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8 Wednesday, June 4, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IERQ 000IDRN 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART 8-V T875 only $ 609 8-V T875 only $ 609 12-V T1275 only $ 609 12-V T1275 only $ 609 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 PACK $ 499 $ 499 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 PACK $ 399 $ 399 6-V T605 only $ 499 6-V T605 only $ 499 $ 4,995 starting at $ 4,995 $ 4,995 EZ-GO RXV Club Car Precedent Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles S ale Extended Sale Ends 6/20/14 INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Happenings..........3 Opinion................4 Fairfield Village..5 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 11 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014 Puzzles Page 6 ClassifiedsPage 7 A 35-year-old Northwest Marion County man has been charged with10 counts of attempted murder on law enforcement officers after he fired at a SWAT team trying to take him into custody. Dustin Heathman, 35, of 17161 NW 162nd Terrace, Williston, which is in Marion County just across the Levy County line, is being held in the Marion County jail with no bond. In addition, Jennifer Brown, 19, of the same address is accused of theft of a motor vehicle and is in the jail under a $2,000 bond. According to sheriffs officials, a family member called the Sheriffs Office and said there were warrants for Heathmans arrest, plus Heathman was violent and had numerous weapons in the home. Records show a list of previous arrests for Heathman, including for felony battery and DUI. Around noon on Sunday, June 1, Marion County deputies arrived and soon learned that a vehicle parked in the yard was stolen and Brown was most likely inside the home with Heathman. The incident took a turn when Brown came out of the home, but Heathman refused to do so. As SWAT approached the home in an armored vehicle, Heathman fired an automatic weapon, hitting the vehicle at least eight times striking both the driver and passenger sides and firing at least four times at SWAT members not in the vehicle. Law enforcement members returned gunfire. Heathman was injured by glass fragments. He was taken into custody after surrendering. Heathmans injuries are not life threatening. There were no injuries to law enforcement personnel. Man faces 10 charges of trying to kill deputies Veterans, past and present, were honored at a ceremony conducted at the Veterans Park area of Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Sgt. Larry Fleming, US Army (ret,), led the event on Memorial Day, May 26. The Ocala Palms Golden Sounds Chorus, under the direction of Barry Fies, sang several patriotic songs and were joined in many of them by the residents present. The event began with the invocation by the Rev. Ron Christner, followed by the placement of memorial wreaths at the monument at the park. One of the most important parts of the program is the traditional flag cereOcala Palms honors vets Barry Fies plays Taps. Ocala Palms veterans line up behind the flag representing their branch of service. Please see PALMS, Page 2 BY PATRICIA GIZZI Special to the MessengerMemorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. The Stone Creek Veterans had an early morning observance of this day. It began with Commander Ron Sutter giving a background of Memorial Day which began as Decoration Day. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. In the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military Service. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which moved the May 30 day for Memorial Day to the last Monday in May. This created a threeday weekend and some felt the true meaning of the day was lost with sales and barbecues. The Stone Creek Honor Guard raised the flag to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to half-staff where it remained until noon. The honor guard consists of Bob Driesch, Honor Guard Officer, Bob Carlson who carries a rifle, Stu Pearl, carrier of the American Flag, Bob Ayres, carrier of the POW-MIA Flag and Larry Melander who carries a rifle. Bob Romiti is the bugler. The flag was then raised to full staff for the remainder of the day. The flags along 62nd Loop had black sashes since they canPlease see STONE CREEK, Page 2 Memorial Day at Stone Creek Stone Creek veterans line up in front of their Clubhouse. The Stone Creek Glee Club entertained. It seems that Friday, the 13th, is a popular day here in the Meadow! We not only have the birthday party, but at noon on that day the June Ladies Luncheon will take place at The Olive Garden. Make your reservations with Maryanne or Dottie. The Red Hot Fillies enjoyed a delicious High Tea at the home of Dottie Hefferon. We all enjoyed the linen tablecloths and napkins (some didnt want to use the napkins), and the China place settings. The food was delicious. This was a great way to end the festivities for the summer. Watch the QM Reporter and this article for information on the September meeting. Not only was this a Red Hat function, but it was also the celebration of Margene Sheidlers birthday; she looked beautiful in her fancy hat. Reminder: Friday is First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come spend an evening with neighbors at 7 p.m. QUAIL MEADOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 The Red Hatters of Quail Meadow at their recent luncheon. Margene Scheidler Marion Gartman, Queen Pat Talley, Hostess Dottie Hefferon

