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tled The Sensational Sixties will be an extravaganza of the great musical masterpieces of the 1960s and will be presented on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. The performance will contain songs from Godspell, West Side Story, The Music Man and Grease, along with a multitude of other songs, which were popular during the sixties. Tickets are $8 per person and are available by calling 401-7505 or 402-0609. Intermission will include wine and cheese snacks. Saturday, April 5 Womens Spring BreakCelebrate with the Womens Spring Break. Join the Womens Ministry enjoying a continental breakfast, friendship; lunch at the baked potato bar, fellowship; special events with speakers Alan Tison, Director of Advancemant at Johnson University Florida and Twila Sias, Childrens Ministry and teaches in areas of education and psychology; and special sessions including a Make & Take card making class. Event starts at 9 a.m. Free to all women. Child care is available (note need on registration). door prizes. To register, please call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, April 6 Master Choir performsThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (which is State Road 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include Leonard Bernsteins Chichester Psalms and other works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Tuesday, April 8 Ocala Macintosh User Group meetsThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The feature presentation will be Photographing and Presenting Wildlife by Valarie Bugh. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Saturday, April 12 SummerGlen yard saleSummerGlen is having a community yard sale on Saturday, April 12, open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Benefit for Therapeutic groupJoin the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association as we dance away the winter Blahs at a Beach Party with music from the 50s through the British Invasion. Not only will there be dinner and dancing to the band 3 For the Road, a regular band at the Villages, we have added a comedy show by the Villages Theatre Company to entertain you. On Saturday, April 12, the Beach Party will be held at the South MarionVillages Elks Lodge 2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview starting at 5 p.m. with a happy hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow. Tickets for a 60s vintage buffet along with an evening of fun-filled entertainment are just $ 25 per person. Tickets are available on the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) website, www.mariontherapeuticriding association.org or by calling the MTRA office at 352-732-7300.Lecanto VA clinic enrollmentThe Lecanto Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host an Enrollment Open House on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto). Enrollment and eligibility staff will be available to answer your questions and enroll you for the best health care anywhere. While not required, you may bring your DD 214 for verification of military service. For additional information, contact David Gilmer at 352-746-8000.Tuesday, April 15 Congregation Beth Israel Passover sederCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to its annual Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday April 15, at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala at 6 p.m. The menu includes gefilte fish, matza ball soup and the choice of three entrees: stuffed chicken breast with apple raisin stuffing, sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy and tilapia with pineapple salsa. All entrees include roasted potatoes and carrots. Sponge cake with strawberries will be served for dessert. The seder will be conducted in English led by copresident Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson, treasurer of Congregation Beth Israel. Participation by the attendees is encouraged and the seder will feature traditional favorites as well as rituals associated with Reconstructionist Judaism. Cost for the seder is $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Reservations must be made by April 11 to Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org. INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. 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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Girl, 15, dies in racetrack accident A 15-year-old girl was severely injured while conducting a time trial at Bubba Raceway Park off Gainesville Road, Ocala, and later died. It was around 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, when witnesses say 15-year-old Niokoa Johnson was driving a race-ready Nissan Sentra. It was during the second lap toward the north end of the track when the girl lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier. Witnesses say the teenager was unconscious when racetrack workers and others pulled her from the smashed vehicle. Soon afterward, she was rushed to Ocala Regional Medical Center where, reportedly, medical professionals were able to stabilize her condition. The teenager was then flown by medical helicopter to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. However, it was reported on Sunday night that she had died. Witnesses told Marion County Sheriffs Office investigators this was the teenagers first time on the racetrack and she was the only driver on the track at the time of the crash. The Sheriffs Office is investigating. PHOTO BY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEThis is the damaged car which wrecked Saturday night, killing Nikoa Johnson, 15. Driver hits wall on 2nd lap BY JIM CLARK EditorAnti-dog tethering residents peppered the Marion County Commission with complaints about the commissioners silence during a previous meeting when a public hearing was proposed, and they came away with the scheduling of a public hearing. That hearing probably will be at the next Commission meeting, which someone in the crowd noted is April Fools Day. Commissioners tried to explain the silence that greeted the motion at the March 4 meeting when David Moore made the motion to advance to a public hearing on the recommendations of a panel that had been appointed by the commission. Several said they simply did not have enough information at the time. Chairman Carl Zalak pointed out that the way it works under rules of order, a motion has to be made and seconded, and then there is discussion. Since there was no second, there could be no discussion, he said. That didnt satisfy some of the people in the audience, some of whom carried signs and sat in the front row. The laminated-type signs created such a glare that Commissioner Kathy Bryant at one point had to ask them to tilt the signs down away from the lights, which they did. Among the comments that were stated before commissioners revealed they were still considering action was a question: Was the Blue Ribbon panel simply to buy time in an election year? Other comments were You turned your backs on hundreds of suffering dogs, and finally, If you dont support it, at least tell us why. That led to Zalak explaining the lack of a second. He had put the issue on the agenda for later in the meeting, but moved it up for the discussion to take place. There were a couple of people who spoke against the law. Roger Knechtel, a regular speaker at meetings, called it unenforceable, and said it would be up to neighbors to turn people in. There was another one who tried that in the 1930s, he said, in a reference to Hitler. After the people spoke, Bryant said she felt confident in moving forward. Commissioner Stan McClain said he was willing to go to the public hearing and discuss other possibilities. Commissioner Earl Arnett said at the March 4 meeting he had not seen the report, and therefore did not vote for the public hearing. He said he was open to the public hearing but added, As it was presented in apparently would not pass. Finally at the end of the meeting, Henry Munoz of Marion Oaks commented that he wished there would be more emphasis on educating children instead of taking up for the poor dogs. He also noted, You cant legislate morality. Anti-tethering backers win a round at County Commission The motto on its show program, Chase Perfection, Catch Excellence perfectly encapsulated this years Live Oak International, March 20-23, at Live Oak Plantation in Ocala, as history was made in U.S. National Four-in-Hand competition, Olympic Show Jumping champions converged, and Super Bowl stars of both the commercial TV screen and stadium met in one superlative week of competition in front of a record 10,000 fans. Writing yet another chapter in American combined driving history, Chester Weber of Ocala defended his U.S. Fourin-Hand Horse title with a record 11th victory on a final score of 116.33, also accepting the Jean Keathley Award sponsored by Michael Freund for lowest dressage score by an FEI whip. Second-place went to Sarasota whip Misdee Wrigley-Miller, who accepted the Anne Bliss Memorial Award sponsored by Michael Freund as the most elegant lady driver throughout the competition. Bringing an Olympic cachet to the show jumping competition was reigning 2012 Olympic Individual Gold medalist Ben Maher, whose flawless rounds on Jane Clarks Aristo Z led to another Florida championship for him this season after victory in Saturdays $50,000 CSI2*W Live Oak Grand Prix (42.48 seconds). Second place was Ashlee Bond Clarke riding Little Valley Farms Agrostar, whose win qualified her for the World Cup. After four classes of show jumping competition, the luck of the Irish in the $10,000 E2 Leading Rider Award went to 2012 Olympic Individual Bronze medalist Cian OConnor. Super Bowl sports star power was apparent in a double dose at Live Oak International. The 6-foot, 5-inch two-time National Football League Super Bowl linebacker Max Montoya of Hebron, Kentucky, known and loved for his signature lime-green fauxhawk helmet, was large and in charge as he drove to the top of the Intermediate Pair Horse championship with his Georgian Grandes. Also drawing thousands of fans and rightly winning applause throughout the week were the world famous stars of the Super Bowl television commercials, the Budweiser Clydesdales. While the big boys had star power some of the littlest riders stole the show on Sunday when a small herd of small riders entered the ring for the leadline class to resounding applause. Special thanks to sponsors Sleepy P Ranch. Demonstrating that driving horses (or ponies) isnt just for the gentleman was Misdee Wrigley-Miller of Sarasota, the reserve champion in the U.S. National Four-in-Hand and winner of the Anne Bliss Memorial award as the most elegant lady driver of the event. WrigleyMiller, who drove her first pony at age four, was adamant that combined driving was not about muscle, but finesse and saw her reserve championship as an a opportunity to serve as a role model for younger equestriennes. Ten thousand spectators and 17 nations added up to a winning equation for Live Oak International organizers and brother-sister team, Chester Weber and Juliet Reid. Weber intimated that there is still more to come. Crowds set record at Live Oak International PHOTO COURTESY OF PICSOFYOU.COMThe Budweiser Clydesdales appeared in Ocala last weekend. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 10

