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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........7 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 45 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties352-610-3018000H849 000H6C2 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade The Marion County Sheriffs Office led the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Jan. 20 in downtown Ocala. Thousands of marchers participated in the long line that went to the MLK park near State Road 200. The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for several courses that begin in February. Classes will be held at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. For more information or to register, call 352854-2322, ext. 1496. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 10-19, from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $60. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 25-March 5, from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $60. Personal Computer Maintenance will meet Thursdays, Feb. 20-March 13, from 9-11 a.m. This course teaches students how to remove spyware and pop-ups, add memory, and clean up unneeded files. The cost is $60. Howow to Start Up Your Own Business will meet Monday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.-noon. This workshop gives aspiring entrepreneurs an understanding of the tools and resou rces needed to start a business, such as testing the market, writing a business plan, projecting cash flow and more. The cost is $40. YouTube: More Than Just Making Memories will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6-8 p.m. This workshop will help business owners gain exposure on YouTube without uploading a video, and it will cover using Facebook and email marketing campaigns to increase online exposure. The cost is $15. Non-credit CF courses signing up Hop on the bus and visit all five Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores on Wednesday. Feb. 12. Discover bargains in furniture, house wares, clothing and gifts. $25 registration fee includes transportation and a buffet lunch. Pick-ups take place at Spanish Springs Station in The Villages at 9:15 am or at Six Gun Plaza at 9:45 am. Register by calling 352-438-1138 or visit www.RCSbustours.com Proceeds from Thrift Store sales support patient care, community grief services, childrens programs and complementary services with pets, art and music. HMC is the countys not-for-profit hospice, providing excellent end-of-life home care for our community since 1983. Quail Meadow luncheonThe Ladies of Quail Meadow recently had a luncheon at the Olive Garden. See column on Page 12. First Congregational Church of Ocala, in furtherance of its Christian mission, presents the 2014 Ocala Social Justice Film Festival, featuring six films that focus on issues of social justice. Each of these films will be hosted by a facilitator, who will introduce the film and lead a short discussion following the film. Admission is free, but goodwill offerings will be gladly accepted. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, Feb. 1 PATHS OF GLORY Kirk Douglas plays a military officer who believes in the concept of military justice. Saturday, Feb. 8 MATEWAN This is an historically accurate account of the attempts of West Virginia coal miners to organize. The cast includes James Earl Jones and Chris Cooper. Saturday, Feb. 15 BOYCOTT This film documents Dr. Martin Luther Kings leadership of the Montgomery bus boycott. Saturday, Feb. 22 THE MILAGRO BEAN FIELD WAR Directed by Robert Redford, this movie depicts a conflict between developers and a local Latino population. Saturday, March 1 PHILADELPHIA Featuring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, this movie examines longstanding prejudices against gay people. Saturday, March 8 CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY Michael Moores satirical look at the American economic system. This movie questions many of our basic assumptions. Please join us each Saturday evening, From Feb. 1 to March 8, at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 7171 SW State Road 200 (352-237-3035), for the 2014 Social Justice Film Festival. And be sure to enjoy a soda and munch on some popcorn during the show! Films on social justice being shown at First Congregational Hop on the bus to visit thrift stores Visit our website to vote in our Super Bowl poll The Ocala Breeders Sales Company celebrated its 25th annual Day of Champions by offering pari-mutuel wagering on the first two races. In the afternoons fifth and final race, Ice Wine Stables Heres Johnny battled down the stretch with Alto Racings Canzoni in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings and prevailed by a nose in a photo finish. It was a neck back to H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justices East Hall in third. The race was the second victory of the day for the combination of jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Wesley Ward, who teamed to win the days second race with Mark Dodsons Ruslana. Heres Johnny, a Florida-bred colt by Colonel John, sold for $220,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Sale, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 4/5. Hes now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $163,381 to date. Trainer Wesley Ward, an Eclipse Award winning apprentice rider in 1984, also saddled OBS graduate Jealous Again for her victory in the 2009 Queen Mary Stakes (G2) at Ascot. OBS holds 25th Day of Champions event Please see OBS Page 3 Everyone is still talking about the fabulous Mortgage Burning party, but now its time to move on to the next great event. Mark your calendars now for the annual Quail Meadow Horse Race party. The date is Feb. 22. Tickets are available from Pat Talley, Carol Mowrey, and Marie Schneider they must be purchased by Feb. 17. The ladies of Quail Meadow enjoyed a great luncheon at the Olive Garden on the 10th of this month. It was very nice to see so many new faces. This is a time for the women of our community to get together for lunch and fellowship. The February luncheon will be on the 14th (Valentines Day) at the Braised Onion restaurant. Make your plans now to come and also invite your neighbors to come with you. This is a great time to get acquainted with our neighbors. Please call Maryanne Ellner for reservations. Many couples in our community have enjoyed 50 years of marriage, but Norm and Lorraine Strnad celebrated their 69th anniversary on Jan. 4. We send them our best wishes and congratulations on an example of a long and happy marriage. We have a very spry young lady in our neighborhood. Dot Roberts can be seen pushing her walker around the neighborhood; and she always attends the dinners and events at the clubhouse. Also, she is a Red Hatter! You may not realize it, but Dot just celebrated her 94th birthday this week. She spent some time shopping and preparing a feast for her family who came to help her celebrate. Dot is a snowbird, but she really enjoys living in QM. Her summers are spent on her farm in Massachusetts. Happy birthday, Dot, and were planning to help you celebrate 100! Instead of doing a rain dance, do you think we could do a warm weather dance? Of course, we shouldnt complain too much. If you think its cold here, just watch the news and look at the weather reports from everywhere north of us. People still talking about mortgage-burning party Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The Ladies Luncheon at the Olive Garden.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, January 29, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Diabetic Test Strips a diabetic needs unopened, unexpired boxes, we pick-up, call Mike 386-266-7748 $$WE PAYCASH$$ Todays New Ads AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW21TH ANNUALWINTER SWAP MEETSUMTER COUNTYFairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 14, 15, 16th 1-800-438-8559 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. FEB. 2ND. 1-800-438-8559 House Painting interior & exterior Pressure Washing Call Bart (352)216-9135 RNSeeks to Room W/Bath. 352-359-2122 ESTIMATORFor repair/ remodeling Projects -prior experience/ construction background. Perm/ FT position. Competitive salary/ incentives/ Ins/ 401k/ vac/ sick/ holidays/ cell/ advancement/more! Send resume or apply in person: Restoration Specialists, 36 W Gulf-To-Lake Hwy, Lecanto, 34461 Fax 352-732-8950 ATTN: Eric Ehrlund 352-425-2901cell. EEhrlund@Restor ationSpecialists.com EOE/DFWP FUND RAISERS NEEDEDVeterans Outreach needs reps for GREETERPosition. Help in our Donation efforts that aid our Program Services. Grocery /Dept Stores, Gun Shows etc are where our venues are assigned and the Outreach display is set up. Must have car and be willing to travel. Comp/Exp pd for P/T position. Seniors W elcomed! Call 866-212-5592 or email resume & letter of interest to: jely@veteransout r each.com Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. 