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Sunday, May 11 Civic Chorale concertFor 27 years the dedicated musicians of The Marion Civic Chorale have brought to Marion County a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. For our 2014 Spring concert, Matthew Bumbach, MCC Conductor and Director of Vocal Studies, College of Central Florida, presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Coronation Mass and Aaron Coplands Old American Songs, with guest soloists and pianist Ricky Hendrix. The Civic Chorales concert balances the sacred music of the classical era with the lighthearted beauty of traditional American songs. Mozart wrote the Mass in C major (1779) simply as a short Ordinary of the mass; it later acquired its Coronation title when it was performed at the 1791 coronation of Leopold II, King of Bohemia. Coplands Old American Songs, originally set for solo voices, maintains its fun nature in this reorchestration for choir. The local performance will be Sunday, May 11, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 State Road 200, at 3 p.m. Other performances are Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral and Saturday, May10, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.Monday, May 12 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on May 12 at West Marion Medical Bldg. in Ocala. Sign-in begins at 11 a.m. with lunch and meeting to follow. Speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier, Neurologist, who will speak on Multiple Sclerosis Updates. The charity will be PACE, beauty products for young women are needed. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by May 4 for reservations. Tuesday, May 13 Hospice caregiver groupJoin Transitions for a caregiver support group on May 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Elliott Center at 3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala. This event helps caregivers learn to cope with emotional issues related to caring for a loved one. Learn whats available and how to go about accessing the help you need. Bring all your questions. Discover options find solutions. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and dessert will be provided. Seating is limited, but youre encouraged to bring a friend. Is there a topic you would like to see discussed? Please let us know! Call 352-854-5200.Car show at Hawthorne EstatesA Back to the 50s Classic Car Show will take place on Tuesday, May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawthorne Estates Retirement Apartments, 3211 SW 42nd St. Ocala. Please call 3520237-7776 for more information.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.Thursday, May 15 College Road brain health seminarCollege Road Baptist Church will offer seminars, through the summer months, on various subjects relating to health and community. The first program is May 15, and we will discuss brain health. Can Alzheimers disease be prevented? It will be presented by Chambrel, a Brookdale community. Everyone is invited, bring your friends and relatives. Coffee and dessert will be provided, 1 p.m. at 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200), phone 352237-5741. Friday, May 16 Ocala High Twelve meetingThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. We are honored to once again have Pat Gabriel as our speaker. We will be brought up to date on what is happening and what is about to happen in Marion County. So bring any questions you might have. Pat knows Marion County better than just about anyone. Again we will feast on another great buffet meals the Elks Club are noted for. Cost is only $12 per person. All Master Masons in good standing in a Masonic Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call: Bob Brady at 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information. INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms......6-7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 2014 www.westmarionmessenger.com/contestPHOTO CONTEST VOTE NOW! 000I1TA Jim Green Jewelers Specialty Gems Guss Gold Three people, including a state trooper, were killed Saturday afternoon as they stood along Interstate 75 in the aftermath of a traffic accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Trooper Chelsea Renee Richard, 30, tow truck driver John Duggan and George Phillips, 52, were struck by a pickup truck whose driver was not identified by FHP Richard and Duggan died at the scene. Phillips was taken to ORMC in critical condition and later died in the hospital. The original accident near mile marker 341 involved two vehicles, one of which was driven by Phillips daughter. He came to the scene to help her, and was standing with Richard and Duggan when another pileup occurred nearby. Evidently immediately after that, the pickup swerved onto the shoulder, struck the troopers car and hit the three people. Richard was a nine-year veteran of the Highway Patrol and was the mother of a 4-year-old. She had been working out of the Ocala office for about a year. As of Monday morning, no charges had been filed. Trooper, 2 others hit, killed on I-75 Richard PHOTO BY BARB DEDICSVisiting Tampa Bay DownsLee and Sharron Albert, Elaine and Francis Sheets and Gene and Nancy Jensen stand at the winners area during an Ocala Palms groups visit to Tampa Bay Downs. More photos, Pages 6 and 7. On 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. Please leave food donations hanging from your mailbox PHOTO BY RON RATNERVolunteers honoredThe volunteers of the Marion County Sheriffs Office were honored recently at a dinner at the Livestock Pavilion. This is part of the crowd that attended. Kicking the habit not only has proven health and financial benefits, but as more and more businesses become tobacco free, it may improve job prospects as well. Thats why CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Florida have teamed up with the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida to support tobacco users efforts to quit. Starting Monday, job seekers visiting any of the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion one-stop career centers will be able to learn about free resources available through the Tobacco Free Lets Shake on It program. Were seeing a wave of businesses banning use of tobacco products, that means for employees as well, said Rusty Skinner, CEO of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion. Our staff is now empowered to promise to do whatever it takes to help job seekers quit if they are interested in that help. Upon request, placement specialists will distribute Tobacco Free Florida information and materials and will be able to make referrals to a wealth of free resources, including cessation classes, nicotine patches and/or gum. The Lets Shake on It partnership involves all 24 of Floridas workforce development region. It is built on the Job seekers to get help in kicking the habit Please see JOBS Page 11 But no, Father Time has made a rule that you can only be 37 one day out of the year and you can never repeat that, ever again. Of course, there was Jack Benny who was 39 all his life. I noticed in my calendar there were many items that needed doing. As I looked at them, I realized I had done them the month before. Some things are so insistent that you do them every month. My electric bill, for instance. Why do I have to pay that every month? Why cant the electric company give me a vacation once a year? Another thing that bothers me. When I am having a good time at whatever I am doing, why does time pass so quickly? I remember in school the time leading up to recess went ever so slow and I never thought it would arrive. Once I got out to recess, it went so quickly I had to return to class almost before I left the classroom. What is that all about? I took a little bit of time to think about what good old King Solomon said about the subject. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Time is a commodity either you spend it or lose it. The bad part is once you lose it you can never get it back. Enjoy today, its the only today you have.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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

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Our administrative office and Patriot Job Connection are already tobacco free because were located at the College of Central Florida in Ocala, which is tobacco free, he said. Well be bringing a recommendation to our board in June to make all our centers tobacco free. In the meantime, Skinner emphasized that job seekers participation in the Tobacco Free Florida program is voluntary and not required to receive placement services. Our involvement in the Tobacco Free Florida initiative is to assist those who want to quit so that their tobacco habit doesnt stand in the way of meeting their career goals. JOBSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 This past week, the Stone Creek Community came together to help two great organizations The Ocala Symphony and Kimberlys Center for Child Abuse. On Sunday evening, the Culture Vultures invited a quartet from the Ocala Symphony to play for the residents. It was a packed house as those in attendance heard the following pieces. Eine Kleine NachtmusikWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (English TranslationA Little Night Music); 1st movementThe Moonlight SonataLudwig van Beethoven and Death And The Maiden quartet by Franz Schubert in D minor. Conductor Wardell explained each piece before the performance. Mr. Wardells humor and knowledge of the pieces added to the enjoyment of the evening. At 31 years young, he made the comment that he needed a sheet to help him. This was wonderful to hear from the 55 and over community. The quartet consisted of Amir Hadjimiry, violin, Katie McCoy, violin, Kristin Wardell, cello, Jerry Gadway, viola. Pianist, Mark Irchai played the second piece. At the end of the evening, President Gloria Salvaggio of the Cultural Vultures announced that a check of $3,500 would be given to the symphony for the renovation of their new home. On Wednesday, The lan Spa hosted a three-mile walk for Kimberlys Center for Child Abuse as April was Child Abuse Month. According to the director of the Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center in California, child abuse is epidemic in the United States. There are many indicators of child abuse but the most common are: Unexplained injuries, changes in behavior, returning to earlier behavior, fear of coming home, changes in eating habits, changes in sleep, changes in school performance or attendance, lack of personal care or hygiene, rick taking behaviors and inappropriate sexual behaviors. The spa raised $550 for the center. Those who took part had a warm up before starting on the three mile walk. The money was raised by another weight loss challenge suggested by Community Manager, Chris Johnson. It was workers of the lan Spa against workers of the Reunion Center. Those losing weight for the lan Spa were Nadine Hewes, Sherry Danczyk, Carol Wood, Linda Clarke and Natalie Smith. From the Reunion Center, it was Chris Johnson, Gary Marzola, Donna Jones and Lynn Lehman. The exact amount of weight lost was not know as of the writing of this article. We can say everyone was a winner especially the two organizations. Once again the Stone Creek Community sees a need and takes up the challenge! Its time for Ladies Luncheon at Quail Meadow Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Those who took part in the three-mile walk. There are a couple of associations in Florida for journalists, and they have conventions and award dinners. However, you pay dearly to join the association and also to attend the convention. I wonder how many of those in Washington did the same. I chose the type of journalism we do because I feel it serves a purpose, maybe even more of a purpose than the TV news reporters or prominent newspaper journalists who cover D.C. I wouldnt want to be in the fishbowl that is Washington. And I certainly wouldnt put on a tuxedo to hear my profession mocked by the president of the United States, even if some of his jokes fell flat.Jim Clark is editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Shoes for the childrenJoy Lutheran Church is hosting two fundraisers to purchase new shoes for the homeless children of Marion County. The first was an ice cream social on April 26. There was great entertainment, tasty ice cream and a wide assortment of toppings and goodies. The Cherrywood Songbirds presented a program of wonderful music. They donated their time as well as contributing to the cause. 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.

