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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Quail Meadow......6 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 35 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, October 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger $ 4,500 00 Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, Custom Colors Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs FINANCING A VAILABLE GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS 8585 SW Hwy 200 Ocala, FL 34481 352-861-7 433 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013! 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The award was announced Tuesday at a surprise assembly at the school attended by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, elected state and local officials, students, teachers, and Ellspermanns own family. The announcement came as part of NASSPs celebration of National Principals Month. During her 10 years as West Port principal, Ellspermann has developed a college-going culture personalized for students. At West Port, lunchtime is often PowerHour, a student-empowerment initiative Ellspermann launched giving students autonomy over an hour of their school day for academic enrichment, open labs, clubs, and other creative opportunities. Three years of PowerHour has produced a more personalized and successful school environment: course failure has nearly disappeared, the graduation rate has jumped 15 points, and participation in activities has increased seven-fold to nearly 70%. As well, West Port is an A school and boasts the highest test scores in the district. West Port students can also graduate with an associates degree before graduating from high school thanks to an on-campus college program Ellspermann also spearheaded. A former law enforcement officer, Ellspermann joined Marion County Public Schools 34 years ago as a high school social studies teacher. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a masters degree in education from the University of Florida. Jayne Ellspermann believes in students and pushes them to succeed by convincing them the future is theirs to control, said Superintendent George Tomyn of Marion County Public Schools. Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours is the standard mantra at WPHS, he added. Ellspermann supports this student-focused theme by developing and leading dedicated teachers who deliver outstanding instruction and guidance to West Port students. Jayne Ellspermann simply sees no limit to her students potential nor to the schools potential to help them fulfill it, said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. Her passion and focus on personalization, academic rigor, and collaborative leadership hallmarks of NASSPs Breaking Ranks framework for school improvement keep her moving Please see PRINCIPAL, Page 12 ever forward to find creative ways to ensure each student in her school is known and well served. The search for this years national principal of the year started in early 2014 as each state principals association selected its state middle level and high school principals of the year. From this pool of state winners, a panel of judges selected three middle level and three high school finalists. A separate panel then interviewed and rigorously reviewed the finalists applications to select the national winner. Each finalist received a $1,500 grant, and the national winner will receive an additional grant of $3,000. The grants will be used to improve learning at the school. For more information about the Principal of the Year program, please visit www.nassp.org/poy. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 36 countries around the world. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils. PRINCIPALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MARION COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT PHOTOSWest Port Principal Jayne Ellspermann, escorted by Superintendent George Tomyn, walks down a hall through a sea of high school students. In addition to fighting fires, responding to car accidents, and other medical emergencies, your Marion County fire fighters are sporting the color pink throughout October in efforts to fight breast and other cancers. Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do. With one in eight women diagnosed each year, an estimated 232,340 new cases of breast cancer and 39,620 deaths will be reported in 2013. Among all women affected, 85 percent have no family history. Your fire fighters and paramedics work hard to save lives both on and off the job. They are motivated to get involved for many reasons, and often its because they have been personally affected by the disease, says Ryan OReilly, a fire fighter and paramedic with the Marion County Fire Rescue and secretary of the Professional Firefighters of Marion County, IAFF Local 3169. We are supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention by encouraging others to give so that no breast cancer patient goes without life-saving treatments or having hope for a cure. According to Scott Chappell, president of the Marion County Firefighters Benevolence Fund, the charitable foundation of the local fire fighters association, around $10,000 has been raised in recent years to support families affected by cancer, cancer research, and provide free mammograms to women who may not otherwise be able to afford early detection screenings. Last year alone, $3,500 was raised in support of Michelle-OGram, a local charity established in the