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INDEX Quail Meadow......5 Fairfield Village..6 Stone Creek......11 Ocala Palms......12 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 46 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000H17B COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30 years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 207-4435 david@techsolutionsofocala.com SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000H64C 000H64C 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. 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This task force was appointed pursuant to an initiative by local humane organizations, private citizens, animal welfare experts and local law enforcement to address the issue of continuously chained or tethered dogs. Each member has been appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to study this issue in good faith and with an open mind so as to consider any information that may help us to arrive at our best recommendation. With that said, we respectfully submit this report to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. The task force looked at the issue of tethering from both a public safety viewpoint as well as animal cruelty. The task force voted 6-1 that keeping a dog on a tether continuously and as a primary means of confinement was and is inherently cruel. Our challenge was to then address that cruelty while respecting the rights of property owners, and considering the impact on the hard working Animal Services staff. We solicited input from Animal Services staff and considered the position of the Florida Animal Control Association (FACA), which recognizes that the issue of tethering is a growing concern throughout the state. Jurisdictions should consider quality of life, public safety, Humane treatment and property rights when dealing with this complex issue. FACA recognizes that certain concerns should be considered in each community and that limiting tethering to a time limit may pose enforcement challenges. Tethered animals kept within a visual range or while the owner is actually outside may eliminate this challenge. The task force spent a considerable amount of time discussing various ordinances from other counties including: Pasco, Seminole, Lake, Collier, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward, Alachua, Okaloosa, Hillsborough, Orange and Pinellas. We also looked at several state laws including Texas and Oregon. All of these were looked at through the filter of whether the laws were simple, concise, and enforceable and addressed the issue of public safety Panel recommends ban on dog tethering Please see DOGS Page 3 Four Chaplains remembered The Four Chaplains were aboard the USAT Dorchester when it was torpedoed and sunk in 1943. They gave up their life jackets so others could be saved and they went down with the ship. Each year on or about the Feb. 3 anniversary the men are honored at Ocalas Veterans Memorial Park. The photos that were on a table at the ceremony Sunday. From the left, Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic; Lt. Alexander Goode, Jewish and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. (Photos by Jim Clark) Rev. Morris L. Ritter, chaplain, Munroe Regional Medical Center, and his wife Chris. Kathy Williams sang the National Anthem. BY JIM CLARK South Marion CitizenThe push to get a property tax referendum approved to help fund Marion County Public Schools got off to a start Monday night when two members of Marions United For Education presented a forum at the Ocala Police Dept. The one-mill request would be for four years, but would also be renewable. The referendum still has to be approved by the County Commission, which has to approve any countywide issues that go on the ballot. It would be voted on in November during the general election. A resolution to place it on the ballot was on the countys agenda earlier this week. The proposed text of the referendum is Shall the Marion County School Districts ad valorem millage be increased by a total of one mill, beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019, for the necessary operating expenses including reading, physical education, art, music, library/media and vocational programs, meeting class size requirements, and retaining State Certified teachers and paraprofessionals with oversight of these expenditures by an independent citizens financial oversight committee? The League of Women Voters conducted the Monday event, and the speakers were Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. Noonan started by explaining the fiGroup starts push for passage of school property tax Please see SCHOOLS, Page 3 At a rededication ceremony held Thursday on the campus of Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala Health CEO Randy McVay touted the significance of a recently completed $9.2M project of the medical center, which included a refacing of the facility exterior, reconfiguration of the Emergency Services entrance, and creation of a twolevel parking garage, adding 99 parking spaces to the campus. McVay also announced the health systems next expansion projects. Ocala Health Board of Trustees, employees, physicians and visitors gathered near the hospitals front entrance as McVay, County Commissioner Carl Zalak, and CEP President and CEO Kevin Sheilley addressed the audience. A ribbon cutting followed at the newly designed hospital entrance. For the last several years as the number of patients we serve increased, accessibility to our campus became more difficult for patients, their family members, visitors, physicians, and for our Emergency Medical Services teams. We needed to improve access, noted McVay. This endeavor was challenging at times but the final result was worth the effort. McVay went on to say that this recent undertaking would not have been possible without the support of local governHospitals announce expansions Please see HOSPITALS, Page 3 From the left, front row, Susan Lucarini, Peggy Adams, Betty Roy, Maggie Mahar, Pat Murdock; second row, Gloria Sibley, Nancy Sennett, Bette DeGeorge, Renee Ross, Shirneen Callahan, Kay Nippa, Pat De Jesus, Heidi Willis, Jean Tasillo, Christi Manning; third row, Lou Anne Amerman, Nancy Groth, Janice Hackett, Nako Down, Mary Corey; back row, Felicia Keen, Judy MItton, and Elsie Bush. Ocala Palms Ladies get big win vs. SummerGlenForty-eight ladies from OP and SummerGlen golf clubs braved the chilly temperatures on Jan. 24 and 25 for the 6th annual Ryder Cup Tournament. Day one was held at Ocala Palms Golf Course with the format being better ball of partner Match Play. Day two was held at SummerGlen Golf Course with the format being Chapman Alternate Shot Match Play on the front Nine and a Scramble Match on the Back Nine. The Grand Total score for the two teams was SummerGlen 195.5 and the Ocala Palms Ladies scored a whopping 236.5 points. This fun event has been played every year since 2009, with OP ladies winning the first year and SummerGlen have a winning streak until now! Scoring each year has been close, but this year the OP ladies were the comeback gals on the courses and it was good to have the Cup back at OP! Not only were the OP ladies celebrating the above win, but one of their own ladies, Nancy Groth had a hole-in-one, while playing the second day of the tournament! This adds to the seven other holes-in-one Nancy has had during her golfing career! What a celebration all these ladies are having! Read the classifieds Barbershoppers offer musical valentinesTell your loved ones you care with a song this Valentines Day. 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.