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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000I7SN Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook should shut up. Trying to quote from the five books I read last week holds no weight with useful idiots. They know it all, even though they have never cracked a book. Books are available for a reason. When you read everything from extreme left to right, and middle, you just might learn a thing or two. Does Whoopi not realize how much she has achieved under this unfair system? What more does she want? Only Oprah has eclipsed her in fame, and money. She has reaped the benefits of this unfair system for decades. Only in America could she have enjoyed that level of success. When is enough, enough? I am discriminated against. I want her fame and fortune handed to me. My I.Q exceeds hers, the presidents, and the first ladys. Why them? Why not me? I do not whine, whine, whine. I enjoy life, and do not spend my time looking for reasons to hate. Life is not perfect. We do the best we can, and in America we are to be left alone doing it. Reap what you sow, not what the government sows. Where is that redress department of the government, I hear so much about? We have all had hard patches in our lives. We want our redress, too. My father sat, and cried when he could not buy food for us to eat. I am still here. Life is not easy or fair. We all want an easy path. Life does not work like that. Granted some find ways to milk, and distort the system. But that must be addressed, and corrected. It is government meddling that makes things even more unfair. Get the government out of the way, with its meddlesome laws and regulations, and let the people soar. We can do it. A few do-gooders will have to go as well. Let common sense and fairness prevail. I think it would be entirely fair if I were to replace Whoopi on her television show. She has had it long enough, my turn. What should I do the next time a liberal says they hate me? And they refuse to crack a book? Or listen to a word, and begin their mantra chant. The chants replace common sense, and dialog. Is that a recipe for solutions? Help me I need a snappy comeback!\ D.I. Larson Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY THROUGH 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. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 CHERRYWOOD ESTA TE SALEBy Second HandlersFri. 6th & Sat. 7th 8:30 to 12noon5957 SW 103rd LOOPTotal Household Disbursal Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 NOW ENROLLING CosmetologyDay & Night SchoolBarberNight SchoolMassageDay & Night SchoolNail & Skin CareDay School Starts Weekly Night School Mon-Tues-Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILL BROOKSVILLE(727) 848-8415 www.benes.eduSTAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! mony where a flag is donated by a member of the community to be flown in memory of a deceased family member who was a veteran. In 2013 a flag honoring Earl Smith was flown. At the 2014 ceremony, that flag was retired and one replacing it is in honor Angie Frischettis father, Nicholas Giordana, who served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. This flag will be retired in 2015. The most moving part of the ceremony occurs when the names of all deceased veterans who were former residents of Ocala Palms are read. The names are read according to the branch of service in which each served. After all names from that branch of service have been read, a bell is struck. This is done until names from all branches have been read. The ceremony closed with the playing of taps by Barry Fies and the echo played by Andy Pietrzyt. Co-Chairmen of the event are Larry Fleming, U.S. Army (ret.); Louis Rossi, U.S. Navy (ret.); and Terry Sutton, U.S. Army (ret.). PALMSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The ringing of the bell. not be lowered to half staff. These black sashes were removed at noon. Commander Ron Sutter than introduced the Stone Creek Glee Club who sang many patriotic songs. He then introduced Congressman Ted Yoho who was a guest of Ken Schamens. Vice Commander Bill Brockman gave the invocation for the chaplain. Stone Creek residents were then treated to donuts and coffee. Wade Curry was the winner of Ludlow, Vermont vacation. This was donated by Donna and David Lillis. The proceeds of sale of tickets will go to many of the Stone Creek Veterans outreach programs. During the Memorial Day weekend, there were many stories about our veterans. Some of these stories dealt with new procedures that are being used to help many with PTS. One such show, showed how much these men and women are suffering. It was amazing when asked the question if they would volunteer again, almost every hand went up. Others showed quadruple amputees and how they are surviving against these odds. There are continued stories of how the Veterans Administration is struggling to keep up to help our veterans. We cannot forget these men and women and their families who have given so much for our freedom. As they say, freedom is not free. On June 1 to June 7, the Stone Creek Veterans will have a food drive. The food from this drive will go to Marion County Veterans Helping Veterans, Inc. serving Veterans and their families. Remember to bring a donation during this week. Let us always remember our veterans not just on Memorial or Veterans Day. STONE CREEKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Bob Romiti plays Taps at Stone Creek. I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend and remembered to pause for a moment to give thanks to those men and women who have given their all to protect us. Too often we just take for granted the freedoms that we have here in the USA. Our neighborhood looked very patriotic with a huge number of flags in the yards, and on the houses. Speaking of veterans dont forget to get your information to Richard Gunther. He is working very diligently putting together a tribute to our vets. The Social Committee, along with many other volunteers, met last week to discuss plans for the Fourth of July extravaganza. The parade will be expanded to include many more streets this year. The parade contest will be divided into four categories: cars, golf carts, costumes, and other. A prize will be given in each category. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Following the parade, we will meet at the clubhouse for the presentation of the awards, and also some refreshments. Later in the afternoon a chicken dinner will be available at the clubhouse; this will include Ron Gartmans famous corn-on-the-cob. The afternoon entertainment will be provided by R Music 4 You. This full day of events, including the dinner, is only $5 each. See Maryanne for tickets. Now, for the next event, which will be on Friday, June 13 this is the Quail Meadow birthday bash. This will be an ice cream social beginning at 7 p.m.. There is no charge for this party! However, we need to know how many to plan on for the cake and ice cream, so, please call Marie Schneider to let her know you plan to attend. There will be entertainment by Rick, the DJ. Social Committee planning for July 4 Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL MEADOW, Page 8 A group meets to plan the July 4 festivities in Quail Meadow.

