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Snyder..........3 Stone Creek........6 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Factory Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer In Our Larger Showroom NOW IN THE STEEPLE CHASE PL AZ A 8585 SW HW Y. 200 OCALA Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs $ 4,500 00 +tax Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Custom Colors E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM 48v: A/C Drive Motor or 13 HP Gas Kawasaki Engine, Both Models Come Standard: 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, 3 Year Limited Warranty Base Price on New 2014 Gas or Electric Cars $ 7,580 00 +tax FINANCING AVAILABLE NEW 2014 AdvantageGolfCars.com GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR PRIORITY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013! 5975 Signature Dr. Wildwood 352-748-0222 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm 11962 CR 101 Palm Ridge Plaza The Villages 352-259-8566 352-861-7433 000IFEP C OM E SE E TH E EZGO A DV AN TA GE COME SEE THE E-Z-GO ADV ANTAGE Eradicating invasive plantsLast month, Silver Springs State Park successfully lead a multi-agency effort to combat invasive plant species in and adjacent to the state park. Park Services Specialist Keith Aliengena was joined by staff from the Department of Transportation and an inmate crew supplied by the Department of Corrections. The combined effort resulted in the treatment of three acres along the parks northern boundary and the DOT right-of-way along State Road 40. This area was infested with Cogon Grass and Paper Mulberry, which threaten plant diversity and create poor wildlife habitat. The multi-agency effort comple ments recent restoration of plant communities and habitat in all areas of Silver Springs State Park. Recent projects include 56 acres of prescribed fire working with crews from the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway and the Florida Park Service District 3 fire team. Five-hundred acres are currently being tr eated on the parks southern boundary for invasive exotics by contractors through grants from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters put down three structure fires before 3 p.m. last Friday, June 6, then had to respond to four more on Sunday. The first one took place at 8:36 a.m. in the Mill Dam Resort mobile home community (18901 E. Silver Springs Blvd.). The fire began in a shed, which contained ammunition, then spread to the attached living area. When firefighters arrived, the shed was fully involved and flames engulfed about 40 percent of the home. Crews attacked the fire from the structures interior, as well as from the outside, working hard to protect five other homes that were in danger because of their close proximity. The fire spread to one adjacent home, but firefighters extinguished it before extensive damage could result. When MCFR Engine 4 arrived (the first of 13 MCFR units), all occupants were outside. There were no injuries. At the days second fire, 1109 SW 109th Place in Ocala, crews contained a mobile home fire to the kitchen. At 10:03 a.m., MCFR Station 31 crewmembers were the first of seven MCFR units to arrive. Firefighters had the fire under control in 15 minutes, and the homeowners possessions outside the kitchen area were saved. The homeowner advised he had walked away from the stove, where he was frying eggs. When he returned, the kitchen was on fire. At 1:34 p.m. dispatchers at the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received the first of several calls reporting a fire outdoors at 1801 NW 39th Pl. in Ocala. The first of seven MCFR units arrived at 1:48 p.m. to find an approximately 8-foot-by-10-foot pipeframed tarp engulfed in flames. Firefighters kept the blaze from spreading and called it under control in 10 minutes. Homeowners were issued a citation for illegal burning. Proper backyard burns must take place 150 feet from neighboring structures, 50 feet from paved public roadways and at least 25 feet from homes, other structures and brush. They must MCFR Firefighter Angelo DSouza sprays fire-retardant foam to make sure hotspots dont rekindle the fire at 1109 SW 109th Place in Ocala, where a kitchen fire broke out just before 10 a.m. on Friday, June 6. Seven fires in three days fought by county personnel Please see FIRES, Page 10 Two graduating seniors in Marion County Public Schools know precisely what it means to always be there, especially when it comes to class. Kaniya Neymour and Emily Woolf graduate with the highest attendance rates in the district for the Class of 2014 not missing a single day of class during 13 years of school. Thats 100 percent attendance 2,340 out of 2,340 days of class. Neymour graduated from Vanguard High last Friday. In 2001, she enrolled in Marion County as a kindergarten student at Dr. N. H. Jones Elementary. She also attended Osceola Middle and Howard Middle schools. Neymour is 18 years old and will study biology at the University of Florida. She is the daughter of Ken and Peggye Neymour of Ocala. Woolf graduated Thursday from West Port High School. In 2001, she enrolled in Marion County as a kindergarten student at Madison Street Academy. This 18-year-old also attended West Port Middle and Liberty Middle schools and will study accounting at the University of North Florida. Shes the daughter of Jerry and Angela Woolf of Ocala. In addition, two other graduating seniors never missed a single day during their four years of high school Joshua Beckwith from Belleview High and Jody Weber of Dunnellon High. Marion County Public Schools recognizes these students for their dedicated and consistent efforts to always attend school and their outstanding emphasis on a complete education. Perfect attendance for 13 years Woolf Sports marketing specialist named Corry Locke is the newest addition to the Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau team as the sports marketing specialist. Formerly with the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department, Locke is no stranger to managing large sporting events for the destination. Since 2009, Locke has successfully managed the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth events held in Ocala/Marion County. Each of these sporting events are significant to the VCB, because they bring in more than 500 to 600 players plus their families and supporters each time they come to the county for tournaments. We could not be happier to have Corry lead this part of the VCBs business development efforts. Having a dedicated VCB staff member who is solely responsible for attracting and securing sporting events competitively positions us, said Loretta Shaffer, executive director for the VCB. Locke is a lifelong resident of Marion County and received his Bachelor of Science degree in sports and fitness management from Troy University and has a passion for his work and the county. The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau is the official branding, sales, and marketing organization for Marion County responsible for generating brand awareness, increasing travel to the area and booking sporting events, conventions and meetings. For more information, visit www.OcalaMarion.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, June 11, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... Todays New Ads STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 NOW ENROLLING CosmetologyDay & Night SchoolBarberNight SchoolMassageDay & Night SchoolNail & Skin CareDay School Starts Weekly Night School Mon-Tues-Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILL BROOKSVILLE(727) 848-8415 www.benes.eduSTAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 CHERRYWOOD ESTATES 55+,Lovely 2 BD. 2BA, Fl. room, fenced yard, 2 car garage, club house with pool and tennis courts, $750. mo. first, last, security (352) 854-7775 SW 55+ 4BR/3BACorner lot, enclosed/ screened porch, 2 car Carport, Many Updates $875 + Ammenities Including Pool Spruce Creek North (352)854-7987 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. $100,000. + Closing Cost will get you this 2,100 Sq. Ft., 3BR, 3BA, Fully Furn. Condo in Citrus Hills Call 352-419-5268 WE BUYR VS, TRUCKS, TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, & MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. 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Another down side was the traffic. Pinellas County never met an intersection that it didnt like putting a red light in front of. And synchronized lights? Forget it. Construction is perpetual, U.S. 19 was built as an elevated super highway, but that did all sorts of damage to the small businesses (and the motels, I might add) on the service roads that have U.S. 19 addresses but are terribly inaccessible. Ive always been a big proponent of service roads, but only in new development. Forcing existing businesses into one is unfair. My next trip will come late in July when the Mets are in Daytona Beach against the Daytona Cubs. I plan on being there with my Mets hat on, and Ill probably do some more dreaming. Just wake me up when someone gets a hit.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 thousands of dollars to keep a well-paid staff employed to absolutely no positive effect other than to get mentioned in one news cycle. Nice job, Sen. Gaetz, of making a big ruckus about something else to distract attention. What he does not want is taxpayers paying attention to legislators stuffing into the state budget a variety of items that did not get adequate public review or legislative scrutiny, and thus skirting the states constitutional checks and balances. No wonder Gaetz and others worked so hard to misdirect public attention. His statement that TaxWatch was absent all year long also is wildly incorrect. As the report details, Florida TaxWatch staff attended every appropriations subcommittee meeting, every appropriations meeting, and each budget conference meeting of the 2014 Florida Legislature. Most of the conference committee meetings lasted 20 minutes or less and included no questions or debate. Materials were usually unavailable to the public until after the meeting had begun or after it concluded. Several meetings were held after 11 p.m., even on weekends. This lack of transparency is the focus of the Budget Turkey Report. If this years projects had been passed after going through the proper budget process, they wouldnt have been on the Turkey list. Kudos to Florida TaxWatch for its persistence in tracking and publicizing legislative shenanigans. Now its our turn hold elected officials accountable, and demand that budget discussions and decisions be made in the Florida sunshine. Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 FAMILY FEATURES Here comes the sun and the fun of dining al fresco. When it comes to summer fare, familiar favorites are always welcome, such as burgers on the grill, sandwiches, salad, lemonade and dessert. But if the tried-and-true choices are getting a little too familiar, maybe they need a makeover. New al fresco favoritesThese deliciously doable ideas start with time-saving, quality prepared products, such as Aunt Nellies jarred vegetables and READ classic bean salads, that provide real homemade flavors. Heres how: Elevate burgers from basic to sensational with a dollop of Red Cabbage, Onion & Bacon Jam, made with sweet-and-sour red cabbage, sauteed onions and smoky bacon. Need a new sandwich inspiration? Mediterranean Bean & Pita-Wiches are a combination of 3 or 4 bean salad, vegetables, olives and feta cheese stuffed into whole grain pita pockets.Trade the traditional greens or potato salad for Herbed Beet & Tomato Salad, an updated combo of colorful sweet-tangy pickled beets, gardenfresh yellow tomatoes and herb vinaigrette. Whats for dessert? Try Fudgy Beet Brownies, which are made with Harvard beets to keep them extra moist and yummy.Lemonade is always a welcome thirst quencher, especially if its pink. Heres the simple secret: Just stir pickled beet liquid into prepared lemonade its pink in a wink. Cheers to a new twist on favorite al fresco fare. For additional recipes and serving suggestions, visit www.auntnellies.com and www.readsalads.com. Mediterranean Bean & Pita-WichesPrep time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 1 can (15 ounces) READ 3 or 4 Bean Salad 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup coarsely chopped baby spinach 1/4 cup sliced celery 1/4 cup sliced pitted black or Kalamata olives 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or basil 6 whole grain pita pocket halves Dressing: 2 tablespoons reserved bean liquid 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced Black pepper, coarsely ground Drain bean salad; reserve 2 tablespoons liquid. In large bowl, toss together bean salad and next six ingredients. For dressing, whisk ingredients together. Add dressing to bean mixture; toss. Fill pita pocket halves with bean mixture. Red Cabbage, Onion & Bacon JamPrep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellies Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage 1/4 pound bacon (thick cut or regular) 1 large yellow onion (about 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons granulated or brown sugar 2 tablespoons white balsamic or white wine vinegar 1 tablespoons fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme) 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) Green onion or parsley (optional) Drain cabbage; reserve liquid. Cut bacon into pieces (about 1/4 inch). Cook in large skillet over medium to medium-low heat until browned and crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate; reserve. Measure 2 table spoons drippings and return to skillet. Discard remaining drippings. Meanwhile,cutonionlengthwiseinquarters.Cut crosswiseintoverythinslices(about1/8inchthick). Heat bacon drippings over medium-low heat until hot. Add onion slices, reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar, vinegar, thyme, peppers, bacon and 1/2 cup reserved liquid. Add cabbage and continue cooking over medium-low to low heat 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and mix ture is very soft and thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with thinly sliced green onion or chopped parsley before serving, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature as topping for burgers or crostini, as sandwich spread, condiment for meats or tossed with pasta.Flavorful al fresco dining ideasFudgy Beet Brownies Mediterranean Bean & Pita-Wiches, Red Cabbage, Onion & Bacon Jam, and Herbed Beet & Tomato Salad Pink Lemonade Pink LemonadeMakes: 2 quarts Add 2 to 4 tablespoons pickled beet liquid to 2 quarts prepared lemonade; stir. For deeper pink color add additional beet liquid.Herbed Beet & Tomato SaladPrep time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellies Sliced Pickled Beets 2 medium yellow tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 1/4 cup white wine or rice vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, parsley, basil, oregano or chives) 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper Drain beets well.* Cut beets in half. Cut tomato slices into quarters. Forvinaigrette,whisktogether oil, vinegar, herbs and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place tomatoes in large bowl. Toss with dressing. Gently toss in beets. Serve immediately or chill. *Reserve liquid for pink lemon ade, if desired.Fudgy Beet BrowniesPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: Per package directions Servings: 24 brownies 1 jar (15.5 ounces) Aunt Nellies Harvard Beets, not drained 1 box dark or milk chocolate brownie mix (for 13-by-9-inch pan)* 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks Confectioners sugar (optional) Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray bottom of 9-by-13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place beets in blender or food processor. Puree until smooth; set aside. Combine brownie mix, oil, eggs and pureed beets in large mixing bowl; stir until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed on package, checking after shortest recom mended baking time. Remove from oven; cool. Lightly dust with confectioners sugar, if desired. *Note: Packagesizesmayvary accord ing to brand. reservation for the Ladies Luncheon, there is still time to do so today. Call Maryanne for more information. We will be meeting at The Olive Garden on Friday, the 13th, at noon. Also on Friday we will celebrate the birthday of everyone in Quail Meadow with the Birthday Bash at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by R Music 4 You. This is a free event, but please let Marie Schneider know if you plan to attend we need to know how much cake and ice cream to purchase. QUAILCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10

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The College of Central Florida University Center will host an open house Wednesday, June 18, from 4-7 p.m., in its lobby at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Representatives from CF, Saint Leo University, University of Central Florida and Webster University and will be on hand to answer questions for those interested in pursuing bachelors or graduate degrees. Information from the University of Florida and Capella University will also be available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Carolyn Warnell at 352-873-5866. 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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. dated 9/11.) Taliban attacks on American military targets since the U.S. invasion should not be construed as terrorism, but rather as combat between former government officials and the foreign force that overthrew them. Anand Gopal, author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes, points out that soon after American forces invaded Afghanistan, there was no enemy to fight: By mid-2002 there was no insurgency in Afghanistan: al-Qaeda had fled the country and the Taliban had ceased to exist as a military movement. Jalaluddin Haqqani [whose network held Bergdahl captive] and other top Taliban figures were reaching out to the other side in an attempt to cut a deal and lay down their arms. But, Gopal writes, driven by the ide fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen. Their enemies became ours, and through faulty intelligence, their feuds became repackaged as counterterrorism. When Haqqani, a celebrated freedom fighter during the Soviet war, turned down a deal from the Americans because it included detention, the U.S. military attacked his home province and other areas, killing his brother-inlaw and innocent children. If he wasnt with the Americans, he was against them, and therefore it was open season. In this whirlwind of cynicism and relativism, can anyone be blamed for wondering what the point of the war was?Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 also be conducted in a space on top of bare soil that is no more than eight feet in diameter or within a non-combustible metal barrel. More information about safe burning practices may be found at: http://marioncountyfl.org/departments-agencies/department-az/fire-rescue/safety/burn-regulations. Then on Sunday, June 8, approximately 40 Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters from 10 different stations worked tirelessly through the early morning hours on Sunday to put down four suspicious structure fires in the Lake and Meadows community in Citra. All four structures were vacant mobile homes, and there were no injuries. At 4:11 a.m. dispatchers at the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received one call reporting the first fire at 16920 NE 40th Terr. Engine 2 arrived on scene within seven minutes of being dispatched to find a shed engulfed in flames and the adjacent mobile home approximately 40 percent involved. Nine MCFR units responded and called the fire under control at 4:30 a.m. Two minutes later, dispatchers received the first of several 911 calls reporting the second fire, located at 4476 NE 167th Place in the same community. The single-wide, vacant mobile home was completely engulfed in flames when Engine 7 firefighters arrived. Eleven MCFR units responded and had the fire under control at 5:11 a.m. Four Marion County Sheriffs Office Deputies were sent to patrol the area at 4:40 a.m., then at 5:14 a.m. dispatchers received the first of several calls reporting the areas third fire, located at 16676 42nd Ave. The home was 100 percent involved when the first of nine MCFR crews arrived. MCFR Engine 2 also located the last fire, a doublewide mobile home at 15950 NE 58th Ave., at 7:08 a.m. When firefighters discovered it, the home was on the ground and fully involved. Three other units helped tackle this blaze. The State Fire Marshals Office is investigating all four incidents in Citra. FIRESCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 June is here and we have several important historical dates this month. The first day of importance is DDay June 6. On this day in 1944 a great event of World War II took place. It was the Normandy landings by the Allies. This important event of World War II was also referred to as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord. This assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault that took place just after midnight, and the amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions on the French coast at 6:30 a.m. This was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. Just fewer than 200,000 Allied personnel were involved. The landings took place along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. The coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The weather played a very important role in this operation. The conditions had to be just right in order for it to be successful. A full moon and a spring tide were required for this maneuver. Just two days prior to the landing, the weather was not cooperating and it seemed that the planned assault would be cancelled. Then, at a meeting on June 5 with General Eisenhower and the chief meteorologist, it was decided that there would be a brief time of good conditions just after midnight. General Eisenhower then ordered that the invasion take place as planned. This was a turning point in the outcome of World War II. The beaches at Normandy are still known and marked on maps by their invasion code names. Streets near the beaches are named after the units that fought there. Next on the calendar is Flag Day June 14. This day commemorates the adoption of our flag. This was done by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Many people had part in establishing June 14 as our national Flag Day. Among those who worked for this recognition was a man by the name of Bernard J. Cigrand. He was a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin. In 1885, Cigrand held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at June is a month for celebrations and memories the Stony Hill School. Beginning in the late 1880s Cigrand spoke around the country promoting patriotism, respect for the flag, and the need for the annual observance of a flag day on June 14 we need someone like him now, instead of the flag burners. Cigrand later attended dental school in Chicago. While there he continued his patriotic speeches and writing for many magazines and newspapers. He is credited with being the Father of Flag Day. I understand that he is a distant relative of our Quail Meadow resident Paul Cigrand! The last major holiday in June is Sunday, the 15th Fathers Day. Many years ago I read statistics that said on Mothers Day more long distance phone calls were made than on any other day of the year. However, this same report said that on Fathers Day more collect calls were made than any other day! Remember these statistics go back to when we actually spoke with an operator to make a long distance call oh, the beauty of cell phones! The first time a bill to have national recognition of this holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane, Washington, to speak at a Fathers Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus singling out just one of our two parents. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Fathers Day. Six years later in 1972, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Happy Fathers Day! Ladies, if you havent made your Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 11 Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-viewis-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything. The list goes something like this, the war on: Women... Poverty... Drugs... Terrorist and on and on I could go. You name it, there is a war addressed. I believe we should be serious about dealing with certain negative aspects of society and do whatever it takes to make peoples lives better. I am all for those ideas, however, I sometimes think it goes just a little too far. Most of the time, someone is for a certain war because of some political advantage it will give them in the publics eye. I guess you cannot be a politician unless you are willing to poke somebody in the eye! Is it just me or have you noticed people will create a war on something just to get in the limelight? They are not against something they just know someone is; that someone is someone that goes to the polls and votes, and they want their vote. Do not let this thought get too far, but I think it would be a whole lot cheaper during election time for politicians just to write checks and send out to all the voters saying, Heres $1,000, vote for me. It would be a lot cheaper in the long run and who couldnt use $1,000 right about now. This war I am speaking of is rather covert and does not get any time on the national or cable news. Everybody knows it is going on but nobody wants to point it out. That is, up until now. The greatest war going on in our society today is the war on common sense. There, I said it. And I stand by what I said. There is a tremendous attack on common sense in our society today. Perhaps somebody could argue that there has never been a time in our history where we had too much common sense. That may be true, but it seems that people today are going out of their way to make common sense nonsense. I must confess that common sense is not as common as it once was and perhaps never was. I like to think that somewhere along the line a few good people have entertained common sense. There are so many laws in our land these days that it is impossible keep up with them all. There must be a law somewhere particularly in Washington, DC that says any law that makes sense has to be immediately thrown out. We have politicians that would not recognize common sense if it bit them on the nose. Most politicians have their nose in other peoples business anyway. It would be nice if just some time these politicians would simply come together and establish a law, merely one law that makes sense. In order to make one law that makes sense they have to have 999 other laws that confuse it to such a degree that it no longer makes sense. Common sense would tell me, for example, if I do not have enough money I cannot purchase a certain thing. That does not work in Washington. Oh no. In Washington, affording something financially is never part of the equation. The only thing important in that equation is, does this make somebody who voted for me happy enough to vote for me again? It takes a lot of good old-fashioned common sense to take care of money and run my household budget in such a way that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is happy. Taking care of money and making sure that we do not spend money on things we do not need is part of the common sense that helps me balance my checkbook month after month. Common sense says I need to balance my checkbook. Washington sense says, write checks until you have no more checks to write then order more checks. Forget all that stuff about balance. If we run out of money, we just print more money. Does that really make sense? It would be great if I could do that with my home budget. If I do not have enough money one month all I need to do is go down into the basement and print a bunch of money to make up the difference. Not only is common sense eliminated from the financial aspects of our country, but health issues are also thrown to the curb. Common sense would tell me I need to eat properly. Washington sense says, eat what I tell you to eat. I have seen some of the stuff that they, the government, wants us to eat. The government wants to come into our school cafeterias and force-feed our children a proper diet. In most of these schools, I cannot speak for all of them, the children have the common sense to throw it away. Common sense says if it does not look good or taste good it probably aint good for you. (Pardon my French.) The Bible has a lot to say about this. My favorite verse of Scripture is, Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). I need to make common sense the standard of my day-to-day living based upon the common teaching of the Word of God.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. Common sense not as common as it used to be Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Vacation Bible School will be June 1620, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Wilderness Escape (Holy Land Adventure 2014, Where God Guides and Provides) Kids caravan through the wilderness with Moses and the Israelites in the one-of-a-kind Bibletimes Vacation Bible School. Pre-registration is not required but strongly recommended! There is no charge, and all children from preschool through 5th grade are invited. Call 352-629-5379 for more information. Fellowship Baptist Church is located 7-1/2 miles west of I75 on Highway 27. Vacation Bible School at Fellowship County officials, veterans, community partners and citizens will come together at 9:30 a.m. on June 20, for a site selection tour and community rally in support of a state veterans nursing home for Marion. The county is being considered as an ideal location to site a 120-bed nursing home funded through the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Five other Florida counties are also in the running. The June 20 event will offer county residents an opportunity to meet state selection committee representatives and provide public comment in support of the new facility being sited in Marion. Event attendees will be able to enjoy live music and light refreshments, and show their patriotic spirit. The event will take place on the proposed site in the northeast corner of Southwest 80th Street and Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala (On Top of the World). Our veterans have made the greatest sacrifices to guarantee our freedoms today, said Marion County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak. Marion County wishes to continue being a part of their hope for a better tomorrow by becoming the home of the new state veterans nursing home. Those wishing to learn more about the event and why Marion County is the ideal location for the state veterans nursing home may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/VAhome or call 352-438-2300. Rally to promote site for VA nursing home set for June 20 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. College sets open house Read the classifieds

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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.Thursday, June 12 AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor and representative for further information, 237-2971. The substation is located 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala.Friday, June 13 Friday Forum on death penaltyShould the death penalty still have a role in modern society? This is the issue to be debated by Bill Gladson special prosecution supervisor in Floridas Fifth Judicial Circuit, and Bruce Seaman, Presbyterian minister and coordinator of Awake Marion, a coalition of local progressives when the Friday Forum of Marion County next meets at 11:30 a.m. June 13 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Brad Rogers, editorial page director of the Ocala Star Banner, will moderate. Roughly 400 of the nations 3,000 inmates on death row await their fate about an hour north of Ocala, several of them from Marion County. How did they get there? According to a Gallup Poll, 60 percent of Americans support the death penalty although the numbers are declining. Since state and local laws generally move in concert with public opinion does our legal system seek justice or does it merely reflect the will of the people? Are some crimes considered so heinous that the perpetrators are deemed beyond the pale of human compassion? What role do our moral leaders play in affecting our views? Our politicians? The media? The Friday Forum, which meets monthly on the second Friday of each month, is a nonpartisan group open to all which seeks to develop civil community dialogue about the important issues of the day. The luncheon costs $10 payable directly to Buffet City. For further information please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219). RSVPs are appreciated.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/.Book sale for animal charitiesA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Not accepting any books until fall. Bring your aluminum cans. June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. For information, call 352-291-1962.Sunday, June 15 Flag Day essay programA Flag Day Essay Contest program will be presented on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Parks Flag Day celebration. Featured will be winners of the 4th and 5th grade essay contest sponsored by Marion County veterans organizations and Marion County Public Schools. The topic was What the Flag Means to Me. A flag retirement ceremony will be conducted by Marine Corps League Detachment 061. The public is invited. 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.Tuesday, June 24 Breast cancer survivors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meeting on Tuesday, June 24, will be off-site at Ruby Tuesdays on State Road 200 for a luncheon at 1 p.m. If you have not signed up for the luncheon and would like to attend, please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 so we can have an approximate count for the restaurant. Hope you will be able to join us.Saturday, July 5 Yoga at Sholom ParkYoga will take place at Sholom Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 5. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.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, June 11, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, June 11, 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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L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Even a proud Leo ultimately recovers from hurt feelings. However, a damaged relationship might never heal unless youre willing to spend more time and effort trying to work things out. V IRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) There are lots of changes on the horizon, so be prepared to make some adjustments in your usually fine-tuned life. One change might impact a personal decision youve been putting off. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Being the dependable person you are could work in your favor for a project that requires both skill and accountability. But check this out carefully. There could be a hidden downside. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A temperamental outburst about a mishandled project causes some fallout. Be sure to couple an apology with an explanation. A new opportunity beckons by weeks end. SAG ITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Changing horses midstream is usually unwise but sometimes necessary. Examine your options before making a decision. A colleague has good advice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While much of your time is involved with business matters, funtime opportunities open up by weeks end. Enjoy yourself, but be careful that you dont overspend. A QUARIU S (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A revelation opens your eyes to what is really going on in the workplace. What you learn could make a difference in your career path. Be alert for more news. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Not wanting to make waves might be the safest way to deal with a difficult situation. But no substantive changes can be made unless you share your assessments with others. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. 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Following the information session, attendees may speak one-on-one with an academic adviser. Register to attend the free event by calling 352-8735855 or email xcel-it@cf.edu. XCEL-IT, Information Technology Careers in Rural Areas, is a statewide grant led and administered by CF, which is specifically designed to expand programs for workers who have been displaced due to foreign trade. Funding is paid through the Labor Departments Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant.

