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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..7 Opinion................8 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 48 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties352-610-3018000HF2B 000HBJN Dons Fabulous 6th Annual Crystal River Armory Sat. 9 AM 5 PM Sun. 9 AM 3 PM CCP Classes 10 AM & 1 PM GUN SHOW GUNS, AMMO, KNIVES February 22 & 23 National Guard Armory 8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River, Fl Info 352-422-3461 $ 1 00 DISCOUNT On Admission for everyone you bring! BUY SELL TRADE COLLECTABLE AND SPORTING ARMS ATM Food Service All Day FREE PARKING Dons 6th Annual Gun Show FREE APPRAISALS Celebrating at FairfieldReigning royalty from Fairfield Village's St. Valentine's Day party include from left: Queen, Ethel Dearing; King, R.B. Weller; Prince, Don George; & Princess, Becky Weller. These winners won the popular vote and prizes furnished by Rachel Muse, Fairfield Village Community Manager. More on Pages 7 and 12. home indicates his equine affinity. Several people did not miss the irony in the selection of 'Young Prince George." The sense of humor of our "prince" found this analogy appropriate. Even though we know that Prince William and Kate Middleton are not Dons parents by any stretch of anyone's imagination, we still congratulate our young prince, Don George. The St. Valentine's Day Dinner was one of the best events we have had in some time. Lil Oliver is to be commended for all her hard work as is also true for all those who helped her. The next event will be the Koffee Klatch that will be Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. until noon. I (Priscilla Morris Barnett) will be hosting that event along with a number of nice neighbors who have offered to help. We hope that a large number of our neighbors will be able to attend and enjoy some good coffee, tea, juice and many kinds of delicious pastries and other goodies. The best part absolutely will be the chance to sit and visit with old friends and new neighbors. As for me .I really like the saying on my wall in my breakfast room: "Retirement is one big coffee break." So come to the clubhouse and "take a break" to visit and converse. From Fairfield Village, the "lively place filled with lovely people"we wish everyone a great week and urge our families, friends/neighbors to take time to tell those you love that you really do love them. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 7 Helen and Bob Roberts are two of FFV's most popular Sweethearts. Few people would guess that Bob is 95 years young. One of Fairfield Village's happiest people, Jim Meissner, enjoyed "clowning" wearing his pink mustache and Valentine Heart suspenders. Someone was look for bread in a local bread store, and found some, only it was the green kind and it wasnt his. Marion County deputies are investigating a break-in at the Flowers Bread store in the 6000 block of State Road 200. A clerk opening the store found a broken window, and a safe was open and about $150 was missing. A local man who hangs around the store a lot, according to the clerk, was questioned about an unrelated matter, but no arrest was made. A vendor at the flea market on Northwest 44th Avenue says that on Sunday a wireless router and a tablet were stolen from his booth. The victim told deputies he was stocking material and had put the items on the table in front of his booth. When he returned later they were gone. He said he did not see anything suspicious, nor did other vendors in the area. He says he has canceled service on the router. Deputies are also investigating a burglary on Northwest 67th Lane. In the burglary, a flat screen television was taken. Burglar gets some bread... the kind thats green A New Hampshire man wanted for murder in North Carolina was located in a Dunnellon motel on Friday, Feb. 14, but apparently killed himself before he could be taken into custody. According to the Sheriffs Office, they were contacted by the Cary, North Carolina, Police Department in reference to a homicide suspect by the name of Eric Paul Engle, 43, of Duham, New Hampshire, who was possibly in Marion County. Engle had contacted a family member and confessed to a murder of an elderly man in Cary, and was now staying at the Anglers Resort in Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT team, coordinated efforts and surrounded room 3 of the resort. Contact was made with Engle by phone and he was encouraged to come outside and surrender peacefully, however he stayed inside his room, where a short time later he apparently took his own life. Engel was wanted in the shooting on Friday of Aleksander Lenny Wysocki, 74, at his home in western Cary. Wysocki died Friday at Duke University Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound at his home. Cary police responding to a 911 call found Wysocki in his side yard. Police canvassed the snow-covered neighborhood most of Friday morning. Officers taped off the street so passersby could not see a full view of the house, which is less than a mile southwest of elementary and middle schools. This is the first time since 2008 that Cary Police have investigated two murders in the same year. The other was a man accused of killing his brother. Suspect facing arrest kills self in Dunnellon IGLESIA AMIGOS DE JESUS (Church of the Friends of Jesus) BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the CitizenRecently I had the opportunity to experience a Spanish language religious worship service at Joy Lutheran Church. They were a small group of about 15 people; a few were children, plus the pastor. I was impressed with the warmth of the people and their sincere responsiveness and active participation throughout the service. Their service included much singing and music. When they sang, the pastor played a guitar and several people played maracas (sometimes called rumba shakers). All participated with voice, body movement and clapping. A female soloist with a beautiful voice sang a hymn accompanied by recorded music. Naturally the whole service was in the Spanish language and this reporter did not understand that language. It appeared that each member had his own Spanish liturgical book. A kind member of the group graciously offered to narrate the sermon in English as the pastor spoke. The sermon for this day was from the gospel of John Chapter 15. In this parable of the Vine, Jesus is the true vine and we are the branches. God is the vine dresser or grower. Every branch that does not bear fruit is taken away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes so it will bear more fruit. The fruit is everything that brings glory to Godthose good deeds we do for others. The Pastor said that the fruit is the quality of the Christian character, a gift from God. The group joined in a circle and shared Communion of wafers and grape juice. Finally they concluded the service by holding hands and offering a prayer for one another. Pastor Israel Reyes, the leader of this group, is originally from Puerto Rico. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith but later developed an interest in evangelism and being more out in the community. In 1970, after completing the Assemblies of God seminary program, he was ordained in Cheboygan, Wisconsin. Pastor Reyes was employed for five years with a Lutheran Church in Dade City, Pasco County where he had an outreach program for migrant workers, ministering to their religious and social issues. For 15 years he worked with an Evangelical church in Williston, where his ministry was with a farm workers program for persons that worked with horses and others who grew peanuts. In October 2013, Pastor Reyes approached Joy Lutheran Church about holding a Spanish language service. Since then he has been providing a worship service every Sunday, in the sanctuary at 1 p.m. He also offers a Spanish Bible Study on at 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Pastor Reyes would like to reach out to the Hispanic people in the surrounding community and provide a charismatic ministry for them. He encourages all those who may be interested to come and experience this family-focused worship service in Spanish. He is also assisted by Pastor Luis Betances who is originally from Santa Domingo and ordained in 1972 by a charismatic sect of the Catholic Church. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 or Luis Batances at 352-362-4552. Active participation noted in Spanish church service Pastor Israel Reyes United Way selects new president Scot Quintel of Richmond Indiana has been selected to lead the United Way of Marion County as its president and CEO. Quintel currently serves as President and CEO of the United Way of Whitewater Valley headquartered in Richmond Indiana. He will begin his duties in Ocala on March 19. We have conducted a thorough national search and are pleased to bring Scot Quintel to our community, said UW Board Chairman Tom Falanga. We also are pleased to announce the promotion of Tina Banner, APR, CPRC, Vice President of Resource Development, to a new position in our organization, Executive Vice President, Falanga said. Quintel has had progressive experience in three United Ways Lansing Michigan, Beaumont Texas, and his current position in Richmond.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, February 19, 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 ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... The Williston Pioneer has an opening on our advertising team. E-mail your resume to Carolyn Ten Broeck at editor@willistonpioneer.com. We are an equal opportunity employer. Drug testing required. 