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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Happenings..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Puzzles................9 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 14 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013 WPHS move Page 4 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FREE CAR WASH WITH SERVICE 000FD0T CERTIFIED SERVICE OCALA 352-520-0008 OCALA 352-520-0008 4000 SW COLLEGE ROAD FREE with any service over $150.00. See dealer for details. Expires 7/31/13. LO ANER OIL CHANGE $ 19 95 When you pre-buy (4) conventional oil only. OIL CHANGE $ 29 95 When you pre-buy (4) 2011 & newer Dexos 5W30. Up to 5 qts. 5W30. Expires 7/31/13. Includes 1 gallon dex-cool. See dealer for details. Expires 7/31/13. Reg. $99.95. COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE $ 79 95 TRANSMISSION SERVICE FLUID CHANGE $ 129 95 Up to 12 quarts Dex VI.l. See dealer for details. Expires 7/31/13. Reg. $179.95. MECHANICAL REPAIR SPECIALS SPEND SAVE $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 $150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 $200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 $250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 $300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42 $350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56 $400+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72 A.C. CABIN FILTER $ 39 95 GM vehicles only. Expires 7/31/13. Up to 5 qts. 5W30. No synthetics or diesels. Expires 7/31/13. ea. ea. Two Wildwood men face various drug-related charges after their vehicle was stopped early Monday, July 1. Michael Allen Greene, 31, of Lemon Street, was accused of driving with license suspended as habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). His bond was set at $7,000. James Wendell Jackson, 20, of Jackson Street, was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $5,500. According to a report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, a deputy on patrol spotted a vehicle pulling out of Waffle House at State Road 40 and the Interstate allegedly without stopping at the stop sign. Windows were tinted too dark, according to the report. The car was stopped after the vehicle made a u-turn and tried to get on the southbound ramp of Interstate 75. The deputy said that the driver, Greene, advised his license was suspended. The deputy wrote that there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A computer check showed the drivers license was suspended on Jan. 30, 2013, for being a habitual offender. He was placed under arrest. Another deputy, who had arrived at the scene, told Jackson to get out of the car, and wrote in his report that he observed a clear bag containing green leafy substance falling out of the co-defendants shorts. The deputy picked up the bag and noticed a smaller plastic bag with a white granular substance within the larger bag. He field tested the substance which came back positive for marijuana. Jackson was then placed under arrest. The report reads that during a search of the car, the first deputy found two blue round pills on the drivers seat and they were identified as oxycodone. The suspects were taken to the Marion County Jail and the car, a 2012 Buick, was towed. Traffic stop ends with two drug arrests Happy Fourth! The office of the West Marion Messenger will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for the holiday. Regular will resume Friday at 8:30 a.m. BY JIM CLARK EditorResidents of the Southwest 200 Corridor got to meet a couple of Marion County constitutional officers and learn how their departments work at a seminar put on by the League of Women Voters at Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World. This month, the two attendees were Villie Smith, the countys property appraiser, and George Albright, tax collector. Smith had a visual presentation talking about his duties and some of the results of his 17 years in office. After being elected in 1996, he has not had opposition in his bids for re-election since. He listed the duties of the appraiser as determining the value of real and personal property, noting that there are about 265,000 real property parcels and 20,000 tangible personal property items in the county. They are all reappraised annually. The countys population was 70,000 in 1970, and is now about 340,000. The number of deeds peaked in 2007 during a construction boom, but numbers have dropped since then. The taxable value in the county was $27 billion in 2007, but is now $14 billion. He spoke of the distribution of taxes, showing that the schools are the largest beneficiary of property taxes at 41 percent. Municipalities get only 8 percent. Albright spoke about his position as tax collector, two which is he was first elected in 2004. He noted that he, the appraiser and the county clerk all worked closely together. The tax collectors work is backed up electronically every day and stored in two different locations. The tax collector is now responsible for driver liTwo local officials describe their jobs PHOTO BY JIM CLARKVillie Smith, Marion County property appraiser, discussed the duties of his job at the League of Women Voters forum last week.PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMarion County Tax Collector George Albright also gave visitors to the LWV forum a look into the operations of his office. censes and tags. He said he has worked to expanding the offices throughout the county, and has tried to improve service by having all employees cross-trained in all facets of his office. He also said that when people call his office for help, the calls go to a call center where those answering the phones are dedicated to helping the public. The clerks at the windows serving the walk-up public no longer have to be interrupted by phone calls. Also, each clerk can perform any of the duties of his office. He also noted that people born in Florida can get a birth certificate through his office locally. Albright also produced a handout with some statistics. There are 273,572 licensed drivers in Marion County as of January 2013, and there are 359,875 registered vehicles. Attending a professional show is the safest way to enjoy fireworks this fourth of July just ask the 5,000 people who, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), incurred fireworks-related injuries between June 22 and July 22, 2012. These injuries arent limited to big fireworks. Even seemingly benign sparklers pose a threat, as the tips of these holiday favorites burn at three times the average baking setting approximately 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Sparklers and bottle rockets alone are responsible for injuring 1,000 people in 2012. Moreover, fireworks safety shouldnt be forgotten after Independence Day celebrations have passed. The CPSC reports that, on average, about 200 people each day go to emergency rooms due to fireworks-related injuries during the month surrounding the fourth of July. Fireworks injuries can be life-altering, so MCFR encourages residents to attend professional fireworks shows in lieu of setting them off at backyard events. Below are two events that have received the proper permitting and will be hosting free displays that are open to the public: City of Ocalas Red, White and Blues Festival: July 3, 6 9 p.m. at Citizens Circle, (Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.) The Ocala Jaycees God and Country Day: July 4, 1 p.m. sunset. (Near Golden Ocala at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 225A.) The CPSC provides these safety tips for those who choose to purchase legal fireworks: Make sure the fireworks you want to buy are legal. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks, including sparklers. Always have an adult closely supervise fireworks activities if older children are allowed to handle them. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that they were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them with water and throw them away. Never point or throw fireworks at another person. Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly. Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers. After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire. Keep it safe; attend a professional fireworks show this week

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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)=TOTALFor 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 HOUSEKEEPER WANTED1 Day Per week, $10. 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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 STOR YHOME WITH 3 CAR GARAGE IS OVER 3500 SQ. FT. HOME BACKS UPT O A NATURE PRESER VE HOME IS A FORECLOSURE SHORT SALE AND THE BANK IS WORKING WITH THE SELLERS. 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Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend! INQUIRING MINDS I BET YOU DIDNT KNOW! In the last year 8 of the top 10 selling homes in Oak Run were Listed OR Sold or Listed AND Sold by a Decca Real Estate agent! Here are just a few: MLS #366535 Monaco $240,000 MLS #374900 Palm Beach $215,000 MLS #373249 Palm Beach $210,000 MLS #386009 Bal Harbor $179,900 MLS #376891 Monaco $175,000 MLS384858 $175,000 Isnt the Choice Clear? Your home could be next! Decca Real Estate 20 years and Going Strong! Oak Run 854-8787 Royal Palm 873-6100 Call us today! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 10874 SW 80th Court Expanded Savannah with granite counters. Corner living room with lots of windows, family room and covered back porch. 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Waverly Model 2/2/2 with screened birdcage, private yard, oversized master bedroom, large guest room, and as a bonus newer golf cart included! In the Preserve and backs up to the greenway! $108,750 MLS #390890 John Kapioski 208-1635 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 7367 SW 115th Place-Hillside New to market! Saratoga Model 2/2/2 plus den and family room. $127,000 MLS #390078 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 10561 SW 67th Court Executive home 4/3.5/4, 6 acres. Separate in-law suite, 4 fenced paddocks, well, sunken hot tub in master, oversized gourmet kitchen, library, family room and so much more CALL NOW! $599,000 MLS#391029 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 BEAUTIFUL MONTE CARLO! Oversized kitchen, family room, huge glass enclosed lanai, walk-in closet for a movie star, new A/C -07, eat-in kitchen, pull-out drawers, large master bath with tub and shower, gorgeous landscaping! $183,500 MLS #391001 John Kapioski 208-1635 Confused about where to buy and what IS a good deal?! Call me, Patty Dougherty! Ill help you find your next home in the right place at the right price! Patty Dougherty 502-3096 So many communities so little time! BIG HOUSE SMALL PRICE Westbury Model 1950 sq ft. Large living room, formal dining room, Florida room under H&A, screened back porch with adjacent patio, tons of counter and cabinet space in kitchen. 3/2.5/2 with beautiful backyard. $150,000 MLS #391578 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 HOT? HOT? HOT? Pool Home on the Golf Course! Turnberry Model 2/2/2 with screened garage, cathedral ceilings, big kitchen, covered patio area with pool and golf course view! $117,000 MLS #388809 Serago Lane Team Lois 789-4516 Lou 804-0159 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000FE2Q 000FCZ8 O PEN H OUSE S UNDAY J UNE 30 1-4 PM By Owner Pine Run 55+ Community $46,500 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, laminate floors. Newer roof & appliances. Very clean. Easy Move-in. 9900 SW 102 Pl. Call Bill 352-615-3526 Directions: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run entrance, pass guard house, on left at 102 Place. 