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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 49 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000HGOM $100 Discount Coupon to the first 12 Attendees Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Mon., Mar. 3, 3:30pm Pavarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Mar. 5, 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Wed., Mar. 5, 11:00am LaRoccos III Restaurant 5545 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thu., Mar. 6, 9:00am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thu., Mar. 6, 10:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Thu., Mar. 13, 10:30am 000HCN3 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 & UP On Feb. 20, the Marion County Sheriffs Office, in partnership with the Simon Property Group of the Paddock Mall, unveiled a new innovative idea by Sheriff Chris Blair to provide an information center kiosk for the citizens of Marion County. The kiosk displays information to the public concerning Most Wanted, Missing Persons, Amber/Silver Alerts, public service announcements (such as safe shopping tips and suspects of crime), etc. All four law enforcement Agencies: Marion County Sheriffs Office, Belleview Police Department, Dunnellon Police Department and Ocala Police Department, as well as Probation and Parole, will have access to post information to the kiosk as needed. Blair stated that Eventually we hope to have information centers throughout the community in highly populated areas as a strategy to reduce crime. Sheriff uses Mall kiosk to spread information The new kiosk at the Mall. Cattle driveThe cows took over the roads in downtown Ocala Saturday morning as they were marched to Tuscawilla Park for the Discovery Fest celebration. These photos were taken along Southeast First Avenue, about three blocks south of the downtown square. Traffic was stopped briefly, including on the Boulevard, to allow the cows to make their way to the park.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK BY PATRICIA GIZZI Stone Creek CorrespondentHow often are we called upon to help? If you are a mother or father of young children, the call for help can be constant. There are all kinds of help and the Stone Creek Veterans years ago heard the call to serve their country and they did. Today our Stone Creek Veterans continue to serve the Ocala Community in so many ways. Recently they were called upon to help a female homeless veteran who had gone through the program at the Ritz. She now had a job and an apartment but her apartment was without furniture. The veterans put out a notice to the Stone Creek residents and did they respond. The veterans who took on this call to help were Larry Melander, Jim Sorg and Fred Schnuerle. They used a pickup to get the donated kitchen and living room furniture, kitchen staples such as dishes, utensils, toaster oven, can opener, towels, and much needed clothing. They delivered these goods to Jane Phipps apartment. Jane was once a homeless veteran who successfully completed all programs at the Ritz Ocala/Veterans Village and now has a full time job and place to live. Al Morrison, resident director at the Ritz, was present at the move-in along with several Ritz residents who assisted in the unloading process. The Stone Creek Veterans would like to thank everyone for their generosity. Al and Jane have agreed to attend our Veterans Association March breakfast meeting to tell us about the Veterans Village program and Janes journey through the program. Another way the veterans helped was the first food drive of 2014. They schedule these food drives quarterly. They collected 1875 pounds of food and toiletries at this one in Januray. This was much needed food for Interfaith Emergency Service Pantry Program. Their motto is Serving the Least, the Last and the Lost. How wonderful to be a part of helping others. The Stone Creek Communitys generous participation in so many programs exemplifies the caring nature of our community. Stone Creek group helps a veteran in need Al Morrison, Jan Phipps, Fred Schnurele and Larry Melander with the moving truck. feron was delicious. Along with all the chocolate, there were healthy items like strawberries, pineapple, and ginger ale! Carolyn Slocumb was presented with a beautiful new purple outfit from the group in appreciation for her work with the group (I really enjoy what I do). It was nice meeting Dottie Hefferons daughter who is visiting from Michigan. She is really enjoying our Florida weather. Would you like to make a Red Hat style hair piece? Dottie is conducting a workshop at her house on Tuesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. She will have all the supplies; just let her know if you will be attending. Have you driven by the clubhouse lately? It looks different without the trees out in front. Plans are already approved for new landscaping around our clubhouse. Keep watching for the new look. In researching the holidays in February, I found that not only is Feb. 22 George Washingtons birthday, it is also National Margarita Day! I hope those of you who enjoy a good Margarita were able to have one last Friday. QUAILcontinued from Page 11 Those who gathered for the Ladies Luncheon. At left, Red Hats Chocolate and Champagne Party. At right, party queen Pat Talley.

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Ms. Ethel Dearing certainly lives up to her name. She is a dear who is also a darling. Double Whammy! Ethel is currently the person who has lived the longest in Fairfield Village having come here June 21, 1991making it 23 years this coming June. Ethel says, There were only 20 houses in Fairfield Village when I bought my home. Ethel is from Indiana. She and her husband came to Florida in 1989. They had a motor home and they had been traveling all over the U.S.; however, they came to Florida during the winter months and stayed in the Dunnellon area. While Ethel was still working as a practical nurse at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, a patient had told her about the good fishing on the Rainbow River. Ethels husband was an avid fisherman, so that enticed him to want to retire to Florida. Only four months after the Dearings moved to Florida, Ethels husband succumbed to lung cancer. During the time that Ethel was taking her husband for radiation treatments in Ocala, she passed by Fairfield Village and thought it was very attractive and interesting. Eighteen months after losing her husband, Ethel visited the FFV Clubhouse that had just been constructed. She found her darling little blue house on SW 60th Place, moved in, and the rest is history or herstory. Ethel is happy to share her ageshe is 88 and very lively to say the least. She insists that she would not want to be anywhere else. I enjoy living hereit is located close to all the doctors, hospitals, the mall, grocery stores, and other convenient stores. Fairfield Village has a prospectus that keeps the Village a nice place to live. Ethel was recently selected at the St. Valentines Day dinner as the queen of Fairfield Village by popular vote of those present at the dinner. Ethel told this writer that being selected queen is one of the biggest surprises and thrills of my life. I didnt know people even know who I am. Thank you for voting for me. Also, from a personal perspective, this writer would like everyone to know that Ms Ethel is the reason that I end all my columns for the West Marion Messenger with my coined phrase, a lively place filled with lovely people. Ethel Dearing is that lovely person who demonstrated to me from the day that I moved into my home diagonally across from Ms Ethels home that Fairfield Village is a lively place because she certainly personifies that slogan. She was the first person to welcome me along with her now16 year old little white poodle, Angel, who also earns her name as well. Congratulations, Ms Ethel Dearing, for being chosen as the Fairfield Village Neighbor of the Month for February. HOA, SAC separateAt the regular monthly meeting of the Fairfield Village HOA on Thursday, Feb. 20, Larry Hansen announced that the Homeowners Association and the Social Activities Committee are once again separate entities. Over the past several years, the two groups had been combined for what were considered to be legal considerations. After recent consultations with the HOA attorney, the groups came to the consensus that operating individually was the better choice for both organizations. Though the announcement was very low key and rather matter of fact, there were many smiles on faces of those present who had felt that this would be a good thing. There were also interested faces as the assembled group listened to Rebecca Boone present a timely program about Diabetes, Heart Health, and Weight Control. Larry Hansen, Norma Powers, Roz Martin, and Lil Oliver asked questions. Ms. Boone answered each one with very clearly stated responses. She stayed after the meeting to respond to more individual concerns. Many positive comments were made about the program and reports presented by the HOA. Hansen announced that the Community Management office is under renovation and will be completed soon. He also said that the barbecue area has a new fan; the main room of the Clubhouse is being rearranged for more convenience for those using the facilities; and the Billiards room will receive a fresh coat of paint along with some new stools and other needed equipment. Things continue to be improving in the Fairfield Village Community the lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11 2 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 000HGO3 OA SISREST AURANTOA SISREST AURANT7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476237-4598Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm PHILADELPHIA SCRAPPLE WHOLE BELLY CLAMS SEAFOOD FRIDAYS HOMEMADE SOUPS, CHILI AND DESSERTSWelcome Back Snowbirds! 000HGZ3 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY THROUGH 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)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 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 Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? 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 FREE 1-877-676-1403 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Ethel Dearing honored as Neighbor of the Month Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Ethel Dearing Fairfield Village's Home of the Month for February is the home of Bob and Helen Roberts. Congratulations to one of our most popular couples. If you thought you were seeing red at the Ladies Luncheon last week, you were! Since the luncheon was on Valentines Day practically everyone was dressed in red. We had a nice turn-out of 22 ladies from Quail Meadow for the lunch at The Braised Onion. This event is open for all women in Quail Meadow. We meet for lunch the second Friday of each month. This month we had three first timers join us Pat Jarvis, Elaine Sherwin, and Karen Hutchison. The food, as usual, was very good. If you want to meet your neighbors, then come join us next month when we meet on March 14 at the Stone Creek Grille. As you know, we in QM like to eat! The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow always find an excuse to meet and eat. This month it was our annual Champagne and Chocolates meeting. Twenty members joined in the eating and drinking. The chocolate fountain, as always, was a big hit with everyone. If you didnt get one of Nancy Lanes homemade brownies you missed a treat. Also, the chocolate fudge made by Dottie HefLots of red at Ladies Luncheon Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 12 Karen Hutchison, Pat Jarvis, and Elaine Sherwin.

