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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Quail Meadow......5 Ocala Palms........6 Fairfield Village..7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HCN3 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 & UP 000HVIS BY JIM CLARK EditorIn front of an onslaught of members of the public pushing for approval, Marion County commissioners adopted the report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on dog tethering, but with a change that one person said made it watered down. As adopted at Tuesdays commission meeting, there will be a ban on unattended tethering, but with an exception that allows a person to leave a dog tethered to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period while the owner remains on the premises. That was the wording in the report, but the county attorney had put a specific time of an hour and a half in the proposed ordinance, feeling that a specific time would be more enforceable. It was this exception that angered some in the crowd, who wanted a 24/7 ban on tethering period. Bruce Fishalow, director of the Humane Society of Marion County and a member of the committee, said of the report, I thought it would get a better response. He added that he thought the proposal PHOTO BY RON RATNERFirst Friday car showThe Friendship Plaza on State Road 200 was the scene of the monthly car show on Friday, April 4, as the cars and their owners finally had some good weather for spectators to enjoy the view. Rowdy crowd gets partial tethering ban With the 50th annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key coming up this weekend, the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Committee kicked off festivities with the dedication of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Mural and Opening of the Cedar Key Arts Centers April Exhibit on Saturday evening. The idea of doing a mural had been in the works for a number of years, reports Bev Ringenberg, festival coordinator. The 16 x 16 mural painted by Travis Parks, a local Cedar Key Artist, was inspired by Ann Kamzelskis digitally enhanced photograph of Cedar Keys much photographed Honeymoon Cottage. The artwork, which is on the eastside of the Historic Lutterloh Building at 457 2nd Street, faces the Cedar Key Arts Centers Sculpture Garden providing a perfect backdrop for the larger-than-life Mosaic Fisherman that was completed several years ago. Following the dedication ceremony, attendees were invited upstairs for the Opening of the Arts Centers April Exhibit entitled Years of Arts Festivals in Cedar Key. The exhibit, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, invites visitors to Step Back in Time and learn a little Cedar Key Art History. So, head on over to Cedar Key this weekend, 60 miles southwest of Gainesville at the end of State Road 24, in the center of Floridas Nature Coast. In addition to checking out the mural and Arts Center exhibit, you will find much to do. 120 fine artists and craftsman, art demonstrations Saturday and Sunday afternoon, kids activities (including fish rubbing, face painting and even a Crazy Hair booth), great food, fun music and more all in this historic island community. Thanks to Festival Title Sponsor, Palms Medical Group, and Prize Award Sponsors the Island Hotel, Old Fenimore Mill & Nature Coast Realty in addition to in-kind support throughout the community. The Cedar Key Arts Center and Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Committee also want to thank Norm Fugate, PA and Ronnie Taylor Construction for helping to make the mural a reality. Cedar Key ready for 50th Spring Arts Festival The mural and the fisherman in Cedar Key. An 87-year-old Fairfield Village resident is a victim of a popular scam. The pitch: Youve won $3.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. Then the scammer will pressure a victim to pay money in order to collect. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, this is a scam! By the time the Marion County Sheriffs Office got the call, the victim had wired more than $10,490 to someone in Sunrise, Florida. Remember, if something looks too good to be true, then it is most likely some form of a scam, the Sheriffs Office warns. If you get an e-mail, letter or phone call from someone saying youve won something but you have to send money, in order to collect delete and block the E-mail address, toss the letter in the trash and/or hang up the phone. In reference to the E-mail, don't open any attachments from scammers. If you know a scammer has made contact with you, log onto www.ic3.gov thats the Internet Crime Complaint Center. If youve been a victim of a scam, call your local law enforcement agency. In the Fairfield Village case, the last names used by the suspects were Dennis, Huber and Hoover. Money was also sent to a woman named Betty. Fairfield Village woman loses over $10,000 to scammers Please see DOGS Page 10 BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the CitizenSeveral dozen linemen came to the Ocala Regional Sports Complex on Saturday to compete with other linesmen in the skills relating to their everyday work. Many linesmen had their families with them. Entertainment while their fathers were competing were a bounce house and climbing wall. There was food available from the Silver Springs Lions canopy and lineman t-shirts were being sold also. When the lightning started late in the morning, the competition was put on hold for a while. The linemen work in unpleasant weather routinely but not during lightning storms. In case of emergency, Ocala Fire Rescue had a truck on scene. All completion areas had professional signs posted outside the competition area to explain the name of the completion and describe it. Utility linemen show their stuff in Ocala competition Photos show some of the linemen in their competition. Sunday, April 13 Unique story of EasterLooking through the eyes of certain followers of Jesus Christ we witness their insights and emotions as interviewed -minutes style. We learn of the sacrifice, Greater Love Has No Man. The congregation joins the Worship Choir in worship throughout the musical program. This is a unique presentation of the Story of Easter allowing the congregation to experience a moving and dramatic story of firsthand remembrances of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Join in this event and gain a powerful personal perspective on the redeeming sacrifice Jesus paid for each of us. Our prayer is that this time spent together will deeply move you to think, to worship, and to honor the greatest gift ever given to us. 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band usually performs on the third Sunday of each month, but is early because of Easter. A variety of music is played, including jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice; info: 352-0234. Palm Sunday concertA Palm Sunday concert, The Crucifixion by John Stainer, will take place Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 SW College Road, Ocala.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. Wednesday, April 16 Shelton performs at churchFor more than 35 years, Gospel musician Thomas Shelton has shared his God-given talent with thousands. A member of Whos Who in Musician American, he has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Please join with us as he shares Gods message in music and song at 7 p.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Thursday, April 17 Air Force group to meetThe monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, April 19 Easter EggstravaganzaThe Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza is on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised by age group, with 15,000 eggs on the property! There will be games, bounce houses, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, chips, prizes, and the gospel message will be shared.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11 2 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. S P WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS! Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYST AL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART)CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. 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Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Arbor Reds Tree Care 24 Hr. Emergeny Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates All Major Credit Cards 352-583-3141/206-1153 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount T & S LAWN CAREStarting at $45. mo Free Est., Lic/Ins.(352)233-9529 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins. 20 yrs Exp. FREE Estimates. Residential Commercial 352-873-6884 352-875-8317 ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 WE BUYR VS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 4 grey, padded seat & back metal chairs. $35 (352) 236-2886 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! The ride from Stone Creek to Sholom Park is less than 10 minutes and when one arrives at the park there is a world of beauty awaiting for you. Recently, the Garden Club of Stone Creek planned a guided tour of the park which covers 44 acres. Horticulturist, Greg Johnson, gave the tour to 35 members of the garden club. The original date in March had to be cancelled because of heavy rains but Thursday was a truly beautiful day for a tour of the garden. Mr. Johnson gave us some background information about park. Sholom Park began as a vision born in the heart of Sidney Colen to create a source of inner peace for all who visit. After years of refining his vision, a master plan for the park was developed in 1999 and the park concepts began to take shape. Sholom Park was designed as a place to find inner peace and to thrive in the Central Florida climate. The park requires little or no supplemental watering. Native plants are combined with cultivated ornamentals, perennials, and annuals creating a beautiful and resilient landscape. Sholom Park offers a place of natural beauty, comprised of meadows, woodland areas, added flowers and trees, as well as native wildlife for everyone to enjoy. Mr. Johnson and his staff have made many major improvements to the park and soon there will be a butterfly garden. He told us that if you want total harmony with nature, do not come on Wednesday as that is mowing day. Mr. Johnson has mowing down to only one day a week. Paved walkways meander throughout the park, winding through mature oaks, hickories, sweet gums and long leaf pine trees. Trails lead guests to explore the park. There is a maze with inspirational verses at each place. There are numerous benches available. You will see guests rest as they contemplate the peaceful surroundings or sit and read. While we were there, people were enjoying a picnic on the lawn surrounded by beauty. Mr. Johnson informed us that the park is the site for many weddings. What a beautiful setting for a wedding. Mr. Colen certainly gave Marion County a beautiful gift. It is a free gift but the park does rely on donations from the public. The Stone Creek Garden Club made a monetary donation to the park because this park represents many of the same goals as the Garden Club. According to Luther Burbank, Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Stone Creek has this gift so close. If you have not visited this treasure, do so. You will find that you come away a happier and more peaceful person. Finding peace and tranquility at Sholom Park Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Garden Club Board, from the left, Mary Ellen Pfiffer, Barbara Fogarty, Gretchen La Sasso and Audey Edwards. More photos on Page 11. Members of the Stone Creek Garden Club at the Sholom Park entrance.Greg Johnson of Sholom Park.

