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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow......6 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, April 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HOS2 000HY2M This was a photo from the groups ride in the Steel Horse Stampede in 2011. Cindy and Ron Steinke. BY PATRICIA GIZZI Special to the MessengerThe roar of the engine, the wind in your face and the open road this is what excites the Stone Creek Adult Riders (SCARS). The group consists of seven riders and six spouses. They meet on Wednesday mornings. This is the mens group. They will meet for breakfast and then decide on where they will ride. On Saturday, the group and their spouses will meet and ride usually stopping for something to eat. The groups leader is Jim Hutchinson. He has been riding for 10 years and three years with the SC group. Jim also rode snowmobiles for 12 years but he prefers the heat to the cold. Jim has two bikes, a 2009 HD Sportster and 2013 HD The roar of the engine from Stone Creek riders Please see RIDERS, Page 7 BY JIM CLARK EditorJerry Mallams had trouble with one of his shoes, but kept it together to win the Corporate 5K Run for the Springs in Ocala early Saturday. Now he takes his talents to Boston, where hell run in the Boston Marathon Monday, April 21. Right at the start I felt my shoe come loose, he said, breathing normally just after finishing in 18:39, but it was all right. The 39-year-old Spring Hill resident was asked if there was any trepidation about running in Boston, where two bombers detonated a pair of devices near the finish line. The trepidation is all hers, he said, pointing to his wife. The female winner was Katerina Dobkowski from Belleview. The 12year-old, who has been running since February of last year, beat the secondplace female, Melissa Dickens of Tampa. Dobkowski finished with a time of 21:33, good enough for 11th place overall. There were 221 runners who finished the race. Awards were presented by County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak. Local groups who ran were the Office of the County Engineer, Property Appraisers, Shady Hill Elementary, Paddock Post Office, Team We are Walking, Pigeon-Roberts, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Olive Gardina, Suntrust and Sylvan. Complete results are available at www.drcsports.com. Race winner heading for Marathon Jerry Mallams, left, gets award from Carl Zalak, Commission chairman. Katerina Dobkowski of Belleview gets her award from Carl Zalak, County Commission chairman. League of Women Voters of Florida rejected a motion to take a position on legalizing medical marijuana. The bill, Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative will be Amendment 2 on the November ballot. This action was taken by 120 league members and delegates at the annual Legislative Summit & Council of Leaders, held April 9-11, in Tallahassee. The league takes positions on selected public issues only after member study and consensus. Use of medical marijuana has not been studied by the league. The leagues recent accomplishments include leading the charge for the Fair Districts amendments which led to the reduction of gerrymandering. They demanded that the Legislature eliminate roadblocks to voting by reinstating early voting days and voting on the Sunday before Election Day. LWV members collected 25,000 signatures in support of placing Floridas Water and Land Legacy Amendment on the November ballot. Members Ellen Goodman, Allie Gore and Barbara Trebilcock attended the summit and accepted an award on behalf of LWV of Marion County for increasing membership. In her closing remarks, LWVF President, Deirdre Macnab challenged all leagues to continue working toward health care for all, protecting our public school system, and protecting and preserving our water, lands and resources. Macnab announced a working agreement between the LWVF and Barry University School of Law. The school specializes in environmental concerns. For a limited time, Marion County league is offering membership to men and women, ages 18-30, for $25. For more information, call 352-547-9670. The public is invited to hear Is the Well Running Dry by Jeff Halcomb director Ocala Water and Sewer Department on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 a.m., at the Admin Building, 1805 NE 30th Ave., Building 600, Ocala. A tour of the water plant will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Established in 1920, the LWV is a respected, nonpartisan organization which promotes informed participation in government. Contact Allie Gore at 352-547-9670, lwvocala@gmail.com or visit www.lwvmarion.org for more information. Women voters group takes no stand on pot issue After the monthly potluck dinner on April 12 hosted by the reinvented Fairfield Village Social Club in the FFV Clubhouse, there was an event which was planned and orchestrated by our wonderful Lil Oliver that was an hilarious surprise for the evenings entertainment. There had been the inevitable rumors about what the surprise entertainment was to be, but no one could have anticipated the hilarity of the event. The costuming was spot on, but the script for the evening was equally entertaining. The Hillbilly Shotgun Wedding was performed expertly by the all gentleman cast who were anything other than gentlemen for the evening. The cast was as follows: Minister, Ed Glenney; Usher, Joe Vitagliano, Mother of the Groom, Kerry Breeden; Father of the Groom, Ed Kulesa; Bridesmaid, Dan Ford; Mother of the Bride, Ed Glassman; Father of the Bride, Chuck Belcher; Groom, David Olsen; and Bride, Jim LePage. All during the solemn ceremony, there was banter back and forth between the groom and the brides father who kept wielding his shotgun. Meanwhile, the mother of the bride was very emotional as she cried loudly into her kitchen towel hankie. The mother of the groom, however, was constantly cracking up during the ceremony and hilariously stamping her sock and sandal foot. The father of the groom had little to say except quiet admonitions. The brides veil kept slipping off during the vows, so the bridesmaid, Dan Ford, was kept busy trying to restore the bride to her beautifully innocent faade. All during this time, the minister, Ed Glenny, was sipping from his mason jar which was obviously filled with the moonshine for which he was reputed to be the best producer. The minister admonished the families to restore their friendships after the marriage of Jethro to Ellie Mae even though he pointed out that they A Hillbilly Shotgun Wedding Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett are first cousins. After the wedding, all the wedding party invited the visitors to come to enjoy the beautifully decorated wedding cake that had been made by our multi-talented Judy Rich. All in all, the evening was a tremendous success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the Fairfield Village neighbors who attended. As usual it was obvious that FFV is the lively place filled with lovely people who enjoy having a good laugh after a good meal. Have a happy Easter week. Hope the Easter Bunny is good to everyone. The wedding party await the bride and her father with feigned anticipation. "Paw" of the bride, Chuck Belcher, looks determined with his shotgun on his shoulder as he escorts his daughter, Jim LePage, as the beautiful bride. Escorted by usher joe Vitagliano, the mother of the bride, Ed Glassman, was crying into her kitchen towel as she entered for the"shotgun wedding. The beautiful wedding cake baked and decorated by Judy Rich was much "classier" than the wedding party at FFV's Hillbilly Wedding.

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Why I am happy to pay my taxes and other mendacities Last week I was getting along just fine. Things were being accomplished and I was rather enjoying myself. Dutifully, I was checking off item after item on my to-do-list. I love it when a plan comes together. However, at the top of my exuberance, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage stopped me dead in my tracks with a query. She is quite famous, or is it infamous, for pulling these kinds of things on Yours Truly. She has a question for just about every event. Most of her questions are beyond answering, at least for me. For instance, when we are traveling, she will wait for the right moment and then put to me this query. Do you know where youre going? A variety of ways to answer that question immediately suggests itself, not all of which would endear me to her. However, to be honest, and who doesnt want to be honest these days, the answer to that question is usually a mumbled No. Just as we get into the car and get ready to go, she asks another question. Do you have everything you need? Invariably, I do not, and have to go back into the house and pick up what I left behind. I could do my own Left Behind series. Then there is the all time favorite question. Does this dress make me look fat? Just between you and me, one of these times, I am going to answer, No, Honey, its not the dress making you look fat. I am saving that one for a deathbed confession. However, this past week when I was flying high, she dropped me dead in my tracks with another question. Have you filed our income tax yet? It was at that moment my whole world came crashing down. I had not even given it a first thought, let alone a second thought. Why is it, although income tax filing day comes every year on the same day I always forget? I am getting either senile or moving towards going into politics. I am hoping for the former. Of all the things I love doing in this world, and there are plenty, paying my income tax each year does not rate number one. Do not get me wrong, I really enjoy shelling out my hard-earned money and sending it to politicians to invest in one of their pork projects. Every time I have a little extra cash in my pocket, I always wonder what that happy crowd in Washington, D.C., could do with it. Usually I am tempted to send it to them along with a little note that says, Spend it with my compliments. To be quite honest, there are few things I enjoy more than filing my income tax each year. One would be calling the telephone company to straighten out my telephone bill. This is good for an entire day of delightful conversation with idiots. Every time I think my life cannot get any lower and drabber than it is, I simply pick up the telephone and call customer service at my friendly telephone company. Within three minutes, (after I had been put on hold for 27 minutes) I recognize exactly how wonderful my life truly is. Probably the most magnificent thing about calling customer service is that you know somebodys going to get it all screwed up and you will have the pleasure of doing it all over again next week. A wonderful ongoing relationship that is priceless. Another activity I enjoyed doing more than filing my income tax is spending five whole days in bed with the flu. Nothing could be more delightfully entertaining. Just think of it, five whole days to luxuriate in your bed and not have to get up and do a thing. Talk about a vacation! What with the sneezing and coughing, and your nose running like the mighty Mississippi, and your head thumping like an African bongo drum, what more could a person ask for? If somebody calls for you during that time, all your wife has to say is, Hes in bed with the flu. Everybody understands that. Of course, if she said you are just in bed, people would not accept that and think a little poorly of you. But if you have diarrhea along with the flu, that is spectacular. Not only do you get to lie in bed, but also you get a little exercise, jumping up and running to the bathroom every 3 1/2 seconds. The side benefit of this is you lose some weight during that week. One more thing slightly more exciting than filing your income taxes, is poking yourselves in the eye. I must confess this a favorite of mine because every time I do it, I learn new dance steps. Alas, when the swelling dies down I cannot remember those dance steps. Therefore, paying my income tax each year is included in some of my favorite activities. Even Jesus got into the discussion of paying taxes. When queried on this subject he replied, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are Gods (Mark 12:17). When I think of all the money wasted in our country, especially by our government, I grieve. Someone once said, Money in the hands of a fool always goes for foolish things. How a person spends his or her money reveals a lot about that person.