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For a very brief time last week I was under the impression I was all caught up. Dont you like the feeling that comes knowing you are up to date and everything is accomplished? I do, I just do not experience it enough. It was entirely my own fault. I was gloating over the fact I had accomplished everything on my to-do-list and had some time to spare. Spare time is a rare commodity these days, at least for me. I do not even have spare change and it has been months since I have seen my spare tire. Time is a different matter altogether. Just when I think I have a little spare time on my hands, I find it slipping through my fingers. As I said, I was gloating over the fact I was all caught up. Being in a rather cheerful mood, I thought I would look at my calendar. I do not look at my calendar that often. It is so depressing, always telling me what to do. I hate it when somebody tells me what to do. My calendar looks at me and I look back and it simply says, do this. And there it is in black and white. What else can I do? Without actually thinking the issue through carefully, I opened up my calendar and discovered something quite startling. It takes a whole lot to startle me. In fact, it takes a whole lot just to get me started on anything. However, I looked at my calendar and was woefully startled. I noticed on my calendar it was the month of May. What happened to March and April? In fact, what happened to January and February? I should have gotten a hint with all the rain we had in April. Remember that little line that goes, April showers bring May flowers? While I was focused on the showers in April, I did not notice that April was exhausting itself and May was sneaking around the corner to surprise me. Boy, did it surprise me. I guess I was just too occupied during the month of April to realize that April has a time limit. April has 30 days and when those 30 days are kaput, April is over and it is May. I do not think May is any different from any other month. It is just that I wish the months would slow down a little bit. It seems at the beginning of the month everything is going rather slowly and then when you hit the middle of the month the days must go into some kind of panic and race towards the end. Why these days of the month have to hasten towards the remainder of the month is something I will never wrap my head around. If I were a swearing man, I would swear it was still February. I believe there ought to be a month, at least one month in the year, where there are like 75 to 80 days. Why be so legalistic about all of this? Why be so judgmental? Every day of the month insists it will only be around for 24 hours. Not 25 hours. Not even 20 hours. But every day insists on being around for 24 hours and then it disappears. Now, where does it go? When I go on a vacation, I know where I am going and the sad part of my vacation is at the end of the vacation I come back. 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We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha Great Prices, Best Selection Congratulations to the winners of the Golf Car t Giveaway George & Shirley Maxwell of Summer field 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned starting at $4,995 000I55F 6-V 6 PACK $399 8-V 6 PACK $499 6-V T605 only $499 8-V T875 only $609 12-V T1275 $609 000I4P0 000HTCX Perhaps what made my mom so determined to give as much of herself to us as possible came from the fact that she lost her own mom at a very early age; and, basically, was raised in a Cinderella type atmosphere. She was expected to clean and cook from the age of 6, and she taught us girls how to do that; but she gave us plenty of play time. She realized what she had missed and was not going to let that happen to us and to the friends who gravitated to our home. I will not go on and on about my childhood, but I will suffice it to say that I really believe if there were more modern day mothers like my mom, there might be more happy children with get this manners. Mary Morris was also a strict disciplinarian who expected Mam and Sir to be part of any sentence exchanged with an adult. We had indoor voices and outdoor voices, and we were always expected to be seen and not heard when adults were conversing. We could interject, but it had to be preceded by a please excuse me if it were something really important. Even today, I am very conscious of those who interrupt the conversations of others. It is not difficult to say, Please excuse me but one seldom hears that. I have noticed that there are many people who just jump right in when two others are talking. I still find that very rude and often wonder what my mom would have said. One of her comments was Manners show good upbringing. Dont make me look like a bad mother. Surely we werent the only ones whose mom intended for her children to be polite. Generosity was another definite attribute that was instilled. We did not have a great deal monetarily, but we learned to share with those others who might need some of what we had. If a neighbor happened to be sick or injured, my mom always took a full meal to that home to help. It was just what good neighbors did in the 1940s and 1950s in Rome, GA. We often went with her to take the food and we were expected to askquietly and politelyat some point if there was anything we (children) could do to be of help. Usually the answer was No, thank you...but occasionally we were asked to bring in the newspaper or take the dog for a walk. We felt so important when we were allowed to be good neighbors too. Yes, I remember Mama, and I have met some ladies in our community who remind me very much of my mother. They are ladies who exude warmth, friendship, and good-natured humor on a daily basis. They are available to help others, but they do this very discreetly. Obviously, they are not looking for accolades they are just nice ladies who enjoy helping others. We in FFV are losing one such neighbor. Louise Workman is leaving to return to her home area in Rhode Island. We will miss Louise, but we are better people for having had her as a neighbor. We hope that her new home becomes as comfortable as her home was here. The beautiful antiques and treasures that she had collected from Europe and the Far East will grace her home there with the charm that is Louise Workman. With Mothers Day this coming Sunday, perhaps we should take time to remember our own mothers and grandmothers as we, who are moms, have members of our families honor us. May I suggest that we might let someone who has been like a mother know that we appreciate her as well. From Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people, I sincerely wish a marvelously Happy Mothers Day to all who read this. Enjoy your special day. FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 Many FFV neighbors regularly enjoy Bingo in the clubhouse. This photo shows part of the group intently concentrating on their cards after enjoying cake, ice cream, and other snacks brought as a farewell by Sandy Williams and others for departing friend, Louise Workman. Louise Workman, left, smiles with delight as friend, Helen Roberts asks if she had been surprised when their mutual friend, Sandy Williams brought a special "Fond Farewell" cake to honor Louise at the Monday night Bingo. Fairfield Village neighbors are happy for Louise as she moves closer to her family but will miss the popular lady. And suddenly, the calendar turned to May Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 12

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Thursday, May 8 Bell Concert at Ocala WestThe snnual Bell Concert will be held at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. In addition to bell and hand chime music, which will include favorite sacred selections, there will be special harmonica music, a comedy skit, and a special song (Dont Sit In My Pew) that you will surely enjoy. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor and representative for further information, 352-237-2971. The substation is located 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala.Friday, May 9 CF commencement setThe College of Central Florida will hold its spring 2014 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at First Baptist Church of Ocala, 2801 S.E. Maricamp Road. Tickets are not required; however, a large crowd is expected and parking will be limited. Carpooling is encouraged. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Sindy Schneider, class of 1993, who is co-owner of Dance 411 Studios and 411 Productions in Atlanta, which co-produces televised shows for Bravo TV, MTV, Lifetime and NBC. Cynthia OConnell, secretary of the Florida Lottery, will deliver the commencement address. For more information, visit www.CF.edu, call the Ocala Campus at 352-854-2322, ext. 1391 or ext. 1739; Citrus Campus at 352-746-6721; or Levy Center at 352493-9533.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 of the evening. The music for dancing will be provided by a DJ. You are asked to dress in your best Hawaiian outfit. The cost is $30 per person, and the proceeds will support the annual Stuff-the Bus program for Marion County. For more information and reservations, please contact Suzanne or Bud Smith at 352-620-0340 or suzannesmith2@cox.net. Please submit your reservations by April 15.Forum to discuss pipelineThe proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline scheduled to run through western Marion County for end-user FPL. Do we even need it? Marion County Commissioner Stan McClain, Sierra Club activist Whitey Markle and Williston attorney Beth Gordon will discuss this issue when the May 9 Friday Forum of Marion County explores the environmental and property rights ramifications of the pipeline planned to run from Alabama through Georgia and western Marion County south to Osceola County. Invitations have also been extended to State Senator Charlie Dean and Dunnellon Mayor Nathan Whitt. Barbara Schwartz, secretary of the Silver Springs Alliance, will moderate. According to the April 26 Georgia Moultrie Observer the EPA, after citizen comment, has raised questions about potential threats to water, land, air and wildlife with the Federal Energy Regulation Commission which is ultimately responsible for deciding the route of the pipeline The EPA also recommended that Florida Power & Light, the end user, consider alternative methods of serving customers. These include conservation, alternative energy sources and importing liquified natural gas from Mississippi. Electricity sales peaked in 2007 with increased use of more efficient light bulbs appliances and buildings, perhaps even obviating the need for an additional pipeline. The nonpartisan speaker/ luncheon group gathers on the second Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd. in Ocala. The $10 charge, payable directly to the restaurant, includes the buffet, tax, tip and a drink. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Jan Lentz (352-425-6219) or Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) to RSVP or for more information. Saturday, May 10 Ceremony for military deploymentJoin military leaders, families and community members to support the 351st Military Police (Combat Support) Company, which is set to be deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, and will be held at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (2601 E. Fort King St., Ocala). The ceremony will include music by the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band and the Marion County Sheriffs Office Pipes and Drums group, a presentation of colors by the a high school ROTC and remarks from the unit commander, among others. For more information, contact Jeffrey Askew, Marion County Veterans Services director, at 352-671-8422.Letter carriers collect foodOn 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 No. 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.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) 352342-0363 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 Rapid HIV tests Clowns and face painting Activities for children and displays of fire, rescue and emergency management equipment will make the event enjoyable for people of all ages. For information on the Passport to Health community health fair call the Department at 352-629-0137. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.Methodist Men serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Mens Fellowship will again sponsor its community-wide breakfast. All you care to eat $4.99 plus a Girl Scout bake sale on Saturday, May 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. More on Page 12 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz 352-564-2902 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 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. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000H5UF is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000I4KB UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Cattail Creek R V Park L evy County 74 sites 30 and 50 amp service Beautiful tree lined park, Swimming pool, Clubhouse Minutes to beach and river $30 nightly and $225 monthly 352-44 7-3050 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good week to look at healing bruised feelings and reestablishing weakened relationships. It's also a good week to start new projects and make new job-linked contacts. TAUR US (April 20 to May 20) Music and art dominate the week, giving the sensual Bovine a lot to appreciate. On the practical side, deal firmly, but fairly, with those who might try to undermine your work efforts. GEM INI (May 21 to June 20) Good feelings continue to flow from your recent efforts to reconnect with family and friends. But be ready to defuse a dispute before it can disrupt all that peace and harmony. CA NCE R (June 21 to July 22) A practical view of a romanticized situation could help to clarify some of its confusing aspects before you make a decision that could be tough to undo later on. LE O (July 23 to Aug. 22) Pay more attention to what a recent spate of workplace criticism might say about your performance and not what you think it implies about you personally. Some flexibility might be called for. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) With new information, and new promises of support (not to mention growing self-confidence), this could be a good time to restart a project you couldn't handle before. LI BRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Before you decide to close down a problemloaded project and make a fresh start with someone else, try once more to reach a compromise with your balky partner. He or she might surprise you. S CORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) While you continue earning points for your negotiating skills, be alert for an attempt to undercut your efforts. You'll need to provide solid facts and figures. SA GITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A minor health problem might cause you to ease up on your usually busy schedule. But you'll soon be back in the saddle and ready to pick up the reins and charge ahead. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The adventurous Sea Goat might be eager to take on a new challenge. But before you do, take some time to check out previously overlooked factors. A QUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A feeling of being overwhelmed by all that you have to do can be eased by setting priorities. Deal with the most urgent and time-sensitive situations first, and then work down the line. P ISC ES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Creating a calm, peaceful place for yourself in the middle of an emotional whirlpool this week starts when you, and no one else, decide to make decisions about your life. 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Between 1949 and 1957 there was a TV program called I Remember Mama. I remember the title and the face of the mother, played by the popular Peggy Wood, but not really much else. It was good showI remember that, but it was not about a mother like the one I had. My mom was outside the box or cut from another mold in most respects and we loved her beyond measure. We three kids were her life, and she devoted all of her time to us. My mom did all the things that moms are supposed to do or that they were expected to do in the 1940s and 1950s. But she did so much more and she was so much more than we kids realized at that time. I remember Mama as everyones idea of what they wished they had. Dont get me wrong, most of my friends moms were great; but my mom went the extra mile on a regular basis. My first grade friend grew up to be one of the ministers who spoke at my moms funeral eight years ago next month. I remember that he talked about things that I had taken for granted and had not realized that friends saw as exceptional. He talked about the original flash cards that my mom had made for us to study our spelling words before anyone had ever heard of flash cards. He talked about how he could talk with her about anything and know that she would listen and give sensible advice. He loved the cookies she made for us to have when we were all playing together outsideand he loved the KoolAid that she made because it just tasted better than any other he had at anyone elses house. Actually Kool-Aid was a very new thing to us kids, and it was a real treat. I think what made our Kool-Aid better than some others is that my mom limited how much we could have, but what we had was sweet enough to just be better than most. My friend also mentioned how much fun he had when our mom played ball with us on the school ground behind our home. In fact, my mom helped him to develop a better swing at the old softball that we played with. Few mothers got out and did things like that. My mom did. Dont be misled. My mom was a lady and a wonderful cook. Her ability to take our limited budget and save enough to have cookies readily available for us and our friends is almost a miracle now that I know how limited our money really was.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FOOD, BEER, AND WINE AVAILABLE Tickets: Adults, $20 at the gate; $15 in advance Children 6-12, $5; Under 6, Free Advance Sale Locations (Cash or Check only): Palm Chevrolet, Gateway Bank, Macys, Mojo Grill-Ocala & Belleview, Ocala Golf Club, Ocala Civic Theatre, Shannon Roth Collection and Olivia Co. & Kids, Stellas Modern Pantry, Your Hearts Desire, and Yours Truly. FAFO Office: Credit card, cash or check. Call 352-867-0355 For details and to buy tickets online visit: FAFO.org 000I58A FRIDAY, MAY 16 11:00 AM3393 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474MONDAY, MAY 19 11:00 AM THURSDAY, MAY 22 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 344742505 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34470TUESDAY, MAY 13 10:30 AM 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ocala, Fl 34481THURSDAY, MAY 15 3:30 PM OASISRESTAURANT 2621 SW 19th Ave. Ocala,FL 34471000I5CK West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Time to revisit move over law We still dont know the full story of how that terrible accident on the Interstate happened on Saturday afternoon, when three people, including a state trooper, were killed when they were struck by a passing vehicle. This does, however, seem like a good time to revisit the move over law. There are two basic parts to this law: First, if you are on a multi-lane road, and there is an emergency vehicle (that includes tow trucks) stopped on the shoulder, you must move over one lane. That seems simple enough, but its amazing how many people just dont get it. This provision is several years old and obviously needs tighter enforcement. Second, if you are on a two-lane road, or perhaps traffic is such that you cant move over, you must slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit as you pass the emergency vehicle on the shoulder. That really doesnt seem too complicated to us, and yet we see this law being violated almost every day. Unfortunately, it takes two law enforcement personnel to enforce this law. One is handling a situation on the side of the road, and the other would have to be stationed just past the incident to pull over those who ignore the regulation. Many law enforcement agencies do not have the extra officers to spare to cover these emergency situations. We suspect that very few people are driving along, see the emergency vehicles, and say, The heck with it, Im not slowing down. Rather, there are two things that can happen. First is ignorance of the law, but thats hardly an excuse any more. This law has been emphasized for years now. Second, many drivers are not paying attention. Some have tunnel vision, seeing whats only in front of them and ignoring what is on each side of their vehicle. Keeping your eye on the road also involves knowing what is going on around you. The opposite is also true. Many drivers are guilty of distracted driving as they head down the road. When you are whipping down the road at 70 mph, it can be a little hypnotic, and you can lose sight of your surroundings. The only way to fight these things is self-control. Take charge of your own driving and make sure you follow the law. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Vote: What other choice is there?BY BOB FRANKEN Its a platitude we hear about politics all the time: Negative campaigns should be avoided. I dont know how to break this to everybody, but at this point in our history, its nearly all negative. Lets face it, we rarely vote for candidates. Normally, we cast our ballot against them. No wonder. As often as not, its a choice between bad and worse or worst, if theres a third party involved. Of course, this year its really about choices ... 