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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........3 Quail Meadow......5 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 Classifieds Page 11 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ILZZ TUESDAY, JULY 1 11:00 AM3393 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474 THURSDAY JUL Y 3 11:00 AM2505 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34470 WEDNESDAY JUL Y 9 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474 THURSDAY JUL Y 10 11:00 AM2621 SW 19th Av e. Ocala, FL 34471 More from the Ocala Palms Red Hat Fillies Continued from Page 7 Margaret from Unique Lingerie poses with Red Hatters Annabell Wannemacher and Frances Shaffer. Hostess Miss Edna is flanked by two of her employees who are modeling harem-style lounge pants and silk scarves which she brought back from India. The pants and scarves are custom made and the proceeds from the sales go to cancer research. On the left is Sandra and on the right is Teresa. The event was a success and thoroughly enjoyed by all the Red Hatters. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAnti-Iraq protestersA small group of people protested the possibility of a renewed war in Iraq on Saturday morning adjacent to the Downtown Square. From the left, in the left photo, are Glenn Powell, Delphine Herbert, Howard Moon and, seated, Geoffrey Stetson. In the right photo are Jan Lentz, left, and Gail Colby. BY JIM CLARK EditorCounty Commissioner Kathy Bryant can breathe a little easier as the campaign season approaches. Bryant was the only qualifier for County Commission District 2 and is therefore reelected without opposition. Two Republicans withdrew early, and another failed to qualify last week. Qualifying ended at noon on Friday. On the Democratic side, the only announced candidate, Pamela Payton, also failed to qualify. In the District 4 race, incumbent Carl Zalak, the current chairman, drew opposition from former Commissioner Glen Fiorello. A write-in candidate, Chris Tarner, is eligible to be voted on in November, even though he wont be on the ballot, and that means that only Republicans can vote in the primary on Aug. 26. The winner will be the only one on the ballot in November. School Board races are all contested, all in the Aug. 26 primary. In District 3, incumbent Bobby James is being challenged by Jane Moerlie, Jim Touchdown and Ed Wilson. Active candidate James Hoyne did not qualify. Approximately 500 people gathered for a community rally in support of siting the next state veterans nursing home in Marion County on Friday, June 20, at On Top of the World. Site Selection Committee members listened as county commissioners, legislative leaders and citizens spoke on the many reasons why Marion County is the ideal location for the new home expected to serve veterans from around the state. The event was fully hosted through community donations. County hosts state officials in push for vets nursing home PHOTOS COURTESY MARION COUNTY PUBLIC INFORMATIONThis is part of the large crowd that rallied in support of a veterans nursing home at the corner of 80th Street and SW 80th Avenue in On Top of the World. More photos at www.westmarionmessenger.com. Bill Wood signs a petition. Please see QUALIFYING, Page 3 Bryant tops list of winners without any opposition Bryant BY JIM CLARK EditorThe political forum season kicked into high gear recently with School Board candidates appearing before the State Road 200 Coalition. Several of the candidates for the School Board appeared. The non-partisan School Board races are on the primary ballot on Aug. 26. If no candidate in a certain race gets 50 percent plus one vote, the top two in that race will face a runoff in the November general election. Two of the races feature crowded fields. In District 3, Bobby James is the incumbent, and he is being challenged by Ed Wilson, Jane Moerlie and Jim Touchton. In District 4, Angie Boynton is the incumbent. She faces challenges from Diane Schrier, Jamie Bevan and Michael Chase Basinger. District 5 has just two participants, incumbent Ron Crawford and challenger Kelly King. Both have qualified. Neither was at the meeting. James was the first speaker, and emphasized what the board has accomplished. He said that the county has had to deal with unfunded mandates, and commented, You cant control how much money we will have. School Board candidates express views at Coalition Please see SCHOOLS, Page 3

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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 Cards Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s 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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Failure to commit to a permanent solution could further undermine public confidence and ultimately spell the dismantling of the VA health care system in favor of a private sector solution. While this may have appeal for some, it would be at the expense of a valuable national asset that provides specialized care for the unique medical issues that veterans face. Accordingly, reform should consider the actions recently advanced by former VA Secretary Anthony Principi. Return to the original purpose of caring for those with serviceconnected disabilities. Integrate the VA and Defense Department health care systems to achieve economy of scale and seamless continuity of care. Pass the Putting Veterans Funding First Act sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida to provide advance appropriations for all VA discretionary accounts. Congress and the Obama administration have a moral obligation to reform the VA health care system to assure those who bear the physical and mental costs of defending our country are the top priority. Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Fairfield dinner honors fathersThe regular Pot Luck Dinner held by the Social Club on Saturday, June 21, took a new twist this month when a special tribute was given to fathers. Along with the delicious food, good conversation, convivial atmosphere and lovely table decorations, there was an arrangement of photos of fathers being given special recognition. Originally a breakfast/brunch had been planned for Fathers Day; however, since so many people had plans to be away, the tribute was delayed until the Pot Luck Dinner. As always, everyone enjoyed the evening and a bit of nostalgia as stories and memories of fathers were shared. Each one who shared a story was met with much applause. One special story really captured the attention of everyone in the room. Paula LeBlanc, who grew up in Quebec, Canada, told about her father, Lucien, who was the oldest of 10 children. He seemed to have been born to be a caretaker of children and his whole family adored him. Paula, who was the sixth of eight children, was very close to her father. She shared stories of his making huge slides for the children to enjoy during the Canadian winters. He always made sure they had a safe ice-skating pond as well. In the cellar, there was a stove kept burning so that the children could come in quickly to warm up before going back out to play joyfully. Her father loved to sing and would have young Paula accompany him when she learned quite early to play the piano. He always encouraged her and made her feel so special to be able to join in his music. Besides being a great father, Paula said Lucien LeBlanc would treat her mother often by being up early and making breakfast to help her even though he had a full days work ahead. When Paulas father worked in a bakery, he would keep the scraps of dough that would have been thrown away and made them into little loaves of bread at the end of the day. Then he would take them home for each of his children. When he came in the door, the smell of freshly baked bread would fill the air and his children were thrilled. Paula closed by saying that when she thinks of her father and of her childhood, there is nothing but happy memories. After the memory and honoring time, prizes were awarded. Dan Ford won the 50/50 drawing and the many different fathers won prizes of toys that they probably would have enjoyed when they were children. The evening was a huge success. Lil Oliver thanked everyone who had helped and reminded all those present to create wonderful memories for their children to recall when they become adults. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope everyone has a great summer and is able to enjoy may great times with family. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Young Amaya reads a loving tribute to her grandfather at the dinner honoring fathers held in Fairfield Village clubhouse. Paula LeBlanc holds a photo of her father, Lucien LeBlanc, as she spoke of fond childhood memories in Quebec, Canada. Three generations of the St. Pierre family smiled beautifully just prior to young Amaya's (right) presentation of her tribute to her grandfather. Lately, Ive noticed that I have been getting in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, at least more than normal. I am at the stage of life where this kind of thing needs to be brought to a bare minimum. At the end of each month my wife will quiz me as to if I have paid all of the bills. In my rhetorical answer is always, I sure did, my lady. Then I will bow before her. For some reason she does not get the humor of that. My job is to pay the bills and her job is to make sure the end of the month I have paid the bills. This has been our relationship for longer than I can recall. Every once in a while I get in a little tickle mode and dramatically declare that I forgot to pay the bills for the month. Oh my, what will we do? The first time I did that, she threw a smile in my direction. I dramatically would catch it and put it in my pocket. I notice she has not been throwing smiles at me lately. Honestly, who can blame her? It was toward the middle of the month when the cable went dead. We had no telephone, TV or Internet service. The first thing my wife said was, You did pay the Comcast bill, didnt you? I put on my regular show and assured her that I did. We had to call the Comcast Company, but as it stood, we had no telephone service. Fortunately, my wife had her cell phone and called the Comcast Company to see what the problem was, maybe the service had gone out in our neighborhood. One thing about my wife getting on the telephone for such a thing as finding out why we had no service is that she does not have patience. She hates being put on hold. I hate her being put on hold because she usually takes out her frustration on me. Now, what do I have to do with that? After all, I did pay the bill. In fact, I went to the checkbook and showed her the number of the check and the amount of the check. There, I said most adamantly, I paid the bill. After about 45 minutes of waiting rather impatiently, my wife finally connected with the service representative who was able to help her. I did not hear the conversation, but I knew it must have been quite serious because I could see in her face that she was getting angrier by the minute. We paid our bill on time, she protested in a very stern manner. My husband has the check number to prove that he wrote the check out. I was sitting in my easy chair going through my briefcase enjoying the drama that was unfolding before me. I love it when somebody is in trouble and that somebody is not me. I must confess it does not happen that often, but when it does happen, I take full advantage of it. I was gloating just a little bit and feeling pretty good about myself. I had my briefcase and was sorting out some papers and getting ready for the next day when I ran across a bunch of envelopes. I looked at them, then looked over at my wife, and then looked back at the pile of envelopes and all of the color drained from my face. I could not believe what I found in my briefcase. There in a neat bundle where all of the bills I had written out for the previous month. The checks had been written, signed and placed in the proper envelope with a postage stamp on it. All of the bills for the month were there staring at me with such vicious eyes as I have never seen before. What will I do now? I knew I had to face the music and it was not a song I enjoyed. I picked up the envelope with the Comcast bill address on the front, took it over to my wife as she was on the phone to the Comcast representatives, laid it on her lap and then walked away. I know my husband paid the bill because he pays this bill every month. Then she noticed the envelope I had placed in her lap, she turned around and stared at me a stare I have not had from her in a very long time. Just a minute, I heard her say to the other person on the phone, and then she looked at me. Then it Swallowing pride and eating crow are both bitter pills to swallow Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 11 came. Is this the bill you were supposed to send out last month? Lying at this moment would not have been productive in any fashion. She opened the envelope and there was the check dutifully written out to the Comcast Company. She was able to pay the bill over the phone and then it would be my turn to pay. David who got in a lot of trouble understood this when he wrote, I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah (Psalms 32:5). Swallowing pride or eating crow is not my idea of a delightful repast but it can be the beginning of something good.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Golden Hills burglary probedDeputies are checking on a burglary at Golden Hills Country Club over the weekend. According to the report, golf carts were scattered around and one person was seen by a witness who had heard of the golf cars being driven near his property. The person ran when the witness approached him. Deputies stopped cars with several young people in them, but they said they were looking for an alleged party in the neighborhood, but couldnt supply any other information. The deputies tested some evidence against the young people and said it didnt match. In addition to the 21 golf carts that were apparently damaged. there was damage to a telephone transfer box, signs to the property, the door to the pool area along with the fence. