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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......5 Fairfield Village..6 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, May 14, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I30G 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, the troops stand at attention during the ceremony. Below, Company Commander Capt. Douglas Worstell speaks to the troops and their families at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, May10. More on Page 12. Deployment ceremony held for 351st Company BY JIM CLARK EditorAs hundreds of family members, officials and friends looked on, the troops of the 351st Military Police Company were given a ceremonial send off Saturday, May 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. The soldiers are heading for Afghanistan and are not scheduled to return for a year. On a beautiful, clear morning with a slight breeze drifting over the park, the troops marched in formation from a distant area of the park to the grassy parade area in front of the stage and between the bleachers set up for the families. As they marched and chanted a military cadence, the Kingdom of the Sun Band played patriotic music and broke into The Army Song (Over hill, over dale, etc.) as the troops approached. Various city and county dignitaries spoke. Morrey Deen, chairman of the ceremony, told them, You have answered the call of your nation stick toOld bagsBarbara Lietzel of Ocala Palms shows off some of the Old bags that were auctioned off for charity. See story on Page 7.PHOTO BY BARB DEDICS Please see DEPLOY, Page 11 BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Marion County Commission heard from Karen Ahrman of Northeast 6th Place, who presented a petition signed by 2,700 people trying to keep Wild Waters open. She said she expects to eventually get 10,000 signatures. She said that thousands patronize Wild Waters, and added that except for when there are concerts, the Wild Waters parking lot is full and the Silver Springs lot is empty. She called the attraction a great place for families, and said that with the growth of Central Florida, we need to keep the attractions. Commissioner Stan McClain said there was a consensus to look for another operator who would build a water park. He noted that it would cost a million dollars to open the park as is. Marion County Fire Rescue crews responded to the Red Roof Inn, 120 NW 40th Ave., Ocala, after an explosion at the location was reported to 911 dispatchers at 4:53 p.m. on Monday, May 5. The explosion turned out to be a water main rupture on the inns second floor. The main, located in the ceiling and approximately three inches in diameter, sent water careening down a stairwell and eventually led portions of the first floor ceiling to give way. None of the seven hotel patrons who were in the building during the incident were injured; they were evacuated upon MCFRs arrival at 5:02 p.m. Firefighters quickly assisted in cutting the buildings water supply, checked rooms to make sure no injured were inside and ordered the buildings power to be shut off to prevent injury. Red Roof Inn owners advised the 11year-old building holds 63 rooms, 20 of which were rented out for the day. County hears plea to save Wild Waters Water pipe blast damages part of Red Roof Inn This shows some Red Roof Inn damage. Kidnap charges filedTwo people face various charges after they allegedly forced a woman into a trunk of a car. Silas Deaton, 21, of Ocala, and Haley Kuttner, 20, of Dunnellon, will face charges of kidnapping, carjacking, robbery and possession of marijuana. All three people were in a car along a dirt road somewhere in Marion County. They pulled over to roll a marijuana cigarette just after midnight, May 11. The 20-year-old victim told investigators it was Deaton who started the attack by choking the victim. Investigators learned that the attack was over someone stealing $50, marijuana and prescription pills. The victim said despite pleas that she did not steal anything, she was bound with rope, a knife was held to her throat, she was cut on the neck and forced into the trunk. The victim was able to call 911. Once the vehicle was stopped by law enforcement, the victim pulled the emergency release cable and freed herself from the trunk. Deaton and Kuttner were both booked into the Marion County Jail on Mothers Day. More from the troop deployment ceremony PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe troops meet with their families after dismissal. Morrey Deen Kent Guinn

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11 2 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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NOW ENROLLING CosmetologyDay & Night SchoolBarberNight SchoolMassageDay & Night SchoolNail & Skin CareDay School Starts Weekly Night School Mon-Tues-Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILL BROOKSVILLE(727) 848-8415 www.benes.eduSTAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! ASPHALT CREW in Wildwood Needs Exp. Screed Opertator Roller Operator Lute Person Fax Resume 352-330-2609EOE/DFWP LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Those, to me, would be alternatives to Afghanistan that I could support. Its nice that we help people the world over, but lets help some of our people here at home. Im sure there were a lot of wives, husbands, mothers, fathers and children who went to bed this weekend but had a restless sleep, knowing their loved ones were heading for Asia. And Im sure as they tossed and turned in their beds, many were thinking that same word that many of us thought about 50 years ago. Why?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 gether, call on one another, call on us when you need help. He added, The torch of freedom burns bright because of you. Congressmen Rich Nugent spoke to the families: Your sons and daughters are part of the best trained fighting force in the world. Company Commander Capt. Douglas Worstell described his previous tours and how he was face to face with an old Afghan man. You bring hope to my people, he said the man told him. I still see that old man staring me in the face. After the ceremony, the troops dispersed to be with their families, and a family luncheon was planned. After that came the actual departure. DEPLOYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 This weeks puzzle answers It may have been rainy and dreary outside on Friday evening, May 2, but it was all sunshine and smiles inside the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida for the SPCAs gala fundraiser, The SPCA of Marion Countys Gone Bunco. We heard guests entering the Center say something smells good, referring to the delicious catering provided by the College of Central Florida. Before bunco began, guests dined on Swedish meatballs, pork and vegetable egg rolls, bruschetta, vegetable and fruit platters, cheese and crackers and other assorted delights. For dessert, tasty brownies and cookies shaped like dog bones with SPCA written on them were the highlights. Each table had a centerpiece filled with dog bones and flowers. You can see that the college went all out for us and were deeply grateful. First, wed like to thank everyone who braved the bad weather and came out to support us. We all had fun playing bunco and laughing with friends and neighbors. More than half the guests never played bunco before, but its an easy game to learn, and each table was given a quick tutorial before play began. At the end of the evening, prizes were given out for most buncos and most wins. Then about 20 gift baskets were raffled off, so many people went home with a valuable remembrance of the evening. Wed next like to thank Betty Thayer, who was our bunco MC. She did a superb job calling out the games and providing instructions. Everyone was impressed with her ability to clearly get bunco novices moving in the right direction. We could not have had an orderly, fun evening without the help of the students from the West Port High School Key Club, led by Mr. Waters. They gave out playing instructions, helped us move to neighboring tables, stamped our cards for bunco, and helped people with mobility issues. Many guests commended the young men and women for their work and the SPCA seconds that. We could not have put this evening on at all without the support of our major sponsors. In alphabetical order they are: A Family Veterinarian, led by Dr. Ed, Ark Storage, the College of Central Florida, Frank DeLuca of DeLuca Toyota, Panther Printing, Roger Hunt DiaThe SPCA of Marion Countys Gone Bunco monds, and the Star Banner. Dr. Ed of A Family Veterinarian provides medical care to our foster animals, and works with us to provide financial aid to needy families for their medical bills. Ark Storage donated storage space for the kibble and treats we pack for the Pets on Wheels Program. The College of Central Florida provided the Klein Center, catering, beautifully decorated tables, clean up, and flyer design. Frank De Luca of DeLuca Toyota gave us a generous donation for this event. Panther Printing donates our printing needs, including the beautiful new SPCA brochures, event flyers, letterhead, and pens. Roger Hunt Diamonds provided valuable jewelry for our gift baskets, and the Star Banner provided advertising. We gratefully thank all these businesses for their philanthropy and for caring about their community. Wed also like to thank all the local businesses who gave us gifts for our gift baskets. Our gift basket raffle was a huge success. Although we dont have room to personally thank everyone individually here, you may be seeing people coming to your establishments after winning gift certificates for breakfast or dinner, manicures and pedicures, massages, and flowers among other items. These gift baskets were a large part of the evening and we are also extremely grateful for your community support. Throughout the evening, a PowerPoint presentation continuously looped on three big screens, showing our guests many of the animals and organizations we have helped over the years. Thanks to all who worked on this beautiful presentation. Finally, we could not have put on such a big event without the hard work and enthusiasm of our SPCA president, Dr. Beverly Carver. No one worked harder at every stage to get this fundraiser up and running and to become a reality. We hope all our guests had as great a time as we did Our mission is to help the animals in need in Marion County, and because of the success of this fundraiser, we can help more animals in the upcoming months lead better lives. The Bunco centerpiece. 75th AnniversaryGerard and Georgeina Abrahams celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Their church, Joy Lutheran, honored them with a luncheon on Sunday, April 27, following worship service in Swenson Hall. They were married, in New York, in 1939, when he was 22 years old and she was 19 years old. Their secret to a long marriage is all about communication and a sense of humor. 000I7A0 Sponsor ed by Cherry wood Veterans Club | Non-P rofit Tax Ex empt | 501(C) (19) Corpor ation Charity Open Golf T ournament F our Play er Scramble F or more inf ormation about this event contact R ich Hurley 873-7208 or the Dir ect or of Golf at Oc ala Palms H. L. Rober ts at 732-4653 John E verlo ve 509-4428 18 holes of golf P ancake br eakfast & lunch included. Sign-in/hole assignment & br eakfast voucher 7:15am Br eakfast starts at 7:30am Shot Gun star t 8:30am F lighted f ormat. P riz e winner each flight. Hole-In-One cash priz e. Closest t o pin contest. Refr eshment cart. Silent A uction. Gif ts, fun & friendly c ompetition. Register b y W ed. June 4. Ocala P alms Golf & Coun try Club. Satur day June 7th $50.00 pla yer