468 of them: 435 in the House of Representatives, 33 in the Senate. But its also a singular decision that Americans will make about President Barack Obama. Hes not up for election, but he could be down if Republicans take control of the Senate along with the strong likelihood that theyll at least maintain their House majority. Then, we can pretty much kiss the Obama presidency goodbye. Any of his selections for the high offices in his administration that require advice and consent will disappear into the partisan black hole. The same goes for any legislation he might initiate. Hell be left with the power of the veto, and maybe not even that if enough frightened Democrats can be recruited for an override. Theres an unpleasant debate ongoing about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most ardent liberal on a Supreme Court that has already been taken over by conservatives. Shes had her share of serious health problems, and theres a clamor on the left for her to resign. Why? So Democratic President Obama can nominate a progressive to replace her. If the GOP takes the Senate, you can forget about any jurist nominated by the White House. By the way, Ginsburg says she aint going anywhere. So what are the alternatives? What do you do when you believe that all of the candidates are buffoons, or worse? How do you select between political philosophies that leave you cold? And how do you express your disgust over an election that almost certainly will be determined by big-money interests who will then control the agenda in Washington? Weve regressed from a true democracy into an oligarchy. Whats the point of voting? Why not express disapproval by staying home? Sometimes, frankly, thats the best way to demonstrate ones contempt. This is not one of those times. This year, its important to do what little each of us can do to make it as difficult as possible for various insidious forces to completely take over. Unless we really dont care whether the theocrats pass laws that govern our personal choices, we need to reject those who pander to them. Unless were perfectly happy for fewer and fewer people to control all of our wealth and leave the rest of us with nothing, we need to get out and cast our ballots. And for those who are worried that liberals are clearing the path for a government takeover, they need to vote. They already will, whipped into a frenzy over Obamacare. But on both sides, we all need to get off our butts and choose. Then we can figure out if theres any chance that our government is capable of accomplishing anything through negotiation. Or not. 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. Through the years, Ive caught bits and pieces of the White House Correspondents dinner. This time around, I watched almost the whole thing. The dinner was last Saturday evening, held at some swank venue in the Washington area. There were hordes of politicians and journalists, all dressed to kill, to have a meal of hotel food and listen to what amounts to a celebrity roast from a couple of speakers, including the president himself. There were some good moments, such as the presenting of awards to journalists and the awarding of scholarships to young people. But all of this left me feeling a little bit empty. These are White House correspondents from various types of media, all come together to socialize with people they wouldnt be caught dead with the other 364 days of the year. I wonder how many of these correspondents could make it through a year in our shoes, the shoes of those who cover local meetings and incidents. How many of these people, some of whom get to ride in Air Force One, or take overseas junkets with Congressmen, could go for a week sitting through a County Commission meeting, a City Council or School Board meeting, taking pictures of a ribbon cutting, etc. All this got me thinking about ethics in journalism, and where it exists today. To be honest, it exists at our level. I remember some time ago, I was working in a town where, yes, the reporters did get along with each other. If we were free, we gathered for Dutch treat breakfasts at a coffee shop near the courthouse. Local politicians also ate here, and they would stop by the tables in the Is co rr es pon de nts dinn er re al ly need ed? Among Friends Jim Clark back to give some news information to all of us no favoritism. That includes some local radio stations in that area, also. Once in a while, one of them would offer to buy us a cup of coffee, but we always declined because of ethical reasons. The politicians quickly learned that we couldnt be bought with a doughnut and coffee or orange juice. We had our ethics rules, something we each shared. Yes, we were competitors, and if we were sitting on a story the others didnt know about, we didnt broadcast it until it came out in the paper. I sit back on the weekends and watch a show called the Sports Reporters on ESPN. You pick up opinions of the writers who are guests on the show, enhancing your sports knowledge. But I also wonder if, back in the day, newspapers I worked for would allow me to give my opinions anywhere except in print. I have a feeling the attitude would have been, Let the TV stations get their own reporters dont use ours. Often, I go away from this show thinking that these high-priced reporters would have a hard time functioning in my world. The old biblical saying comes to mind: No man can serve two masters. Please see CLARK, Page 11 I remember mama Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett My mother, Mary Morris, has always been my image of what a good mother is. In this, my favorite photo of her in her mid 80s, she has just come inside from yard work and is mischievously looking around the door into the den of our family home. Happy Mothers Day to all moms. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000I33J Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 000I3EM VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 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 000I2C2 000I4YK 352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.com Next to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection 11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala En dl es s To pp in gs E nd le ss T op pi ng s Endless Toppings BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Expires 5/16/14 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/16/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000I4YH TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/16/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/16/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 711186 Out on the Town Enter to Win $25 Restaurant Gift Card!To enter, visit www.westmarionmessenger.com/contest 000I5E8 000I0RI 000I6CG BY BARB DEDICS Recently, 50 Ocala Palms residents and out-of-state guests were treated to a delicious lunch prior to "Posttime" at Tampa Bay Downs. Although, there were hopes of choosing the "best" horse in each race, this year was no exception that some were winners and some said it was good to enjoy the comradery with fellow neighbors and to enjoy a beautiful spring day at Tampa Bay Downs. Many thanks to Sharron and Lee Albert. for coordinating this annual event for the sixth year. Ocala Palms residents visit Tampa Bay Downs Barb Dedics and Sharron Albert. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com George Ziegler, Francis Sheets and Ann Ziegler. Larry Sennett and Marv Meredith. Lew and Felicia Keen. More on Page 7 Jean Tasillo, Nancy Sennett and Judy Mitton. Mike Meredith giving Ray Cassells a racing tip. Hydrilla treatmentThe Southwest Florida Water Management District will be treating the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla on the Rainbow River in Marion County during the period of May 12-15. District workers will treat scattered infestations on the river from Rainbow River State Park to the County Road 484 bridge. There are no restrictions on the use of treated water for swimming, fishing, boating or irrigating established turf, ornamental plants and crops. Treated river water should not be used for drinking or irrigating annual nursery or green house crops including hydroponics and newly seeded or transplanted annual crops, newly seeded or transplanted ornamentals, and newly sodded or seeded turf for seven days following treatment. Water use restrictions do not apply.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000I33J Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 000I3EM VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 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 000I2C2 000I4YK 352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.com Next to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection 11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala En dl es s To pp in gs E nd le ss T op pi ng s Endless Toppings BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Expires 5/16/14 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/16/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000I4YH TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/16/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/16/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 711186 Out on the Town Enter to Win $25 Restaurant Gift Card!To enter, visit www.westmarionmessenger.com/contest 000I5E8 000I0RI 000I6CG BY BARB DEDICS Recently, 50 Ocala Palms residents and out-of-state guests were treated to a delicious lunch prior to "Posttime" at Tampa Bay Downs. Although, there were hopes of choosing the "best" horse in each race, this year was no exception that some were winners and some said it was good to enjoy the comradery with fellow neighbors and to enjoy a beautiful spring day at Tampa Bay Downs. Many thanks to Sharron and Lee Albert. for coordinating this annual event for the sixth year. Ocala Palms residents visit Tampa Bay Downs Barb Dedics and Sharron Albert. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com George Ziegler, Francis Sheets and Ann Ziegler. Larry Sennett and Marv Meredith. Lew and Felicia Keen. More on Page 7 Jean Tasillo, Nancy Sennett and Judy Mitton. Mike Meredith giving Ray Cassells a racing tip. Hydrilla treatmentThe Southwest Florida Water Management District will be treating the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla on the Rainbow River in Marion County during the period of May 12-15. District workers will treat scattered infestations on the river from Rainbow River State Park to the County Road 484 bridge. There are no restrictions on the use of treated water for swimming, fishing, boating or irrigating established turf, ornamental plants and crops. Treated river water should not be used for drinking or irrigating annual nursery or green house crops including hydroponics and newly seeded or transplanted annual crops, newly seeded or transplanted ornamentals, and newly sodded or seeded turf for seven days following treatment. Water use restrictions do not apply.