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Sylvan Learning celebrates NEAs Read Across America Day with tips to encourage childrens love of reading In the month of March, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Learning located in Ocala, will join the nations parents, children and educators to observe the largest annual celebration of reading in the nation. In celebration of Dr. Seusss birthday, the National Educational Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day on March 3. The annual observance serves as a yearly opportunity for families to put reading front and center in a childs life. Its a day when parents can help children discover how reading can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning just as surely as TV, Internet or video games. Children whose primary exposure to reading occurs at school rather Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time. I will admit that I do get aggravated at a few things and, to be quite honest, a few people. Aggravation is one thing, but frustration is quite a different thing. In fact, aggravation probably is good for a person. You can go mellow for so long and then you need something this stir up the soul and aggravation does it all the time. So, there is something good to be said about aggravation. On the other hand, I cannot think of anything good to say about being frustrated. Frustration means have come to the end of something, hopefully it is not my rope, and I do not know what to do next. Well, I might know what to do next, but it is against the law in every state I know. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day at a local restaurant. We do this occasionally just to break the routine and, if you do not tell anybody, I like to make fun of other people. When I was growing up a lot of people made fun of me. Turnabout is fair play, I always say. We were getting along most famously and enjoying our evening repast when I happened to overhear the conversation from the table behind us. I am not one to eavesdrop, but there are some situations words impossible not to eavesdrop. If I want to tell my wife something I do not want anybody else to hear, I say it in the car so nobody else can hear. That is a rule everybody should understand. I remember as a child whenever I got too loud in the house, my mother would always say, Use your indoor voice. Youre getting too loud. I was about to turn around and tell the people behind us to use their indoor voice. Then I heard what they were saying and turned up the listening volume. These people who believe in God just make me angry, the man said to his companion. People who believe in God these days must be crazy. I really was tempted to interrupt him at this point but I wanted to hear what else he had to say. Im not going to let anybody tell me what to do. I am the master of my own ship. Im the captain of my life and what I say goes. I have heard that line many times before. Usually, the people who use this line of argument are those who believe in evolution and in this case, this man probably did come from some monkey somewhere. There was a little lull in the conversation and I went back to my dinner and conversation at our table. Then I heard the guy behind me beat his chest and roar again. I am what I am today because of my determination and my strength and my knowledge. I can do anything I set my heart on. Nobody can get in my way. At this point, it was all I could do to keep from laughing and falling off my chair. My wife was trying to find out what was wrong with me and I covertly pointed to the people behind me. She listened for a moment and then a smile broke out all across her face. Again, there was a lull in the conversation behind us and my wife and I whispered some sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. No matter how down you feel about yourself and how stupid you feel you are at times, it is always wonderful to run into someone stupider than yourself. That is what life is all about. The guy behind me then made another comment. All this snow up north is disgusting. When will it ever stop? Ive never known it to snow that much in any winter in my life. I glanced at my wife and I could see her shaking her head and mouthing the word no. Dont you hate it when your wife can read your mind and sometimes before your mind even works? She knew what I was thinking about and it was all I could do to keep from turning around and telling this man, If youre as big and as powerful as you think you are why dont YOU do something about the snow up north? Then, had I run with that thought, I would have said, If you cant control something as simple as the weather how in the world are you going to control your own life? It was all my wife could do to get me safely out of the restaurant. I wanted to go up to the table and stand before that guy, beat my chest and say, Me Tarzan, you insane. Driving home from the restaurant that night a verse of Scripture came to my mind. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself (Galatians 6:3). It takes a real man to know what he can and cannot do and then give honor to the One who can do what he cannot do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. half, which is already zoned as a PUD for those over 55. So its compatible with the exact same developers adjacent property? Now they say theyre going to ask to eliminate the over 55 requirement on the southern half, but right now its not compatible. Of course, the commissioners voted to approve the zoning, with a few changes, mainly in the wall. There will be a second exit, at the bottom of the southern end, assuming, of course, that the southern end is approved. There is no reason to think that the commissioners will reject it. These were the recommendations of staff. I think the recommendations should be published with every member of staff making their names public record. Maybe making them answerable to the public will make them think twice about ignoring the residents of Marion County and taking sides with the out-of-town developers.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3 10 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000H8AM AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! 000H9O3 WE ARE THE BUILDER NOW $58,500 Financing Available YOUR CHOICE 3BR + DEN or 4 BRs 3BR + DEN or 4 BRs SAME PRICE SAME PRICE ONLY $508.00 Per Month Ja sm in e Pl az a 35 240 100 01 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 16 0 SW S R 20 0 Un it 1 04 O ca la Fl or id a 34 47 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store , , , 2013 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Thank You For Voting Us Readers Choice #1 Jeweler For 7 Consecutive Y ears 000HEQ0 S TO RE H OU RS : TU ES .FR I. 1 05 SA T. 1 02 ST ORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SA T. 10-2 000HCMI CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Read the classifieds building roads which have helped business. However, government does not have any resources of its own. Roads were built because productive people paid taxes to pay for them. We have become a wealthy country because for most of our history we have had relatively low taxes (when rates were high there were huge loopholes), limited regulation, the rule of law, and relatively little corruption. No one is arguing that there should be no government, or that no tax revenue should be collected. Limited government, however, provides the freedom for entrepreneurs to provide solutions to peoples problems and improve their lives. If our elected officials would in humility stop trying to engineer fairness, step back and let Americans create wealth, the middle class could thrive again. President Obama is encouraging us to compare ourselves to those who have more. Rather than using these people as examples of how to achieve success, he is telling us it is unfair and that he can bring fairness and prosperity. Political points may be scored, but it will not improve our standard of living. If Americans succumb to the politics of envy we will be less happy and poorer for it.Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and the Working Group Coordinator for Marriage and Family with The Center for Vision & Values. He is also a researcher on Positive Youth Development. HORTONcontinued from Page 1 000HHLI PEST CONTROL SERVICES Hasta La Bye Bye. T ri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, Termite & Lawn Care Licensed and Insured Family owned and operated Serving Central Florida over 20 years Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613 Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Me Tarzan, but you insane! Easy ways to inspire children to read Please see READ, Page 4 Saturday, March 8 Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-598-6272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Sunday, March 10 Baritone bass singerThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Stephen Saxon, internationally recognized baritone/bass will sing your favorite classics, arias, show tunes and spirituals. Saxon has soloed on four continents; in national telecasts; for heads of state; under the maestri of Roberto Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Leonard Slatkin and with the Symphony or Orchestras in St. Louis, Minnesota, New York City, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and Santiago, Chile. He has sung with the New York City, Washington and Orlando opera companies as well as dozens of performances at the Kennedy Center. He soloed in the premiere of Jacob Druckmans oratoria Vox Humana commissioned by the National Symphony. He has also sung Beethovens Ninth Symphony 36 times. Saxon is a founder and frequent soloist with the Gainesville Civic Chorus. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics with the University of Florida. Carolyn Bailey Troupin is the piano accompanist. She has a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida. She is the president of the Gainesville Music Teachers Association. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Tuesday, March 11 Film Series presents BuckThe College of Central Florida International Film Series will present Buck, a poignant documentary about acclaimed horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. The 2011 film, which is rated PG, will be shown Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Directed by Cindy Meehl, Buck examines the life of Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become an expert in the interactions between horses and people. Brannaman became so skilled at communicating with horses that he traveled the country leading equine seminars. At the Appleton, viewers pay museum admission unless they are a museum member or a patron of the CF International Film Series. Series membership is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. The viewing is free at CF. For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/events.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burt Stephens will give a presentation on Producing YouTube Videos. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, March 12 Concert choir performsThe Dallas Christian College Worship Arts Department presents its 2014 Kingdom Tour Program The Shepherds Voice, featuring the concert choir, mixed ensembles and True 2 Life drama troup, on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This program based on John 10:27 will feature a message in drama plus a variety of gospel and contemporary Christian classics, performed by the 30 member Concert Choir. Join in this evening of music and fellowship. The concert is free and a love offering will be accepted. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 15 Marion Landing Yard Sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is on SW 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public.