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He explained some of the things that have been accomplished and mentioned again the value of the FMO (Federation of Manufactured Homeowners) that has been very effective in keeping some legislation under control so that homeowners are not forced to pay outrageous fees and/or very high insurance prices. Hansen reiterated that the HOA intends to have visiting groups on a regular basis to present programs that will be of interest and help to our community. Although anyone is welcome at the meetings, Hansen urged more of the FFV community to join the HOA. The strength of numbers cannot be overlooked when working for the communitys good. He also encouraged membership in the FMO for the same reasons. Captain Pam Driggers of Marion Country Fire Rescue was introduced and she explained some of the workings of the department that many did not know about. She also brought a group of extremely well trained fire/rescue personnel who demonstrated equipment and instructed in the proper use of fire extinguishers. Several people took advantage of the hands-on learning about the most efficient ways to use fire extinguishers as the group moved outside to learn more. After the meeting, those who attended stated how much they felt they had learned during the presentations. They also expressed appreciation for all that our emergency responders do for the community and the sacrifices they make on a regular basis to keep Marion County residents safe. Fairfield, HOA look to future Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Coffee and refreshments were served and people enjoyed conversations among themselves and with the guests.Home of the MonthThe home of Cesar and Lucila Perez is highlighted as the March Home of the Month for Fairfield Village. This couple seem to work tirelessly to keep their yard as a showplace of the neighborhood. There are numerous different areas which highlight plants, flowers, and figures that are always lively and happy reminders of the beauty of Central Florida. We, their neighbors, congratulate Cesar and Lucila and say again how much we enjoy the beauty of their home.Yard saleFairfield Village will have a community yard sale this Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for lots of great bargains. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we say enjoy this wonderful spring season in one of the most beautiful parts of our great country. At left, Captain Pam Driggers and members of Marion County Fire Rescue presented a program at the March HOA meeting. Below, in a special HOA sponsored teaching session, members of the MCFR instructed Fairfield Village neighbors about proper procedures in using water extinguishers to put out fires. In an outdoor demonstration, Norma Powers showed what she had learned. Please see FFV, Page 12 FFVcontinued from Page 2 March Home of the Month chosen by Fairfield Manager Rachel Muse is the garden lovely home of Cesar and Lucila Perez. Their beautiful yard is always alive with color. Congratulations to Cesar and Lucila. Seeing the gorgeous array of plants, flowers and figures always brings smiles of happiness to our neighborhood.

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Imade the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you. The somebody I was most concerned about was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Some things are meant to be kept to yourself and for obvious reasons. For some reason, who knows what it was, I let my guard down and vocalized my complaining. I must confess that it rather caught me off guard. What are you complaining about, my wife said directing the question to me. At first, I did not know what she was talking about because I did not realize that I was vocalizing my complaints. All I could say at the time was, Did I say that out loud? My wife has a delicate way of backing me in a corner where I have to say what is on my mind. Fortunately, I do not have much of a mind for anything to get on. Unfortunately, my tongue is not attached to anything and so it is looseygoosey. What I was complaining about were all the crazy people, particularly on television. Just when you think you have seen the most crazy thing, something else or someone else takes the lead in the race to crazyville. Since my wife asked me, I let go on a very eloquent rant against crazy. At this point, I forget the exact crazy that set me off. But it does not matter. If it were not one thing, it would be another thing. I have tried throughout my life to be an equal crazy complainer. If you are crazy, you can be sure I am going to complain about you. You, in particular, my wife was directing this toward me, ought to be quite thankful about all of the crazy people in the world. That set me off on another rant. I am not thankful for the crazy people in this world. The less crazy people the better I am going to like it. And I made the mistake of telling her exactly what I thought about that. We do not need more crazy people, I argued. Someone in Congress ought to pass a law against crazy. While I said that, it occurred to me that most of the crazy people are in Congress. I do not want more crazy people in this world. Enough is enough already, move on. Really, my wife argued, you ought to be happy about all the crazy people in the world. At this point, I was tempted to direct my complaining toward her. But you know what that would mean, and so do I. I finally broke down and asked her what in the world she was talking about. One of the things I have learned throughout the years of marital bliss is that if you ask your wife to tell you something, she will do it. But I was desperate at this time and I needed a little bit of clarification. She looked at me, paused as if she was collecting her thoughts and then said, You should be thankful that there are so many crazy people out in the world. The more crazy people there are, the more you are going to fit in. If for some reason we could eliminate all the crazy people in the world you would be a very lonely person. She continued her explanation by saying, Every crazy person takes the focus away from you. If there were not enough crazy people out in the world people would be focusing on you and complaining about how crazy you are. You do not have to hit me over the head with a hammer. That is the thing about my wife. When she is right, she is right. At least it gave me a new perspective on the world around me. Also, a new appreciation for crazy. I began to see her point of view, as humbling as it was, and realize that crazy has a place. As I further thought about this, I began to realize that everybody is crazy only in different areas of their life. Some peoples crazy is more noticeable than others, but everybody has that crazy gene. I guess that is what makes us human. After some deep reflection on the subject, I have come to the point where I want to praise crazy. I never thought of it along this line, but everybody has the right to change his or her mind about anything. Personally, I would like to change my mind for one that really works. One mans crazy is another mans delight. What is crazy to one person may be something rather important and enjoyable to another. After all, who am I to say what is crazy and what is not crazy. It is important to find someone else with something that you can truly appreciate. I thought about that and what Solomon said, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). Instead of spending so much time complaining about other people, I need to exercise the fine art of appreciation and learn how to praise people on their terms.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. 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Expires 4/11/14 Must present at first visit Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 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 Years 000HEQ0 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 the war of 1812, the union was preserved by the Civil war, won WW 1, and WWII, persevered in the longest war in our history, yes, the Korean war, fought in Vietnam, and also created the computer age, discovered new drugs which are now saving millions of lives, put a man in space and a man on the moon, and much more. Top that! If we refer back to the first paragraph, which todays generation may not know what a paragraph might be, all the current generation has succeeded in doing, cant read above a third grade level, are being a blight to society, trying to denigrate this country, and in general, arent too bright. Bill Ford Ocala LETTERScontinued from Page 8 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com The 37th season of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will conclude in a rousing fashion with this Boston Pops style salute to Americas most popular music. The concerts will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m., both at Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium. Fans of Gershwin will appreciate Porgy and Bess complete with bassoon soloist Arnold Irchai. The Maestro will make a special guest appearance as soloist in Leroy Andersons The Typewriter. These pieces, in addition to a concert suite from Victory at Sea as well as Laras Theme from Dr. Zhivago, are sure to make for a very entertaining concert. The OSO will also perform Aaron Coplands Fanfare for the Common Man, a well-known brass salute written by one of Americas most famous composers. More Pops pieces that the OSO will present include a Pops Hoedown, a Tribute to Irving Berlin, Variations on a Shaker Melody, and Casey at the Bat for Narrator and Orchestra. With Symphony season to end Please see SEASON Page 4 In praise of being crazy Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Read the classifieds piano as well as organ, trumpet, marimba and voice. The free concert will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Hear beloved operatic arias and your favorite piano pieces by Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, among others. Ryan Pagels, the Ocala Civic Theaters music director and Ocala Piano Conservatorys very first graduate, will also perform at the concert. For more information, call 352-8761340 or visit: www.marionchambermusic.com or www.ocalapianoconservatory.com. Marion Chamber Music Society concerts: Always Exceptional, Always Free.Wednesday, April 2 C rossroads C arniv al startsBring your family and enjoy a day at the carnival at Crossroads Church, beginning Wednesday, April 2, and concluding on Sunday, April 6. There will be games, rides, food and lots of fun. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., with earlier hours on Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds support Crossroads Student Ministries.Thursday, April 3 Concert at Ocala WestDouglas Ladnier, an award-winning and criticallyacclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. So uthern Expr ess at Appl etonThe big band Southern Express will perform during the Rhythm & Art After Hours event at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Southern Express has been performing in Central Florida for more than 15 years. Many of the bands seasoned members have musical backgrounds rooted in military service, with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were or are active music educators. Doors open at 5 p.m. for complimentary samplings from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and cash bar. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. In addition to the After Hours musical program, visitors can also enjoy the Appletons current exhibitions, A Celebration of Japan, The Living Art of Bonsai, The Gathering of Legends, [in]justice, Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein, and the museums extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asia, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.Friday, April 4 Tw oday Ocala P alms Golden So und sThe Ocala Palms Golden Sounds chorus is hard at work preparing for its spring show. The concert ti HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 12