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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. MONACO2003, Windsor Low miles, Great condition $60,000 (352) 229-1701 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. 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Next to Chilis INVERNESS 352-419-7911 6161-C Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart www .nutechhearing.com The word spa invokes such calming images for me. I have always wanted to take a spa vacation that would include massages, swimming, Jacuzzis. I dont need to go far because the lan Spa includes many of those things. It has the largest outdoor heated swimming pool in Marion County. It has an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool where many water classes take place. Recently, Fitness Director, Judy Heflin, hosted another spa day on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. It included Fun, Food and Fitness along with many vendors including: Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, Free Chair Massage, Senior Care, Jewelry, Cosmetics and more... The more included the following free classes: Zumba, Total Body, Aqua Aerobics, Beginner Tai Chi. Spa Services: Massage with Tiffeny Battisti ~ for appointment call Tiffeny at 352-427-2174 and Facials with Donna Jones ~ for appointment call Donna at 352-322-7717. Barbara Day, one of the aqua aerobic instructors, recently had an article published on the Aquatic Exercise Association website. Barbaras study showed that a participant in her class got on average 4,454 steps per class. This means that in a 45 minute water class, participants are getting 44.5% of their total recommended steps per day which is 10,000 steps. Since February is Heart Healthy Month and most women die from heart attacks, Judy has Go Red for Women (In support of Womens Cardiac Health Month in February). It will be Monday, Feb. 24. Check-in at 8 a.m., Walk starts at 8:30 and the walk will end at the lan Spa. It is a $10 donation ~ CHECKS ONLY payable to American Heart Association (memo: Go Red For Women). Participants are asked to wear red and there will be a prize for the best male and female red outfit. In February there is also a Heart Health Seminar with Drs. Erica Olstein & Benjamin Hahn on Feb. 19. A Valentines Day at the Spa which includes free Basic Ballroom Workout and ask a trainer about fitness tips and Body Fat/BMI testing. Judy is planning another weight loss challenge between lan Spa and Reunion Center workers to raise money in support of Child Abuse Awareness. Donations will go to Kimberlys Center for Child Protection and the winners will be announced at Spa Day in April. April is Child Abuse Awareness month. Last years weight loss challenge raised over $1,000 for Brothers Keepers Soup Kitchen. I know the residents of Stone Creek will once again raise money for this worthy cause. Barbara Day. Activities at Elan Spa Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Judy Heflin. Use our e-mail: editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Therefore, it is the conclusion of this task force by a vote of 6-1 that the unsupervised, unattended outdoor tethering of a dog should be prohibited. Tethering of a dog should only be used as a means of direct control of the dog, if the dog is in visible range of the owner or responsible party, which person must also be outside with the dog at all times OR the dog is tethered no longer than is necessary for the person to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period while the owner remains on the premises. Additionally, the task force recommends that tethering not be allowed at abandoned property or vacant land and that the tethered dog be spayed or neutered. The members of the task force would like to thank the Marion County Board of County Comissioners for giving us the opportunity to serve the citizens of Marion County. Respectfully, Kerry Crawford, Chairman, Task Force on Tethering. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, February 5, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000HAAI $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Charlie Horse Restaurant 22426 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Mon., Feb 10, 10:30am Mimis Restaurant 4414 SW College Rd. Tue. Feb. 11, 11:00am LaRoccos III Restaurant 5545 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thu., Feb 13, 9:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Thu.. Feb. 13, 10:30am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Tue., Feb. 18 & Feb. 25 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Wed., Feb. 19, 11:00am 000HA72 000H6XC On TOP of the WORLD Circle Square Cultural Center 8395 SW 80th Street Ocala February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 OCALA COIN SHOW 56 Dealers Displaying On Over 100 Tables Contact Rich Selvar for more information. 352-748-5255 Friday doors open at 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM Saturday doors open at 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM Sunday doors open at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM FREE Parking FREE Admission Hourly Door Prizes Gold and Silver Raffle 000H3EG 000H8HY All repairs done on premises. 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Show Your Love This V alentines Day Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Stor e Hours: T ues-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 10-2 B UYING G OLD A ND D IAMONDS 000HACJ DOGScontinued from Page 1 financial situations that led up to the need for the referendum, including depletion of reserve funds. They (School Board) find themselves in a very precarious situation, not being able to dip into reserve funds. Noonan also noted the temporary layoffs of first-year teachers last year, most of whom were rehired, and the layoff of paraprofessionals, most of whom were not retained. Citing a defeat in 2012, Noonan and Seaman both said they felt there was a good chance of passage this time. The proposed tax that year lost by a narrow margin. Seaman spoke of the financial problems of the schools also, citing the fact that many teachers were not only in classes that exceeded the limit, but had no aides. He said that Marion County was the worst in the state for Class-Size Amendment violations. Seaman called the referendum probably the most comprehensive ballot measure this community has seen in 25 years. Asked why a property tax and not a sales tax, the speakers said that state law limits the use of funds from a sales tax and does not allow the use of those funds for operations. A member of the audience also asked why the group feels that the referendum would pass now. Seaman said a poll that was commissioned showed that 55 percent of likely voters favor the property tax initiative. With the crowd mostly made up of senior citizens, Seaman commented on what he called the stereotype of those people being against school taxes. He said along the 200 Corridor in 2012 the referendum was narrowly defeated, but that in the southern part of the county near Summerfield voted negatively more than the people on 200. He said that the people on 200 are more closely aligned to Ocala, while those in Summerfield are more oriented toward The Villages. However, he added, We do not feel the senior vote is aligned against us. Another selling point, he said, is the appointment of a financial oversight committee, something that was not on the ballot in 2012. While information is available on the website marionsunited.org, the political arm that will conduct the publicity for the referendum will work as Yes for Marion Schools. SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 ment, emergency medical services, physicians and employees, and thanked them for helping Ocala Health meet a real community need. He then announced a $45M investment by the Hospital Corporation of America for expansion projects at both Ocala Regional and West Marion Community Hospital facilities. On the Ocala Regional campus, plans are to build out