000FBK2 5,000 SQ FT. S TORE OF SO METHING FOR EVERY ONE Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances and More T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 T uesday Sa turda y 10am-5pm Each month, Fairfield Villages manager, Rachel Muse, has a community meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the FFV clubhouse. This was the case again on June 27 with the meeting room comfortably accommodating those attending. Excellent refreshments were served and thoroughly enjoyed. Mrs. Muse welcomed those present and made announcements about some issues of concern from previous conversations. The street signs that needed to be replaced will be completed very shortly. Everyone was very glad to hear this news as it has been difficult to read the signs because of normal wear and tear. The concern had been, most significantly, that emergency personnel might have difficulty identifying street names at night if they were unfamiliar with the area. The news was warmly received. Mrs. Muse introduced Renee Spehar, her new assistant. Mrs. Spehar indicated that she is already really enjoying her new position. She said, I am having a good experience here in Fairfield Village. I love working with the people in the community and also with Rachel. It is so pleasant to ride through the community and see well-kept homes and such friendly people. Maintenance supervisor Dan Ford and HOA Board member Kerry Breeden made a most timely and interesting presentation about hurricane awareness. Dan said the he and Kerry had been attending the Citizen Academy and were very impressed with the Marion County Emergency Management Team. He assured everyone that a plan for our community is being worked out to ensure that anyone who might need assistance will be given that help in any emergency situation. Several common sense reminders were emphasized as precautionary measures for all homeowners to take: Have at least one gallon of drinking water and one weeks supply of food for each person set aside. Have all medications ready if evacuation were to be necessary. If homeowner is staying in the home during an emergency, he/she should fill the bathtub with water that could be used for pets or to assist in flushing toilets since water may not be available for Rachels Rendezvous held at Fairfield Village several days. Know where your evacuation shelter is located and where a shelter that accepts pets is located if one has pets. Also, shelters require that pets be in proper kennels or cages if taken to evacuation shelters. Keep weather radios, flashlights, regular radios, extra batteries, and first aid materials handy so that they are immediately accessible. Kerry Breeden also noted that regular phone land lines are more practical for use than cell phones in some weather emergencies. Having both cell and land lines accessible is the safer choice. Keep emergency phone numbers accessible. On cell phones, ICE (In Case of Emergency) identifies the person one might prefer to have contacted if an emergency contact were needed. Neighbors with special needs should be identified and checked on in emergency situations. Hurricane Awareness information will be available in the clubhouse for FFV neighbors to pick up. Kerry Breeden also reported that through the efforts of the FMO (Federation of Manufactured Home Owners), homeowners insurance now must cover additional structures like storage buildings. This is new and most welcome. Those who were interested in learning more about the new television and Wii games in the clubhouse were invited to stay for a short instruction period. Many neighbors are already enjoying the new equipment. After the meeting, Rachel Muse said, As usual, it was a productive meeting. Its a good thing when we can come together and express concerns while being sociable as well. It gives me valuable insight. I appreciate people taking time from their schedules to be present and show interest in the communitys well-being. We hope that everyone remembers our Fourth of July celebration set for 1 p.m. on Thursday in our clubhouse. As usual we expect lots of good food, fun, friendly conversations, and enjoyment of some exceptionally beautiful patriotic music. What else would be expected from our community known as a lively place filled with lovely people who will be celebrating our nations birthday together! Stay safe and enjoy a wonderful holiday! CorrectionIn the caption for the June 23 photo, those shown were improperly identified. Seen in the photo are Natasha Aguilar, left, and Dr. Cesar Gamero. Renee Spehar, new assistant to community manager, Rachel Muse, shows her warm and friendly smile. She is already very popular with the FFV community. Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 11 FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 Dan Ford, left, and Kerry Breeden prepare materials to share with the Fairfield Village community concerning hurricane awareness and preparedness. The Marion County Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 12-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriffs Office, is accepting applications for the fall course. The class will be offered at three locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Aug. 27. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10 Street, Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. Stonecrest Community will host a class on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 28. That class will be open to Stonecrest residents, family and friends only. To register, contact Cynthia Stefanik at cynsavtek@aol.com or 352-307-1554. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning Aug. 29, at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for the OTOW class is open to the public but must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. Registration open for next Marion Sheriffs Citizens Academy Please note that all items should be emailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in address). The deadline for the Messenger is the Friday before publication at noon for news items. Thank you for observing our deadlines.

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EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 it safe and sneer at Snowden and Greenwald. You dont have to work for MSNBC to suck up to power. Op-ed writers from conservative David Brooks to progressive Richard Cohen have tried to portray Snowden as an alienated oddball, as though no one could have a legitimate purpose in unmasking government surveillance. (Brooks thought it relevant to write that Snowden has not been a regular presence around his mothers house for years. Really!) Pundits repeatedly refer to Snowdens having dropped out of high school, which apparently signals some serious moral or mental defect in the young man. More likely he was bored with the dull and regimented curriculum so typical of government high schools. Others have tried to read much into Snowdens stops in Hong Kong and Moscow. He might be a spy, they suggest. But wouldnt a spy have kept his identity secret while selling his information to the enemy? It doesnt occur to the pundits that Snowdens priority right now is to stay out of the clutches of the U.S. government. Snowden has no moral obligation to be a martyr. Lets not forget how Bradley Manning has been treated for his disclosures of government wrongdoing. He faces life imprisonment. Snowden and Greenwald have not aided the enemy unless the American people are the governments enemy. What they have done is embarrass the Obama administration by exposing criminal activity. For the medias defenders of power against truth, thats inexcusable.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Here are the answers to this weeks puzzles 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.Saturday, July 6 Historical Novel group meetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The July 6 meeting hosts a presentation on writing by mystery author Gwen Mayo. The talk is titled, The Bones of a Historical Fiction Novel and focuses on the basics: era, setting, character, context and conflict, and how to begin historical research from the perspective of a fiction writer. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information, call Sarah Glenn at 727-9451064 (evenings) or visit our website at www.fchns.org. Gwen Mayo is passionate about blending the colorful history of her native Kentucky with her love for mystery fiction. She currently lives and writes in Tarpon Springs, Florida, but grew up in a large Irish family in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Her Nessa Donnelly mysteries are set during the turbulent political upheaval of post-Civil War Lexington.Yoga in Sholom ParkTake your practice to the outdoors in the serenity of the Peace Park. Class begins promptly at 9 a.m. Bring a mat or towel. For more info, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Chess group to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Tuesday, July 9 Macintosh users to meetAt this months meeting, Dr. Roberto Putzeys will review some of the medical apps available for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. His presentation will be followed by our monthly tech tips. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala, from 7 to9 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. Check our website at http://ocalamug.org for additional information.Friday, July 12 Stand Your Ground at Friday ForumStand Your Ground is Floridas law necessary to ensure the individuals inalienable right to self-defense or does it encourage the escalation of gun violence and a return to the law of the jungle? The Friday Forum which next meets July 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Blvd., will explore the moral and legal ramifications of this legislation with its principal author, State Rep. Dennis Baxley, who will be joined in an examination of conflicting aspects of Stand Your Ground by two local lawyers John Moxley, retired elder law attorney and long time member of the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee, and Cynthia TolHappenings Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 4 Civic Chorale begins rehearsalsMarion Civic Chorale will begin rehearsals for its 27th season on Monday, Aug. 5, at 6:45 p.m. at St. George Anglican Church, 5646 S.E. 5th St., Ocala, and new members are always welcome. Call 352-537-8833 or visit hhtp://MarionCivicChorale.tripod.com for more information. Read the classifieds

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But those who know you will support your penchant for never settling for less than the truth. So stay with it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A pesky situation from the past recurs, albeit in an altered form. Deal with it promptly before it can go from merely irksome to troublesome. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Dont wait too long to submit your proposals after giving them a last look-over. If necessary, you should be able to defend any portion called into question. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A bid to use your workplace dispute-settling skills in another situation is tempting. But be careful: You might not have all the facts youll need if you agree to do it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) That sense of self-doubt is so untypical of you, you should have no qualms in shaking it off. Remind yourself of all youve done and can do, and then do it again. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to charm others without sacrificing sincerity is what makes people want to follow your leadership. bert, immigration and family law practitioner who last year sponsored a forum on The New Jim Crow. Henry DeGeneste, former Director of Public Safety and Superintendent of Police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will moderate. The nonpartisan speaker/luncheon series to which all are welcome is devoted to expansion of civil community conversations about subjects relating to the common good The luncheons take place on the second Friday of each month at Buffet City. Attendees are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. in order to purchase and select their food from the buffet before the formal program begins at noon. The $10 charge, payable directly to the restaurant, includes the buffet, a drink, tax and tip. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352/873-9970 or Jan Lentz at 352/425-6219 for more information. If possible, please let us know in advance if youll be joining us.Monday, July 15 Highw ay 200 Coalition to hear PurvesThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 15 (note change of date), at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocala. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments available at 12:30. Steve Purves, CEO of Munroe Regional Medical Center, will be the speaker and should be able to give an update on the lease with Health Management Associates. The meeting is open to the public.Tuesday, July 16 Christmas in JulyProudly, again, The Womens Ministry sponsors Christmas in July benefiting the Helping Hands Ministry of Ocala. Beginning June 30 gifts will be received (call to get list of gifts needed). At this meeting the gifts will be presented. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Thursday, July 18 Air Force group to m eetThe July meeting of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328 (leave message).Tuesday, July 30 Breas t cancer group to m eet off s iteThe 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 Rm) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, July 30, will be a luncheon off site at Stone Creek Grille at 1 p.m. in Stone Creek Community, 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop. If heading east on State Road 200 you would turn left on Southwest 80th Avenue and go about three miles. Turn left into Stone Creek Communities which will be on the left past Sholom Park. Please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 if you have not signed up and would like to attend.Thursday, Sept. 5 CERT training announcedA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 3 Ben Whitehouse is the newly-appointed principal at North Marion High School. He officially takes the helm following school board approval on July 23rd. Superintendent George Tomyn made the appointment late last week, finalizing an administrative plan involving 18 administrative changes. Whitehouse, a Forest High graduate, started teaching in 2004, fresh out of college, as a World History teacher at West Port High. Hes spent the past nine years at West Port, serving as testing coordinator, athletic director, assistant principal of discipline, and -most recently -assistant principal of curriculum. Whitehouse earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and his Master of Education degree in Social Studies from the University of Florida. He also holds an advanced Education Specialist degree from National-Louis University in Educational Leadership. Whitehouses appointment caps off a string of leadership changes thanks to resignations, retirements, and restructuring, Superintendent Tomyn previously made 15 principal and two district appointments for the 2013-14 school year including: Belleview High Mike Kelly Emerald Shores John Williams Excepti.onal Student Education (ESE) Barbara Dobbins Fessenden Isaac Burgess Fort King Middle Renee Dudley Lake Weir High Wayne Livingston Lake Weir Middle Stephanie Callaway Legacy Elementary (new school) Dawn Prestipino Maplewood Laura Burgess Marion Oaks Gary Smallridge MTI Jim Wohrley North Marion Middle John Kerley School Development and Evaluation Kathy Quelland South Ocala Elementary Lisa Coy Sparr Elementary Patricia Hornsby Ward-Highlands Elementary Melissa Kinard WPHS official moves to North Marion

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Here is a list of names of men and the order in which their signatures appear on a certain document. Can you name the document? Column 1 Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Column 2 North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton. Column 3 Massachusetts: John Hancock. Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. Column 4 Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross. Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean. Column 5 New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. Column 6 New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple. Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New Hampshire: Matthew Thornton. Of course, by now most of you have recognized that these are the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, which was put forth on July 4, 1776. We celebrate this date as the founding of our nation 237 years ago, the date when our forefathers sought to get away from the tyrannical rule of Great Britain. Many Americans enjoy this freedom by protesting actions by our govOur Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Big Brother is the storyBY SHELDON RICHMAN Instead of being adversaries to government power (the media of Washington, D.C., are) servants to it and mouthpieces for it. So said the Guardians Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story of Edward Snowdens disclosure of NSA spying on the American people, after Greenwalds confrontation with Meet the Presss David Gregory. Greenwald neednt have limited his observation to the D.C. media. Plenty of reporters and cable-news talking heads are playing the same role in the NSA drama. Indeed, if they spent half the time investigating Obamas Big Brother operations that they spend sneering at Snowden and Greenwald, Americans might demand that the government stop spying on them. But to much of the mainstream (and not-so-mainstream) media, Snowden and Greenwald not the NSA, the Obama administration, and the supine Congress are the story a story of villainy. The examples are endless. The day after Snowden revealed himself as the whistleblower, Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman and host of MSNBCs Morning Joe, ordered his director to take the image of that weasel off the screen. The other day, his sidekick, Mika Brzezinski, asked, Is there anything we can do to track him down? She meant the government. Brzezinski went on to accuse Snowden of taking the job with NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to screw over our government. Thats how one who speaks power to truth spins it. Snowdens service to the American people is hardly undercut by his having taken the job intending to expose government violations of the Fourth Amendment. MSNBCs self-identification as a progressive network is hard to square with its unrelenting assaults on Snowden and Greenwald, and its de-emphasis of NSA surveillance. Andrea Mitchell, who functions as the networks chief diplomatic stenographer, wondered why the NSA was hiring contractors when it could be recruiting people with the right value system from the military. (Shes forgotten that whistleblower Bradley Manning is in the military.) Chris Matthews of Hardball says that any foreign government that wont turn Snowden over to the U.S. government is no buddy of ours. MSNBC personnel routinely describe Greenwald as defensive, which apparently is their code word for people who push back at stupid questions. For example, when Gregory asked Greenwald if he could be indicted for aiding and abetting Snowden, and Greenwald asked in return how a journalist could equate reporting with criminal activity, he was treated with disdain. Gregory even questioned Greenwalds journalistic credentials, as did Paul Farhi of the Washington Post. Ive focused on MSNBC because it has so egregiously and persistently circled the wagons around the government. Its an old story: TV hosts and reporters need access to government officials, but access is jeopardized if they antagonize those officials. Better to play 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. Since Im a resident of Florida, most people assume that, since Im a big sports fan, I am a fan of the Florida Gators football team. Thats not necessarily true. Yes, I do follow them. You cant help it if you watch sports shows in this area youre exposed to them all the time. In the past I had covered some Gator games when I worked elsewhere, going back to the Charley Pell era. Lately, I enjoyed watching Tim Tebow, not only for his football prowess but for the way he conducted himself. When Tebow was signed recently by the New England Patriots, I admit I longed for one chance to see that famous jump pass to Aaron Hernandez again. Alas, no jump pass for Hernandez, just a prison jump suit. There have been reports that Hernandez, already arrested for murder in Massachusetts, was being investigated for a double murder in Boston a couple of years ago. Apparently, there were also some probes into his behavior in Gainesville. If true, its a classic story of an athlete who feels entitled to live his way, with all his money, and not worry about little things such as rules. Of course, he is not the first athlete to be charged. Some of those football players who were convicted were Rae Caruth, serving 24 years for conspiracy to commit murder, with a projected release date in 2018; Darryl Henley, drug trafficking and attempted conspiracy to commit murder, with a projected release date in 2031 after a 41-year sentence; Eric Naposki, who played for the Patriots and Colts in the 1990s, was arrested for an older murder and is serving life without parole; Robert Rozier, St. Louis Cardinals, convicted of multiFrom a great jump pass to a jump suit Among Friends Jim Clark ple murders, put in witness protection after testifying against someone else, but then passed 29 bad checks and was convicted under the third strike law and sentenced to life; and a guy most people know, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, who was convicted of obstruction in a plea deal in a murder case where he testified against two others, who were acquitted. And, of course, theres O.J. Simpson, who was convicted of robbery and kidnapping, but acquitted of murdering his wife and another man. According to Wikipedia, no other sport comes close to having this many athletes involved in murder. You have to wonder if some football players cant separate the violence on the field from their personal lives. So the lesson here is obvious, especially to adults, and needs to be conveyed to children: Choose your heroes carefully. Just because a guy can catch a pass, block downfield or get a lot of tackles and sacks doesnt make him a model human being. Check deeper into his background before you jump on the bandwagon honoring a superstar. That star could end up in a Massachusetts jail, already dropped by his team, waiting to see what his future will be.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Please see RICHMAN, Page 10 Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, July 7: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Monday, July 8: Garden of Hope Ministry Meeting, 11 a.m.. Tuesday, July 9: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 10: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.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 ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on July 7 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 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing song, A Patriotic Medley. 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 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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at Highway 200, Ocala.Our Saviour Lutheran ChurchEmergency food and personal care assistance is available each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks, 260 Marion Oaks Lane. The pantry serves families and individuals in need from Marion Oaks, Florida Highlands and southwest Marion County with food and care items. Anyone needing assistance must bring photo identification, social security cards for all family members and proof of income. Groceries and personal care items are distributed based on need, family size and availability. Groups and individuals in southwest Marion County who would like to support the pantry and help their neighbors may drop off donations at the church during pantry hours or call 352347-0567 to make arrangements with a volunteer. Donation checks can be mailed to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, marked food pantry at 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala Fl. 34473.Morriston BaptistGive your kids a free Fast Pass to Fun by enrolling them in Morriston Baptist Churchs annual Vacation Bible School, July 14-18. The Colossal Coaster World will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly with activities for all ages, including adults. This years VBS has a great carnival theme, said Pastor Keith Stewart. It challenges kids to face their fears and trust God as they experience the roller coaster we call life. Through every twist, turn and dive the kids will learn that God has not given them a spirit of fearfulness, but a spirit of power, love and sound judgment. By the end of the week, Im pretty sure your kids will want to do it all over again. Nightly activities will include studying your Bible in Coaster Alley, exploring missions in Global Expo, enjoying music in Tune Town, and making crafts at Scissors & Stuff Emporium. A special Family Night is planned for Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. for the kids to show their friends and families all they have learned during the week. Vacation Bible School will be held at the new church campus located northeast of the Morriston Post Office at 3141 S.E. Highway 41. For more information, call 528-4080 or visit www.morristonbaptist.org. Religion