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PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000H5UF 000GCZ8 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000H8FB J&J SEAFOOD 5428 SW 89th St., Ocala 352.236.0199 OPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps ORDER NOW FOR TH E BI G BO WL G AM E THE BIG BOWL GAME Oysters Clams Jumbo Shrimp Smoked Fish Dip Live Blue Crabs ALSO: Fresh Fish 000H7ZO OAS IS REST AURANT OAS IS REST AURANT 765 1 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm B RING Y OUR S WEETHEA RT TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBR UA RY 1 4, 201 4 11 AM 7 PM B RING Y OUR S WEETHEA RT TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBR UA RY 1 4, 201 4 11 AM 7 PM 6 OZ NY S TRIP S TEAK 5 F RIED S HRIMP B AKED P OTA TO V EGETABLE ( YOUR CHOICE ) T OMAT O B ASIL B ISQUE OR S ALAD D INNER R OLL AND D RINK A LL FOR $ 1 6 99 EACH Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Tast e The Best WEST MARION 71 1186 000H20K Offer expires February 28, 2014. Not valid with other offers. Must present coupon at the time of registration. T ee times may be made up to 6 days in advance of the date of play. For information & Tee Times 352.629.7980 www.OcalaNational.com #400 Located on Hwy 27 across from Golden Ocala 4782 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482 G OLF & L UNCH S PECIAL 18 Holes, Cart Fee, Lunch (18 Holes includes gr een fee Burger and beer OR deli lunch, chips and soft drink) $39.99 +tax per person Before 12:00 Noon $34.99 +tax per person After 12:00 Noon With the winter chill attacking most of the U.S., people in Fairfield Village gathered in the clubhouse on Saturday evening, Jan. 18, for the monthly potluck that most of us look forward to because the food, the fun, the conversations, and the laughter are delicious, delightful, stimulating and lighthearted in that order. Most people will agree that to be enjoyed, activities must have certain basic characteristics. Among those unanimous choices are: brain stimulation, laughter (or, at the least, smiles), friendly personal interactions, positive feelings or affirmations, economy on many possible levels, and nourishment. Putting that into retirement language the everfamous potluck dinner jumps forward as an answer to many needs. I do not believe that there is any need for my going into a long dissertation about the joy and value of spending quality time doing productive and/or fun things with other human beings after we leave the regular workplace. The social media for those of todays generation seems to lack the personal warmth that I see each time I photograph my neighbors enjoying time socializing; and, yes, sampling the delicious and nourishing food many neighbors bring to share with others. Waxing philosophical is probably not a good thing for me to do too often so I will suffice the previous comments with an invitation for readers to enjoy the accompanying photos of friendly faces of lively, lovely people who gather to reboot, revitalize, and reFairfield Villagers enjoy potluck dinners and time with friends Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett store themselves in the FFV clubhouse on a regular basis. Have a pleasant week in Central Florida while saying sincere prayers for those who are really suffering in the Polar Vortex of 2014. Stay warm and get your flu shot if you have not already done so. The home of Jim and Sandy Grossman is Fairfield Villages Home of the Month for January. Even with a blue cover on a tender plant to protect it, the home and lawn are always a showplace. Congratulations to Jim and Sandy who are also Snowbirds. From the left, Norma Powers, Lisha Burry (assistant community manager), and Pat Hockett enjoy a moment for a cup of coffee and some conversation on Saturday evening, Jan.18 after the FFV monthly Potluck Dinner in the clubhouse. Alex Martins happy countenance demonstrates that this original South African native is quite happy living in the FFV community in the neat home he shares with his popular wife Roz who is also from South Africa originally. Alexs friends love his and Rozs accents and their bubbling personalities. Dale and Larry Hansen are now permanent and very involved members of the Fairfield community. From the great smiles being shared, it is obvious that the couple is very happy. More photos, Page 11. Theyre back! And the community is so glad because Olga and Maurice (Mo) LeFort are treasures in the FFV community. They will be dividing time between their lovely home here in Ocala and their equally lovely home up North in that frozen tundra. A popular snowbird couple, Carol & Nick Starr say they do not miss the wintry conditions ...back home in Indiana as the record-setting year in most of the USA wreaks havoc on many lives north of Central Florida. Micki & Marvin Thiele say the conditions at their main home in Michigan are really uncomfortable. The couple is here taking care of family members who were able to escape the frigid UP in Michigan but are having some serious health concerns in the past few weeks.

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Some people have what they call their bucket list. I am not too sure what this is all about but it seems to me it is a list of things people would like to do before they kick the bucket. Me, I do not plan to kick any bucket as long as I am alive. I have other targets for my kicking. I understand that the general concept is there are things people would like to do before they die and I suppose everyone has their own list. But I have too many things on my to-do-list from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. I affectionately refer to this as the kick my butt list. As long as I have been married, and it has been longer than I can remember, you would think I would have come to grips with this dynamic in the marriage relationship. To a certain extent, I have. I do certain things without asking any questions or even complaining, at least out loud. What I say under my breath is between me and myself. Sometimes we, me and myself, get into significant arguments. The problem is, I never know if me is winning or myself? In one case, there was a tie, but I cannot recall what it was about. Lately, I have come up with a novel tactic in dealing with this scenario. It came to me quite by accident. You know how it is, you think of something to say, but usually the day after you needed to say it. I have great comebacks to everything I hear except the fact that the comebacks are usually a day late and a phrase too short. I hate it when I am driving down and think of what I should have said. I have a whole list of what I should have said to certain people but it is too late and there is nothing I can do about it. Recently I hit the target. (I just hope my identity has not been hacked!) It was one day last week when my wife looked at me and said in one of those tones, Have you taken out the garbage? She is always surprising me with questions related to things she has asked me to do. My problem is my attention span is about as long as my memory. Personally, I think she takes advantage of me in this area. I looked at her with one of my infamous dummified faces. She responded, You did not take out the garbage, did you? You never do what I ask you to do. Without thinking, and I mean it quite literally, I quipped, Well, Ive never robbed a bank... yet! Where that came from, I will never know. To my recollection, I have never even thought about robbing a bank. I do not know where I would start in the first place. With an astonished look my wife responded, What bank have you been thinking of robbing? It worked beautifully. I did not think it would work as well as it did because I did not put any forethought into this. However, it did get her off the topic at hand. For the next several moments, all she could talk about was me robbing a bank and the horrific trouble we would be in if caught. Any individual successful in life needs to be able to put forth the proper words. For me, I found the right words. Coming in the door the other day I was greeted with, Did you get the quart of milk I asked you to get when you left this morning? Without thinking, which is the beauty of this strategy, I responded by saying, No, and I havent robbed a bank yet, either. Only one problem with this kind of victory. Who can I brag to about it? I cannot tell my wife because then I could not use it anymore. It is awful to have something that you cannot share with your significant other. I am not sure how long I can keep this secret. The only thing I can do at this point is to smile. And boy, have I been smiling lately. No matter what she throws my way, I respond by smiling and saying, And I havent robbed a bank yet, either. Is it possible to have too much fun? I mean, as a husband? All my life I have tried to get the upper hand and all my life I have not succeeded only to shake hands with myself. Until now, that is. How long it will last is anybodys guess. Im just not guessing at this point. Sometimes people get depressed about all the things they have done in life. Some are pretty bad things. Occasionally, it is good to think about all the things you have not done. I may not be as good as I should be but then again, I am not as bad as I could be, either. Leastways, I have never robbed a bank. Thinking about this I was reminded of what the apostle Paul said. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). Thankfully, my salvation is not built upon what I can do, but upon what He has already done for me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. William D. McCartys Naughty Holiday rallied between horses on the far turn of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, took the lead turning for home and scored by a length and a half over Alifyfe Racings Babes Ruler. Pinnacle Racing Stables, H. Jack Hendricks and Roger L. Justices Holiday Magic found room late and rallied for third. Naughty Holiday, by Harlans Holiday, trained by David Fawkes and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 3/5. Sold for $40,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, Naughty Holiday is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $92,400. Mark Dodsons Ruslana took command at the head of the lane and held off late runs by Bernard G. Schaeffers Henny Jenney and Second Chance Stables Epic Story to win the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, winning by a length and three quarters and running the six furlongs in 1:10 4/5. Sold for $70,000 by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, the daughter of City Zip is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $76,115. Ruslana paid $4.80, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-6 exacta was worth $13.40. Henny Jenney returned $4.80 and 4.00; Epic Story paid 3.40 to show. The 8-8 daily double combination of Dashin Bye Slinky and Ruslana was worth $13.80. Rustlewood Farms Prudhoe Bay saved ground under a heady ride by Paco Lopez, got through on the rail in the stretch and won the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings by a neck over Rontos Racing Stables Breitling Flyer, with Tommy Roberts and Dan Hurtaks Cant Stop the Kid two lengths back in third. The Florida-bred colt by Songandaprayer, who ran six furlongs in 1:10 flat, was consigned by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale. The win leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and $56,535 in earnings. Monica Lee Arrietas Dashin Bye Slinky edged Javier Rodriguez Craig Judd by a nose in the afternoons first race, a 220 yard Quarter Horse Allowance purse. Salvador Lopez Hello My Boy was three quarters of a length back in third. Trained by Angel Rodriguez and ridden by Oscar Delgado, the winner ran the 220 yard distance in :12.24. The winner paid $6.40, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-9 exacta returned $19.20. Craig Judd returned $6.40 and 3.80; Hello My Boy paid 2.80 to show. The total pari-mutuel handle on the first two races was $15,939. 