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Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do not change at all. Interestingly, the things you want to change refuse to do so and the things you want to stay the same never do. I wish someone would figure out how to reverse this tedious trend of life. I have worked on it but to no success. I am referring to the annual Mothers Day card fetish. I am not sure where this started or why, but I have my suspicions. I think we can safely rule out husbands and men as suspects. I could see a man doing it one year, but to do it year after year is not within the scope of a mans ability. If a man does something one time and it is successful he never chances doing it the second time when it may be a failure. Now we have on our hands tremendous pressure to purchase a yearly Mothers Day card. When it comes to card buying, I simply do not know where to go. Oh, I know where to get them; I simply do not know which one to purchase. If it was up to me, and let me point out very quickly, it is not, I would have one card for sale each year. Maybe I would modify the card each year and perhaps write something different in it, but how many ways can you say Happy Mothers Day? To be efficient the choice would only be one Mothers Day card per year. As it stands (and I wish it would sit down and rest for a while), there are more Mothers Day cards than stars in the heavens. It is virtually impossible to pick out the right Mothers Day card. Since I do not keep up with the latest trends in this regard I am at quite a disadvantage. One year I tried to remedy my Mothers Day card-buying dilemma by buying a box of 50 cards that were on sale right after Mothers Day. I thought I had hit the mother lode, so to speak. With this purchase, I had enough Mothers Day cards to last my entire lifetime. Unless, of course, I live to be 129. This lasted for two years. The first year I presented my Mothers Day card to my wife and she gave me all kinds of smiles and hugs. I was relieved to have solved a big problem in my home. I now could rest and focus on solving other problems in my life, of which there are many. It was the second year that kicked me in the teeth. As usual, that year, I presented my wife with her Mothers Day card. Trust me; I was not fully geared up for the response I got. I was expecting smiles and hugs like the year before. What I got was a glare and a shrug. She looked at me and said something I shall never forget. Isnt this the same card you gave me last year? How do wives remember these things? The only reason I knew it was the same card as last year is I had more just like it in the box it came from. Apparently, good protocol rules out giving the same card two years in a row. Who knew? I didnt. To have a problem unsolved is a very nerve-racking experience, to be sure. Now I must go back and start the whole Mothers Day card buying process over again. This brings me to the second part of my quandary. When did it become necessary for husbands to buy their wives Mothers Day cards? Sure, she washes my clothes, cooks my meals and bosses me about. She still is not my mother. It starts out rather innocently enough as most things do. Then, in my opinion, it gets out of hand. When the children start coming into the home it is quite natural, because they are too young to make such important decisions, for the father to buy the Mothers Day card on behalf of the children. I still remember that first Mothers Day card. Our first baby was only seven months old and had no idea what was going on in the world or even in the home. I gave my wife her first Mothers Day card. She was so excited. Because she was excited, so was I. This is where the whole nonsense starts. What I want to know is when do husbands stop buying Mothers Day cards for their wives? Looking back over my experience, I can see no way where I can opt out of this annual event. The last child in our home left more than 15 years ago and still I find myself under the awesome pressure of purchasing a Mothers Day card for my wife. When do the children take control of this yearly responsibility? In spite of my quandary, it is important to honor both fathers and mothers. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth (Ephesians 6:2-3). Would anybody want to buy a box of 48 Mothers Day cards, cheap?Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. 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Contact Rich Hurley, 352-873-7208 or John Everlove at 352-509-4428 to register or sponsor this tournament.Tuesday, June 10 Luau to benefit HospiceThe Ocala Dance Club, CardioWaltz and The Institute for Cardio Excellence are hosting a Luau to benefit Hospice of Marion County on Tuesday, June 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Marks Methodist Church (1839 NE 8th Ave., Ocala). The event features dance exhibitions, open dancing, prizes and raffles, a dinner buffet and table seating. Attire is Hawaiian shirts for men and floral dresses for ladies. General admission tickets are $25/person, which includes dinner and beverages. Seating is limited to 90 people. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tables for six or eight persons with reserved seating are available for purchase in advance. To purchase individual tickets in advance, include full name, address, & phone number and mail check payable to The Ocala Dance Club, 2108 NE 50th Street, Ocala, FL 34479. All proceeds support Hospice of Marion County patient care programs. For additional information call Dennis Rose at 352-425-0500.Wednesday, July 9 CERT training to startA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Wednesday, July 9, and continue through Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. The next training session will begin Oct. 9. The CERT program helps to prepare participants how to take care of themselves during a disaster. This six-week course will offer training on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations and more. Once trained, participants have the opportunity to join their local neighborhood team that will assist first responders during a disaster. CERT Teams assist by assessing their community and providing basic medical treatment to those in need and report all the information to Emergency Management. The CERT Program is offered by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Bureau of Emergency Management and is a free training to all who are interested. Early applications are important as the class fills up quickly. For more information and for an application, contact Emergency Management at 352-369-8100 or e-mail MarionCERT@marionso.com. Two area schools will be getting new principals for the next school year. The two were among eight assignments announced last week. Superintendent George Tomyn noted all eight appointments including four first-time principals are home-grown administrators because they all graduated from Marion County public high schools. Teresa Forsyth moves to Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary as principal from Belleview-Santos Elementary. She is a 20-year veteran of the district, having started in 1994 as a substitute teacher of exceptional students at Oakcrest Elementary. She also taught at Osceola Middle and Wyomina Park Elementary. She became the behavior specialist there in 2001 and was named assistant principal at Wyomina Park in 2005 before moving to Belleview-Santos in 2009. Forsyths bachelors in Elementary Education comes from Saint Leo University while her masters in Education Leadership comes from Nova Southeastern University. She graduated from North Marion High School. Jennifer Sibbald moves to Liberty Middle as principal from her current coordinator position in the districts K-12 Academic Services department. After graduating from Dunnellon High, Sibbald joined MCPS in 1996 as a teacher at Dunnellon High. Ten years later, she advanced to assistant principal at Belleview High, then four years ago to the same position at North Marion High. Last year, she moved to the district for her current position. Her associate degree comes from the College of Central Florida while her bachelors in History comes from the University of Florida. Sibbald earned her masters in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She replaces current Principal Michelle Lewis, who is relocating out-of-state. Long-time principal Leanna Dixon (Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary) is retiring after working 37 years at five schools. New principals named at two schools Jennifer Sibbald Teresa Forsyth Carlton Arms garage fireFirefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue responded to an apartment complex Monday, May 5, to find flames coming from a detached building containing eight garages. Assistant Chief Michael Alsup stated, Nineteen firefighters responded to 5001 SW 20th St., Carlton Arms Apartments at 2:21 p.m. and it took 20 minutes to get the fire under control. One garage containing a vehicle was destroyed and several others sustained fire and smoke damage. An Ocala Fire Rescue fire inspector arrived on scene and at this time the cause is under investigation.

