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INDEX Stone Creek........3 Ocala Palms........6 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 9 WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IA3Y WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474THURSDAY, JUNE 5 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 11:00 AM 000IA3QTHURSDAY, MAY 29 10:45 AM8075 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala, FL 34481 6998 N US Hw y. 27 Ocala, FL 34482 3393 SW College Rd Ocala, FL 34474 Procession starts honors for tow truck driver BY JIM CLARK EditorChances are if you wanted a tow truck Saturday morning, you had to wait a while. Trucks from all over the area gathered at Quail Meadow Commons for a procession to a Celebration of Life for John Duggan Sr., the tow truck driver who was killed May 3 as he helped at an accident scene on Interstate 75. A state trooper and another man were also killed when a pickup truck went out of control and hit the trio. Trucks of all sizes and shapes gathered at the U.S. Highway 27 shopping center, now nearly vacant, to be led by three Ocala Police motorcycle units to Southwest 60th Avenue and then south to the airport area. The Sheriffs Office helped stop traffic en route. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe lineup of tow trucks and antique cars at Quail Meadow Commons. Trucks from John Duggans towing business led the way. Trucks of all sizes filled the road. For the second time in three weeks, a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a crash on Interstate 75, resulting in serious injuries to several children. According to the report, the FHP vehicle driven by Raul J. Umana of Ocala was northbound and attempted to make a U-turn when it struck the guardrail in the median and was redirected into the southbound lanes. At that point it was struck by a 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Christeia T. Jones of Orlando, which then collided with a 2011 Mercedes driven by Terry Scanes of Miami. Jones car then moved into the path of a truck driven by William Richmond of Detroit, Michigan, which hit the rear of Jones car. The engine compartment of Jones car caught fire, but it was extinguished before it reached the passenger area. Three children who were in the Jones car, two of them unrestrained, were critically injured and were flown to Shands. They included Logan Grant, 2, who was restrained, and Lanard Maybin, 5, and Denard Maybin, 7. Among the adults, Jones was in serious condition and others were listed as minor. The southbound side of Interstate 75 at the 345 mile marker was closed for several hours. Three children critically hurt in FHP wreck Fallen officers remembered BY JIM CLARK EditorA small crowd gathered on a gloomy May 15 morning at the Fallen Officer Memorial on Southeast 25th Avenue to honor those who have given their lives locally. Most prominent was the added picture and engraving of Florida Highway Patrol officer Chelsea Richard, who died May 3 when she was struck by a pickup truck while she was investigating an earlier accident on Interstate 75. FHP Sgt. Andrew Litzell was the speaker, talking briefly about his encounter with a suspect which evolved into a life-or-death struggle in which the suspect eventually lost his life. Litzell said that when he left for work that day, his wife was already in bed and he didnt kiss her goodbye. He promised that would never happen again after saying he thought about it when his life was in danger. The annual ceremony, in front of the McPherson Complex, drew law enforcement personnel from all over the area. Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham welcomed the visitors, and Sheriff Chris Blair gave the closing remarks. Dunnellon Police Chief Joann Black led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Bill Gadsen gave the roll call of fallen officers. A riderless horse from the Marion County Sheriffs Office Mounted Unit paraded by, and Cody Lafleur blew Taps. A wreath was placed at the memorial. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKSgt. Andrew Litzell spoke to the crowd. More photos from tow truck procession for John Duggan

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, May 21, 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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Local news outlets analyzed the textbook and found Christianity and other religions well-represented in the book. Local historians weighed in, saying they saw nothing objectionable or opinionated. Even students organized and petitioned the school board to keep the book, reacting to what they felt was an attempt at censorship based on ignorance and intolerance. Reason won the day and the school board chose not to strike the textbook from its curriculum, but the controversy spawned a bill that could have resulted in the disruptive politicization of public schools and which was based on the unrepresentative opinions of a vocal minority. Its reassuring, then, that reason won the day again in the Legislature, and that the bill it passed seemingly seeks to thwart that politicization while respecting parents concerns and directing them to officials they know and likely trust. Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 The fifth annual "Teddy Bear" Golf Tournament was recently held at the Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Each golfer and many residents donated a stuffed animal to be used by the Sheriff's Office to meet the needs of children in Marion County during times of turmoil and stress in their young lives. Committee chairperson Diane Volko presented a $355 donation, as well as a truckload of stuffed animals to Sheriff Chris Blair. Accompanying the Sheriff were his wife Sangi, Lt. Jon Turner and K-9 Officer "Bolt." Naturally, "Bolt" seemed to attract the most attention. Sheriff accepts donation from Teddy Bear tournament PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSThe entire tournament group at Ocala Palms. Roseann Coughlin and Lynelle Carpenter. Ron Owen, John Maxe, Merritt Owen, Bill Negron, Cliff Brinkley and Vance Zeek. Sangi Blair, Barb Dedics and Sheriff Chris Blair. Theresa Weigel, Terry Dines, Amanda Jack and Karen Smith. 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The second Sunday in May is dedicated to honoring mothers. It is my belief that mothers should be honored all year long and some mothers are. Karen Ganzi of Pinebrook and her sister Joan Marasso of Sebastian have the privilege of celebrating their mom each day. Catherine Ganze, who will be 97 on Memorial Day the real Memorial Day, May 30, lives with her daughter Karen in Pinebrook. Mrs. Ganze was born in Boston and then later moved to New York City. She was the oldest of six children. According to her daughters she was made to leave school at age 16 by the Federal Relief Organization and was forced to go to work. She was put to work in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and worked there for many years. As a good daughter, she handed over most of her pay to her Mom and kept only what she needed for essentials. As a young girl, she was the breadwinner for her family. She was a typist and stenographer. However, her love of learning made her want to finish high school. She went at night to get her degree and it took her six years to complete. With this degree and work experience, she entered private industry where she was a NBC executive secretary. Determination and hard work paid off. She met the man of dreams, Joe, in 1942 at a dance on the rooftop of the YWCA building in Manhattan and married in July of 1943. They were married for 59 years. They had four children and Mrs. Ganze has 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren with another one on the way. She continued to work as an executive secretary before starting her family and then worked in the most underpaid position of being a mother and continues in that job at age 97 years young. When her children were in school, she went back to her job as an executive secretary and kept her job as mother. After her fourth child was born, she returned to her job of mother. When the fourth child was in school, she went back to being a secretary. This time, she became a school secretary until she retired. Anyone who has worked in the school system knows that a school secretary runs the school. Catherine loved to dance and enjoyed the big band music of the time. She went dancing most every Saturday night. She was an avid reader with mysteries and westerns being her favorite. She read the newspaper and loved doing crossword puzzles. In her early twenties Catherine developed an interest in horseback riding and rode with friends in Manhattan for several years. When asked where does one ride in Manhattan, Mrs. Ganze replied, "Central Park." One does not think of Manhattan where one can ride horses but in her time Central Park was the place. Karen told me that the New York City Police mounted division kept their horses at Central Park. Her favorite fun things to do with family was watching the funny skits on the Sid Caesar show, the Gary Moore show and later the Carol Burnett show. In later years her favorite TV show was Jeopardy. According to her daughters, she attributes her long life to her happy marriage and happy family. Since her life has spanned almost a century and much has happened during that time, I asked her what were her most memorable events. Mrs. Ganzi said that buying a washing machine on time made a big difference in her everyday life when her children were young. Also getting a phone installed in the house along with her first TV and record player. She loved watching the TV hits of the time like 'I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners.' Mrs. Ganzi and her husband bought their first home when they retired to Florida. This was another memorable event. They came to Florida after her husband had to take early retirement because of health issues. They also knew that with a reduced income they could live better in Florida than New York. They moved to Florida over 40 years ago and truly loved the Florida way of living. They bought their first and second homes in Florida. When her husband died 12 years ago, Karen came to Florida to live with her. Her family did not want her living alone and they could not convince her to move back to New York. Karen came to love Florida as much as her mom and convinced her Mom to move to Stone Creek. When asked what her greatest achievement was in her 97 years, she said it was learning how to drive in New York when she was in her mid-forties. Anyone who has driven in New York knows that is a great feat. Her daughters feel that their mom's strong faith is a lesson that she has taught all of her children. She has relied on her faith all of her life. According to Joan and Karen, it has kept her strong