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Countryside Presbyterian Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala will hold the following worship services for the Easter season: April 13, Palm Sunday Rev Gary Marshall conducts the worship service at 10:30 a.m. with the procession of palms to Mark Kellners Hosanna Processional. The Bell Choir will give the prelude and the Chancel Choir will sing The Heart of Jesus by Mark Hayes. Jo Ann Shaw and Bette Jane Porterfield will play a piano duet of the Palms on Palm Sunday. April 17, Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. Tenebrae (Shadows) Service with Communion conducted by the Rev. Gary Marshall. The Chancel Choir will sing Jesu, Jesu Fill us with your Love and Cup of Sorrow. April 18, Good Friday at noon. The Choir will sing Soldiers of the Cross. Piano solo by Kathy Smith Nothing but the Blood. Rev. Gary Marshall will give the sermon. April 20, Easter Sunday Worship service at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Marshall will open with a fanfare by the Handbell Choir. Special celebratory music by the Chancel Choir will include Easter Day in the Morning and He is Alive. Bob Jeffries will chant Psalm 118. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Our Redeemer LutheranApril 12: Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m. April 13: Palm Sunday Easter Cantata The Crucifixion by John Stainer 4 p.m. April 17: Maundy Thursday services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 18: Good Friday services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 20: Easter morning: Services 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Easter breakfast 9 a.m. 5200 SW State Road 200 (1-1/2 miles west of I-75) 352-237-2233 or www.OurRedeemerOcala.org would have to rely on neighbors turning in their neighbors. That could lead to all sorts of bad blood. The 30-minute loophole would also be hard to enforce. If a deputy or animal control officer confronts a homeowner, he could just say that he was performing a task for a few minutes. The parts we do like are the ones that say that any dog to be temporarily tethered must be spayed or neutered, and that they cannot be tethered on a vacant lot. One commissioner, a few meetings ago, said, No one is going to tell me what I can do with my dog in my backyard. Unfortunately, she led the compromise move last week. Hopefully, people who attended or watched last weeks meeting wont get any ideas for acting that way in the future. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3 10 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HUW4 PEST CONTROL SERVICES Hasta La Bye Bye. Tri-County Services, Inc. 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GRIFFIN RE AL EST ATE 352-795-0330 $495,000 $425,000 Pasture for horses. Outbuildings. Goethe Forest hunting. HOME #1: 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 6,200 sq. ft., fireplace, formal dining/ living rooms, 2-car garage and carport. HOME #2: (not shown) 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2,170 sq. ft. Beautiful spring-fed swimming hole under Oaks & Cypress HOME #1 $ 395,000 EXCLUSIVE, PRIVA TE, DOOR TO DOOR 352-641-0651 Licensed & Insured For Y our Safety ORLANDO & T AMPA AIRPOR TS Port Canaveral & T ampa Port Authority The Best Door to Door Fa re s to Centra l Florida Air ports & Seapor ts from Ocala 000HUEQ Private Door T o Door T ransfers to Orlando & T ampa Airports as W ell as Port Canaveral & T ampa Cruise Lines CRO WDcontinued from Page 8 Many of us may not live long enough to see this happen, but it would be nice to see some people start talking about the possibility in the future. Maybe someday we could get rid of city and School Board suing each other over our money, and maybe we could have just one, efficient government with no duplication of services and, more importantly, no duplication of fees and taxes. Too much to ask? Probably. But lets think about it, anyway. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 touching him. These are all things he picked from the cards. What a lucky man to have the end just the way he wished for. How Do I Get Started? Whether you play cards, fill out Living Wills together or have a frank talk around the kitchen table, just do itfor yourself and your family. It is the best gift you can ever give them. Go Wish cards are available at www.codaalliance.org ($24 for two packs) Play Go Wish for free online at www.gowish.org Living Wills are downloadable at www.hospiceofmarion.com/advance-directives.html (FREE) Five Wishes booklets are also free at Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474 On April 16, representatives will be available at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Hospital to explain and distribute all three options. Information will also be on display at the following Marion County Public Library Branches: Main Headquarters, Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Freedom and Marion Oaks. Call 352-854-5230 for more information. Ken Daley is chairman of the Hospice of Marion County Board of Directors. HOSPICEcontinued from Page 8 Tuesday was watered down. When both Chairman Carl Zalak and Commissioner Kathy Bryant tried to pin down what he thought was watered down, he didnt come up with a definitive answer. It was a struggle getting anything approved, and the final outcome was the result of a pair of split votes. Bryant moved to accept the Blue Ribbon report with a change from the attorneys recommendation from an hour and a half for the temporary task to minutes once a day. It failed with Bryant and David Moore voting for approval, while Zalak, Stan McClain and Earl Arnett voted no. Bryant then changed her motion to eliminate the words once a day, and this time it passed, 3-2, with Zalak changing what proved to be his swing vote, while the other four commissioners voted the same way. Moore played a key role, leading the fight against the 90-minute rule. He made it clear he would not accept that, and that led Bryant to fight for a compromise, although at one point when it appeared Moore was not going to budge, Bryant admonished him that he was about to get nothing. At a nearly three-hour public hearing, the rowdy crowd had to be cautioned against constantly cheering those who pushed for the tethering ban and booing those who opposed it. Chairman Zalaks admonitions fell on deaf ears, though, and he finally gave up trying to control the crowd. At one point the crowd jeered when Zalak mentioned that the proposed law infringed on peoples freedom. The meeting was recessed just before 1 p.m., but after it reconvened about 1:30, there was another issue that came up. The original proposed ordinance said nothing about being spayed or neutered, but the committees report said that any dog that was going to be tethered, with the owner present or because of a temporary task, must be spayed or neutered. County Attorney Guy Minter asked about the spay-neuter clause, since it was not in the proposed ordinance, Bryant responded that her motion was to accept the report, so therefore the spay-neuter issue was part of the recommendation. DOGScontinued from Page 1 When I was growing up you could always tell who the good men were by the white hats they wore. Bad men always wore black hats. That made it rather convenient for those of us who were watching so we knew who would be winning at the end. When you were in trouble all you had to do was look for someone wearing a white hat. Not only did the good men wear white hats but also they were able to solve every crime within a 60-minute period. How they did it, is anybodys guess. Today, nobody wears hats, which has introduced a rather confusing element into our society. You can never tell the bad men from the good men. I know the hat does not make the man but it would sure help to identify the bad man from the good man. I could name them all off. The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne, and the list could go on and on. All of these men wore white hats and they all took care of the bad guys in their own way. You could be sure, at the end the good man always won. There was a certain sense of satisfaction knowing that all those bad men paid for their deeds and justice prevailed. Of course, today we could never do this. There is something called profiling. And people use this term as though it was a negative thing. Oh, be careful so you dont profile that person. Gene Autry always profiled his men and in the end, justice prevailed. I look at it this way. If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, the chances are pretty high I am looking at a duck. However, in our crazy world of uncertainty it is against the political correctness of our day for me to say this. According to todays standards, I must look at that thing and not judge it by its appearance. Why, dont you know, dear brother, you might offend it and give it some kind of an insecurity complex? How do I know but that duck in front of me will be offended by me calling it a duck? It is the epitome of insensitivity for me to assume that I have the right to call a duck a duck. Who knows, that particular duck might think it is a dog. After all, a quack is not that far from a bark. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, confusion reigns. During the last year, I have spent a little bit of time flying from here to there. And the security at these airports defies the intelligence God gave a termite. Going through the line I have to take off my belt, remove my shoes (which come very close to a stink bomb), empty all the pens out of my pocket and submit myself to a body search. Now, they have some kind of electronic gizmo that enables them to see through my clothes. In 10th grade, I dreamed of such a gadget and I am a little provoked it has taken them so long to perfect this. Two years ago, I traveled from Orlando, Florida to Manila, Philippines, through Japan and back again to Orlando. The trip was fine until I tried to re-enter the United States and upon a luggage search, they discovered I had one of those old-fashioned double blade razors. It was something of an antique that my grandfather gave me 35 years ago. I had been using it to shave ever since. After all these years of shaving with it, it took the intelligence of some security officer to discover this was a highly dangerous weapon. Consequently, I was not allowed to enter the country with it. I must admit that in 35 years of shaving with it, I had shed a little bit of blood. I never guessed in a million years I was in possession of a highly dangerous, illegal weapon. The officer who discovered it did not recognize it. When I told him it was a razor used for shaving, he looked at me suspiciously and then said, Yeah, sure it is, Buster. No amount of explanation could convince him that it was part of my toiletries and he insisted that he confiscate it for the protection of everybody in the United States. It was a close shave, but they finally allowed me to enter the United States upon the surrender of this highly sophisticated weapon. Only that security officer knows how close this country came to annihilation from an antique mans shaver. Of course, looks can be deceiving. People who looked like someone you could trust have perpetrated the biggest frauds in our country. Bernie Madoff comes to mind. Sometimes what you think you are getting you are not really getting. There is a spiritual application here. Some people may look religious on the outside but God knows what is on the inside. But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7 KJV). You can fool everybody in the world, but you cannot fool God. He wears a white hat and always has the last word.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The churchs web site is www.whatafellowship.com. Where have all the men in white hats gone? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Holy Week services