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11 2 Wednesday, April 16, 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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Why I am happy to pay my taxes Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Our Redeemer LutheranApril 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. All are welcome! 5200 SW State Road 200 (1-1/2 miles west of I-75) 352-237-2233 or www.OurRedeemerOcala.orgCountryside Presbyterian Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala will hold the following worship services for the Easter season: 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.St. Jude Catholic. 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 CongregationalMaundy 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. Read the classifieds Holy Week services Please see HO LY WEEK, Page 3 The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board proclaimed April 2014 Springs Protection Awareness Month. In support of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection proclamation and efforts, the Board also emphasized that the states springs are essential to the environment, economy, citizens and visitors of the state. The District invested more than $2.1 million in springs protection and restoration in FY12-13, has an approved budget of $7.7 million for FY1314, and plans to begin construction on three major springs projects in the next six months, including the City of Crystal River to Progress Energy Reclaimed Water Project, Kings Bay Hunters Cove Revegetation Project and Three Sisters Springs Wetland Treatment Project. There are more than 150 documented springs throughout the 16-county District, with five first magnitude spring groups that collectively discharge more than one billion gallons of water per day. The District, in partnership with the various stakeholders, is committed to implementing projects to conserve and restore the ecological balance of our spring systems, supporting the regional economies and quality of life. Ap ri l is Sp ri ngs P ro tec ti on Mo nt h in dis tr ic t Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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But we cant forget the feelings we felt when we heard about another terror attack, and we also shouldnt forget how the city of Boston and surrounding communities responded to the attack on Patriots Day. Boston Strong isnt a phrase that should be limited to the people of New England. It should be a reflection of how we all feel and how we all should be willing to stand up to terrorists. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 Joy Lutheran ChurchOn 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 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 LutheranHoly 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 Hope Evangelical in Citrus Springs at 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. 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 communitywide 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. HOLY WEEKcontinued from Page 2 Wednesday, April 16 S helt on perform s 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 P oet vis its c ollegePoet Steve Davenport will read and sign books at the College of Central Florida, 3001 S.W. College Road, Thursday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., in Building 8, Room 110. The free event is open to the public. Davenport is the author of two poetry collections, Happenings Overpass and Uncontainable Noise. His poems, stories and essays have been anthologized, reprinted and published in scores of literary magazines. A story in The Southern Review received a 2011 Pushcart Prize Special Mention. Murder on Gasoline Lake, published in Black Warrior Review and later as a chapbook, is listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2007. Davenport teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Cooper at 352-854-2322, ext. 1295, or cooperr@cf.edu, or Gianmarc Manzione at 352-854-2322, ext. 1284, or manziong@cf.edu. This event is made possible by funds from the CF Teaching/Learning Institute.Air F orc e g rou p t o m eetThe monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday evening, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352854-8328.Friday, April 18 Mus ical at Oc ala P almsAt 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, in the Royal Palm Room at Ocala Palms, the Ocala Palms Worship Community will be presenting I Am the Lord of the Dance, a musical for Holy Week composed by Joel Raney and performed by the OPWC Choir under the direction of Pat Greaves. The work is based on the classic hymn by Sydney Carter titled Lord of the Dance. The composer Joel Raney calls his musical an elaboration on that hymn, portraying each verse individually in a dramatic, colorful presentation. All are welcome to attend. Saturday, April 19 E ast er Eggst ravag anzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza 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. Families are welcome. On April 8, 2014 at the Ocala Hilton, Hospice of Marion County recognized 12 volunteers with the Presidents Volunteer Service Award and one volunteer with the Presidents Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award. Both are national honors offered in recognition of volunteer service. Established in 2003, the Awards are available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of the certifying organizations participating in this program, Hospice of Marion County confers the awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers. The PRESIDENTS VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD GOLD LEVEL recognizes individuals who volunteered a minimum of 500 hours during 2013. The Presidents Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award honors volunteers who devoted 4,000 or more lifetime hours. The following volunteers were honored as recipients of the Gold Level Award or Lifetime Achievement Award: The Presidents Volunteer Service Award, Gold Gold Award for 500 or more hours of service in 2013 Presented on 4/8/014 at Hospice of Marion Counys Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon. (L-R): Bobbie Wood, Joy Steen, Ann Wolhfert, Kathleen Cap, John Metzler, Jennifer Mulcahy, Isabel Villoria, Stephen Balducci, Joan Fiorentino, Carol Quillen, Dee Woodard, and Sharon Rinschler. Level: Stephen Balducci, Kathleen Cap, Joan Fiorentino, Joan Metzler, Jennifer Mulcahy, Carol Quillen, Sharon Rinschler, Joy Steen, Isy Villoria, Ann Wolhfert, Barbara Wood, Dee Woodard. The Presidents Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award: Betty Otto. Betty Otto volunteers at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Belleview and also received an award for ten years of service. As part of the celebration, volunteers were also honored for milestones such as 5, 10, 15, or 20 years of service. Phyllis Low and Inez Shaw received their 20 year pin and a live ivy plant for their years of service. Volunteers were also recognized for the most hours and visits in one of twenty different service assignments and for reaching lifetime milestones of 1,0007,000 hours of service this year. More than 100 volunteers were recognized as part of the celebration, which included live music provided by Dick Gray. Hospice of Marion County has a long history of volunteer service, and more than 680 volunteers serve with the organization. Volunteers support the organization by providing companionship to hospice patients in their homes, easing the burden of family caregivers, assisting the staff at our four Hospice Houses, serving customers in our thrift stores, assisting in administrative functions and working at special events. For information on volunteering opportunities call 352-873-7441. Volunteers honoredHospice presents awards

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Saturday, April 19 City egg event at TuscawillaThe public is invited to the Eggstravaganza at Tuscawilla Park Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department. Children, ages 1 to 10, are invited to participate in the complimentary egg hunt composed of more than 25,000 eggs. The eggs will be scattered throughout designated hunting areas in the park. Accommodations for ADA/special needs individuals will be available. The egg hunt schedule, which is divided by age group, is as follows: ADA/special needs: 10:30 a.m. One two year olds: 11 a.m. Three four year olds: 11:30 a.m. Five six year olds: noon. Seven eight year olds: 12:30 p.m. Nine ten year olds: 1 p.m. Festivities for the day will include face painting and music. Food and additional activities, such as a bounce house, will be available for a charge. For more information, contact the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.Gospel concert at CFThe College of Central Florida Inspirational Choir will perform its annual Spring Gospel Concert Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. There is no fee to attend, but donations are welcome upon entry. For more information, contact Randolph Bellamy at 352-854-2322, ext. 1543, or email bellamyr@cf.edu.Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our annual picnic, 1 p.m. on Saturday April 19 at Coehadjoe Park, 4225 NE 35th St., Ocala. Hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst and soft drinks will be provided. Bring a pot luck dish of your choice. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Food will be served at 2 p.m. Payment must be received by Wednesday, April 16, checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Dr. Ocala, FL 34472. Please note choice of meat with your payment. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362.Sunday, April 20 Crossroads United Easter serviceWe are looking forward to celebrating Easter this year, and have reserved the ballroom in the Hilton Hotel at 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, for this joyous occasion. Plan on joining us Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 for our United Easter Service. Spanish translation will be made available and nurseries are provided.Free Easter breakfastMembers of Living Water Wesleyan Church invite all to a free Easter breakfast on April 20. This full, hot breakfast will be held in the church fellowship hall at 11120 SW County Road 484, Dunnellon, from 8 until 10 a.m. No donations will be accepted, this is our way of sharing the love of the Risen King with our community. For more information, call 352-489-2636.Tuesday, April 22 Tax reform discussion setIn the United States, tax reform is an ongoing discussion and source of concern to businesses and individuals. The Ocala/Marion Chamber and Economic Partnership invite you to join us for a Tax Reform Forum on Tuesday, April 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Center in Ocala. On hand will be Steven Chamberlain, tax attorney, and Randy Fischer with Florida FairTax Education Association; this lively discussion will be moderated by Rosey Moreno-Jones. For more information, contact the CEP at 352-629-8051 or visit www.OcalaCEP.comFriday, April 25 Singers, symphony at collegeThe College of Central Florida Patriot Singers and Wind Symphony will perform Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Admission to the concert is free, and the doors open at 7 p.m. The combined performance, Classical Remix, will feature selections from Mozarts Requiem Mass in D as well as works by Brahms, Lauridsen and Parker. The CF Young Singers, under the direction of Ruth Nelson, will also perform. For more information, call the CF Box Office at 352873-5810.Deadline for United Way golfCenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, May 3. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Ocala National golf Club, 4782 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is $280 per team. Entry deadline is April 25. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Patty Schiefer at 352-875-6674. Saturday, April 26 Silver Heirs covered dish mealThere is a special ministry of Crossroads Church dedicated to the 55+ community Silver Heirs. Join us on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 2 p.m. as we gather to enjoy each others cooking and great fellowship. We meet in the Youth Building. Bring a covered dish to share.Rummage sale at Peace LutheranThe annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no early sales. The ladies of the Peace chapter of the Lutheran Womens Missionary League will be working all week to sort and price the vast number of sale items which have been donated by members. Shoppers will find many unusual items at amazing bargain prices. The Peace Lutheran Mens Club will be assisting and will make hot dogs, chips and soft drinks available the day of the sale. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is at 7201 S. Highway 41, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information call the church, 352489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or see us on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace4140. Outdoors event at TuscawillaEnjoy a wide range of family oriented activities at Earthfest at Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors (EAGO), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at Tuscawilla Park. The event is presented by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department. The Childrens Fishing Derby will take place at Tuscawilla dockside, 8 a.m. to noon. A limited number of fishing poles and bait will be made available. Prizes will be awarded. Art in the Park will take place at the south end of the park. Children are invited to create themed chalk art on the sidewalks. Educational components will include Cameron Jaggard of the PEW Charitable Trust, Little Fish are a Big Deal to Birds; Marion Audubon Society, Bird Identification and Feeding Birds; Marion Soil & Water Conservation District: Conservation Education and Soil Babies; Ocala Pioneer Garden Club, Restoration of Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys; and Beemat displays. In addition to live music, tree give-a-ways and food offerings, attendees can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities including an archery range, Lincoln Logs, tree climbing and an attempt to break the group HulaHooping record.Sunday, April 27 German American picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. Bratwurst and Polish sausage will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Monday, April 28 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on April 28 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. Sign-in begins at 11 a.m. with lunch and meeting to follow. Our speaker will be Blaire Peterson from Central Healthy Start Coalition telling us about services for pregnant women and newborn infants. The charity is for the Worlds Greatest Baby Shower. All Retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-7266882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. 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BY FRANK CLEMENTE Special to the MessengerYou pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. Its the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldnt some of Americas largest corporations pay their fair share too? Corporations are making record profits. But 111 profitable Fortune 500 companies paid zero federal income taxes in one or more of the past five years, according to a recent report by Citizens for Tax Justice. Whats worse 26 of them, including Boeing, General Electric and Verizon, paid nothing over the entire five-years. Astoundingly, they got tax refunds instead. General Electric, which in the past has been the focus of media attention because of its record of paying an extremely low income tax rate, provides a vivid example. GE earned a whopping $27.5 billion in profits between 2008 and 2012, but claimed $3 billion in tax refunds -a federal income tax rate of negative 11 percent. Put another way, GE paid less in federal income taxes than you paid over five years. There is talk in Washington about overhauling the tax code. Corporate lobbyists are decrying the top corporate tax rate of 35 percent. They want you to focus on what corporations are supposed to pay instead of what they really pay. Thats because many corporations pay a lot less averaging little more than half the top rate 19.4 percent for all 288 companies in the Citizens for Tax Justice report. CEOs inevitably claim that their companies pay every penny they owe and they are doing nothing illegal. Thats the problem its possible (but not guaranteed) that what theyre doing is perfectly legal. Thats because over the years corporate lobbyists have drilled so many holes into our tax code that it is like Swiss cheese. Some of the loopholes defy logic like the tax break for companies that give their CEOs lavish performance based bonuses. Others are outrageous like a tax break for companies that shuttle their executives in corporate jets. And some are an insult to working Americans like a special low tax rate for Wall Street hedge fund managers. But one of the most outrageous tax loopholes of all is the one that has helped GE be such a good tax dodger. It enables Wall Street banks and other corporations with large financial units like GE to make it appear that profits earned in the United States were generated in offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands. Its as if you laundered your paycheck through the Caribbean to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Lobbyists are twisting arms on Capitol Hill to try to save the GE Loophole, which expired last year. A recent report by Americans for Tax Fairness and Public Campaign shows that at least 292 lobbyists pressed members of Congress on this issue in the past three years. GE alone pays 48 lobbyists to lobby for the loophole. It cares so much about the loophole that its tax department chief once got down on his knees to pretend to beg Congressional staffers to save it. Last week, a U.S. Senate committee voted to renew the GE Loophole and a raft of other questionable tax breaks, including breaks for owners of thoroughbred racehorses and NASCAR racetracks. The Senate will vote on the tax package in May. If it passes, the entire $86 billion cost will be tacked onto the budget deficit. You will end up paying part of the bill. Why should you care about the GE Loophole or about some big corporations paying nothing in federal income taxes? Its because when corporations refuse to pay their fair share, you end up paying higher taxes or getting less for what you pay. You get a worse transportation system, a poorer educational system, less reliable public safety, a weaker national defense, a less secure retirement and a bigger budget deficit. So this April 15, dont be fooled by the lobbyists and spinmeisters who argue that corporations should be paying less in taxes. Many are already paying far less than they should, and some are paying nothing at all. Lets plug up those corporate tax loopholes, like the one that gives huge tax breaks to companies that ship jobs and profits offshore. Its time they pay their fair share -just like the rest of us.Clemente is executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HBDD westmarionmessenger.com Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000H5UF 000HFWO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 711187 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Boston Strong affects us all Its been a year since the devastating double-bomb attack at the Boston Marathon. The anniversary of the attack came this week, the Marathon for this year will be run next Monday. One of the two suspects is dead, the other is awaiting trial. Meanwhile, the city of Boston has rebounded in a way that the terrorists hate the people are more united and patriotic than ever. The reminder of the race hit home for those who attended the second annual Corporate 5K Run for the Springs in Ocala last Saturday morning. The winner, Jerry Mallams from Spring Hill, pointed out that he was going to run in the Boston Marathon next week. He said he had no fears about going to run in the event, but the same couldnt be said for his wife. He wasnt there last year, but did run a couple of years earlier. The anniversary this week was preceded by much coverage the previous weekend. Among the shows we saw were Meet the Press, which interviewed some dignitaries and had many first responders in the studio as they sat at Logan Airport, where, it was pointed out, Mohammad Atta and nine other terrorists hijacked two planes on Sept. 11, 2001, the date of the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center. Another show was Outside the Lines, an ESPN magazine show which concentrated on the sports links to the recovery of Boston (since the Marathon was a sporting event), particularly the sports teams including the Boston Bruins hockey team, which boasted a spontaneous singing of the National Anthem with the regular singer, and, a few days later, the honoring of first responders by the Boston Red Sox in their first home game since the tragedy. That included the off-the-cuff speech by David Ortiz of the Red Sox, emphasizing his speech with an obscene adjective that no one seemed to object to in fact, he drew a rousing cheer from the spectators. Its in this atmosphere that the Marathon will be run next week and, frankly, we think it will probably be the most secure site its ever been. There will be police everywhere, the Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Count me inI would like to commend Marie Segovis and Bill Ford for having the courage to speak the truth. These days being politically correct has become the norm. We certainly wouldnt want to offend anyone. No one seems to care that American citizens are being offended on a regular basis. In the long ago past, immigrants would come into this country legally, learn the language, get a job, pay taxes and make every effort to support themselves. They were so happy to be here and wanted to make a positive contribution to their new country. I am sick and tired of hearing Spanish being spoken in my country and being taught in my schools. Its so discouraging to stand in line behind a group of Mexican farm workers at my local Walmart with two grocery carts filled to the top and watch them pull out a big wad of cash to pay for their groceries. Do you think they get paid in cash so they dont have to pay any income tax? Do they have any documentation to prove that they are here legally? They send their children to our schools, utilize our medical facilities, and help themselves to every form of public assistance that is available to them and the tax paying citizens are footing the bill. It frightens me to see the direction that our country is taking. We are in a downward spiral and Im not sure that we can ever recover. We have too many people who are taking advantage of the system and not enough law abiding citizens. Dont look now but we are becoming the minority! Kathy Hall Oak Creek VillageChristians, wake upA recent poll said that nearly 80 percent of Americans are Christian. I doubt this is accurate. Many so-called Christians go along to get along. Well, Christianity doesnt work that way. If 80 percent of Americans were really Christian, then politicians like Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, etc would not get elected because they are against biblical teachings and should not be supported. They support abortion and same-sex marriage. Christians should be vehemently opposed to both. Christians need to wake up before it is too late! We need to stand firm with the Lord. Paul warned the Israelites when he wrote his letter to the Romans by telling them not to conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The warning applies to us today. We renew our minds by studying Gods word and applying it to our lives. Christians are supposed to walk in the Spirit, not the flesh. Christians need to be united on essentials and tolerant on the non-essentials. The essentials are the commands given us by God in the scriptures; nonessentials are the rules established by the men of the church. The further America drifts away from God, the further God lifts His arms of protection from America. We compound our disobedience by not fully supporting Israel as we have in the past. God was clear in scripture when He said to Israel: I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you. Read the scriptures! Gods covenant with Israel 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. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about being bullied when I was in school, and how it forced me out of one school into another. I received a number of positive comments about it, including one that I published under letters to the editor. One of the big stories coming out of Marion County last week also involved bullying, allegedly, of an elementary school girl. The girl, a student at Hammett Bowen Elementary in Southwest Marion County, had told her parents that a group of students had been bullying her. In a classic case of he said, she said, the parents say they notified the school and the school did nothing the school denies knowing about it. Last week, at the girls request evidently, the father was there having lunch with her. Reportedly at another table, the same group of students was making fun of her and, allegedly, of her dad, who has a mild handicap. Reports are shaky, with the parents disputing the sheriffs deputys incident report, but its clear that some sort of verbal altercation occurred, and the report says the father told the boys he would hunt them down. He was arrested and charged with interfering with school administrative functions, and four counts of simple assault, threat to do violence. He was released on $2,500 bond after just a few hours. School Board officials correctly point out that no parent should come on campus and make threats against students. But dont you wish, maybe quietly deep down, that he gets away with it, or at least with just a slap on the wrist. Havent we all at one time or another thought about defending our kids, espeDeep do wn, d on t y ou w is h dad wa s ri gh t? Among Friends Jim Clark cially when others wont? The news release from the Sheriffs Office said the children were visibly upset and some were crying. Good! Maybe theyll learn what its like to be picked on, and maybe theyll learn a lesson from this. Its evident that school officials werent going to teach them maybe it took this parent to send home a lesson. The charge that gets me is interfering with school administrative functions. What functions? It sounds like the school administrators were doing nothing. Reportedly, these wonderful little children were doing the bullying right there in the lunchroom with the father present, and it had been done before. Are there no teachers assigned to the lunchroom? Are they monitoring the children, or are they sitting in a corner eating lunch and ignoring what goes on around them? If it proves out that the family does have evidence that they notified the school, then some heads should roll, as they say. The administration has been quick to jump to the defense of the bullies it seems to me that the victim deserves a little sympathy, too.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see LETTERS, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 of valuable items. Hors doeuvres and beverages will be served. Tickets are $30 per person. A group can reserve a table of eight, or you can come with a friend and make new ones. During the evening you will learn more about our organization and the animals weve helped over the years. To order tickets, please call 352-362-8513. We thank all our friends and neighbors to support us on this special evening, just as you do all year long. Saturday, May 3 D erb y D ay fas hion sh owThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala and the Little Women Juniorettes will sponsor a Derby Day Fashion Show and Luncheon Saturday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. Fashions will be from The Pink Hanger Collection Boutique. Models will be Little Women and Womans Club members. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and a gift auction. Ladies are encouraged to wear a creative hat. Proceeds will benefit the two clubs scholarship funds. For information and to obtain tickets at $15 each contact Patti at 352-351-2708 or email to: pbs1515@gmail.comMonday, May 5 Sava nnah, Charlest on tripHave you been wanting to see the sites in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, but didnt want to drive? Well, sit back, relax and enjoy a bus trip with your friends from First Congregational Church. The trip dates are May 5 to May 8 with accommodations in the Historic District of Savannah at the Holiday Inn Express. River Street, Savannahs famed squares and restaurants are convenient and within walking distance. The cost includes the bus; threenights accommodations, including buffet breakfast; a one-day tour of Savannah and a one-day tour of downtown Charleston. To reserve your spot and get pricing information, call Gen at 352-873-3377, or Janet at 352237-2309.Friday, May 9 Haw aiian Luau p lannedThe Kingdom of the Sun (KOS) Chapter of the Military Officers Assoication of America will hold a traditional Hawaiian Luau on Friday, May 9, at Palm Grove at Oak Run, Royal Oaks Golf Club. A buffet dinner will be provided; and the Salas South Seas Revue and Show will be the main feature of the evening. The music for dancing will be provided by a DJ. You are asked to dress in your best Hawaiian outfit. The cost is $30 per person, and the proceeds will support the annual Stuff-the Bus program for Marion County. For more information and reservations, please contact Suzanne or Bud Smith at 352-620-0340 or suzannesmith2@cox.net. Please submit your reservations by April 15.Saturday, May 10 Health F air scheduledThe Florida Department of Health in Marion County invites Marion County residents and visitors to the Passport to Health community health fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, 1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala. Admission is free. More than 40 health and community support agencies will provide information and activities at the health fair, in addition to health department activities and services, including: Blood pressure, glucose, vision and hearing screening Fun walk Childhood immunizations Prize drawings and games Rapid HIV tests Clowns and face painting Activities for children and displays of fire, rescue and emergency management equipment will make the event enjoyable for people of all ages. For information on the Passport to Health community health fair call the Department at 352-629-0137. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 COMMENTAR Y Yo u pay tax es: Wh y do n t the c or pora ti on s? Read the classifieds

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Tickets for the Sally Langway/Billy Lindsey show are going fast. The show will be on Saturday, May 17 at the clubhouse. Hors doeuvres and beverages will be provided. Tickets are available for a donation of $10 each. This will be another fabulous night in Quail Meadow. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow enjoyed a luncheon at MoJos Grill last week. Nothing definite has been decided on for May watch this article for info. IMPORTANT: The donations for Interfaith are picked up from the clubhouse every Tuesday morning. Mary Zdarsky graciously performs this service. Can you believe it is already the middle of April? Where does the time go? For those of us living in Quail Meadow we stay so busy with the activities we dont have time to get bored. If you need something to do, just start participating in some of our festivities. People from other developments often tell us they would like to live in a community like Quail Meadow. That speaks well for our residents. Of course, added to the community activities, church functions, and dont forget all the doctor appointments, we all have full calendars. We are now observing the celebration of Easter, or as many of us prefer, Resurrection Sunday. Friday of this week (4/18) is Good Friday the day of the crucifixion of Jesus. This is followed by the glorious day of resurrection known as Easter Sunday. Easter falls between March 22nd and April 25th. The complete account of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is recorded in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Remember this day is much more than colored eggs, rabbits, and candy. We all enjoy watching the children hunt for the eggs, and Im sure many of us have memories of getting new clothes for Easter this use to be the time for getting a new outfit, complete with hat and white shoes. However you celebrate this special day attending worship services, visiting with family and friends, or just relaxing at home, have a Happy Easter! In addition to Easters religious significance, it also has a commercial side, as evidenced by the mounds of jelly beans and marshmallow chicks that appear in stores. As with Christmas, over the centuries various folk customs and pagan traditions, including Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and candy, have become a standard part of this holy holiday. Over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year. How many are you going to eat? Following is an interesting Christian legend about a young rabbit, not knowing what had become of his friend Jesus. He waited anxiously for three days for his friend to return to the Garden of Gethsemane; he didnt know what had become of Him. Early on Easter morning, Jesus returned to His favorite garden and was welcomed by the little rabbit. That evening when the disciples came into the garden to pray, still unaware of the resurrection, they found a clump of beautiful larkspurs, each blossom bearing the image of a rabbit in its center as a remembrance of the little creatures hope and faith. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000HXL2 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HXTS For Sale By Owner 9507 SW 71st Loop, Ocala Call/Email Doug Tomsu for showing or brochure Location, Location, Location A Rar e Opportunity in Stone Creek Buy this Hanover model Buckhead Lake/Golf Course Views 1958 sf. (under air). 3 Bed/2 Bath, Formal Dining, 2.5 Garage, Lanai. Get the Best at $369,900. Fully Furnished with Yamaha golf cart. Ph: (352) 873-1403 Email: Dougt9507@aol.com John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HXXT 000HXKX 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 FOOD BEER WINE 000HXLQ 10155 Hwy. 484, Dunnellon, at Hwy. 200 352-237-6262 SLA P SOME M AM A DS IN YOUR MOUTH! With This Coupon. Excluding Beverages. 000HXX9 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 4/25/14 Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 000HQ61 Triglide since his wife likes to ride as well. Jim enjoys riding around the horse country that Ocala has to offer. One of his best trips was around the Saint Lawrence Seaway for nearly a month last summer. Phil Carter and his wife Doris also are members of the group. Phil has been riding since age 15. Phil has a Harley Davidson and recently purchased an Indian Vintage. Phil and Doris rode to Key West from South Florida. They also went to the Smoky Mountains to ride the Tail of the Dragon and the Blue Ridge Parkway which is on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. The Tail of the Dragon is an 11-mile trail with 318 turns. Can you imagine a 250 pound machine taking 318 turns? He said, There arent many roads like it. He also mentioned that riding in the Smoky Mountains is so different than riding here in Florida. Phil noted that some of the members ride in the annual Ocala Hospice Ride which takes place in November. Each member pays a fee to ride and a passage also pays. The money generated from the ride goes to Hospice, a very worthy cause. George Ebehhard and his wife are also members but do not live in Stone Creek. George has been riding since 1976 and his bike of choice is a Honda Goldwing Tike. His best ride was St. Augustine and the beach rides. I asked the members if they ever had to debunk the mindset that many have of motorcyclists as Hells Angels. Most said that they are not mistaken for them because of their age and appearance. Jim said, In fact, people are surprised to see us riding and enjoying it. Phil made the comment, We are really noticed when we walk into a place for breakfast and it is raining outside or really cold. People seem to wonder what we are doing. Doris says that the motto of the group should be We ride to eat and not the usual, Live to Ride motto. All the members agree that it is a great group of men and women that have the common interest in riding motorcycles. They love exploring the countryside and discovering new places. There is the following quote that may summarize the feelings of the group. Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown Lets ride! RIDERScontinued from Page 1 Doris and Phil Carter at the Steel Horse Stampede. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Bikes at the Stone Creek event. Jim and Lorraine Hutchinson at the Stone Creek event. Phil Carter, Jim Hutchinson, Lorraine Hutchinson, Christine Bargovic and Peter Bargovic at Crystal River. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Tickets for show are going fast Red Hat luncheon at Mojos Grill. Recently, the Golden Sounds Chorus of Ocala Palms (OP), entertained friends and neighbors with two evenings of music from the 1960s era. Under the direction of OP residents Noel and Bob Brouillard, the Chorus performed musical selections from Godspell, West Side Story, Music Man and Grease. In addition, a tribute to the Beatles was sung by soloists Louise Keeling, Penny Wolf and Andy Pietrzyk. The following soloists entertained the crowd with various songs from those splendid years of our youth: Barry Fies, Ray Campbell, Bob Dolan, Elaine Liebegott, Carol Mete, Shirley Redmond, Betty and Simpson Scott and Gardner Spencer. Audience participation was a big hit chiming in with the chorus on songs namely, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Let the Sun Shine In. Additionally, the infamous Doo Wop song Blue Moon was performed by The Crooners which include, Barry Fies, Bob Brouillard and Andy Pietrzyk. Strolling down memory lane with great music and laughter, an added bonus was the wine/cheese refreshments served during the intermission, thus making it an overall memorable evening. The OP Chorus practices tirelessly for hours on a weekly basis in order to prepare for various concerts throughout the year. They are to be commended for their time and effort to entertain their fellow neighbors ...all on a volunteer basis. Ocala Palm Chorus presents Sensational Sixties