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The Big Sun Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will offer singing Valentines this year to benefit Youth in Harmony, a musical education program for young men. Call to arrange for the Barbershop Quartet to sing to your loved one male or female and present gifts of love. Call Daniele Cupid, 352-804-7464 for pricing and scheduling on Feb. 13 and 14.Friday, Feb. 14 Friday Forum features editorBrad Rogers, editorial page editor of the Ocala Star Banner, will address the role of the newspaper in todays world at the Friday Forum on Feb. 14. Is it simply a mirror of the community delivering just the facts, or does it serve to propel public opinion toward action for the common good in a rapidly changing world? What is Marion County doing right, what needs to improve and who will fill our leadership vacuum as we continue to grow in numbers and in needs? Join the Friday Forums community conversation with Brad Rogers at Buffet City, corner of State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Boulevard from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Peter, the manager of Buffet City, hesitated to guarantee a room for us since he fills the restaurant on Valentines Day. Thus we must indicate the number of people expected in order to determine which of the rooms he will reserve for us. Please RSVP to FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Linx at 352-425-6219 no later than Feb. 12. Charge payable directly to the restaurant for this date only is $11 for Friday Forum participants. The general public will pay $14 all day. The January meeting is cancelled. Saturday, Feb. 15 Valentine Day Dance at St. JudeSt. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 are having their first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. There will be music, hors doeuvres and dancing. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and are available after the Sunday Masses or by calling Ron at 352-861-1373, Joe at 352307-3848 or Ed at 352-861-6720. Join us for a night of fun and dancing with your sweetheart.Saturday, Feb. 22 Cattle drive, cowboy roundupThe Rotary Club and City of Ocala are teaming up again to present the second annual Cracker Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round up. This family-friendly event takes place on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event begins with a cattle drive which starts on Southeast 1st Avenue. Several viewing locations are set up along the route, which can be found at www.ocalafl.org/cowboy. The Cattle Drive will end at the Tuscawilla Park, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave., where the fun will continue. Activities include games, musical entertainment, dancing, cracker food, and a beer watering hole. Proceeds from the event will go to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center. For more information, contact the Discovery Center at 352-401-3900. Ocala 200 Lions seek vendorsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Friendship Plaza, in front of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space rental is $15 and you must provide your own table and setup. Hot dogs will be available for purchase and diabetic screening will be offered to the public. For more information and reservations, call Lion Bob Melnick at 352-861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Sunday, March 2 Singers at First CongregationalOn Sunday afternoon, March 2 at 3 p.m., the Dunnellon Concert Singers (a group of four very talented musicians) will present a program of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s, commonly known as the era of the Great American Songbook. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. All are invited to attend and enjoy this entertaining musical program. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m.St. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. The Ocala Art Groups new exhibit, A Story to Tell, includes two and three-dimensional works, each with its own narrative. The public is invited to see the talkative work at Gateway Bank, 1632 Silver Springs Blvd. On Thursday, Jan. 30, an opening reception will be held in the gallery from 5:30-7:30 pm. Awards will be presented to the selected artists at 6:30 pm. Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and chat with the arts creators about their work. The exhibit will continue at the bank through April 30. The second-floor Gateway Gallery is open during the banks regular business hours. Art That Tells a Story on display starting Thursday Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 000H8H4 PEST CONTROL SERVICES Hasta La Bye Bye. Tri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, T ermite & Lawn Care Licensed and Insured Serving Central Florida for over 20 years Family owned and operated Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613

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Wednesday, Jan. 29 Youth soccer registrationJoy 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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Thursday, Jan. 30 Veteran aid seminarThe Harbor House at Ocala, 12080 S.W. County Road 484, is sponsoring a seminar for information regarding Veteran Aid and Attendance benefits. Come join us and learn how you could be eligible to receive up to $24,648.00 per year in benefits. This is a free public service to veterans and widows of veterans. It is provided by The Harbor House at Ocala and Gary Marriage (Operation Veteran Aid Crystal River), who will present the information on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, as seating is limited, please call 352-489-9698. The Harbor House at Ocala is a Saber Health Care Assisted Living Facility, AL License 8142, located at 12080 S.W. County Road 484, just two miles southwest of the intersection of west of State Road 200.Friday, Jan. 31 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen 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.The Inspirations in concertFor 50 years, the Inspirations have brought the highest quality in Gospel Music to listeners all over the country. Members of this group have dedicated their lives and careers to the cause of Christ and Gospel Music. They stand for good moral character, strong work ethic, and Christian values and principles. They stand for God and His Word. The Inspirations sing from the heart, and are true to their Southern Gospel Quartet roots. They have been and continue to be highly successful at their calling and career, and they remain unchanged by the ever changing currents and trends that so easily sway the less dedicated. The Inspirations will be in concert on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at College Road Baptist Church, at 5010 SW College Road in Ocala. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.Friday, Jan. 31 Murder-comedy at West PortMarion County Center for the Arts Omega Theatre Company will present the comedic murder mystery, Dead Air by Lee Mueller, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 SW 80th Ave. in Ocala. Performances are Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/wphs The action of the play begins when radio station WEZY, a top 40 station since 1954, presents a live remote broadcast of The Guy Godfry Show. The stations owners are considering selling out to a huge communications conglomerate, but things get complicated when a murder occurs during the show. Audience members will have to pay close attention to the mayhem that is guaranteed to occur in this crazy whodunit. The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA) is a magnet program for gifted and talented high school students in the performing and visual arts. Students can elect a major course of study in visual art, dance, music, and theatre, while taking core academic, honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment college classes. For more information on the program, contact Laurie Reeder, MCCA Coordinator at 352-2914000.Saturday, Feb. 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair 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 pre-registration necessary. For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.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.Karen Peck, New River concertKaren Peck and New River will hold a super Sunday concert at 4 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., off State Road 200. This 3-time Grammy Award Nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group features Karens flawless, delightful soprano voice and has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and garnered an unprecedented 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Musics leading fan and trade publication. Karen, Susan and Jeff have also received many awards from other magazine publications and Internet publications. New River sets a new standard for musical perfection with rich vocal harmony that is shaded with the sophistication of Southern Gospel, country and progressive musical sounds. New River today stands not only as a talented and successful recording artist, but more importantly, effective messengers presenting the Gospel, through Jesus Christ. There is no admission charge to this exciting concert. A love offering will be received. For information call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, January 29, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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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 26-bedroom 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. Thursday, Feb. 6 Collingsworth Family SingersThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.Friday, Feb. 7 Temples rummage saleTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale will include clothing, household items, bric a brac, games, etc. Clothing and books will be sold by the bagfull at bargain prices. For information call Shelly at 352-6943655.Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Club presents its 70th anniversary annual coin show on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the On Top of the World Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be U.S. and foreign coins, paper money, supplies, jewelry, artifacts, scrap gold, ancient coins and much more. There will be free appraisals, buying and selling. There will be 65 dealers on site. Admission and parking are free, there will be free door prizes and a raffle for U.S. gold and silver coins. For information call 352-748-5225.Stroke, Diabetes, heart diseaseStroke screening is coming. Preventive health screenings can detect your risk for serious disease. Early detection is Key to prevention. Sponsored by Munroe Regional Medical Center. Preregistration is required. It starts at 9 a.m.. To register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount, please call 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or visit http://www.ccomc.org/. Saturday, Feb. 8 Yard sale at CountrysideFifth annual Yard Sale in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White Elephant, Linen, Clothing, Jewelry, Homemade Bake Sale, Tools, Toys, Small Furniture, Holiday Decorations, Books, Videos, C.D.s and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Feb. 11 Barbershop Chorus gatheringThe Ocala Harmony Barbershop Chorus invites ladies to a Valentine social. Potential a capella singers (bass, baritone, tenor and lead) will celebrate with current members at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Enjoy refreshments, decorations and a short performance. Please RSVP to Lynnie at 352-5914811 to get location and more information.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The main topic for this months meeting will be Mac Spreadsheets given by Bob Adams. Bobs presentation will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.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 5minute 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 Saturday, May 5, at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be held on Feb. 12 at the Circle Square Cultural Center located at 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, January 29, 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? 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Bring This Ad for Hair is What We Do! $ 2 OFF ANY SERVICE C ALL T ODAY FOR Y OUR A PPOINTMENT 854-1900 MENTION THIS AD WHEN SCHEDULING EXPIRES 02/04/2014 000H3Y A West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Not too late to get flu shot Statistics reportedly showed that Marion County is one of several in the state that saw moderate increases in the flu last week. There are flu shots still available, according to experts, despite some erroneous reports of shortages. Its not too late to get a shot to protect yourself against the flu, particularly against the aggressive H1N1 version that is making the rounds. There used to be several myths about getting the flu from a shot, but in recent years almost all of those have been disproven. The flu can be a deadly disease. As of Monday, five people in Central Florida have died from the flu, and no one knows if other deaths have been accurately reported. Dont take a chance with you familys health, or with your childrens health get that flu shot as soon as possible. One of the interesting sidelights is that there is some research group offering people $3,000 to be inoculated with the flu so they can be studied, to better help treatment of the disease. To find out more, just go online and search for flu $3,000 and you should get the information. Someone asked us if we would take $3,000 to be given the flu in a shot. We said, Sure. It will help pay for the funeral. Take precautions against the flu. Get that flu shot, even if it seems to be a little late. School tax request: What happens now?In 2012, the voters passed Amendment 11, which authorized the County Commission to put an issue on the ballot to give veterans families a tax break. Our county refused, citing a tight budget. Last month, the county refused to put a sales tax on the ballot to build a baseball stadium, citing the desire not to impose new taxes on the people. Now along comes the School Board, requesting a sales tax referendum for the ballot. It will be interesting to see how the commissioners react. Will they maintain their no-tax attitude, or will they bow down to the pressure of the School Board. Stay tuned. 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 R ackley O calaDrug PolicyAlmost 80 years of a national drug policy has utterly failed to achieve its objective of public health protection and has instead caused incalculable human harm, misery and unbounded expense. Legalization, taxation and regulation of cannabis products is a public policy experiment whose effects are yet to be known but whose time has come to find out. Washington and Colorado residents have cast a decisive vote against the failed drug-war policies and are making thoughtful efforts to try something different. Other states will eventually follow when the dire predictions of drug-war defenders fail to materialize and common sense prevails. G erard Chapdelaine O ak R unPaper or Plastic? Neither. Paper wastes too much natural resources and plastic imposes too many problems with recycle or garbage dumps. Solution: Use reusable canvas bags as in Europe. Stan Magen O cala 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. Coming up this weekend is the notso-Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, two teams that, as far as many on the East Coast know, barely exist. Everyone can name the quarterbacks of both teams, and the defensive back whose rant made headlines is now well known. But Im not sure everyone can name the coach of the Broncos. You know, thats the guy who, along with pompous John Elway, started Tim Tebow when the team was 1-4, just to let him fail so they could get rid of him, and Tebow won the division title and beat the Steelers in a playoff game. Talk about the best laid plans, etc. That didnt help Tebows career, though. They were determined to lose him, and they did and brought in Peyton Manning. Manning had a great year, but Im so sick of hearing about him for these two weeks that Ive sworn off sports talk shows. I will tune in the game Sunday at 6:29 (well, maybe a little earlier to see if someone is going to botch the National Anthem and to see if theyre playing in a blizzard). Ill probably record the game too. Most people record a game so they can skip the commercials, but Im looking forward to the commercials almost as much as the game. I mentioned the blizzard, and Im rooting for a polar vortex to settle in on New Jersey on Sunday. Scheduling a game in northern New Jersey in early February has to be one of the silliest Not-so-Super Bowl set for this Sunday Among Friends Jim Clark moves in the history of the NFL. I know, I was brought up in northern New Jersey, in the same county as MetLife Stadium. Ive dug my car out from many a polar vortex or whatever, in those days we called them snowstorms. So here we go with the annual spectacle called the Super Bowl. I think Ill root for the Seahawks, just so I can see Erin Andrews completely baffled by a post-game rant by some player no one cares about. I hope the halftime show is entertaining, as it used to be, although lately its become a great time to go to the refrigerator and do whatever else you need to do at the break. That assumes, of course, that there will be no wardrobe malfunctions. And Ill laugh at the obligatory camera shots of the huddled masses trying to stay warm. By the way, that Denver coachs name is John Fox, and Im sure hell be mentioned several times during the broadcast. After all, you know which network is telecasting the game.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 29, 2014 A7 000H81V 000H6XC 6 Wednesday, January 29, 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. Ocala Palms Red Hat Fillies start the new year The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms celebrated their first luncheon of the year at Candler Hills with a theme of a Happy and Healthy New Year. Noise makers and champagne glasses filled with candy were used to toast the new year. Some of the ladies present were Gail Sims, Betty Kidder and Betty Scott. Susan Longley and Carol Bergstoll. (All photos by Cathy Donohue) Also attending were Judy Duby, Angie Fischetti, Chris Turner and Carol Pinto. Kathy Gustafson, Cathy Donohue and Carol Yount.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 29, 2014 A7 000H81V 000H6XC 6 Wednesday, January 29, 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. Ocala Palms Red Hat Fillies start the new year The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms celebrated their first luncheon of the year at Candler Hills with a theme of a Happy and Healthy New Year. Noise makers and champagne glasses filled with candy were used to toast the new year. Some of the ladies present were Gail Sims, Betty Kidder and Betty Scott. Susan Longley and Carol Bergstoll. (All photos by Cathy Donohue) Also attending were Judy Duby, Angie Fischetti, Chris Turner and Carol Pinto. Kathy Gustafson, Cathy Donohue and Carol Yount.

