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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Stone Creek........5 Quail Meadow......6 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 Puzzles Page 10 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IXFN 000J3UP BY JIM CLARK EditorA last-minute proposal put forth by County Commissioner Earl Arnett to put a half-percent sales tax on the November ballot ran afoul of election deadlines, and the two-year proposal died without a vote on Wednesday at the County Commission meeting. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox spoke and reiterated that the proposed ordinance had to be submitted by 9 a.m. on Aug. 27, the day after the primary. The proposed ordinance called for a public hearing on Sept. 2. It appears the one mill property tax for schools will be the only local levy on the ballot. One last time, county sales tax proposal is dead Wow, thats cold!The Stone Creek community participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge recently. Here some of theparticipants are shown reacting to the sudden cold ice being dumped on their heads. More information, Page 5. Also attending the meeting were Carl Zalak, incumbent County Commissioner, right, and his assistant Austin Kernan, left. School Board member Ron Crawford was also in the audience. Guest speaker at the Ocala Palms Republican Club meeting on Aug.20 was U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, who gave club members and their guests an update on the current issues facing the nation. Following this informative session was a question and answer period. Pictured here with Congressman Yoho are the club officers, left to right, Aubrey Gardner, treasurer; Don Schultz, president; Yoho; Barbara Leitzel, 2nd vice president and Cathy Donohue, secretary. First Vice President Joe Sowa was unable to attend this meeting. Congressman Yoho visits Ocala Palms Republican Club Circus coming to townLoomis Bros. Circus returns to Ocala with its all new 2014 edition, taking place at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2231 NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and Wednesday, Sept. 3 with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on both days. Circus producer and renowned singing Ringmaster Justin Loomis promises the best circus to ever play the area, featuring Rosaire's Bears, the only North American grizzly bear act of its kind in the world, and Kasha, Florida's favorite clown. The show will also showcase some of the finest thrilling acts from around the globe, Royal Bengal and White Siberian Tigers, as well as the World Famous Loomis Bros. Circus performing elephants. All seating is general admission and doors open one hour prior to scheduled show time. Tickets can be purchased in advance online by visiting loomiscircus.com and on the day of show with cash only at the box office. Proceeds from the event benefits The Florida International Teaching Zoo. Deputy Superintendent Rick Lankford, who oversees curriculum and instruction for Marion County Public Schools, will retire next month after 38 years of service with the district. Superintendent George Tomyn has appointed Lisa Krysalka to replace Lankford. Krysalka, herself a 31-year veteran of the district, is the executive director of Human Resources. In her new role, she will oversee all student curriculum and instructional practices for teachers. The position is considered second to the superintendent and often involves budgeting, negotiations, staffing plans, student assignments, and other key academic responsibilities. Krysalka started with MCPS as a teacher at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary in 1983. She also taught at South Ocala Elementary and Lake Weir Middle. In 1994, she became assistant principal at Belleview Middle. Eleven years later, she became principal at that same school and then moved to the district office in 2012 to her current position. Krysalkas degrees include a bachelor of science in elementary education from Southern Illinois University and a masters in educational leadership from the University of Florida. Jaycee Oliver, a 22-year district employee, replaces Krysalka. Oliver supervises the Employment Services division and will maintain these responsibilities while moving into the executive director of Human Resources position. Olivers background includes teaching at Dr. NH Jones, serving as assistant principal at Dr. NH Jones and Belleview-Santos Elementary schools, and serving as principal at Emerald Shores Elementary and Madison Street Academy. Lankford started with the district in 1975 as a teacher at Lake Weir High. He left the district briefly but came back in 1978 as a math and science teacher at the same school. In 1994, Lankford became assistant principal at Shady Hill Elementary. Later that same year, he was appointed assistant principal at Forest High. Eleven years later in 2005, Lankford became principal at Forest and moved in 2007 to become principal at Vanguard High. Two years ago, he moved to the district office to his current position. Lankfords academic background includes an associates degree from Valencia Community College, a bachelors degree in physical education from the University of Central Florida, and a masters in educational leadership from NOVA University. Schools deputy superintendent retires bring out this awesome, classical dessert known as shoofly pie. Some things are so wonderful that they cannot be fully explained. Personally, I would rather not spend much time trying to answer the question, What is a shoofly pie? I would preferably utilize that time delving into eating a shoofly pie. That is my greatest delight. Recently I indulged this marvelous delight in the center of shoofly pie country. Everybody knows that to be Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A conference was going to be there that I wanted to go to but I had many things that prohibited me from going there. All I could think about was the wonderful shoofly pies I could indulge in if I went to that conference. So, I worked hard to eliminate everything that would keep me from going there. Some things are, indeed, worth fighting for. About a month before the conference was to start, I had dealt with the final obstruction and was able to make plans to go. All I could think about was, Shoofly pie, here I come. As soon as my flight landed, I hurried off to the nearest restaurant and indulged in my first slice of shoofly pie for the weekend. I am happy to say it was not my last piece. At the conference, they had breakfast, lunch and dinner and for dessert, even at breakfast, was shoofly pie. I cannot tell you how many pieces of shoofly pie I ate, for the simple reason I cannot count that high without taking off my shoes. A slice of shoofly pie highlighted every meal. I am happy to say that they had more shoofly pie at this conference than I could consume although I did my very best, I assure you. I know that life sometimes has its hard paths and things can become very difficult. That is why we need to have something to really look forward to. The writer to the Hebrews understood this when he wrote, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). Celebrating the delicacies of life enable us to survive the adversities of life. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

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But it means a great deal to Lydia, and it means a great deal to me because it is one of the places where little girls and old ladies can dream and find treasure. Most of us in Fairfield Village are very much aware of the hardships faced by two of our most beloved neighbors, Ed and Frann Glenney. I have been in awe of their tenacity in holding on and helping their family members in the face of horrendous surgeries faced by one of their daughters and the unexpected death of another daughter. Regardless of their heartache, Frann and Ed have steadfastly been there for their daughters and their extended family members. One member of that family, granddaughter Lydia is a shining light in the lives of all of us who know and love her. Lydia and her dad along with Ed and Frann keep Lydias mom, Stacy, alive in the moment as the super fun-loving Lydia begins kindergarten this year. When I met Lydia, she was only 3+ years old. I immediately fell for her charm and she seemed to be attracted to me as well. That should not have surprised me because Lydia is very close to many of our neighbors. She spreads her charm everywhere she goes and leaves a trail of giggles that is so infectious that anyone feels better just hearing the laughter of this loving child. Now back to the beach. I became aware that Lydia loved the little makeshift beach that I created under a small palm tree in my small front yard. Loving the beach but unable to afford to live there, I decided to make a spot for myself (with the approval of our management of our regulated community) to try to visualize an idyllic spot on one of central Floridas shores. Granted, I have to be very creative with my visualization, but I can imagine a happy place when I sit in my beach chair and wiggle my toes in the sand. But the imagination of a child can find joy even in the smallest places when she is encouraged, and that is what happened when I suggested to little Lydia that a pirate often visits my beach and sometimes buries little treasures theremeant to be found by sweet little girls. On special occasions, Lydia will come to the beach to see if the pirate has been busy burying treasure. More often than not, the sly old pirate will have been there and left some items to be dug up by a curious little girl. Just recently, the pirate decided to rename the spot where the treasures might be found. The pirate Have you ever visited Lydias Beach in Ocala? Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett suggested that the beach be given a proper nameLydias Beach. Therefore, a new sign will soon grace the area, and it will proclaim that this area is now named appropriately. If you drive or walk by, perhaps you might take time to remember when we were young and fantasy was a lovely type of reality and the world was still a magical place where pirates could really leave treasure for idealistic young children to find. Wouldnt those times be wonderful to relive? From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that the end of summer brings happy memories for you and your family. You only have to believe and wonderful things happen. Lydia loves her beach and her little doggie friend. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 11 FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Lydias little buried treasures are marked by colorful bright pink tops of tissue paper wrappings just peaking through the surface of the sand guarded by the watchful alligator who lets no one near the treasure except for Little Miss Lydia. Though the area is very small, the enjoyment is disproportionate. Such fun to sit in the shade and wiggle toes in the warm sand.