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The report came in to the office at 12:45 a.m. Friday. 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He said that in the past he has enabled folks to come together. Wilson, active in the Tea Party, said his work with that organization is one of the things that prepared him for leadership. He said he loves the kids, and we must prepare them to be successful. He said the schools do not have a revenue problem, they have a spending problem. He said that he wants more choice for parents, and that the schools should pay the best teachers well. He added he wants to bring back morals by getting God back in the schools. Moerlie came to the U.S. from Suriname, and said she became a citizen by choice. I feel a great indebtedness to this country. She said that recent FCAT scores speak for themselves, and added, My goal is to provide each individual child with an opportunity. Touchton hit on several issues, but as a teacher perhaps made the best point when he said, My textbooks are older than my kids. He said that teachers should be held accountable. He also wants parents to take part in the process. There are parents who dont think the school system wants them involved. He echoed a previous theme when he said, Part of the problem is money. Its not necessarily that there isnt enough, its just not being used wisely. As the discussion moved to District 4, incumbent Boynton led off. She got out in front of some issues she had regarding her actions at a meeting, and said, It was a terrifying time for me. She said she decided to run again because of the needs of students and teachers. She said during a visit to Tallahassee that she found Gov. Rick Scott did not know of the unfunded mandates. She noted that the budget comes from the superintendent, and that she would work with the superintendent and staff. She said she also wants corporal punishment eliminated. Schrier took the floor and said, Our technology has to equal whats happening in the world. She said she was born in Minnesota and grew up on Long Island. There were times when we had to do with very little money. She wants to work on the dropout rate, getting it to decrease. She also noted that there are a lot of very good things in our community. Bevan said she has been teaching for 21 years. She said the schools havent got enough money, and commented on the lack of social workers and psychologists. These are the things we need. She also said there are some awesome teachers doing fantastic things in the school system. But she pointed out that there are teachers with 28 students and no aides. Were going to change this district upside down, she said. Basinger, who is known by his middle name of Chase, is a music director at Central Baptist Church, and said because of his job hes required to send his children to Ocala Christian Academy. Public schools cry out of parents to be involved, he said. He added that teachers are crying out for money. He said he has a background in business. The next Coalition meeting will be the second Monday in July, the 14th. Crawford and King are being invited, and also featured will be County Commission candidates and judicial candidates. Meetings are held at TimberRidge, Building 5000, Suite 5001. Another School Board forum will take place Monday, June 30, at 6:39 p.m., at the Cultural Center at On Top of the World. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 000IFWK AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. 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Insurance Claims Handled! 000IK0B In District 4, incumbent Angie Boynton is challenged by Chase Basinger, Jamie Bevan and Diane Schrier. In the two above races, if no one gets a total of 50 percent of the votes plus one vote, there will be a runoff between the top 2 in the November election. In District 5, incumbent Ron Crawford is being challenged by Kelly King. That race will be decided in August. School Board races are non-partisan. In State House races, Charlie Stone and Dennis Baxley were re-elected without opposition. In the State Senate, Dorothy Hukill also had no opposition and was re-elected. BRY ANTCONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 SCHOOLSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Kitchen Club since its inception as a committee is the steward of the beautiful kitchen that Pulte/Del Webb built for the community. The kitchen, when built, had about $65,000 of equipment but no supplies to run it. Over the years, the Kitchen Committee and then the Kitchen Club raised more than $19,000 to equip the kitchen with needed supplies for all the events that take place there. It will continue to expand and equip the kitchen through its fund raising events. Most of the fund raising events are bingo dinners which are now held four times a year. Most recently, Sharon Tyler, a member suggested a Pampered Chef party with the proceeds going to the Kitchen Club. Pampered Chef consultant, Holly Dutelle, came to the kitchen and made recipes using Stone Creek Kitchen Club takes on a different project Sharon Tyler, Suzanne Baccaro, Sandy Odle. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi the tools of Pampered Chef. From the sale of items to members, Pampered Chef gave the kitchen a check for $300 to go toward purchases of needed items for the kitchen. Sandy Olde, president, had a survey a few months back to see the direction the club would like to go. The Kitchen Club is not your typical club as they raise money for the purchases of the kitchen, and inventory and wash all equipment twice a year. One of the items that came out of the survey was to do more outreach. Presently, the club brings all leftover food to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen, but it seems that the members wanted to do more and in the process use the facilities of this beautiful kitchen. The club decided to make breakfast three Fridays in July for PACE Center for Girls. This organization which began in 1985 in Jacksonville now includes 18 centers and serves more than 2,000 girls each year. It has helped more than 21,000 girls since its inception. PACE is now recognized as a national model or reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency amongst girls by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Childrens Defense Fund, National Mental Health Association, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention according to its brochure. If you are a resident of Stone Creek and would like to help with this project, please plan to attend the July 1st Kitchen Club meeting or you can contact Patricia Gizzi, chairperson of this event for volunteering to make food or to offer financial assistance. At this meeting, members will be asked to make certain types of breakfast foods. Menus will be decided and then the food will be made and brought to the Pace Center for the girls. Another way of Stone Creek helping the greater Ocala Community! TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, invites all active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service to enjoy a complimentary meal on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, at any participating TA or Petro sit-down restaurants nationwide. Independence Day meals can be enjoyed at more than 170 participating Iron Skillet, Country Pride and other full-service, home-style restaurants within TA and Petro locations. Guests are also invited to participate in a charity drive for the National Military Family Associations Operation Purple Program at participating TA and Petro full-service restaurants from June 30-July 1. Donations will be accepted for paper flags that will be displayed in the restaurants. Guests may write their own name on the flag or write in the name of military service personnel they wish to honor with the donation. Free meal July 4 for active duty personnel Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, June 27: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29: Joy Night, 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 1: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Thursday, July 3: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, July 4: Independence Day Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, June 29: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:30 with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Choir practice at 4:30. Evening service begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, July 2: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. studying prayer taught by Senior Minister, Conard Chambers; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 4: Independence Day. On this day in 1776 the original 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Each year on this day, we pause to remember the freedom we have from being ruled over politically by others. However, as Christians we must not lose sight of the fact that even though we are independent of someone ruling over us, we are surely spiritually dependent upon God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord, the One who died to set us free. This day and every day is our Dependence Day. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel Hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers, to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church home where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (south off SR 200) Ocala, phone 352-861-9080. Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church June 29 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Practical Christian Living How To Live for Christ Today Submitting Compliantly James 4, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, is studying, The Revolutionary Life, Teachings and Ministry of Jesus. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Heaven Medley. A challenging message from the Word of God from our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, will follow. Sunday evening Worship and Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.orgFirst Congregational ChurchDo you like to sing? Have you thought about singing in a choir, but didnt want to commit to rehearsals? Dont like choir robes? Dont want to sit up front in the choir loft? Well, this is your opportunity to skip all that! The First Congregational Summer choir will meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings, beginning June 29, to rehearse a simple anthem, and sing it that Sunday. You dont have to be a member of our church to sing in the choir. At First Congregational Church, we celebrate the diversity of Gods creation. It reminds us that we all are created equal in the image of God. We are a caring and welcoming community of faith that includes a traditional, joyful worship that stimulates our hearts and minds and deepens our faith and love for each other. If you are looking for a deeper faith, a lively experience of Gods grace and goodness, and a powerful sense of communion and community, you are welcome to worship at First Congregational. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200 in Ocala; 352237-3035. Rev. Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning services 9 and 11; Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m.; Spanish service 1 p.m.; Bible Alive Bible study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m.; Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m.; Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Thursday: Spanish Bible Study 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. 6 p.m. ELC approved; bilingual staff. Upcoming events: Vacation Bible School online registration is available. June 25-27 we will hold our annual Vacation Bible School in the evening. Come blast off with us this summer. Serving children from pre-k to 5th grade, this will be an exciting part of your childrens summer. You may order T-shirts in advance at crossroadscog.net. Crossroads Church is at 8070 SW 60th Ave.Countryside PresbyterianAdult Vacation Bible School at Countryside Presbyterian Church will run from Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Pastor Gary Marshall will lead a study about the worship service, the reason behind our customs, the planning and how the topics are chosen for each service and what is the Lectionary. Donna Topp and Cindy Marshall will lead the music part with singing and a chance to try the handbells or choir chimes. We will end with a light supper prepared by our Fellowship committee. This will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 14 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. This year the theme for vacation Bible school is Jungle Safari. Kids will learn what so great about God, explore the nature of God and learn how to serve Him in a practical way. Through bible stories the children will explore the nature of God. With the rhythm of the jungle beat they will learn praise songs. Through the activities and projects they will put their faith in action and see how to impact the lives of others. Registration for vacation Bible school begins the first week of July, Monday through Friday from 8:30 4 p.m. at the church office. Vacation Bible School will be completed on Sunday, July 20 at 10 a.m. when the children will present a singing performance during the worship service. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352304-8711 or the church office at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist Church invites you to Bible based services each week. Scripture Study groups for all ages meet at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Morning Worship begins at 10:45 and childrens church is held at the same time. Sunday evening service is at 6. If you enjoy singing, we have a choir that could use your voice. Come and check out either our Sunday morning or evening service to see if this is where you would like to worship the Lord. Every Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8, there is a prayer meeting and Bible study. A nursery is provided for all services.Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomes and will install its new youth minister and Associate Pastor, Joshua Pettit, on July 6 at 3 p.m. at the church. A dinner will follow the ceremony. Joshua is from Carpinteri, California and is married and has one child. Joshua will focus on the youth ministry at Our Redeemer. For directions and dinner reservations, call the church office at (352) 2372233. 5200 SW State Road 200, 1-1/2 miles west of I-75. www.OurRedeemerOcala.org Religion