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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Stuffing the turkeys into the budget Politicians arent the only ones who do it, but theyre masters of the art: if a topic they dont want to discuss comes up, theyll make a big ruckus about something else to distract attention. It happens every year in Florida right after the state legislative session ends. Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research and government watchdog, issues its Budget Turkey Report. This years edition lists about $120 million in appropriations. Reading the report, youll find lots of interesting, worthwhile-sounding projects, and might at first wonder why Florida TaxWatch calls them turkeys. Thats exactly what our legislators want you to do. But heres what you need to know about the Budget Turkey Report it has nothing to do with the projects themselves; its solely about the process by which those projects made it into the state budget. The process, not the project. TaxWatch defines budget turkeys as individual line-items that are appropriated without being subject to a thoughtful and thorough budget process. They violate sound budgeting practices in at least one of these ways: They circumvent the established review and selection process, or go through the process but are funded ahead of higher-priority projects defined by the selection process. They are inserted in the budget during conference committee meetings which means they did not appear in either the final Senate or House budgets. They are appropriations from inappropriate trust funds, duplicative appropriations, or appropriations contingent on legislation that did not pass. When this years Budget Turkey Report was issued, Florida Senate president Don Gaetz jumped to the attack in strong, ugly terms. He is quoted as saying: Florida TaxWatch has again shown that it is possible to be absent all year long from any engagement in the budget process, do no research into the merits of any appropriations, utter not one word of testimony on any proposal or alternative and still convince well-meaning people to donate hundreds of Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Sgt. Bergdahl and the Fog of WarBY SHELDON RICHMAN The fog of war is a reference to the moral chaos on the battlefield as well as the rampant confusion. Individuals kill others for no other reason than that they are ordered to. Things deemed unambiguously bad in civilian life are authorized and even lauded in war. The killing and maiming of acknowledged innocents in particular children and the elderly is excused as collateral damage. No wonder that some individuals thrust into this morass sometimes act differently from how soldiers behave in romantic war movies. The hell of war is internal as well as external. We might remember this as the story of Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl unfolds. Bergdahl volunteered for the U.S. military and was apparently a gung-ho soldier. Americans have not been conscripted since 1973, but young Americans are propagandized from childhood with the message that time in the military is service to their country. Few question this narrative; fewer seek rebuttals to it. You have to want to face the facts that governments lie and that the service is to an empire having nothing to do with Americans security. This, however, doesnt relieve military personnel of responsibility for their own conduct. In 1951 while Americans were fighting in Korea Leonard E. Read, one of the founders of the modern libertarian movement, published Conscience on the Battlefield, in which a dying American soldier hears his conscience say that he not the army or government bears responsibility for his deadly conduct: Does not the fault inhere in your not recognizing that the consequences of your actions are irrevocably yours? Bergdahl seems to have been plagued by this question. (See Michael Hastingss revealing 2012 article.) In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a regime that used war to keep its population too frightened to ask questions and in which the enemy could change without notice. Orwell may have exaggerated, but not by much. The United States sided with one Afghan faction against the Soviets and their Afghan allies in the 1980s, then switched when it replaced the Soviets as invaders in 2001. On the surface, the war in Afghanistan seems easy to understand. The Taliban government gave sanctuary to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, which attacked American targets in the 1990s and on September 11, 2001. But things are not so simple. During the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the U.S. government sided with the future Taliban and al-Qaeda. President Reagan called the Afghan mujahideen freedom fighters, subsidized their war, and hosted them at the White House. After the Soviet exit and years of civil war, the Taliban became the brutal theocratic government of Afghanistan, but not an anti-American terrorist organization. Indeed, as late as May 2001, President George W. Bush was helping the Taliban suppress opium production. After 9/11, the Taliban made various offers to surrender or expel bin Laden, but the Bush administration was uninterested. (This lack of interest preReader 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. Last weekend, I did something I will probably never be able to do in my lifetime in Ocala. I had to drive to Dunedin in Pinellas County to do it. I went to see some Minor League Baseball. The occasion was the St. Lucie Mets, the Class A affiliate of my Major League team, playing the Dunedin Blue Jays. Ive seen reports that the Toronto Blue Jays are going to leave Dunedin. Its easy to see why. The stadium is in the middle of a residential area, surrounded by either houses or schools. Parking is atrocious. I got there the first night about a half hour before the game, and the lot was nearly full. But when I got inside, there were only about 400 people there. I just cant picture what its like when 4,000 people gather for a Major League Spring Training game. As I sat there I thought, Heck, we could probably attract this minor league team to Ocala. When they see pictures of our nice new stadium and all that parking and the easy access, why, theyll Then somebody got a hit or something and brought an end to my pipe dream. But eventually I went back to my dream. Why, Ocala is listed as having a population of 56,000 or so, while Dunedin has about 35,000. Thats just the city. The Blue Jays have to share interest with another Minor League team, the Clearwater affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, which is about 15 miles down U.S. Highway 19. Also in their county is the Tampa Bay Rays, a Major League team that happened to be playing the Seattle Mariners when the Blue Jays were home last weekend, and was holdDoing so mething that I can t do in Ocal a Among Friends Jim Clark ing a continuing tribute to the recently deceased Don Zimmer. On Saturday, the Blue Jays had to compete with the televising of another futile Triple Crown effort. And just across the bay, about a half hour away, is the home of the Tampa Yankees, you know, the team whose executives had Ocala Yankees hats and shirts printed up, only to be shot down. In Ocala, they would be the only pro baseball game in town. Presumably, their games would be on the radio, as they are in Dunedin. There would be promotions almost every night Friday was beer and bacon night, followed by fireworks. Not that many people were drinking, because there were a lot of kids there for the fireworks, but they gave away prizes for the best bacon, and Saturday they gave away Bobbleheads of the Blue Jays mascot, DJ. I thought of getting one and bringing it home to my cat (it was, of course, a blue jay bird), but I passed and left it for someone who really wanted it. There was a limited supply. It was pretty good baseball. Despite the comments of some who said this league was equivalent to college ball as they argued against a new stadium, the Florida State League is one of two of the Please see RICHMAN, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Please see CLARK, Page 11 New Torah presentedA new but not quite finished Torah was brought to On Top of the World on Sunday to have the remaining letters placed by the scribe. Volunteers took turns touching him or the quill. The quill had to be put in the ink well often to be able to continue placing the letters. In addition to a different alphabet that we use, the Hebrew language is read and written right to left. Each character in the Torah must be formed perfectly. After all the letters had been placed it was rolled up and placed in its cover but not before Ken Colen, the son of Sidney and Ina Colen, held it up and turned around while holding the Torah partially unrolled so the audience could see it before it was covered. After the Torah was covered, Ken carried it outside in the rain but the chuppa kept it dry as the people paraded to the Circle Square Commons and back. Everyone was invited to the feast and dancing to a two-man band after the parade. Some danced with the Torah while others had children on their shoulders. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELThis photo taken before the ceremony started shows the chuppah being readied to have the Torah carried under it for the parade. Ken Colen shows the Torah to the crowd. This shows the first letter being placed. The scribes father-in-law helps place the last letter. Here is the new Torah.

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Paraphrasing the line from the movie, Field of Dreams, Build it and they will come. This is what the Softball team of Stone Creek has been saying since it became a club in 2011 and before it became a club. Before that time, it was a group playing what they love to do softball. The club presently has 38 paid members. The club is open to anyone who lives in Stone Creek. Most of the players in the club have played ball, either baseball or softball, since they were young. The officers of the club are: George Kaufer, president; Ken Sanford, VP; Jim Hadley, secretary; and treasurer, Jerry Hessler. George wanted Stone Creek residents to know that when the field is built they will need volunteers for various jobs. If you would like to volunteer, you can contact any of the board members. Recently, I was invited to a meeting as the club was discussing the building of the upcoming field. To say they are excited would be a great understatement. Some of the players have been waiting since they moved to Stone Creek. Lee Chapman said, I moved to Stone Creek in hopes of playing softball. It will finally become a reality in September of 2014. Bernie Stark also has been waiting for the field. He even has a bumper sticker on his car that reads, Where is the Stone Creek Softball field? I met two women players, including Jennifer ONeil who plays second base, and she told me, Its a blast! She also told me that the club was very accepting of women playing and George also told me that both men and women are welcome to join the club and play. Lisa Parker said, It is fun playing! Cant wait for the field to be finished. She is an outfielder. Presently, the team plays most of its games at OTOW since the Stone Creek softball team does not have a field, but this will all change with the opening of the field in September of this year. George Kaufer would like opening date to be September 14 as it is his birthday. Now, that would be a great gift. Ground breaking on the field was June 10 so there will be another article about the field of dreams to be built near the pavilion. Here is to dreams! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, June 11, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Mon. 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Ocala, FL 34474 FRIDAY JUNE 20 11:00 AM6998 N US Hw y. 27 Ocala, FL 34482 THURSDAY JUNE 19 3:30 PM1512 ML King Av e. at Hw y. 200 Ocala, FL 34471 000IFRV 000I30G 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 & UP Although the Social Clubs Fathers Day Breakfast has been canceled this year that is not necessarily a bad thing. It seems that there are so many of our families who will be celebrating in other ways that the decision was made to host something like the breakfast at a later time. The good part of this is that so many people have interesting plans to be busy that day either with family or with other friends. That is always good to know. As I researched a bit about Fathers Day, I found that it definitely is a much younger official U.S. holiday than is Mothers Day, which became official in 1908. Although it was encouraged and proclaimed in various ways by Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Lyndon Johnson, it was not until 1972 when President Richard Nixon officially signed the day in as a national holiday. The year after Mothers Day was proclaimed in 1908, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, started lobbying for a day to celebrate fathers as well. She was one of 6 children raised by their father after Sonoras mother died in childbirth. Mrs. Dodd never had a chance to know her mother, but she felt so strongly about the dedication of her father that she felt this was the right thing. After many, many years, Mrs. Dodd saw her dream come true when she was 96 years old. She was delighted when President Nixon made the third Sunday in June the official holiday called Fathers Day. As we in Fairfield Village recognized May as our Mothers Month, we are unofficially recognizing June as Fathers Month. I hope that some of our neighbors will email me at grandmasbuggy2@yahoo.com or call me at 352-694-6251 with special stories or remembrances about your father or someones father. We cannot forget to tell others (and especially our young children) some of the adventures/exploits/funny stories about people that they call Dad or Grandpa or Dandy (as my children called their grandfather.) These can be as short or as long as you wish because (with your permission) I will make them compatible with the Fairfield Village space in the West Marion Messenger. Personally, I have many fond memories of times with my adopted father. I was blessed to have a fine Christian man (Ed Morris) marry my mother when I was 15 years old. My biological father had not been a good influence in the lives of my sister, brother and me. My mom was an exceptional person, but when we had 2 exceptional parents our lives blossomed in ways they probably would not have otherwise. Even past the age of 70, I still thank God every day for my father whom my children named Dandy, and he really deserved that name. I appreciated his influence so much that I named my first child after him. Seriously, please contact me with some little anecdote or even a pet name for your father or someone elses father. I have plenty I can write about, but I want to include all our neighbors as much as possible in my weekly report of what is happening and those who are part of Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people. Happy Fathers Day from Fairfield You can almost feel the love of the water with the little lighthouse in front of the Bannister's home which was chosen Home of the Month for June. Rachel Muse, FFV manager, presents the homeowner with a gift card when she makes her choice for the month. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Players to get a softball field The Softball Board Jim Hadley, George Kaufer, Ken Sanford At right, Jennifer O'Neil and Lisa Parker. Above, from the left, kneeling George Bonteski, Ed Basan; second row Leo Divis, Jerry McCann, Len McCann, Phil Schindler, Bernie Stark; third row, Lee Chapman.

