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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 05-08-2013
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......4 Ocala Palms........5 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1012 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EMUQ Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation 732-GOLF (4653) Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 6/12/13 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! www.ocalapalmsgolf.com Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 29 00 Before 11:00 $ 24 00 After 11:00 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Y our Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000EN8O Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look f or us on Facebook on F ace book 000EUT9 OA S I S RES T AURANT OA S I S RES T AURANT New Owners: Lisa King and Michael Auld 765 1 SW Hw y 200, Ocala, FL 344 76 Mon-Sat. 7am-7pm Sun. 7am-3pm HA VE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 23 7-4598 J o i n U s F o r M o t h e r s D a y Make your reservations early! Mothers Day Dinner 12 p.m. 4 p.m. Prime Rib or Grilled Shrimp & Tilapia $ 1 5 99 W ith a baked potato, bacon-wrapped asparagus, soup OR salad. Drink & dessert Included. 000ERCK Carmela s Not Just Italian! 8:30-11:00am Breakfast Buffet Mothers Day Open 8:30am-8:00pm Prime Rib . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 18.99 With Roasted Potatoes Stuffed Fresh Chicken Breast $ 13.99 T opped with Cranberry/W alnut Baked Mediterranean Grouper $ 14.99 Manicotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12.99 Stuffed w/Spinach, Mushrooms & Ricotta, T opped in Creamy Alfredo Sauce Grilled Salmon or Mahi Mahi $ 14.99 Rack of Lamb . . . . . . . . . . $ 21.99 Baked V irginia Ham . . . . . . $ 12.99 With Cherry Pineapple Glaze 12169 S Williams St. Dunnellon Reservations Required (352) 465-1818 Regular Menu Available Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 Ocala Palms donates teddy bears Golf event helps provide teddy bears to comfort children PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSCarol Pinto, Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby with a truckload of teddy bears. BY DIANE VOLKO On Saturday, April 20, 92 golfers participated in the fifth annual Teddy Bear Tournament at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. The event was sponsored by the Ocala Palms Ladies and Mens Golf Associations. Each golfer donated a stuffed animal and residents of the community also made donations. Major Tommy Bibb and associates from the Marion County Sheriffs Office attended the awards ceremony following the tournament and accepted the donations on behalf of Sheriff Chris Blair. This year more than 300 stuffed animals were collected and a check for $226 was given to the Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation for additional teddy bears. The stuffed animals will help to comfort many needy children in the months ahead. Deputy James Hoydic, Major Tommy Bibb, K9 Deputy Doug Watts, K9 Thor, Diane and Bob Volko, Capt. Jimmy Burton. On Saturday, May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No. 1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up more than 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. Food to be picked up by letter carriers Some children were runners in the Helping Hands 5K race. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was t o raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, Helping Hands race earns $40,000 took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright. Also County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland. Also, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Please see RACE Page 12 RACEcontinued from Page 1 The start of the Helping Hands 5K race at the Baseline Trailhead on April 20. There was good stuff to eat at the Helping Hands 5K race on April 20 at Baseline Trailhead. U.S. Rep. Ted Yogo (R-Fla.) is shown with Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be on-hand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educaReminder: Moms Nite Out to be held Thursday at Mall Please see MOM Page 2

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ffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), to rethink their condition and recognize it as a serious health concern. The campaign, led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by Covidien, encourages those with venous disease to learn more about their condition, find a vein specialist, and make informed decisions about the best, and often minimally-invasive treatment option for them. As part of the campaign, Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders shares her personal story about the impact venous disease had on her life and the improvements she experienced following treatment. The Rethink Varicose Veins team will be at Moms Nite Out dispelling the myths about varicose veins and encouraging attendees to take a quick self-assessment to determine their risk for varicose veins and CVI. Taking the self-assessment will automatically enter attendees for an opportunity to win a spa getaway weekend at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Nov. 14-17. Or you can visit www.RethinkVV.com/escape for a chance to win. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING Do you have the right insurance coverage? CENTRAL RIDGE INSURERS, LLC 2535 N. Reston Terr., Hernando, FL (Next to Village Services on 486) Call Your Local Team Of Experts For A Free Analysis And Estimate! 352-527-0110 Home Auto Business Financial Services 000EUMA John M. 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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 Neighbors at FFV are thrilled to see the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse. As for me, I am especially happy because now maybe I will not find that I have picked my clothing on some of the damaged spots on the old tables or chairs. If there is a way to do that, I will be the one to do it. It is like my destiny. But now no rough edges, cuts, or splits in the upholstery to make me ruin another pair of slacks. That makes me so very happy. The new furniture was delivered on May 1, as another of the improvements made by American Land Lease (ALL), the company that owns the property known as Fairfield Village. Rachel Muse, Community Manager, was so happy to show me the updated main room. Additionally, there is now a portable rack to hold some often needed folding chairs that can be used when the main tables prove not to be enough for the group attending a function held there in the Clubhouse. Extra tables will be stored so that they also can be used when needed; however being stored out of the way, they will not take up space which might be put to use for speakers, musicians, or performers. All of us in Fairfield Village hope that Rachel Muse and the ALL management know how much we appreciate the new tables and chairswhich, by the way, are very comfortable. They will make the gatherings in the Clubhouse so much more pleasant. New items give a renewed feeling of pride in our community and especially in the main room of the clubhouse. Coming up in the near future is the Memorial Day Celebration (May 27), to be followed by the Fourth of July and the Labor Day parties for which we anticipate big participation. These will be much more inviting for decorations and full attendance now that the accommodations will be so much better. We are proud of our lively community and the new furniture makes it even more lovely. We hope, when our friends visit us, that they will notice and appreciate how much more comfortable and pleasant the environment is. Come over to visit us; we love to have visitors. As I say repeatedly, Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfield Village Clubhouse receives new furniture Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Top, left, Rachel Muse, FFV community manager, smiles as she sits at oneof the new tables in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Neighbors are thrilled with the new furniture. Bottom, left, the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. The new tables and chairs in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. MOMcontinued from Page 1

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The great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun? Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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 Dental Assistant30 hours per week Certified and Experienced, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTThe Centers is seeking an Executive Assistant to help support our Citrus County services. Experience required providing administrative support at a high level of proficiency with MS Office (ie: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) and other applications. Seeking professional with strong organization & communication skills, including follow-up, attention to detail, ability to work independently & multi-task. Associates degree or HS diploma & min 5 yrs related exp. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! ASSIST SENIORSW e pr ovide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and over night shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 SMOKED GLASS ENTERTAINMENT STAND 3 shelves, Height 24, Length 60 Depth 20 Excellent Condition $95. (352) 620-0279 2 Chasing Dishes Oval 18/10 stainless 4.2 quart, $40 (352)236-2886 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. May 1 1th 9a-5p Sun. May 12th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY F AIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Horse QualityHA Y(352) 795-1906100 Bales Pick-Up $4.50 200 Bales Pick Up $4.00This Is Shamrock Hay OCALADW 3/2, W/D hookup, near W estport school fenced, pets ok, $700/mo incls water 352-237-1341 Spruce Cr eek Pr eserve2BR/2BA, VILLA enclosed porch, Must be 55 or over. Lots of Ammenities, No Pets, Y ear lease, Inlcudes Utilities $950. month (352) 873-1601 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 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 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. 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 Y ACHTMAN1988 22 Pontoon Pontoon 22ft-40hp ELTO-Trailer-New Deck 2006-some new seats fully equipped-under cover 4,300.00 352.746.2621 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DODGE2006 Dakot a Quad CAB ST 4.7 Liter Magnum R V8 A.R.E. Cap, Hitch, 43,000 $9,700.00 352.746.2621 352.746.2621 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Katy B s Cleaning Service Let me do your DIR TYWORK! S p arkle & Shine EVER YTIME! Enjoy a clean home without lif ting a finger Reliable & Ef ficient. Refs. 352-566-6603 or 352-234-7194 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 T rimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-875-8317 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI 000EUS2 Security Consulting 352-307-3005 P er sonal Protection 352-400-6986 NOW ... MORE THAN EVER!! Classes Saturday or Sunday Call for appointment Classroom Facility W ith On-Site Shooting Range Protect yourself legally GUN CLASSES CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS 000ETTR needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 When it comes to sports, why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder AAA applauds the Florida Legislature for passing legislation to outlaw text messaging by all drivers. Senate Bill 52 by Senator Nancy Detert (RVenice) creates the 'Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,' which makes texting, emailing or instant messaging while driving a secondary offense. A first violation is a non-moving violation and a subsequent offense within a five-year period is a moving violation with fines and points assessed. By passing a law banning texting while driving, Florida continues the momentum in statehouses across the country to address this dangerous form of driver distraction, said Kevin Bakewell, sr. vice president, AAA The Auto Club Group. In the last three years alone, more than half of all states have enacted text messaging bans for all drivers. AAA is encouraged by the recent and rapid progress toward our national campaign goal of passing texting bans in all 50 states. Too many people are being injured and killed in vehicle crashes that are preventable. In addition to legislation, education plays a key role in prevention and AAA will continue to focus significant resources on public education and awareness. Ban on texting gets approval of states AAA Saturday, May 18 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Sunday, May 19 Country Sunday luncheonThe Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 Improving care for vets seminarHospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam).