memory Michelle Standridge, the wife of a Marion County fire fighter who lost her battle to cancer. This charity not only raises money to pay for mammograms, but also helps negotiate prices with radiology centers, which allows women without insurance or the necessary funds to obtain mammography testing as well as breast ultrasounds. For more information how you can help, please visit www.michelleogram.com. This year, the benevolence fund is also a sponsor of the Dancing with the Angels Ball, an event to help local women affected by breast cancer. The formal dinner and dance is on Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Holiday Inn. For ticket information please call (352) 236-2599 MARION COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE PHOTOMarion County firefighters sport pink shirts during October. Firefighters think pink during October Please see PINK, Page 10 Sheriff Blair releases free phone applicationMarion County Sheriff Chris Blair announces MCSOs new, free phone application that will help keep our citizens more in touch with whats going on in our county. Whether youre looking for mug shots, locations of sex offenders or breaking news alerts, this application is a must-download for Marion County residents. The Marion County Sheriffs Office application has information on missing persons, most wanted, sex offenders, inmates and mug shots, and even a section where citizens can commend a deputy if they feel they went above and beyond in the line of duty. You can submit a tip to Marion County Crimestoppers through this app, either by phoning it in or by text message. One of the most important features of this app is its ability to send out push notifications for missing persons alerts and for breaking news. This will allow the Sheriffs Office to immediately alert the community with information about critical incidents in Marion County. It is important to note that the money used to purchase this application did not come out of the taxpayers wallet. This phone app was paid for with fine and forfeiture money seized from drug dealers. A video on how to use the app can be found on the Sheriffs Facebook page. Costume rentals availableDo you have your Halloween costume yet? Tired of dressing up as the same old ghost or witch every year? Ocala Civic Theatre offers lots of great choices in the Costume Shop! We have thousands of costumes, representing a wide variety of eras and characters: pirates, princesses, French maids, medieval kings, Wild West cowboys, can-can dancers, gypsy fortunetellers, gangsters, nuns, and flappers, just to name a few. The Theatre charges a reasonable rental fee and often is able to include wigs, shoes, and accessories. Dont wait until the night before Halloween to try to scare up a costume the deadline to rent a costume is Oct. 28. Rentals are by appointment only. No walk-ins. To make an appointment, call the Costume Shop at (352) 236-2851, ext. 110, as soon as possible.

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It was a week when everything went just the way I had planned. It is hard to express your feelings when something like this happens because it rarely happens. The infamous To-Do-List from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was completed to her ecstatic satisfaction. That never happens. In fact, I finished it in time to have a little of Me Time. I sat on the back porch with a steaming hot cup of coffee and enjoyed an evening with nothing to do. I am not sure how long I sat there, but my coffee was just as hot as it was on my first sip. I do not know how my wife does those things. I have never enjoyed a cup of coffee more. I had an appointment across town and in traveling across town I never hit one red light. I think that should go into the Guinness book of records. It has never happened to me before and I was reveling in the deepest kind of satisfaction I have ever known. I got to my destination 20 minutes early. I love early. After paying all my bills for the week and balancing my checkbook, I had $100 left over. What in the world, do you do with $100 left over after paying all your bills? It did not take long to come up with a solution. I decided to take my wife out for supper on Friday night at her favorite restaurant. It was a glorious night on the town and the service at the restaurant was superb. Never have I enjoyed a more wonderful time on the town. The steak was done to a perfect T, just the way I like it. The waitress kept my coffee cup filled to the brim. All through our meal, neither cell phones rang nor did we receive a text from anybody. Now seriously, how often does that happen? I checked several times to make sure my phone was still on. I sat back and decided to enjoy our anonymity. It is good to just chill together. As we came near the end of our delectable evening repast, I was about to mention to my wife what a tremendous week we were having and then... Then, I woke up. It was all just a dream. A good dream, but a dream nevertheless. Why is it dreams never come true? Why is it that my dream life is so much superior to my actual life? No wonder as a person gets older they want to spend more time sleeping. I think I am just about there. For a brief moment, I experienced what a perfect week would look like, even if it was just in my dreams. A perfect week is not when everything goes our way, because, if everything goes right then you know something is wrong. Call it pessimism if you will or maybe just a dash of reality. It is when things go wrong that I begin to understand what life is all