike of foreigners was being overrun by Japan during the Russo Japanese war of 1904-05. Japan annexed Korea in 1910, and until the end of World War II made every effort to obliterate the Korean language and culture. Negotiations to end the Korean War began July 10, 1951, 11 months after the war started. It took weeks to agree on an agenda, during which the North Koreans argued over every detail the shape of the table, placement of chairs, and who would sit where. North Korean negotiators were persistent in their efforts to exhaust the United Nations representatives. When the first meeting place exploded one night, the North Koreans insisted the U.N. had bombed the building, but they would allow no daylight investigation. Relocating the negotiations to a new site at Panmunjom triggered another dispute. Current rattling of nuclear weapons and long-range rockets are true to form for North Korea. Over the past sixty years they have been successful in playing China against Russia, and getting support from both neighbors. The North Koreans know how to play ball with the big boys. They have not revealed the motives and goals behind their present threatening behavior. A catastrophe by mistake is always possible in these situations, but a successful armed robbery is the more likely result. 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. O ne of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could Keep your pills out of the system Among Friends Jim Clark drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Never let beggars wear you down BY JIM FLYNN Read the classifieds Fairfield Villagers meet Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Rachel Muse, left, and Sheri Woodworth.

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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Friday, May 3 To w n Hall m eeting s s et Dunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE panca k e s at Cro ss roa ds A pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 8, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080. Y ar d s ale at Fir s t Congregational A huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more. Hi s torical Novel Society m eet s The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Boo k s ale at m ain libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Che ss Club to m eet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 Happenings 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.Free yoga cla ss in Sholo m Par k Enjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950. Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala We s t The Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Civic Chorale to per f or m On Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Y outh Sy m phony concert The Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738. Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party s che d ule d A Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Sunday, May 12 Sy m phony Un d er the Star s Fine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. 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J ust a few months back I was so sick I had to go see the doctor. That alone indicates the condition was rather serious. I do not like going to the doctor because you have to sit in the waiting room with sick people. I never know what contagious diseases are lurking in the shadows of that doctors waiting room. My condition progressed to the point where the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage told me to go to the doctor or else. I never want to deal with her or else. I have lived as long as I have lived and have enjoyed the health that I do have because I have not found out her or else. Since I do not have health insurance, every time I go to the doctor it comes out of my own pocket. Recently my pockets have not been very deep. Regardless of how shallow my pockets may be, doctors know how to penetrate to the very depths of my pockets with their special scalpel. The result of my visit to the doctors was that I had double pneumonia and bronchitis. Simply put, I was sick. He gave me a prescription to fill and then said I should spend at least the next two weeks in bed resting. I was in such a state of mind that it sounded like a good idea to me. Of course, I made him write it out as a prescription so I could show it to my wife so she would believe me that Im in bed because Im sick not because Im trying to avoid my chores. The first couple of days I spent in bed hardly conscious of anything around me. I am not sure if I ate during those days are not. I have no recollection of anything conscious during those days. By the beginning of the second week, I was strong enough to get out of bed, put on my bathrobe and get back in bed and rest. It was not long before I could actually put on the bathrobe, go out into the living room, sit down in my easy chair and watch TV. I have never watched as much TV as I did during those several weeks of recuperation. I am not saying there is anything wrong with TV, just that there is not that much right with TV anymore. I did not know how bad TV was until I watched it for about two weeks. During this time I was too sick to read and so settled down to watching TV, that is between naps. I would set a program and leaned back and within two winks of my left eye I was sound asleep. When I say sound asleep, I mean my sleeping was very sound, I did not know what was going on around me. Occasionally I would pierce the world of consciousness and see what was on TV. Then I would fall back into the delightful world of unconsciousness. After a few days of this, I was able to stay in the conscious world a little bit longer and consequently I was watching TV a little bit longer. The thing I found about TV is that TV dominated by chatterboxes. My ears were beginning to have its fill of chatter. I do not believe my ears were created to handle such a steady stream of