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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Happenings..........4 Fairfield Village..7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 43 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, January 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 2014 CONVERTIBLE!! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! 000H411 WE ARE THE BUILDER NOW $58,500 Financing Available YOUR CHOICE 3BR + DEN or 4 BRs 3BR + DEN or 4 BRs SAME PRICE SAME PRICE ONLY $508.00 Per Month 000H1O9 SOT #36723 ************************************************************************* ************************************************************************* ************************************************************************* National Parks Tour Air/Bus 9 nights Sept. 8-17, 2014 $3,599 2 nts Coeure d Alene, ID, 2 nts Glacier National Park, 2 nts Yellowstone National Park, 1 nt Jackson Hole (see the Grand Tetons), 2 nts Deadwood (trip to Mount Rushmore) Includes transfers to airport, airfare, bus tour 9 nights accommodations, breakfast & dinner daily, all taxes and gratuities. Escorted by Laura Kane. Feb. 4-7, 2014 $799 3 nights Includes round trip bus, 3 nights in Key W est at the DoubleT ree by Hilton, breakfast daily, two lunches, two-day T rolley Tour pass, all taxes and gratuities. Escorted by Laura Kane. Biloxi Casino T ours 3 nights IP Casino $169 Beau Rivage $189 Feb. 3-6 Feb. 17-20 Mar. 10-13 Mar 24-27 Includes $55 in SlotPlay, deluxe motor coach, two meal vouchers, 3 nights hotel, visits to 2 additional casinos required. ************************************************************************* Explorer of the Seas 5 Nights Bermuda Cruise May 17-22, 2014 from $1,188 per person (Sails from Cape Liberty, N.J.) Includes transfers to Orlando airport, round trip airfare, 5 night cruise, all port charges, taxes, gratuities for waitstaff and cabin steward. Escorted by Laura Kane. All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy. Call for single rates. 352-840-0333 Email: Laura@LaurakaneTravel.com Check out all our trips at: www.LauraKaneT ravel.com Call for our newsletter ************************************************************************* (352) 840-0333 Locally Owned The course at Golden Hills is now Ocala National. The newly branded Ocala National Golf Club in Ocala, formerly known as Golden Hills Golf and Country Club, is a Rees Jones re-design, and the former USGA Championship host is referenced as one of the top layouts on the NGA Tour schedule. Ocala National was the site of Ted Potter Jr.s last NGA Tour Pro Series win before going on to win at golfs top level. The NGA pro tour (formerly called the Hooters Tour), which has launched numerous golfers into PGA Tour success, is slated to play a 72-hole championship at Ocala National on April 3-6. Ocala National offers a unique and challenging course routing through century-old oak trees. Beginning at the first tee looking down to an approachable green, the golf course guides players through dramatic slopes, challenging bunkers, and fantastic vistas. Ocala National golf course encourages new heights of skill from the novice to the professional. Stan Cooke, GM, Director of Golf said, We are honored, and excited to host the event again this year and encourage Marion County residents to come out and enjoy this fantastic event. In June 2012, Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club acquired Ocala National Golf Club, and now welcomes members and the general public with the opportunity to experience this magnificent facility that for the past 50 years was accessible to members only. Former Golden Hills course to host NGA tour in April United Way of Marion County will offer free income tax preparation through a variety of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) locations starting this week. Marion County residents are encouraged to get 100 percent of their return back. Please call 2-1-1 to make an appointment. All volunteers providing tax assistance are trained by the Internal Revenue Service. Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Government issued photo ID Valid Social Security cards, ITN numbers, and birth dates for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents All wage and income statements (example: W-2, W-2G, 1099R forms) Interest and dividend statements from financial institutions (Form 1099) if applicable A copy of last years federal tax return Proof of day care expenses including: providers name, address and federal identification number For direct deposit of refund bring checking/savings account and routing numbers If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site. Volunteers will not prepare Schedule D (complex), Schedule E, request for Social Security Numbers, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA, or Minor Investment Income. For more information, contact Marhsa Holloway at 352-732-9696 ext. 215. United Way offers free tax preparation services in county BY JIM CLARK EditorWith two short agenda items on local government meetings last Monday and Tuesday, the prospects for professional baseball in Ocala grew dim as the Tampa Yankees asked for suspension of their agreement, asking that the current proposal be withdrawn. There is a possibility that, if a financing proposal is evident by April 2, the agreement could be reinstated, but indications are that such a plan is unlikely. For more than two years, the city and the Yankees had discussed moving the Florida State League Tampa team from Hillsborough County to Ocala. With no facility available, that move would have required the purchase of land and the building of a Minor League stadium. The site chosen was adjacent to Interstate 75, just off State Road 200 in the Heath Brook area. The city went to the county just a few months ago, although the project was announced in the media in December 2012. City officials said that for tax purposes, the county would own the stadium, which would then be leased back to the Yankees. The project also involved the construction of some new roads, and the purchase of some land at the 42nd Street flyover, by the city, where a new road would intersect. At Mondays hastily called Ocala City Council meeting, Council President John McLeod read a letter from Tony Bruno of the Yankees, in which Bruno pointed out that the project had, according to him, encountered unexpected opposition. He therefore asked that the current proposal be withdrawn but said he would be happy to consider other proposals in the future. The council members present voted unanimously to suspend the agreement, and then authorized McLeod to appear before the County Commission the next day, Tuesday, Jan. 7, to advise them that it was no longer necessary to proceed with the ordinances authorizing a referendum, and also that a proposed ordinance allowing alcohol sales was not needed. They city also halted the purchase of the land near the flyover. Council member Mary Rich and Mayor Kent Guinn did not attend the noon meeting. McLeod made a brief appearance at the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday at the time that a public hearing had been scheduled for the ordinances, 10 a.m. He made a brief statement asking what he had been authorStrike 3, Youre Out! City, county meetings dim baseball prospects Please see BASEBALL, Page 12 ized to ask. County commissioners then voted not to proceed with the ordinances and no hearing was held. Earlier in the Tuesday meeting, a couple of speakers had urged to county to vote anyway so people could see where they stand, but that action was not taken. At Mondays meeting, the city said it had spent about $300,000 on the project, money that could not be recovered. Councilman Brent Malever said the taxpayer money would have gone a long way to other things. After a short discussion on the fact that there would be a study of what could be done in the future, City Manager Matt Brower commented, There are lessons to be learned so we dont stumble again. The objections that surfaced in the county were not aimed at having a baseball team, but spending taxpayer money to fund a new stadium. The city had asked the county to put a half-percent sales tax on the ballot, but commissioners could not come up with an agreeable plan. At a work session held weeks ago at the Livestock Pavilion, an overwhelming number of speakers were in favor of the project, with members of the business community and Chamber and Economic Partnership leading the way. However, at almost all the subsequent County Commission meetings, the feelings tilted the other way, with the majority of speakers talking against the stadium. One part of the project that will move ahead actually was approved in the countys five-year plan before the stadium was even mentioned. The 49th Avenue extension, which will be a north-south route that could take some traffic off State Road 200, is still planned. It would have run in front of the stadium, and will still be planned through that area to open up more commercial development. It will intersect the 42nd Street flyover at the existing short road just a block off SR 200. The county authorized continuation of that project as a separate item on Tuesdays agenda. BASEBALLcontinued from Page 1 For the second year in a row, Florida Farm Bureau has received a coveted national award for its programs and operations. The organization received the American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF) 2013 Pinnacle Award, the highest recognition conferred upon a state Farm Bureau. Presented on Jan. 12 during the American Farm Bureau Federations Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, the award denoted Florida Farm Bureau as the best state Farm Bureau in the nation within its membership class. Judges based the honor upon evaluations of six categories of activities. Those activities include Leadership Development, Member Service, Policy Development and Implementation, Membership Initiatives, Education and Outreach and Public Relations and Communication. Florida Farm Bureau On Friday, Jan. 10, the Marion County Sheriffs Office charged Dylan Martin with six counts of arson to vehicles, which included three patrol cars. The first occurred at 10807 SW 57th Terrance Road on Sept. 21, to a 2001 Honda that was parked in a driveway. Three other vehicle fires occurred in the same community under the same circumstances on Sept. 29, Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, two cars being law enforcement vehicles. On Oct. 20, an officer was on stakeout in the same community where he observed a white male standing by a patrol vehicle, pouring something under the hood below the windshield wipers on the drivers side. He gave chase but lost the man. The liquid turned out to be a flammable accelerant. Several calls were received with information that indicated Dylan Martin, 21, of 5805 SW 108th St., Ocala was responsible for these arson cases. They gave details that Martin had shared with them about how he set the fires and ran from law enforcement officers. On Nov. 5, Dylan Martin was interviewed by detectives and denied his involvement in these cases stating that he was with his girlfriend across town. He also refused to take a polygraph test. Martin was charged with six counts of arson under a $60,000 bond. Martin Florida Farm Bureau wins national award Arson suspect jailed Please see FARM, Page 12 previously received the AFBFs Award of Excellence for all categories. Florida also garnered the AFBF Presidents Award in Public Relations and Communications, Education and Outreach, Membership Initiatives and Leadership Development. The Presidents Award is bestowed upon specific state Farm Bureau activities that are the best of their kind within each membership class. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick accepted the Pinnacle Award from AFBF President Bob Stallman at a morning general session. Hoblick said he received the recognition on behalf of the all Floridians who are involved in Farm Bureau. I am so proud of the accomplishments of our volunteer leaders, state staff, our county employees, our agents and our state staff, Hoblick stated later. They have once again proven their outstanding capacity for dedicated work that secures positive results. To earn the Pinnacle Award in two consecutive years is a tremendous accomplishment, he added. It confirms that I have the privilege of serving in one of the best Farm Bureaus in the nation. Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine States largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of benefits and you dont have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau. FARMcontinued from Page 1 Citizens Academy signupMarion County is now accepting applications for its 2014 Citizens Academy, a free 10-week program where local residents and business owners can get an inside look at county government and its operation, services and challenges. Citizens Academy participants will attend sessions on a different department or facet of county government each week. Sessions last approximately three hours and include presentations, tours and hands-on activities at various county locations. The academy begins in March and will be offered in morning and evening sessions on set Thursdays. Marion County residents or business owners ages 18 and older are eligible to attend. All participants must complete a registration form and be accepted prior to attending and go to a minimum of eight of the 10 sessions to graduate. For more information or to apply, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/citizensacademy.htm or contact Jeannie Rickman, Citizens Academy coordinator, at 352438-2300 or jeannie.rickman@marioncountyfl.org.