and resolute and she has been a great role model for her children and grandchildren. What a great lesson to pass on to the next generation. On May 11, some of us got to honor our mothers and later in the month on May 26, we honor all those who have fought for our freedoms. Recently, the Stone Creek Veterans held a breakfast meeting at the Stone Creek Grille with Congressman Ted Yoho. The meeting was arranged by SC veteran Ken Schamens. Congressman Yoho discussed the VA, defense, some foreign affairs, budget items and accountability issues. Congressman Yoho is very concerned with the major United States debt and its many implications. He believes that the U.S. should focus on present and future national defense such as cyber security and electro magnetic pulse security. Recently, the Congressman voted in favor of funding the benefits program of all veterans in the state of Florida and across the country. The primary duty of Congress is to provide for the common defense of our great country. As members of Congress we also have an obligation to care for those brave men and women who are serving and have served in harms way. This bill will make sure our active duty military has the resources and training they need to perform their mission. Yoho said. On May 26 when the Stone Creek Veterans honor those who have fought for our freedoms, let us be grateful for these men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. May also has Armed Forces Day on the 3rd Saturday of May. Here is to May and those we celebrate!messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 A3 A10 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger From that point on, every one of the boys in the class always called her Mom. No one ever mentioned it; they all just did it. Sandy said, That was one of the best classes I ever had even though the entire class was made up of boys. Being their classroom Mom was a special joy. Mary S. said that growing up she always felt in the shadow of her older sister who was a very good student who did not have to work hard to get good grades. Mary, on the other hand, worked very hard and sometimes a B in a class was the best she could do. She told her mother that she did not want her to be disappointed in her grades. Her mother pulled Mary into her lap and asked, Are you doing your best? Mary replied, Yes, its just hard for me. Her mother replied, Sweetie, all I ever ask is that you do the best you can. You have your talents and your sister has hers. I will never expect you two to be alike. You are individuals. Now, no more negative talk, ok? Mary said that she felt totally different after that and she remembered when her children came along to be sure that they understood that she would not expect them to be anything other than themselves. We dont have to live up to someone elses standards just our own. That was a major life lesson for me that has stuck with me some 60+ years now thanks to my mom. Nancy P. said that when she was in the second grade, she had begged and begged her mom to let her have a puppy, but her mom consistently said no. There were all kinds of reasons given, but Nancy kept insisting that she wanted a pet. One day, Nancys father brought home two white mice much to her delight. Pixie and Dixie were not allowed out except at night when Nancys father was home and while her mom hid in the bedroom behind a closed and locked door. One morning, Nancy went to feed her pets and found Pixie had died. She was so upset that she did not replace the screen to their home properly. When she and her dad went to get Pixie for burial that evening, they found that Dixie had gotten out. Nancy searched her home for two weeks but could not find the missing white mouse. She assumed it had gotten outside somehow. One Sunday some two weeks later, the family had guests for dinner. When the group was about to sit down to the meal, something caught Nancys eye. The master bedroom opened off a hallway close to the dining table, and Nancy saw something moving under the bedspread of her parents bed. She whispered to her father, I just saw Dixie on your bed. Her mother overheard and went running out of the house screaming, Get it out; get it out! Nancys father and the dinner guest caught the errant mouse and returned it to its cage just long enough so that it could be removed from the house. You see, Nancys mom would not come back inside until the innocent white mouse was outside. Needless to say, that was the end of Nancys pets until she was in high school when she finally got a dog. Since then, Nancy has always had at least one dogand no micein her home. Fairfield news Everyone is reminded of the big Memorial Day Picnic that is to be held on Monday, May 26 beginning at 1 p.m. in our clubhouse. This promises to be a big gathering and is one of the 3 big social events of the summer sponsored by the Fairfield Social Club for all members. Non-members are welcome for a $3 fee. The accompanying photo is the Home of the Month chosen by management each month. Mays Home of the Month is the lovely corner lot home of James and Betsy Laughner on SW 57th Street. On any given day, one is likely to see James working in his yard or helping in someone elses yard. The Laughners efforts show the pride they take in their home. Congratulations on the special award. There are many other beautiful lawns and homes in Fairfield Village that show the pride the neighbors take in keeping our community neat and attractive. We continue to show that we are a community of lively folks who want our homes to be lovely places. Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day as we honor those who have served to protect our USA over the years. God Bless America! FFVcontinued from Page 7 The Home of the Month as seen from another view. The Ladies Luncheon at the Horse and Hounds restaurant on East Silver Springs Boulevard was attended by 17 women. This restaurant was closing just a few days after our luncheon; however, the one on Highway 27 is still open. We voted to continue meeting during the summer (after all we do need to eat). June 13th we will have lunch at the Olive Garden. The mail carriers food drive was very successful. Once again the Quail Meadow residents were very generous with donations. Bingo is about to come to an end for the summer. Tuesday, May 27, will be the last Bingo until September. Come join the fun and fellowship. Reminder to all Red Hatters: The High Tea will be Thursday (May 22) at Dottie Hefferons home. This will be the final Red Hat event until September. Plans for the 4th of July are progressing. The parade will be larger and cover more streets this year. Cars, trucks, golf carts, bicycles, etc. are needed for the parade. Contact Richard Gunther if you plan to enter the parade. The Quail Meadow Birthday Party will be June 13th at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by R Music for You. Memorial Day is May 26. This is a day of remembrance. This is a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who served, or are serving in our military. Probably each of us can name a family member or friend who served in the armed forces either many years ago, or are serving now. Do you remember when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day? This name was given because it was a day set aside to place flowers on the graves of those who gave their all for our country. There are several accounts of how the day began. It is believed that it had many beginnings in various towns with the people gathering to honor the war dead in the 1860s. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan. The day was then observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of the Confederate and Union soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. After World War I the holiday was changed to honor all Americans who died fighting in any war. We now celebrate Memorial Day as a national holiday on the last Monday in May. We might note however, some southern states have a separate day set aside for Confederate Memorial Day. In Florida, along with several other states, April 26 is the day recognized. January 19 and June 3 are also dates used by other southern states. Did you purchase a poppy to wear? The VFW, in 1922, became the first veterans organization to sell poppies nationally. Since the late 1950s on the Thursday before Memorial Day, small American flags are placed on each of the graves in Arlington National Cemetery. In some other national cemeteries the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts decorate the graves with flags. However you spend your Memorial Day, I hope you take time out to reflect on those brave men and women who through the years gave their all for our country. God bless the USA. 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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 Worship at TimberRidgeA workship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, May 24, at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, May 24 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.African Violet group meetsAfrican Violet Club of Ocala May meeting will be May 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala. The topic will be Violets and Other Gessies brought them home What Now? Well teach you what to do and what not to do with the violets and other gessneriads you purchased from our lovely show and successful sale earlier this month. For more information go to http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ Delicious refreshments are served and guests are always welcome! 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. 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.Tuesday, May 27 West Marion Business meetingThe general meeting of the West Marion Business Association at the Marion County Sheriffs office on State Road 200 will be May 27 at 5:15 p.m. This months meeting includes a short presentation of what SCORE is and what services this group of former business owners share with other business owners. Harvey Paskin, who is making the presentation, has even prepared a small questionnaire which is intended to help members assess the status of our business. Following his presentation, members will have an opportunity to talk about their business for a few minutes in a fun informative way. Door prizes and other prizes will be awarded as well.Sisterhood of SurvivorsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. Our meeting Tuesday, May 27, will be a presentation by Dr. Carrascosa from Robert Bissoneault Oncology Institute on Phantom Pain and Miscellaneous Topics. Please join us.Saturday, June 7 Calling golfers for Veterans OpenThe Cherrywood Veterans Club will hold its annual Veterans Open at the Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 7. Men and women are welcome to enjoy breakfast, lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, prizes, silent auction and more for $50 per player. Contact Rich Hurley, 352-873-7208 or John Everlove at 352-509-4428 to register or sponsor this tournament.Yoga in Sholom ParkThere will be yoga in Sholom Park on Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. Only lightning, thunder and heavy rain will keep us away. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARI ES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected development could change the Arians perspective on a potential investment. Keep an open mind. Ignore the double talk and act only on facts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surge of support helps you keep your long-standing commitment to colleagues who rely on you for guidance. Ignore attempts to get you to ease up on your efforts. G EMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family continues to be the dominant factor, but career matters also take on new importance. You might even be able to combine elements of the two in some surprising, productive way. CA N CER (June 21 to July 22) A realistic view of a workplace or personal situation helps you deal with it more constructively once you know where the truth lies. Reserve the weekend for someone special. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As much as you Leos or Leonas might be intrigued by the sunny prospects touted for a potential investment, be careful that you dont allow the glare to blind you to its essential details. VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A friends problem brings out the Virgos nurturing nature in full force. However, dont go it alone. Allow others to pitch in and help share the responsibilities youve assumed. LI BRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A business decision might need to be put off until a colleagues personal matter is resolved. Use this time to work on another matter youve been anxious to get to. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relationships (personal or professional) might appear to be stalled because of details that keep cropping up and that need tending to. Be patient. A path begins to clear soon. SAGITTARI US (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A promotion could cause resentment among envious colleagues. But others recognize how hard you worked to earn it, and will be there to support you if you need them. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Handling a delicate personal matter needs both your wisdom and your warmth. Expect some setbacks, but stay with it. The outcome will justify your efforts. AQ UAR I US (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resist the temptation to cut corners just because time is short. Best to move ahead step by step so you dont overlook anything that might later create time-wasting complications. PI SCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Use the good will you recently earned with that well-received project to pitch your ideas for a new project. Expect some tough competition, though, from an unlikely source. Happenings The 25th annual Harvey Awards, Ocala Civic Theatres version of the Tony Awards, will be held on Saturday, June 14 to celebrate the best of the 2013-2014 season! Each June following the closing show of the season, Ocala Civic Theatre supporters gather to recognize the outstanding work of our actors, designers, and volunteers who provide quality entertainment for our community. The awards are named for the late Harvey Klein, a local attorney and dedicated long-time supporter of Ocala Civic Theatre and the arts, who also served as emcee of the annual awards ceremony for many years. The Harvey Awards are held at Ocala Civic Theatre. Anyone is welcome to attend. Dressy to semi-formal attire is suggested. This years event is catered by The Braised Onion. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour in the lobby, including hors doeuvres, a cash bar, a raffle, and a silent auction of memorabilia from the 20132014 season. Dinner, catered by The Braised Onion, is at 7 p.m. with an entre choice of roast pork loin, chicken piccata, or eggplant rollatini (vegetarian). The meal also includes mixed green salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, iced tea, and coffee. The awards ceremony and entertainment begin at 8 p.m. Awards are given for excellence in acting, technical aspects, and volunteer service. For reservations or more information, call (352) 2362274 or stop by the box office. Tickets are on sale now at $25, and the deadline to purchase tickets and select your entre is Thursday, June 6. This is the social event of the season dont miss this special evening of entertainment and well-deserved recognition! Civic Theatre to give awards 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. 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In looking forward to Mothers Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. And, the messes they clean up are not their doing. That is what makes it so great. Somebody needs to clean up the mess we are in. Anybody who steps outside their house knows that the country is in a terrific mess these days. It would be impossible to blame one political party over another. In this area, everybody is equal. The truth is, politicians make messes. Furthermore, they leave these messes for other people to clean up. Many politicians have dirty mouths and minds, but none has dirty hands from cleaning up messes. There are two kinds of politicians in our country those who make messes and those who allow those messes to be made. Wouldnt it be nice to find a politician who actually would clean up a mess? Our country is in the soup, and not the kind of soup your mother used to make. Politicians make soup out of circumstances that nobody can stomach while mothers have a marvelous way of making soup out of almost anything, and it tastes heavenly, plus it is good for you. Recently, some politicians have been in an uproar and quite nervous over the swine flu situation. And there is good reason. With all the pork in Washington these days, they should be afraid they might catch whatever is going around. Maybe, and I know Im a little sadistic here, it might be good for a couple of them (okay, all of them) to come down with some kind of flu to send them to their beds for at least a month. Possibly a high fever might clear up their thinking. Plus, our country could use a vacation from politicians. We could put them all in quarantine until the danger is over. (Ill let them know when it is over. Honest. Cross my fingers and hope to vote.) But getting back to my subject, I believe mothers would make wonderful politicians for several reasons. Mothers, generally speaking, know how to ask questions. Have you washed behind your ears? What time are you getting back? Do you have clean underwear? If all your friends jumped off a bridge would you? It is one thing to ask a question, but it is another thing altogether to ask the right question. I firmly believe asking questions is a highly refined art. Politicians, for example, ask questions they think people are asking. Before they query any audience, they take 197 polls to make sure they have the right question so they are not embarrassed. Mothers, on the other hand, ask questions to embarrass you and put you back on the straight and narrow. Politicians rarely expect answers to their questions. They are all rhetorical. They ask questions in such a way that nobody in their right mind could ever answer it. Quite frankly, if they ever got an answer to a question they would be so shocked they would not know what to do about it. Mothers expect an answer to their questions immediately...without delay. Question a politician, you get the runaround. Question your mother and she will chase you around. It would be more beneficial to be chased around by your mother than to have some politician give you the runaround. Another reason mothers would make good politicians is that they never stop until the work is finished. Everybody has heard the old saying, A man works from sun up to sun down, but a womans work is never done. At the end of the day, every mother has something to show for her work. It would be beneficial for our country if every politician were apprenticed to a mother with four or five kids. Let him follow her around for a week, if he can last a week, and he will get some idea of what working is all about. Let some politician clean up after four or five kids for a week and experience what real work is all about. Perhaps, if he has to clean up messes of other peoples making he might think twice before he makes a mess himself. The only work a politician really does, is working his mouth, which rarely accomplishes anything useful. By her very nature, a mother is always thinking about others. Rarely does she take any time for her own personal pursuits. Other people come before her interest and comfort. Wouldnt that be a wonderful trait in some politician? Instead of always thinking about reelection and what can get him reelected, he begins to think about other people and their needs. Instead of putting his political career ahead of everything else, he would sacrifice himself to benefit other people, to help clean up the messes around him. Although it may seem like a good idea, we cannot afford to send mothers to Washington and neglect the important work she has at home. Nehemiah said it so well, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? (Nehemiah 6:3). God knew exactly what he was doing when he put together a marvelous creature we now know as Mother.