about. I begin to understand that nothing is perfect. And, if nothing is perfect, then neither am I. I like that. The only perfect person at our residence is my wife, and I have her word on that and she never lies to me. Demanding perfection is a rather foolish thing. If I demand perfection from someone, they in turn are going to demand perfection from me. That is more stress than I care to live with, especially at my age. After over four decades of marital bliss, I have made an astounding discovery that has made my life so much more pleasurable. It took me a long time to come to this, but I sure am glad I have. For many years, I was hard on myself trying to be perfect in everything I did. Then, I got married and all of that went away. It was a struggle at first, but I came to one astounding conclusion that has changed my life and brought me to a point of chilling out for the rest of my life. In our home only one person needs to be perfect. That one person is not me. What a blessing it is to realize that you are not perfect and you do not have to live up to that standard of perfection. I can be goofy, make mistakes and act silly and nobody cares. All those years of trying to be perfect were wasted. Now I have come to the place where I have acceded to the fact that my wife is perfect. I gladly anoint her as Queen Perfection in our humble Castle. All of the burden now rests upon her. She does not need to worry; I am there to support her in that aura of perfection. The nice thing about all of this is, she does not need much help from me. It is almost like I am retired for the rest of my life with nothing else to do. The burden of perfection does not rest upon my shoulder. Oh yes, the checkbook. After looking at it while awake, I discovered I was $100 overdrawn. Solomon understood this when he wrote, All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits, (Proverbs 16:2). Everything does not have to go right for me to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord. them, the likelihood that medical marijuana will be any different is slim to none, per Strickling. Suncoast officials say that todays marijuana has the highest THC levels ever seenmarijuana sold in pot shops as medicine is testing at THC levels in the mid 20% range, which is much higher than marijuana sold on the street, and dwarfs levels seen nearly 40 years ago, when the average THC potency was 1.37%. Because marijuana users can suffer from difficult withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability, decreased appetite and anxiety, treatment can be a critical first stepand the number of people seeking help will likely grow as marijuana continues to be the illicit drug of choice among American teens and adults, per Strickling. Statistics show that daily or almost daily marijuana use increased from 5.1 million Americans in 2007 to 7.6 million in 2012. (2) Strickling maintains that the key to stemming the rise of a potential epidemic is by limiting, rather than increasing, access to drugs such as marijuana. Furthermore, public education about the potential dangers of drug abuse is critical. For people currently struggling with addiction, treatment is the first step in helping them to reclaim their lives from substance abuse and returning them to being healthy and contributing members of society. As a drug treatment facility (http://www.suncoastrehabcenter.com/?k mas324) that accepts clients from across the nation, over 90 percent of Suncoasts clients tried marijuana first before using other drugs, and another 60 percent list marijuana as being used concurrently with another drug of choice. Suncoasts medical team designs treatment programs to physically address the malnutrition created by drug abuse, and the facilitys counseling team tailors client therapy to help provide insight into the pastall intended to help addicts confront life better, and without reverting to drugs. 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Your professional fire fighters encourage everyone in this community to participate in breast cancer awareness and prevention activities. For more information regarding the Marion County Firefighters Benevolence Fund fundraisers, please visit MCFBF.org. PINKCONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 notice. We feel that young people want to learn, want to better themselves, and only need the guidance that a good school and a good faculty can provide. Jayne Ellspermann has put together an action plan that provides the proper leadership for our students. We join others in congratulating her on her award. BESTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 AMENDMENTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 If everything goes right, somethings definitely wrong Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Read the classifieds Sunday, Oct. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society (MCMS) proudly presents The Magic of Strings featuring internationally acclaimed DUO-B, husband and wife cello and violin team, Dr. Philip and Hirono Borter, on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church (6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala). Admission is free.Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice, info: 352-0234.Brunson to speakChrists Church of Marion County will host Drexel Brunson, PH.D., President of Empower Resources International, and former pastor of First Assembly of God church in Ocala, as quest speaker. Drexel is well known in our community, having served on the Sheriffs Advisory Board for Marion County. He has travelled internationally bulding churches, schools and administrating humanitarian aid in countries around the world. Everyone is welcome to hear his inspirational message. 10:30 a.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Monday, Oct. 20 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, please telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352322-5966.

