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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Opinion................8 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 22 WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 Classifieds Page 11 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IRMU PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKGinger Hoffman, left, talks with a visitor at the Chamber and Economic Partnership ribbon cutting last Saturday morning at her new Golden Hills Pharmacy in the same area as Horse and Hounds Restaurant on west U.S. Highway 27. The pharmacy is open weekdays until 6 and Saturdays until noon. Phone is 3513784 and e-mail is goldenhills pharmacy@gmail.com. At right, Ginger cuts the ribbon as her husband Grant holds their daughter, Georgia. At her right is pharmacy tech Tecia Russell. Ribbon-cutting held at new Golden Hills Pharmacy PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELFrom the left, Deputy Cadet Captain Kip Peterson of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, driver Demetrice Roberts and Deputy Cadet Corporal Jordan Tripp show donations for Stuff the Bus last weekend at Walmart on State Road 200. The largest school supply drive in Marion County celebrates year 13 of giving to students this summer. Operation: Stuff the Bus started in 2002 as a summer drive to gather school supplies for Marion Countys homeless students. Today, the program helps approximately 2,500 needy students throughout Marion County Public Schools. The annual program is co-sponsored by Marion County Public Schools and local military organizations. Operation: Stuff the Bus affords local residents the opportunity to make a true difference in a homeless childs life by donating new school supplies, childrens clothing, shoes, books, personal hygiene items, gifts cards and financial contributions. To date, the campaign has collected approximately $413,000 in donations and merchandise, which has been distributed through the school districts Homeless Student program and guidance counselors. A decorated school bus with ample room to stuff donations inside continues to appear at local retail stores from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. according to the following schedule: July 19, Saturday Walmart Easy Street, 2600 SW 19 Ave., Ocala July 26, Saturday Walmart Silver Springs, 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala July 26, Saturday Zumba at Vanguard High, 7 NW 28 St., 10 a.m. to noon, $15 per person includes T-shirt Stuff the Bus campaign starts Please see BUS Page 3 Quail Meadow celebrates the Fourth with a parade Quail Meadow celebrated the Fourth of July with a parade featuring a large number of vehicles and members of the community. In the left photo, Captain Marvel looks an awful lot like Ron Mowrey, and in the right photo Ms. Liberty and Uncle Sam (Jan and Bill Mitchell) are shown with Bud dy Puckett. More on Page 6. Ocala West United Methodist Church has two new pastors appointed by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Reverend Michael Sims and Reverend Jennifer Jen Harner Sims are a husband and wife team. They have one son, Luke, who is 5 years old. Both graduated from Duke Divinity School where they met and graduated in 2004. Both have Masters of Divinity Degrees. Both are Elders in Full connection in the Florida Conference and have been Pastoring in the Florida Conference for 10 years. Reverend Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Tice UMC in Fort Myers from 2004 to 2006. He was reappointed to Trinity UMC in Jensen Beach. Pastor Jen has served as senior pastor of First UMC of Pahokee from 2004 to 2005. Early in 2005 she joined the pastoral ministry team at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches. Pastor Michael serves on the Board of the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home; and, Pastor Jen frequently leads retreats, speaks at conferences, and is currently engaged in several writing projects. Pastor Michael and Pastor Jen along with their son enjoy a very active lifestyle. They enjoy family adventures, travel, and being involved in the community. They look forward to getting to know you and your story. They also look forward to hearing how God is calling us to pray for, strengthen, support, and engage OWUMCs ministries and mission to the greater Ocala community. They believe that together, and through the power of Gods Spirit, that God will bless and strengthen our church and greater community. The Sims started their mission at OWUMC the first of July with their first worship service being July 6. Meanwhile, a fond farewell was extended to Pastor Alan Jefferson, his wife Jo, and also to Carol Mack-Harrell on Sunday, June 29, at a luncheon reception in the Fellowship Hall of Ocala West United Methodist church at 9330 SW 105th St. The several hundred people who attended the farewell luncheon had an opportunity to chat individually with the Jeffersons and Mack-Harrell to offer their best wishes as they begin a new chapter in their respective ministry careers. Members of the congregation honored them with a monetary donation as well as many best wishes cards. Reverend Jefferson, after three years as senior pastor of Ocala West UMC, will be the new pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Bartow, near Lakeland. Ocala West has two new pastors Carol Mack-Harrell, Alan Jefferson and Jo Jefferson.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... Single White Female Searching for a retired gentleman, outgoing, pretty & fun. pleasewrite: Occupant PO Box 90113 Gainsville, FL32607 Todays New Ads Painting Excellence Third generation staf f of professionals. If quality, neatness & attention to detail are important..call for a Free Estimate. Pro Plus Builders Painting Division 352-572-0830 proplusbuilders.com Single White Female Searching for a retired gentleman, outgoing, pretty & fun. pleasewrite: Occupant PO Box 90113 Gainsville, FL32607 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with 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. 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GULF TO LAKE HWY1/2 mile east of Walmart M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Neededwww.nutechhearing.com FREE HEARING TEST WE ACCEPT OVER 40 DIFFERENT INSURANCE PL ANSSo Call Us And We Will Give Y ou All The Information You Need Befor e You Come In!Financing available for less than $1.00 per day. W.A.C. No money down!FREE HEARING TEST and CONSULTATION 3 Year Anniversary July Specials FREEHEARING AIDSfor Federal Workers Now Everyone Can Afford To Hear...DONT PUT IT OFF!000IRTV As the accompanying photos show, the lovely home of John and Bernadette Ritchie on SW 56th Place is certainly worthy of the honor bestowed by Fairfields Community Manager, Rachel Muse. The photos show different views of the home that is so very appealing from any viewpoint. The flowers are blooming; the aloe plants and other succulents are healthy and gorgeous; and the yard dcor is positively adorable. All things being considered, there is very good evidence that Mrs. Muse made the appropriate choice when she decided to put that Home of the Month sign in the Ritchies yard. From their neighbors in the lively place filled with lovely people, FFV, congratulations are certainly in order so they are being given to this very nice and popular coupleJohn and Bernadette Ritchie. Have a fantastic week and try to stay cool. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Home of the Month The beautifully maintained home of John and Bernadette Ritchie is FFV's July Home of the Month. More on Page 11. The beautifully maintained home of John and Bernadette Ritchie is FFV's July Home of the Month.The succulent plants and yard decor enhance the areas around the Ritchies home.