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! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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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! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. W e Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ 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 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 000HEOJ For February to be such a short month, it has many holidays: Groundhog Day, Lincolns birthday, Washingtons Birthday, Valentines Day, National Heart Awareness month, Black History month, and probably others not mentioned. Do you remember when we got out of school on Feb. 12 for Lincolns birthday; and on Feb. 22 for Washingtons Birthday? Now, we combine the two and celebrate Presidents Day on the third Monday in February. The day, originally established in 1885, was in recognition of President George Washington. It is still officially called Washingtons Birthday by the federal government. Now, for many, Presidents Day is a day to honor all the American presidents, but most significantly George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Prior to 1968, having two presidential birthdays so close together didnt seem to bother anyone. February 22 was observed as a federal public holiday to honor the birthday of George Washington and Feb. 12 was observed as a public holiday to honor Abraham Lincolns birthday. In 1968, things changed when the 90th Congress was determined to create a uniform system of federal Monday holidays. They voted to shift three existing holidays (including Washingtons Birthday) to Mondays. The law took effect in 1971, and as a result, Washingtons Birthday holiday was changed to the third Monday in February. But not all Americans were happy with the new law. There was some concern that Washingtons identity would be lost since the third Monday in February would never fall on his actual birthday. There was also an attempt to rename the public holiday Presidents Day, but the idea didnt go anywhere since some believed not all presidents deserved a special recognition. Even though Congress had created a uniform federal holiday law, there was not a uniform holiday title agreement among the individual states. Some states, like California, Idaho, Tennessee and Texas chose not to retain the federal holiday title and renamed their state holiday Presidents Day. From that point forward, the term Presidents Day became a marketing phenomenon, as advertisers sought to capitalize on the opportunity for threeday or week-long sales. In 1999, bills were introduced in both the U.S. House (HR-1363) and Senate (S-978) to specify that the legal public holiday once referred to as Washingtons Birthday be officially called by that name once again. Both bills died in committees. Now Presidents Day is well accepted and celebrated. Some communities still observe the original holidays of Washington and Lincoln, and many parks actually stage reenactments and pageants in their honor. We were saddened last week with news of the death of Shirley Temple. Many of us here in QM can remember going to see her in the movies. I wish I still had my Shirley Temple doll! Shirley Temple was Americas top boxoffice draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She was just 3 years old when she made her film debut in 1932. She appeared in scores of movies and kept children singing On the Good Ship Lollipop for generations. She was credited with helping save 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy with films such as Curly Top and The Littlest Rebel. She even had a drink named after her, an appropriately sweet and innocent cocktail of ginger ale and grenadine, topped with a maraschino cherry (the Shirley Temple drink is still served to children today). Her immense popularity prompted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to say: As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right. She teamed with the great black dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson in two 1935 films, The Little Colonel and The Littlest Rebel. Their tap dance up the steps in The Little Colonel became a landmark in the history of film dance. She won a special Academy Award in early 1935 for her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment in the previous year. On her eighth birthday she received more than 135,000 presents from around the world, including a February sure has plenty of holidays Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 11 baby kangaroo from Australia and a Jersey calf from school children in Oregon. Shirley Temple retired from films at the age of 21. She raised a family and later became active in politics. She made an unsuccessful bid as a Republican candidate for Congress in 1967. After Richard Nixon became president in 1969, he appointed her as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. In the 1970s, she was U.S. ambassador to Ghana and later U.S. chief of protocol. She then served as ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the administration of the first President Bush. A few months after she arrived in Prague in mid-1989, communist rule was overthrown in Czechoslovakia as the Iron Curtain collapsed across Eastern Europe. She considered her background in entertainment an asset to her political career. Thank you, Shirley Temple for enriching our lives as children and adults! Remember the QM Hearts and Roses horse race is Saturday! QUAILcontinued from Page 2 cross-dressed and when they jumped into a pool at Arizonas stadium. It did seem to be what most would say is good, clean fun, but I wonder how may rookies, deep down, resented the treatment of the more veteran baseball players. I found that Floridas laws against hazing seem to provide only to schools, not to the general workplace. That should change. The Legislature should expand anti-hazing laws to cover all workers in Florida, whether they are low-paid hourly workers or high-priced professional athletes. Everyone deserves not to work in a hostile environment, even if its their first year in an organization. Weve put the entire report on our website, www.westmarionmessenger.com, in the interest of keeping people informed. But dont let children read it, and dont read it yourself if youre sensitive to bad, graphic language.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. CLARKcontinued from Page 8

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When we hear The Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem in movies or TV shows, depicted in any time period before 1931, theyre inaccurate. Its interesting the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, was written while Fort MHenry was being bombarded by the British Royal Navy, and when the song was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, it was put to music by a composer from Great Britain. Quite ironic, dont you think? I must close with this thought. Our National Anthem is so beautiful, yet, the most abused piece of music since it was adopted as our National Anthem. Just because a singer has a public name doesnt mean they can sing. Most cant. I agree with many opinions, that our National Anthem should be played by a band at public functions. This would eliminate the abuse of The Star Spangled Banner, and, Long May It Wave. Bill L. Ford Oak Run LETTERScontinued from Page 8 Quite a few, if not most put a whole lot of credence into a kiss. Much can be argued in favor of this philosophy, but not from me. I grew up in a generation that never kissed on the first date. Sad to say, that idea went out with Noah and his ark and you can kiss that idea goodbye. Nothing wrong with a kiss, if it is with the right person. It seems we are living in a culture where all anybody thinks about is kiss, kiss, kiss. So much so, that the average kiss is just that, average. Whatever happened to the romance factor behind the kiss? I am one that is not given to hugging people let alone kissing them. I have friends in a certain church that believes in what they call, A Holy Kiss. They take it from the Bible where it says that we are to greet one another with a holy kiss. As soon as I find out and understand what a holy kiss is, I might start doing it. But not until then and dont count on it. I am one of those people who likes a warm friendly handshake. Such a handshake conveys all I really want to say at the moment. It is not that I am unfriendly and it is not that I do not have warm feelings about people. I just like to preserve my space. A kiss could mean a lot of things to different people. I see an advertisement on television all the time that says, Every kiss begins with Kay. What does that really mean? Does everybody have to go to the Kays jewelry store in order to kiss someone? Is that where kissing really begins? If so, please count me out. A kiss should be something special and not thrown around like some dirty old rag. It should mean something to the people involved. Some believe romance begins with a kiss. If that is so, I am out of the game. So many people kiss and tell that I think there should be some kind of law enacted to prohibit this sort of activity. A kiss should be a private activity not to be shared with the whole world. When sharing such an activity with the whole world, it ceases to be romance and enters into the area of performance. And boy do I hate performance. Not just because I am a bad actor... Well, maybe it is just because Im a bad actor. Today kissing is so cavalier that it hardly means anything to anybody. I still remember my first kiss. I was in Bible school studying for the