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Between 1949 and 1957 there was a TV program called I Remember Mama. I remember the title and the face of the mother, played by the popular Peggy Wood, but not really much else. It was good showI remember that, but it was not about a mother like the one I had. My mom was outside the box or cut from another mold in most respects and we loved her beyond measure. We three kids were her life, and she devoted all of her time to us. My mom did all the things that moms are supposed to do or that they were expected to do in the 1940s and 1950s. But she did so much more and she was so much more than we kids realized at that time. I remember Mama as everyones idea of what they wished they had. Dont get me wrong, most of my friends moms were great; but my mom went the extra mile on a regular basis. My first grade friend grew up to be one of the ministers who spoke at my moms funeral eight years ago next month. I remember that he talked about things that I had taken for granted and had not realized that friends saw as exceptional. He talked about the original flash cards that my mom had made for us to study our spelling words before anyone had ever heard of flash cards. He talked about how he could talk with her about anything and know that she would listen and give sensible advice. He loved the cookies she made for us to have when we were all playing together outsideand he loved the KoolAid that she made because it just tasted better than any other he had at anyone elses house. Actually Kool-Aid was a very new thing to us kids, and it was a real treat. I think what made our Kool-Aid better than some others is that my mom limited how much we could have, but what we had was sweet enough to just be better than most. My friend also mentioned how much fun he had when our mom played ball with us on the school ground behind our home. In fact, my mom helped him to develop a better swing at the old softball that we played with. Few mothers got out and did things like that. My mom did. Dont be misled. My mom was a lady and a wonderful cook. Her ability to take our limited budget and save enough to have cookies readily available for us and our friends is almost a miracle now that I know how limited our money really was.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FOOD, BEER, AND WINE AVAILABLE Tickets: Adults, $20 at the gate; $15 in advance Children 6-12, $5; Under 6, Free Advance Sale Locations (Cash or Check only): Palm Chevrolet, Gateway Bank, Macys, Mojo Grill-Ocala & Belleview, Ocala Golf Club, Ocala Civic Theatre, Shannon Roth Collection and Olivia Co. & Kids, Stellas Modern Pantry, Your Hearts Desire, and Yours Truly. FAFO Office: Credit card, cash or check. Call 352-867-0355 For details and to buy tickets online visit: FAFO.org 000I58A FRIDAY, MAY 16 11:00 AM3393 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474MONDAY, MAY 19 11:00 AM THURSDAY, MAY 22 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 344742505 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34470TUESDAY, MAY 13 10:30 AM 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ocala, Fl 34481THURSDAY, MAY 15 3:30 PM OASISRESTAURANT 2621 SW 19th Ave. Ocala,FL 34471000I5CK West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Time to revisit move over law We still dont know the full story of how that terrible accident on the Interstate happened on Saturday afternoon, when three people, including a state trooper, were killed when they were struck by a passing vehicle. This does, however, seem like a good time to revisit the move over law. There are two basic parts to this law: First, if you are on a multi-lane road, and there is an emergency vehicle (that includes tow trucks) stopped on the shoulder, you must move over one lane. That seems simple enough, but its amazing how many people just dont get it. This provision is several years old and obviously needs tighter enforcement. Second, if you are on a two-lane road, or perhaps traffic is such that you cant move over, you must slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit as you pass the emergency vehicle on the shoulder. That really doesnt seem too complicated to us, and yet we see this law being violated almost every day. Unfortunately, it takes two law enforcement personnel to enforce this law. One is handling a situation on the side of the road, and the other would have to be stationed just past the incident to pull over those who ignore the regulation. Many law enforcement agencies do not have the extra officers to spare to cover these emergency situations. We suspect that very few people are driving along, see the emergency vehicles, and say, The heck with it, Im not slowing down. Rather, there are two things that can happen. First is ignorance of the law, but thats hardly an excuse any more. This law has been emphasized for years now. Second, many drivers are not paying attention. Some have tunnel vision, seeing whats only in front of them and ignoring what is on each side of their vehicle. Keeping your eye on the road also involves knowing what is going on around you. The opposite is also true. Many drivers are guilty of distracted driving as they head down the road. When you are whipping down the road at 70 mph, it can be a little hypnotic, and you can lose sight of your surroundings. The only way to fight these things is self-control. Take charge of your own driving and make sure you follow the law. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Vote: What other choice is there?BY BOB FRANKEN Its a platitude we hear about politics all the time: Negative campaigns should be avoided. I dont know how to break this to everybody, but at this point in our history, its nearly all negative. Lets face it, we rarely vote for candidates. Normally, we cast our ballot against them. No wonder. As often as not, its a choice between bad and worse or worst, if theres a third party involved. Of course, this year its really about choices ... 468 of them: 435 in the House of Representatives, 33 in the Senate. But its also a singular decision that Americans will make about President Barack Obama. Hes not up for election, but he could be down if Republicans take control of the Senate along with the strong likelihood that theyll at least maintain their House majority. Then, we can pretty much kiss the Obama presidency goodbye. Any of his selections for the high offices in his administration that require advice and consent will disappear into the partisan black hole. The same goes for any legislation he might initiate. Hell be left with the power of the veto, and maybe not even that if enough frightened Democrats can be recruited for an override. Theres an unpleasant debate ongoing about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most ardent liberal on a Supreme Court that has already been taken over by conservatives. Shes had her share of serious health problems, and theres a clamor on the left for her to resign. Why? So Democratic President Obama can nominate a progressive to replace her. If the GOP takes the Senate, you can forget about any jurist nominated by the White House. By the way, Ginsburg says she aint going anywhere. So what are the alternatives? What do you do when you believe that all of the candidates are buffoons, or worse? How do you select between political philosophies that leave you cold? And how do you express your disgust over an election that almost certainly will be determined by big-money interests who will then control the agenda in Washington? Weve regressed from a true democracy into an oligarchy. Whats the point of voting? Why not express disapproval by staying home? Sometimes, frankly, thats the best way to demonstrate ones contempt. This is not one of those times. This year, its important to do what little each of us can do to make it as difficult as possible for various insidious forces to completely take over. Unless we really dont care whether the theocrats pass laws that govern our personal choices, we need to reject those who pander to them. Unless were perfectly happy for fewer and fewer people to control all of our wealth and leave the rest of us with nothing, we need to get out and cast our ballots. And for those who are worried that liberals are clearing the path for a government takeover, they need to vote. They already will, whipped into a frenzy over Obamacare. But on both sides, we all need to get off our butts and choose. Then we can figure out if theres any chance that our government is capable of accomplishing anything through negotiation. Or not. 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. Through the years, Ive caught bits and pieces of the White House Correspondents dinner. This time around, I watched almost the whole thing. The dinner was last Saturday evening, held at some swank venue in the Washington area. There were hordes of politicians and journalists, all dressed to kill, to have a meal of hotel food and listen to what amounts to a celebrity roast from a couple of speakers, including the president himself. There were some good moments, such as the presenting of awards to journalists and the awarding of scholarships to young people. But all of this left me feeling a little bit empty. These are White House correspondents from various types of media, all come together to socialize with people they wouldnt be caught dead with the other 364 days of the year. I wonder how many of these correspondents could make it through a year in our shoes, the shoes of those who cover local meetings and incidents. How many of these people, some of whom get to ride in Air Force One, or take overseas junkets with Congressmen, could go for a week sitting through a County Commission meeting, a City Council or School Board meeting, taking pictures of a ribbon cutting, etc. All this got me thinking about ethics in journalism, and where it exists today. To be honest, it exists at our level. I remember some time ago, I was working in a town where, yes, the reporters did get along with each other. If we were free, we gathered for Dutch treat breakfasts at a coffee shop near the courthouse. Local politicians also ate here, and they would stop by the tables in the Is co rr es pon de nts dinn er re al ly need ed? Among Friends Jim Clark back to give some news information to all of us no favoritism. That includes some local radio stations in that area, also. Once in a while, one of them would offer to buy us a cup of coffee, but we always declined because of ethical reasons. The politicians quickly learned that we couldnt be bought with a doughnut and coffee or orange juice. We had our ethics rules, something we each shared. Yes, we were competitors, and if we were sitting on a story the others didnt know about, we didnt broadcast it until it came out in the paper. I sit back on the weekends and watch a show called the Sports Reporters on ESPN. You pick up opinions of the writers who are guests on the show, enhancing your sports knowledge. But I also wonder if, back in the day, newspapers I worked for would allow me to give my opinions anywhere except in print. I have a feeling the attitude would have been, Let the TV stations get their own reporters dont use ours. Often, I go away from this show thinking that these high-priced reporters would have a hard time functioning in my world. The old biblical saying comes to mind: No man can serve two masters. Please see CLARK, Page 11 I remember mama Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett My mother, Mary Morris, has always been my image of what a good mother is. In this, my favorite photo of her in her mid 80s, she has just come inside from yard work and is mischievously looking around the door into the den of our family home. Happy Mothers Day to all moms. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 10