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1959, the city of Tucson, Arizona, as a gesture of respect and gratitude, presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of 80 silver goblets. Each goblet was engraved with the name of a Raider. Every year, a wooden display case bearing all 80 goblets is transported to the reunion city. Each time a Raider has passed away, his goblet is turned upside down in the case at the next reunion. Also in the wooden case is a bottle of 1896 Hennessy Very Special cognac. The year is not happenstance: 1896 was when Jimmy Doolittle was born. There has always been a plan: When there are only two surviving Raiders, they would open the bottle, drink from it, and toast their comrades who preceded them in death. As 2013 began, there were five living Raiders; then, in February, Tom Griffin passed away at age 96. So now, out of the original 80, only four Raiders remain: Dick Cole (Doolittles co-pilot on the Tokyo raid), Robert Hite, Edward Saylor and David Thatcher. All are in their 90s. They have decided that there are too few of them for the public reunions to continue. The events in Fort Walton Beach this year marked the end. It has come full circle; Floridas nearby Eglin Field was where the Raiders trained in secrecy for the Tokyo mission. The men have decided that after this final public reunion they will wait until a later date sometime this year to get together once more, informally and in absolute privacy. That is when they will open the bottle of brandy. The years are flowing by too swiftly; they are not going to wait until there are only two of them. They will fill the four remaining upturned goblets. And raise them in a toast to those who are gone. A highlight of the reunion this year was at the age of 97, retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole was still able to fly and land a vintage B-25 with a wide grin andmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 3, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, July 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTERY F AX C OPIES N OTARY S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200 L OCATED IN THE F RIENDSHIP C ENTER 000FDS0 Thank You for voting us #1 Gifts, Greeting Cards, Shipping Supplies, Post Office Lottery CARDS AND GIFTS Unique & Unusual Gifts Customer Appreciation Coupon 10% OFF Excluding already discounted items, Post Office and Lottery. Expires July 20, 2013. 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 000FE0S 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 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. Golden Corral 2111 SW College Road Tues., July 9 11am Lunch Horse & Hounds 6998 N. US Hwy. 27 Thurs., July 11 10:30am Meal Mimis 4414 SW College Road Tues., July 16 9am Breakfast Red Lobster 3393 SW College Road Thurs., July 18 11am Lunch 000FE32 48v : A/C Driv e Motor or 13 HP Gas Ka wasaki Engine, Both Models C ome Standard: 2 P assenger with Independent F ront Suspension, Head Lights, T ail Lights, Br ake Lights Horn, Standard C anopy T op, 3 Y ear Limit ed W arrant y OCAL A L OCA TION 352-861-7433 8820 SW HWY 200#A (1 Mile West of On T op Of The World) P ALM RIDGE LOCA TION 352-259-8566 O ff 466 Behind CV S (Golf Cart Accessible) WILDW OOD L OCA TION 352-748-0222 (A cross from Brownwood S quare & Behind OSheas Sports Pub) 000FCWP Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer Since 1991 E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year NEW 2013 E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM Base Price on New 2013 Gas or Electric Cars $ 7280 www.AdvantageGolfCars.com Sales Leasing Rentals Service Parts We Service All Major Makes and Models Thank You F or V oting Us One Of Y our W inners For T his Y ears Readers Choic e 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)000FDEB SAVE THOUSANDS 000F5RE 000FCVP Thank Y ou For Y our Support! Medicine Surgery Boarding Grooming Amy Clemons, D.V .M. E. Andrew Howe, D.V.M. Jennifer Breder Pruitt, D.V.M. Amy Stone, D.V.M. PhD. 4851 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL (352) 861-1812 www.airportroadanimalclinic.com www.facebook.com/ARACocf Today, as you are reading your paper, it is July 3. Tomorrow is Independence Day, or as we usually say, the 4th of July. This is going to be a busy day here in Quail Meadow. The morning will begin with our parade which will start at the clubhouse, travel east on 31st Street to 44th Court; it will continue north on 44th Court to 34th Place; travel west on 34th Place to 50th Court, turn south on 50th Court and travel back to 31st Street, go east on 31st back to the clubhouse. Lets show our support for the parade and stand out at the various streets, wave flags, and let the participants know you appreciate their appearance in the parade street corners are also a good place to see the parade. Be sure you look for the grand marshal (Bill Mitchell), Uncle Sam, and Lady Liberty. There will be a chicken dinner at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. you should already have your tickets for the dinner. We will be entertained with patriotic music, as well as other selections. There will be a DJ providing the entertainment. After the afternoon of eating and being entertained, you will still have time to watch the fireworks from other locations around Marion County. Our social committee has worked hard to prepare this special day and just wait until you see what other plans are in the works! We are going to take off the month of August, but come back with a fantastic September Classic Car and Motorcycle display along with a Sock Hop! Be watching for more details. The Red Hot Fillies met at the Braised Onion for a final luncheon for the summer. Eighteen of us enjoyed the great food its always good at this restaurant! The ladies take a rest during July and August, but will be back in full force in September. However, during lunch, Dottie Hefferon invited us to tea at her home on July 31. There will be more about this later. This chapter of Red Hatters is open to all the ladies in Quail Meadow. We meet once a month for fun and fellowship. If you are interested in joining this group plan to join us for lunch in September. An important event took place April 17th through the 21st but it hasnt received much notice. Those of us who remember World War II certainly remember Doolittles Raiders. On April 17 in Fort Walton Beach, the surviving Doolittle Raiders gathered publicly for the last time. They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nations history. The mere mention of their units name, in those years, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans. Now only four survive. Following is a brief synopsis of the famous raid: After Japans sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, something dramatic was needed to turn the war effort around. Even though there were no friendly airfields close enough to Japan for the United States to launch a retaliation, a daring plan was devised. Sixteen B-25s were modified so that they could take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This had never before been tried. The 16 five-man crews, under the command of Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet, knew that they would not be able to return to the carrier. They would have to hit Japan and then hope to make it to China for a safe landing. On the day of the raid, the Japanese military caught wind of the plan. The Raiders were told that they would have to take off from much farther out in the Pacific Ocean than they had counted on. They were told that because of this they would not have enough fuel to make it to safety. And those men went anyway. They bombed Tokyo, and then flew as far as they could. Four planes crash-landed; 11 more crews bailed out, and three of the Raiders died. Eight more were captured; three were executed. Another died of starvation in a Japanese prison camp. One crew made it to Russia. The Doolittle Raid sent a message from the United States to its enemies, and to the rest of the world: We will fight. And, no matter what it takes, we will win. Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as national heroes, models of bravery MetroGoldwyn-Mayer produced a motion picture based on the raid; Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Beginning in 1946, the surviving Raiders have held a reunion each April, to commemorate the mission. The reunion is in a different city each year. In Pa rade c hick en dinn er mark the F our th at Quail M ead ow Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 7 QUAILcontinued from Page 6 The Red Hot Fillies met at the Braised Onion. a wave out the cockpit window to amazed onlookers. David Thatcher, 91, charmed admiring World War II history buffs with detailed accounts of his part in the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, in which he earned a Silver Star. Retired Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 93, still gets loud laughs from crowds for his one liners about the historic bombing raid 71 years ago Wednesday that helped to boost a wounded nations morale in the aftermath of Japans attack on Pearl Harbor. Cole, Thatcher and Saylor three of the four surviving crew members from the history-making bombing run were at Eglin Air Force Base for a final public reunion of the Doolittle Raiders. The fourth surviving raider, 93-year-old Robert Hite, could not make the event. It is because of these courageous men, and all others who serve, or have served in our armed forces that we are able to live in freedom in our wonderful USAGod Bless America! Read the classifieds

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1959, the city of Tucson, Arizona, as a gesture of respect and gratitude, presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of 80 silver goblets. Each goblet was engraved with the name of a Raider. Every year, a wooden display case bearing all 80 goblets is transported to the reunion city. Each time a Raider has passed away, his goblet is turned upside down in the case at the next reunion. Also in the wooden case is a bottle of 1896 Hennessy Very Special cognac. The year is not happenstance: 1896 was when Jimmy Doolittle was born. There has always been a plan: When there are only two surviving Raiders, they would open the bottle, drink from it, and toast their comrades who preceded them in death. As 2013 began, there were five living Raiders; then, in February, Tom Griffin passed away at age 96. So now, out of the original 80, only four Raiders remain: Dick Cole (Doolittles co-pilot on the Tokyo raid), Robert Hite, Edward Saylor and David Thatcher. All are in their 90s. They have decided that there are too few of them for the public reunions to continue. The events in Fort Walton Beach this year marked the end. It has come full circle; Floridas nearby Eglin Field was where the Raiders trained in secrecy for the Tokyo mission. The men have decided that after this final public reunion they will wait until a later date sometime this year to get together once more, informally and in absolute privacy. That is when they will open the bottle of brandy. The years are flowing by too swiftly; they are not going to wait until there are only two of them. They will fill the four remaining upturned goblets. And raise them in a toast to those who are gone. A highlight of the reunion this year was at the age of 97, retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole was still able to fly and land a vintage B-25 with a wide grin andmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 3, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, July 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTERY F AX C OPIES N OTARY S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200 L OCATED IN THE F RIENDSHIP C ENTER 000FDS0 Thank You for voting us #1 Gifts, Greeting Cards, Shipping Supplies, Post Office Lottery CARDS AND GIFTS Unique & Unusual Gifts Customer Appreciation Coupon 10% OFF Excluding already discounted items, Post Office and Lottery. Expires July 20, 2013. 