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12 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EYCX INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 Fallen officers honored BY JIM CLARK Editor Local law enforcement officers who gave their lives while serving the public were honored Thursday, May 16, at a ceremony held at the Marion County monument at the McPherson Complex on Southeast 25th Avenue. Dozens of law enforcement personnel from around the area, including some of neighboring counties, attended the brief ceremony. Gary Earnst, a retired officer who was wounded while on duty for the Marion County Sheriffs Office, gave the keynote address. The family of M.O. Tuck placed a wreath, and a roll call of fallen officers was read. There was a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps, a riderless horse and a helicopter flyover. Sheriff Chris Blair gave the closing remarks. Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham gave the welcoming talk. Fallen officers include Burrel Daukins, 1881; Bill Hudson, 1908; Perry Bostick, 1924, Henry Gordon, 1924; A.O. Warren, 1926; Nathan Hattaway, 1930; Edward Porter Jr., 1951; M.O. Tuck, 1955; R.L. Wooten, 1955; Curtis Youngblood, 1955; C.M. Starry, 1958; Bill Rutherford, 1990 and Brian R. Litz, 2004. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe wreath that was placed on the monument is carried to the ceremony. A riderless horse, symbolizing a fallen leader, marches past the monument. More photos, Page 12. Officer Ronnie Williams played Taps. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKHow about a football career? Players and staff from the West Port High School football team recently attended a career day at Hammett Bowen Elementary School in Southwest Ocala. The Wolf Pack play a spring game tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, against Vanguard at Booster Stadium at 7 p.m. You can design a birdhouseThey chirp and whistle, coo and caw. They twitter and squeak, hoot and scream. Dig the natural melody of bird sounds? Now you can help carry more of those tunes to a Marion County park through Marion County Parks and Recreations Its for the Birds birdhouse design/build contest. Through June 28, children ages 10 and up and adults are encouraged to design and build a birdhouse for one of the five following bird species: barred owl, bluebird, chickadee, house wren or pileated woodpecker. To officially enter the contest, creators then download and complete an application form from www.marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm. The application packet includes design and bird species guidelines. Entries need to be dropped off at Marion County Parks and Recreation (111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala) by 4 p.m. on June 28. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in the youth (ages 10-17), adult (ages 18 and over) and professional categories. The contest is being held in conjunction with Coehadjoe Park renovations and as a way to raise awareness of the importance of birds and bird habitats in Marion County. Winners will be announced at Coehadjoe Parks grand reopening in July. For more information on the contest, please contact Jim Couillard at james.couillard@marioncountyfl.org or call 352671-8560. Burglars strike in Northwest OcalaAn Xbox 360 and games were among the items taken in a burglary in the 5800 block of Northwest 5th Street on May 16. Entry was evidently made through a window, according to the Marion County Sheriffs Office. More photos from the Fallen Officers Memorial PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe presentation of the Colors. The sheriffs Pipe and Drum Corps played. Gary Earnst, the guest speaker.Sheriff Chris Blair closed the ceremony. Bill Gadsen gave the roll call of offic ers.Ocala C hief Greg Graham welcomed visitors to the ceremony. OPD Chaplain Doug Green.The monument with the wreath. MCSO Chaplain Robert Murray.OPD Lt. Billy Woods.

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She is missed as much today as she was two years ago. She was that elegant lady with the beaming smile and happy personality. John worked for the community as the go to guy for anything that needed to be fixed, repaired, or made right. He did this for some six years and was so very appreciated. His home has always been one of the most well kept in the community. When I asked him about his secret, he smiled slightly and said, Anything I did I owed it all to Jan. It was so obvious by the wistful look on his face that the sweet lady was his inspiration. Theirs has always been an FFV love story. Each month another special home will be featured as singled out for the meticulous care given by the owners. Rachel Muse, community general manager, chooses those for recognition. A special gift certificate is part of the Thank You for being such a good neighbor Mays HOA MeetingThe Fairfield Village HOA met at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, in the Clubhouse. A fairly good number of neighbors attended and paid close attention to what was discussed. The president, Bart Rich, moderated the meeting, but he turned to each of the Board members for comments and/or concerns. Secretary Norma Powers reported that the Mothers Day Brunch was a big success. She also had printed up an article from the FMO concerning items of interest. She will have this available for anyone who would like to read it. Stan Cohen reported that there was only one grievance being investigated and it is one that has been a concern for a few months. There are no new concerns brought to his attention. Chuck Belcher reiterated Norma Powers comments about the Mothers Day Brunch and said that the men enjoyed their efforts to celebrate the ladies. He also said that Dan Ford will be installing new backsplash and a ceiling fan in the Clubhouses kitchen. Kerry Breeden asked those present for any ideas for attracting more members into the HOA so that there will be a more inclusive representation of the communitys concerns. Carol Ouellette suggested having more speakers from local agencies and organizations. She particularly suggested talking with Marion Senior Services to let people know about services and options available for Marion County residents. Larry Hanson suggested that a list of skilled and trained neighbors willing to help others be Fairfield Villages May Home of the Month chosen Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal put up in the Clubhouse so that those who have concerns could have an objective neighbor to give them advice before they invest large amounts of money on repairs or renovations that might not be needed. Several people have been convinced to put in new heat pumps that perhaps could have been repaired at much lower costs. Many unscrupulous people try to convince homeowners that repairs or replacements are required when actually (in many cases) these are just scams. Particularly vulnerable are ladies who perhaps have no expertise in home repairs. These neighbors with skills and training could help novices to know when and how to get the most for their money and maintain their homes the way they really want them to be. As is usually the case, neighbors can and will help each other in Fairfield Village so long as they know there is a need. This volunteer list is just another one of the perks of living in our community, Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people. We wish everyone a wonderful Memorial Day. Stay safe and recognize those who have given so much for our United States of America. John Scott stands in front of his home chosen as FFV's Home of the Month for May 2013. T hank you to everyone who contributed to the Fight Hunger drive sponsored by the Letter Carriers. Our residents came through, as usual, with many, many boxes of food for those less fortunate. Robby, one of the mail carriers in our neighborhood, was grateful for all the donations left at the Clubhouse. He was able to pick up the boxes all during the week which made Saturdays pickups much easier. At last report, the total amount of collections for Marion County surpassed last years collection. The Ladies Luncheon for this month was enjoyed by 14 women from the community. We lunched at the Horse and Hounds Restaurant on Silver Springs Boulevard. The food was very good. Mark your calendars now for the June luncheon which will be on the 14th at the Stone Creek Grille. May 18th was Armed Forces Day. This is a day we often overlook. Lets take a look at the history of this special day On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but also supports Armed Forces Day. In a speech announcing the formation of the day, President Truman praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas and said, It is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace. In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, Mr. Truman stated: Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by Americas defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense. Following is an excerpt from a New York Times article published on May 17, 1952: This is the day on which we have the welcome opportunity to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces ... to all the individuals who are in the service of their country all over the world. Armed Forces Day wont be a matter of parades and receptions for a good many of them. They will all be in line of duty and some of them may give their lives in that duty. This quote is still appropriate for our country today. The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war. Faith, not suspicion, must be the key to our relationships. Sacrifice, not selfishness, must be the eternal price of liberty. Vigilance, not appeasement, is the byword of living freedoms. Our Quail Meadow residents help fight hunger Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL Page

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, May 22, 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... 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May lease/option (352) 209-3172 after 7pm 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. 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These are just two examples of how the federal government is getting out of hand. Our ancestors fought for a free country, and a war was fought over states rights. Now there are some in government who have gotten too powerful, and are threatening those freedoms. Maybe its time for some housecleaning in Washington, not only of elected officials but of bureaucrats who work behind the scenes to erode our freedom. EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 the womb? If a procedure to end its life is wrong outside the womb, why isnt it wrong inside the womb? The essence of abortion is that there are two lives when you start and one when you finish. If it were your business to perform them and fight all restrictions on them, no matter how slight, you wouldnt want to be forthright and honest about it, either.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc. LOWRYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Armed Forces in 1950 protecting the peace, building for security with freedomare Teamed for Defense ... This is a quote from General Omar Bradley, who also said: Real security lies in the prevention of warand today that hope can come only through adequate preparedness. Dont wait until the next Armed Forces Day to show your gratitude to our men and women who are serving, or have served to protect each one of us. When you see someone in uniform, tell them thank you. Memorial Day is May 27, another day in which we can show gratitude to those who have served in our armed services. May 23 is going to be a special day for Jack Sheidler. Remember last October when Jack was scheduled to go on the Freedom Flight, but the plane he was on had mechanical problems and he didnt get to make the trip? Well, the trip is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, and Jack is looking forward to this trip. The plane will return to the Ocala Airport at approximately 8:15 p.m. The public is invited to be at the airport to welcome home these heroes. Lets try to have a welcome committee for Jack. QUAILCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Early deadlines for next weeks Messenger 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 352-854-5230. Saturday, June 1 Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276 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.Church to open childcare center Crossroads Childcare Center will open June 1 serving ages 2 to 10 years of age. The church staff will also offer a summer camp for school age children in a Christian environment. Registration for the childcare began May 1. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-5982085. Sunday, June 2 Baccalaureate at West PortThe Baccalaureate service for West Port High School graduates will be Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. at the schools Performing Arts Center. Graduation will be at the football field on Friday, June 7, at 6 p.m.Monday, June 3 Library seeks donated itemsThe Friends of the Ocala Library request that gently-used unwanted items be donated to the Store for Good program at Neighborhood Storage Location No. 1 at 310 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, any time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. 4 p.m. on Sunday. The program runs from Monday, June 3, through Wednesday, June 12. All donated items will be sold at public auction, and all proceeds donated to the Friends for their ongoing support of the library. For more information call 352-629-0325.Thursday, June 6 Mental illness education Are you a caregiver of a family member or loved one living with a severe mental illness? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Marion County) will offer a FREE NAMI Family-toFamily Education Program for families, partners, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder or other serious mental illness. The course helps improve the skills and abilities for caregivers to manage the path to recovery. Many family members describe their experience in the program as life changing. The program will run for 12 weeks starting on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Ocala, 2801 S.W. Maricamp Road. Teachers are specially trained NAMI family members and caregivers who focus on the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness. All course materials are furnished at no cost. The class is limited to 20 students, so please call and register as early as you can. Registration is required. To register call NAMI at 352-368-2405, or e-mail to education@namiocala.org. Saturday, June 8 ABBA performers at Circle Square It was 40 years ago when the first pop group from a non-English-speaking country topped the charts and took over the airways. ABBA is Swedens greatest contribution to the world of music. On June 8 ABBAMANIA: A Tribute to ABBA will transform the Circle Square Cultural Center back to the 1970s. ABBAMANIAs four performers dont just sound like Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha, they look and dress the part too. With costume changes, choreography, a live band and back-up singers, youll want to wear bell-bottom pants and platform shoes. ABBAMANIA will perform 21 of ABBAs hits including the ones you love to sing along to like Dancing Queen, Fernando, Waterloo and Mamma Mia. Tickets start at $17. Dont miss the opportunity to be transferred back to the disco era by ABBAMANIA: A Tribute to ABBA on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center located at 8395 S.W. 80th St., in Ocala. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information on the 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-8543670. Monday, June 10 Health care seminar at church On June 10 at 6:30 p.m., Christs Church of Marion Countys Health Ministry will provide an opportunity to meet Doctor Meghavi S Kosboth. She will hold an informal discussion on Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Dr. Kosboth is board certified, specializing in Internal Medicine with expertise in the area of Rheumatology. She has a number of awards including Patients Choice Award of 2012 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the subject. Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 352-861-6182, or sign-up in the lobby. 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala.Monday, June 17 VBS at Our Redeemer LutheranA Vacation Bible School will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church from June 17 to 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. each day. The church is at 5200 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Everyone is invited. Register at OurRedeemerOcala.org (click the VBS tab or call our office at 352-2372233) Contact Person: Laurie Baluyot. E-mail address: vbs@ourredeemerocala.org. Phone : 352-237-2233. Happenings

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But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bravo to the determined Bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your Taurean tenacity to begin paying off by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to consider stepping back from the task at hand for a while. This could help you get a better perspective on what youve done and what still needs to be done. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your keen Cancerian insight should help you determine whether a new offer is solid or just more fluff n stuff. The clues are all there waiting for you to find them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being ignored is difficult for any proud Leo or Leona. But pushing yourself back into the spotlight might be unwise. Let things work themselves out at their own pace. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Trying to uncover a colleagues secret under the pretext of showing concern is ill-advised. Control your curiosity to avoid raising resentment in the workplace. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect to hear good news about a loved one. Also, be prepared for some changes in several family relationships that could develop from this lucky turn of events. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Some surprises are expected to accompany a number of changes that will continue through part of next week. At least one could involve a romantic situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to have faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A workplace goal that suddenly seems out of reach is no problem for the sure-footed Goat, who moves steadily forward despite obstacles placed in his or her way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Uncertainty about who is right might keep you from making a clear-cut decision. Wait until you know more about what youre being asked to decide. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Be careful to keep your emotions in check when dealing with a demanding personal situation. You need to set an example of strength for others to follow. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an extraordinary ability to rally people to do their best. You would be a treasure as a teacher. EMS WeekEmergency Medical Week was first proclaimed by President Gerald R. Ford in 1974. This year, EMS Week is celebrated from May 19 to 25. Ocala Fire Rescue is proud to honor all emergency medical personnel. Ocalas first paramedics, among the first in Florida, began serving our community in 1977. During EMS Week we salute all emergency medical services personnel who devote their lives to helping others 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The photo is Ocalas first Fire Rescue vehicle. The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys June Sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The website features a sortable master index for the catalog, daily pedigree updates and past performances as well as under tack show videos and results. After a record breaking OBS Spring Sale, this is the final to buy an OBS juvenile. There are 687 2-year-olds and 25 older horses cataloged thus far for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18 and 19. Both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. Supplemental nominations are being accepted until May 23. The Under Tack Show will again be split into three sessions: Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, beginning each morning at 7:30 a.m. The daily breakdown will be announced after the closing of supplemental nominations. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, as well as in the video room adjacent to the Horsemens Lounge and at kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring areas. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton. Recent June Sale graduates have again enjoyed success at racings highest levels. W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racings millionaire Goldencents, purchased by Dennis ONeill after being supplemented to last years June Sale, has accounted for three graded stakes victories including the Santa Anita Derby (G1). He challenged Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb in the Preakness (G1) at Pimlico, cut did not win. Tanma Corporations Southwest Stakes (G3) winner Super Ninety Nine was a factor on the Derby Trail before he was forced to the sidelines by injury. Gary Barber and Stoneway Farms Spring Venture also came out of last years sale to win two graded stakes at Woodbine before winning this years filly division of the OBS Championship Stakes. In all, 40 OBS June graduates have won or placed in 69 stakes since the beginning of 2012. In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information, please call 352-237-2154. Catalog for OBS June sale available online The Southwest Florida Water Management District is observing May 19-25 as Water Reuse Week. Governor Rick Scott proclaimed Florida Water Reuse Week to highlight the importance of water reuse to the sustainability of Floridas water supply and overall ecosystem. Water reuse is essential to ensuring safe, clean and sustainable water resources. As part of the Districts efforts to highlight water reuse awareness throughout our 16-county coverage area, here are five facts about how we are working together to protect Floridas water supply: The District has partnered with Tampa Bay Water to create 110 million gallons per day of new alternative water supplies in the Tampa Bay area. Our District has the lowest per capita usage in the state, with our consumers using 98 gallons per person, per day in the Tampa Bay area. In Florida, the statewide average is 133 gallons per person, per day. Ten percent of all water we use is reclaimed water, which offsets 160 million gallons per day of groundwater throughout the District. District-wide, we have funded enough reclaimed water projects for pipes reaching from Tampa to Washington D.C. (913 miles.) Since 1992, the District has funded indoor and outdoor water conservation projects ranging from toilet rebate/replacements to landscape and irrigation evaluations, conserving over 14.5 million gallons per day of potable water. Thats up to $217 million that didnt need to be spent on creating new alternative water supply. Florida began celebrating Water Reuse Week in 2007, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Reuse Program as a national leader in water efficiency. Water Reuse Week observed by SFWMD Jobless rate declines The jobless rate in April for Workforce Connections Citrus, Levy and Marion counties region was 7.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage points over the month and 2.1 percent lower than the same time last year. The unemployment rate for the region is the lowest since June 2008 when it was 7.7 percent. For the fifth consecutive month, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan area led the state with the fastest job-growth rate at 3.2 percent, with 2,900 new jobs over the year. Floridas job-growth rate during the same period was 1.6 percent. According to todays release of the April 2013 unemployment rates by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Marion County posted an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent, a drop of 0.3 percent over the month and the lowest it has been since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent. Local rates are not seasonally adjusted. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 6.8 percent and the national rate was 7.1 percent. Rusty Skinner, Workforce Connections chief executive officer, said the data indicates that this has been another positive month in our trending related to an expanding labor force, expanding employment and reduced unemployment. In all three counties, there is positive movement in each of these areas. Out of a regional labor force of 206,773, which remained virtually unchanged over the month, there were 15,535 unemployed, down 572 over the month and down 4,205 since April 2012.