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Paraphrasing the line from the movie, Field of Dreams, Build it and they will come. This is what the Softball team of Stone Creek has been saying since it became a club in 2011 and before it became a club. Before that time, it was a group playing what they love to do softball. The club presently has 38 paid members. The club is open to anyone who lives in Stone Creek. Most of the players in the club have played ball, either baseball or softball, since they were young. The officers of the club are: George Kaufer, president; Ken Sanford, VP; Jim Hadley, secretary; and treasurer, Jerry Hessler. George wanted Stone Creek residents to know that when the field is built they will need volunteers for various jobs. If you would like to volunteer, you can contact any of the board members. Recently, I was invited to a meeting as the club was discussing the building of the upcoming field. To say they are excited would be a great understatement. Some of the players have been waiting since they moved to Stone Creek. Lee Chapman said, I moved to Stone Creek in hopes of playing softball. It will finally become a reality in September of 2014. Bernie Stark also has been waiting for the field. He even has a bumper sticker on his car that reads, Where is the Stone Creek Softball field? I met two women players, including Jennifer ONeil who plays second base, and she told me, Its a blast! She also told me that the club was very accepting of women playing and George also told me that both men and women are welcome to join the club and play. Lisa Parker said, It is fun playing! Cant wait for the field to be finished. She is an outfielder. Presently, the team plays most of its games at OTOW since the Stone Creek softball team does not have a field, but this will all change with the opening of the field in September of this year. George Kaufer would like opening date to be September 14 as it is his birthday. Now, that would be a great gift. Ground breaking on the field was June 10 so there will be another article about the field of dreams to be built near the pavilion. Here is to dreams! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, June 11, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Mon. 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Ocala, FL 34474 FRIDAY JUNE 20 11:00 AM6998 N US Hw y. 27 Ocala, FL 34482 THURSDAY JUNE 19 3:30 PM1512 ML King Av e. at Hw y. 200 Ocala, FL 34471 000IFRV 000I30G 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 & UP Although the Social Clubs Fathers Day Breakfast has been canceled this year that is not necessarily a bad thing. It seems that there are so many of our families who will be celebrating in other ways that the decision was made to host something like the breakfast at a later time. The good part of this is that so many people have interesting plans to be busy that day either with family or with other friends. That is always good to know. As I researched a bit about Fathers Day, I found that it definitely is a much younger official U.S. holiday than is Mothers Day, which became official in 1908. Although it was encouraged and proclaimed in various ways by Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Lyndon Johnson, it was not until 1972 when President Richard Nixon officially signed the day in as a national holiday. The year after Mothers Day was proclaimed in 1908, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, started lobbying for a day to celebrate fathers as well. She was one of 6 children raised by their father after Sonoras mother died in childbirth. Mrs. Dodd never had a chance to know her mother, but she felt so strongly about the dedication of her father that she felt this was the right thing. After many, many years, Mrs. Dodd saw her dream come true when she was 96 years old. She was delighted when President Nixon made the third Sunday in June the official holiday called Fathers Day. As we in Fairfield Village recognized May as our Mothers Month, we are unofficially recognizing June as Fathers Month. I hope that some of our neighbors will email me at grandmasbuggy2@yahoo.com or call me at 352-694-6251 with special stories or remembrances about your father or someones father. We cannot forget to tell others (and especially our young children) some of the adventures/exploits/funny stories about people that they call Dad or Grandpa or Dandy (as my children called their grandfather.) These can be as short or as long as you wish because (with your permission) I will make them compatible with the Fairfield Village space in the West Marion Messenger. Personally, I have many fond memories of times with my adopted father. I was blessed to have a fine Christian man (Ed Morris) marry my mother when I was 15 years old. My biological father had not been a good influence in the lives of my sister, brother and me. My mom was an exceptional person, but when we had 2 exceptional parents our lives blossomed in ways they probably would not have otherwise. Even past the age of 70, I still thank God every day for my father whom my children named Dandy, and he really deserved that name. I appreciated his influence so much that I named my first child after him. Seriously, please contact me with some little anecdote or even a pet name for your father or someone elses father. I have plenty I can write about, but I want to include all our neighbors as much as possible in my weekly report of what is happening and those who are part of Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people. Happy Fathers Day from Fairfield You can almost feel the love of the water with the little lighthouse in front of the Bannister's home which was chosen Home of the Month for June. Rachel Muse, FFV manager, presents the homeowner with a gift card when she makes her choice for the month. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Players to get a softball field The Softball Board Jim Hadley, George Kaufer, Ken Sanford At right, Jennifer O'Neil and Lisa Parker. Above, from the left, kneeling George Bonteski, Ed Basan; second row Leo Divis, Jerry McCann, Len McCann, Phil Schindler, Bernie Stark; third row, Lee Chapman.

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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Stuffing the turkeys into the budget Politicians arent the only ones who do it, but theyre masters of the art: if a topic they dont want to discuss comes up, theyll make a big ruckus about something else to distract attention. It happens every year in Florida right after the state legislative session ends. Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research and government watchdog, issues its Budget Turkey Report. This years edition lists about $120 million in appropriations. Reading the report, youll find lots of interesting, worthwhile-sounding projects, and might at first wonder why Florida TaxWatch calls them turkeys. Thats exactly what our legislators want you to do. But heres what you need to know about the Budget Turkey Report it has nothing to do with the projects themselves; its solely about the process by which those projects made it into the state budget. The process, not the project. TaxWatch defines budget turkeys as individual line-items that are appropriated without being subject to a thoughtful and thorough budget process. They violate sound budgeting practices in at least one of these ways: They circumvent the established review and selection process, or go through the process but are funded ahead of higher-priority projects defined by the selection process. They are inserted in the budget during conference committee meetings which means they did not appear in either the final Senate or House budgets. They are appropriations from inappropriate trust funds, duplicative appropriations, or appropriations contingent on legislation that did not pass. When this years Budget Turkey Report was issued, Florida Senate president Don Gaetz jumped to the attack in strong, ugly terms. He is quoted as saying: Florida TaxWatch has again shown that it is possible to be absent all year long from any engagement in the budget process, do no research into the merits of any appropriations, utter not one word of testimony on any proposal or alternative and still convince well-meaning people to donate hundreds of Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Sgt. Bergdahl and the Fog of WarBY SHELDON RICHMAN The fog of war is a reference to the moral chaos on the battlefield as well as the rampant confusion. Individuals kill others for no other reason than that they are ordered to. Things deemed unambiguously bad in civilian life are authorized and even lauded in war. The killing and maiming of acknowledged innocents in particular children and the elderly is excused as collateral damage. No wonder that some individuals thrust into this morass sometimes act differently from how soldiers behave in romantic war movies. The hell of war is internal as well as external. We might remember this as the story of Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl unfolds. Bergdahl volunteered for the U.S. military and was apparently a gung-ho soldier. Americans have not been conscripted since 1973, but young Americans are propagandized from childhood with the message that time in the military is service to their country. Few question this narrative; fewer seek rebuttals to it. You have to want to face the facts that governments lie and that the service is to an empire having nothing to do with Americans security. This, however, doesnt relieve military personnel of responsibility for their own conduct. In 1951 while Americans were fighting in Korea Leonard E. Read, one of the founders of the modern libertarian movement, published Conscience on the Battlefield, in which a dying American soldier hears his conscience say that he not the army or government bears responsibility for his deadly conduct: Does not the fault inhere in your not recognizing that the consequences of your actions are irrevocably yours? Bergdahl seems to have been plagued by this question. (See Michael Hastingss revealing 2012 article.) In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a regime that used war to keep its population too frightened to ask questions and in which the enemy could change without notice. Orwell may have exaggerated, but not by much. The United States sided with one Afghan faction against the Soviets and their Afghan allies in the 1980s, then switched when it replaced the Soviets as invaders in 2001. On the surface, the war in Afghanistan seems easy to understand. The Taliban government gave sanctuary to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, which attacked American targets in the 1990s and on September 11, 2001. But things are not so simple. During the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the U.S. government sided with the future Taliban and al-Qaeda. President Reagan called the Afghan mujahideen freedom fighters, subsidized their war, and hosted them at the White House. After the Soviet exit and years of civil war, the Taliban became the brutal theocratic government of Afghanistan, but not an anti-American terrorist organization. Indeed, as late as May 2001, President George W. Bush was helping the Taliban suppress opium production. After 9/11, the Taliban made various offers to surrender or expel bin Laden, but the Bush administration was uninterested. (This lack of interest preReader 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. Last weekend, I did something I will probably never be able to do in my lifetime in Ocala. I had to drive to Dunedin in Pinellas County to do it. I went to see some Minor League Baseball. The occasion was the St. Lucie Mets, the Class A affiliate of my Major League team, playing the Dunedin Blue Jays. Ive seen reports that the Toronto Blue Jays are going to leave Dunedin. Its easy to see why. The stadium is in the middle of a residential area, surrounded by either houses or schools. Parking is atrocious. I got there the first night about a half hour before the game, and the lot was nearly full. But when I got inside, there were only about 400 people there. I just cant picture what its like when 4,000 people gather for a Major League Spring Training game. As I sat there I thought, Heck, we could probably attract this minor league team to Ocala. When they see pictures of our nice new stadium and all that parking and the easy access, why, theyll Then somebody got a hit or something and brought an end to my pipe dream. But eventually I went back to my dream. Why, Ocala is listed as having a population of 56,000 or so, while Dunedin has about 35,000. Thats just the city. The Blue Jays have to share interest with another Minor League team, the Clearwater affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, which is about 15 miles down U.S. Highway 19. Also in their county is the Tampa Bay Rays, a Major League team that happened to be playing the Seattle Mariners when the Blue Jays were home last weekend, and was holdDoing so mething that I can t do in Ocal a Among Friends Jim Clark ing a continuing tribute to the recently deceased Don Zimmer. On Saturday, the Blue Jays had to compete with the televising of another futile Triple Crown effort. And just across the bay, about a half hour away, is the home of the Tampa Yankees, you know, the team whose executives had Ocala Yankees hats and shirts printed up, only to be shot down. In Ocala, they would be the only pro baseball game in town. Presumably, their games would be on the radio, as they are in Dunedin. There would be promotions almost every night Friday was beer and bacon night, followed by fireworks. Not that many people were drinking, because there were a lot of kids there for the fireworks, but they gave away prizes for the best bacon, and Saturday they gave away Bobbleheads of the Blue Jays mascot, DJ. I thought of getting one and bringing it home to my cat (it was, of course, a blue jay bird), but I passed and left it for someone who really wanted it. There was a limited supply. It was pretty good baseball. Despite the comments of some who said this league was equivalent to college ball as they argued against a new stadium, the Florida State League is one of two of the Please see RICHMAN, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Please see CLARK, Page 11 New Torah presentedA new but not quite finished Torah was brought to On Top of the World on Sunday to have the remaining letters placed by the scribe. Volunteers took turns touching him or the quill. The quill had to be put in the ink well often to be able to continue placing the letters. In addition to a different alphabet that we use, the Hebrew language is read and written right to left. Each character in the Torah must be formed perfectly. After all the letters had been placed it was rolled up and placed in its cover but not before Ken Colen, the son of Sidney and Ina Colen, held it up and turned around while holding the Torah partially unrolled so the audience could see it before it was covered. After the Torah was covered, Ken carried it outside in the rain but the chuppa kept it dry as the people paraded to the Circle Square Commons and back. Everyone was invited to the feast and dancing to a two-man band after the parade. Some danced with the Torah while others had children on their shoulders. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELThis photo taken before the ceremony started shows the chuppah being readied to have the Torah carried under it for the parade. Ken Colen shows the Torah to the crowd. This shows the first letter being placed. The scribes father-in-law helps place the last letter. Here is the new Torah.

