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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Stone Creek........2 Quail Meadow......2 Fairfield Village..4 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 13 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 Puzzles Page 6 ClassifiedsPage 78 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALAJust one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater SOUTH OCALA I-75SR40 SR200441Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N000IEEWAffordableGO TO OUR WEBSITE!www.PrestigeHomeCenters.com/ocala REPOS AVAILABLE $59,900fromWITH LAND AND HOME INCLUDES:Central Air SkirtingDelivery & SetupNo Extra Charge for Options ShownFree Pad with Home Mon. 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County officials, veterans, community partners and citizens will come together at 9:30 a.m. on June 20, for a site selection tour and community rally in support of a state veterans nursing home for Marion. The county is being considered as an ideal location to site a 120-bed nursing home funded through the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Five other Florida counties are also in the running. The June 20 event will offer county residents an opportunity to meet state selection committee representatives and provide public comment in support of the new facility being sited in Marion. Event attendees will be able to enjoy live music and light refreshments, and show their patriotic spirit. The event will take place on the proposed site in the northeast corner of Southwest 80th Street and Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala (On Top of the World). Our veterans have made the greatest sacrifices to guarantee our freedoms today, said Marion County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak. Marion County wishes to continue being a part of their hope for a better tomorrow by becoming the home of the new state veterans nursing home. Those wishing to learn more about the event and why Marion County is the ideal location for the state veterans nursing home may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/VAhome or call 352-4382300. Vet home rally is this Friday Jayne Ellspermann, principal at West Port High School, has been selected as the 2014 Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) Principal of the Year. Ellspermann will represent Florida in the MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year competition. Ellspermann has served as the principal for West Port for 10 years and in that time has taken the school from one of the lowest performing high schools to the highest performing high school, while also transforming the campus into one that fosters college and career ready students. She sets high expectations for instructors and students and empowers them to reach their goals. In her application, Ellspermann stated, Everything that we do is focused on student achievement. It is deliberate, planned, and created to enhance teacher leadership and let them know how important their work is in the achievement of our students. I lead faculty wide book studies designed to encourage professional conversations on learning. As we have focused on student learning, student achievement has increased. In support of her nomination, a student wrote, She has provided us (the students) with the best of the best teachers, which is greatly appreciated to know that I am getting the best education possibleAny problem or difficult situation I have been faced with, she has always had an advantageous solution. No matter how busy she might be, she always has time to talk to any student who needs herLast but not least, she has provided a welcoming learning environment, giving every student at West Port an equal opportunity to be successful. FASA Executive Director Juhan Mixon, Ed.D. stated, Mrs. Ellspermann is a great leader that stays at the forefront of educational standards so she can lead her staff and students to success. She leads by example and shares her knowledge with aspiring administrators across the state. Marion County and Florida are lucky to have Jayne leading the way! The Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) is a statewide umbrella association representing nearly 11,000 education administrators throughout Florida. FASA strives to serve and support the professional goals of Floridas education administrators and to enhance Floridas quality of education. The MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year program began in 1993 as a means to recognize outstanding middle level and high school principals. The program annually honors secondary school principals who have succeeded in providing highquality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. West Port principal receives state honor Ellspermann MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PHOTOHazmat crew members inspect a suspicious package. Marion County Fire Rescue worked with Ocala Fire Rescue and cooperated with the Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriffs Office regarding suspicious envelopes received at Lake Weir High School, the Marion County Judicial Center, Forest High School, West Port High School, Hillcrest School, the Ocala Star Banner, the Elks Lodge, Belleview High School, Marion County Sheriffs Office and Blessed Trinity complex. MCFRs Shady Station 16 Hazmat Team responded to the suspicious package call at Lake Weir High School. The crew used specialized monitors to rule out biological, explosive, chemical and radiological agents and determined the substance inside the green envelope to be an artificial sweetener. One school employee was evaluated, but did not require treatment for symptoms related to hazardous materials exposure. Afterward, MCFRs Hazmat crew responded to the Marion County Courthouse, which had been secured Suspicious white powder was sweetener, officials say Please see POWDER, Page 8 by Ocala Fire Rescue and the Ocala Police Department. There they repeated the process and determined the suspicious substance to be artificial sweetener as well. Six courthouse employees who were in the vicinity of the opened envelope were quarantined and, upon MCFRs arrival, evaluated. No one was injured or treated for symptoms related to hazardous materials exposure. Next, MCFRs Hazmat crew and law enforcement responded to the Ocala Star Banner, which evacuated employees for their safety. This envelope contained artificial sweetener as well. Envelopes received at Lake Weir High School, the Marion County Court House and the Ocala Star Banner were all green. Samples from each package will be sent to the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories in Jacksonville for further testing. In reports from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, it was noted that the principal at Forest High School and desk personnel at Belleview handled the envelopes. One report said that the Belleview envelope was addressed in capital letters in black ink and the envelope was green. The Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a criminal investigation of these incidents. POWDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The League of Women Voters are planning a series of political forums starting in late June. There will be a School Board forum on Monday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Department Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave. A candidate for School Board candidates will also be held on Monday, June 30, at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. at On Top of the World. County Commission candidates will get their chance Monday, July 21, at Circle Square, and again on Monday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Department. Finally, two forums on statewide ballot initiatives will take place on Sept. 4 at Circle Square at 2 p.m., and the Police Department on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. All forums are open to the public. Political forums to start Monday would not be able to write this without Franns part. As a mom and grandma myself, I have nothing but admiration for how she and Ed keep their family together. It is amazing. Lydias father is a remarkable person too. He gave up his job in West Palm Beach to move closer to Ed and Frann for Lydias sake. She is a wonderful little girl who just graduated from pre-K at Building Blocks here in Southwest Ocala. Always smiling and waving to everyone, Lydia is the darling of Fairfield Village when she visits. She loves the beach in my front yard and she loves playing with my Shih Tzu Baby Bear. The accompanying photo shows some of the fun the two have. I am glad that we have Fathers Day in this country so that we can honor the men who do live up to the name. Sadly, some do not; and I, like many others, feel that the lack of a father image in some homes is a contributor to many of the problems young people face. Bringing up a family is a two-person job for sure. Actually the more the extended family is involved, the better the chance of the children being well adjusted. Fathers, grandfathers and other male role models are just as important as mothers, grandmothers and other female role models. When there is a family with the connections that the Morrises, Glenneys, and Knapps have, children have a head start on being happy and successful in life. In closing, we are sending a big thank you to all the men who take the job of being a father seriously. Fairfield Village wishes a super Happy Fathers Day to all those who can claim the name. FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Read the classifieds Young Lydia Knapp laughs gleefully as Baby Bear seeks her attention.