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000E79U St. Martins Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South SanctuaryAnglican Church 000EPLY 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 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SER VICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley Nursery available www .cr ossr oadscog.net is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000ERIW Read the classifieds ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isnt always easy for selfassured Rams and Ewes who think they know whats best. But it wouldnt hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance lifes practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if youre not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you dont overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this persons confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) As one of natures straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goats aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with likeminded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how plans will work. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isnt as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to share your love of lifes good things brings joy to many, including, of course, yourself. Hap p e n i n g s 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. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355.Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eetThe May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352-854Spring is here (I saw some love bugs today)! With the warm weather we are sprucing up our homes and lawns. Have you noticed the clubhouse? It looks great with the new paint. You dont realize how bad the shutters, etc. looked until you see the new look it now has. Speaking of the clubhouse, the pool is open and the water is warm! Food donations are being collected at the clubhouse this week for the Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Saturday, the 11th, is the final day. Your contributions can be dropped off at the clubhouse any day this week, or left at your mailbox on Saturday. Do you have your ticket for the Spring Fling/Vegas Night dinner? This will be a great night of good food and entertainment at the clubhouse. Sally Langwah will provide the entertainment a Vegas style show. Tickets, for a donation of $15, are available from Carol Mowrey, Charlotte Payne, and Marie Schneider. The donation includes the catered dinner and the entertainment. Reservations must be made by May 13. We still have space on the bus for the trip to Mount Dora. The trip is sponsored by the Red Hot Fillies, but is open to anyone in the community. Please call Carolyn Slocumb immediately if you are interested in making the trip with us. Today, as I am writing this (5/2) is the National Day of Prayer. This year marks the 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight the theme, Matthew 12:21 was chosen as the Scripture for this year: In His name the nations will put their hope. This is a time to have our nation come together in prayer. We should also read Psalm 33:12. Please keep our men and women of the armed forces in your prayers. They are protecting our freedom. Remember the words of Mary Washington, mother of our nations first president; we believe it is time to remember that God is our only sure trust. May 5 was Cinco de Mayo. This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Remember Mothers Day is Sunday there will be more about this day next week. More on Page 10 Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Pool is open, water is warm