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Thursday, June 5 West Port graduationWest Port High School will conduct graduation exercises on Thursday, June 5, at the schools stadium. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7Calling 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.Car wash to benefit studentsStudents will be washing cars on June 7 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise funds to attend summer camp. This is a Christian leadership camp for 7-12 graders that will take place for a week in July at Epsworth by the Sea in St. Simons, Georgia. The car wash will be by donation and will take place at College Road Baptist Church at 5010 SW College Road in Ocala. For more information, call 352-237-5741.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Sunday, June 8 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing a week early in June, on Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band usually performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing a variety of music including jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice; info: 352-0234. 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, June 11 Hospice caregiver supportJoin Transitions Manager Donna Shaffer for a caregiver support group on June 11 at 2 p.m. at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute (9401 SW Hwy. 200, Building 800; Ocala). This event helps caregivers learn to care for their own physical and emotional health while caring for someone with a chronic illness. Please call to RSVP; 352-861-2400.Saturday, June 14 Two-day train showThe Silver Springs Lions Train Show will take place on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 at the National Guard Armory, 900 SW 20th St., Ocala. Hours on Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two operating layouts running, trains and accessories for sale and good food for all. Admission $4, children under 12 free with paid admission. Bring in a canned good or nonperishable item and get $1 off admission. For information, call 352-694-6381. Womens Ministry fashion showCan it really be done? Can you pack 40 outfits with 16 clothing items, one suitcase and travel for one week? This morning you will be shown how. Also, our fellowship will include breakfast, a devotional thought, and door prizes. All ladies are welcome. Contact church for additional information. Womens Ministry Fashion Show, 9:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Thursday, June 19 Procedures for emergenciesOn June 19 at 1 p.m., local Fire and Rescue will give demonstrations on procedures in case of emergency at College Park Baptist Church. Discussion on heart attack, accidents and services will be provided by the county. Medical equipment will be available for explanation and use. A question and answer period will also be held. Come join us, open to anyone interested. Dessert and coffee will be provided. The church is at 5010 SW College Road (Hwy. 200). Phone 352-237-5741.Sunday, June 22 Israeli Scouts coming to OcalaBack by popular demand, a troupe of Israeli, Tzofim, Scouts, will perform in Ocala on June 22 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. The performance will feature songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English sung by the 1617 year old Scouts showcasing the diversity and the uniqueness of the State of Israel. The performers will also reach out to the audience and encourage everyone to join in in joyous dance and song. The program is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12 per person; $11 for students. For further information and tickets please contact Estelle at 352-861-2542.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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3 6 W ednesday, June 4, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HFWO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am3801 US N. 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Thanks to our valued customers The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday A RIES (March 21 to April 19) Try using that Aries charm to warm up the usual set of workplace naysayers, and then back it up with a solid block of facts and figures to sell your idea to your colleagues. T AU RU S (April 20 to May 20) While nothing can deter a determined Bovine from following a course you believe in, it helps to have some supporting data and statements by trusted colleagues to make your case. G EMIN I (May 21 to June 20) Take advantage of new information that could help make your career transition easier. The weekend is a good time to re-establish relationships with people you havent seen in a while. C ANCER (June 21 to July 22) Personal matters demand your attention as once-stable situations begin to shift. Quick action to shore things up is called for in order to avoid more problems down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although your financial picture begins to brighten, thrift and caution are still the watchwords for fiscally astute Leos and Leonas to live by. Expect news about a family matter. VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Before you try to blame a colleague for a workplace problem, make sure you have the proof to back you up. Make some quiet inquiries on your own to try to solicit more information. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Trying to cheer up a depressed friend or downcast family member can be difficult. But keep at it, and your efforts should soon pay off in ways you might have never expected. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Taking a new look at an old and frequently recurring problem might lead you to consider making some surprising changes in the way you had been handling it up till now. S AGITT A RIU S (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Despite what the naysayers might say, setting your sights on a new goal could be one of the smartest things the typically sagacious Sagittarian has done in a long time. CA PRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Rebuilding an unraveling relationship wont be easy. But you can do it, if you really want to. Just remember to keep the lines of communication open between the two of you. AQUARIU S (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new friendship could develop into a close relationship. Meanwhile, reassure an old friend who might be feeling neglected that he or she is still an important part of your life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might be feeling that youre still in over your head as you Happenings Political forums scheduledThe League of Women Voters are planning a series of political forums starting in late June. There will be a School Board forum on Monday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Department Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave. A candidate for School Board candidates will also be held on Monday, June 30, at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. at On Top of the World. County Commission candidates will get their chance Monday, July 21, at Circle Square, and again on Monday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Department. Finally, two forums on statewide ballot initiatives will take place on Sept. 4 at Circle Square at 2 p.m., and the Police Department on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. All forums are open to the public.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5 4 W ednesday, June 4, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I4P0 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000HYK9 000HYK9 000IEMY IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 99 With coupon. 