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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 26-bedroom 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. Thursday, Feb. 6 Collingsworth Family SingersThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.Friday, Feb. 7 Temples rummage saleTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale will include clothing, household items, bric a brac, games, etc. Clothing and books will be sold by the bagfull at bargain prices. For information call Shelly at 352-6943655.Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Club presents its 70th anniversary annual coin show on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the On Top of the World Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be U.S. and foreign coins, paper money, supplies, jewelry, artifacts, scrap gold, ancient coins and much more. There will be free appraisals, buying and selling. There will be 65 dealers on site. Admission and parking are free, there will be free door prizes and a raffle for U.S. gold and silver coins. For information call 352-748-5225.Stroke, Diabetes, heart diseaseStroke screening is coming. Preventive health screenings can detect your risk for serious disease. Early detection is Key to prevention. Sponsored by Munroe Regional Medical Center. Preregistration is required. It starts at 9 a.m.. To register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount, please call 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or visit http://www.ccomc.org/. Saturday, Feb. 8 Yard sale at CountrysideFifth annual Yard Sale in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White Elephant, Linen, Clothing, Jewelry, Homemade Bake Sale, Tools, Toys, Small Furniture, Holiday Decorations, Books, Videos, C.D.s and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Feb. 11 Barbershop Chorus gatheringThe Ocala Harmony Barbershop Chorus invites ladies to a Valentine social. Potential a capella singers (bass, baritone, tenor and lead) will celebrate with current members at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Enjoy refreshments, decorations and a short performance. Please RSVP to Lynnie at 352-5914811 to get location and more information.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The main topic for this months meeting will be Mac Spreadsheets given by Bob Adams. Bobs presentation will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.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 5minute 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 Saturday, May 5, at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be held on Feb. 12 at the Circle Square Cultural Center located at 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, January 29, 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? 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Bring This Ad for Hair is What We Do! $ 2 OFF ANY SERVICE C ALL T ODAY FOR Y OUR A PPOINTMENT 854-1900 MENTION THIS AD WHEN SCHEDULING EXPIRES 02/04/2014 000H3Y A West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Not too late to get flu shot Statistics reportedly showed that Marion County is one of several in the state that saw moderate increases in the flu last week. There are flu shots still available, according to experts, despite some erroneous reports of shortages. Its not too late to get a shot to protect yourself against the flu, particularly against the aggressive H1N1 version that is making the rounds. There used to be several myths about getting the flu from a shot, but in recent years almost all of those have been disproven. The flu can be a deadly disease. As of Monday, five people in Central Florida have died from the flu, and no one knows if other deaths have been accurately reported. Dont take a chance with you familys health, or with your childrens health get that flu shot as soon as possible. One of the interesting sidelights is that there is some research group offering people $3,000 to be inoculated with the flu so they can be studied, to better help treatment of the disease. To find out more, just go online and search for flu $3,000 and you should get the information. Someone asked us if we would take $3,000 to be given the flu in a shot. We said, Sure. It will help pay for the funeral. Take precautions against the flu. Get that flu shot, even if it seems to be a little late. School tax request: What happens now?In 2012, the voters passed Amendment 11, which authorized the County Commission to put an issue on the ballot to give veterans families a tax break. Our county refused, citing a tight budget. Last month, the county refused to put a sales tax on the ballot to build a baseball stadium, citing the desire not to impose new taxes on the people. Now along comes the School Board, requesting a sales tax referendum for the ballot. It will be interesting to see how the commissioners react. Will they maintain their no-tax attitude, or will they bow down to the pressure of the School Board. Stay tuned. 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 R ackley O calaDrug PolicyAlmost 80 years of a national drug policy has utterly failed to achieve its objective of public health protection and has instead caused incalculable human harm, misery and unbounded expense. Legalization, taxation and regulation of cannabis products is a public policy experiment whose effects are yet to be known but whose time has come to find out. Washington and Colorado residents have cast a decisive vote against the failed drug-war policies and are making thoughtful efforts to try something different. Other states will eventually follow when the dire predictions of drug-war defenders fail to materialize and common sense prevails. G erard Chapdelaine O ak R unPaper or Plastic? Neither. Paper wastes too much natural resources and plastic imposes too many problems with recycle or garbage dumps. Solution: Use reusable canvas bags as in Europe. Stan Magen O cala 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. Coming up this weekend is the notso-Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, two teams that, as far as many on the East Coast know, barely exist. Everyone can name the quarterbacks of both teams, and the defensive back whose rant made headlines is now well known. But Im not sure everyone can name the coach of the Broncos. You know, thats the guy who, along with pompous John Elway, started Tim Tebow when the team was 1-4, just to let him fail so they could get rid of him, and Tebow won the division title and beat the Steelers in a playoff game. Talk about the best laid plans, etc. That didnt help Tebows career, though. They were determined to lose him, and they did and brought in Peyton Manning. Manning had a great year, but Im so sick of hearing about him for these two weeks that Ive sworn off sports talk shows. I will tune in the game Sunday at 6:29 (well, maybe a little earlier to see if someone is going to botch the National Anthem and to see if theyre playing in a blizzard). Ill probably record the game too. Most people record a game so they can skip the commercials, but Im looking forward to the commercials almost as much as the game. I mentioned the blizzard, and Im rooting for a polar vortex to settle in on New Jersey on Sunday. Scheduling a game in northern New Jersey in early February has to be one of the silliest Not-so-Super Bowl set for this Sunday Among Friends Jim Clark moves in the history of the NFL. I know, I was brought up in northern New Jersey, in the same county as MetLife Stadium. Ive dug my car out from many a polar vortex or whatever, in those days we called them snowstorms. So here we go with the annual spectacle called the Super Bowl. I think Ill root for the Seahawks, just so I can see Erin Andrews completely baffled by a post-game rant by some player no one cares about. I hope the halftime show is entertaining, as it used to be, although lately its become a great time to go to the refrigerator and do whatever else you need to do at the break. That assumes, of course, that there will be no wardrobe malfunctions. And Ill laugh at the obligatory camera shots of the huddled masses trying to stay warm. By the way, that Denver coachs name is John Fox, and Im sure hell be mentioned several times during the broadcast. After all, you know which network is telecasting the game.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Read the classifieds

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Wednesday, Jan. 29 Youth soccer registrationJoy 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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Thursday, Jan. 30 Veteran aid seminarThe Harbor House at Ocala, 12080 S.W. County Road 484, is sponsoring a seminar for information regarding Veteran Aid and Attendance benefits. Come join us and learn how you could be eligible to receive up to $24,648.00 per year in benefits. This is a free public service to veterans and widows of veterans. It is provided by The Harbor House at Ocala and Gary Marriage (Operation Veteran Aid Crystal River), who will present the information on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, as seating is limited, please call 352-489-9698. The Harbor House at Ocala is a Saber Health Care Assisted Living Facility, AL License 8142, located at 12080 S.W. County Road 484, just two miles southwest of the intersection of west of State Road 200.Friday, Jan. 31 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen 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.The Inspirations in concertFor 50 years, the Inspirations have brought the highest quality in Gospel Music to listeners all over the country. Members of this group have dedicated their lives and careers to the cause of Christ and Gospel Music. They stand for good moral character, strong work ethic, and Christian values and principles. They stand for God and His Word. The Inspirations sing from the heart, and are true to their Southern Gospel Quartet roots. They have been and continue to be highly successful at their calling and career, and they remain unchanged by the ever changing currents and trends that so easily sway the less dedicated. The Inspirations will be in concert on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at College Road Baptist Church, at 5010 SW College Road in Ocala. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.Friday, Jan. 31 Murder-comedy at West PortMarion County Center for the Arts Omega Theatre Company will present the comedic murder mystery, Dead Air by Lee Mueller, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 SW 80th Ave. in Ocala. Performances are Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/wphs The action of the play begins when radio station WEZY, a top 40 station since 1954, presents a live remote broadcast of The Guy Godfry Show. The stations owners are considering selling out to a huge communications conglomerate, but things get complicated when a murder occurs during the show. Audience members will have to pay close attention to the mayhem that is guaranteed to occur in this crazy whodunit. The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA) is a magnet program for gifted and talented high school students in the performing and visual arts. Students can elect a major course of study in visual art, dance, music, and theatre, while taking core academic, honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment college classes. For more information on the program, contact Laurie Reeder, MCCA Coordinator at 352-2914000.Saturday, Feb. 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair 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 pre-registration necessary. For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.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.Karen Peck, New River concertKaren Peck and New River will hold a super Sunday concert at 4 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., off State Road 200. This 3-time Grammy Award Nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group features Karens flawless, delightful soprano voice and has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and garnered an unprecedented 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Musics leading fan and trade publication. Karen, Susan and Jeff have also received many awards from other magazine publications and Internet publications. New River sets a new standard for musical perfection with rich vocal harmony that is shaded with the sophistication of Southern Gospel, country and progressive musical sounds. New River today stands not only as a talented and successful recording artist, but more importantly, effective messengers presenting the Gospel, through Jesus Christ. There is no admission charge to this exciting concert. A love offering will be received. For information call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, January 29, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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Some people have what they call their bucket list. I am not too sure what this is all about but it seems to me it is a list of things people would like to do before they kick the bucket. Me, I do not plan to kick any bucket as long as I am alive. I have other targets for my kicking. I understand that the general concept is there are things people would like to do before they die and I suppose everyone has their own list. But I have too many things on my to-do-list from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. I affectionately refer to this as the kick my butt list. As long as I have been married, and it has been longer than I can remember, you would think I would have come to grips with this dynamic in the marriage relationship. To a certain extent, I have. I do certain things without asking any questions or even complaining, at least out loud. What I say under my breath is between me and myself. Sometimes we, me and myself, get into significant arguments. The problem is, I never know if me is winning or myself? In one case, there was a tie, but I cannot recall what it was about. Lately, I have come up with a novel tactic in dealing with this scenario. It came to me quite by accident. You know how it is, you think of something to say, but usually the day after you needed to say it. I have great comebacks to everything I hear except the fact that the comebacks are usually a day late and a phrase too short. I hate it when I am driving down and think of what I should have said. I have a whole list of what I should have said to certain people but it is too late and there is nothing I can do about it. Recently I hit the target. (I just hope my identity has not been hacked!) It was one day last week when my wife looked at me and said in one of those tones, Have you taken out the garbage? She is always surprising me with questions related to things she has asked me to do. My problem is my attention span is about as long as my memory. Personally, I think she takes advantage of me in this area. I looked at her with one of my infamous dummified faces. She responded, You did not take out the garbage, did you? You never do what I ask you to do. Without thinking, and I mean it quite literally, I quipped, Well, Ive never robbed a bank... yet! Where that came from, I will never know. To my recollection, I have never even thought about robbing a bank. I do not know where I would start in the first place. With an astonished look my wife responded, What bank have you been thinking of robbing? It worked beautifully. I did not think it would work as well as it did because I did not put any forethought into this. However, it did get her off the topic at hand. For the next several moments, all she could talk about was me robbing a bank and the horrific trouble we would be in if caught. Any individual successful in life needs to be able to put forth the proper words. For me, I found the right words. Coming in the door the other day I was greeted with, Did you get the quart of milk I asked you to get when you left this morning? Without thinking, which is the beauty of this strategy, I responded by saying, No, and I havent robbed a bank yet, either. Only one problem with this kind of victory. Who can I brag to about it? I cannot tell my wife because then I could not use it anymore. It is awful to have something that you cannot share with your significant other. I am not sure how long I can keep this secret. The only thing I can do at this point is to smile. And boy, have I been smiling lately. No matter what she throws my way, I respond by smiling and saying, And I havent robbed a bank yet, either. Is it possible to have too much fun? I mean, as a husband? All my life I have tried to get the upper hand and all my life I have not succeeded only to shake hands with myself. Until now, that is. How long it will last is anybodys guess. Im just not guessing at this point. Sometimes people get depressed about all the things they have done in life. Some are pretty bad things. Occasionally, it is good to think about all the things you have not done. I may not be as good as I should be but then again, I am not as bad as I could be, either. Leastways, I have never robbed a bank. Thinking about this I was reminded of what the apostle Paul said. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). Thankfully, my salvation is not built upon what I can do, but upon what He has already done for me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. William D. McCartys Naughty Holiday rallied between horses on the far turn of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, took the lead turning for home and scored by a length and a half over Alifyfe Racings Babes Ruler. Pinnacle Racing Stables, H. Jack Hendricks and Roger L. Justices Holiday Magic found room late and rallied for third. Naughty Holiday, by Harlans Holiday, trained by David Fawkes and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 3/5. Sold for $40,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, Naughty Holiday is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $92,400. Mark Dodsons Ruslana took command at the head of the lane and held off late runs by Bernard G. Schaeffers Henny Jenney and Second Chance Stables Epic Story to win the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, winning by a length and three quarters and running the six furlongs in 1:10 4/5. Sold for $70,000 by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, the daughter of City Zip is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $76,115. Ruslana paid $4.80, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-6 exacta was worth $13.40. Henny Jenney returned $4.80 and 4.00; Epic Story paid 3.40 to show. The 8-8 daily double combination of Dashin Bye Slinky and Ruslana was worth $13.80. Rustlewood Farms Prudhoe Bay saved ground under a heady ride by Paco Lopez, got through on the rail in the stretch and won the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings by a neck over Rontos Racing Stables Breitling Flyer, with Tommy Roberts and Dan Hurtaks Cant Stop the Kid two lengths back in third. The Florida-bred colt by Songandaprayer, who ran six furlongs in 1:10 flat, was consigned by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale. The win leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and $56,535 in earnings. Monica Lee Arrietas Dashin Bye Slinky edged Javier Rodriguez Craig Judd by a nose in the afternoons first race, a 220 yard Quarter Horse Allowance purse. Salvador Lopez Hello My Boy was three quarters of a length back in third. Trained by Angel Rodriguez and ridden by Oscar Delgado, the winner ran the 220 yard distance in :12.24. The winner paid $6.40, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-9 exacta returned $19.20. Craig Judd returned $6.40 and 3.80; Hello My Boy paid 2.80 to show. The total pari-mutuel handle on the first two races was $15,939. 