approximately 56,000 square feet of new space, consolidating all current critical care beds into the new square footage. When completed, there will be a total of 34 intensive care unit beds. In all, there will be a net increase of 14 licensed beds at Ocala Regional. In addition, the post anesthesia care unit and pre-op area as well as preand postcath lab areas will undergo complete renovation and upgrade. Expansion at West Marion will include the addition of a cardiac cath/special procedures lab, 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 2nd floor and 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 3rd floor, for a net increase of 24 licensed beds. Also, the existing lab will be expanded by approximately 800 sq. ft., doubling its current size. These plans are extensive; the financial investment being made by HCA is significant. These projects reflect the confidence HCA has in the work we do each day, in the way we deliver quality patient care to our community, and our ability to continue doing so, McVay told the crowd. We look forward to working with our community partners in our continued efforts to bring the highest level of quality healthcare to greater Marion County. Marking its 40-year anniversary in September of 2013, Ocala Health (OH) today encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OH has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer program in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and a Senior Wellness Community Center. The Ocala Health website is www.ocalahealthsystem.com. HOSPITALScontinued from Page 1

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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 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. 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 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. Pre-registration 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 Annual chili dinnerSister Concepta, who manages Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 7th annual Chili Supper on Feb. 8 at Blessed Trinity Church. Funds are used for repairs to the Mother House in Uganda. The dinner will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. There will be red chili or white chili plus salad and drink. The event will be at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 5 SE 17th St. .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 352-2374633.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 352-591-4811 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 Hospice Thrift Store Shop HopHop on the bus and visit all five Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Discover bargains in furniture, housewares, 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 a.m. or at Six Gun Plaza at 9:45 a.m. 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. Scandinavian Club of Marion County:The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Entertainment Honeys School of Dance. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 12th of February. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate 643-A Midway DR. Ocala, FL 34472.Please note if you want fish or chicken. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 3478362. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, February 5, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 000H8CT The Perfect Valentines Gift One phone call to the Big Sun Barbershop Chorus and youll have a gift shell never forget! We will provide: 2 Love Songs, a Rose and a Personalized Card! (Total cost $40) Call Danielle Cupid 352.804.7464 V alentines delivered Feb. 13 & 14 000H94H John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 000H4PG There r eally is a difference in salons . Holly Has Reloca ted 854-653 1 Walk-Ins W elcome 61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza SIX YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Her a t A RIES ( March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TA URUS ( April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you dont face any surprises later. GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to Aug 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once its resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until youve checked them out especially where money matters might be involved. LIBR A ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) A close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put pride aside and ask for it. Youll be glad you did. CA PRIC ORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. A QU A RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) A colleagues remarks appear to be especially cutting. But dont waste your time or energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jag ger s 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Mic hel Northsea 854-3986 Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean 352-564-2957 Manag er John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for ne ws : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Happenings

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We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to V eterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2011 Club Car Precedent $5,995 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HA8B West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Residency for commissioners State lawmakers Sen. Jack Latvala and Rep. Ray Rodrigues recently filed identical bills in their respective chambers for the upcoming legislative session which breathe new life into a decades-old discussion as to the residency requirement for county commissioners. Although the Florida Constitution requires a county commissioner be a resident of the district in which he or she is elected, residency is not defined. Consequently, its not uncommon across the state to find some county commissioners who have two domiciles. One thats a permanent residence outside the district to which elected, and one thats temporarily acquired merely to satisfy the letter, but not the spirit, of the statute. With some county commissioners and elections officials giving the statutory requirement a nod and a wink, the proposed bill seeks to halt the gamesmanship of musical domiciles by defining residency as only one domicile at a time being maintained. The bill also lists criteria, such as the location of homestead exemption, utility usage and family residence, to aid elections officials in determining whether or not county commissioners faithfully meet the requirement of residing in the district to which elected. Since commissioners are elected at-large by countywide vote, some contend that the residency requirement is archaic and should be eliminated. Nevertheless, Sen. Latvala and Rep. Rodrigues believe voters want the county commissioner who represents them to live in their district full time. The bill is a needed step to uphold the statute from two important perspectives. First, elected officials closest to the people afford constituents the best representation. Second, it would end the present nod and wink given to it by some county commissioners and elections officials. In its present form, however, the bills absence of a penalty for those commissioners who disregard the residency requirement is a significant shortfall. Lacking an enforcement penalty, prospects for the bill ending the musical domiciles are doubtful. Accordingly, state lawmakers are encouraged to pass a bill that both clearly defines residency and carries a serious enforcement penalty. Otherwise, the residency requirement should be rescinded to end its mockery, which only serves to foster voter cynicism and undermine public trust. Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters AccountabilityIn most jobs, there is accountability. If we dont satisfy our employers and/or customers, there are usually bad consequences. Elected officials periodically face the voters. I once had a 14-term Congressman who was defeated in 2010 because he voted for cap-and-trade (not popular in coal country). The biggest exception is the U.S. Supreme Court. The Constitution gives them lifetime appointments based on good behavior. They are accountable to no one. For example, Justice Sotomayor swore, during her confirmation hearing, that shed uphold the Second Amendment. Then she went against it in McDonald vs. City of Chicago. Because there is no accountability, we have received some atrocious decisions, such as: 1. Dred Scott (1857). A slave had been taken to live in a free state by his owner but still could not be free. 2. Plessey v. Ferguson (1896). Gave us the infamous separate but equal doctrine in public accommodations. 3. Wickard v. Filburn (1942). Upheld a fine against a farmer who exceeded his government-mandated wheat production quota, even though the excess had been consumed on his own farm. 4. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton (1973). By nullifying all 50 states abortion prohibitions and restrictions, they ruled that all 50 states were violating the Constitution. 5. Kelo v. City of New London (2005). Allowed a city to condemn property, not for a normal public use like a road or hospital, but to erect a commercial building that would pay more taxes. 6. The 2012 Obamacare decision. The Chief Justice basically re-wrote the law to make it constitutional. So how do we make federal judges accountable? Not by impeachment; in our entire history only about 12 federal judges have been impeached. Look at California, where appointed judges are subject to voter recall. In 1986, its citizens recalled their Chief Justice and two others because they were anti-death penalty zealots who always voted to overturn death sentences. Late in his life, Thomas Jefferson wrote two essays denouncing the lack of accountability in the Supreme Court. We should do whatever it takes, even amending the Constitution, to remedy this. Al Shumard Oak Run 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. For quite a while, Ive been pretty much identified as a no new taxes person. I think that government bodies ought to operate within their means, just like many families in America have to do. But theres a proposal for a property tax to help the schools floating around, one that would help fund things like art, music, etc., and I find myself leaning toward supporting it. There was a forum put on last week by the League of Women Voters and the Marions United For Education to kick off a push to pass this property tax. It was an informative evening. But there was one major thing that bothered me, and that was the makeup of the crowd. For the most part, the heads had gray hair or, in cases like me, little or no hair. In other words, there were few people there who likely had any children in the public schools. So I have to ask, Where were the parents? It would have seemed to me that if this proposed tax is as important to the education of children as backers seem to think, there would have been a bunch of parents and some school-age children there. Instead, they were conspicuous by their absence. Is it that the parents dont care? Were they too busy to spend an hour at a forum that was signing up people to push for something that could result in providing a better education for their children? If thats the case, how can these groups who hope to get this levy passed School tax forum: Where were parents? Among Friends Jim Clark win over the voters, when a forum like this is held and parents dont show up? I know that this wont be on the ballot until November, but still, this meeting was being used to sign up people to help. Hopefully for the children, there will be a gain in momentum from the parents. One of the questions that came up was why the groups were seeking a property tax and not a sales tax. You can thank a ridiculous state law for that. Florida law says a sales tax can only be used for buildings, acquisition, etc. It cant be used to enhance programs in the schools. This is a silly limitation that legislators should change. If the people are willing to impose a tax on themselves, the schools ought to be able to use that tax to help, without restrictions. So it would behoove the backers of this proposed tax to get out and enlist the parents of local public school children. This tax is for the benefit of their youngsters at least they should show some interest in getting it adopted.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Arent you glad you live in Florida? We have been watching the news from Atlanta for the past few days; temperatures in the teens, viewing pictures of the traffic at a stand-still on the interstates, and thankful that we left there ten years ago. We have many activities here in Quail Meadow for our residents. One very popular event is Bingo. The 2nd and 4th Tuesday the clubhouse is alive with about 45 people hoping for their lucky numbers to be called. Judi and Barry Hargraves are in charge of the games this year. They have introduced some new games to the crowd and this has stirred up more interest and enthusiasm. If you are looking for a fun evening, then come join in the games. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with John Stone and Bud Avery calling the numbers. Do you know what Friday is? Its First Friday. This is another chance to get out and visit with friends and neighbors. Come join us at the clubhouse at 7 p.m., bring some snacks and whatever beverage you like. Another game that is drawing a crowd each month is BUNCO. If you are interested then join the group on the 1st Wednesday at 7 p.m. this month the game is tonight, Feb. 5. Ladies, dont forget to call Maryanne Ellner for reservations for the Ladies Luncheon. We are going to the Braised Onion on the 14th (Valentines Day). Tickets for the QM Run for the Roses horse race are available from Pat Talley, Carol Mowrey, and Marie Schneider they must be purchased by Feb. 17. The party is Feb. 22. Mark your calendars for another fun night at the QM clubhouse. January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Germany. We must never forget how one man had the power to eliminate over 50,000,000 people; not just Jewish people, but all who opposed him. Bingo is a big activity at Quail Meadow Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Bud Avery calling Bingo numbers. Additional photo, Page 7.

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One week only. 0 % FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH Factory pricing for non-qualifiers Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids. Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112. FREE HEARING AIDS THA TS RIGHT Y OU PA Y ZERO$$ Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26 in the FFV clubhouse there could be heard lots of polite laughter, cordial conversations, and happy shouts of BINGO! The occasion was the special event that usually brings out more of the communitys Bingo enthusiasts than the regular weekly gatherings. This Sunday was no exception. The noon lunch menu was delicious sub sandwiches made to order in the Fairfield kitchen. A wide variety of veggies including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, etc., along with cheese choices, pickles, various condiments, and oils were added to assorted deli meats and placed on a freshly baked submarine bun. Chips, several choices of cold drinks, and hot coffee were all included in the price of the 6 cards for each of the 14 games. This meal fueled a roomful of eager people hoping to win bigger cash prizes because of the higher price for Super Bingo. Additionally, those who chose to do so could purchase 3 tickets for $1 for chances to win additional cash prizes and gift prizes of SUPER GREEN refrigerator containers. Since all the money was given back in the cash prizes, there was a reasonably large number of people who left with more money than they had paid for the lunch and 3+ hours of food, fun, and a good brain workout. Keeping up with multiple cards does require concentration and focus so it is a challenging