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My father was a rather reserved person. He did not have much to say except when he was talking about his hunting or fishing adventures, and to hear from him, it was always an adventure. When he got started on one of his stories, you better just sit back and forget about everything else. Outside of that, he was rather quiet and reserved and did not have much to say. I always liked that about him for a variety of reasons. I think I take after him in that regard. I just do not have time to hear somebody bloviate on something I am not interested in. For one, my father had no time at all for politics. I am not sure if he was a Republican or Democrat, but I knew he voted every election. Son, he often said, you dont have to take sides one way or the other. When Im with a Democrat, I talk Democrat and when Im with a Republican, I talk Republican. The only thing that matters is what I do when I get in that voting booth. This attitude of his, since Fathers Day is coming up, was something that made a deep impression upon me. Following his counsel has kept me out of quite a few battles throughout the years, especially when I got married. I can never remember my father arguing with my mother. Now, my mother argued with my father, but he never reciprocated. If you want a happy home, he once advised, make sure everybody in the home was happy particularly the one you married. That has helped me through many sticky situations The residents of Stone Creek will get to see softball played at their new field starting in September of this year. Ground breaking for the field took place on Tuesday, June 10 with many residents and softball players for the occasion. Bob Foisey from the Sales Office was on hand for the ground breaking ceremony. The new field will have many wonderful features. There will be covered 30-foot dugouts with overhead fans, an electronic scoreboard, two sets of bleachers for fans. It will house a concession stand with grill, popcorn machine and nacho machine. Now, I would have loved that equipment when I worked at the concession stand at Ursinus College where my son played baseball during his college days. The field with be a regulation 300 feet to the outfield fences and it will have irrigated Bermuda grass outfield with a clay infield and warning track. It will also have golf cart parking adjacent to the field. The field will be located near the outdoor Pavilion. The softball team is excited about the field and the residents will be able to watch games. Here is to September and the opening of the field. George Kaufman said the first game may be an interesting one as there is rumor that the sales team wants to play the softball team. Another beautiful amenity becomes a reality in the next few months at the Stone Creek Community. I would like to thank Kim Krystopa, Lifestyle Director, for taking pictures for me. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7 2 W ednesday, June 18, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 16 Y ears 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! 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TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM A ttorne y & Counselor at La w (352) 873-4141 or K elleanTruesdell.com My Flor ida Estate Planning W orkshop is a vailable an y da y at any hour Wills, Living T rusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death T ax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000IDA6 VILLA GES COMPUTER & REP AIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Stor e Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd A ve., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 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 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. 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We want them to know that their work is truly and gratefully appreciated. The things that most people can not do; they do on a daily basis; providing care and hope; kindness and cleanliness; compassion and understanding to those who need it most. Thank you to all of the care givers; you truly are angels of mercy. For a special perspective read the poem An Alzheimers Request by Owen Darnell; its excellent. John Everlove is the Cherrywood columnist for the South Marion Citizen. EVERLO VECONTINUED FROM P AGE 5 One bad call and everyone thinks the ref has been bought, which Im sure isnt the case but which is possible. So next season, Ill work my way to Palatka to watch my grandsons play, and Ill cheer for them and congratulate them on playing a good game. Its very important to them and I wouldnt want to spoil that. Just dont show them this column. Pretty soon theyre going to be 10 and 9 years old, and I wouldnt want to spoil their image of me. I just think I ought to buy them each a pair of ice skates. But then again, its a long trip to find the nearest rink.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Work starts on Stone Creek softball field The Fourth of July will be here before you know it! Are you getting ready for the Quail Meadow Fourth of July parade? Get out your trucks, cars, golf carts, bicycles, scooters, etc. and plan to join the parade. The trophies are ready to be awarded to winners in four categories: cars/trucks, golf carts, costumes, and other. There are several surprises lined up for the parade you wont want to miss it! Dinner chicken, corn-on-the cob, watermelon, etc. will be served at 1 p.m. We will have entertainment provided by R Music 4 You all afternoon. All of this for only $5 per person! Tickets are available from Maryanne Ellner. Note: In case of rain, the parade will be on July 5, but dinner will still be on the 4th. Attention all military veterans: We need to know who you are. This is for a special recognition for our vets to take place later this year. If you havent given your name/info to Maryanne Ellner or Richard Gunther, please do so immediately. Do you remember when it was exciting to get a new computer? Well, it was necessary for me to go from Windows XP to a later version last week. I wasnt all that excited about making the change! Guess Im too set in my ways. However, the new Dell arrived and our resident Computer Guy, Steve Kane, very graciously came over and set up the new model. At least he was able to transfer my old files onto the new machine. Now all I have to do is find them! It really isnt all that bad, so Ill get used to it eventually. My first major problem was attaching a photo to an e-mail, but I think Ive got it straightened out now. If you dont get pictures with this article each week, just know Im still learning! The summer rains have arrived! The yards are looking nice and green, but also growing very fast. Summer also means vacation time; if your neighbors are away, please keep your eyes on their property. If you see any unknowns around the property, please call 911; better safe than sorry. Reminder: There is no bingo during the summer. The games will begin again in September. The pool is nice and refreshing, so if you are looking for something to do, come to the pool for some exercise and relaxation. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Time to start thinking about Fourth of July celebration Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder The switch on my behind saved time Please see PASTOR Page 3 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.

