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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 05-15-2013
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 10 12Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EX8M 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 PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPost Office food drive U.S. Mail letter carriers picked up food for the hungry all over Marion County on Saturday, May 11. Shown above are some of the mailboxes in Fairfield Village as residents left food to help others. An $18,000 Club Cadet/New Holland gas-powered golf cart that is the Daytona International Speedway edition is missing. The golf cart has checkered flags and flames on the hood and the rear. Plus, the words Daytona International Speedway are on the hood of the golf cart, that is lifted with larger tires than a regular golf cart. It was reported missing on May 6 from a vacant lot in the 2300 block of Northwest 46th Court Road in the Foxwood Farms Mobile Home Park in Ocala. The 2011 golf cart was chained to a tree. Detectives found a yellow metal chain that had been cut and left near the tree. Detectives need your help in finding this golf cart. If you have any information about who took the golf cart or where the golf cart is located, you are urged to phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Expensive golf cart gone Moms Nite Out at the mall PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKA large crowd gathered Thursday, May 9, at Paddock Mall as part of the National Moms Nite Out program, which even included a fencing exhibition. More photos on Page 5. Anticipating the upcoming school year, Superintendent George Tomyn announces numerous changes affecting 14 schools and departments throughout Marion County. Principal appointments often affect other appointments, as shown by these moves taking affect July 1, 2013: School Development & Evaluation Kathy Quelland moves to the district level as a director of School Development & Evaluation, helping develop and evaluate school principals. She joined the district in 1981 and previously served as assistant principal at West Port and principal at North Marion High schools. She leaves Lake Weir Middle after three years as principal. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Barbara Dobbins moves to the district level as director of Exceptional Student Education (ESE), a department responsible for educating over 8,000 students with special needs. She leaves the principal post at Maplewood Elementary, a school designated as an ESE center. Dobbins joined the district in 1999 and served as assistant principal at two schools before transferring to Maplewood four years ago. Lake Weir Middle Stephanie Callaway becomes principal at Lake Weir Middle, moving from the same position at Emerald Shores Elementary. She previously served as assistant principal at Ft. McCoy School (K-8) and joined the district in 1999. Emerald Shores Elementary John Williams assumes the principal helm at Emerald Shores Elementary, moving Schools get new principals Please see SCHOOLS Page 3

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Ocala Health announces the appointment of Eric Keyser, MD, FACC to Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Ocala Regional Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Keyser will lead all aspects of cardiovascular surgical services, including staff education and training, patient care practices, quality initiatives, and equipment procurement. Dr. Keyser specializes in the latest minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical techniques, performing most of his heart bypass surgeries off-pump, which often affords the patient a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay as well as reduced risk of stroke or memory problems. Dr. Keyser most recently served as clinical director and attending surgeon in the cardiothoracic surgery section of Essentia Health Heart & Vascular Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Keysers education is from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Medical Doctorate, a Master of Surgery, and a Master of Science in Experimental Surgery. His postgraduate medical training include research fellowships in Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Education and Minimally Invasive Surgery at McGill, a completed residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Center, a completed residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Childrens Hospital in New York, and a clinical fellowship in advanced Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery, and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery. He is an active member and fellow of several medical and surgical societies. Dr. Keyser brings a level of cardiovascular surgical expertise which is comparable to that of leading heart institutes and not widely available in our community, said Randy McVay, chief executive officer. Theres no better time than now to register children for Voluntary PreKindergarten classes this summer and regular kindergarten classes this fall. Parents can register their children at local elementary schools at any time. They can complete and print online forms to bring with them to save time in the waiting line. Currently, over 3,120 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. Forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us. Summer VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) classes are available at these 10 elementary schools, June 10 Aug. 1, from 7:39 a.m. 5:20PM Monday through Thursday: Belleview, College Park, Dunnellon, East Marion, Fessenden, Greenway, Madison Street, Maplewood, Marion Oaks, and Oakcrest. To participate in VPK, children must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2013, a Florida resident, and not participated in a VPK school-year program. Free breakfast and lunch are part of the VPK program each day, along with a snack. Parents must provide their own transportation for summer VPK programs and obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County (352369-2315). To register, parents must provide the students original birth certificate, two proof of residency documents (NOT including a drivers license), physical and immessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11 2Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our uni que f aci l i t y and you be t he j udge! 3528614566 Tour our uni que f aci l i t y and you be t he j udge! 3528614566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000EX2B Kennel Pet Si t t i ng Kennel Groomi ng Pet Si t t i ng 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 000EX8Q Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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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 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 A group of Fairfield Villagers has been consistent in its efforts to raise the money for and to have delivered a lovely piano for set up in the Fairfield Village main room. That endeavor was finally accomplished the first week in May just in time for Mothers Day and for the Memorial Day Picnic if anyone chooses to use it then. Jean Chapman, Former SAC chair, was instrumental (yes, pun intended) in the ongoing efforts for those who really desired this addition to be able to have the piano for the enjoyment of all. Jean said, I knew we would get this accomplished, but it took a bit longer than we first anticipated. That is behind us now and the piano is here. I want to thank all those who worked hard and donated generously to make this possible. It was really a group effort. The piano is now available for anyone who wants to create beautiful music or even music that is not so beautiful for the people who have expressed an interest in learning to play. I, personally, fall into that second category knowing full well that my first efforts are probably not going to produce beautiful music. This has been a lifelong goal for me, and I am so excited about the possibility of accomplishing another item on my personal bucket list. At the SAC meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m., Nina Stiles was introduced as the new secretary of the SAC Board in the absence of her counterpart, Carol Starr, who travels back to the North for the summer months. Toni Belcher, chair, pointed out that at some of the meetings there have been some private conversations that made hearing what was actually going on a bit difficult for those sitting around them. Toni pointed out that meetings will be conducted by Roberts Rules of Order and anyone present is asked to abide by them. Linda Urbanowitz announced that the Lunch Bunch will meet at The Attic Caf at 801 N. Magnolia Ave. on Tuesday, May 28. She said that the business is also a consignment shop so there will be the extra fun of browsing in addition to enjoying lunch with friends. Anyone who would like instructions of how to use the new Wii should contact Kerry Breeden who will be happy to get together with those who would like to know more. Several have indicated an interest in Wii bowling and this group will especially benefit if the plans to form a league actually materializes. The Mothers Day Brunch will have already happened when this is read since it is set for Saturday, May 11 between 10 a.m. and noon. The men will be cooking and cleaning up as well. That, within itself, would be enough to have many ladies attend. The Memorial Day Picnic will be held on Monday, May 27. Tickets for members of the SAC will be distributed. Others are invited to attend but will need to pay the $3 charges for non-members. Each family is asked to bring an appropriate picnic side dish that would be enough for eight. All those who will be in town during Memorial Day Week-end along with any family or visitors should plan to attend the picnic. It, along with the 4th of July celebration and Labor Day barbecue, are the three big parties of the warmer weather season and always are so much fun for everyone. Last, but certainly not least, none of us would be the persons we are today without the guidance, positive influence, and love given us by our moms or by the mother figures in our lives. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that all moms enjoyed a wonderful Mothers Day 2013. We appreciate and love all of you beyond words, so we hope you had a fabulously Happy Mothers Day. Fairfield Village Clubhouse now has a piano Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Former SAC chair, Jean Chapman, smiles with delight as she sits at the piano that was purchased by a private committee to be used in the Fairfield Village main room. It took almost a year, but the task was accomplished with the help of many generous donors. Everyone is invited to enjoy the use of the piano while they take care of it so that it can be enjoyed for many years. Special thanks to all who helped accomplish this endeavor. Read the classifieds Everyone was so happy to welcome the Mayor and the First Lady of Fairfield Village. R.B. and Becky Weller are bouncing back from some setbacks; but, as always, their great smiles light the room at the Mothers Day Brunch. Register now for voluntary Pre-K Please see PRE-K Page 4 M others Day was Sunday, May 12. What a wonderful time to honor our mothers who are still with us, or spend time remembering those who have passed away. You are truly blessed if you still have your mother. Do you know why we celebrate this day? In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Today, many nations around the world celebrate Mothers Day they followed our tradition. A group of second grade students were asked what ingredients are used to make a mother one child answered, God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean. I think we could all agree with this answer. Last Monday we were fortunate to have Colleen Pallamary enlighten us on the many scams around us. Ms. Pallamany has been working on scam prevention issues for over a decade. She is the author of the book Scammunition which gives you a guide on how to protect yourself from con artists. Probably most of us have received the phone call from Rachel. The National Do Not Call registration is good for 5 years. Remember charities, political calls, and companies where you have accounts are exempt from this list. To register your phone (home and cell), call 1-888-382-1222, or you can register on line at www.donotcall.gov. It takes 31 days to activate your registration. If you continue to receive those pesky calls, you should report this to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-3824357, or on line at www.ftc.gov. The Federal Trade Commission has just released their Top Ten Complaint Categories for 2012; identity theft is the number one complaint. For the year 2012 the FTC states that consumers reported losses of over $1.4 billion because of fraud. Ms. Pallamary stressed that we should shred everything with our name on it. If you do not have a shredder, then cut up the papers. For more information check out Ms. PallaQuail Meadow group gets a lesson about scams marys website: colleenpallamary.com. Her book is available from Amazon. Latest update on the May 18th Spring Fling/Vegas Night: Tickets are still available; contact Charlotte Payne, Carol Mowrey, or Marie Schneider. If you do not wish to attend the dinner, but would like to come for the Vegas Show, then come to the clubhouse at 6:45 p.m. and pay $5 at the door. Monday, June 10th, is the annual Quail Meadow birthday party. This is a potluck dinner cake and ice cream provided. Also, we will be entertained by the Golden Troupers from the Ocala Civic Theater. There is no charge for this event. Im sorry to announce that the trip to Mount Dora was cancelled due to lack of response; we didnt have enough reservations to get the bus. We hope to take this trip later in the year. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Colleen Pallamary Ocala Health appoints Keyser

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from the same position at North Marion Middle. Williams joined the district in 2009 at North Marion Middle after transferring from South Florida. Maplewood Elementary Laura Burgess moves to Maplewood as principal, leaving the same position at South Ocala Elementary. She started with the district in 2002 and was previously the assistant principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Fessenden Elementary Isaac Burgess moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal, moving from the same position at Marion Technical Institute (MTI). Burgess joined the district in 1997 and later served as assistant principal at two schools. He also served as principal at Sunrise Elementary and Liberty Middle schools. MTI Jim Wohrley moves to the MTI principal position from the same post at Belleview High. He joined the district in 1980, later serving as assistant principal at Dunnellon and Belleview High schools before being named principal at Belleview High in 2001. Belleview High Mike Kelly moves to Belleview High as principal from the same position at North Marion High. He previously served as principal at Lake Weir Middle and was assistant principal at Lake Weir High. Kelly joined the district in 1987 and left in 2002 for charter school work, only to return in 2007. North Marion High Cindy Saunders becomes principal at North Marion High from the same position at Lake Weir High. Saunders started with the district 23 years ago and was previously assistant principal at Dunnellon High, Ft. McCoy, and North Marion High schools. She was also principal of Howard Middle. Lake Weir High Wayne Livingston moves to principal at Lake Weir High from the same position at Fort King Middle. Livingston began his teaching career at North Marion High back in 1987 and later served as assistant principal at three schools and principal at Evergreen Elementary. He transferred to principal at Fort King Middle in 2007. Four principal positions are open at this point South Ocala Elementary, Wyomina Park Elementary, Fort King Middle, and North Marion Middle. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3 10Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins. 20 yrs Exp. FREE Estimates. Residential Commercial 352-875-8317 Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 STUMP GRINDING CALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 2355 S. Ripple Path Crystal River, 34429 Great Marine Mech, Boat storage and launch site for nearby scallops plus fishing & kayaks, Lgr bldg w/ 3/18rollups office tlr & boat ramp, $169k, finance poss. call 352-634-3862 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 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. 2 Chasing Dishes Oval 18/10 stainless 4.2 quart, $40 (352)236-2886 I BUY Diabetic Test Strips 386-266-7748 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 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 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000ES6I SAVE THOUSANDS 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 CLARK continued from Page 8 Get the picture? It was working Wednesday, and we were able to get the Citizen done. However, with being down all day Tuesday, Im reasonably sure we left something, somewhere, out of the paper that should have been in. If thats the case, please accept our apologies. After the paper was done Wednesday, I went home, plopped down and clicked on the TV, which is set to automatically come on to ESPN. The first thing I saw was a message, temporarily off the air. Try again later. I found that almost all cable stations on the regular network (not the HD tier), had the same message. I called my provider, Cox Cable, and got a message that there was an outage in our area. Fortunately, I was home alone, so my angry scream wasnt heard by anyone. After a few hours, service was restored properly, but it was just another technological glitch to add to my list. Were always told to back up your data. But I wonder how much backup these big Internet providers and cable television networks have. Evidently Century Link didnt have the ability to flip a switch to another set of core routers to keep us running. Cable stations on the HD tier were still working, as were broadcast stations, but obviously it took more than a quick switch to fix the Cox problem. So I hope that last weeks outages, particularly the Internet, arent immediately forgotten. Lets find out what happened and why, and make sure it doesnt happen again. Someday, our nations security, as well as your personal health, could depend on it. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen, both in Ocala. SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 I n growing up, one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could figure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition it from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I always believe mom had all the money there was. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baffled me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers are like that. They know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I firmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the motherboard? It is no accident that they come up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. As I got older, the harmony was less and less. For example. My mother would tell me, You must be home by 10 oclock. At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 oclock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 oclock. I told you to clean up your room. Searching my memory board, I could not find any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I get older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. What are you thinking about? She just looked at me, smiled and said, Oh, I was just remembering some things. Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mothers Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. No matter how old their children get, they will always be their little babies. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the fine art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all (Proverbs 31:28-29 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Oh, for a memory like moms Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 10 SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 000EXOO