activity. The accompanying photos show the happy faces of some of the winners.The Ladies Lunch BunchThe Ladies Lunch Bunch met Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. at The Ivy House past the square in Downtown Ocala. What a lovely choice by Linda Urbonowicz who coordinates the regular activity! Sadly, Linda was quite ill that day and could not be there; but get-well wishes were sent to her by all her friends who were sad that she was not among the smiling faces. Speaking of smiling faces, the accompanying photos show some of the ones of us who enjoyed the food at The Ivy House and the time to spend with old friends, new friends, friends we were just meeting that day, or with sisters as 3 of the ladies really are siblings. Lots of fun things are beginning to happen after the busy time of the holidays as we anticipate the many other activities planned for the community filled with lively, lovely people known as Fairfield Village. A Special Thank You!This is the anniversary week of my first attempt at writing this weekly labor of love some 4 years ago. I want to thank our then Fairfield Village Community Manager, Peggy Sluss, for asking me if I would like to try this; the West Marion Messengers, Michel Northsea, for giving me the opportunity; and Jim Clark, the editor of the Messenger for being so patient and teaching me so much about so many things. I love this joband I could not ever have anticipated the JOY it has brought me and continues to bring me each week. Thank you to the FFV neighbors who help me so often too. The heads up notices, the photos when I cannot get them myself, and the supportive comments keep me wanting to let others know what a really special community we have here just off SW 60th Avenue. Stay warm, dry, and happy! Fairfield Villages Super Bingo and Super Lunch Bunch Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Simone Vitagliano, left, hands Karen Riley her prize money after helping to verify the good BINGO. Welcome back, Karen. We have missed seeing your beautiful smile during the time you have been away. Dave Keller won the largest prize of the evening and promptly shared his loot with wife, Ginie. Becky Weller, right, and visiting friend, Eva from Indiana are all smiles as the enjoyed the Raspberry Tea that is an Ivy House favorite beverage. A crowd gathers for Bingo at Quail Meadow. Story on Page 5. A three vehicle collision that resulted in a rollover occurred at the intersection of Southeast 17th Street and 18th Avenue Monday morning. Three adults and one toddler were involved, and one driver was treated by paramedics and transported to the hospital. Fire Battalion Chief Shane Alexander stated I am glad the toddler was restrained in a car seat. The use of seatbelts and child restraint devices make all the difference Ocala firefighters responded at 9:31 a.m. and arrived one minute later. Traffic was affected in the area and firefighters remained on scene one hour. PHOTO BY OCALA FIRE RESCUERollover accident Monday morning

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Chips, several choices of cold drinks, and hot coffee were all included in the price of the 6 cards for each of the 14 games. This meal fueled a roomful of eager people hoping to win bigger cash prizes because of the higher price for Super Bingo. Additionally, those who chose to do so could purchase 3 tickets for $1 for chances to win additional cash prizes and gift prizes of SUPER GREEN refrigerator containers. Since all the money was given back in the cash prizes, there was a reasonably large number of people who left with more money than they had paid for the lunch and 3+ hours of food, fun, and a good brain workout. Keeping up with multiple cards does require concentration and focus so it is a challenging activity. The accompanying photos show the happy faces of some of the winners.The Ladies Lunch BunchThe Ladies Lunch Bunch met Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. at The Ivy House past the square in Downtown Ocala. What a lovely choice by Linda Urbonowicz who coordinates the regular activity! Sadly, Linda was quite ill that day and could not be there; but get-well wishes were sent to her by all her friends who were sad that she was not among the smiling faces. Speaking of smiling faces, the accompanying photos show some of the ones of us who enjoyed the food at The Ivy House and the time to spend with old friends, new friends, friends we were just meeting that day, or with sisters as 3 of the ladies really are siblings. Lots of fun things are beginning to happen after the busy time of the holidays as we anticipate the many other activities planned for the community filled with lively, lovely people known as Fairfield Village. A Special Thank You!This is the anniversary week of my first attempt at writing this weekly labor of love some 4 years ago. I want to thank our then Fairfield Village Community Manager, Peggy Sluss, for asking me if I would like to try this; the West Marion Messengers, Michel Northsea, for giving me the opportunity; and Jim Clark, the editor of the Messenger for being so patient and teaching me so much about so many things. I love this joband I could not ever have anticipated the JOY it has brought me and continues to bring me each week. Thank you to the FFV neighbors who help me so often too. The heads up notices, the photos when I cannot get them myself, and the supportive comments keep me wanting to let others know what a really special community we have here just off SW 60th Avenue. Stay warm, dry, and happy! Fairfield Villages Super Bingo and Super Lunch Bunch Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Simone Vitagliano, left, hands Karen Riley her prize money after helping to verify the good BINGO. Welcome back, Karen. We have missed seeing your beautiful smile during the time you have been away. Dave Keller won the largest prize of the evening and promptly shared his loot with wife, Ginie. Becky Weller, right, and visiting friend, Eva from Indiana are all smiles as the enjoyed the Raspberry Tea that is an Ivy House favorite beverage. A crowd gathers for Bingo at Quail Meadow. Story on Page 5. A three vehicle collision that resulted in a rollover occurred at the intersection of Southeast 17th Street and 18th Avenue Monday morning. Three adults and one toddler were involved, and one driver was treated by paramedics and transported to the hospital. Fire Battalion Chief Shane Alexander stated I am glad the toddler was restrained in a car seat. The use of seatbelts and child restraint devices make all the difference Ocala firefighters responded at 9:31 a.m. and arrived one minute later. Traffic was affected in the area and firefighters remained on scene one hour. PHOTO BY OCALA FIRE RESCUERollover accident Monday morning

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We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to V eterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2011 Club Car Precedent $5,995 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HA8B West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Residency for commissioners State lawmakers Sen. Jack Latvala and Rep. Ray Rodrigues recently filed identical bills in their respective chambers for the upcoming legislative session which breathe new life into a decades-old discussion as to the residency requirement for county commissioners. Although the Florida Constitution requires a county commissioner be a resident of the district in which he or she is elected, residency is not defined. Consequently, its not uncommon across the state to find some county commissioners who have two domiciles. One thats a permanent residence outside the district to which elected, and one thats temporarily acquired merely to satisfy the letter, but not the spirit, of the statute. With some county commissioners and elections officials giving the statutory requirement a nod and a wink, the proposed bill seeks to halt the gamesmanship of musical domiciles by defining residency as only one domicile at