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000ES9P Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000EQFF W est Marion Messenger 8810 W State R oad 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger .com Opinion This week, honor your teachers They are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. This is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. A statistic released recently showed that 60 percent of the children born in Marion County last year were born to unwed mothers. You wonder how much traditional upbringing those kids will get. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lesson plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Are we at war again or still?BY JIM FLYNN Three weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and mancaused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. 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. The year was well, it was in the late 1940s, Im not sure exactly what year it was. I was just a little kid then, but I remember going out in the car with my dad and mom. We went to a vacant parking lot and, shock of shocks, my folks switched positions and mom got behind the wheel. She was learning to drive. My mother was raised in New York City, and took the subway, or walked, to get everywhere. Even after she got married, when my dad was shipped out to the China-Burma-Indian Theatre in World War II, she continued to live in the Bronx, where I was born, and got around on public transportation or her own two feet. But after we moved to New Jersey in 1946, well, public transportation didnt run next door, the grocery stores were quite a distance, and since dad was taking the train, then the ferry, to New York every day, she was more or less marooned at our house. So she learned to drive. I remember riding with her to pick dad up at the station she was a pretty good driver of our big gas guzzler (of course gas was only 15 cents a gallon then). Later I found out she was really very nervous about driving, but she felt it was necessary, especially with me about to start school. She had sacrificed her own comfort to make sure I stayed warm and dry while going to class. It was just one of the many sacrifices she made in her life for her child, and one of those little things that pops into my mind every time we get close to Mothers Day, which is this coming Sunday, May 12. Time to remember mom on her day Among Friends Jim Clark My mother died in 1997 at the age of 82, and I hope I told her enough that I loved her and appreciated all that she did for me. Some of you are lucky. You still have your mothers around to call, visit, etc. You still have a chance to let them know what they meant in your life, and I doubt if theres a mother anywhere in the world who doesnt like hearing that. So as we get to Mothers Day 2013, take the time to call or visit your mother, if thats possible. In this day of e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc., its easy to type a note, just as it was easy in my day to send a card. But a personal conversation is much better, and you can convey feelings much better in a person-to-person meeting. Whatever you do, dont forget mom this Sunday. If shes no longer around, you have your memories take time to reflect. And if shes still here, shell undoubtedly get a great feeling when that phone rings and youre on the other end. And to all the mothers out there, I hope you have a great day. On behalf of all of us, Happy Mothers Day to you.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Photos from Ocala Palms Teddy Bear golf event The golfers who competed in the Teddy Bear tournament. Warren and Sue Grund. Raymond Callahan and Lenny Weigel. Bob Zeuch and Pat Vanaman. Dot and Jim Stapp. John Rowen and Bob Wiggins. Bev McKarge and Linda Holm. Nick Sostillo, Jr. and Nick Sostillo, Sr. 000ESTU ADMISSION IS FREE. DON A TIONS SUPPOR T OUR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FIRST UNITED METHODIST COUNTR Y SIDE PRESBYTERIAN ST GEOR GE ANGLICAN CHUR CH CHUR CH CA THEDRAL 1126 E. SIL V ER SPRINGS BL VD 7768 SW HWY 200, OCALA 5646 SE 28TH ST ., OCALA MA Y 5TH, 2013 MA Y 12TH, 2013 MA Y 18TH, 2013 3:00 P .M. 3:00 P .M. 3:00 P .M.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ETBK 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER 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 BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE 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 000EQFP Gather up the team for a visit to your local library. This is a perfect way to get some of their summer reading completed. Hit a home run with ice necklaces and bracelets. Freeze flowers and other baubles in an ice tray with a ribbon dangling into each cube. As the jewelry melts, your kids will cool down in style.Cover your bases by always keeping cold treats stocked and ready in the freezer. Fun, fruity ice pops are always a favorite.Score big by making your own homemade lemonade or sun tea. Kids can get creative by adding fresh fruit or other favorite flavors. F AMIL Y FEA TURES Nothing says summer more than base ball, Americas favorite pastime, and refreshing frozen treats. During these warm months, find the kids something fun to do to fill their days of leisure. Here are five super summer activities sure to be a grand slam for your family. Encourage your kids to think beyond the couch, and add a little excitement to their summer routine.Make it a triple play in your backyard by setting up the sprinkler, playing limbo with the water hose and laying out a tarp for a do-it-yourself water slide area. STEP UP T O THE PLA TE FOR FUNY our kids will love these summertime recipes, inspired by a partnership between Bomb Pop and Little League Baseball and Softball. Y oull score big when you invite the kids into the kitchen to create edible bats, their favorite baseball players and a super sweet scoreboard. Sweet Scor eboardPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 (3 x 2 inch) rice crispy treats Sugar cake decoration letters and numbers to spell Home, Guest and team scores 2 Original Bomb Pops Arrange the sugar candy letters GUEST and HOME across the treats, placing number next to each for the score. Place treats on dessert plate. Place a Bomb Pop on each side of scoreboard as posts. Serve immediately.Edible Baseball BatsPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 8 ounces white chocolate candy coating 6 Original Bomb Pops 3 regular-size marshmallows, cut in half Place graham cracker crumbs on a large plate. Melt candy coating according to package directions; quickly spread on all sides of Bomb Pop. Roll immediately in graham cracker crumbs, pressing to stick to Bomb Pop. Press cut side of marshmallow onto narrow end of Bomb Pop to resemble baseball bat knob. Eat immediately or freeze until serving time.Build Y our Favorite Baseball PlayersPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 medium strawberries, stems removed 4 Sour Wower Bomb Pops 1 tube white frosting in pastry bag with writing tip 8 (1/2-inch) sugar cake decoration letters 8 mini candy-coated chocolate pieces 4 graham cracker sticks, cut in half Cut a thin slice off one long side of each strawberry. Hollow out center to fit on end of Bomb Pop. Place a dab of frosting where the strawberry begins to taper to a point, and attach sugar letter. Set aside. Working quickly, place 2 dabs of frosting for the eyes, and press a candy coated chocolate piece on each. Attach each graham cracker half with frost ing for arms. Place a strawberry baseball helmet on top of each Bomb Pop. Serve immediately. Bob Fosgate, Steve Cox and Lee Harmon. Ruth Tedesco, Sue Lucirini and Ruby Kasper. Roger Richter, Gigi Noland, Steve Cox and Shirneen Callahan. Fred McKarge, Peg Adams, Joan Wesnofske and Coy Adams. Bob Volko, Bob Conery, Lewis Keen and Diane Peterson. Terry Dines, Karen Smith and Lenore Comparetto.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ETBK 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER 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 BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE 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 000EQFP Gather up the team for a visit to your local library. This is a perfect way to get some of their summer reading completed. Hit a home run with ice necklaces and bracelets. Freeze flowers and other baubles in an ice tray with a ribbon dangling into each cube. As the jewelry melts, your kids will cool down in style.Cover your bases by always keeping cold treats stocked and ready in the freezer. Fun, fruity ice pops are always a favorite.Score big by making your own homemade lemonade or sun tea. Kids can get creative by adding fresh fruit or other favorite flavors. F AMIL Y FEA TURES Nothing says summer more than base ball, Americas favorite pastime, and refreshing frozen treats. During these warm months, find the kids something fun to do to fill their days of leisure. Here are five super summer activities sure to be a grand slam for your family. Encourage your kids to think beyond the couch, and add a little excitement to their summer routine.Make it a triple play in your backyard by setting up the sprinkler, playing limbo with the water hose and laying out a tarp for a do-it-yourself water slide area. STEP UP T O THE PLA TE FOR FUNY our kids will love these summertime recipes, inspired by a partnership between Bomb Pop and Little League Baseball and Softball. Y oull score big when you invite the kids into the kitchen to create edible bats, their favorite baseball players and a super sweet scoreboard. Sweet Scor eboardPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 (3 x 2 inch) rice crispy treats Sugar cake decoration letters and numbers to spell Home, Guest and team scores 2 Original Bomb Pops Arrange the sugar candy letters GUEST and HOME across the treats, placing number next to each for the score. Place treats on dessert plate. Place a Bomb Pop on each side of scoreboard as posts. Serve immediately.Edible Baseball BatsPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 8 ounces white chocolate candy coating 6 Original Bomb Pops 3 regular-size marshmallows, cut in half Place graham cracker crumbs on a large plate. Melt candy coating according to package directions; quickly spread on all sides of Bomb Pop. Roll immediately in graham cracker crumbs, pressing to stick to Bomb Pop. Press cut side of marshmallow onto narrow end of Bomb Pop to resemble baseball bat knob. Eat immediately or freeze until serving time.Build Y our Favorite Baseball PlayersPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 medium strawberries, stems removed 4 Sour Wower Bomb Pops 1 tube white frosting in pastry bag with writing tip 8 (1/2-inch) sugar cake decoration letters 8 mini candy-coated chocolate pieces 4 graham cracker sticks, cut in half Cut a thin slice off one long side of each strawberry. Hollow out center to fit on end of Bomb Pop. Place a dab of frosting where the strawberry begins to taper to a point, and attach sugar letter. Set aside. Working quickly, place 2 dabs of frosting for the eyes, and press a candy coated chocolate piece on each. Attach each graham cracker half with frost ing for arms. Place a strawberry baseball helmet on top of each Bomb Pop. Serve immediately. Bob Fosgate, Steve Cox and Lee Harmon. Ruth Tedesco, Sue Lucirini and Ruby Kasper. Roger Richter, Gigi Noland, Steve Cox and Shirneen Callahan. Fred McKarge, Peg Adams, Joan Wesnofske and Coy Adams. Bob Volko, Bob Conery, Lewis Keen and Diane Peterson. Terry Dines, Karen Smith and Lenore Comparetto.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000ES9P Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000EQFF W est Marion Messenger 8810 W State R oad 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger .com Opinion This week, honor your teachers They are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. This is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. A statistic released recently showed that 60 percent of the children born in Marion County last year were born to unwed mothers. You wonder how much traditional upbringing those kids will get. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lesson plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Are we at war again or still?BY JIM FLYNN Three weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and mancaused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. 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. The year was well, it was in the late 1940s, Im not sure exactly what year it was. I was just a little kid then, but I remember going out in the car with my dad and mom. We went to a vacant parking lot and, shock of shocks, my folks switched positions and mom got behind the wheel. She was learning to drive. My mother was raised in New York City, and took the subway, or walked, to get everywhere. Even after she got married, when my dad was shipped out to the China-Burma-Indian Theatre in World War II, she continued to live in the Bronx, where I was born, and got around on public transportation or her own two feet. But after we moved to New Jersey in 1946, well, public transportation didnt run next door, the grocery stores were quite a distance, and since dad was taking the train, then the ferry, to New York every day, she was more or less marooned at our house. So she learned to drive. I remember riding with her to pick dad up at the station she was a pretty good driver of our big gas guzzler (of course gas was only 15 cents a gallon then). Later I found out she was really very nervous about driving, but she felt it was necessary, especially with me about to start school. She had sacrificed her own comfort to make sure I stayed warm and dry while going to class. It was just one of the many sacrifices she made in her life for her child, and one of those little things that pops into my mind every time we get close to Mothers Day, which is this coming Sunday, May 12. Time to remember mom on her day Among Friends Jim Clark My mother died in 1997 at the age of 82, and I hope I told her enough that I loved her and appreciated all that she did for me. Some of you are lucky. You still have your mothers around to call, visit, etc. You still have a chance to let them know what they meant in your life, and I doubt if theres a mother anywhere in the world who doesnt like hearing that. So as we get to Mothers Day 2013, take the time to call or visit your mother, if thats possible. In this day of e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc., its easy to type a note, just as it was easy in my day to send a card. But a personal conversation is much better, and you can convey feelings much better in a person-to-person meeting. Whatever you do, dont forget mom this Sunday. If shes no longer around, you have your memories take time to reflect. And if shes still here, shell undoubtedly get a great feeling when that phone rings and youre on the other end. And to all the mothers out there, I hope you have a great day. On behalf of all of us, Happy Mothers Day to you.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Photos from Ocala Palms Teddy Bear golf event The golfers who competed in the Teddy Bear tournament. Warren and Sue Grund. Raymond Callahan and Lenny Weigel. Bob Zeuch and Pat Vanaman. Dot and Jim Stapp. John Rowen and Bob Wiggins. Bev McKarge and Linda Holm. Nick Sostillo, Jr. and Nick Sostillo, Sr. 000ESTU ADMISSION IS FREE. DON A TIONS SUPPOR T OUR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FIRST UNITED METHODIST COUNTR Y SIDE PRESBYTERIAN ST GEOR GE ANGLICAN CHUR CH CHUR CH CA THEDRAL 1126 E. SIL V ER SPRINGS BL VD 7768 SW HWY 200, OCALA 5646 SE 28TH ST ., OCALA MA Y 5TH, 2013 MA Y 12TH, 2013 MA Y 18TH, 2013 3:00 P .M. 3:00 P .M. 3:00 P .M.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000E79U St. Martins Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South SanctuaryAnglican Church 000EPLY 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 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SER VICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley Nursery available www .cr ossr oadscog.net is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000ERIW Read the classifieds ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isnt always easy for selfassured Rams and Ewes who think they know whats best. But it wouldnt hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance lifes practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if youre not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you dont overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this persons confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) As one of natures straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goats aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with likeminded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how plans will work. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isnt as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to share your love of lifes good things brings joy to many, including, of course, yourself. Hap p e n i n g s 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. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355.Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eetThe May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352-854Spring is here (I saw some love bugs today)! With the warm weather we are sprucing up our homes and lawns. Have you noticed the clubhouse? It looks great with the new paint. You dont realize how bad the shutters, etc. looked until you see the new look it now has. Speaking of the clubhouse, the pool is open and the water is warm! Food donations are being collected at the clubhouse this week for the Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Saturday, the 11th, is the final day. Your contributions can be dropped off at the clubhouse any day this week, or left at your mailbox on Saturday. Do you have your ticket for the Spring Fling/Vegas Night dinner? This will be a great night of good food and entertainment at the clubhouse. Sally Langwah will provide the entertainment a Vegas style show. Tickets, for a donation of $15, are available from Carol Mowrey, Charlotte Payne, and Marie Schneider. The donation includes the catered dinner and the entertainment. Reservations must be made by May 13. We still have space on the bus for the trip to Mount Dora. The trip is sponsored by the Red Hot Fillies, but is open to anyone in the community. Please call Carolyn Slocumb immediately if you are interested in making the trip with us. Today, as I am writing this (5/2) is the National Day of Prayer. This year marks the 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight the theme, Matthew 12:21 was chosen as the Scripture for this year: In His name the nations will put their hope. This is a time to have our nation come together in prayer. We should also read Psalm 33:12. Please keep our men and women of the armed forces in your prayers. They are protecting our freedom. Remember the words of Mary Washington, mother of our nations first president; we believe it is time to remember that God is our only sure trust. May 5 was Cinco de Mayo. This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Remember Mothers Day is Sunday there will be more about this day next week. More on Page 10 Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Pool is open, water is warm