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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. Air Force group to meetThe monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport, Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, May 16 Two-day Spruce Creek North saleSpruce Creek North will hold its community garage sale on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at 11040 SW 64th Ave. The public is invited.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 352854-9612 for reservations or further information. The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart. The next meeting is May 16. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Saturday, May 17 Church of the Advent tea partyThe Episcopal Church of the Advent will be hosting a tea party with the theme centered around the murder mystery play Murder at the Earl of Greys Hound Manor. Food offerings will include tea sandwiches, sweet desserts and scones with Devonshire cream and jelly. Tea will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. The ticket cost is $10. Our church is at 11251 SW Highway 484 (across from the firehouse). To reserve your ticket, please call the churchs office at 352-465-7272.Book sale to take placeA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place on Saturday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The sale will feature new books. Also, bring your aluminum cans and any sewing fabrics.Mark Bishop in concertAward-winning singer and songwriter Mark Bishop has ministered to and entertained audiences throughout the United States and Canada. He will be in concert on Saturday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. He has written ten Top 10 songs including Reach the World, When Jesus is All That I Have and You Cant Ask Too Much of My God, named song of the year by the Southern Gospel Music Songwriters Association. Formerly of The Bishops, now on his own since the group retired, audiences have discovered that Marks music is more relevant and anointed than ever. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.River Jordan concertThe River Jordan Quartet will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. River Jordan sings a pure Southern Gospel Quartet sound, low bass, high tenor and smooth dynamic harmony. You need to be at Ocala West for a wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 854-9550.Sunday, May 18 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, May 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, and plays a variety of music including jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. There is a $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-2370234. 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-OnCare in Communities fund has provided the amount of $1,000 toward the purchase of the childrens shoes. In the past this event has bought as many as 200 pair in one year. With your support we hope to do that well this year. There will be a free-will offering basket at the door. Each player is asked to bring a White Elephant item for the prize table. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors and support a good cause. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call 352854-4509 ext. 221.Monday, May 19 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966.Friday, May 23 Two-day Buddy Poppy eventVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24, at Publix, Walmart, Sams Club, Gander Mountain, Lowes,Winn Dixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. The Buddy Poppy is assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA hospitals. Proceeds from Buddy Poppy drive are used for aid, relief and comfort of needy veterans and members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.Saturday, May 24 Lions Club yard saleThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale at the Bank of the Ozarks, Saturday, May 24 in the Friendship Plaza on State Road 200 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited space rental is available for $15 and you must provide your own table. Food will also be available for purchase. Call Lion Bob Melnick at 352-8612730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Low budget travel across U.S.Jane Weber, a local columnist for the Citrus County Chronicle and global traveler, will give a slide show presentation about low budget travel across the U.S. at a program at the Dunnellon Public Libraary, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, on Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. She has traveled to 60 countries, holds three passports and has lots of great information to share. This timely program will offer many useful tips and advice to assist you with planning summer vacation travel across the United States. Jane is also a professional gardener, grower, consultant, designer and environmentalist. She is a valuable Friend of the Dunnellon Public Library and is currently involved with redesigning a portion of the landscape maintained by the Friends. This event is free to the public. More on Page 10 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, May 14, 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 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 71 1187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than the impatient Lamb expected. But it's important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived lack of support. Things should change before you know it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Best not to delay preparing for that upcoming family event. The sooner you get things started, the better chance you have of finding potential problems and making needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The romantic Moon Child might be reluctant to see the reality behind that "ideal" situation. But by midweek, the practical Crab emerges to help clear away the moonbeams. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although the Big Cat might be receptive to more "purr-suasion" to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new self-confidence to help shore up a personal relationship. LI BRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Don't be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isn't always obvious. SAGITTARI US (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A friend or family member's request might carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all facts before you make your decision. AQ UAR I US (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your concepts and see where changes could be made. PI SCE S (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -won't you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. Happenings

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Interfaith Services is an operation located in Ocala that was created to assist the homeless and downtrodden citizens of Marion County. They operate a shelter, a thrift store, a soup kitchen, a prescription program for indigent citizens and various other services that have become a haven of hope for many. This year, the Marion County Guardian ad Litem program would like to specifically recognize and thank the staff at the Interfaith Thrift Store. The GAL volunteer is often the first to discover a need for household items for a family who is trying to make a home for a child who might otherwise end up in foster care. Many times, these well meaning people dont have the funds to be able to go out and buy the items needed to be approved to gain custody of the children. Thats when the GAL volunteer simply has to pick up the phone and call the Interfaith thrift store manager, Steve Clem, or the Executive Director, Karla Grimsley, to ask for help. Whether it is furniture, beds, clothing, linens, silverware or dishes, they have helped on multiple occasions to provide these items for our children and families. In one recent case, a grandmother who received custody of her 3 grandchildren needed almost everything because she had to move into a larger home to accommodate the children. Steve Clem provided, free of charge, a living room set, dressers for the children and a dining set. On another case, beds were needed in order for 2 children to be able to live with a relative who could not be approved for placement without beds. The GAL coordinator called Ms. Grimsley, and a set of bunk beds was donated that same day. Perhaps the most compelling example involves a mother who, after many years, was able to regain custody of her 5 school aged children with the help of Interfaith. They provided a safe place for the family to live temporarily and when the mother was ready, they helped her procure an apartment, fully furnished with items from the thrift store. The GAL who was present every step of the way was sure that without these donations, it was unlikely that this large family would have been able to remain intact and become independent. On behalf of the children who are living in a forever home that might not have been possible without their help, the GAL Program in Marion County wishes to recognize the Interfaith Thrift Store as our 2014 Community Advocate of the Year. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Share the road works both ways According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this is motorcycle safety month. In a news release, the FHP offers safety tips to drivers of vehicles: Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width; never try to share a lane. Be on the lookout for motorcyclists. Check for motorcycles by looking in your mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections. Do not tailgate. Allow more following distance when following a motorcycle, so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. Dont drive distracted. Drive sober. The FHP also released the following tips for motorcyclists: Be alert drowsy driving can impair your ability to react. Drive sober. Inspect your motorcycle before each ride. Know the local traffic laws and rules of the road and obey them. Make sure you can be seen, wear bright clothing to increase visibility. Plan your route in advance and coordinate it with the other riders when riding in a group. Wear appropriate gear. These are all very nice, practical suggestions. Drivers of both vehicles and motorcyclists should be aware of them and follow the suggestions. But motorcyclists need to understand the laws of physics, you know, that class you slept through in high school. They need to study mass. Its very simple. A car can be five feet wide; a motorcycle can be about a foot wide as it approaches on the road. Which do you think you will be able to see easier a foot-wide cycle or a five-foot-wide car? We have always believed it when people involved in an accident with a motorcycle say afterward, I just didnt see it. Motorcyclists need to be aware that they are not as easily visible on the road, and they should be cautious when approaching intersections. Its not that people dont care about them, its just reality. Troopers want to make sure we share the road, and we should do so. But the responsibility falls on both parties, not just the automobile drivers. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANMANA GER: JOHN MURP HYEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Donald Sterling and some othersBY BOB FRANKEN Special to the MessengerSo now we know that it was his girlfriend V. Stiviano who recorded Donald Sterlings racist rant as they bickered while watching his Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA playoffs. And that he apparently knew she was, which is really weird. Its too bad the mystery has apparently been solved, because it was fun to think it was the work of the National Security Agency, now widely described as the only agency in government that listens. Even the NSA head finds that line funny. But in the NBA, no one found anything amusing about Sterling being revealed as a card-carrying scumbag. Everyone stumbled over each other to express their utter shock at what he was caught saying. But his boorishness was hardly a secret. He has a long history of documented discrimination. This time, his bigotry was impossible to ignore. The leagues commissioner, Adam Silver, lowered the boom on Sterling, banning him for life, fining him the maximum and laying on pressure for him to sell the Clippers. The fine was $2.5 million; the franchise probably is worth $700 million, so lets not mourn for Donald Sterling. Still, this is being touted as a courageous act by Silver. Frankly, Im not that impressed. It really was a, uh, slam-dunk. The players were threatening to boycott, the fans who buy tickets might do the same, and most importantly, the corporate sponsors were scurrying away. Suddenly, the other basketball owners were letting it be known that they would vote to banish Sterling. Whatever their motivations, it was nice to see that those who run professional sports were finding racism totally unacceptable. But wait. We do have that situation here in Washington, where the NFL franchise proprietor, Dan Snyder, is adamant about retaining a slur against Native Americans to identify his football team. Lets hasten to stipulate that Snyder, in more ways than one, is not in the same league as Sterling. Besides, Snyder has established a new organization to provide money for Indian reservations. Its the Original Americans Foundation OAF. Sterling has been a big-time contributor to the NAACP. So much so that the group was about to award him a second lifetime achievement award. One big difference is that the National Basketball Association is pushing Sterling out. The National Football League seems to be doing very little to force Snyder to get rid of the R-word. Commissioner Roger Goodell has done little except to state that its up to Dan Snyder to do the right thing. At least Sterling is being sent out to pasture. Speaking of which, maybe he can use the three-quarters of a billion or so dollars he for the Clippers to buy a huge cattle ranch in Nevada. Hell certainly have sympathetic neighbors. He can bring V with him. The state has a huge number of mines, so theres plenty more gold she can dig. In truth, its too late to worry about privacy. We have none. A word to the wise is watch what you do and say. But wait. There is one other thing: Dont be such a jerk. 