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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.Thursday, June 12 AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor and representative for further information, 237-2971. The substation is located 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala.Friday, June 13 Friday Forum on death penaltyShould the death penalty still have a role in modern society? This is the issue to be debated by Bill Gladson special prosecution supervisor in Floridas Fifth Judicial Circuit, and Bruce Seaman, Presbyterian minister and coordinator of Awake Marion, a coalition of local progressives when the Friday Forum of Marion County next meets at 11:30 a.m. June 13 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Brad Rogers, editorial page director of the Ocala Star Banner, will moderate. Roughly 400 of the nations 3,000 inmates on death row await their fate about an hour north of Ocala, several of them from Marion County. How did they get there? According to a Gallup Poll, 60 percent of Americans support the death penalty although the numbers are declining. Since state and local laws generally move in concert with public opinion does our legal system seek justice or does it merely reflect the will of the people? Are some crimes considered so heinous that the perpetrators are deemed beyond the pale of human compassion? What role do our moral leaders play in affecting our views? Our politicians? The media? The Friday Forum, which meets monthly on the second Friday of each month, is a nonpartisan group open to all which seeks to develop civil community dialogue about the important issues of the day. The luncheon costs $10 payable directly to Buffet City. For further information please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219). RSVPs are appreciated.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/.Book sale for animal charitiesA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Not accepting any books until fall. Bring your aluminum cans. June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. For information, call 352-291-1962.Sunday, June 15 Flag Day essay programA Flag Day Essay Contest program will be presented on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Parks Flag Day celebration. Featured will be winners of the 4th and 5th grade essay contest sponsored by Marion County veterans organizations and Marion County Public Schools. The topic was What the Flag Means to Me. A flag retirement ceremony will be conducted by Marine Corps League Detachment 061. The public is invited. 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.Tuesday, June 24 Breast cancer survivors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meeting on Tuesday, June 24, will be off-site at Ruby Tuesdays on State Road 200 for a luncheon at 1 p.m. If you have not signed up for the luncheon and would like to attend, please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 so we can have an approximate count for the restaurant. Hope you will be able to join us.Saturday, July 5 Yoga at Sholom ParkYoga will take place at Sholom Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 5. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.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, June 11, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, June 11, 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. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.orgAnglican Church 000I9PL is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Things that usually come easily and quickly for the Aries Lamb might need more of your time and attention during the next several days. Try to be patient as you work things out. TA URU S (April 20 to May 20) A changing situation can create some complications. But if you apply that sensible Bovine mind to what seems to be a hopeless tangle of confusion, youll soon sort things out. G EMIN I (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new look for your surroundings is fun. Expect to hear mostly positive comments on your efforts, as well as some well-intended suggestions you might want to note. CA N CER (June 21 to July 22) Maybe youd rather do anything else than what youre stuck with right now. But if you stop complaining, you might see how this could lead to something with real potential. L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Even a proud Leo ultimately recovers from hurt feelings. However, a damaged relationship might never heal unless youre willing to spend more time and effort trying to work things out. V IRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) There are lots of changes on the horizon, so be prepared to make some adjustments in your usually fine-tuned life. One change might impact a personal decision youve been putting off. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Being the dependable person you are could work in your favor for a project that requires both skill and accountability. But check this out carefully. There could be a hidden downside. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A temperamental outburst about a mishandled project causes some fallout. Be sure to couple an apology with an explanation. A new opportunity beckons by weeks end. SAG ITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Changing horses midstream is usually unwise but sometimes necessary. Examine your options before making a decision. A colleague has good advice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While much of your time is involved with business matters, funtime opportunities open up by weeks end. Enjoy yourself, but be careful that you dont overspend. A QUARIU S (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A revelation opens your eyes to what is really going on in the workplace. What you learn could make a difference in your career path. Be alert for more news. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Not wanting to make waves might be the safest way to deal with a difficult situation. But no substantive changes can be made unless you share your assessments with others. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz 352-564-2902 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Happenings IT information sessionsThe College of Central Florida XCEL-IT program will host two information sessions for entrepreneurs and those interested in a career in information technology or logistics and supply chain management. The first session will be Wednesday, June 18, from 10-11 a.m. in the Ewers Century Center, Room 101, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The second session will be Wednesday, June 25, from 1-2 p.m. at the Citrus Learning and Conference Center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. The information session will include an overview of the XCEL-IT program, eligibility requirements, courses offered, potential industry certifications and certificates offered. New certificate programs in mobile device computing, networking security, and automation and simulation will be offered soon. Following the information session, attendees may speak one-on-one with an academic adviser. Register to attend the free event by calling 352-8735855 or email xcel-it@cf.edu. XCEL-IT, Information Technology Careers in Rural Areas, is a statewide grant led and administered by CF, which is specifically designed to expand programs for workers who have been displaced due to foreign trade. Funding is paid through the Labor Departments Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant.

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The College of Central Florida University Center will host an open house Wednesday, June 18, from 4-7 p.m., in its lobby at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Representatives from CF, Saint Leo University, University of Central Florida and Webster University and will be on hand to answer questions for those interested in pursuing bachelors or graduate degrees. Information from the University of Florida and Capella University will also be available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Carolyn Warnell at 352-873-5866. 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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. dated 9/11.) Taliban attacks on American military targets since the U.S. invasion should not be construed as terrorism, but rather as combat between former government officials and the foreign force that overthrew them. Anand Gopal, author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes, points out that soon after American forces invaded Afghanistan, there was no enemy to fight: By mid-2002 there was no insurgency in Afghanistan: al-Qaeda had fled the country and the Taliban had ceased to exist as a military movement. Jalaluddin Haqqani [whose network held Bergdahl captive] and other top Taliban figures were reaching out to the other side in an attempt to cut a deal and lay down their arms. But, Gopal writes, driven by the ide fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen. Their enemies became ours, and through faulty intelligence, their feuds became repackaged as counterterrorism. When Haqqani, a celebrated freedom fighter during the Soviet war, turned down a deal from the Americans because it included detention, the U.S. military attacked his home province and other areas, killing his brother-inlaw and innocent children. If he wasnt with the Americans, he was against them, and therefore it was open season. In this whirlwind of cynicism and relativism, can anyone be blamed for wondering what the point of the war was?Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 also be conducted in a space on top of bare soil that is no more than eight feet in diameter or within a non-combustible metal barrel. More information about safe burning practices may be found at: http://marioncountyfl.org/departments-agencies/department-az/fire-rescue/safety/burn-regulations. Then on Sunday, June 8, approximately 40 Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters from 10 different stations worked tirelessly through the early morning hours on Sunday to put down four suspicious structure fires in the Lake and Meadows community in Citra. All four structures were vacant mobile homes, and there were no injuries. At 4:11 a.m. dispatchers at the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received one call reporting the first fire at 16920 NE 40th Terr. Engine 2 arrived on scene within seven minutes of being dispatched to find a shed engulfed in flames and the adjacent mobile home approximately 40 percent involved. Nine MCFR units responded and called the fire under control at 4:30 a.m. Two minutes later, dispatchers received the first of several 911 calls reporting the second fire, located at 4476 NE 167th Place in the same community. The single-wide, vacant mobile home was completely engulfed in flames when Engine 7 firefighters arrived. Eleven MCFR units responded and had the fire under control at 5:11 a.m. Four Marion County Sheriffs Office Deputies were sent to patrol the area at 4:40 a.m., then at 5:14 a.m. dispatchers received the first of several calls reporting the areas third fire, located at 16676 42nd Ave. The home was 100 percent involved when the first of nine MCFR crews arrived. MCFR Engine 2 also located the last fire, a doublewide mobile home at 15950 NE 58th Ave., at 7:08 a.m. When firefighters discovered it, the home was on the ground and fully involved. Three other units helped tackle this blaze. The State Fire Marshals Office is investigating all four incidents in Citra. FIRESCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 June is here and we have several important historical dates this month. The first day of importance is DDay June 6. On this day in 1944 a great event of World War II took place. It was the Normandy landings by the Allies. This important event of World War II was also referred to as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord. This assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault that took place just after midnight, and the amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions on the French coast at 6:30 a.m. This was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. Just fewer than 200,000 Allied personnel were involved. The landings took place along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. The coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The weather played a very important role in this operation. The conditions had to be just right in order for it to be successful. A full moon and a spring