000I6PZ COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 352-207-4435 000IA18 CARPET CLEANING Countr yside Superior Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Cleaning 352-307-4100 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G GA RA GE S CR EE N D OO R 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000IEML We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Keep The Critters Out 000I6QC HANDYMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Y ard Pressure W ashing Painting, Etc. V ery Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Fr ee Time! Contact W ayne Green at 352-875-6106 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REP AIRING OLD We Make Y our Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Glad hes home, but questions linger Every time we think this country might settle down for a little while, another incident flares up. This one is the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan over the weekend as we exchanged five Taliban prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay for him. The release raised all sorts of complaints on how the situation was handled and, lately, whether Bergdahl is worth all the attention. Everyone should be glad that an American held prisoner for five years by terrorists is back at an American facility and should be on American soil soon. We do not want any of our citizens stuck in the primitive, cruel conditions of terrorist facilities. But the unanimous agreement stops there. Some members of Congress are upset that the president took this action unilaterally without notifying them. They say there is a law that requires President Obama to let them know what is happening before it happens. Many Americans are wondering what happened to the phrase, we dont negotiate with terrorists. Many feel that this unilateral move by President Obama may in the long run endanger many more Americans living and/or working overseas. The argument is that the Taliban now knows that it can make great gains by capturing Americans and then negotiating for their release. After all, terrorists need money to operate, and they dont have rich guy Osama bid Laden bankrolling their activities any more. And on Sunday evening, interviews with some of Bergdahls fellow officers gave the impression that they were highly critical of the sergeant, and not necessarily sympathetic to his plight. As of Sunday evening, his parents had not called him at the hospital in Germany, nor had he called them. If you were in the shoes of either party, wouldnt you want to hear your loved ones voice as soon as possible? The excuse was made that he was finding it hard to speak English, after hearing nothing but the talk of Afghans for five years. Do you think you would forget how to speak your native tongue, even if you hadnt heard it in five years? All of this stuff is immaterial to the small-town folks in Idaho who are ready to welcome him home, after five years of demonstrations and working to get his release. We can understand their cheer at the news that he is free. But we wonder what will happen down the road. We have a feeling this is something that is not going to go away. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters When states rights die, America diesRegardless of political party, how can any American not be disgusted to see a federal judge have the power to override the expressed will of the citizens of the U.S regardless of the issue. One by one, a judge has declared the states stance on marriage as solely being between one man and one woman unconstitutional. This is done despite the votes of the citizens declaring they agree with Gods definition of marriage. This definition of marriage goes back to biblical times and has never been questioned until these people have been put into Judgeships. If there was a question about this, why didnt our forefathers express their concerns about it? Marriage between a man and a woman has never been seriously questioned throughout our history, until now. I have no problem with a persons right to love whoever they choose, however I do have a problem with homosexuals or any others attempts to force their beliefs on the rest of us. In the name of political correctness and tolerance, we are to discard our beliefs and accept these views, even though they go against the expressed will of the vast majority of Americans and Gods. This is clearly expressed in the Scripture. God is the real and final Judge, and he is the one we should be striving to obey by studying his word and trying to live by it. Its obvious these Judges havent. I would love to see these states take a stand for states rights and say no, we are not going against the votes of our people on this or any other issue, period! Several states should join together in this defiance, and other states should support their stance. There is no question our federal government is overstepping their rights and powers as granted by our Constitution and the states better start taking the power back. If states do not take a stand soon, our form of government will collapse and its not a question of if, but when! Liberal Judges need to study our history and learn to respect the individual states and stop trying to change us into something were not. Our country is more divided than I have seen in my lifetime so perhaps the only way we can survive as one nation is for all of us to fully recognize the states rights and beliefs. If an individual doesnt agree with the state, simply move to another that has your value system. If you want gay marriage for example, move to a state that recognizes them. We better solve this and other serious issues that divide our great nation before its too late. States taking their powers back may be our best solution. I pray that God will not remove his blessing from America, we wont survive without it. Wayne Rackley OcalaWhoopi and hateWhoopi Goldberg just lit into and dissed Ben Carson, a black presidential hopeful. Her bile runneth over against the man, because he is not a raving liberal. He is a common sense candidate, and (the biggie) not a politician. The Democratic Party is the party of hate. It took eight and a half decades for people to tell me to my face that they hate me, and they do not want to speak or listen to me, dialog, and discussion are out of the question, and I 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. When I was in grammar school (as my children say, in the dark ages when dinosaurs roamed the Earth), I was good at spelling. When teams were chosen for athletic events, I was one of the last ones taken. But when it came to choosing sides for a spelling bee, I was usually the first boy taken. I was good at it. Spelling words at or slightly above my grade level (as they measure it now, they didnt then) was easy for me. I cant tell you how many times I led the boys to victory (maybe thats why the girls didnt like me). I thought of all this last Thursday night as I watched two boys tie for the championship in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. I never heard of any of the words that the pair of finalists battled over. Each had a chance to win. First one misspelled antigropelos, and all the other one had to do was spell his word right and he would have won. But he fouled up corpsbruder, so the competition continued. In alternating fashion, the two spelled the following words correctly: skandhas; hyblaean; feijoada; augenphilologie; sdrucciola; holluschick; thymelici; paixtle; encaenia; terreplein; stichomythia and feuilleton. After I posted the words on Facebook Thursday night, one friend asked for definitions, especially augenphilologie. I was able to find it and post it for her, which got her laughing. One of my sons wanted to know if my spell check recognized the words. Actually, three of them passed: encaenia, stichomythia and feuilleton. Every once in a while, they gave the contestants a break and did a feature. One time they went on the street and asked people to spell misspell. None Spelling always good, but not these words Among Friends Jim Clark of the answers they aired were correct. From what I see, Ill bet there are a lot of words that average people cant spell. It seems to be a vanishing art. There is a list of the 100 most misspelled words in English; here are some of them: believe (dont know why, everyone knows i before e except after c, right?); but then there are ie exceptions, such as foreign, neighbor, weight, heir, weird. Here are some others commonly misspelled: cemetery, drunkenness, embarrass, inoculate, judgment (the one I see the most), memento, pastime, supersede, threshold. Actually, Id like to see some of these spelling geniuses who were on last weeks stage tested on the above words and others on the list of 100. Spelling augenphilologie is nice, but not very practical in common usage. But for now, knowing all those hard words resulted in a $35,000 prize, which the two boys split. So now its (not its) time to wrap this up and go watch a baseball game, you know, our national pastime. My judgment is that I cant let working supersede a chance to relax, even though when I watch my favorite team, I get into the game so much Im really wired or is it weird? Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see LETTERS, Page 7 Many of the neighbors of Fairfield Village gathered in the clubhouse to celebrate Memorial Day and to honor all those who have served this great U.S.A. There was lots of good food and lots of fun but there was also a time of honor and remembrance for those who have given so much for all of us to live in freedom. In keeping with the honoring of mothers for the month of May, we would like to dedicate part of this time to the Gold Star Mothers. The group was begun after World War I when there was a desire to honor especially the mothers who had lost sons or daughters in service to our country. There was a service flag placed in the window of the homes where someone was in the military. Blue stars represented their service. The blue stars were replaced with gold stars if someone made the ultimate sacrifice. Yes, we honor the mothers of these dedicated Americans, but we also realize that the loss of a loved one is felt by all the family and friends. We pray that some day there will be lasting peace so that no one in any country will have to mourn the loss of a loved one. Fairfield Village neighbors hope that Memorial Day was a great holiday and great beginning of summer for all of Central Florida. We pray that everyone stayed safe and had a happy holiday. This wish comes from Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. A large group of neighbors enjoyed the fun, food, and fellowship in the FFV clubhouse on Memorial Day as they honored and remembered the sacrifices of our service people over the years. Fairfield Village marks Memorial Day Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Remember the days of the Hokey Pokey? Above, these five ladies are demonstrating put your head out as they completed all the different positions of the fun dance. Loretta, Linda, Margaret, Diane, and Marsha were having a great time. At left, Loretta Zang and Dee McNeil stopped for just a moment for a requested photo. They both were instrumental (along with many others) for the success of the FFV Social Clubs Memorial Day celebration. Even from her motorized chair, Dee, right, gets it done! TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5 4 W ednesday, June 4, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I4P0 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000HYK9 000HYK9 000IEMY IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 99 With coupon. 000I6PZ COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 352-207-4435 000IA18 CARPET CLEANING Countr yside Superior Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Cleaning 352-307-4100 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G GA RA GE S CR EE N D OO R 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000IEML We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Keep The Critters Out 000I6QC HANDYMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Y ard Pressure W ashing Painting, Etc. V ery Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Fr ee Time! Contact W ayne Green at 352-875-6106 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REP AIRING OLD We Make Y our Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Glad hes home, but questions linger Every time we think this country might settle down for a little while, another incident flares up. This one is the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan over the weekend as we exchanged five Taliban prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay for him. The release raised all sorts of complaints on how the situation was handled and, lately, whether Bergdahl is worth all the attention. Everyone should be glad that an American held prisoner for five years by terrorists is back at an American facility and should be on American soil soon. We do not want any of our citizens stuck in the primitive, cruel conditions of terrorist facilities. But the unanimous agreement stops there. Some members of Congress are upset that the president took this action unilaterally without notifying them. They say there is a law that requires President Obama to let them know what is happening before it happens. Many Americans are wondering what happened to the phrase, we dont negotiate with terrorists. Many feel that this unilateral move by President Obama may in the long run endanger many more Americans living and/or working overseas. The argument is that the Taliban now knows that it can make great gains by capturing Americans and then negotiating for their release. After all, terrorists need money to operate, and they dont have rich guy Osama bid Laden bankrolling their activities any more. And on Sunday evening, interviews with some of Bergdahls fellow officers gave the impression that they were highly critical of the sergeant, and not necessarily sympathetic to his plight. As of Sunday evening, his parents had not called him at the hospital in Germany, nor had he called them. If you were in the shoes of either party, wouldnt you want to hear your loved ones voice as soon as possible? The excuse was made that he was finding it hard to speak English, after hearing nothing but the talk of Afghans for five years. Do you think you would forget how to speak your native tongue, even if you hadnt heard it in five years? All of this stuff is immaterial to the small-town folks in Idaho who are ready to welcome him home, after five years of demonstrations and working to get his release. We can understand their cheer at the news that he is free. But we wonder what will happen down the road. We have a feeling this is something that is not going to go away. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters When states rights die, America diesRegardless of political party, how can any American not be disgusted to see a federal judge have the power to override the expressed will of the citizens of the U.S regardless of the issue. One by one, a judge has declared the states stance on marriage as solely being between one man and one woman unconstitutional. This is done despite the votes of the citizens declaring they agree with Gods definition of marriage. This definition of marriage goes back to biblical times and has never been questioned until these people have been put into Judgeships. If there was a question about this, why didnt our forefathers express their concerns about it? Marriage between a man and a woman has never been seriously questioned throughout our history, until now. I have no problem with a persons right to love whoever they choose, however I do have a problem with homosexuals or any others attempts to force their beliefs on the rest of us. In the name of political correctness and tolerance, we are to discard our beliefs and accept these views, even though they go against the expressed will of the vast majority of Americans and Gods. This is clearly expressed in the Scripture. God is the real and final Judge, and he is the one we should be striving to obey by studying his word and trying to live by it. Its obvious these Judges havent. I would love to see these states take a stand for states rights and say no, we are not going against the votes of our people on this or any other issue, period! Several states should join together in this defiance, and other states should support their stance. There is no question our federal government is overstepping their rights and powers as granted by our Constitution