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9 4Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-4566 000EU0N SUMMER SPECIAL Best Rates in Area After 3:00 PM Unlimited Till 7:30 PM $12.00 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM Walk 9 $11.00 Ride 9 $15.00 Ride 18 $20.00 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Walk 9 $9.00 Ride 9 $10.00 Ride 18 $15.00 Six-Pack Special $10.00 Beer, Wine, Food Available 000EX0H 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. Vi si t ors Are Al ways Wel com 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 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000ERIX ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might prefer moving forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home and work continue to compete for your attention. But you handle it well by giving each its proper due. Someone you trust offers valuable advice. Listen to it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Unsettling news creates a difficult but not impossible situation. Continue to follow your planned routine, but keep your mind open to a possible change down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Lick your wounded pride if you like, but its a better idea to find out why your suggestions were rejected. What you learn could help you deal with an upcoming situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Feeling a bit listless? No wonder. You might be pushing too hard to finish everything on your to-do list. Cutting it down could help get your energy levels up. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Taking time out of your busy schedule might be the best way to handle that sensitive private matter. It will help reassure everyone involved about your priorities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Insist on full disclosure by all parties before agreeing to be part of a great deal. What you learn should help you decide whether to go with it or not. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your decision to protect the secret that was entrusted to you might irk some people. But it also wins you the admiration of those who value trust and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative activities take on a practical approach as you realize you might be able to market your work. Ask for advice from someone experienced in this area. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If youre suddenly a bit unsure about your decision, ask trusted colleagues and/or friends or family members for suggestions that could help resolve your doubts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A workplace situation could get stormy. But stay on course until theres a solution that meets with everyones approval, and things can finally calm down. BORN THIS WEEK: You keep an open mind on most matters, making you the confidante Read the classifieds munization records, and the childs Social Security card (optional). To attend kindergarten starting this August, the same rules apply. To register for kindergarten, parents should complete the online form mentioned earlier, print it out, and bring it with them to their neighborhood school. For more information, contact your nearest elementary school or call the K-12 Academic Services Office at 352-236-0500 or the Title One Office at 352-671-4171. PRE-Kcontinued from Page 2 Wednesday, May 15 Engli s h a s s econ d language The ESL (English as Second Language) ministry at College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. State Road 200, will begin the summer program of Conversation Cafe on May 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. We will be encouraging internationals wanting to improve their English to participate by speaking English in an informal, fun group setting. Light refreshments will be served. Child care is offered, as well as programs for teens. Anyone will be welcomed. For more information call 352-854-6981. Thursday, May 16 Fallen O ff icer s Me m orial The Fallen Officers Memorial will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 16, in front of the building that is home for both the Marion County Tax Collector and Marion County Property Appraiser, on the campus of the McPherson Governmental Complex, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. This event is open to the public.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 352-854-8328 Saturday, May 18 Civic Theatre bac ks tage tour Do you ever attend a show at Ocala Civic Theatre and wonder, How do they do that??? We get a lot of questions (and muchappreciated compliments) about how we work our magic to create the fabulous sets, costumes, and props you see at each production. So were inviting you to an Open House and Backstage Tour on Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., to show you all (well, most of) our secrets! Our guided tour will take you behind the scenes to explore the wonderful world of backstage. Join our staff and volunteers as they share a glimpse of how we bring bygone eras to life, create authentic settings, and spin fantasy into reality. In the scene shop, youll see examples of set construction wizardry and learn about sound and lighting tricks, and our master craftsmen will demonstrate their clever illusions behind our artfully detailed props. In the costume shop, youll be amazed at the thousands of beautiful costumes we have in storage. This also is your chance to get an up-close-andpersonal look at the set, props, and costumes created for Guys and Dolls. Theres no charge to take the tour, and everyone is welcome to attend. You may just want to look around and satisfy your curiosity, or you might be interested in becoming a volunteer. Either way, we are always happy to have you join us. Dont miss this chance to sneak a peek at the fascinating world behind the curtain! Wo m an s Club s pring w or ks hop The GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will host a GFWC Florida District 5 Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. District 5 encompasses GFWC Womans Clubs from Cedar Key to Keystone Heights and representatives from each club will attend. GFWC Florida State President Pat Zarrarino of Atlantic Beach will be the featured speaker with District 5 Director Sue Allen of Inverness presiding. Awards from the recent state spring convention in Orlando will be presented. Lunch will be served. For information about registration and lunch reservations please call Frances at 352-629-7397, District Registrar for the workshop. Ven d or s w ante d f or f lea m ar k et The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-861-2730. Boo k s ale f or f oo d ban k A book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Scan d inavian Club o f 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 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Happenings More on Page 7

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Eventually, someone realized how silly this was, so they made it a primary violation. Now if you drive down the road without your seat belt hooked up, you can be pulled over. Weve always been against the seat belt law. What a person does in their own car, if it affects no one else, shouldnt be law enforcements business. It should be personal preference. Now along comes the Legislature again, this time passing a bill banning texting while driving. This one were in favor of, because it does affect other drivers. If someone is going down the road concentrating on texting and not on the road, it could cause accidents and result in injuries to others. But, in its wisdom, the Legislature has, once again, passed a toothless law, making it a secondary offense. That means that if youre driving down the road texting, and not violating any other laws, the police cant stop you (although cynics say that theyll find something else wrong to stop you, anyway). Eventually, someone will realize that this, too, is silly, and the legislators will have to go through the process of passing the law all over again, something that should have been done in the first place. Texting while driving is distracted driving there is no doubt about that. It should be banned. As the public service announcement on TV says, your thumbs have other things to do while youre driving. But passing a law that sort of makes it illegal is not the answer. So legislators should start planning now to pass an additional law in the next session. Common sense didnt prevail this time around, but maybe in 2014 it will surface in Tallahassee. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Bend over, grip ankles, no laughingBY JIM FLYNN When considering topics for this column, we were disinclined to offer an opinion on reinstatement of disciplinary paddling in the Marion County public schools. However, reconsideration raised thoughts of some disturbing characteristics of corporal punishment. (Coincidentally reinstatement means restoration to a previous position pun intended). Our personal experience with corporal punishment was mostly observational. When we entered public school in 1937, mom said to beware of Miss Vernon, a teacher who performed patrol duty with vigor, and a cane rattan in hand. The rattan was an attention getter for students coming down the up staircase or running in the corridor. A single swat behind a knee and a verbal reprimand were reminders that repetition of the observed offense or any other bad behavior could result in a couple of rattan strokes applied to a perpetrators buttocks usually performed in a classroom coat closet. A milder form of physical punishment was a ruler applied to student knuckles for talking in class, chewing gum, and other minor offenses. Memory suggests girls were more likely to suffer a tap of the twelve inch stick than boys. When Marion County discontinued paddling in 2010, the reason was that paddling is not as effective as it was when Charles Dickens was writing David Copperfield and other novels about widespread 19th century child abuse in schools and workplaces. Only 19 of our states still believe sparing the rod is less effective than spanking the student. Paradoxically, paddling too often or too enthusiastically at home could earn a night in jail and an explanation to a judge. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that spanking in schools is OK provided the spankee received his or her fourteenth amendment rights to due process and equal protection. Were unaware whether states which allow spanking send their principals to a constitutional law seminar, or just offer them a copy of Baker v. Owen (423 US 907) as an orientation to legal paddling. In states where corporal punishment by paddling is available, the practice gradually becomes a mish-mosh of permissions, exemptions, opt-outs, necessity of witnesses, whether there should be same sex paddlers, whether only boys should be paddled, and whether 16-18 year old students are too adult to be paddled. The safeguard in Marion Countys reinstated physical discipline is presigned parental permission to paddle and notice to the parent when the discipline is to be administered. It is not unreasonable to posit that good intentions of public education have contributed to widespread abdication of parental responsibilities. For anyone who hasnt heard or noticed, absence of parental responsibility has contributed significantly to the overflowing population of our prisons. The hidden downside of corporal punishment in public schools is the uncertain psychological effects it may have on teachers, students, and staff who are not involved and do not wish to be. The School Board had it right in 2010, but the current board couldnt leave well enough alone. 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. S everal years ago, I cant remember exactly when, I sat around talking with my family. It wasnt that long after 9/11, so the topic drifted to terrorism. I remember making the statement that it really wasnt necessary to fly planes into buildings or blow up people to bring the free world to its knees. All the terrorists had to do was to learn how to crash, and maybe destroy, the Internet. Please understand, my sons are all electronically savvy. Coupled with my daughter being a 25-year teacher, that makes a pretty well-rounded group. They must have gotten their talents from their mother. Anyhow, one of the three boys, I cant recall which one, immediately said that doing such a thing to the Internet would pretty much be impossible because its so vast. That conversation was a distant memory until last Tuesday, when I sat at my computer at work, angrily pushing buttons and wondering why I couldnt get email or Internet service. I reset and powered up every device we had here in the office, and still the button-pushing produced no results. Its aggravating when your e-mail says send and receive error, and your website search produces cant find server check your connections, make sure you typed the URL correctly, etc. I do have Internet access on my phone through another company, and eventually I was able to get the message that Century Link, the provider we use for our Internet, had an outage affecting its operations across the country. It didnt make me feel any better, but at least I knew it wasnt our fault. Later, Century Link said the problem For one day, computers were paralyzed Among Friends Jim Clark concerned some core routers that malfunctioned. At this writing, its still not known what caused the router problem. All I know is that it nearly crippled us here at this office for a full day, and caused all sorts of problems getting material ready for last weeks Citizen, which is put together on Wednesday. That made me think what would happen if all providers suffered this same outage at the same time. If youre not aware how much the Internet and various other electronic connections are used in everyday life, well, please climb out from under your rock. News from everywhere, even down the street, gets into your newspaper and onto your television via e-mail and the Internet. Your bills for things like phone, gas, electric, etc., are generated with help from the Internet and e-mails. Computers process your medication, and your doctor probably sends in your prescription to your pharmacy via email. In some cases, Internet monitoring keeps people alive. Traffic cameras that control lights on highways are using the Internet to send information. Your Sun Pass on the toll roads uses the Internet, and you can electronically add to your balance without leaving home, etc., etc. Please see CLARK Page 10 More photos from Moms Nite Out at Paddock Mall Above, Justin and Rebecca Britton of the Gator Patch in the mall. At right, Joe Martone was on the microphone for the event. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKTricia Boozer of the Vein Center. The H&R Block table at Moms Nite Out. Robert Bremner and Britney Guertin of Tijuana Flats were serving food. Read the classifieds

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Subsequent to the luncheon of tea sandwiches, lobster salad and fruit, a fashion show was enjoyed by all. Stephanie Perkins, Fashion Coordinator from our local Belks store, brought a grand selection of coordinates from casual sportswear to evening glamour. Our own Ocala Palms resident models Joyce Hartsock, Kathy and Bob Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Pellett, Ronnie Smith, Cookie Roy and John Renyhart were most charming and attractive. However, the highlight of the afternoon was the "surprise" Ocala Palms model handsome Francis Sheets, who appeared in a Black Tuxedo. Following the fashion show, cake was served with coffee, tea and lemonade. All attendees were treated with a tea/coffee mug and a flower plant. Door prizes were also presented to the lucky winners. On behalf of myself, Elaine Sheets and co-chair Nancy Jensen along with Francis Sheets, Gene Jensen, Sharron and Lee Albert, I want to thank all who attended the luncheon. A luncheon and fashion show at Ocala Palms Joyce Hartsock, Kathy Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Yount, Cookie Roy, Ronnie Smith, Belk's Rep. Stephanie Perkins, John Renyhart, Francis Sheets and Bob Kibble. Photos by Barb Dedics and Cathy Donohue All in fun ... women waving money to the bashful model Francis Sheets. Front-Bobbie March, Carol Mete, Steph Schrempp, Katie Browne and Marty Hurst. BackSue Marr, Henny Obermeyer and Ruth Ann Oster Carol Yount and her mother Joan. Rene Hopkins and Barb Dedics. AARP driving classes AARP Driver Safety Courses are scheduled as follows: May 20 and 21, noon, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St. (OTOW), Ocala. Contact Ed Hobbs, 352-854-3699. May 22 and 23, 1 p.m. on the 22nd and 9 a.m. on the 23rd, Ocala Health Senior Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, Ocala. Contact ORMC at 1-800-530-1188. May 28 and 29, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes, 4000 S.W. Deepwater Court, Dunnellon. Contact Dale Stephensen, 352-489-1574. All courses are six hours in length and taught three hours each day. Completion required attendance both days. Florida Statutes mandate a discount on your vehicle insurance for completion of the course. Cathy Donohue and Elizabeth Cherulnik. Elaine Sheets, Sharron Albert and Nancy Jensen. Marilyn LaPlante, Jan Miller, Patricia Hamill, Cora Maxim, Verna Newman and Gail Bell. Rita Neff and Annamae Weber. More from Ocala Palms 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/.Morriston Baptist open house Morriston Baptist Church announces its move to a new campus located at 3141 S.E. U.S. Highway 41 in Morriston. The Church family cordially invites the surrounding communities to join them in the Official Dedication/Open House on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours and light refreshments will be available. Monday, May 20 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, 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). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. Finally, the program explores the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them. The information will be useful to clinicians, administrators, and other staff working in hospice and palliative care, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-8545230. Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits Hospice The sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.