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The Big Sun Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will offer singing Valentines this year to benefit Youth in Harmony, a musical education program for young men. Call to arrange for the Barbershop Quartet to sing to your loved one male or female and present gifts of love. Call Daniele Cupid, 352-804-7464 for pricing and scheduling on Feb. 13 and 14.Friday, Feb. 14 Friday Forum features editorBrad Rogers, editorial page editor of the Ocala Star Banner, will address the role of the newspaper in todays world at the Friday Forum on Feb. 14. Is it simply a mirror of the community delivering just the facts, or does it serve to propel public opinion toward action for the common good in a rapidly changing world? What is Marion County doing right, what needs to improve and who will fill our leadership vacuum as we continue to grow in numbers and in needs? Join the Friday Forums community conversation with Brad Rogers at Buffet City, corner of State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Boulevard from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Peter, the manager of Buffet City, hesitated to guarantee a room for us since he fills the restaurant on Valentines Day. Thus we must indicate the number of people expected in order to determine which of the rooms he will reserve for us. Please RSVP to FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Linx at 352-425-6219 no later than Feb. 12. Charge payable directly to the restaurant for this date only is $11 for Friday Forum participants. The general public will pay $14 all day. The January meeting is cancelled. Saturday, Feb. 15 Valentine Day Dance at St. JudeSt. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 are having their first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. There will be music, hors doeuvres and dancing. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and are available after the Sunday Masses or by calling Ron at 352-861-1373, Joe at 352307-3848 or Ed at 352-861-6720. Join us for a night of fun and dancing with your sweetheart.Saturday, Feb. 22 Cattle drive, cowboy roundupThe Rotary Club and City of Ocala are teaming up again to present the second annual Cracker Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round up. This family-friendly event takes place on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event begins with a cattle drive which starts on Southeast 1st Avenue. Several viewing locations are set up along the route, which can be found at www.ocalafl.org/cowboy. The Cattle Drive will end at the Tuscawilla Park, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave., where the fun will continue. Activities include games, musical entertainment, dancing, cracker food, and a beer watering hole. Proceeds from the event will go to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center. For more information, contact the Discovery Center at 352-401-3900. Ocala 200 Lions seek vendorsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Friendship Plaza, in front of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space rental is $15 and you must provide your own table and setup. Hot dogs will be available for purchase and diabetic screening will be offered to the public. For more information and reservations, call Lion Bob Melnick at 352-861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Sunday, March 2 Singers at First CongregationalOn Sunday afternoon, March 2 at 3 p.m., the Dunnellon Concert Singers (a group of four very talented musicians) will present a program of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s, commonly known as the era of the Great American Songbook. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. All are invited to attend and enjoy this entertaining musical program. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m.St. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. The Ocala Art Groups new exhibit, A Story to Tell, includes two and three-dimensional works, each with its own narrative. The public is invited to see the talkative work at Gateway Bank, 1632 Silver Springs Blvd. On Thursday, Jan. 30, an opening reception will be held in the gallery from 5:30-7:30 pm. Awards will be presented to the selected artists at 6:30 pm. Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and chat with the arts creators about their work. The exhibit will continue at the bank through April 30. The second-floor Gateway Gallery is open during the banks regular business hours. Art That Tells a Story on display starting Thursday Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 000H8H4 PEST CONTROL SERVICES Hasta La Bye Bye. Tri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, T ermite & Lawn Care Licensed and Insured Serving Central Florida for over 20 years Family owned and operated Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613

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Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Diabetic Test Strips a diabetic needs unopened, unexpired boxes, we pick-up, call Mike 386-266-7748 $$WE PAYCASH$$ Todays New Ads AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW21TH ANNUALWINTER SWAP MEETSUMTER COUNTYFairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 14, 15, 16th 1-800-438-8559 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. FEB. 2ND. 1-800-438-8559 House Painting interior & exterior Pressure Washing Call Bart (352)216-9135 RNSeeks to Room W/Bath. 352-359-2122 ESTIMATORFor repair/ remodeling Projects -prior experience/ construction background. Perm/ FT position. Competitive salary/ incentives/ Ins/ 401k/ vac/ sick/ holidays/ cell/ advancement/more! Send resume or apply in person: Restoration Specialists, 36 W Gulf-To-Lake Hwy, Lecanto, 34461 Fax 352-732-8950 ATTN: Eric Ehrlund 352-425-2901cell. EEhrlund@Restor ationSpecialists.com EOE/DFWP FUND RAISERS NEEDEDVeterans Outreach needs reps for GREETERPosition. Help in our Donation efforts that aid our Program Services. Grocery /Dept Stores, Gun Shows etc are where our venues are assigned and the Outreach display is set up. Must have car and be willing to travel. Comp/Exp pd for P/T position. Seniors W elcomed! Call 866-212-5592 or email resume & letter of interest to: jely@veteransout r each.com Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 MASSAGE THERAPYClasses Start, April 28, 2014 Spring Hill DAY & NIGHT SCHOOL BENES International School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Approximately 300 lbs. stained glass all necessary tools included, Excellent condition (352) 414-5187 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Jan. 25th 9a-5p Sun. Jan. 26th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 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 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 AUTO SW AP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS SUN. FEB. 2ND. 1-800-438-8559 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 House Painting interior & exterior Pressure Washing Call Bart (352)216-9135 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE!PUTTHE POWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORKFORYOU!Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAX IM UM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-87 7-67 6-140 3 Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000H5UF 000GCZ8 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000H8FB J&J SEAFOOD 5428 SW 89th St., Ocala 352.236.0199 OPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps ORDER NOW FOR TH E BI G BO WL G AM E THE BIG BOWL GAME Oysters Clams Jumbo Shrimp Smoked Fish Dip Live Blue Crabs ALSO: Fresh Fish 000H7ZO OAS IS REST AURANT OAS IS REST AURANT 765 1 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm B RING Y OUR S WEETHEA RT TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBR UA RY 1 4, 201 4 11 AM 7 PM B RING Y OUR S WEETHEA RT TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBR UA RY 1 4, 201 4 11 AM 7 PM 6 OZ NY S TRIP S TEAK 5 F RIED S HRIMP B AKED P OTA TO V EGETABLE ( YOUR CHOICE ) T OMAT O B ASIL B ISQUE OR S ALAD D INNER R OLL AND D RINK A LL FOR $ 1 6 99 EACH Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Tast e The Best WEST MARION 71 1186 000H20K Offer expires February 28, 2014. Not valid with other offers. Must present coupon at the time of registration. T ee times may be made up to 6 days in advance of the date of play. For information & Tee Times 352.629.7980 www.OcalaNational.com #400 Located on Hwy 27 across from Golden Ocala 4782 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482 G OLF & L UNCH S PECIAL 18 Holes, Cart Fee, Lunch (18 Holes includes gr een fee Burger and beer OR deli lunch, chips and soft drink) $39.99 +tax per person Before 12:00 Noon $34.99 +tax per person After 12:00 Noon With the winter chill attacking most of the U.S., people in Fairfield Village gathered in the clubhouse on Saturday evening, Jan. 18, for the monthly potluck that most of us look forward to because the food, the fun, the conversations, and the laughter are delicious, delightful, stimulating and lighthearted in that order. Most people will agree that to be enjoyed, activities must have certain basic characteristics. Among those unanimous choices are: brain stimulation, laughter (or, at the least, smiles), friendly personal interactions, positive feelings or affirmations, economy on many possible levels, and nourishment. Putting that into retirement language the everfamous potluck dinner jumps forward as an answer to many needs. I do not believe that there is any need for my going into a long dissertation about the joy and value of spending quality time doing productive and/or fun things with other human beings after we leave the regular workplace. The social media for those of todays generation seems to lack the personal warmth that I see each