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It wasnt only the Tea Party, but groups with such threatening words as Liberty in their names, among others. Yes, you have to watch out for those groups who want liberty in America. It certainly appears as if the IRS, acting under orders from someone, decided that conservative Americans might be cheating on their taxes more than liberal Americans. President Obama has expressed indignation that such a thing happened. But obviously someone, somewhere, thought this would be a good idea. We doubt if most Americans join in that thinking. Then came the note that the Justice Department, another arm of the federal government, obtained a secret subpoena and got the phone records of The Associated Press, commonly known as AP For those who arent familiar with the AP it is a news cooperative, the largest in the U.S. The AP gets a lot of its news from member newspapers, who feed stories and photos to the service, which then retransmits it to all of its members. But the AP also has its own staff of writers, editors and photographers, stationed around the world, who cover events and put them out to members, a practice commonly called putting it on the wire. Most weekly newspapers such as ours are not members of the AP since we deal primarily with local news. But our parent daily newspaper, The Citrus County Chronicle, does use AP stories. Reports state that the Justice Department was trying to find the source of what it calls leaks about a situation a while back in Yemen. Evidently, by scrutinizing the APs phone calls, it hoped to zero in on the whistleblower. This has a chilling effect on a free press, guaranteed by the First Amendment. People are willing to expose the wrongs in government by being assured of their anonymity. Reporters have gone to jail to protect O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Euphemism ImperativeBY RICH LOWRY President Barack Obama was proud to become the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood the other week. But not proud enough to utter the word abortion. The right to abortion is the sneakiest, most shamefaced of all American rights. It hides behind evasion and euphemism and cant. So President Obama sang a hymn of praise to Planned Parenthood at the organizations annual conference without mentioning what makes it so distinctive and controversial. He said its core principle is that women should be allowed to make their own decisions about their own health. He excoriated opponents involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to womens health. Listening to him, you could be forgiven for thinking that the country is riven by a fierce dispute over whether women should be allowed to choose their own OB-GYNs or to get cancer screenings. In his speech, the president said the word cancer seven times. About that he is happy to be forthright. Imagine if he had been similarly frank about the core of Planned Parenthoods work: In 2011, according to your annual report, your clinics or affiliates performed 330,000 abortions. Thats a lot of abortion. Over 10 years more than 3 million. Thank you, Planned Parenthood. Think of all those women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies, and you were there for them. Thats what you are about. And thats what this country is about. Before that crowd, he might have gotten rousing applause, but talking in such honest terms would have been a gross faux pas. The unwritten rule when the left discusses abortion is that it shouldnt be called abortion, but always health or, more specifically reproductive health although abortion is the opposite of reproduction and, for one party involved, the opposite of health. The trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been an exercise in stripping away euphemism. He is accused of murdering babies because he allegedly didnt manage to kill them in the womb and had to finish the job outside the womb. His case is so discomfiting for liberals not only because it is such a stark picture of the seamy, money-grubbing side of abortion, but because it illustrates how slight the difference is between lateterm abortion or late-term health and what nearly everyone recognizes as a crime. In a story about the case, The New York Times referred to the newborns killed by Gosnell as fetuses. The definition of a fetus according to MerriamWebster is an unborn or unhatched vertebrate. By definition, the newborns werent fetuses; they werent unborn. But the Times couldnt bring itself to use the word baby. This is the crux of the matter: If it is a baby outside the womb, why not inside Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T his time of year is always a little bit rough for me. Between local Memorial Day celebrations, the upcoming anniversary of D-Day and TV depictions of soldiers, it brings back some memories of relatives. There was one who never made it home. He was my Uncle Joe and my Godfather, and he was killed in Normandy seven months after I was born. Somewhere I have a picture of him holding me, I think it was on a park bench, and Ive done research and found a picture of his grave in France. Hes listed as Sgt. Joseph Day of Illinois. I have a lot more active memories of my father, who did come home from World War II. He died in 2004 here in Ocala, and he and my mother are buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. His strong military background carried over into his civilian life, where he was active in a group called Catholic War Veterans in Bergenfield, New Jersey, where I was raised. I remember him being the guest speaker at the Memorial Day services in front of the Borough Hall, and I recall his talk on teaching patriotism to young people, telling parents to take their children to the various historical sites within driving distance of where I lived, places such as Valley Forge, West Point, and so forth. I recall being an altar boy at church that night for a weekly Novena, and the priest, a Father Genslinger, asked me if my dad had taken me to all those places he mentioned. I was proud to be able to say, Yes, he did. There was another one who came home, my Uncle Ed. He lost an eye in the war, but came back to run a successful restaurant near the financial district in downtown New York. It was called Neils Luncheonette, and was packed at lunchtime every business day. It was a long, thin building with a counter, and the hamburgers? Well, they Memorial Day is a time to remember Among Friends Jim Clark were made the way hamburgers should be made in a restaurant, not like the fast food places we see today. Listening to the two of them made me appreciate the military members and what they went through during World War II. I also remember the announcement of the start of the Korea War, and my grandmother crying in the kitchen, worrying that both men would have to go back into the Army. Neither one did. All those memories come drifting back the next couple of weeks as we go to various ceremonies and events. The big one in the county will be at Veterans Park next Monday at 10 a.m. This is always a touching event, but its usually brutally hot, and this day will probably be the same. After that, theres a ceremony at Highland Memorial Park, which is always decorated red, white and blue. A lot of people attend both ceremonies, with one following on the heels of the others. Next Monday, make sure you take time to remember those who sacrificed their lives in war for us. That includes all wars, including those who died fighting in Asia recently. Memorial Day is more than barbecues and picnics. Its a day to honor and remember.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see LOWRY Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 I have a terrible confession to get off my chest. It is a secret I have tried to hide from family and friends for years. Up to this point, I have been fairly successful in hiding this but I believe the time has come to clear the air. Having a secret is a terrible burden to bear especially around people who know you. You always run the risk that somebody is going to find out and then tell everybody and then the whole world knows your secret. The purpose of a secret is so that nobody knows. If it gets out, it is no longer a secret. I even tried to keep this from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, which comes as close to walking on water as I have ever come. Several times, she has come close to finding out this deep seated secret of mine. Even though this is risky business, I need to make a full confession. Someone has said that confession is good for the soul, but I am not quite sure. My confession is this, and please do not hate me because of it, I love to take afternoon naps. There, I said it. I am not sure what it did for my soul but I do not feel any happier about making this confession. I am a firm believer in what some people refer to as the power nap. The problem is I live amongst a people that believe if you take a nap in the afternoon you Now that is some news I can really use Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder are either very young are getting very old. The former is not the issue, and I will take issue with the latter. I must admit that there was a time in my life when I did not take time out for naps. In fact, I had a hard time going to bed before midnight. I hated going to bed and could not wait until morning came so I could jump out of bed and get back to work. Do not get me wrong, I was not a workaholic. I just liked what I was doing. I am not sure when it started but I noticed a few years ago I was not resisting going to bed like before. I did not fight it is much as I used to. If the truth were known, hopefully it wont be, as soon as my head hit the pillow the Sandman started doing his thing. It was not long before I started sneaking 40 winks in the afternoon. I distinctly remember one afternoon when my wife came in and said, Youre not taking a nap, are you? I know lying is not a good thing, especially to your spouse. Sometimes when you are in a fixed such as I was in at that moment, the truth scampers in the opposite direction. No, I stuttered as she looked at me. I was just meditating. I guess everybody snores when theyre meditating, she said with a smirk on her face. From then on, it was a game trying to get in a nap without getting into trouble. I did find out that after one of my power naps I was able to do a lot more work. However, I kept that bit of information to myself. Then my whole world changed. Dont you like it when something happens proving you are right? It does not happen very often to me, when it does, I relish it like a freshly baked Apple Fritter. I happened to be watching some television news program. I confess I was half dozing and watching at the same time, but suddenly they said something that got my full salute attention. According to the news story, and they cant put it on TV unless its true, right? But according to this story, research showed that there was a great deal of benefits associated with afternoon naps. That was enough for me and I, like the gentleman I am, called for my wife to come and watch this news story with me. Some things in life should be shared and this was one of them. Afternoon naps drastically reduce the danger of heart attack and improve a persons memory. So, I said to my wife after the story, what do you think of that? She smiled and looked at me and said, Well, it must work because you never forget to take a nap. I will forgive her for the hilarious laughter following her remark. Just so you know, the laughter did not come from me. I may have been smiling on the outside but I was snorting on the inside. For years, I thought taking an afternoon nap was rather beneficial. Now I have the proof and I can indulge in a daily power nap without feeling any sense of guilt at all. I love it when I have been proven right. Now I take great delight in one of my favorite Bible passages. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Matthew 11:28-29). A friend of mine often says, Come apart and rest a while or youll just come apart. An afternoon nap has unashamedly become part of my daily activity. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. BY TREY ADAMS Ocala Honor Flight Coordinator/Hub Director In the early morning hours on Thursday, May 23, the plane will lift off with Ocala Honor Flights last group of veterans bound for the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. It is a privilege beyond words to be part of this vanishing experience. Each day, some 1,000 WWII veterans pass away, most of whom have never visited the memorial, which wasnt erected until 2004. Since the first Ocala Honor Flight in 2009, more than 100 veterans at a time have made the five trips to see for themselves the nations gratitude for their sacrifice at long last. About 50 medical personnel and volunteers are needed to assist these vets, who are primarily in their 80s. On the October 2012 flight, Hospice of Marion County employees Joanne Mancini, RN, and Donna Shaffer, volunteered to make the trip and were assigned to certain veterans. Joanne was side-by-side with Walter, a Navy man who had served in the Pacific and is now wheelchair bound and on medication. She got special instructions from his wife from whom he had not been separated for even a day in their 64 years of marriage. When we touched down in Washington, the reception we received at the terminal was breathtaking. Not only were there military greeters, but crowds of people waving flags and saluting the veterans as they disembarked. What a way to start the tour! It only got more emotional from there. Joannes seaman wanted to visit specific areas of the memorial to find the names of his fellow servicemen. At one point he became overwhelmed, dissolving in tears of remembrance, loss and honor, as well as gratitude for the ability to be at the memorial. I, myself, had no idea the magnitude of how many fallen soldiers there were, said Joanne, and the mutual respect between all of those on the flight was instant and tangible. The tour includes several historic sites and ends with changing of the guard at the Arlington Cemetery. Everyone in Marion County is invited to cheer on our servicemen by gathering at the airport for the 7 a.m. send-off or at 10 p.m. to welcome them home. Too early or too late for you? Then how about this: come to the Appleton Museum on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. for a free screening of Honor Flight: One Last Mission. This heartwarming documentary chronicles the lives of four veterans and follows them on the flight. They are determined to make the trip despite insurmountable challenges, terminal disease and family issues. This professionally produced film was recognized at the 2012 Naples International Film Festival and will be at the Appletons auditorium for only one showing. It was made possible by the Ocala Honor Flight, presenting sponsor Alarion Bank, Hospice of Marion County and the generosity of the Appleton Museum. Seating is limited so make your reservation today. Call 352-854-5230 or email lvarner@hospiceofmarion.com. The movie will be preceded by a moving veterans pinning ceremony for former Marine Jim Hilty, financial adviser at Edward Jones, and WOCAs Larry Whitler will perform his original Honor Flight song, accompanied by his radio partner Robin MacBlane, AKA Robin and the Giant. A private reception for movie-goers will follow. Spend this Memorial Day weekend honoring the men and women who deserve to be called heroes of the Greatest Generation. Bring tissues. Final Honor Flight to be shown in movie

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Remove from heat and stir in sand wich spread. Serve spicy pork mixture on buns. Boost your kitchen creativity with unexpectedly craveable sandwichesTurkey PaniniMakes: 1 sandwich Prep time: 10 minutes Olive oil 2 slices sourdough sandwich bread 1 tablespoon Hidden Valley Country Herb Ranch Sandwich Spread & Dip 2 slices (2 ounces) oven-roasted turkey breast 1slice (1 ounce) cheddar cheese (Havarti cheese as alternative) 2 tablespoons (about 1/4 pepper) roasted red bell pepper, cut into strips Arugula or lettuce leaves, optional For best performance in panini maker, brush outside of each slice of bread with olive oil. Spread other side of bread with sandwich spread. Top with turkey, cheese and pepper strips. Close sandwich and cook for 4 to 5 minutes in panini maker or on griddle, until cheese is melted. If desired, pull open and add lettuce before serving. Salmon PitaMakes: 2 servings Prep time: 15 minutes 6 ounces fresh salmon fillet, cooked and chilled (about 1 cup flaked) or 1 pouch (5 ounces) ready-to-eat premium wild caught pink salmon, skinless and boneless 2 tablespoons minced shallot or red onion 2 tablespoons minced celery 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Oven-Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sandwich Spread & Dip 2 pita pockets 1 slice iceberg lettuce, optional Flake salmon; stir in shallots, celery and lemon juice. Add sandwich spread and gently stir to combine. Fill pockets with salmon mixture and lettuce slice. On April 16, 48 Teams (21 from 10 other courses) came to golf with ladies from Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club at their yearly "Invitational." Chairlady Janice Hackett and her committees worked many hours planning for this event. Prior to "Tee Time," hostesses Lenore Comparetto, Karen Smith and Terry Dines greeted the 96 ladies with breakfast and snack items which were provided by the Ocala Palms Ladies Golf Association (OPLGA). Clubhouse greeters were Elaine Cassels, Mary Hahn, Marva Meredith. Several other ladies served at the registration tables. Subsequent to golfing, the ladies were directed to the Clubhouse Palm Room where tables had been decorated with "spring" flowers and colorful birdhouses. They were then served a delicious luncheon catered by Blanca's Cafe. Prior to terminating the day's event, numerous winners for golf, raffle baskets and 50/50 drawing were announced. Lady golfers swing into spring Photos by Barb Dedics Elaine Cassels, Mary Hahn and Marva Meredith. Anne Phillips, Claire Scott, Edwina McClure, Jean Tasillo, Nancy Sennett, Felicia Keen and Betty Roy. Gigi Noland, LouAnne Amerman, Sue Grund, Winnie West, Marsha Shelton, Claralee Leigh and Peggy Maragiolio. 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Versatile and delicious, a sandwich is perfect for any occasion, whether youre sitting down with the family or packing for a lunch on the go. And you dont have to be a professional chef to take a classic sandwich and turn it into a tasty meal. Try these simple tips and recipes to help boost your creativity in the kitchen: There are things better than sliced bread: Give your sand wich a makeover by piling your favorite fixings on a better bread option, such as focaccia or whole wheat pita. The skys the limit try waffles for a sweet and savory treat. Embrace open-face: Load the toppings on each slice of bread, then pop the two sides into the toaster oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese. Smart substitutions: Lose the calories, but keep the taste of your favorite BLT by using new Hidden Valley Bacon Ranch sandwich spread instead of mayo youll get all the same flavor with a third of the calories. Repurpose your leftovers: Make extra meat and vege tables for dinner, and use them for tomorrows lunch by placing leftovers between two pieces of your favorite bread. Turkey sandwiches dont have to be boring: Add walnuts, avocado or apple slices to jazz up a childhood favorite. Go veggie: For the perfect Meatless Monday, try a sand wich on whole wheat bread with slices of avocado and tomato, topped with your favorite cheese an instant vegetarian masterpiece. For more ways to turn a sandwich into something unexpectedly craveable, visit. www.HiddenValley.com. Spicy Pork SandwichesMakes: 4 servings Prep time: 30 minutes Vegetable oil 1/2cup thinly sliced yellow onion 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1 pound lean pork strips, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip 4 sandwich buns In large nonstick skillet, stir-fry onion and pepper in oil for 5 min utes. Add pork and cook for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in sand wich spread. Serve spicy pork mixture on buns. Boost your kitchen creativity with unexpectedly craveable sandwichesTurkey PaniniMakes: 1 sandwich Prep time: 10 minutes Olive oil 2 slices sourdough sandwich bread 1 tablespoon Hidden Valley Country Herb Ranch Sandwich Spread & Dip 2 slices (2 ounces) oven-roasted turkey breast 1slice (1 ounce) cheddar cheese (Havarti cheese as alternative) 2 tablespoons (about 1/4 pepper) roasted red bell pepper, cut into strips Arugula or lettuce leaves, optional For best performance in panini maker, brush outside of each slice of bread with olive oil. Spread other side of bread with sandwich spread. Top with turkey, cheese and pepper strips. Close sandwich and cook for 4 to 5 minutes in panini maker or on griddle, until cheese is melted. If desired, pull open and add lettuce before serving. Salmon PitaMakes: 2 servings Prep time: 15 minutes 6 ounces fresh salmon