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Aug. 2, Saturday Kmart Belleview, 10301 SE US Hwy 441, Belleview Aug. 5, Super Tuesday with stops at the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Community Bank & Trust, Wells Fargo, Mojos Grill, and the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors. Aug. 9, Saturday Walmart The Villages, 17961 S. US Hwy 441, Summerfield Checks benefitting Operation: Stuff the Bus should be indicated as such and made payable to Operation: Stuff the Bus, c/o Homeless Children Program, Marion County Public Schools, 1517 SE 30 Ave. #5, Ocala, FL, 34471. For more information, contact the school districts Homeless Children Program at 352.671.6847 or via email at Suzanne.McGuire@marion.k12.fl.us. In addition, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and its departments participate in Operation Stuff the Bus each year to help provide school supplies for the countys homeless children. Items sought include: backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and more, along with personal care products, such as deodorant, shampoo and laundry detergent. Items donated must be new. Residents who want to participate in this school supply drive can drop off their donations at any of the following county department locations: Marion County Administration (601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala). Marion County Animal Services (5701 SE 66th St., Ocala). Marion County Office of the County Engineer (412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala). Marion County Parks and Recreation (111 SE 25th Ave., Ocala). Marion County Public Safety Communications (2630 SE Third St., Ocala) Marion County Solid Waste (5601 SE 66th St., Ocala). All 23 Marion County Fire Rescue full-time stations. All branches of the Marion County Public Library System. Donations collected at Marion County government offices will be presented at the regularly-scheduled County Commission meeting on Aug. 5. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IPNK HANDYMAN Pressure Washing Light Palm & Tree Trimming, Mowing Call Lair 445-3360 Senior Discounts 000IEMY IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. 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Installed $299 New Tires 8in . $39 95 Mag Wheels 10in only . . . . . . . . . . $379 Installed Club Car Precedent The Sleekline Rainy Day Comfort EZ-GO RXV A CC ES SO RI ES A CC ES SO RI ES ACCESSORIES starting at $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 BUSCONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 would become existing law by practice without the consent of the peoples representatives, voiding the role of Congress, and that he, upon finding a weak Congress, would repeat the practice of making law by decree. He has, and some have used the word dictatorial to describe the practice. Moreover, his alteration of existing law sent the message to Central America that new children would have a similar free pass to citizenship once in the United States; this encouraged the massive child illegal immigration that we now have. He alone is responsible for this national crisis. To protect the separation of powers and end this crisis Congress must publically renounce his directive of June 16, 2012, and move to impeachment if he processes any other executive orders that conflict with existing law. They must immediately pass a law that the children be returned to their country of origin and direct the President to do so within 30 days. This would show his message of an open border for children to be false. Democrats too should reign in their president. If they do not they, in effect, give permission to the next Republican president to defy Congress on something Democrats had previously established as law, like national healthcare for instance, and by a simple directive he too could not enforce that law. Democrats must see that their failure to insist on a retraction of the directive forever weakens the sole power of Congress to make all law and places us on the road of government by decree or edict of one man. We must choose the Constitution over party. How does a presidents defiance of Congress differ from what a king or dictator does? It doesnt. The Constitution is there to protect all parties and all citizens from arbitrary and caprices rule. Please let it work. Dr. Harold P ease is an expert on the United States Constitution. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and applying that knowledge to current events. He has taught history and political science from this perspective for over 25 years at Taft College. To read more of his weekly articles, please visit www.LibertyUnderF ire.org. PEASECONTINUED FROM P AGE 8 Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Have a blessed day; now fire me if you dare!I must confess to a severe case of poverty. I never took a vow of poverty; it just seems to have worked out that way for me. I am so poor the church mice have packed their bags and moved on. If I knew where they moved to, I might join them. Being poor can have its advantages, but I have yet to run across any. I am so poor I am not able to pay attention, especially when watching some television program with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. This has caused no small problem with my wife. We love an evening of unwinding before the TV watching some of our favorite programs. I must confess those programs are getting fewer and fewer each year. Soon we are going to have to go back to reading books. Please see PASTOR Page 10 Together we will be watching a program, and when I say we, I do it with certain modifications. My wife will get up and go to the kitchen for something and when she returns, she asks me a question, What happened? I look at her with one of my infamous quizzical looks and respond, Where? She then explains she is talking about what happened on the TV program while she was away. I then tell her, Im sorry, I wasnt paying attention. This seems to be a source of real frustration for her. If you cant afford to pay attention, she will say sarcastically while rolling her eyes, couldnt you at least rent some attention some time? When something on TV does catch my attention, boy does it have my attention. Did you, I ask my wife, hear that? Then it is role reversal in prime time. I will not say she acts like me, just that it comes pretty close to it. Not quite Oscar material, but close. What? She said with a very confused look on her face. So I had to explain the news story that I just happened to catch. I do not know all of the details, I was not paying that much attention, just that someone was fired from their job for saying to a customer, Have a blessed day. My wife then asked the question I was thinking. What is wrong with telling someone to have a blessed day? I could not figure it out. It is like at Christmas time some places do not want their employees to say to the customer, Merry Christmas. The reasoning is, it might offend someone. What about us who are offended when somebody does not say Merry Christmas to us? This matter of being offended can go both ways. There should be an equal offended person law. There is a law for everything else. I just would like to meet the person who is offended by somebody saying to them, Have a blessed day. Later that evening I was watching a new crime/detective story on TV and all of a sudden, I heard some words that were offensive. They were saying curse words that I have never heard on TV before. I have always believed that if you have to use curse words, it is because your vocabulary is drastically lacking in intellectual responses to the world around you. Here is my dilemma. Why can you say curse words on TV, which everybody knows is scripted, but you cannot say, Have a blessed day, without getting fired? If I was in business I would want my employees to greet my clients with a cheerful, Have a blessed day and not some awful curse words. I was complaining about this to a friend of mine who explained to me that curse words on television are considered literary license. Who is paying for that license I am wondering. All of this has to do with the PC syndrome in our country today. The problem is what was PC yesterday is no longer PC today. Who knows what tomorrows PC will be. What I cannot accept is the fact that being crude and rude is PC and saying something nice is not. Have we reverted to the caveman mentality? Is being nice is no longer acceptable behavior? I like what David says, Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name (Psalms 103:1). Perhaps the reason people are offended by that phrase is because they know that only God has the power to bless. If I am being blessed by God, I am going to turn around and bless people around me. So, for those offended by that phrase let me say, Have a blessed day. And fire me if you dare. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