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. As a child, I was brought up just a couple of years earlier than most baby boomers, hitting draft age just as the Vietnam era was beginning. With a wife and a child in the mid1960s, I wasnt drafted, but I had friends who were. Two of those young men died over there, one in combat and the other on a shipboard fire. That led a lot of us to ask Why? We werent that far removed from World War II when I was a little boy, and my father and uncle, I knew, were proud to have served in defending our freedom. But as a 6-year-old, I saw the fear in my familys eyes when Korea broke out, fear that was part of worrying that our family members might have to go back in the military. They were asking why we were even there, since Korea wasnt a threat to us. They didnt have to go, but then came the Vietnam era, and the same talk had now spread to the nations colleges and neighborhoods, wondering why we were in a small country that posed no direct threat to us. I thought of all this Saturday when I stood at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala during the deployment ceremony for the 351st Military Police Company, which is headed to Afghanistan for a year. Despite an impassioned talk by the commander of the unit, who told of meeting the Afghan people and how they wanted us there, I found myself asking that old question. Why? Please understand I am, in no way, criticizing the soldiers. They are volunteers, they are following orders and they are serving our country. As the commander stated, things have changed over the years. Back in those days peoOnce again, I find myself asking Why? Among Friends Jim Clark ple spit on the soldiers, called them baby killers and other things. Now we honor the men who go and serve, and we dont really question the way they do it. Im not asking why they are there, Im only asking why they are bound for this particular country. Yes, the people of Afghanistan need help against the Taliban. But people in a lot of other countries need help, too. The innocent people in places such as Syria, Ukraine, and Sudan are just as bad off as the Afghans. And dont you think we should be in Nigeria, helping look for those missing girls? Frankly, Id more like to see the National Guard living up to its title, guarding our nation. Should our troops maybe be deployed across the Southwest, along the border with Mexico, to stop the influx of illegal aliens and curb the drug smuggling? Should our troops be going into the areas of the country devastated by recent violent weather, helping those who have been displaced? Should our troops be deployed in Los Angeles to clean out the gangs that have taken over the culture in part of that major city? Please see CLARK, Page 11 Sorry about the omission of the QM article last week. I received many phone calls, and e-mails about the missing article. When I notified the Messenger I was told there was a problem caused when moving around some items for the paper and our article was accidently omitted. However, it was on the website: www.westmarionmessenger.com. A few tickets for the Sally/Elvis show are still available. The show is this Saturday, the 17th. The final day to purchase tickets is May 14. The show will begin at 7 p.m., but the doors will open at 6:30.You dont want to miss this show! Did you know we have a celebrity fisherman in our community? Maryanne Ellner entered the Senior Fishing Derby held at Tuscawilla Park a couple of weeks ago. She was the first one to catch a fish! Maryanne said it was a lot of fun and next year more of us should enter the contest. Thursday, May 8, was V-E Day Victory in Europe the end of World War II in Europe. On May 8, 1945, the Allies of World War II accepted Nazi Germanys unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This marked the end of World War II in Europe. This event happened on President Harry Trumans 61st birthday. He dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier, on April 12. President Truman said that the victory made it his most enjoyable birthday. Many of us remember that day quite vividly I remember thinking that now my brother could come back home from the Army. Im sure some of our residents were serving in the armed forces during this time of our history. Years ago May 8 was a day of remembrance and celebration; however, now its sad to think that many of our young people have no knowledge of the significance of May 8. A memorial service/reception for Paul Ruppe was held at our clubhouse last week. Paul, along with his wife, Mary Cay, was very active in the community for many years. He was very active in the Boy Scouts and was a great model for many young boys. Attention all Red Hatters: Thursday, May 22 Dottie Hefferon is hosting a High Tea at her home. This will be the end of Red Hat activities for the summer. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb for reservations for the Tea. Richard Guenther needs the names of the veterans in our community. He is working on a project and needs your cooperation. The annual Quail Meadow birthday bash will be June 13. Watch the QM Reporter and this article for more information. Sally/Elvis tickets still available Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Interfaith honored

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Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; William Shakespeare might well have helped to start this whole love affair we have with the rose in Romeo and Juliet written in 1600. But, really, did this aromatic, velvety, graceful blossom need any poet, playwright, or lyricist to establish its place as the flower of love? True, it does have thorns, but in the eyes of many that helps to give it that extra touch of what love really is. Love is always accompanied by unpleasant prickly moments if it is to last. We learn how to avoid the thorns so that we can fully appreciate the beauty of the rosewhatever color it may be. Yes, the colorthat is of extreme significance and many fail to consider that when purchasing these beautiful flowers for presentation to someone special. Red is the color of romantic love. Red roses are the perfect way to say, I love you. Pink is the color of admiration and appreciation. This is versatile and can be given just to create a bright spot in someones day. They can say, You are special, or You are appreciated. White is associated with marriages or new beginnings. They are also associated with remembrance and with a way to say, Im thinking of you. Orange is the wild child of roses. They show enthusiasm, passion, and gratitude. They can say, Hey, I am so proud of you, or You did a great job! Thanks so much! Yellow is joyful. The yellow rose is traditionally a sign of friendship. They are the happiest of the colors. They might say, Thanks or Get Well or Congratulations! Its easy enough to see why roses are traditionally the flowers most associated with many special occasionsnot the least of which would be Mothers Day. A bouquet of all 5 of these colors of roses could say a multitude of the things we want to say to our moms. Because moms are so special, we in Fairfield Village have dedicated the entire month of May to the special moms that we hold so dear. Since this is so important to us, we are naming all the FFV moms as the neighbors of the month for May. There would be no way to pick just one mom to celebrate, but for the next two weeks I will be soliciting comments from Fairfield Villagers about why our moms were so very special. Please call me at 352-694-6251 to give me your nomination for a special momyours or someone elses or email me at grandmasbuggy2@yahoo.com Feel free to relate an incident, a short story, or just a sentence about why the MOM you are mentioning is so special. Please help me with this and I think we will all be interested in what we have to say. Lets give credit to these ladies who spent or are still spending their lives making special contributions that only a mother can make.Fairfield Village NewsThe Fairfield Village Social Club met on Tuesday, May 6 in the clubhouse at the regular meeting time of 6 p.m. With many of our very active neighbors leaving to live the snowbird life, there is more need for everyone who can be there to attend the meetings. They are always the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Remember to be a part of the Memorial Day celebration. This is one of our best activities and the plans seem to indicate that this will again be true this year. More information will be in next weeks Messenger.Warning!As seen in the accompanying photo, there seems to be a need to beware of the lowly tick. Not only did I find a tick on my shirt after having been outside for just a few minutes, but I also found another tick on my kitchen counter just 3 days later. I have never had this happen in the 5 years I have lived in FFV. My concern is genuine because I saw my younger brother be hospitalized for a mysterious illness that turned out to be Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever caused by a tick bite.Much more common, however, is Lyme Disease that may be overlooked for years and then come on with a vengeance. Just a few days ago, Dr. Oz spent a large segment of his show about Lyme Disease and its consequences. It can be treated, but it is much better to avoid it. If you try to remove a tick, do not press its body because that releases more poison into the body. Always use tweezers and take it out by its head so that no more poison is released. Always contact a physician who might give more and better advice. Thank you, again, to my friends and family who helped me so much during my recent surgery for knee replacement. My little dog and I are both happy to be back home. As an aside.for those who might hesitate about knee surgery, I am so happy that I did it and it was not nearly so bad as I had imagined. The doctor, nurses, and therapists who helped me were excellent and I appreciate them all so much. Maybe I should take some of my own advice and send them orange roses. Thats a thought! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HOS2 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000I7SN Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 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 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 5/23/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000I7NG TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/23/14 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 5/23/14 $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 000I4ZV 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 5/23/14 711186 Out on the Town Enter to Win $25 Restaurant Gift Card!To enter, visit www.westmarionmessenger.com/contest 000I7ZM R&L Auto Detailing Call for Appt. 875-6484 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SUMMER SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams FREE LOVEBUG REMOVAL! 