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People ask me questions all the time. Some of those questions I can answer, some I cannot answer and some I will not answer. I wish people would ask me questions I could answer and look good about it. However, it never happens. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage asks me questions all the time. After 43 years, I have finally figured out her questions. Most usually require one word answers. For somebody like me who spends most of his time preaching and writing, boiling an answer down to one word is something that is quite difficult. The one great thing about my wife is, when she asks me a question, she does not really want an answer, because she already has the answer. I do not know how wives have developed this kind of intellectual mystique. I have just never had the opportunity to ask her. This probably would be the main question I would ask. Sometimes, living in the dark is OK. Some people ask questions to get information. Some people ask questions to show off how smart they think they are, which, merely proves how dumb they actually are. Do not let them know that I said this, or they may have some questions for me. Then some people ask questions in order to trick you. Questions are important. Sometimes my friends (both of them), will ask me a question. The primary question is simply, what is a shoofly pie? This is the kind of question I like and furthermore, I like to answer it. The trouble with a question like this is, where do you begin? With something as marvelous and wonderful as a shoofly pie, where do you start to explain all of its delicacies? To begin with, a shoofly pie is a slice of heaven. I am quite sure that in heaven at supper time there will be shoofly pies aplenty. I know quite a few Mennonite and Amish women who, I am quite sure, are in heaven, and if they are, they will insist on making shoofly pie. I do not know if it is in their genes, but I do know it is in their aprons. If anybody has ever had the wonderful opportunity of eating a shoofly pie, they will know exactly what I am talking about. It is hard to explain the experience without your mouth watering so much you need a towel. To start with, the bottom of a shoofly pie is sheer liquid pleasure. Depending on the woman preparing the pie will depend on how thick that bottom layer is. Once that is laid down, the next layer is a delightful mix of flour and sugar and other secret ingredients. That layer seems to float on top of that liquid pleasure. On the top is a crust of munchable delight that has absolutely no equal. Then, to set it off, there is a circular crust that holds all of this together in one magnificent pie. I am not a baker so I do not know how they put all of this together and then put it in the oven and thenmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3 000J4TH 6998 N. 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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Before tackling that new project awaiting you at home or on the job, take time out for some much-deserved pampering to help lift your spirits and restore your energy levels. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your social calendar begins to fill up more quickly than you expected. And thats great. You deserve to enjoy some good fun after so much time spent on serious matters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A domestic situation continues to improve, thanks to the tender, loving concern youve shown. A colleague makes a questionable move that you might want to check out. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A sudden turn in a romantic relationship calls for both a rational and passionate response. It was a shoofly pie celebration weekend Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 12

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dard. A group of roughly two dozen lent more than their signatures; they actually set sail for Washington: Danny Kaye, Ira Gershwin, Judy Garland, John Garfield, Sterling Hayden, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, John Huston, Philip Dunne, Billy Wilder, and Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bogart and Bacall topped the list, as they would any blockbuster movie. Before we left Hollywood, said Bogart later, we carefully screened every performer so that no red or pink could infiltrate and sabotage our purpose. The street-wise Bogie prided himself in his ability not to be tricked. As one First Amendment crusader put it, Bogart feels that hes the most politically sophisticated guy in our business. The tough-talking Bogie seemed a most unlikely character to be duped. Neither he nor his girl, Lauren Bacall, would be anyones sucker. The crew from the Committee for the First Amendment boarded a plane bearing the name (no kidding) Red Star, which immediately raised suspicions among the liberals, including Bacall, though apparently not enough to stop the voyage. Coincidence or design? Bacall wrote. What happened on the road from California to Washington is fascinating political theater. It would make a terrific movie, if someone in modern Hollywood dared to portray it accurately. In my 2010 book, Dupes, I lay it out at length, including the breathtakingly nave statements along the way from the likes of Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, John Garfield, and so many other Hollywood Golden Agers whose movies I love. Their statements were seized by the likes of the Daily Worker, which turned them into giant headlines. The liberals/progressives, mouthing the talking points of the closet communists, were vicious toward the House committee. They literally compared the congressmen to Nazis, stormtroopers, Goebbels, Hitler, the Spanish Inquisition, and on and on. The four major Hollywood writers called to testifyDalton Trumbo, Albert Maltz, Alvah Bessie, and John Howard Lawson (a.k.a., Hollywoods Commissar)were especially belligerent. Alas, to make a long story short, the liberals/progressives were stunned, dumbfounded, shocked beyond belief, and deeply betrayed when they got to Washington and found that the accused communists were undeniably and unmistakably just that: communists. Congress, both Republicans and Democrats alike, openly presented mountains of evidence: registration rolls, news clips, Daily Worker articles, New Masses bylines, front-group memberships, party applications, forms, cards, checks, cash, and even numbers. The world quickly learned some crucial facts. To wit: Dalton Trumbo, Communist Party registration card, no. 47187, code no. Dalt T. A total of 39 citations with communist or communist-front affiliations. Albert Maltz, Communist Party registration card, no. 47196. A total of 58 citations with communist or communist-front affiliations. Alvah Bessie, Communist Party registration card, no. 46836. A total of 32 citations with communist or communist-front affiliations. John Howard Lawson, Communist Party registration card, no. 47275. As for Lawson, he was a one-man communistfront. Congressional investigators presented the May 18, 1934 Daily Worker identifying Lawson as no less than one of its own correspondents; a November 1946 issue of Masses & Mainstream listing Lawson as a member of its editorial board (along with Alvah Bessie and Dalton Tumbo); and the awful fact that Lawson (who was Jewish) was a sponsor of the odious American Peace Mobilization, which from 194041 had accommodated Hitler because of Hitlers alliance with Stalin. It was one of the most insidious communist fronts. Joining Lawson in the front were Albert Maltz, Budd Schulberg, Herbert Biberman, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, Artie Shaw, and Will Geer. The evidence was undeniableand only made the likes of Lawson, Trumbo, Maltz, and Bessie even angrier. Lawson was fuming. He had to be escorted out of the hearing room as he screamed at the House committee: Hitlers Germany!... Hitler tactics! All of which brings me back to Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bogart, much like his Hollywood persona, was a mercurial fellow. You didnt backstab Bogie. Already a loose fuse, he grew redder and redder as the facts on Hollywoods communists rolled in, and then he detonated. You [expletive, plural] sold me out! he yelled at Danny Kaye. Unbelievable as it may seem, Lauren Bacall later said that as she and Bogie and the others flew to Washington, they did not know that most of the unfriendlies called to testify were secretly members of the Communist Party. We didnt realize until much later, she admitted, that we were being used to some degree by the Unfriendly Ten. She conceded that they had been foolishly nave, headstrong, emotional, and that they had hastily strolled into something we knew nothing about. Most members of the Committee for the First Amendment felt that way. The group fell silent, withered, and died. Thats the history. The villains were the communists who lied to and exploited their liberal friends. The communists had hung the liberals out to dry, tarnishing their reputations with the movie-going public. Liberals like the wonderful lyricist Ira Gershwin now appeared before the California legislature to explain how he could be so oblivious as to host meetings for a communist front at his home. All the liberals endeavored to explain themselves. Bogart, too, looked to repair the damage. He went public with a strong statement explaining why I am not a communist, nor, for that matter, a communist sympathizer. I detest communism just as any decent American does, wrote Bogie. Im about as much in favor of communism as J. Edgar Hoover. He pledged that his name would never again be found on any communist front organization as a sponsor for anything communistic. In 1947, Bacall and her fellow liberals learned a hard lesson. Yes, she would remain a liberal, but she was chastened by this experience. May she rest in peace.Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, August 27, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger We are here to help, specializing in memory care. Call Janet Soto at 352-401-4012 to schedule your personal tour today. Worried That Mom Cant Remember? ASSISTED LIVING The Harbor House at Ocala #AL8142 12080 SW. 