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for which I am eternally grateful. Another bit of advice he gave me was simply that you do not have to fight every battle. Only fight those battles, he said with a sly smirk on his face, that you know you can win. I mentioned that he was rather reserved in his speaking, but there was one area where he was profusely proactive. That was in the area of discipline, especially directed toward me. My father was not much different from any of the fathers during that time and they all believed in the biblical admonition, Spare the rod and spoil the child. These fathers were united in making sure none of their children would be spoiled. One rule we had in the house that I did not fully agree with was, if you got a spanking in school (and in those days we got spankings in school) you got a spanking at home. Talk about double dipping! The assumption was that the teacher was right and that the one receiving the spanking was wrong. Back then, 99.9 percent of the time that was true. The spanker was in charge, the spankee took it like a man and you know where. I spent 12 years in the public education system and during that time, my teacher was never wrong. I will not divulge how many times I was wrong, that is between me and the area I sit on. I clearly remember that my teachers back then had what was called the Hickory stick. And boy did those teachers know how to use that Hickory stick and where it would do the most good. My father did not have a Hickory stick as such. Hanging on the wall in the kitchen was an old wooden paddle engraved with, I need thee every hour. I am surprised that that one wooden paddle lasted during my entire childhood. I made one mistake during those childhood days. I was going through a period where the paddle and my bottom were close friends. I was getting a little weary of such friendship and decided I would do something about it. My father had gone to work early that day, as I remember it now, and I was going out the door to go to school when a thought da nced in my head. I would take that paddle and dispose of it so that it could no longer be attached to my person. With the advantage of 20/20 hindsight, it was not a perfect plan. I had forgotten about that and two days later, I got into some trouble. It was the kind of trouble that could be resolved only by that wooden paddle. My father went to get the paddle and to his chagrin, and my posterior harm, it was not there. Very seldom did my father paddle me when he was really angry. There was one case when that happened, and this was it. I will not repeat the lecture that he gave at that time, but I will say that it had a lasting impression upon my posterior. At that time, I wished he had been a man of fewer words. I know times have changed, but I am not sure they have changed for the better. There was a time when parents were in charge of children and responsible for the discipline. Sadly, that day is far gone. The only thing I would say is, are we better off today than we were back then? The Bible admonishes us, And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). Discipline, not abuse, is drastically needed among our children today. My father would put it this way, lack of discipline is a form of abuse.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. 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Dont be surprised at who might turn up as one of your supporters. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might still be in a treading water mode, but by midweek, a shift in your aspect favors taking a more active role in pushing for changes you feel are necessary. PAST ORCONTINUED FROM P AGE 2 Thursday, June 19 P rocedures for emergenciesOn June 19 at 1 p.m., local Fire and Rescue will give demonstrations on procedures in case of emergency at College Park Baptist Church. Discussion on heart attack, accidents and services will be provided by the county. Medical equipment will be available for explanation and use. A question and answer period will also be held. Come join us, open to anyone interested. Dessert and coffee will be provided. The church is at 5010 SW College Road (Hwy. 200). Phone 352-237-5741.Friday, June 20 S crapbooks and craftsYou are cordially invited to attend our monthly Scrapbook Crop and Craft night to benefit breast cancer on Friday, June 20, at 6 p.m. at the Marion County Extension Auditorium, South Hall, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road (close to the Livestock Pavilion. Cost is $5 to benefit MSABC. Bring your favorite hand crafts: scrapbooking, card making, jewelry, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, macram, painting or any other hand craft you might choose to work on. Its a great way to socialize, share tools and ideas with 35 to 45 crafters. We have plenty of room so be sure to bring a friend. Mark your calendar for future dates: July 18 Aug. 15th September 2 day event on 19th and 20th October 17 Nov. 21 this will be our annual covered dish and last meeting of the year due to holidays. For more information, call Claire at 352-732-5982.Tuesday, June 24 B reast cancer survivors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meeting on Tuesday, June 24, will be off-site at Ruby Tuesdays on State Road 200 for a luncheon at 1 p.m. If you have not signed up for the luncheon and would like to attend, please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 so we can have an approximate count for the restaurant. Hope you will be able to join us. Happenings

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Yes, Fathers Day was last Sunday, but I am writing this before the special day so I hope readers will accept this somewhat belated tribute to fathers. I asked for contributions from neighbors who had an anecdote or quote from a father; but, sadly, I got no responses. Maybe most of the readers are shy or maybe many are on trips. I know the latter is true, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and get a story about fathers and grandfathers that I know are exceptional. I am beginning to wonder if the name ED is really blessed because two of the people I will mention have that nickname. The first Ed that I must mention is my own adopted father who was a father to four of us rather than just the one biological son that he had. Ed Morris married my mom when I was almost 16 years old and eventually adopted my younger sister, brother, and me to make a total of four children and a family of six instead of the two that he and his son had been. There is no one on this earth that I admire more than I do/did Edwin Morris. I even named my son after him because I knew no better role model. My son, Christopher Edwin Barnett, is also an exceptional father and I appreciate all he has done to keep custody of his daughters. It was a tough struggle but the girls are now 21 and 16 and Dad has always been there for themno matter what. My son, Chris, gave his grandfather the name, Dandy, that stuck with all 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dandy was one who taught each of those adoring children about loving the earth and helping to preserve it. His garden was a showplace and the source of many nutritious vegetables that he taught the grands to love as well. Mr. Ed (as many of his coworkers at Georgia Power called him) was a handy man in the finest sense of the words. He could fix anything until the onset of the computer. He did not become proficient in that technical world. Honestly, I never blamed him for that. A man of few words, my dad taught me many things, but one comment he made when someone had really hurt my feelings rings true for me today. No one ever got to be one inch taller by stepping on someone else. It made sense then and still does now. Ed Glenney is the second Ed that I want to mention. He is a neighbor here in Fairfield Village, and several years ago he wrote this column for Fairfield Village before family obligations made it necessary for him to give up this opportunity. Ed and Frann Glenney have had more than their share of heartache over the past four years. Their daughter, Jody, developed bone cancer and went through extensive chemo and other treatment. The Glenneys went back to New Jersey to be with their daughter during her fight. They were gone for about six months. When it seemed that the treatment had been successful, the Glenneys came back to Florida because they were missing out on seeing their young granddaughter, Lydia Knapp. Lydias parents lived in West Palm Beach so Ed and Frann were thrilled to be able to be back to see the toddler in person. Then another tragedy happened. Lydias mother, Stacey, died suddenly after what appeared to be an asthma attack on May 5, 2012. Ed and Frann put all their efforts into helping Fred Knapp be a single father to Lydia. Because the family is so close, Lydia and her father moved to Ocala so that she could have family close by in addition to her father. Things began to settle down for the Glenneys. Then another huge blow. Jodys cancer had returned and she was facing the amputation of her left leg. Ed and Frann loaded up and went back to New Jersey for Jodys surgery and rehab. This went remarkably well; and after their some six months with Jody, Ed and Frann have come back to Ocala with hopes that the saga has a permanently happy ending. Through all the concerns that the Glenneys have faced, the two of them always have a smile and a greeting for everyone. I know I said this was about fathers but Imessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5 4 W ednesday, June 18, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. Service $ 29 95 000IGA1 COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. 