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Textbooks: A bad bill made reasonable Rejoice, Floridians: Our state Legislature had the opportunity to make a highly political decision that would have upended curricula in public schools, and decided instead that it would be responsible and largely apolitical. Its a small victory, but you have to take what you can get from Tallahassee. The bill, S.B. 864, allows parents to formally complain about the content of textbooks to local school boards, and its probably the best implementation of a bad idea reasonable Floridians could have hoped for: Parents must file their complaints with the school board within 30 days of the materials adoption, the process requires a written description of the objections and the signatures of the aggrieved, and the contested material must be posted online for public consideration, after which the school board must conduct a public hearing at which a final decision will be rendered that is not subject to further appeal or review. Previously, parents had to file their complaints with state education officials so the bill doesnt expand opportunities for public input, it just moves the discussion and requires school boards to establish a petitioning process. Because school boards have a say in what textbooks wind up in their schools, theres a reasonable argument to be made that the discussion should be had at the local level. That this bill came out of the Legislature in the form it did is pretty admirable: As originally proposed, it would have massively decentralized school curricula by requiring school districts to conduct the textbook selection process individually, putting an undue burden on local boards, taking state education officials out of the textbook selection process entirely and making a standardized education something of an impossibility by virtually ensuring that classroom materials differed widely by district. As passed, the selection process remains unchanged. Why the disparity? To account for that, you have to look at the catalyst for the bill. That story goes like this: A 15-year-old Volusia county student showed her mother a chapter of her history textbook which prominently Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BOB FRANKEN The Democrats are doing what they do best. Once again, theyre handing issues to the Republicans. Its their specialty. Of course, theres Obamacare. By now, the constant efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act should have become an embarrassment to the GOP True, Obamacare lately has had a string of successes, but it will take a long time for the Democrats to overcome the mortifying startup, which was the result of ridiculously bad management. It haunts them to this day, and more importantly, will haunt them until Election Day. But the Obama peeps are always looking for targets of opportunity to wildly miss. We had reached the point where consistent hammering over the tragic events in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, were being perceived as cynical attempts by the Republicans to exploit the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others who were murdered by terrorists while traveling with minimal protection to U.S. facilities. Furthermore, GOP efforts to characterize the public response by the president and his top national-security officials as a cover-up had been discredited by the exaggerations and outright lies of the main inquisitor, Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Once again, further information has been disclosed that breathes new life into incendiary charges that indeed the presidents top aides were mostly interested in protecting the presidents image as we approached Election Day. Thanks to relentless efforts by the gadfly group Judicial Watch, the White House was forced to reveal a ton of documents. Included was an email from Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes laying out talking points about the disaster, which sought to minimize the foul-ups that contributed to the murder of Stevens and those with him. Worst of all, from a political point of view, the email had not been included in the material demanded by congressional committees. Was that a cover-up? Republican leaders said it was, and once again the Obama forces had revived a nearly dead issue. So Republicans pounced. Not only have they rammed through the House the creation of a new select committee that will focus on nothing but what were calling Benghazigate, but they are shouting from the rooftops about the presidents disregard for the law. Their screams are one big I told you so! Again, the Obamites are doing everything in their power to help out their enemies. Meanwhile, the Republicans seem to have learned a big lesson in how to avoid forfeiting the game. In primary after primary, the less extreme, more establishment candidate has won, meaning that in the battle for control of Congress, the Democrats wont have a totally goofy opponent. The Ds managed to hold on to the Senate till now, because the hordes of Rs on the fringes had overrun the middle. But now, big business interests have flooded the primaries with money and driven out the far-out. If they continue, they have a really good chance of turning the entire Hill into an anti-Obama fortress. Republicans would then have new power to flog Barack Obama during the last two years of his presidency, and to a large degree, his forces will have handed them the weapons to do it. 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. The term bucket list isnt that old, only coming into common use when a movie by that name was released in 2007. It commonly refers to items someone wants to do before they kick the bucket, which is slang for dying. I never really called it a bucket list, but there are a few things I wanted to do for years that I probably will never get to accomplish, especially since I dont use airplanes and ships. Some things on the list are rather mundane, such as wanting to see a baseball game in every Major League stadium and so forth. There are two things across the pond that I would have liked to do, too. As a Catholic, Ive wanted to visit the Vatican and see all the history that surrounds this little country. My parents were fortunate enough to go and said it was spectacular. The other is far more serious. Ive always wanted to visit Normandy, and especially see the grave of my uncle, who was killed a month after D-Day, on July 7, 1944. He is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie. I never knew my Uncle Joe. I was only six months old when he died, but he is my Godfather, and as such, Ive always felt a special kinship. My oldest son is named Joseph, partly because of Uncle Joe and partly because he was born on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph. Ive been through family papers, and details of my uncles death are sketchy, as were many news items coming out of that area. From what I gather, though, it was sniper fire that hit him as he advanced into France. I consider him a hero, one of thousands who helped save Bucket list includes trip to Normandy Among Friends Jim Clark the world during those fateful years in Europe. As we approach Memorial Day next Monday, Im sure most of you, if you dig back far enough, can come up with someone who died so the rest of us could be free. It might be a relative, a friend, or, in the case of some veterans, a group of friends. Monday is the day to remember all of them and the ultimate sacrifice they made. Many of our local communities will have Memorial Day events. Just keep in mind that the holiday is more than parades and barbecues its a day to honor our fellow Americans who made it possible.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 The forfeits Although it may be hard to read, this is my uncles grave in Normandy. Why mothers would make excellent politicians Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Spring is "heating up", and Summer Springs Sweet Adelines chorus offers women a "cool" hobby to pursue. All women who like to sing, or have sung in groups or solo in the past, are invited to join in a weekly rehearsal, Mondays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran church, 5730 28th St. at Baseline Road. The chorus is looking for singers in all voice parts: tenor, lead (melody), baritone, and bass. Come visit and learn how four-part harmony chords can ring" and how your voice fits into that harmony. Call Judi for more information at 352-624-2887. Sweet Adelines looking for singers Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 000I9OL8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. F ri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Same Day Service(most jobs)10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteriesBUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles starting at EZ-GO RXV Club Car Precedent Deep Discounts End 5/31/14Limited Time Only 000I7AP No Matter What Your Age, Chances Are You Want a Better Future. Our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education is an easy way to learn how to save, invest and work toward your financial goals. Whether you are just starting out or want to learn something new, the workshop will give you real-world strategies that are easy to follow. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I4ZZ352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.comNext to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala BUY ONE, GET ONEFREEExpires 5/30/14 If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. S Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0 % FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH Factory pricing for non-qualifiers FREE HEARING AIDS THATS RIGHT YOU PAY ZERO$$ Blue Cross Blue Shield Feder al Insurance pays total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112. Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Mir acle Ear Digital Hearing Aids New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) FREE Service in Over 1,300 Miracle Ear Locations! Travel With Confidence... Miracle Ear Will Be There. The Fairfield Village Home of the month belongs to James and Betsy Laughner. More on moms, mamas, mothers Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett As I said last week, this whole month of May is devoted to our mothers and all that they mean to us. Here are a few responses that I got to my request about your memories or observations of Moms. Sandy W. told me that when one of her younger children found out that he would be in his Moms 10th grade English class in the fall, he began fretting about it even during the preceding summer vacation. Just before school started, he asked her one day, What do I call you in class? Whatever feels right, was Sandys reply. Itll work out. One day, when Kyle, her son, was very concerned about an exercise in class, he spoke up spontaneously, Mom, how do I .. There was a moment of silence and then Sandy answered what she knew to be the rest of the question. Kyle did not make any other comment and neither did she. A few moments later, another boy in the class had a question which he completed: Mom, how do we know the difference between the imperative sentences that sound like questions and real questions. Please see FFV, Page 10 More photos from the Fallen Officers Memorial PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Sheriffs Pipes and Drums with the flag over the entrance to the complex. Cody Lafleur blew Taps. The riderless horse moves past the ceremony. Sheriff Chris Blair speaks to the audience. The memorial wreath is brought forward to be placed. Each of the fallen officers is honored with a marker along the walkway leading to the memorial. Chelsea Richards is the latest to be added. Reminder: Early deadline for Memorial Week issue