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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Hernando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW, 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened porches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 499 only $ 499 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 599 only $ 599 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 599 only $ 599 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 399 $ 399 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 499 $ 499 Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to V eterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICE Thank You for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you in 2014! 000H2SG MAJOR DISCOUNTS The Sleekline $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 $ 5 ,9 95 $ 5 ,9 95 $ 5,995 LARGEST SELECTION EVER Now Of fering: 2011 Club Car Precedent 2011 EZ-GO RXV Yamahas WEEKLY SPECIAL: 1999 Club Car DS 48V $ 1,495 Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . $ 49 Back Seat . . $ 299 Grocery Bag . $ 39 Mirrors . . . . . . $ 29 Did you enjoy the cold weather? I kept hearing people say, I thought Florida was supposed to be warm; well, did you check out the rest of the country? We are really very fortunate to be in Florida. Lets hope this warm-up will continue. We have some very amazing people living here in Quail Meadow. One such person is Barbara Fife. Barbara and her husband Buck moved to Quail Meadow in 2003. Barbara is a very talented artist. Her watercolor, A Tuscawilla Morning that was on exhibit at City Hall last summer and at Munroe Regional Medical Center in the surgical waiting room since September has been selected by the hospital volunteers for the hospitals permanent collection. Barbara feels extremely honored to have her painting chosen. Details about this piece can be seen on her website: http://www.barbarafife.com. Barbara has enjoyed drawing, painting and creating things since childhood, but it was an interest that lay dormant for many years while she took a very different path as a high school science teacher. At the end of January 2001 she retired from a long career in education. Since her retirement from teaching she now has time to paint! In the summer of 2002 she joined the West Pasco Art Guild in New Port Richey. The many art shows at the West Pasco Art Guild gave her an opportunity to exhibit her work. In July 2003 the Fifes moved to Ocala, where she enjoys opportunities provided through the Appleton Museum of Arts and the Ocala Art Group. She is a member the Citrus Watercolor Club which meets in nearby Inverness. Barbara says she has continued to develop painting skills in workshops with masters of the watercolor medium. She says her husband, Buck, offers encouragement and endless support for her endeavors. According to Barbara he Quail Meadows Barbara Fife is talented artist Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Barbara and Buck Fife. is her first critic on every piece, and the one who says Sign it! when she tends to go on and on with a painting. Buck is her official framer and puts the final touches on each finished work. If you are interested in commissioning a painting, please contact Barbara by email: barbarafife@cox.net If any of you are interested in learning more about painting, especially with water colors, then come join Barbara at the clubhouse the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The next time you are at Munroe Hospital (hopefully just to visit), go to the surgical wing and look at Barbaras painting. Were proud of you Barbara! Keep up the good work. Sunday, Feb. 2 Musicale at First CongregationalThe annual Sunday Afternoon Musicale variety show will take place on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. Church members and friends will sing, dance and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help support our music program. The Choir will sing a medley of Jerome Kern songs and the Bell-Choir will perform a novelty number. There will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Light refreshments will be served following the program.Wednesday, Feb. 5 College presents dinner theaterThe College of Central Florida Foundation will present its 16th annual Dinner Theatre production, Theres a Burglar in My Bed by Michael Parker, Feb. 5-9 in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Evening performances, Wednesday through Sunday, begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times. A full schedule is available at www.cf.edu/foundation, then Events. Tickets range from $55 to $60 and guests can also reserve an entire table. Theres a Burglar in My Bed is a farce about the world famous Worthington necklace. The trysts, the plans and counter-plans all take place at the Worthingtons 200-acre Massachusetts estate with its 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. Wednesday, Feb. 12 World Has Talent auditionsThe Circle Square Cultural Center will hold auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5th annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show. Auditions are open to individuals, duets, and groups and registration is on a first come, first served basis with no entry fee. Talented line dancers, magicians, comedians, story tellers, dancers, acrobats, singers and other amateur performers are encouraged to audition. Each performance will be allotted a 5-minute window to catch the interest of the judges and to secure a spot in the talent show. The top 10 finalists from the auditions will participate in The World Has Talent show on May 5. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center. 8395 SW 80th St. For fryso;d visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

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Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Jan. 19: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Evening worship begins at 6 p.m. with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Jan. 22: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20: On this day we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our country has truly been blessed with leaders such as Dr. King, who have been willing to give their lives in pursuit of peace, freedom and liberty for everyone. May we remember always this great leader who has helped us all to live and enjoy the kind of life our Lord God and our founding fathers intended for us. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Christian Womens Fellowship (CWF) meets at the church from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Business meeting begins at 10 with Bible Study immediately following. Friday, Jan. 31: Golden Servants (Seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy an evening of fun with friends. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Guests and friends are always welcome. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes singing of the beloved old time gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires in order that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church home where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church home you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off State Road 200), Ocala 34476, phone 352-861-9080, http//www.swccocala.com .Christ Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Jan. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17: Flying Solo Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Mens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marionmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3 10 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000H4LD TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 489-2731 Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. 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JAIME SILV A Ma st er Stylist 18 Years Experience 854-653 1 by appointment please 000GYZO Iwas sitting on the back porch sipping an ice-cold tea with a splash of lemon when I received a text from a relative up north. I was enjoying a pleasant afternoon basking in the winter sun of Florida. I am not sure what God was thinking of when He created the north with all that bad weather and snow and such, but I know what He was thinking of when He created the South especially Florida. He was thinking in particular of me and my insatiable love of the sun. Basking in the Florida sun is the great reward of being smart and moving to Florida. I have some friends who were born in Florida and think they are a little bit better than me. I remind them that they had no choice of being born in Florida but I, on the other hand, moved to Florida on my own volition. I think I have the upper hand on that one. I may be old but I certainly do delight in the modern technology. It used to be that when you got a call from a relative you had to answer the telephone and talk to the person on the other end for as long as they hung on. Today thanks to modern gadgetry; when a relative wants to contact me, they usually do it by text. I love it. Getting a text is a strange thing, or it can be. If I do not respond right away, I can always claim that there is something wrong with my cell phone and my texting isnt working right today Then I can get back to that relative whenever it suits me. Or, as the case with some relatives, and you know who I mean, I can ignore it. If you are a relative of mine and have not heard from me or had any of your text answered the simple answer is, I am not really ignoring you (ha ha ha) my cell phone is not working correctly. This relative that texted me was complaining about how cold it was up north and even had the courtesy to send me a picture of their backyard just chock-full of some white substance known as snow. The text read, I bet you wish you were here to enjoy this. I think that relative would have lost that bet for sure. I love those snow scenes on postcards or in text messages like this one, but as to be personally involved with all of the frigid snow, do not bet on me! Years ago, Cold and I experienced a deep disagreement and we have been separated ever since. As far as I am concerned, the separation is final! I really do not want anything more to do with Cold. We are not even on speaking terms. Cold, after all, is a relative thing especially when the relatives are up north in the winter. Up north, they complain when the temperature falls below 30. Here in Florida I complain when the temperature falls below 70. Whenever the temperature dips below that magical 70, I have to break out one of my sweaters. What an inconvenience for me to have to put on a sweater because it is just a little bit cool on the outside. Then my relative sent me a picture of her standing in the snow looking like the abominable snowman. She had more clothes on than I actually own and have in my closet. I wonder how she walks around wearing all those clothes? How in the world does she ever sit down wearing all those clothes? And what about that thing wrapped around her head? We have hats here in Florida but not quite like the one she was wearing. It looked like she was wearing some igloo. At this point in my life, I could not afford, for a variety of reasons, to move back north. I do not think my relatives up north could put up with me at this point. They offer me a friendly invitation to come and spend some time with them during the winter season. I really could not handle it. As soon as the temperature dropped below 70, I would be complaining, grouching and working on everybodys ner ves. I would be such a nuisance that they would have to get together and buy me a plane ticket back to sunny Florida. My relatives should thank me for not moving up north to enjoy the snow with them. See how much I am saving my relatives? Do they appreciate it? No relationship is quite like that relationship that spans several hundred miles. You know the old saying, Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, if you add distance to that absence you have the epitome of a wonderfully fond heart. Many things separate us from one another. Sometimes that separation is voluntary and sometimes it isn t. The apostle Paul understood that nothing could separate him from God. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Ro mans 8:38-39). It does not matter how cold it is outside as long as inside there is a warm relationship with God bordering on fiery expectation.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Col d is as co ld fe els an d I do n t like fe eling co ld Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Religion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Jan. 26. Anthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is now located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience.Peace LutheranGet in Touch With Your Faith, a Christian information class starting at Peace Lutheran Church on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., might well be called Christianity 101. Pastor Terry McKee will conduct the class for 1 hour each week, for 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the questions and desires of the group. Everyone is welcome; your level of participation is optional, and there will be no tests. Come and explore your faith, and its place in your everyday life. You have questions? God has answers but do you sometimes feel that He is not listening? Join and enjoy this informal class led by Pastor McKee. There is no fee or obligation for the class. Simply register by calling the church office at 352-489-5881, and come to Peace Lutheran, 7201 S. U.S. Highway 41 (The church on the hill, 5 miles north of Dunnellon) at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16. More information is available through the church office, or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com and www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. We extend an invitation to join this class to all residents of the Dunnellon (and extended) area, as part of our Outreach Ministry.