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Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000I2C2 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Why voting is so important There was a lesson last week on why we vote on Election Day, and why we dont depend on the polls. Occasionally, the polls, and the media, get it wrong. Such was the case of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was upset in the Virginia Republican primary last week by an economics professor at Randolph Macon named David Brat. As late as last Tuesday morning, notable pundits such as those at the Washington Post were publishing articles about how Cantor would be the next Speaker of the House. As it turned out, Cantor wont even be in the House when the next session starts in January 2015. Now the national press is making another mistake, completely ignoring another professor, this time one who teaches history. His name is Jack Trammel, and he also works at Randolph Macon. Just a little while ago, Trammel, a Democrat, decided to run for Congress against Eric Cantor. But he wont be facing Cantor, hell be facing a colleague, Brat. Virginia is an open primary state, meaning that Democrats could have voted in the Republican primary. It means that Democrats could have been voting against Cantor, hoping for an easy road to Congress for Trammel. Cantors problem, however, may have been rooted in the fact that people didnt feel he spent enough time in his district. He wasnt even there on primary day. Between his primary two years ago and this years stunning defeat, Cantor lost more than 8,000 votes. That means that either his backers were reading the polls and didnt turn out, or his support was eroding. Theres a message there for incumbents across the land: Dont get too sure about re-election. Spend more time in your districts, talking to constituents, finding out what they are thinking. We had an example two years ago, when Ted Yoho beat Cliff Stearns in the GOP primary. But the emphasis remains on voting. Nothing happens until the ballots are counted. So when these elections roll around, starting on Aug. 26, make plans to get out and vote. If you dont and your candidate loses, you have no one to blame but yourself. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JOHN EVERLOVEOne day my mom forgot my name and we laughed; a short time later, she forgot her own name and all laughter ceased. Remembering back to that time, some days were normal; most were not and they never got better. In front of my eyes, my mother was taken from me. Her dignity; intelligence; sense of humor; personality and all of her memories were disappearing. I now know that the fear I was facing at that time was nothing compared to the terror she was going through. Alzheimers disease is a cruel thief who takes not just our mere precious possessions but our precious loved ones. Comedians make jokes about Old timers disease but anyone who has had to deal with the cruel malady of Alzheimers knows there is nothing funny about it. A friend of mine has a mom who is going through this agonizing trial and he wanted me to thank the angels who are helping to care for her. For those who have not experienced a loved one with this disease let me try to share a little insight. A person whom you have known you all your life; who cared for you; nursed you and held you; loved and cherished you; fed you; laughed in happy times and wept in sad times with you; is slowly taken away. That same person who shared so much now doesnt know you; some times yells at you; says mean and hateful things; throws tantrums or sits silently in a corner. These are just a few of the complex and frightening symptoms of Alzheimers. While you are looking into the eyes of a person you once loved and knew so well; you sense that their inner self is gone. Some would call it the soul; others something else but the once familiar face and body is now occupied by some stranger. Most of us are not equipped to handle a person with this disease. We have neither the knowledge; skills or emotional fortitude to deal with loved ones as they display bizarre and confusing behaviors. Thus, most of us must rely on care givers; usually in an assisted living facility. Through some miracle, by their nature and their calling these care givers are able to not only cope with these patients; but to understand and comfort them. While we cannot mention the individual facility my friends mom is in or even use her name; for his sake and for all of you who have a loved some one with Alzheimers; let me thank some very special people. They represent all the nurses; nurses aides; care givers and the angels that are in the trenches day in and day out working with some of the most difficult patients in the world. First there are Pam and Laura; Latoya and Kendra. They share the responsibilities with Shaquita; Brittany; Shantille; Velvet and Veronica. Head nurse Joseph leads this team as they provide special care and comfort to their patients. In the kitchen Chef Paula does an outstanding job preparing taste tempting nourishment for the patients. Together they comprise a group of exceptional individuals with exceptional talents and exceptional skills. 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. Some of my grandchildren love playing soccer. Two of the boys plan to go to camp, or something like that, to help them play better. I havent gotten to see them play in over a year, and I understand theyve improved tremendously from the little guys running around the field to good players who understand the game. Im always glad to see young people get involved in team sports. It teaches a lot of things about teamwork, socialization, accepting blame, modestly accepting praise, etc. For myself, I coached a lot of youth baseball and basketball over the years, and I probably got as much out of it as the kids did. However, I never coached soccer. I simply didnt know enough about the intricacies of the game. Oh, I knew the offside rule, etc., but not the skills needed to play. Hockey is another story. Growing up in the New York area, I was a Rangers fan. I had a friend who was in the PR department of the Rangers, and he used to get me and my girlfriend (later my wife) front row mezzanine seats in the old Madison Square Garden on 50th Street and Broadway (thats why some people still call the Rangers the Broadway Blues). I knew all the rules, knew the players, knew the opponents bad guys, etc. Hockey really moved fast, and even though you might only have two or three goals a game, the speed kept you on the edge of your seat. We just finished with the Stanley Cup Playoffs last week, with the Los Angeles Kings defeating the Rangers in a series of thrilling overtime games. We are now blessed with something called the World Cup, in which various Everyone watching soccer? Not really Among Friends Jim Clark nations send teams to one country, this year its Brazil, to complete in eight pools with the top two finishers in each pool going into the championship round. Games are widely spread out over days and over the country. At the risk of offending all you soccer fans out there, I find that soccer is nothing but slow hockey. Its the same basic principle, with scoring in the opponents net, low-scoring games, and may be one rush that has a chance of producing a goal every two minutes or so, instead of every 15 seconds or so in hockey. It is a sport with all sorts of chances for corruption. There is a referee who calls all the penalties, and keeps the clock. There is a clock for everyone to see, but its not official. In this day of modern technology, I have to wonder why not. They have something called stoppage time. Its added on to each half to make up for time used for injuries, etc. Why in heavens name they just cant wave their arms to stop the visible clock, then start it again when play resumes, making the clock official, Ill never know. Frankly, theres too much power invested in these referees, and to me that opens the door to possible shenanigans. Please see EVERLOVE, Page 7 Please see CLARK, Page 7 Dealing with Alzheimers Happy Fathers Day from Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Ed and Frann Glenney smile as they consider their 48th anniversary. The couple were married on June 18, 1966, in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Happy Anniversary to this extraordinary couple. Edwin Morris is one of several fathers honored on Father's Day. Please see FFV, Page 8