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 000FE0S 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 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. Golden Corral 2111 SW College Road Tues., July 9 11am Lunch Horse & Hounds 6998 N. US Hwy. 27 Thurs., July 11 10:30am Meal Mimis 4414 SW College Road Tues., July 16 9am Breakfast Red Lobster 3393 SW College Road Thurs., July 18 11am Lunch 000FE32 48v : A/C Driv e Motor or 13 HP Gas Ka wasaki Engine, Both Models C ome Standard: 2 P assenger with Independent F ront Suspension, Head Lights, T ail Lights, Br ake Lights Horn, Standard C anopy T op, 3 Y ear Limit ed W arrant y OCAL A L OCA TION 352-861-7433 8820 SW HWY 200#A (1 Mile West of On T op Of The World) P ALM RIDGE LOCA TION 352-259-8566 O ff 466 Behind CV S (Golf Cart Accessible) WILDW OOD L OCA TION 352-748-0222 (A cross from Brownwood S quare & Behind OSheas Sports Pub) 000FCWP Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer Since 1991 E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year NEW 2013 E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM Base Price on New 2013 Gas or Electric Cars $ 7280 www.AdvantageGolfCars.com Sales Leasing Rentals Service Parts We Service All Major Makes and Models Thank You F or V oting Us One Of Y our W inners For T his Y ears Readers Choic e 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)000FDEB SAVE THOUSANDS 000F5RE 000FCVP Thank Y ou For Y our Support! Medicine Surgery Boarding Grooming Amy Clemons, D.V .M. E. Andrew Howe, D.V.M. Jennifer Breder Pruitt, D.V.M. Amy Stone, D.V.M. PhD. 4851 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL (352) 861-1812 www.airportroadanimalclinic.com www.facebook.com/ARACocf Today, as you are reading your paper, it is July 3. Tomorrow is Independence Day, or as we usually say, the 4th of July. This is going to be a busy day here in Quail Meadow. The morning will begin with our parade which will start at the clubhouse, travel east on 31st Street to 44th Court; it will continue north on 44th Court to 34th Place; travel west on 34th Place to 50th Court, turn south on 50th Court and travel back to 31st Street, go east on 31st back to the clubhouse. Lets show our support for the parade and stand out at the various streets, wave flags, and let the participants know you appreciate their appearance in the parade street corners are also a good place to see the parade. Be sure you look for the grand marshal (Bill Mitchell), Uncle Sam, and Lady Liberty. There will be a chicken dinner at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. you should already have your tickets for the dinner. We will be entertained with patriotic music, as well as other selections. There will be a DJ providing the entertainment. After the afternoon of eating and being entertained, you will still have time to watch the fireworks from other locations around Marion County. Our social committee has worked hard to prepare this special day and just wait until you see what other plans are in the works! We are going to take off the month of August, but come back with a fantastic September Classic Car and Motorcycle display along with a Sock Hop! Be watching for more details. The Red Hot Fillies met at the Braised Onion for a final luncheon for the summer. Eighteen of us enjoyed the great food its always good at this restaurant! The ladies take a rest during July and August, but will be back in full force in September. However, during lunch, Dottie Hefferon invited us to tea at her home on July 31. There will be more about this later. This chapter of Red Hatters is open to all the ladies in Quail Meadow. We meet once a month for fun and fellowship. If you are interested in joining this group plan to join us for lunch in September. An important event took place April 17th through the 21st but it hasnt received much notice. Those of us who remember World War II certainly remember Doolittles Raiders. On April 17 in Fort Walton Beach, the surviving Doolittle Raiders gathered publicly for the last time. They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nations history. The mere mention of their units name, in those years, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans. Now only four survive. Following is a brief synopsis of the famous raid: After Japans sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, something dramatic was needed to turn the war effort around. Even though there were no friendly airfields close enough to Japan for the United States to launch a retaliation, a daring plan was devised. Sixteen B-25s were modified so that they could take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This had never before been tried. The 16 five-man crews, under the command of Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet, knew that they would not be able to return to the carrier. They would have to hit Japan and then hope to make it to China for a safe landing. On the day of the raid, the Japanese military caught wind of the plan. The Raiders were told that they would have to take off from much farther out in the Pacific Ocean than they had counted on. They were told that because of this they would not have enough fuel to make it to safety. And those men went anyway. They bombed Tokyo, and then flew as far as they could. Four planes crash-landed; 11 more crews bailed out, and three of the Raiders died. Eight more were captured; three were executed. Another died of starvation in a Japanese prison camp. One crew made it to Russia. The Doolittle Raid sent a message from the United States to its enemies, and to the rest of the world: We will fight. And, no matter what it takes, we will win. Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as national heroes, models of bravery MetroGoldwyn-Mayer produced a motion picture based on the raid; Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Beginning in 1946, the surviving Raiders have held a reunion each April, to commemorate the mission. The reunion is in a different city each year. In Pa rade c hick en dinn er mark the F our th at Quail M ead ow Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 7 QUAILcontinued from Page 6 The Red Hot Fillies met at the Braised Onion. a wave out the cockpit window to amazed onlookers. David Thatcher, 91, charmed admiring World War II history buffs with detailed accounts of his part in the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, in which he earned a Silver Star. Retired Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 93, still gets loud laughs from crowds for his one liners about the historic bombing raid 71 years ago Wednesday that helped to boost a wounded nations morale in the aftermath of Japans attack on Pearl Harbor. Cole, Thatcher and Saylor three of the four surviving crew members from the history-making bombing run were at Eglin Air Force Base for a final public reunion of the Doolittle Raiders. The fourth surviving raider, 93-year-old Robert Hite, could not make the event. It is because of these courageous men, and all others who serve, or have served in our armed forces that we are able to live in freedom in our wonderful USAGod Bless America! Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 3, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, July 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger GENERAL DENTISTRY & DENTURES 000FEBB 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Codes D0150, D0330, D1110, D9310 Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 Se habla Espaol Now with a second office to serve children & adults. The Dental T eam of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd Ct. Suite 4 Ocala 512-0733 A cc ep ti ng Accepting Me di ca id & Medicaid & H ea lt hy K id s Healthy Kids Our Office features: In-House Acrylic Dental Lab We Offer: $95 New Patient Special Free Consultations on Dentures, Implants, Partials and Repairs Up to 18 months N O I NTEREST P AYM EN T P LANS We accept Aetna, Delta, Cigna, PPO, GEHA Connection West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Do you know these men? Here is a list of names of men and the order in which their signatures appear on a certain document. Can you name the document? Column 1 Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Column 2 North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton. Column 3 Massachusetts: John Hancock. Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. Column 4 Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross. Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean. Column 5 New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. Column 6 New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple. Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New Hampshire: Matthew Thornton. Of course, by now most of you have recognized that these are the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, which was put forth on July 4, 1776. We celebrate this date as the founding of our nation 237 years ago, the date when our forefathers sought to get away from the tyrannical rule of Great Britain. Many Americans enjoy this freedom by protesting actions by our govOur Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Big Brother is the storyBY SHELDON RICHMAN Instead of being adversaries to government power (the media of Washington, D.C., are) servants to it and mouthpieces for it. So said the Guardians Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story of Edward Snowdens disclosure of NSA spying on the American people, after Greenwalds confrontation with Meet the Presss David Gregory. Greenwald neednt have limited his observation to the D.C. media. Plenty of reporters and cable-news talking heads are playing the same role in the NSA drama. Indeed, if they spent half the time investigating Obamas Big Brother operations that they spend sneering at Snowden and Greenwald, Americans might demand that the government stop spying on them. But to much of the mainstream (and not-so-mainstream) media, Snowden and Greenwald not the NSA, the Obama administration, and the supine Congress are the story a story of villainy. The examples are endless. The day after Snowden revealed himself as the whistleblower, Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman and host of MSNBCs Morning Joe, ordered his director to take the image of that weasel off the screen. The other day, his sidekick, Mika Brzezinski, asked, Is there anything we can do to track him down? She meant the government. Brzezinski went on to accuse Snowden of taking the job with NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to screw over our government. Thats how one who speaks power to truth spins it. Snowdens service to the American people is hardly undercut by his having taken the job intending to expose government violations of the Fourth Amendment. MSNBCs self-identification as a progressive network is hard to square with its unrelenting assaults on Snowden and Greenwald, and its de-emphasis of NSA surveillance. Andrea Mitchell, who functions as the networks chief diplomatic stenographer, wondered why the NSA was hiring contractors when it could be recruiting people with the right value system from the military. (Shes forgotten that whistleblower Bradley Manning is in the military.) Chris Matthews of Hardball says that any foreign government that wont turn Snowden over to the U.S. government is no buddy of ours. MSNBC personnel routinely describe Greenwald as defensive, which apparently is their code word for people who push back at stupid questions. For example, when Gregory asked Greenwald if he could be indicted for aiding and abetting Snowden, and Greenwald asked in return how a journalist could equate reporting with criminal activity, he was treated with disdain. Gregory even questioned Greenwalds journalistic credentials, as did Paul Farhi of the Washington Post. Ive focused on MSNBC because it has so egregiously and persistently circled the wagons around the government. Its an old story: TV hosts and reporters need access to government officials, but access is jeopardized if they antagonize those officials. Better to play 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. Since Im a resident of Florida, most people assume that, since Im a big sports