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The great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun? Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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 Dental Assistant30 hours per week Certified and Experienced, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTThe Centers is seeking an Executive Assistant to help support our Citrus County services. Experience required providing administrative support at a high level of proficiency with MS Office (ie: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) and other applications. Seeking professional with strong organization & communication skills, including follow-up, attention to detail, ability to work independently & multi-task. Associates degree or HS diploma & min 5 yrs related exp. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! ASSIST SENIORSW e pr ovide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and over night shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 SMOKED GLASS ENTERTAINMENT STAND 3 shelves, Height 24, Length 60 Depth 20 Excellent Condition $95. 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Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI 000EUS2 Security Consulting 352-307-3005 P er sonal Protection 352-400-6986 NOW ... MORE THAN EVER!! Classes Saturday or Sunday Call for appointment Classroom Facility W ith On-Site Shooting Range Protect yourself legally GUN CLASSES CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS 000ETTR needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 When it comes to sports, why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder AAA applauds the Florida Legislature for passing legislation to outlaw text messaging by all drivers. Senate Bill 52 by Senator Nancy Detert (RVenice) creates the 'Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,' which makes texting, emailing or instant messaging while driving a secondary offense. A first violation is a non-moving violation and a subsequent offense within a five-year period is a moving violation with fines and points assessed. By passing a law banning texting while driving, Florida continues the momentum in statehouses across the country to address this dangerous form of driver distraction, said Kevin Bakewell, sr. vice president, AAA The Auto Club Group. In the last three years alone, more than half of all states have enacted text messaging bans for all drivers. AAA is encouraged by the recent and rapid progress toward our national campaign goal of passing texting bans in all 50 states. Too many people are being injured and killed in vehicle crashes that are preventable. In addition to legislation, education plays a key role in prevention and AAA will continue to focus significant resources on public education and awareness. Ban on texting gets approval of states AAA Saturday, May 18 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Sunday, May 19 Country Sunday luncheonThe Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 Improving care for vets seminarHospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam).

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ffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), to rethink their condition and recognize it as a serious health concern. The campaign, led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by Covidien, encourages those with venous disease to learn more about their condition, find a vein specialist, and make informed decisions about the best, and often minimally-invasive treatment option for them. As part of the campaign, Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders shares her personal story about the impact venous disease had on her life and the improvements she experienced following treatment. The Rethink Varicose Veins team will be at Moms Nite Out dispelling the myths about varicose veins and encouraging attendees to take a quick self-assessment to determine their risk for varicose veins and CVI. Taking the self-assessment will automatically enter attendees for an opportunity to win a spa getaway weekend at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Nov. 14-17. Or you can visit www.RethinkVV.com/escape for a chance to win. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING Do you have the right insurance coverage? CENTRAL RIDGE INSURERS, LLC 2535 N. Reston Terr., Hernando, FL (Next to Village Services on 486) Call Your Local Team Of Experts For A Free Analysis And Estimate! 352-527-0110 Home Auto Business Financial Services 000EUMA John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000EQRR 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. 000EMTL PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666804-9165Associated Plumbing and PipeFrom Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in TubsResidential and Commercial 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000ES1C AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000EM60 000EM60 000EE5F IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 SPRING Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 99 Call for details Expires 5/31/2013 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAYC C C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com T rade in your old vinyl windows for acrylic or glass 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE SCREEN DOOR 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000ES8Y L EE S P RESSURE W ASHING L OW W ATER U SAGE 489-6786 Licensed & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING Quality Work For Low Prices! No Pressure Roof Cleaning! Painting Metal Scrap Pickup 000EGSJ 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger 000EUUD 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 Neighbors at FFV are thrilled to see the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse. As for me, I am especially happy because now maybe I will not find that I have picked my clothing on some of the damaged spots on the old tables or chairs. If there is a way to do that, I will be the one to do it. It is like my destiny. But now no rough edges, cuts, or splits in the upholstery to make me ruin another pair of slacks. That makes me so very happy. The new furniture was delivered on May 1, as another of the improvements made by American Land Lease (ALL), the company that owns the property known as Fairfield Village. Rachel Muse, Community Manager, was so happy to show me the updated main room. Additionally, there is now a portable rack to hold some often needed folding chairs that can be used when the main tables prove not to be enough for the group attending a function held there in the Clubhouse. Extra tables will be stored so that they also can be used when needed; however being stored out of the way, they will not take up space which might be put to use for speakers, musicians, or performers. All of us in Fairfield Village hope that Rachel Muse and the ALL management know how much we appreciate the new tables and chairswhich, by the way, are very comfortable. They will make the gatherings in the Clubhouse so much more pleasant. New items give a renewed feeling of pride in our community and especially in the main room of the clubhouse. Coming up in the near future is the Memorial Day Celebration (May 27), to be followed by the Fourth of July and the Labor Day parties for which we anticipate big participation. These will be much more inviting for decorations and full attendance now that the accommodations will be so much better. We are proud of our lively community and the new furniture makes it even more lovely. We hope, when our friends visit us, that they will notice and appreciate how much more comfortable and pleasant the environment is. Come over to visit us; we love to have visitors. As I say repeatedly, Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfield Village Clubhouse receives new furniture Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Top, left, Rachel Muse, FFV community manager, smiles as she sits at oneof the new tables in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Neighbors are thrilled with the new furniture. Bottom, left, the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. The new tables and chairs in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. MOMcontinued from Page 1

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......4 Ocala Palms........5 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1012 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EMUQ Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation 732-GOLF (4653) Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 6/12/13 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! www.ocalapalmsgolf.com Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 29 00 Before 11:00 $ 24 00 After 11:00 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Y our Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000EN8O Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look f or us on Facebook on F ace book 000EUT9 OA S I S RES T AURANT OA S I S RES T AURANT New Owners: Lisa King and Michael Auld 765 1 SW Hw y 200, Ocala, FL 344 76 Mon-Sat. 7am-7pm Sun. 7am-3pm HA VE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 23 7-4598 J o i n U s F o r M o t h e r s D a y Make your reservations early! Mothers Day Dinner 12 p.m. 4 p.m. Prime Rib or Grilled Shrimp & Tilapia $ 1 5 99 W ith a baked potato, bacon-wrapped asparagus, soup OR salad. Drink & dessert Included. 000ERCK Carmela s Not Just Italian! 8:30-11:00am Breakfast Buffet Mothers Day Open 8:30am-8:00pm Prime Rib . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 18.99 With Roasted Potatoes Stuffed Fresh Chicken Breast $ 13.99 T opped with Cranberry/W alnut Baked Mediterranean Grouper $ 14.99 Manicotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12.99 Stuffed w/Spinach, Mushrooms & Ricotta, T opped in Creamy Alfredo Sauce Grilled Salmon or Mahi Mahi $ 14.99 Rack of Lamb . . . . . . . . . . $ 21.99 Baked V irginia Ham . . . . . . $ 12.99 With Cherry Pineapple Glaze 12169 S Williams St. Dunnellon Reservations Required (352) 465-1818 Regular Menu Available Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 Ocala Palms donates teddy bears Golf event helps provide teddy bears to comfort children PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSCarol Pinto, Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby with a truckload of teddy bears. BY DIANE VOLKO On Saturday, April 20, 92 golfers participated in the fifth annual Teddy Bear Tournament at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. The event was sponsored by the Ocala Palms Ladies and Mens Golf Associations. Each golfer donated a stuffed animal and residents of the community also made donations. Major Tommy Bibb and associates from the Marion County Sheriffs Office attended the awards ceremony following the tournament and accepted the donations on behalf of Sheriff Chris Blair. This year more than 300 stuffed animals were collected and a check for $226 was given to the Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation for additional teddy bears. The stuffed animals will help to comfort many needy children in the months ahead. Deputy James Hoydic, Major Tommy Bibb, K9 Deputy Doug Watts, K9 Thor, Diane and Bob Volko, Capt. Jimmy Burton. On Saturday, May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No. 1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up more than 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. Food to be picked up by letter carriers Some children were runners in the Helping Hands 5K race. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was t o raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, Helping Hands race earns $40,000 took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright. Also County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland. Also, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Please see RACE Page 12 RACEcontinued from Page 1 The start of the Helping Hands 5K race at the Baseline Trailhead on April 20. There was good stuff to eat at the Helping Hands 5K race on April 20 at Baseline Trailhead. U.S. Rep. Ted Yogo (R-Fla.) is shown with Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be on-hand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educaReminder: Moms Nite Out to be held Thursday at Mall Please see MOM Page 2