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Yes, Fathers Day was last Sunday, but I am writing this before the special day so I hope readers will accept this somewhat belated tribute to fathers. I asked for contributions from neighbors who had an anecdote or quote from a father; but, sadly, I got no responses. Maybe most of the readers are shy or maybe many are on trips. I know the latter is true, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and get a story about fathers and grandfathers that I know are exceptional. I am beginning to wonder if the name ED is really blessed because two of the people I will mention have that nickname. The first Ed that I must mention is my own adopted father who was a father to four of us rather than just the one biological son that he had. Ed Morris married my mom when I was almost 16 years old and eventually adopted my younger sister, brother, and me to make a total of four children and a family of six instead of the two that he and his son had been. There is no one on this earth that I admire more than I do/did Edwin Morris. I even named my son after him because I knew no better role model. My son, Christopher Edwin Barnett, is also an exceptional father and I appreciate all he has done to keep custody of his daughters. It was a tough struggle but the girls are now 21 and 16 and Dad has always been there for themno matter what. My son, Chris, gave his grandfather the name, Dandy, that stuck with all 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dandy was one who taught each of those adoring children about loving the earth and helping to preserve it. His garden was a showplace and the source of many nutritious vegetables that he taught the grands to love as well. Mr. Ed (as many of his coworkers at Georgia Power called him) was a handy man in the finest sense of the words. He could fix anything until the onset of the computer. He did not become proficient in that technical world. Honestly, I never blamed him for that. A man of few words, my dad taught me many things, but one comment he made when someone had really hurt my feelings rings true for me today. No one ever got to be one inch taller by stepping on someone else. It made sense then and still does now. Ed Glenney is the second Ed that I want to mention. He is a neighbor here in Fairfield Village, and several years ago he wrote this column for Fairfield Village before family obligations made it necessary for him to give up this opportunity. Ed and Frann Glenney have had more than their share of heartache over the past four years. Their daughter, Jody, developed bone cancer and went through extensive chemo and other treatment. The Glenneys went back to New Jersey to be with their daughter during her fight. They were gone for about six months. When it seemed that the treatment had been successful, the Glenneys came back to Florida because they were missing out on seeing their young granddaughter, Lydia Knapp. Lydias parents lived in West Palm Beach so Ed and Frann were thrilled to be able to be back to see the toddler in person. Then another tragedy happened. Lydias mother, Stacey, died suddenly after what appeared to be an asthma attack on May 5, 2012. Ed and Frann put all their efforts into helping Fred Knapp be a single father to Lydia. Because the family is so close, Lydia and her father moved to Ocala so that she could have family close by in addition to her father. Things began to settle down for the Glenneys. Then another huge blow. Jodys cancer had returned and she was facing the amputation of her left leg. Ed and Frann loaded up and went back to New Jersey for Jodys surgery and rehab. This went remarkably well; and after their some six months with Jody, Ed and Frann have come back to Ocala with hopes that the saga has a permanently happy ending. Through all the concerns that the Glenneys have faced, the two of them always have a smile and a greeting for everyone. I know I said this was about fathers but Imessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5 4 W ednesday, June 18, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. Service $ 29 95 000IGA1 COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 352-207-4435 000IG2Q HANDYMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Y ard Pressure W ashing Painting, Etc. V ery Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Fr ee Time! Contact W ayne Green at 352-875-6106 000IEMY IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 99 With coupon. SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000HYK9 000HYK9 Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000IE7D Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G GA RA GE S CR EE N D OO R 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000IEML We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Beat The Price Increase! 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000I2C2 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Why voting is so important There was a lesson last week on why we vote on Election Day, and why we dont depend on the polls. Occasionally, the polls, and the media, get it wrong. Such was the case of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was upset in the Virginia Republican primary last week by an economics professor at Randolph Macon named David Brat. As late as last Tuesday morning, notable pundits such as those at the Washington Post were publishing articles about how Cantor would be the next Speaker of the House. As it turned out, Cantor wont even be in the House when the next session starts in January 2015. Now the national press is making another mistake, completely ignoring another professor, this time one who teaches history. His name is Jack Trammel, and he also works at Randolph Macon. Just a little while ago, Trammel, a Democrat, decided to run for Congress against Eric Cantor. But he wont be facing Cantor, hell be facing a colleague, Brat. Virginia is an open primary state, meaning that Democrats could have voted in the Republican primary. It means that Democrats could have been voting against Cantor, hoping for an easy road to Congress for Trammel. Cantors problem, however, may have been rooted in the fact that people didnt feel he spent enough time in his district. He wasnt even there on primary day. Between his primary two years ago and this years stunning defeat, Cantor lost more than 8,000 votes. That means that either his backers were reading the polls and didnt turn out, or his support was eroding. Theres a message there for incumbents across the land: Dont get too sure about re-election. Spend more time in your districts, talking to constituents, finding out what they are thinking. We had an example two years ago, when Ted Yoho beat Cliff Stearns in the GOP primary. But the emphasis remains on voting. Nothing happens until the ballots are counted. So when these elections roll around, starting on Aug. 26, make plans to get out and vote. If you dont and your candidate loses, you have no one to blame but yourself. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JOHN EVERLOVEOne day my mom forgot my name and we laughed; a short time later, she forgot her own name and all laughter ceased. Remembering back to that time, some days were normal; most were not and they never got better. In front of my eyes, my mother was taken from me. Her dignity; intelligence; sense of humor; personality and all of her memories were disappearing. I now know that the fear I was facing at that time was nothing compared to the terror she was going through. Alzheimers disease is a cruel thief who takes not just our mere precious possessions but our precious loved ones. Comedians make jokes about Old timers disease but anyone who has had to deal with the cruel malady of Alzheimers knows there is nothing funny about it. A friend of mine has a mom who is going through this agonizing trial and he wanted me to thank the angels who are helping to care for her. For those who have not experienced a loved one with this disease let me try to share a little insight. A person whom you have known you all your life; who cared for you; nursed you and held you; loved and cherished you; fed you; laughed in happy times and wept in sad times with you; is slowly taken away. That same person who shared so much now doesnt know you; some times yells at you; says mean and hateful things; throws tantrums or sits silently in a corner. These are just a few of the complex and frightening symptoms of Alzheimers. While you are looking into the eyes of a person you once loved and knew so well; you sense that their inner self is gone. Some would call it the soul; others something else but the once familiar face and body is now occupied by some stranger. Most of us are not equipped to handle a person with this disease. We have neither the knowledge; skills or emotional fortitude to deal with loved ones as they display bizarre and confusing behaviors. Thus, most of us must rely on care givers; usually in an assisted living facility. Through some miracle, by their nature and their calling these care givers are able to not only cope with these patients; but to understand and comfort them. While we cannot mention the individual facility my friends mom is in or even use her name; for his sake and for all of you who have a loved some one with Alzheimers; let me thank some very special people. They represent all the nurses; nurses aides; care givers and the angels that are in the trenches day in and day out working with some of the most difficult patients in the world. First there are Pam and Laura; Latoya and Kendra. They share the responsibilities with Shaquita; Brittany; Shantille; Velvet and Veronica. Head nurse Joseph leads this team as they provide special care and comfort to their patients. In the kitchen Chef Paula does an outstanding job preparing taste tempting nourishment for the patients. Together they comprise a group of exceptional individuals with exceptional talents and exceptional skills. 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. Some of my grandchildren love playing soccer. Two of the boys plan to go to camp, or something like that, to help them play better. I havent gotten to see them play in over a year, and I understand theyve improved tremendously from the little guys running around the field to good players who understand the game. Im always glad to see young people get involved in team sports. It teaches a lot of things about teamwork, socialization, accepting blame, modestly accepting praise, etc. For myself, I coached a lot of youth baseball and basketball over the years, and I probably got as much out of it as the kids did. However, I never coached soccer. I simply didnt know enough about the intricacies of the game. Oh, I knew the offside rule, etc., but not the skills needed to play. Hockey is another story. Growing up in the New York area, I was a Rangers fan. I had a friend who was in the PR department of the Rangers, and he used to get me and my girlfriend (later my wife) front row mezzanine seats in the old Madison Square Garden on 50th Street and Broadway (thats why some people still call the Rangers the Broadway Blues). I knew all the rules, knew the players, knew the opponents bad guys, etc. Hockey really moved fast, and even though you might only have two or three goals a game, the speed kept you on the edge of your seat. We just finished with the Stanley Cup Playoffs last week, with the Los Angeles Kings defeating the Rangers in a series of thrilling overtime games. We are now blessed with something called the World Cup, in which various Everyone watching soccer? Not really Among Friends Jim Clark nations send teams to one country, this year its Brazil, to complete in eight pools with the top two finishers in each pool going into the championship round. Games are widely spread out over days and over the country. At the risk of offending all you soccer fans out there, I find that soccer is nothing but slow hockey. Its the same basic principle, with scoring in the opponents net, low-scoring games, and may be one rush that has a chance of producing a goal every two minutes or so, instead of every 15 seconds or so in hockey. It is a sport with all sorts of chances for corruption. There is a referee who calls all the penalties, and keeps the clock. There is a clock for everyone to see, but its not official. In this day of modern technology, I have to wonder why not. They have something called stoppage time. Its added on to each half to make up for time used for injuries, etc. Why in heavens name they just cant wave their arms to stop the visible clock, then start it again when play resumes, making the clock official, Ill never know. Frankly, theres too much power invested in these referees, and to me that opens the door to possible shenanigans. Please see EVERLOVE, Page 7 Please see CLARK, Page 7 Dealing with Alzheimers Happy Fathers Day from Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Ed and Frann Glenney smile as they consider their 48th anniversary. The couple were married on June 18, 1966, in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Happy Anniversary to this extraordinary couple. Edwin Morris is one of several fathers honored on Father's Day. Please see FFV, Page 8

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for which I am eternally grateful. Another bit of advice he gave me was simply that you do not have to fight every battle. Only fight those battles, he said with a sly smirk on his face, that you know you can win. I mentioned that he was rather reserved in his speaking, but there was one area where he was profusely proactive. That was in the area of discipline, especially directed toward me. My father was not much different from any of the fathers during that time and they all believed in the biblical admonition, Spare the rod and spoil the child. These fathers were united in making sure none of their children would be spoiled. One rule we had in the house that I did not fully agree with was, if you got a spanking in school (and in those days we got spankings in school) you got a spanking at home. Talk about double dipping! The assumption was that the teacher was right and that the one receiving the spanking was wrong. Back then, 99.9 percent of the time that was true. The spanker was in charge, the spankee took it like a man and you know where. I spent 12 years in the public education system and during that time, my teacher was never wrong. I will not divulge how many times I was wrong, that is between me and the area I sit on. I clearly remember that my teachers back then had what was called the Hickory stick. And boy did those teachers know how to use that Hickory stick and where it would do the most good. My father did not have a Hickory stick as such. Hanging on the wall in the kitchen was an old wooden paddle engraved with, I need thee every hour. I am surprised that that one wooden paddle lasted during my entire childhood. I made one mistake during those childhood days. I was going through a period where the paddle and my bottom were close friends. I was getting a little weary of such friendship and decided I would do something about it. My father had gone to work early that day, as I remember it now, and I was going out the door to go to school when a thought da nced in my head. I would take that paddle and dispose of it so that it could no longer be attached to my person. With the advantage of 20/20 hindsight, it was not a perfect plan. I had forgotten about that and two days later, I got into some trouble. It was the kind of trouble that could be resolved only by that wooden paddle. My father went to get the paddle and to his chagrin, and my posterior harm, it was not there. Very seldom did my father paddle me when he was really angry. There was one case when that happened, and this was it. I will not repeat the lecture that he gave at that time, but I will say that it had a lasting impression upon my posterior. At that time, I wished he had been a man of fewer words. I know times have changed, but I am not sure they have changed for the better. There was a time when parents were in charge of children and responsible for the discipline. Sadly, that day is far gone. The only thing I would say is, are we better off today than we were back then? The Bible admonishes us, And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). Discipline, not abuse, is drastically needed among our children today. My father would put it this way, lack of discipline is a form of abuse.