a time being maintained. The bill also lists criteria, such as the location of homestead exemption, utility usage and family residence, to aid elections officials in determining whether or not county commissioners faithfully meet the requirement of residing in the district to which elected. Since commissioners are elected at-large by countywide vote, some contend that the residency requirement is archaic and should be eliminated. Nevertheless, Sen. Latvala and Rep. Rodrigues believe voters want the county commissioner who represents them to live in their district full time. The bill is a needed step to uphold the statute from two important perspectives. First, elected officials closest to the people afford constituents the best representation. Second, it would end the present nod and wink given to it by some county commissioners and elections officials. In its present form, however, the bills absence of a penalty for those commissioners who disregard the residency requirement is a significant shortfall. Lacking an enforcement penalty, prospects for the bill ending the musical domiciles are doubtful. Accordingly, state lawmakers are encouraged to pass a bill that both clearly defines residency and carries a serious enforcement penalty. Otherwise, the residency requirement should be rescinded to end its mockery, which only serves to foster voter cynicism and undermine public trust. Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters AccountabilityIn most jobs, there is accountability. If we dont satisfy our employers and/or customers, there are usually bad consequences. Elected officials periodically face the voters. I once had a 14-term Congressman who was defeated in 2010 because he voted for cap-and-trade (not popular in coal country). The biggest exception is the U.S. Supreme Court. The Constitution gives them lifetime appointments based on good behavior. They are accountable to no one. For example, Justice Sotomayor swore, during her confirmation hearing, that shed uphold the Second Amendment. Then she went against it in McDonald vs. City of Chicago. Because there is no accountability, we have received some atrocious decisions, such as: 1. Dred Scott (1857). A slave had been taken to live in a free state by his owner but still could not be free. 2. Plessey v. Ferguson (1896). Gave us the infamous separate but equal doctrine in public accommodations. 3. Wickard v. Filburn (1942). Upheld a fine against a farmer who exceeded his government-mandated wheat production quota, even though the excess had been consumed on his own farm. 4. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton (1973). By nullifying all 50 states abortion prohibitions and restrictions, they ruled that all 50 states were violating the Constitution. 5. Kelo v. City of New London (2005). Allowed a city to condemn property, not for a normal public use like a road or hospital, but to erect a commercial building that would pay more taxes. 6. The 2012 Obamacare decision. The Chief Justice basically re-wrote the law to make it constitutional. So how do we make federal judges accountable? Not by impeachment; in our entire history only about 12 federal judges have been impeached. Look at California, where appointed judges are subject to voter recall. In 1986, its citizens recalled their Chief Justice and two others because they were anti-death penalty zealots who always voted to overturn death sentences. Late in his life, Thomas Jefferson wrote two essays denouncing the lack of accountability in the Supreme Court. We should do whatever it takes, even amending the Constitution, to remedy this. Al Shumard Oak Run 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. For quite a while, Ive been pretty much identified as a no new taxes person. I think that government bodies ought to operate within their means, just like many families in America have to do. But theres a proposal for a property tax to help the schools floating around, one that would help fund things like art, music, etc., and I find myself leaning toward supporting it. There was a forum put on last week by the League of Women Voters and the Marions United For Education to kick off a push to pass this property tax. It was an informative evening. But there was one major thing that bothered me, and that was the makeup of the crowd. For the most part, the heads had gray hair or, in cases like me, little or no hair. In other words, there were few people there who likely had any children in the public schools. So I have to ask, Where were the parents? It would have seemed to me that if this proposed tax is as important to the education of children as backers seem to think, there would have been a bunch of parents and some school-age children there. Instead, they were conspicuous by their absence. Is it that the parents dont care? Were they too busy to spend an hour at a forum that was signing up people to push for something that could result in providing a better education for their children? If thats the case, how can these groups who hope to get this levy passed School tax forum: Where were parents? Among Friends Jim Clark win over the voters, when a forum like this is held and parents dont show up? I know that this wont be on the ballot until November, but still, this meeting was being used to sign up people to help. Hopefully for the children, there will be a gain in momentum from the parents. One of the questions that came up was why the groups were seeking a property tax and not a sales tax. You can thank a ridiculous state law for that. Florida law says a sales tax can only be used for buildings, acquisition, etc. It cant be used to enhance programs in the schools. This is a silly limitation that legislators should change. If the people are willing to impose a tax on themselves, the schools ought to be able to use that tax to help, without restrictions. So it would behoove the backers of this proposed tax to get out and enlist the parents of local public school children. This tax is for the benefit of their youngsters at least they should show some interest in getting it adopted.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Arent you glad you live in Florida? We have been watching the news from Atlanta for the past few days; temperatures in the teens, viewing pictures of the traffic at a stand-still on the interstates, and thankful that we left there ten years ago. We have many activities here in Quail Meadow for our residents. One very popular event is Bingo. The 2nd and 4th Tuesday the clubhouse is alive with about 45 people hoping for their lucky numbers to be called. Judi and Barry Hargraves are in charge of the games this year. They have introduced some new games to the crowd and this has stirred up more interest and enthusiasm. If you are looking for a fun evening, then come join in the games. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with John Stone and Bud Avery calling the numbers. Do you know what Friday is? Its First Friday. This is another chance to get out and visit with friends and neighbors. Come join us at the clubhouse at 7 p.m., bring some snacks and whatever beverage you like. Another game that is drawing a crowd each month is BUNCO. If you are interested then join the group on the 1st Wednesday at 7 p.m. this month the game is tonight, Feb. 5. Ladies, dont forget to call Maryanne Ellner for reservations for the Ladies Luncheon. We are going to the Braised Onion on the 14th (Valentines Day). Tickets for the QM Run for the Roses horse race are available from Pat Talley, Carol Mowrey, and Marie Schneider they must be purchased by Feb. 17. The party is Feb. 22. Mark your calendars for another fun night at the QM clubhouse. January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Germany. We must never forget how one man had the power to eliminate over 50,000,000 people; not just Jewish people, but all who opposed him. Bingo is a big activity at Quail Meadow Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Bud Avery calling Bingo numbers. Additional photo, Page 7.