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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. 000EW1U 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 Fully Loaded Ready to go Golfing $ 4,995 12-V T1275 only $ 659 We Sell Trojan Batteries 2013 Club Car Remanufactured 000EQFF BY ELAINE SHEETS Special to the Messenger Ocala Palms residents began the afternoon of fun on Friday, May 3. The Royal Palm Room was decorated with tables set in pastel covers and at each place setting were plants of different kinds and colors. The centerpieces on each table were in the garden tea party theme. Subsequent to the luncheon of tea sandwiches, lobster salad and fruit, a fashion show was enjoyed by all. Stephanie Perkins, Fashion Coordinator from our local Belks store, brought a grand selection of coordinates from casual sportswear to evening glamour. Our own Ocala Palms resident models Joyce Hartsock, Kathy and Bob Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Pellett, Ronnie Smith, Cookie Roy and John Renyhart were most charming and attractive. However, the highlight of the afternoon was the "surprise" Ocala Palms model handsome Francis Sheets, who appeared in a Black Tuxedo. Following the fashion show, cake was served with coffee, tea and lemonade. All attendees were treated with a tea/coffee mug and a flower plant. Door prizes were also presented to the lucky winners. On behalf of myself, Elaine Sheets and co-chair Nancy Jensen along with Francis Sheets, Gene Jensen, Sharron and Lee Albert, I want to thank all who attended the luncheon. A luncheon and fashion show at Ocala Palms Joyce Hartsock, Kathy Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Yount, Cookie Roy, Ronnie Smith, Belk's Rep. Stephanie Perkins, John Renyhart, Francis Sheets and Bob Kibble. Photos by Barb Dedics and Cathy Donohue All in fun ... women waving money to the bashful model Francis Sheets. Front-Bobbie March, Carol Mete, Steph Schrempp, Katie Browne and Marty Hurst. BackSue Marr, Henny Obermeyer and Ruth Ann Oster Carol Yount and her mother Joan. Rene Hopkins and Barb Dedics. AARP driving classes AARP Driver Safety Courses are scheduled as follows: May 20 and 21, noon, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St. (OTOW), Ocala. Contact Ed Hobbs, 352-854-3699. May 22 and 23, 1 p.m. on the 22nd and 9 a.m. on the 23rd, Ocala Health Senior Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, Ocala. Contact ORMC at 1-800-530-1188. May 28 and 29, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes, 4000 S.W. Deepwater Court, Dunnellon. Contact Dale Stephensen, 352-489-1574. All courses are six hours in length and taught three hours each day. Completion required attendance both days. Florida Statutes mandate a discount on your vehicle insurance for completion of the course. Cathy Donohue and Elizabeth Cherulnik. Elaine Sheets, Sharron Albert and Nancy Jensen. Marilyn LaPlante, Jan Miller, Patricia Hamill, Cora Maxim, Verna Newman and Gail Bell. Rita Neff and Annamae Weber. More from Ocala Palms 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/.Morriston Baptist open house Morriston Baptist Church announces its move to a new campus located at 3141 S.E. U.S. Highway 41 in Morriston. The Church family cordially invites the surrounding communities to join them in the Official Dedication/Open House on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours and light refreshments will be available. Monday, May 20 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, 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). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. Finally, the program explores the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them. The information will be useful to clinicians, administrators, and other staff working in hospice and palliative care, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-8545230. Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits Hospice The sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.

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LEASE OR BUY FOR $28,900. Come see this 3BD, 2BA located in a Premier, 55+ gated community. Features large spacious living room, sunny and open country eat-in kitchen, sprawling master suite with skylight in master bath. 2000 Skyline, 1,279 sq. ft. home offers life at its finest at a great price. Reduced $ 54,000 $ 1.000/ mo. Furnished $ 700/ mo. For Lease At Gate Key Pad Center: Press # and 411 (#411) Drive to the end of the Blvd. Stop at the office. Fir st home on right. 000EX0J West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion New texting ban is another farce Y ears ago, when the Florida Legislature, under pressure from the Feds, adopted a mandatory seat belt use law, they made it a secondary offense. In other words, police couldnt stop you for not using a seat belt. They had to stop you for something else before you could receive a seat belt citation. Eventually, someone realized how silly this was, so they made it a primary violation. Now if you drive down the road without your seat belt hooked up, you can be pulled over. Weve always been against the seat belt law. What a person does in their own car, if it affects no one else, shouldnt be law enforcements business. It should be personal preference. Now along comes the Legislature again, this time passing a bill banning texting while driving. This one were in favor of, because it does affect other drivers. If someone is going down the road concentrating on texting and not on the road, it could cause accidents and result in injuries to others. But, in its wisdom, the Legislature has, once again, passed a toothless law, making it a secondary offense. That means that if youre driving down the road texting, and not violating any other laws, the police cant stop you (although cynics say that theyll find something else wrong to stop you, anyway). Eventually, someone will realize that this, too, is silly, and the legislators will have to go through the process of passing the law all over again, something that should have been done in the first place. Texting while driving is distracted driving there is no doubt about that. It should be banned. As the public service announcement on TV says, your thumbs have other things to do while youre driving. But passing a law that sort of makes it illegal is not the answer. So legislators should start planning now to pass an additional law in the next session. Common sense didnt prevail this time around, but maybe in 2014 it will surface in Tallahassee. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Bend over, grip ankles, no laughingBY JIM FLYNN When considering topics for this column, we were disinclined to offer an opinion on reinstatement of disciplinary paddling in the Marion County public schools. However, reconsideration raised thoughts of some disturbing characteristics of corporal punishment. (Coincidentally reinstatement means restoration to a previous position pun intended). Our personal experience with corporal punishment was mostly observational. When we entered public school in 1937, mom said to beware of Miss Vernon, a teacher who performed patrol duty with vigor, and a cane rattan in hand. The rattan was an attention getter for students coming down the up staircase or running in the corridor. A single swat behind a knee and a verbal reprimand were reminders that repetition of the observed offense or any other bad behavior could result in a couple of rattan strokes applied to a perpetrators buttocks usually performed in a classroom coat closet. A milder form of physical punishment was a ruler applied to student knuckles for talking in class, chewing gum, and other minor offenses. Memory suggests girls were more likely to suffer a tap of the twelve inch stick than boys. When Marion County discontinued paddling in 2010, the reason was that paddling is not as effective as it was when Charles Dickens was writing David Copperfield and other novels about widespread 19th century child abuse in schools and workplaces. Only 19 of our states still believe sparing the rod is less effective than spanking the student. Paradoxically, paddling too often or too enthusiastically at home could earn a night in jail and an explanation to a judge. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that spanking in schools is OK provided the spankee received his or her fourteenth amendment rights to due process and equal protection. Were unaware whether states which allow spanking send their principals to a constitutional law seminar, or just offer them a copy of Baker v. Owen (423 US 907) as an orientation to legal paddling. In states where corporal punishment by paddling is available, the practice gradually becomes a mish-mosh of permissions, exemptions, opt-outs, necessity of witnesses, whether there should be same sex paddlers, whether only boys should be paddled, and whether 16-18 year old students are too adult to be paddled. The safeguard in Marion Countys reinstated physical discipline is presigned parental permission to paddle and notice to the parent when the discipline is to be administered. It is not unreasonable to posit that good intentions of public education have contributed to widespread abdication of parental responsibilities. For anyone who hasnt heard or noticed, absence of parental responsibility has contributed significantly to the overflowing population of our prisons. The hidden downside of corporal punishment in public schools is the uncertain psychological effects it may have on teachers, students, and staff who are not involved and do not wish to be. The School Board had it right in 2010, but the current board couldnt leave well enough alone. 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. S everal years ago, I cant remember exactly when, I sat around talking with my family. It wasnt that long after 9/11, so the topic drifted to terrorism. I remember making the statement that it really wasnt necessary to fly planes into buildings or blow up people to bring the free world to its knees. All the terrorists had to do was to learn how to crash, and maybe destroy, the Internet. Please understand, my sons are all electronically savvy. Coupled with my daughter being a 25-year teacher, that makes a pretty well-rounded group. They must have gotten their talents from their mother. Anyhow, one of the three boys, I cant recall which one, immediately said that doing such a thing to the Internet would pretty much be impossible because its so vast. That conversation was a distant memory until last Tuesday, when I sat at my computer at work, angrily pushing buttons and wondering why I couldnt get email or Internet service. I reset and powered up every device we had here in the office, and still the button-pushing produced no results. Its aggravating when your e-mail says send and receive error, and your website search produces cant find server check your connections, make sure you typed the URL correctly, etc. I do have Internet access on my phone through another company, and eventually I was able to get the message that Century Link, the provider we use for our Internet, had an outage affecting its operations across the country. It didnt make me feel any better, but at least I knew it wasnt our fault. Later, Century Link said the problem For one day, computers were paralyzed Among Friends Jim Clark concerned some core routers that malfunctioned. At this writing, its still not known what caused the router problem. All I know is that it nearly crippled us here at this office for a full day, and caused all sorts of problems getting material ready for last weeks Citizen, which is put together on Wednesday. That made me think what would happen if all providers suffered this same outage at the same time. If youre not aware how much the Internet and various other electronic connections are used in everyday life, well, please climb out from under your rock. News from everywhere, even down the street, gets into your newspaper and onto your television via e-mail and the Internet. Your bills for things like phone, gas, electric, etc., are generated with help from the Internet and e-mails. Computers process your medication, and your doctor probably sends in your prescription to your pharmacy via email. In some cases, Internet monitoring keeps people alive. Traffic cameras that control lights on highways are using the Internet to send information. Your Sun Pass on the toll roads uses the Internet, and you can electronically add to your balance without leaving home, etc., etc. Please see CLARK Page 10 More photos from Moms Nite Out at Paddock Mall Above, Justin and Rebecca Britton of the Gator Patch in the mall. At right, Joe Martone was on the microphone for the event. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKTricia Boozer of the Vein Center. The H&R Block table at Moms Nite Out. Robert Bremner and Britney Guertin of Tijuana Flats were serving food. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9 4Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-4566 000EU0N SUMMER SPECIAL Best Rates in Area After 3:00 PM Unlimited Till 7:30 PM $12.00 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM Walk 9 $11.00 Ride 9 $15.00 Ride 18 $20.00 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Walk 9 $9.00 Ride 9 $10.00 Ride 18 $15.00 Six-Pack Special $10.00 Beer, Wine, Food Available 000EX0H 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. Vi si t ors Are Al ways Wel com 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 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000ERIX ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might prefer moving forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home and work continue to compete for your attention. But you handle it well by giving each its proper due. Someone you trust offers valuable advice. Listen to it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Unsettling news creates a difficult but not impossible situation. Continue to follow your planned routine, but keep your mind open to a possible change down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Lick your wounded pride if you like, but its a better idea to find out why your suggestions were rejected. What you learn could help you deal with an upcoming situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Feeling a bit listless? No wonder. You might be pushing too hard to finish everything on your to-do list. Cutting it down could help get your energy levels up. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Taking time out of your busy schedule might be the best way to handle that sensitive private matter. It will help reassure everyone involved about your priorities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Insist on full disclosure by all parties before agreeing to be part of a great deal. What you learn should help you decide whether to go with it or not. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your decision to protect the secret that was entrusted to you might irk some people. But it also wins you the admiration of those who value trust and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative activities take on a practical approach as you realize you might be able to market your work. Ask for advice from someone experienced in this area. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If youre suddenly a bit unsure about your decision, ask trusted colleagues and/or friends or family members for suggestions that could help resolve your doubts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A workplace situation could get stormy. But stay on course until theres a solution that meets with everyones approval, and things can finally calm down. BORN THIS WEEK: You keep an open mind on most matters, making you the confidante Read the classifieds munization records, and the childs Social Security card (optional). To attend kindergarten starting this August, the same rules apply. To register for kindergarten, parents should complete the online form mentioned earlier, print it out, and bring it with them to their neighborhood school. For more information, contact your nearest elementary school or call the K-12 Academic Services Office at 352-236-0500 or the Title One Office at 352-671-4171. PRE-Kcontinued from Page 2 Wednesday, May 15 Engli s h a s s econ d language The ESL (English as Second Language) ministry at College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. State Road 200, will begin the summer program of Conversation Cafe on May 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. We will be encouraging internationals wanting to improve their English to participate by speaking English in an informal, fun group setting. Light refreshments will be served. Child care is offered, as well as programs for teens. Anyone will be welcomed. For more information call 352-854-6981. Thursday, May 16 Fallen O ff icer s Me m orial The Fallen Officers Memorial will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 16, in front of the building that is home for both the Marion County Tax Collector and Marion County Property Appraiser, on the campus of the McPherson Governmental Complex, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. This event is open to the public.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 352-854-8328 Saturday, May 18 Civic Theatre bac ks tage tour Do you ever attend a show at Ocala Civic Theatre and wonder, How do they do that??? We get a lot of questions (and muchappreciated compliments) about how we work our magic to create the fabulous sets, costumes, and props you see at each production. So were inviting you to an Open House and Backstage Tour on Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., to show you all (well, most of) our secrets! Our guided tour will take you behind the scenes to explore the wonderful world of backstage. Join our staff and volunteers as they share a glimpse of how we bring bygone eras to life, create authentic settings, and spin fantasy into reality. In the scene shop, youll see examples of set construction wizardry and learn about sound and lighting tricks, and our master craftsmen will demonstrate their clever illusions behind our artfully detailed props. In the costume shop, youll be amazed at the thousands of beautiful costumes we have in storage. This also is your chance to get an up-close-andpersonal look at the set, props, and costumes created for Guys and Dolls. Theres no charge to take the tour, and everyone is welcome to attend. You may just want to look around and satisfy your curiosity, or you might be interested in becoming a volunteer. Either way, we are always happy to have you join us. Dont miss this chance to sneak a peek at the fascinating world behind the curtain! Wo m an s Club s pring w or ks hop The GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will host a GFWC Florida District 5 Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. District 5 encompasses GFWC Womans Clubs from Cedar Key to Keystone Heights and representatives from each club will attend. GFWC Florida State President Pat Zarrarino of Atlantic Beach will be the featured speaker with District 5 Director Sue Allen of Inverness presiding. Awards from the recent state spring convention in Orlando will be presented. Lunch will be served. For information about registration and lunch reservations please call Frances at 352-629-7397, District Registrar for the workshop. Ven d or s w ante d f or f lea m ar k et The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-861-2730. Boo k s ale f or f oo d ban k A book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Scan d inavian Club o f 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 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Happenings More on Page 7