ministry where I met this girl. We had been dating two months before I realized we were dating. On many things, especially in the romantic arena, I am rather slow. At the end of our first date, she surprised me by hugging me. I had never been hugged before. I did not know what to do with my arms. I did not know if I should stand there or if I should say something. At the time nothing really came to mind so I just stood there saying nothing. The frightening thing about this first hug was I could not sleep all night long. I had no idea what it meant and I did not know what I was supposed to do. What would I say to this young lady when I met her the next day? How could I look her in the eyes? I am not sure if I have ever gotten over that first hug after all these years. The big question: What happens after that first kiss? Read the classifieds The thing I did not realize at the time was, every kiss begins with a hug. Forget Kay, whoever she is. Then, the inevitable happened. We had concluded our date, and I took her over to the doorway of the dormitory where she lived. All of a sudden, at least from my perspective, she rose up on her tippy toes and kissed me right on the lips. Then she turned around and went away into the dorm, leaving me standing on the porch not knowing what happened or what to do next. It was February and just a week away from Valentines Day. I had my Valentines Day present and my dilemma was, what do I now give her in return? What in the world could ever top a kiss? Being a nave young gentleman, I did not possess the resources to process this sort of problem. I had never bought anybody a Valentines Day present in my life. What did they really look like? After some soul-searching and wallet rumbling, I bought her a heart-shaped box of candy. When I presented it to her, she was thrilled and kissed me again. What do I have to do now? Do I buy her another box of candy? The next few hours were rather foggy to me and even the next couple of days. By the end of Valentines Day, I discovered I was engaged to be married and it all started with a hug. Please see PASTOR Page 10 Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder PASTORcontinued from Page 3 The apostle Paul put it best when he wrote, And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (1 Corinthians 13:13). A kiss is an expression of love. It is not so much the kiss as what comes after that kiss; a relationship that gets better and better every year.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. New event to help HabitatThe first ever Strawberry and Craft Festival is set for Saturday, March 1 in downtown historic Ocala. The event includes a craft show, free entertainment, a Kidzone and all things Strawberry and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Marion County, Inc.Military retirees meetingAn American Military Retirees Association member is working toward forming an AMRA chapter in your local area. We are especially inviting all AMRA members within a 50-mile radius of Gainsville to attend the chapter organizational meeting which Jimmy Johnson is organizing to launch this chapter. Please join him.... and become a charter member. The meeting will be Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Run clubhouse, 10379 SW 88th Terrace, Ocala, just off State Road 200 about one mile east of Walmart. 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Thursday, Feb. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Our guest speaker will be Matt Feehan from Morgan Stanley Smith Barnery. We will also finalize chapter plans for the upcoming AFA State Winter Meeting and AFA AFJROTC State Drill Meet. Everyone is welcome.Tribute Quartet at College Road churchThe Tribute Quartet will be in concert on Thursday, Feb. 20 at College Road Baptist Church in Ocala. Voted 2008 Horizon Group of the Year and SGNs 2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, this group presents Southern Gospel music at its finest. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and a $10 donation is requested at the door. College Road Baptist Church is located mile south of I-75 at 5010 SW College Road. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.Spelling bee scheduledSpellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 27 middle school students from all 10 public and one private local middle school. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 55th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 26, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Womans Club of Ocala returns as the major sponsor of this years district event. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com.Friday, Feb. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart.Saturday, 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.Book sale for animal charityA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Sunday Feb. 23 Marion Chamber Music Society ConcertThe English brought us select tea, fine china, and ...s ome of the most opulent melodies in all of European music literature. English music is sonorous, harmonically elegant and refined. For our next free Marion Chamber Music concert we will feature Violist Helen Kirklin and pianist Roberta Swedien, who will feature a bouquet of English music for viola and piano Sunday Feb. 23 at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala. The concert includes works by Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge, and the world premiere of Sonata for Viola and Piano by Arthur Maud. Helen and Roberta have previously performed for us to standing ovations. 352-867-1340. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, February 19, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000HENK Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 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. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, February 19, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HCIK West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Sheriff loses power to zap The four words most associated with Tasers, the stun guns that are used to subdue rowdy suspects, were uttered at the University of Florida in 2007: Dont tase me, bro. A Taser was used on Andrew Meyer, who forced his way to a microphone to ask a question of then Sen. John Kerry, who was speaking at the Gainesville college. After yelling, Meyer was tased and was taken away by police. Tasers were in the news last week, and, frankly, we dont think the matter should have been publicized as widely as it was. A court in Delaware announced settlement of a patent infringement case in which the Taser company had sue another firm for producing similar stun guns. In the suit, Taser received the names of all agencies that bought the disputed stun guns. The Marion County Sheriffs Office was among them. The agency received a letter from the company and realized it had to stop using them. Now the sheriff is faced with the expense of buying new Tasers for deputies. In our way of thinking, this incident could have been handled with executive meetings. However, it became public last week, and now every criminal in Marion County knows that the deputies dont have stun guns of any type. If the matter had been handled quietly, the deputies could have continued to use the old stun guns until new ones are ordered. That way, no officer would be in extra danger. The purchase of new Tasers is going to be a small budget-buster, but it is an absolute necessity. The county needs to protect its officers. And we would also warn the Taser company that if any officer is injured because he didnt have a stun gun, they will be, were sure, facing massive lawsuits for not letting the deputies use the disputed stun guns while Tasers are being purchased. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Trauma thanksWe are writing to thank Ocala Regional Medical Center and the 911 EMTs for exemplary care given to my husband Jan. 2-4, 2014, On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, my husband Paul fell from a ladder at our lodge in the Ocala National Forest, not far from Eureka. I heard the ladder fall from another part of the house and discovered him lying face down on a wooden deck, unconscious and bleeding copiously from his left eye and nose. Though it took between 45-60 minutes before the EMT and fire truck were able to find us, the 911 operator stayed on the line with me the entire time, and kept me sane and calm. The EMTs were quick, efficient, kind, and compassionate. Paul sustained a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures to his left shoulder and left face. Five and a half weeks later, he is nearly 100 percent. As Christians, we attribute his rapid and near complete recovery to prayer, but also the great fortune of being attended to by the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. I dont remember all the names of those individuals who helped, but here is a partial list: Dr. Ahumada and Dr Karuppiah consulted during the admission. Dr. Joshua Hagan was attending; Dr. Robert Browning also did rounds; Mike and Stacey were Trauma Unit nurses; Jonathan and Paul were the PTs. These professionals were compassionate, patient, professional, and clearly explained what had happened, what they were doing, and what we could expect. The residents and visitors of Marian County are fortunate, indeed, to have such an incredible Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Paul and Cathy Schmidt Clearwater, Florida The Star Spangled BannerThere has been much written about the singing or playing of the Star Spangled Banner, but no one has come forward with a factual account of its