incoherent verbiage. All day long, my ears were bombarded by noise coming from the mouths of people who had no idea what they were saying. I say that because, if they knew what they were saying and were hearing what I was hearing, I do not think they would be saying it so people could hear. The TV world has been taken over by a hostile terrorist group known as talk shows. Does everybody in the world have a talk show? I have never seen or heard so much talking all of my life. After all, there are only 26 letters in the alphabet, how can people come up with so many words? The airwaves are filled with news talk shows, celebrity talk shows, cooking talk shows, sports talk shows, religious talk shows, talk shows of every variety you could think of and some you would not even think of. When I say variety, I am referring to the title of the talk show. Once you get beyond the title, everything is the same. The only skill one needs to have for a talk show is, open your mouth and let verbiage flow uncontrollably and the more incoherent the better. Between sneezing and blowing my nose and coughing uncontrollably, I watched some of these shows. Who in the world is watching these shows? Somebody must be. The only reason I was watching them was that I was so sick I could not do anything else. Maybe that is their audience. When I got to the place that I could read without my eyes watering too much, I read what the Bible has to say on the subject. And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you (1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV). I have come to a somber conclusion; more people talk than listen, which is why the world is in the state it is in. I call it the Yakety-Yak syndrome of which there is no known cure. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. 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Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI 000EQFP No known cure for the Yakety-Yak syndrome Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Read the classifieds Tuesday, May 14 Macintosh users to meet The Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Featured topics for the May OMUG meeting are Alternative TV Services by Burt Stephens and Apple TV by Bob Adams. These presentations will be followed by our monthly tech tips from Phil Davis. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org. Saturday, May 18 Vendors wanted for flea marketThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730. Saturday, June 1 Ride to benefit Hospice The Sixth Annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised.

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W hat happened to April? All of a sudden its May! This means that the pool water is getting warm, so water aerobics will begin next week. Come out and join in the fun and exercise. With the coming of May, that means First Friday is this week May 3. Come join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fellowship. We will meet at 7 p.m. and stay until the last person leaves! It seems that every day we read of people in need of food, clothing, and shelter. Our various food pantries are all in need of donations. The National Association of Letter Carriers has a national food drive each year. Quail Meadow has always been very generous in contributing to this drive. The advertised collection day is Saturday, May 11. However, our mailman, Robby, will provide containers at the clubhouse beginning on Monday, the 6th. The containers will be collected several times during the week. If you prefer to leave your donation at your mailbox on Saturday, please attach the bag to your mailbox (do not place it on the ground). The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a beautiful day for the trip to Paynes Prairie. Twelve of our Red Hatters made the trip last week. Since most of us had never been there, it was a new adventure for all. Paynes Prairie Preserve became the first Florida state preserve in 1971, and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974; there are only 600 designations nationwide. It provides a natural habitat for several species of wildlife. Fortunately, we didnt encounter any gators or bison! We began our day at the Welcome Center and were able to view and touch the displays explaining the prairie. While at the Center, we enjoyed our picnic of subs (from Publix), chips, and homemade cookies (provided by Dixie Marchant). After a leisurely walk around the lake area viewing the beauty of Natural Florida, we made our way back to Ocala. Paynes Prairie is located just east off Highway 441 in Micanopy. The next Red Hat event is the trip to Mount Dora on Tuesday, May 14. This trip is open to all (not just Red Hatters). Call Carolyn Slocumb for reservations. Reservations must be made by May 6. Are you tired of receiving those annoying phone calls saying they can lower your interest rate, have important information for you regarding your credit cards, etc.? It seems there are more and more con artists trying to scam us. If you want to find out how to eliminate some of these scams then plan to attend the presentation by Colleen Pallamary at the clubhouse on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Ms. Pallamary is the author of the book Scammunition: How to Protect Yourself from Con Artists: a Guide for Baby Boomers and Beyond. Ms. Pallamary has been working on scam prevention issues for 10 years. Come to the clubhouse for this presentation; bring your questions with you. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11 2Wednesday, May 1, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EQSV 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9a m-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts (excluding batteries) FREE pickup within 5 miles Largest Selection In Ocala! 