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from the same position at North Marion Middle. Williams joined the district in 2009 at North Marion Middle after transferring from South Florida. Maplewood Elementary Laura Burgess moves to Maplewood as principal, leaving the same position at South Ocala Elementary. She started with the district in 2002 and was previously the assistant principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Fessenden Elementary Isaac Burgess moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal, moving from the same position at Marion Technical Institute (MTI). Burgess joined the district in 1997 and later served as assistant principal at two schools. He also served as principal at Sunrise Elementary and Liberty Middle schools. MTI Jim Wohrley moves to the MTI principal position from the same post at Belleview High. He joined the district in 1980, later serving as assistant principal at Dunnellon and Belleview High schools before being named principal at Belleview High in 2001. Belleview High Mike Kelly moves to Belleview High as principal from the same position at North Marion High. He previously served as principal at Lake Weir Middle and was assistant principal at Lake Weir High. Kelly joined the district in 1987 and left in 2002 for charter school work, only to return in 2007. North Marion High Cindy Saunders becomes principal at North Marion High from the same position at Lake Weir High. Saunders started with the district 23 years ago and was previously assistant principal at Dunnellon High, Ft. McCoy, and North Marion High schools. She was also principal of Howard Middle. Lake Weir High Wayne Livingston moves to principal at Lake Weir High from the same position at Fort King Middle. Livingston began his teaching career at North Marion High back in 1987 and later served as assistant principal at three schools and principal at Evergreen Elementary. He transferred to principal at Fort King Middle in 2007. Four principal positions are open at this point South Ocala Elementary, Wyomina Park Elementary, Fort King Middle, and North Marion Middle. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3 10Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. 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Including furniture packages (on select models) 000ES6I SAVE THOUSANDS 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 CLARK continued from Page 8 Get the picture? It was working Wednesday, and we were able to get the Citizen done. However, with being down all day Tuesday, Im reasonably sure we left something, somewhere, out of the paper that should have been in. If thats the case, please accept our apologies. After the paper was done Wednesday, I went home, plopped down and clicked on the TV, which is set to automatically come on to ESPN. The first thing I saw was a message, temporarily off the air. Try again later. I found that almost all cable stations on the regular network (not the HD tier), had the same message. I called my provider, Cox Cable, and got a message that there was an outage in our area. Fortunately, I was home alone, so my angry scream wasnt heard by anyone. After a few hours, service was restored properly, but it was just another technological glitch to add to my list. Were always told to back up your data. But I wonder how much backup these big Internet providers and cable television networks have. Evidently Century Link didnt have the ability to flip a switch to another set of core routers to keep us running. Cable stations on the HD tier were still working, as were broadcast stations, but obviously it took more than a quick switch to fix the Cox problem. So I hope that last weeks outages, particularly the Internet, arent immediately forgotten. Lets find out what happened and why, and make sure it doesnt happen again. Someday, our nations security, as well as your personal health, could depend on it. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen, both in Ocala. SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 I n growing up, one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could figure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition it from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I always believe mom had all the money there was. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baffled me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers are like that. They know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I firmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the motherboard? It is no accident that they come up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. As I got older, the harmony was less and less. For example. My mother would tell me, You must be home by 10 oclock. At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 oclock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 oclock. I told you to clean up your room. Searching my memory board, I could not find any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I get older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. What are you thinking about? She just looked at me, smiled and said, Oh, I was just remembering some things. Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mothers Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. No matter how old their children get, they will always be their little babies. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the fine art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all (Proverbs 31:28-29 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Oh, for a memory like moms Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 10 SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 000EXOO

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Ocala Health announces the appointment of Eric Keyser, MD, FACC to Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Ocala Regional Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Keyser will lead all aspects of cardiovascular surgical services, including staff education and training, patient care practices, quality initiatives, and equipment procurement. Dr. Keyser specializes in the latest minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical techniques, performing most of his heart bypass surgeries off-pump, which often affords the patient a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay as well as reduced risk of stroke or memory problems. Dr. Keyser most recently served as clinical director and attending surgeon in the cardiothoracic surgery section of Essentia Health Heart & Vascular Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Keysers education is from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Medical Doctorate, a Master of Surgery, and a Master of Science in Experimental Surgery. His postgraduate medical training include research fellowships in Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Education and Minimally Invasive Surgery at McGill, a completed residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Center, a completed residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Childrens Hospital in New York, and a clinical fellowship in advanced Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery, and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery. He is an active member and fellow of several medical and surgical societies. Dr. Keyser brings a level of cardiovascular surgical expertise which is comparable to that of leading heart institutes and not widely available in our community, said Randy McVay, chief executive officer. Theres no better time than now to register children for Voluntary PreKindergarten classes this summer and regular kindergarten classes this fall. Parents can register their children at local elementary schools at any time. They can complete and print online forms to bring with them to save time in the waiting line. Currently, over 3,120 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. Forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us. Summer VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) classes are available at these 10 elementary schools, June 10 Aug. 1, from 7:39 a.m. 5:20PM Monday through Thursday: Belleview, College Park, Dunnellon, East Marion, Fessenden, Greenway, Madison Street, Maplewood, Marion Oaks, and Oakcrest. To participate in VPK, children must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2013, a Florida resident, and not participated in a VPK school-year program. Free breakfast and lunch are part of the VPK program each day, along with a snack. Parents must provide their own transportation for summer VPK programs and obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County (352369-2315). 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Jean said, I knew we would get this accomplished, but it took a bit longer than we first anticipated. That is behind us now and the piano is here. I want to thank all those who worked hard and donated generously to make this possible. It was really a group effort. The piano is now available for anyone who wants to create beautiful music or even music that is not so beautiful for the people who have expressed an interest in learning to play. I, personally, fall into that second category knowing full well that my first efforts are probably not going to produce beautiful music. This has been a lifelong goal for me, and I am so excited about the possibility of accomplishing another item on my personal bucket list. At the SAC meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m., Nina Stiles was introduced as the new secretary of the SAC Board in the absence of her counterpart, Carol Starr, who travels back to the North for the summer months. Toni Belcher, chair, pointed out that at some of the meetings there have been some private conversations that made hearing what was actually going on a bit difficult for those sitting around them. Toni pointed out that meetings will be conducted by Roberts Rules of Order and anyone present is asked to abide by them. Linda Urbanowitz announced that the Lunch Bunch will meet at The Attic Caf at 801 N. Magnolia Ave. on Tuesday, May 28. She said that the business is also a consignment shop so there will be the extra fun of browsing in addition to enjoying lunch with friends. Anyone who would like instructions of how to use the new Wii should contact Kerry Breeden who will be happy to get together with those who would like to know more. Several have indicated an interest in Wii bowling and this group will especially benefit if the plans to form a league actually materializes. The Mothers Day Brunch will have already happened when this is read since it is set for Saturday, May 11 between 10 a.m. and noon. The men will be cooking and cleaning up as well. That, within itself, would be enough to have many ladies attend. The Memorial Day Picnic will be held on Monday, May 27. Tickets for members of the SAC will be distributed. Others are invited to attend but will need to pay the $3 charges for non-members. Each family is asked to bring an appropriate picnic side dish that would be enough for eight. All those who will be in town during Memorial Day Week-end along with any family or visitors should plan to attend the picnic. It, along with the 4th of July celebration and Labor Day barbecue, are the three big parties of the warmer weather season and always are so much fun for everyone. Last, but certainly not least, none of us would be the persons we are today without the guidance, positive influence, and love given us by our moms or by the mother figures in our lives. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that all moms enjoyed a wonderful Mothers Day 2013. We appreciate and love all of you beyond words, so we hope you had a fabulously Happy Mothers Day. Fairfield Village Clubhouse now has a piano Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Former SAC chair, Jean Chapman, smiles with delight as she sits at the piano that was purchased by a private committee to be used in the Fairfield Village main room. It took almost a year, but the task was accomplished with the help of many generous donors. Everyone is invited to enjoy the use of the piano while they take care of it so that it can be enjoyed for many years. Special thanks to all who helped accomplish this endeavor. Read the classifieds Everyone was so happy to welcome the Mayor and the First Lady of Fairfield Village. R.B. and Becky Weller are bouncing back from some setbacks; but, as always, their great smiles light the room at the Mothers Day Brunch. Register now for voluntary Pre-K Please see PRE-K Page 4 M others Day was Sunday, May 12. What a wonderful time to honor our mothers who are still with us, or spend time remembering those who have passed away. You are truly blessed if you still have your mother. Do you know why we celebrate this day? In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Today, many nations around the world celebrate Mothers Day they followed our tradition. A group of second grade students were asked what ingredients are used to make a mother one child answered, God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean. I think we could all agree with this answer. Last Monday we were fortunate to have Colleen Pallamary enlighten us on the many scams around us. Ms. Pallamany has been working on scam prevention issues for over a decade. She is the author of the book Scammunition which gives you a guide on how to protect yourself from con artists. Probably most of us have received the phone call from Rachel. The National Do Not Call registration is good for 5 years. Remember charities, political calls, and companies where you have accounts are exempt from this list. To register your phone (home and cell), call 1-888-382-1222, or you can register on line at www.donotcall.gov. It takes 31 days to activate your registration. If you continue to receive those pesky calls, you should report this to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-3824357, or on line at www.ftc.gov. The Federal Trade Commission has just released their Top Ten Complaint Categories for 2012; identity theft is the number one complaint. For the year 2012 the FTC states that consumers reported losses of over $1.4 billion because of fraud. Ms. Pallamary stressed that we should shred everything with our name on it. If you do not have a shredder, then cut up the papers. For more information check out Ms. PallaQuail Meadow group gets a lesson about scams marys website: colleenpallamary.com. Her book is available from Amazon. Latest update on the May 18th Spring Fling/Vegas Night: Tickets are still available; contact Charlotte Payne, Carol Mowrey, or Marie Schneider. If you do not wish to attend the dinner, but would like to come for the Vegas Show, then come to the clubhouse at 6:45 p.m. and pay $5 at the door. Monday, June 10th, is the annual Quail Meadow birthday party. This is a potluck dinner cake and ice cream provided. Also, we will be entertained by the Golden Troupers from the Ocala Civic Theater. There is no charge for this event. Im sorry to announce that the trip to Mount Dora was cancelled due to lack of response; we didnt have enough reservations to get the bus. We hope to take this trip later in the year. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Colleen Pallamary Ocala Health appoints Keyser

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 10 12Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EX8M 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 PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPost Office food drive U.S. Mail letter carriers picked up food for the hungry all over Marion County on Saturday, May 11. Shown above are some of the mailboxes in Fairfield Village as residents left food to help others. An $18,000 Club Cadet/New Holland gas-powered golf cart that is the Daytona International Speedway edition is missing. The golf cart has checkered flags and flames on the hood and the rear. Plus, the words Daytona International Speedway are on the hood of the golf cart, that is lifted with larger tires than a regular golf cart. It was reported missing on May 6 from a vacant lot in the 2300 block of Northwest 46th Court Road in the Foxwood Farms Mobile Home Park in Ocala. The 2011 golf cart was chained to a tree. Detectives found a yellow metal chain that had been cut and left near the tree. Detectives need your help in finding this golf cart. If you have any information about who took the golf cart or where the golf cart is located, you are urged to phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Expensive golf cart gone Moms Nite Out at the mall PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKA large crowd gathered Thursday, May 9, at Paddock Mall as part of the National Moms Nite Out program, which even included a fencing exhibition. More photos on Page 5. Anticipating the upcoming school year, Superintendent George Tomyn announces numerous changes affecting 14 schools and departments throughout Marion County. Principal appointments often affect other appointments, as shown by these moves taking affect July 1, 2013: School Development & Evaluation Kathy Quelland moves to the district level as a director of School Development & Evaluation, helping develop and evaluate school principals. She joined the district in 1981 and previously served as assistant principal at West Port and principal at North Marion High schools. She leaves Lake Weir Middle after three years as principal. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Barbara Dobbins moves to the district level as director of Exceptional Student Education (ESE), a department responsible for educating over 8,000 students with special needs. She leaves the principal post at Maplewood Elementary, a school designated as an ESE center. Dobbins joined the district in 1999 and served as assistant principal at two schools before transferring to Maplewood four years ago. Lake Weir Middle Stephanie Callaway becomes principal at Lake Weir Middle, moving from the same position at Emerald Shores Elementary. She previously served as assistant principal at Ft. McCoy School (K-8) and joined the district in 1999. Emerald Shores Elementary John Williams assumes the principal helm at Emerald Shores Elementary, moving Schools get new principals Please see SCHOOLS Page 3