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church announces 2014 Christian Education program. Each Sunday January to May, Sue Jobbagy will present The Present Word Class at 9 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. worship service. From Jan. 15 to April 16 from 4 to 5 plm., A New Life of Christ Humanity and Divinity led by the author, Dr. Ed Tenhor. Book Club led by Cindy Marshall meets on second and fourth Mondays at 2 p.m. A discussion of The Faith Club by Ranya will continue through January and February. Countryside Presbyterian Church is at 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchFollowing the holiday break, the many ministries or groups of Joy have restarted their activities again. Joy has many services and ministries to offer members and visitors. Besides the two Sunday services at 8:15 and 11 a.m. there is a Wednesday night contemporary service at 6:45. Also we have two specialty services such as the German Language Service at 3 p.m. each first Sunday of the month and the Spanish Speaking Service at 1 p.m. each Sunday. An Adult Bible Study group meets each Thursday at 3 p.m. This group is led by Brian McNally. Pastor Edward Holloway leads a confirmation class on Thursdays evenings. For families there is a free Family Fun Night every second Wednesday of each month.. This will be an hour of fun, devotion, food and games. The youth of the community have been invited twice a year for the past 5-6 years to participate in Upward Sports soccer and flag football. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry for elementary school boys and girls. In the coming weeks, more of the activities of Joy will be described. What becomes evident is that there is something for anyone at Joy Lutheran Church. For more information about the activities at Joy contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221 or go online at www.joyocala.org. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Maranatha Baptist Church2014 is going to be a great year at Maranatha Baptist Church with exciting activities and you are invited to join us. On Sunday mornings at 9:45 we have Sunday School for all ages from nursery to senior adults. After Sunday School, morning services begins with our song service at 10:45 in the sanctuary followed by Pastor Fortune excusing the children to Childrens Church for a lesson on their level and some really fun activities. After the children are excused, Pastor Fortune shares a message with the adults. A nursery is provided during Sunday and Wednesday services. Continuing programs include: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352347-5683. Childrens Choir: All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. See RELIGION, Page 10 RELIGIONcontinued from Page 3 choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45 Each Wednesday evening at 6:45, a Childrens Ministry, Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.) is held at the church with classes for children from ages 4 11, and Prayer Meeting and Bible Study for the adults from 6:45 until 8 p.m. We will be adding a class for young people ages 12 through High School in the near future. This year we are introducing our monthly Kids Club Meeting for children, ages 4 11 on the second Saturday of each month. There will be a different theme every month, so be sure to watch for more details! We have lots of activities planned for the whole family during 2014. Please join us each Sunday, Wednesday and the second Saturday morning of each month. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You continue on a high-enthusiasm cycle as that new project youve assumed takes shape. Youre also buoyed by the anticipation of receiving some good news about a personal matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your eagerness to immerse yourself in your new assignment is understandable. But be careful that you dont forget to take care of that pressing personal situation as well. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a good time to learn a new skill that could give a clever Cat an edge in the upcoming competition for workplace opportunities. Enjoy the arts with someone special. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You could risk creating an impasse if you insist on expecting more from others than theyre prepared to give. Showing flexibility in what youll accept could prevent a stalemate. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you can weigh all factors of a dispute to find an agreeable solution for others, you might need the skilled input of someone you trust to help you deal with an situation of your own. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The good news is that your brief period of self-doubt turns into a positive I can do anything attitude. The better news is that youll soon be able to prove it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good time to start making travel plans while you still can select from a wide menu of choices and deals, and not be forced to settle for leftovers. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Like your zodiacal sign, the sure-footed Goat, you wont allow obstacles in your path to keep you from reaching your goal. Dont be surprised by who asks to go along with you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Let your head dominate your heart as you consider the risks that might be involved in agreeing to be a friends co-signer or otherwise act as his or her backup in a financial matter. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Prioritize: Resolve to close the door and let your voicemail take your phone calls while you finish up a task before the end-of-week deadline. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Happenings Wednesday, Jan. 15 Scand inavian Club d ead lineThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be roast beef with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. The entertainment is provided by Cajun Dave. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of January. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate at 352687-1580, Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352-347-8362.Thursday, Jan. 16 Air Force group to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. All are welcome. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352854-8328.Friday, Jan. 17 Mas onic H igh T w elve m eetingThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at 702 N.E. 25th Ave.nue, Ocala. Our program will include a singing duet, Sue Koppler and Mary Mahoney. As usual, we will enjoy another of the delicious buffet meals so well served by the Elks Club. The cost is only $12 per person. All Master Masons in good standing in a Masonic Lodge, recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests, are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady a 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart.Saturday, Jan. 18 Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold Party in the Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and grounds. There will be free admission, a live band, free food and games and is open to the public. There will be hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, drinks, chips, desserts, face painting, a bounce house and games for adults and children. Our Redeemer is at 5200 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-2233.Book s ale benef its anim alsA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. Hum anis t s peak er s ched uledHumanists of North Central Florida are offering Humanism: A Better Way to Solve Problems with Jen Hancock, Humanist author and national speaker. The essence of life is problem solving. The more effectively we can solve our problems, the more effectively we live our lives. The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at On Top of the World Master the Possibilities Live Oak Hall, 8415 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information call Allie at 352-547-9670.Sunday, Jan. 19 Cham ber Mus ic Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome Collision, a saxophone quartet from the University of Florida, on Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6645 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. The group will be playing original music for saxophone as well as more traditional chamber music arranged specifically for saxophone. The immense popularity of the saxophone group is due largely to the variety of sound capabilities of the saxophone; from sweet, gentle, or bold to soulful and playful. Marion Chamber Music Concerts are always free of charge. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit the website: marionchambermusic.com. Jazz Society offers mus ical af ternoonThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Jan. 19. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Mark your calendars for next months event, Feb. 16. Admission is $3. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Jan. 20 Legion pos t to m eetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Marion needs trauma center At the conclusion of the Marion County Commission meetings, there is a time slot for public comment, the second opportunity for the audience to address the commissioners, this time after most action has been taken. At the most recent meeting on Jan. 7, a number of people got up to speak, and for a change the subject wasnt baseball. It was about trauma. More specifically, Ocala Regionals Level II Trauma Center. ORMC is facing litigation initiated by Shands in Gainesville, seeking to have the Trauma Center here closed. When you get through all the legal verbage, its all about one thing money. Shands fears it will lose money as a result of the 1-year-old Trauma Center which serves Marion and two other counties to the south and west. The speakers had a basic theme. It should remain open because a trauma center can save lives of Marion County residents. Commissioners appear to agree. Kathy Bryant gave the most stark example, referring to a recent singlevehicle accident in the wee hours on Southwest 20th Street, near the Interstate overpass and close to the northwest corner of the college. Two young men were pinned in the vehicle for more than two hours. Bryant pointed out that a trauma surgeon from Ocala Regional came to the scene and worked with rescue personnel so one of the young men could be safely pulled out with, as Bryant put it, losing his leg. Bryant and others wondered openly whether such timely service would have been provided had we still be dependent on Shands in Gainesville for our trauma service. The general feeling was, no chance. The sentiments expressed generally had one tone: Shands cares more about money than the lives of the residents of Marion and the other counties. Its obvious to all of us who live here that having the best medical facilities possible is beneficial to all of us. No we just have to make sure that the bottom-line-only people up at Shands feel the same way. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Poverty in AmericaObama has now declared a new war on poverty with big federal government having the answers. Of course, as with all liberals, he believes the redistribution of wealth, taking money from those who earn it to give to those who dont, will answer the problem. This doesnt address the problems, it just leads to more division, class warfare, socialism or worse. The following will draw fire from liberals but its time we stop this politically correct nonsense and tell the truth be correct! We need to have far fewer single moms. Facts show this is a sure way to have more children born into fatherless, low income homes, assuring generational poverty. If you are not married, at least name the father who can be held financially responsible for the child, dont create a never ending financial burden on the rest of us. Take responsibility for your life, complete your education. Get away from the idea that it is governments responsibility to take care of you. This is a pet idea of liberals, some expressed in this paper, even though there is nothing in our Constitution that gives you the right to other peoples money, so called forced charity by the Fed. Liberals should start giving more to real charities! Facts again show that Conservatives far outgive Liberals, although the news media would have you believe otherwise. Its easy to be charitable with other peoples money. Pray for America, God is the answer. We are turning away from Gods word, caving in to the small percent of us who are willing to destroy the very things that America has stood for through the generations. Well guess what? We are through caving in to political correctness by accepting things that are biblically wrong, whether you like it or not. America was founded and prospered under Christian principles. We will stay that way so help us God. God Bless America! Wayne Rackley, OcalaBlood donors thanksYou may pass them in the aisle at the grocery, sit next to them in church or see them stepping off a school bus right here in our community are a quiet group of people saving lives because they make the decision to donate blood. January is set aside as Blood Donor Awareness Month, and LifeSouth would like to thank all of those who donated blood in the past year. Whether it was a blood drive at school, at work, in the parking lot of a shopping center or at one of our donor centers, this special group of people made an