and the states better start taking the power back. If states do not take a stand soon, our form of government will collapse and its not a question of if, but when! Liberal Judges need to study our history and learn to respect the individual states and stop trying to change us into something were not. Our country is more divided than I have seen in my lifetime so perhaps the only way we can survive as one nation is for all of us to fully recognize the states rights and beliefs. If an individual doesnt agree with the state, simply move to another that has your value system. If you want gay marriage for example, move to a state that recognizes them. We better solve this and other serious issues that divide our great nation before its too late. States taking their powers back may be our best solution. I pray that God will not remove his blessing from America, we wont survive without it. Wayne Rackley OcalaWhoopi and hateWhoopi Goldberg just lit into and dissed Ben Carson, a black presidential hopeful. Her bile runneth over against the man, because he is not a raving liberal. He is a common sense candidate, and (the biggie) not a politician. The Democratic Party is the party of hate. It took eight and a half decades for people to tell me to my face that they hate me, and they do not want to speak or listen to me, dialog, and discussion are out of the question, and I 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. When I was in grammar school (as my children say, in the dark ages when dinosaurs roamed the Earth), I was good at spelling. When teams were chosen for athletic events, I was one of the last ones taken. But when it came to choosing sides for a spelling bee, I was usually the first boy taken. I was good at it. Spelling words at or slightly above my grade level (as they measure it now, they didnt then) was easy for me. I cant tell you how many times I led the boys to victory (maybe thats why the girls didnt like me). I thought of all this last Thursday night as I watched two boys tie for the championship in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. I never heard of any of the words that the pair of finalists battled over. Each had a chance to win. First one misspelled antigropelos, and all the other one had to do was spell his word right and he would have won. But he fouled up corpsbruder, so the competition continued. In alternating fashion, the two spelled the following words correctly: skandhas; hyblaean; feijoada; augenphilologie; sdrucciola; holluschick; thymelici; paixtle; encaenia; terreplein; stichomythia and feuilleton. After I posted the words on Facebook Thursday night, one friend asked for definitions, especially augenphilologie. I was able to find it and post it for her, which got her laughing. One of my sons wanted to know if my spell check recognized the words. Actually, three of them passed: encaenia, stichomythia and feuilleton. Every once in a while, they gave the contestants a break and did a feature. One time they went on the street and asked people to spell misspell. None Spelling always good, but not these words Among Friends Jim Clark of the answers they aired were correct. From what I see, Ill bet there are a lot of words that average people cant spell. It seems to be a vanishing art. There is a list of the 100 most misspelled words in English; here are some of them: believe (dont know why, everyone knows i before e except after c, right?); but then there are ie exceptions, such as foreign, neighbor, weight, heir, weird. Here are some others commonly misspelled: cemetery, drunkenness, embarrass, inoculate, judgment (the one I see the most), memento, pastime, supersede, threshold. Actually, Id like to see some of these spelling geniuses who were on last weeks stage tested on the above words and others on the list of 100. Spelling augenphilologie is nice, but not very practical in common usage. But for now, knowing all those hard words resulted in a $35,000 prize, which the two boys split. So now its (not its) time to wrap this up and go watch a baseball game, you know, our national pastime. My judgment is that I cant let working supersede a chance to relax, even though when I watch my favorite team, I get into the game so much Im really wired or is it weird? Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see LETTERS, Page 7 Many of the neighbors of Fairfield Village gathered in the clubhouse to celebrate Memorial Day and to honor all those who have served this great U.S.A. There was lots of good food and lots of fun but there was also a time of honor and remembrance for those who have given so much for all of us to live in freedom. In keeping with the honoring of mothers for the month of May, we would like to dedicate part of this time to the Gold Star Mothers. The group was begun after World War I when there was a desire to honor especially the mothers who had lost sons or daughters in service to our country. There was a service flag placed in the window of the homes where someone was in the military. Blue stars represented their service. The blue stars were replaced with gold stars if someone made the ultimate sacrifice. Yes, we honor the mothers of these dedicated Americans, but we also realize that the loss of a loved one is felt by all the family and friends. We pray that some day there will be lasting peace so that no one in any country will have to mourn the loss of a loved one. Fairfield Village neighbors hope that Memorial Day was a great holiday and great beginning of summer for all of Central Florida. We pray that everyone stayed safe and had a happy holiday. This wish comes from Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. A large group of neighbors enjoyed the fun, food, and fellowship in the FFV clubhouse on Memorial Day as they honored and remembered the sacrifices of our service people over the years. Fairfield Village marks Memorial Day Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Remember the days of the Hokey Pokey? Above, these five ladies are demonstrating put your head out as they completed all the different positions of the fun dance. Loretta, Linda, Margaret, Diane, and Marsha were having a great time. At left, Loretta Zang and Dee McNeil stopped for just a moment for a requested photo. They both were instrumental (along with many others) for the success of the FFV Social Clubs Memorial Day celebration. Even from her motorized chair, Dee, right, gets it done! TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING

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Thursday, June 5 West Port graduationWest Port High School will conduct graduation exercises on Thursday, June 5, at the schools stadium. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7Calling 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.Car wash to benefit studentsStudents will be washing cars on June 7 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise funds to attend summer camp. This is a Christian leadership camp for 7-12 graders that will take place for a week in July at Epsworth by the Sea in St. Simons, Georgia. The car wash will be by donation and will take place at College Road Baptist Church at 5010 SW College Road in Ocala. For more information, call 352-237-5741.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Sunday, June 8 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing a week early in June, on Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band usually performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing a variety of music including jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice; info: 352-0234. 