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Thursday, March 27 Triumphant Quartet at College Road The Winter Concert Series hosted by College Road Baptist Church, will come to its conclusion on Thursday, March 27, with the Triumphant Quartet. The concert begins at 7 PM and a $10 donation is requested at the door. The community is invited to enjoy the Triumphant Quartet at College Road Baptist Church, Saturday, March 29 Common Ground FellowshipFor the 40-something crowd in Crossroads Church, we will be gathering at Pavarottis Pizza at 8075 SW Highway 200, Ocala, in the Canopy Oak Center at 7 p.m. This is a time of reflecting on the blessings of God in an informal setting and purchasing good food to boot. Come and join us there.Crime prevention seminarChrists Church of Marion County will host a Metro Crime Prevention Seminar presenting topics such as identity theft, frauds and scams, purse snatching, guns and alternative weapons, hurricane safety. This is a free workshop, the main goal being to achieve more awareness about what is going on in the publics backyard. Lunch pizza, salad, dessert and drink will be offered for a donation. This event begins at noon. Registration is suggested: 352-861-6182. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org.Dining with the LionsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Dining with the Lions (Italian Style) at the Oasis Restaurant, 7651 SW State Road 200, on Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Price will be $8 for spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce or fettuccini alfredo (includes salad, bread, ice tea or coffee). First come, first served All proceeds from this benefit will be used for Charities.Two-day lineman competitionOcala Utility Services is hosting the 2014 Florida Lineman Competition March 28-29. More than 100 electric linemen and apprentices are expected to compete in this years event, which will be held at the Ocala Regional Sports Complex, 3500 SW 67th Ave. The annual event is presented by the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) to highlight safety and training techniques. Teams and individuals from municipal utilities and electric cooperatives compete in a number of categories that linemen encounter on the job. Categories range from changing insulators to rescuing an injured co-worker. In addition to enjoying the friendly competition, utility teams develop teamwork strategies, share knowledge and techniques with other utilities, and develop valuable professional and agency relationships. The Lineman Competition is a rare opportunity to see what our electric linemen do on a daily basis, says Michael Poucher, Ocalas Director of the Electric Utility. Ocala is pleased to be hosting the event for the FMEA and we are looking forward to showing that Ocala is a great place to live, work and play. The competition, which will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 29 (Saturday), is part of a two-day event. The public is invited to attend this free activity.Sunday, March 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchJoin with us as we lift our hearts and voices in praise, an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian churches families and friends at 5 p.m. Refreshments follow the program. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Marion chamber Music Society ConcertFor the last concert of this season, the Marion Chamber Music Society proudly presents The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory featuring award winning performers past and present playing the messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 2014 CONVERTIBLE!! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 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Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000H5UF is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jag ger s 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Mic hel Northsea 854-3986 Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean 352-564-2957 Adver tising Sales Paig e Lefko witz 352-564-2902 Manag er John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for ne ws : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday AR IES (March 21 to April 19) Putting yourself in someone elses shoes isnt easy for you. But if you do it, youll gain a better perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. T AU RU S (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have to deal with before moving on to your next project. Its good to accept help from those who share your objectives. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to recognize the difference between those who are truly concerned for you and those who simply plan to use your good nature to their advantage. New ideas become increasingly attractive. CA NCE R (June 21 to July 22) Depending on a promise made becoming a promise kept could be more than a mite unwise at this time. Its best to proceed on your own rather than wait for aid that might never arrive. L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A recently revitalized relationship might not be quite what the Big Cat expected. But give yourself more time to deal with the changes. A little flexibility can go a long way. Good luck. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A major change could prompt more adjustments. Some of them might be difficult to deal with at first. But hang in there, and before you know it, youll be coasting to your next goal. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your sense of justice prompts you to speak out against an unfair situation, even if you seem to be the only one who feels that way. But you soon learn that many others agree with you. SCOR PIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Creating a fuss is not usually your style. But that doesnt mean you should tolerate an illmannered attitude. Speak up for yourself, and youll earn the respect of others. SAGI TT AR IUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might have a few loose ends to tie up before you can stamp your project as complete. But once thats done, you might want to celebrate with someone special. C APRICO RN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Disappointment darkens the Goats mood. But close friends rally to pull you through with words of encouragement. Use their confidence in you to rebuild your own selfesteem. AQ UA R IUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An upcoming decision might be more difficult with inaccurate information. Best to recheck the data you have right now to be sure it wont mislead you later. PISCE S (Feb. 19 to March 20) An offer you previously turned down might no longer be available. But if you do some checking around, you could find something else that would suit you fine. multiple guest appearances and a plethora of Americas popular music, the conclusion of the OSOs 37th season is sure to leave the audience anxiously awaiting another fun-filled, fan-fortified musical journey in the 38th season! Theres no telling what our Maestro will pull out of the bag for this special concert. Dont miss this fun celebration of all things USA and OSO! This 4th subscription concert is open to the public, and tickets are $5 to $30 each, which can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com, by calling 352351-1606, or at the door. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the year in front of nearly 10,000 area citizens. Its mission is to have the highest caliber music performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director, Maestro Matthew Wardell. It is driven to reach, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages while serving the broadest group of constituents. The OSO aims to foster excellence in music education through collaborative partnerships with local resources. SEAS ONcontinued from Page 3 Read the classifieds Happenings Please see HAPPENIN GS, Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion All is not well on Marions roads Aquick look at the traffic reports for the past couple of weeks shows that things are not well on the roads of Marion County. Heading the list is a March 12 crash in southwest Marion County, where County Roads 475A and B intersect (thats extreme Southwest 27th Avenue). A three-car wreck sent several people to the hospital, and just a few days ago the woman driving the vehicle that allegedly caused the wreck was accused of DUI. On Maricamp Road in the Shores, a 91-year-old man pulled out in front of moving traffic, ignoring a flashing red light, and was killed in the subsequent wreck. Another accident on Maricamp resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. A traffic stop on State Road 200 last week resulted in a huge drug haul, as did another traffic stop on East State Road 40. A man riding a bicycle in the dark was struck and seriously injured on County Road 314. The vehicle that struck him, believed to be a Toyota Tacoma, left the scene, and law enforcement is looking for that truck with damage to the right front. Traveling in Marion County can be hazardous to your health. Our troopers and deputies are spread so thin that intensive traffic enforcement is virtually impossible. The only way to prevent some of this stuff is to tell people the age-old things: Dont drink and drive, and slow down. You can drive on any road in Marion County, and particularly highways in the western part of the county, and you will see drivers failing to stay in a single lane, changing lanes and making turns without a signal, and speeding recklessly even in the middle of heavy rainstorms. Sometimes its hard to get people to prevent accidents by obeying the simplest of traffic rules. Everyone is in a hurry and many take to the roads with the attitude, I have the right of way and others better watch out. The only thing we can say is that people should report reckless drivers, get tag numbers and let police know who is driving that way. We all have to play a part in making the roads safer. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters My tale of bullyingReading Jim Clarks commentary on bullying brought back painful memories for me. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. Because we lived so close to the school I walked to school every day. I was painfully shy as a child and to make matters worse I stuttered severely. This unfortunate combination made me the perfect target for bullying. In the fifth grade I was bullied relentlessly by two sisters. They were well known to school officials. These girls were tough and I was terrified of them. These sisters threatened to beat me up after school every day. One time while I was walking to school one of them ran up behind me, grabbed the collar of my dress (back then girls were not permitted to wear jeans, slacks or shorts to school) and jerked on it so hard that all of the buttons popped off. Luckily, this happened in front of the home of a family friend. She brought me into her home and mended my dress so that I could continue to school. My mom spoke to the school principal and, to guarantee my safety, the principal allowed me to leave school early every day so that I could walk home unafraid. To this day I have no idea why these girls werent disciplined or expelled from school. I guess things were handled differently back then. Thankfully these girls grew tired of bullying me and my last year at that elementary school was uneventful. Bullying can change who you are as a person. It can make you angry and bitter or it can make you more sympathetic to others who have suffered the same fate. I chose the latter. Kathy Hall Oak Creek VillageLearn our languageThis is America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. We open our arms to all to live the American Dream. But...learn our language! To the millions of undocumented people living here, working here, getting some of the American dream here, if you want to live here please learn our language. Why should we push #1 for English, why should our politicians learn your language? I got a bee in my bonnet when I heard a newsperson say our new politicians should learn to speak Latino. Why? This is not Mexico or Latin America. This is not a political issue....this is an American issue. Marie Segovis OcalaUnrealistic generationRecently, I read that the present generation says they are smarter than any generation preceding it. I guess that shows the present generation is not too realistic, and living in a world called la, la land. Examples; they cant write cursive, spell, do math without a calculator, they use drugs, do drinking binges, use guns, smoke pot, many going to jail for violent crimes, theyre lost without computers, I Pads, I Phones, the Internet, theyre poorly educated. Theyve achieved nothing, except being a liability on society. Now the generations before the current one, which includes the greatest generation, of which Im one, have accomplished the following: founded this country, won the revolutionary war, won 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. The question barely left U.S. Rep. Ted Yohos lips when the crowd started to respond with the word Patriot. That wasnt what Yoho wanted to hear. It was at the town hall meeting that the Congressman held at West Port High School last Monday night as some hardy souls braved a long walk from the parking lot after driving through rain to get there. He asked, Is Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Snowden is the man who revealed American security secrets and is now in Russia, where presumably more of the secrets he knows have already been given to the Russians. Snowden is a traitor, Yoho said emphatically, despite the instant reaction from the crowd. He added that members of Congress had been secretly briefed and said, If you had read some of the stuff that I had, youd agree. I only had to read a little to realize that he is a traitor. That, friends, is the problem. What Yoho and other Congressmen dont get is why the people replied patriot. Many people feel that we, the people, should have been able to see what the Congressman saw, that there shouldnt be secrets in our government by the people, for the people. Snowdens releases were instrumental in our finding out the secret security spying that goes on against cell phone and computer owners and we werent happy about it. Yoho doesnt understand why, because, despite being a rookie, he is in the power structure in Washington, he is part of the structure that approves of secrets against the American people. Yes, we dont need people giving away our nations secrets of intelligence gathering, provided that gathering is within the law and good common sense. Some of the stuff that Snowden revealed is neither. Remember, this was a town hall meetIs Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Among Friends Jim Clark ing, which is usually stacked with people in favor of the person holding the meeting. And for most of the meeting, Yoho found himself amid admirers of his stands, particularly against Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama, both of whom he wants to remove from office. But his question about Snowden opened the doors for those who disagree with the Congressman. Were not sure whether Snowden is a patriot or a traitor, because we dont have all the facts. Apparently, people like Yoho and his ilk are going to make sure that we dont get those facts. And that means Americans will still be in the dark. Speaking of being in the dark, this meeting was held at West Port on a day when the rain poured all day. This is a beautiful high school, but it is not built to host meetings which attract a number of senior citizens to the schools den, which is in the middle of the campus. The entrance we were directed to use led to a sidewalk at an angle to the covered walkway, and that sidewalk was under a couple of inches of water, so people were sloshing in their shoes by the time they got to the meeting room. An aide was asked why the meeting wasnt held at a more accessible place, such as the OTOW meeting rooms, and he said, Because wed have to pay for them. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HR2L Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP20 Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions 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 000HN7A Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HKUM The clubhouse looked like a sea of green on St. Patricks Day. It was a very festive time when 111 residents and guests got together for an evening of fun and entertainment. Isnt it fantastic that we had so many people we had to rent chairs in order to have enough for everyone? The New Pretenders from On Top of the World provided the entertainment with their renditions of old favorites from The Andrews Sisters, Gene Kelly, Lee Greenwood, and many others. The opening act of the Monks, who couldnt speak, sang the Hallelujah Chorus using large cards for the words. The program ended with God Bless the USA. Everyone joined in singing this all-time favorite. For many, this was the first time to see the New Pretenders. They are a group of residents from On Top of the World who enjoy going out and entertaining audiences. Their costumes are very colorful and truly represent the group they are pretending to be. Before the entertainment began we enjoyed coffee, tea, and cookies. We discovered that you cannot have three coffee pots connected at the same time the circuit breaker decided that was asking for too much current! Naturally we had the 50/50 drawing and other door prizes. Of course, Dan Parker was a winner of one of the prizes; Sue Church was the lucky winner of the fifty/fifty drawing, and Dottie Hefferon won the champagne basket. After such a successful evening, its time now to get ready for the April potluck dinner and bake sale. This will be on income tax day April 15. Bring a covered dish, your own table service, and enjoy another night of good eating. Donations are needed for the bake sale pies, cakes, cookies, etc. The next event with outside entertainment will be May 17 when we will welcome Sally and Elvis! Tickets will go on sale at the April dinner. This will probably be another sold out event, so get tickets early. Work is still being done on the landscaping at the clubhouse. Keep watching for the new look in that area. New Pretenders entertain on St. Patricks Day Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Dan Parker was one of the prize winners. Dottie Herreron won the champagne basket. The New Pretenders as the Andrews Sisters. Eat more beef. The silent Monks could sing ... with cards. Afitness directors greatest joy is when residents say, We want to exercise. This is what happened to Judy Helfin, Fitness Director at lan Spa. Her students came to her and said they wanted something new. Judy has tried to introduce new and exciting classes since coming to lan Spa. In the process of trying to come up with some Free Specialty Classes, she thought it might be nice to do something revolving around dance. Dancing at Stone Creek is one of the largest clubs and so to have a fitness class revolving around dance, Judy could get more residents involved. According to Judy, When I started working here I realized that this community really likes to dance! The spa already has Zumba, but as popular as this class is, Judy wanted something different. Some of the residents told me we used to offer a dance mix type of class at the Spa. Well, since majoring in dance in college and being a former Ballroom Dance competitor, I decided to research a ballroom fitness type of classes. Judy did her homework and went on line to see if there were some videos regarding this concept. The only thing she found was something that would require a certification in order to purchase the videos. She actually considered this option, but as it turns out, there were no classes offered in this area. She decided to figure this out on her own and came up with The Basic Ballroom Workout! It was only supposed to be a free specialty class for a month, and something she would bring back after a few months if people enjoyed it. The class was started last June and it is still popular 10 months later. Approximately 20-30 people attend regularly. This is a fun cardio workout, incorporating basic ballroom dance movements and using music from past and present (Frank Sinatra to Shakira). This class is offered Mondays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. Testimonials always tell the story. Here a few from some of the participants. Great for Cardio, Coordination and Rhythm. We enjoy doing it together and you dont need to know how to dance. Upbeat music lots of fun and laughter. Great instructor! Keeps you young and great for all ages. Liz & Dave Stern Whats so great about The Basic Ballroom Workout is you dont need a partner and its such fun. I love the music because it is familiar music and I sing along. Shelly Libowitz Try The Basic Ballroom Workout! Its a great, fun workout Great music, good rhythm. Phyllis Albertson The Basic Ballroom Workout is great fun, fast paced and a great workout. Amy Schwartz I love The Basic Ballroom Workout! I love to dance, and to experience all the different dances is a great way to exercise! I even get to Tango! Pat Wright I love The Basic Ballroom Workout. Judy has put together a wonderful selection of music which frankly makes you want to move. Its a fun way to sweat! Lorri-Anne Rogers If you love to dance and want some great cardio doing it, try out the Basic Ballroom Workout. Who knows, maybe Judy will sponsor a Dancing with the Stars type of event for Stone Creek Residents. The Basic Ballroom Workout only at Stone Creek Elan Spa Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Basic Ballroom Workout. Draw up a logo for horse industryDid you know that Marion County has the most diverse horse population in the United States? It does, and now you have the opportunity to create the logo for the organization that brings all equine breeds and businesses together in Marion County. Florida residents of all ages are encouraged to enter. The deadline for entries is April 11 Get those ideas flowing and submit your entry as soon as possible! Please visit www.equineallianceofmarioncounty.com for more information about the Equine Alliance of Marion County and the logo contest rules.