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than at home may associate reading with work rather than pleasure, said Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala. Read Across America Day provides an ideal chance for parents to introduce reading as the enjoyable, entertaining activity that it can be. And of course, numerous studies have shown that the more reading a child does at home, the more it enhances that childs performance at school. However, reading is more than a one-day event. Thats why Bishoff is offering these five simple tips to help families ensure their children establish a lifelong relationship with the written word. Be a role model. Seeing is believing. Letting your child see you read on a regular basis is far more effective in conveying the importance of reading than telling them to do so. Be prepared to discuss what you are reading, and encourage children to ask questions about it. If you want them to read, read to them. Schedule a regular story time when you can sit quietly with your child, enjoy a book together and establish a direct parentto-child reading connection. Turn the tables. Sharing reading with your child should be a two-way experience. Help your child choose an age-appropriate book and have them read aloud to you as well. Help them through any challenging words. Ramp up the reading level gradually to keep the process interesting and challenging. Give them a window into your own childhood. The true childrens classics last forever. Tell them about your favorite books when you were their age and make those books available for them to explore. Read them again together, then discuss the stories and compare your favorite parts. Change Screen Time to Reading Time. Prioritize reading as a free-time activity on a tablet instead of playing a video game or watching TV. Download an audio book or a series of ebooks for your childs leisure reading. While these tips can be helpful, the real key is to apply them with consistency, said Bishoff. Reinforcing reading as a lifelong activity also means reinforcing its importanceeven as a fun activityon a daily basis. And taking the work out of reading is one of the most important steps in furthering a childs academic success. For additional tips and resources, please contact Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala at 352-622-6284, learning@sylvanocla.com, or http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/ocala. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HED8 Ocala Palms, Quail Meadows, Surrounding Areas Residents Buying or Selling? 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Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your efforts in behalf of a colleague do not go unnoticed, let alone unappreciated. Meanwhile, arrange to spend more time investigating that troubling fact you recently uncovered. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Devoting a lot of time to a current career move means having less time for those in your private life. But once you explain the circumstances, they should understand and be supportive. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Organizing your many duties in order of importance should help you get through them quickly. More information puts that still-to-be-made decision in a new light. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Lingering bad feelings over a misunderstanding should fade as reconciliation efforts continue. Meanwhile, vacation plans might need to be revised because of new developments. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Love dominates the Lions heart this week, with Cupid shooting arrows at single Leos and Leonas looking for romance. Partnered pairs also enjoy strengthened relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Getting to Know You should be the single Virgos theme song as you and that special person discover more about one another. A workplace situation needs looking into. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might be upset at having your objectivity questioned in the handling of a dispute. But it would be wise to re-examine your feelings to make sure youre being fair with both sides. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A family dispute creates mixed feelings about how you hope it will be ultimately resolved. Best advice: Stay out of it and let the involved parties work it through by themselves. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Making an effort to smooth over even the smallest obstacles now will go a long way to assuring that things run smoothly once youre set to move on. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A challenge to your authority can be upsetting, but your supporters want you to defend your position so you can win over even your most adamant detractors. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Being unable to get involved in a friends problem calls for an honest approach. Provide explanations, not excuses. Another friend might be able to offer support for your decision. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You find yourself swimming in circles, looking for some way to get back on a straight course. But things get easier once youre able to refocus your energies. 2014 King Features Syndicate READcontinued from Page 3 Thursday, Feb. 27 Preview Night 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 Three-day band perf orm ancesThe 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 352-6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Genealogical sem inarThe 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 m eetThe 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. Happenings Read the classifieds Thank you to our Cutest Couple Sponsors 000HGTE PHOTO CONTEST www.westmarionmessenger.com/valentinesPrizes include Accommodations & Dinner for Two at Plantation on Crystal River Jewelry from Specialty Gems & Jim Green Jewelers $100 for Ikes/Neon Leons Voting Ends Feb. 27

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Saturday, March 1 Modern day Partridge FamilyWhat happens when you take 10 people, teach them to sing and play instruments, and put them on a stage performing several times a week? They become The Weaver Believer Survival Revival, AKA the modern day Partridge Family. Their music a unique mixture of bluegrass, southern gospel and country and their instruments, allow them to move in the different circles with a high energy, fast tempo, toetapping type of sound. This one of a kind family group, with their unique harmony, will prove to present a performance not easily forgotten. Audiences of all ages are encouraged by their Spreading Gods Word Family Style. Join in this exciting free concert, presented by this award winning group, on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. A Love Offering with be received. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.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 meetingThe American Military Retirees Association is proud to announce that an AMRA 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. For information, contact Johnson at 352-372-7041 or gainesvillejohnson@yahoo.comSunday, March 2 German American Club partyThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, March 2, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by Alpine Express! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $15 per member or $18 per nonmember. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Singers at First CongregationalOn Sunday afternoon, March 2 at 3 p.m., the Dunnellon Concert Singers (a group of four very talented musicians) will present a program of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s, commonly known as the era of the Great American Songbook. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. All are invited to attend and enjoy this entertaining musical program. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m.Pancakes at CrossroadsA Pancake Breakfast will be served on Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with sausage and a drink for $5. Proceeds go to the Childrens MinistriesSt. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. More on Page 10 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HFTY 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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As of Oct. 1, CVS pharmacies will no longer sell tobacco products. As CVS press releases and website videos said, This is the right thing to do. We agree, and we applaud CVSs courageous action. Other chains ought to follow the CVS lead. Interestingly, the corporate press releases said that eliminating tobacco sales is the right thing to do for the good of our customers and our company. Why is this move good for the company, when tobacco sales have long provided a dependable revenue stream? Its important to the strategic positioning of CVS as a member of the overall healthcare team. The chain is staking out space as a committed partner in promoting health through its thousands of pharmacists, its nurse practitioners and its mini-clinics. What we know as the drug store that also sells milk, magazines and novelties as seen on TV wants to be known as a health care company. Within a few months, CVS plans to roll out its own national smoking cessation program, as part of an expanded role in providing care. The world of health care delivery is changing, and CVS clearly is trying to get out in front of it. Were glad to see in this case that whats good for the company is also good for consumers. Of course, we can argue about CVS continuing to sell salty, fatty junk food and empty-calorie beverages, but quitting tobacco sales is a major step.