impact for people living right here. There are thousands of people who survived to welcome 2014 because these anonymous lifesavers decided to take a few minutes to make a difference. Cancer patients, trauma victims, newborn babies and many more benefitted. Nationally, donor numbers are small just more than 4 percent of Americans give regularly. Fortunately, many come back to help. They have saved the lives of our neighbors, our friends and possibly their own family members, and they could certainly use some help in 2014. At a time when were still considering our New Years resolutions, think about becoming a blood donor or giving more often because that could help someone here in Marion County. An investment of a few minutes could mean a lifetime of difference for someone. Ed Keith, District Director LifeSouth Community Blood Centers 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. Most people dont like getting credit and collection calls, because it means they havent paid their bills and their names have been turned over to an agency that does such things. They dont like being reminded, but always say the check is in the mail. But for some of us, getting collection calls is annoying for another reason. The collection agency is calling someone you dont know. Here at the West Marion Messenger/South Marion Citizen, we recently got a new phone number just for news. I can tell you the names of the last four people who had this phone number before me, and I can tell you that all of them probably gave up the phone number to stop the calls for collection. Now Im getting them all. Ive found its not easy to get your phone number off the collection list. You can tell the person at the other end that its a wrong number, but a different agent with a different name calls that same number, and when told that the number was supposed to be removed from their data base, they say that if a new account came in showing that number, well, tough luck. Collection agencies have some rules they have to follow, especially concerning hours they can call, what they can say, etc. However, there doesnt appear to be any law that makes collection agencies verify phone numbers before they call them. Whatever number they are given, thats the number they call. I have tried all sorts of tactics. Ive been nice and told them the story politely. That elicits a promise to remove my number, but then a few days later the phone will ring and it will be the same agency, although a different person. Sorry, theres nobody here by that name Among Friends Jim Clark Ive been nasty and told them they were guilty of interstate harassment, and that I would take their number to the U.S. Attorneys office. They almost laugh at me, then go back to their script. Ive pressed the button after the recording says, If you are not -, please press 2. That doesnt do any good, though, because theyll just call back later. The only anxious reaction I got was when I said, Are you aware you called a newspaper office? I then ask if I can have their name so when I write the story I can quote them. Funny, those people never call back. Ive been thinking of pretending I speak some foreign language that nobody will understand. I might try that one next time, speaking gibberish all the way, just to see what they say. The problem is a lot of these calls are automated, so Im not talking to a real person. Basically, I just want the calls to stop, and if it takes federal regulations tightening up on these callers, so be it. Id love to name the people whose collection calls Im getting, but then Id probably be sued for invasion of privacy or something. But then, at least, the collection agencies would know where to find these people. Maybe that way I can perform a service.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Wednesday, Jan. 22 Snap shot Day at F reedom Lib raryLibraries across Florida join with the Florida Library Association in a solicitation of public input. Stop by Freedom Public Library anytime on Jan. 22 and let Friends volunteers know how our library is useful in your life. Do you come to borrow books? Obtain computer assistance? Attend programs? Heres your opportunity to share information about how, when and why you use your public library.Saturday, Jan. 25 F lea M arket at St. J udeSt. Jude Catholic Community will be having another open flea market on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will start receiving donations for the sale immediately. Please clean out your closets and bring items that are clean and in good/excellent condition to the church hall. We cannot accept TVs as donations. Space rentals are available for an 8 x 8 space to sell your own items. Inside space is $20; outside is $15. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. For more information please call Midge at 352-203-7182 or Linda at 352209-4724. Please join us for a fun day.Worship Ser v ice at T imb erRidg e Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Camellia show to b e heldPioneer Garden Club will hold its Small Standard Flower Show Camellias On The Green in conjunction with Ocala Camellia Societys annual Camellia Show on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. The show will be held at the Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thousands of blooms will be featured in the show.F reedom Lib rary F riends to meetThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 25. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers for 2014. Following the business meeting, Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, will speak on upcoming events impacting our community. Monday, Jan. 27 School referendum discussionThe League of Women Voters of Marion County will conduct a meeting concerning The School Referendum on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. Speakers will be Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. The event is free and open to the public.Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breast cancer support g roup meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. We are not meeting on Dec. 31, so our next meeting will be Jan. 28. At this meeting we will have a trainer give us a demonstration of Tai Chi as well as participation in this activity and an explanation of the benefits of Tai Chi for breast cancer survivors. Hope to see you all in the New Year. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Y outh soccer reg istrationJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 18. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 1. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Friday, Jan. 31 Spag hetti at Q ueen of P eaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 will have a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. It is all you can eat with meatballs, bread, beverage, 25 item salad bar, and the cost is $7 per person and kids eat free. It will be held in the parish hall and no reservations are required.Saturday, Feb. 1 Chair yog a at F reedom Lib raryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Move safely, learn better breathing habits and excellent posture. No preregistration necessary. For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FAMILY FEATURES Strawberries are a quick and easy snack for adults and children. Its no wonder why theyre a top fruit juice in kitchens and lunchboxes everywhere. Plus, these tasty fruits are packed with almost 140 percent of immune system boosting vitamin C. Strawberries always put a smile on my face, says Chef Justin Timineri, execu tive chef and culinary ambas sa dor, Florida Department of Agricul ture and Consumer Services. My favorite recipe for them is to simply Rinse, eat and repeat. You can find more snack ideas and recipes at http://bit.ly/floridaberries.Fluffy Stuffed StrawberriesYield: 16 servings 1 pound Florida strawberries 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened 3 ounces low-fat yogurt 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract Cut stems off strawberries and carefully scoop out 2/3 of inside with knife or spoon, creating a cup. Be careful not to make any holes. Cut piece off bottom tip of strawberries to allow them to stand up. Beat cream cheese and yogurt until fluffy. Fold in vanilla extract. Working in batches, place cheese mix ture into pastry or sealable bag with small corner cut off. Fill strawberries with cheese mixture. Garnish with mint and serve. Kids Can: Place cheese mixture into pastry bag and fill strawberries. Grown Up Alert: Adults should stem the strawberries. How to buyChoose strawberries that are plump, fragrant and firm, with no signs of bruising or leaking.How to storeIts best to eat strawberries on the day of purchase. You can freeze strawberries by hulling, lightly wash ing and drying them. Arrange in a single layer before placing in the freezer.Hulling tipsNever hull strawberries until after they have been washed or they will absorb too much water and become mushy. Sign-up to receive a FREE copy of theKids in the Kitchen cookbook at: http://bit.ly/flfffkids. Chef Justin TimineriStrawberry Dessert PizzaYield: 2 to 3 servings Crust: 1/2 pound butter, two sticks 2/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour Topping: 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons sugar 3 pints Florida strawberries Glaze: 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon water Tomakecrust,creamtogetherbutterand sugarwithmixeruntilfluffy.Addegg,bak ingpowder,saltandvanillaextractuntil mix tureissmooth.Addflourandmixuntil smoothdoughisformed.Placefinished doughinbetweentwosheetsofwaxpaper andrefrigeratefor20minutes.Removefrom refrigeratorandrolldoughoutto1/4-inch thicknessandinroundshape.Placedough ingreased12-inchpizzapanandbakein preheated350Fovenfor25min utesoruntil crustislightbrown.Coolcompletely. To make topping, combine cream cheese, honey and sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled cookie crust, leaving 1/2-inch border uncovered. Place sliced strawberries around outside border; fill in middle of pizza. To make glaze, combine honey and water; brush over top of finished pizza. Kids Can: Glaze top of finished pizza. Place sliced strawberries on top of pizza. Grown Up Alert: Adults should help with oven.Strawberry-Mango MilkshakeYield: 3 servings 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup low-fat milk 6 ice cubes 1/3 cup plain yogurt 10 Florida strawberries, hulled 1 mango, peeled and sliced Garnish: 1 dollop whipped cream 1 Florida strawberry 1 slice of mango Put everything but fruit into blender; blend on low, gradually increasing speed. Once smooth, add fruit and finish blending until completely smooth. Pour into tall glass and enjoy.Strawberry MuffinsYield: 12 servings 1 1/2 cups Florida strawberries, chopped 3/4 cup sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in small bowl. Set aside for 1 hour. Drain and reserve liquid and straw berries separately. Preheat oven to 425F. Combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside. Mix eggs, butter, vanilla extract, remaining sugar and liquid from strawberries in medium bowl. Add flour mixture. Stir until combined. Fold in reserved straw berries. Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Serve warm. Kids Can: Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Grown Up Alert: Adults should help with oven. 000GXXT 000H447 000H1XI 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000H2C6 There really is a difference in salons . Sonia Has Reloca ted 854-653 1 Walk-Ins W elcome 61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza Se habla Espanol Come See Her a t New officers for Fairfield Village's SAC begin 2014 with prayerful attitude and determination to make the year a banner one for the Fairfield Village community. From left, Carol Shaw (auditor for HOA), Linda Ubanowicz, treasurer; Dale Hansen, vice-chair; Dee McNeil, chair; Paula LeBlanc, devotions and prayer chain. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Tuesday, Jan. 7, was the first official meeting of the new SAC board for FFV. Chair, Dee McNeil let it be known that the plans for 2014 are being made to include some new events and to maintain those that have been a part of the communitys activities for past years. She also announced that the SAC needs a recording secretary, and she urged everyone to seriously consider who would be a good addition to the group already chosen. McNeil thanked all those who had worked so hard last year to give the community such a variety of activities and for all the hard work that went into the planning and implementation of those activities. Outgoing chair, Toni Belcher, who was not present, was complimented for the work that she and her group completed in 2013. Of special note was the Craft Show which was enlarged and now will include outside crafters in addition to the talented people within the Fairfield Village community. Larry Hansen, coordinator of the first event, informed those present that there have already been new signs made that will attract even more people to the event that was very successful in December 2013. Kerry Breeden reported that the Library Committee is in the process of reorganization of the already very popular part of the clubhouse. The committee is rearranging the books by genre so that it will be easier for those using the library to find the type of book that he/she might be looking to find. One of the new activities that will be part of the calendar will be a family style dinner held on each holiday when neighbors might want to gather with other neighbors rather than to prepare a big meal in individual homes. This will be in addition to the regular potluck meals that always celebrate the special days with each family adding their special dishes to the pot. These meals have been a tradition not only at holidays, but each month as friends and neighbors gather to celebrate whatever event is the main one for that particular month. Lil Oliver announced that there will be a special Valentine-themed dinner in February during which a special couple will be celebrated. Along with that, a single gentleman and a single lady will be selected as the King and Queen of the SAC board has big plans event. She also hinted at a special wedding that might be happening at the April Potluck. This is a maybe at the present time, so we will have to wait to see if love is in the air as spring comes to FFV. Whether or not love is in the air there will be lots of fun with bowling, shuffleboard, and water aerobics for those interested along with lunches, cruises, and special events that are being planned by the lively, lovely people of Fairfield Village. Have a pleasant and safe week. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FAMILY FEATURES Strawberries are a quick and easy snack for adults and children. Its no wonder why theyre a top fruit juice in kitchens and lunchboxes everywhere. Plus, these tasty fruits are packed with almost 140 percent of immune system boosting vitamin C. Strawberries always put a smile on my face, says Chef Justin Timineri, execu tive chef and culinary ambas sa dor, Florida Department of Agricul ture and Consumer Services. My favorite recipe for them is to simply Rinse, eat and repeat. You can find more snack ideas and recipes at http://bit.ly/floridaberries.Fluffy Stuffed StrawberriesYield: 16 servings 1 pound Florida strawberries 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened 3 ounces low-fat yogurt 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract Cut stems off strawberries and carefully scoop out 2/3 of inside with knife or spoon, creating a cup. Be careful not to make any holes. Cut piece off bottom tip of strawberries to allow them to stand up. Beat cream cheese and yogurt until fluffy. Fold in vanilla extract. Working in batches, place cheese mix ture into pastry or sealable bag with small corner cut off. Fill strawberries with cheese mixture. Garnish with mint and serve. Kids Can: Place cheese mixture into pastry bag and fill strawberries. Grown Up Alert: Adults should stem the strawberries. How to buyChoose strawberries that are plump, fragrant and firm, with no signs of bruising or leaking.How to storeIts best to eat strawberries on the day of purchase. You can freeze strawberries by hulling, lightly wash ing and drying them. Arrange in a single layer before placing in the freezer.Hulling tipsNever hull strawberries until after they have been washed or they will absorb too much water and become mushy. Sign-up to receive a FREE copy of theKids in the Kitchen cookbook at: http://bit.ly/flfffkids. Chef Justin TimineriStrawberry Dessert PizzaYield: 2 to 3 servings Crust: 1/2 pound butter, two sticks 2/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour Topping: 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons sugar 3 pints Florida strawberries Glaze: 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon water Tomakecrust,creamtogetherbutterand sugarwithmixeruntilfluffy.Addegg,bak ingpowder,saltandvanillaextractuntil mix tureissmooth.Addflourandmixuntil smoothdoughisformed.Placefinished doughinbetweentwosheetsofwaxpaper andrefrigeratefor20minutes.Removefrom refrigeratorandrolldoughoutto1/4-inch thicknessandinroundshape.Placedough ingreased12-inchpizzapanandbakein preheated350Fovenfor25min utesoruntil crustislightbrown.Coolcompletely. To make topping, combine cream cheese, honey and sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled cookie crust, leaving 1/2-inch border uncovered. Place sliced strawberries around outside border; fill in middle of pizza. To make glaze, combine honey and water; brush over top of finished pizza. Kids Can: Glaze top of finished pizza. Place sliced strawberries on top of pizza. Grown Up Alert: Adults should help with oven.Strawberry-Mango MilkshakeYield: 3 servings 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup low-fat milk 6 ice cubes 1/3 cup plain yogurt 10 Florida strawberries, hulled 1 mango, peeled and sliced Garnish: 1 dollop whipped cream 1 Florida strawberry 1 slice of mango Put everything but fruit into blender; blend on low, gradually increasing speed. Once smooth, add fruit and finish blending until completely smooth. Pour into tall glass and enjoy.Strawberry MuffinsYield: 12 servings 1 1/2 cups Florida strawberries, chopped 3/4 cup sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in small bowl. Set aside for 1 hour. Drain and reserve liquid and straw berries separately. Preheat oven to 425F. Combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside. Mix eggs, butter, vanilla extract, remaining sugar and liquid from strawberries in medium bowl. Add flour mixture. Stir until combined. Fold in reserved straw berries. Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Serve warm. Kids Can: Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Grown Up Alert: Adults should help with oven. 000GXXT 000H447 000H1XI 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000H2C6 There really is a difference in salons . Sonia Has Reloca ted 854-653 1 Walk-Ins W elcome 61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza Se habla Espanol Come See Her a t New officers for Fairfield Village's SAC begin 2014 with prayerful attitude and determination to make the year a banner one for the Fairfield Village community. From left, Carol Shaw (auditor for HOA), Linda Ubanowicz, treasurer; Dale Hansen, vice-chair; Dee McNeil, chair; Paula LeBlanc, devotions and prayer chain. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Tuesday, Jan. 7, was the first official meeting of the new SAC board for FFV. Chair, Dee McNeil let it be known that the plans for 2014 are being made to include some new events and to maintain those that have been a part of the communitys activities for past years. She also announced that the SAC needs a recording secretary, and she urged everyone to seriously consider who would be a good addition to the group already chosen. McNeil thanked all those who had worked so hard last year to give the community such a variety of activities and for all the hard work that went into the planning and implementation of those activities. Outgoing chair, Toni Belcher, who was not present, was complimented for the work that she and her group completed in 2013. Of special note was the Craft Show which was enlarged and now will include outside crafters in addition to the talented people within the Fairfield Village community. Larry Hansen, coordinator of the first event, informed those present that there have already been new signs made that will attract even more people to the event that was very successful in December 2013. Kerry Breeden reported that the Library Committee is in the process of reorganization of the already very popular part of the clubhouse. The committee is rearranging the books by genre so that it will be easier for those using the library to find the type of book that he/she might be looking to find. One of the new activities that will be part of the calendar will be a family style dinner held on each holiday when neighbors might want to gather with other neighbors rather than to prepare a big meal in individual homes. This will be in addition to the regular potluck meals that always celebrate the special days with each family adding their special dishes to the pot. These meals have been a tradition not only at holidays, but each month as friends and neighbors gather to celebrate whatever event is the main one for that particular month. Lil Oliver announced that there will be a special Valentine-themed dinner in February during which a special couple will be celebrated. Along with that, a single gentleman and a single lady will be selected as the King and Queen of the SAC board has big plans event. She also hinted at a special wedding that might be happening at the April Potluck. This is a maybe at the present time, so we will have to wait to see if love is in the air as spring comes to FFV. Whether or not love is in the air there will be lots of fun with bowling, shuffleboard, and water aerobics for those interested along with lunches, cruises, and special events that are being planned by the lively, lovely people of Fairfield Village. Have a pleasant and safe week. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 15, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Marion needs trauma center At the conclusion of the Marion County Commission meetings, there is a time slot for public comment, the second opportunity for the audience to address the commissioners, this time after most action has been taken. At the most recent meeting on Jan. 7, a number of people got up to speak, and for a change the subject wasnt baseball. It was about trauma. More specifically, Ocala Regionals Level II Trauma Center. ORMC is facing litigation initiated by Shands in Gainesville, seeking to have the Trauma Center here closed. When you get through all the legal verbage, its all about one thing money. Shands fears it will lose money as a result of the 1-year-old Trauma Center which serves Marion and two other counties to the south and west. The speakers had a basic theme. It should remain open because a trauma center can save lives of Marion County residents. Commissioners appear to agree. Kathy Bryant gave the most stark example, referring to a recent singlevehicle accident in the wee hours on Southwest 20th Street, near the Interstate overpass and close to the northwest corner of the college. Two young men were pinned in the vehicle for more than two hours. Bryant pointed out that a trauma surgeon from Ocala Regional came to the scene and worked with rescue personnel so one of the young men could be safely pulled out with, as Bryant put it, losing his leg. Bryant and others wondered openly whether such timely service would have been provided had we still be dependent on Shands in Gainesville for our trauma service. The general feeling was, no chance. The sentiments expressed generally had one tone: Shands cares more about money than the lives of the residents of Marion and the other counties. Its obvious to all of us who live here that having the best medical facilities possible is beneficial to all of us. No we just have to make sure that the bottom-line-only people up at Shands feel the same way. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Poverty in AmericaObama has now declared a new war on poverty with big federal government having the answers. Of course, as with all liberals, he believes the redistribution of wealth, taking money from those who earn it to give to those who dont, will answer the problem. This doesnt address the problems, it just leads to more division, class warfare, socialism or worse. The following will draw fire from liberals but its time we stop this politically correct nonsense and tell the truth be correct! We need to have far fewer single moms. Facts show this is a sure way to have more children born into fatherless, low income homes, assuring generational poverty. If you are not married, at least name the father who can be held financially responsible for the child, dont create a never ending financial burden on the rest of us. Take responsibility for your life, complete your education. Get away from the idea that it is governments responsibility to take care of you. This is a pet idea of liberals, some expressed in this paper, even though there is nothing in our Constitution that gives you the right to other peoples money, so called forced charity by the Fed. Liberals should start giving more to real charities! Facts again show that Conservatives far outgive Liberals, although the news media would have you believe otherwise. Its easy to be charitable with other peoples money. Pray for America, God is the answer. We are turning away from Gods word, caving in to the small percent of us who are willing to destroy the very things that America has stood for through the generations. Well guess what? We are through caving in to political correctness by accepting things that are biblically wrong, whether you like it or not. America was founded and prospered under Christian principles. We will stay that way so help us God. God Bless America! Wayne Rackley, OcalaBlood donors thanksYou may pass them in the aisle at the grocery, sit next to them in church or see them stepping off a school bus right here in our community are a quiet group of people saving lives because they make the decision to donate blood. January is set aside as Blood Donor Awareness Month, and LifeSouth would like to thank all of those who donated blood in the past year. Whether it was a blood drive at school, at work, in the parking lot of a shopping center or at one of our donor centers, this special group of people made an impact for people living right here. There are thousands of people who survived to welcome 2014 because these anonymous lifesavers decided to take a few minutes to make a difference. Cancer patients, trauma victims, newborn babies and many more benefitted. Nationally, donor numbers are small just more than 4 percent of Americans give regularly. Fortunately, many come back to help. They have saved the lives of our neighbors, our friends and possibly their own family members, and they could certainly use some help in 2014. At a time when were still considering our New Years resolutions, think about becoming a blood donor or giving more often because that could help someone here in Marion County. An investment of a few minutes could mean a lifetime of difference for someone. Ed Keith, District Director LifeSouth