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Thursday, May 8 Bell Concert at Ocala WestThe snnual Bell Concert will be held at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. In addition to bell and hand chime music, which will include favorite sacred selections, there will be special harmonica music, a comedy skit, and a special song (Dont Sit In My Pew) that you will surely enjoy. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor and representative for further information, 352-237-2971. The substation is located 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala.Friday, May 9 CF commencement setThe College of Central Florida will hold its spring 2014 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at First Baptist Church of Ocala, 2801 S.E. Maricamp Road. Tickets are not required; however, a large crowd is expected and parking will be limited. Carpooling is encouraged. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Sindy Schneider, class of 1993, who is co-owner of Dance 411 Studios and 411 Productions in Atlanta, which co-produces televised shows for Bravo TV, MTV, Lifetime and NBC. Cynthia OConnell, secretary of the Florida Lottery, will deliver the commencement address. For more information, visit www.CF.edu, call the Ocala Campus at 352-854-2322, ext. 1391 or ext. 1739; Citrus Campus at 352-746-6721; or Levy Center at 352493-9533.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 of the evening. The music for dancing will be provided by a DJ. You are asked to dress in your best Hawaiian outfit. The cost is $30 per person, and the proceeds will support the annual Stuff-the Bus program for Marion County. For more information and reservations, please contact Suzanne or Bud Smith at 352-620-0340 or suzannesmith2@cox.net. Please submit your reservations by April 15.Forum to discuss pipelineThe proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline scheduled to run through western Marion County for end-user FPL. Do we even need it? Marion County Commissioner Stan McClain, Sierra Club activist Whitey Markle and Williston attorney Beth Gordon will discuss this issue when the May 9 Friday Forum of Marion County explores the environmental and property rights ramifications of the pipeline planned to run from Alabama through Georgia and western Marion County south to Osceola County. Invitations have also been extended to State Senator Charlie Dean and Dunnellon Mayor Nathan Whitt. Barbara Schwartz, secretary of the Silver Springs Alliance, will moderate. According to the April 26 Georgia Moultrie Observer the EPA, after citizen comment, has raised questions about potential threats to water, land, air and wildlife with the Federal Energy Regulation Commission which is ultimately responsible for deciding the route of the pipeline The EPA also recommended that Florida Power & Light, the end user, consider alternative methods of serving customers. These include conservation, alternative energy sources and importing liquified natural gas from Mississippi. Electricity sales peaked in 2007 with increased use of more efficient light bulbs appliances and buildings, perhaps even obviating the need for an additional pipeline. The nonpartisan speaker/ luncheon group gathers on the second Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd. in Ocala. The $10 charge, payable directly to the restaurant, includes the buffet, tax, tip and a drink. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Jan Lentz (352-425-6219) or Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) to RSVP or for more information. Saturday, May 10 Ceremony for military deploymentJoin military leaders, families and community members to support the 351st Military Police (Combat Support) Company, which is set to be deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, and will be held at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (2601 E. Fort King St., Ocala). The ceremony will include music by the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band and the Marion County Sheriffs Office Pipes and Drums group, a presentation of colors by the a high school ROTC and remarks from the unit commander, among others. For more information, contact Jeffrey Askew, Marion County Veterans Services director, at 352-671-8422.Letter carriers collect foodOn 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 No. 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.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) 352342-0363 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 Rapid HIV tests Clowns and face painting Activities for children and displays of fire, rescue and emergency management equipment will make the event enjoyable for people of all ages. For information on the Passport to Health community health fair call the Department at 352-629-0137. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.Methodist Men serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Mens Fellowship will again sponsor its community-wide breakfast. All you care to eat $4.99 plus a Girl Scout bake sale on Saturday, May 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. More on Page 12 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz 352-564-2902 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 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. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000H5UF is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000I4KB UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Cattail Creek R V Park L evy County 74 sites 30 and 50 amp service Beautiful tree lined park, Swimming pool, Clubhouse Minutes to beach and river $30 nightly and $225 monthly 352-44 7-3050 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good week to look at healing bruised feelings and reestablishing weakened relationships. It's also a good week to start new projects and make new job-linked contacts. TAUR US (April 20 to May 20) Music and art dominate the week, giving the sensual Bovine a lot to appreciate. On the practical side, deal firmly, but fairly, with those who might try to undermine your work efforts. GEM INI (May 21 to June 20) Good feelings continue to flow from your recent efforts to reconnect with family and friends. But be ready to defuse a dispute before it can disrupt all that peace and harmony. CA NCE R (June 21 to July 22) A practical view of a romanticized situation could help to clarify some of its confusing aspects before you make a decision that could be tough to undo later on. LE O (July 23 to Aug. 22) Pay more attention to what a recent spate of workplace criticism might say about your performance and not what you think it implies about you personally. Some flexibility might be called for. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) With new information, and new promises of support (not to mention growing self-confidence), this could be a good time to restart a project you couldn't handle before. LI BRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Before you decide to close down a problemloaded project and make a fresh start with someone else, try once more to reach a compromise with your balky partner. He or she might surprise you. S CORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) While you continue earning points for your negotiating skills, be alert for an attempt to undercut your efforts. You'll need to provide solid facts and figures. SA GITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A minor health problem might cause you to ease up on your usually busy schedule. But you'll soon be back in the saddle and ready to pick up the reins and charge ahead. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The adventurous Sea Goat might be eager to take on a new challenge. But before you do, take some time to check out previously overlooked factors. A QUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A feeling of being overwhelmed by all that you have to do can be eased by setting priorities. Deal with the most urgent and time-sensitive situations first, and then work down the line. P ISC ES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Creating a calm, peaceful place for yourself in the middle of an emotional whirlpool this week starts when you, and no one else, decide to make decisions about your life. 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For a very brief time last week I was under the impression I was all caught up. Dont you like the feeling that comes knowing you are up to date and everything is accomplished? I do, I just do not experience it enough. It was entirely my own fault. I was gloating over the fact I had accomplished everything on my to-do-list and had some time to spare. Spare time is a rare commodity these days, at least for me. I do not even have spare change and it has been months since I have seen my spare tire. Time is a different matter altogether. Just when I think I have a little spare time on my hands, I find it slipping through my fingers. As I said, I was gloating over the fact I was all caught up. Being in a rather cheerful mood, I thought I would look at my calendar. I do not look at my calendar that often. It is so depressing, always telling me what to do. I hate it when somebody tells me what to do. My calendar looks at me and I look back and it simply says, do this. And there it is in black and white. What else can I do? Without actually thinking the issue through carefully, I opened up my calendar and discovered something quite startling. It takes a whole lot to startle me. In fact, it takes a whole lot just to get me started on anything. However, I looked at my calendar and was woefully startled. I noticed on my calendar it was the month of May. What happened to March and April? In fact, what happened to January and February? I should have gotten a hint with all the rain we had in April. Remember that little line that goes, April showers bring May flowers? While I was focused on the showers in April, I did not notice that April was