fan, I am a fan of the Florida Gators football team. Thats not necessarily true. Yes, I do follow them. You cant help it if you watch sports shows in this area youre exposed to them all the time. In the past I had covered some Gator games when I worked elsewhere, going back to the Charley Pell era. Lately, I enjoyed watching Tim Tebow, not only for his football prowess but for the way he conducted himself. When Tebow was signed recently by the New England Patriots, I admit I longed for one chance to see that famous jump pass to Aaron Hernandez again. Alas, no jump pass for Hernandez, just a prison jump suit. There have been reports that Hernandez, already arrested for murder in Massachusetts, was being investigated for a double murder in Boston a couple of years ago. Apparently, there were also some probes into his behavior in Gainesville. If true, its a classic story of an athlete who feels entitled to live his way, with all his money, and not worry about little things such as rules. Of course, he is not the first athlete to be charged. Some of those football players who were convicted were Rae Caruth, serving 24 years for conspiracy to commit murder, with a projected release date in 2018; Darryl Henley, drug trafficking and attempted conspiracy to commit murder, with a projected release date in 2031 after a 41-year sentence; Eric Naposki, who played for the Patriots and Colts in the 1990s, was arrested for an older murder and is serving life without parole; Robert Rozier, St. Louis Cardinals, convicted of multiFrom a great jump pass to a jump suit Among Friends Jim Clark ple murders, put in witness protection after testifying against someone else, but then passed 29 bad checks and was convicted under the third strike law and sentenced to life; and a guy most people know, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, who was convicted of obstruction in a plea deal in a murder case where he testified against two others, who were acquitted. And, of course, theres O.J. Simpson, who was convicted of robbery and kidnapping, but acquitted of murdering his wife and another man. According to Wikipedia, no other sport comes close to having this many athletes involved in murder. You have to wonder if some football players cant separate the violence on the field from their personal lives. So the lesson here is obvious, especially to adults, and needs to be conveyed to children: Choose your heroes carefully. Just because a guy can catch a pass, block downfield or get a lot of tackles and sacks doesnt make him a model human being. Check deeper into his background before you jump on the bandwagon honoring a superstar. That star could end up in a Massachusetts jail, already dropped by his team, waiting to see what his future will be.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Please see RICHMAN, Page 10 Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, July 7: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Monday, July 8: Garden of Hope Ministry Meeting, 11 a.m.. Tuesday, July 9: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 10: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.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 ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on July 7 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 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing song, A Patriotic Medley. 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 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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at Highway 200, Ocala.Our Saviour Lutheran ChurchEmergency food and personal care assistance is available each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks, 260 Marion Oaks Lane. The pantry serves families and individuals in need from Marion Oaks, Florida Highlands and southwest Marion County with food and care items. Anyone needing assistance must bring photo identification, social security cards for all family members and proof of income. Groceries and personal care items are distributed based on need, family size and availability. Groups and individuals in southwest Marion County who would like to support the pantry and help their neighbors may drop off donations at the church during pantry hours or call 352347-0567 to make arrangements with a volunteer. Donation checks can be mailed to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, marked food pantry at 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala Fl. 34473.Morriston BaptistGive your kids a free Fast Pass to Fun by enrolling them in Morriston Baptist Churchs annual Vacation Bible School, July 14-18. The Colossal Coaster World will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly with activities for all ages, including adults. This years VBS has a great carnival theme, said Pastor Keith Stewart. It challenges kids to face their fears and trust God as they experience the roller coaster we call life. Through every twist, turn and dive the kids will learn that God has not given them a spirit of fearfulness, but a spirit of power, love and sound judgment. By the end of the week, Im pretty sure your kids will want to do it all over again. Nightly activities will include studying your Bible in Coaster Alley, exploring missions in Global Expo, enjoying music in Tune Town, and making crafts at Scissors & Stuff Emporium. A special Family Night is planned for Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. for the kids to show their friends and families all they have learned during the week. Vacation Bible School will be held at the new church campus located northeast of the Morriston Post Office at 3141 S.E. Highway 41. For more information, call 528-4080 or visit www.morristonbaptist.org. Religion

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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to shed negative energydraining forces and develop a positive approach to handling current, as well as upcoming, situations. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your urge to do your best on a current task is commendable. But dont let it become allconsuming. Spend some spiritually restorative time with those who love you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This could be a good time for all you Leo sand Leonas to take your bows for your recent achievements and then go off to enjoy some fun times with your prides and joys. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A negative response to a well-intentioned suggestion could communicate a sense of distrust you might later find hard to refute. Think carefully before reacting. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your loving attention comforts a family member who is feeling a bit out of sorts. But be careful to prioritize your time so you dont neglect your work duties. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your curiosity might be resented by some. But those who know you will support your penchant for never settling for less than the truth. So stay with it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A pesky situation from the past recurs, albeit in an altered form. Deal with it promptly before it can go from merely irksome to troublesome. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Dont wait too long to submit your proposals after giving them a last look-over. If necessary, you should be able to defend any portion called into question. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A bid to use your workplace dispute-settling skills in another situation is tempting. But be careful: You might not have all the facts youll need if you agree to do it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) That sense of self-doubt is so untypical of you, you should have no qualms in shaking it off. Remind yourself of all youve done and can do, and then do it again. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to charm others without sacrificing sincerity is what makes people want to follow your leadership. bert, immigration and family law practitioner who last year sponsored a forum on The New Jim Crow. Henry DeGeneste, former Director of Public Safety and Superintendent of Police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will moderate. The nonpartisan speaker/luncheon series to which all are welcome is devoted to expansion of civil community conversations about subjects relating to the common good The luncheons take place on the second Friday of each month at Buffet City. Attendees are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. in order to purchase and select their food from the buffet before the formal program begins at noon. The $10 charge, payable directly to the restaurant, includes the buffet, a drink, tax and tip. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352/873-9970 or Jan Lentz at 352/425-6219 for more information. If possible, please let us know in advance if youll be joining us.Monday, July 15 Highw ay 200 Coalition to hear PurvesThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 15 (note change of date), at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocala. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments available at 12:30. Steve Purves, CEO of Munroe Regional Medical Center, will be the speaker and should be able to give an update on the lease with Health Management Associates. The meeting is open to the public.Tuesday, July 16 Christmas in JulyProudly, again, The Womens Ministry sponsors Christmas in July benefiting the Helping Hands Ministry of Ocala. Beginning June 30 gifts will be received (call to get list of gifts needed). At this meeting the gifts will be presented. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Thursday, July 18 Air Force group to m eetThe July meeting of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328 (leave message).Tuesday, July 30 Breas t cancer group to m eet off s iteThe 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 Rm) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, July 30, will be a luncheon off site at Stone Creek Grille at 1 p.m. in Stone Creek Community, 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop. If heading east on State Road 200 you would turn left on Southwest 80th Avenue and go about three miles. Turn left into Stone Creek Communities which will be on the left past Sholom Park. Please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 if you have not signed up and would like to attend.Thursday, Sept. 5 CERT training announcedA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 3 Ben Whitehouse is the newly-appointed principal at North Marion High School. He officially takes the helm following school board approval on July 23rd. Superintendent George Tomyn made the appointment late last week, finalizing an administrative plan involving 18 administrative changes. Whitehouse, a Forest High graduate, started teaching in 2004, fresh out of college, as a World History teacher at West Port High. Hes spent the past nine years at West Port, serving as testing coordinator, athletic director, assistant principal of discipline, and -most recently -assistant principal of curriculum. Whitehouse earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and his Master of Education degree in Social Studies from the University of Florida. He also holds an advanced Education Specialist degree from National-Louis University in Educational Leadership. Whitehouses appointment caps off a string of leadership changes thanks to resignations, retirements, and restructuring, Superintendent Tomyn previously made 15 principal and two district appointments for the 2013-14 school year including: Belleview High Mike Kelly Emerald Shores John Williams Excepti.onal Student Education (ESE) Barbara Dobbins Fessenden Isaac Burgess Fort King Middle Renee Dudley Lake Weir High Wayne Livingston Lake Weir Middle Stephanie Callaway Legacy Elementary (new school) Dawn Prestipino Maplewood Laura Burgess Marion Oaks Gary Smallridge MTI Jim Wohrley North Marion Middle John Kerley School Development and Evaluation Kathy Quelland South Ocala Elementary Lisa Coy Sparr Elementary Patricia Hornsby Ward-Highlands Elementary Melissa Kinard WPHS official moves to North Marion