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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 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Is someone at work resisting that Aries charm? Hard to believe. But seriously, Lamb, you might want to back up your ideas with some solid data, and then watch the yeas pile on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your hard work could pay off in ways you didnt expect, but certainly deserve. Tend to that pesky health problem now so youll be in top shape to tackle the new projects coming up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Planning a family event can be stressful unless you make it clear from the start that youre in charge. You might accept suggestions, but it will be your decisions that count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still have a way to go to bring that professional matter to a satisfactory conclusion. Meanwhile, an important personal situation could require more attention. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Theres something about you Fine Felines that makes people want to tell you secrets. But once again, be wary of who is doing the telling. You might not want to be that persons confidante. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Creating a fuss about a family matter might get everyones attention. But it might be better to talk one-on-one with family members in order to spare a loved one unnecessary embarrassment. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Youre making progress on that career move, albeit not as quickly as you had hoped. But stay with it. Your personal life takes an unexpected (but very welcome) new turn. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) If you feel youve been unfairly treated in a workplace decision, correct the situation now while theres still time to do so. Arm yourself with facts, and go to it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Devising your own system of doing things might be the best way to handle a complex situation. But do it tactfully in order to avoid ruffling too many of your colleagues feathers. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A family members health problem might once again require you to shift some of your current priorities around. But this time, make certain relatives will help. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Catching up on tasks youve left undone will take a while to accomplish. But the sooner you complete them, the sooner youll be able to take on another time-sensitive project. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might feel swamped by all that youre expected to do. But take a moment to come up for air, then handle things one at a time, and youll soon get through them all. Thursday, July 17 A ir Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala.M edication seminar scheduledOn July 17 at 1 p.m., College Road Baptist Church will host an educational program that covers common medication issues and how they impact older adults. Bring your list of medications and questions. Brookdale Senior Living Solutions at Chambrel will provide the desserts for this seminar. All are welcome. The church is at 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200). Phone: 352-237-5741.Sunday, July 20 Jazz S ociety to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, July 20 from 2-5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing a variety of music including Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. There is a $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-237-0234. S weet A delines to performMusic lovers, mark your calendar for a relaxing summer concert, Summer Sounds given by Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. in Ascension Lutheran Church, 5730 SE 28th St. at Baseline Road, Ocala. Not only will you enjoy fourpart harmony, original songs written by a chorus member will be played on guitar. Ocalas favorite Marcia Muncaster, will sing Gershwins Summertime, and close the performance with God Bless America. Tickets are &10 at the door or may be purchased by calling 352-598-4392. Summer fun door prizes are available.Monday, July 21 I vy 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.L egion P ost to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on July 21 in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building. 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966. Saturday, July 26 Worship at T imberR idgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, July 26 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, July 29 B reast cancer support group to meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., in the Chapel, Room 235. The meeting on Tuesday, July 29, will be an informal information exchange including sharing some of our experiences.Sunday, Aug. 10 G erman A mericans plan celebrationThe German American Club of Marion County will hold an anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Joan & Jess. Semi-formal attire is requested. Tickets are $16 per member or $20 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.L ola and the S aints 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 C andidates 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. Happenings Our Redeemer installs new associate pastorOur Redeemer Lutheran Church installed Pastor Joshua Pettit as Associate Pastor and youth minister at Installation Ceremonies Sunday, July 6. The message for the service was delivered by the Rev. Doug Kallesen, Executive Director of Missions and Outreach for the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Also assisting was the Rev. James Rockey, Pastor of Amazing Grace Lutheran Oxford/The Villages. Senior Pastor Joseph Adams states, We welcome Pastor Pettit, his wife Elizabeth and their new baby. Joshua will help us enlarge our ministry to students, teens and youth and will help in our evangelistic efforts. Pastor Pettit is a 2010 graduate of Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a 2014 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. with a Masters degree in Divinity. His wife, Elizabeth, is also a Concordia graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is in Ocala at 5200 SW College Road www.ourredeemerocala.org or call 352-237-2233. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 7/25/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000IRIU TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/25/14 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 7/25/14 $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 000IRVP West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Keep sales tax off the ballot Some time ago, we told you of a plan to put a sales tax on the ballot to help with school funding. School officials say it is needed to make up some major deficiencies in the operating of the Marion County School System. A few months ago, County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak put together a group of people from all governmental agencies in the county, including the cities. The idea was to figure out how to improve things in the county. The group eventually came up with a proposal for their own tax to help with Marion County in general. It would also go on the ballot in November. Fortunately, talk of this second proposal has gone silent recently almost no one is beating the drum calling for this tax to be voted on. Thats a good thing. Putting a second proposed tax on the ballot would be a virtual death knell for both. The school issue might fail, anyway. There is a certain faction that tells government officials, including the School Board, to make do with what they have and stop asking the taxpayers for more. But it would be almost sure that the proposal wouldnt pass if it had to share space with another tax plan. The voters are going to look and see both proposals, and mark the no box on both without thinking. There is a definite anti-tax feeling among the electorate. That was apparent two years ago when a school proposal failed and a referendum to keep Munroe Regional Medical Center as a public hospital also was voted down. The result was that Munroe is now in the hands of a private corporation. We havent seen any change in the mood of the voters over the past two years. So while many may feel the school tax is necessary, theyre fighting an uphill battle to get it passed. But that hill theyre climbing will become a mountain if a second tax is on the ballot. The county should wait and work to get one thing passed at a time. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Can Obama make his own laws?BY HAROLD PEASE, PH.D Special to the MessengerIn light of the recent White House Press Secretarys threat, Were not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress. Weve been waiting a year already. Reportedly, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has been tasked with finding ways to change immigration law by executive order, thus bypassing Congress. The threat is not idle as President Barack Obama did this once before and promised to do so again in his most recent State of the Union Address. There is nothing more clear nor basic in the Constitution than the separation of federal power into three branches, one to legislate, another to execute that law, and a third to adjudicate possible violations, when contested, of that lawa division of power held sacred until the last few decades. The Constitution reads: All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives(Article I, Sec. I). The executive branch has NO authority to make lawany law!!!! Executive Orders are constitutional only when they cite a single, recently passed law of Congress, where that law needs a statement of implementation by the executive branch. Originally they were but interdepartmental directives. For years some in Congress have been working on what is called the Dream Act that would extend amnesty and place illegal immigrants on a course toward full citizenship. Lacking popularity, twice it has failed to get the majority vote of both Houses of Congress required by the Constitution (once, between 2008-2010, when the Presidents party controlled everything except the Judicial branch), thus leaving existing immigration law unchanged. A president can only suggest a need for new law in his State of the Union Address, and either sign or veto a law passed by Congress, which then, if vetoed, must be overridden by a vote of 2/3rds of both houses to become law. That is it. This is the law of the land and the Constitutional procedure violated by President Barack Obama June 16, 2012, when, failing to get a favorable vote from Congress, openly defied Congress and the Constitution by ordering a like measure to that defeated, implemented anyway. This was the most open case of contempt for Congress and the Constitution and the President knew it. Prior to it on March 28, 2011, he said, with respect to the idea of nullifying Congress on the deportation issue. The notion that I can just suspend deportations just through executive order, thats just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed. So why would he flip-flop and knowingly violate the Constitution? Obama sees an inept Congress that has not placed any restraint on his previous unconstitutional executive orders. He brilliantly also sees a way to buy the Hispanic vote. If the Republicans resist he has a powerful campaign issue. I warned at the time that if not challenged by Congress his alterations 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. One of the things that happens with the national media is that they report a story with big, splashy headlines and they top their newscasts with such a story. But two days later theyre on to something else and that big story is just a memory. To me, thats what happened recently, and Im still waiting for answers. The case involved health officials and a scare about smallpox and anthrax, where and how they were stored, and the fact that some workers in labs may have been exposed. Turned out nobody died or even got seriously ill (of course, they probably wouldnt have told us if anyone did). But left unanswered to me was why we need to store some of this stuff in the first place. The smallpox was stored in a cardboard box somewhere and sat there for 30 years until it was accidently discovered. If something sits in a corner for 30 years and no one needs it or uses it, should it even have been there in the first place? Shouldnt it have been destroyed? Come to think of it, dont answer those last two questions. You havent seen my misidentified walk-in closet, but thats a story for another day. The other thing that bothered me about the story was that we might as well have sent al Qaeda a map, with big red arrows, saying material for chemical attack stored here. Did we have to release the precise locations of the storage of things such as smallpox, anthrax Do we really need to keep smallpox? Among Friends Jim Clark and bird flu so that every terrorist in the world now knows where they are? To me, that seems to be far more damaging to the U.S. than what Edward Snowden revealed about the NSA listening in on cell phone calls. If we have to keep small vials of these diseases (although Im not sure why), its important that the U.S., if it hasnt already done so, moves these items to undisclosed locations and locks them up, far away from the public where they can do some damage or where terrorists can steal them and do even more damage. But thats not going to solve the problem of other locations around the world, if they are still active storage sites. Im not usually a woe is me alarmist, but I dont think enough people are worried about this story. I hope it doesnt go away before all of us are satisfied that we are completely safe from a chemical attack with items such as these.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see PEASE Page 10 In addition to many classes at the Master the Possibilities in On Top of the World, members of the Shutterbugs club take turns displaying several photographs in the lobby. The month of June has a display of 19 11x14 photos of cloud formations taken by award-winning photographer Mike Roppel, a regular contributor to the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. He has used many kinds of cameras and film sizes in his career. Mike likes digital cameras because there no messy chemicals to mix and dispose of. PHOTO BY GORDON DANIELSMike Roppel honored

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IS9G Come See What Our Sizzling Summer Specials are all about. Come for a visit. Lunch is on us. 4511 SW 48th Avenue Ocala, FL 34474 Please call ahead 352-304-6433 They are Hot! Hot! Hot! For More Information Call 352-563-6363 Citrus County Auditorium 3610 S Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 000IOSYwww.chronicleonline.com/healthylivingshow Audibel Hearing Aid Center Meridien Research Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute Solar Lights and More Citrus County Jazzercise Tri-County Hearing HPH Hospice Global Natural Weight Fabulous, fantastic, outstanding, wonderful all expressions heard by our residents as they spoke about our amazing Independence Day parade and lunch. There were 22 units in the parade cars, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, and a bicycle. Did you ever see a golf cart pulling a boat? We had one in the parade! Captain Marvel was ready to take on the world with his motorcycle on the bed of his truck. How about the old cars? There was a 1928 Model T and a 1929 Model A with a rumble seat, entered by Dottie Hefferon (they belong to her brother-in-law, Alex Cretul), I must say, getting to ride in the rumble seat was something Ill never forget. You see, when I was in kindergarten in Goldsboro, North Carolina, at the tender age of 4, my brother would take me to school and I got to ride in the rumble seat of his car. However, I dont recall having trouble climbing into his car I guess 76 years later makes a difference. Bill and Carol Sjogren were spiffy in their 1965 Ford Mustang; as were Pat and Earle Talley in their 1923 Ford T-bucket. We want to say a very special thank you to Honda of Ocala for donating the Honda Ridgeline along with the driver, Buddy Puckett. Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam (Bill and Jan Mitchell) looked very elegant riding in the bed of the truck. Jack and Margene Sheidler were the Grand Marshals of the parade. Werent they cute riding in that convertible? The parade was led by the Citizens Patrol car driven by Tony Barberis with John Stone as navigator. The music, heard through 97.7 FM was provided by Earle Talley, John Stone, and John Zdarsky. Following the parade everyone enjoyed cookies and lemonade in the clubhouse. The trophies, provided by Buck and Barbara Fife, were presented to the winners of the various categories. The judges said they had a difficult time choosing winners because every unit was a winner. However, there could only be one winner in each category. For best car: Bob and Pat Tobin; best golf cart: Richard Gunther, with his daughter, Liz and granddaughter Sophia; best costume: Ron Mowrey (Capt. Marvel); and other: Nancy Rolfes and her motorcycle. At one oclock, 111 residents and guests gathered at the clubhouse for the chicken dinner. The food was delicious Lees fried chicken, Ron Gartmans corn on the cob, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and watermelon who could ask for anything more? Before eating, all the veterans were recognized and thanked for their service. Because of our vets we have our freedom. We were entertained with music by R Music for You. They always add to the program. They provided music to suite everyones taste; even the line dancers got in some dances. Sophia, Richard Gunthers little granddaughter really enjoyed the line dancers. Several door prizes were given out during the afternoon. The big winner was Stew Trautman who had the winning 50/50 ticket. Marion Gartman and the social committee have provided us with some outstanding events this year. The social committee would like to thank everyone for their participation in the activities. I heard that some of you are already planning your entry for next years parade! Now that this big event has passed, we will take a break until September. Keep watching for notices about the Sock Hop and Car Show.The photos were provided by Richard Gunther and Chip Hayward thanks, guys! Celebrating with a Fourth of July parade Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Jack and Margene Sheidler Grand Marshals. Carolyn Slocumb and Marie Schneider enjoying the ride in the rumble seat of the 1929 Model A Stan and Donna Elliotts golf cart pulling the boat. 1928 Model T. Prize winners: Nancy Rolfes, Richard Gunther with his daughter Liz and granddaughter Sophia, Bob Tobin, Pat Tobin, and Ron Mowrey. Line dancers being watched by Sophia (Richard Gunthers granddaughter). 