fillet, cooked and chilled (about 1 cup flaked) or 1 pouch (5 ounces) ready-to-eat premium wild caught pink salmon, skinless and boneless 2 tablespoons minced shallot or red onion 2 tablespoons minced celery 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Oven-Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sandwich Spread & Dip 2 pita pockets 1 slice iceberg lettuce, optional Flake salmon; stir in shallots, celery and lemon juice. Add sandwich spread and gently stir to combine. Fill pockets with salmon mixture and lettuce slice. On April 16, 48 Teams (21 from 10 other courses) came to golf with ladies from Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club at their yearly "Invitational." Chairlady Janice Hackett and her committees worked many hours planning for this event. Prior to "Tee Time," hostesses Lenore Comparetto, Karen Smith and Terry Dines greeted the 96 ladies with breakfast and snack items which were provided by the Ocala Palms Ladies Golf Association (OPLGA). Clubhouse greeters were Elaine Cassels, Mary Hahn, Marva Meredith. Several other ladies served at the registration tables. Subsequent to golfing, the ladies were directed to the Clubhouse Palm Room where tables had been decorated with "spring" flowers and colorful birdhouses. They were then served a delicious luncheon catered by Blanca's Cafe. Prior to terminating the day's event, numerous winners for golf, raffle baskets and 50/50 drawing were announced. Lady golfers swing into spring Photos by Barb Dedics Elaine Cassels, Mary Hahn and Marva Meredith. Anne Phillips, Claire Scott, Edwina McClure, Jean Tasillo, Nancy Sennett, Felicia Keen and Betty Roy. Gigi Noland, LouAnne Amerman, Sue Grund, Winnie West, Marsha Shelton, Claralee Leigh and Peggy Maragiolio. 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It wasnt only the Tea Party, but groups with such threatening words as Liberty in their names, among others. Yes, you have to watch out for those groups who want liberty in America. It certainly appears as if the IRS, acting under orders from someone, decided that conservative Americans might be cheating on their taxes more than liberal Americans. President Obama has expressed indignation that such a thing happened. But obviously someone, somewhere, thought this would be a good idea. We doubt if most Americans join in that thinking. Then came the note that the Justice Department, another arm of the federal government, obtained a secret subpoena and got the phone records of The Associated Press, commonly known as AP For those who arent familiar with the AP it is a news cooperative, the largest in the U.S. The AP gets a lot of its news from member newspapers, who feed stories and photos to the service, which then retransmits it to all of its members. But the AP also has its own staff of writers, editors and photographers, stationed around the world, who cover events and put them out to members, a practice commonly called putting it on the wire. Most weekly newspapers such as ours are not members of the AP since we deal primarily with local news. But our parent daily newspaper, The Citrus County Chronicle, does use AP stories. Reports state that the Justice Department was trying to find the source of what it calls leaks about a situation a while back in Yemen. Evidently, by scrutinizing the APs phone calls, it hoped to zero in on the whistleblower. This has a chilling effect on a free press, guaranteed by the First Amendment. People are willing to expose the wrongs in government by being assured of their anonymity. Reporters have gone to jail to protect O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Euphemism ImperativeBY RICH LOWRY President Barack Obama was proud to become the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood the other week. But not proud enough to utter the word abortion. The right to abortion is the sneakiest, most shamefaced of all American rights. It hides behind evasion and euphemism and cant. So President Obama sang a hymn of praise to Planned Parenthood at the organizations annual conference without mentioning what makes it so distinctive and controversial. He said its core principle is that women should be allowed to make their own decisions about their own health. He excoriated opponents involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to womens health. Listening to him, you could be forgiven for thinking that the country is riven by a fierce dispute over whether women should be allowed to choose their own OB-GYNs or to get cancer screenings. In his speech, the president said the word cancer seven times. About that he is happy to be forthright. Imagine if he had been similarly frank about the core of Planned Parenthoods work: In 2011, according to your annual report, your clinics or affiliates performed 330,000 abortions. Thats a lot of abortion. Over 10 years more than 3 million. Thank you, Planned Parenthood. Think of all those women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies, and you were there for them. Thats what you are about. And thats what this country is about. Before that crowd, he might have gotten rousing applause, but talking in such honest terms would have been a gross faux pas. The unwritten rule when the left discusses abortion is that it shouldnt be called abortion, but always health or, more specifically reproductive health although abortion is the opposite of reproduction and, for one party involved, the opposite of health. The trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been an exercise in stripping away euphemism. He is accused of murdering babies because he allegedly didnt manage to kill them in the womb and had to finish the job outside the womb. His case is so discomfiting for liberals not only because it is such a stark picture of the seamy, money-grubbing side of abortion, but because it illustrates how slight the difference is between lateterm abortion or late-term health and what nearly everyone recognizes as a crime. In a story about the case, The New York Times referred to the newborns killed by Gosnell as fetuses. The definition of a fetus according to MerriamWebster is an unborn or unhatched vertebrate. By definition, the newborns werent fetuses; they werent unborn. But the Times couldnt bring itself to use the word baby. This is the crux of the matter: If it is a baby outside the womb, why not inside Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T his time of year is always a little bit rough for me. Between local Memorial Day celebrations, the upcoming anniversary of D-Day and TV depictions of soldiers, it brings back some memories of relatives. There was one who never made it home. He was my Uncle Joe and my Godfather, and he was killed in Normandy seven months after I was born. Somewhere I have a picture of him holding me, I think it was on a park bench, and Ive done research and found a picture of his grave in France. Hes listed as Sgt. Joseph Day of Illinois. I have a lot more active memories of my father, who did come home from World War II. He died in 2004 here in Ocala, and he and my mother are buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. His strong military background carried over into his civilian life, where he was active in a group called Catholic War Veterans in Bergenfield, New Jersey, where I was raised. I remember him being the guest speaker at the Memorial Day services in front of the Borough Hall, and I recall his talk on teaching patriotism to young people, telling parents to take their children to the various historical sites within driving distance of where I lived, places such as Valley Forge, West Point, and so forth. I recall being an altar boy at church that night for a weekly Novena, and the priest, a Father Genslinger, asked me if my dad had taken me to all those places he mentioned. I was proud to be able to say, Yes, he did. There was another one who came home, my Uncle Ed. He lost an eye in the war, but came back to run a successful restaurant near the financial district in downtown New York. It was called Neils Luncheonette, and was packed at lunchtime every business day. It was a long, thin building with a counter, and the hamburgers? Well, they Memorial Day is a time to remember Among Friends Jim Clark were made the way hamburgers should be made in a restaurant, not like the fast food places we see today. Listening to the two of them made me appreciate the military members and what they went through during World War II. I also remember the announcement of the start of the Korea War, and my grandmother crying in the kitchen, worrying that both men would have to go back into the Army. Neither one did. All those memories come drifting back the next couple of weeks as we go to various ceremonies and events. The big one in the county will be at Veterans Park next Monday at 10 a.m. This is always a touching event, but its usually brutally hot, and this day will probably be the same. After that, theres a ceremony at Highland Memorial Park, which is always decorated red, white and blue. A lot of people attend both ceremonies, with one following on the heels of the others. Next Monday, make sure you take time to remember those who sacrificed their lives in war for us. That includes all wars, including those who died fighting in Asia recently. Memorial Day is more than barbecues and picnics. Its a day to honor and remember.