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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Stone Creek........3 Rev. Snyder........11 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 7 NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1012 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or1-800-313-6324Prestige Home Centers, Inc.4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALAJust one block north of Ocalas Drive-In TheaterMODEL CLOSEOUTFinancing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75SR40 SR200441Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!!Including furniture packages (on select models)000F4OD SAVE THOUSANDS 000F4GX Read the classifieds An apartment fire Saturday, June 15, that originated in a kitchen resulted in 72 senior citizens being evacuated from a four story building for more than one hour. Ocala Fire Rescue responded at 8:03 a.m. and arrived five minutes later. The fire was placed under control 40 minutes later. Twenty firefighters responded to Heritage Oaks of Ocala, 2820 S.W. 34th St. The fire was held in check by a fire sprinkler system that activated, until firefighters arrived on scene five minutes later. The smoke was very thick inside the building on the top floor on arrival of firefighters, and that prompted the evacuations. The evacuation went well although it was labor intensive for firefighters as each apartment had to be checked and several of the residents were handicapped and in wheel chairs according to acting Battalion Chief Scott Bolton. Two of the elderly residents were checked for smoke inhalation by paramedics; however they declined to be transported to the hospital. The fire occurred on the fourth floor, and firefighters quickly extinguished the remaining fire and stopped the flow of water from the sprinkler system. After clearing smoke from the building residents were allowed back into the building a few minutes after 9 a.m. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist management in finding alternate housing for six residents who were not able to return as a result of fire or water damage. Firefighters remained on scene for more than two hours removing water from the building and assisting the residents. Apartment fire forces 72 evacuations OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOA fire truck negotiates the driveway at Heritage Oaks of Ocala on Southwest 34th Street. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKFlag Day eventA Flag Day commemoration took place at Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday, June 16. Above, as preparations are made for the flag retirement ceremony, Pat Seadorf plays Taps while Leonardo Mezzara and David Bice hold one of the worn flags. David Bice stands behind the barrel as old and discarded flags are burned. New Marine Corps League member Brian Warnack helped ignite the flags while others saluted. The Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to Live Oak Farm, 9275 S.W. 9th St. Road, in reference to the burglary of an equipment barn and the theft of their farm truck. The locks were cut off and three generators, gas cans, tools and their 2008 Ford truck were all missing. On June 13, Deputy Donahue located the truck abandoned in the 5100 block of Northwest 27th Avenue in Ocala. Soon after, an anonymous tip was received stating that the stolen generators were located at a residence off Northeast 31st Street in Ocala. Further investigation revealed that the defendants traveled to the area of the farm and parked nearby. Evodio Diaz and Arthur Mason reportedly got out and walked into the farm. Soon after, Jeff Mason allegedly received a phone call from Evodio stating that they had just stolen a truck and asked them to meet them down the road from the farm. They all then drove back to the residence where the generators, tools and gas cans were all unloaded and hidden inside the home. Arrested were Jeffrey Mason, 30, Arthur Mason, 28, Evodio Diaz, 31 and Carla Pildons, 30. Each was charged with burglary, grand theft auto and grand theft. They were being held under no bond. Suspects jailed in Live Oak Farm grand thefts BY BARB DEDICS Special to the MessengerEvery parent dreams of the day their child achieves his or her ultimate goal. This dream came true for Sherry and Barry Fies of Ocala Palms as they watched their son, Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Eric Fies, retire from the United States Army. Eric entered the Army immediately after graduating from high school. His goal of becoming an Airborne Ranger was achieved at Fort Benning, Georgia. in December of 1990. As an Airborne Ranger Team Leader, he led his team Ocala Palms couple watch their son retire from service in Army Please see PALMS, Page 2 The very neat and attractive home belonging to Ken and Nina Stiles was selected as Fairfield Villages Home of the Month for June. This was an excellent choice as the home was already very lovely; but lately, the homeowners have been updating the exterior even more. Ken and Nina moved to Fairfield Village from Massachusetts July1, 2010. Nina had been researching nice communities in Central Florida for three years and was especially drawn to Fairfield Village because her brother was a pastor here in Ocala at the time. Two of their three daughters have also moved to Davenport, Florida; and their third daughter is planning to move to Ocala in the near future. Ken and Nina were married in 1986. Ken worked for the Teamsters Union as a truck driver for 35 years and Nina was a secretary for the Veterans Administration for 20 years. Their backgrounds have prepared them to be contributing members of the Fairfield community as Nina is secretary for the Social Activities Committee, and Ken is always available to help with all things mechanical. The couple is very proud of their 10 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Fairfield Village is also very proud that Ken and Nina chose to be a part of our community.Popular new activityRecently a group of our neighbors have formed a virtual bowling league in our clubhouse. With the addition of some new Wii games, a number of people became very interested in the bowling feature and have begun meeting once or twice a week for the competition. Linda Urbonowitz initiated the group and anyone interested in joining in should contact her to become part of the fun. Home of the Month for June Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Along with the new furniture in the clubhouse, the go to lady for decorations, Eilene Yudonin, has been adding some new and very colorful additions. We appreciate the work that Eilene does to keep the clubhouse appropriately decorated for the season. The Saturday morning Koffee Klatches are continuing to bring in many of our neighbors to enjoy time together. These and other such activities are just part of what makes life in Fairfield Village so enjoyable in this lively place filled with lovely people. Nina Stiles stands next to the sign proclaiming her home as Fairfield Villages Home of the Month for June. Linda Urbonowitz practices her bowling form as she and her friends enjoy Wii Bowling in FFV Clubhouse. Ken Stiles is proud of the plaque his wife gave him proclaiming him as the Boss. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick has announced that the statewide organization will lead a bold partnership to build a new headquarters for the Florida FFA Association. The facility will be constructed on Florida Farm Bureaus campus in Gainesville. In a June 13 address before the 85th Annual FFA Convention in Orlando, Hoblick said the project is valued at an estimated $1.5 million. The Florida Farm Bureau Federation and the Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company will fund most of the cost. Donations from individual donors, businesses and private organizations across the state will contribute $150,000. This is one of most exciting initiatives I have ever had the privilege of participating in as president of our great organization, Hoblick said. We have always supported leadership development programs for young people. We have also enjoyed a long and productive association with our FFA partners. We want to continue the tradition of creating opportunities for our very capable FFA members, Hoblick added. I know that the new headquarters will be a vital resource for many decades into the future. This structure will stand as a permanent demonstration of our shared commitment to youth education and the quest for success. FFA building funds sought

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Following the dinner, which ended with birthday cake and ice cream, we were entertained by the Golden Troupers. This is a group of entertainers who are part of the Ocala Civic Theatre organization. All contributions to this group are donated to the childrens theater group a part of the Civic Theatre. To our surprise, we learned that one member of the group, Vince Kochetta, is a resident here in Quail Meadow. The group entertained us with music and hilarious skits. The program included Elvis songs, and Doo Wop sounds from Fingers Linguini. The skits included The Doctor Jill show in which Dr. Jill counseled couples with various problems. There was also a couple planning a 25th wedding anniversary renewal ceremony; after seeing their problems, you might have reservations about having a renewal service! Most of us could relate to the summer camp letter home. If you have ever sent your children to camp, or been yourself, it brought back memories. A little excitement for the evening was when we got to see our Marion County Fire Department respond to a medical emergency. Just as we were beginning to eat, Mr. Smith (a resident), had a medical emergency; a call was made to 911 and the response was very good. We were fortunate to have Dave Yoders in the clubhouse and he was able to give information to the response team (Dave is a former paramedic). Im happy to report that after spending a few hours in the emergency room, Mr. Smith is back home and doing well. The next event at the clubhouse will be the Fourth of July parade and chicken dinner. Cars, trucks, bicycles, golf carts, etc. are needed for the parade. If you plan to participate in the parade, please call Marion Gartman. The parade will begin at the clubhouse, tour the neighborhood, and then return to the clubhouse for refreshments. We will have a chicken dinner at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are available, for a $3 donation, from Carol Sjogren and Marie Schneider. Come help us celebrate our nations birthday. Attention Red Hatters: Our last meeting for the summer is lunch on Wednesday, the 26th, at The Braised Onion. All members and guests are invited to join us. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb by Monday, the 24th, if you plan to join us for lunch. Bingo has stopped for the summer, but Im happy to announce that Judi Hargraves will be heading up the game in September. Check the Reporter for the opening day. Other activities have slowed down for the summer, but we will still have our First Friday gatherings. This months gathering was enjoyed by 20 residents; maybe next month we might even get in the pool to cool off! Residents enjoy Quail Meadow birthday bash Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The Golden Troupers grand finale. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Dan Parker. Doo Wop Music. Dan Parker and Pat Talley. You can imagine my feelings when I recently found out that good old Uncle Sam was checking up on my phone calls, e-mail messages and the rest of the social networking. Finally, somebody is really watching out for me. It is more than that. Somebody is so interested in my affairs they are getting involved in my telephone conversations. I must admit that at first I was a little suspicious about all of this. For example. What does Uncle Sam know about me and my phone calls that I do not know? I get an awful lot of telephone calls during the course of a week. Some are friends, some are family, some are trying to sell me the Brooklyn Bridge. Even if I lived in New York City, I would not want to own the Brooklyn Bridge. Can you imagine how much it cost to keep that thing up and running? As I said, at first I was a little suspicious about somebody listening into my phone calls. Then I remembered that back in the day, everybody did that. We had what was called the party line telephone system. That meant that everybody was connected to everybody else. My grandmother for example, lived in a valley up in the mountains. She was on the party line, of course, and everybody had a special ring. Grandmas ring was two long and one short rings. Whenever the telephone rang, dear old grandmother knew who was being called and, being a nosy person, she usually listened into the conversations. I am not picking on my grandmother, for everybody did it. Everybody knew everybody was doing it. It was gossipers heaven. I think there is something to be said for everybody knowing everybodys business. That way everybody is up and up on the things they are talking about. Of course, there is a dark side to it. I am semi-ashamed to reveal that I was part of that dark side. Whenever anybody wanted to send out a rumor there was always the party line telephone system. My cousin and I got together and cooked up some juicy rumor about old Henry