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. 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Phone 352-237-5741.Friday, June 20 S crapbooks and craftsYou are cordially invited to attend our monthly Scrapbook Crop and Craft night to benefit breast cancer on Friday, June 20, at 6 p.m. at the Marion County Extension Auditorium, South Hall, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road (close to the Livestock Pavilion. Cost is $5 to benefit MSABC. Bring your favorite hand crafts: scrapbooking, card making, jewelry, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, macram, painting or any other hand craft you might choose to work on. Its a great way to socialize, share tools and ideas with 35 to 45 crafters. We have plenty of room so be sure to bring a friend. Mark your calendar for future dates: July 18 Aug. 15th September 2 day event on 19th and 20th October 17 Nov. 21 this will be our annual covered dish and last meeting of the year due to holidays. For more information, call Claire at 352-732-5982.Tuesday, June 24 B reast cancer survivors meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meeting on Tuesday, June 24, will be off-site at Ruby Tuesdays on State Road 200 for a luncheon at 1 p.m. If you have not signed up for the luncheon and would like to attend, please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 so we can have an approximate count for the restaurant. Hope you will be able to join us. Happenings

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My father was a rather reserved person. He did not have much to say except when he was talking about his hunting or fishing adventures, and to hear from him, it was always an adventure. When he got started on one of his stories, you better just sit back and forget about everything else. Outside of that, he was rather quiet and reserved and did not have much to say. I always liked that about him for a variety of reasons. I think I take after him in that regard. I just do not have time to hear somebody bloviate on something I am not interested in. For one, my father had no time at all for politics. I am not sure if he was a Republican or Democrat, but I knew he voted every election. Son, he often said, you dont have to take sides one way or the other. When Im with a Democrat, I talk Democrat and when Im with a Republican, I talk Republican. The only thing that matters is what I do when I get in that voting booth. This attitude of his, since Fathers Day is coming up, was something that made a deep impression upon me. Following his counsel has kept me out of quite a few battles throughout the years, especially when I got married. I can never remember my father arguing with my mother. Now, my mother argued with my father, but he never reciprocated. If you want a happy home, he once advised, make sure everybody in the home was happy particularly the one you married. That has helped me through many sticky situations The residents of Stone Creek will get to see softball played at their new field starting in September of this year. Ground breaking for the field took place on Tuesday, June 10 with many residents and softball players for the occasion. Bob Foisey from the Sales Office was on hand for the ground breaking ceremony. The new field will have many wonderful features. There will be covered 30-foot dugouts with overhead fans, an electronic scoreboard, two sets of bleachers for fans. It will house a concession stand with grill, popcorn machine and nacho machine. Now, I would have loved that equipment when I worked at the concession stand at Ursinus College where my son played baseball during his college days. The field with be a regulation 300 feet to the outfield fences and it will have irrigated Bermuda grass outfield with a clay infield and warning track. It will also have golf cart parking adjacent to the field. The field will be located near the outdoor Pavilion. The softball team is excited about the field and the residents will be able to watch games. Here is to September and the opening of the field. George Kaufman said the first game may be an interesting one as there is rumor that the sales team wants to play the softball team. Another beautiful amenity becomes a reality in the next few months at the Stone Creek Community. I would like to thank Kim Krystopa, Lifestyle Director, for taking pictures for me. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7 2 W ednesday, June 18, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 16 Y ears 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! 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We want them to know that their work is truly and gratefully appreciated. The things that most people can not do; they do on a daily basis; providing care and hope; kindness and cleanliness; compassion and understanding to those who need it most. Thank you to all of the care givers; you truly are angels of mercy. For a special perspective read the poem An Alzheimers Request by Owen Darnell; its excellent. John Everlove is the Cherrywood columnist for the South Marion Citizen. EVERLO VECONTINUED FROM P AGE 5 One bad call and everyone thinks the ref has been bought, which Im sure isnt the case but which is possible. So next season, Ill work my way to Palatka to watch my grandsons play, and Ill cheer for them and congratulate them on playing a good game. Its very important to them and I wouldnt want to spoil that. Just dont show them this column. Pretty soon theyre going to be 10 and 9 years old, and I wouldnt want to spoil their image of me. I just think I ought to buy them each a pair of ice skates. But then again, its a long trip to find the nearest rink.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Work starts on Stone Creek softball field The Fourth of July will be here before you know it! Are you getting ready for the Quail Meadow Fourth of July parade? Get out your trucks, cars, golf carts, bicycles, scooters, etc. and plan to join the parade. The trophies are ready to be awarded to winners in four categories: cars/trucks, golf carts, costumes, and other. There are several surprises lined up for the parade you wont want to miss it! Dinner chicken, corn-on-the cob, watermelon, etc. will be served at 1 p.m. We will have entertainment provided by R Music 4 You all afternoon. All of this for only $5 per person! Tickets are available from Maryanne Ellner. Note: In case of rain, the parade will be on July 5, but dinner will still be on the 4th. Attention all military veterans: We need to know who you are. This is for a special recognition for our vets to take place later this year. If you havent given your name/info to Maryanne Ellner or Richard Gunther, please do so immediately. Do you remember when it was exciting to get a new computer? Well, it was necessary for me to go from Windows XP to a later version last week. I wasnt all that excited about making the change! Guess Im too set in my ways. However, the new Dell arrived and our resident Computer Guy, Steve Kane, very graciously came over and set up the new model. At least he was able to transfer my old files onto the new machine. Now all I have to do is find them! It really isnt all that bad, so Ill get used to it eventually. My first major problem was attaching a photo to an e-mail, but I think Ive got it straightened out now. If you dont get pictures with this article each week, just know Im still learning! The summer rains have arrived! The yards are looking nice and green, but also growing very fast. Summer also means vacation time; if your neighbors are away, please keep your eyes on their property. If you see any unknowns around the property, please call 911; better safe than sorry. Reminder: There is no bingo during the summer. The games will begin again in September. The pool is nice and refreshing, so if you are looking for something to do, come to the pool for some exercise and relaxation. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Time to start thinking about Fourth of July celebration Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder The switch on my behind saved time Please see PASTOR Page 3 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.