1923 Ford T-bucket with Pat and Earle Talley.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IS9G Come See What Our Sizzling Summer Specials are all about. Come for a visit. Lunch is on us. 4511 SW 48th Avenue Ocala, FL 34474 Please call ahead 352-304-6433 They are Hot! Hot! Hot! For More Information Call 352-563-6363 Citrus County Auditorium 3610 S Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 000IOSYwww.chronicleonline.com/healthylivingshow Audibel Hearing Aid Center Meridien Research Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute Solar Lights and More Citrus County Jazzercise Tri-County Hearing HPH Hospice Global Natural Weight Fabulous, fantastic, outstanding, wonderful all expressions heard by our residents as they spoke about our amazing Independence Day parade and lunch. There were 22 units in the parade cars, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, and a bicycle. Did you ever see a golf cart pulling a boat? We had one in the parade! Captain Marvel was ready to take on the world with his motorcycle on the bed of his truck. How about the old cars? There was a 1928 Model T and a 1929 Model A with a rumble seat, entered by Dottie Hefferon (they belong to her brother-in-law, Alex Cretul), I must say, getting to ride in the rumble seat was something Ill never forget. You see, when I was in kindergarten in Goldsboro, North Carolina, at the tender age of 4, my brother would take me to school and I got to ride in the rumble seat of his car. However, I dont recall having trouble climbing into his car I guess 76 years later makes a difference. Bill and Carol Sjogren were spiffy in their 1965 Ford Mustang; as were Pat and Earle Talley in their 1923 Ford T-bucket. We want to say a very special thank you to Honda of Ocala for donating the Honda Ridgeline along with the driver, Buddy Puckett. Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam (Bill and Jan Mitchell) looked very elegant riding in the bed of the truck. Jack and Margene Sheidler were the Grand Marshals of the parade. Werent they cute riding in that convertible? The parade was led by the Citizens Patrol car driven by Tony Barberis with John Stone as navigator. The music, heard through 97.7 FM was provided by Earle Talley, John Stone, and John Zdarsky. Following the parade everyone enjoyed cookies and lemonade in the clubhouse. The trophies, provided by Buck and Barbara Fife, were presented to the winners of the various categories. The judges said they had a difficult time choosing winners because every unit was a winner. However, there could only be one winner in each category. For best car: Bob and Pat Tobin; best golf cart: Richard Gunther, with his daughter, Liz and granddaughter Sophia; best costume: Ron Mowrey (Capt. Marvel); and other: Nancy Rolfes and her motorcycle. At one oclock, 111 residents and guests gathered at the clubhouse for the chicken dinner. The food was delicious Lees fried chicken, Ron Gartmans corn on the cob, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and watermelon who could ask for anything more? Before eating, all the veterans were recognized and thanked for their service. Because of our vets we have our freedom. We were entertained with music by R Music for You. They always add to the program. They provided music to suite everyones taste; even the line dancers got in some dances. Sophia, Richard Gunthers little granddaughter really enjoyed the line dancers. Several door prizes were given out during the afternoon. The big winner was Stew Trautman who had the winning 50/50 ticket. Marion Gartman and the social committee have provided us with some outstanding events this year. The social committee would like to thank everyone for their participation in the activities. I heard that some of you are already planning your entry for next years parade! Now that this big event has passed, we will take a break until September. Keep watching for notices about the Sock Hop and Car Show.The photos were provided by Richard Gunther and Chip Hayward thanks, guys! Celebrating with a Fourth of July parade Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Jack and Margene Sheidler Grand Marshals. Carolyn Slocumb and Marie Schneider enjoying the ride in the rumble seat of the 1929 Model A Stan and Donna Elliotts golf cart pulling the boat. 1928 Model T. Prize winners: Nancy Rolfes, Richard Gunther with his daughter Liz and granddaughter Sophia, Bob Tobin, Pat Tobin, and Ron Mowrey. Line dancers being watched by Sophia (Richard Gunthers granddaughter). 1923 Ford T-bucket with Pat and Earle Talley.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 7/25/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000IRIU TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 7/25/14 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 7/25/14 $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 000IRVP West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Keep sales tax off the ballot Some time ago, we told you of a plan to put a sales tax on the ballot to help with school funding. School officials say it is needed to make up some major deficiencies in the operating of the Marion County School System. A few months ago, County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak put together a group of people from all governmental agencies in the county, including the cities. The idea was to figure out how to improve things in the county. The group eventually came up with a proposal for their own tax to help with Marion County in general. It would also go on the ballot in November. Fortunately, talk of this second proposal has gone silent recently almost no one is beating the drum calling for this tax to be voted on. Thats a good thing. Putting a second proposed tax on the ballot would be a virtual death knell for both. The school issue might fail, anyway. There is a certain faction that tells government officials, including the School Board, to make do with what they have and stop asking the taxpayers for more. But it would be almost sure that the proposal wouldnt pass if it had to share space with another tax plan. The voters are going to look and see both proposals, and mark the no box on both without thinking. There is a definite anti-tax feeling among the electorate. That was apparent two years ago when a school proposal failed and a referendum to keep Munroe Regional Medical Center as a public hospital also was voted down. The result was that Munroe is now in the hands of a private corporation. We havent seen any change in the mood of the voters over the past two years. So while many may feel the school tax is necessary, theyre fighting an uphill battle to get it passed. But that hill theyre climbing will become a mountain if a second tax is on the ballot. The county should wait and work to get one thing passed at a time. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Can Obama make his own laws?BY HAROLD PEASE, PH.D Special to the MessengerIn light of the recent White House Press Secretarys threat, Were not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress. Weve been waiting a year already. Reportedly, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has been tasked with finding ways to change immigration law by executive order, thus bypassing Congress. The threat is not idle as President Barack Obama did this once before and promised to do so again in his most recent State of the Union Address. There is nothing more clear nor basic in the Constitution than the separation of federal power into three branches, one to legislate, another to execute that law, and a third to adjudicate possible violations, when contested, of that lawa division of power held sacred until the last few decades. The Constitution reads: All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives(Article I, Sec. I). The executive branch has NO authority to make lawany law!!!! Executive Orders are constitutional only when they cite a single, recently passed law of Congress, where that law needs a statement of implementation by the executive branch. Originally they were but interdepartmental directives. For years some in Congress have been working on what is called the Dream Act that would extend amnesty and place illegal immigrants on a course toward full citizenship. Lacking popularity, twice it has failed to get the majority vote of both Houses of Congress required by the Constitution (once, between 2008-2010, when the Presidents party controlled everything except the Judicial branch), thus leaving existing immigration law unchanged. A president can only suggest a need for new law in his State of the Union Address, and either sign or veto a law passed by Congress, which then, if vetoed, must be overridden by a vote of 2/3rds of both houses to become law. That is it. This is the law of the land and the Constitutional procedure violated by President Barack Obama June 16, 2012, when, failing to get a favorable vote from Congress, openly defied Congress and the Constitution by ordering a like measure to that defeated, implemented anyway. This was the most open case of contempt for Congress and the Constitution and the President knew it. Prior to it on March 28, 2011, he said, with respect to the idea of nullifying Congress on the deportation issue. The notion that I can just suspend deportations just through executive order, thats just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed. So why would he flip-flop and knowingly violate the Constitution? Obama sees an inept Congress that has not placed any restraint on his previous unconstitutional executive orders. He brilliantly also sees a way to buy the Hispanic vote. If the Republicans resist he has a powerful campaign issue. I warned at the time that if not challenged by Congress his alterations 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. One of the things that happens with the national media is that they report a story with big, splashy headlines and they top their newscasts with such a story. But two days later theyre on to something else and that big story is just a memory. To me, thats what happened recently, and Im still waiting for answers. The case involved health officials and a scare about smallpox and anthrax, where and how they were stored, and the fact that some workers in labs may have been exposed. Turned out nobody died or even got seriously ill (of course, they probably wouldnt have told us if anyone did). But left unanswered to me was why we need to store some of this stuff in the first place. The smallpox was stored in a cardboard box somewhere and sat there for 30 years until it was accidently discovered. If something sits in a corner for 30 years and no one needs it or uses it, should it even have been there in the first place? Shouldnt it have been destroyed? Come to think of it, dont answer those last two questions. You havent seen my misidentified walk-in closet, but thats a story for another day. The other thing that bothered me about the story was that we might as well have sent al Qaeda a map, with big red arrows, saying material for chemical attack stored here. Did we have to release the precise locations of the storage of things such as smallpox, anthrax Do we really need to keep smallpox? Among Friends Jim Clark and bird flu so that every terrorist in the world now knows where they are? To me, that seems to be far more damaging to the U.S. than what Edward Snowden revealed about the NSA listening in on cell phone calls. If we have to keep small vials of these diseases (although Im not sure why), its important that the U.S., if it hasnt already done so, moves these items to undisclosed locations and locks them up, far away from the public where they can do some damage or where terrorists can steal them and do even more damage. But thats not going to solve the problem of other locations around the world, if they are still active storage sites. Im not usually a woe is me alarmist, but I dont think enough people are worried about this story. I hope it doesnt go away before all of us are satisfied that we are completely safe from a chemical attack with items such as these.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see PEASE Page 10 In addition to many classes at the Master the Possibilities in On Top of the World, members of the Shutterbugs club take turns displaying several photographs in the lobby. The month of June has a display of 19 11x14 photos of cloud formations taken by award-winning photographer Mike Roppel, a regular contributor to the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. He has used many kinds of cameras and film sizes in his career. Mike likes digital cameras because there no messy chemicals to mix and dispose of. PHOTO BY GORDON DANIELSMike Roppel honored

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Your personal life takes an unexpected (but very welcome) new turn. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) If you feel youve been unfairly treated in a workplace decision, correct the situation now while theres still time to do so. Arm yourself with facts, and go to it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Devising your own system of doing things might be the best way to handle a complex situation. But do it tactfully in order to avoid ruffling too many of your colleagues feathers. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A family members health problem might once again require you to shift some of your current priorities around. But this time, make certain relatives will help. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Catching up on tasks youve left undone will take a while to accomplish. But the sooner you complete them, the sooner youll be able to take on another time-sensitive project. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might feel swamped by all that youre expected to do. But take a moment to come up for air, then handle things one at a time, and youll soon get through them all. Thursday, July 17 A ir Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala.M edication seminar scheduledOn July 17 at 1 p.m., College Road Baptist Church will host an educational program that covers common medication issues and how they impact older adults. Bring your list of medications and questions. Brookdale Senior Living Solutions at Chambrel will provide the desserts for this seminar. All are welcome. The church is at 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200). Phone: 352-237-5741.Sunday, July 20 Jazz S ociety to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, July 20 from 2-5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing a variety of music including Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. There is a $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-237-0234. S weet A delines to performMusic lovers, mark your calendar for a relaxing summer concert, Summer Sounds given by Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. in Ascension Lutheran Church, 5730 SE 28th St. at Baseline Road, Ocala. Not only will you enjoy fourpart harmony, original songs written by a chorus member will be played on guitar. Ocalas favorite Marcia Muncaster, will sing Gershwins Summertime, and close the performance with God Bless America. Tickets are &10 at the door or may be purchased by calling 352-598-4392. Summer fun door prizes are available.Monday, July 21 I vy 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.L egion P ost to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on July 21 in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building. 