Community Blood Centers 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. Most people dont like getting credit and collection calls, because it means they havent paid their bills and their names have been turned over to an agency that does such things. They dont like being reminded, but always say the check is in the mail. But for some of us, getting collection calls is annoying for another reason. The collection agency is calling someone you dont know. Here at the West Marion Messenger/South Marion Citizen, we recently got a new phone number just for news. I can tell you the names of the last four people who had this phone number before me, and I can tell you that all of them probably gave up the phone number to stop the calls for collection. Now Im getting them all. Ive found its not easy to get your phone number off the collection list. You can tell the person at the other end that its a wrong number, but a different agent with a different name calls that same number, and when told that the number was supposed to be removed from their data base, they say that if a new account came in showing that number, well, tough luck. Collection agencies have some rules they have to follow, especially concerning hours they can call, what they can say, etc. However, there doesnt appear to be any law that makes collection agencies verify phone numbers before they call them. Whatever number they are given, thats the number they call. I have tried all sorts of tactics. Ive been nice and told them the story politely. That elicits a promise to remove my number, but then a few days later the phone will ring and it will be the same agency, although a different person. Sorry, theres nobody here by that name Among Friends Jim Clark Ive been nasty and told them they were guilty of interstate harassment, and that I would take their number to the U.S. Attorneys office. They almost laugh at me, then go back to their script. Ive pressed the button after the recording says, If you are not -, please press 2. That doesnt do any good, though, because theyll just call back later. The only anxious reaction I got was when I said, Are you aware you called a newspaper office? I then ask if I can have their name so when I write the story I can quote them. Funny, those people never call back. Ive been thinking of pretending I speak some foreign language that nobody will understand. I might try that one next time, speaking gibberish all the way, just to see what they say. The problem is a lot of these calls are automated, so Im not talking to a real person. Basically, I just want the calls to stop, and if it takes federal regulations tightening up on these callers, so be it. Id love to name the people whose collection calls Im getting, but then Id probably be sued for invasion of privacy or something. But then, at least, the collection agencies would know where to find these people. Maybe that way I can perform a service.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Wednesday, Jan. 22 Snap shot Day at F reedom Lib raryLibraries across Florida join with the Florida Library Association in a solicitation of public input. Stop by Freedom Public Library anytime on Jan. 22 and let Friends volunteers know how our library is useful in your life. Do you come to borrow books? Obtain computer assistance? Attend programs? Heres your opportunity to share information about how, when and why you use your public library.Saturday, Jan. 25 F lea M arket at St. J udeSt. Jude Catholic Community will be having another open flea market on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will start receiving donations for the sale immediately. Please clean out your closets and bring items that are clean and in good/excellent condition to the church hall. We cannot accept TVs as donations. Space rentals are available for an 8 x 8 space to sell your own items. Inside space is $20; outside is $15. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. For more information please call Midge at 352-203-7182 or Linda at 352209-4724. Please join us for a fun day.Worship Ser v ice at T imb erRidg e Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Camellia show to b e heldPioneer Garden Club will hold its Small Standard Flower Show Camellias On The Green in conjunction with Ocala Camellia Societys annual Camellia Show on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. The show will be held at the Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thousands of blooms will be featured in the show.F reedom Lib rary F riends to meetThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 25. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers for 2014. Following the business meeting, Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, will speak on upcoming events impacting our community. Monday, Jan. 27 School referendum discussionThe League of Women Voters of Marion County will conduct a meeting concerning The School Referendum on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. Speakers will be Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. The event is free and open to the public.Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breast cancer support g roup meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. We are not meeting on Dec. 31, so our next meeting will be Jan. 28. At this meeting we will have a trainer give us a demonstration of Tai Chi as well as participation in this activity and an explanation of the benefits of Tai Chi for breast cancer survivors. Hope to see you all in the New Year. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Y outh soccer reg istrationJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 18. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 1. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Friday, Jan. 31 Spag hetti at Q ueen of P eaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 will have a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. It is all you can eat with meatballs, bread, beverage, 25 item salad bar, and the cost is $7 per person and kids eat free. It will be held in the parish hall and no reservations are required.Saturday, Feb. 1 Chair yog a at F reedom Lib raryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Move safely, learn better breathing habits and excellent posture. No preregistration necessary. For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.

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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You continue on a high-enthusiasm cycle as that new project youve assumed takes shape. Youre also buoyed by the anticipation of receiving some good news about a personal matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your eagerness to immerse yourself in your new assignment is understandable. But be careful that you dont forget to take care of that pressing personal situation as well. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a good time to learn a new skill that could give a clever Cat an edge in the upcoming competition for workplace opportunities. Enjoy the arts with someone special. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You could risk creating an impasse if you insist on expecting more from others than theyre prepared to give. Showing flexibility in what youll accept could prevent a stalemate. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you can weigh all factors of a dispute to find an agreeable solution for others, you might need the skilled input of someone you trust to help you deal with an situation of your own. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The good news is that your brief period of self-doubt turns into a positive I can do anything attitude. The better news is that youll soon be able to prove it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good time to start making travel plans while you still can select from a wide menu of choices and deals, and not be forced to settle for leftovers. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Like your zodiacal sign, the sure-footed Goat, you wont allow obstacles in your path to keep you from reaching your goal. Dont be surprised by who asks to go along with you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Let your head dominate your heart as you consider the risks that might be involved in agreeing to be a friends co-signer or otherwise act as his or her backup in a financial matter. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Prioritize: Resolve to close the door and let your voicemail take your phone calls while you finish up a task before the end-of-week deadline. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Happenings Wednesday, Jan. 15 Scand inavian Club d ead lineThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be roast beef with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. The entertainment is provided by Cajun Dave. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of January. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate at 352687-1580, Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352-347-8362.Thursday, Jan. 16 Air Force group to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. All are welcome. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352854-8328.Friday, Jan. 17 Mas onic H igh T w elve m eetingThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at 702 N.E. 25th Ave.nue, Ocala. Our program will include a singing duet, Sue Koppler and Mary Mahoney. As usual, we will enjoy another of the delicious buffet meals so well served by the Elks Club. The cost is only $12 per person. All Master Masons in good standing in a Masonic Lodge, recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests, are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady a 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart.Saturday, Jan. 18 Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold Party in the Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and grounds. There will be free admission, a live band, free food and games and is open to the public. There will be hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, drinks, chips, desserts, face painting, a bounce house and games for adults and children. Our Redeemer is at 5200 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-2233.Book s ale benef its anim alsA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. Hum anis t s peak er s ched uledHumanists of North Central Florida are offering Humanism: A Better Way to Solve Problems with Jen Hancock, Humanist author and national speaker. The essence of life is problem solving. The more effectively we can solve our problems, the more effectively we live our lives. The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at On Top of the World Master the Possibilities Live Oak Hall, 8415 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information call Allie at 352-547-9670.Sunday, Jan. 19 Cham ber Mus ic Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome Collision, a saxophone quartet from the University of Florida, on Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6645 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. The group will be playing original music for saxophone as well as more traditional chamber music arranged specifically for saxophone. The immense popularity of the saxophone group is due largely to the variety of sound capabilities of the saxophone; from sweet, gentle, or bold to soulful and playful. Marion Chamber Music Concerts are always free of charge. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit the website: marionchambermusic.com. Jazz Society offers mus ical af ternoonThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Jan. 19. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Mark your calendars for next months event, Feb. 16. Admission is $3. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Jan. 20 Legion pos t to m eetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. 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Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Jan. 19: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Evening worship begins at 6 p.m. with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Jan. 22: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20: On this day we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our country has truly been blessed with leaders such as Dr. King, who have been willing to give their lives in pursuit of peace, freedom and liberty for everyone. May we remember always this great leader who has helped us all to live and enjoy the kind of life our Lord God and our founding fathers intended for us. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Christian Womens Fellowship (CWF) meets at the church from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Business meeting begins at 10 with Bible Study immediately following. Friday, Jan. 31: Golden Servants (Seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy an evening of fun with friends. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Guests and friends are always welcome. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes singing of the beloved old time gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires in order that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church home where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church home you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off State Road 200), Ocala 34476, phone 352-861-9080, http//www.swccocala.com .Christ Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Jan. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17: Flying Solo Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21: Mens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marionmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3 10 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000H4LD TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 489-2731 Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. 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JAIME SILV A Ma st er Stylist 18 Years Experience 854-653 1 by appointment please 000GYZO Iwas sitting on the back porch sipping an ice-cold tea with a splash of lemon when I received a text from a relative up north. I was enjoying a pleasant afternoon basking in the winter sun of Florida. I am not sure what God was thinking of when He created the north with all that bad weather and snow and such, but I know what He was thinking of when He created the South especially Florida. He was thinking in particular of me and my insatiable love of the sun. Basking in the Florida sun is the great reward of being smart and moving to Florida. I have some friends who were born in Florida and think they are a little bit better than me. I remind them that they had no choice of being born in Florida but I, on the other hand, moved to Florida on my own volition. I think I have the upper hand on that one. I may be old but I certainly do delight in the modern technology. It used to be that when you got a call from a relative you had to answer the telephone and talk to the person on the other end for as long as they hung on. Today thanks to modern gadgetry; when a relative wants to contact me, they usually do it by text. I love it. Getting a text is a strange thing, or it can be. If I do not respond right away, I can always claim that there is something wrong with my cell phone and my texting isnt working right today Then I can get back to that relative whenever it suits me. Or, as the case with some relatives, and you know who I mean, I can ignore it. If you are a relative of mine and have not heard from me or had any of your text answered the simple answer is, I am not really ignoring you (ha ha ha) my cell phone is not working correctly. This relative that texted me was complaining about how cold it was up north and even had the courtesy to send me a picture of their backyard just chock-full of some white substance known as snow. The text read, I bet you wish you were here to enjoy this. I think that relative would have lost that bet for sure. I love those snow scenes on postcards or in text messages like this one, but as to be personally involved with all of the frigid snow, do not bet on me! Years ago, Cold and I experienced a deep disagreement and we have been separated ever since. As far as I am concerned, the separation is final! I really do not want anything more to do with Cold. We are not even on speaking terms. Cold, after all, is a relative thing especially when the relatives are up north in the winter. Up north, they complain when the temperature falls below 30. Here in Florida I complain when the temperature falls below 70. Whenever the temperature dips below that magical 70, I have to break out one of my sweaters. What an inconvenience for me to have to put on a sweater because it is just a little bit cool on the outside. Then my relative sent me a picture of her standing in the snow looking like the abominable snowman. She had more clothes on than I actually own and have in my closet. I wonder how she walks around wearing all those clothes? How in the world does she ever sit down wearing all those clothes? And what about that thing wrapped around her head? We have hats here in Florida but not quite like the one she was wearing. It looked like she was wearing some igloo. At this point in my life, I could not afford, for a variety of reasons, to move back north. I do not think my relatives up north could put up with me at this point. They offer me a friendly invitation to come and spend some time with them during the winter season. I really could not handle it. As soon as the temperature dropped below 70, I would be complaining, grouching and working on everybodys ner ves. I would be such a nuisance that they would have to get together and buy me a plane ticket back to sunny Florida. My relatives should thank me for not moving up north to enjoy the snow with them. See how much I am saving my relatives? Do they appreciate it? No relationship is quite like that relationship that spans several hundred miles. You know the old saying, Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, if you add distance to that absence you have the epitome of a wonderfully fond heart. Many things separate us from one another. Sometimes that separation is voluntary and sometimes it isn t. The apostle Paul understood that nothing could separate him from God. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Ro mans 8:38-39). It does not matter how cold it is outside as long as inside there is a warm relationship with God bordering on fiery expectation.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Col d is as co ld fe els an d I do n t like fe eling co ld Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Religion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Jan. 26. Anthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is now located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience.Peace LutheranGet in Touch With Your Faith, a Christian information class starting at Peace Lutheran Church on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., might well be called Christianity 101. Pastor Terry McKee will conduct the class for 1 hour each week, for 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the questions and desires of the group. Everyone is welcome; your level of participation is optional, and there will be no tests. Come and explore your faith, and its place in your everyday life. You have questions? God has answers but do you sometimes feel that He is not listening? Join and enjoy this informal class led by Pastor McKee. There is no fee or obligation for the class. Simply register by calling the church office at 352-489-5881, and come to Peace Lutheran, 7201 S. U.S. Highway 41 (The church on the hill, 5 miles north of Dunnellon) at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16. More information is available through the church office, or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com and www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. We extend an invitation to join this class to all residents of the Dunnellon (and extended) area, as part of our Outreach Ministry.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church announces 2014 Christian Education program. Each Sunday January to May, Sue Jobbagy will present The Present Word Class at 9 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. worship service. From Jan. 15 to April 16 from 4 to 5 plm., A New Life of Christ Humanity and Divinity led by the author, Dr. Ed Tenhor. Book Club led by Cindy Marshall meets on second and fourth Mondays at 2 p.m. A discussion of The Faith Club by Ranya will continue through January and February. Countryside Presbyterian Church is at 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchFollowing the holiday break, the many ministries or groups of Joy have restarted their activities again. Joy has many services and ministries to offer members and visitors. Besides the two Sunday services at 8:15 and 11 a.m. there is a Wednesday night contemporary service at 6:45. Also we have two specialty services such as the German Language Service at 3 p.m. each first Sunday of the month and the Spanish Speaking Service at 1 p.m. each Sunday. An Adult Bible Study group meets each Thursday at 3 p.m. This group is led by Brian McNally. Pastor Edward Holloway leads a confirmation class on Thursdays evenings. For families there is a free Family Fun Night every second Wednesday of each month.. This will be an hour of fun, devotion, food and games. The youth of the community have been invited twice a year for the past 5-6 years to participate in Upward Sports soccer and flag football. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry for elementary school boys and girls. In the coming weeks, more of the activities of Joy will be described. What becomes evident is that there is something for anyone at Joy Lutheran Church. For more information about the activities at Joy contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221 or go online at www.joyocala.org. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Maranatha Baptist Church2014 is going to be a great year at Maranatha Baptist Church with exciting activities and you are invited to join us. On Sunday mornings at 9:45 we have Sunday School for all ages from nursery to senior adults. After Sunday School, morning services begins with our song service at 10:45 in the sanctuary followed by Pastor Fortune excusing the children to Childrens Church for a lesson on their level and some really fun activities. After the children are excused, Pastor Fortune shares a message with the adults. A nursery is provided during Sunday and Wednesday services. Continuing programs include: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352347-5683. Childrens Choir: All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. See RELIGION, Page 10 RELIGIONcontinued from Page 3 choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45 Each Wednesday evening at 6:45, a Childrens Ministry, Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.) is held at the church with classes for children from ages 4 11, and Prayer Meeting and Bible Study for the adults from 6:45 until 8 p.m. We will be adding a class for young people ages 12 through High School in the near future. This year we are introducing our monthly Kids Club Meeting for children, ages 4 11 on the second Saturday of each month. There will be a different theme every month, so be sure to watch for more details! We have lots of activities planned for the whole family during 2014. Please join us each Sunday, Wednesday and the second Saturday morning of each month. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Hernando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW, 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened porches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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Lets hope this warm-up will continue. We have some very amazing people living here in Quail Meadow. One such person is Barbara Fife. Barbara and her husband Buck moved to Quail Meadow in 2003. Barbara is a very talented artist. Her watercolor, A Tuscawilla Morning that was on exhibit at City Hall last summer and at Munroe Regional Medical Center in the surgical waiting room since September has been selected by the hospital volunteers for the hospitals permanent collection. Barbara feels extremely honored to have her painting chosen. Details about this piece can be seen on her website: http://www.barbarafife.com. Barbara has enjoyed drawing, painting and creating things since childhood, but it was an interest that lay dormant for many years while she took a very different path as a high school science teacher. At the end of January 2001 she retired from a long career in education. Since her retirement from teaching she now has time to paint! In the summer of 2002 she joined the West Pasco Art Guild in New Port Richey. The many art shows at the West Pasco Art Guild gave her an opportunity to exhibit her work. In July 2003 the Fifes moved to Ocala, where she enjoys opportunities provided through the Appleton Museum of Arts and the Ocala Art Group. She is a member the Citrus Watercolor Club which meets in nearby Inverness. Barbara says she has continued to develop painting skills in workshops with masters of the watercolor medium. She says her husband, Buck, offers encouragement and endless support for her endeavors. According to Barbara he Quail Meadows Barbara Fife is talented artist Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Barbara and Buck Fife. is her first critic on every piece, and the one who says Sign it! when she tends to go on and on with a painting. Buck is her official framer and puts the final touches on each finished work. If you are interested in commissioning a painting, please contact Barbara by email: barbarafife@cox.net If any of you are interested in learning more about painting, especially with water colors, then come join Barbara at the clubhouse the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The next time you are at Munroe Hospital (hopefully just to visit), go to the surgical wing and look at Barbaras painting. Were proud of you Barbara! Keep up the good work. Sunday, Feb. 2 Musicale at First CongregationalThe annual Sunday Afternoon Musicale variety show will take place on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. Church members and friends will sing, dance and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help support our music program. The Choir will sing a medley of Jerome Kern songs and the Bell-Choir will perform a novelty number. There will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Light refreshments will be served following the program.Wednesday, Feb. 5 College presents dinner theaterThe College of Central Florida Foundation will present its 16th annual Dinner Theatre production, Theres a Burglar in My Bed by Michael Parker, Feb. 5-9 in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Evening performances, Wednesday through Sunday, begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times. A full schedule is available at www.cf.edu/foundation, then Events. Tickets range from $55 to $60 and guests can also reserve an entire table. Theres a Burglar in My Bed is a farce about the world famous Worthington necklace. The trysts, the plans and counter-plans all take place at the Worthingtons 200-acre Massachusetts estate with its 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. Wednesday, Feb. 12 World Has Talent auditionsThe Circle Square Cultural Center will hold auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5th annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show. Auditions are open to individuals, duets, and groups and registration is on a first come, first served basis with no entry fee. Talented line dancers, magicians, comedians, story tellers, dancers, acrobats, singers and other amateur performers are encouraged to audition. Each performance will be allotted a 5-minute window to catch the interest of the judges and to secure a spot in the talent show. The top 10 finalists from the auditions will participate in The World Has Talent show on May 5. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center. 8395 SW 80th St. For fryso;d visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Happenings..........4 Fairfield Village..7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 43 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, January 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 2014 CONVERTIBLE!! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 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Escorted by Laura Kane. Biloxi Casino T ours 3 nights IP Casino $169 Beau Rivage $189 Feb. 3-6 Feb. 17-20 Mar. 10-13 Mar 24-27 Includes $55 in SlotPlay, deluxe motor coach, two meal vouchers, 3 nights hotel, visits to 2 additional casinos required. ************************************************************************* Explorer of the Seas 5 Nights Bermuda Cruise May 17-22, 2014 from $1,188 per person (Sails from Cape Liberty, N.J.) Includes transfers to Orlando airport, round trip airfare, 5 night cruise, all port charges, taxes, gratuities for waitstaff and cabin steward. Escorted by Laura Kane. All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy. Call for single rates. 352-840-0333 Email: Laura@LaurakaneTravel.com Check out all our trips at: www.LauraKaneT ravel.com Call for our newsletter ************************************************************************* (352) 840-0333 Locally Owned The course at Golden Hills is now Ocala National. The newly branded Ocala National Golf Club in Ocala, formerly known as Golden Hills Golf and Country Club, is a Rees Jones re-design, and the former USGA Championship host is referenced as one of the top layouts on the NGA Tour schedule. Ocala National was the site of Ted Potter Jr.s last NGA Tour Pro Series win before going on to win at golfs top level. The NGA pro tour (formerly called the Hooters Tour), which has launched numerous golfers into PGA Tour success, is slated to play a 72-hole championship at Ocala National on April 3-6. Ocala National offers a unique and challenging course routing through century-old oak trees. Beginning at the first tee looking down to an approachable green, the golf course guides players through dramatic slopes, challenging bunkers, and fantastic vistas. Ocala National golf course encourages new heights of skill from the novice to the professional. Stan Cooke, GM, Director of Golf said, We are honored, and excited to host the event again this year and encourage Marion County residents to come out and enjoy this fantastic event. In June 2012, Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club acquired Ocala National Golf Club, and now welcomes members and the general public with the opportunity to experience this magnificent facility that for the past 50 years was accessible to members only. Former Golden Hills course to host NGA tour in April United Way of Marion County will offer free income tax preparation through a variety of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) locations starting this week. Marion County residents are encouraged to get 100 percent of their return back. Please call 2-1-1 to make an appointment. All volunteers providing tax assistance are trained by the Internal Revenue Service. Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Government issued photo ID Valid Social Security cards, ITN numbers, and birth dates for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents All wage and income statements (example: W-2, W-2G, 1099R forms) Interest and dividend statements from financial institutions (Form 1099) if applicable A copy of last years federal tax return Proof of day care expenses including: providers name, address and federal identification number For direct deposit of refund bring checking/savings account and routing numbers If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site. Volunteers will not prepare Schedule D (complex), Schedule E, request for Social Security Numbers, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA, or Minor Investment Income. For more information, contact Marhsa Holloway at 352-732-9696 ext. 215. United Way offers free tax preparation services in county BY JIM CLARK EditorWith two short agenda items on local government meetings last Monday and Tuesday, the prospects for professional baseball in Ocala grew dim as the Tampa Yankees asked for suspension of their agreement, asking that the current proposal be withdrawn. There is a possibility that, if a financing proposal is evident by April 2, the agreement could be reinstated, but indications are that such a plan is unlikely. For more than two years, the city and the Yankees had discussed moving the Florida State League Tampa team from Hillsborough County to Ocala. With no facility available, that move would have required the purchase of land and the building of a Minor League stadium. The site chosen was adjacent to Interstate 75, just off State Road 200 in the Heath Brook area. The city went to the county just a few months ago, although the project was announced in the media in December 2012. City officials said that for tax purposes, the county would own the stadium, which would then be leased back to the Yankees. The project also involved the construction of some new roads, and the purchase of some land at the 42nd Street flyover, by the city, where a new road would intersect. At Mondays hastily called Ocala City Council meeting, Council President John McLeod read a letter from Tony Bruno of the Yankees, in which Bruno pointed out that the project had, according to him, encountered unexpected opposition. He therefore asked that the current proposal be withdrawn but said he would be happy to consider other proposals in the future. The council members present voted unanimously to suspend the agreement, and then authorized McLeod to appear before the County Commission the next day, Tuesday, Jan. 7, to advise them that it was no longer necessary to proceed with the ordinances authorizing a referendum, and also that a proposed ordinance allowing alcohol sales was not needed. They city also halted the purchase of the land near the flyover. Council member Mary Rich and Mayor Kent Guinn did not attend the noon meeting. McLeod made a brief appearance at the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday at the time that a public hearing had been scheduled for the ordinances, 10 a.m. He made a brief statement asking what he had been authorStrike 3, Youre Out! City, county meetings dim baseball prospects Please see BASEBALL, Page 12 ized to ask. County commissioners then voted not to proceed with the ordinances and no hearing was held. Earlier in the Tuesday meeting, a couple of speakers had urged to county to vote anyway so people could see where they stand, but that action was not taken. At Mondays meeting, the city said it had spent about $300,000 on the project, money that could not be recovered. Councilman Brent Malever said the taxpayer money would have gone a long way to other things. After a short discussion on the fact that there would be a study of what could be done in the future, City Manager Matt Brower commented, There are lessons to be learned so we dont stumble again. The objections that surfaced in the county were not aimed at having a baseball team, but spending taxpayer money to fund a new stadium. The city had asked the county to put a half-percent sales tax on the ballot, but commissioners could not come up with an agreeable plan. At a work session held weeks ago at the Livestock Pavilion, an overwhelming number of speakers were in favor of the project, with members of the business community and Chamber and Economic Partnership leading the way. However, at almost all the subsequent County Commission meetings, the feelings tilted the other way, with the majority of speakers talking against the stadium. One part of the project that will move ahead actually was approved in the countys five-year plan before the stadium was even mentioned. The 49th Avenue extension, which will be a north-south route that could take some traffic off State Road 200, is still planned. It would have run in front of the stadium, and will still be planned through that area to open up more commercial development. It will intersect the 42nd Street flyover at the existing short road just a block off SR 200. The county authorized continuation of that project as a separate item on Tuesdays agenda. BASEBALLcontinued from Page 1 For the second year in a row, Florida Farm Bureau has received a coveted national award for its programs and operations. The organization received the American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF) 2013 Pinnacle Award, the highest recognition conferred upon a state Farm Bureau. Presented on Jan. 12 during the American Farm Bureau Federations Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, the award denoted Florida Farm Bureau as the best state Farm Bureau in the nation within its membership class. Judges based the honor upon evaluations of six categories of activities. Those activities include Leadership Development, Member Service, Policy Development and Implementation, Membership Initiatives, Education and Outreach and Public Relations and Communication. Florida Farm Bureau On Friday, Jan. 10, the Marion County Sheriffs Office charged Dylan Martin with six counts of arson to vehicles, which included three patrol cars. The first occurred at 10807 SW 57th Terrance Road on Sept. 21, to a 2001 Honda that was parked in a driveway. Three other vehicle fires occurred in the same community under the same circumstances on Sept. 29, Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, two cars being law enforcement vehicles. On Oct. 20, an officer was on stakeout in the same community where he observed a white male standing by a patrol vehicle, pouring something under the hood below the windshield wipers on the drivers side. He gave chase but lost the man. The liquid turned out to be a flammable accelerant. Several calls were received with information that indicated Dylan Martin, 21, of 5805 SW 108th St., Ocala was responsible for these arson cases. They gave details that Martin had shared with them about how he set the fires and ran from law enforcement officers. On Nov. 5, Dylan Martin was interviewed by detectives and denied his involvement in these cases stating that he was with his girlfriend across town. He also refused to take a polygraph test. Martin was charged with six counts of arson under a $60,000 bond. Martin Florida Farm Bureau wins national award Arson suspect jailed Please see FARM, Page 12 previously received the AFBFs Award of Excellence for all categories. Florida also garnered the AFBF Presidents Award in Public Relations and Communications, Education and Outreach, Membership Initiatives and Leadership Development. The Presidents Award is bestowed upon specific state Farm Bureau activities that are the best of their kind within each membership class. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick accepted the Pinnacle Award from AFBF President Bob Stallman at a morning general session. Hoblick said he received the recognition on behalf of the all Floridians who are involved in Farm Bureau. I am so proud of the accomplishments of our volunteer leaders, state staff, our county employees, our agents and our state staff, Hoblick stated later. They have once again proven their outstanding capacity for dedicated work that secures positive results. To earn the Pinnacle Award in two consecutive years is a tremendous accomplishment, he added. It confirms that I have the privilege of serving in one of the best Farm Bureaus in the nation. Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine States largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of benefits and you dont have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau. FARMcontinued from Page 1 Citizens Academy signupMarion County is now accepting applications for its 2014 Citizens Academy, a free 10-week program where local residents and business owners can get an inside look at county government and its operation, services and challenges. Citizens Academy participants will attend sessions on a different department or facet of county government each week. Sessions last approximately three hours and include presentations, tours and hands-on activities at various county locations. The academy begins in March and will be offered in morning and evening sessions on set Thursdays. Marion County residents or business owners ages 18 and older are eligible to attend. All participants must complete a registration form and be accepted prior to attending and go to a minimum of eight of the 10 sessions to graduate. For more information or to apply, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/citizensacademy.htm or contact Jeannie Rickman, Citizens Academy coordinator, at 352438-2300 or jeannie.rickman@marioncountyfl.org.