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Wednesday, Oct. 15 MOPS at College Road BaptistAre you a Mother of preschoolers (birth to 5 years) who would like to visit with other mothers while free child care is provided? If you need friendship, encouragement, support and fun, come to College Road Baptist Church, 5010 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala every first and third Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. We are inviting you to a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program. We all have times when we need to get away. We hope we will see you there. Also, visit us at Collegeroad.org for more information.Thursday, Oct. 16 Air Force group to meetThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our yearly awards meeting. Several chapter awards will be presented. If you care about educating people about the importance of a strong Air Force please join us and help. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Violinist at Young at HeartCollege Road Baptist Church will have Betty Pipkins, violinist, for our Oct. 16 program, at noon. Please bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome to join us. Bring friends and neighbors for great fellowship. Phone is 352-237-5741. Church is at 5010 College Road (Hwy 200).Friday, Oct. 17 Fish dinners at St. JudeOur monthly fish dinner is Friday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door of our Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive.French group to meetLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-854-7397 for more information. Our next meeting is Oct. 17.Saturday, Oct. 18 Womans Club bazaarThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will have a Christmas/Holiday Bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. The 12 expected vendors will offer a variety of items for sale such as handbags, jewelry, arts and crafts, cosmetics, jams and jellies, and specialty teas. Vendors will be providing a gift or gift certificate for a silent auction. Come do your holiday shopping with us! The event is a fundraiser and proceeds will benefit our many community service projects as well as provide scholarship funds. GFWC Womans Club of Ocala is a non-profit organization and is affiliated with the General Federation of Womens Clubs, an international organization dedicated to community service. For vendor sponsorship or other information contact via email to jdelk@marykay.com.Lions yard sale at Bank of OzarksThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 in the Friendship Plaza. Food will be available for purchase.Arts and craft showThe Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will host their annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Local vendors will showcase one-of-a-kind art and handmade items. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit numerous local entities. Queen of Peace is at 6455 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Indoor yard sale at JoyJoy Lutheran Church, located at SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and housewares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information call Edie Heinzen (854-7817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (854-0660) or Kathy Hoefer (237-6439) regarding the yard sale. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, October 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Our principal is the best Acouple of years ago, the Citizenand Messengerran a story after an interview with some West Port High School students who were going to graduate with Associate Degrees from the College of Central Florida a few weeks before they would get their high school diplomas. The students knowledge and selfassurance was evident during the interview, and it was apparent that they had been well-trained during their high school years. That tradition of graduating students in this manner has continued at West Port and the numbers have grown. Its a testament to the students themselves, the faculty and the administration. When you walk around the West Port campus, its easy to think youre at a small college facility. Everything is designed to bring out the best in the young people who go to class there. It takes someone to pull all this together, and in the case of West Port that title belongs to Principal Jayne Ellspermann. Now in her 10th year, she has built up the academics at this school to a point where it is the envy of many a person in the educational community. Her work has not gone unnoticed. Earlier this summer, she was named the Florida Principal of the Year, quite an honor in a state with as many schools as the Sunshine State boasts. But the recognition did not end there. This week she was named the National Principal of the Year at a surprise assembly at the school in front of many students, faculty members and local and state officials. We believe its an honor well deserved. She has shown that with the proper motivation and guidance, todays young people can become productive members of society. When students graduate from West Port, they know that they have learned under the leadership of someone