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HR2L Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP20 Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions 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 000HN7A Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HKUM The clubhouse looked like a sea of green on St. Patricks Day. It was a very festive time when 111 residents and guests got together for an evening of fun and entertainment. Isnt it fantastic that we had so many people we had to rent chairs in order to have enough for everyone? The New Pretenders from On Top of the World provided the entertainment with their renditions of old favorites from The Andrews Sisters, Gene Kelly, Lee Greenwood, and many others. The opening act of the Monks, who couldnt speak, sang the Hallelujah Chorus using large cards for the words. The program ended with God Bless the USA. Everyone joined in singing this all-time favorite. For many, this was the first time to see the New Pretenders. They are a group of residents from On Top of the World who enjoy going out and entertaining audiences. Their costumes are very colorful and truly represent the group they are pretending to be. Before the entertainment began we enjoyed coffee, tea, and cookies. We discovered that you cannot have three coffee pots connected at the same time the circuit breaker decided that was asking for too much current! Naturally we had the 50/50 drawing and other door prizes. Of course, Dan Parker was a winner of one of the prizes; Sue Church was the lucky winner of the fifty/fifty drawing, and Dottie Hefferon won the champagne basket. After such a successful evening, its time now to get ready for the April potluck dinner and bake sale. This will be on income tax day April 15. Bring a covered dish, your own table service, and enjoy another night of good eating. Donations are needed for the bake sale pies, cakes, cookies, etc. The next event with outside entertainment will be May 17 when we will welcome Sally and Elvis! Tickets will go on sale at the April dinner. This will probably be another sold out event, so get tickets early. Work is still being done on the landscaping at the clubhouse. Keep watching for the new look in that area. New Pretenders entertain on St. Patricks Day Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Dan Parker was one of the prize winners. Dottie Herreron won the champagne basket. The New Pretenders as the Andrews Sisters. Eat more beef. The silent Monks could sing ... with cards. Afitness directors greatest joy is when residents say, We want to exercise. This is what happened to Judy Helfin, Fitness Director at lan Spa. Her students came to her and said they wanted something new. Judy has tried to introduce new and exciting classes since coming to lan Spa. In the process of trying to come up with some Free Specialty Classes, she thought it might be nice to do something revolving around dance. Dancing at Stone Creek is one of the largest clubs and so to have a fitness class revolving around dance, Judy could get more residents involved. According to Judy, When I started working here I realized that this community really likes to dance! The spa already has Zumba, but as popular as this class is, Judy wanted something different. Some of the residents told me we used to offer a dance mix type of class at the Spa. Well, since majoring in dance in college and being a former Ballroom Dance competitor, I decided to research a ballroom fitness type of classes. Judy did her homework and went on line to see if there were some videos regarding this concept. The only thing she found was something that would require a certification in order to purchase the videos. She actually considered this option, but as it turns out, there were no classes offered in this area. She decided to figure this out on her own and came up with The Basic Ballroom Workout! It was only supposed to be a free specialty class for a month, and something she would bring back after a few months if people enjoyed it. The class was started last June and it is still popular 10 months later. Approximately 20-30 people attend regularly. This is a fun cardio workout, incorporating basic ballroom dance movements and using music from past and present (Frank Sinatra to Shakira). This class is offered Mondays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. Testimonials always tell the story. Here a few from some of the participants. Great for Cardio, Coordination and Rhythm. We enjoy doing it together and you dont need to know how to dance. Upbeat music lots of fun and laughter. Great instructor! Keeps you young and great for all ages. Liz & Dave Stern Whats so great about The Basic Ballroom Workout is you dont need a partner and its such fun. I love the music because it is familiar music and I sing along. Shelly Libowitz Try The Basic Ballroom Workout! Its a great, fun workout Great music, good rhythm. Phyllis Albertson The Basic Ballroom Workout is great fun, fast paced and a great workout. Amy Schwartz I love The Basic Ballroom Workout! I love to dance, and to experience all the different dances is a great way to exercise! I even get to Tango! Pat Wright I love The Basic Ballroom Workout. Judy has put together a wonderful selection of music which frankly makes you want to move. Its a fun way to sweat! Lorri-Anne Rogers If you love to dance and want some great cardio doing it, try out the Basic Ballroom Workout. Who knows, maybe Judy will sponsor a Dancing with the Stars type of event for Stone Creek Residents. The Basic Ballroom Workout only at Stone Creek Elan Spa Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Basic Ballroom Workout. Draw up a logo for horse industryDid you know that Marion County has the most diverse horse population in the United States? It does, and now you have the opportunity to create the logo for the organization that brings all equine breeds and businesses together in Marion County. Florida residents of all ages are encouraged to enter. The deadline for entries is April 11 Get those ideas flowing and submit your entry as soon as possible! Please visit www.equineallianceofmarioncounty.com for more information about the Equine Alliance of Marion County and the logo contest rules.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion All is not well on Marions roads Aquick look at the traffic reports for the past couple of weeks shows that things are not well on the roads of Marion County. Heading the list is a March 12 crash in southwest Marion County, where County Roads 475A and B intersect (thats extreme Southwest 27th Avenue). A three-car wreck sent several people to the hospital, and just a few days ago the woman driving the vehicle that allegedly caused the wreck was accused of DUI. On Maricamp Road in the Shores, a 91-year-old man pulled out in front of moving traffic, ignoring a flashing red light, and was killed in the subsequent wreck. Another accident on Maricamp resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. A traffic stop on State Road 200 last week resulted in a huge drug haul, as did another traffic stop on East State Road 40. A man riding a bicycle in the dark was struck and seriously injured on County Road 314. The vehicle that struck him, believed to be a Toyota Tacoma, left the scene, and law enforcement is looking for that truck with damage to the right front. Traveling in Marion County can be hazardous to your health. Our troopers and deputies are spread so thin that intensive traffic enforcement is virtually impossible. The only way to prevent some of this stuff is to tell people the age-old things: Dont drink and drive, and slow down. You can drive on any road in Marion County, and particularly highways in the western part of the county, and you will see drivers failing to stay in a single lane, changing lanes and making turns without a signal, and speeding recklessly even in the middle of heavy rainstorms. Sometimes its hard to get people to prevent accidents by obeying the simplest of traffic rules. Everyone is in a hurry and many take to the roads with the attitude, I have the right of way and others better watch out. The only thing we can say is that people should report reckless drivers, get tag numbers and let police know who is driving that way. We all have to play a part in making the roads safer. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters My tale of bullyingReading Jim Clarks commentary on bullying brought back painful memories for me. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. Because we lived so close to the school I walked to school every day. I was painfully shy as a child and to make matters worse I stuttered severely. This unfortunate combination made me the perfect target for bullying. In the fifth grade I was bullied relentlessly by two sisters. They were well known to school officials. These girls were tough and I was terrified of them. These sisters threatened to beat me up after school every day. One time while I was walking to school one of them ran up behind me, grabbed the collar of my dress (back then girls were not permitted to wear jeans, slacks or shorts to school) and jerked on it so hard that all of the buttons popped off. Luckily, this happened in front of the home of a family friend. She brought me into her home and mended my dress so that I could continue to school. My mom spoke to the school principal and, to guarantee my safety, the principal allowed me to leave school early every day so that I could walk home unafraid. To this day I have no idea why these girls werent disciplined or expelled from school. I guess things were handled differently back then. Thankfully these girls grew tired of bullying me and my last year at that elementary school was uneventful. Bullying can change who you are as a person. It can make you angry and bitter or it can make you more sympathetic to others who have suffered the same fate. I chose the latter. Kathy Hall Oak Creek VillageLearn our languageThis is America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. We open our arms to all to live the American Dream. But...learn our language! To the millions of undocumented people living here, working here, getting some of the American dream here, if you want to live here please learn our language. Why should we push #1 for English, why should our politicians learn your language? I got a bee in my bonnet when I heard a newsperson say our new politicians should learn to speak Latino. Why? This is not Mexico or Latin America. This is not a political issue....this is an American issue. Marie Segovis OcalaUnrealistic generationRecently, I read that the present generation says they are smarter than any generation preceding it. I guess that shows the present generation is not too realistic, and living in a world called la, la land. Examples; they cant write cursive, spell, do math without a calculator, they use drugs, do drinking binges, use guns, smoke pot, many going to jail for violent crimes, theyre lost without computers, I Pads, I Phones, the Internet, theyre poorly educated. Theyve achieved nothing, except being a liability on society. Now the generations before the current one, which includes the greatest generation, of which Im one, have accomplished the following: founded this country, won the revolutionary war, won 