time I photograph my neighbors enjoying time socializing; and, yes, sampling the delicious and nourishing food many neighbors bring to share with others. Waxing philosophical is probably not a good thing for me to do too often so I will suffice the previous comments with an invitation for readers to enjoy the accompanying photos of friendly faces of lively, lovely people who gather to reboot, revitalize, and reFairfield Villagers enjoy potluck dinners and time with friends Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett store themselves in the FFV clubhouse on a regular basis. Have a pleasant week in Central Florida while saying sincere prayers for those who are really suffering in the Polar Vortex of 2014. Stay warm and get your flu shot if you have not already done so. The home of Jim and Sandy Grossman is Fairfield Villages Home of the Month for January. Even with a blue cover on a tender plant to protect it, the home and lawn are always a showplace. Congratulations to Jim and Sandy who are also Snowbirds. From the left, Norma Powers, Lisha Burry (assistant community manager), and Pat Hockett enjoy a moment for a cup of coffee and some conversation on Saturday evening, Jan.18 after the FFV monthly Potluck Dinner in the clubhouse. Alex Martins happy countenance demonstrates that this original South African native is quite happy living in the FFV community in the neat home he shares with his popular wife Roz who is also from South Africa originally. Alexs friends love his and Rozs accents and their bubbling personalities. Dale and Larry Hansen are now permanent and very involved members of the Fairfield community. From the great smiles being shared, it is obvious that the couple is very happy. More photos, Page 11. Theyre back! And the community is so glad because Olga and Maurice (Mo) LeFort are treasures in the FFV community. They will be dividing time between their lovely home here in Ocala and their equally lovely home up North in that frozen tundra. A popular snowbird couple, Carol & Nick Starr say they do not miss the wintry conditions ...back home in Indiana as the record-setting year in most of the USA wreaks havoc on many lives north of Central Florida. Micki & Marvin Thiele say the conditions at their main home in Michigan are really uncomfortable. The couple is here taking care of family members who were able to escape the frigid UP in Michigan but are having some serious health concerns in the past few weeks.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........7 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 45 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties352-610-3018000H849 000H6C2 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade The Marion County Sheriffs Office led the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Jan. 20 in downtown Ocala. Thousands of marchers participated in the long line that went to the MLK park near State Road 200. The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for several courses that begin in February. Classes will be held at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. For more information or to register, call 352854-2322, ext. 1496. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 10-19, from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $60. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 25-March 5, from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $60. Personal Computer Maintenance will meet Thursdays, Feb. 20-March 13, from 9-11 a.m. This course teaches students how to remove spyware and pop-ups, add memory, and clean up unneeded files. The cost is $60. Howow to Start Up Your Own Business will meet Monday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.-noon. This workshop gives aspiring entrepreneurs an understanding of the tools and resou rces needed to start a business, such as testing the market, writing a business plan, projecting cash flow and more. The cost is $40. YouTube: More Than Just Making Memories will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6-8 p.m. This workshop will help business owners gain exposure on YouTube without uploading a video, and it will cover using Facebook and email marketing campaigns to increase online exposure. The cost is $15. Non-credit CF courses signing up Hop on the bus and visit all five Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores on Wednesday. Feb. 12. Discover bargains in furniture, house wares, clothing and gifts. $25 registration fee includes transportation and a buffet lunch. Pick-ups take place at Spanish Springs Station in The Villages at 9:15 am or at Six Gun Plaza at 9:45 am. Register by calling 352-438-1138 or visit www.RCSbustours.com Proceeds from Thrift Store sales support patient care, community grief services, childrens programs and complementary services with pets, art and music. HMC is the countys not-for-profit hospice, providing excellent end-of-life home care for our community since 1983. Quail Meadow luncheonThe Ladies of Quail Meadow recently had a luncheon at the Olive Garden. See column on Page 12. First Congregational Church of Ocala, in furtherance of its Christian mission, presents the 2014 Ocala Social Justice Film Festival, featuring six films that focus on issues of social justice. Each of these films will be hosted by a facilitator, who will introduce the film and lead a short discussion following the film. Admission is free, but goodwill offerings will be gladly accepted. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, Feb. 1 PATHS OF GLORY Kirk Douglas plays a military officer who believes in the concept of military justice. Saturday, Feb. 8 MATEWAN This is an historically accurate account of the attempts of West Virginia coal miners to organize. The cast includes James Earl Jones and Chris Cooper. Saturday, Feb. 15 BOYCOTT This film documents Dr. Martin Luther Kings leadership of the Montgomery bus boycott. Saturday, Feb. 22 THE MILAGRO BEAN FIELD WAR Directed by Robert Redford, this movie depicts a conflict between developers and a local Latino population. Saturday, March 1 PHILADELPHIA Featuring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, this movie examines longstanding prejudices against gay people. Saturday, March 8 CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY Michael Moores satirical look at the American economic system. This movie questions many of our basic assumptions. Please join us each Saturday evening, From Feb. 1 to March 8, at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 7171 SW State Road 200 (352-237-3035), for the 2014 Social Justice Film Festival. And be sure to enjoy a soda and munch on some popcorn during the show! Films on social justice being shown at First Congregational Hop on the bus to visit thrift stores Visit our website to vote in our Super Bowl poll The Ocala Breeders Sales Company celebrated its 25th annual Day of Champions by offering pari-mutuel wagering on the first two races. In the afternoons fifth and final race, Ice Wine Stables Heres Johnny battled down the stretch with Alto Racings Canzoni in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings and prevailed by a nose in a photo finish. It was a neck back to H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justices East Hall in third. The race was the second victory of the day for the combination of jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Wesley Ward, who teamed to win the days second race with Mark Dodsons Ruslana. Heres Johnny, a Florida-bred colt by Colonel John, sold for $220,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Sale, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 4/5. Hes now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $163,381 to date. Trainer Wesley Ward, an Eclipse Award winning apprentice rider in 1984, also saddled OBS graduate Jealous Again for her victory in the 2009 Queen Mary Stakes (G2) at Ascot. OBS holds 25th Day of Champions event Please see OBS Page 3 Everyone is still talking about the fabulous Mortgage Burning party, but now its time to move on to the next great event. Mark your calendars now for the annual Quail Meadow Horse Race party. The date is Feb. 22. Tickets are available from Pat Talley, Carol Mowrey, and Marie Schneider they must be purchased by Feb. 17. The ladies of Quail Meadow enjoyed a great luncheon at the Olive Garden on the 10th of this month. It was very nice to see so many new faces. This is a time for the women of our community to get together for lunch and fellowship. The February luncheon will be on the 14th (Valentines Day) at the Braised Onion restaurant. Make your plans now to come and also invite your neighbors to come with you. This is a great time to get acquainted with our neighbors. Please call Maryanne Ellner for reservations. Many couples in our community have enjoyed 50 years of marriage, but Norm and Lorraine Strnad celebrated their 69th anniversary on Jan. 4. We send them our best wishes and congratulations on an example of a long and happy marriage. We have a very spry young lady in our neighborhood. Dot Roberts can be seen pushing her walker around the neighborhood; and she always attends the dinners and events at the clubhouse. Also, she is a Red Hatter! You may not realize it, but Dot just celebrated her 94th birthday this week. She spent some time shopping and preparing a feast for her family who came to help her celebrate. Dot is a snowbird, but she really enjoys living in QM. Her summers are spent on her farm in Massachusetts. Happy birthday, Dot, and were planning to help you celebrate 100! Instead of doing a rain dance, do you think we could do a warm weather dance? Of course, we shouldnt complain too much. If you think its cold here, just watch the news and look at the weather reports from everywhere north of us. People still talking about mortgage-burning party Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The Ladies Luncheon at the Olive Garden.