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St. Jude CatholicPalm Sunday, April 13, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Blessed palms will be distributed at each of the weekend Masses. The Last Supper will be commemorated on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. At this Mass the ceremony of washing the feet of 12 parishioners will take place. Following the Mass there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Hall until midnight. We are invited to spend time in prayer with our Lord. On Good Friday, April 18, the reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion will take place at 3 p.m. The Easter Vigil Mass begins with the lighting of the new fire ceremony on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Masses on Easter Sunday will follow the regular schedule of 8 and 10 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. St. Jude is located in Marion Oaks.First CongregationalPalm Sunday: April 13 at 10:30 a.m.; distribution of the palm crosses. Maundy Thursday: April 17 at 6 p.m.; communion service. Easter Celebration: Sunday, April 20; traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m., with chancel choir and bell choir.Joy Lutheran ChurchApril 13, Palm Sunday, begins the churchs Holy Week. Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. will preach on the Exalted/Reviled at the 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. On April 17, Maundy Thursday, at 6:45 p.m. this worship service begins the three days of Christs Passion. Pastor Eds message will be Caring for the Soul. Holy Communion will be offered in memory of the Last Supper. The altar will be stripped in honor of Christs death and at the end of service; the sanctuary will be left in the dark. On Good Friday April 18 at 6:45 pm church members will give a scripture-based live performance of the Stations of the Cross. The performers will take us through the final hours of Jesus life, along with prayer and meditation, embracing the commitment of Gods love toward humanity. Christs journey to the cross is a prologue to the resurrection which would have no meaning without Good Friday. On Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in Hope Field, at the church, for the local children. The joy of Easter Sunday, April 20, begins with a 6:30 a.m. service outside in the Memorial Gardens (weather permitting) and Pastor Eds message will be Opening the Tomb. The following services this Easter day will be held in the sanctuary. At 8:30 a.m. Pastor Eds message will be Easter Greetings and at 10:30 a.m. his message will be The Solution to Death. The church will be decorated with spring flowers and the Bell and Vocal Choirs will perform at the last two services. These Holy Week services are open to the public and all are welcome. Church of the Advent You are invited to join us on this most holy journey beginning Palm Sunday and ending with the celebration of Easter. Palm Sunday (April 13) includes two services, one at 8 a.m. followed by Mass with music at 10 a.m. This service includes a special reading of the Passion of our Lord from the text of Mathew. Our Maundy Thursday (April 17) service will be held at 7 p.m. where we celebrate the Eucharist and offer the washing of feet. Good Friday is a somber service of shadows with minimal lighting inside the sanctuary. At this service (April 18 at 7 p.m.) our choir will present a cantata Who is This King? with music and narration that takes us from Peters confession through the Passion of our Lord. Holy Saturday Service (April 19) at 7 p.m. begins outside the church where the Paschal Candle will be lit and when again in the sanctuary, we renew our Baptismal vows. After the Gospel is read, the choir will offer songs of celebration and Easter begins. Easter Sunday, there will be two services, one at 8 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join us for any and all of these services. The Church of the Advent Episcopal is located at 11251 SW Highway 484 just a mile west of State Road 200, just across from the fire station. For more information please call the Advent offices at 352-465-7272.Hope Evangelical LutheranThe congregation of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs will begin Holy Week on Palm Sunday, April 13 processing into the church under upraised palms. A cantata presented by the Sanctuary Choir directed by Susan Collins will replace the 10 a.m. service. Holy Week service will include a Seder Dinner at 5 p.m. on Maundy Thursday with a foot-washing play after dinner and worship service at 7 p.m., including the Sacrament of Holy Communion and stripping of the altar. On Good Friday, there will be a Taize service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday will begin with a Sunrise Service in the Memorial Garden at 7. Breakfast in Luther Hall will follow at 8. Easter Worship Service will be at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. For more information, call 352-489-5511. The community is invited to all services.Morriston Baptist ChurchMorriston Baptist Church invites the community to participate in an array of Easter activities, April 15-20. The Holy Week begins with a Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. This is a teaching Seder to enable participants to learn the history, symbolism and relevancy of this important Jewish ordinance for todays Christian. Please RSVP by Sunday, April 13. The annual Childrens Easter Egg Hunt will be held rain or shine Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided, plus lots of fun and games will be held for kids ages toddler through 5th grade. Children should bring a basket. An outdoor sunrise service will kick-off Easter morning on Sunday, April 20, at 6:45 a.m. This service will be held at the churchs new location on the corner of County Road 326 and Highway 41. Following this beautiful service, everyone is invited to enjoy a community-wide country breakfast with all the trimmings. There will be a single combined Worship Service on Easter morning beginning at 9 a.m. Music will be provided by the Adult choir and the Praise Band. Bro. Keith will preach the climatic sermon of his Scandal of Grace series. A nursery is always provided for infants thru 3 yrs. and Childrens Church is available for kids 4 yrs. 7 yrs. Morriston Baptist Church is at 3141 SE Highway 41. For more information about these free upcoming events, call 528-4080 or visit www.morristonbaptist.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clock (NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER) 352-566-6614 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 45 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. 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PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But you still could benefit from the wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Holy Week services Happenings Friday, April 11 Zero tolerance studied at forumCurrent efforts to ease the inflexibility of zero tolerance policies in our schools will be examined by representatives of Sheriff Chris Blair, Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham, the Marion County school system and activists on the juvenile justice committee of Awake Marion when the Friday Forum of Marion County next meets April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 and MLK Jr., Blvd. While intended to reduce drugs and violence in our schools, zero tolerance polices have resulted in sometimes absurdly unfair consequences for minor infractions, with minority children especially targeted according to Ray Seaman, online director of Progress Florida, who will moderate. Confirmed panelists include retired educator Nancy Noonan and former Marion County NAACP president Whitfield Jenkins, both members of Awake Marions juvenile justice committee. The nonpartisan speaker/luncheon series, open to all, meets on the second Friday of each month to engage in civil community dialogue a bout important issues affecting Marion County. The $10 charge, payable directly to the restaurant, includes the buffet, tax, tip and a drink. For more information and to RSVP please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Lentz at 352-425-6219.Saturday, April 12 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.

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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Note to dog lovers: Just chill out Last week, the Marion County Commission came to a compromise in the dog tethering issue that didnt leave a lot of people happy. Those against the unattended tethering ban didnt get their way one was put into effect. Those who were in favor of a tethering ban werent pleased with a loophole that allows people to perform tasks for up to 30 minutes and leave their dogs tethered without anyone present. And people who didnt care one way or the other were turned off by the behavior of the pro-dog people. A compromise probably was the only way that something was going to get passed. As it was, the 3-2 vote was hardly a mandate. However, the split vote came after one of the most rowdy meetings that have taken place in the County Commission auditorium. The people who backed the ban of unattended tethering had a noble cause the protection of animals. However, that was no cause for the audience to behave the way it did. The backers applauded mightily as each speaker who backed the ban got up and gave their views, and booed when anyone, including the chairman, dared oppose their view. They acted as if only their view could be heard, and in a complete lack of understanding of the democratic process tried to shout down those who disagreed with them. Chairman Carl Zalak tried to have the crowd tone it down, but the spectators ignored him, and proper decorum, in their behavior. When a couple of commissioners expressed reservations about the ban and whether it would be enforceable, or when Zalak mentioned about the possibility of infringing on individual freedoms, they shouted out threats such as were not going away, and also pointedly interrupted out loud that they would have their say come election day. We feel that there already was a cruelty law on the books, and that this law should be enforced before any new ones are passed. We also consider this new law unenforceable, because unless animals were tethered in front yards, it would be possible for enforcement people to see them from the road. They Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Speak up! Your family will thank youBY KEN DALEY Special to the MessengerIt seems as if the whole world is digital and that everything you could ever possibly need or want is on your smartphone. With folks continually texting and checking their apps, face-toface conversation is fast becoming a lost art. National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 is a good reminder to turn off your phone and have the most important conversation of your life your wishes for end-of-life care. The hardest part of the conversation is getting up the courage to start it; then see how fast someone looks away when you bring up this subject. To help get the conversation going, a clever new approach to this difficult subject is an old-fashioned card game. Remember playing Go Fish as children? Everyone has played that game, so there isnt anyone who cant relate to it. Young and old can sit around the table and play with the soul-searching version called Go Wish. The goal is not to get rid of all your cards, but rather to put your cards on the table, letting your family and friends know what is important to you and how they can support you. Go Wish is no gimmick. It is the result of much study and funded by a grant to educate elders and their families about advanced planning. It was developed and field-tested to stimulate discussion in a positive way on the values and wishes about end-of-life care. It is an effective tool for those with limited cognition but not so simplistic for those with higher thinking skills. In essence, it works for everyone. Deal Me In Each of the 36 cards has a short statement that people often cite as being important to them in the last weeks or months of life. In solitaire mode, the player sorts and prioritizes the statements. It is a visual way to communicate your wishes. You can also play in pairs or groups. The point is not to create an I want list, but to encourage discussion about what is important and why. Rather than the often blank expression one would receive to the question: What is the most important issue to you? the Go Wish cards provide vocabulary and ideas that give voice to concerns and an opportunity to personalize them. The game is never dull. Many people remark after playing the game several times, the way they sort the cards changes, helping them redefine their thinking and how their values might apply in different situations. A case reported in the Journal of Palliative Medicine demonstrates the impact care planning has on exposing quality of life issues and identifying actions amenable to intervention, such as with someone who is in a non-verbal state. A patients wife wrote: Mikes passing was so peaceful and exactly the way he wanted. I want to thank you because if you hadnt loaned me the Go Wish cards, I would not have known he wanted to be at home with everyone around him; that he knew we cared about him and he lived a worthwhile life. He was also aware that we were 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. Sitting back and listening at various meetings, especially those of the County Commission, one gets the feeling that there are a lot of people out there who feel combining some services would be more efficient, both in operation and financing. Recently there has been some work putting together dispatching services of the city and the county to enhance the 911 system