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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Lukey Event Page 7 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger MONDAY, APRIL 28 3:30 PM1512 ML King Ave. at Hwy. 200 Ocala, FL 34471THURSDAY, MAY 1 11:00 AM3393 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474TUESDAY, MAY 6 11:00 AM5428 Hwy. 441 Belleview, FL 34420WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474 11290 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 34481MONDAY, APRIL 28 11:00 AM BY JIM CLARK EditorIgnoring the action by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the antiHispanic statements from neighbors, the Marion County Commission approved a project for a clinic, church and soccer field in the northwest area. The location is just north of State Road 40 on Northwest 110th Avenue, across the street from a development called Dorchester Estates. Planning and Zoning had rejected the special use request, but staff had recommended the OK. The clinic will take shape first, with the church and soccer field to come later. The Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, spoke in favor of the project, called Guadalupana Catholic Mission. He said there is already a small church at the intersection of 40 and 110th, but that a larger facility was needed. He said the clinic would probably operate only one day a week to start. There is a shopping center at the corner of the two roads, and some suggested that it would be better if the clinic were put into existing storefronts at this location. Many of those who would use this clinic would be non-drivers, neighbors said, who would walk down the crowded 110th Avenue. One of the speakers said that crowds already congregate on 110th, and wont get out of the way when drivers come along. Another said there was a man on a three-wheeler, whos drunk, who drives on the road. One man said his property is adjacent to a soccer field already in the neighborhood and finds debris and garbage all over the place. These people dont care, a lady from the area said. Im Catholic and I cant go to this church because its all in Spanish. I have to drive 12 miles to find an English church. She also referenced the existing field and other fields that are not too far away. We dont need a third soccer field, she said. Commissioner Stan McClain made the motion to approve the facility. Quite frankly, they are here to stay, and we need to reach out. Hispanic-based clinic in NW area approved Neighbors object to special use permit PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELEaster at TuscawillaThe day before Easter was gloomy with an occasional drizzle, but that didnt stop the youngsters from having a good time at the celebration at Tuscawilla Park. Above, the youngest participants in the Easter Egg Hunt needed a little prodding from the adults with them, despite the presence of so many eggs. At the right, the Easter Bunny had no trouble making friends. PHOTOS BY RON RATNERLaw Enforcement Torch RunThe Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics took place Saturday, starting at the Ocala Police Department on Pine Avenue. The photo above shows the runners as they start the run, and below, they pose for a group shot. BY CAROL JONES Special to the MessengerFreedom Public Librarys newest program, the Coffee Club, features Sharon Colvin and Terri Borkgren who will talk about their books on Monday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. Stop in for a cup of coffee and meet them. These two sisters put their separate talents together and dreamed up the Whispering Key Mystery series. Terri took various writing courses in college and Sharon wrote and produced TV commercials for an NBC affiliate. Both loved reading mysteries and enjoyed writing, so what would you expect? Of course, a mysteries series. Ideas for the first book started percolating during a visit from their younger sister. While touring the area, brainstorming happened involving a tour bus visiting different Florida locations where murders inevitably occurred. The What Ifs created two sister charColvin Borkgren Librarys Coffee Club features mystery authors Please see LIBRARY, Page 3 Since 1991, a super special man in Fairfield Village has spent a big part of each spring working for his favorite charity, The March of Dimes. Our own 95-year-old Curry Andrews not only raises money at his traditional spot at Paddock Park Publix (where he has been employed for 22 years since he was 73), but he also participates in the 5mile activity at Marjorie Harris Carr Park each year. So far, he has always completed the entire course. Many much younger people find this hard to do, but not Curry. The March of Dimes became very well recognized in its earliest days in the 1940s because it helped victims of polio or infantile paralysis. Since President Franklin D. Roosevelt was confined to a wheelchair because of polio, there was even more national and world-wide attention than there might otherwise have been. School children joined in the efforts by bringing coins to their schools to help those affected by the epidemic. One popularly recognized advertisement showed coins (dimes) marching to take help to those affected. The march was a theme used to encourage children that they would be able to walk, run, and march again without the iconic leg braces associated with the paralysis of the legs. Though it did affect more children (infantile paralysis), there were still many adult victims as well. Worldwide, medical teams struggled to find a cure. What happened as a result of enough funding was that Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine that eradicated polio for all practical purposes. The people who had been so involved with the March of Dimes continued their work to help children by changing the focus to premature/newborn babies and babies with birth defects. The association was a natural fit and has continued now for well over half a century. When Curry Andrews and I talked Fairfield Villages super man marching again in April 2014 Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Curry Andrews, left, is encouraged by Paddock Park Publix co-worker Crystal Sierens as he "mans his donation table" for that portion of his yearly effort for his favorite cause, The March of Dimes. Andrews has been an active participant in the five-mile event covering the entire course for the last 22 years. The 95year-old says he uses his old army marching cadence to maintain his rhythm and his focus on helping newborns during each event. He says, "I do it for the babies." about his march again this year, he was as animated as he has been for the four years I have known him. Age, serious illnesses, heart surgery.none of these slow our super man down. To Curry, 95 is a number indicating his life years, not any kind of a stumbling block. That was also Currys attitude last summer when a huge oak tree fell across his driveway and into his home doing extensive damage. Fortunately, Curry heard an ominous cracking sound as he walked to get his mail past the centuries-old oak. Curry said to himself, Whoa! About face! and he turned just in time to avoid being crushed as the huge tree fell in slow motion right where he has just been. Curry said, My wife loved that tree, but it had lasted its time. I think my wife was in on warning me from Heaven since the tree barely missed me. Curry walks regularly using his military marching cadence as successfully as he used the About face! in its appropriate time. During WWII, Curry was wounded severely during the time he was in the South Pacific. After time in at least four different hospitals and extensive treatment, Curry was able to walk and (eventually) march again. I was curious about how he was wounded and when I asked that question, I got one of Currys characteristically humorous one liners. He quipped with a mischievous grin, He saw me first. The first of 2014 saw some physical problems for Curry that caused his daughter, Linda, to come to stay with him during his recuperation. Linda told me that Curry missed being able to go to his job at Publix and to be with his regulars as much as anything during that time. Currys donation base for The March of Dimes comes from the face to face interaction from these friends and from other friends as far away as California. I would urge those of us who love and respect the dedication of this gentleman to contact him and add to his donation base. Last year he raised over $2200. He has exceeded that in more affluent times and hopes that this year will show the concern of everyone about the plight of babies with birth defects. I wrote my check and took it to Curry at Publix the day that I took the accompanying photo. I would like to encourage others in Fairfield Village to consider stopping by Currys home or seeing him at his post outside Paddock Park Publix to add to his totals. In recent years, our FFV community groups have gone through some transitions and the yearly donation made by our community from those groups was stopped. Literally, every dime counts, so a few of us can make up the difference if we are so inclined. The money will be tallied and turned in on this Saturday, April 26, at the 5 Mile Walk. We can put just a bit more of a spring in the step of our perennial marcher and help babies at the same time. After all, Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people, and its a short walk over to the home of our special neighbor of the month for April, Curry Andrews. I sincerely hope that all who celebrate Holy Week and Easter had a most blessed holiday. He is Risen! Girls with Guitars at Marion TheatreKent Wells Productions artist Jordan Anderson (far right) performed with fellow country artists (left to right) Katie Armiger and Jamie Lynn Spears at last Wednesday night's Girls with Guitars concert at the Marion Theatre in Ocala, hosted by My Country 102.3FM.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... Todays New Ads ANTIQUE/ COLLECTABLES Berkey & Gay bedroom set, French couch, Lugage trunks, Gun Cabinet, salt & pepper shakers, other misc. Items contact 352-221-2836 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 NOW ENROLLING CosmetologyDay & Night SchoolBarberNight SchoolMassageDay & Night SchoolNail & Skin CareDay School Starts Weekly Night School Mon-Tues-Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILL BROOKSVILLE(727) 848-8415 www.benes.eduSTAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR ANTIQUE/ COLLECTABLES Berkey & Gay bedroom set, French couch, Luggage trunks, Gun Cabinet, salt & pepper shakers, other misc. Items contact 352-221-2836 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 OCALAMay 2nd & 3rd, 8a-1p Community Yard Sale Foxwood Farms Bake Sale Friday. Doughnuts and Cof fee Sale Saturday. Hot Dogs for Sale Both days. 4705 NW 20th St Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 $100,000 + Closing Cost wll get you this 2,100 sq. ft., 3BR 3 BA Fully furn. Condo in Citrus Hills Call 352-419-5268 WE BUYR VS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. W e Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 T & S LAWN CAREStarting at $45. mo Free Est., Lic/Ins.(352)233-9529 Arbor Reds Tree Care 24 Hr. Emergeny Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates All Major Credit Cards 352-583-3141/206-1153 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins. 20 yrs Exp. FREE Estimates. Residential Commercial 352-873-6884 352-875-8317 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000I0GI 000I00S 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm O CALA G OLF C ART 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 49 High Speed Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Sunbrella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 119 Mag Wheels 10in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 349 Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned $4,995 Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha 6 pk Batteries $399 Call Today! Do you ever ask yourself what activity or activities I should do? If you are a resident of Stone Creek, the activities are almost endless. Kim Krystopa, Lifestyle Director, has the upcoming week packed with a variety of activities to meet the needs of most. This week you will have the opportunity to experience a Ping Pong Tournament. As Kim says, this is to appeal to your competitive nature. She has planned a financial seminar; sponsored by Lindsay Crabb Financial Services. The topics are Stock and Bond Market Risk Outlook and Long Term Care presented by Gary A. Korolev. If financial seminars are not your thing, you take part in a Primetime Social Hour. You can come and join your friends and neighbors celebrating Tequila Thursday! Margaritas will be served in the Lobby along with soda, water, and snacks. This is a great time to mingle with your neighbors and perhaps meet new friends. Kim has also planned a movie on a big screen (10 x 14). The movie, About Time. Its about love. Its about Life. Its about time! You can drive your golf cart right up to the Pavilion. This will be a great evening under the stars watching a movie. If travel is your thing, the Travel Club is sponsoring Wendy Bozeman, owner of Ocala Travel. Wendy will talking about cruises and land tours. There will be refreshments and door prizes. To end the week, the Culture Vultures will be sponsoring an evening with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, on Sunday, April 27. If you enjoy classical music at its finest, come to the Reunion Center. The proceeds of this event will go to the Symphony for their new home. If fitness is your thing, then Judy Heflin, Fitness Director, has two new classes. The first class is called Barre Pilates. Barre work is one of the latest things in fitness, focusing on core and strengthening exercises utilized the ballet bars. The second is called Senior Fitness. Its free for residents and is drawing in well over 30 people. According to Judy, it has the interest of many who usually do not attend the spa. Now people are getting motivated to enjoy this fantastic amenity. The Senior Fitness class is a more gentle approach to fitness, using chairs, bands, light dumbbells and small balls. It is offered two times per week (Wednesdays & Fridays at 11 a.m.). Choices and more choices what shall I do? Only you can answer the question but the choices for one week are many. Take advantage of the many things that are offered by the Lifestyle and Fitness Directors. We are so fortunate to have such great directors! Thanks Kim and Judy for all you do! What should I do? Plenty, at Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi 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 352-873-5810. Joy Lutheran Church is hosting two fundraisers to purchase new shoes for the homeless children of Marion County. The first will be an Ice Cream Social on April 26, at 3 p.m. This will be an afternoon of fun. There will be great entertainment, tasty ice cream and a wide assortment of toppings and goodies. The Cherrywood Songbirds will present a program of wonderful music. (They donate their time as well as contributing to the cause) This is a free event; however a free-will offering will be taken. The second fundraiser will be a Bunco Party on May 18, at 3 p.m. This is another fun afternoon with lots of laughs and fellowship. You do not have to have played before. You will be an expert after the first round. It is a great way to get to know people, as you change tables and partners. A Lutheran Thrivent Hands-On-Care in Communities fund has provided the amount of $1,000 toward the purchase of the childrens shoes. In the past this event has bought as many as 200 pair in one year. With your support we hope to do that well this year. There will be a free-will offering basket at the door. Each player is asked to bring a White Elephant item for the prize table. These events are open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors and support a good cause. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Shoes for the children project College to register for tech classesThe College of Central Florida XCEL-IT program is accepting enrollment for courses that begin in May. Classes will be held at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. For more information or to register, call 352-854-2322, ext. 1496. Basic Computers will meet Wednesdays, May 5-June 4, from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $75. Keyboarding will meet Saturdays, May 3-24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $85. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 will meet Thursdays, May 29June 19, from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $60. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 will meet Thursdays, May 1-22, from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $60. Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 will meet Tuesdays, May 6-27, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $60. New Venture Finance will meet Tuesday, May 13, from 5-8 p.m. The course will introduce funding options for your business. Students will learn about loans, angel and venture capital, how to read financial statements, basic accounting principles, budgeting, forecasting and more. The cost is $25.

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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 Savannah, Charleston 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; three-nights 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 352-237-2309.Friday, May 9 Hawaiian Luau plannedThe 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. 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 Stuffthe 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 African Violet show, saleThe African Violet Club of Ocala will present its annual show and sale on Saturday, May 10, at the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors, 3105 NE 14th St., Ocala. Admission is free to this juried show. Plant sales are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the show open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info http://www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org or Carolee Carter (H) 352-237-3308 (C) 352-342-0363 or caroleeviolets@gmail.com. Health Fair 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 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.Tuesday, May 13 Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bob Adams will be demonstrating how to use GarageBand to create our own music. His presentation will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Friday, May 23 Two-day Buddy Poppy eventVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24, at Publix, Walmart, Sams Club, Gander Mountain, Lowes,Winn Dixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. The Buddy Poppy is assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA hospitals. Proceeds from Buddy Poppy drive are used for aid, relief and comfort of needy veterans and members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.Saturday, May 24 Low budget travel across U.S.Jane Weber, a local columnist for the Citrus County Chronicle and global traveler, will give a slide show presentation about low budget travel across the U.S. at a program at the Dunnellon Public Libraary, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, on Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. She has traveled to 60 countries, holds three passports and has lots of great information to share. This timely program will offer many useful tips and advice to assist you with planning summer vacation travel across the United States. Jane is also a professional gardener, grower, consultant, designer and environmentalist. She is a valuable Friend of the Dunnellon Public Library and is currently involved with redesigning a portion of the landscape maintained by the Friends. This event is free to the public. acters who had to solve the crimes, and the Whispering Key Mysteries were born. Sharon and Terri and their families relocated to Florida from central Illinois for health reasons and warm weather, Sharon in 2007, Terri in 2010. They joined Florida Writers Association and the local Freedom Writers Group, and began their writing career in 2011. The first book, Murder at Whispering Key, is the story of sisters Chloe and Shannon who must find the killer of their longtime friend, at the same time recovering a vanished museum relic from Rome, and avoid danger to themselves in the process. Find it at leading books stores, their website at www.whisperingkeymysteris.com, Amazon.com, Cricket Cottage Publishing, and Ocala area public libraries. Also available on Kindle and Nook. Sailboat Strangler, the second book in the series, deals with the murder of a fashion designer, and the underhanded tactics of a political figure. Its due out this summer from Cricket Cottage Publishingmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP20 Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Heres the book sale youve been waiting for. Stock up for the summer at unbeatable prices. We all appreciate coupons, right? See our special coupon deal below. Thursday, April 24 10 am to 8 pm Friday, April 25 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, April 26 10 am to 2 pm 000hx85 Dont Miss the Friends 3-Day Spring Book Sale Dont Miss the Dont Miss the Friends 3-Day Friends 3-Day Spring Book Sale Spring Book Sale While browsing the tables, pick up an application to join the Friends of Freedom Public Library. We meet the first Monday of each month at 10 am at the library. We would enjoy meeting you. 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So I have exchanged these pet dogs for a few pet peeves. One pet peeve of mine is when a waitress calls me Sweetie. I do not know, it just gets under my skin. Of course, it might be good for somebody to think of something sweet about me. I prefer, rather, it is somebody who knows something about me. What bothers me is the people who know me really do not call me Sweetie. There may be something to that. Another pet peeve is when somebody is eating broccoli next to me in a restaurant. Eating broccoli in public is probably not against the law, but it should be. And many pet peeves to go along with that. Recently a situation developed that caused me quite a bit of a quandary. The gist of that quandary had to do with money, which is another pet peeve of mine. When I was in high school, I had smashed my right big toe. At the time, the doctor had to remove the toenail and it took six months for my toenail to grow back. Well, it did not quite get back into shape. I have had trouble with that toe ever since. Lately that toenail was giving me some difficulty. It was not growing in the right direction and it looked like it was rotting. I knew if I went to the doctor, it would cost me an arm and a leg. What good is a toe when you lost an arm and a leg? When checking it out it would have cost about $200 to see a doctor about this. Without insurance, all of this would have come out of my pocket. I put it off for a year and it seemed just to get worse. It got so bad that it hurt every time I walked. I did complain to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, but she only insisted that I go see a doctor. It is easy for her to say when it is not her $200. Being a certified Pennsylvania Dutchman, $200 is a lot of money. Trying to get $200 out of a Pennsylvania Dutchman is about as close to suicide as anybody wants to get. I tried to think of how I could deal with my toe without going to that money hungry doctor. Several weeks ago, I happened to overhear somebody say that they had a badly infected toenail. It caught my attention because it was the condition of my toe at the time. Instead of going to the doctor, this woman went and had a pedicure, which took care of her damaged toe. I really did not know what a pedicure was; just that it was some kind of a woman thing. As a man, I had no interest in involving myself in anything that could be classified as a woman thing. However, my toe would not quit hurting. I pondered this subject for a couple of weeks. DurA pedicure that cured all my pet peeves Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder ing that time, my toe got worse and it was more painful to walk. Of course, my wife kept asking how my toe was and I deferred telling her the truth. There was no way I was going to go to a doctor and hand over to him $200 of my hard-earned money. I thought to myself, Self, maybe you should try the pedicure. Myself thought it was a good idea and so I drove over to where they did pedicures. I sat in my truck for a few minutes looking at the Nail Salon where they did pedicures. While I was watching, my toe kept hurting. Finally, I decided to leave my manhood in the truck, hobble in and see if they could do a pedicure for someone like me. I was sure they had never dealt with anybody quite my size before. I was not even sure that they would take a man as a client. When I walked in, I discovered that they did not speak English. At least most of them did not. I inquired and was warmly received, then ushered to a chair where they could work on my toes. Within 20 minutes, I received a pedicure to beat all pedicures. The young woman who did my toes did a marvelous job. I was afraid that she would try to paint my toenails and I was prepared for a vigorous No. But she did not and was very gracious in taking care of my wounded toe. When I went to pay for the pedicure, I was surprised it was only $20. I walked painlessly to my truck and sitting in my truck was my manhood with $180. That is what I call a good day. I could not help think of a verse in Proverbs, Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud (Proverbs 16:19). Sometimes a proud spirit gets in the way of healthy living. When I think too much of myself I have too much of myself to think of.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. BY MORREY DEEN Special to the MessengerThe Fort King Park and Heritage Center will be opening on May 31! We look forward to this event with great excitement as we tell the importance, and significant historical information that took place at this site during the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s. In preparation for this great event we are prepared to recruit and seek the assistance of community volunteers who would like to be a part of operating the Park and the Heritage Center. Individuals in our community that would like to be a volunteer with us should make plans now to attend one of the following meetings. We will be conducting special volunteer orientations on April 21, 25, and 26. Each of these sessions will begin at 1 p.m. and will allow potential volunteers to receive an orientation, overview of park operations, volunteer duties, and completion of a volunteer application. A second session will be conducted on each of these dates at 2 p.m. with all sessions to be conducted at the Fort King Heritage Center located at 3925 E. Fort King St. All volunteers will be asked to volunteer for a 3 or 4hour block of time. Beginning on May 31, the Park will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays during the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Volunteers will assist in the Heritage Center providing information and services, brief presentations, serving as guides and to assist in the Media Center or working on special projects with staff. Registration is not necessary, simply show up on one of the above dates at 1 or 2 p.m. Please be on time, Fort King Park looking for volunteers as the sessions will begin on time! Any and all questions will be answered at these orientation sessions and sign-up as a volunteer will also be taken care of at this time. It is important to know that Fort King was the U.S. Armys Headquarters for the Territory of Florida during the second Seminole War. This site has an amazing history and it is not just a local history but also an amazing chapter of American History. This is the place the second Seminole War began and the place where Osceola became known to the world. Fort King was also the first Courthouse for Marion County and was the destination for many famous people during the early 1800s. The Fort King Park will have slightly more than a mile of beautiful trails that reflect the natural beauty of historic Florida. We hope everyone will mark their calendars for the official opening of this great National Historic Landmark on Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. More informative details about the opening will be forthcoming. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 5 Letter carriers seek food donationsOn May 10, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been number 1 in our classification for five years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up over 1.5 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. We look forward to your support again this year. Read the classifieds