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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1012Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EX8M 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 PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPost Office food driveU.S. Mail letter carriers picked up food for the hungry all over Marion County on Saturday, May 11. Shown above are some of the mailboxes in Fairfield Village as residents left food to help others. An $18,000 Club Cadet/New Holland gas-powered golf cart that is the Daytona International Speedway edition is missing. The golf cart has checkered flags and flames on the hood and the rear. Plus, the words Daytona International Speedway are on the hood of the golf cart, that is lifted with larger tires than a regular golf cart. It was reported missing on May 6 from a vacant lot in the 2300 block of Northwest 46th Court Road in the Foxwood Farms Mobile Home Park in Ocala. The 2011 golf cart was chained to a tree. Detectives found a yellow metal chain that had been cut and left near the tree. Detectives need your help in finding this golf cart. If you have any information about who took the golf cart or where the golf cart is located, you are urged to phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Expensive golf cart gone Moms Nite Out at the mall PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKA large crowd gathered Thursday, May 9, at Paddock Mall as part of the National Moms Nite Out program, which even included a fencing exhibition. More photos on Page 5. Anticipating the upcoming school year, Superintendent George Tomyn announces numerous changes affecting 14 schools and departments throughout Marion County. Principal appointments often affect other appointments, as shown by these moves taking affect July 1, 2013: School Development & Evaluation Kathy Quelland moves to the district level as a director of School Development & Evaluation, helping develop and evaluate school principals. She joined the district in 1981 and previously served as assistant principal at West Port and principal at North Marion High schools. She leaves Lake Weir Middle after three years as principal. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Barbara Dobbins moves to the district level as director of Exceptional Student Education (ESE), a department responsible for educating over 8,000 students with special needs. She leaves the principal post at Maplewood Elementary, a school designated as an ESE center. Dobbins joined the district in 1999 and served as assistant principal at two schools before transferring to Maplewood four years ago. Lake Weir Middle Stephanie Callaway becomes principal at Lake Weir Middle, moving from the same position at Emerald Shores Elementary. She previously served as assistant principal at Ft. McCoy School (K-8) and joined the district in 1999. Emerald Shores Elementary John Williams assumes the principal helm at Emerald Shores Elementary, moving Schools get new principals Please see SCHOOLS, Page 3

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Ocala Health announces the appointment of Eric Keyser, MD, FACC to Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Ocala Regional Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Keyser will lead all aspects of cardiovascular surgical services, including staff education and training, patient care practices, quality initiatives, and equipment procurement. Dr. Keyser specializes in the latest minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical techniques, performing most of his heart bypass surgeries off-pump, which often affords the patient a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay as well as reduced risk of stroke or memory problems. Dr. Keyser most recently served as clinical director and attending surgeon in the cardiothoracic surgery section of Essentia Health Heart & Vascular Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Keysers education is from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Medical Doctorate, a Master of Surgery, and a Master of Science in Experimental Surgery. His postgraduate medical training include research fellowships in Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Education and Minimally Invasive Surgery at McGill, a completed residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Center, a completed residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Childrens Hospital in New York, and a clinical fellowship in advanced Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery, and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery. He is an active member and fellow of several medical and surgical societies. Dr. Keyser brings a level of cardiovascular surgical expertise which is comparable to that of leading heart institutes and not widely available in our community, said Randy McVay, chief executive officer. Theres no better time than now to register children for Voluntary PreKindergarten classes this summer and regular kindergarten classes this fall. Parents can register their children at local elementary schools at any time. They can complete and print online forms to bring with them to save time in the waiting line. Currently, over 3,120 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. Forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us. Summer VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) classes are available at these 10 elementary schools, June 10 Aug. 1, from 7:39 a.m. 5:20PM Monday through Thursday: Belleview, College Park, Dunnellon, East Marion, Fessenden, Greenway, Madison Street, Maplewood, Marion Oaks, and Oakcrest. To participate in VPK, children must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2013, a Florida resident, and not participated in a VPK school-year program. Free breakfast and lunch are part of the VPK program each day, along with a snack. Parents must provide their own transportation for summer VPK programs and obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County (352369-2315). 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That endeavor was finally accomplished the first week in May just in time for Mothers Day and for the Memorial Day Picnic if anyone chooses to use it then. Jean Chapman, Former SAC chair, was instrumental (yes, pun intended) in the ongoing efforts for those who really desired this addition to be able to have the piano for the enjoyment of all. Jean said, I knew we would get this accomplished, but it took a bit longer than we first anticipated. That is behind us now and the piano is here. I want to thank all those who worked hard and donated generously to make this possible. It was really a group effort. The piano is now available for anyone who wants to create beautiful music or even music that is not so beautiful for the people who have expressed an interest in learning to play. I, personally, fall into that second category knowing full well that my first efforts are probably not going to produce beautiful music. This has been a lifelong goal for me, and I am so excited about the possibility of accomplishing another item on my personal bucket list. At the SAC meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m., Nina Stiles was introduced as the new secretary of the SAC Board in the absence of her counterpart, Carol Starr, who travels back to the North for the summer months. Toni Belcher, chair, pointed out that at some of the meetings there have been some private conversations that made hearing what was actually going on a bit difficult for those sitting around them. Toni pointed out that meetings will be conducted by Roberts Rules of Order and anyone present is asked to abide by them. Linda Urbanowitz announced that the Lunch Bunch will meet at The Attic Caf at 801 N. Magnolia Ave. on Tuesday, May 28. She said that the business is also a consignment shop so there will be the extra fun of browsing in addition to enjoying lunch with friends. Anyone who would like instructions of how to use the new Wii should contact Kerry Breeden who will be happy to get together with those who would like to know more. Several have indicated an interest in Wii bowling and this group will especially benefit if the plans to form a league actually materializes. The Mothers Day Brunch will have already happened when this is read since it is set for Saturday, May 11 between 10 a.m. and noon. The men will be cooking and cleaning up as well. That, within itself, would be enough to have many ladies attend. The Memorial Day Picnic will be held on Monday, May 27. Tickets for members of the SAC will be distributed. Others are invited to attend but will need to pay the $3 charges for non-members. Each family is asked to bring an appropriate picnic side dish that would be enough for eight. All those who will be in town during Memorial Day Week-end along with any family or visitors should plan to attend the picnic. It, along with the 4th of July celebration and Labor Day barbecue, are the three big parties of the warmer weather season and always are so much fun for everyone. Last, but certainly not least, none of us would be the persons we are today without the guidance, positive influence, and love given us by our moms or by the mother figures in our lives. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that all moms enjoyed a wonderful Mothers Day 2013. We appreciate and love all of you beyond words, so we hope you had a fabulously Happy Mothers Day. Fairfield Village Clubhouse now has a piano Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Former SAC chair, Jean Chapman, smiles with delight as she sits at the piano that was purchased by a private committee to be used in the Fairfield Village main room. It took almost a year, but the task was accomplished with the help of many generous donors. Everyone is invited to enjoy the use of the piano while they take care of it so that it can be enjoyed for many years. Special thanks to all who helped accomplish this endeavor. Read the classifieds Everyone was so happy to welcome the Mayor and the First Lady of Fairfield Village. R.B. and Becky Weller are bouncing back from some setbacks; but, as always, their great smiles light the room at the Mothers Day Brunch. Register now for voluntary Pre-K Please see PRE-K, Page 4 Mothers Day was Sunday, May 12. What a wonderful time to honor our mothers who are still with us, or spend time remembering those who have passed away. You are truly blessed if you still have your mother. Do you know why we celebrate this day? In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Today, many nations around the world celebrate Mothers Day they followed our tradition. A group of second grade students were asked what ingredients are used to make a mother one child answered, God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean. I think we could all agree with this answer. Last Monday we were fortunate to have Colleen Pallamary enlighten us on the many scams around us. Ms. Pallamany has been working on scam prevention issues for over a decade. She is the author of the book Scammunition which gives you a guide on how to protect yourself from con artists. Probably most of us have received the phone call from Rachel. The National Do Not Call registration is good for 5 years. Remember charities, political calls, and companies where you have accounts are exempt from this list. To register your phone (home and cell), call 1-888-382-1222, or you can register on line at www.donotcall.gov. It takes 31 days to activate your registration. If you continue to receive those pesky calls, you should report this to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-3824357, or on line at www.ftc.gov. The Federal Trade Commission has just released their Top Ten Complaint Categories for 2012; identity theft is the number one complaint. For the year 2012 the FTC states that consumers reported losses of over $1.4 billion because of fraud. Ms. Pallamary stressed that we should shred everything with our name on it. If you do not have a shredder, then cut up the papers. For more information check out Ms. PallaQuail Meadow group gets a lesson about scams marys website: colleenpallamary.com. Her book is available from Amazon. Latest update on the May 18th Spring Fling/Vegas Night: Tickets are still available; contact Charlotte Payne, Carol Mowrey, or Marie Schneider. If you do not wish to attend the dinner, but would like to come for the Vegas Show, then come to the clubhouse at 6:45 p.m. and pay $5 at the door. Monday, June 10th, is the annual Quail Meadow birthday party. This is a potluck dinner cake and ice cream provided. Also, we will be entertained by the Golden Troupers from the Ocala Civic Theater. There is no charge for this event. Im sorry to announce that the trip to Mount Dora was cancelled due to lack of response; we didnt have enough reservations to get the bus. We hope to take this trip later in the year. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Colleen Pallamary Ocala Health appoints Keyser

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from the same position at North Marion Middle. Williams joined the district in 2009 at North Marion Middle after transferring from South Florida. Maplewood Elementary Laura Burgess moves to Maplewood as principal, leaving the same position at South Ocala Elementary. She started with the district in 2002 and was previously the assistant principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Fessenden Elementary Isaac Burgess moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal, moving from the same position at Marion Technical Institute (MTI). Burgess joined the district in 1997 and later served as assistant principal at two schools. He also served as principal at Sunrise Elementary and Liberty Middle schools. MTI Jim Wohrley moves to the MTI principal position from the same post at Belleview High. He joined the district in 1980, later serving as assistant principal at Dunnellon and Belleview High schools before being named principal at Belleview High in 2001. Belleview High Mike Kelly moves to Belleview High as principal from the same position at North Marion High. He previously served as principal at Lake Weir Middle and was assistant principal at Lake Weir High. Kelly joined the district in 1987 and left in 2002 for charter school work, only to return in 2007. North Marion High Cindy Saunders becomes principal at North Marion High from the same position at Lake Weir High. Saunders started with the district 23 years ago and was previously assistant principal at Dunnellon High, Ft. McCoy, and North Marion High schools. She was also principal of Howard Middle. Lake Weir High Wayne Livingston moves to principal at Lake Weir High from the same position at Fort King Middle. Livingston began his teaching career at North Marion High back in 1987 and later served as assistant principal at three schools and principal at Evergreen Elementary. He transferred to principal at Fort King Middle in 2007. 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It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000ES6I SA VE THOUSANDS 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 W inner Jewelry Stor e 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Get the picture? It was working Wednesday, and we were able to get the Citizen done. However, with being down all day Tuesday, Im reasonably sure we left something, somewhere, out of the paper that should have been in. If thats the case, please accept our apologies. After the paper was done Wednesday, I went home, plopped down and clicked on the TV, which is set to automatically come on to ESPN. The first thing I saw was a message, temporarily off the air. Try again later. I found that almost all cable stations on the regular network (not the HD tier), had the same message. I called my provider, Cox Cable, and got a message that there was an outage in our area. Fortunately, I was home alone, so my angry scream wasnt heard by anyone. After a few hours, service was restored properly, but it was just another technological glitch to add to my list. Were always told to back up your data. But I wonder how much backup these big Internet providers and cable television networks have. Evidently Century Link didnt have the ability to flip a switch to another set of core routers to keep us running. Cable stations on the HD tier were still working, as were broadcast stations, but obviously it took more than a quick switch to fix the Cox problem. So I hope that last weeks outages, particularly the Internet, arent immediately forgotten. Lets find out what happened and why, and make sure it doesnt happen again. Someday, our nations security, as well as your personal health, could depend on it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen, both in Ocala. SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 In growing up, one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could figure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition it from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I always believe mom had all the money there was. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baffled me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers are like that. They know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I firmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the motherboard? It is no accident that they come up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. As I got older, the harmony was less and less. For example. My mother would tell me, You must be home by 10 oclock. At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 oclock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 oclock. I told you to clean up your room. Searching my memory board, I could not find any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I get older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. What are you thinking about? She just looked at me, smiled and said, Oh, I was just remembering some things. Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mothers Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. No matter how old their children get, they will always be their little babies. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the fine art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all (Proverbs 31:28-29 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Oh, for a memory like moms Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER, Page 10 SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 000EXOO