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Every class and activity is free and everyone is welcome. For more information please call 854-6981 or 8737507. The church is at 5110 SW State Road 200. A similar ministry is also offered at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Maricamp Road(phone 629-5683).Friday, Sept. 5 First Friday Art WalkThe First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala on Friday, Sept. 5 for its fifth season. The public is invited to partake in the festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. Next months event features over 30 artist displays, gallery receptions, one-ofa-kind restaurants and extended shopping hours. Festivities will include: Fencing, Tai Chi, and yoga demos, plus India ink art by Ali Graves at the Training Center of Ocala. Exhibit opening and special reception for Healing with a HeArt at Brick City Center for the Arts. Exhibit opening and special reception for the Ocala Art Group competition: Did You Hear That? inside city halls first floor lobby from 6 to 8 p.m. Live entertainment on the downtown square presented by Pi on Broadway. This month featuring Shema Freeman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For additional details on the First Friday Art Walk, including how artists may participate, please visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk or call Melissa Townsend, Community Cultural Arts Manager, 352-629-8447. Saturday, Sept. 6 Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. Classes are free of charge. Bring a mat or towel and come early to center yourself. For more information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Sept. 7 Bowen concert at Ocala WestA Free concert by the Bobby Bowen Family will be conducted at the Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 SW 60th Ave., Ocala) on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken up for the family. 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The holiday has evolved from its original intent, to honor the workers of America, but it still doesnt hurt to keep the people in mind, including those on the clock today, who toiled in the past to help bring some of the protections that many of us enjoyed during our working lives. Most of us spent our lives finding meaningful work something that gave us pride of purpose and put food on the table and a roof over our heads. A lucky few are able to turn pursuits about which they are passionate perhaps crafting things with their hands or creating art or music into their lifes work. Older generations often devoted themselves to an employer and spent all of their days there until retirement. Today, for a variety of reasons, such longevity in a single career path is rare. Younger workers are emerging into a tough job market, and they are trying on various positions and career paths before finding a fit. Labor Day has been around longer than other holidays, including Mothers Day, Fathers Day and other celebrations. The first holiday was celebrated Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City and organized by the Central Labor Union. Approximately 10,000 workers marched from City Hall and around Union Square, then gathered with families for picnicking and speeches. We honor all working men and women, who have built the countrys infrastructure, uplifted our economy, contributed to bettering our society and who do their jobs faithfully without daily thanks or praise. We hope you all have a happy, safe and healthy Monday next week. If its a special day off, enjoy it. If not, or if youre already retired, remember those who went before you. Some of your retirement benefits are available thanks to the effort of those people. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Bogie, Bacall and CommunistsBY DR. PAUL KENGOR Special to the MessengerLauren Bacall died last week at age 89. Her obituaries are paying tribute to a glamorous actress, a famed star from Hollywoods Golden Age, the wife of Humphrey Bogart, and a lifetime liberal. Shes also being celebrated by liberals as a fighter for freedom in the arts, one who bravely confronted McCarthyism and ruthless anti-communist witch hunters in Washington. Sorry, but reality is more complicated. The facts are that Lauren Bacall herself learned the truth about communism in Hollywood. She admitted to being badly duped by bad guys. She learned her lesson, even as her fellow Hollywood liberals to this day have not, opting instead for a false narrative that feeds a handy caricature. Heres what really happened: In October 1947, Lauren Bacall joined a group of high-profile Hollywood actors, writers, and producers for a major public-relations trip to Washington. Their goal was to defend the First Amendment freedoms of their accused friends and colleaguesaccused, that is, of being communists dedicated to infiltrating the motion-picture industry as a means to peddle propaganda. The accused were summoned before the House Committee on Un-American Activities as unfriendly witnesses. (For the record, Senator Joe McCarthy had absolutely nothing to do with this.) Unbeknownst to Lauren Bacall and friends, nearly every single one of the accused was a closet communist formally pledged to Stalins Soviet Union. When these individuals joined Communist Party USA (CPUSA), they swore a loyalty oath to strive to ensure the triumph of Soviet power in the United States. They were committed to what CPUSA general secretary William Z. Foster openly called a Soviet America, or what other hope-filled comrades called a United Soviet States of America (USSA). Of course, these communists didnt dare tell any of this to their liberal/progressive friends. They assured their pals that they were good liberals/progressives just like them. They would never support a totalitarian dictatorship. They insisted that they were being unjustly hounded and persecuted and silenced. This was an outrage, they said, a violation of their First Amendment/Constitutional freedoms (none of which existed in the Soviet Union). And thus, they needed the help of their friends. Would these fellow Hollywood liberals/progressives lend a hand? Would they come to Washington to support them? The liberals were more than game. After consulting with the unfriendlies, they created a group called the Committee for the First Amendment. It was a classic name for a communist front, one that made communists smile at their cleverness, especially when they were easily duping fellow leftists. The liberal stars they enlisted ran into the hundreds, with big names like Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Myrna Loy, Paulette GodReader 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. Random thoughts over a brutally hot Florida weekend: My wife and I were sitting in the living room watching television when one of the brutally negative commercials involving the governors race. Her comment was Im getting tired of all these commercials. Guess what, I said. Youve got three more months of these. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist havent even won their primaries yet. I realize by the time youre reading this, the primaries will be over and Scott and Crist will finally be nominated officially. I dont usually tell people how I vote, but in this case I will find another Republican to vote for instead of Scott, even though I know they havent got a chance. I think there are some Democrats who feel that way, too. Theyll vote for anyone but Crist in the primary. I cant believe we couldnt find viable candidates to run against both of these people. They both deserve to be put out to pasture. * Spent a lot of time watching the Little League World Series. The two teams I picked both lost on Saturday, so I watched with some disinterest on Sunday. ESPN and ABC announcers are constantly gushing with praise for Little League, as if everything was greater than the invention of sliced bread. Little League likes to emphasize that it is composed of volunteers, including the umpires. But after watching the men in blue, I have a message for Little League: You get what you pay for. I have seen high school and college students in local leagues umpire more consistently behind the plate. So having volunteers is great, but guys, open your wallets when you are Thre e mo re mo nt hs of poli tics o n TV Among Friends Jim Clark choosing umpires. The games and the attitude of the players will be better for it. * It was real traumatic watching the video of the early Sunday earthquake in California, particularly the video from a security camera in a home where the occupants were awakened. You could see one upset child at the head of the stairs, and you could hear the father saying, Its an earthquake, its an earthquake. Personally, Ill take hurricanes any time. At least then you have warnings, sometimes a week out, that theyre coming. Earthquakes just strike when they feel like it. Last I heard no one was killed, and that was a good thing. * Here are some scam notes: Phone calls that say We want to talk with you about your credit card account. There is no problem, however Thats when you want to hang up. Ive been inundated with e-mails lately that say Notice to appear in court. Im assuming if you open the email or attachment, bad things happen to your computer. If someone wants you to appear in court, you can be sure theyll have a deputy knock at your door. When you see those e-mails, dont open them, just hit the delete button.