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Thursday, April 24 Friends three-day Book Sale and couponThe Friends of Freedom Public Library present their three-day spring book sale Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. until 8 and 6 p.m., respectively, and Saturday, April 26 from 10 to 2. Find the ad in this paper and clip the coupon for a free book on Friday only.Friday, April 25 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceAn all you can eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Friday, April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. This includes bread and drink, for $7. Children under 18 are admitted free. 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. Dunnellon library two-day saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library are preparing for their two-day Boomtown Day Spring Book Sale to be held in the meeting room of the library, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special bag of books for $4 or individual hard back books $1 and individual paperback books 50 cents. Our volunteer staff will be there to help you. There is a huge variety of categories such as cooking, inspirational, novels, history, war, politics, childrens books, classics and so much more. All proceeds from the book store, membership fees and other fund raisers benefit the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends continue with their commitment to the book endowment (new library books) in addition to many other adult and childrens programs along with funding equipment and materials that are not included in the county budget.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 information, call the church, 352-4895881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or see us on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. African Violet Club of Ocala meetingThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Join us for a meeting about grooming your African violets and other gesneriads for optimal health and display. You will learn many interesting and easy tips to keeping your violets clean and happy. We are also prepping our violets for our annual show and sale and will have hands-on demonstrations of that process. Feel free to bring your plants and grooming tools if you wish assistance with your own plants. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and we welcome all guests! For more info go to http://www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org.Appraisal-thon and silent auctionYou are invited to the 2014 Appraisal-thon and silent auction. The Marion County Continuity of Care Council will host its fifth antiiques and collectibles Appraisal-thon ..... patterned after the television show Antiques Roadshow. Attendees can bring in items to have professional appraisers provide a verbal value to their items. Each item can be appraised for the low charge of $5 per item or six items for $25 (a maximum of six items). Please, no weapons, knives, coins, stamps or large furniture. Lunch available for purchase, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This years event proceeds go to Helping Hands, a nonprofit charity that serves homeless and disadvantaged people throughout Ocala and Marion County. For event information call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464 or 352-426-3253. This event takes place at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.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. 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When they go to meetings such as the County Commission zoning hearings last week, they realize that such conflicts are not far away. This case was listed innocently enough on the agenda as item C2, 140409SU, Rasem and Nawai Okab, Special Use Permit in A-1, 12.37 acres. It turns out it was for a medical clinic, church building and soccer field for Guadalupana Catholic Mission. Scheduled to be put there shortly is the medical clinic, with the church and soccer field to come later. There is already a small church near the intersection of State Road 40 west and 110th Avenue. Neighbors of the proposed facility, some living in an area called Dorchester Estates, came out to oppose the facility, backed by the Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, who spoke at the meeting. The display of anti-Hispanic infiltration was loud and clear. People spoke of living near Little Mexico, and used phrases such as these people, referring to the Hispanics, and phrase generally construed as being racist in nature. One lady complained that she was a Catholic, and couldnt go to the church because it was all in Spanish, and she had to drive 12 miles to go to church. There were more rational arguments, especially concerning traffic and pedestrian safety. After a little bit of discussion, the commissioners approved the special use to allow the clinic. The Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended denial, but staff said OK. The discussion showed, however, that the national debate about Hispanics being assimilated into America is not to be ignored locally. Coupled with a letter printed in our publications recently concerning speaking English, it shows that here in Marion County there is, among many people, a general anti-Hispanic feeling that runs deeper than people care to admit. There were some legitimate concerns raised by people about the location of this clinic, but opposition to such a facility simply because the people there speak another language shows a bias that decent people shouldnt accept. It brings us back to a comment from the late Rodney King, victim of a beating in Los Angeles, who asked, Cant we all just get along? Sadly, in Marion County it appears we cant. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column All in the FamiliesBY BOB FRANKEN Special to the MessengerThose of us who rely on political drama, real or contrived, to justify our professional existence are drooling over the possibility that the next presidential balloting will be a dynasty election. Obviously we have a huge amount of foolishness and outright nastiness to get past between now and then, but what a story it would be if the party nominees are Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, Queen Hil vs. Prince Jeb. Imagine the plot lines: Tudors, Windsors and the Beverly Hillbillies. Instead of a Democratic Convention, that party could have a coronation, assuming Hillary decides she's ready to take the plunge and deal with the life's worth of baggage the Republicans are sure to pile on to her. But from two years out, it looks like the nomination is hers if she wants it. Jeb is a different story. Before he can even try to be Bush the Third, he'll have to fend off the nasties in his own party. He's already gotten a taste of how brutal they can be by daring to express an unhateful view of illegal immigrants: "Yes, they broke the law," he said, "but it's not a felony. It's an act of love. It's an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime, that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn't rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." If that seemed innocuous to you, that's because you're not in one of those groups that wants to seal the border, or you're not one of the other GOP wannabes, like Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, who want to pander to them. Typical is the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. Shortly after Bush committed his heresy, ALIPAC President William Gheen fired off a statement: "You could say that prostitutes do what they do out of an act of love for their children and families, or that bank robbers are engaging in an act of love because they're stealing the money not just for themselves but maybe for some of their family members. No one has ever said anything as ridiculous as this before." So Bush is in trouble with the hardliners who seem to control his party's agenda. Even though the Republican leadership insists it is trying to connect with the growing community of Hispanic Americans, who overwhelmingly vote against them, the controlling harsh sentiment within the GOP makes these outreach efforts appear to be nothing more than gloss. But maybe Bush is onto something. He's high on the list of establishment Republicans who are less interested in ideological purity and more in victory. They could rally around Jeb as someone who can appeal to the bulk of moderate Americans who are frightened of the hellfire and brimstone immoderates. Meanwhile, over in the Democratic realm, aka Hillaryland, the question is whether she'll abdicate, and if not, who will be her person in waiting, aka vicepresidential selection. Until then, those of us who are constantly desperate for a narrative are also waiting and dreaming about the 2020 election -the race between George P. Bush and Chelsea Clinton. Distributed by King Featues 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. For those of us who grew up riding the 42nd Street or Staten Island ferries in New York, its hard to imagine the so-called ferries that keep having accidents in the waters off Asia. The New York ferries carried cars and passengers, few by comparison with the foreign boats, across the river. It was a cheap, stress-free alternative to negotiating the Lincoln or Holland tunnels or the George Washington Bridge, you know, Gov. Christies bridge that his administration shut down to punish a local mayor. Alternatives to getting to Staten Island involved miles of extra driving. To me, those ferries in Asia are major-sized boats, somewhat related to small cruise ships. And, evidently, people are packed in to get from one destination to another. The latest disaster, a ferry off South Korea, shows the lack of safety planning and execution in case of emergency. The captain didnt go down with his ship; in fact, he was one of the first ones off the capsizing boat, and now is under arrest for his actions. In statements eerily similar to the 911 scenario at the World Trade Center in New York, the passengers, mostly students, were told to stay where they were for a few crucial minutes instead of trying to get off. You remember that there were announcements at the World Trade Center telling people to stay where they were as they waited for rescue personnel, and thats where they were when the towers collapsed. The agony of the relatives of those on board is apparent as television networks wait for word along with them. The text messages from those stuck on board the sinking ferry, such as the one who said he may never get to tell his parents in person again that he loved them, are gut-wrenching as you realize what these people are going through as they hope for the lives of their children. We see similar grief among the relaThis wasnt your grandfathers ferry Among Friends Jim Clark tives of those apparently lost on the Malaysian plane that has yet to be found after weeks of searching. Yet somehow the ferry disaster is different, partly because we have pictures of the capsized boat, knowing that these young people are trapped inside. For someone like me, whose motto now is If I cant drive, I dont go, its sympathy from afar for those who find these ferries the easiest way to get from one point to another. Ive been emphasizing the ferries in Asia, but there is one thats not too far from home. Years ago, when I was working in Fort Myers Beach, it was suggested that it was easy to spend a day in Key West by taking a passengers-only ferry that ran between the two cities. When you look at a map, you realize how much travel time is saved by going this route. I politely declined, especially knowing I would have to walk or find other transportation to get around Key West. Actually, deep down, that had nothing to do with it. Spending hours on the water with no land in sight was not, for me, a pleasant prospect. But I realize for some, especially those in the area of Southeast Asia and off the coast of Africa, this is an easy way to get from one part of the continent to another. Far too often, though, we read about these disasters. I just hope that there is more concentration on safety issues so we minimize the loss of life on these ferries. 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 352751-4207.