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column The politics of envyBY DR. JOSEPH HORTON Special to the CitizenI was excited when I learned that the parents of a student I knew produced a product my family used and enjoyed. His response to me was Yea, theyre getting rich off you. He was quite confused when I replied They should be. They make a very good product. If they are not getting rich, they are not good business people. The student expected me to be envious of his parents success rather than thankful for the product that met my familys needs better than anything else. In a free society, people get rich by providing goods and services people want at prices they are willing to pay. Yes, there are people like the founders of Solyndra who game the system and get rich from government favors. Still, most people who become rich do so by serving others, whether it be designing new computers or running a carpet installation business. President Obama has made the reduction of income inequality a key focus of his second term. Our president is promoting the politics of envy. We are told that some people have more than their fair share, and that only the government can make things more fair by taxing and regulating the successful. The losses of the rich are supposed to make the rest of us happier and better off. Since the president was inaugurated, middle-class incomes have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Five years of the Obama presidency with tens of thousands of new regulations and hundreds of billions of dollars of stimulus spending and tax increases on the wealthy have not helped middle-income families. This is not surprising. Remember President Clintons luxury tax? It was supposed to affect only the rich who bought things like yachts. The people who built yachts lost their jobs when the rich stopped buying luxuries. President Clinton was humble enough to allow the luxury tax to be repealed. Our current president is doubling down on more of what has failed and is prepared to use constitutionally dubious methods, circumventing the legislative branch, to do so. We do not need new savings accounts created by executive fiat so middle-income people can loan more money to the government. Savings Bonds already exist. We need more wealth creation. Contrary to what many pundits claim, wealth is good. Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines. Neither will raising the minimum wage improve the lot of those who earn it. People can only be paid what their labor is worth for a particular job in the current economy. Raising the minimum wage will increase automation, eliminating low-level jobs. Claiming otherwise for political support simply takes advantage of people while pretending to help. It is not by chance that the United States is a wealthy country. Yes, the government was involved in such things as 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. You cant fight City Hall, or apparently the McPherson Complex, either. Thats what the folks in Countryside Farms found out recently in a rezoning case before the County Commission, which meets at McPherson. The case involved a request for a planned unit development (PUD) on a parcel just to the south and west of Countryside. It was being zoned with no regard to age, and that seemed to be the main complaint of the residents. As one man put it, they dont want children and teenagers to worry about. As in many of these cases, the people who signed petitions and appeared in force at the meeting really had no chance. The only concession they got was a wall on both sides, north and east, and on the height of the wall. The residents of Countryside had also expressed concerns about additional traffic coming out of a road with no traffic light just west of them onto State Road 200. One man called making a left turn a thrill. Sadly ironic was the fact that three days after this meeting, just two miles to the east, an elderly man came out of one of these streets near Jasmine, trying to cross to the other side of 200, and his vehicle was struck and he was killed by a vehicle he evidently tried to beat across the highway. What struck me were the recommendations of staff on the zoning applications. I wonder constantly who this anonymous staff is. First, the staff said Granting the zoning change will not adversely affect the public interest. That sound a little hollow today after a man was killed under similar circumstances that will be created. In addition, the people in CounStaff should be at zoning hearings Among Friends Jim Clark tryside, a gated community with large lots, have horses and swimming pools, and are afraid that the influx of young people nearby could cause some trespassing that could be a danger. Second, the report said, The proposed zoning change is consistent with the current Comprehensive Plan. Many people dont want this government gobbledygook thrown at them. Comprehensive plans dont address individual properties and neighborhoods and shouldnt even be part of the consideration of a zoning change of this type. Third, The proposed zoning change is compatible with land uses in the surrounding area. Say again? The lot sizes in Countryside Farms are larger than those planned for this property. The land, as we said, in Countryside is used for grazing horses and so forth. Also, there is a mix of some developments that allow younger age people, but I think everyone with common sense would agree that the area along State Road 200 is basically for those over 55. For example, On Top of the World is right across the highway. Also, the northern half which was up for rezoning obviously adjoins the southern Please see HORTON Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 10 Yard sale for Relay scheduled for March 15A giant yard sale to support Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cascades, 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., east parking lot, in Ocala. The Ocala Relay for Life Teams will be having a community yard sale to raise much needed funds to benefit and support American Cancer Societys Relay for Life event and you are invited! The Ocala Relay For Life event will take place on May 2, when many individuals come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds that will be raised at the Community Yard Sale on March 15 will truly make a difference in the fight against cancer!

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Recently, Ms. Susie Bean Avon, Event Coordinator at the local Appleton Museum of Art, invited her artistic sister Nancy Parkhurst and friends to design table decorations. These decorations were needed for the Preview and Awards party held at the Appleton Museum of Art prior to the opening of the Canstruction Ocala 2014. In addition to Ms. Avon and Ms. Parkhurst, the recruitment crew included the following ladies: Peg Adams, Cheryl Carder, Sharon Goodwin, Christi Manning and Peggy Maragioglio. These ladies worked tireless hours experimenting, designing, embellishing and creating some of the most unusual and unique table decorations for 28 tables. Not only did they volunteer with the decorations, but they prepared and served the numerous delicious hors doeuvres and drinks. The ladies will admit they did consult their husbands on occasion to assist with some tools and engineering experience. One husband in particular, Al Goodwin, created his very own exquisite meatballs as one of the appetizers. All of the above-named are residents of Ocala Palms, with the exception of Ms. Avon, who lives nearby. The Canstruction Ocala 2014 consist of sculptures created with canned foods and are on display at the Appleton Museum from Feb. 22 to March 9. The following organizations created the built the giant size structures for this event: Girl Scout Troop 281 St. John Lutheran Church, College of Central Florida Students, Students and Facility of Cornerstone School and the Appleton Museum of Art Staff. Once the sculptures are dismantled at the end of this event, the canned foods will be donated to the following community three food banks: Brothers Keepers of Marion County, Daystar Life Center of Citrus County and Tri-County Outreach of Levy County. Cindy Morrison, director of the Appleton Museum of Art, would like to invite everyone to attend this and other events at the Museum. She advised that over 4,200 cans of food were used to create the many structures at this event, therefore this donation will be a big help to the recipient organizations. Ocala Palms Artistic Ladies meet challenge from Appleton Museum Biker Girl. Birthday cake. Cat and mouse. Caterpillar. Pig. Seated: Sharon Goodwin, Cheryl Carder, Peg Adams, Susie Avon and Christi Manning; standing: Appleton Museum Director Cindy Morrison and Nancy Parkhurst; absent: Peggy Maragioglio.