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see LOWRY Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL Page 10 I have a terrible confession to get off my chest. It is a secret I have tried to hide from family and friends for years. Up to this point, I have been fairly successful in hiding this but I believe the time has come to clear the air. Having a secret is a terrible burden to bear especially around people who know you. You always run the risk that somebody is going to find out and then tell everybody and then the whole world knows your secret. The purpose of a secret is so that nobody knows. If it gets out, it is no longer a secret. I even tried to keep this from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, which comes as close to walking on water as I have ever come. Several times, she has come close to finding out this deep seated secret of mine. Even though this is risky business, I need to make a full confession. Someone has said that confession is good for the soul, but I am not quite sure. My confession is this, and please do not hate me because of it, I love to take afternoon naps. There, I said it. I am not sure what it did for my soul but I do not feel any happier about making this confession. I am a firm believer in what some people refer to as the power nap. The problem is I live amongst a people that believe if you take a nap in the afternoon you Now that is some news I can really use Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder are either very young are getting very old. The former is not the issue, and I will take issue with the latter. I must admit that there was a time in my life when I did not take time out for naps. In fact, I had a hard time going to bed before midnight. I hated going to bed and could not wait until morning came so I could jump out of bed and get back to work. Do not get me wrong, I was not a workaholic. I just liked what I was doing. I am not sure when it started but I noticed a few years ago I was not resisting going to bed like before. I did not fight it is much as I used to. If the truth were known, hopefully it wont be, as soon as my head hit the pillow the Sandman started doing his thing. It was not long before I started sneaking 40 winks in the afternoon. I distinctly remember one afternoon when my wife came in and said, Youre not taking a nap, are you? I know lying is not a good thing, especially to your spouse. Sometimes when you are in a fixed such as I was in at that moment, the truth scampers in the opposite direction. No, I stuttered as she looked at me. I was just meditating. I guess everybody snores when theyre meditating, she said with a smirk on her face. From then on, it was a game trying to get in a nap without getting into trouble. I did find out that after one of my power naps I was able to do a lot more work. However, I kept that bit of information to myself. Then my whole world changed. Dont you like it when something happens proving you are right? It does not happen very often to me, when it does, I relish it like a freshly baked Apple Fritter. I happened to be watching some television news program. I confess I was half dozing and watching at the same time, but suddenly they said something that got my full salute attention. According to the news story, and they cant put it on TV unless its true, right? But according to this story, research showed that there was a great deal of benefits associated with afternoon naps. That was enough for me and I, like the gentleman I am, called for my wife to come and watch this news story with me. Some things in life should be shared and this was one of them. Afternoon naps drastically reduce the danger of heart attack and improve a persons memory. So, I said to my wife after the story, what do you think of that? She smiled and looked at me and said, Well, it must work because you never forget to take a nap. I will forgive her for the hilarious laughter following her remark. Just so you know, the laughter did not come from me. I may have been smiling on the outside but I was snorting on the inside. For years, I thought taking an afternoon nap was rather beneficial. Now I have the proof and I can indulge in a daily power nap without feeling any sense of guilt at all. I love it when I have been proven right. Now I take great delight in one of my favorite Bible passages. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Matthew 11:28-29). A friend of mine often says, Come apart and rest a while or youll just come apart. An afternoon nap has unashamedly become part of my daily activity. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. BY TREY ADAMS Ocala Honor Flight Coordinator/Hub Director In the early morning hours on Thursday, May 23, the plane will lift off with Ocala Honor Flights last group of veterans bound for the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. It is a privilege beyond words to be part of this vanishing experience. Each day, some 1,000 WWII veterans pass away, most of whom have never visited the memorial, which wasnt erected until 2004. Since the first Ocala Honor Flight in 2009, more than 100 veterans at a time have made the five trips to see for themselves the nations gratitude for their sacrifice at long last. About 50 medical personnel and volunteers are needed to assist these vets, who are primarily in their 80s. On the October 2012 flight, Hospice of Marion County employees Joanne Mancini, RN, and Donna Shaffer, volunteered to make the trip and were assigned to certain veterans. Joanne was side-by-side with Walter, a Navy man who had served in the Pacific and is now wheelchair bound and on medication. She got special instructions from his wife from whom he had not been separated for even a day in their 64 years of marriage. When we touched down in Washington, the reception we received at the terminal was breathtaking. Not only were there military greeters, but crowds of people waving flags and saluting the veterans as they disembarked. What a way to start the tour! It only got more emotional from there. Joannes seaman wanted to visit specific areas of the memorial to find the names of his fellow servicemen. At one point he became overwhelmed, dissolving in tears of remembrance, loss and honor, as well as gratitude for the ability to be at the memorial. I, myself, had no idea the magnitude of how many fallen soldiers there were, said Joanne, and the mutual respect between all of those on the flight was instant and tangible. The tour includes several historic sites and ends with changing of the guard at the Arlington Cemetery. Everyone in Marion County is invited to cheer on our servicemen by gathering at the airport for the 7 a.m. send-off or at 10 p.m. to welcome them home. Too early or too late for you? Then how about this: come to the Appleton Museum on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. for a free screening of Honor Flight: One Last Mission. This heartwarming documentary chronicles the lives of four veterans and follows them on the flight. They are determined to make the trip despite insurmountable challenges, terminal disease and family issues. This professionally produced film was recognized at the 2012 Naples International Film Festival and will be at the Appletons auditorium for only one showing. It was made possible by the Ocala Honor Flight, presenting sponsor Alarion Bank, Hospice of Marion County and the generosity of the Appleton Museum. Seating is limited so make your reservation today. Call 352-854-5230 or email lvarner@hospiceofmarion.com. The movie will be preceded by a moving veterans pinning ceremony for former Marine Jim Hilty, financial adviser at Edward Jones, and WOCAs Larry Whitler will perform his original Honor Flight song, accompanied by his radio partner Robin MacBlane, AKA Robin and the Giant. A private reception for movie-goers will follow. Spend this Memorial Day weekend honoring the men and women who deserve to be called heroes of the Greatest Generation. Bring tissues. Final Honor Flight to be shown in movie

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But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bravo to the determined Bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your Taurean tenacity to begin paying off by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to consider stepping back from the task at hand for a while. This could help you get a better perspective on what youve done and what still needs to be done. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your keen Cancerian insight should help you determine whether a new offer is solid or just more fluff n stuff. The clues are all there waiting for you to find them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being ignored is difficult for any proud Leo or Leona. But pushing yourself back into the spotlight might be unwise. Let things work themselves out at their own pace. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Trying to uncover a colleagues secret under the pretext of showing concern is ill-advised. Control your curiosity to avoid raising resentment in the workplace. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect to hear good news about a loved one. Also, be prepared for some changes in several family relationships that could develop from this lucky turn of events. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Some surprises are expected to accompany a number of changes that will continue through part of next week. At least one could involve a romantic situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to have faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A workplace goal that suddenly seems out of reach is no problem for the sure-footed Goat, who moves steadily forward despite obstacles placed in his or her way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Uncertainty about who is right might keep you from making a clear-cut decision. Wait until you know more about what youre being asked to decide. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Be careful to keep your emotions in check when dealing with a demanding personal situation. You need to set an example of strength for others to follow. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an extraordinary ability to rally people to do their best. You would be a treasure as a teacher. EMS WeekEmergency Medical Week was first proclaimed by President Gerald R. Ford in 1974. This year, EMS Week is celebrated from May 19 to 25. Ocala Fire Rescue is proud to honor all emergency medical personnel. Ocalas first paramedics, among the first in Florida, began serving our community in 1977. During EMS Week we salute all emergency medical services personnel who devote their lives to helping others 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The photo is Ocalas first Fire Rescue vehicle. The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys June Sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The website features a sortable master index for the catalog, daily pedigree updates and past performances as well as under tack show videos and results. After a record breaking OBS Spring Sale, this is the final to buy an OBS juvenile. There are 687 2-year-olds and 25 older horses cataloged thus far for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18 and 19. Both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. Supplemental nominations are being accepted until May 23. The Under Tack Show will again be split into three sessions: Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, beginning each morning at 7:30 a.m. The daily breakdown will be announced after the closing of supplemental nominations. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, as well as in the video room adjacent to the Horsemens Lounge and at kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring areas. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton. Recent June Sale graduates have again enjoyed success at racings highest levels. W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racings millionaire Goldencents, purchased by Dennis ONeill after being supplemented to last years June Sale, has accounted for three graded stakes victories including the Santa Anita Derby (G1). He challenged Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb in the Preakness (G1) at Pimlico, cut did not win. Tanma Corporations Southwest Stakes (G3) winner Super Ninety Nine was a factor on the Derby Trail before he was forced to the sidelines by injury. Gary Barber and Stoneway Farms Spring Venture also came out of last years sale to win two graded stakes at Woodbine before winning this years filly division of the OBS Championship Stakes. In all, 40 OBS June graduates have won or placed in 69 stakes since the beginning of 2012. In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information, please call 352-237-2154. Catalog for OBS June sale available online The Southwest Florida Water Management District is observing May 19-25 as Water Reuse Week. Governor Rick Scott proclaimed Florida Water Reuse Week to highlight the importance of water reuse to the sustainability of Floridas water supply and overall ecosystem. Water reuse is essential to ensuring safe, clean and sustainable water resources. As part of the Districts efforts to highlight water reuse awareness throughout our 16-county coverage area, here are five facts about how we are working together to protect Floridas water supply: The District has partnered with Tampa Bay Water to create 110 million gallons per day of new alternative water supplies in the Tampa Bay area. Our District has the lowest per capita usage in the state, with our consumers using 98 gallons per person, per day in the Tampa Bay area. In Florida, the statewide average is 133 gallons per person, per day. Ten percent of all water we use is reclaimed water, which offsets 160 million gallons per day of groundwater throughout the District. District-wide, we have funded enough reclaimed water projects for pipes reaching from Tampa to Washington D.C. (913 miles.) Since 1992, the District has funded indoor and outdoor water conservation projects ranging from toilet rebate/replacements to landscape and irrigation evaluations, conserving over 14.5 million gallons per day of potable water. Thats up to $217 million that didnt need to be spent on creating new alternative water supply. Florida began celebrating Water Reuse Week in 2007, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Reuse Program as a national leader in water efficiency. Water Reuse Week observed by SFWMD Jobless rate declines The jobless rate in April for Workforce Connections Citrus, Levy and Marion counties region was 7.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage points over the month and 2.1 percent lower than the same time last year. The unemployment rate for the region is the lowest since June 2008 when it was 7.7 percent. For the fifth consecutive month, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan area led the state with the fastest job-growth rate at 3.2 percent, with 2,900 new jobs over the year. Floridas job-growth rate during the same period was 1.6 percent. According to todays release of the April 2013 unemployment rates by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Marion County posted an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent, a drop of 0.3 percent over the month and the lowest it has been since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent. Local rates are not seasonally adjusted. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 6.8 percent and the national rate was 7.1 percent. Rusty Skinner, Workforce Connections chief executive officer, said the data indicates that this has been another positive month in our trending related to an expanding labor force, expanding employment and reduced unemployment. In all three counties, there is positive movement in each of these areas. Out of a regional labor force of 206,773, which remained virtually unchanged over the month, there were 15,535 unemployed, down 572 over the month and down 4,205 since April 2012.

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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... 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May lease/option (352) 209-3172 after 7pm 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. 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These are just two examples of how the federal government is getting out of hand. Our ancestors fought for a free country, and a war was fought over states rights. Now there are some in government who have gotten too powerful, and are threatening those freedoms. Maybe its time for some housecleaning in Washington, not only of elected officials but of bureaucrats who work behind the scenes to erode our freedom. EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 the womb? If a procedure to end its life is wrong outside the womb, why isnt it wrong inside the womb? The essence of abortion is that there are two lives when you start and one when you finish. If it were your business to perform them and fight all restrictions on them, no matter how slight, you wouldnt want to be forthright and honest about it, either.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc. LOWRYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Armed Forces in 1950 protecting the peace, building for security with freedomare Teamed for Defense ... This is a quote from General Omar Bradley, who also said: Real security lies in the prevention of warand today that hope can come only through adequate preparedness. Dont wait until the next Armed Forces Day to show your gratitude to our men and women who are serving, or have served to protect each one of us. When you see someone in uniform, tell them thank you. Memorial Day is May 27, another day in which we can show gratitude to those who have served in our armed services. May 23 is going to be a special day for Jack Sheidler. Remember last October when Jack was scheduled to go on the Freedom Flight, but the plane he was on had mechanical problems and he didnt get to make the trip? Well, the trip is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, and Jack is looking forward to this trip. The plane will return to the Ocala Airport at approximately 8:15 p.m. The public is invited to be at the airport to welcome home these heroes. Lets try to have a welcome committee for Jack. QUAILCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Early deadlines for next weeks Messenger 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 352-854-5230. Saturday, June 1 Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276 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.Church to open childcare center Crossroads Childcare Center will open June 1 serving ages 2 to 10 years of age. The church staff will also offer a summer camp for school age children in a Christian environment. Registration for the childcare began May 1. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-5982085. Sunday, June 2 Baccalaureate at West PortThe Baccalaureate service for West Port High School graduates will be Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. at the schools Performing Arts Center. Graduation will be at the football field on Friday, June 7, at 6 p.m.Monday, June 3 Library seeks donated itemsThe Friends of the Ocala Library request that gently-used unwanted items be donated to the Store for Good program at Neighborhood Storage Location No. 1 at 310 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, any time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. 4 p.m. on Sunday. The program runs from Monday, June 3, through Wednesday, June 12. All donated items will be sold at public auction, and all proceeds donated to the Friends for their ongoing support of the library. For more information call 352-629-0325.Thursday, June 6 Mental illness education Are you a caregiver of a family member or loved one living with a severe mental illness? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Marion County) will offer a FREE NAMI Family-toFamily Education Program for families, partners, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder or other serious mental illness. The course helps improve the skills and abilities for caregivers to manage the path to recovery. Many family members describe their experience in the program as life changing. The program will run for 12 weeks starting on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Ocala, 2801 S.W. Maricamp Road. Teachers are specially trained NAMI family members and caregivers who focus on the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness. All course materials are furnished at no cost. The class is limited to 20 students, so please call and register as early as you can. Registration is required. To register call NAMI at 352-368-2405, or e-mail to education@namiocala.org. Saturday, June 8 ABBA performers at Circle Square It was 40 years ago when the first pop group from a non-English-speaking country topped the charts and took over the airways. ABBA is Swedens greatest contribution to the world of music. On June 8 ABBAMANIA: A Tribute to ABBA will transform the Circle Square Cultural Center back to the 1970s. ABBAMANIAs four performers dont just sound like Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha, they look and dress the part too. With costume changes, choreography, a live band and back-up singers, youll want to wear bell-bottom pants and platform shoes. ABBAMANIA will perform 21 of ABBAs hits including the ones you love to sing along to like Dancing Queen, Fernando, Waterloo and Mamma Mia. Tickets start at $17. Dont miss the opportunity to be transferred back to the disco era by ABBAMANIA: A Tribute to ABBA on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center located at 8395 S.W. 80th St., in Ocala. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information on the 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-8543670. Monday, June 10 Health care seminar at church On June 10 at 6:30 p.m., Christs Church of Marion Countys Health Ministry will provide an opportunity to meet Doctor Meghavi S Kosboth. She will hold an informal discussion on Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Dr. Kosboth is board certified, specializing in Internal Medicine with expertise in the area of Rheumatology. She has a number of awards including Patients Choice Award of 2012 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the subject. Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 352-861-6182, or sign-up in the lobby. 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala.Monday, June 17 VBS at Our Redeemer LutheranA Vacation Bible School will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church from June 17 to 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. each day. The church is at 5200 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Everyone is invited. Register at OurRedeemerOcala.org (click the VBS tab or call our office at 352-2372233) Contact Person: Laurie Baluyot. E-mail address: vbs@ourredeemerocala.org. Phone : 352-237-2233. Happenings