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. The question barely left U.S. Rep. Ted Yohos lips when the crowd started to respond with the word Patriot. That wasnt what Yoho wanted to hear. It was at the town hall meeting that the Congressman held at West Port High School last Monday night as some hardy souls braved a long walk from the parking lot after driving through rain to get there. He asked, Is Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Snowden is the man who revealed American security secrets and is now in Russia, where presumably more of the secrets he knows have already been given to the Russians. Snowden is a traitor, Yoho said emphatically, despite the instant reaction from the crowd. He added that members of Congress had been secretly briefed and said, If you had read some of the stuff that I had, youd agree. I only had to read a little to realize that he is a traitor. That, friends, is the problem. What Yoho and other Congressmen dont get is why the people replied patriot. Many people feel that we, the people, should have been able to see what the Congressman saw, that there shouldnt be secrets in our government by the people, for the people. Snowdens releases were instrumental in our finding out the secret security spying that goes on against cell phone and computer owners and we werent happy about it. Yoho doesnt understand why, because, despite being a rookie, he is in the power structure in Washington, he is part of the structure that approves of secrets against the American people. Yes, we dont need people giving away our nations secrets of intelligence gathering, provided that gathering is within the law and good common sense. Some of the stuff that Snowden revealed is neither. Remember, this was a town hall meetIs Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Among Friends Jim Clark ing, which is usually stacked with people in favor of the person holding the meeting. And for most of the meeting, Yoho found himself amid admirers of his stands, particularly against Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama, both of whom he wants to remove from office. But his question about Snowden opened the doors for those who disagree with the Congressman. Were not sure whether Snowden is a patriot or a traitor, because we dont have all the facts. Apparently, people like Yoho and his ilk are going to make sure that we dont get those facts. And that means Americans will still be in the dark. Speaking of being in the dark, this meeting was held at West Port on a day when the rain poured all day. This is a beautiful high school, but it is not built to host meetings which attract a number of senior citizens to the schools den, which is in the middle of the campus. The entrance we were directed to use led to a sidewalk at an angle to the covered walkway, and that sidewalk was under a couple of inches of water, so people were sloshing in their shoes by the time they got to the meeting room. An aide was asked why the meeting wasnt held at a more accessible place, such as the OTOW meeting rooms, and he said, Because wed have to pay for them. Is there a lesson there?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see LETTER, Page 10 www.chronicleonline.com/homeoutdoorliving April 5, 2014 | 10am-4pm Citrus County Auditorium | Inverness, FL ( Hwy. 41 S. next to Airport) Come out and meet vendors, great specials & discounts, cash and carry items available. DONT MISS IT! 000HQOU Home &Outdoor20141st Annual SHOWLIVING Absolute Air Air FX Inc. Blackshears II Aluminum Carports & More Conner Home Solutions Dans Fan City DMT Cabinets Dream Kitchens Hondcu Countertops Lowes Inverness Meeks Water Treatment Naturecoast RV RJ Roofing Senica Air Suncoast Plumbing Sunshine Nursery Taylor Rental Crystal River West Coast Flooring Will Construction Make Your House a Dream Home Over 40 Door Prizes Each Valued $50 or more PEST CONTROL Receive a Special Bag of Goodies. 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Thursday, March 27 Triumphant Quartet at College Road The Winter Concert Series hosted by College Road Baptist Church, will come to its conclusion on Thursday, March 27, with the Triumphant Quartet. The concert begins at 7 PM and a $10 donation is requested at the door. The community is invited to enjoy the Triumphant Quartet at College Road Baptist Church, Saturday, March 29 Common Ground FellowshipFor the 40-something crowd in Crossroads Church, we will be gathering at Pavarottis Pizza at 8075 SW Highway 200, Ocala, in the Canopy Oak Center at 7 p.m. This is a time of reflecting on the blessings of God in an informal setting and purchasing good food to boot. Come and join us there.Crime prevention seminarChrists Church of Marion County will host a Metro Crime Prevention Seminar presenting topics such as identity theft, frauds and scams, purse snatching, guns and alternative weapons, hurricane safety. This is a free workshop, the main goal being to achieve more awareness about what is going on in the publics backyard. Lunch pizza, salad, dessert and drink will be offered for a donation. This event begins at noon. Registration is suggested: 352-861-6182. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org.Dining with the LionsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Dining with the Lions (Italian Style) at the Oasis Restaurant, 7651 SW State Road 200, on Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Price will be $8 for spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce or fettuccini alfredo (includes salad, bread, ice tea or coffee). First come, first served All proceeds from this benefit will be used for Charities.Two-day lineman competitionOcala Utility Services is hosting the 2014 Florida Lineman Competition March 28-29. More than 100 electric linemen and apprentices are expected to compete in this years event, which will be held at the Ocala Regional Sports Complex, 3500 SW 67th Ave. The annual event is presented by the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) to highlight safety and training techniques. Teams and individuals from municipal utilities and electric cooperatives compete in a number of categories that linemen encounter on the job. Categories range from changing insulators to rescuing an injured co-worker. In addition to enjoying the friendly competition, utility teams develop teamwork strategies, share knowledge and techniques with other utilities, and develop valuable professional and agency relationships. The Lineman Competition is a rare opportunity to see what our electric linemen do on a daily basis, says Michael Poucher, Ocalas Director of the Electric Utility. Ocala is pleased to be hosting the event for the FMEA and we are looking forward to showing that Ocala is a great place to live, work and play. The competition, which will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 29 (Saturday), is part of a two-day event. The public is invited to attend this free activity.Sunday, March 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchJoin with us as we lift our hearts and voices in praise, an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian churches families and friends at 5 p.m. Refreshments follow the program. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Marion chamber Music Society ConcertFor the last concert of this season, the Marion Chamber Music Society proudly presents The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory featuring award winning performers past and present playing the messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 2014 CONVERTIBLE!! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 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But if you do it, youll gain a better perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. T AU RU S (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have to deal with before moving on to your next project. Its good to accept help from those who share your objectives. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to recognize the difference between those who are truly concerned for you and those who simply plan to use your good nature to their advantage. New ideas become increasingly attractive. CA NCE R (June 21 to July 22) Depending on a promise made becoming a promise kept could be more than a mite unwise at this time. Its best to proceed on your own rather than wait for aid that might never arrive. L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A recently revitalized relationship might not be quite what the Big Cat expected. But give yourself more time to deal with the changes. A little flexibility can go a long way. Good luck. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A major change could prompt more adjustments. Some of them might be difficult to deal with at first. But hang in there, and before you know it, youll be coasting to your next goal. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your sense of justice prompts you to speak out against an unfair situation, even if you seem to be the only one who feels that way. But you soon learn that many others agree with you. SCOR PIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Creating a fuss is not usually your style. But that doesnt mean you should tolerate an illmannered attitude. Speak up for yourself, and youll earn the respect of others. SAGI TT AR IUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might have a few loose ends to tie up before you can stamp your project as complete. But once thats done, you might want to celebrate with someone special. C APRICO RN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Disappointment darkens the Goats mood. But close friends rally to pull you through with words of encouragement. Use their confidence in you to rebuild your own selfesteem. AQ UA R IUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An upcoming decision might be more difficult with inaccurate information. Best to recheck the data you have right now to be sure it wont mislead you later. PISCE S (Feb. 19 to March 20) An offer you previously turned down might no longer be available. But if you do some checking around, you could find something else that would suit you fine. multiple guest appearances and a plethora of Americas popular music, the conclusion of the OSOs 37th season is sure to leave the audience anxiously awaiting another fun-filled, fan-fortified musical journey in the 38th season! Theres no telling what our Maestro will pull out of the bag for this special concert. Dont miss this fun celebration of all things USA and OSO! This 4th subscription concert is open to the public, and tickets are $5 to $30 each, which can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com, by calling 352351-1606, or at the door. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the year in front of nearly 10,000 area citizens. Its mission is to have the highest caliber music performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director, Maestro Matthew Wardell. It is driven to reach, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages while serving the broadest group of constituents. The OSO aims to foster excellence in music education through collaborative partnerships with local resources. SEAS ONcontinued from Page 3 Read the classifieds Happenings Please see HAPPENIN GS, Page 10