up the valley. Henry had never been married and was probably in his 70s at the time. We started the rumor that Henry had a girlfriend. It did not take long for everybody in the valley to know that Henry, who had been a bachelor for over 70 years, now had a special love interest. The big question coming through the party line was, who is this lucky woman? Before long, this got a little out of control. Everybody believed that Henry had a special love interest and it got to the point that Henry himself believed he had a love interest. I remember going with my grandmother to the grocery store and we happened to run into good old Henry. My grandmother, who was the queen of the gossipers, took this opportunity to speak to Henry. Oh Henry, she said as we approached him. I heard the news that you have a girlfriend. Im so happy for you. Youll have to bring her over to my house for coffee and cake some time. Thank you, Mary, Henry said with the biggest smile I have ever seen him wear. Ive never been happier. At this point, I did not know what to do. Everybody was so happy with this rumor, especially old Henry, that the truth would have destroyed the entire valley. I did think of starting a rumor that Henry and his new girlfriend had a fight and broke up. However, on second thought, Henry was so happy these days, I just hated to spoil his life. I never knew how that turned out. The last time I saw Henry he was smiling and thanking people for congratulating him on having a girlfriend. Some people need to feel happy, I suppose. I guess it is my time to be fooled by my uncle, and I deserve it. I really do not mind if good old Uncle Sam is going to listen in on my social networking party line, but I do have a few rules that I would like to establish. Rule number one. Uncle Sam do not repeat anything you hear said on my party line. Lets keep some of that stuff between us. OK? Some of what youre going to hear may not be altogether, what should I say, truthful. Especially, if you only hear a portion of the conversation. Rule number two. If while listening in on the conversation of mine and the other party happens to be some salesman trying to sell me something, please feel free to butt into the conversation. After all, the salesman is trying to take a dollar out of my pocket and you know how much you want that dollar! Rule number three. If the conversation you overhear is concerning you, keep in mind were talking about the other Uncle Sam. It is hard to keep anything secret these days. In fact, there is not much to keep secret anymore. The only secret Im really interested in is what God has. His promise to me is, Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not (Jeremiah 33:3 KJV). God hears me all the time and knows everything about me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Hello, Uncle Sam. Can you hear me now? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, June 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Friday, June 21: Womens Fellowship, Flying Solo, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, June 30: JOY NIGHT, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on June 23 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing song, Midnight Cry. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation bible school from July22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Gods Backyard Bible Camp. Get ready for an outdoor adventure that starts in the backyard and gets bigger each day as kids take the love of Jesus into their homes, neighborhoods and communities. Through music, singing, bible stories, crafts and games the kids will learn how to apply Gods truths to serving their family, friends, neighbors and others in community. Registration for vacation bible school begins July 1, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer to assist the teachers and help with outdoor games. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352304-8711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at Highway 200, Ocala.Maranatha Baptist July 4th Cantata: Maranatha Baptist Church will present a special Cantata Stars and Stripes Forever on Sunday, July 7, at the 10:45 morning worship service under the direction of Joyce Warner, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker. Vacation Bible School: This years Vacation Bible School will be held from July 15 through the 19th from 6 to 9 p.m. each day. All children from first grade through sixth grade are invited. This is always an exciting and fulfilling experience. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information.

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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 aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads Complete Modern Blonde finish bedroom suite imported from Italy. 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Speeders might get mad at you for slowing down the left lane, but at least you wont be violating the law. However, if you go more than 10 mph below the posted limit, be prepared for those flashing blue lights to pull you over. Note: The bill is HB7125, and the Florida Statute affected is 316.081. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 What do you take us for, Mr. President? Do you say whatever serves your momentary interest? Its outrageous for Obama to say he welcomes this debate when his regime is plotting to capture and prosecute the heroic whistleblower who made it possible. The debate would be bogus anyway. No one has a right to make a security/privacy tradeoff for you. Our rights should not be subject to vote, particularly when a ruling elite ultimately will make the decision out of public view! Americans have learned nothing from the last 40 years if they have not learned that the executive branch regardless of party will interpret any power as broadly as it wishes. Congressional oversight is worse than useless; its a myth, especially when one chamber is controlled by the presidents party and the other chambers majority embraces big government as long as it carries a national security label. Obama says, If people cant trust not only the executive branch but also dont trust Congress and dont trust federal judges to make sure that were abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then were going to have some problems here. Thats wrong. If the politicians only response to revelations that theyre violating our privacy is to ask for trust, then we already have problems.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Read the classifieds The challenge is complete. January of this year, I wrote how Fitness Director Judy Helfin challenged Chris Johnson, Community Manager, and Rick Morang, then Maintenance Manager, to lose weight. On June 5, the lan Spa had a spa day and the results of the weight loss challenge were announced. Chris Johnson lost 30 pounds. He was somewhat disappointed as he had just come back from a week long reunion where he had not followed his normal eating habits. However, losing 30 pounds in six months is great. Along with his weight loss, you could see walking around carrying weights. Congratulations, Chris on completing your goal. Rick Morang, who is no longer our Maintenance Manger ,lost 11 pounds. Rick, unfortunately, could not be at the weigh in called in his weight loss. The residents and staff missed not seeing Rick but congratulate him on his weight loss. The goal was to lose weight and we know that both men will work to keep the weight off. Our fitness director, Judy had more than just weight loss challenge. She asked the residents of Stone Creek to pledge money with the proceeds going to Brothers K eeper Soup Kitchen. Many donated a $1 a pound lost or a specific amount. The total pledged is $1,041.50. Judy is hoping that all that pledged will send in their pledge amount to Brothers K eeper. This was a great idea and Chris, Rick and the Soup Kitchen all benefitted from the weight loss challenge. Sister Concepta, manager of the Soup Kitchen, was unable to attend the days festivities but she sent her gratitude and thanks to the people of Stone Creek for their generous donation to this worthy cause. Spa Day also included delicious treats and chair massages given by Tiffeny Battisti. Carol Matlack from Mary Kay was there and one resident won a basket of Mary K ay gifts. P aulette Farrar and Judy Weiss had their handmade jewelry for sale, and Home Instead Senior Care had a table with their pamphlets. There was also a free water aerobics class that was taught by Barb. It was a great day with great outcomes. It was just another way that the residents of Stone Creek give back to the Ocala Community. Thank you, Judy and staff for providing this special day. We ig ht-l os s ch al leng e is co mp lete at St on e Cr eek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Judy Helfin in center with her staff, Marcy West and Steve Wright. Sister Concepta, manager of Brothers Keeper. Carol Matlack of Mary Kay. Read the classifieds

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Thursday, June 20 Air Force group to meetThe June meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Bring a guest!! For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, June 22 African Violet Club meetingThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Substation, 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program will include a photo tour and update on the 2013 AVSA Convention. Carolee Carter, past president, will be the presenter. She attended the event last month. Other potting plants activities are planned as well. Light refreshments are served. Guests are always welcome. Check http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ for more information.Be a Hero blood driveOneBlood, in partnership with the city of Ocala, Emerging Leaders Ocala and the Ocala Farm Market will host their annual Be A Hero Day Blood Drive on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Big Red Buses will be located on the SE corner of Broadway Street and First Avenue in Ocalas Historic Downtown. All lifesaving donors receive a custom Hero T-shirt, a wellness check up and cholesterol screening, a coupon for $5 off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse and more, including entry into prize drawings from local businesses. In addition, all donors who give blood twice between June 1 and Sept. 30 will receive a voucher for a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse and be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year! Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information about donating blood, center locations and hours, go to www.oneblood.org. Blood donations are always needed, especially during the challenging summer months due to vacations, school breaks and a snowbird population that returns north. Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients. Sunday, June 23 Beth Israel sponsors gamesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will sponsor an afternoon of card and board games on Sunday, June 23 at noon at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The event will feature a fun afternoon of games and a lunch prepared by the Sisterhood. There will also be a bake sale to benefit the programs of Congregation Beth Israel. The public is warmly invited to come and enjoy this event. Tickets are available for $10 each by contacting Estelle at 352-861-2452 or Mary at 352-861-2056. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org or email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com.Tuesday, June 25 Breast cancer group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 235 (multipurpose room) at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, June 25, will be a presentation by Judy Siegal on Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This is a very fast growing and aggressive cancer that needs to be recognized in its very early stages. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904 for more information.Thursday, June 27 Meet your Constitutional OfficersThe Marion County League of Women Voters will sponsor a meeting for people to meet Constitutional Officers George Albright, tax collector, and Villie Smith, property appraiser. The meeting is free and open to the public. It will take place on Thursday, June 27, at 4 p.m. at On Top of the World Cypress Hall, Master the Possibilities Education Center, 8415 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Registration is appreciated but not required.Friday, June 28 Shabbat evening service at new timeCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold regular Shabbat evening services at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300, in Ocala on June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Please note the earlier time continuing until further notice. Rabbi Allen, spiritual leader, will conduct a Torah service as well as enlighten the group on various topics pertinent to events happening in the month of June. All are invited to participate and experience the warmth and joy of a Jewish Reconstructionist service. For further information, please contact Mary (352-861-2056) or Judi (352-237-8277) Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.Sunday, June 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchMarion County Christian Churches present an evening of traditional and contemporary worship at 5 p.m. on June 30. Join us and lift up your hearts in praise. Wonderful music, meaningful fellowship and delicious refreshments. This is a fundraiser for Florida Christian College. Christs Church of Marion County, 352-861-6182m 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. http://www.ccomc.org/.Thursday, July 4 Celebrate at CrossroadsCrossroads Church will hold a childrens bicycle parade on July 4 with prizes for the most original bike and most patriotic bike, and the most creative bike. There will be hot dogs and drinks that will be sold by the Childrens Church. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks at dark. For information call 352-291-2080. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIE S ( March 21 to April 19) Count to 10 if you must, but dont lose your temper, despite that persons (you know who!) efforts to goad you into reacting. Your restraint will pay off in a big way. TA URUS ( April 20 to May 20) This week finds you in a sociable mood, ready and eager to enjoy the company of family and friends. Its also a good time to seek out and renew old friendships. GEMINI ( May 21 to June 20) Patience is called for as you await a decision about that project youre eager to launch. Meanwhile, try to set aside more time to share with that special person in your life. CANCER ( June 21 to July 22) Avoid becoming involved in a workplace dispute early in the week by insisting both sides submit their stands to a neutral arbitrator. Things begin to cool off by Thursday. LEO ( July 23 to Aug 22) It promises to be a busy but productive week for the Big Cat. The pace slows by Friday, allowing you to catch up on matters you put aside but that now need your attention. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) A suddenly disruptive family situation is best handled with a cool, calm and collected response. Wait until things settle to let off all that pent-up emotional steam. L IBR A ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your practical side dominates the week as you reassess your finances to make some sensible adjustments in what you plan to spend and what you expect to save. SCORPIO ( Oct. 23 to Nov 21) An unexpected meeting with a former colleague opens some interesting possibilities. But you need to press for full disclosure before making a decision. SAGI TT ARIU S ( Nov 22 to D ec. 21) A recent flurry of activity eases by midweek, giving you time to readjust your schedule and make new plans for a weekend getaway. CA PRICOR N (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Youre usually the one who gives advice. But now its time to open yourself up to counsel from friends who have your best interests at heart. A QU ARIU S ( Jan. 20 to Feb 18) You might find resistance to your call for a full inquiry into a workplace problem. But by weeks end even the most rigid naysayers begin to come around. P ISCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) A recurring problem surfaces once again. Maybe its time you used your creative talents to help you find a new approach to resolving it once and for all. BORN THIS WEEK: You are guided in what you do both by your intelligence and your emotions. An acting career would suit you quite well. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. 000F69Z 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley All Styles All Prices Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly www.r enroomocala.com 000F103 Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Speed up in the left lane Last week, Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill passed by the Florida Legislature regarding new rules for red-light cameras. Since we dont have them in our part of the county, except in the city of Dunnellon, it doesnt affect many of us. However, there was a lot more to this bill than just that one item, and one of the provisions could have a profound effect on the western side of Marion County. How many times have you driven down a fouror six-lane highway at the speed limit, in the left lane, and suddenly come upon someone crawling along in that lane? Now, slow drivers may be ticketed. Heres the text of that part of the bill: On a road, street, or highway having two or more lanes allowing movement in the same direction, a driver may not continue to operate a motor vehicle at any speed which is more than 10 miles per hour slower than the posted speed limit in the furthermost left-hand lane if the driver knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being overtaken in that lane from the rear by a motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed. This subsection does not apply to drivers operating a vehicle that is overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, or is preparing for a left turn at an intersection. In other words, if youre driving in the left lane in traffic and going below 40 mph on State Road 200 or State Road 40 west, or below 45 on U.S. Highway 27, youre violating the law. Note the wording, preparing for a left turn That doesnt mean that you can get in the left lane five miles before your intersection and coast along at an extremely slow speed. You actually have to be preparing for the left turn. We can see all sorts of arguments on what preparing means, but most folks with common sense will realize what is going on here. Basically, you cant hog the left lane unless youre traveling up to speed. Also realize that you have to be going more than 10 mph under the speed limit to be in violation. That means you cant get mad at a driver Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY SHELDON RICHMANIts bad enough the federal government spies on us. Must it insult our intelligence too? The governments response to Edward Snowdens leaks about the National Security Agencys secret monitoring of the Internet and collection of our telephone logs is a mass of contradictions. Officials have said the disclosures are (1) old news, (2) grossly inaccurate, and (3) a blow to national security. Its hard to see how any two of these can be true, much less all three. Cant they at least get their story straight? If they cant do better than that, why should we have confidence in anything else that they do? Snowden exposed the governments indiscriminate snooping because, among other things, it violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and he had no other recourse. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Snowden should have used established channels to raise his concerns, but there are no effective channels. Members of the congressional intelligence committees are prohibited from telling the public what they learn from their briefings. Two members of the Senate committee, Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, for years have warned without disclosing secrets that the Obama administration is interpreting the Patriot Act and related laws far more broadly than was ever intended by those who voted for those pieces of legislation. Their warnings have made no difference. A court challenge wasnt open to Snowden either. Glenn Greenwald, who published Snowdens leaks in the Guardian, notes that for years the ACLU has tried to challenge the surveillance programs in court on Fourth Amendment grounds, but the Obama administration has blocked the effort by arguing that the ACLU has no standing to bring the suit. Its a classic Catch-22. Since the surveillance is secret, no one can know if he has been spied on. But if no one knows, no one can go into court claiming to be a victim, and the government will argue that therefore the plaintiff has no standing to challenge the surveillance. Well played, Obama administration. The administration should not be allowed to get away with the specious claim that telling its secrets to a few privileged members of Congress is equivalent to informing the people. It is not. Its merely one branch of government telling some people in another branch. Calling those politicians our representatives is highly misleading. In what sense do they actually represent us? Equally specious is the assertion that the NSA cant monitor particular people without court authorization. The secret FISA court is a rubber stamp. When Obama ran for president in 2008, he said Americans shouldnt have to choose between privacy and security. Now he says that one of the things that were going to have to discuss and debate is how are we striking this balance between the need to keep the American people safe and our concerns about privacy? Because there are some tradeoffs involved. 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. Remember a rather obnoxious song back in the 1960s that went I got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key? Ive been humming that tune for the past couple of weeks. The reason? Ive got a brand new key. My car key broke two weeks ago. Well, it didnt really break, but the metal part that goes into the ignition came away from the black casing that covered the end of it you know, the black part that has the buttons to open or lock your car, set off the alarm, if you have one, etc. Fortunately I was at home when it happened, so I was able to go in the house and get the spare. Remember when car keys were simple, and if you wanted a brand new key, you went to the hardware store and they cut you one? You paid about a dollar or so, even less in those days, and you had your key. But now, its not that simple. I took my key to the auto dealer where I bought the car, showed the parts guy the key, and said I needed a new one. Lets see, he said. With the new key and computer chip, it will be about $250, and then it has to be programmed. Altogether, it came to $303. Thats ridiculous, I blurted out. He just looked at me and smiled that smile that says, Sorry pal, but we gotcha. To make matters worse, I had to go through the service line to get it done. I still havent figured out why I couldnt just hand in the old key at the parts desk, and let them make a new one, even if it cost that much. No, I had to make an appointment, wait in the service line, then wait in the waiting room watching French Open tennis on TV (it was Saturday morning). Evidently it has something to do with programming the key a tech had to be No ro ll er skat es, b ut a b ran d ne w ke y Among Friends Jim Clark in the car to do it. Since I was there, I went ahead and got the car serviced, but that was extra. Is this a racket or what? The key is a piece of metal just like old keys. The black container has a chip, but I can program my phone, which also presumably has a chip, for a lot less money. Ive even learned how to do that myself. When my bill was totaled, well, lets just say I recently bought a new laptop for a lot less than I paid for servicing and a key. I learned a couple of things. First, always know where your spare key is. Second, I dont know if I will ever buy a new car. Im getting to that age where I might just want to keep this one until it wears out, figuring that maybe Ill wear out before it does. Ive only had it about 30 months (but the key wasnt covered by warranty), so Ive got a bit to go before its all mine. But if I do buy a new car, its going to have one of those coded electronic locks, with a simple start button inside the car. In other words, no key. If the car company I want doesnt offer that service, Ill find one that does, even if it costs a lot more than buying one that takes something like my current brand new key.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 A forked tongue on surveillance 000F7KB 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! 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This home gives you 2 comfortable-sized bedrooms, 2 baths and a nice-sized den. A brand new A/C heat pump was installed and still under warranty. Two screen rooms front & back round off this beautiful of a home. Double-car parking, large utility shed plus landscaped with irrigation system. MOVE IN TODAY MOVE IN TODAY Lifes issues are forcing the owners to sell the home they truly love. Youll find exceptional value on this beautifully maintained home. Offered completely decorated and furnished, you could buy today and move in tonight, its that clean! Owner says Bring me an offer. FURNSHED 12 MO. LEASE OR BUY FOR $28,900. Come see this 3BD, 2BA located in a Premier, 55+ gated community. Features large spacious living room, sunny and open country eat-in kitchen, sprawling master suite with skylight in master bath. 2000 Skyline, 1,279 sq. ft. home offers life at its finest at a great price. Reduced $ 54,000 $ 700/ mo. For Lease At Gate Key Pad Center: Press # and 411 (#411) Drive to the end of the Blvd. Stop at the office. Fir st home on right. 000F9M5 O.B.O. $ 32,900 BY JIM CLARK EditorGreg Slay of the Transportation Planning Organization paid a visit to the State Road 200 Coalition on Monday last week, and many of the questions didnt involve the condition or roads, but the lack of buses on the State Road 200 Corridor. Slay noted that it would be costly to provide bus service to the southwest area. That didnt deter a couple of people from saying that a bus service was needed. Others pointed out, though, that it would be hard for the elderly population to get to a central bus stop for pickup. There would be a problem, Slay said, with access and the maneuverability of the buses in some of the developments. That means that people would have to travel to a central point. In other matters, Slay spoke about the 38th Avenue project, which will be built parallel to the Interstate on the west side of the highway. He also mentioned a 49th Avenue extension, which would tie in to the new 38th Avenue. The proposed interchange at 95th Street was discussed. Slay said the matter has been reviewed by the state and is now in the hands of the federal officials. A concern has been expressed, he said, about merging traffic on and off the highway, because the truck weigh station is located just north of the proposed access point at 95th Street. The project has been a bone of contention with environmentalists and others who say it is not necessary and would hurt the living conditions in that part of the area. Others note, however, that it would enhance the chances for economic development in areas near the exit. Slay also spent part of his time talking about MPO funding, primarily about the local gas tax, which is somewhere about 12 cents a gallon. The next meeting of the Coalition will be July 15, the third Monday, rather than the usual time of the second Monday. Local official discusses transportation PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGreg Slay speaks to the STate Road 200 Coalition. Hospice of Marion County announced several promotions among its health care leadership team. Herman Hale, RN, has been promoted to Admissions Coordinator. Herman will oversee the Admissions Nurses and Hospital Liaisons. Elena Ankiewicz has been promoted to Marketing and Referral Coordinator. Elena will oversee the Intake Center, Admissions Financial Counselors and the Physician & Healthcare Liaisons. Donna Shaffer has been promoted to Transitions Manager. Donna will work with our pre-hospice clients. HMC celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year; providing excellent end-oflife care for our community since 1983. Hospice lists promotions Donna Shaffer Elena Ankiewicz Herman Hale