origin. So, having been a music major in college, I thought, during this time of Presidents Day Week, it would be nice to set the record straight. First, i would like to point out the first Assumed National Anthem was the song Chester, written by William Billings in 1797. Its actually a very beautiful, and lilting song, and people should look it up on-line and listen to it. It could be characterized as a true revolutionary song, with spirit. But, I know you just want the facts, so here goes. By the way some spelling is different from today, but its as it was spelled at the time of their writings. Francis Scott Key, (1789-1843) wrote a poem, on September 14, 1814, titled, Defence of Fort MHenry, after witnessing, the bombardment of Fort MHenry during the war of 1812, by the British Royal Navy. John Stafford Smith (1750-1836), a British composer, was born in the same year Johann Sebastian Bach died. In the 1770s, Smith wrote, The Anacreon Song (The Anacreon in Heaven) for the Anacreontic Society of Britton. At the conclusion of the war of 1812, the music of the Anacreonic Song was put together with the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, which was by then, was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, a 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. This past weekend, I spent a lot of time reading some obscene and vulgar material, including racial slurs, family insults and other derogatory items. Was I on a porn site? No, I was reading the Wells Report, the 114-page document which summarized an investigation into the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, among others. For those who may not be aware of this case, last year in the middle of the NFL season, Martin, an offensive lineman and a starter for the Dolphins, was a rookie who suddenly left the team and checked himself into a hospital for psychological evaluation. Within hours, stories surfaced that Martin had been bullied, harassed and otherwise treated to insults from at least three teammates, the leader of whom seemed to be Incognito. It has to be noted that Martin is biracial and Incognito is white. After a while, the NFL commissioned an investigation into these allegations, and gave the law firm doing the report independent access to everything, including interviews with all the Dolphins, with Martin, and with the team hierarchy. That brought forth the report, which was issued last Friday. You only have to read the first 14 pages to get the gist of what was in it. Martin was repeatedly harassed by some of his teammates, and the insults went as far as joking about having sex with his sister and his mother. There were many texts available for the investigators to look at, including Martin to his family before this became public. When the story first broke, no one knew the seriousness of the charges, inSome disgusting reading from sports world Among Friends Jim Clark cluding a large number of commentators who just brushed it aside as the culture of the locker room. Now it appears it was a lot more than that. Its also reported that an assistant trainer of another nationality was also picked on, as was another player. This is not Incognitos first brush with controversy. All the way back to his days at Nebraska he was in trouble, and it has followed him through his NFL career. His lawyer says the Wells Report is patently false, and wants to know how they could get it so wrong. So far, hes the only one to come to Incognitos defense. Everyone is trying to figure out what will happen next. Some commentators have said that Incognito is through as an NFL player. They also feel that Martin will get another chance to play. Others feel that the Dolphins, who have started to clean house in the front office because they are no longer a contender, may have to make some coaching changes. Head Coach Joe Philbin has not been implicated, but could be collateral damage in the fallout. I first started looking up Floridas anti-hazing laws last summer, when the Miami Marlins had their rookies get Please see LETTERS, Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 11 Monday, Feb. 24 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. R etired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on Feb. 24 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The speaker will be Linda Martin, who will discuss Hospice Services. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. Tuesday, Feb. 25 B reas t cancer s ur viv ors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. Our meeting on Feb. 25 will be a Brain Booster/Brain Teaser presentation by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top Of The World. Cammy always has a fun and interesting presentation and activity that keeps our group stimulated.Thursday, Feb. 27 Pre v iew Nig ht at collegeThe College of Central Florida invites students, parents and community members to 2014 Preview Night Thursday, Feb. 27. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ewers Century Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers with exhibits and workshops on dual enrollment, admissions and financial aid, workforce and certificate programs, teacher education opportunities, and advanced degrees including CFs baccalaureate programs. Visit one or several information sessions. Preview Night provides an opportunity for our community to see what options are available at CF, said Teri Little-Berry, director of Admissions and Records. For information about the free event, call Randolph Bellamy at 352-854-2322, ext. 1543. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.Friday, Feb. 28 T hreeday b and p erf ormancesThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, under the direction of Les Muncaster, announces special performances featuring jazz trombonist, Harry Watters: Jazz It Up with Harry (and Friends) on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.; and T is for Trombone on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. with Harry and the concert band. On Saturday and Sunday, musical selections include: Flight of the Bumblebee, Embraceable You, Music from The Incredibles, Reds White & Blue March, written by Red Skelton, The Mission, Hosts of Freedom and more. All performances are at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala, and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. G enealog ical s eminarThe Marion County Genealogical Society will present a free seminar by Crista Cowan, Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Her topics are Five Things to Try at Ancestry, and Sharing Your Family Story. The seminar is at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For further information, contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840.Saturday, March 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. 000HDNP 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, February 19, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. A NOTHER L OCATION I NSIDE C RYSTAL R IVER M ALL (N EXT TO K-M ART ) Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside U 1 T ravel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There. Over 1,300 locations nationwide! WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS! CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) Call for a FREE demo today! Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. 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$$ Saturday evening, Feb. 15, the Fairfield Village clubhouse was abuzz with the celebration of Valentine's Day. Granted, it was "the day after" the popular holiday, but that was the consensus time for the celebration-leaving Friday, Feb. 14, for any "Sweetheart Dates." It was clear by the large number present that the decision was a popular one. The accompanying photos are evidence of the fun that the participants had as they enjoyed good food, good conversation, and good times as four of Fairfield's neighbors were chosen to reign as Valentine "Royalty." The FFV Queen is Ethel Dearing, who has lived in our lovely community for 23 years. Ms. Ethel is a walking book of knowledge about the community's history along with being a beautiful lady who is loved by all who know her. Even though she is 88 (she is proud of her age), Ethel does lots of volunteer work and is very active in her church. From your reporter's point of view, I want to thank Ms. Ethel again for being the first person to make me feel welcome when I moved here in 2009. Also, Ms. Ethel is a special mentor for my 16year-old granddaughter, Olivia, who loves her so much. Congratulations, Ms. Ethel Dearing. The King and the Princess respectively are a married couple. R.B. Weller and his wonderful wife, Becky, have lived in our community for 22 years. R.B. is often called the "Mayor" and Becky then becomes the "First Lady." Their happy smiles light up any room and especially the Clubhouse when they are in attendance at events. R.B. (Bryce) formerly worked in landscaping for the community and Ms Becky was the water aerobics leader for many years. They have a large family who come to visit the Wellers very often. Ms. Becky is a familiar face with the Ladies Lunch Bunch. Congratulations to this adorable duo--King "Bryce" and Princess "Becky." The "junior" of the group of royalty is Don George who has lived in FFV for 9 years. Since he is working most of the time, he is often unable to attend many functions. Don is a horse trainer of some renown in Marion County. Some of the "lawn art" in front of his nice Celebrating Valentines Day with party, royalty Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Ginie Keller looks on approvingly as her grandson, Cody, flashes a big smile at the Valentine's Day Dinner. Young Cody's family was visiting their parents and enjoying the delicious food at the gathering in the FFV clubhouse. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 12