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I4ZZ352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.comNext to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala BUY ONE, GET ONEFREEExpires 5/30/14 If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. S Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0 % FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH Factory pricing for non-qualifiers FREE HEARING AIDS THATS RIGHT YOU PAY ZERO$$ Blue Cross Blue Shield Feder al Insurance pays total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112. Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Mir acle Ear Digital Hearing Aids New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) FREE Service in Over 1,300 Miracle Ear Locations! Travel With Confidence... Miracle Ear Will Be There. The Fairfield Village Home of the month belongs to James and Betsy Laughner. More on moms, mamas, mothers Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett As I said last week, this whole month of May is devoted to our mothers and all that they mean to us. Here are a few responses that I got to my request about your memories or observations of Moms. Sandy W. told me that when one of her younger children found out that he would be in his Moms 10th grade English class in the fall, he began fretting about it even during the preceding summer vacation. Just before school started, he asked her one day, What do I call you in class? Whatever feels right, was Sandys reply. Itll work out. One day, when Kyle, her son, was very concerned about an exercise in class, he spoke up spontaneously, Mom, how do I .. There was a moment of silence and then Sandy answered what she knew to be the rest of the question. Kyle did not make any other comment and neither did she. A few moments later, another boy in the class had a question which he completed: Mom, how do we know the difference between the imperative sentences that sound like questions and real questions. Please see FFV, Page 10 More photos from the Fallen Officers Memorial PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Sheriffs Pipes and Drums with the flag over the entrance to the complex. Cody Lafleur blew Taps. The riderless horse moves past the ceremony. Sheriff Chris Blair speaks to the audience. The memorial wreath is brought forward to be placed. Each of the fallen officers is honored with a marker along the walkway leading to the memorial. Chelsea Richards is the latest to be added. Reminder: Early deadline for Memorial Week issue

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In looking forward to Mothers Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. And, the messes they clean up are not their doing. That is what makes it so great. Somebody needs to clean up the mess we are in. Anybody who steps outside their house knows that the country is in a terrific mess these days. It would be impossible to blame one political party over another. In this area, everybody is equal. The truth is, politicians make messes. Furthermore, they leave these messes for other people to clean up. Many politicians have dirty mouths and minds, but none has dirty hands from cleaning up messes. There are two kinds of politicians in our country those who make messes and those who allow those messes to be made. Wouldnt it be nice to find a politician who actually would clean up a mess? Our country is in the soup, and not the kind of soup your mother used to make. Politicians make soup out of circumstances that nobody can stomach while mothers have a marvelous way of making soup out of almost anything, and it tastes heavenly, plus it is good for you. Recently, some politicians have been in an uproar and quite nervous over the swine flu situation. And there is good reason. With all the pork in Washington these days, they should be afraid they might catch whatever is going around. Maybe, and I know Im a little sadistic here, it might be good for a couple of them (okay, all of them) to come down with some kind of flu to send them to their beds for at least a month. Possibly a high fever might clear up their thinking. Plus, our country could use a vacation from politicians. We could put them all in quarantine until the danger is over. (Ill let them know when it is over. Honest. Cross my fingers and hope to vote.) But getting back to my subject, I believe mothers would make wonderful politicians for several reasons. Mothers, generally speaking, know how to ask questions. Have you washed behind your ears? What time are you getting back? Do you have clean underwear? If all your friends jumped off a bridge would you? It is one thing to ask a question, but it is another thing altogether to ask the right question. I firmly believe asking questions is a highly refined art. Politicians, for example, ask questions they think people are asking. Before they query any audience, they take 197 polls to make sure they have the right question so they are not embarrassed. Mothers, on the other hand, ask questions to embarrass you and put you back on the straight and narrow. Politicians rarely expect answers to their questions. They are all rhetorical. They ask questions in such a way that nobody in their right mind could ever answer it. Quite frankly, if they ever got an answer to a question they would be so shocked they would not know what to do about it. Mothers expect an answer to their questions immediately...without delay. Question a politician, you get the runaround. Question your mother and she will chase you around. It would be more beneficial to be chased around by your mother than to have some politician give you the runaround. Another reason mothers would make good politicians is that they never stop until the work is finished. Everybody has heard the old saying, A man works from sun up to sun down, but a womans work is never done. At the end of the day, every mother has something to show for her work. It would be beneficial for our country if every politician were apprenticed to a mother with four or five kids. Let him follow her around for a week, if he can last a week, and he will get some idea of what working is all about. Let some politician clean up after four or five kids for a week and experience what real work is all about. Perhaps, if he has to clean up messes of other peoples making he might think twice before he makes a mess himself. The only work a politician really does, is working his mouth, which rarely accomplishes anything useful. By her very nature, a mother is always thinking about others. Rarely does she take any time for her own personal pursuits. Other people come before her interest and comfort. Wouldnt that be a wonderful trait in some politician? Instead of always thinking about reelection and what can get him reelected, he begins to think about other people and their needs. Instead of putting his political career ahead of everything else, he would sacrifice himself to benefit other people, to help clean up the messes around him. Although it may seem like a good idea, we cannot afford to send mothers to Washington and neglect the important work she has at home. Nehemiah said it so well, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? (Nehemiah 6:3). God knew exactly what he was doing when he put together a marvelous creature we now know as Mother.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Textbooks: A bad bill made reasonable Rejoice, Floridians: Our state Legislature had the opportunity to make a highly political decision that would have upended curricula in public schools, and decided instead that it would be responsible and largely apolitical. Its a small victory, but you have to take what you can get from Tallahassee. The bill, S.B. 864, allows parents to formally complain about the content of textbooks to local school boards, and its probably the best implementation of a bad idea reasonable Floridians could have hoped for: Parents must file their complaints with the school board within 30 days of the materials adoption, the process requires a written description of the objections and the signatures of the aggrieved, and the contested material must be posted online for public consideration, after which the school board must conduct a public hearing at which a final decision will be rendered that is not subject to further appeal or review. Previously, parents had to file their complaints with state education officials so the bill doesnt expand opportunities for public input, it just moves the discussion and requires school boards to establish a petitioning process. Because school boards have a say in what textbooks wind up in their schools, theres a reasonable argument to be made that the discussion should be had at the local level. That this bill came out of the Legislature in the form it did is pretty admirable: As originally proposed, it would have massively decentralized school curricula by requiring school districts to conduct the textbook selection process individually, putting an undue burden on local boards, taking state education officials out of the textbook selection process entirely and making a standardized education something of an impossibility by virtually ensuring that classroom materials differed widely by district. As passed, the selection process remains unchanged. Why the disparity? To account for that, you have to look at the catalyst for the bill. That story goes like this: A 15-year-old Volusia county student showed her mother a chapter of her history textbook which prominently Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BOB FRANKEN The Democrats are doing what they do best. Once again, theyre handing issues to the Republicans. Its their specialty. Of course, theres Obamacare. By now, the constant efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act should have become an embarrassment to the GOP True, Obamacare lately has had a string of successes, but it will take a long time for the Democrats to overcome the mortifying startup, which was the result of ridiculously bad management. It haunts them to this day, and more importantly, will haunt them until Election Day. But the Obama peeps are always looking for targets of opportunity to wildly miss. We had reached the point where consistent hammering over the tragic events in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, were being perceived as cynical attempts by the Republicans to exploit the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others who were murdered by terrorists while traveling with minimal protection to U.S. facilities. Furthermore, GOP efforts to characterize the public response by the president and his top national-security officials as a cover-up had been discredited by the exaggerations and outright lies of the main inquisitor, Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Once again, further information has been disclosed that breathes new life into incendiary charges that indeed the presidents top aides were mostly interested in protecting the presidents image as we approached Election Day. Thanks to relentless efforts by the gadfly group Judicial Watch, the White House was forced to reveal a ton