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 19, 2013 A7 6 W ednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000F4I7 Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000F3OG 000F815 Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 Bring in Golf Score Card for FREE DRAFT BEER Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T on many deployments which included Joint Operations in Panama and the United Kingdom. In 1993, CSM Fies was assigned to a Pathfinder Detachment in the Republic of Korea. There he conducted many joint and multinational air assault, combat search and rescue, reconnaissance, and crash recovery operations. In October 1994, he left active duty to pursue civilian and Reserve Component careers. Among his many assignments in the Army Reserve was Senior Enlisted Combat Advisor in Northern Iraq responsible for ensuring the integration of Kurdish (Peshmerga) Forces into the new Iraqi Army. CSM Fies is also one of the first of six U.S. Army Paratroopers to jump from several former Soviet aircraft. He will continue his career as a Department of the Army civilian serving as the Deputy Director of Emergency Services for Arlington National Cemetery and the Army National Military Cemeteries. CSM Fies retirement ceremony (change of responsibility) was a historic event. The ceremony was conducted at Arlington National Cemetery, the first time the change of responsibility ceremony has been held at Arlington, Virginia. CSM Fies was honored to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in honor of his fallen comrades. Barry (golf director at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club) and Sherry were joined at the ceremony by Erics wife, Amber and their son Mark Fies and his wife, Mina. Family, friends and members of the United States Army also attended the ceremony. The day concluded with a reception and awards ceremony which included a letter from the president, United States flags flown over the United States Capitol, the Pentagon and at Arlington Cemetery. Mark and Mina are also a great source of pride to the Fies family. They own Synergy Design and Construction in Reston, Virginia. Mark was recently elected president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. PALMScontinued from Page 1 Above, family and friends at the ceremony for CSM Eric Fies. At left, Mark, Mina, Amber, CSM Eric, Sherry and Barry Fries. Hearty Oatmeal with Strawberries, Dried Cherries and AlmondsServings: 2 1 3/4 cups low fat or fat free milk 1 cup old-fashioned or quick cooking oats (not instant) 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup sliced strawberries 1/4 cup dried cherries 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds Combine milk, oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent boiling over. Cook until thickened; divide between two serving bowls and top with strawberries, cherries, and almonds. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 360 calories; 6 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g protein; 61 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 300 mg calcium (30% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.Apple-Raisin Breakfast QuinoaServings: 5 1 cup quinoa, rinsed according to package directions 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups low fat or fat free milk 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tart-sweet apple (such as Braeburn), chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts Toast quinoa and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until quinoa is golden and cinnamon is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add milk, water, and brown sugar; bring to a simmer, and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Fold in chopped apple, raisins, and walnuts and let stand a few minutes, covered, to heat through. Serve with additional milk. Nutrition: 300 calories; 7 g fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 53 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 163 mg calcium (16% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.Go Green SmoothieServings: 2 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, lightly packed 1 cup low fat or fat free milk 1/2 cup green grapes 1/2 cup honeydew melon, chopped 1/2 cup ice cubes 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter 1 tablespoon lime juice In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 240 calories; 5 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 45 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 90 mg sodium; 212 mg calcium (20% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk. FAMILY FEATURES Starting the day right with a good breakfast helps set the tone for your day. In fact, studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better scores on math, reading and standardized tests; are better able to pay attention; and have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness, compared to breakfast skippers. But is your breakfast the best it can be? Experts recommend 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal, and while breakfast is typically lower in protein than other meals, its a particularly important time to include protein in your diet to help you get the right start to your day. In fact, when you have your protein can be just as important as how much you have, and research suggests that spreading protein intake throughout the day rather than just at lunch or dinner can optimize how your body uses it, and that means making sure you include enough protein at breakfast. A protein-packed breakfast can also help you feel healthy full so you stave off mid-morning cravings and can stick to healthier eating throughout the day. Help your whole family start the day right and include protein in your nutritious breakfast. Try these tips to maximize protein in the AM:Make your morning oatmeal with milk instead of water. Top with almonds for extra protein, too. Include a glass of milk with your morning meal. An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of quality protein.Make your own smoothie and choose your favorite frozen fruit.Grab a latte, instead of black coffee, and pair it with peanut butter toast and some fruit for a balanced meal. Whip up a bowl of cottage cheese topped with fruit and honey.Create a breakfast BLT with a whole grain muffin, lean turkey bacon and lettuce and tomato. Find more ways to give your morning a boost with recipes at www.thebreakfastproject.com. Peaches & Cream SmoothieServings: 2 1 cup low fat or fat free milk 1 cup frozen peach slices 1/2 cup fresh mango 2 tablespoons honey In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 162 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 2 mg choles terol; 5 g protein; 38 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 53 mg sodium; 163 mg calcium (16% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra seeks a full-time professional to fill the vacant executive director position with the esteemed cultural arts organization. While many cultural arts organizations struggle to stay afloat, this 501(c)3 professional orchestra, under the lauded musical direction of Maestro Matthew Wardell, demonstrates consistent growth of its programs and services offered to the residence of Marion and surrounding counties. Two new high-profile projects which the executive director will be instrumental in supporting, include the new performing arts center and strong collaborations in opera and multi-media projects with several local and regional organizations. In addition, the executive director will be responsible for the OSOs programming which includes four subscription concert weekends, four chamber music concerts, three outdoor full orchestra concerts, dozens of school visits and more. The Executive Director is the OSOs top administrative position, responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the organization. Job duties and primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: fundraising and development, staff and volunteer management, planning, concert production, marketing and promotion, finance and the overall administrative health of the organization. The ability to seek out, apply to, and be successful in obtaining grants and sponsorships is extremely important as is multi-tasking and being acutely aware of all aspects of the orchestras operations. Desired applicants will be ready to become part of the community, getting to quickly know business, community and artistic leaders, states Wardell. Residency in Ocala by the start date is a requirement. All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Please submit these items, any questions, or further inquiries about specific job duties to mwardell@ocalasymphony.com by Wednesday, July 3. Candidates selected for the next round will be notified by July 5. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the year in front of nearly 10,000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. It is driven to reach, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages while serving the broadest group of constituents and to foster excellence in music education through collaborative partnerships with local resources. Contact: Matthew Wardell, Music Director at mwardell@ocalasymphony.com, 820 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala, FL 34471. For information call 352-351-1606. Ocala Symphony conducts search for executive director Make a difference in the life of an abused child -become a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. As a child advocate, you will experience the rewards of helping our communitys most vulnerable children. Stand up and speak for a child who has been abused, neglected and abandoned. The next volunteer training begins Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ocala. For further information contact Lynn Sennett, Recruiter/Training Guardian ad Litem Program, at 352-274-5231 or email Lynn.Sennett@gal.fl.gov. Please watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feieuu4EBo8&fea ture=relmfu and visit our website at www.guardianadlitem.org. Guardian ad Litem training scheduled Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 19, 2013 A7 6 W ednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000F4I7 Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000F3OG 000F815 Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 Bring in Golf Score Card for FREE DRAFT BEER Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T on many deployments which included Joint Operations in Panama and the United Kingdom. In 1993, CSM Fies was assigned to a Pathfinder Detachment in the Republic of Korea. There he conducted many joint and multinational air assault, combat search and rescue, reconnaissance, and crash recovery operations. In October 1994, he left active duty to pursue civilian and Reserve Component careers. Among his many assignments in the Army Reserve was Senior Enlisted Combat Advisor in Northern Iraq responsible for ensuring the integration of Kurdish (Peshmerga) Forces into the new Iraqi Army. CSM Fies is also one of the first of six U.S. Army Paratroopers to jump from several former Soviet aircraft. He will continue his career as a Department of the Army civilian serving as the Deputy Director of Emergency Services for Arlington National Cemetery and the Army National Military Cemeteries. CSM Fies retirement ceremony (change of responsibility) was a historic event. The ceremony was conducted at Arlington National Cemetery, the first time the change of responsibility ceremony has been held at Arlington, Virginia. CSM Fies was honored to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in honor of his fallen comrades. Barry (golf director at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club) and Sherry were joined at the ceremony by Erics wife, Amber and their son Mark Fies and his wife, Mina. Family, friends and members of the United States Army also attended the ceremony. The day concluded with a reception and awards ceremony which included a letter from the president, United States flags flown over the United States Capitol, the Pentagon and at Arlington Cemetery. Mark and Mina are also a great source of pride to the Fies family. They own Synergy Design and Construction in Reston, Virginia. Mark was recently elected president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. PALMScontinued from Page 1 Above, family and friends at the ceremony for CSM Eric Fies. At left, Mark, Mina, Amber, CSM Eric, Sherry and Barry Fries. Hearty Oatmeal with Strawberries, Dried Cherries and AlmondsServings: 2 1 3/4 cups low fat or fat free milk 1 cup old-fashioned or quick cooking oats (not instant) 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup sliced strawberries 1/4 cup dried cherries 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds Combine milk, oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent boiling over. Cook until thickened; divide between two serving bowls and top with strawberries, cherries, and almonds. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 360 calories; 6 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g protein; 61 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 300 mg calcium (30% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.Apple-Raisin Breakfast QuinoaServings: 5 1 cup quinoa, rinsed according to package directions 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups low fat or fat free milk 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tart-sweet apple (such as Braeburn), chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts Toast quinoa and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until quinoa is golden and cinnamon is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add milk, water, and brown sugar; bring to a simmer, and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Fold in chopped apple, raisins, and walnuts and let stand a few minutes, covered, to heat through. Serve with additional milk. Nutrition: 300 calories; 7 g fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 53 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 163 mg calcium (16% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.Go Green SmoothieServings: 2 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, lightly packed 1 cup low fat or fat free milk 1/2 cup green grapes 1/2 cup honeydew melon, chopped 1/2 cup ice cubes 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter 1 tablespoon lime juice In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 240 calories; 5 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 45 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 90 mg sodium; 212 mg calcium (20% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk. FAMILY FEATURES Starting the day right with a good breakfast helps set the tone for your day. In fact, studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better scores on math, reading and standardized tests; are better able to pay attention; and have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness, compared to breakfast skippers. But is your breakfast the best it can be? Experts recommend 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal, and while breakfast is typically lower in protein than other meals, its a particularly important time to include protein in your diet to help you get the right start to your day. In fact, when you have your protein can be just as important as how much you have, and research suggests that spreading protein intake throughout the day rather than just at lunch or dinner can optimize how your body uses it, and that means making sure you include enough protein at breakfast. A protein-packed breakfast can also help you feel healthy full so you stave off mid-morning cravings and can stick to healthier eating throughout the day. Help your whole family start the day right and include protein in your nutritious breakfast. Try these tips to maximize protein in the AM:Make your morning oatmeal with milk instead of water. Top with almonds for extra protein, too. Include a glass of milk with your morning meal. An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of quality protein.Make your own smoothie and choose your favorite frozen fruit.Grab a latte, instead of black coffee, and pair it with peanut butter toast and some fruit for a balanced meal. Whip up a bowl of cottage cheese topped with fruit and honey.Create a breakfast BLT with a whole grain muffin, lean turkey bacon and lettuce and tomato. Find more ways to give your morning a boost with recipes at www.thebreakfastproject.com. Peaches & Cream SmoothieServings: 2 1 cup low fat or fat free milk 1 cup frozen peach slices 1/2 cup fresh mango 2 tablespoons honey In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 162 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 2 mg choles terol; 5 g protein; 38 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 53 mg sodium; 163 mg calcium (16% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra seeks a full-time professional to fill the vacant executive director position with the esteemed cultural arts organization. While many cultural arts organizations struggle to stay afloat, this 501(c)3 professional orchestra, under the lauded musical direction of Maestro Matthew Wardell, demonstrates consistent growth of its programs and services offered to the residence of Marion and surrounding counties. Two new high-profile projects which the executive director will be instrumental in supporting, include the new performing arts center and strong collaborations in opera and multi-media projects with several local and regional organizations. In addition, the executive director will be responsible for the OSOs programming which includes four subscription concert weekends, four chamber music concerts, three outdoor full orchestra concerts, dozens of school visits and more. The Executive Director is the OSOs top administrative position, responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the organization. Job duties and primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: fundraising and development, staff and volunteer management, planning, concert production, marketing and promotion, finance and the overall administrative health of the organization. The ability to seek out, apply to, and be successful in obtaining grants and sponsorships is extremely important as is multi-tasking and being acutely aware of all aspects of the orchestras operations. Desired applicants will be ready to become part of the community, getting to quickly know business, community and artistic leaders, states Wardell. Residency in Ocala by the start date is a requirement. All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Please submit these items, any questions, or further inquiries about specific job duties to mwardell@ocalasymphony.com by Wednesday, July 3. Candidates selected for the next round will be notified by July 5. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the year in front of nearly 10,000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. It is driven to reach, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages while serving the broadest group of constituents and to foster excellence in music education through collaborative partnerships with local resources. Contact: Matthew Wardell, Music Director at mwardell@ocalasymphony.com, 820 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala, FL 34471. For information call 352-351-1606. Ocala Symphony conducts search for executive director Make a difference in the life of an abused child -become a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. As a child advocate, you will experience the rewards of helping our communitys most vulnerable children. Stand up and speak for a child who has been abused, neglected and abandoned. The next volunteer training begins Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ocala. For further information contact Lynn Sennett, Recruiter/Training Guardian ad Litem Program, at 352-274-5231 or email Lynn.Sennett@gal.fl.gov. Please watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feieuu4EBo8&fea ture=relmfu and visit our website at www.guardianadlitem.org. Guardian ad Litem training scheduled Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Speed up in the left lane Last week, Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill passed by the Florida Legislature regarding new rules for red-light cameras. Since we dont have them in our part of the county, except in the city of Dunnellon, it doesnt affect many of us. However, there was a lot more to this bill than just that one item, and one of the provisions could have a profound effect on the western side of Marion County. How many times have you driven down a fouror six-lane highway at the speed limit, in the left lane, and suddenly come upon someone crawling along in that lane? Now, slow drivers may be ticketed. Heres the text of that part of the bill: On a road, street, or highway having two or more lanes allowing movement in the same direction, a driver may not continue to operate a motor vehicle at any speed which is more than 10 miles per hour slower than the posted speed limit in the furthermost left-hand lane if the driver knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being overtaken in that lane from the rear by a motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed. This subsection does not apply to drivers operating a vehicle that is overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, or is preparing for a left turn at an intersection. In other words, if youre driving in the left lane in traffic and going below 40 mph on State Road 200 or State Road 40 west, or below 45 on U.S. Highway 27, youre violating the law. Note the wording, preparing for a left turn That doesnt mean that you can get in the left lane five miles before your intersection and coast along at an extremely slow speed. You actually have to be preparing for the left turn. We can see all sorts of arguments on what preparing means, but most folks with common sense will realize what is going on here. Basically, you cant hog the left lane unless youre traveling up to speed. Also realize that you have to be going more than 10 mph under the speed limit to be in violation. That means you cant get mad at a driver Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY SHELDON RICHMANIts bad enough the federal government spies on us. Must it insult our intelligence too? The governments response to Edward Snowdens leaks about the National Security Agencys secret monitoring of the Internet and collection of our telephone logs is a mass of contradictions. Officials have said the disclosures are (1) old news, (2) grossly inaccurate, and (3) a blow to national security. Its hard to see how any two of these can be true, much less all three. Cant they at least get their story straight? If they cant do better than that, why should we have confidence in anything else that they do? Snowden exposed the governments indiscriminate snooping because, among other things, it violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and he had no other recourse. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Snowden should have used established channels to raise his concerns, but there are no effective channels. Members of the congressional intelligence committees are prohibited from telling the public what they learn from their briefings. Two members of the Senate committee, Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, for years have warned without disclosing secrets that the Obama administration is interpreting the Patriot Act and related laws far more broadly than was ever intended by those who voted for those pieces of legislation. Their warnings have made no difference. A court challenge wasnt open to Snowden either. Glenn Greenwald, who published Snowdens leaks in the Guardian, notes that for years the ACLU has tried to challenge the surveillance programs in court on Fourth Amendment grounds, but the Obama administration has blocked the effort by arguing that the ACLU has no standing to bring the suit. Its a classic Catch-22. Since the surveillance is secret, no one can know if he has been spied on. But if no one knows, no one can go into court claiming to be a victim, and the government will argue that therefore the plaintiff has no standing to challenge the surveillance. Well played, Obama administration. The administration should not be allowed to get away with the specious claim that telling its secrets to a few privileged members of Congress is equivalent to informing the people. It is not. Its merely one branch of government telling some people in another branch. Calling those politicians our representatives is highly misleading. In what sense do they actually represent us? Equally specious is the assertion that the NSA cant monitor particular people without court authorization. The secret FISA court is a rubber stamp. When Obama ran for president in 2008, he said Americans shouldnt have to choose between privacy and security. Now he says that one of the things that were going to have to discuss and debate is how are we striking this balance between the need to keep the American people safe and our concerns about privacy? Because there are some tradeoffs involved. 