so calls would not have to be rerouted. At the last commission meeting, the sheriff spoke of getting all county emergency personnel operating on the same 800 mhz radio frequencies so the agencies could easily hear what is going on in other areas, and in the cities. There is evidently already some cooperation. I live in the city, but when somebody on my block gets ill, its usually County Fire Rescue that responds. To be honest, no one cares, as long as help gets here quickly. All these working-together efforts are noble goals, and I heartily endorse such actions. But it brings back memories of something that happened just three months after I moved to Florida in 1968. On Oct. 1 of that year, wild celebrations, parades, etc. were held in Jacksonville as that city and Duval County consolidated into one government. It was the culmination of a three-year effort spearheaded by people who were tired of corruption. Eleven officials in the city and county were accused of misconduct during the early part of the 1960s. Voters in four cities refused to approve the plan, so Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, all on the ocean, and Baldwin, in the western part of the county, remained independShould consolidation be on the agenda? Among Friends Jim Clark ent. However in a quirk made necessary because the consolidated government was actually the county commission, and the mayor was over the whole county, residents of those four cities vote in Jacksonville elections and are eligible for some services. The constitutionally mandated Duval Sheriffs Office became the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, JSO, having been consolidated with the Jacksonville Police Department. The consolidation had some bragging rights. Jacksonville became, at that time, the largest city in Florida population-wise. It also became the largest city in land area in the world, but has since been surpassed by Juneau, Alaska, which must have annexed a whole lot of ice to get that title. If Ocala and Marion County were consolidated, and if some of the smaller cities joined in, we would become a city bigger than Rhode Island (we also brag were bigger as a county now than that state). We could, as one city, offer all sorts of recreation, including hunting and fishing, Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs parks, along with a host of smaller ones, and city facilities stretching from what is now northern Ocala all the way to the south county line along U.S. Highway 441. Please see HOSPICE Page 10 Please see CROWD, Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 10 Reminder: The Ladies Luncheon is Friday, the 11th, at Mimis Caf (there was a misprint in the QM Reporter). Please make your reservations today with Maryanne. Are you ready to hop over to the clubhouse next Tuesday, the 15th, for a potluck dinner and bake sale? Please label your baked goods and wrap them in plastic wrap, or some other protective wrap. The baked goods should be brought to the clubhouse at 5 p.m.; the sale will begin at 5:30. Dinner is at 6. Also, tickets for the May Broadway Impression Show and Elvis Tribute will be available for a $10 donation. This show is May 17. Veterans: If you havent contacted Richard Gunther, please do so ASAP Springtime what a wonderful time of the year. Of course, it would be nice if we didnt have all the pollen, but that is necessary for many things. Spring also means some very special days of celebration, remembrance, and thanksgiving. The Jewish Passover holiday is one such occasion. Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. God sent upon Egypt 10 devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops. At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), God visited the last of the 10 plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, God spared the Children of Israel, passing over their homeshence the name of the holiday. The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated each year in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan; so the dates on an American calendar vary from year to year. This year Passover begins on the evening of Monday, April 14, and ends after nightfall on Tuesday, April 22. Accordingly, the first Seder will be Monday night, April 14, and the second Seder will be Tuesday night, April 15. According to traditional Judaism, the first two days and last two days are fullfledged holidays. Friends and family wish each other Passover greetings such as Happy Passover or Chag Sameach (Happy Holidays), or say Happy Passover in Hebrew, which would be Chag Pesach Sameach. Holiday candles are lit at night, and Kiddush the blessing over the wineand sumptuous holiday meals are enjoyed on both nights. In the strict Orthodox homes no one goes to work, drives, writes or switches on or off electric devices. Cooking is permitted outdoors. Traditional (Orthodox and most Conservative) Jews usually have a Seder, during which is read the story of Exodus from special books called Hagaddahs, on both the first and second nights, but some more liberal or modern Reform Jews, and some Jews in Israel, only have a Seder on the first night. It is said that the Seder will be more fun when you add the Passover Bingo Game to it! The focal points of the Seder are: eating matzah (unleavened bread), eating bitter herbsto commemorate the bitter slavery endured by the Israelites, drinking four cups of wine or grape juicea royal drink to celebrate our newfound freedom, the recitation of the Haggadah, a liturgy that describes in detail the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The Haggadah is the fulfillment of the biblical obligation to recount to children the story of the Exodus on the night of Passover. Happy Passover to our Jewish neighbors! Quail Meadow Ladies Luncheon is Friday the 11th Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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The new leaders of the Fairfield Village Social Club met with members of the new group on Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. After opening prayer led by Paula LeBlanc and the Pledge of Allegiance, the officers explained the steps being taken to make sure that the club is set up following all appropriate guidelines. Dee McNeil, chair, discussed the officers meeting with a representative from the local bank who is helping them to make sure that everything is set up properly for the new organization. Dee also introduced Mike Hadam, a new neighbor in Fairfield Village who had volunteered to act as DJ at the last dinner gathering. It was announced that Mike has agreed to be the vice chair for the club and will help with music and entertainment. Several members of the group commented on the entertainment for the last social. Mikes music was much appreciated, as was the performance of a former neighbor, Sandy Williams, who did a fantastic comic routine spoofing Patsy Clines hit song, Hes got You. It was the consensus of those present that Sandys performance was a complete surprise and was one of the most hilarious acts presented for Fairfield Village. There was discussion about the facilities for the handicapped in the clubhouse. HOA President Larry Hansen reassured all present that the HOA will work with the Social Club and all the residents to meet with American Land Lease to get the facilities up to the national standards. He assured everyone that this is a priority. The Spring Community Yard Sale was held April 5. A report about the success will be forthcoming after that time. The April Pot Luck Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. Lil Oliver is organizing the event and promises that there will be special entertainment that should surprise and entertain those attending. Dee McNeil discussed the Easter dinner that will be held in the Clubhouse at 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday afternoon. For a reasonable cost of $8.50, those attending will enjoy fresh green salad, ham and another meat choice, parsley potatoes, green beans almandine, corn, hot rolls, a dessert table, and coffee and tea. The tickets for the special dinner must be purchased by the Friday before Easter, April 18. They can be purchased from Dee McNeil at 352-854-0257; Linda Urbanowicz at 352-236-0238; or Mike or Kathy Hadam at 440-829-9487. As the meeting closed, Dee McNeil mentioned again that the group was in need of a secretary because the former one had resigned because of some family health responsibilities. Dee was so pleased when Kathy Hadam volunteered to take the position. All present were very happy to hear that there is now a full board to direct the social activities. Fairfield Village neighbors are looking forward to lots of fun activities as the spring season gets into full swing. From the lively place filled with lovely people we say enjoy this exhilarating spring weather. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 4/16/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000HVLM TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 4/16/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 4/16/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 000HTCX 000HVIP OAS IS REST AURANT OAS IS REST AURANT 765 1 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm N OW T AKING E A STER R ESER VATIONS EASTER DINNER A PRIL 20, 201 4 12-4PM N OW T AKING E A STER R ESER VATIONS EASTER DINNER A PRIL 20, 201 4 12-4PM HAM OR SLICED LEG OF LAMB WITH MINT JELL Y Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus, Italian Wedding Soup OR Salad, Dinner Roll, Drink and Easter Pineapple Cake $ 1 5 99 000HVLW 352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.com Next to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection 11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala En dl es s To pp in gs E nd le ss T op pi ng s Endless Toppings BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Expires 4/18/14 Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 Fairfield Village organizes its new social club Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Fairfield Village neighbors enjoy chatting before the Tuesday, April 1 meeting of the newly reorganized social club in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Above, new officers of the Fairfield Village Social Club confer before the April 1 meeting. From the left, Michael Haddam, vice-chair; Dee McNeil, chair and Linda Urbanowicz, treasurer. Ocala Palms held its annual Mah Jongg Play/Luncheon last month at Blancas Cafe. The day started with two hours of play, then a luncheon, followed with another play session. The ladies provided home-made desserts as well. It was quite a successful day. Ocala Palms holds annual Mah Jongg play/luncheon Enjoying the play session are, left to right, Susan Gerry, Nina Verni, and Marion Stiegler. Also enjoying the day are Carol Pinto, Peggy Maragioglio, Carol Yount, Chris Turner and Angie Fischetti. Cathy Donohue and Estelle Siegel chat a few minutes about the success of the event. Estelle was mainly responsible for this years affair. These enthusiastic players are Estelle Siegel, Renate Anderson, Nako Down and Lin Coleman. These smiling ladies are Carol Niven, Connie Crooks, Pat Johnson and Ka thy Truax.Seated here are Ma rie Meissner, Jay Pilot, Jud y Anderson and Nancy Hevrdejs. Left to right are Marcia Senecal, Laurie Wieland, Ann Corrigan and Sharron Schwartz. Also at the play/luncheon were Steph Schrempp, Elaine Sheets and Jan Roesler. Saturday, April 12 Breakfast at Ocala WestA community-wide breakfast sponsored by the OWUMC Mens Club, including all you care to eat, many items, still a bargain at only $5, will be Saturday, April 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. For information call 352-854-9550.Corporate Run for the SpringsThe second annual Corporate Run for the Springs will celebrate our community while raising awareness about steps that individuals and businesses can take to protect our water resources. The event will be Saturday, April 12, at the McPherson complex on Southeast 25th Avenue. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the race is at 8 a.m. Family events start after the race. Grab your coworkers and join us for this familyfriendly, 5K event. Enjoy live music, great food and a childrens area with craft stations, a bounce house and more! Prizes will be awarded to the fastest teams and individuals. An overall Corporate Cup will be awarded to the team with the fastest three runners, and Industry Awards will be presented to the fastest companies in various business sectors. Whether running or walking, this event is an opportunity to increase team camaraderie, fire up that competitive spirit and learn more about our local water resources. To learn more about sponsoring or registering for the Second Annual Corporate Run for the Springs, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/corporaterun.