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, February 19, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HCIK West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Sheriff loses power to zap The four words most associated with Tasers, the stun guns that are used to subdue rowdy suspects, were uttered at the University of Florida in 2007: Dont tase me, bro. A Taser was used on Andrew Meyer, who forced his way to a microphone to ask a question of then Sen. John Kerry, who was speaking at the Gainesville college. After yelling, Meyer was tased and was taken away by police. Tasers were in the news last week, and, frankly, we dont think the matter should have been publicized as widely as it was. A court in Delaware announced settlement of a patent infringement case in which the Taser company had sue another firm for producing similar stun guns. In the suit, Taser received the names of all agencies that bought the disputed stun guns. The Marion County Sheriffs Office was among them. The agency received a letter from the company and realized it had to stop using them. Now the sheriff is faced with the expense of buying new Tasers for deputies. In our way of thinking, this incident could have been handled with executive meetings. However, it became public last week, and now every criminal in Marion County knows that the deputies dont have stun guns of any type. If the matter had been handled quietly, the deputies could have continued to use the old stun guns until new ones are ordered. That way, no officer would be in extra danger. The purchase of new Tasers is going to be a small budget-buster, but it is an absolute necessity. The county needs to protect its officers. And we would also warn the Taser company that if any officer is injured because he didnt have a stun gun, they will be, were sure, facing massive lawsuits for not letting the deputies use the disputed stun guns while Tasers are being purchased. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Trauma thanksWe are writing to thank Ocala Regional Medical Center and the 911 EMTs for exemplary care given to my husband Jan. 2-4, 2014, On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, my husband Paul fell from a ladder at our lodge in the Ocala National Forest, not far from Eureka. I heard the ladder fall from another part of the house and discovered him lying face down on a wooden deck, unconscious and bleeding copiously from his left eye and nose. Though it took between 45-60 minutes before the EMT and fire truck were able to find us, the 911 operator stayed on the line with me the entire time, and kept me sane and calm. The EMTs were quick, efficient, kind, and compassionate. Paul sustained a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures to his left shoulder and left face. Five and a half weeks later, he is nearly 100 percent. As Christians, we attribute his rapid and near complete recovery to prayer, but also the great fortune of being attended to by the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. I dont remember all the names of those individuals who helped, but here is a partial list: Dr. Ahumada and Dr Karuppiah consulted during the admission. Dr. Joshua Hagan was attending; Dr. Robert Browning also did rounds; Mike and Stacey were Trauma Unit nurses; Jonathan and Paul were the PTs. These professionals were compassionate, patient, professional, and clearly explained what had happened, what they were doing, and what we could expect. The residents and visitors of Marian County are fortunate, indeed, to have such an incredible Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Paul and Cathy Schmidt Clearwater, Florida The Star Spangled BannerThere has been much written about the singing or playing of the Star Spangled Banner, but no one has come forward with a factual account of its origin. So, having been a music major in college, I thought, during this time of Presidents Day Week, it would be nice to set the record straight. First, i would like to point out the first Assumed National Anthem was the song Chester, written by William Billings in 1797. Its actually a very beautiful, and lilting song, and people should look it up on-line and listen to it. It could be characterized as a true revolutionary song, with spirit. But, I know you just want the facts, so here goes. By the way some spelling is different from today, but its as it was spelled at the time of their writings. Francis Scott Key, (1789-1843) wrote a poem, on September 14, 1814, titled, Defence of Fort MHenry, after witnessing, the bombardment of Fort MHenry during the war of 1812, by the British Royal Navy. John Stafford Smith (1750-1836), a British composer, was born in the same year Johann Sebastian Bach died. In the 1770s, Smith wrote, The Anacreon Song (The Anacreon in Heaven) for the Anacreontic Society of Britton. At the conclusion of the war of 1812, the music of the Anacreonic Song was put together with the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, which was by then, was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, a 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. This past weekend, I spent a lot of time reading some obscene and vulgar material, including racial slurs, family insults and other derogatory items. Was I on a porn site? No, I was reading the Wells Report, the 114-page document which summarized an investigation into the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, among others. For those who may not be aware of this case, last year in the middle of the NFL season, Martin, an offensive lineman and a starter for the Dolphins, was a rookie who suddenly left the team and checked himself into a hospital for psychological evaluation. Within hours, stories surfaced that Martin had been bullied, harassed and otherwise treated to insults from at least three teammates, the leader of whom seemed to be Incognito. It has to be noted that Martin is biracial and Incognito is white. After a while, the NFL commissioned an investigation into these allegations, and gave the law firm doing the report independent access to everything, including interviews with all the Dolphins, with Martin, and with the team hierarchy. That brought forth the report, which was issued last Friday. You only have to read the first 14 pages to get the gist of what was in it. Martin was repeatedly harassed by some of his teammates, and the insults went as far as joking about having sex with his sister and his mother. There were many texts available for the investigators to look at, including Martin to his family before this became public. When the story first broke, no one knew the seriousness of the charges, inSome disgusting reading from sports world Among Friends Jim Clark cluding a large number of commentators who just brushed it aside as the culture of the locker room. Now it appears it was a lot more than that. Its also reported that an assistant trainer of another nationality was also picked on, as was another player. This is not Incognitos first brush with controversy. All the way back to his days at Nebraska he was in trouble, and it has followed him through his NFL career. His lawyer says the Wells Report is patently false, and wants to know how they could get it so wrong. So far, hes the only one to come to Incognitos defense. Everyone is trying to figure out what will happen next. Some commentators have said that Incognito is through as an NFL player. They also feel that Martin will get another chance to play. Others feel that the Dolphins, who have started to clean house in the front office because they are no longer a contender, may have to make some coaching changes. Head Coach Joe Philbin has not been implicated, but could be collateral damage in the fallout. I first started looking up Floridas anti-hazing laws last summer, when the Miami Marlins had their rookies get Please see LETTERS, Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 11 Monday, Feb. 24 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. R etired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on Feb. 24 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The speaker will be Linda Martin, who will discuss Hospice Services. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. Tuesday, Feb. 25 B reas t cancer s ur viv ors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. Our meeting on Feb. 25 will be a Brain Booster/Brain Teaser presentation by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top Of The World. Cammy always has a fun and interesting presentation and activity that keeps our group stimulated.Thursday, Feb. 27 Pre v iew Nig ht at collegeThe College of Central Florida invites students, parents and community members to 2014 Preview Night Thursday, Feb. 27. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ewers Century Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers with exhibits and workshops on dual enrollment, admissions and financial aid, workforce and certificate programs, teacher education opportunities, and advanced degrees including CFs baccalaureate programs. Visit one or several information sessions. Preview Night provides an opportunity for our community to see what options are available at CF, said Teri Little-Berry, director of Admissions and Records. For information about the free event, call Randolph Bellamy at 352-854-2322, ext. 1543. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.Friday, Feb. 28 T hreeday b and p erf ormancesThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, under the direction of Les Muncaster, announces special performances featuring jazz trombonist, Harry Watters: Jazz It Up with Harry (and Friends) on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.; and T is for Trombone on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. with Harry and the concert band. On Saturday and Sunday, musical selections include: Flight of the Bumblebee, Embraceable You, Music from The Incredibles, Reds White & Blue March, written by Red Skelton, The Mission, Hosts of Freedom and more. All performances are at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala, and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. G enealog ical s eminarThe Marion County Genealogical Society will present a free seminar by Crista Cowan, Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Her topics are Five Things to Try at Ancestry, and Sharing Your Family Story. The seminar is at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For further information, contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840.Saturday, March 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. 000HDNP 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Thursday, Feb. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Our guest speaker will be Matt Feehan from Morgan Stanley Smith Barnery. We will also finalize chapter plans for the upcoming AFA State Winter Meeting and AFA AFJROTC State Drill Meet. Everyone is welcome.Tribute Quartet at College Road churchThe Tribute Quartet will be in concert on Thursday, Feb. 20 at College Road Baptist Church in Ocala. Voted 2008 Horizon Group of the Year and SGNs 2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, this group presents Southern Gospel music at its finest. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and a $10 donation is requested at the door. College Road Baptist Church is located mile south of I-75 at 5010 SW College Road. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.Spelling bee scheduledSpellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 27 middle school students from all 10 public and one private local middle school. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 55th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 26, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Womans Club of Ocala returns as the major sponsor of this years district event. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com.Friday, Feb. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart.Saturday, 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.Book sale for animal charityA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Sunday Feb. 23 Marion Chamber Music Society ConcertThe English brought us select tea, fine china, and ...s ome of the most opulent melodies in all of European music literature. English music is sonorous, harmonically elegant and refined. For our next free Marion Chamber Music concert we will feature Violist Helen Kirklin and pianist Roberta Swedien, who will feature a bouquet of English music for viola and piano Sunday Feb. 23 at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala. The concert includes works by Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge, and the world premiere of Sonata for Viola and Piano by Arthur Maud. Helen and Roberta have previously performed for us to standing ovations. 352-867-1340. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, February 19, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000HENK Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 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. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work youre doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking You could be very surprised by what you dont find. CA NCE R (June 21 to J uly 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LE O (July 23 to Aug 22 ) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRG O ( Aug 2 3 to Sept. 22) One way to kick a lessthan-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated Rolodex file is to throw one of your wellorganized get-togethers for friends and associates. LI BRA ( Sept. 2 3 to Oct. 22) Getting out of an obligation you didnt really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO ( Oct. 2 3 to N ov 2 1) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a no-nonsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to D ec. 2 1) A friends problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CA PRI CORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) The Sea Goat can benefit from an extra dose of self-confidence to unsettle your detractors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQU ARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once thats done, youll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. Happ en in gs 000HED8 Ocala Palms, Quail M eadows, G olden Hills residents Buying or Selling? Let s talk!Brett Shinn Brok er/Associatebrettshinn.com 352 433-6684Affiliates 7473-B SW 60th Av e. Ocala, FL 34476bs@brettshinn.com

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CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000HENC $100 Discount Coupon to the first 12 Attendees Reds Restaurant 841 1 N. SR 200 Thu., Feb. 27, Mar 6 10:00am Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy 200 Mon., Mar 3 3:30pm P avarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy 200 W ed., Mar. 5, 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. W ed., Mar. 5, 11:00am LaRoccos III Restaurant 5545 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thu., Mar 6, 9:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Thu., Mar 13, 10:30am 000HCMI 000HET8 patriotic song, and destined to become our National Anthem. Its generally sung in the key of F Major. The Star Spangled Banner, didnt became our National Anthem until 1931. It should be pointed out, a number of works were put forward to become our Nation Anthem, but of course, The Star Spangled Banner won out. When we hear The Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem in movies or TV shows, depicted in any time period before 1931, theyre inaccurate. Its interesting the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, was written while Fort MHenry was being bombarded by the British Royal Navy, and when the song was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, it was put to music by a composer from Great Britain. Quite ironic, dont you think? I must close with this thought. Our National Anthem is so beautiful, yet, the most abused piece of music since it was adopted as our National Anthem. Just because a singer has a public name doesnt mean they can sing. Most cant. I agree with many opinions, that our National Anthem should be played by a band at public functions. This would eliminate the abuse of The Star Spangled Banner, and, Long May It Wave. Bill L. Ford Oak Run LETTERScontinued from Page 8 Quite a few, if not most put a whole lot of credence into a kiss. Much can be argued in favor of this philosophy, but not from me. I grew up in a generation that never kissed on the first date. Sad to say, that idea went out with Noah and his ark and you can kiss that idea goodbye. Nothing wrong with a kiss, if it is with the right person. It seems we are living in a culture where all anybody thinks about is kiss, kiss, kiss. So much so, that the average kiss is just that, average. Whatever happened to the romance factor behind the kiss? I am one that is not given to hugging people let alone kissing them. I have friends in a certain church that believes in what they call, A Holy Kiss. They take it from the Bible where it says that we are to greet one another with a holy kiss. As soon as I find out and understand what a holy kiss is, I might start doing it. But not until then and dont count on it. I am one of those people who likes a warm friendly handshake. Such a handshake conveys all I really want to say at the moment. It is not that I am unfriendly and it is not that I do not have warm feelings about people. I just like to preserve my space. A kiss could mean a lot of things to different people. I see an advertisement on television all the time that says, Every kiss begins with Kay. What does that really mean? Does everybody have to go to the Kays jewelry store in order to kiss someone? Is that where kissing really begins? If so, please count me out. A kiss should be something special and not thrown around like some dirty old rag. It should mean something to the people involved. Some believe romance begins with a kiss. If that is so, I am out of the game. So many people kiss and tell that I think there should be some kind of law enacted to prohibit this sort of activity. A kiss should be a private activity not to be shared with the whole world. When sharing such an activity with the whole world, it ceases to be romance and enters into the area of performance. And boy do I hate performance. Not just because I am a bad actor... Well, maybe it is just because Im a bad actor. Today kissing is so cavalier that it hardly means anything to anybody. I still remember my first kiss. I was in Bible school studying for the ministry where I met this girl. We had been dating two months before I realized we were dating. On many things, especially in the romantic arena, I am rather slow. At the end of our first date, she surprised me by hugging me. I had never been hugged before. I did not know what to do with my arms. I did not know if I should stand there or if I should say something. At the time