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 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-8542677 for reservations. Coffee Club introduces mystery authorsDrop in for a cup of coffee at Freedom Public Library on Monday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a presentation by Sharon Colvin and Terri Borkgren, co-authors of Murder at Whispering Key. This is the first book in their Whispering Key Mysteries series, involving siblings who find themselves steeped in mystery when they board a Florida tour bus bound for adventure and romance.Tuesday, April 29 Breast cancer survivors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. Our meeting on April 29, will be a presentation by our Parish Nurse, Nancy Dennis. Nancys topic is Never Say Never. Please join us for an interesting meeting.Friday, May 2 The SPCAs Gone Bunco Were calling all bunco guys and gals to join us at our fundraiser called The SPCA of Marion Countys Gone Bunco. This event will be held on Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Klein Conference Center at the College of Central Florida on Southwest College Road. It will be a fun evening of games, prizes and raffles 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 Rotary plans rib saleScrumptious! Delicious! Succulent! Mouth-Watering! These were some of the words that were used to describe the fully-cooked baby back ribs that the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest offered to the community during last years rib event. Happily, on Saturday, May 3 (Kentucky Derby Day) starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and SW 99th Street Road, will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of smoke-cooked baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid. It is highly recommended to pre-order and to get there early (if you dont preorder) before the ribs are gone! Before smoke-cooking, the ribs undergo a dry rub, imparting a flavor that can only be described as heavenly. Rotary President Bonnie Clark says that the ingredients of the savory dry rub are a secret thats as closely guarded as the Coca Cola recipe. Youll need to eat the Rotarys baby back ribs to experience the great taste. If you want to place your ribs in the freezer and eat them later, reheating directions are included with your wrapped order. Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. The Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. in suite 240 in the Doctors Office Building at the West Marion Community Hospital. You can also buy tickets at Integrity Home Health Care on SW 103rd Street and at the following locations along State Route 200: Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information about Rotary Ribs for the Races, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call Bonnie Clark at 865-566-6297.Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural Dunnellon Jail Break 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The event will begin at Datesman Park at 12050 S. Ohio St. The event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. This 5K will wind through unique multi-terrain trails as well as city streets. Running clubs and enthusiasts as well as the novice runner/walker are able to participate. Costumes are encouraged as well. To register, visit www.active.com. Pre-registered participants will receive a Dunnellon Jailbreak 5K logo drawstring bag and race shirt, along with other goodies. Entry fee is $25; however, from April 1 to April 19, the fee will increase to $30. Participants can register during the day of the run, but the fee will be $35 and no free T-Shirt will be given away. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 352-4658510.County western dance setThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance featuring an encore performance by the Country Sunshine Band. The dance will be held May 3, 2014 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 S. U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. The evening includes a country style dinner, cash bar, 50/50, basket raffles and a door prize. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 352-489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. Yoga in Sholom ParkThe outdoor season of yoga begins at 9 a.m. and will continue on the first Saturday of the month for 7 months. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-8547950.Derby Day fashion showThe 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. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 10

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On March 24, the Ernie Read Monday Golf Group held its sixth annual Lukey Tournament at the Ocala Palms golf course. Almost 90 golfers participated in the golf outing and 130 folks were fed at the cookout following a great day on the links. The forecast was calling for cloudy weather with a chance of thunderstorms. The rains held off and we all managed to finish without getting wet. The Lukey Tournament is named in honor of young Luke Mete, the 9year-old grandson of Ocala Palms residents Rich and Carol Mete. The purpose of the tournament is to raise money for The Lukey Foundation and increase public awareness of Cooleys Anemia, the most severe form of Thalassemia. Cooleys Anemia is most often associated with people of eastern Mediterranean descent. Young Luke is afflicted with this genetic blood disorder and has had blood transfusions every two to four weeks since he was born. He had a successful bone marrow transplant from his older sister in 2009. She does not carry the genetic trait and he has been doing well since that time. He will be constantly monitored for the rest of his life to ensure that he gets the blood transfusions if and when they are necessary. We all got to meet Luke this year for the very first time. He and his Dad, Michael Mete, came down from their home in North Haledon, New Jersey, to be with us for the outing. Michael and his wife have documented young Lukes courageous battle in video form since he was born. Michael played a 15-20 minute video for the audience at the cookout. For the full video there was not a sound uttered except for Michaels narration. There were tears and smiles and when it was over there was a tremendous outburst of applause to celebrate this young mans courage and spirit and the love and support of his family. I daresay there werent very many dry eyes when it was over. A total of $1568 was raised at the tournament this year and donated to the Lukey Foundation as in years past. The golf trophies were donated once more by BJ Trophies and Awards. We would also like to thank Madelyn of Foxwood Hair for donating $50 to the Lukey Foundation. Kudos to the volunteers who cooked and served the hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and all the wonderful desserts. A big shout out goes to Rick Braun who prepared his wonderful bratwurst and sauerkrautmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FOOD BEER WINE 000I02O 10155 Hwy. 484, Dunnellon, at Hwy. 200 352-237-6262 SLAP SOME MAMA DS IN YOUR MOUTH! With This Coupon. Excluding Beverages. 000I0O1 T HE REAL DEAL N EW Y ORK STYLE D ELI You tried the rest NOW its time to try the BEST! Buy One Get Second One BREAKFAST Eggs Omelets Plain Pancakes Plain French Toast With purchase of coffee or hot tea. 2nd breakfast must be of equal or lesser value. 7 AM to 11 AM 7 Days A Week not on holidays. Dine-In only. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 5/2/14. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS Meatloaf Omelette Liver & Onions Half Roasted Chicken Knocks & Beans Chicken Livers & Onions Corned Beef & Cabbage Chopped Steak & Onions 3 PM-8PM7 Days A Week. Not on holidays. Dine-In Only. Must present coupon. Not valid with any oth er offer. Expires 5/2/14. Dinners include choice of Soup or Salad, 2 sides (except for Knocks & Beans) Canopy Oaks Publix Shopping Center (in front of OTOW) 8075 SW Highway 200 #126 Ocala Phone: 352-237-8539 352-237-8549 Fax: 352-237-8554 DAILY 7 AM 8PM Buy One Deli Sandwich 1/2 PRICE Cold Sandwiches Only. 2nd Deli Sandwich must be of equal or lesser value. 11 AM to 2 PM. 7 days a week Not on holidays. Dine-In Only. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 5/2/14. LUNCH SPECIAL Ham & Cheese, Turkey, Roast Beef, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Chopped Liver FREE FREE Dessert COUPONS GOOD 7 DAYS A WEEK HOMEMADE BAGELS Bakers Dozen $ 9 99 Get Second One Lunch menu also available during dinner hours! Dinner 2 for $ 26 00 000HZUI 000HQ61 Sixth annual Lukey Tournament held at Ocala Palms again this year. We had two birthdays to celebrate also. Happy Birthday to Susan Lucarini and Lance Boyett. We had new winners in the golf tournament this year. The winner in the mens division was Ron Pelletier with a net score of 59. The winner in the womens division, also with a net 59, was Gigi Nolan. Congratulations to Ron and Gigi for a great round of golf and we hope to see you both come out to defend your title next year. More information on Cooleys Anemia may be found at the following websites: www.thelukeyfoundation.com and www.cooleysanemia.com John Lucarini, Susan Lucarini and Lance Boyett. Susan and Lance's birthdays were on the day of the tournament. Carol Mete, Luke Mete, Rich Mete and Michael Mete in the background. Ron Pelletier is congratulated by tournament host Ernie Reed for winning the men's division. Gigi Nolan is congratulated by tournament host Ernie Reed for winning the women's division. There is always something fun to do here in Quail Meadow. The April Ladies Luncheon was at Mimis Caf. The food was excellent, as always. Twenty-three ladies enjoyed the time together. Door prizes were won by Dot Roberts, Diana Shaner, and Brooke Hamlin. The April birthday girls were Sue Church, Donna Elliot, Bettie Haupt, Linda Linsky, and Carolyn Slocumb. The May luncheon will be on May 9 at the Horse & Hounds Restaurant on Silver Springs Blvd. This will be designated as a Mothers Day lunch. Please bring a copy of a favorite recipe of your mother or grandmother you remember as a child. Thanks to Maryanne and Dottie was arranging these luncheons. Another great night at the clubhouse was on Tax day. The food, as always, was delicious. We are blessed with many great chefs here in the Meadow. How about that bake sale? It was hard to decide which pastry to buy. We wish to thank all those who so graciously donated cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc. All items not purchased were donated to Brothers Keeper. There was also a table loaded with cookbooks. These were part of the collection belonging to Mary Cay Ruppe. Paul Ruppe donated the books in memory of Mary Cay. Paul requested the Social committee use the books to add to the entertainment funds. As is our custom, we had the fifty-fifty drawing. This month it was won by Ron Mowrey. Other door prizes were won by Sue Church, Frank Christopher, Barbara Fife, Ron Gartman, Linda Linsky, Carol Sjogren, and Earle Talley. If Earle Talley didnt win a prize wed think he wasnt in attendance some people are just naturally lucky! At the end of the dinner it was brought to our attention that one resident who was with us would be celeAlways something to do in Quail Meadow brating his 94th birthday on Wednesday! That youngster is Norm Strnad. We honored him by singing Happy Birthday. We wish you our very best and plan to help you celebrate 100! The next great extravaganza is on May 17 when we will be entertained by Sally Langwah and Billy Lindsey. Sally is back by popular demand! Tickets are going fast! The cut-off date to purchase tickets is May 14, but they will probably be sold out before then. More information is posted in the clubhouse. Did you know that the Ford Mustang made its debut 50 years ago? On April 17, 1964, this pony was shown at the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, and also at Ford dealers across the United States. The starting price for the Mustang was $2,300. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marie Schneider and Carol Mowrey waiting for customers at the bake sale. April "birthday girls" Bettie Haupt, Linda Linsky, Carolyn Slocumb, Sue Church, Donna Elliott. Potential customers check out the cookbooks. Read the classifieds

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On March 24, the Ernie Read Monday Golf Group held its sixth annual Lukey Tournament at the Ocala Palms golf course. Almost 90 golfers participated in the golf outing and 130 folks were fed at the cookout following a great day on the links. The forecast was calling for cloudy weather with a chance of thunderstorms. The rains held off and we all managed to finish without getting wet. The Lukey Tournament is named in honor of young Luke Mete, the 9year-old grandson of Ocala Palms residents Rich and Carol Mete. The purpose of the tournament is to raise money for The Lukey Foundation and increase public awareness of Cooleys Anemia, the most severe form of Thalassemia. Cooleys Anemia is most often associated with people of eastern Mediterranean descent. Young Luke is afflicted with this genetic blood disorder and has had blood transfusions every two to four weeks since he was born. He had a successful bone marrow transplant from his older sister in 2009. She does not carry the genetic trait and he has been doing well since that time. He will be constantly monitored for the rest of his life to ensure that he gets the blood transfusions if and when they are necessary. We all got to meet Luke this year for the very first time. He and his Dad, Michael Mete, came down from their home in North Haledon, New Jersey, to be with us for the outing. Michael and his wife have documented young Lukes courageous battle in video form since he was born. Michael played a 15-20 minute video for the audience at the cookout. For the full video there was not a sound uttered except for Michaels narration. There were tears and smiles and when it was over there was a tremendous outburst of applause to celebrate this young mans courage and spirit and the love and support of his family. I daresay there werent very many dry eyes when it was over. A total of $1568 was raised at the tournament this year and donated to the Lukey Foundation as in years past. The golf trophies were donated once more by BJ Trophies and Awards. We would also like to thank Madelyn of Foxwood Hair for donating $50 to the Lukey Foundation. Kudos to the volunteers who cooked and served the hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and all the wonderful desserts. A big shout out goes to Rick Braun who prepared his wonderful bratwurst and sauerkrautmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FOOD BEER WINE 000I02O 10155 Hwy. 484, Dunnellon, at Hwy. 200 352-237-6262 SLAP SOME MAMA DS IN YOUR MOUTH! With This Coupon. Excluding Beverages. 000I0O1 T HE REAL DEAL N EW Y ORK STYLE D ELI You tried the rest NOW its time to try the BEST! Buy One Get Second One BREAKFAST Eggs Omelets Plain Pancakes Plain French Toast With purchase of coffee or hot tea. 2nd breakfast must be of equal or lesser value. 