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, June 11 Hospice caregiver supportJoin Transitions Manager Donna Shaffer for a caregiver support group on June 11 at 2 p.m. at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute (9401 SW Hwy. 200, Building 800; Ocala). This event helps caregivers learn to care for their own physical and emotional health while caring for someone with a chronic illness. Please call to RSVP; 352-861-2400.Saturday, June 14 Two-day train showThe Silver Springs Lions Train Show will take place on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 at the National Guard Armory, 900 SW 20th St., Ocala. Hours on Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two operating layouts running, trains and accessories for sale and good food for all. Admission $4, children under 12 free with paid admission. Bring in a canned good or nonperishable item and get $1 off admission. For information, call 352-694-6381. Womens Ministry fashion showCan it really be done? Can you pack 40 outfits with 16 clothing items, one suitcase and travel for one week? This morning you will be shown how. Also, our fellowship will include breakfast, a devotional thought, and door prizes. All ladies are welcome. Contact church for additional information. Womens Ministry Fashion Show, 9:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Thursday, June 19 Procedures for emergenciesOn June 19 at 1 p.m., local Fire and Rescue will give demonstrations on procedures in case of emergency at College Park Baptist Church. Discussion on heart attack, accidents and services will be provided by the county. Medical equipment will be available for explanation and use. A question and answer period will also be held. Come join us, open to anyone interested. Dessert and coffee will be provided. The church is at 5010 SW College Road (Hwy. 200). Phone 352-237-5741.Sunday, June 22 Israeli Scouts coming to OcalaBack by popular demand, a troupe of Israeli, Tzofim, Scouts, will perform in Ocala on June 22 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. The performance will feature songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English sung by the 1617 year old Scouts showcasing the diversity and the uniqueness of the State of Israel. The performers will also reach out to the audience and encourage everyone to join in in joyous dance and song. The program is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12 per person; $11 for students. For further information and tickets please contact Estelle at 352-861-2542.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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3 6 W ednesday, June 4, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000HFWO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am3801 US N. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday A RIES (March 21 to April 19) Try using that Aries charm to warm up the usual set of workplace naysayers, and then back it up with a solid block of facts and figures to sell your idea to your colleagues. T AU RU S (April 20 to May 20) While nothing can deter a determined Bovine from following a course you believe in, it helps to have some supporting data and statements by trusted colleagues to make your case. G EMIN I (May 21 to June 20) Take advantage of new information that could help make your career transition easier. The weekend is a good time to re-establish relationships with people you havent seen in a while. C ANCER (June 21 to July 22) Personal matters demand your attention as once-stable situations begin to shift. Quick action to shore things up is called for in order to avoid more problems down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although your financial picture begins to brighten, thrift and caution are still the watchwords for fiscally astute Leos and Leonas to live by. Expect news about a family matter. VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Before you try to blame a colleague for a workplace problem, make sure you have the proof to back you up. Make some quiet inquiries on your own to try to solicit more information. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Trying to cheer up a depressed friend or downcast family member can be difficult. But keep at it, and your efforts should soon pay off in ways you might have never expected. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Taking a new look at an old and frequently recurring problem might lead you to consider making some surprising changes in the way you had been handling it up till now. S AGITT A RIU S (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Despite what the naysayers might say, setting your sights on a new goal could be one of the smartest things the typically sagacious Sagittarian has done in a long time. CA PRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Rebuilding an unraveling relationship wont be easy. But you can do it, if you really want to. Just remember to keep the lines of communication open between the two of you. AQUARIU S (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new friendship could develop into a close relationship. Meanwhile, reassure an old friend who might be feeling neglected that he or she is still an important part of your life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might be feeling that youre still in over your head as you Happenings Political forums scheduledThe League of Women Voters are planning a series of political forums starting in late June. There will be a School Board forum on Monday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Department Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave. A candidate for School Board candidates will also be held on Monday, June 30, at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. at On Top of the World. County Commission candidates will get their chance Monday, July 21, at Circle Square, and again on Monday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Department. Finally, two forums on statewide ballot initiatives will take place on Sept. 4 at Circle Square at 2 p.m., and the Police Department on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. All forums are open to the public.

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Does Whoopi not realize how much she has achieved under this unfair system? What more does she want? Only Oprah has eclipsed her in fame, and money. She has reaped the benefits of this unfair system for decades. Only in America could she have enjoyed that level of success. When is enough, enough? I am discriminated against. I want her fame and fortune handed to me. My I.Q exceeds hers, the presidents, and the first ladys. Why them? Why not me? I do not whine, whine, whine. I enjoy life, and do not spend my time looking for reasons to hate. Life is not perfect. We do the best we can, and in America we are to be left alone doing it. Reap what you sow, not what the government sows. Where is that redress department of the government, I hear so much about? We have all had hard patches in our lives. We want our redress, too. My father sat, and cried when he could not buy food for us to eat. I am still here. Life is not easy or fair. We all want an easy path. Life does not work like that. Granted some find ways to milk, and distort the system. But that must be addressed, and corrected. It is government meddling that makes things even more unfair. Get the government out of the way, with its meddlesome laws and regulations, and let the people soar. We can do it. A few do-gooders will have to go as well. Let common sense and fairness prevail. I think it would be entirely fair if I were to replace Whoopi on her television show. She has had it long enough, my turn. What should I do the next time a liberal says they hate me? And they refuse to crack a book? Or listen to a word, and begin their mantra chant. The chants replace common sense, and dialog. Is that a recipe for solutions? Help me I need a snappy comeback!\ D.I. Larson Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. 