exhausting itself and May was sneaking around the corner to surprise me. Boy, did it surprise me. I guess I was just too occupied during the month of April to realize that April has a time limit. April has 30 days and when those 30 days are kaput, April is over and it is May. I do not think May is any different from any other month. It is just that I wish the months would slow down a little bit. It seems at the beginning of the month everything is going rather slowly and then when you hit the middle of the month the days must go into some kind of panic and race towards the end. Why these days of the month have to hasten towards the remainder of the month is something I will never wrap my head around. If I were a swearing man, I would swear it was still February. I believe there ought to be a month, at least one month in the year, where there are like 75 to 80 days. Why be so legalistic about all of this? Why be so judgmental? Every day of the month insists it will only be around for 24 hours. Not 25 hours. Not even 20 hours. But every day insists on being around for 24 hours and then it disappears. Now, where does it go? When I go on a vacation, I know where I am going and the sad part of my vacation is at the end of the vacation I come back. Now where does time go? And, why doesnt it ever return. For instance. I am thinking of celebrating my 37th birthday this year. I am not 37 years old, but I cannot remember what I did on my 37th birthday. I think that if I cannot remember what happened on my 37th birthday, I should be able to repeat it. Why cant I go back and be 37 for just one day? I do not need to be 37 forever, just one day!messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com Missing Diamonds? Diamonds Replaced! Insurance Claims Handled! 000I2N3 10 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I3EO IRRIGATION LLC. 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We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha Great Prices, Best Selection Congratulations to the winners of the Golf Car t Giveaway George & Shirley Maxwell of Summer field 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned starting at $4,995 000I55F 6-V 6 PACK $399 8-V 6 PACK $499 6-V T605 only $499 8-V T875 only $609 12-V T1275 $609 000I4P0 000HTCX Perhaps what made my mom so determined to give as much of herself to us as possible came from the fact that she lost her own mom at a very early age; and, basically, was raised in a Cinderella type atmosphere. She was expected to clean and cook from the age of 6, and she taught us girls how to do that; but she gave us plenty of play time. She realized what she had missed and was not going to let that happen to us and to the friends who gravitated to our home. I will not go on and on about my childhood, but I will suffice it to say that I really believe if there were more modern day mothers like my mom, there might be more happy children with get this manners. Mary Morris was also a strict disciplinarian who expected Mam and Sir to be part of any sentence exchanged with an adult. We had indoor voices and outdoor voices, and we were always expected to be seen and not heard when adults were conversing. We could interject, but it had to be preceded by a please excuse me if it were something really important. Even today, I am very conscious of those who interrupt the conversations of others. It is not difficult to say, Please excuse me but one seldom hears that. I have noticed that there are many people who just jump right in when two others are talking. I still find that very rude and often wonder what my mom would have said. One of her comments was Manners show good upbringing. Dont make me look like a bad mother. Surely we werent the only ones whose mom intended for her children to be polite. Generosity was another definite attribute that was instilled. We did not have a great deal monetarily, but we learned to share with those others who might need some of what we had. If a neighbor happened to be sick or injured, my mom always took a full meal to that home to help. It was just what good neighbors did in the 1940s and 1950s in Rome, GA. We often went with her to take the food and we were expected to askquietly and politelyat some point if there was anything we (children) could do to be of help. Usually the answer was No, thank you...but occasionally we were asked to bring in the newspaper or take the dog for a walk. We felt so important when we were allowed to be good neighbors too. Yes, I remember Mama, and I have met some ladies in our community who remind me very much of my mother. They are ladies who exude warmth, friendship, and good-natured humor on a daily basis. They are available to help others, but they do this very discreetly. Obviously, they are not looking for accolades they are just nice ladies who enjoy helping others. We in FFV are losing one such neighbor. Louise Workman is leaving to return to her home area in Rhode Island. We will miss Louise, but we are better people for having had her as a neighbor. We hope that her new home becomes as comfortable as her home was here. The beautiful antiques and treasures that she had collected from Europe and the Far East will grace her home there with the charm that is Louise Workman. With Mothers Day this coming Sunday, perhaps we should take time to remember our own mothers and grandmothers as we, who are moms, have members of our families honor us. May I suggest that we might let someone who has been like a mother know that we appreciate her as well. From Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people, I sincerely wish a marvelously Happy Mothers Day to all who read this. Enjoy your special day. FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 Many FFV neighbors regularly enjoy Bingo in the clubhouse. This photo shows part of the group intently concentrating on their cards after enjoying cake, ice cream, and other snacks brought as a farewell by Sandy Williams and others for departing friend, Louise Workman. Louise Workman, left, smiles with delight as friend, Helen Roberts asks if she had been surprised when their mutual friend, Sandy Williams brought a special "Fond Farewell" cake to honor Louise at the Monday night Bingo. Fairfield Village neighbors are happy for Louise as she moves closer to her family but will miss the popular lady. And suddenly, the calendar turned to May Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 12

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Our administrative office and Patriot Job Connection are already tobacco free because were located at the College of Central Florida in Ocala, which is tobacco free, he said. Well be bringing a recommendation to our board in June to make all our centers tobacco free. In the meantime, Skinner emphasized that job seekers participation in the Tobacco Free Florida program is voluntary and not required to receive placement services. Our involvement in the Tobacco Free Florida initiative is to assist those who want to quit so that their tobacco habit doesnt stand in the way of meeting their career goals. JOBSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 This past week, the Stone Creek Community came together to help two great organizations The Ocala Symphony and Kimberlys Center for Child Abuse. On Sunday evening, the Culture Vultures invited a quartet from the Ocala Symphony to play for the residents. It was a packed house as those in attendance heard the following pieces. Eine Kleine NachtmusikWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (English TranslationA Little Night Music); 1st movementThe Moonlight SonataLudwig van Beethoven and Death And The Maiden quartet by Franz Schubert in D minor. Conductor Wardell explained each piece before the performance. Mr. Wardells humor and knowledge of the pieces added to the enjoyment of the evening. At 31 years young, he made the comment that he needed a sheet to help him. This was wonderful to hear from the 55 and over community. The quartet consisted of Amir Hadjimiry, violin, Katie McCoy, violin, Kristin Wardell, cello, Jerry Gadway, viola. Pianist, Mark Irchai played the second piece. At the end of the evening, President Gloria Salvaggio of the Cultural Vultures announced that a check of $3,500 would be given to the symphony for the renovation of their new home. On Wednesday, The lan Spa hosted a three-mile walk for Kimberlys Center for Child Abuse as April was Child Abuse Month. According to the director of the Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center in California, child abuse is epidemic in the United States. There are many indicators of child abuse but the most common are: Unexplained injuries, changes in behavior, returning to earlier behavior, fear of coming home, changes in eating habits, changes in sleep, changes in school performance or attendance, lack of personal care or hygiene, rick taking behaviors and inappropriate sexual behaviors. The spa raised $550 for the center. Those who took part had a warm up before starting on the three mile walk. The money was raised by another weight loss challenge suggested by Community Manager, Chris Johnson. It was workers of the lan Spa against workers of the Reunion Center. Those losing weight for the lan Spa were Nadine Hewes, Sherry Danczyk, Carol Wood, Linda Clarke and Natalie Smith. From the Reunion Center, it was Chris Johnson, Gary Marzola, Donna Jones and Lynn Lehman. The exact amount of weight lost was not know as of the writing of this article. We can say everyone was a winner especially the two organizations. Once again the Stone Creek Community sees a need and takes up the challenge! Its time for Ladies Luncheon at Quail Meadow Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Those who took part in the three-mile walk. There are a couple of associations in Florida for journalists, and they have conventions and award dinners. However, you pay dearly to join the association and also to attend the convention. I wonder how many of those in Washington did the same. I chose the type of journalism we do because I feel it serves a purpose, maybe even more of a purpose than the TV news reporters or prominent newspaper journalists who cover D.C. I wouldnt want to be in the fishbowl that is Washington. And I certainly wouldnt put on a tuxedo to hear my profession mocked by the president of the United States, even if some of his jokes fell flat.Jim Clark is editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Shoes for the childrenJoy Lutheran Church is hosting two fundraisers to purchase new shoes for the homeless children of Marion County. The first was an ice cream social on April 26. There was great entertainment, tasty ice cream and a wide assortment of toppings and goodies. The Cherrywood Songbirds presented a program of wonderful music. They donated their time as well as contributing to the cause. 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.