3 night Labor Day Getaway Aug. 29 Sept. 1, 2014 Inclludes a 2 night cruise on Oasis of the Seas $659 pp/dbl Includes one night at Hampton Inn in Hallandale across from Village at Gulfstream Park, bus from Ocala, all taxes & gratuities Must book by May 15 000I7I1 IP Resort $179 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $199 pp/dbl Biloxi Ca$ino Tours www.LauraKaneTravel.com Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus Locally Owned SOT #36723 352-840-0333 352-840-0333 3 Night T our June 16-19 July 14-17 Aug 11-14 Sept 15-18 BY JUDY DUBY AND ANGIE FISCHETTI Special to the MessengerThe Ocala Palms Mothers Day Old Bags Luncheon was held at Blancas Cafe and was attended by 66 residents. Ladies were asked to donate a new or gently used handbag, wallet or tote bag to be auctioned either in a silent or live auction. It was a fun filled, successful day. Lori Chamblin, executive director of Alpha Center for Women, which is in Ocala, gave a synopsis of the charity organization for which the Ocala Palms ladies contributed $525. The center was founded in 1998 to provide support to women who choose to carry their pregnancies to birth. This organization receives no county, state or federal funding. As co-chairs for this event, we wish to extend our thanks to Diane Higgins, Cora Maxim and Chris Turner for their help throughout the day. Thanks to Teresa McCoubrey for the beautiful dining music and to Barb Dedics, our event photographer. Special thanks to Sharyn Ruddick for her outstanding job as our auctioneer of the donated new or gently used old bags. Finally, our most heartfelt thanks to all the ladies of Ocala Palms, who generously bid and supported this charity. You are the greatest! Photos by Barb Dedics Ocala Palms holds Mothers Day luncheon Anna Corrigan, Sharon Schwartz and Estelle Siegel. Brenda Schott, Carol Yount and Kaye Rossi. Betty DeSantis, Anna Mae Weber and Jan Fitzgerald. Blanca Mirian, Lisa Steiner, and Carol Klingbeil. Diane Higgins, Sharyn Ruddick, Teresa McCoubrey. A bouquet of roses for our mothers Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett What does the color of the rose represent? The five most popular colors each have a significance all their own. The rose, itself, reminds each of us of emotion to be felt and treasured for our own very personal reasons. After being away from home for several weeks while I was recuperating from knee surgery, my Baby Bear, right, loves getting a pat on the head from his alltime best canine girl friend Lucy Lou who seems to have missed him as well. Beware Watch for ticks! I walked outside just long enough to retrieve my yard waste container after pickup and returned inside my home to find that I had brought in an unwelcome tick. Thank goodness it was on my shirt, not attached to my skin. Be cautious because Lyme Disease can cause all kinds of problems without our even realizing that is what is the matter. On May 10, the Marion County Sheriffs Office started issuing deputies a new stun gun weapon called the Taser. A total of 186 replacement stun guns, including the battery, holster, and 2 cartridges were purchased through a finance option with Taser International which totaled $230,159. On Jan. 10, the U.S. District Court of Delaware entered a permanent injunction against Karbon Arms for patent infringement of stun guns. This forced the Marion County Sheriffs Office to remove 186 stun guns from its officers, posing a potential liability to the agency along with an increased risk of harm to our deputies. According to a news release, to mitigate this liability, Sheriff Blair made it a priority to find a way to purchase stun guns, although the funding was not a budgeted item. Blair stated its my job to protect the deputies as well as the public and the stun gun has proven to be an effective tool for law enforcement. Deputies get new Tasers after court bans existing ones

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Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; William Shakespeare might well have helped to start this whole love affair we have with the rose in Romeo and Juliet written in 1600. But, really, did this aromatic, velvety, graceful blossom need any poet, playwright, or lyricist to establish its place as the flower of love? True, it does have thorns, but in the eyes of many that helps to give it that extra touch of what love really is. Love is always accompanied by unpleasant prickly moments if it is to last. We learn how to avoid the thorns so that we can fully appreciate the beauty of the rosewhatever color it may be. Yes, the colorthat is of extreme significance and many fail to consider that when purchasing these beautiful flowers for presentation to someone special. Red is the color of romantic love. Red roses are the perfect way to say, I love you. Pink is the color of admiration and appreciation. This is versatile and can be given just to create a bright spot in someones day. They can say, You are special, or You are appreciated. White is associated with marriages or new beginnings. They are also associated with remembrance and with a way to say, Im thinking of you. Orange is the wild child of roses. They show enthusiasm, passion, and gratitude. They can say, Hey, I am so proud of you, or You did a great job! Thanks so much! Yellow is joyful. The yellow rose is traditionally a sign of friendship. They are the happiest of the colors. They might say, Thanks or Get Well or Congratulations! Its easy enough to see why roses are traditionally the flowers most associated with many special occasionsnot the least of which would be Mothers Day. A bouquet of all 5 of these colors of roses could say a multitude of the things we want to say to our moms. Because moms are so special, we in Fairfield Village have dedicated the entire month of May to the special moms that we hold so dear. Since this is so important to us, we are naming all the FFV moms as the neighbors of the month for May. There would be no way to pick just one mom to celebrate, but for the next two weeks I will be soliciting comments from Fairfield Villagers about why our moms were so very special. Please call me at 352-694-6251 to give me your nomination for a special momyours or someone elses or email me at grandmasbuggy2@yahoo.com Feel free to relate an incident, a short story, or just a sentence about why the MOM you are mentioning is so special. Please help me with this and I think we will all be interested in what we have to say. Lets give credit to these ladies who spent or are still spending their lives making special contributions that only a mother can make.Fairfield Village NewsThe Fairfield Village Social Club met on Tuesday, May 6 in the clubhouse at the regular meeting time of 6 p.m. With many of our very active neighbors leaving to live the snowbird life, there is more need for everyone who can be there to attend the meetings. They are always the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Remember to be a part of the Memorial Day celebration. This is one of our best activities and the plans seem to indicate that this will again be true this year. More information will be in next weeks Messenger.Warning!As seen in the accompanying photo, there seems to be a need to beware of the lowly tick. Not only did I find a tick on my shirt after having been outside for just a few minutes, but I also found another tick on my kitchen counter just 3 days later. I have never had this happen in the 5 years I have lived in FFV. My concern is genuine because I saw my younger brother be hospitalized for a mysterious illness that turned out to be Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever caused by a tick bite.Much more common, however, is Lyme Disease that may be overlooked for years and then come on with a vengeance. Just a few days ago, Dr. Oz spent a large segment of his show about Lyme Disease and its consequences. It can be treated, but it is much better to avoid it. If you try to remove a tick, do not press its body because that releases more poison into the body. Always use tweezers and take it out by its head so that no more poison is released. Always contact a physician who might give more and better advice. Thank you, again, to my friends and family who helped me so much during my recent surgery for knee replacement. My little dog and I are both happy to be back home. As an aside.for those who might hesitate about knee surgery, I am so happy that I did it and it was not nearly so bad as I had imagined. The doctor, nurses, and therapists who helped me were excellent and I appreciate them all so much. Maybe I should take some of my own advice and send them orange roses. Thats a thought! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HOS2 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000I7SN Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 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 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 5/23/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000I7NG TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/23/14 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 5/23/14 $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 000I4ZV 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 5/23/14 711186 Out on the Town Enter to Win $25 Restaurant Gift Card!To enter, visit www.westmarionmessenger.com/contest 000I7ZM R&L Auto Detailing Call for Appt. 875-6484 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SUMMER SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams FREE LOVEBUG REMOVAL! 3 night Labor Day Getaway Aug. 29 Sept. 1, 2014 Inclludes a 2 night cruise on Oasis of the Seas $659 pp/dbl Includes one night at Hampton Inn in Hallandale across from Village at Gulfstream Park, bus from Ocala, all taxes & gratuities Must book by May 15 000I7I1 IP Resort $179 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $199 pp/dbl Biloxi Ca$ino Tours www.LauraKaneTravel.com Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus Locally Owned SOT #36723 352-840-0333 352-840-0333 3 Night T our June 16-19 July 14-17 Aug 11-14 Sept 15-18 BY JUDY DUBY AND ANGIE FISCHETTI Special to the MessengerThe Ocala Palms Mothers Day Old Bags Luncheon was held at Blancas Cafe and was attended by 66 residents. Ladies were asked to donate a new or gently used handbag, wallet or tote bag to be auctioned either in a silent or live auction. It was a fun filled, successful day. Lori Chamblin, executive director of Alpha Center for Women, which is in Ocala, gave a synopsis of the charity organization for which the Ocala Palms ladies contributed $525. The center was founded in 1998 to provide support to women who choose to carry their pregnancies to birth. This organization receives no county, state or federal funding. As co-chairs for this event, we wish to extend our thanks to Diane Higgins, Cora Maxim and Chris Turner for their help throughout the day. Thanks to Teresa McCoubrey for the beautiful dining music and to Barb Dedics, our event photographer. Special thanks to Sharyn Ruddick for her outstanding job as our auctioneer of the donated new or gently used old bags. Finally, our most heartfelt thanks to all the ladies of Ocala Palms, who generously bid and supported this charity. You are the greatest! Photos by Barb Dedics Ocala Palms holds Mothers Day luncheon Anna Corrigan, Sharon Schwartz and Estelle Siegel. Brenda Schott, Carol Yount and Kaye Rossi. Betty DeSantis, Anna Mae Weber and Jan Fitzgerald. Blanca Mirian, Lisa Steiner, and Carol Klingbeil. Diane Higgins, Sharyn Ruddick, Teresa McCoubrey. A bouquet of roses for our mothers Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett What does the color of the rose represent? The five most popular colors each have a significance all their own. The rose, itself, reminds each of us of emotion to be felt and treasured for our own very personal reasons. After being away from home for several weeks while I was recuperating from knee surgery, my Baby Bear, right, loves getting a pat on the head from his alltime best canine girl friend Lucy Lou who seems to have missed him as well. Beware Watch for ticks! I walked outside just long enough to retrieve my yard waste container after pickup and returned inside my home to find that I had brought in an unwelcome tick. Thank goodness it was on my shirt, not attached to my skin. Be cautious because Lyme Disease can cause all kinds of problems without our even realizing that is what is the matter. On May 10, the Marion County Sheriffs Office started issuing deputies a new stun gun weapon called the Taser. A total of 186 replacement stun guns, including the battery, holster, and 2 cartridges were purchased through a finance option with Taser International which totaled $230,159. On Jan. 10, the U.S. District Court of Delaware entered a permanent injunction against Karbon Arms for patent infringement of stun guns. This forced the Marion County Sheriffs Office to remove 186 stun guns from its officers, posing a potential liability to the agency along with an increased risk of harm to our deputies. According to a news release, to mitigate this liability, Sheriff Blair made it a priority to find a way to purchase stun guns, although the funding was not a budgeted item. Blair stated its my job to protect the deputies as well as the public and the stun gun has proven to be an effective tool for law enforcement. Deputies get new Tasers after court bans existing ones