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The new leaders of the Fairfield Village Social Club met with members of the new group on Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. After opening prayer led by Paula LeBlanc and the Pledge of Allegiance, the officers explained the steps being taken to make sure that the club is set up following all appropriate guidelines. Dee McNeil, chair, discussed the officers meeting with a representative from the local bank who is helping them to make sure that everything is set up properly for the new organization. Dee also introduced Mike Hadam, a new neighbor in Fairfield Village who had volunteered to act as DJ at the last dinner gathering. It was announced that Mike has agreed to be the vice chair for the club and will help with music and entertainment. Several members of the group commented on the entertainment for the last social. Mikes music was much appreciated, as was the performance of a former neighbor, Sandy Williams, who did a fantastic comic routine spoofing Patsy Clines hit song, Hes got You. It was the consensus of those present that Sandys performance was a complete surprise and was one of the most hilarious acts presented for Fairfield Village. There was discussion about the facilities for the handicapped in the clubhouse. HOA President Larry Hansen reassured all present that the HOA will work with the Social Club and all the residents to meet with American Land Lease to get the facilities up to the national standards. He assured everyone that this is a priority. The Spring Community Yard Sale was held April 5. A report about the success will be forthcoming after that time. The April Pot Luck Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. Lil Oliver is organizing the event and promises that there will be special entertainment that should surprise and entertain those attending. Dee McNeil discussed the Easter dinner that will be held in the Clubhouse at 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday afternoon. For a reasonable cost of $8.50, those attending will enjoy fresh green salad, ham and another meat choice, parsley potatoes, green beans almandine, corn, hot rolls, a dessert table, and coffee and tea. The tickets for the special dinner must be purchased by the Friday before Easter, April 18. They can be purchased from Dee McNeil at 352-854-0257; Linda Urbanowicz at 352-236-0238; or Mike or Kathy Hadam at 440-829-9487. As the meeting closed, Dee McNeil mentioned again that the group was in need of a secretary because the former one had resigned because of some family health responsibilities. Dee was so pleased when Kathy Hadam volunteered to take the position. All present were very happy to hear that there is now a full board to direct the social activities. Fairfield Village neighbors are looking forward to lots of fun activities as the spring season gets into full swing. From the lively place filled with lovely people we say enjoy this exhilarating spring weather. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 4/16/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000HVLM TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 4/16/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 4/16/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 000HTCX 000HVIP OAS IS REST AURANT OAS IS REST AURANT 765 1 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm N OW T AKING E A STER R ESER VATIONS EASTER DINNER A PRIL 20, 201 4 12-4PM N OW T AKING E A STER R ESER VATIONS EASTER DINNER A PRIL 20, 201 4 12-4PM HAM OR SLICED LEG OF LAMB WITH MINT JELL Y Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus, Italian Wedding Soup OR Salad, Dinner Roll, Drink and Easter Pineapple Cake $ 1 5 99 000HVLW 352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.com Next to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection 11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala En dl es s To pp in gs E nd le ss T op pi ng s Endless Toppings BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Expires 4/18/14 Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 Fairfield Village organizes its new social club Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Fairfield Village neighbors enjoy chatting before the Tuesday, April 1 meeting of the newly reorganized social club in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Above, new officers of the Fairfield Village Social Club confer before the April 1 meeting. From the left, Michael Haddam, vice-chair; Dee McNeil, chair and Linda Urbanowicz, treasurer. Ocala Palms held its annual Mah Jongg Play/Luncheon last month at Blancas Cafe. The day started with two hours of play, then a luncheon, followed with another play session. The ladies provided home-made desserts as well. It was quite a successful day. Ocala Palms holds annual Mah Jongg play/luncheon Enjoying the play session are, left to right, Susan Gerry, Nina Verni, and Marion Stiegler. Also enjoying the day are Carol Pinto, Peggy Maragioglio, Carol Yount, Chris Turner and Angie Fischetti. Cathy Donohue and Estelle Siegel chat a few minutes about the success of the event. Estelle was mainly responsible for this years affair. These enthusiastic players are Estelle Siegel, Renate Anderson, Nako Down and Lin Coleman. These smiling ladies are Carol Niven, Connie Crooks, Pat Johnson and Ka thy Truax.Seated here are Ma rie Meissner, Jay Pilot, Jud y Anderson and Nancy Hevrdejs. Left to right are Marcia Senecal, Laurie Wieland, Ann Corrigan and Sharron Schwartz. Also at the play/luncheon were Steph Schrempp, Elaine Sheets and Jan Roesler. Saturday, April 12 Breakfast at Ocala WestA community-wide breakfast sponsored by the OWUMC Mens Club, including all you care to eat, many items, still a bargain at only $5, will be Saturday, April 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. For information call 352-854-9550.Corporate Run for the SpringsThe second annual Corporate Run for the Springs will celebrate our community while raising awareness about steps that individuals and businesses can take to protect our water resources. The event will be Saturday, April 12, at the McPherson complex on Southeast 25th Avenue. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the race is at 8 a.m. Family events start after the race. Grab your coworkers and join us for this familyfriendly, 5K event. Enjoy live music, great food and a childrens area with craft stations, a bounce house and more! Prizes will be awarded to the fastest teams and individuals. An overall Corporate Cup will be awarded to the team with the fastest three runners, and Industry Awards will be presented to the fastest companies in various business sectors. Whether running or walking, this event is an opportunity to increase team camaraderie, fire up that competitive spirit and learn more about our local water resources. To learn more about sponsoring or registering for the Second Annual Corporate Run for the Springs, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/corporaterun.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HVE8 RESERVATION REQUIRED. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES ONLY. RESERVATION REQUIRED. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES ONLY.FREE LUNCH & SEMINARon the benefits of pre-planning your cremation TUESDAY, APRIL 15 10:00 AM8075 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34481 TUESDAY, APRIL 15 10:30 AM2505 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34470THURSDAY, APRIL 17 9:30 AM7478 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala, FL 34472THURSDAY, APRIL 17 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474TUESDAY, APRIL 22 9:30 AM9676 SW 62nd Loop, Ocala, FL 34481WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 11:00 AM3393 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474THURSDAY, APRIL 24 10:00 AM8411 N. SR 200, Ocala, FL 34442 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HVNV West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Note to dog lovers: Just chill out Last week, the Marion County Commission came to a compromise in the dog tethering issue that didnt leave a lot of people happy. Those against the unattended tethering ban didnt get their way one was put into effect. Those who were in favor of a tethering ban werent pleased with a loophole that allows people to perform tasks for up to 30 minutes and leave their dogs tethered without anyone present. And people who didnt care one way or the other were turned off by the behavior of the pro-dog people. A compromise probably was the only way that something was going to get passed. As it was, the 3-2 vote was hardly a mandate. However, the split vote came after one of the most rowdy meetings that have taken place in the County Commission auditorium. The people who backed the ban of unattended tethering had a noble cause the protection of animals. However, that was no cause for the audience to behave the way it did. The backers applauded mightily as each speaker who backed the ban got up and gave their views, and booed when anyone, including the chairman, dared oppose their view. They acted as if only their view could be heard, and in a complete lack of understanding of the democratic process tried to shout down those who disagreed with them. Chairman Carl Zalak tried to have the crowd tone it down, but the spectators ignored him, and proper decorum, in their behavior. When a couple of commissioners expressed reservations about the ban and whether it would be enforceable, or when Zalak mentioned about the possibility of infringing on individual freedoms, they shouted out threats such as were not going away, and also pointedly interrupted out loud that they would have their say come election day. We feel that there already was a cruelty law on the books, and that this law should be enforced before any new ones are passed. We also consider this new law unenforceable, because unless animals were tethered in front yards, it would be possible for enforcement people to see them from the road. They Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Speak up! Your family will thank youBY KEN DALEY Special to the MessengerIt seems as if the whole world is digital and that everything you could ever possibly need or want is on your smartphone. With folks continually texting and checking their apps, face-toface conversation is fast becoming a lost art. National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 is a good reminder to turn off your phone and have the most important conversation of your life your wishes for end-of-life care. The hardest part of the conversation is getting up the courage to start it; then see how fast someone looks away when you bring up this subject. To help get the conversation going, a clever new approach to this difficult subject is an old-fashioned card game. Remember playing Go Fish as children? Everyone has played that game, so there isnt anyone who cant relate to it. Young and old can sit around the table and play with the soul-searching version called Go Wish. The goal is not to get rid of all your cards, but rather to put your cards on the table, letting your family and friends know what is important to you and how they can support you. Go Wish is no gimmick. It is the result of much study and funded by a grant to educate elders and their families about advanced planning. It was developed and field-tested to stimulate discussion in a positive way on the values and wishes about end-of-life care. It is an effective tool for those with limited cognition but not so simplistic for those with higher thinking skills. In essence, it works for everyone. Deal Me In Each of the 36 cards has a short statement that people often cite as being important to them in the last weeks or months of life. In solitaire mode, the player sorts and prioritizes the statements. It is a visual way to communicate your wishes. You can also play in pairs or groups. The point is not to create an I want list, but to encourage discussion about what is important and why. Rather than the often blank expression one would receive to the question: What is the most important issue to you? the Go Wish cards provide vocabulary and ideas that give voice to concerns and an opportunity to personalize them. The game is never dull. Many people remark after playing the game several times, the way they sort the cards changes, helping them redefine their thinking and how their values might apply in different situations. A case reported in the Journal of Palliative Medicine demonstrates the impact care planning has on exposing quality of life issues and identifying actions amenable to intervention, such as with someone who is in a non-verbal state. A patients wife wrote: Mikes passing was so peaceful and exactly the way he wanted. I want to thank you because if you hadnt loaned me the Go Wish cards, I would not have known he wanted to be at home with everyone around him; that he knew we cared about him and he lived a worthwhile life. He was also aware that we were 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. Sitting back and listening at various meetings, especially those of the County Commission, one gets the feeling that there are a lot of people out there who feel combining some services would be more efficient, both in operation and financing. Recently there has been some work putting together dispatching services of the city and the county to enhance the 911 system so calls would not have to be rerouted. At the last commission meeting, the sheriff spoke of getting all county emergency personnel operating on the same 800 mhz radio frequencies so the agencies could easily hear what is going on in other areas, and in the cities. There is evidently already some cooperation. I live in the city, but when somebody on my block gets ill, its usually County Fire Rescue that responds. To be honest, no one cares, as long as help gets here quickly. All these working-together efforts are noble goals, and I heartily endorse such actions. But it brings back memories of something that happened just three months after I moved to Florida in 1968. On Oct. 1 of that year, wild celebrations, parades, etc. were held in Jacksonville as that city and Duval County consolidated into one government. It was the culmination of a three-year effort spearheaded by people who were tired of corruption. Eleven officials in the city and county were accused of misconduct during the early part of the 1960s. Voters in four cities refused to approve the plan, so Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, all on the ocean, and Baldwin, in the western part of the county, remained independShould consolidation be on the agenda? Among Friends Jim Clark ent. However in a quirk made necessary because the consolidated government was actually the county commission, and the mayor was over the whole county, residents of those four cities vote in Jacksonville elections and are eligible for some services. The constitutionally mandated Duval Sheriffs Office became the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, JSO, having been consolidated with the Jacksonville Police Department. The consolidation had some bragging rights. Jacksonville became, at that time, the largest city in Florida population-wise. It also became the largest city in land area in the world, but has since been surpassed by Juneau, Alaska, which must have annexed a whole lot of ice to get that title. If Ocala and Marion County were consolidated, and if some of the smaller cities joined in, we would become a city bigger than Rhode Island (we also brag were bigger as a county now than that state). We could, as one city, offer all sorts of recreation, including hunting and fishing, Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs parks, along with a host of smaller ones, and city facilities stretching from what is now northern Ocala all the way to the south county line along U.S. Highway 441. Please see HOSPICE Page 10 Please see CROWD, Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 10 Reminder: The Ladies Luncheon is Friday, the 11th, at Mimis Caf (there was a misprint in the QM Reporter). Please make your reservations today with Maryanne. Are you ready to hop over to the clubhouse next Tuesday, the 15th, for a potluck dinner and bake sale? Please label your baked goods and wrap them in plastic wrap, or some other protective wrap. The baked goods should be brought to the clubhouse at 5 p.m.; the sale will begin at 5:30. Dinner is at 6. Also, tickets for the May Broadway Impression Show and Elvis Tribute will be available for a $10 donation. This show is May 17. Veterans: If you havent contacted Richard Gunther, please do so ASAP Springtime what a wonderful time of the year. Of course, it would be nice if we didnt have all the pollen, but that is necessary for many things. Spring also means some very special days of celebration, remembrance, and thanksgiving. The Jewish Passover holiday is one such occasion. Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. God sent upon Egypt 10 devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops. At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), God visited the last of the 10 plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, God spared the Children of Israel, passing over their homeshence the name of the holiday. The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated each year in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan; so the dates on an American calendar vary from year to year. This year Passover begins on the evening of Monday, April 14, and ends after nightfall on Tuesday, April 22. Accordingly, the first Seder will be Monday night, April 14, and the second Seder will be Tuesday night, April 15. According to traditional Judaism, the first two days and last two days are fullfledged holidays. Friends and family wish each other Passover greetings such as Happy Passover or Chag Sameach (Happy Holidays), or say Happy Passover in Hebrew, which would be Chag Pesach Sameach. Holiday candles are lit at night, and Kiddush the blessing over the wineand sumptuous holiday meals are enjoyed on both nights. In the strict Orthodox homes no one goes to work, drives, writes or switches on or off electric devices. Cooking is permitted outdoors. Traditional (Orthodox and most Conservative) Jews usually have a Seder, during which is read the story of Exodus from special books called Hagaddahs, on both the first and second nights, but some more liberal or modern Reform Jews, and some Jews in Israel, only have a Seder on the first night. It is said that the Seder will be more fun when you add the Passover Bingo Game to it! The focal points of the Seder are: eating matzah (unleavened bread), eating bitter herbsto commemorate the bitter slavery endured by the Israelites, drinking four cups of wine or grape juicea royal drink to celebrate our newfound freedom, the recitation of the Haggadah, a liturgy that describes in detail the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The Haggadah is the fulfillment of the biblical obligation to recount to children the story of the Exodus on the night of Passover. Happy Passover to our Jewish neighbors! Quail Meadow Ladies Luncheon is Friday the 11th Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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St. Jude CatholicPalm Sunday, April 13, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Blessed palms will be distributed at each of the weekend Masses. The Last Supper will be commemorated on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. At this Mass the ceremony of washing the feet of 12 parishioners will take place. Following the Mass there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Hall until midnight. We are invited to spend time in prayer with our Lord. On Good Friday, April 18, the reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion will take place at 3 p.m. The Easter Vigil Mass begins with the lighting of the new fire ceremony on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Masses on Easter Sunday will follow the regular schedule of 8 and 10 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. St. Jude is located in Marion Oaks.First CongregationalPalm Sunday: April 13 at 10:30 a.m.; distribution of the palm crosses. Maundy Thursday: April 17 at 6 p.m.; communion service. Easter Celebration: Sunday, April 20; traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m., with chancel choir and bell choir.Joy Lutheran ChurchApril 13, Palm Sunday, begins the churchs Holy Week. Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. will preach on the Exalted/Reviled at the 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. On April 17, Maundy Thursday, at 6:45 p.m. this worship service begins the three days of Christs Passion. Pastor Eds message will be Caring for the Soul. Holy Communion will be offered in memory of the Last Supper. The altar will be stripped in honor of Christs death and at the end of service; the sanctuary will be left in the dark. On Good Friday April 18 at 6:45 pm church members will give a scripture-based live performance of the Stations of the Cross. The performers will take us through the final hours of Jesus life, along with prayer and meditation, embracing the commitment of Gods love toward humanity. Christs journey to the cross is a prologue to the resurrection which would have no meaning without Good Friday. On Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in Hope Field, at the church, for the local children. The joy of Easter Sunday, April 20, begins with a 6:30 a.m. service outside in the Memorial Gardens (weather permitting) and Pastor Eds message will be Opening the Tomb. The following services this Easter day will be held in the sanctuary. At 8:30 a.m. Pastor Eds message will be Easter Greetings and at 10:30 a.m. his message will be The Solution to Death. The church will be decorated with spring flowers and the Bell and Vocal Choirs will perform at the last two services. These Holy Week services are open to the public and all are welcome. Church of the Advent You are invited to join us on this most holy journey beginning Palm Sunday and ending with the celebration of Easter. Palm Sunday (April 13) includes two services, one at 8 a.m. followed by Mass with music at 10 a.m. This service includes a special reading of the Passion of our Lord from the text of Mathew. Our Maundy Thursday (April 17) service will be held at 7 p.m. where we celebrate the Eucharist and offer the washing of feet. Good Friday is a somber service of shadows with minimal lighting inside the sanctuary. At this service (April 18 at 7 p.m.) our choir will present a cantata Who is This King? with music and narration that takes us from Peters confession through the Passion of our Lord. Holy Saturday Service (April 19) at 7 p.m. begins outside the church where the Paschal Candle will be lit and when again in the sanctuary, we renew our Baptismal vows. After the Gospel is read, the choir will offer songs of celebration and Easter begins. Easter Sunday, there will be two services, one at 8 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join us for any and all of these services. The Church of the Advent Episcopal is located at 11251 SW Highway 484 just a mile west of State Road 200, just across from the fire station. For more information please call the Advent offices at 352-465-7272.Hope Evangelical LutheranThe congregation of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs will begin Holy Week on Palm Sunday, April 13 processing into the church under upraised palms. A cantata presented by the Sanctuary Choir directed by Susan Collins will replace the 10 a.m. service. Holy Week service will include a Seder Dinner at 5 p.m. on Maundy Thursday with a foot-washing play after dinner and worship service at 7 p.m., including the Sacrament of Holy Communion and stripping of the altar. On Good Friday, there will be a Taize service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday will begin with a Sunrise Service in the Memorial Garden at 7. Breakfast in Luther Hall will follow at 8. Easter Worship Service will be at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. For more information, call 352-489-5511. The community is invited to all services.Morriston Baptist ChurchMorriston Baptist Church invites the community to participate in an array of Easter activities, April 15-20. The Holy Week begins with a Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. This is a teaching Seder to enable participants to learn the history, symbolism and relevancy of this important Jewish ordinance for todays Christian. Please RSVP by Sunday, April 13. The annual Childrens Easter Egg Hunt will be held rain or shine Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided, plus lots of fun and games will be held for kids ages toddler through 5th grade. Children should bring a basket. An outdoor sunrise service will kick-off Easter morning on Sunday, April 20, at 6:45 a.m. This service will be held at the churchs new location on the corner of County Road 326 and Highway 41. Following this beautiful service, everyone is invited to enjoy a community-wide country breakfast with all the trimmings. There will be a single combined Worship Service on Easter morning beginning at 9 a.m. Music will be provided by the Adult choir and the Praise Band. Bro. Keith will preach the climatic sermon of his Scandal of Grace series. A nursery is always provided for infants thru 3 yrs. and Childrens Church is available for kids 4 yrs. 7 yrs. Morriston Baptist Church is at 3141 SE Highway 41. For more information about these free upcoming events, call 528-4080 or visit www.morristonbaptist.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clock (NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER) 352-566-6614 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 45 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. 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Listen to what she or he has to say, but withhold advice until youve heard the other side of the story. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your Twin gifts for creativity and practicality to score points in landing an opportunity that could open doors to a new career. Someone returns after a long absence. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although things are pretty hectic through much of the week, some quiet time with loved ones helps restore balance. An unexpected visitor brings welcome news about a mutual friend. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Getting used to change isnt always easy. But make the adjustments gradually, and soon youll hardly remember when things were any different from how they are now. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Continue to stay the course youve chosen, and avoid distractions that could throw you off track. Some knowledgeable folks are happy to provide guidance if you need it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you earned plaudits from most coworkers for your recent stand on a workplace situation, you also raised the envy quotient among others. Tread carefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You feel more positive about that delayed project, and youre ready to pick it up on a moments notice. However, you might need to re-motivate those who have since lost interest. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Some welcome news should be coming your way. In the meantime, use that Sagittarius charm to persuade some colleagues that your ideas have merit. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Dont wait for a misunderstanding to work itself out. Instead, ask for a chance to explain the circumstances before those bruised feelings lead to an irreversible break. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A physical problem should be checked out in order to avoid it going from just being a nuisance to something more serious. Your social life takes an unexpected but not unwelcome turn. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But you still could benefit from the wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Holy Week services Happenings Friday, April 11 Zero tolerance studied at forumCurrent efforts to ease the inflexibility of zero tolerance policies in our schools will be examined by representatives of Sheriff Chris Blair, Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham, the Marion County school system and activists on the juvenile justice committee of Awake Marion when the Friday Forum of Marion County next meets April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 and MLK Jr., Blvd. While intended to reduce drugs and violence in our schools, zero tolerance polices have resulted in sometimes absurdly unfair consequences for minor infractions, with minority children especially targeted according to Ray Seaman, online director of Progress Florida, who will moderate. Confirmed panelists include retired educator Nancy Noonan and former Marion County NAACP president Whitfield Jenkins, both members of Awake Marions juvenile justice committee. The nonpartisan speaker/luncheon series, open to all, meets on the second Friday of each month to engage in civil community dialogue a bout important issues affecting Marion County. The $10 charge, payable directly to the restaurant, includes the buffet, tax, tip and a drink. For more information and to RSVP please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Lentz at 352-425-6219.Saturday, April 12 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.