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Tickets for the Sally Langway/Billy Lindsey show are going fast. The show will be on Saturday, May 17 at the clubhouse. Hors doeuvres and beverages will be provided. Tickets are available for a donation of $10 each. This will be another fabulous night in Quail Meadow. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow enjoyed a luncheon at MoJos Grill last week. Nothing definite has been decided on for May watch this article for info. IMPORTANT: The donations for Interfaith are picked up from the clubhouse every Tuesday morning. Mary Zdarsky graciously performs this service. Can you believe it is already the middle of April? Where does the time go? For those of us living in Quail Meadow we stay so busy with the activities we dont have time to get bored. If you need something to do, just start participating in some of our festivities. People from other developments often tell us they would like to live in a community like Quail Meadow. That speaks well for our residents. Of course, added to the community activities, church functions, and dont forget all the doctor appointments, we all have full calendars. We are now observing the celebration of Easter, or as many of us prefer, Resurrection Sunday. Friday of this week (4/18) is Good Friday the day of the crucifixion of Jesus. This is followed by the glorious day of resurrection known as Easter Sunday. Easter falls between March 22nd and April 25th. The complete account of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is recorded in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Remember this day is much more than colored eggs, rabbits, and candy. We all enjoy watching the children hunt for the eggs, and Im sure many of us have memories of getting new clothes for Easter this use to be the time for getting a new outfit, complete with hat and white shoes. However you celebrate this special day attending worship services, visiting with family and friends, or just relaxing at home, have a Happy Easter! In addition to Easters religious significance, it also has a commercial side, as evidenced by the mounds of jelly beans and marshmallow chicks that appear in stores. As with Christmas, over the centuries various folk customs and pagan traditions, including Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and candy, have become a standard part of this holy holiday. Over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year. How many are you going to eat? Following is an interesting Christian legend about a young rabbit, not knowing what had become of his friend Jesus. He waited anxiously for three days for his friend to return to the Garden of Gethsemane; he didnt know what had become of Him. Early on Easter morning, Jesus returned to His favorite garden and was welcomed by the little rabbit. That evening when the disciples came into the garden to pray, still unaware of the resurrection, they found a clump of beautiful larkspurs, each blossom bearing the image of a rabbit in its center as a remembrance of the little creatures hope and faith. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000HXL2 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HXTS For Sale By Owner 9507 SW 71st Loop, Ocala Call/Email Doug Tomsu for showing or brochure Location, Location, Location A Rar e Opportunity in Stone Creek Buy this Hanover model Buckhead Lake/Golf Course Views 1958 sf. (under air). 3 Bed/2 Bath, Formal Dining, 2.5 Garage, Lanai. Get the Best at $369,900. Fully Furnished with Yamaha golf cart. Ph: (352) 873-1403 Email: Dougt9507@aol.com John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HXXT 000HXKX 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 FOOD BEER WINE 000HXLQ 10155 Hwy. 484, Dunnellon, at Hwy. 200 352-237-6262 SLA P SOME M AM A DS IN YOUR MOUTH! With This Coupon. Excluding Beverages. 000HXX9 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 4/25/14 Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 000HQ61 Triglide since his wife likes to ride as well. Jim enjoys riding around the horse country that Ocala has to offer. One of his best trips was around the Saint Lawrence Seaway for nearly a month last summer. Phil Carter and his wife Doris also are members of the group. Phil has been riding since age 15. Phil has a Harley Davidson and recently purchased an Indian Vintage. Phil and Doris rode to Key West from South Florida. They also went to the Smoky Mountains to ride the Tail of the Dragon and the Blue Ridge Parkway which is on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. The Tail of the Dragon is an 11-mile trail with 318 turns. Can you imagine a 250 pound machine taking 318 turns? He said, There arent many roads like it. He also mentioned that riding in the Smoky Mountains is so different than riding here in Florida. Phil noted that some of the members ride in the annual Ocala Hospice Ride which takes place in November. Each member pays a fee to ride and a passage also pays. The money generated from the ride goes to Hospice, a very worthy cause. George Ebehhard and his wife are also members but do not live in Stone Creek. George has been riding since 1976 and his bike of choice is a Honda Goldwing Tike. His best ride was St. Augustine and the beach rides. I asked the members if they ever had to debunk the mindset that many have of motorcyclists as Hells Angels. Most said that they are not mistaken for them because of their age and appearance. Jim said, In fact, people are surprised to see us riding and enjoying it. Phil made the comment, We are really noticed when we walk into a place for breakfast and it is raining outside or really cold. People seem to wonder what we are doing. Doris says that the motto of the group should be We ride to eat and not the usual, Live to Ride motto. All the members agree that it is a great group of men and women that have the common interest in riding motorcycles. They love exploring the countryside and discovering new places. There is the following quote that may summarize the feelings of the group. Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown Lets ride! RIDERScontinued from Page 1 Doris and Phil Carter at the Steel Horse Stampede. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Bikes at the Stone Creek event. Jim and Lorraine Hutchinson at the Stone Creek event. Phil Carter, Jim Hutchinson, Lorraine Hutchinson, Christine Bargovic and Peter Bargovic at Crystal River. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Tickets for show are going fast Red Hat luncheon at Mojos Grill. Recently, the Golden Sounds Chorus of Ocala Palms (OP), entertained friends and neighbors with two evenings of music from the 1960s era. Under the direction of OP residents Noel and Bob Brouillard, the Chorus performed musical selections from Godspell, West Side Story, Music Man and Grease. In addition, a tribute to the Beatles was sung by soloists Louise Keeling, Penny Wolf and Andy Pietrzyk. The following soloists entertained the crowd with various songs from those splendid years of our youth: Barry Fies, Ray Campbell, Bob Dolan, Elaine Liebegott, Carol Mete, Shirley Redmond, Betty and Simpson Scott and Gardner Spencer. Audience participation was a big hit chiming in with the chorus on songs namely, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Let the Sun Shine In. Additionally, the infamous Doo Wop song Blue Moon was performed by The Crooners which include, Barry Fies, Bob Brouillard and Andy Pietrzyk. Strolling down memory lane with great music and laughter, an added bonus was the wine/cheese refreshments served during the intermission, thus making it an overall memorable evening. The OP Chorus practices tirelessly for hours on a weekly basis in order to prepare for various concerts throughout the year. They are to be commended for their time and effort to entertain their fellow neighbors ...all on a volunteer basis. Ocala Palm Chorus presents Sensational Sixties

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BY FRANK CLEMENTE Special to the MessengerYou pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. Its the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldnt some of Americas largest corporations pay their fair share too? Corporations are making record profits. But 111 profitable Fortune 500 companies paid zero federal income taxes in one or more of the past five years, according to a recent report by Citizens for Tax Justice. Whats worse 26 of them, including Boeing, General Electric and Verizon, paid nothing over the entire five-years. Astoundingly, they got tax refunds instead. General Electric, which in the past has been the focus of media attention because of its record of paying an extremely low income tax rate, provides a vivid example. GE earned a whopping $27.5 billion in profits between 2008 and 2012, but claimed $3 billion in tax refunds -a federal income tax rate of negative 11 percent. Put another way, GE paid less in federal income taxes than you paid over five years. There is talk in Washington about overhauling the tax code. Corporate lobbyists are decrying the top corporate tax rate of 35 percent. They want you to focus on what corporations are supposed to pay instead of what they really pay. Thats because many corporations pay a lot less averaging little more than half the top rate 19.4 percent for all 288 companies in the Citizens for Tax Justice report. CEOs inevitably claim that their companies pay every penny they owe and they are doing nothing illegal. Thats the problem its possible (but not guaranteed) that what theyre doing is perfectly legal. Thats because over the years corporate lobbyists have drilled so many holes into our tax code that it is like Swiss cheese. Some of the loopholes defy logic like the tax break for companies that give their CEOs lavish performance based bonuses. Others are outrageous like a tax break for companies that shuttle their executives in corporate jets. And some are an insult to working Americans like a special low tax rate for Wall Street hedge fund managers. But one of the most outrageous tax loopholes of all is the one that has helped GE be such a good tax dodger. It enables Wall Street banks and other corporations with large financial units like GE to make it appear that profits earned in the United States were generated in offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands. Its as if you laundered your paycheck through the Caribbean to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Lobbyists are twisting arms on Capitol Hill to try to save the GE Loophole, which expired last year. A recent report by Americans for Tax Fairness and Public Campaign shows that at least 292 lobbyists pressed members of Congress on this issue in the past three years. GE alone pays 48 lobbyists to lobby for the loophole. It cares so much about the loophole that its tax department chief once got down on his knees to pretend to beg Congressional staffers to save it. Last week, a U.S. Senate committee voted to renew the GE Loophole and a raft of other questionable tax breaks, including breaks for owners of thoroughbred racehorses and NASCAR racetracks. The Senate will vote on the tax package in May. If it passes, the entire $86 billion cost will be tacked onto the budget deficit. You will end up paying part of the bill. Why should you care about the GE Loophole or about some big corporations paying nothing in federal income taxes? Its because when corporations refuse to pay their fair share, you end up paying higher taxes or getting less for what you pay. You get a worse transportation system, a poorer educational system, less reliable public safety, a weaker national defense, a less secure retirement and a bigger budget deficit. So this April 15, dont be fooled by the lobbyists and spinmeisters who argue that corporations should be paying less in taxes. Many are already paying far less than they should, and some are paying nothing at all. Lets plug up those corporate tax loopholes, like the one that gives huge tax breaks to companies that ship jobs and profits offshore. Its time