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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 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. 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 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. Pre-registration 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 Annual chili dinnerSister Concepta, who manages Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 7th annual Chili Supper on Feb. 8 at Blessed Trinity Church. Funds are used for repairs to the Mother House in Uganda. The dinner will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. There will be red chili or white chili plus salad and drink. The event will be at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 5 SE 17th St. .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 352-2374633.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 352-591-4811 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 Hospice Thrift Store Shop HopHop on the bus and visit all five Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Discover bargains in furniture, housewares, 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 a.m. or at Six Gun Plaza at 9:45 a.m. 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. Scandinavian Club of Marion County:The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Entertainment Honeys School of Dance. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 12th of February. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate 643-A Midway DR. Ocala, FL 34472.Please note if you want fish or chicken. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 3478362. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, February 5, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 000H8CT The Perfect Valentines Gift One phone call to the Big Sun Barbershop Chorus and youll have a gift shell never forget! We will provide: 2 Love Songs, a Rose and a Personalized Card! (Total cost $40) Call Danielle Cupid 352.804.7464 V alentines delivered Feb. 13 & 14 000H94H John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 000H4PG There r eally is a difference in salons . Holly Has Reloca ted 854-653 1 Walk-Ins W elcome 61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza SIX YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Her a t A RIES ( March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TA URUS ( April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you dont face any surprises later. GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to Aug 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once its resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until youve checked them out especially where money matters might be involved. LIBR A ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) A close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put pride aside and ask for it. Youll be glad you did. CA PRIC ORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. A QU A RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) A colleagues remarks appear to be especially cutting. But dont waste your time or energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. 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Therefore, it is the conclusion of this task force by a vote of 6-1 that the unsupervised, unattended outdoor tethering of a dog should be prohibited. Tethering of a dog should only be used as a means of direct control of the dog, if the dog is in visible range of the owner or responsible party, which person must also be outside with the dog at all times OR the dog is tethered no longer than is necessary for the person to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period while the owner remains on the premises. Additionally, the task force recommends that tethering not be allowed at abandoned property or vacant land and that the tethered dog be spayed or neutered. The members of the task force would like to thank the Marion County Board of County Comissioners for giving us the opportunity to serve the citizens of Marion County. Respectfully, Kerry Crawford, Chairman, Task Force on Tethering. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, February 5, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. 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Wed., Feb. 19, 11:00am 000HA72 000H6XC On TOP of the WORLD Circle Square Cultural Center 8395 SW 80th Street Ocala February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 OCALA COIN SHOW 56 Dealers Displaying On Over 100 Tables Contact Rich Selvar for more information. 352-748-5255 Friday doors open at 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM Saturday doors open at 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM Sunday doors open at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM FREE Parking FREE Admission Hourly Door Prizes Gold and Silver Raffle 000H3EG 000H8HY All repairs done on premises. 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Show Your Love This V alentines Day Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Stor e Hours: T ues-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 10-2 B UYING G OLD A ND D IAMONDS 000HACJ DOGScontinued from Page 1 financial situations that led up to the need for the referendum, including depletion of reserve funds. They (School Board) find themselves in a very precarious situation, not being able to dip into reserve funds. Noonan also noted the temporary layoffs of first-year teachers last year, most of whom were rehired, and the layoff of paraprofessionals, most of whom were not retained. Citing a defeat in 2012, Noonan and Seaman both said they felt there was a good chance of passage this time. The proposed tax that year lost by a narrow margin. Seaman spoke of the financial problems of the schools also, citing the fact that many teachers were not only in classes that exceeded the limit, but had no aides. He said that Marion County was the worst in the state for Class-Size Amendment violations. Seaman called the referendum probably the most comprehensive ballot measure this community has seen in 25 years. Asked why a property tax and not a sales tax, the speakers said that state law limits the use of funds from a sales tax and does not allow the use of those funds for operations. A member of the audience also asked why the group feels that the referendum would pass now. Seaman said a poll that was commissioned showed that 55 percent of likely voters favor the property tax initiative. With the crowd mostly made up of senior citizens, Seaman commented on what he called the stereotype of those people being against school taxes. He said along the 200 Corridor in 2012 the referendum was narrowly defeated, but that in the southern part of the county near Summerfield voted negatively more than the people on 200. He said that the people on 200 are more closely aligned to Ocala, while those in Summerfield are more oriented toward The Villages. However, he added, We do not feel the senior vote is aligned against us. Another selling point, he said, is the appointment of a financial oversight committee, something that was not on the ballot in 2012. While information is available on the website marionsunited.org, the political arm that will conduct the publicity for the referendum will work as Yes for Marion Schools. SCHOOLScontinued from Page 1 ment, emergency medical services, physicians and employees, and thanked them for helping Ocala Health meet a real community need. He then announced a $45M investment by the Hospital Corporation of America for expansion projects at both Ocala Regional and West Marion Community Hospital facilities. On the Ocala Regional campus, plans are to build out approximately 56,000 square feet of new space, consolidating all current critical care beds into the new square footage. When completed, there will be a total of 34 intensive care unit beds. In all, there will be a net increase of 14 licensed beds at Ocala Regional. In addition, the post anesthesia care unit and pre-op area as well as preand postcath lab areas will undergo complete renovation and upgrade. Expansion at West Marion will include the addition of a cardiac cath/special procedures lab, 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 2nd floor and 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 3rd floor, for a net increase of 24 licensed beds. Also, the existing lab will be expanded by approximately 800 sq. ft., doubling its current size. These plans are extensive; the financial investment being made by HCA is significant. These projects reflect the confidence HCA has in the work we do each day, in the way we deliver quality patient care to our community, and our ability to continue doing so, McVay told the crowd. We look forward to working with our community partners in our continued efforts to bring the highest level of quality healthcare to greater Marion County. Marking its 40-year anniversary in September of 2013, Ocala Health (OH) today encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OH has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer program in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and a Senior Wellness Community Center. The Ocala Health website is www.ocalahealthsystem.com. HOSPITALScontinued from Page 1