who cares about them, who wants to see them succeed in all walks of life. Other schools, whether in Marion County or elsewhere, should take Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Amendment is smokescreenThe Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2, is on the Nov. 4 ballot in the State of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would legalize medical marijuana, but its vague wording prompted a recent Miami Herald article to dub the amendment a smokescreen that leaves doctors or caregivers who are negligent in the recommendations for marijuana use without any liability in the case of any mishaps (1)a statement with which Florida drug treatment center Suncoast Rehabilitation Center agrees. Suncoast maintains that the amendment is a thinly veiled attempt to fast track the legalization of recreational marijuana in Florida and is dedicated to informing Florida citizens on the dangers of marijuana and urges educated voting. Rather than legalizing medical marijuana, Suncoast executives advise the use of non-psychoactive substances that help individuals in need while also keeping public safety and health intact. While Amendment 2 seems to have garnered some Floridians support, those who oppose the legalization have cited concerns about seemingly disturbing loopholes in the Amendment: Amendment 2 does not require a doctors prescription in order to obtain marijuana because that would violate federal law; only a doctors recommendation is needed, which is a determination that an individual suffers from an illness or condition that the physician feels the use of marijuana would be appropriate for relief of that symptom. Furthermore, the issue of liability has been raised; doctors and physicians and growers, dispensaries and smokers everyone within the marijuana distribution chain are granted full civil and criminal immunity and cannot be held liable for any mishaps. Essentially, this erases any patient protections that the current checks and balances of the legal system offer. Suncoast Executive Director, Tammy Strickling, maintains that the above technicalities, when combined with the lax parameters put in place by the loosely-worded Amendment, allow for marijuana to be recommended for any possible conditionessentially making the drug available to all ages for any type of pain or discomfort. There is no age restriction in the amendment, meaning that teens and children will be able to legally purchase pot without their parents consent. People of any age can be labelled a qualifying patient which simply means that they have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition or some other condition, and any caregiver can assist the child or teen in getting and using the drug, said Strickling. But Strickling poses yet another troubling question: will the legalization of marijuana act as an impetus for yet another potential drug epidemic in Florida, the original home of the pill mill? As a state which has yet to ensure that the only people who have access to drugs are those who truly need 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. Many years ago (back in the Dark Ages) when I was in high school, I took three years of Spanish. My teacher was a member of the religious order at Bergen Catholic High School, at the time called the Irish Christian Brothers. His name was Brother Michael Herman Bradley. I learned Spanish with an Irish brogue. Dont get me wrong, Im not complaining. In our senior year, we had one of the parents bake a cake at the end of the year and we honored him. Brother Bradley, a crusty old veteran, was visibly touched. We liked him and were able to be glad to show him. Unfortunately, Brother Bradley, who was laughed at for his saying once, when he was upset with us, Youre men now, kids, wouldnt have been proud of me last Friday evening. I went all over my cable television to find the debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott in the governors race. I found it finally, but it was in Spanish. Sadly, I understood only about one word out of every 20 or so. I found where it was supposed to be in English, online only, but I could not get it to work. So I didnt get to watch the debate. How dare Crist and Scott agree to a debate that couldnt be understood by most Floridians? That was unforgiveable to me, and shows their disdain for the people of this great state. I heard one broadcaster offer as an excuse that percent of Florida voters are Hispanic. Im sorry, but the flip side is that 86 percent of Florida voters are NOT Hispanic, yet they were shut out in favor of the 14 percent. Im all for the Hispanic voters being Note to Crist, Scott: We speak English Among Friends Jim Clark able to share in the debate in their own language, preferably with the SAP button, but making it hard for Englishspeaking American-bred people to listen to that same debate is just plain wrong. I also have to wonder why Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian candidate for governor, is being excluded from the debates. I dont care about the polls showing what percentage of votes he would get I care about fairness. Wyllie is not some wild-eyed fringe candidate who will only get 100 votes total in the state. He will get thousands of votes this November, probably not enough to win, but enough that future candidates will have to take notice. After the way Crist and Scott shut me out of last weeks debate, Im definitely considering voting for Wyllie. People say that it will be a wasted vote, but if enough of us do that, maybe the political parties will get the message that English-speaking Floridians count, too. And finally, I have to offer an apology to Brother Bradley. Even though its been 53 years since the late brother had us open our Spanish books, I should have been able to do better. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and the South Marion Citizen. Please see AMENDMENT, Page 10 Please see BEST, Page 10 Dominick and Margaret (Peggy) Marinos home has been chosen by FFV manager Rachel Muse as the Home of the Month for October. This was a very popular choice since many of the Marinos neighbors felt this couple deserve recognition not only for their home and yard, but also because they are such very good neighbors in all ways. The comments I heard included, They are always so caring and helpful. Both Dominick and Peggy will do anything to help their neighbors. They are just always very nice and so friendly. The Marinos moved to Fairfield Village from Albany, New York in September 2006 and they have always loved the community as it seems evident that the community loves them as well. Back in New York, Dominick owned a printing company and Peggy worked for Fuji Film. They loved their life there but did not like the cold weather so they have always enjoyed the warm weather here in Ocala. Dominick has always been an avid gardener which is evident with all the beautiful plants and shrubs in his immaculate yard. Dominick often shares his plants and green thumb with his neighbors, and says that he does miss having his big vegetable garden that he had each year in New York. He grew corn, tomatoes, and all kinds of vegetables, along with strawberries and blackberries. The Marinos are very proud of their family. They have a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren in Schenectady, New York; and a son, daughter-inlaw and two grandchildren, who live in Michigan. The smiles of their faces as they spoke about their family made in quite clear that this is a very loving group of people. Both Dominick and Peggy are avid collectors. Dominick has a big collection of model airplanes hanging from the ceiling in his special room. The antique German helmets really caught my eye along with the scale model of ill-fated Titanic. Peggys special passion is for porcelain dolls. Her collection is very extensive and absolutely beautiful. Many are on display in a lovely lighted cabinet and still others are displayed especially in the dining room. Peggy was always a big Elvis fan and she continues that today with many different kinds of Elvis memorabilia. The dolls and Elvis are kept separate howevereach with its own focus. As a special note, we would like to wish Dominick and Peggy a Happy 49th anniversary. They were married on October 9, 1965. From the smiles on their faces it seems sure that they will celebrate many more happy years together. Congratulations to an exemplary couple. It is because of such nice people as the Marinos that Fairfield Village can continue to claim its reputation as a lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfields Home of the Month chosen Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Dominick and Peggy Marinos home was chosen as the Fairfield Home of the Month. 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Walked into the bank today and a notice said a holiday was closing the bank on Monday, October 13, 2014. The sign referenced Christopher Columbus, so which president was that, what year? Seems that this guy was said to have Discovered America on Oct. 12, 1492 and he was Italian to boot. ABC News reports that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is expected to sign the resolution to name the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day which is the same day our Government recognizes Columbus Day in America. The Italians dont like that change as it is essentially Italian Heritage Day as proclaimed by Ralph Fascitelli, who is an Italian American who lives in Seattle. OK, wait, it is coming back to me Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue in 14 hundred and 92. He was not a president at all, but another sailor from another country that landed on the shores of what we call America. That was not mentioned in this article except not only the Seattle people wanted a change but the Native Americans also want credit for Columbus Day simply renaming it Native Americans Day. Either way, hope you got Columbus Day Sales at retail stores, great deals on furniture. Veterans Day is on Nov. 11 and we already started celebration of our veterans here in the Meadow. Quail Meadow, I am proud to say, had a great welcome to Veterans Day yesterday, the 8th, with a photo taken by Ron Mowrey who assisted me so I could be in the picture. Maryanne Ellner and I have been working with advertising using the West Marion Messenger to see how many veterans live in Quail Meadow. To date, we have a list of 75 men and women living here who responded. Fiftyone showed up yesterday at the clubhouse to be a part of the group photo. After the group photo was taken, we broke our veterans down to photos by service representation being Army, Air Force, Navy (included one Coast Guard), and Marines. We thank all those who attended this event. I can say easily that there was an instant feeling of friendship and social union associated with this new group of men and women that will last a very long time here in Quail Meadow. Due to renovation in the clubhouse, our next meeting will not be until Jan. 16, and the date will be made official in the Messenger by the end of December. Other