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966. Saturday, July 26 Worship at T imberR idgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, July 26 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, July 29 B reast cancer support group to meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., in the Chapel, Room 235. The meeting on Tuesday, July 29, will be an informal information exchange including sharing some of our experiences.Sunday, Aug. 10 G erman A mericans plan celebrationThe German American Club of Marion County will hold an anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Joan & Jess. Semi-formal attire is requested. Tickets are $16 per member or $20 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.L ola and the S aints 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 C andidates 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. Happenings Our Redeemer installs new associate pastorOur Redeemer Lutheran Church installed Pastor Joshua Pettit as Associate Pastor and youth minister at Installation Ceremonies Sunday, July 6. The message for the service was delivered by the Rev. Doug Kallesen, Executive Director of Missions and Outreach for the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Also assisting was the Rev. James Rockey, Pastor of Amazing Grace Lutheran Oxford/The Villages. Senior Pastor Joseph Adams states, We welcome Pastor Pettit, his wife Elizabeth and their new baby. Joshua will help us enlarge our ministry to students, teens and youth and will help in our evangelistic efforts. Pastor Pettit is a 2010 graduate of Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a 2014 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. with a Masters degree in Divinity. His wife, Elizabeth, is also a Concordia graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is in Ocala at 5200 SW College Road www.ourredeemerocala.org or call 352-237-2233. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Aug. 2, Saturday Kmart Belleview, 10301 SE US Hwy 441, Belleview Aug. 5, Super Tuesday with stops at the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Community Bank & Trust, Wells Fargo, Mojos Grill, and the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors. Aug. 9, Saturday Walmart The Villages, 17961 S. US Hwy 441, Summerfield Checks benefitting Operation: Stuff the Bus should be indicated as such and made payable to Operation: Stuff the Bus, c/o Homeless Children Program, Marion County Public Schools, 1517 SE 30 Ave. #5, Ocala, FL, 34471. For more information, contact the school districts Homeless Children Program at 352.671.6847 or via email at Suzanne.McGuire@marion.k12.fl.us. In addition, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and its departments participate in Operation Stuff the Bus each year to help provide school supplies for the countys homeless children. Items sought include: backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and more, along with personal care products, such as deodorant, shampoo and laundry detergent. Items donated must be new. Residents who want to participate in this school supply drive can drop off their donations at any of the following county department locations: Marion County Administration (601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala). Marion County Animal Services (5701 SE 66th St., Ocala). Marion County Office of the County Engineer (412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala). Marion County Parks and Recreation (111 SE 25th Ave., Ocala). Marion County Public Safety Communications (2630 SE Third St., Ocala) Marion County Solid Waste (5601 SE 66th St., Ocala). All 23 Marion County Fire Rescue full-time stations. All branches of the Marion County Public Library System. 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To protect the separation of powers and end this crisis Congress must publically renounce his directive of June 16, 2012, and move to impeachment if he processes any other executive orders that conflict with existing law. They must immediately pass a law that the children be returned to their country of origin and direct the President to do so within 30 days. This would show his message of an open border for children to be false. Democrats too should reign in their president. If they do not they, in effect, give permission to the next Republican president to defy Congress on something Democrats had previously established as law, like national healthcare for instance, and by a simple directive he too could not enforce that law. Democrats must see that their failure to insist on a retraction of the directive forever weakens the sole power of Congress to make all law and places us on the road of government by decree or edict of one man. We must choose the Constitution over party. How does a presidents defiance of Congress differ from what a king or dictator does? It doesnt. The Constitution is there to protect all parties and all citizens from arbitrary and caprices rule. Please let it work. Dr. Harold P ease is an expert on the United States Constitution. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and applying that knowledge to current events. He has taught history and political science from this perspective for over 25 years at Taft College. To read more of his weekly articles, please visit www.LibertyUnderF ire.org. PEASECONTINUED FROM P AGE 8 Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Have a blessed day; now fire me if you dare!I must confess to a severe case of poverty. I never took a vow of poverty; it just seems to have worked out that way for me. I am so poor the church mice have packed their bags and moved on. If I knew where they moved to, I might join them. Being poor can have its advantages, but I have yet to run across any. I am so poor I am not able to pay attention, especially when watching some television program with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. This has caused no small problem with my wife. We love an evening of unwinding before the TV watching some of our favorite programs. I must confess those programs are getting fewer and fewer each year. Soon we are going to have to go back to reading books. Please see PASTOR Page 10 Together we will be watching a program, and when I say we, I do it with certain modifications. My wife will get up and go to the kitchen for something and when she returns, she asks me a question, What happened? I look at her with one of my infamous quizzical looks and respond, Where? She then explains she is talking about what happened on the TV program while she was away. I then tell her, Im sorry, I wasnt paying attention. This seems to be a source of real frustration for her. If you cant afford to pay attention, she will say sarcastically while rolling her eyes, couldnt you at least rent some attention some time? When something on TV does catch my attention, boy does it have my attention. Did you, I ask my wife, hear that? Then it is role reversal in prime time. I will not say she acts like me, just that it comes pretty close to it. Not quite Oscar material, but close. What? She said with a very confused look on her face. So I had to explain the news story that I just happened to catch. I do not know all of the details, I was not paying that much attention, just that someone was fired from their job for saying to a customer, Have a blessed day. My wife then asked the question I was thinking. What is wrong with telling someone to have a blessed day? I could not figure it out. It is like at Christmas time some places do not want their employees to say to the customer, Merry Christmas. The reasoning is, it might offend someone. What about us who are offended when somebody does not say Merry Christmas to us? This matter of being offended can go both ways. There should be an equal offended person law. There is a law for everything else. I just would like to meet the person who is offended by somebody saying to them, Have a blessed day. Later that evening I was watching a new crime/detective story on TV and all of a sudden, I heard some words that were offensive. They were saying curse words that I have never heard on TV before. I have always believed that if you have to use curse words, it is because your vocabulary is drastically lacking in intellectual responses to the world around you. Here is my dilemma. Why can you say curse words on TV, which everybody knows is scripted, but you cannot say, Have a blessed day, without getting fired? If I was in business I would want my employees to greet my clients with a cheerful, Have a blessed day and not some awful curse words. I was complaining about this to a friend of mine who explained to me that curse words on television are considered literary license. Who is paying for that license I am wondering. All of this has to do with the PC syndrome in our country today. The problem is what was PC yesterday is no longer PC today. Who knows what tomorrows PC will be. What I cannot accept is the fact that being crude and rude is PC and saying something nice is not. Have we reverted to the caveman mentality? Is being nice is no longer acceptable behavior? I like what David says, Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name (Psalms 103:1). Perhaps the reason people are offended by that phrase is because they know that only God has the power to bless. If I am being blessed by God, I am going to turn around and bless people around me. So, for those offended by that phrase let me say, Have a blessed day. And fire me if you dare. PASTORCONTINUED FROM 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 Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... Single White Female Searching for a retired gentleman, outgoing, pretty & fun. pleasewrite: Occupant PO Box 90113 Gainsville, FL32607 Todays New Ads Painting Excellence Third generation staf f of professionals. If quality, neatness & attention to detail are important..call for a Free Estimate. Pro Plus Builders Painting Division 352-572-0830 proplusbuilders.com Single White Female Searching for a retired gentleman, outgoing, pretty & fun. pleasewrite: Occupant PO Box 90113 Gainsville, FL32607 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with 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. 