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EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 it safe and sneer at Snowden and Greenwald. You dont have to work for MSNBC to suck up to power. Op-ed writers from conservative David Brooks to progressive Richard Cohen have tried to portray Snowden as an alienated oddball, as though no one could have a legitimate purpose in unmasking government surveillance. (Brooks thought it relevant to write that Snowden has not been a regular presence around his mothers house for years. Really!) Pundits repeatedly refer to Snowdens having dropped out of high school, which apparently signals some serious moral or mental defect in the young man. More likely he was bored with the dull and regimented curriculum so typical of government high schools. Others have tried to read much into Snowdens stops in Hong Kong and Moscow. He might be a spy, they suggest. But wouldnt a spy have kept his identity secret while selling his information to the enemy? It doesnt occur to the pundits that Snowdens priority right now is to stay out of the clutches of the U.S. government. Snowden has no moral obligation to be a martyr. Lets not forget how Bradley Manning has been treated for his disclosures of government wrongdoing. He faces life imprisonment. Snowden and Greenwald have not aided the enemy unless the American people are the governments enemy. What they have done is embarrass the Obama administration by exposing criminal activity. For the medias defenders of power against truth, thats inexcusable.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 Here are the answers to this weeks puzzles 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.Saturday, July 6 Historical Novel group meetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The July 6 meeting hosts a presentation on writing by mystery author Gwen Mayo. The talk is titled, The Bones of a Historical Fiction Novel and focuses on the basics: era, setting, character, context and conflict, and how to begin historical research from the perspective of a fiction writer. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information, call Sarah Glenn at 727-9451064 (evenings) or visit our website at www.fchns.org. Gwen Mayo is passionate about blending the colorful history of her native Kentucky with her love for mystery fiction. She currently lives and writes in Tarpon Springs, Florida, but grew up in a large Irish family in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Her Nessa Donnelly mysteries are set during the turbulent political upheaval of post-Civil War Lexington.Yoga in Sholom ParkTake your practice to the outdoors in the serenity of the Peace Park. Class begins promptly at 9 a.m. Bring a mat or towel. For more info, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Chess group to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Tuesday, July 9 Macintosh users to meetAt this months meeting, Dr. Roberto Putzeys will review some of the medical apps available for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. His presentation will be followed by our monthly tech tips. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala, from 7 to9 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. Check our website at http://ocalamug.org for additional information.Friday, July 12 Stand Your Ground at Friday ForumStand Your Ground is Floridas law necessary to ensure the individuals inalienable right to self-defense or does it encourage the escalation of gun violence and a return to the law of the jungle? The Friday Forum which next meets July 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Blvd., will explore the moral and legal ramifications of this legislation with its principal author, State Rep. Dennis Baxley, who will be joined in an examination of conflicting aspects of Stand Your Ground by two local lawyers John Moxley, retired elder law attorney and long time member of the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee, and Cynthia TolHappenings Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 4 Civic Chorale begins rehearsalsMarion Civic Chorale will begin rehearsals for its 27th season on Monday, Aug. 5, at 6:45 p.m. at St. George Anglican Church, 5646 S.E. 5th St., Ocala, and new members are always welcome. Call 352-537-8833 or visit hhtp://MarionCivicChorale.tripod.com for more information. Read the classifieds

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ROAD Stimmel Brooks Team Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com TEAM #1 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 All of us at D ECCA R EAL E STATE want to thank you, our customers, for your continuing support and patronage. We are deeply honored to again receive the Readers Choice Award for Real Estate Services for 2013, as we did in 2011 and 2012! With offices in Oak Run and on Highway 200, our goal is to provide professional, friendly, high-quality service to ALL of our customers. We truly value your trust in us to meet your needs when buying or selling one of your most important assetsYour Home! Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend! INQUIRING MINDS I BET YOU DIDNT KNOW! In the last year 8 of the top 10 selling homes in Oak Run were Listed OR Sold or Listed AND Sold by a Decca Real Estate agent! Here are just a few: MLS #366535 Monaco $240,000 MLS #374900 Palm Beach $215,000 MLS #373249 Palm Beach $210,000 MLS #386009 Bal Harbor $179,900 MLS #376891 Monaco $175,000 MLS384858 $175,000 Isnt the Choice Clear? Your home could be next! Decca Real Estate 20 years and Going Strong! Oak Run 854-8787 Royal Palm 873-6100 Call us today! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 10874 SW 80th Court Expanded Savannah with granite counters. Corner living room with lots of windows, family room and covered back porch. Well maintained MOVE IN READY IMMACULATE! $94,900 MLS #390849 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 11265 SW 72nd A ve Linkside Doral Formal 3/2/2 with granite counters, upgraded cabinets, tray ceilings, French doors to 3rd bedroom or office, enc lanai and screened porch. $167,900 MLS #391258 Serago Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 8219 SW 116th Street Youll love this wonderfully landscaped Hampton filled with designer touches, screened gazebo, Florida room with double paned windows, new appliances, 3 solar tubes & much more! $79,900 MLS #391007 Louise Pace 361-4312 PRISTINE HOME! Expanded Coventry 2/2/1.5 wi th a den, formal dining room, granite counters and upgraded cabinetry in kitchen, new fridge and rang e. Exception al lan dscaping. $11 1,900 MLS#389650 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 NEW LISTING PRIVA TE LOT Hampton 2/2/1.5 garage, new roof 2012, new A/C 2000, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom with walk-in closet, interior just panted, clean, private lot. Move-in ready! $76,000 MLS #390998 Louise Pace 361-4312 Home, Home on the Range! Come watch the horses, sit in awe of the beautiful farm country view 3/2/2 on 5 acres,1950 sq ft, new roof in 2004, new A/C in 2009, stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, large living room. $209,000 MLS #390222 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Golf Course Lot! Portofino, stucco, 3/2/2, 2272 sq ft living space, bonus room in garage under heat/air, sets on the 11th fairway of the Royal Oaks Golf Course. 322 sq ft lanai with acrylic windows. $189,500 MLS #387810 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Spacious Villa! Charming Biscayne Villa, 3/2/2 with den and bricked courtyard in Timbergate. $109,000 MLS #391777 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com/ SPACIOUS AND PRIVA TE! San T ropez Model 3/2.5/2 very large master bedroom with on suite bath and shower, cherry cabinets and Corian in kitchen, and closets. Closets, everywhere! $179,500 MLS #385626 Serago Lane Team Lois 789-4516 Lou 804-0159 BIG AND BEAUTIFUL! San Marino Model 3/2/2, updated appliances, large lanai overlooks private yard, formal dining room, lots and lots of space 2025 sq ft. $162,500 MLS#381972 Serago Lane Team Lois 789-4516 Lou 804-0159 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 11579 SW 69th Circle-Baytree Wonderful Portofino Model 3/2/2 with fantastic lanai. $169,900 MLS #385765 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com JUST THE RIGHT SIZE! Waverly Model 2/2/2 with screened birdcage, private yard, oversized master bedroom, large guest room, and as a bonus newer golf cart included! In the Preserve and backs up to the greenway! $108,750 MLS #390890 John Kapioski 208-1635 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 7367 SW 115th Place-Hillside New to market! Saratoga Model 2/2/2 plus den and family room. $127,000 MLS #390078 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OPEN HOUSE SUN June 30th 1-3 PM 10561 SW 67th Court Executive home 4/3.5/4, 6 acres. Separate in-law suite, 4 fenced paddocks, well, sunken hot tub in master, oversized gourmet kitchen, library, family room and so much more CALL NOW! $599,000 MLS#391029 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 BEAUTIFUL MONTE CARLO! Oversized kitchen, family room, huge glass enclosed lanai, walk-in closet for a movie star, new A/C -07, eat-in kitchen, pull-out drawers, large master bath with tub and shower, gorgeous landscaping! $183,500 MLS #391001 John Kapioski 208-1635 Confused about where to buy and what IS a good deal?! Call me, Patty Dougherty! Ill help you find your next home in the right place at the right price! Patty Dougherty 502-3096 So many communities so little time! BIG HOUSE SMALL PRICE Westbury Model 1950 sq ft. Large living room, formal dining room, Florida room under H&A, screened back porch with adjacent patio, tons of counter and cabinet space in kitchen. 3/2.5/2 with beautiful backyard. $150,000 MLS #391578 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 HOT? HOT? HOT? Pool Home on the Golf Course! Turnberry Model 2/2/2 with screened garage, cathedral ceilings, big kitchen, covered patio area with pool and golf course view! $117,000 MLS #388809 Serago Lane Team Lois 789-4516 Lou 804-0159 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000FE2Q 000FCZ8 O PEN H OUSE S UNDAY J UNE 30 1-4 PM By Owner Pine Run 55+ Community $46,500 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, laminate floors. Newer roof & appliances. Very clean. Easy Move-in. 9900 SW 102 Pl. Call Bill 352-615-3526 Directions: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run entrance, pass guard house, on left at 102 Place. 000FBK2 5,000 SQ FT. S TORE OF SO METHING FOR EVERY ONE Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances and More T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 T uesday Sa turda y 10am-5pm Each month, Fairfield Villages manager, Rachel Muse, has a community meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the FFV clubhouse. This was the case again on June 27 with the meeting room comfortably accommodating those attending. Excellent refreshments were served and thoroughly enjoyed. Mrs. Muse welcomed those present and made announcements about some issues of concern from previous conversations. The street signs that needed to be replaced will be completed very shortly. Everyone was very glad to hear this news as it has been difficult to read the signs because of normal wear and tear. The concern had been, most significantly, that emergency personnel might have difficulty identifying street names at night if they were unfamiliar with the area. The news was warmly received. Mrs. Muse introduced Renee Spehar, her new assistant. Mrs. Spehar indicated that she is already really enjoying her new position. She said, I am having a good experience here in Fairfield Village. I love working with the people in the community and also with Rachel. It is so pleasant to ride through the community and see well-kept homes and such friendly people. Maintenance supervisor Dan Ford and HOA Board member Kerry Breeden made a most timely and interesting presentation about hurricane awareness. Dan said the he and Kerry had been attending the Citizen Academy and were very impressed with the Marion County Emergency Management Team. He assured everyone that a plan for our community is being worked out to ensure that anyone who might need assistance will be given that help in any emergency situation. Several common sense reminders were emphasized as precautionary measures for all homeowners to take: Have at least one gallon of drinking water and one weeks supply of food for each person set aside. Have