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-4566 000EU0N SUMMER SPECIAL Best Rates in Area After 3:00 PM Unlimited Till 7:30 PM $12.00 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM Walk 9 $11.00 Ride 9 $15.00 Ride 18 $20.00 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Walk 9 $9.00 Ride 9 $10.00 Ride 18 $15.00 Six-Pack Special $10.00 Beer, Wine, Food Available 000EX0H 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. Vi si t ors Are Al ways Wel com 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 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 W oosley Nursery available www .cr ossr oadscog.net 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000ERIX ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might prefer moving forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home and work continue to compete for your attention. But you handle it well by giving each its proper due. Someone you trust offers valuable advice. Listen to it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Unsettling news creates a difficult but not impossible situation. Continue to follow your planned routine, but keep your mind open to a possible change down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Lick your wounded pride if you like, but its a better idea to find out why your suggestions were rejected. What you learn could help you deal with an upcoming situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Feeling a bit listless? No wonder. You might be pushing too hard to finish everything on your to-do list. Cutting it down could help get your energy levels up. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Taking time out of your busy schedule might be the best way to handle that sensitive private matter. It will help reassure everyone involved about your priorities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Insist on full disclosure by all parties before agreeing to be part of a great deal. What you learn should help you decide whether to go with it or not. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your decision to protect the secret that was entrusted to you might irk some people. But it also wins you the admiration of those who value trust and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative activities take on a practical approach as you realize you might be able to market your work. Ask for advice from someone experienced in this area. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If youre suddenly a bit unsure about your decision, ask trusted colleagues and/or friends or family members for suggestions that could help resolve your doubts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A workplace situation could get stormy. But stay on course until theres a solution that meets with everyones approval, and things can finally calm down. BORN THIS WEEK: You keep an open mind on most matters, making you the confidante Read the classifieds munization records, and the childs Social Security card (optional). To attend kindergarten starting this August, the same rules apply. To register for kindergarten, parents should complete the online form mentioned earlier, print it out, and bring it with them to their neighborhood school. For more information, contact your nearest elementary school or call the K-12 Academic Services Office at 352-236-0500 or the Title One Office at 352-671-4171. PRE-Kcontinued from Page 2 Wednesday, May 15 Englis h as s econd languageThe ESL (English as Second Language) ministry at College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. State Road 200, will begin the summer program of Conversation Cafe on May 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. We will be encouraging internationals wanting to improve their English to participate by speaking English in an informal, fun group setting. Light refreshments will be served. Child care is offered, as well as programs for teens. Anyone will be welcomed. For more information call 352-854-6981.Thursday, May 16 Fallen Officers Mem orialThe Fallen Officers Memorial will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 16, in front of the building that is home for both the Marion County Tax Collector and Marion County Property Appraiser, on the campus of the McPherson Governmental Complex, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. This event is open to the public.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 352-854-8328Saturday, May 18 Civic Theatre backstage tourDo you ever attend a show at Ocala Civic Theatre and wonder, How do they do that??? We get a lot of questions (and muchappreciated compliments) about how we work our magic to create the fabulous sets, costumes, and props you see at each production. So were inviting you to an Open House and Backstage Tour on Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., to show you all (well, most of) our secrets! Our guided tour will take you behind the scenes to explore the wonderful world of backstage. Join our staff and volunteers as they share a glimpse of how we bring bygone eras to life, create authentic settings, and spin fantasy into reality. In the scene shop, youll see examples of set construction wizardry and learn about sound and lighting tricks, and our master craftsmen will demonstrate their clever illusions behind our artfully detailed props. In the costume shop, youll be amazed at the thousands of beautiful costumes we have in storage. This also is your chance to get an up-close-andpersonal look at the set, props, and costumes created for Guys and Dolls. Theres no charge to take the tour, and everyone is welcome to attend. You may just want to look around and satisfy your curiosity, or you might be interested in becoming a volunteer. Either way, we are always happy to have you join us. Dont miss this chance to sneak a peek at the fascinating world behind the curtain!Wo m ans Club s pring w orkshopThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will host a GFWC Florida District 5 Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. District 5 encompasses GFWC Womans Clubs from Cedar Key to Keystone Heights and representatives from each club will attend. GFWC Florida State President Pat Zarrarino of Atlantic Beach will be the featured speaker with District 5 Director Sue Allen of Inverness presiding. Awards from the recent state spring convention in Orlando will be presented. Lunch will be served. For information about registration and lunch reservations please call Frances at 352-629-7397, District Registrar for the workshop. Ven d ors w anted f or f lea m ark etThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-861-2730. Book s ale f or f ood bankA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Scand inavian 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 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Happenings More on Page 7

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Come see this 3BD, 2BA located in a Premier, 55+ gated community. Features large spacious living room, sunny and open country eat-in kitchen, sprawling master suite with skylight in master bath. 2000 Skyline, 1,279 sq. ft. home offers life at its finest at a great price. Reduced $ 54,000 $ 1.000/ mo. Furnished $ 700/ mo. For Lease At Gate Key Pad Center: Press # and 411 (#411) Drive to the end of the Blvd. Stop at the office. Fir st home on right. 000EX0J W est Marion Messenger 8810 W State R oad 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger .com Opinion New texting ban is another farce Years ago, when the Florida Legislature, under pressure from the Feds, adopted a mandatory seat belt use law, they made it a secondary offense. In other words, police couldnt stop you for not using a seat belt. They had to stop you for something else before you could receive a seat belt citation. Eventually, someone realized how silly this was, so they made it a primary violation. Now if you drive down the road without your seat belt hooked up, you can be pulled over. Weve always been against the seat belt law. What a person does in their own car, if it affects no one else, shouldnt be law enforcements business. It should be personal preference. Now along comes the Legislature again, this time passing a bill banning texting while driving. This one were in favor of, because it does affect other drivers. If someone is going down the road concentrating on texting and not on the road, it could cause accidents and result in injuries to others. But, in its wisdom, the Legislature has, once again, passed a toothless law, making it a secondary offense. That means that if youre driving down the road texting, and not violating any other laws, the police cant stop you (although cynics say that theyll find something else wrong to stop you, anyway). Eventually, someone will realize that this, too, is silly, and the legislators will have to go through the process of passing the law all over again, something that should have been done in the first place. Texting while driving is distracted driving there is no doubt about that. It should be banned. As the public service announcement on TV says, your thumbs have other things to do while youre driving. But passing a law that sort of makes it illegal is not the answer. So legislators should start planning now to pass an additional law in the next session. Common sense didnt prevail this time around, but maybe in 2014 it will surface in Tallahassee. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Bend over, grip ankles, no laughingBY JIM FLYNN When considering topics for this column, we were disinclined to offer an opinion on reinstatement of disciplinary paddling in the Marion County public schools. However, reconsideration raised thoughts of some disturbing characteristics of corporal punishment. (Coincidentally reinstatement means restoration to a previous position pun intended). Our personal experience with corporal punishment was mostly observational. When we entered public school in 1937, mom said to beware of Miss Vernon, a teacher who performed patrol duty with vigor, and a cane rattan in hand. The rattan was an attention getter for students coming down the up staircase or running in the corridor. A single swat behind a knee and a verbal reprimand were reminders that repetition of the observed offense or any other bad behavior could result in a couple of rattan strokes applied to a perpetrators buttocks usually performed in a classroom coat closet. A milder form of physical punishment was a ruler applied to student knuckles for talking in class, chewing gum, and other minor offenses. Memory suggests girls were more likely to suffer a tap of the twelve inch stick than boys. When Marion County discontinued paddling in 2010, the reason was that paddling is not as effective as it was when Charles Dickens was writing David Copperfield and other novels about widespread 19th century child abuse in schools and workplaces. Only 19 of our states still believe sparing the rod is less effective than spanking the student. Paradoxically, paddling too often or too enthusiastically at home could earn a night in jail and an explanation to a judge. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that spanking in schools is OK provided the spankee received his or her fourteenth amendment rights to due process and equal protection. Were unaware whether states which allow spanking send their principals to a constitutional law seminar, or just offer them a copy of Baker v. Owen (423 US 907) as an orientation to legal paddling. In states where corporal punishment by paddling is available, the practice gradually becomes a mish-mosh of permissions, exemptions, opt-outs, necessity of witnesses, whether there should be same sex paddlers, whether only boys should be paddled, and whether 16-18 year old students are too adult to be paddled. The safeguard in Marion Countys reinstated physical discipline is presigned parental permission to paddle and notice to the parent when the discipline is to be administered. It is not unreasonable to posit that good intentions of public education have contributed to widespread abdication of parental responsibilities. For anyone who hasnt heard or noticed, absence of parental responsibility has contributed significantly to the overflowing population of our prisons. The hidden downside of corporal punishment in public schools is the uncertain psychological effects it may have on teachers, students, and staff who are not involved and do not wish to be. The School Board had it right in 2010, but the current board couldnt leave well enough alone. 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. Several years ago, I cant remember exactly when, I sat around talking with my family. It wasnt that long after 9/11, so the topic drifted to terrorism. I remember making the statement that it really wasnt necessary to fly planes into buildings or blow up people to bring the free world to its knees. All the terrorists had to do was to learn how to crash, and maybe destroy, the Internet. Please understand, my sons are all electronically savvy. Coupled with my daughter being a 25-year teacher, that makes a pretty well-rounded group. They must have gotten their talents from their mother. Anyhow, one of the three boys, I cant recall which one, immediately said that doing such a thing to the Internet would pretty much be impossible because its so vast. That conversation was a distant memory until last Tuesday, when I sat at my computer at work, angrily pushing buttons and wondering why I couldnt get email or Internet service. I reset and powered up every device we had here in the office, and still the button-pushing produced no results. Its aggravating when your e-mail says send and receive error, and your website search produces cant find server check your connections, make sure you typed the URL correctly, etc. I do have Internet access on my phone through another company, and eventually I was able to get the message that Century Link, the provider we use for our Internet, had an outage affecting its operations across the country. It didnt make me feel any better, but at least I knew it wasnt our fault. Later, Century Link said the problem For one day, computers were paralyzed Among Friends Jim Clark concerned some core routers that malfunctioned. At this writing, its still not known what caused the router problem. All I know is that it nearly crippled us here at this office for a full day, and caused all sorts of problems getting material ready for last weeks Citizen, which is put together on Wednesday. That made me think what would happen if all providers suffered this same outage at the same time. If youre not aware how much the Internet and various other electronic connections are used in everyday life, well, please climb out from under your rock. News from everywhere, even down the street, gets into your newspaper and onto your television via e-mail and the Internet. Your bills for things like phone, gas, electric, etc., are generated with help from the Internet and e-mails. Computers process your medication, and your doctor probably sends in your prescription to your pharmacy via email. In some cases, Internet monitoring keeps people alive. Traffic cameras that control lights on highways are using the Internet to send information. Your Sun Pass on the toll roads uses the Internet, and you can electronically add to your balance without leaving home, etc., etc. Please see CLARK, Page 10 More photos from Moms Nite Out at Paddock Mall Above, Justin and Rebecca Britton of the Gator Patch in the mall. At right, Joe Martone was on the microphone for the event. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKTricia Boozer of the Vein Center. The H&R Block table at Moms Nite Out. Robert Bremner and Britney Guertin of Tijuana Flats were serving food. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000ERQM TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Affor d L awn Spray? THINK A G AIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala www .r enr oomocala.com 000EUSO Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 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. 000EW1U 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 Fully Loaded Ready to go Golfing $ 4,995 12-V T1275 only $ 659 We Sell Trojan Batteries 2013 Club Car Remanufactured 000EQFF BY EL AINE SHEET S Special to the MessengerOcala Palms residents began the afternoon of fun on Friday, May 3. The Royal Palm Room was decorated with tables set in pastel covers and at each place setting were plants of different kinds and colors. The centerpieces on each table were in the garden tea party theme. Subsequent to the luncheon of tea sandwiches, lobster salad and fruit, a fashion show was enjoyed by all. Stephanie Perkins, Fashion Coordinator from our local Belks store, brought a grand selection of coordinates from casual sportswear to evening glamour. Our own Ocala Palms resident models Joyce Hartsock, Kathy and Bob Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Pellett, Ronnie Smith, Cookie Roy and John Renyhart were most charming and attractive. However, the highlight of the afternoon was the "surprise" Ocala Palms model handsome Francis Sheets, who appeared in a Black Tuxedo. Following the fashion show, cake was served with coffee, tea and lemonade. All attendees were treated with a tea/coffee mug and a flower plant. Door prizes were also presented to the lucky winners. On behalf of myself, Elaine Sheets and co-chair Nancy Jensen along with Francis Sheets, Gene Jensen, Sharron and Lee Albert, I want to thank all who attended the luncheon. A luncheon and fashion show at Ocala Palms Joyce Hartsock, Kathy Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Yount, Cookie Roy, Ronnie Smith, Belk's Rep. Stephanie Perkins, John Renyhart, Francis Sheets and Bob Kibble. Photos by Barb Dedics and Cathy Donohue All in fun ... women waving money to the bashful model Francis Sheets. Front-Bobbie March, Carol Mete, Steph Schrempp, Katie Browne and Marty Hurst. BackSue Marr, Henny Obermeyer and Ruth Ann Oster Carol Yount and her mother Joan. Rene Hopkins and Barb Dedics. AARP driving classesAARP Driver Safety Courses are scheduled as follows: May 20 and 21, noon, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St. (OTOW), Ocala. Contact Ed Hobbs, 352-854-3699. May 22 and 23, 1 p.m. on the 22nd and 9 a.m. on the 23rd, Ocala Health Senior Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, Ocala. Contact ORMC at 1-800-530-1188. May 28 and 29, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes, 4000 S.W. Deepwater Court, Dunnellon. Contact Dale Stephensen, 352-489-1574. All courses are six hours in length and taught three hours each day. Completion required attendance both days. Florida Statutes mandate a discount on your vehicle insurance for completion of the course. Cathy Donohue and Elizabeth Cherulnik. Elaine Sheets, Sharron Albert and Nancy Jensen. Marilyn LaPlante, Jan Miller, Patricia Hamill, Cora Maxim, Verna Newman and Gail Bell. Rita Neff and Annamae Weber. More from Ocala Palms 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/.Morriston Baptist open houseMorriston Baptist Church announces its move to a new campus located at 3141 S.E. U.S. Highway 41 in Morriston. The Church family cordially invites the surrounding communities to join them in the Official Dedication/Open House on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours and light refreshments will be available.Monday, May 20 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, 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). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. Finally, the program explores the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them. The information will be useful to clinicians, administrators, and other staff working in hospice and palliative care, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-8545230. Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits HospiceThe sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000ERQM TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Affor d L awn Spray? THINK A G AIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala www .r enr oomocala.com 000EUSO Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 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. 000EW1U 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 Fully Loaded Ready to go Golfing $ 4,995 12-V T1275 only $ 659 We Sell Trojan Batteries 2013 Club Car Remanufactured 000EQFF BY EL AINE SHEET S Special to the MessengerOcala Palms residents began the afternoon of fun on Friday, May 3. The Royal Palm Room was decorated with tables set in pastel covers and at each place setting were plants of different kinds and colors. The centerpieces on each table were in the garden tea party theme. Subsequent to the luncheon of tea sandwiches, lobster salad and fruit, a fashion show was enjoyed by all. Stephanie Perkins, Fashion Coordinator from our local Belks store, brought a grand selection of coordinates from casual sportswear to evening glamour. Our own Ocala Palms resident models Joyce Hartsock, Kathy and Bob Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Pellett, Ronnie Smith, Cookie Roy and John Renyhart were most charming and attractive. However, the highlight of the afternoon was the "surprise" Ocala Palms model handsome Francis Sheets, who appeared in a Black Tuxedo. Following the fashion show, cake was served with coffee, tea and lemonade. All attendees were treated with a tea/coffee mug and a flower plant. Door prizes were also presented to the lucky winners. On behalf of myself, Elaine Sheets and co-chair Nancy Jensen along with Francis Sheets, Gene Jensen, Sharron and Lee Albert, I want to thank all who attended the luncheon. A luncheon and fashion show at Ocala Palms Joyce Hartsock, Kathy Kibble, Jane Vollrath, Carol Yount, Cookie Roy, Ronnie Smith, Belk's Rep. Stephanie Perkins, John Renyhart, Francis Sheets and Bob Kibble. Photos by Barb Dedics and Cathy Donohue All in fun ... women waving money to the bashful model Francis Sheets. Front-Bobbie March, Carol Mete, Steph Schrempp, Katie Browne and Marty Hurst. BackSue Marr, Henny Obermeyer and Ruth Ann Oster Carol Yount and her mother Joan. Rene Hopkins and Barb Dedics. AARP driving classesAARP Driver Safety Courses are scheduled as follows: May 20 and 21, noon, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St. (OTOW), Ocala. Contact Ed Hobbs, 352-854-3699. May 22 and 23, 1 p.m. on the 22nd and 9 a.m. on the 23rd, Ocala Health Senior Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, Ocala. Contact ORMC at 1-800-530-1188. May 28 and 29, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes, 4000 S.W. Deepwater Court, Dunnellon. Contact Dale Stephensen, 352-489-1574. All courses are six hours in length and taught three hours each day. Completion required attendance both days. Florida Statutes mandate a discount on your vehicle insurance for completion of the course. Cathy Donohue and Elizabeth Cherulnik. Elaine Sheets, Sharron Albert and Nancy Jensen. Marilyn LaPlante, Jan Miller, Patricia Hamill, Cora Maxim, Verna Newman and Gail Bell. Rita Neff and Annamae Weber. More from Ocala Palms 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/.Morriston Baptist open houseMorriston Baptist Church announces its move to a new campus located at 3141 S.E. U.S. Highway 41 in Morriston. The Church family cordially invites the surrounding communities to join them in the Official Dedication/Open House on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours and light refreshments will be available.Monday, May 20 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, 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). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. Finally, the program explores the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them. The information will be useful to clinicians, administrators, and other staff working in hospice and palliative care, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-8545230. Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits HospiceThe sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.