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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......4 Ocala Palms........5 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 10 12 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EMUQ Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation 732-GOLF (4653) Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 6/12/13 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! www.ocalapalmsgolf.com Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 29 00 Before 11:00 $ 24 00 After 11:00 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000EN8O Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s o n F a c e b o o k L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000EUT9 OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT New Owners: Lisa King and Michael Auld 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 Mon-Sat. 7am-7pm Sun. 7am-3pm HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 237-4598 J o i n U s F o r M o t h e r s D a y Make your reservations early! Mothers Day Dinner 12 p.m. 4 p.m. Prime Rib or Grilled Shrimp & Tilapia $ 1 5 99 With a baked potato, bacon-wrapped asparagus, soup OR salad. Drink & dessert Included. 000ERCK Carmela s Not Just Italian! 8:30-11:00am Breakfast Buffet Mothers Day Open 8:30am-8:00pm Prime Rib . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 18.99 With Roasted Potatoes Stuffed Fresh Chicken Breast $ 13.99 Topped with Cranberry/Walnut Baked Mediterranean Grouper $ 14.99 Manicotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12.99 Stuffed w/Spinach, Mushrooms & Ricotta, Topped in Creamy Alfredo Sauce Grilled Salmon or Mahi Mahi $ 14.99 Rack of Lamb . . . . . . . . . . $ 21.99 Baked Virginia Ham . . . . . . $ 12.99 With Cherry Pineapple Glaze 12169 S Williams St. Dunnellon Reservations Required (352) 465-1818 Regular Menu Available T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 Ocala Palms donates teddy bears Golf event helps provide teddy bears to comfort children PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSCarol Pinto, Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby with a truckload of teddy bears. BY DIANE VOLKO On Saturday, April 20, 92 golfers participated in the fifth annual Teddy Bear Tournament at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. The event was sponsored by the Ocala Palms Ladies and Mens Golf Associations. Each golfer donated a stuffed animal and residents of the community also made donations. Major Tommy Bibb and associates from the Marion County Sheriffs Office attended the awards ceremony following the tournament and accepted the donations on behalf of Sheriff Chris Blair. This year more than 300 stuffed animals were collected and a check for $226 was given to the Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation for additional teddy bears. The stuffed animals will help to comfort many needy children in the months ahead. Deputy James Hoydic, Major Tommy Bibb, K9 Deputy Doug Watts, K9 Thor, Diane and Bob Volko, Capt. Jimmy Burton. On Saturday, May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No. 1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up more than 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. Food to be picked up by letter carriers Some children were runners in the Helping Hands 5K race. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was t o raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, Helping Hands race earns $40,000 took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright. Also County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland. Also, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Please see RACE Page 12 RACEcontinued from Page 1 The start of the Helping Hands 5K race at the Baseline Trailhead on April 20. There was good stuff to eat at the Helping Hands 5K race on April 20 at Baseline Trailhead. U.S. Rep. Ted Yogo (R-Fla.) is shown with Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be on-hand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educaReminder: Moms Nite Out to be held Thursday at Mall Please see MOM Page 2

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ffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), to rethink their condition and recognize it as a serious health concern. The campaign, led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by Covidien, encourages those with venous disease to learn more about their condition, find a vein specialist, and make informed decisions about the best, and often minimally-invasive treatment option for them. As part of the campaign, Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders shares her personal story about the impact venous disease had on her life and the improvements she experienced following treatment. The Rethink Varicose Veins team will be at Moms Nite Out dispelling the myths about varicose veins and encouraging attendees to take a quick self-assessment to determine their risk for varicose veins and CVI. Taking the self-assessment will automatically enter attendees for an opportunity to win a spa getaway weekend at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Nov. 14-17. Or you can visit www.RethinkVV.com/escape for a chance to win. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11 2 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING Do you have the right insurance coverage? CENTRAL RIDGE INSURERS, LLC 2535 N. Reston Terr., Hernando, FL (Next to Village Services on 486) Call Your Local Team Of Experts For A Free Analysis And Estimate! 352-527-0110 Home Auto Business Financial Services 000EUMA John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000EQRR 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. 000EMTL PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and PipeFrom Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000ES1C AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 E M 6 0 000EM60 000EE5F IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 SPRING Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 99 Call for details Expires 5/31/2013 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C ONSTRUCTION O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION C r a y c o n s t c o m C r a y c o n s t c o m Crayconst.com T rade in your old vinyl windows for acrylic or glass 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E GARAGE S C R E E N SCREEN D O O R DOOR 000ES8Y L EE S P RESSURE W ASHING L OW W ATER U SAGE 489-6786 Licensed & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING Quality Work For Low Prices! No Pressure Roof Cleaning! Painting Metal Scrap Pickup 000EGSJ 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger 000EUUD 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 N eighbors at FFV are thrilled to see the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse. As for me, I am especially happy because now maybe I will not find that I have picked my clothing on some of the damaged spots on the old tables or chairs. If there is a way to do that, I will be the one to do it. It is like my destiny. But now no rough edges, cuts, or splits in the upholstery to make me ruin another pair of slacks. That makes me so very happy. The new furniture was delivered on May 1, as another of the improvements made by American Land Lease (ALL), the company that owns the property known as Fairfield Village. Rachel Muse, Community Manager, was so happy to show me the updated main room. Additionally, there is now a portable rack to hold some often needed folding chairs that can be used when the main tables prove not to be enough for the group attending a function held there in the Clubhouse. Extra tables will be stored so that they also can be used when needed; however being stored out of the way, they will not take up space which might be put to use for speakers, musicians, or performers. All of us in Fairfield Village hope that Rachel Muse and the ALL management know how much we appreciate the new tables and chairs which, by the way, are very comfortable. They will make the gatherings in the Clubhouse so much more pleasant. New items give a renewed feeling of pride in our community and especially in the main room of the clubhouse. Coming up in the near future is the Memorial Day Celebration (May 27), to be followed by the Fourth of July and the Labor Day parties for which we anticipate big participation. These will be much more inviting for decorations and full attendance now that the accommodations will be so much better. We are proud of our lively community and the new furniture makes it even more lovely. We hope, when our friends visit us, that they will notice and appreciate how much more comfortable and pleasant the environment is. Come over to visit us; we love to have visitors. As I say repeatedly, Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfield Village Clubhouse receives new furniture Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Top, left, Rachel Muse, FFV community manager, smiles as she sits at oneof the new tables in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Neighbors are thrilled with the new furniture. Bottom, left, the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. The new tables and chairs in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. MOM continued from Page 1