they pay their fair share -just like the rest of us.Clemente is executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HBDD westmarionmessenger.com Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000H5UF 000HFWO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 711187 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Boston Strong affects us all Its been a year since the devastating double-bomb attack at the Boston Marathon. The anniversary of the attack came this week, the Marathon for this year will be run next Monday. One of the two suspects is dead, the other is awaiting trial. Meanwhile, the city of Boston has rebounded in a way that the terrorists hate the people are more united and patriotic than ever. The reminder of the race hit home for those who attended the second annual Corporate 5K Run for the Springs in Ocala last Saturday morning. The winner, Jerry Mallams from Spring Hill, pointed out that he was going to run in the Boston Marathon next week. He said he had no fears about going to run in the event, but the same couldnt be said for his wife. He wasnt there last year, but did run a couple of years earlier. The anniversary this week was preceded by much coverage the previous weekend. Among the shows we saw were Meet the Press, which interviewed some dignitaries and had many first responders in the studio as they sat at Logan Airport, where, it was pointed out, Mohammad Atta and nine other terrorists hijacked two planes on Sept. 11, 2001, the date of the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center. Another show was Outside the Lines, an ESPN magazine show which concentrated on the sports links to the recovery of Boston (since the Marathon was a sporting event), particularly the sports teams including the Boston Bruins hockey team, which boasted a spontaneous singing of the National Anthem with the regular singer, and, a few days later, the honoring of first responders by the Boston Red Sox in their first home game since the tragedy. That included the off-the-cuff speech by David Ortiz of the Red Sox, emphasizing his speech with an obscene adjective that no one seemed to object to in fact, he drew a rousing cheer from the spectators. Its in this atmosphere that the Marathon will be run next week and, frankly, we think it will probably be the most secure site its ever been. There will be police everywhere, the Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Count me inI would like to commend Marie Segovis and Bill Ford for having the courage to speak the truth. These days being politically correct has become the norm. We certainly wouldnt want to offend anyone. No one seems to care that American citizens are being offended on a regular basis. In the long ago past, immigrants would come into this country legally, learn the language, get a job, pay taxes and make every effort to support themselves. They were so happy to be here and wanted to make a positive contribution to their new country. I am sick and tired of hearing Spanish being spoken in my country and being taught in my schools. Its so discouraging to stand in line behind a group of Mexican farm workers at my local Walmart with two grocery carts filled to the top and watch them pull out a big wad of cash to pay for their groceries. Do you think they get paid in cash so they dont have to pay any income tax? Do they have any documentation to prove that they are here legally? They send their children to our schools, utilize our medical facilities, and help themselves to every form of public assistance that is available to them and the tax paying citizens are footing the bill. It frightens me to see the direction that our country is taking. We are in a downward spiral and Im not sure that we can ever recover. We have too many people who are taking advantage of the system and not enough law abiding citizens. Dont look now but we are becoming the minority! Kathy Hall Oak Creek VillageChristians, wake upA recent poll said that nearly 80 percent of Americans are Christian. I doubt this is accurate. Many so-called Christians go along to get along. Well, Christianity doesnt work that way. If 80 percent of Americans were really Christian, then politicians like Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, etc would not get elected because they are against biblical teachings and should not be supported. They support abortion and same-sex marriage. Christians should be vehemently opposed to both. Christians need to wake up before it is too late! We need to stand firm with the Lord. Paul warned the Israelites when he wrote his letter to the Romans by telling them not to conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The warning applies to us today. We renew our minds by studying Gods word and applying it to our lives. Christians are supposed to walk in the Spirit, not the flesh. Christians need to be united on essentials and tolerant on the non-essentials. The essentials are the commands given us by God in the scriptures; nonessentials are the rules established by the men of the church. The further America drifts away from God, the further God lifts His arms of protection from America. We compound our disobedience by not fully supporting Israel as we have in the past. God was clear in scripture when He said to Israel: I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you. Read the scriptures! Gods covenant with Israel 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. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about being bullied when I was in school, and how it forced me out of one school into another. I received a number of positive comments about it, including one that I published under letters to the editor. One of the big stories coming out of Marion County last week also involved bullying, allegedly, of an elementary school girl. The girl, a student at Hammett Bowen Elementary in Southwest Marion County, had told her parents that a group of students had been bullying her. In a classic case of he said, she said, the parents say they notified the school and the school did nothing the school denies knowing about it. Last week, at the girls request evidently, the father was there having lunch with her. Reportedly at another table, the same group of students was making fun of her and, allegedly, of her dad, who has a mild handicap. Reports are shaky, with the parents disputing the sheriffs deputys incident report, but its clear that some sort of verbal altercation occurred, and the report says the father told the boys he would hunt them down. He was arrested and charged with interfering with school administrative functions, and four counts of simple assault, threat to do violence. He was released on $2,500 bond after just a few hours. School Board officials correctly point out that no parent should come on campus and make threats against students. But dont you wish, maybe quietly deep down, that he gets away with it, or at least with just a slap on the wrist. Havent we all at one time or another thought about defending our kids, espeDeep do wn, d on t y ou w is h dad wa s ri gh t? Among Friends Jim Clark cially when others wont? The news release from the Sheriffs Office said the children were visibly upset and some were crying. Good! Maybe theyll learn what its like to be picked on, and maybe theyll learn a lesson from this. Its evident that school officials werent going to teach them maybe it took this parent to send home a lesson. The charge that gets me is interfering with school administrative functions. What functions? It sounds like the school administrators were doing nothing. Reportedly, these wonderful little children were doing the bullying right there in the lunchroom with the father present, and it had been done before. Are there no teachers assigned to the lunchroom? Are they monitoring the children, or are they sitting in a corner eating lunch and ignoring what goes on around them? If it proves out that the family does have evidence that they notified the school, then some heads should roll, as they say. The administration has been quick to jump to the defense of the bullies it seems to me that the victim deserves a little sympathy, too.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see LETTERS, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 of valuable items. Hors doeuvres and beverages will be served. Tickets are $30 per person. A group can reserve a table of eight, or you can come with a friend and make new ones. During the evening you will learn more about our organization and the animals weve helped over the years. To order tickets, please call 352-362-8513. We thank all our friends and neighbors to support us on this special evening, just as you do all year long. Saturday, May 3 D erb y D ay fas hion sh owThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala and the Little Women Juniorettes will sponsor a Derby Day Fashion Show and Luncheon Saturday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. Fashions will be from The Pink Hanger Collection Boutique. Models will be Little Women and Womans Club members. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and a gift auction. Ladies are encouraged to wear a creative hat. Proceeds will benefit the two clubs scholarship funds. For information and to obtain tickets at $15 each contact Patti at 352-351-2708 or email to: pbs1515@gmail.comMonday, May 5 Sava nnah, Charlest on tripHave you been wanting to see the sites in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, but didnt want to drive? Well, sit back, relax and enjoy a bus trip with your friends from First Congregational Church. The trip dates are May 5 to May 8 with accommodations in the Historic District of Savannah at the Holiday Inn Express. River Street, Savannahs famed squares and restaurants are convenient and within walking distance. The cost includes the bus; threenights accommodations, including buffet breakfast; a one-day tour of Savannah and a one-day tour of downtown Charleston. To reserve your spot and get pricing information, call Gen at 352-873-3377, or Janet at 352237-2309.Friday, May 9 Haw aiian Luau p lannedThe Kingdom of the Sun (KOS) Chapter of the Military Officers Assoication of America will hold a traditional Hawaiian Luau on Friday, May 9, at Palm Grove at Oak Run, Royal Oaks Golf Club. A buffet dinner will be provided; and the Salas South Seas Revue and Show will be the main feature of the evening. The music for dancing will be provided by a DJ. You are asked to dress in your best Hawaiian outfit. The cost is $30 per person, and the proceeds will support the annual Stuff-the Bus program for Marion County. For more information and reservations, please contact Suzanne or Bud Smith at 352-620-0340 or suzannesmith2@cox.net. Please submit your reservations by April 15.Saturday, May 10 Health F air scheduledThe Florida Department of Health in Marion County invites Marion County residents and visitors to the Passport to Health community health fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, 1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala. Admission is free. More than 40 health and community support agencies will provide information and activities at the health fair, in addition to health department activities and services, including: Blood pressure, glucose, vision and hearing screening Fun walk Childhood immunizations Prize drawings and games Rapid HIV tests Clowns and face painting Activities for children and displays of fire, rescue and emergency management equipment will make the event enjoyable for people of all ages. For information on the Passport to Health community health fair call the Department at 352-629-0137. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 COMMENTAR Y Yo u pay tax es: Wh y do n t the c or pora ti on s? Read the classifieds