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Come see this 3BD, 2BA located in a Premier, 55+ gated community. Features large spacious living room, sunny and open country eat-in kitchen, sprawling master suite with skylight in master bath. 2000 Skyline, 1,279 sq. ft. home offers life at its finest at a great price. Reduced $ 54,000 $ 1.000/ mo. Furnished $ 700/ mo. For Lease At Gate Key Pad Center: Press # and 411 (#411) Drive to the end of the Blvd. Stop at the office. Fir st home on right. 000EX0J W est Marion Messenger 8810 W State R oad 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger .com Opinion New texting ban is another farce Years ago, when the Florida Legislature, under pressure from the Feds, adopted a mandatory seat belt use law, they made it a secondary offense. In other words, police couldnt stop you for not using a seat belt. They had to stop you for something else before you could receive a seat belt citation. Eventually, someone realized how silly this was, so they made it a primary violation. Now if you drive down the road without your seat belt hooked up, you can be pulled over. Weve always been against the seat belt law. What a person does in their own car, if it affects no one else, shouldnt be law enforcements business. It should be personal preference. Now along comes the Legislature again, this time passing a bill banning texting while driving. This one were in favor of, because it does affect other drivers. If someone is going down the road concentrating on texting and not on the road, it could cause accidents and result in injuries to others. But, in its wisdom, the Legislature has, once again, passed a toothless law, making it a secondary offense. That means that if youre driving down the road texting, and not violating any other laws, the police cant stop you (although cynics say that theyll find something else wrong to stop you, anyway). Eventually, someone will realize that this, too, is silly, and the legislators will have to go through the process of passing the law all over again, something that should have been done in the first place. Texting while driving is distracted driving there is no doubt about that. It should be banned. As the public service announcement on TV says, your thumbs have other things to do while youre driving. But passing a law that sort of makes it illegal is not the answer. So legislators should start planning now to pass an additional law in the next session. Common sense didnt prevail this time around, but maybe in 2014 it will surface in Tallahassee. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN P R O V OS TED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Bend over, grip ankles, no laughingBY JIM FLYNN When considering topics for this column, we were disinclined to offer an opinion on reinstatement of disciplinary paddling in the Marion County public schools. However, reconsideration raised thoughts of some disturbing characteristics of corporal punishment. (Coincidentally reinstatement means restoration to a previous position pun intended). Our personal experience with corporal punishment was mostly observational. When we entered public school in 1937, mom said to beware of Miss Vernon, a teacher who performed patrol duty with vigor, and a cane rattan in hand. The rattan was an attention getter for students coming down the up staircase or running in the corridor. A single swat behind a knee and a verbal reprimand were reminders that repetition of the observed offense or any other bad behavior could result in a couple of rattan strokes applied to a perpetrators buttocks usually performed in a classroom coat closet. A milder form of physical punishment was a ruler applied to student knuckles for talking in class, chewing gum, and other minor offenses. Memory suggests girls were more likely to suffer a tap of the twelve inch stick than boys. When Marion County discontinued paddling in 2010, the reason was that paddling is not as effective as it was when Charles Dickens was writing David Copperfield and other novels about widespread 19th century child abuse in schools and workplaces. Only 19 of our states still believe sparing the rod is less effective than spanking the student. Paradoxically, paddling too often or too enthusiastically at home could earn a night in jail and an explanation to a judge. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that spanking in schools is OK provided the spankee received his or her fourteenth amendment rights to due process and equal protection. Were unaware whether states which allow spanking send their principals to a constitutional law seminar, or just offer them a copy of Baker v. Owen (423 US 907) as an orientation to legal paddling. In states where corporal punishment by paddling is available, the practice gradually becomes a mish-mosh of permissions, exemptions, opt-outs, necessity of witnesses, whether there should be same sex paddlers, whether only boys should be paddled, and whether 16-18 year old students are too adult to be paddled. The safeguard in Marion Countys reinstated physical discipline is presigned parental permission to paddle and notice to the parent when the discipline is to be administered. It is not unreasonable to posit that good intentions of public education have contributed to widespread abdication of parental responsibilities. For anyone who hasnt heard or noticed, absence of parental responsibility has contributed significantly to the overflowing population of our prisons. The hidden downside of corporal punishment in public schools is the uncertain psychological effects it may have on teachers, students, and staff who are not involved and do not wish to be. The School Board had it right in 2010, but the current board couldnt leave well enough alone. 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. Several years ago, I cant remember exactly when, I sat around talking with my family. It wasnt that long after 9/11, so the topic drifted to terrorism. I remember making the statement that it really wasnt necessary to fly planes into buildings or blow up people to bring the free world to its knees. All the terrorists had to do was to learn how to crash, and maybe destroy, the Internet. Please understand, my sons are all electronically savvy. Coupled with my daughter being a 25-year teacher, that makes a pretty well-rounded group. They must have gotten their talents from their mother. Anyhow, one of the three boys, I cant recall which one, immediately said that doing such a thing to the Internet would pretty much be impossible because its so vast. That conversation was a distant memory until last Tuesday, when I sat at my computer at work, angrily pushing buttons and wondering why I couldnt get email or Internet service. I reset and powered up every device we had here in the office, and still the button-pushing produced no results. Its aggravating when your e-mail says send and receive error, and your website search produces cant find server check your connections, make sure you typed the URL correctly, etc. I do have Internet access on my phone through another company, and eventually I was able to get the message that Century Link, the provider we use for our Internet, had an outage affecting its operations across the country. It didnt make me feel any better, but at least I knew it wasnt our fault. Later, Century Link said the problem For one day, computers were paralyzed Among Friends Jim Clark concerned some core routers that malfunctioned. At this writing, its still not known what caused the router problem. All I know is that it nearly crippled us here at this office for a full day, and caused all sorts of problems getting material ready for last weeks Citizen, which is put together on Wednesday. That made me think what would happen if all providers suffered this same outage at the same time. If youre not aware how much the Internet and various other electronic connections are used in everyday life, well, please climb out from under your rock. News from everywhere, even down the street, gets into your newspaper and onto your television via e-mail and the Internet. Your bills for things like phone, gas, electric, etc., are generated with help from the Internet and e-mails. Computers process your medication, and your doctor probably sends in your prescription to your pharmacy via email. In some cases, Internet monitoring keeps people alive. Traffic cameras that control lights on highways are using the Internet to send information. Your Sun Pass on the toll roads uses the Internet, and you can electronically add to your balance without leaving home, etc., etc. Please see CLARK, Page 10 More photos from Moms Nite Out at Paddock Mall Above, Justin and Rebecca Britton of the Gator Patch in the mall. At right, Joe Martone was on the microphone for the event. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKTricia Boozer of the Vein Center. The H&R Block table at Moms Nite Out. Robert Bremner and Britney Guertin of Tijuana Flats were serving food. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-4566 000EU0N SUMMER SPECIAL Best Rates in Area After 3:00 PM Unlimited Till 7:30 PM $12.00 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM Walk 9 $11.00 Ride 9 $15.00 Ride 18 $20.00 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Walk 9 $9.00 Ride 9 $10.00 Ride 18 $15.00 Six-Pack Special $10.00 Beer, Wine, Food Available 000EX0H 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. Vi si t ors Are Al ways Wel com 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 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 W oosley Nursery available www .cr ossr oadscog.net 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000ERIX ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might prefer moving forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home and work continue to compete for your attention. But you handle it well by giving each its proper due. Someone you trust offers valuable advice. Listen to it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Unsettling news creates a difficult but not impossible situation. Continue to follow your planned routine, but keep your mind open to a possible change down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Lick your wounded pride if you like, but its a better idea to find out why your suggestions were rejected. What you learn could help you deal with an upcoming situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Feeling a bit listless? No wonder. You might be pushing too hard to finish everything on your to-do list. Cutting it down could help get your energy levels up. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Taking time out of your busy schedule might be the best way to handle that sensitive private matter. It will help reassure everyone involved about your priorities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Insist on full disclosure by all parties before agreeing to be part of a great deal. What you learn should help you decide whether to go with it or not. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your decision to protect the secret that was entrusted to you might irk some people. But it also wins you the admiration of those who value trust and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative activities take on a practical approach as you realize you might be able to market your work. Ask for advice from someone experienced in this area. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If youre suddenly a bit unsure about your decision, ask trusted colleagues and/or friends or family members for suggestions that could help resolve your doubts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A workplace situation could get stormy. But stay on course until theres a solution that meets with everyones approval, and things can finally calm down. BORN THIS WEEK: You keep an open mind on most matters, making you the confidante Read the classifieds munization records, and the childs Social Security card (optional). To attend kindergarten starting this August, the same rules apply. To register for kindergarten, parents should complete the online form mentioned earlier, print it out, and bring it with them to their neighborhood school. For more information, contact your nearest elementary school or call the K-12 Academic Services Office at 352-236-0500 or the Title One Office at 352-671-4171. PRE-Kcontinued from Page 2 Wednesday, May 15 Englis h as s econd languageThe ESL (English as Second Language) ministry at College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. State Road 200, will begin the summer program of Conversation Cafe on May 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. We will be encouraging internationals wanting to improve their English to participate by speaking English in an informal, fun group setting. Light refreshments will be served. Child care is offered, as well as programs for teens. Anyone will be welcomed. For more information call 352-854-6981.Thursday, May 16 Fallen Officers Mem orialThe Fallen Officers Memorial will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 16, in front of the building that is home for both the Marion County Tax Collector and Marion County Property Appraiser, on the campus of the McPherson Governmental Complex, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. This event is open to the public.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 352-854-8328Saturday, May 18 Civic Theatre backstage tourDo you ever attend a show at Ocala Civic Theatre and wonder, How do they do that??? We get a lot of questions (and muchappreciated compliments) about how we work our magic to create the fabulous sets, costumes, and props you see at each production. So were inviting you to an Open House and Backstage Tour on Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., to show you all (well, most of) our secrets! Our guided tour will take you behind the scenes to explore the wonderful world of backstage. Join our staff and volunteers as they share a glimpse of how we bring bygone eras to life, create authentic settings, and spin fantasy into reality. In the scene shop, youll see examples of set construction wizardry and learn about sound and lighting tricks, and our master craftsmen will demonstrate their clever illusions behind our artfully detailed props. In the costume shop, youll be amazed at the thousands of beautiful costumes we have in storage. This also is your chance to get an up-close-andpersonal look at the set, props, and costumes created for Guys and Dolls. Theres no charge to take the tour, and everyone is welcome to attend. You may just want to look around and satisfy your curiosity, or you might be interested in becoming a volunteer. Either way, we are always happy to have you join us. Dont miss this chance to sneak a peek at the fascinating world behind the curtain!Wo m ans Club s pring w orkshopThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will host a GFWC Florida District 5 Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. District 5 encompasses GFWC Womans Clubs from Cedar Key to Keystone Heights and representatives from each club will attend. GFWC Florida State President Pat Zarrarino of Atlantic Beach will be the featured speaker with District 5 Director Sue Allen of Inverness presiding. Awards from the recent state spring convention in Orlando will be presented. Lunch will be served. For information about registration and lunch reservations please call Frances at 352-629-7397, District Registrar for the workshop. Ven d ors w anted f or f lea m ark etThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352-861-2730. Book s ale f or f ood bankA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Scand inavian 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 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Happenings More on Page 7