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T he great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun? Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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 Dental Assistant30 hours per week Certified and Experienced, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTThe Centers is seeking an Executive Assistant to help support our Citrus County services. Experience required providing administrative support at a high level of proficiency with MS Office (ie: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) and other applications. Seeking professional with strong organization & communication skills, including follow-up, attention to detail, ability to work independently & multi-task. Associates degree or HS diploma & min 5 yrs related exp. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 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 SMOKED GLASS ENTERTAINMENT STAND 3 shelves, Height 24, Length 60 Depth 20 Excellent Condition $95. (352) 620-0279 2 Chasing Dishes Oval 18/10 stainless 4.2 quart, $40 (352)236-2886 GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. May 11th 9a-5p Sun. May 12th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Horse Quality HAY(352) 795-1906 100 Bales Pick-Up $4.50 200 Bales Pick Up $4.00 This Is Shamrock Hay OCALA DW 3/2 W/D hookup, near Westport school fenced, pets ok, $700/mo incls water 352-237-1341 Spruce Creek Preserve2BR/2BA VILLA enclosed porch, Must be 55 or over. Lots of Ammenities, No Pets, Year lease, Inlcudes Utilities $950. month (352) 873-1601 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 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 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. 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 YACHTMAN1988 22 Pontoon Pontoon 22ft-40hp ELTO-Trailer-New Deck 2006-some new seats fully equipped-under cover 4,300.00 352.746.2621 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DODGE 2006 Dakota Quad CAB ST4.7 Liter Magnum R V8 A.R.E. Cap, Hitch, 43,000 $9,700.00 352.746.2621 352.746.2621 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Katy Bs Cleaning Service Let me do your DIRTYWORK! Sparkle & Shine EVERYTIME! Enjoy a clean home without lifting a finger. Reliable & Efficient. Refs. 352-566-6603 or 352-234-7194 STUMP GRINDING CALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable Service,Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins 20 yrs Exp.FREE Estimates. Residential/Commercial. 352-875-8317 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI 000EUS2 Security Consulting 352-307-3005 Personal Protection 352-400-6986 NOW... MORE THAN EVER!! Classes Saturday or Sunday Call for appointment Classroom Facility With On-Site Shooting Range Protect yourself legally GUN CLASSES CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS 000ETTR needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 When it comes to sports, why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder AAA applauds the Florida Legislature for passing legislation to outlaw text messaging by all drivers. Senate Bill 52 by Senator Nancy Detert (RVenice) creates the 'Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,' which makes texting, emailing or instant messaging while driving a secondary offense. A first violation is a non-moving violation and a subsequent offense within a five-year period is a moving violation with fines and points assessed. By passing a law banning texting while driving, Florida continues the momentum in statehouses across the country to address this dangerous form of driver distraction, said Kevin Bakewell, sr. vice president, AAA The Auto Club Group. In the last three years alone, more than half of all states have enacted text messaging bans for all drivers. AAA is encouraged by the recent and rapid progress toward our national campaign goal of passing texting bans in all 50 states. Too many people are being injured and killed in vehicle crashes that are preventable. In addition to legislation, education plays a key role in prevention and AAA will continue to focus significant resources on public education and awareness. Ban on texting gets approval of states AAA Saturday, May 18 Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Sunday, May 19 Country Sunday luncheonThe Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 Improving care for vets seminar Hospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam).

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000E79U St. Martins Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000EPLY 000E1IT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Nursery available www.crossroadscog.net is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000ERIW Read the classifieds ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isnt always easy for selfassured Rams and Ewes who think they know whats best. But it wouldnt hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance lifes practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if youre not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you dont overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this persons confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) As one of natures straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goats aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with likeminded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how plans will work. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isnt as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to share your love of lifes good things brings joy to many, including, of course, yourself. Happenings 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. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355.Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eet The May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352-854S pring is here (I saw some love bugs today)! With the warm weather we are sprucing up our homes and lawns. Have you noticed the clubhouse? It looks great with the new paint. You dont realize how bad the shutters, etc. looked until you see the new look it now has. Speaking of the clubhouse, the pool is open and the water is warm! Food donations are being collected at the clubhouse this week for the Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Saturday, the 11th, is the final day. Your contributions can be dropped off at the clubhouse any day this week, or left at your mailbox on Saturday. Do you have your ticket for the Spring Fling/Vegas Night dinner? This will be a great night of good food and entertainment at the clubhouse. Sally Langwah will provide the entertainment a Vegas style show. Tickets, for a donation of $15, are available from Carol Mowrey, Charlotte Payne, and Marie Schneider. The donation includes the catered dinner and the entertainment. Reservations must be made by May 13. We still have space on the bus for the trip to Mount Dora. The trip is sponsored by the Red Hot Fillies, but is open to anyone in the community. Please call Carolyn Slocumb immediately if you are interested in making the trip with us. Today, as I am writing this (5/2) is the National Day of Prayer. This year marks the 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight the theme, Matthew 12:21 was chosen as the Scripture for this year: In His name the nations will put their hope. This is a time to have our nation come together in prayer. We should also read Psalm 33:12. Please keep our men and women of the armed forces in your prayers. They are protecting our freedom. Remember the words of Mary Washington, mother of our nations first president; we believe it is time to remember that God is our only sure trust. May 5 was Cinco de Mayo. This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Remember Mothers Day is Sunday there will be more about this day next week. More on Page 10 Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Pool is open, water is warm