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Interfaith Services is an operation located in Ocala that was created to assist the homeless and downtrodden citizens of Marion County. They operate a shelter, a thrift store, a soup kitchen, a prescription program for indigent citizens and various other services that have become a haven of hope for many. This year, the Marion County Guardian ad Litem program would like to specifically recognize and thank the staff at the Interfaith Thrift Store. The GAL volunteer is often the first to discover a need for household items for a family who is trying to make a home for a child who might otherwise end up in foster care. Many times, these well meaning people dont have the funds to be able to go out and buy the items needed to be approved to gain custody of the children. Thats when the GAL volunteer simply has to pick up the phone and call the Interfaith thrift store manager, Steve Clem, or the Executive Director, Karla Grimsley, to ask for help. Whether it is furniture, beds, clothing, linens, silverware or dishes, they have helped on multiple occasions to provide these items for our children and families. In one recent case, a grandmother who received custody of her 3 grandchildren needed almost everything because she had to move into a larger home to accommodate the children. Steve Clem provided, free of charge, a living room set, dressers for the children and a dining set. On another case, beds were needed in order for 2 children to be able to live with a relative who could not be approved for placement without beds. The GAL coordinator called Ms. Grimsley, and a set of bunk beds was donated that same day. Perhaps the most compelling example involves a mother who, after many years, was able to regain custody of her 5 school aged children with the help of Interfaith. They provided a safe place for the family to live temporarily and when the mother was ready, they helped her procure an apartment, fully furnished with items from the thrift store. The GAL who was present every step of the way was sure that without these donations, it was unlikely that this large family would have been able to remain intact and become independent. On behalf of the children who are living in a forever home that might not have been possible without their help, the GAL Program in Marion County wishes to recognize the Interfaith Thrift Store as our 2014 Community Advocate of the Year. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5 8 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Share the road works both ways According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this is motorcycle safety month. In a news release, the FHP offers safety tips to drivers of vehicles: Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width; never try to share a lane. Be on the lookout for motorcyclists. Check for motorcycles by looking in your mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections. Do not tailgate. Allow more following distance when following a motorcycle, so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. Dont drive distracted. Drive sober. The FHP also released the following tips for motorcyclists: Be alert drowsy driving can impair your ability to react. Drive sober. Inspect your motorcycle before each ride. Know the local traffic laws and rules of the road and obey them. Make sure you can be seen, wear bright clothing to increase visibility. Plan your route in advance and coordinate it with the other riders when riding in a group. Wear appropriate gear. These are all very nice, practical suggestions. Drivers of both vehicles and motorcyclists should be aware of them and follow the suggestions. But motorcyclists need to understand the laws of physics, you know, that class you slept through in high school. They need to study mass. Its very simple. A car can be five feet wide; a motorcycle can be about a foot wide as it approaches on the road. Which do you think you will be able to see easier a foot-wide cycle or a five-foot-wide car? We have always believed it when people involved in an accident with a motorcycle say afterward, I just didnt see it. Motorcyclists need to be aware that they are not as easily visible on the road, and they should be cautious when approaching intersections. Its not that people dont care about them, its just reality. Troopers want to make sure we share the road, and we should do so. But the responsibility falls on both parties, not just the automobile drivers. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANMANA GER: JOHN MURP HYEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Donald Sterling and some othersBY BOB FRANKEN Special to the MessengerSo now we know that it was his girlfriend V. Stiviano who recorded Donald Sterlings racist rant as they bickered while watching his Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA playoffs. And that he apparently knew she was, which is really weird. Its too bad the mystery has apparently been solved, because it was fun to think it was the work of the National Security Agency, now widely described as the only agency in government that listens. Even the NSA head finds that line funny. But in the NBA, no one found anything amusing about Sterling being revealed as a card-carrying scumbag. Everyone stumbled over each other to express their utter shock at what he was caught saying. But his boorishness was hardly a secret. He has a long history of documented discrimination. This time, his bigotry was impossible to ignore. The leagues commissioner, Adam Silver, lowered the boom on Sterling, banning him for life, fining him the maximum and laying on pressure for him to sell the Clippers. The fine was $2.5 million; the franchise probably is worth $700 million, so lets not mourn for Donald Sterling. Still, this is being touted as a courageous act by Silver. Frankly, Im not that impressed. It really was a, uh, slam-dunk. The players were threatening to boycott, the fans who buy tickets might do the same, and most importantly, the corporate sponsors were scurrying away. Suddenly, the other basketball owners were letting it be known that they would vote to banish Sterling. Whatever their motivations, it was nice to see that those who run professional sports were finding racism totally unacceptable. But wait. We do have that situation here in Washington, where the NFL franchise proprietor, Dan Snyder, is adamant about retaining a slur against Native Americans to identify his football team. Lets hasten to stipulate that Snyder, in more ways than one, is not in the same league as Sterling. Besides, Snyder has established a new organization to provide money for Indian reservations. Its the Original Americans Foundation OAF. Sterling has been a big-time contributor to the NAACP. So much so that the group was about to award him a second lifetime achievement award. One big difference is that the National Basketball Association is pushing Sterling out. The National Football League seems to be doing very little to force Snyder to get rid of the R-word. Commissioner Roger Goodell has done little except to state that its up to Dan Snyder to do the right thing. At least Sterling is being sent out to pasture. Speaking of which, maybe he can use the three-quarters of a billion or so dollars he for the Clippers to buy a huge cattle ranch in Nevada. Hell certainly have sympathetic neighbors. He can bring V with him. The state has a huge number of mines, so theres plenty more gold she can dig. In truth, its too late to worry about privacy. We have none. A word to the wise is watch what you do and say. But wait. There is one other thing: Dont be such a jerk. 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. As a child, I was brought up just a couple of years earlier than most baby boomers, hitting draft age just as the Vietnam era was beginning. With a wife and a child in the mid1960s, I wasnt drafted, but I had friends who were. Two of those young men died over there, one in combat and the other on a shipboard fire. That led a lot of us to ask Why? We werent that far removed from World War II when I was a little boy, and my father and uncle, I knew, were proud to have served in defending our freedom. But as a 6-year-old, I saw the fear in my familys eyes when Korea broke out, fear that was part of worrying that our family members might have to go back in the military. They were asking why we were even there, since Korea wasnt a threat to us. They didnt have to go, but then came the Vietnam era, and the same talk had now spread to the nations colleges and neighborhoods, wondering why we were in a small country that posed no direct threat to us. I thought of all this Saturday when I stood at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala during the deployment ceremony for the 351st Military Police Company, which is headed to Afghanistan for a year. Despite an impassioned talk by the commander of the unit, who told of meeting the Afghan people and how they wanted us there, I found myself asking that old question. Why? Please understand I am, in no way, criticizing the soldiers. They are volunteers, they are following orders and they are serving our country. As the commander stated, things have changed over the years. Back in those days peoOnce again, I find myself asking Why? Among Friends Jim Clark ple spit on the soldiers, called them baby killers and other things. Now we honor the men who go and serve, and we dont really question the way they do it. Im not asking why they are there, Im only asking why they are bound for this particular country. Yes, the people of Afghanistan need help against the Taliban. But people in a lot of other countries need help, too. The innocent people in places such as Syria, Ukraine, and Sudan are just as bad off as the Afghans. And dont you think we should be in Nigeria, helping look for those missing girls? Frankly, Id more like to see the National Guard living up to its title, guarding our nation. Should our troops maybe be deployed across the Southwest, along the border with Mexico, to stop the influx of illegal aliens and curb the drug smuggling? Should our troops be going into the areas of the country devastated by recent violent weather, helping those who have been displaced? Should our troops be deployed in Los Angeles to clean out the gangs that have taken over the culture in part of that major city? Please see CLARK, Page 11 Sorry about the omission of the QM article last week. I received many phone calls, and e-mails about the missing article. When I notified the Messenger I was told there was a problem caused when moving around some items for the paper and our article was accidently omitted. However, it was on the website: www.westmarionmessenger.com. A few tickets for the Sally/Elvis show are still available. The show is this Saturday, the 17th. The final day to purchase tickets is May 14. The show will begin at 7 p.m., but the doors will open at 6:30.You dont want to miss this show! Did you know we have a celebrity fisherman in our community? Maryanne Ellner entered the Senior Fishing Derby held at Tuscawilla Park a couple of weeks ago. She was the first one to catch a fish! Maryanne said it was a lot of fun and next year more of us should enter the contest. Thursday, May 8, was V-E Day Victory in Europe the end of World War II in Europe. On May 8, 1945, the Allies of World War II accepted Nazi Germanys unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This marked the end of World War II in Europe. This event happened on President Harry Trumans 61st birthday. He dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier, on April 12. President Truman said that the victory made it his most enjoyable birthday. Many of us remember that day quite vividly I remember thinking that now my brother could come back home from the Army. Im sure some of our residents were serving in the armed forces during this time of our history. Years ago May 8 was a day of remembrance and celebration; however, now its sad to think that many of our young people have no knowledge of the significance of May 8. A memorial service/reception for Paul Ruppe was held at our clubhouse last week. Paul, along with his wife, Mary Cay, was very active in the community for many years. He was very active in the Boy Scouts and was a great model for many young boys. Attention all Red Hatters: Thursday, May 22 Dottie Hefferon is hosting a High Tea at her home. This will be the end of Red Hat activities for the summer. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb for reservations for the Tea. Richard Guenther needs the names of the veterans in our community. He is working on a project and needs your cooperation. The annual Quail Meadow birthday bash will be June 13. Watch the QM Reporter and this article for more information. Sally/Elvis tickets still available Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Interfaith honored