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Sunday, May 11 Civic Chorale concertFor 27 years the dedicated musicians of The Marion Civic Chorale have brought to Marion County a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. For our 2014 Spring concert, Matthew Bumbach, MCC Conductor and Director of Vocal Studies, College of Central Florida, presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Coronation Mass and Aaron Coplands Old American Songs, with guest soloists and pianist Ricky Hendrix. The Civic Chorales concert balances the sacred music of the classical era with the lighthearted beauty of traditional American songs. Mozart wrote the Mass in C major (1779) simply as a short Ordinary of the mass; it later acquired its Coronation title when it was performed at the 1791 coronation of Leopold II, King of Bohemia. Coplands Old American Songs, originally set for solo voices, maintains its fun nature in this reorchestration for choir. The local performance will be Sunday, May 11, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 State Road 200, at 3 p.m. Other performances are Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral and Saturday, May10, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.Monday, May 12 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on May 12 at West Marion Medical Bldg. in Ocala. Sign-in begins at 11 a.m. with lunch and meeting to follow. Speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier, Neurologist, who will speak on Multiple Sclerosis Updates. The charity will be PACE, beauty products for young women are needed. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by May 4 for reservations. Tuesday, May 13 Hospice caregiver groupJoin Transitions for a caregiver support group on May 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Elliott Center at 3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala. This event helps caregivers learn to cope with emotional issues related to caring for a loved one. Learn whats available and how to go about accessing the help you need. Bring all your questions. Discover options find solutions. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and dessert will be provided. Seating is limited, but youre encouraged to bring a friend. Is there a topic you would like to see discussed? Please let us know! Call 352-854-5200.Car show at Hawthorne EstatesA Back to the 50s Classic Car Show will take place on Tuesday, May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawthorne Estates Retirement Apartments, 3211 SW 42nd St. Ocala. Please call 3520237-7776 for more information.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.Thursday, May 15 College Road brain health seminarCollege Road Baptist Church will offer seminars, through the summer months, on various subjects relating to health and community. The first program is May 15, and we will discuss brain health. Can Alzheimers disease be prevented? It will be presented by Chambrel, a Brookdale community. Everyone is invited, bring your friends and relatives. Coffee and dessert will be provided, 1 p.m. at 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200), phone 352237-5741. Friday, May 16 Ocala High Twelve meetingThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. We are honored to once again have Pat Gabriel as our speaker. We will be brought up to date on what is happening and what is about to happen in Marion County. So bring any questions you might have. Pat knows Marion County better than just about anyone. Again we will feast on another great buffet meals the Elks Club are noted for. Cost is only $12 per person. All Master Masons in good standing in a Masonic Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call: Bob Brady at 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information. INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms......6-7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 2014 www.westmarionmessenger.com/contestPHOTO CONTEST VOTE NOW! 000I1TA Jim Green Jewelers Specialty Gems Guss Gold Three people, including a state trooper, were killed Saturday afternoon as they stood along Interstate 75 in the aftermath of a traffic accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Trooper Chelsea Renee Richard, 30, tow truck driver John Duggan and George Phillips, 52, were struck by a pickup truck whose driver was not identified by FHP Richard and Duggan died at the scene. Phillips was taken to ORMC in critical condition and later died in the hospital. The original accident near mile marker 341 involved two vehicles, one of which was driven by Phillips daughter. He came to the scene to help her, and was standing with Richard and Duggan when another pileup occurred nearby. Evidently immediately after that, the pickup swerved onto the shoulder, struck the troopers car and hit the three people. Richard was a nine-year veteran of the Highway Patrol and was the mother of a 4-year-old. She had been working out of the Ocala office for about a year. As of Monday morning, no charges had been filed. Trooper, 2 others hit, killed on I-75 Richard PHOTO BY BARB DEDICSVisiting Tampa Bay DownsLee and Sharron Albert, Elaine and Francis Sheets and Gene and Nancy Jensen stand at the winners area during an Ocala Palms groups visit to Tampa Bay Downs. More photos, Pages 6 and 7. On 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. Please leave food donations hanging from your mailbox PHOTO BY RON RATNERVolunteers honoredThe volunteers of the Marion County Sheriffs Office were honored recently at a dinner at the Livestock Pavilion. This is part of the crowd that attended. Kicking the habit not only has proven health and financial benefits, but as more and more businesses become tobacco free, it may improve job prospects as well. Thats why CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Florida have teamed up with the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida to support tobacco users efforts to quit. Starting Monday, job seekers visiting any of the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion one-stop career centers will be able to learn about free resources available through the Tobacco Free Lets Shake on It program. Were seeing a wave of businesses banning use of tobacco products, that means for employees as well, said Rusty Skinner, CEO of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion. Our staff is now empowered to promise to do whatever it takes to help job seekers quit if they are interested in that help. Upon request, placement specialists will distribute Tobacco Free Florida information and materials and will be able to make referrals to a wealth of free resources, including cessation classes, nicotine patches and/or gum. The Lets Shake on It partnership involves all 24 of Floridas workforce development region. It is built on the Job seekers to get help in kicking the habit Please see JOBS Page 11 But no, Father Time has made a rule that you can only be 37 one day out of the year and you can never repeat that, ever again. Of course, there was Jack Benny who was 39 all his life. I noticed in my calendar there were many items that needed doing. As I looked at them, I realized I had done them the month before. Some things are so insistent that you do them every month. My electric bill, for instance. Why do I have to pay that every month? Why cant the electric company give me a vacation once a year? Another thing that bothers me. When I am having a good time at whatever I am doing, why does time pass so quickly? I remember in school the time leading up to recess went ever so slow and I never thought it would arrive. Once I got out to recess, it went so quickly I had to return to class almost before I left the classroom. What is that all about? I took a little bit of time to think about what good old King Solomon said about the subject. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Time is a commodity either you spend it or lose it. The bad part is once you lose it you can never get it back. Enjoy today, its the only today you have.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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3