7 AM to 11 AM 7 Days A Week not on holidays. Dine-In only. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 5/2/14. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS Meatloaf Omelette Liver & Onions Half Roasted Chicken Knocks & Beans Chicken Livers & Onions Corned Beef & Cabbage Chopped Steak & Onions 3 PM-8PM7 Days A Week. Not on holidays. Dine-In Only. Must present coupon. Not valid with any oth er offer. Expires 5/2/14. Dinners include choice of Soup or Salad, 2 sides (except for Knocks & Beans) Canopy Oaks Publix Shopping Center (in front of OTOW) 8075 SW Highway 200 #126 Ocala Phone: 352-237-8539 352-237-8549 Fax: 352-237-8554 DAILY 7 AM 8PM Buy One Deli Sandwich 1/2 PRICE Cold Sandwiches Only. 2nd Deli Sandwich must be of equal or lesser value. 11 AM to 2 PM. 7 days a week Not on holidays. Dine-In Only. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 5/2/14. LUNCH SPECIAL Ham & Cheese, Turkey, Roast Beef, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Chopped Liver FREE FREE Dessert COUPONS GOOD 7 DAYS A WEEK HOMEMADE BAGELS Bakers Dozen $ 9 99 Get Second One Lunch menu also available during dinner hours! Dinner 2 for $ 26 00 000HZUI 000HQ61 Sixth annual Lukey Tournament held at Ocala Palms again this year. We had two birthdays to celebrate also. Happy Birthday to Susan Lucarini and Lance Boyett. We had new winners in the golf tournament this year. The winner in the mens division was Ron Pelletier with a net score of 59. The winner in the womens division, also with a net 59, was Gigi Nolan. Congratulations to Ron and Gigi for a great round of golf and we hope to see you both come out to defend your title next year. More information on Cooleys Anemia may be found at the following websites: www.thelukeyfoundation.com and www.cooleysanemia.com John Lucarini, Susan Lucarini and Lance Boyett. Susan and Lance's birthdays were on the day of the tournament. Carol Mete, Luke Mete, Rich Mete and Michael Mete in the background. Ron Pelletier is congratulated by tournament host Ernie Reed for winning the men's division. Gigi Nolan is congratulated by tournament host Ernie Reed for winning the women's division. There is always something fun to do here in Quail Meadow. The April Ladies Luncheon was at Mimis Caf. The food was excellent, as always. Twenty-three ladies enjoyed the time together. Door prizes were won by Dot Roberts, Diana Shaner, and Brooke Hamlin. The April birthday girls were Sue Church, Donna Elliot, Bettie Haupt, Linda Linsky, and Carolyn Slocumb. The May luncheon will be on May 9 at the Horse & Hounds Restaurant on Silver Springs Blvd. This will be designated as a Mothers Day lunch. Please bring a copy of a favorite recipe of your mother or grandmother you remember as a child. Thanks to Maryanne and Dottie was arranging these luncheons. Another great night at the clubhouse was on Tax day. The food, as always, was delicious. We are blessed with many great chefs here in the Meadow. How about that bake sale? It was hard to decide which pastry to buy. We wish to thank all those who so graciously donated cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc. All items not purchased were donated to Brothers Keeper. There was also a table loaded with cookbooks. These were part of the collection belonging to Mary Cay Ruppe. Paul Ruppe donated the books in memory of Mary Cay. Paul requested the Social committee use the books to add to the entertainment funds. As is our custom, we had the fifty-fifty drawing. This month it was won by Ron Mowrey. Other door prizes were won by Sue Church, Frank Christopher, Barbara Fife, Ron Gartman, Linda Linsky, Carol Sjogren, and Earle Talley. If Earle Talley didnt win a prize wed think he wasnt in attendance some people are just naturally lucky! At the end of the dinner it was brought to our attention that one resident who was with us would be celeAlways something to do in Quail Meadow brating his 94th birthday on Wednesday! That youngster is Norm Strnad. We honored him by singing Happy Birthday. We wish you our very best and plan to help you celebrate 100! The next great extravaganza is on May 17 when we will be entertained by Sally Langwah and Billy Lindsey. Sally is back by popular demand! Tickets are going fast! The cut-off date to purchase tickets is May 14, but they will probably be sold out before then. More information is posted in the clubhouse. Did you know that the Ford Mustang made its debut 50 years ago? On April 17, 1964, this pony was shown at the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, and also at Ford dealers across the United States. The starting price for the Mustang was $2,300. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marie Schneider and Carol Mowrey waiting for customers at the bake sale. April "birthday girls" Bettie Haupt, Linda Linsky, Carolyn Slocumb, Sue Church, Donna Elliott. Potential customers check out the cookbooks. Read the classifieds

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When they go to meetings such as the County Commission zoning hearings last week, they realize that such conflicts are not far away. This case was listed innocently enough on the agenda as item C2, 140409SU, Rasem and Nawai Okab, Special Use Permit in A-1, 12.37 acres. It turns out it was for a medical clinic, church building and soccer field for Guadalupana Catholic Mission. Scheduled to be put there shortly is the medical clinic, with the church and soccer field to come later. There is already a small church near the intersection of State Road 40 west and 110th Avenue. Neighbors of the proposed facility, some living in an area called Dorchester Estates, came out to oppose the facility, backed by the Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, who spoke at the meeting. The display of anti-Hispanic infiltration was loud and clear. People spoke of living near Little Mexico, and used phrases such as these people, referring to the Hispanics, and phrase generally construed as being racist in nature. One lady complained that she was a Catholic, and couldnt go to the church because it was all in Spanish, and she had to drive 12 miles to go to church. There were more rational arguments, especially concerning traffic and pedestrian safety. After a little bit of discussion, the commissioners approved the special use to allow the clinic. The Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended denial, but staff said OK. The discussion showed, however, that the national debate about Hispanics being assimilated into America is not to be ignored locally. Coupled with a letter printed in our publications recently concerning speaking English, it shows that here in Marion County there is, among many people, a general anti-Hispanic feeling that runs deeper than people care to admit. There were some legitimate concerns raised by people about the location of this clinic, but opposition to such a facility simply because the people there speak another language shows a bias that decent people shouldnt accept. It brings us back to a comment from the late Rodney King, victim of a beating in Los Angeles, who asked, Cant we all just get along? Sadly, in Marion County it appears we cant. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column All in the FamiliesBY BOB FRANKEN Special to the MessengerThose of us who rely on political drama, real or contrived, to justify our professional existence are drooling over the possibility that the next presidential balloting will be a dynasty election. Obviously we have a huge amount of foolishness and outright nastiness to get past between now and then, but what a story it would be if the party nominees are Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, Queen Hil vs. Prince Jeb. Imagine the plot lines: Tudors, Windsors and the Beverly Hillbillies. Instead of a Democratic Convention, that party could have a coronation, assuming Hillary decides she's ready to take the plunge and deal with the life's worth of baggage the Republicans are sure to pile on to her. But from two years out, it looks like the nomination is hers if she wants it. Jeb is a different story. Before he can even try to be Bush the Third, he'll have to fend off the nasties in his own party. He's already gotten a taste of how brutal they can be by daring to express an unhateful view of illegal immigrants: "Yes, they broke the law," he said, "but it's not a felony. It's an act of love. It's an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime, that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn't rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." If that seemed innocuous to you, that's because you're not in one of those groups that wants to seal the border, or you're not one of the other GOP wannabes, like Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, who want to pander to them. Typical is the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. Shortly after Bush committed his heresy, ALIPAC President William Gheen fired off a statement: "You could say that prostitutes do what they do out of an act of love for their children and families, or that bank robbers are engaging in an act of love because they're stealing the money not just for themselves but maybe for some of their family members. No one has ever said anything as ridiculous as this before." So Bush is in trouble with the hardliners who seem to control his party's agenda. Even though the Republican leadership insists it is trying to connect with the growing community of Hispanic Americans, who overwhelmingly vote against them, the controlling harsh sentiment within the GOP makes these outreach efforts appear to be nothing more than gloss. But maybe Bush is onto something. He's high on the list of establishment Republicans who are less interested in ideological purity and more in victory. They could rally around Jeb as someone who can appeal to the bulk of moderate Americans who are frightened of the hellfire and brimstone immoderates. Meanwhile, over in the Democratic realm, aka Hillaryland, the question is whether she'll abdicate, and if not, who will be her person in waiting, aka vicepresidential selection. Until then, those of us who are constantly desperate for a narrative are also waiting and dreaming about the 2020 election -the race between George P. Bush and Chelsea Clinton. Distributed by King Featues 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. For those of us who grew up riding the 42nd Street or Staten Island ferries in New York, its hard to imagine the so-called ferries that keep having accidents in the waters off Asia. The New York ferries carried cars and passengers, few by comparison with the foreign boats, across the river. It was a cheap, stress-free alternative to negotiating the Lincoln or Holland tunnels or the George Washington Bridge, you know, Gov. Christies bridge that his administration shut down to punish a local mayor. Alternatives to getting to Staten Island involved miles of extra driving. To me, those ferries in Asia are major-sized boats, somewhat related to small cruise ships. And, evidently, people are packed in to get from one destination to another. The latest disaster, a ferry off South Korea, shows the lack of safety planning and execution in case of emergency. The captain didnt go down with his ship; in fact, he was one of the first ones off the capsizing boat, and now is under arrest for his actions. In statements eerily similar to the 911 scenario at the World Trade Center in New York, the passengers, mostly students, were told to stay where they were for a few crucial minutes instead of trying to get off. You remember that there were announcements at the World Trade Center telling people to stay where they were as they waited for rescue personnel, and thats where they were when the towers collapsed. The agony of the relatives of those on board is apparent as television networks wait for word along with them. The text messages from those stuck on board the sinking ferry, such as the one who said he may never get to tell his parents in person again that he loved them, are gut-wrenching as you realize what these people are going through as they hope for the lives of their children. We see similar grief among the relaThis wasnt your grandfathers ferry Among Friends Jim Clark tives of those apparently lost on the Malaysian plane that has yet to be found after weeks of searching. Yet somehow the ferry disaster is different, partly because we have pictures of the capsized boat, knowing that these young people are trapped inside. For someone like me, whose motto now is If I cant drive, I dont go, its sympathy from afar for those who find these ferries the easiest way to get from one point to another. Ive been emphasizing the ferries in Asia, but there is one thats not too far from home. Years ago, when I was working in Fort Myers Beach, it was suggested that it was easy to spend a day in Key West by taking a passengers-only ferry that ran between the two cities. When you look at a map, you realize how much travel time is saved by going this route. I politely declined, especially knowing I would have to walk or find other transportation to get around Key West. Actually, deep down, that had nothing to do with it. Spending hours on the water with no land in sight was not, for me, a pleasant prospect. But I realize for some, especially those in the area of Southeast Asia and off the coast of Africa, this is an easy way to get from one part of the continent to another. Far too often, though, we read about these disasters. I just hope that there is more concentration on safety issues so we minimize the loss of life on these ferries. 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 352751-4207.