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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. Air Force group to meetThe monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport, Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, May 16 Two-day Spruce Creek North saleSpruce Creek North will hold its community garage sale on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at 11040 SW 64th Ave. The public is invited.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 352854-9612 for reservations or further information. The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart. The next meeting is May 16. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Saturday, May 17 Church of the Advent tea partyThe Episcopal Church of the Advent will be hosting a tea party with the theme centered around the murder mystery play Murder at the Earl of Greys Hound Manor. Food offerings will include tea sandwiches, sweet desserts and scones with Devonshire cream and jelly. Tea will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. The ticket cost is $10. Our church is at 11251 SW Highway 484 (across from the firehouse). To reserve your ticket, please call the churchs office at 352-465-7272.Book sale to take placeA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place on Saturday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The sale will feature new books. Also, bring your aluminum cans and any sewing fabrics.Mark Bishop in concertAward-winning singer and songwriter Mark Bishop has ministered to and entertained audiences throughout the United States and Canada. He will be in concert on Saturday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. He has written ten Top 10 songs including Reach the World, When Jesus is All That I Have and You Cant Ask Too Much of My God, named song of the year by the Southern Gospel Music Songwriters Association. Formerly of The Bishops, now on his own since the group retired, audiences have discovered that Marks music is more relevant and anointed than ever. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.River Jordan concertThe River Jordan Quartet will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. River Jordan sings a pure Southern Gospel Quartet sound, low bass, high tenor and smooth dynamic harmony. You need to be at Ocala West for a wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 854-9550.Sunday, May 18 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, May 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, and plays a variety of music including jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. There is a $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-2370234. 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-OnCare in Communities fund has provided the amount of $1,000 toward the purchase of the childrens shoes. In the past this event has bought as many as 200 pair in one year. With your support we hope to do that well this year. There will be a free-will offering basket at the door. Each player is asked to bring a White Elephant item for the prize table. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors and support a good cause. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call 352854-4509 ext. 221.Monday, May 19 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966.Friday, May 23 Two-day Buddy Poppy eventVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24, at Publix, Walmart, Sams Club, Gander Mountain, Lowes,Winn Dixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. The Buddy Poppy is assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA hospitals. Proceeds from Buddy Poppy drive are used for aid, relief and comfort of needy veterans and members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.Saturday, May 24 Lions Club yard saleThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale at the Bank of the Ozarks, Saturday, May 24 in the Friendship Plaza on State Road 200 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited space rental is available for $15 and you must provide your own table. Food will also be available for purchase. Call Lion Bob Melnick at 352-8612730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Low budget travel across U.S.Jane Weber, a local columnist for the Citrus County Chronicle and global traveler, will give a slide show presentation about low budget travel across the U.S. at a program at the Dunnellon Public Libraary, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, on Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. She has traveled to 60 countries, holds three passports and has lots of great information to share. This timely program will offer many useful tips and advice to assist you with planning summer vacation travel across the United States. Jane is also a professional gardener, grower, consultant, designer and environmentalist. She is a valuable Friend of the Dunnellon Public Library and is currently involved with redesigning a portion of the landscape maintained by the Friends. This event is free to the public. More on Page 10 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9 4 Wednesday, May 14, 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. 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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although the Big Cat might be receptive to more "purr-suasion" to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new self-confidence to help shore up a personal relationship. LI BRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Don't be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isn't always obvious. SAGITTARI US (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A friend or family member's request might carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all facts before you make your decision. AQ UAR I US (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your concepts and see where changes could be made. PI SCE S (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -won't you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. Happenings

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Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do not change at all. Interestingly, the things you want to change refuse to do so and the things you want to stay the same never do. I wish someone would figure out how to reverse this tedious trend of life. I have worked on it but to no success. I am referring to the annual Mothers Day card fetish. I am not sure where this started or why, but I have my suspicions. I think we can safely rule out husbands and men as suspects. I could see a man doing it one year, but to do it year after year is not within the scope of a mans ability. If a man does something one time and it is successful he never chances doing it the second time when it may be a failure. Now we have on our hands tremendous pressure to purchase a yearly Mothers Day card. When it comes to card buying, I simply do not know where to go. Oh, I know where to get them; I simply do not know which one to purchase. If it was up to me, and let me point out very quickly, it is not, I would have one card for sale each year. Maybe I would modify the card each year and perhaps write something different in it, but how many ways can you say Happy Mothers Day? To be efficient the choice would only be one Mothers Day card per year. As it stands (and I wish it would sit down and rest for a while), there are more Mothers Day cards than stars in the heavens. It is virtually impossible to pick out the right Mothers Day card. Since I do not keep up with the latest trends in this regard I am at quite a disadvantage. One year I tried to remedy my Mothers Day card-buying dilemma by buying a box of 50 cards that were on sale right after Mothers Day. I thought I had hit the mother lode, so to speak. With this purchase, I had enough Mothers Day cards to last my entire lifetime. Unless, of course, I live to be 129. This lasted for two years. The first year I presented my Mothers Day card to my wife and she gave me all kinds of smiles and hugs. I was relieved to have solved a big problem in my home. I now could rest and focus on solving other problems in my life, of which there are many. It was the second year that kicked me in the teeth. As usual, that year, I presented my wife with her Mothers Day card. Trust me; I was not fully geared up for the response I got. I was expecting smiles and hugs like the year before. What I got was a glare and a shrug. She looked at me and said something I shall never forget. Isnt this the same card you gave me last year? How do wives remember these things? The only reason I knew it was the same card as last year is I had more just like it in the box it came from. Apparently, good protocol rules out giving the same card two years in a row. Who knew? I didnt. To have a problem unsolved is a very nerve-racking experience, to be sure. Now I must go back and start the whole Mothers Day card buying process over again. This brings me to the second part of my quandary. When did it become necessary for husbands to buy their wives Mothers Day cards? Sure, she washes my clothes, cooks my meals and bosses me about. She still is not my mother. It starts out rather innocently enough as most things do. Then, in my opinion, it gets out of hand. When the children start coming into the home it is quite natural, because they are too young to make such important decisions, for the father to buy the Mothers Day card on behalf of the children. I still remember that first Mothers Day card. Our first baby was only seven months old and had no idea what was going on in the world or even in the home. I gave my wife her first Mothers Day card. She was so excited. Because she was excited, so was I. This is where the whole nonsense starts. What I want to know is when do husbands stop buying Mothers Day cards for their wives? Looking back over my experience, I can see no way where I can opt out of this annual event. The last child in our home left more than 15 years ago and still I find myself under the awesome pressure of purchasing a Mothers Day card for my wife. When do the children take control of this yearly responsibility? In spite of my quandary, it is important to honor both fathers and mothers. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth (Ephesians 6:2-3). Would anybody want to buy a box of 48 Mothers Day cards, cheap?Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. 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Contact Rich Hurley, 352-873-7208 or John Everlove at 352-509-4428 to register or sponsor this tournament.Tuesday, June 10 Luau to benefit HospiceThe Ocala Dance Club, CardioWaltz and The Institute for Cardio Excellence are hosting a Luau to benefit Hospice of Marion County on Tuesday, June 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Marks Methodist Church (1839 NE 8th Ave., Ocala). The event features dance exhibitions, open dancing, prizes and raffles, a dinner buffet and table seating. Attire is Hawaiian shirts for men and floral dresses for ladies. General admission tickets are $25/person, which includes dinner and beverages. Seating is limited to 90 people. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tables for six or eight persons with reserved seating are available for purchase in advance. To purchase individual tickets in advance, include full name, address, & phone number and mail check payable to The Ocala Dance Club, 2108 NE 50th Street, Ocala, FL 34479. All proceeds support Hospice of Marion County patient care programs. For additional information call Dennis Rose at 352-425-0500.Wednesday, July 9 CERT training to startA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Wednesday, July 9, and continue through Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. The next training session will begin Oct. 9. The CERT program helps to prepare participants how to take care of themselves during a disaster. This six-week course will offer training on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations and more. Once trained, participants have the opportunity to join their local neighborhood team that will assist first responders during a disaster. CERT Teams assist by assessing their community and providing basic medical treatment to those in need and report all the information to Emergency Management. The CERT Program is offered by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Bureau of Emergency Management and is a free training to all who are interested. Early applications are important as the class fills up quickly. For more information and for an application, contact Emergency Management at 352-369-8100 or e-mail MarionCERT@marionso.com. Two area schools will be getting new principals for the next school year. The two were among eight assignments announced last week. Superintendent George Tomyn noted all eight appointments including four first-time principals are home-grown administrators because they all graduated from Marion County public high schools. Teresa Forsyth moves to Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary as principal from Belleview-Santos Elementary. She is a 20-year veteran of the district, having started in 1994 as a substitute teacher of exceptional students at Oakcrest Elementary. She also taught at Osceola Middle and Wyomina Park Elementary. She became the behavior specialist there in 2001 and was named assistant principal at Wyomina Park in 2005 before moving to Belleview-Santos in 2009. Forsyths bachelors in Elementary Education comes from Saint Leo University while her masters in Education Leadership comes from Nova Southeastern University. She graduated from North Marion High School. Jennifer Sibbald moves to Liberty Middle as principal from her current coordinator position in the districts K-12 Academic Services department. After graduating from Dunnellon High, Sibbald joined MCPS in 1996 as a teacher at Dunnellon High. Ten years later, she advanced to assistant principal at Belleview High, then four years ago to the same position at North Marion High. Last year, she moved to the district for her current position. Her associate degree comes from the College of Central Florida while her bachelors in History comes from the University of Florida. Sibbald earned her masters in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She replaces current Principal Michelle Lewis, who is relocating out-of-state. Long-time principal Leanna Dixon (Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary) is retiring after working 37 years at five schools. New principals named at two schools Jennifer Sibbald Teresa Forsyth Carlton Arms garage fireFirefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue responded to an apartment complex Monday, May 5, to find flames coming from a detached building containing eight garages. Assistant Chief Michael Alsup stated, Nineteen firefighters responded to 5001 SW 20th St., Carlton Arms Apartments at 2:21 p.m. and it took 20 minutes to get the fire under control. One garage containing a vehicle was destroyed and several others sustained fire and smoke damage. An Ocala Fire Rescue fire inspector arrived on scene and at this time the cause is under investigation.