nothing really came to mind so I just stood there saying nothing. The frightening thing about this first hug was I could not sleep all night long. I had no idea what it meant and I did not know what I was supposed to do. What would I say to this young lady when I met her the next day? How could I look her in the eyes? I am not sure if I have ever gotten over that first hug after all these years. The big question: What happens after that first kiss? Read the classifieds The thing I did not realize at the time was, every kiss begins with a hug. Forget Kay, whoever she is. Then, the inevitable happened. We had concluded our date, and I took her over to the doorway of the dormitory where she lived. All of a sudden, at least from my perspective, she rose up on her tippy toes and kissed me right on the lips. Then she turned around and went away into the dorm, leaving me standing on the porch not knowing what happened or what to do next. It was February and just a week away from Valentines Day. I had my Valentines Day present and my dilemma was, what do I now give her in return? What in the world could ever top a kiss? Being a nave young gentleman, I did not possess the resources to process this sort of problem. I had never bought anybody a Valentines Day present in my life. What did they really look like? After some soul-searching and wallet rumbling, I bought her a heart-shaped box of candy. When I presented it to her, she was thrilled and kissed me again. What do I have to do now? Do I buy her another box of candy? The next few hours were rather foggy to me and even the next couple of days. By the end of Valentines Day, I discovered I was engaged to be married and it all started with a hug. Please see PASTOR Page 10 Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder PASTORcontinued from Page 3 The apostle Paul put it best when he wrote, And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (1 Corinthians 13:13). A kiss is an expression of love. It is not so much the kiss as what comes after that kiss; a relationship that gets better and better every year.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. New event to help HabitatThe first ever Strawberry and Craft Festival is set for Saturday, March 1 in downtown historic Ocala. The event includes a craft show, free entertainment, a Kidzone and all things Strawberry and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Marion County, Inc.Military retirees meetingAn American Military Retirees Association member is working toward forming an AMRA chapter in your local area. We are especially inviting all AMRA members within a 50-mile radius of Gainsville to attend the chapter organizational meeting which Jimmy Johnson is organizing to launch this chapter. Please join him.... and become a charter member. The meeting will be Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Run clubhouse, 10379 SW 88th Terrace, Ocala, just off State Road 200 about one mile east of Walmart. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, February 19, 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. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 BENES International School of Beauty www .benes.edu SPRINGHILL CAMPUS Cosmetology March 17th Day & Night School Barber April 28th Night School Massage Ther April 28th Day School Massage Ther April 28th Night School NAIL TECH or F ACIAL TECH Day School Open Enrollment INTRODUCING NEW Night School MARCH 17th Classes for Nail Tech or Facial TechMon., Tues., W ed. 5:00 PM-9:00 PM(727) 848-8415 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE Full & Part time STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 INVACARE POWER WHEELCHAIR Pronto M14 SureStep Perfect shape $950 352-897-4154 Baldwin Piano with bench and cover. Oak finish $300 OBO (352) 854-1607 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! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. W e Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ 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 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 000HEOJ For February to be such a short month, it has many holidays: Groundhog Day, Lincolns birthday, Washingtons Birthday, Valentines Day, National Heart Awareness month, Black History month, and probably others not mentioned. Do you remember when we got out of school on Feb. 12 for Lincolns birthday; and on Feb. 22 for Washingtons Birthday? Now, we combine the two and celebrate Presidents Day on the third Monday in February. The day, originally established in 1885, was in recognition of President George Washington. It is still officially called Washingtons Birthday by the federal government. Now, for many, Presidents Day is a day to honor all the American presidents, but most significantly George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Prior to 1968, having two presidential birthdays so close together didnt seem to bother anyone. February 22 was observed as a federal public holiday to honor the birthday of George Washington and Feb. 12 was observed as a public holiday to honor Abraham Lincolns birthday. In 1968, things changed when the 90th Congress was determined to create a uniform system of federal Monday holidays. They voted to shift three existing holidays (including Washingtons Birthday) to Mondays. The law took effect in 1971, and as a result, Washingtons Birthday holiday was changed to the third Monday in February. But not all Americans were happy with the new law. There was some concern that Washingtons identity would be lost since the third Monday in February would never fall on his actual birthday. There was also an attempt to rename the public holiday Presidents Day, but the idea didnt go anywhere since some believed not all presidents deserved a special recognition. Even though Congress had created a uniform federal holiday law, there was not a uniform holiday title agreement among the individual states. Some states, like California, Idaho, Tennessee and Texas chose not to retain the federal holiday title and renamed their state holiday Presidents Day. From that point forward, the term Presidents Day became a marketing phenomenon, as advertisers sought to capitalize on the opportunity for threeday or week-long sales. In 1999, bills were introduced in both the U.S. House (HR-1363) and Senate (S-978) to specify that the legal public holiday once referred to as Washingtons Birthday be officially called by that name once again. Both bills died in committees. Now Presidents Day is well accepted and celebrated. Some communities still observe the original holidays of Washington and Lincoln, and many parks actually stage reenactments and pageants in their honor. We were saddened last week with news of the death of Shirley Temple. Many of us here in QM can remember going to see her in the movies. I wish I still had my Shirley Temple doll! Shirley Temple was Americas top boxoffice draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She was just 3 years old when she made her film debut in 1932. She appeared in scores of movies and kept children singing On the Good Ship Lollipop for generations. She was credited with helping save 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy with films such as Curly Top and The Littlest Rebel. She even had a drink named after her, an appropriately sweet and innocent cocktail of ginger ale and grenadine, topped with a maraschino cherry (the Shirley Temple drink is still served to children today). Her immense popularity prompted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to say: As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right. She teamed with the great black dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson in two 1935 films, The Little Colonel and The Littlest Rebel. Their tap dance up the steps in The Little Colonel became a landmark in the history of film dance. She won a special Academy Award in early 1935 for her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment in the previous year. On her eighth birthday she received more than 135,000 presents from around the world, including a February sure has plenty of holidays Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 11 baby kangaroo from Australia and a Jersey calf from school children in Oregon. Shirley Temple retired from films at the age of 21. She raised a family and later became active in politics. She made an unsuccessful bid as a Republican candidate for Congress in 1967. After Richard Nixon became president in 1969, he appointed her as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. In the 1970s, she was U.S. ambassador to Ghana and later U.S. chief of protocol. She then served as ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the administration of the first President Bush. A few months after she arrived in Prague in mid-1989, communist rule was overthrown in Czechoslovakia as the Iron Curtain collapsed across Eastern Europe. She considered her background in entertainment an asset to her political career. Thank you, Shirley Temple for enriching our lives as children and adults! Remember the QM Hearts and Roses horse race is Saturday! QUAILcontinued from Page 2 cross-dressed and when they jumped into a pool at Arizonas stadium. It did seem to be what most would say is good, clean fun, but I wonder how may rookies, deep down, resented the treatment of the more veteran baseball players. I found that Floridas laws against hazing seem to provide only to schools, not to the general workplace. That should change. The Legislature should expand anti-hazing laws to cover all workers in Florida, whether they are low-paid hourly workers or high-priced professional athletes. Everyone deserves not to work in a hostile environment, even if its their first year in an organization. Weve put the entire report on our website, www.westmarionmessenger.com, in the interest of keeping people informed. But dont let children read it, and dont read it yourself if youre sensitive to bad, graphic language.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. CLARKcontinued from Page 8