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 B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 Painting Excellence Third generation staf f of professionals. If quality, neatness & attention to detail are important..call for a Free Estimate. Pro Plus Builders Painting Division 352-572-0830 proplusbuilders.com STUMP GRINDINGCALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 16 Channel Water Resistant Digital Reprogrammable Wireless 5 Programs It Has Tinnitus Therapy Built In 2-Year Full Warranty Advanced Whistling Cancellations (No one will be able to hear your hearing aid whistle) $99500eachManufacturer price regularly $1995 This event includes : 30-Day Trial Free Hearing Test Free Video Ear Inspection Free In-Office DemonstrationAre you ready for a new era of hearing?SIEMENSIntroducing the new Orion Platform, with a screaming fast processor, forty processing channels, new compression architecture and a frequency response out to 10 kHz. OCALA EAST 352-861-22753405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207Colours Plaza, next to Red LobsterOCALA WEST 352-671-299911250 SW 93RD CT. RD.Next to ChilisCRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-61551122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19)A block and a half south of Ft. Island TrailINVERNESS 352-419-79113161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY1/2 mile east of Walmart M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Neededwww.nutechhearing.com FREE HEARING TEST WE ACCEPT OVER 40 DIFFERENT INSURANCE PL ANSSo Call Us And We Will Give Y ou All The Information You Need Befor e You Come In!Financing available for less than $1.00 per day. W.A.C. No money down!FREE HEARING TEST and CONSULTATION 3 Year Anniversary July Specials FREEHEARING AIDSfor Federal Workers Now Everyone Can Afford To Hear...DONT PUT IT OFF!000IRTV As the accompanying photos show, the lovely home of John and Bernadette Ritchie on SW 56th Place is certainly worthy of the honor bestowed by Fairfields Community Manager, Rachel Muse. The photos show different views of the home that is so very appealing from any viewpoint. The flowers are blooming; the aloe plants and other succulents are healthy and gorgeous; and the yard dcor is positively adorable. All things being considered, there is very good evidence that Mrs. Muse made the appropriate choice when she decided to put that Home of the Month sign in the Ritchies yard. From their neighbors in the lively place filled with lovely people, FFV, congratulations are certainly in order so they are being given to this very nice and popular coupleJohn and Bernadette Ritchie. Have a fantastic week and try to stay cool. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Home of the Month The beautifully maintained home of John and Bernadette Ritchie is FFV's July Home of the Month. More on Page 11. The beautifully maintained home of John and Bernadette Ritchie is FFV's July Home of the Month.The succulent plants and yard decor enhance the areas around the Ritchies home.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Quail Meadow......6 Opinion................8 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 22 WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 Classifieds Page 11 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IRMU PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKGinger Hoffman, left, talks with a visitor at the Chamber and Economic Partnership ribbon cutting last Saturday morning at her new Golden Hills Pharmacy in the same area as Horse and Hounds Restaurant on west U.S. Highway 27. The pharmacy is open weekdays until 6 and Saturdays until noon. Phone is 3513784 and e-mail is goldenhills pharmacy@gmail.com. At right, Ginger cuts the ribbon as her husband Grant holds their daughter, Georgia. At her right is pharmacy tech Tecia Russell. Ribbon-cutting held at new Golden Hills Pharmacy PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELFrom the left, Deputy Cadet Captain Kip Peterson of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, driver Demetrice Roberts and Deputy Cadet Corporal Jordan Tripp show donations for Stuff the Bus last weekend at Walmart on State Road 200. The largest school supply drive in Marion County celebrates year 13 of giving to students this summer. Operation: Stuff the Bus started in 2002 as a summer drive to gather school supplies for Marion Countys homeless students. Today, the program helps approximately 2,500 needy students throughout Marion County Public Schools. The annual program is co-sponsored by Marion County Public Schools and local military organizations. Operation: Stuff the Bus affords local residents the opportunity to make a true difference in a homeless childs life by donating new school supplies, childrens clothing, shoes, books, personal hygiene items, gifts cards and financial contributions. To date, the campaign has collected approximately $413,000 in donations and merchandise, which has been distributed through the school districts Homeless Student program and guidance counselors. A decorated school bus with ample room to stuff donations inside continues to appear at local retail stores from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. according to the following schedule: July 19, Saturday Walmart Easy Street, 2600 SW 19 Ave., Ocala July 26, Saturday Walmart Silver Springs, 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala July 26, Saturday Zumba at Vanguard High, 7 NW 28 St., 10 a.m. to noon, $15 per person includes T-shirt Stuff the Bus campaign starts Please see BUS Page 3 Quail Meadow celebrates the Fourth with a parade Quail Meadow celebrated the Fourth of July with a parade featuring a large number of vehicles and members of the community. In the left photo, Captain Marvel looks an awful lot like Ron Mowrey, and in the right photo Ms. Liberty and Uncle Sam (Jan and Bill Mitchell) are shown with Bud dy Puckett. More on Page 6. Ocala West United Methodist Church has two new pastors appointed by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Reverend Michael Sims and Reverend Jennifer Jen Harner Sims are a husband and wife team. They have one son, Luke, who is 5 years old. Both graduated from Duke Divinity School where they met and graduated in 2004. Both have Masters of Divinity Degrees. Both are Elders in Full connection in the Florida Conference and have been Pastoring in the Florida Conference for 10 years. Reverend Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Tice UMC in Fort Myers from 2004 to 2006. He was reappointed to Trinity UMC in Jensen Beach. Pastor Jen has served as senior pastor of First UMC of Pahokee from 2004 to 2005. Early in 2005 she joined the pastoral ministry team at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches. Pastor Michael serves on the Board of the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home; and, Pastor Jen frequently leads retreats, speaks at conferences, and is currently engaged in several writing projects. Pastor Michael and Pastor Jen along with their son enjoy a very active lifestyle. They enjoy family adventures, travel, and being involved in the community. They look forward to getting to know you and your story. They also look forward to hearing how God is calling us to pray for, strengthen, support, and engage OWUMCs ministries and mission to the greater Ocala community. They believe that together, and through the power of Gods Spirit, that God will bless and strengthen our church and greater community. The Sims started their mission at OWUMC the first of July with their first worship service being July 6. Meanwhile, a fond farewell was extended to Pastor Alan Jefferson, his wife Jo, and also to Carol Mack-Harrell on Sunday, June 29, at a luncheon reception in the Fellowship Hall of Ocala West United Methodist church at 9330 SW 105th St. The several hundred people who attended the farewell luncheon had an opportunity to chat individually with the Jeffersons and Mack-Harrell to offer their best wishes as they begin a new chapter in their respective ministry careers. Members of the congregation honored them with a monetary donation as well as many best wishes cards. Reverend Jefferson, after three years as senior pastor of Ocala West UMC, will be the new pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Bartow, near Lakeland. Ocala West has two new pastors Carol Mack-Harrell, Alan Jefferson and Jo Jefferson.