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Imade the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you. The somebody I was most concerned about was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Some things are meant to be kept to yourself and for obvious reasons. For some reason, who knows what it was, I let my guard down and vocalized my complaining. I must confess that it rather caught me off guard. What are you complaining about, my wife said directing the question to me. At first, I did not know what she was talking about because I did not realize that I was vocalizing my complaints. All I could say at the time was, Did I say that out loud? My wife has a delicate way of backing me in a corner where I have to say what is on my mind. Fortunately, I do not have much of a mind for anything to get on. Unfortunately, my tongue is not attached to anything and so it is looseygoosey. What I was complaining about were all the crazy people, particularly on television. Just when you think you have seen the most crazy thing, something else or someone else takes the lead in the race to crazyville. Since my wife asked me, I let go on a very eloquent rant against crazy. At this point, I forget the exact crazy that set me off. But it does not matter. If it were not one thing, it would be another thing. I have tried throughout my life to be an equal crazy complainer. If you are crazy, you can be sure I am going to complain about you. You, in particular, my wife was directing this toward me, ought to be quite thankful about all of the crazy people in the world. That set me off on another rant. I am not thankful for the crazy people in this world. The less crazy people the better I am going to like it. And I made the mistake of telling her exactly what I thought about that. We do not need more crazy people, I argued. Someone in Congress ought to pass a law against crazy. While I said that, it occurred to me that most of the crazy people are in Congress. I do not want more crazy people in this world. Enough is enough already, move on. Really, my wife argued, you ought to be happy about all the crazy people in the world. At this point, I was tempted to direct my complaining toward her. But you know what that would mean, and so do I. I finally broke down and asked her what in the world she was talking about. One of the things I have learned throughout the years of marital bliss is that if you ask your wife to tell you something, she will do it. But I was desperate at this time and I needed a little bit of clarification. She looked at me, paused as if she was collecting her thoughts and then said, You should be thankful that there are so many crazy people out in the world. The more crazy people there are, the more you are going to fit in. If for some reason we could eliminate all the crazy people in the world you would be a very lonely person. She continued her explanation by saying, Every crazy person takes the focus away from you. If there were not enough crazy people out in the world people would be focusing on you and complaining about how crazy you are. You do not have to hit me over the head with a hammer. That is the thing about my wife. When she is right, she is right. At least it gave me a new perspective on the world around me. Also, a new appreciation for crazy. I began to see her point of view, as humbling as it was, and realize that crazy has a place. As I further thought about this, I began to realize that everybody is crazy only in different areas of their life. Some peoples crazy is more noticeable than others, but everybody has that crazy gene. I guess that is what makes us human. After some deep reflection on the subject, I have come to the point where I want to praise crazy. I never thought of it along this line, but everybody has the right to change his or her mind about anything. Personally, I would like to change my mind for one that really works. One mans crazy is another mans delight. What is crazy to one person may be something rather important and enjoyable to another. After all, who am I to say what is crazy and what is not crazy. It is important to find someone else with something that you can truly appreciate. I thought about that and what Solomon said, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). Instead of spending so much time complaining about other people, I need to exercise the fine art of appreciation and learn how to praise people on their terms.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. 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If we refer back to the first paragraph, which todays generation may not know what a paragraph might be, all the current generation has succeeded in doing, cant read above a third grade level, are being a blight to society, trying to denigrate this country, and in general, arent too bright. Bill Ford Ocala LETTERScontinued from Page 8 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com The 37th season of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will conclude in a rousing fashion with this Boston Pops style salute to Americas most popular music. The concerts will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m., both at Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium. Fans of Gershwin will appreciate Porgy and Bess complete with bassoon soloist Arnold Irchai. The Maestro will make a special guest appearance as soloist in Leroy Andersons The Typewriter. These pieces, in addition to a concert suite from Victory at Sea as well as Laras Theme from Dr. Zhivago, are sure to make for a very entertaining concert. The OSO will also perform Aaron Coplands Fanfare for the Common Man, a well-known brass salute written by one of Americas most famous composers. More Pops pieces that the OSO will present include a Pops Hoedown, a Tribute to Irving Berlin, Variations on a Shaker Melody, and Casey at the Bat for Narrator and Orchestra. With Symphony season to end Please see SEASON Page 4 In praise of being crazy Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Read the classifieds piano as well as organ, trumpet, marimba and voice. The free concert will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Hear beloved operatic arias and your favorite piano pieces by Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, among others. Ryan Pagels, the Ocala Civic Theaters music director and Ocala Piano Conservatorys very first graduate, will also perform at the concert. For more information, call 352-8761340 or visit: www.marionchambermusic.com or www.ocalapianoconservatory.com. Marion Chamber Music Society concerts: Always Exceptional, Always Free.Wednesday, April 2 C rossroads C arniv al startsBring your family and enjoy a day at the carnival at Crossroads Church, beginning Wednesday, April 2, and concluding on Sunday, April 6. There will be games, rides, food and lots of fun. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., with earlier hours on Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds support Crossroads Student Ministries.Thursday, April 3 Concert at Ocala WestDouglas Ladnier, an award-winning and criticallyacclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. So uthern Expr ess at Appl etonThe big band Southern Express will perform during the Rhythm & Art After Hours event at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Southern Express has been performing in Central Florida for more than 15 years. Many of the bands seasoned members have musical backgrounds rooted in military service, with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were or are active music educators. Doors open at 5 p.m. for complimentary samplings from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and cash bar. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. In addition to the After Hours musical program, visitors can also enjoy the Appletons current exhibitions, A Celebration of Japan, The Living Art of Bonsai, The Gathering of Legends, [in]justice, Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein, and the museums extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asia, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.Friday, April 4 Tw oday Ocala P alms Golden So und sThe Ocala Palms Golden Sounds chorus is hard at work preparing for its spring show. The concert ti HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 12

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He explained some of the things that have been accomplished and mentioned again the value of the FMO (Federation of Manufactured Homeowners) that has been very effective in keeping some legislation under control so that homeowners are not forced to pay outrageous fees and/or very high insurance prices. Hansen reiterated that the HOA intends to have visiting groups on a regular basis to present programs that will be of interest and help to our community. Although anyone is welcome at the meetings, Hansen urged more of the FFV community to join the HOA. The strength of numbers cannot be overlooked when working for the communitys good. He also encouraged membership in the FMO for the same reasons. Captain Pam Driggers of Marion Country Fire Rescue was introduced and she explained some of the workings of the department that many did not know about. She also brought a group of extremely well trained fire/rescue personnel who demonstrated equipment and instructed in the proper use of fire extinguishers. Several people took advantage of the hands-on learning about the most efficient ways to use fire extinguishers as the group moved outside to learn more. After the meeting, those who attended stated how much they felt they had learned during the presentations. They also expressed appreciation for all that our emergency responders do for the community and the sacrifices they make on a regular basis to keep Marion County residents safe. Fairfield, HOA look to future Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Coffee and refreshments were served and people enjoyed conversations among themselves and with the guests.Home of the MonthThe home of Cesar and Lucila Perez is highlighted as the March Home of the Month for Fairfield Village. This couple seem to work tirelessly to keep their yard as a showplace of the neighborhood. There are numerous different areas which highlight plants, flowers, and figures that are always lively and happy reminders of the beauty of Central Florida. We, their neighbors, congratulate Cesar and Lucila and say again how much we enjoy the beauty of their home.Yard saleFairfield Village will have a community yard sale this Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for lots of great bargains. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we say enjoy this wonderful spring season in one of the most beautiful parts of our great country. At left, Captain Pam Driggers and members of Marion County Fire Rescue presented a program at the March HOA meeting. Below, in a special HOA sponsored teaching session, members of the MCFR instructed Fairfield Village neighbors about proper procedures in using water extinguishers to put out fires. In an outdoor demonstration, Norma Powers showed what she had learned. Please see FFV, Page 12 FFVcontinued from Page 2 March Home of the Month chosen by Fairfield Manager Rachel Muse is the garden lovely home of Cesar and Lucila Perez. Their beautiful yard is always alive with color. Congratulations to Cesar and Lucila. Seeing the gorgeous array of plants, flowers and figures always brings smiles of happiness to our neighborhood.