tide were required for this maneuver. Just two days prior to the landing, the weather was not cooperating and it seemed that the planned assault would be cancelled. Then, at a meeting on June 5 with General Eisenhower and the chief meteorologist, it was decided that there would be a brief time of good conditions just after midnight. General Eisenhower then ordered that the invasion take place as planned. This was a turning point in the outcome of World War II. The beaches at Normandy are still known and marked on maps by their invasion code names. Streets near the beaches are named after the units that fought there. Next on the calendar is Flag Day June 14. This day commemorates the adoption of our flag. This was done by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Many people had part in establishing June 14 as our national Flag Day. Among those who worked for this recognition was a man by the name of Bernard J. Cigrand. He was a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin. In 1885, Cigrand held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at June is a month for celebrations and memories the Stony Hill School. Beginning in the late 1880s Cigrand spoke around the country promoting patriotism, respect for the flag, and the need for the annual observance of a flag day on June 14 we need someone like him now, instead of the flag burners. Cigrand later attended dental school in Chicago. While there he continued his patriotic speeches and writing for many magazines and newspapers. He is credited with being the Father of Flag Day. I understand that he is a distant relative of our Quail Meadow resident Paul Cigrand! The last major holiday in June is Sunday, the 15th Fathers Day. Many years ago I read statistics that said on Mothers Day more long distance phone calls were made than on any other day of the year. However, this same report said that on Fathers Day more collect calls were made than any other day! Remember these statistics go back to when we actually spoke with an operator to make a long distance call oh, the beauty of cell phones! The first time a bill to have national recognition of this holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane, Washington, to speak at a Fathers Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus singling out just one of our two parents. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Fathers Day. Six years later in 1972, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Happy Fathers Day! Ladies, if you havent made your Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 11 Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-viewis-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything. The list goes something like this, the war on: Women... Poverty... Drugs... Terrorist and on and on I could go. You name it, there is a war addressed. I believe we should be serious about dealing with certain negative aspects of society and do whatever it takes to make peoples lives better. I am all for those ideas, however, I sometimes think it goes just a little too far. Most of the time, someone is for a certain war because of some political advantage it will give them in the publics eye. I guess you cannot be a politician unless you are willing to poke somebody in the eye! Is it just me or have you noticed people will create a war on something just to get in the limelight? They are not against something they just know someone is; that someone is someone that goes to the polls and votes, and they want their vote. Do not let this thought get too far, but I think it would be a whole lot cheaper during election time for politicians just to write checks and send out to all the voters saying, Heres $1,000, vote for me. It would be a lot cheaper in the long run and who couldnt use $1,000 right about now. This war I am speaking of is rather covert and does not get any time on the national or cable news. Everybody knows it is going on but nobody wants to point it out. That is, up until now. The greatest war going on in our society today is the war on common sense. There, I said it. And I stand by what I said. There is a tremendous attack on common sense in our society today. Perhaps somebody could argue that there has never been a time in our history where we had too much common sense. That may be true, but it seems that people today are going out of their way to make common sense nonsense. I must confess that common sense is not as common as it once was and perhaps never was. I like to think that somewhere along the line a few good people have entertained common sense. There are so many laws in our land these days that it is impossible keep up with them all. There must be a law somewhere particularly in Washington, DC that says any law that makes sense has to be immediately thrown out. We have politicians that would not recognize common sense if it bit them on the nose. Most politicians have their nose in other peoples business anyway. It would be nice if just some time these politicians would simply come together and establish a law, merely one law that makes sense. In order to make one law that makes sense they have to have 999 other laws that confuse it to such a degree that it no longer makes sense. Common sense would tell me, for example, if I do not have enough money I cannot purchase a certain thing. That does not work in Washington. Oh no. In Washington, affording something financially is never part of the equation. The only thing important in that equation is, does this make somebody who voted for me happy enough to vote for me again? It takes a lot of good old-fashioned common sense to take care of money and run my household budget in such a way that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is happy. Taking care of money and making sure that we do not spend money on things we do not need is part of the common sense that helps me balance my checkbook month after month. Common sense says I need to balance my checkbook. Washington sense says, write checks until you have no more checks to write then order more checks. Forget all that stuff about balance. If we run out of money, we just print more money. Does that really make sense? It would be great if I could do that with my home budget. If I do not have enough money one month all I need to do is go down into the basement and print a bunch of money to make up the difference. Not only is common sense eliminated from the financial aspects of our country, but health issues are also thrown to the curb. Common sense would tell me I need to eat properly. Washington sense says, eat what I tell you to eat. I have seen some of the stuff that they, the government, wants us to eat. The government wants to come into our school cafeterias and force-feed our children a proper diet. In most of these schools, I cannot speak for all of them, the children have the common sense to throw it away. Common sense says if it does not look good or taste good it probably aint good for you. (Pardon my French.) The Bible has a lot to say about this. My favorite verse of Scripture is, Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). I need to make common sense the standard of my day-to-day living based upon the common teaching of the Word of God.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. Common sense not as common as it used to be Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Vacation Bible School will be June 1620, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Wilderness Escape (Holy Land Adventure 2014, Where God Guides and Provides) Kids caravan through the wilderness with Moses and the Israelites in the one-of-a-kind Bibletimes Vacation Bible School. Pre-registration is not required but strongly recommended! There is no charge, and all children from preschool through 5th grade are invited. Call 352-629-5379 for more information. Fellowship Baptist Church is located 7-1/2 miles west of I75 on Highway 27. Vacation Bible School at Fellowship County officials, veterans, community partners and citizens will come together at 9:30 a.m. on June 20, for a site selection tour and community rally in support of a state veterans nursing home for Marion. The county is being considered as an ideal location to site a 120-bed nursing home funded through the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Five other Florida counties are also in the running. The June 20 event will offer county residents an opportunity to meet state selection committee representatives and provide public comment in support of the new facility being sited in Marion. Event attendees will be able to enjoy live music and light refreshments, and show their patriotic spirit. The event will take place on the proposed site in the northeast corner of Southwest 80th Street and Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala (On Top of the World). Our veterans have made the greatest sacrifices to guarantee our freedoms today, said Marion County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak. Marion County wishes to continue being a part of their hope for a better tomorrow by becoming the home of the new state veterans nursing home. Those wishing to learn more about the event and why Marion County is the ideal location for the state veterans nursing home may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/VAhome or call 352-438-2300. Rally to promote site for VA nursing home set for June 20 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. College sets open house Read the classifieds

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Another down side was the traffic. Pinellas County never met an intersection that it didnt like putting a red light in front of. And synchronized lights? Forget it. Construction is perpetual, U.S. 19 was built as an elevated super highway, but that did all sorts of damage to the small businesses (and the motels, I might add) on the service roads that have U.S. 19 addresses but are terribly inaccessible. Ive always been a big proponent of service roads, but only in new development. Forcing existing businesses into one is unfair. My next trip will come late in July when the Mets are in Daytona Beach against the Daytona Cubs. I plan on being there with my Mets hat on, and Ill probably do some more dreaming. Just wake me up when someone gets a hit.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 thousands of dollars to keep a well-paid staff employed to absolutely no positive effect other than to get mentioned in one news cycle. Nice job, Sen. Gaetz, of making a big ruckus about something else to distract attention. What he does not want is taxpayers paying attention to legislators stuffing into the state budget a variety of items that did not get adequate public review or legislative scrutiny, and thus skirting the states constitutional checks and balances. No wonder Gaetz and others worked so hard to misdirect public attention. His statement that TaxWatch was absent all year long also is wildly incorrect. As the report details, Florida TaxWatch staff attended every appropriations subcommittee meeting, every appropriations meeting, and each budget conference meeting of the 2014 Florida Legislature. Most of the conference committee meetings lasted 20 minutes or less and included no questions or debate. Materials were usually unavailable to the public until after the meeting had begun or after it concluded. Several meetings were held after 11 p.m., even on weekends. This lack of transparency is the focus of the Budget Turkey Report. If this years projects had been passed after going through the proper budget process, they wouldnt have been on the Turkey list. Kudos to Florida TaxWatch for its persistence in tracking and publicizing legislative shenanigans. Now its our turn hold elected officials accountable, and demand that budget discussions and decisions be made in the Florida sunshine. Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 FAMILY FEATURES Here comes the sun and the fun of dining al fresco. When it comes to summer fare, familiar favorites are always welcome, such as burgers on the grill, sandwiches, salad, lemonade and dessert. But if the tried-and-true choices are getting a little too familiar, maybe they need a makeover. New al fresco favoritesThese deliciously doable ideas start with time-saving, quality prepared products, such as Aunt Nellies jarred vegetables and READ classic bean salads, that provide real homemade flavors. Heres how: Elevate burgers from basic to sensational with a dollop of Red Cabbage, Onion & Bacon Jam, made with sweet-and-sour red cabbage, sauteed onions and smoky bacon. Need a new sandwich inspiration? Mediterranean Bean & Pita-Wiches are a combination of 3 or 4 bean salad, vegetables, olives and feta cheese stuffed into whole grain pita pockets.Trade the traditional greens or potato salad for Herbed Beet & Tomato Salad, an updated combo of colorful sweet-tangy pickled beets, gardenfresh yellow tomatoes and herb vinaigrette. Whats for dessert? Try Fudgy Beet Brownies, which are made with Harvard beets to keep them extra moist and yummy.Lemonade is always a welcome thirst quencher, especially if its pink. Heres the simple secret: Just stir pickled beet liquid into prepared lemonade its pink in a wink. Cheers to a new twist on favorite al fresco fare. For additional recipes and serving suggestions, visit www.auntnellies.com and www.readsalads.com. Mediterranean Bean & Pita-WichesPrep time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 1 can (15 ounces) READ 3 or 4 Bean Salad 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup coarsely chopped baby spinach 1/4 cup sliced celery 1/4 cup sliced pitted black or Kalamata olives 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or basil 6 whole grain pita pocket halves Dressing: 2 tablespoons reserved bean liquid 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced Black pepper, coarsely ground Drain bean salad; reserve 2 tablespoons liquid. In large bowl, toss together bean salad and next six ingredients. For dressing, whisk ingredients together. Add dressing to bean mixture; toss. Fill pita pocket halves with bean mixture. Red Cabbage, Onion & Bacon JamPrep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellies Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage 1/4 pound bacon (thick cut or regular) 1 large yellow onion (about 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons granulated or brown sugar 2 tablespoons white balsamic or white wine vinegar 1 tablespoons fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme) 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) Green onion or parsley (optional) Drain cabbage; reserve liquid. Cut bacon into pieces (about 1/4 inch). Cook in large skillet over medium to medium-low heat until browned and crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate; reserve. Measure 2 table spoons drippings and return to skillet. Discard remaining drippings. Meanwhile,cutonionlengthwiseinquarters.Cut crosswiseintoverythinslices(about1/8inchthick). Heat bacon drippings over medium-low heat until hot. Add onion slices, reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar, vinegar, thyme, peppers, bacon and 1/2 cup reserved liquid. Add cabbage and continue cooking over medium-low to low heat 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and mix ture is very soft and thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with thinly sliced green onion or chopped parsley before serving, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature as topping for burgers or crostini, as sandwich spread, condiment for meats or tossed with pasta.Flavorful al fresco dining ideasFudgy Beet Brownies Mediterranean Bean & Pita-Wiches, Red Cabbage, Onion & Bacon Jam, and Herbed Beet & Tomato Salad Pink Lemonade Pink LemonadeMakes: 2 quarts Add 2 to 4 tablespoons pickled beet liquid to 2 quarts prepared lemonade; stir. For deeper pink color add additional beet liquid.Herbed Beet & Tomato SaladPrep time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellies Sliced Pickled Beets 2 medium yellow tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 1/4 cup white wine or rice vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, parsley, basil, oregano or chives) 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper Drain beets well.* Cut beets in half. Cut tomato slices into quarters. Forvinaigrette,whisktogether oil, vinegar, herbs and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place tomatoes in large bowl. Toss with dressing. Gently toss in beets. Serve immediately or chill. *Reserve liquid for pink lemon ade, if desired.Fudgy Beet BrowniesPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: Per package directions Servings: 24 brownies 1 jar (15.5 ounces) Aunt Nellies Harvard Beets, not drained 1 box dark or milk chocolate brownie mix (for 13-by-9-inch pan)* 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks Confectioners sugar (optional) Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray bottom of 9-by-13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place beets in blender or food processor. Puree until smooth; set aside. Combine brownie mix, oil, eggs and pureed beets in large mixing bowl; stir until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed on package, checking after shortest recom mended baking time. Remove from oven; cool. Lightly dust with confectioners sugar, if desired. *Note: Packagesizesmayvary accord ing to brand. reservation for the Ladies Luncheon, there is still time to do so today. Call Maryanne for more information. We will be meeting at The Olive Garden on Friday, the 13th, at noon. Also on Friday we will celebrate the birthday of everyone in Quail Meadow with the Birthday Bash at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by R Music 4 You. This is a free event, but please let Marie Schneider know if you plan to attend we need to know how much cake and ice cream to purchase. QUAILCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10

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Snyder..........3 Stone Creek........6 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Factory Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer In Our Larger Showroom NOW IN THE STEEPLE CHASE PL AZ A 8585 SW HW Y. 200 OCALA Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs $ 4,500 00 +tax Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Custom Colors E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM 48v: A/C Drive Motor or 13 HP Gas Kawasaki Engine, Both Models Come Standard: 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, 3 Year Limited Warranty Base Price on New 2014 Gas or Electric Cars $ 7,580 00 +tax FINANCING AVAILABLE NEW 2014 AdvantageGolfCars.com GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR PRIORITY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013! 5975 Signature Dr. Wildwood 352-748-0222 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm 11962 CR 101 Palm Ridge Plaza The Villages 352-259-8566 352-861-7433 000IFEP C OM E SE E TH E EZGO A DV AN TA GE COME SEE THE E-Z-GO ADV ANTAGE Eradicating invasive plantsLast month, Silver Springs State Park successfully lead a multi-agency effort to combat invasive plant species in and adjacent to the state park. Park Services Specialist Keith Aliengena was joined by staff from the Department of Transportation and an inmate crew supplied by the Department of Corrections. The combined effort resulted in the treatment of three acres along the parks northern boundary and the DOT right-of-way along State Road 40. This area was infested with Cogon Grass and Paper Mulberry, which threaten plant diversity and create poor wildlife habitat. The multi-agency effort comple ments recent restoration of plant communities and habitat in all areas of Silver Springs State Park. Recent projects include 56 acres of prescribed fire working with crews from the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway and the Florida Park Service District 3 fire team. Five-hundred acres are currently being tr eated on the parks southern boundary for invasive exotics by contractors through grants from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters put down three structure fires before 3 p.m. last Friday, June 6, then had to respond to four more on Sunday. The first one took place at 8:36 a.m. in the Mill Dam Resort mobile home community (18901 E. Silver Springs Blvd.). The fire began in a shed, which contained ammunition, then spread to the attached living area. When firefighters arrived, the shed was fully involved and flames engulfed about 40 percent of the home. Crews attacked the fire from the structures interior, as well as from the outside, working hard to protect five other homes that were in danger because of their close proximity. The fire spread to one adjacent home, but firefighters extinguished it before extensive damage could result. When MCFR Engine 4 arrived (the first of 13 MCFR units), all occupants were outside. There were no injuries. At the days second fire, 1109 SW 109th Place in Ocala, crews contained a mobile home fire to the kitchen. At 10:03 a.m., MCFR Station 31 crewmembers were the first of seven MCFR units to arrive. Firefighters had the fire under control in 15 minutes, and the homeowners possessions outside the kitchen area were saved. The homeowner advised he had walked away from the stove, where he was frying eggs. When he returned, the kitchen was on fire. At 1:34 p.m. dispatchers at the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received the first of several calls reporting a fire outdoors at 1801 NW 39th Pl. in Ocala. The first of seven MCFR units arrived at 1:48 p.m. to find an approximately 8-foot-by-10-foot pipeframed tarp engulfed in flames. Firefighters kept the blaze from spreading and called it under control in 10 minutes. Homeowners were issued a citation for illegal burning. Proper backyard burns must take place 150 feet from neighboring structures, 50 feet from paved public roadways and at least 25 feet from homes, other structures and brush. They must MCFR Firefighter Angelo DSouza sprays fire-retardant foam to make sure hotspots dont rekindle the fire at 1109 SW 109th Place in Ocala, where a kitchen fire broke out just before 10 a.m. on Friday, June 6. Seven fires in three days fought by county personnel Please see FIRES, Page 10 Two graduating seniors in Marion County Public Schools know precisely what it means to always be there, especially when it comes to class. Kaniya Neymour and Emily Woolf graduate with the highest attendance rates in the district for the Class of 2014 not missing a single day of class during 13 years of school. Thats 100 percent attendance 2,340 out of 2,340 days of class. Neymour graduated from Vanguard High last Friday. In 2001, she enrolled in Marion County as a kindergarten student at Dr. N. H. Jones Elementary. She also attended Osceola Middle and Howard Middle schools. Neymour is 18 years old and will study biology at the University of Florida. She is the daughter of Ken and Peggye Neymour of Ocala. Woolf graduated Thursday from West Port High School. In 2001, she enrolled in Marion County as a kindergarten student at Madison Street Academy. This 18-year-old also attended West Port Middle and Liberty Middle schools and will study accounting at the University of North Florida. Shes the daughter of Jerry and Angela Woolf of Ocala. In addition, two other graduating seniors never missed a single day during their four years of high school Joshua Beckwith from Belleview High and Jody Weber of Dunnellon High. Marion County Public Schools recognizes these students for their dedicated and consistent efforts to always attend school and their outstanding emphasis on a complete education. Perfect attendance for 13 years Woolf Sports marketing specialist named Corry Locke is the newest addition to the Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau team as the sports marketing specialist. Formerly with the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department, Locke is no stranger to managing large sporting events for the destination. Since 2009, Locke has successfully managed the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth events held in Ocala/Marion County. Each of these sporting events are significant to the VCB, because they bring in more than 500 to 600 players plus their families and supporters each time they come to the county for tournaments. We could not be happier to have Corry lead this part of the VCBs business development efforts. Having a dedicated VCB staff member who is solely responsible for attracting and securing sporting events competitively positions us, said Loretta Shaffer, executive director for the VCB. Locke is a lifelong resident of Marion County and received his Bachelor of Science degree in sports and fitness management from Troy University and has a passion for his work and the county. The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau is the official branding, sales, and marketing organization for Marion County responsible for generating brand awareness, increasing travel to the area and booking sporting events, conventions and meetings. For more information, visit www.OcalaMarion.com