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Wednesday, June 25 Interfaith luncheon for womenAs two billion Muslims throughout the world prepare to observe the month of Ramadan, The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County welcomes all women in our community to its next quarterly potluck luncheon gathering at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Islamic Center of Ocala, 1410 NE 14th St. Egyptian-born Maha Ezzeldin will discuss the significance of the holiest month in Islam, the month in which the Quran was revealed to Mohammed. Maha first studied at the American University in Cairo before receiving her bachelors degree in political science from North Carolina State University. She later interned at the Human Rights Institute at DePaul University in Chicago. Maha now lives in Ocala with her husband where she devotes her time to raising their three sons. For further information and to RSVP please telephone Mary Loutfi at 352-454-5356 or email the president of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, Rev. Peggy Hostetler, at revpeggy@oakbrookcsl.org. You are also invited to visit the website, TIAMarionCounty.org.Thursday, July 3 Red, White & Blues festivalThe City of Ocala will host the Red, White & Blues Festival Thursday, July 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. The free festival will take place at Citizens Circle just south of downtown. Entertainment will include live music by the Brown Brothers Band. Guests can enjoy hot dogs, ice cream, watermelon and a cupcake walk. The event will include craft vendors and activities for the entire family. The splash pad will be in full operation. For more information, call 352-368-5517.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.Tuesday, July 8 Mac users to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, July 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. This months featured presentation, Apps for Managing Your Finances, will be given by Angie Yoder. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.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.Monday, July 21 Ivy House hosts gala for HospiceThe Ivy House Restaurant invites you to the first Vintage Gala in honor of Hospice of Marion County on Monday, July 21. The event features live entertainment, a silent auction, a best-hat contest and caricature artist. Attire is vintage, linen, lace and hats. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and cash bar; assorted heavy hors doeuvres will be available buffet-style at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $80; tickets at the door are $90. Tickets may be purchased at www.hospiceofmarion.com or at the Hospice Administration office (3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala). All proceeds support Hospice of Marion County childrens bereavement programs. For additional information call 352-854-5218.Sunday, Aug. 10 Lola and the Saints in benefit concertThe TLC Time Capsule is set to transport you and your friends back in time to the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Lola and the Saints will perform a concert at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $15 each and are available at www.tlcocala.org under the Donate button. Proceeds from this concert will support the programs and dream of Transitions Life Center to benefit adults with special needs who have aged out of the ESE programs within the public school system. Please contact Ginger Broslat at 352-861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 16 Years of Great Cars & Great Shows F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS Sponsoring F RI ., J ULY 4, 2014 B EGINNING AT 6:00 P M FREE CAR SHOW IN THE WINN DIXIE PLAZA Its Gonna Be G reat! 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 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 P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 A RIES (March 21 to April 19) Get your facts together and become familiar with them before you have to face up to that interview. The better prepared you are, the easier it will be to make that important impression. T AU RUS (April 20 to May 20) New information might warrant changing your mind about a recently made decision. Never mind the temporary confusion it might cause. Acting on the truth is always preferable. G EMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a loving atmosphere for those you care for could pay off in many ways. Expect to hear some unexpected but very welcome news that can make a big difference in your life. C ANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping away from an old and seemingly insoluble problem might be helpful. Use the time to take a new look at the situation and perhaps work out a new method of dealing with it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youre still in a favorable goal-setting mode. However, you might need to be a little more realistic about some of your aims. Best to reach for what is currently doable. The rest will follow. V IRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A setback is never easy to deal with. But it could be a boon in disguise. Recheck your proposal, and strengthen the weak spots. Seek advice from one who has been there and done that. LIBR A (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Coming up with a new way of handling a tedious job-regulated chore could lead to more than just a congratulatory memo once the word reaches the right people. SCO RPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) What you might call determination someone else might regard as stubbornness. Look for ways to reach a compromise that wont require a major shift of views on your part. S AGITT A RIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Youre still in a vulnerable mode vis-a-vis offers that sound too good to be true. So continue to be skeptical about anything that cant be backed up with facts. CA PRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Thrift is still dominant this week. What you dont spend on what you dont need will be available for you to draw on should a possible money crunch hit. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Staying close to home early in the week allows for some introspection about your social life. Sort out your feelings before rejoining your fellows on the weekend. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It can be a bit daunting as well as exciting to find yourself finally taking action on a longdelayed move for a change. It helps to stay with it when others rally to support you. The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jag ger s 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Mic hel Northsea 854-3986 Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean 352-564-2957 Adver tising Sales Paig e Lefko witz 352-564-2902 Manag er John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for ne ws : 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 Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) and On Top of the World (OTOW) fitness professionals have partnered to present residents with the Big Balance Theory program, which aims to combat the growing number of fall-related trauma emergencies. Balance Theory program not only provides residents who are at risk of incurring a fall-related injury with information, but shows them how to improve their strength, balance and confidence through exercises that can be done at home. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, racking up more than $2 billion in medical costs. The trend is mirrored locally. During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, fall-related incidents accounted for 52 percent of the 11,093 trauma injury calls to which MCFR responded. The following year (the 2012-2013 fiscal year) fall-related incidents accounted for 47 percent (3,974) of the trauma injury calls to which MCFR responded. MCFR and OTOW hope to change this trend. On June 24 the agencies will kick off the countywide Big Balance Theory fall-prevention campaign at the Marion Oaks Community Center (Annex Building, 280 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). On Top of the World Fitness Director Cammy Dennis created Big Balance Theory program six years ago to impact the lives of OTOW residents. Weve seen wonderful transformations in those who have participated. They gain strength and confidence both of which are essential to preventing future falls, Dennis said. Big Balance Theory sessions will be held at: Marion Oaks Community Center in the Annex Building (280 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). June 24, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Presentation and fall-risk assessment). June 26, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Class: Hands-on exercises). On Top of the World Master the Possibilities (8415 SW 80th St., Ocala). Aug. 12, from 10 a.m.-noon. (Presentation and fall-risk assessment). Aug. 14, from 10-11 a.m. (Class: Hands-on exercises). Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church (674 Silver Road, Ocala). Dec. 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Presentation and fall-risk assessment). Dec. 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Class: Hands-on exercises). Therer are also classes planned at St. Josephs of the Forest Catholic Church (17301 E. Highway 40, Silver Springs). Program scheduled on how to keep your balance

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion VA time bomb finally explodes For years, the VAs delivery of health care to our nations veterans has been a ticking time bomb ignored by Congress, as well as Republican and Democratic administrations. The time bomb exploded last month when allegations that as many as 40 veterans may have died awaiting medical appointments at the VA medical center in Phoenix, Arizona, created a national firestorm. In response, a VA audit revealed that despite a standard of 14 days wait, more than 57,000 veterans have waited over 90 days for medical appointments. Furthermore, 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years were never seen by a doctor. The Phoenix incident has laid bare a Congress that has neglected reforming a health care system long in crisis and a VA culture underpinned by bureaucratic inertia and moral corruption. Congress expanded the delivery of health care beyond the promise of President Abraham Lincoln to care for him who shall have borne the battle by extending eligibility to veterans with non-service-connected conditions. Its failure to adequately resource the extended eligibility contributed to a shortage of medical staff, which necessitated the adoption of eight priorities of care with the unintended consequence of excessive patient wait times for appointments. Compounding this unintended consequence is Congress reluctance to balance the distribution of funding with need in a timely manner. As a consequence, VA funding has been slow to follow veteran population shifts, which has significantly impacted Florida veterans over the years. Additionally, Congress has only passed VA appropriations bills on time on three occasions the past quarter century. With 1,700 medical facilities serving 9 million patients, the VAs bureaucratic inertia is clearly a function of its size and centralization. This is apparent by the recent VA audit that found the vast majority of health care delivery issues were at its medical centers and not Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Decentralizing the delivery of care through CBOCs has served to foster doctor-patient relationships, making it more personalized and timely. This is attested to by the fact that the recent VA audit recommended no further review for the Lecanto, Ocala and Villages CBOCs. Local veterans also expressed general satisfaction with their CBOC care. Most disturbing and sad was the morally corrupt practice centered at the VA medical centers of gaming the delivery of health care by manipuOur Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Is Hillary inevitable?BY JIM FLYNN Special to the MessengerAnews service report about the recent Republican Leadership Conference said it was a New experience for the GOP: No heir apparent. Historically Republicans select a nominee for president who is considered next in line to receive the nod. That fixation worked when selecting Ronald Reagan and two members of the Bush family, but not for John McCain and Bob Dole. Struggling in 2008 and 2012, Republicans staged suicide discussions for herds of would-be candidates. The party succeeded in highlighting every flaw which contestants wanted to pin on each other. The voters listened to the shows and voted accordingly. At their recent conference GOP delegates discussed a group of names which might include someone who could lead their party back into the White House in 2016 Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, and Dr. Ben Carson. Some of the potential leaders have said or hinted that they are interested in the nomination. We wonder whether the potential nominees have asked themselves if they want to risk being remembered as the candidate who lost to the first female president. There is talk that Hillary Clinton hasnt made up her mind to run for president in 2016. We believe otherwise. In college she was active in school government. Hillary hinted an interest in becoming the first female president in 1969, when she was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. She said vaguely that the challenge for the graduates would be to practice politics as the art of making possible what appears to be impossible. Its reasonable to surmise that she has been running subtly for the oval office ever since. Over the past 45 years student Hillary Rodham has trained herself into a complete politician, all the while studying up-close how to manage a state, a house of Congress, a cabinet appointment, and a nation. It is understandable that more than eighty percent of female voters want Hillary to run for president. She has been supportive of womens needs and rights around the world. We believe her only serious consideration now is whether to change her mind and drop out. Republicans might want to keep her decision in their prayers. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. The moaning and groaning about the upcoming County Commission election has already started. Republicans Glen Fiorello and Carl Zalak have qualified for the District 4 seat and will face each other in the Aug. 26 primary. Under state law, if there was no one running in November, then Democrats would be allowed to vote in the GOP primary in this one race. However, a write-in candidate, Chris Tarner, has filed, and people can vote for him in November, even though his name wont be on the ballot (by definition, thats what a write-in is). That means that Democrats can write in Tarners name in November, but they cant vote for either Fiorello or Zalak in the Republican primary; only registered GOP voters can go to the polls in that election. Democrats are crying foul, saying they are disenfranchised. Sorry, folks, I dont agree. If the Democrats want to have a say in the election of a county commissioner, they should field a candidate in each race. Are they telling us that out of 77,837 registered Democrats in Marion County (the figure from the Supervisor of Elections website), they cant find two people to run for County Commission? Apparently not. In the District 2 race, there was a Democrat who was reporting income on the website, but she failed to qualify. All GOP challengers dropped out, so Kathy Bryant was re-elected without opposition. This race, or lack of it, also taught us another thing: Dont listen to the emotional outbursts of people at County Commission meetings. After the dog tethering debate was fiDont complain; just field a candidate Among Friends Jim Clark nally settled, those in favor of banning the practice threatened the commissioners after they didnt get what they wanted. Well remember this come Election Day, they said. In Bryants case, they can remember all they want. Shes unopposed, and again, before they cry foul, they should realize that they failed to convince anyone to run against her. Every couple of years, this law about disenfranchising voters comes up for discussion. And it isnt just a one-party issue. In other parts of the state, which are strongly Democratic, the same procedure has been used to disenfranchise Republicans, as they like to say. The same advice prevails. If you dont like being shut out of the voting, find a candidate to run. It will be interesting to see how the race develops in District 4. There are forums scheduled at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting at 1 p.m. on July 14, OTOW Cultural Center on July 21 and Ocala Police Department on July 28, both at 6:30 p.m. Try to take advantage of these opportunities to hear the candidates. Staying informed is one of your obligations as you exercise your right to vote.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Friday the 13th was a very busy day for Quail Meadow residents. It began with the Ladies Luncheon at The Olive Garden and ended with the Birthday Bash in the evening. A group of 18 ladies from QM met at The Olive Garden for a very nice luncheon. The food, as always, was delicious. The July luncheon is scheduled for July 11 at Carrabbas Italian Grill. Plan to join us for a nice outing. The Birthday Bash was fantastic! More than 80 residents joined together at the clubhouse for an evening of celebration, music, dancing, and fun. DJ Rick and R Music 4 You once again did an outstanding job providing the entertainment. Many enjoyed the dancing, while others just liked listening to the music. The line dancers even got a large group to join them on the dance floor. The highlight of the dancing was when Stormin Norman Strnad and Dot Roberts got out on the dance floor. Norman and Dot each are 94 years young and Dot uses a walker. This just goes to show you that you are never too old to have a good time. If these two could get out on the dance floor, whats keeping the rest of us from doing it? Never say Im too old to do that! The cake and ice cream were a nice treat for the evening. Jan Johnson was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing; usually her brother, Dan Parker, is a winner. This was a very delightful evening for the residents of QM. Marion Gartman and the social committee are doing an outstanding job this year providing a variety of social functions for us to enjoy. The next big event will be the Fourth of July parade and chicken dinner. You will be greatly surprised when you see the parade which will begin at 9 a.m. Parade participants should be on 32nd Street beside the clubhouse at 8 a.m. to get lined up. There is still time to get your tickets (for a $5 donation) for the chicken dinner. Following the dinner, we will once again have entertainment provided by Rick and R Music 4 You. Contact Maryanne Ellner for tickets. Residents have a busy day on Friday the 13th Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Photo of one of the guests at the Birthday Bash. Line dancers perform. Norm Strnad and Dot Roberts. Part of the crowd at the Birthday Bash. Of course, there had to be a delicious birthday cake. Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles 8-V T875 only $ 609 12-V T1275 only $ 609 8-V 6 PACK $ 499 6-V 6 PACK $ 399 6-V T605 only $ 499 000IKQJ Room for the Grandkids Back Seat $349 STAY ON THE GO! STAY ON THE GO! STAY ON THE GO! GET SUMMER READY GET SUMMER READY GET SUMMER READY The Sleekline Rainy Day Comfort STAY COOL FANS . . . . . . . . . . Installed $299 ROLL ON New Tires 8in . . . $39 95 Mag Wheels 10in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . only $379 WITH NEW BATTERIES $ 4 ,9 95 starting at $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 EZ-GO RXV Maintenance SPECIAL $ 49 95 Club Car Precedent 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am-2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I30G 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/3/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000ILI7 TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/3/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/3/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS Ocala Palms Fillies at Unique Lingerie The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms held this month's meeting on Monday, June 16 at a jewelry party held at Unique Lingerie at the Heath Brook Shopping Center in Ocala. The party was hosted by the owner, Miss Edna, who also provided a wonderful luncheon while showing many of the lovely pieces of jewelry. (Photos by Cathy Donohue) The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms. Elaine Sheets, Kathy Gustafson and Judy Duby look over some interesting ceramic items in the store. Looking over bathing suits is Cindy Stone who purchased a very colorful suit. Sharing a fun day and enjoying lunch are Diane Higgins, Judy Duby, Carol Yount, Gerry Schwanke and Marilyn Wiggins. More photos, Page 12. Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Steve Legato Photo courtesy of Steve Legato FAMIL Y FEA TURES Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water In fact, on any given day, more than 158 million Americans drink tea. Approximately 85 percent of tea consumed in America is iced, but the soothing and refresh ing flavors of tea can also infuse fresh and unexpected charac ter into a wide range of dishes,fromdessertstopopularfingerfoodslikechickenwings. What s more, tea has been shown to have significant health benefits. As green, black, oolong and white teas all come from the Camellia sinensis plant, tea drinkers can reap the health benefits from whichever tea they prefer The major bioactive compounds in tea, called flavonoids, are also found in fruits and vegetables but appear in very high concentra tions in tea. In fact, new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links tea with cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, weight management, improved concentration and bone health, among others.Delightful T ea PairingsEach type of tea has a distinct set of flavor characteristics. Peter Goggi, President of the Tea Council of the USA, explains the flavor profiles of black, green, oolong and white teas, and how to pair them with your favorite foods.Black teas from traditional origins such as India, Sri Lanka and China, as well as English and Irish breakfast varieties and flavored black teas such as Earl Grey are characterized by a strong, aromatic flavor. These teas pair well with dark chocolate, sharp cheeses, eggs, meats and heartier foods because of their rich flavor and tannin levels.Green teas such as Sencha and Jasmine, have a more delicate flavor profile, characterized as grassy or citrusy and pair well with subtly flavored foods, such as seafood, rice and vegetables.Oolong teas, such as Wuyi Shan and Pouchong, are charac terized by a slight smoky flavor and a sweet, nutty finish. These teas pair well with spicy or smoky foods, seafood dishes and fruit.White teas exhibit a natural sweetness and lightness; the subtle flavors pair well with mild tasting sweets or simple salads that don t overpower the flavor of the tea. Start sampling the many flavors of tea with these recipes, and visit www .TeaUSA.or g for information about the role of tea in a healthy diet and lifestyle.Refreshing Iced TeaServings: 4 1 quart fresh, filtered water, cold 8 black or green tea bags Bring filtered water to a full boil in teapot. Remove from heat and add 8 tea bags per quart. Steep for three to five minutes and pour over ice cubes or into additional cold water, based on desired taste. To serve, pour into tall glasses filled with ice; garnish with lemon or mint and sweeten as desired. Recipe courtesy of the Tea Council of the USAJasmine Watermelon Gazpacho with CrabServings: 8 2 tablespoons loose-leaf Jasmine tea leaves 3 cups steaming water (175F) 4 cups watermelon, peeled, seeded and chopped (1 small melon) 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons jalapenos, seeded, deveined and chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped 1/2 cup lump crab meat 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Sprinkletealeavesintomedium-sizedbowl.Pour steaming water over leaves and steep, covered, for two minutes. Strain tea, discarding leaves. Cool and hold. In blender, combine watermelon, onion, mint, cilantro, basil, jalapeno and garlic, and puree. Transfer to container and stir in reserved tea until combined thoroughly. Cover and refrig erate at least six hours before serving. To serve, ladle one cup soup into bowl and garnish with one tablespoon crabmeat and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, drizzled. RecipecourtesyofCulinaryTeabyCynthiaGold, copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Running Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group.Darjeeling Tea BarkServings: 8 1 pound finely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate 2 tablespoons coarsely ground or crushed Darjeeling tea leaves Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat. In top of double boiler over low heat, melt chocolate, stirring frequently, until 3/4 choco late pieces are melted, only slightly warm to the touch. Remove pan from heat. Stir in tea leaves; continue stirring until chocolate is melted and tea is evenly distributed. Pour mixture onto baking sheet and spread evenly to 1/8-inch thick ness. Let come to room temperature, allowing bark to solidify, about four hours. When set, break into pieces. Store in airtight, covered container at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Culinary Tea by Cynthia Gold, copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Running Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group.Tea-Grilled Chicken Wings with Hot Green Dipping SauceServings: 6 5 tablespoons black tea leaves, divided 1 1/2 cups boiling water (212F) 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (such as Nam Pla) 3 tablespoons Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha) 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 18 large chicken wings, washed and dried Place three tablespoons tea leaves into small bowl and add boiling water; steep six minutes. Strain tea and discard used tea leaves. Cool to room temperature and hold. In spice grinder or with mortar and pestle, finely grind remaining tea leaves to dust. Transfer to medium stainless or glass bowl, along with soy sauce, fish sauce, chili sauce, oil, garlic and pepper. Mix well. Pour in reserved cooled tea and mix. Cut off tips of chicken wings. Cut wings into two parts at joint, place in resealable plastic bag and pour tea-based marinade over wings. Seal well and mix to coat completely. Refrigerate overnight before preparing, turning bag every 12 hours. To cook, remove wings from refrigerator and bring to room temperature. Remove wings from bag and discard marinade. Drain very well. Preheat grill to medium. Grill wings until cooked through on both sides and juices are running clear, about six to eight minutes per side. Serve Hot Green Dip ping Sauce on the side.Hot Green Dipping Sauce Servings: 6 2 cups fresh basil leaves 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 jalapenos, seeded and deveined 1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Fine sea salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste Place basil, cilantro, jalapenos and vinegar in bowl of food processor. Pulse until smooth. With motor running, slowly pour in oil until smooth and incorporated. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, scrape down sides of bowl and pulse again. Place in covered container and chill until ready to use. Recipe courtesy of Culinary Tea by Cynthia Gold, copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Running Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000I30G 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/3/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000ILI7 TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/3/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/3/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS Ocala Palms Fillies at Unique Lingerie The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms held this month's meeting on Monday, June 16 at a jewelry party held at Unique Lingerie at the Heath Brook Shopping Center in Ocala. The party was hosted by the owner, Miss Edna, who also provided a wonderful luncheon while showing many of the lovely pieces of jewelry. (Photos by Cathy Donohue) The Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms. Elaine Sheets, Kathy Gustafson and Judy Duby look over some interesting ceramic items in the store. Looking over bathing suits is Cindy Stone who purchased a very colorful suit. Sharing a fun day and enjoying lunch are Diane Higgins, Judy Duby, Carol Yount, Gerry Schwanke and Marilyn Wiggins. More photos, Page 12. Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Steve Legato Photo courtesy of Steve Legato FAMIL Y FEA TURES Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water In fact, on any given day, more than 158 million Americans drink tea. Approximately 85 percent of tea consumed in America is iced, but the soothing and refresh ing flavors of tea can also infuse fresh and unexpected charac ter into a wide range of dishes,fromdessertstopopularfingerfoodslikechickenwings. What s more, tea has been shown to have significant health benefits. As green, black, oolong and white teas all come from the Camellia sinensis plant, tea drinkers can reap the health benefits from whichever tea they prefer The major bioactive compounds in tea, called flavonoids, are also found in fruits and vegetables but appear in very high concentra tions in tea. In fact, new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links tea with cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, weight management, improved concentration and bone health, among others.Delightful T ea PairingsEach type of tea has a distinct set of flavor characteristics. Peter Goggi, President of the Tea Council of the USA, explains the flavor profiles of black, green, oolong and white teas, and how to pair them with your favorite foods.Black teas from traditional origins such as India, Sri Lanka and China, as well as English and Irish breakfast varieties and flavored black teas such as Earl Grey are characterized by a strong, aromatic flavor. These teas pair well with dark chocolate, sharp cheeses, eggs, meats and heartier foods because of their rich flavor and tannin levels.Green teas such as Sencha and Jasmine, have a more delicate flavor profile, characterized as grassy or citrusy and pair well with subtly flavored foods, such as seafood, rice and vegetables.Oolong teas, such as Wuyi Shan and Pouchong, are charac terized by a slight smoky flavor and a sweet, nutty finish. These teas pair well with spicy or smoky foods, seafood dishes and fruit.White teas exhibit a natural sweetness and lightness; the subtle flavors pair well with mild tasting sweets or simple salads that don t overpower the flavor of the tea. Start sampling the many flavors of tea with these recipes, and visit www .TeaUSA.or g for information about the role of tea in a healthy diet and lifestyle.Refreshing Iced TeaServings: 4 1 quart fresh, filtered water, cold 8 black or green tea bags Bring filtered water to a full boil in teapot. Remove from heat and add 8 tea bags per quart. Steep for three to five minutes and pour over ice cubes or into additional cold water, based on desired taste. To serve, pour into tall glasses filled with ice; garnish with lemon or mint and sweeten as desired. Recipe courtesy of the Tea Council of the USAJasmine Watermelon Gazpacho with CrabServings: 8 2 tablespoons loose-leaf Jasmine tea leaves 3 cups steaming water (175F) 4 cups watermelon, peeled, seeded and chopped (1 small melon) 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons jalapenos, seeded, deveined and chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped 1/2 cup lump crab meat 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Sprinkletealeavesintomedium-sizedbowl.Pour steaming water over leaves and steep, covered, for two minutes. Strain tea, discarding leaves. Cool and hold. In blender, combine watermelon, onion, mint, cilantro, basil, jalapeno and garlic, and puree. Transfer to container and stir in reserved tea until combined thoroughly. Cover and refrig erate at least six hours before serving. To serve, ladle one cup soup into bowl and garnish with one tablespoon crabmeat and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, drizzled. RecipecourtesyofCulinaryTeabyCynthiaGold, copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Running Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group.Darjeeling Tea BarkServings: 8 1 pound finely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate 2 tablespoons coarsely ground or crushed Darjeeling tea leaves Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat. In top of double boiler over low heat, melt chocolate, stirring frequently, until 3/4 choco late pieces are melted, only slightly warm to the touch. Remove pan from heat. Stir in tea leaves; continue stirring until chocolate is melted and tea is evenly distributed. Pour mixture onto baking sheet and spread evenly to 1/8-inch thick ness. Let come to room temperature, allowing bark to solidify, about four hours. When set, break into pieces. Store in airtight, covered container at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Culinary Tea by Cynthia Gold, copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Running Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group.Tea-Grilled Chicken Wings with Hot Green Dipping SauceServings: 6 5 tablespoons black tea leaves, divided 1 1/2 cups boiling water (212F) 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (such as Nam Pla) 3 tablespoons Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha) 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 18 large chicken wings, washed and dried Place three tablespoons tea leaves into small bowl and add boiling water; steep six minutes. Strain tea and discard used tea leaves. Cool to room temperature and hold. In spice grinder or with mortar and pestle, finely grind remaining tea leaves to dust. Transfer to medium stainless or glass bowl, along with soy sauce, fish sauce, chili sauce, oil, garlic and pepper. Mix well. Pour in reserved cooled tea and mix. Cut off tips of chicken wings. Cut wings into two parts at joint, place in resealable plastic bag and pour tea-based marinade over wings. Seal well and mix to coat completely. Refrigerate overnight before preparing, turning bag every 12 hours. To cook, remove wings from refrigerator and bring to room temperature. Remove wings from bag and discard marinade. Drain very well. Preheat grill to medium. Grill wings until cooked through on both sides and juices are running clear, about six to eight minutes per side. Serve Hot Green Dip ping Sauce on the side.Hot Green Dipping Sauce Servings: 6 2 cups fresh basil leaves 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 jalapenos, seeded and deveined 1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Fine sea salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste Place basil, cilantro, jalapenos and vinegar in bowl of food processor. Pulse until smooth. With motor running, slowly pour in oil until smooth and incorporated. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, scrape down sides of bowl and pulse again. Place in covered container and chill until ready to use. Recipe courtesy of Culinary Tea by Cynthia Gold, copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Running Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion VA time bomb finally explodes For years, the VAs delivery of health care to our nations veterans has been a ticking time bomb ignored by Congress, as well as Republican and Democratic administrations. The time bomb exploded last month when allegations that as many as 40 veterans may have died awaiting medical appointments at the VA medical center in Phoenix, Arizona, created a national firestorm. In response, a VA audit revealed that despite a standard of 14 days wait, more than 57,000 veterans have waited over 90 days for medical appointments. Furthermore, 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years were never seen by a doctor. The Phoenix incident has laid bare a Congress that has neglected reforming a health care system long in crisis and a VA culture underpinned by bureaucratic inertia and moral corruption. Congress expanded the delivery of health care beyond the promise of President Abraham Lincoln to care for him who shall have borne the battle by extending eligibility to veterans with non-service-connected conditions. Its failure to adequately resource the extended eligibility contributed to a shortage of medical staff, which necessitated the adoption of eight priorities of care with the unintended consequence of excessive patient wait times for appointments. Compounding this unintended consequence is Congress reluctance to balance the distribution of funding with need in a timely manner. As a consequence, VA funding has been slow to follow veteran population shifts, which has significantly impacted Florida veterans over the years. Additionally, Congress has only passed VA appropriations bills on time on three occasions the past quarter century. With 1,700 medical facilities serving 9 million patients, the VAs bureaucratic inertia is clearly a function of its size and centralization. This is apparent by the recent VA audit that found the vast majority of health care delivery issues were at its medical centers and not Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Decentralizing the delivery of care through CBOCs has served to foster doctor-patient relationships, making it more personalized and timely. This is attested to by the fact that the recent VA audit recommended no further review for the Lecanto, Ocala and Villages CBOCs. Local veterans also expressed general satisfaction with their CBOC care. Most disturbing and sad was the morally corrupt practice centered at the VA medical centers of gaming the delivery of health care by manipuOur Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Is Hillary inevitable?BY JIM FLYNN Special to the MessengerAnews service report about the recent Republican Leadership Conference said it was a New experience for the GOP: No heir apparent. Historically Republicans select a nominee for president who is considered next in line to receive the nod. That fixation worked when selecting Ronald Reagan and two members of the Bush family, but not for John McCain and Bob Dole. Struggling in 2008 and 2012, Republicans staged suicide discussions for herds of would-be candidates. The party succeeded in highlighting every flaw which contestants wanted to pin on each other. The voters listened to the shows and voted accordingly. At their recent conference GOP delegates discussed a group of names which might include someone who could lead their party back into the White House in 2016 Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, and Dr. Ben Carson. Some of the potential leaders have said or hinted that they are interested in the nomination. We wonder whether the potential nominees have asked themselves if they want to risk being remembered as the candidate who lost to the first female president. There is talk that Hillary Clinton hasnt made up her mind to run for president in 2016. We believe otherwise. In college she was active in school government. Hillary hinted an interest in becoming the first female president in 1969, when she was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. She said vaguely that the challenge for the graduates would be to practice politics as the art of making possible what appears to be impossible. Its reasonable to surmise that she has been running subtly for the oval office ever since. Over the past 45 years student Hillary Rodham has trained herself into a complete politician, all the while studying up-close how to manage a state, a house of Congress, a cabinet appointment, and a nation. It is understandable that more than eighty percent of female voters want Hillary to run for president. She has been supportive of womens needs and rights around the world. We believe her only serious consideration now is whether to change her mind and drop out. Republicans might want to keep her decision in their prayers. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. The moaning and groaning about the upcoming County Commission election has already started. Republicans Glen Fiorello and Carl Zalak have qualified for the District 4 seat and will face each other in the Aug. 26 primary. Under state law, if there was no one running in November, then Democrats would be allowed to vote in the GOP primary in this one race. However, a write-in candidate, Chris Tarner, has filed, and people can vote for him in November, even though his name wont be on the ballot (by definition, thats what a write-in is). That means that Democrats can write in Tarners name in November, but they cant vote for either Fiorello or Zalak in the Republican primary; only registered GOP voters can go to the polls in that election. Democrats are crying foul, saying they are disenfranchised. Sorry, folks, I dont agree. If the Democrats want to have a say in the election of a county commissioner, they should field a candidate in each race. Are they telling us that out of 77,837 registered Democrats in Marion County (the figure from the Supervisor of Elections website), they cant find two people to run for County Commission? Apparently not. In the District 2 race, there was a Democrat who was reporting income on the website, but she failed to qualify. All GOP challengers dropped out, so Kathy Bryant was re-elected without opposition. This race, or lack of it, also taught us another thing: Dont listen to the emotional outbursts of people at County Commission meetings. After the dog tethering debate was fiDont complain; just field a candidate Among Friends Jim Clark nally settled, those in favor of banning the practice threatened the commissioners after they didnt get what they wanted. Well remember this come Election Day, they said. In Bryants case, they can remember all they want. Shes unopposed, and again, before they cry foul, they should realize that they failed to convince anyone to run against her. Every couple of years, this law about disenfranchising voters comes up for discussion. And it isnt just a one-party issue. In other parts of the state, which are strongly Democratic, the same procedure has been used to disenfranchise Republicans, as they like to say. The same advice prevails. If you dont like being shut out of the voting, find a candidate to run. It will be interesting to see how the race develops in District 4. There are forums scheduled at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting at 1 p.m. on July 14, OTOW Cultural Center on July 21 and Ocala Police Department on July 28, both at 6:30 p.m. Try to take advantage of these opportunities to hear the candidates. Staying informed is one of your obligations as you exercise your right to vote.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Friday the 13th was a very busy day for Quail Meadow residents. It began with the Ladies Luncheon at The Olive Garden and ended with the Birthday Bash in the evening. A group of 18 ladies from QM met at The Olive Garden for a very nice luncheon. The food, as always, was delicious. The July luncheon is scheduled for July 11 at Carrabbas Italian Grill. Plan to join us for a nice outing. The Birthday Bash was fantastic! More than 80 residents joined together at the clubhouse for an evening of celebration, music, dancing, and fun. DJ Rick and R Music 4 You once again did an outstanding job providing the entertainment. Many enjoyed the dancing, while others just liked listening to the music. The line dancers even got a large group to join them on the dance floor. The highlight of the dancing was when Stormin Norman Strnad and Dot Roberts got out on the dance floor. Norman and Dot each are 94 years young and Dot uses a walker. This just goes to show you that you are never too old to have a good time. If these two could get out on the dance floor, whats keeping the rest of us from doing it? Never say Im too old to do that! The cake and ice cream were a nice treat for the evening. Jan Johnson was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing; usually her brother, Dan Parker, is a winner. This was a very delightful evening for the residents of QM. Marion Gartman and the social committee are doing an outstanding job this year providing a variety of social functions for us to enjoy. The next big event will be the Fourth of July parade and chicken dinner. You will be greatly surprised when you see the parade which will begin at 9 a.m. Parade participants should be on 32nd Street beside the clubhouse at 8 a.m. to get lined up. There is still time to get your tickets (for a $5 donation) for the chicken dinner. Following the dinner, we will once again have entertainment provided by Rick and R Music 4 You. Contact Maryanne Ellner for tickets. Residents have a busy day on Friday the 13th Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Photo of one of the guests at the Birthday Bash. Line dancers perform. Norm Strnad and Dot Roberts. Part of the crowd at the Birthday Bash. 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Wednesday, June 25 Interfaith luncheon for womenAs two billion Muslims throughout the world prepare to observe the month of Ramadan, The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County welcomes all women in our community to its next quarterly potluck luncheon gathering at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Islamic Center of Ocala, 1410 NE 14th St. Egyptian-born Maha Ezzeldin will discuss the significance of the holiest month in Islam, the month in which the Quran was revealed to Mohammed. Maha first studied at the American University in Cairo before receiving her bachelors degree in political science from North Carolina State University. She later interned at the Human Rights Institute at DePaul University in Chicago. Maha now lives in Ocala with her husband where she devotes her time to raising their three sons. For further information and to RSVP please telephone Mary Loutfi at 352-454-5356 or email the president of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, Rev. Peggy Hostetler, at revpeggy@oakbrookcsl.org. You are also invited to visit the website, TIAMarionCounty.org.Thursday, July 3 Red, White & Blues festivalThe City of Ocala will host the Red, White & Blues Festival Thursday, July 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. The free festival will take place at Citizens Circle just south of downtown. Entertainment will include live music by the Brown Brothers Band. Guests can enjoy hot dogs, ice cream, watermelon and a cupcake walk. The event will include craft vendors and activities for the entire family. The splash pad will be in full operation. For more information, call 352-368-5517.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.Tuesday, July 8 Mac users to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, July 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. This months featured presentation, Apps for Managing Your Finances, will be given by Angie Yoder. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.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.Monday, July 21 Ivy House hosts gala for HospiceThe Ivy House Restaurant invites you to the first Vintage Gala in honor of Hospice of Marion County on Monday, July 21. The event features live entertainment, a silent auction, a best-hat contest and caricature artist. Attire is vintage, linen, lace and hats. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and cash bar; assorted heavy hors doeuvres will be available buffet-style at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $80; tickets at the door are $90. Tickets may be purchased at www.hospiceofmarion.com or at the Hospice Administration office (3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala). All proceeds support Hospice of Marion County childrens bereavement programs. For additional information call 352-854-5218.Sunday, Aug. 10 Lola and the Saints in benefit concertThe TLC Time Capsule is set to transport you and your friends back in time to the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Lola and the Saints will perform a concert at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $15 each and are available at www.tlcocala.org under the Donate button. Proceeds from this concert will support the programs and dream of Transitions Life Center to benefit adults with special needs who have aged out of the ESE programs within the public school system. Please contact Ginger Broslat at 352-861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. 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Expect to hear some unexpected but very welcome news that can make a big difference in your life. C ANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping away from an old and seemingly insoluble problem might be helpful. Use the time to take a new look at the situation and perhaps work out a new method of dealing with it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youre still in a favorable goal-setting mode. However, you might need to be a little more realistic about some of your aims. Best to reach for what is currently doable. The rest will follow. V IRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A setback is never easy to deal with. But it could be a boon in disguise. Recheck your proposal, and strengthen the weak spots. Seek advice from one who has been there and done that. LIBR A (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Coming up with a new way of handling a tedious job-regulated chore could lead to more than just a congratulatory memo once the word reaches the right people. SCO RPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) What you might call determination someone else might regard as stubbornness. Look for ways to reach a compromise that wont require a major shift of views on your part. S AGITT A RIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Youre still in a vulnerable mode vis-a-vis offers that sound too good to be true. So continue to be skeptical about anything that cant be backed up with facts. CA PRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Thrift is still dominant this week. What you dont spend on what you dont need will be available for you to draw on should a possible money crunch hit. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Staying close to home early in the week allows for some introspection about your social life. Sort out your feelings before rejoining your fellows on the weekend. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It can be a bit daunting as well as exciting to find yourself finally taking action on a longdelayed move for a change. It helps to stay with it when others rally to support you. The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jag ger s 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Mic hel Northsea 854-3986 Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean 352-564-2957 Adver tising Sales Paig e Lefko witz 352-564-2902 Manag er John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for ne ws : 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 Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) and On Top of the World (OTOW) fitness professionals have partnered to present residents with the Big Balance Theory program, which aims to combat the growing number of fall-related trauma emergencies. Balance Theory program not only provides residents who are at risk of incurring a fall-related injury with information, but shows them how to improve their strength, balance and confidence through exercises that can be done at home. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, racking up more than $2 billion in medical costs. The trend is mirrored locally. During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, fall-related incidents accounted for 52 percent of the 11,093 trauma injury calls to which MCFR responded. The following year (the 2012-2013 fiscal year) fall-related incidents accounted for 47 percent (3,974) of the trauma injury calls to which MCFR responded. MCFR and OTOW hope to change this trend. On June 24 the agencies will kick off the countywide Big Balance Theory fall-prevention campaign at the Marion Oaks Community Center (Annex Building, 280 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). On Top of the World Fitness Director Cammy Dennis created Big Balance Theory program six years ago to impact the lives of OTOW residents. Weve seen wonderful transformations in those who have participated. They gain strength and confidence both of which are essential to preventing future falls, Dennis said. Big Balance Theory sessions will be held at: Marion Oaks Community Center in the Annex Building (280 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). June 24, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Presentation and fall-risk assessment). June 26, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Class: Hands-on exercises). On Top of the World Master the Possibilities (8415 SW 80th St., Ocala). Aug. 12, from 10 a.m.-noon. (Presentation and fall-risk assessment). Aug. 14, from 10-11 a.m. (Class: Hands-on exercises). Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church (674 Silver Road, Ocala). Dec. 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Presentation and fall-risk assessment). Dec. 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Class: Hands-on exercises). Therer are also classes planned at St. Josephs of the Forest Catholic Church (17301 E. Highway 40, Silver Springs). Program scheduled on how to keep your balance