all medications ready if evacuation were to be necessary. If homeowner is staying in the home during an emergency, he/she should fill the bathtub with water that could be used for pets or to assist in flushing toilets since water may not be available for Rachels Rendezvous held at Fairfield Village several days. Know where your evacuation shelter is located and where a shelter that accepts pets is located if one has pets. Also, shelters require that pets be in proper kennels or cages if taken to evacuation shelters. Keep weather radios, flashlights, regular radios, extra batteries, and first aid materials handy so that they are immediately accessible. Kerry Breeden also noted that regular phone land lines are more practical for use than cell phones in some weather emergencies. Having both cell and land lines accessible is the safer choice. Keep emergency phone numbers accessible. On cell phones, ICE (In Case of Emergency) identifies the person one might prefer to have contacted if an emergency contact were needed. Neighbors with special needs should be identified and checked on in emergency situations. Hurricane Awareness information will be available in the clubhouse for FFV neighbors to pick up. Kerry Breeden also reported that through the efforts of the FMO (Federation of Manufactured Home Owners), homeowners insurance now must cover additional structures like storage buildings. This is new and most welcome. Those who were interested in learning more about the new television and Wii games in the clubhouse were invited to stay for a short instruction period. Many neighbors are already enjoying the new equipment. After the meeting, Rachel Muse said, As usual, it was a productive meeting. Its a good thing when we can come together and express concerns while being sociable as well. It gives me valuable insight. I appreciate people taking time from their schedules to be present and show interest in the communitys well-being. We hope that everyone remembers our Fourth of July celebration set for 1 p.m. on Thursday in our clubhouse. As usual we expect lots of good food, fun, friendly conversations, and enjoyment of some exceptionally beautiful patriotic music. What else would be expected from our community known as a lively place filled with lovely people who will be celebrating our nations birthday together! Stay safe and enjoy a wonderful holiday! CorrectionIn the caption for the June 23 photo, those shown were improperly identified. Seen in the photo are Natasha Aguilar, left, and Dr. Cesar Gamero. Renee Spehar, new assistant to community manager, Rachel Muse, shows her warm and friendly smile. She is already very popular with the FFV community. Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 11 FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 Dan Ford, left, and Kerry Breeden prepare materials to share with the Fairfield Village community concerning hurricane awareness and preparedness. The Marion County Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 12-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriffs Office, is accepting applications for the fall course. The class will be offered at three locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Aug. 27. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10 Street, Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. Stonecrest Community will host a class on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 28. That class will be open to Stonecrest residents, family and friends only. To register, contact Cynthia Stefanik at cynsavtek@aol.com or 352-307-1554. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning Aug. 29, at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for the OTOW class is open to the public but must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. Registration open for next Marion Sheriffs Citizens Academy Please note that all items should be emailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in address). The deadline for the Messenger is the Friday before publication at noon for news items. Thank you for observing our deadlines.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Happenings..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Puzzles................9 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 14 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013 WPHS move Page 4 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FREE CAR WASH WITH SERVICE 000FD0T CERTIFIED SERVICE OCALA 352-520-0008 OCALA 352-520-0008 4000 SW COLLEGE ROAD FREE with any service over $150.00. See dealer for details. Expires 7/31/13. LO ANER OIL CHANGE $ 19 95 When you pre-buy (4) conventional oil only. OIL CHANGE $ 29 95 When you pre-buy (4) 2011 & newer Dexos 5W30. Up to 5 qts. 5W30. Expires 7/31/13. Includes 1 gallon dex-cool. See dealer for details. Expires 7/31/13. Reg. $99.95. COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE $ 79 95 TRANSMISSION SERVICE FLUID CHANGE $ 129 95 Up to 12 quarts Dex VI.l. See dealer for details. Expires 7/31/13. Reg. $179.95. MECHANICAL REPAIR SPECIALS SPEND SAVE $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 $150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 $200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 $250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 $300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42 $350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56 $400+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72 A.C. CABIN FILTER $ 39 95 GM vehicles only. Expires 7/31/13. Up to 5 qts. 5W30. No synthetics or diesels. Expires 7/31/13. ea. ea. Two Wildwood men face various drug-related charges after their vehicle was stopped early Monday, July 1. Michael Allen Greene, 31, of Lemon Street, was accused of driving with license suspended as habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). His bond was set at $7,000. James Wendell Jackson, 20, of Jackson Street, was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $5,500. According to a report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, a deputy on patrol spotted a vehicle pulling out of Waffle House at State Road 40 and the Interstate allegedly without stopping at the stop sign. Windows were tinted too dark, according to the report. The car was stopped after the vehicle made a u-turn and tried to get on the southbound ramp of Interstate 75. The deputy said that the driver, Greene, advised his license was suspended. The deputy wrote that there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A computer check showed the drivers license was suspended on Jan. 30, 2013, for being a habitual offender. He was placed under arrest. Another deputy, who had arrived at the scene, told Jackson to get out of the car, and wrote in his report that he observed a clear bag containing green leafy substance falling out of the co-defendants shorts. The deputy picked up the bag and noticed a smaller plastic bag with a white granular substance within the larger bag. He field tested the substance which came back positive for marijuana. Jackson was then placed under arrest. The report reads that during a search of the car, the first deputy found two blue round pills on the drivers seat and they were identified as oxycodone. The suspects were taken to the Marion County Jail and the car, a 2012 Buick, was towed. Traffic stop ends with two drug arrests Happy Fourth! The office of the West Marion Messenger will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for the holiday. Regular will resume Friday at 8:30 a.m. BY JIM CLARK EditorResidents of the Southwest 200 Corridor got to meet a couple of Marion County constitutional officers and learn how their departments work at a seminar put on by the League of Women Voters at Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World. This month, the two attendees were Villie Smith, the countys property appraiser, and George Albright, tax collector. Smith had a visual presentation talking about his duties and some of the results of his 17 years in office. After being elected in 1996, he has not had opposition in his bids for re-election since. He listed the duties of the appraiser as determining the value of real and personal property, noting that there are about 265,000 real property parcels and 20,000 tangible personal property items in the county. They are all reappraised annually. The countys population was 70,000 in 1970, and is now about 340,000. The number of deeds peaked in 2007 during a construction boom, but numbers have dropped since then. The taxable value in the county was $27 billion in 2007, but is now $14 billion. He spoke of the distribution of taxes, showing that the schools are the largest beneficiary of property taxes at 41 percent. Municipalities get only 8 percent. Albright spoke about his position as tax collector, two which is he was first elected in 2004. He noted that he, the appraiser and the county clerk all worked closely together. The tax collectors work is backed up electronically every day and stored in two different locations. The tax collector is now responsible for driver liTwo local officials describe their jobs PHOTO BY JIM CLARKVillie Smith, Marion County property appraiser, discussed the duties of his job at the League of Women Voters forum last week.PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMarion County Tax Collector George Albright also gave visitors to the LWV forum a look into the operations of his office. censes and tags. He said he has worked to expanding the offices throughout the county, and has tried to improve service by having all employees cross-trained in all facets of his office. He also said that when people call his office for help, the calls go to a call center where those answering the phones are dedicated to helping the public. The clerks at the windows serving the walk-up public no longer have to be interrupted by phone calls. Also, each clerk can perform any of the duties of his office. He also noted that people born in Florida can get a birth certificate through his office locally. Albright also produced a handout with some statistics. There are 273,572 licensed drivers in Marion County as of January 2013, and there are 359,875 registered vehicles. Attending a professional show is the safest way to enjoy fireworks this fourth of July just ask the 5,000 people who, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), incurred fireworks-related injuries between June 22 and July 22, 2012. These injuries arent limited to big fireworks. Even seemingly benign sparklers pose a threat, as the tips of these holiday favorites burn at three times the average baking setting approximately 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Sparklers and bottle rockets alone are responsible for injuring 1,000 people in 2012. Moreover, fireworks safety shouldnt be forgotten after Independence Day celebrations have passed. The CPSC reports that, on average, about 200 people each day go to emergency rooms due to fireworks-related injuries during the month surrounding the fourth of July. Fireworks injuries can be life-altering, so MCFR encourages residents to attend professional fireworks shows in lieu of setting them off at backyard events. Below are two events that have received the proper permitting and will be hosting free displays that are open to the public: City of Ocalas Red, White and Blues Festival: July 3, 6 9 p.m. at Citizens Circle, (Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.) The Ocala Jaycees God and Country Day: July 4, 1 p.m. sunset. (Near Golden Ocala at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 225A.) The CPSC provides these safety tips for those who choose to purchase legal fireworks: Make sure the fireworks you want to buy are legal. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks, including sparklers. Always have an adult closely supervise fireworks activities if older children are allowed to handle them. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that they were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them with water and throw them away. Never point or throw fireworks at another person. Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly. Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers. After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire. Keep it safe; attend a professional fireworks show this week