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000ES9P Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000EQFF West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion This week, honor your teachers T hey are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. This is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. A statistic released recently showed that 60 percent of the children born in Marion County last year were born to unwed mothers. You wonder how much traditional upbringing those kids will get. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lesson plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Are we at war again or still? BY JIM FLYNN Three weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and mancaused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T he year was well, it was in the late 1940s, Im not sure exactly what year it was. I was just a little kid then, but I remember going out in the car with my dad and mom. We went to a vacant parking lot and, shock of shocks, my folks switched positions and mom got behind the wheel. She was learning to drive. My mother was raised in New York City, and took the subway, or walked, to get everywhere. Even after she got married, when my dad was shipped out to the China-Burma-Indian Theatre in World War II, she continued to live in the Bronx, where I was born, and got around on public transportation or her own two feet. But after we moved to New Jersey in 1946, well, public transportation didnt run next door, the grocery stores were quite a distance, and since dad was taking the train, then the ferry, to New York every day, she was more or less marooned at our house. So she learned to drive. I remember riding with her to pick dad up at the station she was a pretty good driver of our big gas guzzler (of course gas was only 15 cents a gallon then). Later I found out she was really very nervous about driving, but she felt it was necessary, especially with me about to start school. She had sacrificed her own comfort to make sure I stayed warm and dry while going to class. It was just one of the many sacrifices she made in her life for her child, and one of those little things that pops into my mind every time we get close to Mothers Day, which is this coming Sunday, May 12. Time to remember mom on her day Among Friends Jim Clark My mother died in 1997 at the age of 82, and I hope I told her enough that I loved her and appreciated all that she did for me. Some of you are lucky. You still have your mothers around to call, visit, etc. You still have a chance to let them know what they meant in your life, and I doubt if theres a mother anywhere in the world who doesnt like hearing that. So as we get to Mothers Day 2013, take the time to call or visit your mother, if thats possible. In this day of e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc., its easy to type a note, just as it was easy in my day to send a card. But a personal conversation is much better, and you can convey feelings much better in a person-to-person meeting. Whatever you do, dont forget mom this Sunday. If shes no longer around, you have your memories take time to reflect. And if shes still here, shell undoubtedly get a great feeling when that phone rings and youre on the other end. And to all the mothers out there, I hope you have a great day. On behalf of all of us, Happy Mothers Day to you.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 Photos from Ocala Palms Teddy Bear golf event The golfers who competed in the Teddy Bear tournament. Warren and Sue Grund. Raymond Callahan and Lenny Weigel. Bob Zeuch and Pat Vanaman. Dot and Jim Stapp. John Rowen and Bob Wiggins. Bev McKarge and Linda Holm. Nick Sostillo, Jr. and Nick Sostillo, Sr. 000ESTU ADMISSION IS FREE. DONATIONS SUPPORT OUR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS. FIRST UNITED METHODIST COUNTRYSIDE PRESBYTERIAN ST. GEORGE ANGLICAN CHURCH CHURCH CATHEDRAL 1126 E. SILVER SPRINGS BLVD. 7768 SW HWY 200, OCALA 5646 SE 28TH ST., OCALA MAY 5TH, 2013 MAY 12TH, 2013 MAY 18TH, 2013 3:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ETBK 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! O C A L A G O L F C A R T S U P E R C E N T E R O C A L A G O L F C A R T S U P E R C E N T E R O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER 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 B A T T E R Y S A L E B A T T E R Y S A L E BATTERY SALE 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 000EQFP Gather up the team for a visit to your local library. This is a perfect way to get some of their summer reading completed. Hit a home run with ice necklaces and bracelets. Freeze flowers and other baubles in an ice tray with a ribbon dangling into each cube. As the jewelry melts, your kids will cool down in style. Cover your bases by always keeping cold treats stocked and ready in the freezer. Fun, fruity ice pops are always a favorite. Score big by making your own homemade lemonade or sun tea. Kids can get creative by adding fresh fruit or other favorite flavors. FAMILY FEATURES N othing says summer more than base ball, Americas favorite pastime, and refreshing frozen treats. During these warm months, find the kids something fun to do to fill their days of leisure. Here are five super summer activities sure to be a grand slam for your family. Encourage your kids to think beyond the couch, and add a little excitement to their summer routine. Make it a triple play in your backyard by setting up the sprinkler, playing limbo with the water hose and laying out a tarp for a do-it-yourself water slide area. STEP UP TO THE PLATE FOR FUNYour kids will love these summertime recipes, inspired by a partnership between Bomb Pop and Little League Baseball and Softball. Youll score big when you invite the kids into the kitchen to create edible bats, their favorite baseball players and a super sweet scoreboard. Sweet ScoreboardPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 (3 x 2 inch) rice crispy treats Sugar cake decoration letters and numbers to spell Home, Guest and team scores 2 Original Bomb Pops Arrange the sugar candy letters GUEST and HOME across the treats, placing number next to each for the score. Place treats on dessert plate. Place a Bomb Pop on each side of scoreboard as posts. Serve immediately.Edible Baseball BatsPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 8 ounces white chocolate candy coating 6 Original Bomb Pops 3 regular-size marshmallows, cut in half Place graham cracker crumbs on a large plate. Melt candy coating according to package directions; quickly spread on all sides of Bomb Pop. Roll immediately in graham cracker crumbs, pressing to stick to Bomb Pop. Press cut side of marshmallow onto narrow end of Bomb Pop to resemble baseball bat knob. Eat immediately or freeze until serving time.Build Your Favorite Baseball PlayersPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 medium strawberries, stems removed 4 Sour Wower Bomb Pops 1 tube white frosting in pastry bag with writing tip 8 (1/2-inch) sugar cake decoration letters 8 mini candy-coated chocolate pieces 4 graham cracker sticks, cut in half Cut a thin slice off one long side of each strawberry. Hollow out center to fit on end of Bomb Pop. Place a dab of frosting where the strawberry begins to taper to a point, and attach sugar letter. Set aside. Working quickly, place 2 dabs of frosting for the eyes, and press a candy coated chocolate piece on each. Attach each graham cracker half with frost ing for arms. Place a strawberry baseball helmet on top of each Bomb Pop. Serve immediately. Bob Fosgate, Steve Cox and Lee Harmon. Ruth Tedesco, Sue Lucirini and Ruby Kasper. Roger Richter, Gigi Noland, Steve Cox and Shirneen Callahan. Fred McKarge, Peg Adams, Joan Wesnofske and Coy Adams. Bob Volko, Bob Conery, Lewis Keen and Diane Peterson. Terry Dines, Karen Smith and Lenore Comparetto.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ETBK 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! O C A L A G O L F C A R T S U P E R C E N T E R O C A L A G O L F C A R T S U P E R C E N T E R O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER 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 B A T T E R Y S A L E B A T T E R Y S A L E BATTERY SALE 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 000EQFP Gather up the team for a visit to your local library. This is a perfect way to get some of their summer reading completed. Hit a home run with ice necklaces and bracelets. Freeze flowers and other baubles in an ice tray with a ribbon dangling into each cube. As the jewelry melts, your kids will cool down in style. Cover your bases by always keeping cold treats stocked and ready in the freezer. Fun, fruity ice pops are always a favorite. Score big by making your own homemade lemonade or sun tea. Kids can get creative by adding fresh fruit or other favorite flavors. FAMILY FEATURES N othing says summer more than base ball, Americas favorite pastime, and refreshing frozen treats. During these warm months, find the kids something fun to do to fill their days of leisure. Here are five super summer activities sure to be a grand slam for your family. Encourage your kids to think beyond the couch, and add a little excitement to their summer routine. Make it a triple play in your backyard by setting up the sprinkler, playing limbo with the water hose and laying out a tarp for a do-it-yourself water slide area. STEP UP TO THE PLATE FOR FUNYour kids will love these summertime recipes, inspired by a partnership between Bomb Pop and Little League Baseball and Softball. Youll score big when you invite the kids into the kitchen to create edible bats, their favorite baseball players and a super sweet scoreboard. Sweet ScoreboardPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 (3 x 2 inch) rice crispy treats Sugar cake decoration letters and numbers to spell Home, Guest and team scores 2 Original Bomb Pops Arrange the sugar candy letters GUEST and HOME across the treats, placing number next to each for the score. Place treats on dessert plate. Place a Bomb Pop on each side of scoreboard as posts. Serve immediately.Edible Baseball BatsPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 8 ounces white chocolate candy coating 6 Original Bomb Pops 3 regular-size marshmallows, cut in half Place graham cracker crumbs on a large plate. Melt candy coating according to package directions; quickly spread on all sides of Bomb Pop. Roll immediately in graham cracker crumbs, pressing to stick to Bomb Pop. Press cut side of marshmallow onto narrow end of Bomb Pop to resemble baseball bat knob. Eat immediately or freeze until serving time.Build Your Favorite Baseball PlayersPrep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings 4 medium strawberries, stems removed 4 Sour Wower Bomb Pops 1 tube white frosting in pastry bag with writing tip 8 (1/2-inch) sugar cake decoration letters 8 mini candy-coated chocolate pieces 4 graham cracker sticks, cut in half Cut a thin slice off one long side of each strawberry. Hollow out center to fit on end of Bomb Pop. Place a dab of frosting where the strawberry begins to taper to a point, and attach sugar letter. Set aside. Working quickly, place 2 dabs of frosting for the eyes, and press a candy coated chocolate piece on each. Attach each graham cracker half with frost ing for arms. Place a strawberry baseball helmet on top of each Bomb Pop. Serve immediately. Bob Fosgate, Steve Cox and Lee Harmon. Ruth Tedesco, Sue Lucirini and Ruby Kasper. Roger Richter, Gigi Noland, Steve Cox and Shirneen Callahan. Fred McKarge, Peg Adams, Joan Wesnofske and Coy Adams. Bob Volko, Bob Conery, Lewis Keen and Diane Peterson. Terry Dines, Karen Smith and Lenore Comparetto.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000ES9P Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000EQFF West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion This week, honor your teachers T hey are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. This is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. A statistic released recently showed that 60 percent of the children born in Marion County last year were born to unwed mothers. You wonder how much traditional upbringing those kids will get. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lesson plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Are we at war again or still? BY JIM FLYNN Three weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and mancaused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T he year was well, it was in the late 1940s, Im not sure exactly what year it was. I was just a little kid then, but I remember going out in the car with my dad and mom. We went to a vacant parking lot and, shock of shocks, my folks switched positions and mom got behind the wheel. She was learning to drive. My mother was raised in New York City, and took the subway, or walked, to get everywhere. Even after she got married, when my dad was shipped out to the China-Burma-Indian Theatre in World War II, she continued to live in the Bronx, where I was born, and got around on public transportation or her own two feet. But after we moved to New Jersey in 1946, well, public transportation didnt run next door, the grocery stores were quite a distance, and since dad was taking the train, then the ferry, to New York every day, she was more or less marooned at our house. So she learned to drive. I remember riding with her to pick dad up at the station she was a pretty good driver of our big gas guzzler (of course gas was only 15 cents a gallon then). Later I found out she was really very nervous about driving, but she felt it was necessary, especially with me about to start school. She had sacrificed her own comfort to make sure I stayed warm and dry while going to class. It was just one of the many sacrifices she made in her life for her child, and one of those little things that pops into my mind every time we get close to Mothers Day, which is this coming Sunday, May 12. Time to remember mom on her day Among Friends Jim Clark My mother died in 1997 at the age of 82, and I hope I told her enough that I loved her and appreciated all that she did for me. Some of you are lucky. You still have your mothers around to call, visit, etc. You still have a chance to let them know what they meant in your life, and I doubt if theres a mother anywhere in the world who doesnt like hearing that. So as we get to Mothers Day 2013, take the time to call or visit your mother, if thats possible. In this day of e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc., its easy to type a note, just as it was easy in my day to send a card. But a personal conversation is much better, and you can convey feelings much better in a person-to-person meeting. Whatever you do, dont forget mom this Sunday. If shes no longer around, you have your memories take time to reflect. And if shes still here, shell undoubtedly get a great feeling when that phone rings and youre on the other end. And to all the mothers out there, I hope you have a great day. On behalf of all of us, Happy Mothers Day to you.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 Photos from Ocala Palms Teddy Bear golf event The golfers who competed in the Teddy Bear tournament. Warren and Sue Grund. Raymond Callahan and Lenny Weigel. Bob Zeuch and Pat Vanaman. Dot and Jim Stapp. John Rowen and Bob Wiggins. Bev McKarge and Linda Holm. Nick Sostillo, Jr. and Nick Sostillo, Sr. 000ESTU ADMISSION IS FREE. DONATIONS SUPPORT OUR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS. FIRST UNITED METHODIST COUNTRYSIDE PRESBYTERIAN ST. GEORGE ANGLICAN CHURCH CHURCH CATHEDRAL 1126 E. SILVER SPRINGS BLVD. 7768 SW HWY 200, OCALA 5646 SE 28TH ST., OCALA MAY 5TH, 2013 MAY 12TH, 2013 MAY 18TH, 2013 3:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000E79U St. Martins Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000EPLY 000E1IT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000EF6C 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Nursery available www.crossroadscog.net is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000ERIW Read the classifieds ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isnt always easy for selfassured Rams and Ewes who think they know whats best. But it wouldnt hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance lifes practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if youre not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you dont overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this persons confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) As one of natures straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goats aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with likeminded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how plans will work. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isnt as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to share your love of lifes good things brings joy to many, including, of course, yourself. Happenings 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. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355.Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eet The May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352-854S pring is here (I saw some love bugs today)! With the warm weather we are sprucing up our homes and lawns. Have you noticed the clubhouse? It looks great with the new paint. You dont realize how bad the shutters, etc. looked until you see the new look it now has. Speaking of the clubhouse, the pool is open and the water is warm! Food donations are being collected at the clubhouse this week for the Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Saturday, the 11th, is the final day. Your contributions can be dropped off at the clubhouse any day this week, or left at your mailbox on Saturday. Do you have your ticket for the Spring Fling/Vegas Night dinner? This will be a great night of good food and entertainment at the clubhouse. Sally Langwah will provide the entertainment a Vegas style show. Tickets, for a donation of $15, are available from Carol Mowrey, Charlotte Payne, and Marie Schneider. The donation includes the catered dinner and the entertainment. Reservations must be made by May 13. We still have space on the bus for the trip to Mount Dora. The trip is sponsored by the Red Hot Fillies, but is open to anyone in the community. Please call Carolyn Slocumb immediately if you are interested in making the trip with us. Today, as I am writing this (5/2) is the National Day of Prayer. This year marks the 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight the theme, Matthew 12:21 was chosen as the Scripture for this year: In His name the nations will put their hope. This is a time to have our nation come together in prayer. We should also read Psalm 33:12. Please keep our men and women of the armed forces in your prayers. They are protecting our freedom. Remember the words of Mary Washington, mother of our nations first president; we believe it is time to remember that God is our only sure trust. May 5 was Cinco de Mayo. This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Remember Mothers Day is Sunday there will be more about this day next week. More on Page 10 Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Pool is open, water is warm