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He said that in the past he has enabled folks to come together. Wilson, active in the Tea Party, said his work with that organization is one of the things that prepared him for leadership. He said he loves the kids, and we must prepare them to be successful. He said the schools do not have a revenue problem, they have a spending problem. He said that he wants more choice for parents, and that the schools should pay the best teachers well. He added he wants to bring back morals by getting God back in the schools. Moerlie came to the U.S. from Suriname, and said she became a citizen by choice. I feel a great indebtedness to this country. She said that recent FCAT scores speak for themselves, and added, My goal is to provide each individual child with an opportunity. Touchton hit on several issues, but as a teacher perhaps made the best point when he said, My textbooks are older than my kids. He said that teachers should be held accountable. He also wants parents to take part in the process. There are parents who dont think the school system wants them involved. He echoed a previous theme when he said, Part of the problem is money. Its not necessarily that there isnt enough, its just not being used wisely. As the discussion moved to District 4, incumbent Boynton led off. She got out in front of some issues she had regarding her actions at a meeting, and said, It was a terrifying time for me. She said she decided to run again because of the needs of students and teachers. She said during a visit to Tallahassee that she found Gov. Rick Scott did not know of the unfunded mandates. She noted that the budget comes from the superintendent, and that she would work with the superintendent and staff. She said she also wants corporal punishment eliminated. Schrier took the floor and said, Our technology has to equal whats happening in the world. She said she was born in Minnesota and grew up on Long Island. There were times when we had to do with very little money. She wants to work on the dropout rate, getting it to decrease. She also noted that there are a lot of very good things in our community. Bevan said she has been teaching for 21 years. She said the schools havent got enough money, and commented on the lack of social workers and psychologists. These are the things we need. She also said there are some awesome teachers doing fantastic things in the school system. But she pointed out that there are teachers with 28 students and no aides. Were going to change this district upside down, she said. Basinger, who is known by his middle name of Chase, is a music director at Central Baptist Church, and said because of his job hes required to send his children to Ocala Christian Academy. Public schools cry out of parents to be involved, he said. He added that teachers are crying out for money. He said he has a background in business. 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Insurance Claims Handled! 000IK0B In District 4, incumbent Angie Boynton is challenged by Chase Basinger, Jamie Bevan and Diane Schrier. In the two above races, if no one gets a total of 50 percent of the votes plus one vote, there will be a runoff between the top 2 in the November election. In District 5, incumbent Ron Crawford is being challenged by Kelly King. That race will be decided in August. School Board races are non-partisan. In State House races, Charlie Stone and Dennis Baxley were re-elected without opposition. In the State Senate, Dorothy Hukill also had no opposition and was re-elected. BRY ANTCONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 SCHOOLSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Kitchen Club since its inception as a committee is the steward of the beautiful kitchen that Pulte/Del Webb built for the community. The kitchen, when built, had about $65,000 of equipment but no supplies to run it. Over the years, the Kitchen Committee and then the Kitchen Club raised more than $19,000 to equip the kitchen with needed supplies for all the events that take place there. It will continue to expand and equip the kitchen through its fund raising events. Most of the fund raising events are bingo dinners which are now held four times a year. Most recently, Sharon Tyler, a member suggested a Pampered Chef party with the proceeds going to the Kitchen Club. Pampered Chef consultant, Holly Dutelle, came to the kitchen and made recipes using Stone Creek Kitchen Club takes on a different project Sharon Tyler, Suzanne Baccaro, Sandy Odle. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi the tools of Pampered Chef. From the sale of items to members, Pampered Chef gave the kitchen a check for $300 to go toward purchases of needed items for the kitchen. Sandy Olde, president, had a survey a few months back to see the direction the club would like to go. The Kitchen Club is not your typical club as they raise money for the purchases of the kitchen, and inventory and wash all equipment twice a year. One of the items that came out of the survey was to do more outreach. Presently, the club brings all leftover food to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen, but it seems that the members wanted to do more and in the process use the facilities of this beautiful kitchen. The club decided to make breakfast three Fridays in July for PACE Center for Girls. This organization which began in 1985 in Jacksonville now includes 18 centers and serves more than 2,000 girls each year. It has helped more than 21,000 girls since its inception. PACE is now recognized as a national model or reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency amongst girls by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Childrens Defense Fund, National Mental Health Association, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention according to its brochure. If you are a resident of Stone Creek and would like to help with this project, please plan to attend the July 1st Kitchen Club meeting or you can contact Patricia Gizzi, chairperson of this event for volunteering to make food or to offer financial assistance. At this meeting, members will be asked to make certain types of breakfast foods. Menus will be decided and then the food will be made and brought to the Pace Center for the girls. Another way of Stone Creek helping the greater Ocala Community! TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, invites all active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service to enjoy a complimentary meal on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, at any participating TA or Petro sit-down restaurants nationwide. Independence Day meals can be enjoyed at more than 170 participating Iron Skillet, Country Pride and other full-service, home-style restaurants within TA and Petro locations. Guests are also invited to participate in a charity drive for the National Military Family Associations Operation Purple Program at participating TA and Petro full-service restaurants from June 30-July 1. Donations will be accepted for paper flags that will be displayed in the restaurants. Guests may write their own name on the flag or write in the name of military service personnel they wish to honor with the donation. Free meal July 4 for active duty personnel Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, June 27: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29: Joy Night, 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 1: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Thursday, July 3: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, July 4: Independence Day Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, June 29: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:30 with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Choir practice at 4:30. Evening service begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, July 2: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. studying prayer taught by Senior Minister, Conard Chambers; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 4: Independence Day. On this day in 1776 the original 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Each year on this day, we pause to remember the freedom we have from being ruled over politically by others. However, as Christians we must not lose sight of the fact that even though we are independent of someone ruling over us, we are surely spiritually dependent upon God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord, the One who died to set us free. This day and every day is our Dependence Day. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel Hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers, to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church home where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (south off SR 200) Ocala, phone 352-861-9080. Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church June 29 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Practical Christian Living How To Live for Christ Today Submitting Compliantly James 4, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, is studying, The Revolutionary Life, Teachings and Ministry of Jesus. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Heaven Medley. A challenging message from the Word of God from our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, will follow. Sunday evening Worship and Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.orgFirst Congregational ChurchDo you like to sing? Have you thought about singing in a choir, but didnt want to commit to rehearsals? Dont like choir robes? Dont want to sit up front in the choir loft? Well, this is your opportunity to skip all that! The First Congregational Summer choir will meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings, beginning June 29, to rehearse a simple anthem, and sing it that Sunday. You dont have to be a member of our church to sing in the choir. At First Congregational Church, we celebrate the diversity of Gods creation. It reminds us that we all are created equal in the image of God. We are a caring and welcoming community of faith that includes a traditional, joyful worship that stimulates our hearts and minds and deepens our faith and love for each other. If you are looking for a deeper faith, a lively experience of Gods grace and goodness, and a powerful sense of communion and community, you are welcome to worship at First Congregational. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200 in Ocala; 352237-3035. Rev. Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning services 9 and 11; Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m.; Spanish service 1 p.m.; Bible Alive Bible study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m.; Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m.; Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Thursday: Spanish Bible Study 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. 6 p.m. ELC approved; bilingual staff. Upcoming events: Vacation Bible School online registration is available. June 25-27 we will hold our annual Vacation Bible School in the evening. Come blast off with us this summer. Serving children from pre-k to 5th grade, this will be an exciting part of your childrens summer. You may order T-shirts in advance at crossroadscog.net. Crossroads Church is at 8070 SW 60th Ave.Countryside PresbyterianAdult Vacation Bible School at Countryside Presbyterian Church will run from Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Pastor Gary Marshall will lead a study about the worship service, the reason behind our customs, the planning and how the topics are chosen for each service and what is the Lectionary. Donna Topp and Cindy Marshall will lead the music part with singing and a chance to try the handbells or choir chimes. We will end with a light supper prepared by our Fellowship committee. This will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 14 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. This year the theme for vacation Bible school is Jungle Safari. Kids will learn what so great about God, explore the nature of God and learn how to serve Him in a practical way. Through bible stories the children will explore the nature of God. With the rhythm of the jungle beat they will learn praise songs. Through the activities and projects they will put their faith in action and see how to impact the lives of others. Registration for vacation Bible school begins the first week of July, Monday through Friday from 8:30 4 p.m. at the church office. Vacation Bible School will be completed on Sunday, July 20 at 10 a.m. when the children will present a singing performance during the worship service. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352304-8711 or the church office at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist Church invites you to Bible based services each week. Scripture Study groups for all ages meet at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Morning Worship begins at 10:45 and childrens church is held at the same time. Sunday evening service is at 6. If you enjoy singing, we have a choir that could use your voice. Come and check out either our Sunday morning or evening service to see if this is where you would like to worship the Lord. Every Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8, there is a prayer meeting and Bible study. A nursery is provided for all services.Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomes and will install its new youth minister and Associate Pastor, Joshua Pettit, on July 6 at 3 p.m. at the church. A dinner will follow the ceremony. Joshua is from Carpinteri, California and is married and has one child. Joshua will focus on the youth ministry at Our Redeemer. For directions and dinner reservations, call the church office at (352) 2372233. 5200 SW State Road 200, 1-1/2 miles west of I-75. www.OurRedeemerOcala.org Religion