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Countryside Presbyterian Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala will hold the following worship services for the Easter season: April 13, Palm Sunday Rev Gary Marshall conducts the worship service at 10:30 a.m. with the procession of palms to Mark Kellners Hosanna Processional. The Bell Choir will give the prelude and the Chancel Choir will sing The Heart of Jesus by Mark Hayes. Jo Ann Shaw and Bette Jane Porterfield will play a piano duet of the Palms on Palm Sunday. April 17, Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. Tenebrae (Shadows) Service with Communion conducted by the Rev. Gary Marshall. The Chancel Choir will sing Jesu, Jesu Fill us with your Love and Cup of Sorrow. April 18, Good Friday at noon. The Choir will sing Soldiers of the Cross. Piano solo by Kathy Smith Nothing but the Blood. Rev. Gary Marshall will give the sermon. April 20, Easter Sunday Worship service at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Marshall will open with a fanfare by the Handbell Choir. Special celebratory music by the Chancel Choir will include Easter Day in the Morning and He is Alive. Bob Jeffries will chant Psalm 118. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Our Redeemer LutheranApril 12: Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m. April 13: Palm Sunday Easter Cantata The Crucifixion by John Stainer 4 p.m. April 17: Maundy Thursday services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 18: Good Friday services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 20: Easter morning: Services 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Easter breakfast 9 a.m. 5200 SW State Road 200 (1-1/2 miles west of I-75) 352-237-2233 or www.OurRedeemerOcala.org would have to rely on neighbors turning in their neighbors. That could lead to all sorts of bad blood. The 30-minute loophole would also be hard to enforce. If a deputy or animal control officer confronts a homeowner, he could just say that he was performing a task for a few minutes. 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GRIFFIN RE AL EST ATE 352-795-0330 $495,000 $425,000 Pasture for horses. Outbuildings. Goethe Forest hunting. HOME #1: 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 6,200 sq. ft., fireplace, formal dining/ living rooms, 2-car garage and carport. HOME #2: (not shown) 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2,170 sq. ft. Beautiful spring-fed swimming hole under Oaks & Cypress HOME #1 $ 395,000 EXCLUSIVE, PRIVA TE, DOOR TO DOOR 352-641-0651 Licensed & Insured For Y our Safety ORLANDO & T AMPA AIRPOR TS Port Canaveral & T ampa Port Authority The Best Door to Door Fa re s to Centra l Florida Air ports & Seapor ts from Ocala 000HUEQ Private Door T o Door T ransfers to Orlando & T ampa Airports as W ell as Port Canaveral & T ampa Cruise Lines CRO WDcontinued from Page 8 Many of us may not live long enough to see this happen, but it would be nice to see some people start talking about the possibility in the future. Maybe someday we could get rid of city and School Board suing each other over our money, and maybe we could have just one, efficient government with no duplication of services and, more importantly, no duplication of fees and taxes. Too much to ask? Probably. But lets think about it, anyway. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 touching him. These are all things he picked from the cards. What a lucky man to have the end just the way he wished for. How Do I Get Started? Whether you play cards, fill out Living Wills together or have a frank talk around the kitchen table, just do itfor yourself and your family. It is the best gift you can ever give them. Go Wish cards are available at www.codaalliance.org ($24 for two packs) Play Go Wish for free online at www.gowish.org Living Wills are downloadable at www.hospiceofmarion.com/advance-directives.html (FREE) Five Wishes booklets are also free at Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474 On April 16, representatives will be available at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Hospital to explain and distribute all three options. Information will also be on display at the following Marion County Public Library Branches: Main Headquarters, Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Freedom and Marion Oaks. Call 352-854-5230 for more information. Ken Daley is chairman of the Hospice of Marion County Board of Directors. HOSPICEcontinued from Page 8 Tuesday was watered down. When both Chairman Carl Zalak and Commissioner Kathy Bryant tried to pin down what he thought was watered down, he didnt come up with a definitive answer. It was a struggle getting anything approved, and the final outcome was the result of a pair of split votes. Bryant moved to accept the Blue Ribbon report with a change from the attorneys recommendation from an hour and a half for the temporary task to minutes once a day. It failed with Bryant and David Moore voting for approval, while Zalak, Stan McClain and Earl Arnett voted no. Bryant then changed her motion to eliminate the words once a day, and this time it passed, 3-2, with Zalak changing what proved to be his swing vote, while the other four commissioners voted the same way. Moore played a key role, leading the fight against the 90-minute rule. He made it clear he would not accept that, and that led Bryant to fight for a compromise, although at one point when it appeared Moore was not going to budge, Bryant admonished him that he was about to get nothing. At a nearly three-hour public hearing, the rowdy crowd had to be cautioned against constantly cheering those who pushed for the tethering ban and booing those who opposed it. Chairman Zalaks admonitions fell on deaf ears, though, and he finally gave up trying to control the crowd. At one point the crowd jeered when Zalak mentioned that the proposed law infringed on peoples freedom. The meeting was recessed just before 1 p.m., but after it reconvened about 1:30, there was another issue that came up. The original proposed ordinance said nothing about being spayed or neutered, but the committees report said that any dog that was going to be tethered, with the owner present or because of a temporary task, must be spayed or neutered. County Attorney Guy Minter asked about the spay-neuter clause, since it was not in the proposed ordinance, Bryant responded that her motion was to accept the report, so therefore the spay-neuter issue was part of the recommendation. DOGScontinued from Page 1 When I was growing up you could always tell who the good men were by the white hats they wore. Bad men always wore black hats. That made it rather convenient for those of us who were watching so we knew who would be winning at the end. When you were in trouble all you had to do was look for someone wearing a white hat. Not only did the good men wear white hats but also they were able to solve every crime within a 60-minute period. How they did it, is anybodys guess. Today, nobody wears hats, which has introduced a rather confusing element into our society. You can never tell the bad men from the good men. I know the hat does not make the man but it would sure help to identify the bad man from the good man. I could name them all off. The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne, and the list could go on and on. All of these men wore white hats and they all took care of the bad guys in their own way. You could be sure, at the end the good man always won. There was a certain sense of satisfaction knowing that all those bad men paid for their deeds and justice prevailed. Of course, today we could never do this. There is something called profiling. And people use this term as though it was a negative thing. Oh, be careful so you dont profile that person. Gene Autry always profiled his men and in the end, justice prevailed. I look at it this way. If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, the chances are pretty high I am looking at a duck. However, in our crazy world of uncertainty it is against the political correctness of our day for me to say this. According to todays standards, I must look at that thing and not judge it by its appearance. Why, dont you know, dear brother, you might offend it and give it some kind of an insecurity complex? How do I know but that duck in front of me will be offended by me calling it a duck? It is the epitome of insensitivity for me to assume that I have the right to call a duck a duck. Who knows, that particular duck might think it is a dog. After all, a quack is not that far from a bark. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, confusion reigns. During the last year, I have spent a little bit of time flying from here to there. And the security at these airports defies the intelligence God gave a termite. Going through the line I have to take off my belt, remove my shoes (which come very close to a stink bomb), empty all the pens out of my pocket and submit myself to a body search. Now, they have some kind of electronic gizmo that enables them to see through my clothes. In 10th grade, I dreamed of such a gadget and I am a little provoked it has taken them so long to perfect this. Two years ago, I traveled from Orlando, Florida to Manila, Philippines, through Japan and back again to Orlando. The trip was fine until I tried to re-enter the United States and upon a luggage search, they discovered I had one of those old-fashioned double blade razors. It was something of an antique that my grandfather gave me 35 years ago. I had been using it to shave ever since. After all these years of shaving with it, it took the intelligence of some security officer to discover this was a highly dangerous weapon. Consequently, I was not allowed to enter the country with it. I must admit that in 35 years of shaving with it, I had shed a little bit of blood. I never guessed in a million years I was in possession of a highly dangerous, illegal weapon. The officer who discovered it did not recognize it. When I told him it was a razor used for shaving, he looked at me suspiciously and then said, Yeah, sure it is, Buster. No amount of explanation could convince him that it was part of my toiletries and he insisted that he confiscate it for the protection of everybody in the United States. It was a close shave, but they finally allowed me to enter the United States upon the surrender of this highly sophisticated weapon. Only that security officer knows how close this country came to annihilation from an antique mans shaver. Of course, looks can be deceiving. People who looked like someone you could trust have perpetrated the biggest frauds in our country. Bernie Madoff comes to mind. Sometimes what you think you are getting you are not really getting. There is a spiritual application here. Some people may look religious on the outside but God knows what is on the inside. But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7 KJV). You can fool everybody in the world, but you cannot fool God. He wears a white hat and always has the last word.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The churchs web site is www.whatafellowship.com. Where have all the men in white hats gone? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Holy Week services