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She is missed as much today as she was two years ago. She was that elegant lady with the beaming smile and happy personality. John worked for the community as the go to guy for anything that needed to be fixed, repaired, or made right. He did this for some six years and was so very appreciated. His home has always been one of the most well kept in the community. When I asked him about his secret, he smiled slightly and said, Anything I did I owed it all to Jan. It was so obvious by the wistful look on his face that the sweet lady was his inspiration. Theirs has always been an FFV love story. Each month another special home will be featured as singled out for the meticulous care given by the owners. Rachel Muse, community general manager, chooses those for recognition. A special gift certificate is part of the Thank You for being such a good neighbor Mays HOA MeetingThe Fairfield Village HOA met at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, in the Clubhouse. A fairly good number of neighbors attended and paid close attention to what was discussed. The president, Bart Rich, moderated the meeting, but he turned to each of the Board members for comments and/or concerns. Secretary Norma Powers reported that the Mothers Day Brunch was a big success. She also had printed up an article from the FMO concerning items of interest. She will have this available for anyone who would like to read it. Stan Cohen reported that there was only one grievance being investigated and it is one that has been a concern for a few months. There are no new concerns brought to his attention. Chuck Belcher reiterated Norma Powers comments about the Mothers Day Brunch and said that the men enjoyed their efforts to celebrate the ladies. He also said that Dan Ford will be installing new backsplash and a ceiling fan in the Clubhouses kitchen. Kerry Breeden asked those present for any ideas for attracting more members into the HOA so that there will be a more inclusive representation of the communitys concerns. Carol Ouellette suggested having more speakers from local agencies and organizations. She particularly suggested talking with Marion Senior Services to let people know about services and options available for Marion County residents. Larry Hanson suggested that a list of skilled and trained neighbors willing to help others be Fairfield Villages May Home of the Month chosen Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal put up in the Clubhouse so that those who have concerns could have an objective neighbor to give them advice before they invest large amounts of money on repairs or renovations that might not be needed. Several people have been convinced to put in new heat pumps that perhaps could have been repaired at much lower costs. Many unscrupulous people try to convince homeowners that repairs or replacements are required when actually (in many cases) these are just scams. Particularly vulnerable are ladies who perhaps have no expertise in home repairs. These neighbors with skills and training could help novices to know when and how to get the most for their money and maintain their homes the way they really want them to be. As is usually the case, neighbors can and will help each other in Fairfield Village so long as they know there is a need. This volunteer list is just another one of the perks of living in our community, Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people. We wish everyone a wonderful Memorial Day. Stay safe and recognize those who have given so much for our United States of America. John Scott stands in front of his home chosen as FFV's Home of the Month for May 2013. T hank you to everyone who contributed to the Fight Hunger drive sponsored by the Letter Carriers. Our residents came through, as usual, with many, many boxes of food for those less fortunate. Robby, one of the mail carriers in our neighborhood, was grateful for all the donations left at the Clubhouse. He was able to pick up the boxes all during the week which made Saturdays pickups much easier. At last report, the total amount of collections for Marion County surpassed last years collection. The Ladies Luncheon for this month was enjoyed by 14 women from the community. We lunched at the Horse and Hounds Restaurant on Silver Springs Boulevard. The food was very good. Mark your calendars now for the June luncheon which will be on the 14th at the Stone Creek Grille. May 18th was Armed Forces Day. This is a day we often overlook. Lets take a look at the history of this special day On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but also supports Armed Forces Day. In a speech announcing the formation of the day, President Truman praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas and said, It is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace. In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, Mr. Truman stated: Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by Americas defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense. Following is an excerpt from a New York Times article published on May 17, 1952: This is the day on which we have the welcome opportunity to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces ... to all the individuals who are in the service of their country all over the world. Armed Forces Day wont be a matter of parades and receptions for a good many of them. They will all be in line of duty and some of them may give their lives in that duty. This quote is still appropriate for our country today. The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war. Faith, not suspicion, must be the key to our relationships. Sacrifice, not selfishness, must be the eternal price of liberty. Vigilance, not appeasement, is the byword of living freedoms. Our Quail Meadow residents help fight hunger Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL Page

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12 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EYCX INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 Fallen officers honored BY JIM CLARK Editor Local law enforcement officers who gave their lives while serving the public were honored Thursday, May 16, at a ceremony held at the Marion County monument at the McPherson Complex on Southeast 25th Avenue. Dozens of law enforcement personnel from around the area, including some of neighboring counties, attended the brief ceremony. Gary Earnst, a retired officer who was wounded while on duty for the Marion County Sheriffs Office, gave the keynote address. The family of M.O. Tuck placed a wreath, and a roll call of fallen officers was read. There was a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps, a riderless horse and a helicopter flyover. Sheriff Chris Blair gave the closing remarks. Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham gave the welcoming talk. Fallen officers include Burrel Daukins, 1881; Bill Hudson, 1908; Perry Bostick, 1924, Henry Gordon, 1924; A.O. Warren, 1926; Nathan Hattaway, 1930; Edward Porter Jr., 1951; M.O. Tuck, 1955; R.L. Wooten, 1955; Curtis Youngblood, 1955; C.M. Starry, 1958; Bill Rutherford, 1990 and Brian R. Litz, 2004. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe wreath that was placed on the monument is carried to the ceremony. A riderless horse, symbolizing a fallen leader, marches past the monument. More photos, Page 12. Officer Ronnie Williams played Taps. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKHow about a football career? Players and staff from the West Port High School football team recently attended a career day at Hammett Bowen Elementary School in Southwest Ocala. The Wolf Pack play a spring game tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, against Vanguard at Booster Stadium at 7 p.m. You can design a birdhouseThey chirp and whistle, coo and caw. They twitter and squeak, hoot and scream. Dig the natural melody of bird sounds? Now you can help carry more of those tunes to a Marion County park through Marion County Parks and Recreations Its for the Birds birdhouse design/build contest. Through June 28, children ages 10 and up and adults are encouraged to design and build a birdhouse for one of the five following bird species: barred owl, bluebird, chickadee, house wren or pileated woodpecker. To officially enter the contest, creators then download and complete an application form from www.marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm. The application packet includes design and bird species guidelines. Entries need to be dropped off at Marion County Parks and Recreation (111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala) by 4 p.m. on June 28. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in the youth (ages 10-17), adult (ages 18 and over) and professional categories. The contest is being held in conjunction with Coehadjoe Park renovations and as a way to raise awareness of the importance of birds and bird habitats in Marion County. Winners will be announced at Coehadjoe Parks grand reopening in July. For more information on the contest, please contact Jim Couillard at james.couillard@marioncountyfl.org or call 352671-8560. Burglars strike in Northwest OcalaAn Xbox 360 and games were among the items taken in a burglary in the 5800 block of Northwest 5th Street on May 16. Entry was evidently made through a window, according to the Marion County Sheriffs Office. More photos from the Fallen Officers Memorial PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe presentation of the Colors. The sheriffs Pipe and Drum Corps played. Gary Earnst, the guest speaker.Sheriff Chris Blair closed the ceremony. Bill Gadsen gave the roll call of offic ers.Ocala C hief Greg Graham welcomed visitors to the ceremony. OPD Chaplain Doug Green.The monument with the wreath. MCSO Chaplain Robert Murray.OPD Lt. Billy Woods.