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Recently, Ms. Susie Bean Avon, Event Coordinator at the local Appleton Museum of Art, invited her artistic sister Nancy Parkhurst and friends to design table decorations. These decorations were needed for the Preview and Awards party held at the Appleton Museum of Art prior to the opening of the Canstruction Ocala 2014. In addition to Ms. Avon and Ms. Parkhurst, the recruitment crew included the following ladies: Peg Adams, Cheryl Carder, Sharon Goodwin, Christi Manning and Peggy Maragioglio. These ladies worked tireless hours experimenting, designing, embellishing and creating some of the most unusual and unique table decorations for 28 tables. Not only did they volunteer with the decorations, but they prepared and served the numerous delicious hors doeuvres and drinks. The ladies will admit they did consult their husbands on occasion to assist with some tools and engineering experience. One husband in particular, Al Goodwin, created his very own exquisite meatballs as one of the appetizers. All of the above-named are residents of Ocala Palms, with the exception of Ms. Avon, who lives nearby. The Canstruction Ocala 2014 consist of sculptures created with canned foods and are on display at the Appleton Museum from Feb. 22 to March 9. The following organizations created the built the giant size structures for this event: Girl Scout Troop 281 St. John Lutheran Church, College of Central Florida Students, Students and Facility of Cornerstone School and the Appleton Museum of Art Staff. Once the sculptures are dismantled at the end of this event, the canned foods will be donated to the following community three food banks: Brothers Keepers of Marion County, Daystar Life Center of Citrus County and Tri-County Outreach of Levy County. Cindy Morrison, director of the Appleton Museum of Art, would like to invite everyone to attend this and other events at the Museum. She advised that over 4,200 cans of food were used to create the many structures at this event, therefore this donation will be a big help to the recipient organizations. Ocala Palms Artistic Ladies meet challenge from Appleton Museum Biker Girl. Birthday cake. Cat and mouse. Caterpillar. Pig. Seated: Sharon Goodwin, Cheryl Carder, Peg Adams, Susie Avon and Christi Manning; standing: Appleton Museum Director Cindy Morrison and Nancy Parkhurst; absent: Peggy Maragioglio.

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Saturday, March 1 Modern day Partridge FamilyWhat happens when you take 10 people, teach them to sing and play instruments, and put them on a stage performing several times a week? They become The Weaver Believer Survival Revival, AKA the modern day Partridge Family. Their music a unique mixture of bluegrass, southern gospel and country and their instruments, allow them to move in the different circles with a high energy, fast tempo, toetapping type of sound. This one of a kind family group, with their unique harmony, will prove to present a performance not easily forgotten. Audiences of all ages are encouraged by their Spreading Gods Word Family Style. Join in this exciting free concert, presented by this award winning group, on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. A Love Offering with be received. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.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 meetingThe American Military Retirees Association is proud to announce that an AMRA 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. For information, contact Johnson at 352-372-7041 or gainesvillejohnson@yahoo.comSunday, March 2 German American Club partyThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, March 2, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by Alpine Express! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $15 per member or $18 per nonmember. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Singers at First CongregationalOn Sunday afternoon, March 2 at 3 p.m., the Dunnellon Concert Singers (a group of four very talented musicians) will present a program of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s, commonly known as the era of the Great American Songbook. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. All are invited to attend and enjoy this entertaining musical program. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m.Pancakes at CrossroadsA Pancake Breakfast will be served on Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with sausage and a drink for $5. Proceeds go to the Childrens MinistriesSt. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. More on Page 10 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HFTY 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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As of Oct. 1, CVS pharmacies will no longer sell tobacco products. As CVS press releases and website videos said, This is the right thing to do. We agree, and we applaud CVSs courageous action. Other chains ought to follow the CVS lead. Interestingly, the corporate press releases said that eliminating tobacco sales is the right thing to do for the good of our customers and our company. Why is this move good for the company, when tobacco sales have long provided a dependable revenue stream? Its important to the strategic positioning of CVS as a member of the overall healthcare team. The chain is staking out space as a committed partner in promoting health through its thousands of pharmacists, its nurse practitioners and its mini-clinics. What we know as the drug store that also sells milk, magazines and novelties as seen on TV wants to be known as a health care company. Within a few months, CVS plans to roll out its own national smoking cessation program, as part of an expanded role in providing care. The world of health care delivery is changing, and CVS clearly is trying to get out in front of it. Were glad to see in this case that whats good for the company is also good for consumers. Of course, we can argue about CVS continuing to sell salty, fatty junk food and empty-calorie beverages, but quitting tobacco sales is a major step.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column The politics of envyBY DR. JOSEPH HORTON Special to the CitizenI was excited when I learned that the parents of a student I knew produced a product my family used and enjoyed. His response to me was Yea, theyre getting rich off you. He was quite confused when I replied They should be. They make a very good product. If they are not getting rich, they are not good business people. The student expected me to be envious of his parents success rather than thankful for the product that met my familys needs better than anything else. In a free society, people get rich by providing goods and services people want at prices they are willing to pay. Yes, there are people like the founders of Solyndra who game the system and get rich from government favors. Still, most people who become rich do so by serving others, whether it be designing new computers or running a carpet installation business. President Obama has made the reduction of income inequality a key focus of his second term. Our president is promoting the politics of envy. We are told that some people have more than their fair share, and that only the government can make things more fair by taxing and regulating the successful. The losses of the rich are supposed to make the rest of us happier and better off. Since the president was inaugurated, middle-class incomes have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Five years of the Obama presidency with tens of thousands of new regulations and hundreds of billions of dollars of stimulus spending and tax increases on the wealthy have not helped middle-income families. This is not surprising. Remember President Clintons luxury tax? It was supposed to affect only the rich who bought things like yachts. The people who built yachts lost their jobs when the rich stopped buying luxuries. President Clinton was humble enough to allow the luxury tax to be repealed. Our current president is doubling down on more of what has failed and is prepared to use constitutionally dubious methods, circumventing the legislative branch, to do so. We do not need new savings accounts created by executive fiat so middle-income people can loan more money to the government. Savings Bonds already exist. We need more wealth creation. Contrary to what many pundits claim, wealth is good. Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines. Neither will raising the minimum wage improve the lot of those who earn it. People can only be paid what their labor is worth for a particular job in the current economy. Raising the minimum wage will increase automation, eliminating low-level jobs. Claiming otherwise for political support simply takes advantage of people while pretending to help. It is not by chance that the United States is a wealthy country. Yes, the government was involved in such things as 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. You cant fight City Hall, or apparently the McPherson Complex, either. Thats what the folks in Countryside Farms found out recently in a rezoning case before the County Commission, which meets at McPherson. The case involved a request for a planned unit development (PUD) on a parcel just to the south and west of Countryside. It was being zoned with no regard to age, and that seemed to be the main complaint of the residents. As one man put it, they dont want children and teenagers to worry about. As in many of these cases, the people who signed petitions and appeared in force at the meeting really had no chance. The only concession they got was a wall on both sides, north and east, and on the height of the wall. The residents of Countryside had also expressed concerns about additional traffic coming out of a road with no traffic light just west of them onto State Road 200. One man called making a left turn a thrill. Sadly ironic was the fact that three days after this meeting, just two miles to the east, an elderly man came out of one of these streets near Jasmine, trying to cross to the other side of 200, and his vehicle was struck and he was killed by a vehicle he evidently tried to beat across the highway. What struck me were the recommendations of staff on the zoning applications. I wonder constantly who this anonymous staff is. First, the staff said Granting the zoning change will not adversely affect the public interest. That sound a little hollow today after a man was killed under similar circumstances that will be created. In addition, the people in CounStaff should be at zoning hearings Among Friends Jim Clark tryside, a gated community with large lots, have horses and swimming pools, and are afraid that the influx of young people nearby could cause some trespassing that could be a danger. Second, the report said, The proposed zoning change is consistent with the current Comprehensive Plan. Many people dont want this government gobbledygook thrown at them. Comprehensive plans dont address individual properties and neighborhoods and shouldnt even be part of the consideration of a zoning change of this type. Third, The proposed zoning change is compatible with land uses in the surrounding area. Say again? The lot sizes in Countryside Farms are larger than those planned for this property. The land, as we said, in Countryside is used for grazing horses and so forth. Also, there is a mix of some developments that allow younger age people, but I think everyone with common sense would agree that the area along State Road 200 is basically for those over 55. For example, On Top of the World is right across the highway. Also, the northern half which was up for rezoning obviously adjoins the southern Please see HORTON Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 10 Yard sale for Relay scheduled for March 15A giant yard sale to support Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cascades, 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., east parking lot, in Ocala. The Ocala Relay for Life Teams will be having a community yard sale to raise much needed funds to benefit and support American Cancer Societys Relay for Life event and you are invited! The Ocala Relay For Life event will take place on May 2, when many individuals come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds that will be raised at the Community Yard Sale on March 15 will truly make a difference in the fight against cancer!