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see BACALL, Page 9 Kim Krystopa challenged her Social Committee to the ALS ice bucket challenge. As they say, in case you have been living under a rock, there has been an Ice Bucket Challenge going on. It raises money for ALS or as we know it, Lou Gehrigs Disease, for research and support. As of Aug. 20, $31.5 million in donations to the ALS Association has been made and the challenge is still going strong. During the same period of July 29 to Aug. 20 of last year only $1.9 million was raised. How does the challenge work? You take a bucket of ice water and dump it over your head, while challenging three other people to do the same. Its been a big success and stars and athletes have really gotten involved. If stars and athletes can do it so can the residents of Stone Creek. Ginger and Joe Shannon came out to do the challenge and Joe challenged all of his Hokie (Virginia Tech) people he knows to do the same. Social Committee members challenged the Lifestyle Staff. So, this means that Chris Johnson, Community Manager, has been challenged. He is challenged on two fronts. He is the father of a Hokie and Stone Creek Community Manager in the Lifestyle Office. Also challenged is the Pulte Sales Staff. So, Sales Staff the challenge is on. The Social Committee will have buckets in both the Elan Span and Reunion Center for donations. Lets fill those jars and make a donation to a worthy cause. Here are a few stats on this disease. ALS is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. Based on U.S. population studies, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. (Thats 15 new cases a day.) It is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. According to the ALS CARE Database, 60 percent of the people with ALS in the Database are men and 93 percent of patients in the Database are Caucasian. Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70, with an average age of 55 at the time of diagnosis. However, cases of the disease do occur in persons in their twenties and thirties. Generally though, ALS occurs in greater percentages as men and women grow older. ALS is 20 percent more common in men than in women. However with increasing age, the incidence of ALS is more equal between men and women. There are several research studies past and present investigating possible risk factors that may be associated with ALS. More work is needed to conclusively determine what genetics and/or enviThe ALS ice bucket challenge comes to Stone Creek There was a definite chill at Stone Creek. ronment factors contribute to developing ALS. It is known, however, that military veterans, particularly those deployed during the Gulf War, are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS. Half of all people affected with ALS live at least three or more years after diagnosis. Twenty percent live five years or more; up to ten percent will live more than 10 years. There is some evidence that people with ALS are living longer, at least partially due to clinical management interventions, riluzole and possibly other compounds and drugs under investigation. I cant say this was a fun way to raise money as the ice water was very, very cold. It was a great way, on a very hot day, to raise money for a very worthy cause. Thanks to all who came out to take the challenge and to those who have been challenged. I will report back as to how much was raised by Stone Creek residents for ALS. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Ginger and Joe Shannon Kim Krystopa getting BIG buckets. Early deadline for next weeks issue. All material must be received by Thursday of this week at 5 p.m.

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For more information about the familys ministry visit: http://bobbybowen.com.Tuesday, Sept. 9 Macintosh User Group to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The speaker for this months meeting is Dr. John Row Rogacki, associate director of the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Dr. Rogacki will speak on Inventing the Future at IHMC. His focus will be on research efforts in human-centered computing, humanoid robotics, and assistive technologies that either restore lost capabilities or give people superhuman capabilities. To learn about Dr. Rogackis extensive list of accomplishments prior to joining IHMC, visit http://www.ihmc.us/groups/jrogacki/. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow Dr. Rogackis talk. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Saturday, Sept. 13 Model airplane showThe Ocala Flying Model Club will present an RC Model Airplane Show to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the clubs flying field on 110th St., across from the horse park entrance. HAPPENINGSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Another month has almost ended and Labor Day is around the corner. This year we will celebrate Labor Day on Sept. 1. This is a national holiday in our country. Many other countries also have a Labor Day, but it is celebrated on May 1, also known as May Day. Many historians credit Matthew Maguire, a machinist from New York, as the first to propose the holiday while he was serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York. Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882. Both proposals were in 1882. No one has been able to definitely define which one actually had the original idea. The first Labor Day celebrated in the USA was on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the CLU. In 1887 Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday. On June 28, 1894, the Congress of the United States passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. By this time 30 states were already celebrating the holiday. Celebration of Labor Day was to be a day of street parades to exhibit to the public the strength and spirit of the trade and labor organizations. The parades were to be followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. In 1909 the American Federation of Labor adopted the Sunday before Labor Day as Labor Sunday and dedicated it to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. Today Labor Day is often thought of as the last long week-end of summer. We still have some parades and family picnics to mark an end of summer and the beginning of fall. There was a time when schools began the day after Labor Day, but I guess those days are gone. With the beginning of September comes the return of activities in Quail Meadow. Remember that Friday, the 5th, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. The big party for the month will be the Sock Hop and Car show on the 20th. Also in September will be the first Four Seasons Fall and Holiday Exchange. This will take place at the clubhouse on the 27th. Call Brooke Hamlin or Pat Talley for details. DVDs of the July 4th parade and festivities are still available. Contact Richard Gunther or Maryanne Ellner if you would like to purchase a copy. With a new month, many activities resume Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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For more information about the familys ministry visit: http://bobbybowen.com.Tuesday, Sept. 9 Macintosh User Group to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The speaker for this months meeting is Dr. John Row Rogacki, associate director of the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Dr. Rogacki will speak on Inventing the Future at IHMC. His focus will be on research efforts in human-centered computing, humanoid robotics, and assistive technologies that either restore lost capabilities or give people superhuman capabilities. To learn about Dr. Rogackis extensive list of accomplishments prior to joining IHMC, visit http://www.ihmc.us/groups/jrogacki/. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow Dr. Rogackis talk. Visitors are always welcome. 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No one has been able to definitely define which one actually had the original idea. The first Labor Day celebrated in the USA was on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the CLU. In 1887 Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday. On June 28, 1894, the Congress of the United States passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. By this time 30 states were already celebrating the holiday. Celebration of Labor Day was to be a day of street parades to exhibit to the public the strength and spirit of the trade and labor organizations. The parades were to be followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. In 1909 the American Federation of Labor adopted the Sunday before Labor Day as Labor Sunday and dedicated it to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. Today Labor Day is often thought of as the last long week-end of summer. We still have some parades and family picnics to mark an end of summer and the beginning of fall. There was a time when schools began the day after Labor Day, but I guess those days are gone. With the beginning of September comes the return of activities in Quail Meadow. Remember that Friday, the 5th, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. The big party for the month will be the Sock Hop and Car show on the 20th. Also in September will be the first Four Seasons Fall and Holiday Exchange. This will take place at the clubhouse on the 27th. Call Brooke Hamlin or Pat Talley for details. DVDs of the July 4th parade and festivities are still available. Contact Richard Gunther or Maryanne Ellner if you would like to purchase a copy. With a new month, many activities resume Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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The holiday has evolved from its original intent, to honor the workers of America, but it still doesnt hurt to keep the people in mind, including those on the clock today, who toiled in the past to help bring some of the protections that many of us enjoyed during our working lives. Most of us spent our lives finding meaningful work something that gave us pride of purpose and put food on the table and a roof over our heads. A lucky few are able to turn pursuits about which they are passionate perhaps crafting things with their hands or creating art or music into their lifes work. Older generations often devoted themselves to an employer and spent all of their days there until retirement. Today, for a variety of reasons, such longevity in a single career path is rare. Younger workers are emerging into a tough job market, and they are trying on various positions and career paths before finding a fit. Labor Day has been around longer than other holidays, including Mothers Day, Fathers Day and other celebrations. The first holiday was celebrated Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City and organized by the Central Labor Union. Approximately 10,000 workers marched from City Hall and around Union Square, then gathered with families for picnicking and speeches. We honor all working men and women, who have built the countrys infrastructure, uplifted our economy, contributed to bettering our society and who do their jobs faithfully without daily thanks or praise. We hope you all have a happy, safe and healthy Monday next week. If its a special day off, enjoy it. If not, or if youre already retired, remember those who went before you. Some of your retirement benefits are available thanks to the effort of those people. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Bogie, Bacall and CommunistsBY DR. PAUL KENGOR Special to the MessengerLauren Bacall died last week at age 89. Her obituaries are paying tribute to a glamorous actress, a famed star from Hollywoods Golden Age, the wife of Humphrey Bogart, and a lifetime liberal. Shes also being celebrated by liberals as a fighter for freedom in the arts, one who bravely confronted McCarthyism and ruthless anti-communist witch hunters in Washington. Sorry, but reality is more complicated. The facts are that Lauren Bacall herself learned the truth about communism in Hollywood. She admitted to being badly duped by bad guys. She learned her lesson, even as her fellow Hollywood liberals to this day have not, opting instead for a false narrative that feeds a handy caricature. Heres what really happened: In October 1947, Lauren Bacall joined a group of high-profile Hollywood actors, writers, and producers for a major public-relations trip to Washington. Their goal was to defend the First Amendment freedoms of their accused friends and colleaguesaccused, that is, of being communists dedicated to infiltrating the motion-picture industry as a means to peddle propaganda. The accused were summoned before the House Committee on Un-American Activities as unfriendly witnesses. (For the record, Senator Joe McCarthy had absolutely nothing to do with this.) Unbeknownst to Lauren Bacall and friends, nearly every single one of the accused was a closet communist formally pledged to Stalins Soviet Union. When these individuals joined Communist Party USA (CPUSA), they swore a loyalty oath to strive to ensure the triumph of Soviet power in the United States. They were committed to what CPUSA general secretary William Z. Foster openly called a Soviet America, or what other hope-filled comrades called a United Soviet States of America (USSA). Of course, these communists didnt dare tell any of this to their liberal/progressive friends. They assured their pals that they were good liberals/progressives just like them. They would never support a totalitarian dictatorship. They insisted that they were being unjustly hounded and persecuted and silenced. This was an outrage, they said, a violation of their First Amendment/Constitutional freedoms (none of which existed in the Soviet Union). And thus, they needed the help of their friends. Would these fellow Hollywood liberals/progressives lend a hand? Would they come to Washington to support them? The liberals were more than game. After consulting with the unfriendlies, they created a group called the Committee for the First Amendment. It was a classic name for a communist front, one that made communists smile at their cleverness, especially when they were easily duping fellow leftists. The liberal stars they enlisted ran into the hundreds, with big names like Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Myrna Loy, Paulette GodReader 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. Random thoughts over a brutally hot Florida weekend: My wife and I were sitting in the living room watching television when one of the brutally negative commercials involving the governors race. Her comment was Im getting tired of all these commercials. Guess what, I said. Youve got three more months of these. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist havent even won their primaries yet. I realize by the time youre reading this, the primaries will be over and Scott and Crist will finally be nominated officially. I dont usually tell people how I vote, but in this case I will find another Republican to vote for instead of Scott, even though I know they havent got a chance. I think there are some Democrats who feel that way, too. Theyll vote for anyone but Crist in the primary. I cant believe we couldnt find viable candidates to run against both of these people. They both deserve to be put out to pasture. * Spent a lot of time watching the Little League World Series. The two teams I picked both lost on Saturday, so I watched with some disinterest on Sunday. ESPN and ABC announcers are constantly gushing with praise for Little League, as if everything was greater than the invention of sliced bread. Little League likes to emphasize that it is composed of volunteers, including the umpires. But after watching the men in blue, I have a message for Little League: You get what you pay for. I have seen high school and college students in local leagues umpire more consistently behind the plate. So having volunteers is great, but guys, open your wallets when you are Thre e mo re mo nt hs of poli tics o n TV Among Friends Jim Clark choosing umpires. The games and the attitude of the players will be better for it. * It was real traumatic watching the video of the early Sunday earthquake in California, particularly the video from a security camera in a home where the occupants were awakened. You could see one upset child at the head of the stairs, and you could hear the father saying, Its an earthquake, its an earthquake. Personally, Ill take hurricanes any time. At least then you have warnings, sometimes a week out, that theyre coming. Earthquakes just strike when they feel like it. Last I heard no one was killed, and that was a good thing. * Here are some scam notes: Phone calls that say We want to talk with you about your credit card account. There is no problem, however Thats when you want to hang up. Ive been inundated with e-mails lately that say Notice to appear in court. Im assuming if you open the email or attachment, bad things happen to your computer. If someone wants you to appear in court, you can be sure theyll have a deputy knock at your door. When you see those e-mails, dont open them, just hit the delete button.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see BACALL, Page 9 Kim Krystopa challenged her Social Committee to the ALS ice bucket challenge. As they say, in case you have been living under a rock, there has been an Ice Bucket Challenge going on. It raises money for ALS or as we know it, Lou Gehrigs Disease, for research and support. As of Aug. 20, $31.5 million in donations to the ALS Association has been made and the challenge is still going strong. During the same period of July 29 to Aug. 20 of last year only $1.9 million was raised. How does the challenge work? You take a bucket of ice water and dump it over your head, while challenging three other people to do the same. Its been a big success and stars and athletes have really gotten involved. If stars and athletes can do it so can the residents of Stone Creek. Ginger and Joe Shannon came out to do the challenge and Joe challenged all of his Hokie (Virginia Tech) people he knows to do the same. Social Committee members challenged the Lifestyle Staff. So, this means that Chris Johnson, Community Manager, has been challenged. He is challenged on two fronts. He is the father of a Hokie and Stone Creek Community Manager in the Lifestyle Office. Also challenged is the Pulte Sales Staff. So, Sales Staff the challenge is on. The Social Committee will have buckets in both the Elan Span and Reunion Center for donations. Lets fill those jars and make a donation to a worthy cause. Here are a few stats on this disease. ALS is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. Based on U.S. population studies, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. (Thats 15 new cases a day.) It is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. According to the ALS CARE Database, 60 percent of the people with ALS in the Database are men and 93 percent of patients in the Database are Caucasian. Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70, with an average age of 55 at the time of diagnosis. However, cases of the disease do occur in persons in their twenties and thirties. Generally though, ALS occurs in greater percentages as men and women grow older. ALS is 20 percent more common in men than in women. However with increasing age, the incidence of ALS is more equal between men and women. There are several research studies past and present investigating possible risk factors that may be associated with ALS. More work is needed to conclusively determine what genetics and/or enviThe ALS ice bucket challenge comes to Stone Creek There was a definite chill at Stone Creek. ronment factors contribute to developing ALS. It is known, however, that military veterans, particularly those deployed during the Gulf War, are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS. Half of all people affected with ALS live at least three or more years after diagnosis. Twenty percent live five years or more; up to ten percent will live more than 10 years. There is some evidence that people with ALS are living longer, at least partially due to clinical management interventions, riluzole and possibly other compounds and drugs under investigation. I cant say this was a fun way to raise money as the ice water was very, very cold. It was a great way, on a very hot day, to raise money for a very worthy cause. Thanks to all who came out to take the challenge and to those who have been challenged. I will report back as to how much was raised by Stone Creek residents for ALS. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Ginger and Joe Shannon Kim Krystopa getting BIG buckets. Early deadline for next weeks issue. All material must be received by Thursday of this week at 5 p.m.