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tled The Sensational Sixties will be an extravaganza of the great musical masterpieces of the 1960s and will be presented on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. The performance will contain songs from Godspell, West Side Story, The Music Man and Grease, along with a multitude of other songs, which were popular during the sixties. Tickets are $8 per person and are available by calling 401-7505 or 402-0609. Intermission will include wine and cheese snacks. Saturday, April 5 Womens Spring BreakCelebrate with the Womens Spring Break. Join the Womens Ministry enjoying a continental breakfast, friendship; lunch at the baked potato bar, fellowship; special events with speakers Alan Tison, Director of Advancemant at Johnson University Florida and Twila Sias, Childrens Ministry and teaches in areas of education and psychology; and special sessions including a Make & Take card making class. Event starts at 9 a.m. Free to all women. Child care is available (note need on registration). door prizes. To register, please call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, April 6 Master Choir performsThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (which is State Road 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include Leonard Bernsteins Chichester Psalms and other works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Tuesday, April 8 Ocala Macintosh User Group meetsThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The feature presentation will be Photographing and Presenting Wildlife by Valarie Bugh. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Saturday, April 12 SummerGlen yard saleSummerGlen is having a community yard sale on Saturday, April 12, open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Benefit for Therapeutic groupJoin the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association as we dance away the winter Blahs at a Beach Party with music from the 50s through the British Invasion. Not only will there be dinner and dancing to the band 3 For the Road, a regular band at the Villages, we have added a comedy show by the Villages Theatre Company to entertain you. On Saturday, April 12, the Beach Party will be held at the South MarionVillages Elks Lodge 2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview starting at 5 p.m. with a happy hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow. Tickets for a 60s vintage buffet along with an evening of fun-filled entertainment are just $ 25 per person. Tickets are available on the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) website, www.mariontherapeuticriding association.org or by calling the MTRA office at 352-732-7300.Lecanto VA clinic enrollmentThe Lecanto Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host an Enrollment Open House on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto). Enrollment and eligibility staff will be available to answer your questions and enroll you for the best health care anywhere. While not required, you may bring your DD 214 for verification of military service. For additional information, contact David Gilmer at 352-746-8000.Tuesday, April 15 Congregation Beth Israel Passover sederCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to its annual Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday April 15, at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala at 6 p.m. The menu includes gefilte fish, matza ball soup and the choice of three entrees: stuffed chicken breast with apple raisin stuffing, sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy and tilapia with pineapple salsa. All entrees include roasted potatoes and carrots. Sponge cake with strawberries will be served for dessert. The seder will be conducted in English led by copresident Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson, treasurer of Congregation Beth Israel. Participation by the attendees is encouraged and the seder will feature traditional favorites as well as rituals associated with Reconstructionist Judaism. Cost for the seder is $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Reservations must be made by April 11 to Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org. INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. 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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Girl, 15, dies in racetrack accident A 15-year-old girl was severely injured while conducting a time trial at Bubba Raceway Park off Gainesville Road, Ocala, and later died. It was around 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, when witnesses say 15-year-old Niokoa Johnson was driving a race-ready Nissan Sentra. It was during the second lap toward the north end of the track when the girl lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier. Witnesses say the teenager was unconscious when racetrack workers and others pulled her from the smashed vehicle. Soon afterward, she was rushed to Ocala Regional Medical Center where, reportedly, medical professionals were able to stabilize her condition. The teenager was then flown by medical helicopter to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. However, it was reported on Sunday night that she had died. Witnesses told Marion County Sheriffs Office investigators this was the teenagers first time on the racetrack and she was the only driver on the track at the time of the crash. The Sheriffs Office is investigating. PHOTO BY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEThis is the damaged car which wrecked Saturday night, killing Nikoa Johnson, 15. Driver hits wall on 2nd lap BY JIM CLARK EditorAnti-dog tethering residents peppered the Marion County Commission with complaints about the commissioners silence during a previous meeting when a public hearing was proposed, and they came away with the scheduling of a public hearing. That hearing probably will be at the next Commission meeting, which someone in the crowd noted is April Fools Day. Commissioners tried to explain the silence that greeted the motion at the March 4 meeting when David Moore made the motion to advance to a public hearing on the recommendations of a panel that had been appointed by the commission. Several said they simply did not have enough information at the time. Chairman Carl Zalak pointed out that the way it works under rules of order, a motion has to be made and seconded, and then there is discussion. Since there was no second, there could be no discussion, he said. That didnt satisfy some of the people in the audience, some of whom carried signs and sat in the front row. The laminated-type signs created such a glare that Commissioner Kathy Bryant at one point had to ask them to tilt the signs down away from the lights, which they did. Among the comments that were stated before commissioners revealed they were still considering action was a question: Was the Blue Ribbon panel simply to buy time in an election year? Other comments were You turned your backs on hundreds of suffering dogs, and finally, If you dont support it, at least tell us why. That led to Zalak explaining the lack of a second. He had put the issue on the agenda for later in the meeting, but moved it up for the discussion to take place. There were a couple of people who spoke against the law. Roger Knechtel, a regular speaker at meetings, called it unenforceable, and said it would be up to neighbors to turn people in. There was another one who tried that in the 1930s, he said, in a reference to Hitler. After the people spoke, Bryant said she felt confident in moving forward. Commissioner Stan McClain said he was willing to go to the public hearing and discuss other possibilities. Commissioner Earl Arnett said at the March 4 meeting he had not seen the report, and therefore did not vote for the public hearing. He said he was open to the public hearing but added, As it was presented in apparently would not pass. Finally at the end of the meeting, Henry Munoz of Marion Oaks commented that he wished there would be more emphasis on educating children instead of taking up for the poor dogs. He also noted, You cant legislate morality. Anti-tethering backers win a round at County Commission The motto on its show program, Chase Perfection, Catch Excellence perfectly encapsulated this years Live Oak International, March 20-23, at Live Oak Plantation in Ocala, as history was made in U.S. National Four-in-Hand competition, Olympic Show Jumping champions converged, and Super Bowl stars of both the commercial TV screen and stadium met in one superlative week of competition in front of a record 10,000 fans. Writing yet another chapter in American combined driving history, Chester Weber of Ocala defended his U.S. Fourin-Hand Horse title with a record 11th victory on a final score of 116.33, also accepting the Jean Keathley Award sponsored by Michael Freund for lowest dressage score by an FEI whip. Second-place went to Sarasota whip Misdee Wrigley-Miller, who accepted the Anne Bliss Memorial Award sponsored by Michael Freund as the most elegant lady driver throughout the competition. Bringing an Olympic cachet to the show jumping competition was reigning 2012 Olympic Individual Gold medalist Ben Maher, whose flawless rounds on Jane Clarks Aristo Z led to another Florida championship for him this season after victory in Saturdays $50,000 CSI2*W Live Oak Grand Prix (42.48 seconds). Second place was Ashlee Bond Clarke riding Little Valley Farms Agrostar, whose win qualified her for the World Cup. After four classes of show jumping competition, the luck of the Irish in the $10,000 E2 Leading Rider Award went to 2012 Olympic Individual Bronze medalist Cian OConnor. Super Bowl sports star power was apparent in a double dose at Live Oak International. The 6-foot, 5-inch two-time National Football League Super Bowl linebacker Max Montoya of Hebron, Kentucky, known and loved for his signature lime-green fauxhawk helmet, was large and in charge as he drove to the top of the Intermediate Pair Horse championship with his Georgian Grandes. Also drawing thousands of fans and rightly winning applause throughout the week were the world famous stars of the Super Bowl television commercials, the Budweiser Clydesdales. While the big boys had star power some of the littlest riders stole the show on Sunday when a small herd of small riders entered the ring for the leadline class to resounding applause. Special thanks to sponsors Sleepy P Ranch. Demonstrating that driving horses (or ponies) isnt just for the gentleman was Misdee Wrigley-Miller of Sarasota, the reserve champion in the U.S. National Four-in-Hand and winner of the Anne Bliss Memorial award as the most elegant lady driver of the event. WrigleyMiller, who drove her first pony at age four, was adamant that combined driving was not about muscle, but finesse and saw her reserve championship as an a opportunity to serve as a role model for younger equestriennes. Ten thousand spectators and 17 nations added up to a winning equation for Live Oak International organizers and brother-sister team, Chester Weber and Juliet Reid. Weber intimated that there is still more to come. Crowds set record at Live Oak International PHOTO COURTESY OF PICSOFYOU.COMThe Budweiser Clydesdales appeared in Ocala last weekend. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 10