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11 2 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. S P WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS! Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYST AL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART)CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. 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Patrick Duffy, Actor New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart)pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing AidsFederal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112.Empire State Insurance Planpays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Arbor Reds Tree Care 24 Hr. Emergeny Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates All Major Credit Cards 352-583-3141/206-1153 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount T & S LAWN CAREStarting at $45. mo Free Est., Lic/Ins.(352)233-9529 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins. 20 yrs Exp. FREE Estimates. Residential Commercial 352-873-6884 352-875-8317 ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 WE BUYR VS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 4 grey, padded seat & back metal chairs. $35 (352) 236-2886 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! The ride from Stone Creek to Sholom Park is less than 10 minutes and when one arrives at the park there is a world of beauty awaiting for you. Recently, the Garden Club of Stone Creek planned a guided tour of the park which covers 44 acres. Horticulturist, Greg Johnson, gave the tour to 35 members of the garden club. The original date in March had to be cancelled because of heavy rains but Thursday was a truly beautiful day for a tour of the garden. Mr. Johnson gave us some background information about park. Sholom Park began as a vision born in the heart of Sidney Colen to create a source of inner peace for all who visit. After years of refining his vision, a master plan for the park was developed in 1999 and the park concepts began to take shape. Sholom Park was designed as a place to find inner peace and to thrive in the Central Florida climate. The park requires little or no supplemental watering. Native plants are combined with cultivated ornamentals, perennials, and annuals creating a beautiful and resilient landscape. Sholom Park offers a place of natural beauty, comprised of meadows, woodland areas, added flowers and trees, as well as native wildlife for everyone to enjoy. Mr. Johnson and his staff have made many major improvements to the park and soon there will be a butterfly garden. He told us that if you want total harmony with nature, do not come on Wednesday as that is mowing day. Mr. Johnson has mowing down to only one day a week. Paved walkways meander throughout the park, winding through mature oaks, hickories, sweet gums and long leaf pine trees. Trails lead guests to explore the park. There is a maze with inspirational verses at each place. There are numerous benches available. You will see guests rest as they contemplate the peaceful surroundings or sit and read. While we were there, people were enjoying a picnic on the lawn surrounded by beauty. Mr. Johnson informed us that the park is the site for many weddings. What a beautiful setting for a wedding. Mr. Colen certainly gave Marion County a beautiful gift. It is a free gift but the park does rely on donations from the public. The Stone Creek Garden Club made a monetary donation to the park because this park represents many of the same goals as the Garden Club. According to Luther Burbank, Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Stone Creek has this gift so close. If you have not visited this treasure, do so. You will find that you come away a happier and more peaceful person. Finding peace and tranquility at Sholom Park Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Garden Club Board, from the left, Mary Ellen Pfiffer, Barbara Fogarty, Gretchen La Sasso and Audey Edwards. More photos on Page 11. Members of the Stone Creek Garden Club at the Sholom Park entrance.Greg Johnson of Sholom Park.

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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Quail Meadow......5 Ocala Palms........6 Fairfield Village..7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, April 9, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HCN3 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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As adopted at Tuesdays commission meeting, there will be a ban on unattended tethering, but with an exception that allows a person to leave a dog tethered to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period while the owner remains on the premises. That was the wording in the report, but the county attorney had put a specific time of an hour and a half in the proposed ordinance, feeling that a specific time would be more enforceable. It was this exception that angered some in the crowd, who wanted a 24/7 ban on tethering period. Bruce Fishalow, director of the Humane Society of Marion County and a member of the committee, said of the report, I thought it would get a better response. He added that he thought the proposal PHOTO BY RON RATNERFirst Friday car showThe Friendship Plaza on State Road 200 was the scene of the monthly car show on Friday, April 4, as the cars and their owners finally had some good weather for spectators to enjoy the view. Rowdy crowd gets partial tethering ban With the 50th annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key coming up this weekend, the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Committee kicked off festivities with the dedication of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Mural and Opening of the Cedar Key Arts Centers April Exhibit on Saturday evening. The idea of doing a mural had been in the works for a number of years, reports Bev Ringenberg, festival coordinator. The 16 x 16 mural painted by Travis Parks, a local Cedar Key Artist, was inspired by Ann Kamzelskis digitally enhanced photograph of Cedar Keys much photographed Honeymoon Cottage. The artwork, which is on the eastside of the Historic Lutterloh Building at 457 2nd Street, faces the Cedar Key Arts Centers Sculpture Garden providing a perfect backdrop for the larger-than-life Mosaic Fisherman that was completed several years ago. Following the dedication ceremony, attendees were invited upstairs for the Opening of the Arts Centers April Exhibit entitled Years of Arts Festivals in Cedar Key. The exhibit, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, invites visitors to Step Back in Time and learn a little Cedar Key Art History. So, head on over to Cedar Key this weekend, 60 miles southwest of Gainesville at the end of State Road 24, in the center of Floridas Nature Coast. In addition to checking out the mural and Arts Center exhibit, you will find much to do. 120 fine artists and craftsman, art demonstrations Saturday and Sunday afternoon, kids activities (including fish rubbing, face painting and even a Crazy Hair booth), great food, fun music and more all in this historic island community. Thanks to Festival Title Sponsor, Palms Medical Group, and Prize Award Sponsors the Island Hotel, Old Fenimore Mill & Nature Coast Realty in addition to in-kind support throughout the community. The Cedar Key Arts Center and Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Committee also want to thank Norm Fugate, PA and Ronnie Taylor Construction for helping to make the mural a reality. Cedar Key ready for 50th Spring Arts Festival The mural and the fisherman in Cedar Key. An 87-year-old Fairfield Village resident is a victim of a popular scam. The pitch: Youve won $3.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. Then the scammer will pressure a victim to pay money in order to collect. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, this is a scam! By the time the Marion County Sheriffs Office got the call, the victim had wired more than $10,490 to someone in Sunrise, Florida. Remember, if something looks too good to be true, then it is most likely some form of a scam, the Sheriffs Office warns. If you get an e-mail, letter or phone call from someone saying youve won something but you have to send money, in order to collect delete and block the E-mail address, toss the letter in the trash and/or hang up the phone. In reference to the E-mail, don't open any attachments from scammers. If you know a scammer has made contact with you, log onto www.ic3.gov thats the Internet Crime Complaint Center. If youve been a victim of a scam, call your local law enforcement agency. In the Fairfield Village case, the last names used by the suspects were Dennis, Huber and Hoover. Money was also sent to a woman named Betty. Fairfield Village woman loses over $10,000 to scammers Please see DOGS Page 10 BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the CitizenSeveral dozen linemen came to the Ocala Regional Sports Complex on Saturday to compete with other linesmen in the skills relating to their everyday work. Many linesmen had their families with them. Entertainment while their fathers were competing were a bounce house and climbing wall. There was food available from the Silver Springs Lions canopy and lineman t-shirts were being sold also. When the lightning started late in the morning, the competition was put on hold for a while. The linemen work in unpleasant weather routinely but not during lightning storms. In case of emergency, Ocala Fire Rescue had a truck on scene. All completion areas had professional signs posted outside the competition area to explain the name of the completion and describe it. Utility linemen show their stuff in Ocala competition Photos show some of the linemen in their competition. Sunday, April 13 Unique story of EasterLooking through the eyes of certain followers of Jesus Christ we witness their insights and emotions as interviewed -minutes style. We learn of the sacrifice, Greater Love Has No Man. The congregation joins the Worship Choir in worship throughout the musical program. This is a unique presentation of the Story of Easter allowing the congregation to experience a moving and dramatic story of firsthand remembrances of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Join in this event and gain a powerful personal perspective on the redeeming sacrifice Jesus paid for each of us. Our prayer is that this time spent together will deeply move you to think, to worship, and to honor the greatest gift ever given to us. 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band usually performs on the third Sunday of each month, but is early because of Easter. A variety of music is played, including jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice; info: 352-0234. Palm Sunday concertA Palm Sunday concert, The Crucifixion by John Stainer, will take place Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 SW College Road, Ocala.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. Wednesday, April 16 Shelton performs at churchFor more than 35 years, Gospel musician Thomas Shelton has shared his God-given talent with thousands. A member of Whos Who in Musician American, he has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Please join with us as he shares Gods message in music and song at 7 p.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Thursday, April 17 Air Force group to meetThe monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, April 19 Easter EggstravaganzaThe Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza is on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised by age group, with 15,000 eggs on the property! There will be games, bounce houses, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, chips, prizes, and the gospel message will be shared.