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from the same position at North Marion Middle. Williams joined the district in 2009 at North Marion Middle after transferring from South Florida. Maplewood Elementary Laura Burgess moves to Maplewood as principal, leaving the same position at South Ocala Elementary. She started with the district in 2002 and was previously the assistant principal at Dunnellon Elementary. Fessenden Elementary Isaac Burgess moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal, moving from the same position at Marion Technical Institute (MTI). Burgess joined the district in 1997 and later served as assistant principal at two schools. He also served as principal at Sunrise Elementary and Liberty Middle schools. MTI Jim Wohrley moves to the MTI principal position from the same post at Belleview High. He joined the district in 1980, later serving as assistant principal at Dunnellon and Belleview High schools before being named principal at Belleview High in 2001. Belleview High Mike Kelly moves to Belleview High as principal from the same position at North Marion High. He previously served as principal at Lake Weir Middle and was assistant principal at Lake Weir High. Kelly joined the district in 1987 and left in 2002 for charter school work, only to return in 2007. North Marion High Cindy Saunders becomes principal at North Marion High from the same position at Lake Weir High. Saunders started with the district 23 years ago and was previously assistant principal at Dunnellon High, Ft. McCoy, and North Marion High schools. She was also principal of Howard Middle. Lake Weir High Wayne Livingston moves to principal at Lake Weir High from the same position at Fort King Middle. Livingston began his teaching career at North Marion High back in 1987 and later served as assistant principal at three schools and principal at Evergreen Elementary. He transferred to principal at Fort King Middle in 2007. Four principal positions are open at this point South Ocala Elementary, Wyomina Park Elementary, Fort King Middle, and North Marion Middle. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 T rimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. 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The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. 2 Chasing Dishes Oval 18/10 stainless 4.2 quart, $40 (352)236-2886 I BUY Diabetic Test Strips 386-266-7748 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 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 overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com 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 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000ES6I SA VE THOUSANDS 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 W inner Jewelry Stor e 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000ERBI CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Get the picture? It was working Wednesday, and we were able to get the Citizen done. However, with being down all day Tuesday, Im reasonably sure we left something, somewhere, out of the paper that should have been in. If thats the case, please accept our apologies. After the paper was done Wednesday, I went home, plopped down and clicked on the TV, which is set to automatically come on to ESPN. The first thing I saw was a message, temporarily off the air. Try again later. I found that almost all cable stations on the regular network (not the HD tier), had the same message. I called my provider, Cox Cable, and got a message that there was an outage in our area. Fortunately, I was home alone, so my angry scream wasnt heard by anyone. After a few hours, service was restored properly, but it was just another technological glitch to add to my list. Were always told to back up your data. But I wonder how much backup these big Internet providers and cable television networks have. Evidently Century Link didnt have the ability to flip a switch to another set of core routers to keep us running. Cable stations on the HD tier were still working, as were broadcast stations, but obviously it took more than a quick switch to fix the Cox problem. So I hope that last weeks outages, particularly the Internet, arent immediately forgotten. Lets find out what happened and why, and make sure it doesnt happen again. Someday, our nations security, as well as your personal health, could depend on it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen, both in Ocala. SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 In growing up, one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could figure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition it from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I always believe mom had all the money there was. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baffled me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers are like that. They know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I firmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the motherboard? It is no accident that they come up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. As I got older, the harmony was less and less. For example. My mother would tell me, You must be home by 10 oclock. At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 oclock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 oclock. I told you to clean up your room. Searching my memory board, I could not find any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I get older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. What are you thinking about? She just looked at me, smiled and said, Oh, I was just remembering some things. Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mothers Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. No matter how old their children get, they will always be their little babies. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the fine art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all (Proverbs 31:28-29 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Oh, for a memory like moms Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see SNYDER, Page 10 SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 000EXOO

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Ocala Health announces the appointment of Eric Keyser, MD, FACC to Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Ocala Regional Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Keyser will lead all aspects of cardiovascular surgical services, including staff education and training, patient care practices, quality initiatives, and equipment procurement. Dr. Keyser specializes in the latest minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical techniques, performing most of his heart bypass surgeries off-pump, which often affords the patient a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay as well as reduced risk of stroke or memory problems. Dr. Keyser most recently served as clinical director and attending surgeon in the cardiothoracic surgery section of Essentia Health Heart & Vascular Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Keysers education is from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Medical Doctorate, a Master of Surgery, and a Master of Science in Experimental Surgery. His postgraduate medical training include research fellowships in Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Education and Minimally Invasive Surgery at McGill, a completed residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Center, a completed residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Childrens Hospital in New York, and a clinical fellowship in advanced Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery, and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery. He is an active member and fellow of several medical and surgical societies. Dr. Keyser brings a level of cardiovascular surgical expertise which is comparable to that of leading heart institutes and not widely available in our community, said Randy McVay, chief executive officer. Theres no better time than now to register children for Voluntary PreKindergarten classes this summer and regular kindergarten classes this fall. Parents can register their children at local elementary schools at any time. They can complete and print online forms to bring with them to save time in the waiting line. Currently, over 3,120 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. Forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us. Summer VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) classes are available at these 10 elementary schools, June 10 Aug. 1, from 7:39 a.m. 5:20PM Monday through Thursday: Belleview, College Park, Dunnellon, East Marion, Fessenden, Greenway, Madison Street, Maplewood, Marion Oaks, and Oakcrest. To participate in VPK, children must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2013, a Florida resident, and not participated in a VPK school-year program. Free breakfast and lunch are part of the VPK program each day, along with a snack. Parents must provide their own transportation for summer VPK programs and obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County (352369-2315). 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That endeavor was finally accomplished the first week in May just in time for Mothers Day and for the Memorial Day Picnic if anyone chooses to use it then. Jean Chapman, Former SAC chair, was instrumental (yes, pun intended) in the ongoing efforts for those who really desired this addition to be able to have the piano for the enjoyment of all. Jean said, I knew we would get this accomplished, but it took a bit longer than we first anticipated. That is behind us now and the piano is here. I want to thank all those who worked hard and donated generously to make this possible. It was really a group effort. The piano is now available for anyone who wants to create beautiful music or even music that is not so beautiful for the people who have expressed an interest in learning to play. I, personally, fall into that second category knowing full well that my first efforts are probably not going to produce beautiful music. This has been a lifelong goal for me, and I am so excited about the possibility of accomplishing another item on my personal bucket list. At the SAC meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m., Nina Stiles was introduced as the new secretary of the SAC Board in the absence of her counterpart, Carol Starr, who travels back to the North for the summer months. Toni Belcher, chair, pointed out that at some of the meetings there have been some private conversations that made hearing what was actually going on a bit difficult for those sitting around them. Toni pointed out that meetings will be conducted by Roberts Rules of Order and anyone present is asked to abide by them. Linda Urbanowitz announced that the Lunch Bunch will meet at The Attic Caf at 801 N. Magnolia Ave. on Tuesday, May 28. She said that the business is also a consignment shop so there will be the extra fun of browsing in addition to enjoying lunch with friends. Anyone who would like instructions of how to use the new Wii should contact Kerry Breeden who will be happy to get together with those who would like to know more. Several have indicated an interest in Wii bowling and this group will especially benefit if the plans to form a league actually materializes. The Mothers Day Brunch will have already happened when this is read since it is set for Saturday, May 11 between 10 a.m. and noon. The men will be cooking and cleaning up as well. That, within itself, would be enough to have many ladies attend. The Memorial Day Picnic will be held on Monday, May 27. Tickets for members of the SAC will be distributed. Others are invited to attend but will need to pay the $3 charges for non-members. Each family is asked to bring an appropriate picnic side dish that would be enough for eight. All those who will be in town during Memorial Day Week-end along with any family or visitors should plan to attend the picnic. It, along with the 4th of July celebration and Labor Day barbecue, are the three big parties of the warmer weather season and always are so much fun for everyone. Last, but certainly not least, none of us would be the persons we are today without the guidance, positive influence, and love given us by our moms or by the mother figures in our lives. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that all moms enjoyed a wonderful Mothers Day 2013. We appreciate and love all of you beyond words, so we hope you had a fabulously Happy Mothers Day. Fairfield Village Clubhouse now has a piano Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Former SAC chair, Jean Chapman, smiles with delight as she sits at the piano that was purchased by a private committee to be used in the Fairfield Village main room. It took almost a year, but the task was accomplished with the help of many generous donors. Everyone is invited to enjoy the use of the piano while they take care of it so that it can be enjoyed for many years. Special thanks to all who helped accomplish this endeavor. Read the classifieds Everyone was so happy to welcome the Mayor and the First Lady of Fairfield Village. R.B. and Becky Weller are bouncing back from some setbacks; but, as always, their great smiles light the room at the Mothers Day Brunch. Register now for voluntary Pre-K Please see PRE-K, Page 4 Mothers Day was Sunday, May 12. What a wonderful time to honor our mothers who are still with us, or spend time remembering those who have passed away. You are truly blessed if you still have your mother. Do you know why we celebrate this day? In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Today, many nations around the world celebrate Mothers Day they followed our tradition. A group of second grade students were asked what ingredients are used to make a mother one child answered, God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean. I think we could all agree with this answer. Last Monday we were fortunate to have Colleen Pallamary enlighten us on the many scams around us. Ms. Pallamany has been working on scam prevention issues for over a decade. She is the author of the book Scammunition which gives you a guide on how to protect yourself from con artists. Probably most of us have received the phone call from Rachel. The National Do Not Call registration is good for 5 years. Remember charities, political calls, and companies where you have accounts are exempt from this list. To register your phone (home and cell), call 1-888-382-1222, or you can register on line at www.donotcall.gov. It takes 31 days to activate your registration. If you continue to receive those pesky calls, you should report this to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-3824357, or on line at www.ftc.gov. The Federal Trade Commission has just released their Top Ten Complaint Categories for 2012; identity theft is the number one complaint. For the year 2012 the FTC states that consumers reported losses of over $1.4 billion because of fraud. Ms. Pallamary stressed that we should shred everything with our name on it. If you do not have a shredder, then cut up the papers. For more information check out Ms. PallaQuail Meadow group gets a lesson about scams marys website: colleenpallamary.com. Her book is available from Amazon. Latest update on the May 18th Spring Fling/Vegas Night: Tickets are still available; contact Charlotte Payne, Carol Mowrey, or Marie Schneider. If you do not wish to attend the dinner, but would like to come for the Vegas Show, then come to the clubhouse at 6:45 p.m. and pay $5 at the door. Monday, June 10th, is the annual Quail Meadow birthday party. This is a potluck dinner cake and ice cream provided. Also, we will be entertained by the Golden Troupers from the Ocala Civic Theater. There is no charge for this event. Im sorry to announce that the trip to Mount Dora was cancelled due to lack of response; we didnt have enough reservations to get the bus. We hope to take this trip later in the year. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Colleen Pallamary Ocala Health appoints Keyser

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1012Wednesday, May 15, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EX8M 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 PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPost Office food driveU.S. Mail letter carriers picked up food for the hungry all over Marion County on Saturday, May 11. Shown above are some of the mailboxes in Fairfield Village as residents left food to help others. An $18,000 Club Cadet/New Holland gas-powered golf cart that is the Daytona International Speedway edition is missing. The golf cart has checkered flags and flames on the hood and the rear. Plus, the words Daytona International Speedway are on the hood of the golf cart, that is lifted with larger tires than a regular golf cart. It was reported missing on May 6 from a vacant lot in the 2300 block of Northwest 46th Court Road in the Foxwood Farms Mobile Home Park in Ocala. The 2011 golf cart was chained to a tree. Detectives found a yellow metal chain that had been cut and left near the tree. Detectives need your help in finding this golf cart. If you have any information about who took the golf cart or where the golf cart is located, you are urged to phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Expensive golf cart gone Moms Nite Out at the mall PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKA large crowd gathered Thursday, May 9, at Paddock Mall as part of the National Moms Nite Out program, which even included a fencing exhibition. More photos on Page 5. Anticipating the upcoming school year, Superintendent George Tomyn announces numerous changes affecting 14 schools and departments throughout Marion County. Principal appointments often affect other appointments, as shown by these moves taking affect July 1, 2013: School Development & Evaluation Kathy Quelland moves to the district level as a director of School Development & Evaluation, helping develop and evaluate school principals. She joined the district in 1981 and previously served as assistant principal at West Port and principal at North Marion High schools. She leaves Lake Weir Middle after three years as principal. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Barbara Dobbins moves to the district level as director of Exceptional Student Education (ESE), a department responsible for educating over 8,000 students with special needs. She leaves the principal post at Maplewood Elementary, a school designated as an ESE center. Dobbins joined the district in 1999 and served as assistant principal at two schools before transferring to Maplewood four years ago. Lake Weir Middle Stephanie Callaway becomes principal at Lake Weir Middle, moving from the same position at Emerald Shores Elementary. She previously served as assistant principal at Ft. McCoy School (K-8) and joined the district in 1999. Emerald Shores Elementary John Williams assumes the principal helm at Emerald Shores Elementary, moving Schools get new principals Please see SCHOOLS, Page 3