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Saturday, April 19 City egg event at TuscawillaThe public is invited to the Eggstravaganza at Tuscawilla Park Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department. Children, ages 1 to 10, are invited to participate in the complimentary egg hunt composed of more than 25,000 eggs. The eggs will be scattered throughout designated hunting areas in the park. Accommodations for ADA/special needs individuals will be available. The egg hunt schedule, which is divided by age group, is as follows: ADA/special needs: 10:30 a.m. One two year olds: 11 a.m. Three four year olds: 11:30 a.m. Five six year olds: noon. Seven eight year olds: 12:30 p.m. Nine ten year olds: 1 p.m. Festivities for the day will include face painting and music. Food and additional activities, such as a bounce house, will be available for a charge. For more information, contact the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.Gospel concert at CFThe College of Central Florida Inspirational Choir will perform its annual Spring Gospel Concert Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. There is no fee to attend, but donations are welcome upon entry. For more information, contact Randolph Bellamy at 352-854-2322, ext. 1543, or email bellamyr@cf.edu.Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our annual picnic, 1 p.m. on Saturday April 19 at Coehadjoe Park, 4225 NE 35th St., Ocala. Hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst and soft drinks will be provided. Bring a pot luck dish of your choice. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Food will be served at 2 p.m. Payment must be received by Wednesday, April 16, checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Dr. Ocala, FL 34472. Please note choice of meat with your payment. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362.Sunday, April 20 Crossroads United Easter serviceWe are looking forward to celebrating Easter this year, and have reserved the ballroom in the Hilton Hotel at 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, for this joyous occasion. Plan on joining us Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 for our United Easter Service. Spanish translation will be made available and nurseries are provided.Free Easter breakfastMembers of Living Water Wesleyan Church invite all to a free Easter breakfast on April 20. This full, hot breakfast will be held in the church fellowship hall at 11120 SW County Road 484, Dunnellon, from 8 until 10 a.m. No donations will be accepted, this is our way of sharing the love of the Risen King with our community. For more information, call 352-489-2636.Tuesday, April 22 Tax reform discussion setIn the United States, tax reform is an ongoing discussion and source of concern to businesses and individuals. The Ocala/Marion Chamber and Economic Partnership invite you to join us for a Tax Reform Forum on Tuesday, April 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Center in Ocala. On hand will be Steven Chamberlain, tax attorney, and Randy Fischer with Florida FairTax Education Association; this lively discussion will be moderated by Rosey Moreno-Jones. For more information, contact the CEP at 352-629-8051 or visit www.OcalaCEP.comFriday, April 25 Singers, symphony at collegeThe College of Central Florida Patriot Singers and Wind Symphony will perform Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Admission to the concert is free, and the doors open at 7 p.m. The combined performance, Classical Remix, will feature selections from Mozarts Requiem Mass in D as well as works by Brahms, Lauridsen and Parker. The CF Young Singers, under the direction of Ruth Nelson, will also perform. For more information, call the CF Box Office at 352873-5810.Deadline for United Way golfCenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, May 3. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Ocala National golf Club, 4782 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is $280 per team. Entry deadline is April 25. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Patty Schiefer at 352-875-6674. Saturday, April 26 Silver Heirs covered dish mealThere is a special ministry of Crossroads Church dedicated to the 55+ community Silver Heirs. Join us on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 2 p.m. as we gather to enjoy each others cooking and great fellowship. We meet in the Youth Building. Bring a covered dish to share.Rummage sale at Peace LutheranThe annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no early sales. The ladies of the Peace chapter of the Lutheran Womens Missionary League will be working all week to sort and price the vast number of sale items which have been donated by members. Shoppers will find many unusual items at amazing bargain prices. The Peace Lutheran Mens Club will be assisting and will make hot dogs, chips and soft drinks available the day of the sale. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is at 7201 S. Highway 41, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information call the church, 352489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or see us on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace4140. Outdoors event at TuscawillaEnjoy a wide range of family oriented activities at Earthfest at Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors (EAGO), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at Tuscawilla Park. The event is presented by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department. The Childrens Fishing Derby will take place at Tuscawilla dockside, 8 a.m. to noon. A limited number of fishing poles and bait will be made available. Prizes will be awarded. Art in the Park will take place at the south end of the park. Children are invited to create themed chalk art on the sidewalks. Educational components will include Cameron Jaggard of the PEW Charitable Trust, Little Fish are a Big Deal to Birds; Marion Audubon Society, Bird Identification and Feeding Birds; Marion Soil & Water Conservation District: Conservation Education and Soil Babies; Ocala Pioneer Garden Club, Restoration of Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys; and Beemat displays. In addition to live music, tree give-a-ways and food offerings, attendees can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities including an archery range, Lincoln Logs, tree climbing and an attempt to break the group HulaHooping record.Sunday, April 27 German American picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. Bratwurst and Polish sausage will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Monday, April 28 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on April 28 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. Sign-in begins at 11 a.m. with lunch and meeting to follow. Our speaker will be Blaire Peterson from Central Healthy Start Coalition telling us about services for pregnant women and newborn infants. The charity is for the Worlds Greatest Baby Shower. All Retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-7266882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. 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The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz 352-564-2902 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. 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But we cant forget the feelings we felt when we heard about another terror attack, and we also shouldnt forget how the city of Boston and surrounding communities responded to the attack on Patriots Day. Boston Strong isnt a phrase that should be limited to the people of New England. It should be a reflection of how we all feel and how we all should be willing to stand up to terrorists. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 Joy Lutheran ChurchOn 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 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 LutheranHoly 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 Hope Evangelical in Citrus Springs at 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. 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 communitywide 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. HOLY WEEKcontinued from Page 2 Wednesday, April 16 S helt on perform s 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 P oet vis its c ollegePoet Steve Davenport will read and sign books at the College of Central Florida, 3001 S.W. College Road, Thursday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., in Building 8, Room 110. The free event is open to the public. Davenport is the author of two poetry collections, Happenings Overpass and Uncontainable Noise. His poems, stories and essays have been anthologized, reprinted and published in scores of literary magazines. A story in The Southern Review received a 2011 Pushcart Prize Special Mention. Murder on Gasoline Lake, published in Black Warrior Review and later as a chapbook, is listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2007. Davenport teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Cooper at 352-854-2322, ext. 1295, or cooperr@cf.edu, or Gianmarc Manzione at 352-854-2322, ext. 1284, or manziong@cf.edu. This event is made possible by funds from the CF Teaching/Learning Institute.Air F orc e g rou p t o m eetThe monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday evening, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352854-8328.Friday, April 18 Mus ical at Oc ala P almsAt 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, in the Royal Palm Room at Ocala Palms, the Ocala Palms Worship Community will be presenting I Am the Lord of the Dance, a musical for Holy Week composed by Joel Raney and performed by the OPWC Choir under the direction of Pat Greaves. The work is based on the classic hymn by Sydney Carter titled Lord of the Dance. The composer Joel Raney calls his musical an elaboration on that hymn, portraying each verse individually in a dramatic, colorful presentation. All are welcome to attend. Saturday, April 19 E ast er Eggst ravag anzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza 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. Families are welcome. On April 8, 2014 at the Ocala Hilton, Hospice of Marion County recognized 12 volunteers with the Presidents Volunteer Service Award and one volunteer with the Presidents Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award. Both are national honors offered in recognition of volunteer service. Established in 2003, the Awards are available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of the certifying organizations participating in this program, Hospice of Marion County confers the awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers. The PRESIDENTS VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD GOLD LEVEL recognizes individuals who volunteered a minimum of 500 hours during 2013. The Presidents Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award honors volunteers who devoted 4,000 or more lifetime hours. The following volunteers were honored as recipients of the Gold Level Award or Lifetime Achievement Award: The Presidents Volunteer Service Award, Gold Gold Award for 500 or more hours of service in 2013 Presented on 4/8/014 at Hospice of Marion Counys Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon. (L-R): Bobbie Wood, Joy Steen, Ann Wolhfert, Kathleen Cap, John Metzler, Jennifer Mulcahy, Isabel Villoria, Stephen Balducci, Joan Fiorentino, Carol Quillen, Dee Woodard, and Sharon Rinschler. Level: Stephen Balducci, Kathleen Cap, Joan Fiorentino, Joan Metzler, Jennifer Mulcahy, Carol Quillen, Sharon Rinschler, Joy Steen, Isy Villoria, Ann Wolhfert, Barbara Wood, Dee Woodard. The Presidents Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award: Betty Otto. Betty Otto volunteers at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Belleview and also received an award for ten years of service. As part of the celebration, volunteers were also honored for milestones such as 5, 10, 15, or 20 years of service. Phyllis Low and Inez Shaw received their 20 year pin and a live ivy plant for their years of service. Volunteers were also recognized for the most hours and visits in one of twenty different service assignments and for reaching lifetime milestones of 1,0007,000 hours of service this year. More than 100 volunteers were recognized as part of the celebration, which included live music provided by Dick Gray. Hospice of Marion County has a long history of volunteer service, and more than 680 volunteers serve with the organization. Volunteers support the organization by providing companionship to hospice patients in their homes, easing the burden of family caregivers, assisting the staff at our four Hospice Houses, serving customers in our thrift stores, assisting in administrative functions and working at special events. For information on volunteering opportunities call 352-873-7441. Volunteers honoredHospice presents awards