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 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-8542677 for reservations. Coffee Club introduces mystery authorsDrop in for a cup of coffee at Freedom Public Library on Monday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a presentation by Sharon Colvin and Terri Borkgren, co-authors of Murder at Whispering Key. This is the first book in their Whispering Key Mysteries series, involving siblings who find themselves steeped in mystery when they board a Florida tour bus bound for adventure and romance.Tuesday, April 29 Breast cancer survivors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. Our meeting on April 29, will be a presentation by our Parish Nurse, Nancy Dennis. Nancys topic is Never Say Never. Please join us for an interesting meeting.Friday, May 2 The SPCAs Gone Bunco Were calling all bunco guys and gals to join us at our fundraiser called The SPCA of Marion Countys Gone Bunco. This event will be held on Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Klein Conference Center at the College of Central Florida on Southwest College Road. It will be a fun evening of games, prizes and raffles 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 Rotary plans rib saleScrumptious! Delicious! Succulent! Mouth-Watering! These were some of the words that were used to describe the fully-cooked baby back ribs that the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest offered to the community during last years rib event. Happily, on Saturday, May 3 (Kentucky Derby Day) starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and SW 99th Street Road, will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of smoke-cooked baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid. It is highly recommended to pre-order and to get there early (if you dont preorder) before the ribs are gone! Before smoke-cooking, the ribs undergo a dry rub, imparting a flavor that can only be described as heavenly. Rotary President Bonnie Clark says that the ingredients of the savory dry rub are a secret thats as closely guarded as the Coca Cola recipe. Youll need to eat the Rotarys baby back ribs to experience the great taste. If you want to place your ribs in the freezer and eat them later, reheating directions are included with your wrapped order. Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. The Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. in suite 240 in the Doctors Office Building at the West Marion Community Hospital. You can also buy tickets at Integrity Home Health Care on SW 103rd Street and at the following locations along State Route 200: Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information about Rotary Ribs for the Races, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call Bonnie Clark at 865-566-6297.Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural Dunnellon Jail Break 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The event will begin at Datesman Park at 12050 S. Ohio St. The event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. This 5K will wind through unique multi-terrain trails as well as city streets. Running clubs and enthusiasts as well as the novice runner/walker are able to participate. Costumes are encouraged as well. To register, visit www.active.com. Pre-registered participants will receive a Dunnellon Jailbreak 5K logo drawstring bag and race shirt, along with other goodies. Entry fee is $25; however, from April 1 to April 19, the fee will increase to $30. Participants can register during the day of the run, but the fee will be $35 and no free T-Shirt will be given away. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 352-4658510.County western dance setThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance featuring an encore performance by the Country Sunshine Band. The dance will be held May 3, 2014 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 S. U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. The evening includes a country style dinner, cash bar, 50/50, basket raffles and a door prize. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 352-489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. Yoga in Sholom ParkThe outdoor season of yoga begins at 9 a.m. and will continue on the first Saturday of the month for 7 months. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-8547950.Derby Day fashion showThe 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. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 10

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Thursday, April 24 Friends three-day Book Sale and couponThe Friends of Freedom Public Library present their three-day spring book sale Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. until 8 and 6 p.m., respectively, and Saturday, April 26 from 10 to 2. Find the ad in this paper and clip the coupon for a free book on Friday only.Friday, April 25 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceAn all you can eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Friday, April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. This includes bread and drink, for $7. Children under 18 are admitted free. 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. Dunnellon library two-day saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library are preparing for their two-day Boomtown Day Spring Book Sale to be held in the meeting room of the library, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special bag of books for $4 or individual hard back books $1 and individual paperback books 50 cents. Our volunteer staff will be there to help you. There is a huge variety of categories such as cooking, inspirational, novels, history, war, politics, childrens books, classics and so much more. All proceeds from the book store, membership fees and other fund raisers benefit the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends continue with their commitment to the book endowment (new library books) in addition to many other adult and childrens programs along with funding equipment and materials that are not included in the county budget.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 information, call the church, 352-4895881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or see us on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. African Violet Club of Ocala meetingThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Join us for a meeting about grooming your African violets and other gesneriads for optimal health and display. You will learn many interesting and easy tips to keeping your violets clean and happy. We are also prepping our violets for our annual show and sale and will have hands-on demonstrations of that process. Feel free to bring your plants and grooming tools if you wish assistance with your own plants. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and we welcome all guests! For more info go to http://www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org.Appraisal-thon and silent auctionYou are invited to the 2014 Appraisal-thon and silent auction. The Marion County Continuity of Care Council will host its fifth antiiques and collectibles Appraisal-thon ..... patterned after the television show Antiques Roadshow. Attendees can bring in items to have professional appraisers provide a verbal value to their items. Each item can be appraised for the low charge of $5 per item or six items for $25 (a maximum of six items). Please, no weapons, knives, coins, stamps or large furniture. Lunch available for purchase, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This years event proceeds go to Helping Hands, a nonprofit charity that serves homeless and disadvantaged people throughout Ocala and Marion County. For event information call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464 or 352-426-3253. This event takes place at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am 3801 US N. 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Let s talk!Brett Shinn Brok er/Associatebrettshinn.com 352 433-6684Affiliates 7478-B SW 60th Av e. Ocala, FL 34476bs@brettshinn.com 000HXAK in the meeting r oom of the Dunnellon Public Library Hours 10am 4pm 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL BOOK LOVERS OUR SPRING SALE IS HERE A BAG OF BOOKS $4.00 Individual HARD COVERS $1.00 Individual Paperbacks 50 April 25 & 26 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. 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A personal matter still needs tending to. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creativity plus your good business sense once more combine to give you an important advantage in a difficult workplace situation. An ally proves his or her loyalty. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Avoid rushing into something just because it offers a break from your usual routine. Take things a step at a time to be sure youre moving in the right direction. CA NCER (June 21 to July 22) Bouncing back from a disappointing incident isnt easy, but you should find a welcome turn of events emerging. Spend the weekend with someone special. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An incomplete project needs your attention before someone else takes it over and uses it to his or her advantage. Therell be lots of time for fun and games once you get it done. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Doubts involving a potential career change need to be resolved quickly so they dont get in the way when you feel youre finally ready to make the big move. LI BRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Looking to blame someone for a workplace problem could backfire if it turns out youve got the wrong culprit. Best to get more facts before acting on your assumptions. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Patience might still be called for until youre sure you finally have the full story that eluded you up till now. A trusted associate could offer valuable guidance. SAGITTARI US (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look into your recent behavior to see if you could have caused the coolness you might now be sensing from a loved one. If so, apologize and set things straight. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Easing up on your social activities allows you to focus more of your energies on a longneglected personal matter. You can get back into party mode by the weekend. AQUARI US (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A dispute with a colleague can be resolved peacefully once you both agree to be more flexible about the positions youve taken and allow for more open-minded discussions. 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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 Savannah, Charleston 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; three-nights 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 352-237-2309.Friday, May 9 Hawaiian Luau plannedThe 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. 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 Stuffthe 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 African Violet show, saleThe African Violet Club of Ocala will present its annual show and sale on Saturday, May 10, at the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors, 3105 NE 14th St., Ocala. Admission is free to this juried show. Plant sales are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the show open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info http://www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org or Carolee Carter (H) 352-237-3308 (C) 352-342-0363 or caroleeviolets@gmail.com. Health Fair 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 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.Tuesday, May 13 Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bob Adams will be demonstrating how to use GarageBand to create our own music. His presentation will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Friday, May 23 Two-day Buddy Poppy eventVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24, at Publix, Walmart, Sams Club, Gander Mountain, Lowes,Winn Dixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. The Buddy Poppy is assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA hospitals. Proceeds from Buddy Poppy drive are used for aid, relief and comfort of needy veterans and members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.Saturday, May 24 Low budget travel across U.S.Jane Weber, a local columnist for the Citrus County Chronicle and global traveler, will give a slide show presentation about low budget travel across the U.S. at a program at the Dunnellon Public Libraary, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, on Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. She has traveled to 60 countries, holds three passports and has lots of great information to share. This timely program will offer many useful tips and advice to assist you with planning summer vacation travel across the United States. Jane is also a professional gardener, grower, consultant, designer and environmentalist. She is a valuable Friend of the Dunnellon Public Library and is currently involved with redesigning a portion of the landscape maintained by the Friends. This event is free to the public. acters who had to solve the crimes, and the Whispering Key Mysteries were born. Sharon and Terri and their families relocated to Florida from central Illinois for health reasons and warm weather, Sharon in 2007, Terri in 2010. They joined Florida Writers Association and the local Freedom Writers Group, and began their writing career in 2011. The first book, Murder at Whispering Key, is the story of sisters Chloe and Shannon who must find the killer of their longtime friend, at the same time recovering a vanished museum relic from Rome, and avoid danger to themselves in the process. Find it at leading books stores, their website at www.whisperingkeymysteris.com, Amazon.com, Cricket Cottage Publishing, and Ocala area public libraries. Also available on Kindle and Nook. Sailboat Strangler, the second book in the series, deals with the murder of a fashion designer, and the underhanded tactics of a political figure. Its due out this summer from Cricket Cottage Publishingmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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So I have exchanged these pet dogs for a few pet peeves. One