of documents. Included was an email from Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes laying out talking points about the disaster, which sought to minimize the foul-ups that contributed to the murder of Stevens and those with him. Worst of all, from a political point of view, the email had not been included in the material demanded by congressional committees. Was that a cover-up? Republican leaders said it was, and once again the Obama forces had revived a nearly dead issue. So Republicans pounced. Not only have they rammed through the House the creation of a new select committee that will focus on nothing but what were calling Benghazigate, but they are shouting from the rooftops about the presidents disregard for the law. Their screams are one big I told you so! Again, the Obamites are doing everything in their power to help out their enemies. Meanwhile, the Republicans seem to have learned a big lesson in how to avoid forfeiting the game. In primary after primary, the less extreme, more establishment candidate has won, meaning that in the battle for control of Congress, the Democrats wont have a totally goofy opponent. The Ds managed to hold on to the Senate till now, because the hordes of Rs on the fringes had overrun the middle. But now, big business interests have flooded the primaries with money and driven out the far-out. If they continue, they have a really good chance of turning the entire Hill into an anti-Obama fortress. Republicans would then have new power to flog Barack Obama during the last two years of his presidency, and to a large degree, his forces will have handed them the weapons to do it. 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. The term bucket list isnt that old, only coming into common use when a movie by that name was released in 2007. It commonly refers to items someone wants to do before they kick the bucket, which is slang for dying. I never really called it a bucket list, but there are a few things I wanted to do for years that I probably will never get to accomplish, especially since I dont use airplanes and ships. Some things on the list are rather mundane, such as wanting to see a baseball game in every Major League stadium and so forth. There are two things across the pond that I would have liked to do, too. As a Catholic, Ive wanted to visit the Vatican and see all the history that surrounds this little country. My parents were fortunate enough to go and said it was spectacular. The other is far more serious. Ive always wanted to visit Normandy, and especially see the grave of my uncle, who was killed a month after D-Day, on July 7, 1944. He is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie. I never knew my Uncle Joe. I was only six months old when he died, but he is my Godfather, and as such, Ive always felt a special kinship. My oldest son is named Joseph, partly because of Uncle Joe and partly because he was born on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph. Ive been through family papers, and details of my uncles death are sketchy, as were many news items coming out of that area. From what I gather, though, it was sniper fire that hit him as he advanced into France. I consider him a hero, one of thousands who helped save Bucket list includes trip to Normandy Among Friends Jim Clark the world during those fateful years in Europe. As we approach Memorial Day next Monday, Im sure most of you, if you dig back far enough, can come up with someone who died so the rest of us could be free. It might be a relative, a friend, or, in the case of some veterans, a group of friends. Monday is the day to remember all of them and the ultimate sacrifice they made. Many of our local communities will have Memorial Day events. Just keep in mind that the holiday is more than parades and barbecues its a day to honor our fellow Americans who made it possible.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 The forfeits Although it may be hard to read, this is my uncles grave in Normandy. Why mothers would make excellent politicians Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Spring is "heating up", and Summer Springs Sweet Adelines chorus offers women a "cool" hobby to pursue. All women who like to sing, or have sung in groups or solo in the past, are invited to join in a weekly rehearsal, Mondays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran church, 5730 28th St. at Baseline Road. The chorus is looking for singers in all voice parts: tenor, lead (melody), baritone, and bass. Come visit and learn how four-part harmony chords can ring" and how your voice fits into that harmony. Call Judi for more information at 352-624-2887. Sweet Adelines looking for singers Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 000I9OL8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. F ri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Same Day Service(most jobs)10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteriesBUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles starting at EZ-GO RXV Club Car Precedent Deep Discounts End 5/31/14Limited Time Only 000I7AP No Matter What Your Age, Chances Are You Want a Better Future. Our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education is an easy way to learn how to save, invest and work toward your financial goals. Whether you are just starting out or want to learn something new, the workshop will give you real-world strategies that are easy to follow. 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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 Worship at TimberRidgeA workship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, May 24, at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, May 24 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.African Violet group meetsAfrican Violet Club of Ocala May meeting will be May 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala. The topic will be Violets and Other Gessies brought them home What Now? Well teach you what to do and what not to do with the violets and other gessneriads you purchased from our lovely show and successful sale earlier this month. For more information go to http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ Delicious refreshments are served and guests are always welcome! 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. 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.Tuesday, May 27 West Marion Business meetingThe general meeting of the West Marion Business Association at the Marion County Sheriffs office on State Road 200 will be May 27 at 5:15 p.m. This months meeting includes a short presentation of what SCORE is and what services this group of former business owners share with other business owners. Harvey Paskin, who is making the presentation, has even prepared a small questionnaire which is intended to help members assess the status of our business. Following his presentation, members will have an opportunity to talk about their business for a few minutes in a fun informative way. Door prizes and other prizes will be awarded as well.Sisterhood of SurvivorsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. Our meeting Tuesday, May 27, will be a presentation by Dr. Carrascosa from Robert Bissoneault Oncology Institute on Phantom Pain and Miscellaneous Topics. Please join us.Saturday, June 7 Calling golfers for Veterans OpenThe Cherrywood Veterans Club will hold its annual Veterans Open at the Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 7. Men and women are welcome to enjoy breakfast, lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, prizes, silent auction and more for $50 per player. Contact Rich Hurley, 352-873-7208 or John Everlove at 352-509-4428 to register or sponsor this tournament.Yoga in Sholom ParkThere will be yoga in Sholom Park on Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. Only lightning, thunder and heavy rain will keep us away. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARI ES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected development could change the Arians perspective on a potential investment. Keep an open mind. Ignore the double talk and act only on facts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surge of support helps you keep your long-standing commitment to colleagues who rely on you for guidance. Ignore attempts to get you to ease up on your efforts. G EMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family continues to be the dominant factor, but career matters also take on new importance. You might even be able to combine elements of the two in some surprising, productive way. CA N CER (June 21 to July 22) A realistic view of a workplace or personal situation helps you deal with it more constructively once you know where the truth lies. Reserve the weekend for someone special. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As much as you Leos or Leonas might be intrigued by the sunny prospects touted for a potential investment, be careful that you dont allow the glare to blind you to its essential details. VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A friends problem brings out the Virgos nurturing nature in full force. However, dont go it alone. Allow others to pitch in and help share the responsibilities youve assumed. LI BRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A business decision might need to be put off until a colleagues personal matter is resolved. Use this time to work on another matter youve been anxious to get to. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relationships (personal or professional) might appear to be stalled because of details that keep cropping up and that need tending to. Be patient. A path begins to clear soon. SAGITTARI US (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A promotion could cause resentment among envious colleagues. But others recognize how hard you worked to earn it, and will be there to support you if you need them. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Handling a delicate personal matter needs both your wisdom and your warmth. Expect some setbacks, but stay with it. The outcome will justify your efforts. AQ UAR I US (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resist the temptation to cut corners just because time is short. Best to move ahead step by step so you dont overlook anything that might later create time-wasting complications. PI SCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Use the good will you recently earned with that well-received project to pitch your ideas for a new project. Expect some tough competition, though, from an unlikely source. Happenings The 25th annual Harvey Awards, Ocala Civic Theatres version of the Tony Awards, will be held on Saturday, June 14 to celebrate the best of the 2013-2014 season! Each June following the closing show of the season, Ocala Civic Theatre supporters gather to recognize the outstanding work of our actors, designers, and volunteers who provide quality entertainment for our community. The awards are named for the late Harvey Klein, a local attorney and dedicated long-time supporter of Ocala Civic Theatre and the arts, who also served as emcee of the annual awards ceremony for many years. The Harvey Awards are held at Ocala Civic Theatre. Anyone is welcome to attend. Dressy to semi-formal attire is suggested. This years event is catered by The Braised Onion. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour in the lobby, including hors doeuvres, a cash bar, a raffle, and a silent auction of memorabilia from the 20132014 season. Dinner, catered by The Braised Onion, is at 7 p.m. with an entre choice of roast pork loin, chicken piccata, or eggplant rollatini (vegetarian). The meal also includes mixed green salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, iced tea, and coffee. The awards ceremony and entertainment begin at 8 p.m. Awards are given for excellence in acting, technical aspects, and volunteer service. For reservations or more information, call (352) 2362274 or stop by the box office. Tickets are on sale now at $25, and the deadline to purchase tickets and select your entre is Thursday, June 6. This is the social event of the season dont miss this special evening of entertainment and well-deserved recognition! Civic Theatre to give awards 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. 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The second Sunday in May is dedicated to honoring mothers. It is my belief that mothers should be honored all year long and some mothers are. Karen Ganzi of Pinebrook and her sister Joan Marasso of Sebastian have the privilege of celebrating their mom each day. Catherine Ganze, who will be 97 on Memorial Day the real Memorial Day, May 30, lives with her daughter Karen in Pinebrook. Mrs. Ganze was born in Boston and then later moved to New York City. She was the oldest of six children. According to her daughters she was made to leave school at age 16 by the Federal Relief Organization and was forced to go to work. She was put to work in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and worked there for many years. As a good daughter, she handed over most of her pay to her Mom and kept only what she needed for essentials. As a young girl, she was the breadwinner for her family. She was a typist and stenographer. However, her love of learning made her want to finish high school. She went at night to get her degree and it took her six years to complete. With this degree and work experience, she entered private industry where she was a NBC executive secretary. Determination and hard work paid off. She met the man of dreams, Joe, in 1942 at a dance on the rooftop of the YWCA building in Manhattan and married in July of 1943. They were married for 59 years. They had four children and Mrs. Ganze has 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren with another one on the way. She continued to work as an executive secretary before starting her family and then worked in the most underpaid position of being a mother and continues in that job at age 97 years young. When her children were in school, she went back to her job as an executive secretary and kept her job as mother. After her fourth child was born, she returned to her job of mother. When the fourth child was in school, she went back to being a secretary. This time, she became a school secretary until she retired. Anyone who has worked in the school system knows that a school secretary runs the school. Catherine loved to dance and enjoyed the big band music of the time. She went dancing most every Saturday night. She was an avid reader with mysteries and westerns being her favorite. She read the newspaper and loved doing crossword puzzles. In her early twenties Catherine developed an interest in horseback riding and rode with friends in Manhattan for several years. When asked where does one ride in Manhattan, Mrs. Ganze replied, "Central Park." One does not think of Manhattan where one can ride horses but in her time Central Park was the place. Karen told me that the New York City Police mounted division kept their horses at Central Park. Her favorite fun things to do with family was watching the funny skits on the Sid Caesar show, the Gary Moore show and later the Carol Burnett show. In later years her favorite TV show was Jeopardy. According to her daughters, she attributes her long life to her happy marriage and happy family. Since her life has spanned almost a century and much has happened during that time, I asked her what were her most memorable events. Mrs. Ganzi said that buying a washing machine on time made a big difference in her everyday life when her children were young. Also getting a phone installed in the house along with her first TV and record player. She loved watching the TV hits of the time like 'I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners.' Mrs. Ganzi and her husband bought their first home when they retired to Florida. This was another memorable event. They came to Florida after her husband had to take early retirement because of health issues. They also knew that with a reduced income they could live better in Florida than New York. They moved to Florida over 40 years ago and truly loved the Florida way of living. They bought their first and second homes in Florida. When her husband died 12 years ago, Karen came to Florida to live with her. Her family did not want her living alone and they could not convince her to move back to New York. Karen came to love Florida as much as her mom and convinced her Mom to move to Stone Creek. When asked what her greatest achievement was in her 97 years, she said it was learning how to drive in New York when she was in her mid-forties. Anyone who has driven in New York knows that is a great feat. Her daughters feel that their mom's strong faith is a lesson that she has taught all of her children. She has relied on her faith all of her life. According to Joan and Karen, it has kept her strong and resolute and she has been a great role model for her children and grandchildren. What a great lesson to pass on to the next generation. On May 11, some of us got to honor our mothers and later in the month on May 26, we honor all those who have fought for our freedoms. Recently, the Stone Creek Veterans held a breakfast meeting at the Stone Creek Grille with Congressman Ted Yoho. The meeting was arranged by SC veteran Ken Schamens. Congressman Yoho discussed the VA, defense, some foreign affairs, budget items and accountability issues. Congressman Yoho is very concerned with the major United States debt and its many implications. He believes that the U.S. should focus on present and future national defense such as cyber security and electro magnetic pulse security. Recently, the Congressman voted in favor of funding the benefits program of all veterans in the state of Florida and across the country. The primary duty of Congress is to provide for the common defense of our great country. As members of Congress we also have an obligation to care for those brave men and women who are serving and have served in harms way. This bill will make sure our active duty military has the resources and training they need to perform their mission. Yoho said. On May 26 when the Stone Creek Veterans honor those who have fought for our freedoms, let us be grateful for these men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. May also has Armed Forces Day on the 3rd Saturday of May. Here is to May and those we celebrate!messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 21, 2014 A3 A10 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger From that point on, every one of the boys in the class always called her Mom. No one ever mentioned it; they all just did it. Sandy said, That was one of the best classes I ever had even though the entire class was made up of boys. Being their classroom Mom was a special joy. Mary S. said that growing up she always felt in the shadow of her older sister who was a very good student who did not have to work hard to get good grades. Mary, on the other hand, worked very hard and sometimes a B in a class was the best she could do. She told her mother that she did not want her to be disappointed in her grades. Her mother pulled Mary into her lap and asked, Are you doing your best? Mary replied, Yes, its just hard for me. Her mother replied, Sweetie, all I ever ask is that you do the best you can. You have your talents and your sister has hers. I will never expect you two to be alike. You are individuals. Now, no more negative talk, ok? Mary said that she felt totally different after that and she remembered when her children came along to be sure that they understood that she would not expect them to be anything other than themselves. We dont have to live up to someone elses standards just our own. That was a major life lesson for me that has stuck with me some 60+ years now thanks to my mom. Nancy P. said that when she was in the second grade, she had begged and begged her mom to let her have a puppy, but her mom consistently said no. There were all kinds of reasons given, but Nancy kept insisting that she wanted a pet. One day, Nancys father brought home two white mice much to her delight. Pixie and Dixie were not allowed out except at night when Nancys father was home and while her mom hid in the bedroom behind a closed and locked door. One morning, Nancy went to feed her pets and found Pixie had died. She was so upset that she did not replace the screen to their home properly. When she and her dad went to get Pixie for burial that evening, they found that Dixie had gotten out. Nancy searched her home for two weeks but could not find the missing white mouse. She assumed it had gotten outside somehow. One Sunday some two weeks later, the family had guests for dinner. When the group was about to sit down to the meal, something caught Nancys eye. The master bedroom opened off a hallway close to the dining table, and Nancy saw something moving under the bedspread of her parents bed. She whispered to her father, I just saw Dixie on your bed. Her mother overheard and went running out of the house screaming, Get it out; get it out! Nancys father and the dinner guest caught the errant mouse and returned it to its cage just long enough so that it could be removed from the house. You see, Nancys mom would not come back inside until the innocent white mouse was outside. Needless to say, that was the end of Nancys pets until she was in high school when she finally got a dog. Since then, Nancy has always had at least one dogand no micein her home. Fairfield news Everyone is reminded of the big Memorial Day Picnic that is to be held on Monday, May 26 beginning at 1 p.m. in our clubhouse. This promises to be a big gathering and is one of the 3 big social events of the summer sponsored by the Fairfield Social Club for all members. Non-members are welcome for a $3 fee. The accompanying photo is the Home of the Month chosen by management each month. Mays Home of the Month is the lovely corner lot home of James and Betsy Laughner on SW 57th Street. On any given day, one is likely to see James working in his yard or helping in someone elses yard. The Laughners efforts show the pride they take in their home. Congratulations on the special award. There are many other beautiful lawns and homes in Fairfield Village that show the pride the neighbors take in keeping our community neat and attractive. We continue to show that we are a community of lively folks who want our homes to be lovely places. Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day as we honor those who have served to protect our USA over the years. God Bless America! FFVcontinued from Page 7 The Home of the Month as seen from another view. The Ladies Luncheon at the Horse and Hounds restaurant on East Silver Springs Boulevard was attended by 17 women. This restaurant was closing just a few days after our luncheon; however, the one on Highway 27 is still open. We voted to continue meeting during the summer (after all we do need to eat). June 13th we will have lunch at the Olive Garden. The mail carriers food drive was very successful. Once again the Quail Meadow residents were very generous with donations. Bingo is about to come to an end for the summer. Tuesday, May 27, will be the last Bingo until September. Come join the fun and fellowship. Reminder to all Red Hatters: The High Tea will be Thursday (May 22) at Dottie Hefferons home. This will be the final Red Hat event until September. Plans for the 4th of July are progressing. The parade will be larger and cover more streets this year. Cars, trucks, golf carts, bicycles, etc. are needed for the parade. Contact Richard Gunther if you plan to enter the parade. The Quail Meadow Birthday Party will be June 13th at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by R Music for You. Memorial Day is May 26. This is a day of remembrance. This is a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who served, or are serving in our military. Probably each of us can name a family member or friend who served in the armed forces either many years ago, or are serving now. Do you remember when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day? This name was given because it was a day set aside to place flowers on the graves of those who gave their all for our country. There are several accounts of how the day began. It is believed that it had many beginnings in various towns with the people gathering to honor the war dead in the 1860s. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan. The day was then observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of the Confederate and Union soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. After World War I the holiday was changed to honor all Americans who died fighting in any war. We now celebrate Memorial Day as a national holiday on the last Monday in May. We might note however, some southern states have a separate day set aside for Confederate Memorial Day. In Florida, along with several other states, April 26 is the day recognized. January 19 and June 3 are also dates used by other southern states. Did you purchase a poppy to wear? The VFW, in 1922, became the first veterans organization to sell poppies nationally. Since the late 1950s on the Thursday before Memorial Day, small American flags are placed on each of the graves in Arlington National Cemetery. In some other national cemeteries the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts decorate the graves with flags. However you spend your Memorial Day, I hope you take time out to reflect on those brave men and women who through the years gave their all for our country. God bless the USA. 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Local news outlets analyzed the textbook and found Christianity and other religions well-represented in the book. Local historians weighed in, saying they saw nothing objectionable or opinionated. Even students organized and petitioned the school board to keep the book, reacting to what they felt was an attempt at censorship based on ignorance and intolerance. Reason won the day and the school board chose not to strike the textbook from its curriculum, but the controversy spawned a bill that could have resulted in the disruptive politicization of public schools and which was based on the unrepresentative opinions of a vocal minority. Its reassuring, then, that reason won the day again in the Legislature, and that the bill it passed seemingly seeks to thwart that politicization while respecting parents concerns and directing them to officials they know and likely trust. Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 The fifth annual "Teddy Bear" Golf Tournament was recently held at the Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Each golfer and many residents donated a stuffed animal to be used by the Sheriff's Office to meet the needs of children in Marion County during times of turmoil and stress in their young lives. Committee chairperson Diane Volko presented a $355 donation, as well as a truckload of stuffed animals to Sheriff Chris Blair. Accompanying the Sheriff were his wife Sangi, Lt. Jon Turner and K-9 Officer "Bolt." Naturally, "Bolt" seemed to attract the most attention. Sheriff accepts donation from Teddy Bear tournament PHOTOS BY BARB DEDICSThe entire tournament group at Ocala Palms. Roseann Coughlin and Lynelle Carpenter. Ron Owen, John Maxe, Merritt Owen, Bill Negron, Cliff Brinkley and Vance Zeek. Sangi Blair, Barb Dedics and Sheriff Chris Blair. Theresa Weigel, Terry Dines, Amanda Jack and Karen Smith. Elder Options seeks workshop facilitatorsElder Options is seeking individuals with one or more chronic health conditions, who want to be able to support and help others learn to take control of their ongoing health conditions by facilitating workshops once a week for 2 hours for six weeks. Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leader training is a four day training that will be held July 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), 2153 S.E. Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, from 8 am to 5 pm. Registration is limited, for an application please contact Betty Flagg at Elder Options at 352-692-5219 or by email:flaggb@agingresources.org. Reminder: Early deadlines for next week

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INDEX Stone Creek........3 Ocala Palms........6 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 9 WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IA3Y WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474THURSDAY, JUNE 5 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 11:00 AM 000IA3QTHURSDAY, MAY 29 10:45 AM8075 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala, FL 34481 6998 N US Hw y. 27 Ocala, FL 34482 3393 SW College Rd Ocala, FL 34474 Procession starts honors for tow truck driver BY JIM CLARK EditorChances are if you wanted a tow truck Saturday morning, you had to wait a while. Trucks from all over the area gathered at Quail Meadow Commons for a procession to a Celebration of Life for John Duggan Sr., the tow truck driver who was killed May 3 as he helped at an accident scene on Interstate 75. A state trooper and another man were also killed when a pickup truck went out of control and hit the trio. Trucks of all sizes and shapes gathered at the U.S. Highway 27 shopping center, now nearly vacant, to be led by three Ocala Police motorcycle units to Southwest 60th Avenue and then south to the airport area. The Sheriffs Office helped stop traffic en route. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe lineup of tow trucks and antique cars at Quail Meadow Commons. Trucks from John Duggans towing business led the way. Trucks of all sizes filled the road. For the second time in three weeks, a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a crash on Interstate 75, resulting in serious injuries to several children. According to the report, the FHP vehicle driven by Raul J. Umana of Ocala was northbound and attempted to make a U-turn when it struck the guardrail in the median and was redirected into the southbound lanes. At that point it was struck by a 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Christeia T. Jones of Orlando, which then collided with a 2011 Mercedes driven by Terry Scanes of Miami. Jones car then moved into the path of a truck driven by William Richmond of Detroit, Michigan, which hit the rear of Jones car. The engine compartment of Jones car caught fire, but it was extinguished before it reached the passenger area. Three children who were in the Jones car, two of them unrestrained, were critically injured and were flown to Shands. They included Logan Grant, 2, who was restrained, and Lanard Maybin, 5, and Denard Maybin, 7. Among the adults, Jones was in serious condition and others were listed as minor. The southbound side of Interstate 75 at the 345 mile marker was closed for several hours. Three children critically hurt in FHP wreck Fallen officers remembered BY JIM CLARK EditorA small crowd gathered on a gloomy May 15 morning at the Fallen Officer Memorial on Southeast 25th Avenue to honor those who have given their lives locally. Most prominent was the added picture and engraving of Florida Highway Patrol officer Chelsea Richard, who died May 3 when she was struck by a pickup truck while she was investigating an earlier accident on Interstate 75. FHP Sgt. Andrew Litzell was the speaker, talking briefly about his encounter with a suspect which evolved into a life-or-death struggle in which the suspect eventually lost his life. Litzell said that when he left for work that day, his wife was already in bed and he didnt kiss her goodbye. He promised that would never happen again after saying he thought about it when his life was in danger. The annual ceremony, in front of the McPherson Complex, drew law enforcement personnel from all over the area. Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham welcomed the visitors, and Sheriff Chris Blair gave the closing remarks. Dunnellon Police Chief Joann Black led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Bill Gadsen gave the roll call of fallen officers. A riderless horse from the Marion County Sheriffs Office Mounted Unit paraded by, and Cody Lafleur blew Taps. A wreath was placed at the memorial. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKSgt. Andrew Litzell spoke to the crowd. More photos from tow truck procession for John Duggan