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 619 6-V 6 PACK$ 459 8-V 6 PACK$ 529 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 E-Z-GO RXV Remanufactured Fully Loaded Ready to go Golfing $ 5,495 12-V T1275 only $ 659 We Sell Trojan Batteries Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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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 2355 S. Ripple Path Crystal River, 34429 Great Marine Mech, Boat storage and launch site for nearby scallops plus fishing & kayaks, Lgr bldg w/ 3/18rollups office tlr & boat ramp, $169k, finance poss. call 352-634-3862 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. MA Y 5, 1-800-438-8559 Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-875-8317 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. Barrial Mausoleum Space with Casket, for Sale By Owner Paid $16,595., Must Sell for $9,000 Negotiable Call Larry at (352) 208-5799 or (352) 854-1958 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 SPRUCE CREEK N. 3BR/2BA+ Full inlaw unit with own kitchen, bath, private entrance. Enclosed Porch, Corner lot, 1966 SF/LA. $875 + sec. + amenities (352) 854-7987 After 5pm Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Water aerobics starts up next week Photos are from the Red Hot Fillies trip to Paynes Prairie Preserve. More from the FCEE Golf Tournament at Ocala Palms Bill Sabol, John Klossner, Wes Marsh and Dominic Prestano.Bob Payne, Pat Vanaman, Chuck Sellner and George Gay. Bobby Bolomey, Danny Robertson, Adam Vanderbeck and Joey Gerace.Winn-Dixie pie lady and OP girls. Photos by Barb Dedics

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 11 000ER00 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! SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH SELL YOUR GOLD & SILVER WHILE PRICES ARE STILL HIGH Open MF 9-5 We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger 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 Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery WE PAY CASH Earth Day gathering PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKPeople gathered at Tuscawilla Park last weekend for Earth Day activities. One of those events gave children a chance to climb and swing from the branches of the Parks big trees. At left, visitors could try their skill with a bow and arrow. At right, an artist draws a picture of one of the parks trees. Did spring breeze by without getting your planting done? Thats OK; youre just in time for the Marion County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale and May series of gardening classes to help you grow success. Read below for a full listing of May events; all events are free. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. May 1: 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. May 11: Spring Plant Sale Browse a wide selection of FloridaFriendly Landscaping plants grown by the Master Gardeners. All proceeds benefit the Master Gardener educational programs. The sale will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service Auditorium (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). New this year is an educational session from 8-8:30 a.m., Plants for Attracting Pollinators. May 14: Tuesday Gardening Series: Watering Your Lawn and Landscape 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 the watering needs of plants, timing and application and how to troubleshoot irrigation problems. To register, call 352-671-8400. May 21: Dunnellon Public Library Master Gardener Series: Ask the Expert Held at 2 p.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. May 29: Prospective Master Gardener Orientation: Do You Want to be a Master Gardener? Attend this meeting to learn all about the program and what it means to be a Master Gardener. This two-hour informational session will be held at 10 a.m. at Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Ready for outdoors? Here are some gardening events Representatives from local businesses with jobs to fill plan to participate in Workforce Connections Job Fair on Wednesday, May 8 at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center in Ocala. The job fair takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is open to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Veterans will be admitted at 8 a.m. While there is no charge to attend, job seekers are asked to register online by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. Professional dress is required. For job seekers, this job fair is a great way to meet with employers who are hiring and have the opportunity to apply for jobs before walking out the door, said Brenda Chrisman, Workforce Connections chief business development officer. For businesses, the venue offers an accelerated, efficient and cost-effective way to recruit. To date, the following businesses have registered for the event: Caregiver Services, Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Florida Department of Corrections, Express Employment Professionals, Family Life Care, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, Kangaroo Express, Pike Electric, Quantum Mechanix, R & L Carriers, ResCare Home Care, SITEL and Spherion. Workforce Connection staff will be available to help job seekers apply for jobs and register with Employ Florida, the states premier online job bank. Employers interested in participating should call 352-873-7939, ext. 1141. Space is limited with priority given to healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, Information Technology and financial services industries. Job seekers who plan to attend are encouraged to show up early, bring printed copies of their resume, and be prepared with a one-to-two minute introduction or elevator speech highlighting work experience, training and abilities. Job Fair preparation tips can be found in the Job Seekers Resource Center section of Workforce Connections website at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com. For more information, call 352-8737939, ext. 1141 or 800-434-JOBS (5627), ext. 1141. Job Fair set next week at college