pet peeve of mine is when a waitress calls me Sweetie. I do not know, it just gets under my skin. Of course, it might be good for somebody to think of something sweet about me. I prefer, rather, it is somebody who knows something about me. What bothers me is the people who know me really do not call me Sweetie. There may be something to that. Another pet peeve is when somebody is eating broccoli next to me in a restaurant. Eating broccoli in public is probably not against the law, but it should be. And many pet peeves to go along with that. Recently a situation developed that caused me quite a bit of a quandary. The gist of that quandary had to do with money, which is another pet peeve of mine. When I was in high school, I had smashed my right big toe. At the time, the doctor had to remove the toenail and it took six months for my toenail to grow back. Well, it did not quite get back into shape. I have had trouble with that toe ever since. Lately that toenail was giving me some difficulty. It was not growing in the right direction and it looked like it was rotting. I knew if I went to the doctor, it would cost me an arm and a leg. What good is a toe when you lost an arm and a leg? When checking it out it would have cost about $200 to see a doctor about this. Without insurance, all of this would have come out of my pocket. I put it off for a year and it seemed just to get worse. It got so bad that it hurt every time I walked. I did complain to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, but she only insisted that I go see a doctor. It is easy for her to say when it is not her $200. Being a certified Pennsylvania Dutchman, $200 is a lot of money. Trying to get $200 out of a Pennsylvania Dutchman is about as close to suicide as anybody wants to get. I tried to think of how I could deal with my toe without going to that money hungry doctor. Several weeks ago, I happened to overhear somebody say that they had a badly infected toenail. It caught my attention because it was the condition of my toe at the time. Instead of going to the doctor, this woman went and had a pedicure, which took care of her damaged toe. I really did not know what a pedicure was; just that it was some kind of a woman thing. As a man, I had no interest in involving myself in anything that could be classified as a woman thing. However, my toe would not quit hurting. I pondered this subject for a couple of weeks. DurA pedicure that cured all my pet peeves Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder ing that time, my toe got worse and it was more painful to walk. Of course, my wife kept asking how my toe was and I deferred telling her the truth. There was no way I was going to go to a doctor and hand over to him $200 of my hard-earned money. I thought to myself, Self, maybe you should try the pedicure. Myself thought it was a good idea and so I drove over to where they did pedicures. I sat in my truck for a few minutes looking at the Nail Salon where they did pedicures. While I was watching, my toe kept hurting. Finally, I decided to leave my manhood in the truck, hobble in and see if they could do a pedicure for someone like me. I was sure they had never dealt with anybody quite my size before. I was not even sure that they would take a man as a client. When I walked in, I discovered that they did not speak English. At least most of them did not. I inquired and was warmly received, then ushered to a chair where they could work on my toes. Within 20 minutes, I received a pedicure to beat all pedicures. The young woman who did my toes did a marvelous job. I was afraid that she would try to paint my toenails and I was prepared for a vigorous No. But she did not and was very gracious in taking care of my wounded toe. When I went to pay for the pedicure, I was surprised it was only $20. I walked painlessly to my truck and sitting in my truck was my manhood with $180. That is what I call a good day. I could not help think of a verse in Proverbs, Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud (Proverbs 16:19). Sometimes a proud spirit gets in the way of healthy living. When I think too much of myself I have too much of myself to think of.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. BY MORREY DEEN Special to the MessengerThe Fort King Park and Heritage Center will be opening on May 31! We look forward to this event with great excitement as we tell the importance, and significant historical information that took place at this site during the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s. In preparation for this great event we are prepared to recruit and seek the assistance of community volunteers who would like to be a part of operating the Park and the Heritage Center. Individuals in our community that would like to be a volunteer with us should make plans now to attend one of the following meetings. We will be conducting special volunteer orientations on April 21, 25, and 26. Each of these sessions will begin at 1 p.m. and will allow potential volunteers to receive an orientation, overview of park operations, volunteer duties, and completion of a volunteer application. A second session will be conducted on each of these dates at 2 p.m. with all sessions to be conducted at the Fort King Heritage Center located at 3925 E. Fort King St. All volunteers will be asked to volunteer for a 3 or 4hour block of time. Beginning on May 31, the Park will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays during the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Volunteers will assist in the Heritage Center providing information and services, brief presentations, serving as guides and to assist in the Media Center or working on special projects with staff. Registration is not necessary, simply show up on one of the above dates at 1 or 2 p.m. Please be on time, Fort King Park looking for volunteers as the sessions will begin on time! Any and all questions will be answered at these orientation sessions and sign-up as a volunteer will also be taken care of at this time. It is important to know that Fort King was the U.S. Armys Headquarters for the Territory of Florida during the second Seminole War. This site has an amazing history and it is not just a local history but also an amazing chapter of American History. This is the place the second Seminole War began and the place where Osceola became known to the world. Fort King was also the first Courthouse for Marion County and was the destination for many famous people during the early 1800s. The Fort King Park will have slightly more than a mile of beautiful trails that reflect the natural beauty of historic Florida. We hope everyone will mark their calendars for the official opening of this great National Historic Landmark on Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. More informative details about the opening will be forthcoming. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 5 Letter carriers seek food donationsOn May 10, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been number 1 in our classification for five years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up over 1.5 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. We look forward to your support again this year. Read the classifieds

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Items contact 352-221-2836 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 OCALAMay 2nd & 3rd, 8a-1p Community Yard Sale Foxwood Farms Bake Sale Friday. Doughnuts and Cof fee Sale Saturday. Hot Dogs for Sale Both days. 4705 NW 20th St Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 $100,000 + Closing Cost wll get you this 2,100 sq. ft., 3BR 3 BA Fully furn. Condo in Citrus Hills Call 352-419-5268 WE BUYR VS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. W e Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 T & S LAWN CAREStarting at $45. mo Free Est., Lic/Ins.(352)233-9529 Arbor Reds Tree Care 24 Hr. Emergeny Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates All Major Credit Cards 352-583-3141/206-1153 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Trimming,Removal and Debris Clean Up. Reliable,Service, Reasonable Prices. Lic/Ins. 20 yrs Exp. FREE Estimates. Residential Commercial 352-873-6884 352-875-8317 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000I0GI 000I00S 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm O CALA G OLF C ART 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 49 High Speed Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Sunbrella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 119 Mag Wheels 10in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 349 Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned $4,995 Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha 6 pk Batteries $399 Call Today! Do you ever ask yourself what activity or activities I should do? If you are a resident of Stone Creek, the activities are almost endless. Kim Krystopa, Lifestyle Director, has the upcoming week packed with a variety of activities to meet the needs of most. This week you will have the opportunity to experience a Ping Pong Tournament. As Kim says, this is to appeal to your competitive nature. She has planned a financial seminar; sponsored by Lindsay Crabb Financial Services. The topics are Stock and Bond Market Risk Outlook and Long Term Care presented by Gary A. Korolev. If financial seminars are not your thing, you take part in a Primetime Social Hour. You can come and join your friends and neighbors celebrating Tequila Thursday! Margaritas will be served in the Lobby along with soda, water, and snacks. This is a great time to mingle with your neighbors and perhaps meet new friends. Kim has also planned a movie on a big screen (10 x 14). The movie, About Time. Its about love. Its about Life. Its about time! You can drive your golf cart right up to the Pavilion. This will be a great evening under the stars watching a movie. If travel is your thing, the Travel Club is sponsoring Wendy Bozeman, owner of Ocala Travel. Wendy will talking about cruises and land tours. There will be refreshments and door prizes. To end the week, the Culture Vultures will be sponsoring an evening with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, on Sunday, April 27. If you enjoy classical music at its finest, come to the Reunion Center. The proceeds of this event will go to the Symphony for their new home. If fitness is your thing, then Judy Heflin, Fitness Director, has two new classes. The first class is called Barre Pilates. Barre work is one of the latest things in fitness, focusing on core and strengthening exercises utilized the ballet bars. The second is called Senior Fitness. Its free for residents and is drawing in well over 30 people. According to Judy, it has the interest of many who usually do not attend the spa. Now people are getting motivated to enjoy this fantastic amenity. The Senior Fitness class is a more gentle approach to fitness, using chairs, bands, light dumbbells and small balls. It is offered two times per week (Wednesdays & Fridays at 11 a.m.). Choices and more choices what shall I do? Only you can answer the question but the choices for one week are many. Take advantage of the many things that are offered by the Lifestyle and Fitness Directors. We are so fortunate to have such great directors! Thanks Kim and Judy for all you do! What should I do? Plenty, at Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi 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 352-873-5810. Joy Lutheran Church is hosting two fundraisers to purchase new shoes for the homeless children of Marion County. The first will be an Ice Cream Social on April 26, at 3 p.m. This will be an afternoon of fun. There will be great entertainment, tasty ice cream and a wide assortment of toppings and goodies. The Cherrywood Songbirds will present a program of wonderful music. (They donate their time as well as contributing to the cause) This is a free event; however a free-will offering will be taken. The second fundraiser will be a Bunco Party on May 18, at 3 p.m. This is another fun afternoon with lots of laughs and fellowship. You do not have to have played before. You will be an expert after the first round. It is a great way to get to know people, as you change tables and partners. A Lutheran Thrivent Hands-On-Care in Communities fund has provided the amount of $1,000 toward the purchase of the childrens shoes. In the past this event has bought as many as 200 pair in one year. With your support we hope to do that well this year. There will be a free-will offering basket at the door. Each player is asked to bring a White Elephant item for the prize table. These events are open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors and support a good cause. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Shoes for the children project College to register for tech classesThe College of Central Florida XCEL-IT program is accepting enrollment for courses that begin in May. Classes will be held at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. For more information or to register, call 352-854-2322, ext. 1496. Basic Computers will meet Wednesdays, May 5-June 4, from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $75. Keyboarding will meet Saturdays, May 3-24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $85. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 will meet Thursdays, May 29June 19, from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $60. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 will meet Thursdays, May 1-22, from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $60. Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 will meet Tuesdays, May 6-27, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $60. New Venture Finance will meet Tuesday, May 13, from 5-8 p.m. The course will introduce funding options for your business. Students will learn about loans, angel and venture capital, how to read financial statements, basic accounting principles, budgeting, forecasting and more. The cost is $25.