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Im sure there were a lot of wives, husbands, mothers, fathers and children who went to bed this weekend but had a restless sleep, knowing their loved ones were heading for Asia. And Im sure as they tossed and turned in their beds, many were thinking that same word that many of us thought about 50 years ago. Why?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 gether, call on one another, call on us when you need help. He added, The torch of freedom burns bright because of you. Congressmen Rich Nugent spoke to the families: Your sons and daughters are part of the best trained fighting force in the world. Company Commander Capt. Douglas Worstell described his previous tours and how he was face to face with an old Afghan man. You bring hope to my people, he said the man told him. I still see that old man staring me in the face. After the ceremony, the troops dispersed to be with their families, and a family luncheon was planned. After that came the actual departure. DEPLOYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 This weeks puzzle answers It may have been rainy and dreary outside on Friday evening, May 2, but it was all sunshine and smiles inside the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida for the SPCAs gala fundraiser, The SPCA of Marion Countys Gone Bunco. We heard guests entering the Center say something smells good, referring to the delicious catering provided by the College of Central Florida. Before bunco began, guests dined on Swedish meatballs, pork and vegetable egg rolls, bruschetta, vegetable and fruit platters, cheese and crackers and other assorted delights. For dessert, tasty brownies and cookies shaped like dog bones with SPCA written on them were the highlights. Each table had a centerpiece filled with dog bones and flowers. You can see that the college went all out for us and were deeply grateful. First, wed like to thank everyone who braved the bad weather and came out to support us. We all had fun playing bunco and laughing with friends and neighbors. More than half the guests never played bunco before, but its an easy game to learn, and each table was given a quick tutorial before play began. At the end of the evening, prizes were given out for most buncos and most wins. Then about 20 gift baskets were raffled off, so many people went home with a valuable remembrance of the evening. Wed next like to thank Betty Thayer, who was our bunco MC. She did a superb job calling out the games and providing instructions. Everyone was impressed with her ability to clearly get bunco novices moving in the right direction. We could not have had an orderly, fun evening without the help of the students from the West Port High School Key Club, led by Mr. Waters. They gave out playing instructions, helped us move to neighboring tables, stamped our cards for bunco, and helped people with mobility issues. Many guests commended the young men and women for their work and the SPCA seconds that. We could not have put this evening on at all without the support of our major sponsors. In alphabetical order they are: A Family Veterinarian, led by Dr. Ed, Ark Storage, the College of Central Florida, Frank DeLuca of DeLuca Toyota, Panther Printing, Roger Hunt DiaThe SPCA of Marion Countys Gone Bunco monds, and the Star Banner. Dr. Ed of A Family Veterinarian provides medical care to our foster animals, and works with us to provide financial aid to needy families for their medical bills. Ark Storage donated storage space for the kibble and treats we pack for the Pets on Wheels Program. The College of Central Florida provided the Klein Center, catering, beautifully decorated tables, clean up, and flyer design. Frank De Luca of DeLuca Toyota gave us a generous donation for this event. Panther Printing donates our printing needs, including the beautiful new SPCA brochures, event flyers, letterhead, and pens. Roger Hunt Diamonds provided valuable jewelry for our gift baskets, and the Star Banner provided advertising. We gratefully thank all these businesses for their philanthropy and for caring about their community. Wed also like to thank all the local businesses who gave us gifts for our gift baskets. Our gift basket raffle was a huge success. Although we dont have room to personally thank everyone individually here, you may be seeing people coming to your establishments after winning gift certificates for breakfast or dinner, manicures and pedicures, massages, and flowers among other items. These gift baskets were a large part of the evening and we are also extremely grateful for your community support. Throughout the evening, a PowerPoint presentation continuously looped on three big screens, showing our guests many of the animals and organizations we have helped over the years. Thanks to all who worked on this beautiful presentation. Finally, we could not have put on such a big event without the hard work and enthusiasm of our SPCA president, Dr. Beverly Carver. No one worked harder at every stage to get this fundraiser up and running and to become a reality. We hope all our guests had as great a time as we did Our mission is to help the animals in need in Marion County, and because of the success of this fundraiser, we can help more animals in the upcoming months lead better lives. The Bunco centerpiece. 75th AnniversaryGerard and Georgeina Abrahams celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Their church, Joy Lutheran, honored them with a luncheon on Sunday, April 27, following worship service in Swenson Hall. They were married, in New York, in 1939, when he was 22 years old and she was 19 years old. Their secret to a long marriage is all about communication and a sense of humor. 000I7A0 Sponsor ed by Cherry wood Veterans Club | Non-P rofit Tax Ex empt | 501(C) (19) Corpor ation Charity Open Golf T ournament F our Play er Scramble F or more inf ormation about this event contact R ich Hurley 873-7208 or the Dir ect or of Golf at Oc ala Palms H. L. Rober ts at 732-4653 John E verlo ve 509-4428 18 holes of golf P ancake br eakfast & lunch included. Sign-in/hole assignment & br eakfast voucher 7:15am Br eakfast starts at 7:30am Shot Gun star t 8:30am F lighted f ormat. P riz e winner each flight. Hole-In-One cash priz e. Closest t o pin contest. Refr eshment cart. Silent A uction. Gif ts, fun & friendly c ompetition. Register b y W ed. June 4. Ocala P alms Golf & Coun try Club. Satur day June 7th $50.00 pla yer

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PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, the troops stand at attention during the ceremony. Below, Company Commander Capt. Douglas Worstell speaks to the troops and their families at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, May10. More on Page 12. Deployment ceremony held for 351st Company BY JIM CLARK EditorAs hundreds of family members, officials and friends looked on, the troops of the 351st Military Police Company were given a ceremonial send off Saturday, May 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. The soldiers are heading for Afghanistan and are not scheduled to return for a year. On a beautiful, clear morning with a slight breeze drifting over the park, the troops marched in formation from a distant area of the park to the grassy parade area in front of the stage and between the bleachers set up for the families. As they marched and chanted a military cadence, the Kingdom of the Sun Band played patriotic music and broke into The Army Song (Over hill, over dale, etc.) as the troops approached. Various city and county dignitaries spoke. Morrey Deen, chairman of the ceremony, told them, You have answered the call of your nation stick toOld bagsBarbara Lietzel of Ocala Palms shows off some of the Old bags that were auctioned off for charity. See story on Page 7.PHOTO BY BARB DEDICS Please see DEPLOY, Page 11 BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Marion County Commission heard from Karen Ahrman of Northeast 6th Place, who presented a petition signed by 2,700 people trying to keep Wild Waters open. She said she expects to eventually get 10,000 signatures. She said that thousands patronize Wild Waters, and added that except for when there are concerts, the Wild Waters parking lot is full and the Silver Springs lot is empty. She called the attraction a great place for families, and said that with the growth of Central Florida, we need to keep the attractions. Commissioner Stan McClain said there was a consensus to look for another operator who would build a water park. He noted that it would cost a million dollars to open the park as is. Marion County Fire Rescue crews responded to the Red Roof Inn, 120 NW 40th Ave., Ocala, after an explosion at the location was reported to 911 dispatchers at 4:53 p.m. on Monday, May 5. The explosion turned out to be a water main rupture on the inns second floor. The main, located in the ceiling and approximately three inches in diameter, sent water careening down a stairwell and eventually led portions of the first floor ceiling to give way. None of the seven hotel patrons who were in the building during the incident were injured; they were evacuated upon MCFRs arrival at 5:02 p.m. Firefighters quickly assisted in cutting the buildings water supply, checked rooms to make sure no injured were inside and ordered the buildings power to be shut off to prevent injury. Red Roof Inn owners advised the 11year-old building holds 63 rooms, 20 of which were rented out for the day. County hears plea to save Wild Waters Water pipe blast damages part of Red Roof Inn This shows some Red Roof Inn damage. Kidnap charges filedTwo people face various charges after they allegedly forced a woman into a trunk of a car. Silas Deaton, 21, of Ocala, and Haley Kuttner, 20, of Dunnellon, will face charges of kidnapping, carjacking, robbery and possession of marijuana. All three people were in a car along a dirt road somewhere in Marion County. They pulled over to roll a marijuana cigarette just after midnight, May 11. The 20-year-old victim told investigators it was Deaton who started the attack by choking the victim. Investigators learned that the attack was over someone stealing $50, marijuana and prescription pills. The victim said despite pleas that she did not steal anything, she was bound with rope, a knife was held to her throat, she was cut on the neck and forced into the trunk. The victim was able to call 911. Once the vehicle was stopped by law enforcement, the victim pulled the emergency release cable and freed herself from the trunk. Deaton and Kuttner were both booked into the Marion County Jail on Mothers Day. More from the troop deployment ceremony PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe troops meet with their families after dismissal. Morrey Deen Kent Guinn