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Why I am happy to pay my taxes and other mendacities Last week I was getting along just fine. Things were being accomplished and I was rather enjoying myself. Dutifully, I was checking off item after item on my to-do-list. I love it when a plan comes together. However, at the top of my exuberance, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage stopped me dead in my tracks with a query. She is quite famous, or is it infamous, for pulling these kinds of things on Yours Truly. She has a question for just about every event. Most of her questions are beyond answering, at least for me. For instance, when we are traveling, she will wait for the right moment and then put to me this query. Do you know where youre going? A variety of ways to answer that question immediately suggests itself, not all of which would endear me to her. However, to be honest, and who doesnt want to be honest these days, the answer to that question is usually a mumbled No. Just as we get into the car and get ready to go, she asks another question. Do you have everything you need? Invariably, I do not, and have to go back into the house and pick up what I left behind. I could do my own Left Behind series. Then there is the all time favorite question. Does this dress make me look fat? Just between you and me, one of these times, I am going to answer, No, Honey, its not the dress making you look fat. I am saving that one for a deathbed confession. However, this past week when I was flying high, she dropped me dead in my tracks with another question. Have you filed our income tax yet? It was at that moment my whole world came crashing down. I had not even given it a first thought, let alone a second thought. Why is it, although income tax filing day comes every year on the same day I always forget? I am getting either senile or moving towards going into politics. I am hoping for the former. Of all the things I love doing in this world, and there are plenty, paying my income tax each year does not rate number one. Do not get me wrong, I really enjoy shelling out my hard-earned money and sending it to politicians to invest in one of their pork projects. Every time I have a little extra cash in my pocket, I always wonder what that happy crowd in Washington, D.C., could do with it. Usually I am tempted to send it to them along with a little note that says, Spend it with my compliments. To be quite honest, there are few things I enjoy more than filing my income tax each year. One would be calling the telephone company to straighten out my telephone bill. This is good for an entire day of delightful conversation with idiots. Every time I think my life cannot get any lower and drabber than it is, I simply pick up the telephone and call customer service at my friendly telephone company. Within three minutes, (after I had been put on hold for 27 minutes) I recognize exactly how wonderful my life truly is. Probably the most magnificent thing about calling customer service is that you know somebodys going to get it all screwed up and you will have the pleasure of doing it all over again next week. A wonderful ongoing relationship that is priceless. Another activity I enjoyed doing more than filing my income tax is spending five whole days in bed with the flu. Nothing could be more delightfully entertaining. Just think of it, five whole days to luxuriate in your bed and not have to get up and do a thing. Talk about a vacation! What with the sneezing and coughing, and your nose running like the mighty Mississippi, and your head thumping like an African bongo drum, what more could a person ask for? If somebody calls for you during that time, all your wife has to say is, Hes in bed with the flu. Everybody understands that. Of course, if she said you are just in bed, people would not accept that and think a little poorly of you. But if you have diarrhea along with the flu, that is spectacular. Not only do you get to lie in bed, but also you get a little exercise, jumping up and running to the bathroom every 3 1/2 seconds. The side benefit of this is you lose some weight during that week. One more thing slightly more exciting than filing your income taxes, is poking yourselves in the eye. I must confess this a favorite of mine because every time I do it, I learn new dance steps. Alas, when the swelling dies down I cannot remember those dance steps. Therefore, paying my income tax each year is included in some of my favorite activities. Even Jesus got into the discussion of paying taxes. When queried on this subject he replied, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are Gods (Mark 12:17). When I think of all the money wasted in our country, especially by our government, I grieve. Someone once said, Money in the hands of a fool always goes for foolish things. How a person spends his or her money reveals a lot about that person.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11 2 Wednesday, April 16, 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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Why I am happy to pay my taxes Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Our Redeemer LutheranApril 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. All are welcome! 5200 SW State Road 200 (1-1/2 miles west of I-75) 352-237-2233 or www.OurRedeemerOcala.orgCountryside Presbyterian Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala will hold the following worship services for the Easter season: 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.St. Jude Catholic. 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. 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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow......6 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, April 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HOS2 000HY2M This was a photo from the groups ride in the Steel Horse Stampede in 2011. Cindy and Ron Steinke. BY PATRICIA GIZZI Special to the MessengerThe roar of the engine, the wind in your face and the open road this is what excites the Stone Creek Adult Riders (SCARS). The group consists of seven riders and six spouses. They meet on Wednesday mornings. This is the mens group. They will meet for breakfast and then decide on where they will ride. On Saturday, the group and their spouses will meet and ride usually stopping for something to eat. The groups leader is Jim Hutchinson. He has been riding for 10 years and three years with the SC group. Jim also rode snowmobiles for 12 years but he prefers the heat to the cold. Jim has two bikes, a 2009 HD Sportster and 2013 HD The roar of the engine from Stone Creek riders Please see RIDERS, Page 7 BY JIM CLARK EditorJerry Mallams had trouble with one of his shoes, but kept it together to win the Corporate 5K Run for the Springs in Ocala early Saturday. Now he takes his talents to Boston, where hell run in the Boston Marathon Monday, April 21. Right at the start I felt my shoe come loose, he said, breathing normally just after finishing in 18:39, but it was all right. The 39-year-old Spring Hill resident was asked if there was any trepidation about running in Boston, where two bombers detonated a pair of devices near the finish line. The trepidation is all hers, he said, pointing to his wife. The female winner was Katerina Dobkowski from Belleview. The 12year-old, who has been running since February of last year, beat the secondplace female, Melissa Dickens of Tampa. Dobkowski finished with a time of 21:33, good enough for 11th place overall. There were 221 runners who finished the race. Awards were presented by County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak. Local groups who ran were the Office of the County Engineer, Property Appraisers, Shady Hill Elementary, Paddock Post Office, Team We are Walking, Pigeon-Roberts, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Olive Gardina, Suntrust and Sylvan. Complete results are available at www.drcsports.com. Race winner heading for Marathon Jerry Mallams, left, gets award from Carl Zalak, Commission chairman. Katerina Dobkowski of Belleview gets her award from Carl Zalak, County Commission chairman. League of Women Voters of Florida rejected a motion to take a position on legalizing medical marijuana. The bill, Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative will be Amendment 2 on the November ballot. This action was taken by 120 league members and delegates at the annual Legislative Summit & Council of Leaders, held April 9-11, in Tallahassee. The league takes positions on selected public issues only after member study and consensus. Use of medical marijuana has not been studied by the league. The leagues recent accomplishments include leading the charge for the Fair Districts amendments which led to the reduction of gerrymandering. They demanded that the Legislature eliminate roadblocks to voting by reinstating early voting days and voting on the Sunday before Election Day. LWV members collected 25,000 signatures in support of placing Floridas Water and Land Legacy Amendment on the November ballot. Members Ellen Goodman, Allie Gore and Barbara Trebilcock attended the summit and accepted an award on behalf of LWV of Marion County for increasing membership. In her closing remarks, LWVF President, Deirdre Macnab challenged all leagues to continue working toward health care for all, protecting our public school system, and protecting and preserving our water, lands and resources. Macnab announced a working agreement between the LWVF and Barry University School of Law. The school specializes in environmental concerns. For a limited time, Marion County league is offering membership to men and women, ages 18-30, for $25. For more information, call 352-547-9670. The public is invited to hear Is the Well Running Dry by Jeff Halcomb director Ocala Water and Sewer Department on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 a.m., at the Admin Building, 1805 NE 30th Ave., Building 600, Ocala. A tour of the water plant will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Established in 1920, the LWV is a respected, nonpartisan organization which promotes informed participation in government. Contact Allie Gore at 352-547-9670, lwvocala@gmail.com or visit www.lwvmarion.org for more information. Women voters group takes no stand on pot issue After the monthly potluck dinner on April 12 hosted by the reinvented Fairfield Village Social Club in the FFV Clubhouse, there was an event which was planned and orchestrated by our wonderful Lil Oliver that was an hilarious surprise for the evenings entertainment. There had been the inevitable rumors about what the surprise entertainment was to be, but no one could have anticipated the hilarity of the event. The costuming was spot on, but the script for the evening was equally entertaining. The Hillbilly Shotgun Wedding was performed expertly by the all gentleman cast who were anything other than gentlemen for the evening. The cast was as follows: Minister, Ed Glenney; Usher, Joe Vitagliano, Mother of the Groom, Kerry Breeden; Father of the Groom, Ed Kulesa; Bridesmaid, Dan Ford; Mother of the Bride, Ed Glassman; Father of the Bride, Chuck Belcher; Groom, David Olsen; and Bride, Jim LePage. All during the solemn ceremony, there was banter back and forth between the groom and the brides father who kept wielding his shotgun. Meanwhile, the mother of the bride was very emotional as she cried loudly into her kitchen towel hankie. The mother of the groom, however, was constantly cracking up during the ceremony and hilariously stamping her sock and sandal foot. The father of the groom had little to say except quiet admonitions. The brides veil kept slipping off during the vows, so the bridesmaid, Dan Ford, was kept busy trying to restore the bride to her beautifully innocent faade. All during this time, the minister, Ed Glenny, was sipping from his mason jar which was obviously filled with the moonshine for which he was reputed to be the best producer. The minister admonished the families to restore their friendships after the marriage of Jethro to Ellie Mae even though he pointed out that they A Hillbilly Shotgun Wedding Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett are first cousins. After the wedding, all the wedding party invited the visitors to come to enjoy the beautifully decorated wedding cake that had been made by our multi-talented Judy Rich. All in all, the evening was a tremendous success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the Fairfield Village neighbors who attended. As usual it was obvious that FFV is the lively place filled with lovely people who enjoy having a good laugh after a good meal. Have a happy Easter week. Hope the Easter Bunny is good to everyone. The wedding party await the bride and her father with feigned anticipation. "Paw" of the bride, Chuck Belcher, looks determined with his shotgun on his shoulder as he escorts his daughter, Jim LePage, as the beautiful bride. Escorted by usher joe Vitagliano, the mother of the bride, Ed Glassman, was crying into her kitchen towel as she entered for the"shotgun wedding. The beautiful wedding cake baked and decorated by Judy Rich was much "classier" than the wedding party at FFV's Hillbilly Wedding.