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County officials, veterans, community partners and citizens will come together at 9:30 a.m. on June 20, for a site selection tour and community rally in support of a state veterans nursing home for Marion. The county is being considered as an ideal location to site a 120-bed nursing home funded through the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Five other Florida counties are also in the running. The June 20 event will offer county residents an opportunity to meet state selection committee representatives and provide public comment in support of the new facility being sited in Marion. Event attendees will be able to enjoy live music and light refreshments, and show their patriotic spirit. The event will take place on the proposed site in the northeast corner of Southwest 80th Street and Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala (On Top of the World). Our veterans have made the greatest sacrifices to guarantee our freedoms today, said Marion County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak. Marion County wishes to continue being a part of their hope for a better tomorrow by becoming the home of the new state veterans nursing home. Those wishing to learn more about the event and why Marion County is the ideal location for the state veterans nursing home may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/VAhome or call 352-4382300. Vet home rally is this Friday Jayne Ellspermann, principal at West Port High School, has been selected as the 2014 Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) Principal of the Year. Ellspermann will represent Florida in the MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year competition. Ellspermann has served as the principal for West Port for 10 years and in that time has taken the school from one of the lowest performing high schools to the highest performing high school, while also transforming the campus into one that fosters college and career ready students. She sets high expectations for instructors and students and empowers them to reach their goals. In her application, Ellspermann stated, Everything that we do is focused on student achievement. It is deliberate, planned, and created to enhance teacher leadership and let them know how important their work is in the achievement of our students. I lead faculty wide book studies designed to encourage professional conversations on learning. As we have focused on student learning, student achievement has increased. In support of her nomination, a student wrote, She has provided us (the students) with the best of the best teachers, which is greatly appreciated to know that I am getting the best education possibleAny problem or difficult situation I have been faced with, she has always had an advantageous solution. No matter how busy she might be, she always has time to talk to any student who needs herLast but not least, she has provided a welcoming learning environment, giving every student at West Port an equal opportunity to be successful. FASA Executive Director Juhan Mixon, Ed.D. stated, Mrs. Ellspermann is a great leader that stays at the forefront of educational standards so she can lead her staff and students to success. She leads by example and shares her knowledge with aspiring administrators across the state. Marion County and Florida are lucky to have Jayne leading the way! The Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) is a statewide umbrella association representing nearly 11,000 education administrators throughout Florida. FASA strives to serve and support the professional goals of Floridas education administrators and to enhance Floridas quality of education. The MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year program began in 1993 as a means to recognize outstanding middle level and high school principals. The program annually honors secondary school principals who have succeeded in providing highquality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. West Port principal receives state honor Ellspermann MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PHOTOHazmat crew members inspect a suspicious package. Marion County Fire Rescue worked with Ocala Fire Rescue and cooperated with the Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriffs Office regarding suspicious envelopes received at Lake Weir High School, the Marion County Judicial Center, Forest High School, West Port High School, Hillcrest School, the Ocala Star Banner, the Elks Lodge, Belleview High School, Marion County Sheriffs Office and Blessed Trinity complex. MCFRs Shady Station 16 Hazmat Team responded to the suspicious package call at Lake Weir High School. The crew used specialized monitors to rule out biological, explosive, chemical and radiological agents and determined the substance inside the green envelope to be an artificial sweetener. One school employee was evaluated, but did not require treatment for symptoms related to hazardous materials exposure. Afterward, MCFRs Hazmat crew responded to the Marion County Courthouse, which had been secured Suspicious white powder was sweetener, officials say Please see POWDER, Page 8 by Ocala Fire Rescue and the Ocala Police Department. There they repeated the process and determined the suspicious substance to be artificial sweetener as well. Six courthouse employees who were in the vicinity of the opened envelope were quarantined and, upon MCFRs arrival, evaluated. No one was injured or treated for symptoms related to hazardous materials exposure. Next, MCFRs Hazmat crew and law enforcement responded to the Ocala Star Banner, which evacuated employees for their safety. This envelope contained artificial sweetener as well. Envelopes received at Lake Weir High School, the Marion County Court House and the Ocala Star Banner were all green. Samples from each package will be sent to the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories in Jacksonville for further testing. In reports from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, it was noted that the principal at Forest High School and desk personnel at Belleview handled the envelopes. One report said that the Belleview envelope was addressed in capital letters in black ink and the envelope was green. The Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a criminal investigation of these incidents. POWDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The League of Women Voters are planning a series of political forums starting in late June. There will be a School Board forum on Monday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Department Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave. A candidate for School Board candidates will also be held on Monday, June 30, at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. at On Top of the World. County Commission candidates will get their chance Monday, July 21, at Circle Square, and again on Monday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Department. Finally, two forums on statewide ballot initiatives will take place on Sept. 4 at Circle Square at 2 p.m., and the Police Department on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. All forums are open to the public. Political forums to start Monday would not be able to write this without Franns part. As a mom and grandma myself, I have nothing but admiration for how she and Ed keep their family together. It is amazing. Lydias father is a remarkable person too. He gave up his job in West Palm Beach to move closer to Ed and Frann for Lydias sake. She is a wonderful little girl who just graduated from pre-K at Building Blocks here in Southwest Ocala. Always smiling and waving to everyone, Lydia is the darling of Fairfield Village when she visits. She loves the beach in my front yard and she loves playing with my Shih Tzu Baby Bear. The accompanying photo shows some of the fun the two have. I am glad that we have Fathers Day in this country so that we can honor the men who do live up to the name. Sadly, some do not; and I, like many others, feel that the lack of a father image in some homes is a contributor to many of the problems young people face. Bringing up a family is a two-person job for sure. Actually the more the extended family is involved, the better the chance of the children being well adjusted. Fathers, grandfathers and other male role models are just as important as mothers, grandmothers and other female role models. When there is a family with the connections that the Morrises, Glenneys, and Knapps have, children have a head start on being happy and successful in life. In closing, we are sending a big thank you to all the men who take the job of being a father seriously. Fairfield Village wishes a super Happy Fathers Day to all those who can claim the name. FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Read the classifieds Young Lydia Knapp laughs gleefully as Baby Bear seeks her attention.