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than at home may associate reading with work rather than pleasure, said Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala. Read Across America Day provides an ideal chance for parents to introduce reading as the enjoyable, entertaining activity that it can be. And of course, numerous studies have shown that the more reading a child does at home, the more it enhances that childs performance at school. However, reading is more than a one-day event. Thats why Bishoff is offering these five simple tips to help families ensure their children establish a lifelong relationship with the written word. Be a role model. Seeing is believing. Letting your child see you read on a regular basis is far more effective in conveying the importance of reading than telling them to do so. Be prepared to discuss what you are reading, and encourage children to ask questions about it. If you want them to read, read to them. Schedule a regular story time when you can sit quietly with your child, enjoy a book together and establish a direct parentto-child reading connection. Turn the tables. Sharing reading with your child should be a two-way experience. Help your child choose an age-appropriate book and have them read aloud to you as well. Help them through any challenging words. Ramp up the reading level gradually to keep the process interesting and challenging. Give them a window into your own childhood. The true childrens classics last forever. Tell them about your favorite books when you were their age and make those books available for them to explore. Read them again together, then discuss the stories and compare your favorite parts. Change Screen Time to Reading Time. Prioritize reading as a free-time activity on a tablet instead of playing a video game or watching TV. Download an audio book or a series of ebooks for your childs leisure reading. While these tips can be helpful, the real key is to apply them with consistency, said Bishoff. Reinforcing reading as a lifelong activity also means reinforcing its importanceeven as a fun activityon a daily basis. And taking the work out of reading is one of the most important steps in furthering a childs academic success. For additional tips and resources, please contact Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala at 352-622-6284, learning@sylvanocla.com, or http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/ocala. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HED8 Ocala Palms, Quail Meadows, Surrounding Areas Residents Buying or Selling? Let s talk!Brett Shinn Broker/Associatebrettshinn.com 352 433-6684Affiliates 7478-B SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476bs@brettshinn.com 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 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your efforts in behalf of a colleague do not go unnoticed, let alone unappreciated. Meanwhile, arrange to spend more time investigating that troubling fact you recently uncovered. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Devoting a lot of time to a current career move means having less time for those in your private life. But once you explain the circumstances, they should understand and be supportive. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Organizing your many duties in order of importance should help you get through them quickly. More information puts that still-to-be-made decision in a new light. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Lingering bad feelings over a misunderstanding should fade as reconciliation efforts continue. Meanwhile, vacation plans might need to be revised because of new developments. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Love dominates the Lions heart this week, with Cupid shooting arrows at single Leos and Leonas looking for romance. Partnered pairs also enjoy strengthened relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Getting to Know You should be the single Virgos theme song as you and that special person discover more about one another. A workplace situation needs looking into. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might be upset at having your objectivity questioned in the handling of a dispute. But it would be wise to re-examine your feelings to make sure youre being fair with both sides. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A family dispute creates mixed feelings about how you hope it will be ultimately resolved. Best advice: Stay out of it and let the involved parties work it through by themselves. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Making an effort to smooth over even the smallest obstacles now will go a long way to assuring that things run smoothly once youre set to move on. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A challenge to your authority can be upsetting, but your supporters want you to defend your position so you can win over even your most adamant detractors. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Being unable to get involved in a friends problem calls for an honest approach. Provide explanations, not excuses. Another friend might be able to offer support for your decision. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You find yourself swimming in circles, looking for some way to get back on a straight course. But things get easier once youre able to refocus your energies. 2014 King Features Syndicate READcontinued from Page 3 Thursday, Feb. 27 Preview Night 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 Three-day band perf orm ancesThe 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 352-6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Genealogical sem inarThe 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 m eetThe 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. Happenings Read the classifieds Thank you to our Cutest Couple Sponsors 000HGTE PHOTO CONTEST www.westmarionmessenger.com/valentinesPrizes include Accommodations & Dinner for Two at Plantation on Crystal River Jewelry from Specialty Gems & Jim Green Jewelers $100 for Ikes/Neon Leons Voting Ends Feb. 27

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Sylvan Learning celebrates NEAs Read Across America Day with tips to encourage childrens love of reading In the month of March, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Learning located in Ocala, will join the nations parents, children and educators to observe the largest annual celebration of reading in the nation. In celebration of Dr. Seusss birthday, the National Educational Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day on March 3. The annual observance serves as a yearly opportunity for families to put reading front and center in a childs life. Its a day when parents can help children discover how reading can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning just as surely as TV, Internet or video games. Children whose primary exposure to reading occurs at school rather Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time. I will admit that I do get aggravated at a few things and, to be quite honest, a few people. Aggravation is one thing, but frustration is quite a different thing. In fact, aggravation probably is good for a person. You can go mellow for so long and then you need something this stir up the soul and aggravation does it all the time. So, there is something good to be said about aggravation. On the other hand, I cannot think of anything good to say about being frustrated. Frustration means have come to the end of something, hopefully it is not my rope, and I do not know what to do next. Well, I might know what to do next, but it is against the law in every state I know. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day at a local restaurant. We do this occasionally just to break the routine and, if you do not tell anybody, I like to make fun of other people. When I was growing up a lot of people made fun of me. Turnabout is fair play, I always say. We were getting along most famously and enjoying our evening repast when I happened to overhear the conversation from the table behind us. I am not one to eavesdrop, but there are some situations words impossible not to eavesdrop. If I want to tell my wife something I do not want anybody else to hear, I say it in the car so nobody else can hear. That is a rule everybody should understand. I remember as a child whenever I got too loud in the house, my mother would always say, Use your indoor voice. Youre getting too loud. I was about to turn around and tell the people behind us to use their indoor voice. Then I heard what they were saying and turned up the listening volume. These people who believe in God just make me angry, the man said to his companion. People who believe in God these days must be crazy. I really was tempted to interrupt him at this point but I wanted to hear what else he had to say. Im not going to let anybody tell me what to do. I am the master of my own ship. Im the captain of my life and what I say goes. I have heard that line many times before. Usually, the people who use this line of argument are those who believe in evolution and in this case, this man probably did come from some monkey somewhere. There was a little lull in the conversation and I went back to my dinner and conversation at our table. Then I heard the guy behind me beat his chest and roar again. I am what I am today because of my determination and my strength and my knowledge. I can do anything I set my heart on. Nobody can get in my way. At this point, it was all I could do to keep from laughing and falling off my chair. My wife was trying to find out what was wrong with me and I covertly pointed to the people behind me. She listened for a moment and then a smile broke out all across her face. Again, there was a lull in the conversation behind us and my wife and I whispered some sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. No matter how down you feel about yourself and how stupid you feel you are at times, it is always wonderful to run into someone stupider than yourself. That is what life is all about. The guy behind me then made another comment. All this snow up north is disgusting. When will it ever stop? Ive never known it to snow that much in any winter in my life. I glanced at my wife and I could see her shaking her head and mouthing the word no. Dont you hate it when your wife can read your mind and sometimes before your mind even works? She knew what I was thinking about and it was all I could do to keep from turning around and telling this man, If youre as big and as powerful as you think you are why dont YOU do something about the snow up north? Then, had I run with that thought, I would have said, If you cant control something as simple as the weather how in the world are you going to control your own life? It was all my wife could do to get me safely out of the restaurant. I wanted to go up to the table and stand before that guy, beat my chest and say, Me Tarzan, you insane. Driving home from the restaurant that night a verse of Scripture came to my mind. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself (Galatians 6:3). It takes a real man to know what he can and cannot do and then give honor to the One who can do what he cannot do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. half, which is already zoned as a PUD for those over 55. So its compatible with the exact same developers adjacent property? Now they say theyre going to ask to eliminate the over 55 requirement on the southern half, but right now its not compatible. Of course, the commissioners voted to approve the zoning, with a few changes, mainly in the wall. There will be a second exit, at the bottom of the southern end, assuming, of course, that the southern end is approved. There is no reason to think that the commissioners will reject it. These were the recommendations of staff. I think the recommendations should be published with every member of staff making their names public record. Maybe making them answerable to the public will make them think twice about ignoring the residents of Marion County and taking sides with the out-of-town developers.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3 10 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000H8AM AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! 000H9O3 WE ARE THE BUILDER NOW $58,500 Financing Available YOUR CHOICE 3BR + DEN or 4 BRs 3BR + DEN or 4 BRs SAME PRICE SAME PRICE ONLY $508.00 Per Month Ja sm in e Pl az a 35 240 100 01 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 16 0 SW S R 20 0 Un it 1 04 O ca la Fl or id a 34 47 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store , , , 2013 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Thank You For Voting Us Readers Choice #1 Jeweler For 7 Consecutive Y ears 000HEQ0 S TO RE H OU RS : TU ES .FR I. 1 05 SA T. 1 02 ST ORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SA T. 10-2 000HCMI CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Read the classifieds building roads which have helped business. However, government does not have any resources of its own. Roads were built because productive people paid taxes to pay for them. We have become a wealthy country because for most of our history we have had relatively low taxes (when rates were high there were huge loopholes), limited regulation, the rule of law, and relatively little corruption. No one is arguing that there should be no government, or that no tax revenue should be collected. Limited government, however, provides the freedom for entrepreneurs to provide solutions to peoples problems and improve their lives. If our elected officials would in humility stop trying to engineer fairness, step back and let Americans create wealth, the middle class could thrive again. President Obama is encouraging us to compare ourselves to those who have more. Rather than using these people as examples of how to achieve success, he is telling us it is unfair and that he can bring fairness and prosperity. Political points may be scored, but it will not improve our standard of living. If Americans succumb to the politics of envy we will be less happy and poorer for it.Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and the Working Group Coordinator for Marriage and Family with The Center for Vision & Values. He is also a researcher on Positive Youth Development. HORTONcontinued from Page 1 000HHLI PEST CONTROL SERVICES Hasta La Bye Bye. T ri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, Termite & Lawn Care Licensed and Insured Family owned and operated Serving Central Florida over 20 years Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613 Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Me Tarzan, but you insane! Easy ways to inspire children to read Please see READ, Page 4 Saturday, March 8 Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-598-6272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Sunday, March 10 Baritone bass singerThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Stephen Saxon, internationally recognized baritone/bass will sing your favorite classics, arias, show tunes and spirituals. Saxon has soloed on four continents; in national telecasts; for heads of state; under the maestri of Roberto Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Leonard Slatkin and with the Symphony or Orchestras in St. Louis, Minnesota, New York City, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and Santiago, Chile. He has sung with the New York City, Washington and Orlando opera companies as well as dozens of performances at the Kennedy Center. He soloed in the premiere of Jacob Druckmans oratoria Vox Humana commissioned by the National Symphony. He has also sung Beethovens Ninth Symphony 36 times. Saxon is a founder and frequent soloist with the Gainesville Civic Chorus. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics with the University of Florida. Carolyn Bailey Troupin is the piano accompanist. She has a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida. She is the president of the Gainesville Music Teachers Association. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Tuesday, March 11 Film Series presents BuckThe College of Central Florida International Film Series will present Buck, a poignant documentary about acclaimed horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. The 2011 film, which is rated PG, will be shown Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Directed by Cindy Meehl, Buck examines the life of Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become an expert in the interactions between horses and people. Brannaman became so skilled at communicating with horses that he traveled the country leading equine seminars. At the Appleton, viewers pay museum admission unless they are a museum member or a patron of the CF International Film Series. Series membership is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. The viewing is free at CF. For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/events.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burt Stephens will give a presentation on Producing YouTube Videos. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, March 12 Concert choir performsThe Dallas Christian College Worship Arts Department presents its 2014 Kingdom Tour Program The Shepherds Voice, featuring the concert choir, mixed ensembles and True 2 Life drama troup, on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This program based on John 10:27 will feature a message in drama plus a variety of gospel and contemporary Christian classics, performed by the 30 member Concert Choir. Join in this evening of music and fellowship. The concert is free and a love offering will be accepted. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 15 Marion Landing Yard Sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is on SW 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public.