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..7 Opinion................8 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 48 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties352-610-3018000HF2B 000HBJN Dons Fabulous 6th Annual Crystal River Armory Sat. 9 AM 5 PM Sun. 9 AM 3 PM CCP Classes 10 AM & 1 PM GUN SHOW GUNS, AMMO, KNIVES February 22 & 23 National Guard Armory 8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River, Fl Info 352-422-3461 $ 1 00 DISCOUNT On Admission for everyone you bring! BUY SELL TRADE COLLECTABLE AND SPORTING ARMS ATM Food Service All Day FREE PARKING Dons 6th Annual Gun Show FREE APPRAISALS Celebrating at FairfieldReigning royalty from Fairfield Village's St. Valentine's Day party include from left: Queen, Ethel Dearing; King, R.B. Weller; Prince, Don George; & Princess, Becky Weller. These winners won the popular vote and prizes furnished by Rachel Muse, Fairfield Village Community Manager. More on Pages 7 and 12. home indicates his equine affinity. Several people did not miss the irony in the selection of 'Young Prince George." The sense of humor of our "prince" found this analogy appropriate. Even though we know that Prince William and Kate Middleton are not Dons parents by any stretch of anyone's imagination, we still congratulate our young prince, Don George. The St. Valentine's Day Dinner was one of the best events we have had in some time. Lil Oliver is to be commended for all her hard work as is also true for all those who helped her. The next event will be the Koffee Klatch that will be Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. until noon. I (Priscilla Morris Barnett) will be hosting that event along with a number of nice neighbors who have offered to help. We hope that a large number of our neighbors will be able to attend and enjoy some good coffee, tea, juice and many kinds of delicious pastries and other goodies. The best part absolutely will be the chance to sit and visit with old friends and new neighbors. As for me .I really like the saying on my wall in my breakfast room: "Retirement is one big coffee break." So come to the clubhouse and "take a break" to visit and converse. From Fairfield Village, the "lively place filled with lovely people"we wish everyone a great week and urge our families, friends/neighbors to take time to tell those you love that you really do love them. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 7 Helen and Bob Roberts are two of FFV's most popular Sweethearts. Few people would guess that Bob is 95 years young. One of Fairfield Village's happiest people, Jim Meissner, enjoyed "clowning" wearing his pink mustache and Valentine Heart suspenders. Someone was look for bread in a local bread store, and found some, only it was the green kind and it wasnt his. Marion County deputies are investigating a break-in at the Flowers Bread store in the 6000 block of State Road 200. A clerk opening the store found a broken window, and a safe was open and about $150 was missing. A local man who hangs around the store a lot, according to the clerk, was questioned about an unrelated matter, but no arrest was made. A vendor at the flea market on Northwest 44th Avenue says that on Sunday a wireless router and a tablet were stolen from his booth. The victim told deputies he was stocking material and had put the items on the table in front of his booth. When he returned later they were gone. He said he did not see anything suspicious, nor did other vendors in the area. He says he has canceled service on the router. Deputies are also investigating a burglary on Northwest 67th Lane. In the burglary, a flat screen television was taken. Burglar gets some bread... the kind thats green A New Hampshire man wanted for murder in North Carolina was located in a Dunnellon motel on Friday, Feb. 14, but apparently killed himself before he could be taken into custody. According to the Sheriffs Office, they were contacted by the Cary, North Carolina, Police Department in reference to a homicide suspect by the name of Eric Paul Engle, 43, of Duham, New Hampshire, who was possibly in Marion County. Engle had contacted a family member and confessed to a murder of an elderly man in Cary, and was now staying at the Anglers Resort in Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT team, coordinated efforts and surrounded room 3 of the resort. Contact was made with Engle by phone and he was encouraged to come outside and surrender peacefully, however he stayed inside his room, where a short time later he apparently took his own life. Engel was wanted in the shooting on Friday of Aleksander Lenny Wysocki, 74, at his home in western Cary. Wysocki died Friday at Duke University Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound at his home. Cary police responding to a 911 call found Wysocki in his side yard. Police canvassed the snow-covered neighborhood most of Friday morning. Officers taped off the street so passersby could not see a full view of the house, which is less than a mile southwest of elementary and middle schools. This is the first time since 2008 that Cary Police have investigated two murders in the same year. The other was a man accused of killing his brother. Suspect facing arrest kills self in Dunnellon IGLESIA AMIGOS DE JESUS (Church of the Friends of Jesus) BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the CitizenRecently I had the opportunity to experience a Spanish language religious worship service at Joy Lutheran Church. They were a small group of about 15 people; a few were children, plus the pastor. I was impressed with the warmth of the people and their sincere responsiveness and active participation throughout the service. Their service included much singing and music. When they sang, the pastor played a guitar and several people played maracas (sometimes called rumba shakers). All participated with voice, body movement and clapping. A female soloist with a beautiful voice sang a hymn accompanied by recorded music. Naturally the whole service was in the Spanish language and this reporter did not understand that language. It appeared that each member had his own Spanish liturgical book. A kind member of the group graciously offered to narrate the sermon in English as the pastor spoke. The sermon for this day was from the gospel of John Chapter 15. In this parable of the Vine, Jesus is the true vine and we are the branches. God is the vine dresser or grower. Every branch that does not bear fruit is taken away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes so it will bear more fruit. The fruit is everything that brings glory to Godthose good deeds we do for others. The Pastor said that the fruit is the quality of the Christian character, a gift from God. The group joined in a circle and shared Communion of wafers and grape juice. Finally they concluded the service by holding hands and offering a prayer for one another. Pastor Israel Reyes, the leader of this group, is originally from Puerto Rico. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith but later developed an interest in evangelism and being more out in the community. In 1970, after completing the Assemblies of God seminary program, he was ordained in Cheboygan, Wisconsin. Pastor Reyes was employed for five years with a Lutheran Church in Dade City, Pasco County where he had an outreach program for migrant workers, ministering to their religious and social issues. For 15 years he worked with an Evangelical church in Williston, where his ministry was with a farm workers program for persons that worked with horses and others who grew peanuts. In October 2013, Pastor Reyes approached Joy Lutheran Church about holding a Spanish language service. Since then he has been providing a worship service every Sunday, in the sanctuary at 1 p.m. He also offers a Spanish Bible Study on at 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Pastor Reyes would like to reach out to the Hispanic people in the surrounding community and provide a charismatic ministry for them. He encourages all those who may be interested to come and experience this family-focused worship service in Spanish. He is also assisted by Pastor Luis Betances who is originally from Santa Domingo and ordained in 1972 by a charismatic sect of the Catholic Church. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 or Luis Batances at 352-362-4552. Active participation noted in Spanish church service Pastor Israel Reyes United Way selects new president Scot Quintel of Richmond Indiana has been selected to lead the United Way of Marion County as its president and CEO. Quintel currently serves as President and CEO of the United Way of Whitewater Valley headquartered in Richmond Indiana. He will begin his duties in Ocala on March 19. We have conducted a thorough national search and are pleased to bring Scot Quintel to our community, said UW Board Chairman Tom Falanga. We also are pleased to announce the promotion of Tina Banner, APR, CPRC, Vice President of Resource Development, to a new position in our organization, Executive Vice President, Falanga said. Quintel has had progressive experience in three United Ways Lansing Michigan, Beaumont Texas, and his current position in Richmond.