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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Lukey Event Page 7 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger MONDAY, APRIL 28 3:30 PM1512 ML King Ave. at Hwy. 200 Ocala, FL 34471THURSDAY, MAY 1 11:00 AM3393 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474TUESDAY, MAY 6 11:00 AM5428 Hwy. 441 Belleview, FL 34420WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474 11290 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 34481MONDAY, APRIL 28 11:00 AM BY JIM CLARK EditorIgnoring the action by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the antiHispanic statements from neighbors, the Marion County Commission approved a project for a clinic, church and soccer field in the northwest area. The location is just north of State Road 40 on Northwest 110th Avenue, across the street from a development called Dorchester Estates. Planning and Zoning had rejected the special use request, but staff had recommended the OK. The clinic will take shape first, with the church and soccer field to come later. The Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, spoke in favor of the project, called Guadalupana Catholic Mission. He said there is already a small church at the intersection of 40 and 110th, but that a larger facility was needed. He said the clinic would probably operate only one day a week to start. There is a shopping center at the corner of the two roads, and some suggested that it would be better if the clinic were put into existing storefronts at this location. Many of those who would use this clinic would be non-drivers, neighbors said, who would walk down the crowded 110th Avenue. One of the speakers said that crowds already congregate on 110th, and wont get out of the way when drivers come along. Another said there was a man on a three-wheeler, whos drunk, who drives on the road. One man said his property is adjacent to a soccer field already in the neighborhood and finds debris and garbage all over the place. These people dont care, a lady from the area said. Im Catholic and I cant go to this church because its all in Spanish. I have to drive 12 miles to find an English church. She also referenced the existing field and other fields that are not too far away. We dont need a third soccer field, she said. Commissioner Stan McClain made the motion to approve the facility. Quite frankly, they are here to stay, and we need to reach out. Hispanic-based clinic in NW area approved Neighbors object to special use permit PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELEaster at TuscawillaThe day before Easter was gloomy with an occasional drizzle, but that didnt stop the youngsters from having a good time at the celebration at Tuscawilla Park. Above, the youngest participants in the Easter Egg Hunt needed a little prodding from the adults with them, despite the presence of so many eggs. At the right, the Easter Bunny had no trouble making friends. PHOTOS BY RON RATNERLaw Enforcement Torch RunThe Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics took place Saturday, starting at the Ocala Police Department on Pine Avenue. The photo above shows the runners as they start the run, and below, they pose for a group shot. BY CAROL JONES Special to the MessengerFreedom Public Librarys newest program, the Coffee Club, features Sharon Colvin and Terri Borkgren who will talk about their books on Monday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. Stop in for a cup of coffee and meet them. These two sisters put their separate talents together and dreamed up the Whispering Key Mystery series. Terri took various writing courses in college and Sharon wrote and produced TV commercials for an NBC affiliate. Both loved reading mysteries and enjoyed writing, so what would you expect? Of course, a mysteries series. Ideas for the first book started percolating during a visit from their younger sister. While touring the area, brainstorming happened involving a tour bus visiting different Florida locations where murders inevitably occurred. The What Ifs created two sister charColvin Borkgren Librarys Coffee Club features mystery authors Please see LIBRARY, Page 3 Since 1991, a super special man in Fairfield Village has spent a big part of each spring working for his favorite charity, The March of Dimes. Our own 95-year-old Curry Andrews not only raises money at his traditional spot at Paddock Park Publix (where he has been employed for 22 years since he was 73), but he also participates in the 5mile activity at Marjorie Harris Carr Park each year. So far, he has always completed the entire course. Many much younger people find this hard to do, but not Curry. The March of Dimes became very well recognized in its earliest days in the 1940s because it helped victims of polio or infantile paralysis. Since President Franklin D. Roosevelt was confined to a wheelchair because of polio, there was even more national and world-wide attention than there might otherwise have been. School children joined in the efforts by bringing coins to their schools to help those affected by the epidemic. One popularly recognized advertisement showed coins (dimes) marching to take help to those affected. The march was a theme used to encourage children that they would be able to walk, run, and march again without the iconic leg braces associated with the paralysis of the legs. Though it did affect more children (infantile paralysis), there were still many adult victims as well. Worldwide, medical teams struggled to find a cure. What happened as a result of enough funding was that Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine that eradicated polio for all practical purposes. The people who had been so involved with the March of Dimes continued their work to help children by changing the focus to premature/newborn babies and babies with birth defects. The association was a natural fit and has continued now for well over half a century. When Curry Andrews and I talked Fairfield Villages super man marching again in April 2014 Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Curry Andrews, left, is encouraged by Paddock Park Publix co-worker Crystal Sierens as he "mans his donation table" for that portion of his yearly effort for his favorite cause, The March of Dimes. Andrews has been an active participant in the five-mile event covering the entire course for the last 22 years. The 95year-old says he uses his old army marching cadence to maintain his rhythm and his focus on helping newborns during each event. He says, "I do it for the babies." about his march again this year, he was as animated as he has been for the four years I have known him. Age, serious illnesses, heart surgery.none of these slow our super man down. To Curry, 95 is a number indicating his life years, not any kind of a stumbling block. That was also Currys attitude last summer when a huge oak tree fell across his driveway and into his home doing extensive damage. Fortunately, Curry heard an ominous cracking sound as he walked to get his mail past the centuries-old oak. Curry said to himself, Whoa! About face! and he turned just in time to avoid being crushed as the huge tree fell in slow motion right where he has just been. Curry said, My wife loved that tree, but it had lasted its time. I think my wife was in on warning me from Heaven since the tree barely missed me. Curry walks regularly using his military marching cadence as successfully as he used the About face! in its appropriate time. During WWII, Curry was wounded severely during the time he was in the South Pacific. After time in at least four different hospitals and extensive treatment, Curry was able to walk and (eventually) march again. I was curious about how he was wounded and when I asked that question, I got one of Currys characteristically humorous one liners. He quipped with a mischievous grin, He saw me first. The first of 2014 saw some physical problems for Curry that caused his daughter, Linda, to come to stay with him during his recuperation. Linda told me that Curry missed being able to go to his job at Publix and to be with his regulars as much as anything during that time. Currys donation base for The March of Dimes comes from the face to face interaction from these friends and from other friends as far away as California. I would urge those of us who love and respect the dedication of this gentleman to contact him and add to his donation base. Last year he raised over $2200. He has exceeded that in more affluent times and hopes that this year will show the concern of everyone about the plight of babies with birth defects. I wrote my check and took it to Curry at Publix the day that I took the accompanying photo. I would like to encourage others in Fairfield Village to consider stopping by Currys home or seeing him at his post outside Paddock Park Publix to add to his totals. In recent years, our FFV community groups have gone through some transitions and the yearly donation made by our community from those groups was stopped. Literally, every dime counts, so a few of us can make up the difference if we are so inclined. The money will be tallied and turned in on this Saturday, April 26, at the 5 Mile Walk. We can put just a bit more of a spring in the step of our perennial marcher and help babies at the same time. After all, Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people, and its a short walk over to the home of our special neighbor of the month for April, Curry Andrews. I sincerely hope that all who celebrate Holy Week and Easter had a most blessed holiday. He is Risen! Girls with Guitars at Marion TheatreKent Wells Productions artist Jordan Anderson (far right) performed with fellow country artists (left to right) Katie Armiger and Jamie Lynn Spears at last Wednesday night's Girls with Guitars concert at the Marion Theatre in Ocala, hosted by My Country 102.3FM.