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dard. A group of roughly two dozen lent more than their signatures; they actually set sail for Washington: Danny Kaye, Ira Gershwin, Judy Garland, John Garfield, Sterling Hayden, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, John Huston, Philip Dunne, Billy Wilder, and Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bogart and Bacall topped the list, as they would any blockbuster movie. Before we left Hollywood, said Bogart later, we carefully screened every performer so that no red or pink could infiltrate and sabotage our purpose. The street-wise Bogie prided himself in his ability not to be tricked. As one First Amendment crusader put it, Bogart feels that hes the most politically sophisticated guy in our business. The tough-talking Bogie seemed a most unlikely character to be duped. Neither he nor his girl, Lauren Bacall, would be anyones sucker. The crew from the Committee for the First Amendment boarded a plane bearing the name (no kidding) Red Star, which immediately raised suspicions among the liberals, including Bacall, though apparently not enough to stop the voyage. Coincidence or design? Bacall wrote. What happened on the road from California to Washington is fascinating political theater. It would make a terrific movie, if someone in modern Hollywood dared to portray it accurately. In my 2010 book, Dupes, I lay it out at length, including the breathtakingly nave statements along the way from the likes of Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, John Garfield, and so many other Hollywood Golden Agers whose movies I love. Their statements were seized by the likes of the Daily Worker, which turned them into giant headlines. The liberals/progressives, mouthing the talking points of the closet communists, were vicious toward the House committee. They literally compared the congressmen to Nazis, stormtroopers, Goebbels, Hitler, the Spanish Inquisition, and on and on. The four major Hollywood writers called to testifyDalton Trumbo, Albert Maltz, Alvah Bessie, and John Howard Lawson (a.k.a., Hollywoods Commissar)were especially belligerent. Alas, to make a long story short, the liberals/progressives were stunned, dumbfounded, shocked beyond belief, and deeply betrayed when they got to Washington and found that the accused communists were undeniably and unmistakably just that: communists. Congress, both Republicans and Democrats alike, openly presented mountains of evidence: registration rolls, news clips, Daily Worker articles, New Masses bylines, front-group memberships, party applications, forms, cards, checks, cash, and even numbers. The world quickly learned some crucial facts. To wit: Dalton Trumbo, Communist Party registration card, no. 47187, code no. Dalt T. A total of 39 citations with communist or communist-front affiliations. Albert Maltz, Communist Party registration card, no. 47196. A total of 58 citations with communist or communist-front affiliations. Alvah Bessie, Communist Party registration card, no. 46836. A total of 32 citations with communist or communist-front affiliations. John Howard Lawson, Communist Party registration card, no. 47275. As for Lawson, he was a one-man communistfront. Congressional investigators presented the May 18, 1934 Daily Worker identifying Lawson as no less than one of its own correspondents; a November 1946 issue of Masses & Mainstream listing Lawson as a member of its editorial board (along with Alvah Bessie and Dalton Tumbo); and the awful fact that Lawson (who was Jewish) was a sponsor of the odious American Peace Mobilization, which from 194041 had accommodated Hitler because of Hitlers alliance with Stalin. It was one of the most insidious communist fronts. Joining Lawson in the front were Albert Maltz, Budd Schulberg, Herbert Biberman, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, Artie Shaw, and Will Geer. The evidence was undeniableand only made the likes of Lawson, Trumbo, Maltz, and Bessie even angrier. Lawson was fuming. He had to be escorted out of the hearing room as he screamed at the House committee: Hitlers Germany!... Hitler tactics! All of which brings me back to Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bogart, much like his Hollywood persona, was a mercurial fellow. You didnt backstab Bogie. Already a loose fuse, he grew redder and redder as the facts on Hollywoods communists rolled in, and then he detonated. You [expletive, plural] sold me out! he yelled at Danny Kaye. Unbelievable as it may seem, Lauren Bacall later said that as she and Bogie and the others flew to Washington, they did not know that most of the unfriendlies called to testify were secretly members of the Communist Party. We didnt realize until much later, she admitted, that we were being used to some degree by the Unfriendly Ten. She conceded that they had been foolishly nave, headstrong, emotional, and that they had hastily strolled into something we knew nothing about. Most members of the Committee for the First Amendment felt that way. The group fell silent, withered, and died. Thats the history. The villains were the communists who lied to and exploited their liberal friends. The communists had hung the liberals out to dry, tarnishing their reputations with the movie-going public. Liberals like the wonderful lyricist Ira Gershwin now appeared before the California legislature to explain how he could be so oblivious as to host meetings for a communist front at his home. All the liberals endeavored to explain themselves. Bogart, too, looked to repair the damage. He went public with a strong statement explaining why I am not a communist, nor, for that matter, a communist sympathizer. I detest communism just as any decent American does, wrote Bogie. Im about as much in favor of communism as J. Edgar Hoover. He pledged that his name would never again be found on any communist front organization as a sponsor for anything communistic. In 1947, Bacall and her fellow liberals learned a hard lesson. Yes, she would remain a liberal, but she was chastened by this experience. May she rest in peace.Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, August 27, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger We are here to help, specializing in memory care. Call Janet Soto at 352-401-4012 to schedule your personal tour today. Worried That Mom Cant Remember? ASSISTED LIVING The Harbor House at Ocala #AL8142 12080 SW. 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V ery Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Fr ee Time! Contact W ayne Green at 352-875-6106 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger 000IHUS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . 9:30 am Classes for all ages Worship Service . 10:30 am P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 711187 BACALLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Thursday, Aug. 28 Discussion on elder careShannon Mulkey, an attorney specializing in elder care, will be presenting Estate Planning and Advance Directives As You Age on Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at Hawthorne Estates in the third floor media room. A complimentary lunch and tour will be provided. Please RSVP to 352-237-7776 Ex. 255. Hawthorne Village Retirement Community is at 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave.Bowlers wanted for senior mixed leagueThe Thursday Good Old Timers are looking for a few good people that like to bowl to join their league. A sanctioned league, there are four bowlers to a team. The league has scheduled a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 12:30 p.m. with bowling to begin the following week, Sept. 4 at 12:30 p.m. The league bowls at Galaxy West Lanes, 1818 SW 17th St., Ocala. For more info call Wes Stanley, 352-553-5501.Wednesday, Sept. 3 Free classes for learning EnglishFor the 11th year, College Road Baptist Church will again offer ESL (English as Second Language) classes every Wednesday at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 3. Nursery care, childrens and teen activities, adult Bible study, and assistance for those who want to apply and study for the citizenship test are all offered at the same time. ESL is for adults, but families will find programs for all ages. Every class and activity is free and everyone is welcome. For more information please call 854-6981 or 8737507. The church is at 5110 SW State Road 200. A similar ministry is also offered at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Maricamp Road(phone 629-5683).Friday, Sept. 5 First Friday Art WalkThe First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala on Friday, Sept. 5 for its fifth season. The public is invited to partake in the festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. Next months event features over 30 artist displays, gallery receptions, one-ofa-kind restaurants and extended shopping hours. Festivities will include: Fencing, Tai Chi, and yoga demos, plus India ink art by Ali Graves at the Training Center of Ocala. Exhibit opening and special reception for Healing with a HeArt at Brick City Center for the Arts. Exhibit opening and special reception for the Ocala Art Group competition: Did You Hear That? inside city halls first floor lobby from 6 to 8 p.m. Live entertainment on the downtown square presented by Pi on Broadway. This month featuring Shema Freeman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For additional details on the First Friday Art Walk, including how artists may participate, please visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk or call Melissa Townsend, Community Cultural Arts Manager, 352-629-8447. Saturday, Sept. 6 Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. Classes are free of charge. Bring a mat or towel and come early to center yourself. For more information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Sept. 7 Bowen concert at Ocala WestA Free concert by the Bobby Bowen Family will be conducted at the Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 SW 60th Ave., Ocala) on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken up for the family. God opened the doors for this family ministry in 2007 when both Bobby and Becky fasted. They didnt pray with a family ministry in mind but through the Happenings Please see HAPPENIN GS, Page 7