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T he great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun? Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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 Dental Assistant30 hours per week Certified and Experienced, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTThe Centers is seeking an Executive Assistant to help support our Citrus County services. 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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. 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 YACHTMAN1988 22 Pontoon Pontoon 22ft-40hp ELTO-Trailer-New Deck 2006-some new seats fully equipped-under cover 4,300.00 352.746.2621 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DODGE 2006 Dakota Quad CAB ST4.7 Liter Magnum R V8 A.R.E. Cap, Hitch, 43,000 $9,700.00 352.746.2621 352.746.2621 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. 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Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI 000EUS2 Security Consulting 352-307-3005 Personal Protection 352-400-6986 NOW... MORE THAN EVER!! Classes Saturday or Sunday Call for appointment Classroom Facility With On-Site Shooting Range Protect yourself legally GUN CLASSES CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS 000ETTR needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 When it comes to sports, why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder AAA applauds the Florida Legislature for passing legislation to outlaw text messaging by all drivers. Senate Bill 52 by Senator Nancy Detert (RVenice) creates the 'Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,' which makes texting, emailing or instant messaging while driving a secondary offense. A first violation is a non-moving violation and a subsequent offense within a five-year period is a moving violation with fines and points assessed. By passing a law banning texting while driving, Florida continues the momentum in statehouses across the country to address this dangerous form of driver distraction, said Kevin Bakewell, sr. vice president, AAA The Auto Club Group. In the last three years alone, more than half of all states have enacted text messaging bans for all drivers. AAA is encouraged by the recent and rapid progress toward our national campaign goal of passing texting bans in all 50 states. Too many people are being injured and killed in vehicle crashes that are preventable. In addition to legislation, education plays a key role in prevention and AAA will continue to focus significant resources on public education and awareness. Ban on texting gets approval of states AAA Saturday, May 18 Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Sunday, May 19 Country Sunday luncheonThe Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 Improving care for vets seminar Hospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam).

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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 N eighbors at FFV are thrilled to see the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse. As for me, I am especially happy because now maybe I will not find that I have picked my clothing on some of the damaged spots on the old tables or chairs. If there is a way to do that, I will be the one to do it. It is like my destiny. But now no rough edges, cuts, or splits in the upholstery to make me ruin another pair of slacks. That makes me so very happy. The new furniture was delivered on May 1, as another of the improvements made by American Land Lease (ALL), the company that owns the property known as Fairfield Village. Rachel Muse, Community Manager, was so happy to show me the updated main room. Additionally, there is now a portable rack to hold some often needed folding chairs that can be used when the main tables prove not to be enough for the group attending a function held there in the Clubhouse. Extra tables will be stored so that they also can be used when needed; however being stored out of the way, they will not take up space which might be put to use for speakers, musicians, or performers. All of us in Fairfield Village hope that Rachel Muse and the ALL management know how much we appreciate the new tables and chairs which, by the way, are very comfortable. They will make the gatherings in the Clubhouse so much more pleasant. New items give a renewed feeling of pride in our community and especially in the main room of the clubhouse. Coming up in the near future is the Memorial Day Celebration (May 27), to be followed by the Fourth of July and the Labor Day parties for which we anticipate big participation. These will be much more inviting for decorations and full attendance now that the accommodations will be so much better. We are proud of our lively community and the new furniture makes it even more lovely. We hope, when our friends visit us, that they will notice and appreciate how much more comfortable and pleasant the environment is. Come over to visit us; we love to have visitors. As I say repeatedly, Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfield Village Clubhouse receives new furniture Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Top, left, Rachel Muse, FFV community manager, smiles as she sits at oneof the new tables in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Neighbors are thrilled with the new furniture. Bottom, left, the new tables and chairs in the Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. The new tables and chairs in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse are very attractive and much more comfortable for those enjoying the facilities. MOM continued from Page 1

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......4 Ocala Palms........5 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 10 12 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EMUQ Open to the Public Rate with this coupon and Tee Time Reservation 732-GOLF (4653) Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 6/12/13 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! www.ocalapalmsgolf.com Our Low Current 18 Hole Rate With This Coupon $ 29 00 Before 11:00 $ 24 00 After 11:00 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000EN8O Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s o n F a c e b o o k L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000EUT9 OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT New Owners: Lisa King and Michael Auld 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 Mon-Sat. 7am-7pm Sun. 7am-3pm HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 237-4598 J o i n U s F o r M o t h e r s D a y Make your reservations early! 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BY DIANE VOLKO On Saturday, April 20, 92 golfers participated in the fifth annual Teddy Bear Tournament at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. The event was sponsored by the Ocala Palms Ladies and Mens Golf Associations. Each golfer donated a stuffed animal and residents of the community also made donations. Major Tommy Bibb and associates from the Marion County Sheriffs Office attended the awards ceremony following the tournament and accepted the donations on behalf of Sheriff Chris Blair. This year more than 300 stuffed animals were collected and a check for $226 was given to the Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation for additional teddy bears. The stuffed animals will help to comfort many needy children in the months ahead. Deputy James Hoydic, Major Tommy Bibb, K9 Deputy Doug Watts, K9 Thor, Diane and Bob Volko, Capt. Jimmy Burton. On Saturday, May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No. 1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up more than 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. Food to be picked up by letter carriers Some children were runners in the Helping Hands 5K race. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was t o raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, Helping Hands race earns $40,000 took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright. Also County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland. Also, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Please see RACE Page 12 RACEcontinued from Page 1 The start of the Helping Hands 5K race at the Baseline Trailhead on April 20. There was good stuff to eat at the Helping Hands 5K race on April 20 at Baseline Trailhead. U.S. Rep. Ted Yogo (R-Fla.) is shown with Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be on-hand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educaReminder: Moms Nite Out to be held Thursday at Mall Please see MOM Page 2