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Failure to commit to a permanent solution could further undermine public confidence and ultimately spell the dismantling of the VA health care system in favor of a private sector solution. While this may have appeal for some, it would be at the expense of a valuable national asset that provides specialized care for the unique medical issues that veterans face. Accordingly, reform should consider the actions recently advanced by former VA Secretary Anthony Principi. Return to the original purpose of caring for those with serviceconnected disabilities. Integrate the VA and Defense Department health care systems to achieve economy of scale and seamless continuity of care. Pass the Putting Veterans Funding First Act sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida to provide advance appropriations for all VA discretionary accounts. Congress and the Obama administration have a moral obligation to reform the VA health care system to assure those who bear the physical and mental costs of defending our country are the top priority. Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Fairfield dinner honors fathersThe regular Pot Luck Dinner held by the Social Club on Saturday, June 21, took a new twist this month when a special tribute was given to fathers. Along with the delicious food, good conversation, convivial atmosphere and lovely table decorations, there was an arrangement of photos of fathers being given special recognition. Originally a breakfast/brunch had been planned for Fathers Day; however, since so many people had plans to be away, the tribute was delayed until the Pot Luck Dinner. As always, everyone enjoyed the evening and a bit of nostalgia as stories and memories of fathers were shared. Each one who shared a story was met with much applause. One special story really captured the attention of everyone in the room. Paula LeBlanc, who grew up in Quebec, Canada, told about her father, Lucien, who was the oldest of 10 children. He seemed to have been born to be a caretaker of children and his whole family adored him. Paula, who was the sixth of eight children, was very close to her father. She shared stories of his making huge slides for the children to enjoy during the Canadian winters. He always made sure they had a safe ice-skating pond as well. In the cellar, there was a stove kept burning so that the children could come in quickly to warm up before going back out to play joyfully. Her father loved to sing and would have young Paula accompany him when she learned quite early to play the piano. He always encouraged her and made her feel so special to be able to join in his music. Besides being a great father, Paula said Lucien LeBlanc would treat her mother often by being up early and making breakfast to help her even though he had a full days work ahead. When Paulas father worked in a bakery, he would keep the scraps of dough that would have been thrown away and made them into little loaves of bread at the end of the day. Then he would take them home for each of his children. When he came in the door, the smell of freshly baked bread would fill the air and his children were thrilled. Paula closed by saying that when she thinks of her father and of her childhood, there is nothing but happy memories. After the memory and honoring time, prizes were awarded. Dan Ford won the 50/50 drawing and the many different fathers won prizes of toys that they probably would have enjoyed when they were children. The evening was a huge success. Lil Oliver thanked everyone who had helped and reminded all those present to create wonderful memories for their children to recall when they become adults. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope everyone has a great summer and is able to enjoy may great times with family. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Young Amaya reads a loving tribute to her grandfather at the dinner honoring fathers held in Fairfield Village clubhouse. Paula LeBlanc holds a photo of her father, Lucien LeBlanc, as she spoke of fond childhood memories in Quebec, Canada. Three generations of the St. Pierre family smiled beautifully just prior to young Amaya's (right) presentation of her tribute to her grandfather. Lately, Ive noticed that I have been getting in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, at least more than normal. I am at the stage of life where this kind of thing needs to be brought to a bare minimum. At the end of each month my wife will quiz me as to if I have paid all of the bills. In my rhetorical answer is always, I sure did, my lady. Then I will bow before her. For some reason she does not get the humor of that. My job is to pay the bills and her job is to make sure the end of the month I have paid the bills. This has been our relationship for longer than I can recall. Every once in a while I get in a little tickle mode and dramatically declare that I forgot to pay the bills for the month. Oh my, what will we do? The first time I did that, she threw a smile in my direction. I dramatically would catch it and put it in my pocket. I notice she has not been throwing smiles at me lately. Honestly, who can blame her? It was toward the middle of the month when the cable went dead. We had no telephone, TV or Internet service. The first thing my wife said was, You did pay the Comcast bill, didnt you? I put on my regular show and assured her that I did. We had to call the Comcast Company, but as it stood, we had no telephone service. Fortunately, my wife had her cell phone and called the Comcast Company to see what the problem was, maybe the service had gone out in our neighborhood. One thing about my wife getting on the telephone for such a thing as finding out why we had no service is that she does not have patience. She hates being put on hold. I hate her being put on hold because she usually takes out her frustration on me. Now, what do I have to do with that? After all, I did pay the bill. In fact, I went to the checkbook and showed her the number of the check and the amount of the check. There, I said most adamantly, I paid the bill. After about 45 minutes of waiting rather impatiently, my wife finally connected with the service representative who was able to help her. I did not hear the conversation, but I knew it must have been quite serious because I could see in her face that she was getting angrier by the minute. We paid our bill on time, she protested in a very stern manner. My husband has the check number to prove that he wrote the check out. I was sitting in my easy chair going through my briefcase enjoying the drama that was unfolding before me. I love it when somebody is in trouble and that somebody is not me. I must confess it does not happen that often, but when it does happen, I take full advantage of it. I was gloating just a little bit and feeling pretty good about myself. I had my briefcase and was sorting out some papers and getting ready for the next day when I ran across a bunch of envelopes. I looked at them, then looked over at my wife, and then looked back at the pile of envelopes and all of the color drained from my face. I could not believe what I found in my briefcase. There in a neat bundle where all of the bills I had written out for the previous month. The checks had been written, signed and placed in the proper envelope with a postage stamp on it. All of the bills for the month were there staring at me with such vicious eyes as I have never seen before. What will I do now? I knew I had to face the music and it was not a song I enjoyed. I picked up the envelope with the Comcast bill address on the front, took it over to my wife as she was on the phone to the Comcast representatives, laid it on her lap and then walked away. I know my husband paid the bill because he pays this bill every month. Then she noticed the envelope I had placed in her lap, she turned around and stared at me a stare I have not had from her in a very long time. Just a minute, I heard her say to the other person on the phone, and then she looked at me. Then it Swallowing pride and eating crow are both bitter pills to swallow Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 11 came. Is this the bill you were supposed to send out last month? Lying at this moment would not have been productive in any fashion. She opened the envelope and there was the check dutifully written out to the Comcast Company. She was able to pay the bill over the phone and then it would be my turn to pay. David who got in a lot of trouble understood this when he wrote, I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah (Psalms 32:5). Swallowing pride or eating crow is not my idea of a delightful repast but it can be the beginning of something good.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Golden Hills burglary probedDeputies are checking on a burglary at Golden Hills Country Club over the weekend. According to the report, golf carts were scattered around and one person was seen by a witness who had heard of the golf cars being driven near his property. The person ran when the witness approached him. Deputies stopped cars with several young people in them, but they said they were looking for an alleged party in the neighborhood, but couldnt supply any other information. The deputies tested some evidence against the young people and said it didnt match. In addition to the 21 golf carts that were apparently damaged. there was damage to a telephone transfer box, signs to the property, the door to the pool area along with the fence. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The report came in to the office at 12:45 a.m. Friday. 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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........3 Quail Meadow......5 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 Classifieds Page 11 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ILZZ TUESDAY, JULY 1 11:00 AM3393 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474 THURSDAY JUL Y 3 11:00 AM2505 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34470 WEDNESDAY JUL Y 9 11:00 AM2111 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474 THURSDAY JUL Y 10 11:00 AM2621 SW 19th Av e. Ocala, FL 34471 More from the Ocala Palms Red Hat Fillies Continued from Page 7 Margaret from Unique Lingerie poses with Red Hatters Annabell Wannemacher and Frances Shaffer. Hostess Miss Edna is flanked by two of her employees who are modeling harem-style lounge pants and silk scarves which she brought back from India. The pants and scarves are custom made and the proceeds from the sales go to cancer research. On the left is Sandra and on the right is Teresa. The event was a success and thoroughly enjoyed by all the Red Hatters. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAnti-Iraq protestersA small group of people protested the possibility of a renewed war in Iraq on Saturday morning adjacent to the Downtown Square. From the left, in the left photo, are Glenn Powell, Delphine Herbert, Howard Moon and, seated, Geoffrey Stetson. In the right photo are Jan Lentz, left, and Gail Colby. BY JIM CLARK EditorCounty Commissioner Kathy Bryant can breathe a little easier as the campaign season approaches. Bryant was the only qualifier for County Commission District 2 and is therefore reelected without opposition. Two Republicans withdrew early, and another failed to qualify last week. Qualifying ended at noon on Friday. On the Democratic side, the only announced candidate, Pamela Payton, also failed to qualify. In the District 4 race, incumbent Carl Zalak, the current chairman, drew opposition from former Commissioner Glen Fiorello. A write-in candidate, Chris Tarner, is eligible to be voted on in November, even though he wont be on the ballot, and that means that only Republicans can vote in the primary on Aug. 26. The winner will be the only one on the ballot in November. School Board races are all contested, all in the Aug. 26 primary. In District 3, incumbent Bobby James is being challenged by Jane Moerlie, Jim Touchdown and Ed Wilson. Active candidate James Hoyne did not qualify. Approximately 500 people gathered for a community rally in support of siting the next state veterans nursing home in Marion County on Friday, June 20, at On Top of the World. Site Selection Committee members listened as county commissioners, legislative leaders and citizens spoke on the many reasons why Marion County is the ideal location for the new home expected to serve veterans from around the state. The event was fully hosted through community donations. County hosts state officials in push for vets nursing home PHOTOS COURTESY MARION COUNTY PUBLIC INFORMATIONThis is part of the large crowd that rallied in support of a veterans nursing home at the corner of 80th Street and SW 80th Avenue in On Top of the World. More photos at www.westmarionmessenger.com. Bill Wood signs a petition. Please see QUALIFYING, Page 3 Bryant tops list of winners without any opposition Bryant BY JIM CLARK EditorThe political forum season kicked into high gear recently with School Board candidates appearing before the State Road 200 Coalition. Several of the candidates for the School Board appeared. The non-partisan School Board races are on the primary ballot on Aug. 26. If no candidate in a certain race gets 50 percent plus one vote, the top two in that race will face a runoff in the November general election. Two of the races feature crowded fields. In District 3, Bobby James is the incumbent, and he is being challenged by Ed Wilson, Jane Moerlie and Jim Touchton. In District 4, Angie Boynton is the incumbent. She faces challenges from Diane Schrier, Jamie Bevan and Michael Chase Basinger. District 5 has just two participants, incumbent Ron Crawford and challenger Kelly King. Both have qualified. Neither was at the meeting. James was the first speaker, and emphasized what the board has accomplished. He said that the county has had to deal with unfunded mandates, and commented, You cant control how much money we will have. School Board candidates express views at Coalition Please see SCHOOLS, Page 3