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People ask me questions all the time. Some of those questions I can answer, some I cannot answer and some I will not answer. I wish people would ask me questions I could answer and look good about it. However, it never happens. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage asks me questions all the time. After 43 years, I have finally figured out her questions. Most usually require one word answers. For somebody like me who spends most of his time preaching and writing, boiling an answer down to one word is something that is quite difficult. The one great thing about my wife is, when she asks me a question, she does not really want an answer, because she already has the answer. I do not know how wives have developed this kind of intellectual mystique. I have just never had the opportunity to ask her. This probably would be the main question I would ask. Sometimes, living in the dark is OK. Some people ask questions to get information. Some people ask questions to show off how smart they think they are, which, merely proves how dumb they actually are. Do not let them know that I said this, or they may have some questions for me. Then some people ask questions in order to trick you. Questions are important. Sometimes my friends (both of them), will ask me a question. The primary question is simply, what is a shoofly pie? This is the kind of question I like and furthermore, I like to answer it. The trouble with a question like this is, where do you begin? With something as marvelous and wonderful as a shoofly pie, where do you start to explain all of its delicacies? To begin with, a shoofly pie is a slice of heaven. I am quite sure that in heaven at supper time there will be shoofly pies aplenty. I know quite a few Mennonite and Amish women who, I am quite sure, are in heaven, and if they are, they will insist on making shoofly pie. I do not know if it is in their genes, but I do know it is in their aprons. If anybody has ever had the wonderful opportunity of eating a shoofly pie, they will know exactly what I am talking about. It is hard to explain the experience without your mouth watering so much you need a towel. To start with, the bottom of a shoofly pie is sheer liquid pleasure. Depending on the woman preparing the pie will depend on how thick that bottom layer is. Once that is laid down, the next layer is a delightful mix of flour and sugar and other secret ingredients. That layer seems to float on top of that liquid pleasure. On the top is a crust of munchable delight that has absolutely no equal. Then, to set it off, there is a circular crust that holds all of this together in one magnificent pie. I am not a baker so I do not know how they put all of this together and then put it in the oven and thenmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3 000J4TH 6998 N. 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SOT #36723 ********************************************************************** 352-840-0333 Email: Laura@LaurakaneTravel.com Check out all our trips at: www.LauraKaneTravel.com Call for our newsletter 000J3QW UPCOMING DAY TRIPS Sept. 25 Winter Park Playhouse . . . . . . $80 Theyre Playing Our Song Oct. 2 Early Bird Dinner Theatre . . . . . $76 Greater Tuna Oct. 4 Alhambra Dinner Theatre . . . . . $80 Man of La Mancha Nov. 11 Premium Outlet Mall . . . . . . . . $30 In Orlando Dec. 6 Singing Christmas Trees . . . . . . . $79 Frist Baptist Church Orlando Dec. 8-13 Christmas in Nashville . $1,299 pp/dbl 5 night trip ********************************************************************* IP Resort $179 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $199 pp/dbl Biloxi Ca$ino Tours Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus 3 Night Tour Sept. 15-18 Oct. 6-9 Oct. 20-23 Nov. 3-6 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz 352-564-2902 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial deal to pull the wool over the Lambs eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good idea to finish all incomplete tasks so that you can devote your attention to next weeks projects. The weekend could hold surprises for romantic Fernandas and Ferdinands. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A workplace suggestion you made a while ago that you might have forgotten could come back with a request to turn it from idea to reality. Your social life picks up considerably this weekend. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Someone from the past could return with an intriguing opportunity for a future project. Check into it, by all means. But dont neglect your current responsibilities in the meantime. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Keeping your claws sheathed and using good humor instead to counter someone whos badmouthing the Big Cat isnt easy. But its the best way to avoid more problems down the line. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A workplace situation could improve if youre less critical and more supportive of those who are, after all, trying to do their best. Let them know youre there to help. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new job offer might not carry all the benefits youre seeking. Make sure you know what youre entitled to, what is off the table and what is negotiable before you make a decision. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A social obligation you would rather get out of could hold some surprisingly positive aspects. Why not go and see for yourself? A family member makes a request. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Before tackling that new project awaiting you at home or on the job, take time out for some much-deserved pampering to help lift your spirits and restore your energy levels. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your social calendar begins to fill up more quickly than you expected. And thats great. You deserve to enjoy some good fun after so much time spent on serious matters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A domestic situation continues to improve, thanks to the tender, loving concern youve shown. A colleague makes a questionable move that you might want to check out. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A sudden turn in a romantic relationship calls for both a rational and passionate response. It was a shoofly pie celebration weekend Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 12

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, August 27, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger WE ACCEPT OVER 40 DIFFERENT INSURANCE PLANS So Call Us And We Will Give You All The Information You Need Before You Come In! Financing available for less than $1.00 per day. W.A.C. No money down! FREE HEARING TEST and CONSULTATION OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed www.nutechhearing.com FREE HEARING TEST FREE HEARING AIDS for Federal Workers 000IVBT 3 Year Anniversary Special Now Everyone Can Afford To Hear... 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The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 DUNNELLON Grumbles House20799 Walnut Str eetOpening 2 Hours EarlySat. 8/30 at 8am for Garden YARD SALE. 4 pages of special deals. How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 www.riverlandnews.com RNs, LPNs and CNAs WANTED!12 Hour Shifts for Hospice Patients At least one year exp. is required.Also need RNSfor ICU, PCU, Med/Surg, OR Call Debra at 800-473-7701 Or email dschelberger@ arborstaff.com NOW ENROLLING Cosmetology Day & Night SchoolBarber Night SchoolMassage Day & Night SchoolNail & Skin Car e Day School Starts Weekly Intr oducing NAILSNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9PSKINNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9P Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILLBROOKSVILLE352-293-2707 or 866-282-2383 www.benes.edu STAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR If you have visited there, you know it. If you havent, then you have no clue what or where it is. Maybe you will want to know more about it. Maybe it wont mean anything to you. But it means a great deal to Lydia, and it means a great deal to me because it is one of the places where little girls and old ladies can dream and find treasure. Most of us in Fairfield Village are very much aware of the hardships faced by two of our most beloved neighbors, Ed and Frann Glenney. I have been in awe of their tenacity in holding on and helping their family members in the face of horrendous surgeries faced by one of their daughters and the unexpected death of another daughter. Regardless of their heartache, Frann and Ed have steadfastly been there for their daughters and their extended family members. One member of that family, granddaughter Lydia is a shining light in the lives of all of us who know and love her. Lydia and her dad along with Ed and Frann keep Lydias mom, Stacy, alive in the moment as the super fun-loving Lydia begins kindergarten this year. When I met Lydia, she was only 3+ years old. I immediately fell for her charm and she seemed to be attracted to me as well. That should not have surprised me because Lydia is very close to many of our neighbors. She spreads her charm everywhere she goes and leaves a trail of giggles that is so infectious that anyone feels better just hearing the laughter of this loving child. Now back to the beach. I became aware that Lydia loved the little makeshift beach that I created under a small palm tree in my small front yard. Loving the beach but unable to afford to live there, I decided to make a spot for myself (with the approval of our management of our regulated community) to try to visualize an idyllic spot on one of central Floridas shores. Granted, I have to be very creative with my visualization, but I can imagine a happy place when I sit in my beach chair and wiggle my toes in the sand. But the imagination of a child can find joy even in the smallest places when she is encouraged, and that is what happened when I suggested to little Lydia that a pirate often visits my beach and sometimes buries little treasures theremeant to be found by sweet little girls. On special occasions, Lydia will come to the beach to see if the pirate has been busy burying treasure. More often than not, the sly old pirate will have been there and left some items to be dug up by a curious little girl. Just recently, the pirate decided to rename the spot where the treasures might be found. The pirate Have you ever visited Lydias Beach in Ocala? Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett suggested that the beach be given a proper nameLydias Beach. Therefore, a new sign will soon grace the area, and it will proclaim that this area is now named appropriately. If you drive or walk by, perhaps you might take time to remember when we were young and fantasy was a lovely type of reality and the world was still a magical place where pirates could really leave treasure for idealistic young children to find. Wouldnt those times be wonderful to relive? From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that the end of summer brings happy memories for you and your family. You only have to believe and wonderful things happen. Lydia loves her beach and her little doggie friend. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 11 FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Lydias little buried treasures are marked by colorful bright pink tops of tissue paper wrappings just peaking through the surface of the sand guarded by the watchful alligator who lets no one near the treasure except for Little Miss Lydia. Though the area is very small, the enjoyment is disproportionate. Such fun to sit in the shade and wiggle toes in the warm sand.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Stone Creek........5 Quail Meadow......6 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 Puzzles Page 10 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IXFN 000J3UP BY JIM CLARK EditorA last-minute proposal put forth by County Commissioner Earl Arnett to put a half-percent sales tax on the November ballot ran afoul of election deadlines, and the two-year proposal died without a vote on Wednesday at the County Commission meeting. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox spoke and reiterated that the proposed ordinance had to be submitted by 9 a.m. on Aug. 27, the day after the primary. The proposed ordinance called for a public hearing on Sept. 2. It appears the one mill property tax for schools will be the only local levy on the ballot. One last time, county sales tax proposal is dead Wow, thats cold!The Stone Creek community participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge recently. Here some of theparticipants are shown reacting to the sudden cold ice being dumped on their heads. More information, Page 5. Also attending the meeting were Carl Zalak, incumbent County Commissioner, right, and his assistant Austin Kernan, left. School Board member Ron Crawford was also in the audience. Guest speaker at the Ocala Palms Republican Club meeting on Aug.20 was U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, who gave club members and their guests an update on the current issues facing the nation. Following this informative session was a question and answer period. Pictured here with Congressman Yoho are the club officers, left to right, Aubrey Gardner, treasurer; Don Schultz, president; Yoho; Barbara Leitzel, 2nd vice president and Cathy Donohue, secretary. First Vice President Joe Sowa was unable to attend this meeting. Congressman Yoho visits Ocala Palms Republican Club Circus coming to townLoomis Bros. Circus returns to Ocala with its all new 2014 edition, taking place at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2231 NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and Wednesday, Sept. 3 with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on both days. Circus producer and renowned singing Ringmaster Justin Loomis promises the best circus to ever play the area, featuring Rosaire's Bears, the only North American grizzly bear act of its kind in the world, and Kasha, Florida's favorite clown. The show will also showcase some of the finest thrilling acts from around the globe, Royal Bengal and White Siberian Tigers, as well as the World Famous Loomis Bros. Circus performing elephants. All seating is general admission and doors open one hour prior to scheduled show time. Tickets can be purchased in advance online by visiting loomiscircus.com and on the day of show with cash only at the box office. Proceeds from the event benefits The Florida International Teaching Zoo. Deputy Superintendent Rick Lankford, who oversees curriculum and instruction for Marion County Public Schools, will retire next month after 38 years of service with the district. Superintendent George Tomyn has appointed Lisa Krysalka to replace Lankford. Krysalka, herself a 31-year veteran of the district, is the executive director of Human Resources. In her new role, she will oversee all student curriculum and instructional practices for teachers. The position is considered second to the superintendent and often involves budgeting, negotiations, staffing plans, student assignments, and other key academic responsibilities. Krysalka started with MCPS as a teacher at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary in 1983. She also taught at South Ocala Elementary and Lake Weir Middle. In 1994, she became assistant principal at Belleview Middle. Eleven years later, she became principal at that same school and then moved to the district office in 2012 to her current position. Krysalkas degrees include a bachelor of science in elementary education from Southern Illinois University and a masters in educational leadership from the University of Florida. Jaycee Oliver, a 22-year district employee, replaces Krysalka. Oliver supervises the Employment Services division and will maintain these responsibilities while moving into the executive director of Human Resources position. Olivers background includes teaching at Dr. NH Jones, serving as assistant principal at Dr. NH Jones and Belleview-Santos Elementary schools, and serving as principal at Emerald Shores Elementary and Madison Street Academy. Lankford started with the district in 1975 as a teacher at Lake Weir High. He left the district briefly but came back in 1978 as a math and science teacher at the same school. In 1994, Lankford became assistant principal at Shady Hill Elementary. Later that same year, he was appointed assistant principal at Forest High. Eleven years later in 2005, Lankford became principal at Forest and moved in 2007 to become principal at Vanguard High. Two years ago, he moved to the district office to his current position. Lankfords academic background includes an associates degree from Valencia Community College, a bachelors degree in physical education from the University of Central Florida, and a masters in educational leadership from NOVA University. Schools deputy superintendent retires bring out this awesome, classical dessert known as shoofly pie. Some things are so wonderful that they cannot be fully explained. Personally, I would rather not spend much time trying to answer the question, What is a shoofly pie? I would preferably utilize that time delving into eating a shoofly pie. That is my greatest delight. Recently I indulged this marvelous delight in the center of shoofly pie country. Everybody knows that to be Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A conference was going to be there that I wanted to go to but I had many things that prohibited me from going there. All I could think about was the wonderful shoofly pies I could indulge in if I went to that conference. So, I worked hard to eliminate everything that would keep me from going there. Some things are, indeed, worth fighting for. About a month before the conference was to start, I had dealt with the final obstruction and was able to make plans to go. All I could think about was, Shoofly pie, here I come. As soon as my flight landed, I hurried off to the nearest restaurant and indulged in my first slice of shoofly pie for the weekend. I am happy to say it was not my last piece. At the conference, they had breakfast, lunch and dinner and for dessert, even at breakfast, was shoofly pie. I cannot tell you how many pieces of shoofly pie I ate, for the simple reason I cannot count that high without taking off my shoes. A slice of shoofly pie highlighted every meal. I am happy to say that they had more shoofly pie at this conference than I could consume although I did my very best, I assure you. I know that life sometimes has its hard paths and things can become very difficult. That is why we need to have something to really look forward to. The writer to the Hebrews understood this when he wrote, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). Celebrating the delicacies of life enable us to survive the adversities of life. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3