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. Remember a rather obnoxious song back in the 1960s that went I got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key? Ive been humming that tune for the past couple of weeks. The reason? Ive got a brand new key. My car key broke two weeks ago. Well, it didnt really break, but the metal part that goes into the ignition came away from the black casing that covered the end of it you know, the black part that has the buttons to open or lock your car, set off the alarm, if you have one, etc. Fortunately I was at home when it happened, so I was able to go in the house and get the spare. Remember when car keys were simple, and if you wanted a brand new key, you went to the hardware store and they cut you one? You paid about a dollar or so, even less in those days, and you had your key. But now, its not that simple. I took my key to the auto dealer where I bought the car, showed the parts guy the key, and said I needed a new one. Lets see, he said. With the new key and computer chip, it will be about $250, and then it has to be programmed. Altogether, it came to $303. Thats ridiculous, I blurted out. He just looked at me and smiled that smile that says, Sorry pal, but we gotcha. To make matters worse, I had to go through the service line to get it done. I still havent figured out why I couldnt just hand in the old key at the parts desk, and let them make a new one, even if it cost that much. No, I had to make an appointment, wait in the service line, then wait in the waiting room watching French Open tennis on TV (it was Saturday morning). Evidently it has something to do with programming the key a tech had to be No ro ll er skat es, b ut a b ran d ne w ke y Among Friends Jim Clark in the car to do it. Since I was there, I went ahead and got the car serviced, but that was extra. Is this a racket or what? The key is a piece of metal just like old keys. The black container has a chip, but I can program my phone, which also presumably has a chip, for a lot less money. Ive even learned how to do that myself. When my bill was totaled, well, lets just say I recently bought a new laptop for a lot less than I paid for servicing and a key. I learned a couple of things. First, always know where your spare key is. Second, I dont know if I will ever buy a new car. Im getting to that age where I might just want to keep this one until it wears out, figuring that maybe Ill wear out before it does. Ive only had it about 30 months (but the key wasnt covered by warranty), so Ive got a bit to go before its all mine. But if I do buy a new car, its going to have one of those coded electronic locks, with a simple start button inside the car. In other words, no key. If the car company I want doesnt offer that service, Ill find one that does, even if it costs a lot more than buying one that takes something like my current brand new key.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 A forked tongue on surveillance 000F7KB 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! 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For Lease At Gate Key Pad Center: Press # and 411 (#411) Drive to the end of the Blvd. Stop at the office. Fir st home on right. 000F9M5 O.B.O. $ 32,900 BY JIM CLARK EditorGreg Slay of the Transportation Planning Organization paid a visit to the State Road 200 Coalition on Monday last week, and many of the questions didnt involve the condition or roads, but the lack of buses on the State Road 200 Corridor. Slay noted that it would be costly to provide bus service to the southwest area. That didnt deter a couple of people from saying that a bus service was needed. Others pointed out, though, that it would be hard for the elderly population to get to a central bus stop for pickup. There would be a problem, Slay said, with access and the maneuverability of the buses in some of the developments. That means that people would have to travel to a central point. In other matters, Slay spoke about the 38th Avenue project, which will be built parallel to the Interstate on the west side of the highway. He also mentioned a 49th Avenue extension, which would tie in to the new 38th Avenue. The proposed interchange at 95th Street was discussed. Slay said the matter has been reviewed by the state and is now in the hands of the federal officials. A concern has been expressed, he said, about merging traffic on and off the highway, because the truck weigh station is located just north of the proposed access point at 95th Street. The project has been a bone of contention with environmentalists and others who say it is not necessary and would hurt the living conditions in that part of the area. Others note, however, that it would enhance the chances for economic development in areas near the exit. Slay also spent part of his time talking about MPO funding, primarily about the local gas tax, which is somewhere about 12 cents a gallon. The next meeting of the Coalition will be July 15, the third Monday, rather than the usual time of the second Monday. Local official discusses transportation PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGreg Slay speaks to the STate Road 200 Coalition. Hospice of Marion County announced several promotions among its health care leadership team. Herman Hale, RN, has been promoted to Admissions Coordinator. Herman will oversee the Admissions Nurses and Hospital Liaisons. Elena Ankiewicz has been promoted to Marketing and Referral Coordinator. Elena will oversee the Intake Center, Admissions Financial Counselors and the Physician & Healthcare Liaisons. Donna Shaffer has been promoted to Transitions Manager. Donna will work with our pre-hospice clients. HMC celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year; providing excellent end-oflife care for our community since 1983. Hospice lists promotions Donna Shaffer Elena Ankiewicz Herman Hale

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Thursday, June 20 Air Force group to meetThe June meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Bring a guest!! For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, June 22 African Violet Club meetingThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Substation, 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program will include a photo tour and update on the 2013 AVSA Convention. Carolee Carter, past president, will be the presenter. She attended the event last month. Other potting plants activities are planned as well. Light refreshments are served. Guests are always welcome. Check http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ for more information.Be a Hero blood driveOneBlood, in partnership with the city of Ocala, Emerging Leaders Ocala and the Ocala Farm Market will host their annual Be A Hero Day Blood Drive on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Big Red Buses will be located on the SE corner of Broadway Street and First Avenue in Ocalas Historic Downtown. All lifesaving donors receive a custom Hero T-shirt, a wellness check up and cholesterol screening, a coupon for $5 off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse and more, including entry into prize drawings from local businesses. In addition, all donors who give blood twice between June 1 and Sept. 30 will receive a voucher for a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse and be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year! Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information about donating blood, center locations and hours, go to www.oneblood.org. Blood donations are always needed, especially during the challenging summer months due to vacations, school breaks and a snowbird population that returns north. Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients. Sunday, June 23 Beth Israel sponsors gamesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will sponsor an afternoon of card and board games on Sunday, June 23 at noon at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The event will feature a fun afternoon of games and a lunch prepared by the Sisterhood. There will also be a bake sale to benefit the programs of Congregation Beth Israel. The public is warmly invited to come and enjoy this event. Tickets are available for $10 each by contacting Estelle at 352-861-2452 or Mary at 352-861-2056. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org or email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com.Tuesday, June 25 Breast cancer group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 235 (multipurpose room) at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, June 25, will be a presentation by Judy Siegal on Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This is a very fast growing and aggressive cancer that needs to be recognized in its very early stages. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904 for more information.Thursday, June 27 Meet your Constitutional OfficersThe Marion County League of Women Voters will sponsor a meeting for people to meet Constitutional Officers George Albright, tax collector, and Villie Smith, property appraiser. The meeting is free and open to the public. It will take place on Thursday, June 27, at 4 p.m. at On Top of the World Cypress Hall, Master the Possibilities Education Center, 8415 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Registration is appreciated but not required.Friday, June 28 Shabbat evening service at new timeCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold regular Shabbat evening services at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300, in Ocala on June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Please note the earlier time continuing until further notice. Rabbi Allen, spiritual leader, will conduct a Torah service as well as enlighten the group on various topics pertinent to events happening in the month of June. All are invited to participate and experience the warmth and joy of a Jewish Reconstructionist service. For further information, please contact Mary (352-861-2056) or Judi (352-237-8277) Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.Sunday, June 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchMarion County Christian Churches present an evening of traditional and contemporary worship at 5 p.m. on June 30. Join us and lift up your hearts in praise. Wonderful music, meaningful fellowship and delicious refreshments. This is a fundraiser for Florida Christian College. Christs Church of Marion County, 352-861-6182m 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. http://www.ccomc.org/.Thursday, July 4 Celebrate at CrossroadsCrossroads Church will hold a childrens bicycle parade on July 4 with prizes for the most original bike and most patriotic bike, and the most creative bike. There will be hot dogs and drinks that will be sold by the Childrens Church. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks at dark. For information call 352-291-2080. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIE S ( March 21 to April 19) Count to 10 if you must, but dont lose your temper, despite that persons (you know who!) efforts to goad you into reacting. Your restraint will pay off in a big way. TA URUS ( April 20 to May 20) This week finds you in a sociable mood, ready and eager to enjoy the company of family and friends. Its also a good time to seek out and renew old friendships. GEMINI ( May 21 to June 20) Patience is called for as you await a decision about that project youre eager to launch. Meanwhile, try to set aside more time to share with that special person in your life. CANCER ( June 21 to July 22) Avoid becoming involved in a workplace dispute early in the week by insisting both sides submit their stands to a neutral arbitrator. Things begin to cool off by Thursday. LEO ( July 23 to Aug 22) It promises to be a busy but productive week for the Big Cat. The pace slows by Friday, allowing you to catch up on matters you put aside but that now need your attention. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) A suddenly disruptive family situation is best handled with a cool, calm and collected response. Wait until things settle to let off all that pent-up emotional steam. L IBR A ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your practical side dominates the week as you reassess your finances to make some sensible adjustments in what you plan to spend and what you expect to save. SCORPIO ( Oct. 23 to Nov 21) An unexpected meeting with a former colleague opens some interesting possibilities. But you need to press for full disclosure before making a decision. SAGI TT ARIU S ( Nov 22 to D ec. 21) A recent flurry of activity eases by midweek, giving you time to readjust your schedule and make new plans for a weekend getaway. CA PRICOR N (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Youre usually the one who gives advice. But now its time to open yourself up to counsel from friends who have your best interests at heart. A QU ARIU S ( Jan. 20 to Feb 18) You might find resistance to your call for a full inquiry into a workplace problem. But by weeks end even the most rigid naysayers begin to come around. P ISCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) A recurring problem surfaces once again. Maybe its time you used your creative talents to help you find a new approach to resolving it once and for all. BORN THIS WEEK: You are guided in what you do both by your intelligence and your emotions. An acting career would suit you quite well. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. 000F69Z 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley All Styles All Prices Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly www.r enroomocala.com 000F103 Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South SanctuaryAnglican Church 000EPLY is discovered through worshiping together 711187 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000F297 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford L awn Spray? THINK AG AIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Read the classifieds Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads Complete Modern Blonde finish bedroom suite imported from Italy. Consists of Armoire with two sliding draws and 2 doors top half with 3 shelves inside. 3-Lights headboard with 3 drawers each side acting as night stands. Mirrored backdrop, Bed frame, spring mattress. 6Bureau with 6 drawers and large circular mirror. Buyer must arrange removal. ONLY $300 Call 352-854-1592 Gravesite Maintenance Business All set up, includes supplies, instructions marketing plan etc.. Everything needed to start. $1000. call 352-693-3766 and ask for Gerry Complete Modern Blonde finish bedroom suite imported from Italy. Consists of Armoire with two sliding draws and 2 doors top half with 3 shelves inside. 3-Lights headboard with 3 drawers each side acting as night stands. Mirrored backdrop, Bed frame, spring mattress. 6Bureau with 6 drawers and large circular mirror. Buyer must arrange removal. ONLY $300 Call 352-854-1592 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 parent s 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. T o 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. HOMOSASSA5+ DEN BEDROOMS. 3 BATH. THIS HUGE AND BEAUTIFUL TWO STORYHOME WITH 3 CAR GARAGE IS OVER 3500 SQ. FT. HOME BACKS UPT O ANATURE PRESERVE. HOME IS AFORECLOSURE SHORT SALE AND THE BANK IS WORKING WITH THE SELLERS. THIS HOME WAS BUIL T IN 2005.dennis_neff @yahoo.com BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No T itle, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. W e Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ CHRYSLER2012 T own & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call T om for more info 352-325-1306 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins. 20 yrs Exp. FREE Estimates. Residential Commercial 352-873-6884 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Ja sm in e Pl az a 35 240 100 01 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. Fine Jewelry Fine Jewelry 000F05Q 000F5RE ST. PETERSB URG T AMPA BR OOKSVILLE BRADENTON 16176 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34601 James Andersen, MD Family Medicine Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic and have had a heart attack? Fast facts about diabetes and heart disease Heart attacks and strokes strike diabetics more than twice as often as people without diabetes. People with diabetes tend to develop heart disease or have strokes at an earlier age than other people. Two out of three people with diabetes die from some type of cardiovascular disease. Meridien Research is currently looking for volunteers with a history of stent placement, open heart surgery, heart attack or stroke who have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes for a new clinical research study of an investigational medication. Compensation of $550 for time and travel may be available. No medical insurance is necessary. 000F8HC 352-597-8839 352-59-STUDY who is going the speed limit in the left lane, even if you want to fly along while violating the speed limit. For many years, we have emphasized that we feel slow drivers are just as guilty of causing accidents as fast ones. The difference is that in slowspeed accidents, the injuries often arent as severe. So if you are driving in the left lane and the speed limit is 50, please speed up to 50 and, if you have it, set your cruise control. Speeders might get mad at you for slowing down the left lane, but at least you wont be violating the law. However, if you go more than 10 mph below the posted limit, be prepared for those flashing blue lights to pull you over. Note: The bill is HB7125, and the Florida Statute affected is 316.081. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 What do you take us for, Mr. President? Do you say whatever serves your momentary interest? Its outrageous for Obama to say he welcomes this debate when his regime is plotting to capture and prosecute the heroic whistleblower who made it possible. The debate would be bogus anyway. No one has a right to make a security/privacy tradeoff for you. Our rights should not be subject to vote, particularly when a ruling elite ultimately will make the decision out of public view! Americans have learned nothing from the last 40 years if they have not learned that the executive branch regardless of party will interpret any power as broadly as it wishes. Congressional oversight is worse than useless; its a myth, especially when one chamber is controlled by the presidents party and the other chambers majority embraces big government as long as it carries a national security label. Obama says, If people cant trust not only the executive branch but also dont trust Congress and dont trust federal judges to make sure that were abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then were going to have some problems here. Thats wrong. If the politicians only response to revelations that theyre violating our privacy is to ask for trust, then we already have problems.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Read the classifieds The challenge is complete. January of this year, I wrote how Fitness Director Judy Helfin challenged Chris Johnson, Community Manager, and Rick Morang, then Maintenance Manager, to lose weight. On June 5, the lan Spa had a spa day and the results of the weight loss challenge were announced. Chris Johnson lost 30 pounds. He was somewhat disappointed as he had just come back from a week long reunion where he had not followed his normal eating habits. However, losing 30 pounds in six months is great. Along with his weight loss, you could see walking around carrying weights. Congratulations, Chris on completing your goal. Rick Morang, who is no longer our Maintenance Manger ,lost 11 pounds. Rick, unfortunately, could not be at the weigh in called in his weight loss. The residents and staff missed not seeing Rick but congratulate him on his weight loss. The goal was to lose weight and we know that both men will work to keep the weight off. Our fitness director, Judy had more than just weight loss challenge. She asked the residents of Stone Creek to pledge money with the proceeds going to Brothers K eeper Soup Kitchen. Many donated a $1 a pound lost or a specific amount. The total pledged is $1,041.50. Judy is hoping that all that pledged will send in their pledge amount to Brothers K eeper. This was a great idea and Chris, Rick and the Soup Kitchen all benefitted from the weight loss challenge. Sister Concepta, manager of the Soup Kitchen, was unable to attend the days festivities but she sent her gratitude and thanks to the people of Stone Creek for their generous donation to this worthy cause. Spa Day also included delicious treats and chair massages given by Tiffeny Battisti. Carol Matlack from Mary Kay was there and one resident won a basket of Mary K ay gifts. P aulette Farrar and Judy Weiss had their handmade jewelry for sale, and Home Instead Senior Care had a table with their pamphlets. There was also a free water aerobics class that was taught by Barb. It was a great day with great outcomes. It was just another way that the residents of Stone Creek give back to the Ocala Community. Thank you, Judy and staff for providing this special day. We ig ht-l os s ch al leng e is co mp lete at St on e Cr eek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Judy Helfin in center with her staff, Marcy West and Steve Wright. Sister Concepta, manager of Brothers Keeper. Carol Matlack of Mary Kay. Read the classifieds

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Following the dinner, which ended with birthday cake and ice cream, we were entertained by the Golden Troupers. This is a group of entertainers who are part of the Ocala Civic Theatre organization. All contributions to this group are donated to the childrens theater group a part of the Civic Theatre. To our surprise, we learned that one member of the group, Vince Kochetta, is a resident here in Quail Meadow. The group entertained us with music and hilarious skits. The program included Elvis songs, and Doo Wop sounds from Fingers Linguini. The skits included The Doctor Jill show in which Dr. Jill counseled couples with various problems. There was also a couple planning a 25th wedding anniversary renewal ceremony; after seeing their problems, you might have reservations about having a renewal service! Most of us could relate to the summer camp letter home. If you have ever sent your children to camp, or been yourself, it brought back memories. A little excitement for the evening was when we got to see our Marion County Fire Department respond to a medical emergency. Just as we were beginning to eat, Mr. Smith (a resident), had a medical emergency; a call was made to 911 and the response was very good. We were fortunate to have Dave Yoders in the clubhouse and he was able to give information to the response team (Dave is a former paramedic). Im happy to report that after spending a few hours in the emergency room, Mr. Smith is back home and doing well. The next event at the clubhouse will be the Fourth of July parade and chicken dinner. Cars, trucks, bicycles, golf carts, etc. are needed for the parade. If you plan to participate in the parade, please call Marion Gartman. The parade will begin at the clubhouse, tour the neighborhood, and then return to the clubhouse for refreshments. We will have a chicken dinner at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are available, for a $3 donation, from Carol Sjogren and Marie Schneider. Come help us celebrate our nations birthday. Attention Red Hatters: Our last meeting for the summer is lunch on Wednesday, the 26th, at The Braised Onion. All members and guests are invited to join us. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb by Monday, the 24th, if you plan to join us for lunch. Bingo has stopped for the summer, but Im happy to announce that Judi Hargraves will be heading up the game in September. Check the Reporter for the opening day. Other activities have slowed down for the summer, but we will still have our First Friday gatherings. This months gathering was enjoyed by 20 residents; maybe next month we might even get in the pool to cool off! Residents enjoy Quail Meadow birthday bash Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The Golden Troupers grand finale. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Dan Parker. Doo Wop Music. Dan Parker and Pat Talley. You can imagine my feelings when I recently found out that good old Uncle Sam was checking up on my phone calls, e-mail messages and the rest of the social networking. Finally, somebody is really watching out for me. It is more than that. Somebody is so interested in my affairs they are getting involved in my telephone conversations. I must admit that at first I was a little suspicious about all of this. For example. What does Uncle Sam know about me and my phone calls that I do not know? I get an awful lot of telephone calls during the course of a week. Some are friends, some are family, some are trying to sell me the Brooklyn Bridge. Even if I lived in New York City, I would not want to own the Brooklyn Bridge. Can you imagine how much it cost to keep that thing up and running? As I said, at first I was a little suspicious about somebody listening into my phone calls. Then I remembered that back in the day, everybody did that. We had what was called the party line telephone system. That meant that everybody was connected to everybody else. My grandmother for example, lived in a valley up in the mountains. She was on the party line, of course, and everybody had a special ring. Grandmas ring was two long and one short rings. Whenever the telephone rang, dear old grandmother knew who was being called and, being a nosy person, she usually listened into the conversations. I am not picking on my grandmother, for everybody did it. Everybody knew everybody was doing it. It was gossipers heaven. I think there is something to be said for everybody knowing everybodys business. That way everybody is up and up on the things they are talking about. Of course, there is a dark side to it. I am semi-ashamed to reveal that I was part of that dark side. Whenever anybody wanted to send out a rumor there was always the party line telephone system. My cousin and I got together and cooked up some juicy rumor about old Henry up the valley. Henry had never been married and was probably in his 70s at the time. We started the rumor that Henry had a girlfriend. It did not take long for everybody in the valley to know that Henry, who had been a bachelor for over 70 years, now had a special love interest. The big question coming through the party line was, who is this lucky woman? Before long, this got a little out of control. Everybody believed that Henry had a special love interest and it got to the point that Henry himself believed he had a love interest. I remember going with my grandmother to the grocery store and we happened to run into good old Henry. My grandmother, who was the queen of the gossipers, took this opportunity to speak to Henry. Oh Henry, she said as we approached him. I heard the news that you have a girlfriend. Im so happy for you. Youll have to bring her over to my house for coffee and cake some time. Thank you, Mary, Henry said with the biggest smile I have ever seen him wear. Ive never been happier. At this point, I did not know what to do. Everybody was so happy with this rumor, especially old Henry, that the truth would have destroyed the entire valley. I did think of starting a rumor that Henry and his new girlfriend had a fight and broke up. However, on second thought, Henry was so happy these days, I just hated to spoil his life. I never knew how that turned out. The last time I saw Henry he was smiling and thanking people for congratulating him on having a girlfriend. Some people need to feel happy, I suppose. I guess it is my time to be fooled by my uncle, and I deserve it. I really do not mind if good old Uncle Sam is going to listen in on my social networking party line, but I do have a few rules that I would like to establish. Rule number one. Uncle Sam do not repeat anything you hear said on my party line. Lets keep some of that stuff between us. OK? Some of what youre going to hear may not be altogether, what should I say, truthful. Especially, if you only hear a portion of the conversation. Rule number two. If while listening in on the conversation of mine and the other party happens to be some salesman trying to sell me something, please feel free to butt into the conversation. After all, the salesman is trying to take a dollar out of my pocket and you know how much you want that dollar! Rule number three. If the conversation you overhear is concerning you, keep in mind were talking about the other Uncle Sam. It is hard to keep anything secret these days. In fact, there is not much to keep secret anymore. The only secret Im really interested in is what God has. His promise to me is, Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not (Jeremiah 33:3 KJV). God hears me all the time and knows everything about me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Hello, Uncle Sam. Can you hear me now? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, June 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Friday, June 21: Womens Fellowship, Flying Solo, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, June 30: JOY NIGHT, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on June 23 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing song, Midnight Cry. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation bible school from July22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Gods Backyard Bible Camp. Get ready for an outdoor adventure that starts in the backyard and gets bigger each day as kids take the love of Jesus into their homes, neighborhoods and communities. Through music, singing, bible stories, crafts and games the kids will learn how to apply Gods truths to serving their family, friends, neighbors and others in community. Registration for vacation bible school begins July 1, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer to assist the teachers and help with outdoor games. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352304-8711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at Highway 200, Ocala.Maranatha Baptist July 4th Cantata: Maranatha Baptist Church will present a special Cantata Stars and Stripes Forever on Sunday, July 7, at the 10:45 morning worship service under the direction of Joyce Warner, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker. Vacation Bible School: This years Vacation Bible School will be held from July 15 through the 19th from 6 to 9 p.m. each day. All children from first grade through sixth grade are invited. This is always an exciting and fulfilling experience. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information.

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Stone Creek........3 Rev. Snyder........11 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 7 NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1012 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or1-800-313-6324Prestige Home Centers, Inc.4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALAJust one block north of Ocalas Drive-In TheaterMODEL CLOSEOUTFinancing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75SR40 SR200441Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!!Including furniture packages (on select models)000F4OD SAVE THOUSANDS 000F4GX Read the classifieds An apartment fire Saturday, June 15, that originated in a kitchen resulted in 72 senior citizens being evacuated from a four story building for more than one hour. Ocala Fire Rescue responded at 8:03 a.m. and arrived five minutes later. The fire was placed under control 40 minutes later. Twenty firefighters responded to Heritage Oaks of Ocala, 2820 S.W. 34th St. The fire was held in check by a fire sprinkler system that activated, until firefighters arrived on scene five minutes later. The smoke was very thick inside the building on the top floor on arrival of firefighters, and that prompted the evacuations. The evacuation went well although it was labor intensive for firefighters as each apartment had to be checked and several of the residents were handicapped and in wheel chairs according to acting Battalion Chief Scott Bolton. Two of the elderly residents were checked for smoke inhalation by paramedics; however they declined to be transported to the hospital. The fire occurred on the fourth floor, and firefighters quickly extinguished the remaining fire and stopped the flow of water from the sprinkler system. After clearing smoke from the building residents were allowed back into the building a few minutes after 9 a.m. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist management in finding alternate housing for six residents who were not able to return as a result of fire or water damage. Firefighters remained on scene for more than two hours removing water from the building and assisting the residents. Apartment fire forces 72 evacuations OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOA fire truck negotiates the driveway at Heritage Oaks of Ocala on Southwest 34th Street. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKFlag Day eventA Flag Day commemoration took place at Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday, June 16. Above, as preparations are made for the flag retirement ceremony, Pat Seadorf plays Taps while Leonardo Mezzara and David Bice hold one of the worn flags. David Bice stands behind the barrel as old and discarded flags are burned. New Marine Corps League member Brian Warnack helped ignite the flags while others saluted. The Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to Live Oak Farm, 9275 S.W. 9th St. Road, in reference to the burglary of an equipment barn and the theft of their farm truck. The locks were cut off and three generators, gas cans, tools and their 2008 Ford truck were all missing. On June 13, Deputy Donahue located the truck abandoned in the 5100 block of Northwest 27th Avenue in Ocala. Soon after, an anonymous tip was received stating that the stolen generators were located at a residence off Northeast 31st Street in Ocala. Further investigation revealed that the defendants traveled to the area of the farm and parked nearby. Evodio Diaz and Arthur Mason reportedly got out and walked into the farm. Soon after, Jeff Mason allegedly received a phone call from Evodio stating that they had just stolen a truck and asked them to meet them down the road from the farm. They all then drove back to the residence where the generators, tools and gas cans were all unloaded and hidden inside the home. Arrested were Jeffrey Mason, 30, Arthur Mason, 28, Evodio Diaz, 31 and Carla Pildons, 30. Each was charged with burglary, grand theft auto and grand theft. They were being held under no bond. Suspects jailed in Live Oak Farm grand thefts BY BARB DEDICS Special to the MessengerEvery parent dreams of the day their child achieves his or her ultimate goal. This dream came true for Sherry and Barry Fies of Ocala Palms as they watched their son, Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Eric Fies, retire from the United States Army. Eric entered the Army immediately after graduating from high school. His goal of becoming an Airborne Ranger was achieved at Fort Benning, Georgia. in December of 1990. As an Airborne Ranger Team Leader, he led his team Ocala Palms couple watch their son retire from service in Army Please see PALMS, Page 2 The very neat and attractive home belonging to Ken and Nina Stiles was selected as Fairfield Villages Home of the Month for June. This was an excellent choice as the home was already very lovely; but lately, the homeowners have been updating the exterior even more. Ken and Nina moved to Fairfield Village from Massachusetts July1, 2010. Nina had been researching nice communities in Central Florida for three years and was especially drawn to Fairfield Village because her brother was a pastor here in Ocala at the time. Two of their three daughters have also moved to Davenport, Florida; and their third daughter is planning to move to Ocala in the near future. Ken and Nina were married in 1986. Ken worked for the Teamsters Union as a truck driver for 35 years and Nina was a secretary for the Veterans Administration for 20 years. Their backgrounds have prepared them to be contributing members of the Fairfield community as Nina is secretary for the Social Activities Committee, and Ken is always available to help with all things mechanical. The couple is very proud of their 10 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Fairfield Village is also very proud that Ken and Nina chose to be a part of our community.Popular new activityRecently a group of our neighbors have formed a virtual bowling league in our clubhouse. With the addition of some new Wii games, a number of people became very interested in the bowling feature and have begun meeting once or twice a week for the competition. Linda Urbonowitz initiated the group and anyone interested in joining in should contact her to become part of the fun. Home of the Month for June Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Along with the new furniture in the clubhouse, the go to lady for decorations, Eilene Yudonin, has been adding some new and very colorful additions. We appreciate the work that Eilene does to keep the clubhouse appropriately decorated for the season. The Saturday morning Koffee Klatches are continuing to bring in many of our neighbors to enjoy time together. These and other such activities are just part of what makes life in Fairfield Village so enjoyable in this lively place filled with lovely people. Nina Stiles stands next to the sign proclaiming her home as Fairfield Villages Home of the Month for June. Linda Urbonowitz practices her bowling form as she and her friends enjoy Wii Bowling in FFV Clubhouse. Ken Stiles is proud of the plaque his wife gave him proclaiming him as the Boss. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick has announced that the statewide organization will lead a bold partnership to build a new headquarters for the Florida FFA Association. The facility will be constructed on Florida Farm Bureaus campus in Gainesville. In a June 13 address before the 85th Annual FFA Convention in Orlando, Hoblick said the project is valued at an estimated $1.5 million. The Florida Farm Bureau Federation and the Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company will fund most of the cost. Donations from individual donors, businesses and private organizations across the state will contribute $150,000. This is one of most exciting initiatives I have ever had the privilege of participating in as president of our great organization, Hoblick said. We have always supported leadership development programs for young people. We have also enjoyed a long and productive association with our FFA partners. We want to continue the tradition of creating opportunities for our very capable FFA members, Hoblick added. I know that the new headquarters will be a vital resource for many decades into the future. This structure will stand as a permanent demonstration of our shared commitment to youth education and the quest for success. FFA building funds sought