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This flag will be retired in 2015. The most moving part of the ceremony occurs when the names of all deceased veterans who were former residents of Ocala Palms are read. The names are read according to the branch of service in which each served. After all names from that branch of service have been read, a bell is struck. This is done until names from all branches have been read. The ceremony closed with the playing of taps by Barry Fies and the echo played by Andy Pietrzyt. Co-Chairmen of the event are Larry Fleming, U.S. Army (ret.); Louis Rossi, U.S. Navy (ret.); and Terry Sutton, U.S. Army (ret.). PALMSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The ringing of the bell. not be lowered to half staff. These black sashes were removed at noon. Commander Ron Sutter than introduced the Stone Creek Glee Club who sang many patriotic songs. He then introduced Congressman Ted Yoho who was a guest of Ken Schamens. Vice Commander Bill Brockman gave the invocation for the chaplain. Stone Creek residents were then treated to donuts and coffee. Wade Curry was the winner of Ludlow, Vermont vacation. This was donated by Donna and David Lillis. The proceeds of sale of tickets will go to many of the Stone Creek Veterans outreach programs. During the Memorial Day weekend, there were many stories about our veterans. Some of these stories dealt with new procedures that are being used to help many with PTS. One such show, showed how much these men and women are suffering. It was amazing when asked the question if they would volunteer again, almost every hand went up. Others showed quadruple amputees and how they are surviving against these odds. There are continued stories of how the Veterans Administration is struggling to keep up to help our veterans. We cannot forget these men and women and their families who have given so much for our freedom. As they say, freedom is not free. On June 1 to June 7, the Stone Creek Veterans will have a food drive. The food from this drive will go to Marion County Veterans Helping Veterans, Inc. serving Veterans and their families. Remember to bring a donation during this week. Let us always remember our veterans not just on Memorial or Veterans Day. STONE CREEKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Bob Romiti plays Taps at Stone Creek. I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend and remembered to pause for a moment to give thanks to those men and women who have given their all to protect us. Too often we just take for granted the freedoms that we have here in the USA. Our neighborhood looked very patriotic with a huge number of flags in the yards, and on the houses. Speaking of veterans dont forget to get your information to Richard Gunther. He is working very diligently putting together a tribute to our vets. The Social Committee, along with many other volunteers, met last week to discuss plans for the Fourth of July extravaganza. The parade will be expanded to include many more streets this year. The parade contest will be divided into four categories: cars, golf carts, costumes, and other. A prize will be given in each category. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Following the parade, we will meet at the clubhouse for the presentation of the awards, and also some refreshments. Later in the afternoon a chicken dinner will be available at the clubhouse; this will include Ron Gartmans famous corn-on-the-cob. The afternoon entertainment will be provided by R Music 4 You. This full day of events, including the dinner, is only $5 each. See Maryanne for tickets. Now, for the next event, which will be on Friday, June 13 this is the Quail Meadow birthday bash. This will be an ice cream social beginning at 7 p.m.. There is no charge for this party! However, we need to know how many to plan on for the cake and ice cream, so, please call Marie Schneider to let her know you plan to attend. There will be entertainment by Rick, the DJ. Social Committee planning for July 4 Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL MEADOW, Page 8 A group meets to plan the July 4 festivities in Quail Meadow.

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Dustin Heathman, 35, of 17161 NW 162nd Terrace, Williston, which is in Marion County just across the Levy County line, is being held in the Marion County jail with no bond. In addition, Jennifer Brown, 19, of the same address is accused of theft of a motor vehicle and is in the jail under a $2,000 bond. According to sheriffs officials, a family member called the Sheriffs Office and said there were warrants for Heathmans arrest, plus Heathman was violent and had numerous weapons in the home. Records show a list of previous arrests for Heathman, including for felony battery and DUI. Around noon on Sunday, June 1, Marion County deputies arrived and soon learned that a vehicle parked in the yard was stolen and Brown was most likely inside the home with Heathman. The incident took a turn when Brown came out of the home, but Heathman refused to do so. As SWAT approached the home in an armored vehicle, Heathman fired an automatic weapon, hitting the vehicle at least eight times striking both the driver and passenger sides and firing at least four times at SWAT members not in the vehicle. Law enforcement members returned gunfire. Heathman was injured by glass fragments. He was taken into custody after surrendering. Heathmans injuries are not life threatening. There were no injuries to law enforcement personnel. Man faces 10 charges of trying to kill deputies Veterans, past and present, were honored at a ceremony conducted at the Veterans Park area of Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Sgt. Larry Fleming, US Army (ret,), led the event on Memorial Day, May 26. The Ocala Palms Golden Sounds Chorus, under the direction of Barry Fies, sang several patriotic songs and were joined in many of them by the residents present. The event began with the invocation by the Rev. Ron Christner, followed by the placement of memorial wreaths at the monument at the park. One of the most important parts of the program is the traditional flag cereOcala Palms honors vets Barry Fies plays Taps. Ocala Palms veterans line up behind the flag representing their branch of service. Please see PALMS, Page 2 BY PATRICIA GIZZI Special to the MessengerMemorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. The Stone Creek Veterans had an early morning observance of this day. It began with Commander Ron Sutter giving a background of Memorial Day which began as Decoration Day. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. In the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military Service. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which moved the May 30 day for Memorial Day to the last Monday in May. This created a threeday weekend and some felt the true meaning of the day was lost with sales and barbecues. The Stone Creek Honor Guard raised the flag to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to half-staff where it remained until noon. The honor guard consists of Bob Driesch, Honor Guard Officer, Bob Carlson who carries a rifle, Stu Pearl, carrier of the American Flag, Bob Ayres, carrier of the POW-MIA Flag and Larry Melander who carries a rifle. Bob Romiti is the bugler. The flag was then raised to full staff for the remainder of the day. The flags along 62nd Loop had black sashes since they canPlease see STONE CREEK, Page 2 Memorial Day at Stone Creek Stone Creek veterans line up in front of their Clubhouse. The Stone Creek Glee Club entertained. It seems that Friday, the 13th, is a popular day here in the Meadow! We not only have the birthday party, but at noon on that day the June Ladies Luncheon will take place at The Olive Garden. Make your reservations with Maryanne or Dottie. The Red Hot Fillies enjoyed a delicious High Tea at the home of Dottie Hefferon. We all enjoyed the linen tablecloths and napkins (some didnt want to use the napkins), and the China place settings. The food was delicious. This was a great way to end the festivities for the summer. Watch the QM Reporter and this article for information on the September meeting. Not only was this a Red Hat function, but it was also the celebration of Margene Sheidlers birthday; she looked beautiful in her fancy hat. Reminder: Friday is First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come spend an evening with neighbors at 7 p.m. QUAIL MEADOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 The Red Hatters of Quail Meadow at their recent luncheon. Margene Scheidler Marion Gartman, Queen Pat Talley, Hostess Dottie Hefferon