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In February there is also a Heart Health Seminar with Drs. Erica Olstein & Benjamin Hahn on Feb. 19. A Valentines Day at the Spa which includes free Basic Ballroom Workout and ask a trainer about fitness tips and Body Fat/BMI testing. Judy is planning another weight loss challenge between lan Spa and Reunion Center workers to raise money in support of Child Abuse Awareness. Donations will go to Kimberlys Center for Child Protection and the winners will be announced at Spa Day in April. April is Child Abuse Awareness month. Last years weight loss challenge raised over $1,000 for Brothers Keepers Soup Kitchen. I know the residents of Stone Creek will once again raise money for this worthy cause. Barbara Day. Activities at Elan Spa Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Judy Heflin. Use our e-mail: editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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This task force was appointed pursuant to an initiative by local humane organizations, private citizens, animal welfare experts and local law enforcement to address the issue of continuously chained or tethered dogs. Each member has been appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to study this issue in good faith and with an open mind so as to consider any information that may help us to arrive at our best recommendation. With that said, we respectfully submit this report to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. The task force looked at the issue of tethering from both a public safety viewpoint as well as animal cruelty. The task force voted 6-1 that keeping a dog on a tether continuously and as a primary means of confinement was and is inherently cruel. Our challenge was to then address that cruelty while respecting the rights of property owners, and considering the impact on the hard working Animal Services staff. We solicited input from Animal Services staff and considered the position of the Florida Animal Control Association (FACA), which recognizes that the issue of tethering is a growing concern throughout the state. Jurisdictions should consider quality of life, public safety, Humane treatment and property rights when dealing with this complex issue. FACA recognizes that certain concerns should be considered in each community and that limiting tethering to a time limit may pose enforcement challenges. Tethered animals kept within a visual range or while the owner is actually outside may eliminate this challenge. The task force spent a considerable amount of time discussing various ordinances from other counties including: Pasco, Seminole, Lake, Collier, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward, Alachua, Okaloosa, Hillsborough, Orange and Pinellas. We also looked at several state laws including Texas and Oregon. All of these were looked at through the filter of whether the laws were simple, concise, and enforceable and addressed the issue of public safety Panel recommends ban on dog tethering Please see DOGS Page 3 Four Chaplains remembered The Four Chaplains were aboard the USAT Dorchester when it was torpedoed and sunk in 1943. They gave up their life jackets so others could be saved and they went down with the ship. Each year on or about the Feb. 3 anniversary the men are honored at Ocalas Veterans Memorial Park. The photos that were on a table at the ceremony Sunday. From the left, Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic; Lt. Alexander Goode, Jewish and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. (Photos by Jim Clark) Rev. Morris L. Ritter, chaplain, Munroe Regional Medical Center, and his wife Chris. Kathy Williams sang the National Anthem. BY JIM CLARK South Marion CitizenThe push to get a property tax referendum approved to help fund Marion County Public Schools got off to a start Monday night when two members of Marions United For Education presented a forum at the Ocala Police Dept. The one-mill request would be for four years, but would also be renewable. The referendum still has to be approved by the County Commission, which has to approve any countywide issues that go on the ballot. It would be voted on in November during the general election. A resolution to place it on the ballot was on the countys agenda earlier this week. The proposed text of the referendum is Shall the Marion County School Districts ad valorem millage be increased by a total of one mill, beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019, for the necessary operating expenses including reading, physical education, art, music, library/media and vocational programs, meeting class size requirements, and retaining State Certified teachers and paraprofessionals with oversight of these expenditures by an independent citizens financial oversight committee? The League of Women Voters conducted the Monday event, and the speakers were Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. Noonan started by explaining the fiGroup starts push for passage of school property tax Please see SCHOOLS, Page 3 At a rededication ceremony held Thursday on the campus of Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala Health CEO Randy McVay touted the significance of a recently completed $9.2M project of the medical center, which included a refacing of the facility exterior, reconfiguration of the Emergency Services entrance, and creation of a twolevel parking garage, adding 99 parking spaces to the campus. McVay also announced the health systems next expansion projects. Ocala Health Board of Trustees, employees, physicians and visitors gathered near the hospitals front entrance as McVay, County Commissioner Carl Zalak, and CEP President and CEO Kevin Sheilley addressed the audience. A ribbon cutting followed at the newly designed hospital entrance. For the last several years as the number of patients we serve increased, accessibility to our campus became more difficult for patients, their family members, visitors, physicians, and for our Emergency Medical Services teams. We needed to improve access, noted McVay. This endeavor was challenging at times but the final result was worth the effort. McVay went on to say that this recent undertaking would not have been possible without the support of local governHospitals announce expansions Please see HOSPITALS, Page 3 From the left, front row, Susan Lucarini, Peggy Adams, Betty Roy, Maggie Mahar, Pat Murdock; second row, Gloria Sibley, Nancy Sennett, Bette DeGeorge, Renee Ross, Shirneen Callahan, Kay Nippa, Pat De Jesus, Heidi Willis, Jean Tasillo, Christi Manning; third row, Lou Anne Amerman, Nancy Groth, Janice Hackett, Nako Down, Mary Corey; back row, Felicia Keen, Judy MItton, and Elsie Bush. Ocala Palms Ladies get big win vs. SummerGlenForty-eight ladies from OP and SummerGlen golf clubs braved the chilly temperatures on Jan. 24 and 25 for the 6th annual Ryder Cup Tournament. Day one was held at Ocala Palms Golf Course with the format being better ball of partner Match Play. Day two was held at SummerGlen Golf Course with the format being Chapman Alternate Shot Match Play on the front Nine and a Scramble Match on the Back Nine. The Grand Total score for the two teams was SummerGlen 195.5 and the Ocala Palms Ladies scored a whopping 236.5 points. This fun event has been played every year since 2009, with OP ladies winning the first year and SummerGlen have a winning streak until now! Scoring each year has been close, but this year the OP ladies were the comeback gals on the courses and it was good to have the Cup back at OP! Not only were the OP ladies celebrating the above win, but one of their own ladies, Nancy Groth had a hole-in-one, while playing the second day of the tournament! This adds to the seven other holes-in-one Nancy has had during her golfing career! What a celebration all these ladies are having! Read the classifieds Barbershoppers offer musical valentinesTell your loved ones you care with a song this Valentines Day. 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.