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Ms. Ethel Dearing certainly lives up to her name. She is a dear who is also a darling. Double Whammy! Ethel is currently the person who has lived the longest in Fairfield Village having come here June 21, 1991making it 23 years this coming June. Ethel says, There were only 20 houses in Fairfield Village when I bought my home. Ethel is from Indiana. She and her husband came to Florida in 1989. They had a motor home and they had been traveling all over the U.S.; however, they came to Florida during the winter months and stayed in the Dunnellon area. While Ethel was still working as a practical nurse at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, a patient had told her about the good fishing on the Rainbow River. Ethels husband was an avid fisherman, so that enticed him to want to retire to Florida. Only four months after the Dearings moved to Florida, Ethels husband succumbed to lung cancer. During the time that Ethel was taking her husband for radiation treatments in Ocala, she passed by Fairfield Village and thought it was very attractive and interesting. Eighteen months after losing her husband, Ethel visited the FFV Clubhouse that had just been constructed. She found her darling little blue house on SW 60th Place, moved in, and the rest is history or herstory. Ethel is happy to share her ageshe is 88 and very lively to say the least. She insists that she would not want to be anywhere else. I enjoy living hereit is located close to all the doctors, hospitals, the mall, grocery stores, and other convenient stores. Fairfield Village has a prospectus that keeps the Village a nice place to live. Ethel was recently selected at the St. Valentines Day dinner as the queen of Fairfield Village by popular vote of those present at the dinner. Ethel told this writer that being selected queen is one of the biggest surprises and thrills of my life. I didnt know people even know who I am. Thank you for voting for me. Also, from a personal perspective, this writer would like everyone to know that Ms Ethel is the reason that I end all my columns for the West Marion Messenger with my coined phrase, a lively place filled with lovely people. Ethel Dearing is that lovely person who demonstrated to me from the day that I moved into my home diagonally across from Ms Ethels home that Fairfield Village is a lively place because she certainly personifies that slogan. She was the first person to welcome me along with her now16 year old little white poodle, Angel, who also earns her name as well. Congratulations, Ms Ethel Dearing, for being chosen as the Fairfield Village Neighbor of the Month for February. HOA, SAC separateAt the regular monthly meeting of the Fairfield Village HOA on Thursday, Feb. 20, Larry Hansen announced that the Homeowners Association and the Social Activities Committee are once again separate entities. Over the past several years, the two groups had been combined for what were considered to be legal considerations. After recent consultations with the HOA attorney, the groups came to the consensus that operating individually was the better choice for both organizations. Though the announcement was very low key and rather matter of fact, there were many smiles on faces of those present who had felt that this would be a good thing. There were also interested faces as the assembled group listened to Rebecca Boone present a timely program about Diabetes, Heart Health, and Weight Control. Larry Hansen, Norma Powers, Roz Martin, and Lil Oliver asked questions. Ms. Boone answered each one with very clearly stated responses. She stayed after the meeting to respond to more individual concerns. Many positive comments were made about the program and reports presented by the HOA. Hansen announced that the Community Management office is under renovation and will be completed soon. He also said that the barbecue area has a new fan; the main room of the Clubhouse is being rearranged for more convenience for those using the facilities; and the Billiards room will receive a fresh coat of paint along with some new stools and other needed equipment. Things continue to be improving in the Fairfield Village Community the lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11 2 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. 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The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 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 Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? 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 FREE 1-877-676-1403 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Ethel Dearing honored as Neighbor of the Month Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Ethel Dearing Fairfield Village's Home of the Month for February is the home of Bob and Helen Roberts. Congratulations to one of our most popular couples. If you thought you were seeing red at the Ladies Luncheon last week, you were! Since the luncheon was on Valentines Day practically everyone was dressed in red. We had a nice turn-out of 22 ladies from Quail Meadow for the lunch at The Braised Onion. This event is open for all women in Quail Meadow. We meet for lunch the second Friday of each month. This month we had three first timers join us Pat Jarvis, Elaine Sherwin, and Karen Hutchison. The food, as usual, was very good. If you want to meet your neighbors, then come join us next month when we meet on March 14 at the Stone Creek Grille. As you know, we in QM like to eat! The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow always find an excuse to meet and eat. This month it was our annual Champagne and Chocolates meeting. Twenty members joined in the eating and drinking. The chocolate fountain, as always, was a big hit with everyone. If you didnt get one of Nancy Lanes homemade brownies you missed a treat. Also, the chocolate fudge made by Dottie HefLots of red at Ladies Luncheon Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 12 Karen Hutchison, Pat Jarvis, and Elaine Sherwin.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 49 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, February 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000HGOM $100 Discount Coupon to the first 12 Attendees Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Mon., Mar. 3, 3:30pm Pavarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Mar. 5, 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Wed., Mar. 5, 11:00am LaRoccos III Restaurant 5545 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thu., Mar. 6, 9:00am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thu., Mar. 6, 10:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Thu., Mar. 13, 10:30am 000HCN3 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 & UP On Feb. 20, the Marion County Sheriffs Office, in partnership with the Simon Property Group of the Paddock Mall, unveiled a new innovative idea by Sheriff Chris Blair to provide an information center kiosk for the citizens of Marion County. The kiosk displays information to the public concerning Most Wanted, Missing Persons, Amber/Silver Alerts, public service announcements (such as safe shopping tips and suspects of crime), etc. All four law enforcement Agencies: Marion County Sheriffs Office, Belleview Police Department, Dunnellon Police Department and Ocala Police Department, as well as Probation and Parole, will have access to post information to the kiosk as needed. Blair stated that Eventually we hope to have information centers throughout the community in highly populated areas as a strategy to reduce crime. Sheriff uses Mall kiosk to spread information The new kiosk at the Mall. Cattle driveThe cows took over the roads in downtown Ocala Saturday morning as they were marched to Tuscawilla Park for the Discovery Fest celebration. These photos were taken along Southeast First Avenue, about three blocks south of the downtown square. Traffic was stopped briefly, including on the Boulevard, to allow the cows to make their way to the park.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK BY PATRICIA GIZZI Stone Creek CorrespondentHow often are we called upon to help? If you are a mother or father of young children, the call for help can be constant. There are all kinds of help and the Stone Creek Veterans years ago heard the call to serve their country and they did. Today our Stone Creek Veterans continue to serve the Ocala Community in so many ways. Recently they were called upon to help a female homeless veteran who had gone through the program at the Ritz. She now had a job and an apartment but her apartment was without furniture. The veterans put out a notice to the Stone Creek residents and did they respond. The veterans who took on this call to help were Larry Melander, Jim Sorg and Fred Schnuerle. They used a pickup to get the donated kitchen and living room furniture, kitchen staples such as dishes, utensils, toaster oven, can opener, towels, and much needed clothing. They delivered these goods to Jane Phipps apartment. Jane was once a homeless veteran who successfully completed all programs at the Ritz Ocala/Veterans Village and now has a full time job and place to live. Al Morrison, resident director at the Ritz, was present at the move-in along with several Ritz residents who assisted in the unloading process. The Stone Creek Veterans would like to thank everyone for their generosity. Al and Jane have agreed to attend our Veterans Association March breakfast meeting to tell us about the Veterans Village program and Janes journey through the program. Another way the veterans helped was the first food drive of 2014. They schedule these food drives quarterly. They collected 1875 pounds of food and toiletries at this one in Januray. This was much needed food for Interfaith Emergency Service Pantry Program. Their motto is Serving the Least, the Last and the Lost. How wonderful to be a part of helping others. The Stone Creek Communitys generous participation in so many programs exemplifies the caring nature of our community. Stone Creek group helps a veteran in need Al Morrison, Jan Phipps, Fred Schnurele and Larry Melander with the moving truck. feron was delicious. Along with all the chocolate, there were healthy items like strawberries, pineapple, and ginger ale! Carolyn Slocumb was presented with a beautiful new purple outfit from the group in appreciation for her work with the group (I really enjoy what I do). It was nice meeting Dottie Hefferons daughter who is visiting from Michigan. She is really enjoying our Florida weather. Would you like to make a Red Hat style hair piece? Dottie is conducting a workshop at her house on Tuesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. She will have all the supplies; just let her know if you will be attending. Have you driven by the clubhouse lately? It looks different without the trees out in front. Plans are already approved for new landscaping around our clubhouse. Keep watching for the new look. In researching the holidays in February, I found that not only is Feb. 22 George Washingtons birthday, it is also National Margarita Day! I hope those of you who enjoy a good Margarita were able to have one last Friday. QUAILcontinued from Page 11 Those who gathered for the Ladies Luncheon. At left, Red Hats Chocolate and Champagne Party. At right, party queen Pat Talley.