happenings going on in our Quail Meadow is a welcome back party held last Saturday, Oct. 4, with 13 residents. They met at the clubhouse for ice cream as well as other great snacks and desserts whipped up by Aileen, Bev and Gracie who really know how to feed friends. I was told that the theme of the event was .aughter, and as to a good time was had by all, can be seen in the photo provided by Maryanne. Back to QM business. If you did not attend the first informational meeting, the final meeting regarding the merger will be Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. At the QRMPOA Board meeting held on Monday the 6th, interior painting of the clubhouse was discussed. Colors are up on the walls as samples for residents to see. Painting will begin Oct. 20. The color change is long overdue and really should look great. More importantly, the board announced one very special meeting that all residents should attend as voting will take place at the annual meeting on Dec. 11. This is dealing with the merger of homeowners into one solid association to handle all the QM property and recreation business at hand. We presently have two boards and two organizations that handle each of these areas. One board handles recreation and the other board handles the property. When you attend the annual meeting a homeowner will be asked to vote on the merger. We all want Quail Meadow to be an ideal community in Marion County. 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Seated are Jack and Linda Lipsky, Bev and Norm DeschamBeault. Standing from left are Brian and Grace Maguire (new residents), Aileen and Stew Trautman (far back), Karen Capper, Maryanne Ellner, Carol Mowrey, Brooke Hamlin and Ron Mowrey. Fifty One Veterans joined together yesterday for a group photo. The group represented all branches of the military service. This was a special day for everyone as many residents never met their neighbors with the veteran relationship in mind. This finalized a six month search by me and Maryanne Ellner making a list of over 75 Veterans. The group shown is our Quail Meadow Marines. Standing from left are; Royce Smith, Art Gugliami, Jack Linsky, Alan Clemens, and Samuel Fargiorgio. Seven Ladies went on the St. Johns River Tours launching out of the Blackwater Inn at Astor Florida. The cruise was excellent and so was the weather today October 9th. Standing from left is Jeanne Kane, Grace Maguire, Carol Sjogren, Dixie Marchant, Nancy Lane, Charlotte Payne, and Pat Talley. Photo is Courtesy of Captain Ernie of the Neptune Star. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com More on Page 11 BY BARB DEDICSOcala Palms Operations, LLC hosted "100 Days of Summer" with a Grand Finale featuring Felix DeNeau. DeNeau is well known to captivate audiences by paying tribute to the popular entertainer Dean "Dino" Martin of the 1950-70s era. The Grand Finale consisted of not only popular songs and jokes of that era, but audience participating with dancing, singing along and skits. Mr. "Martin" serenaded several ladies who had birthdays and couples celebrating wedding anniversaries. Earlier in the summer, concerts included: (1) a "beach" party with entertainer Jason Webb of the Caribbean Chillers, who bellowed out mainly Jimmy Buffet songs; (2) a concert of the group Northern Sounds, who gave their rendition of a variety of songs and (3) the Bluegrass Swing singers known as Gatorbone Trio. Ocala Palms residents enjoyed not only the above-named "free" concerts, but numerous appetizers and beverages were provided for them at each concert. Compliments go out to Ocala Palms Operations, LLC., Social Director Dee Morgan, Clubhouse manager Justin Sanford and the Ocala Palms Planning Committee for organizing these events. Ocala Palms 100 Days of Summer Felix DeNeau as Dean Martin, Dee Morgan and Justin Sanford. Betty DeGeorge and Nancy Groth. Bob and Diane Volko. Lew and Pat Peticca. 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Walked into the bank today and a notice said a holiday was closing the bank on Monday, October 13, 2014. The sign referenced Christopher Columbus, so which president was that, what year? Seems that this guy was said to have Discovered America on Oct. 12, 1492 and he was Italian to boot. ABC News reports that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is expected to sign the resolution to name the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day which is the same day our Government recognizes Columbus Day in America. The Italians dont like that change as it is essentially Italian Heritage Day as proclaimed by Ralph Fascitelli, who is an Italian American who lives in Seattle. OK, wait, it is coming back to me Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue in 14 hundred and 92. He was not a president at all, but another sailor from another country that landed on the shores of what we call America. That was not mentioned in this article except not only the Seattle people wanted a change but the Native Americans also want credit for Columbus Day simply renaming it Native Americans Day. Either way, hope you got Columbus Day Sales at retail stores, great deals on furniture. Veterans Day is on Nov. 11 and we already started celebration of our veterans here in the Meadow. Quail Meadow, I am proud to say, had a great welcome to Veterans Day yesterday, the 8th, with a photo taken by Ron Mowrey who assisted me so I could be in the picture. Maryanne Ellner and I have been working with advertising using the West Marion Messenger to see how many veterans live in Quail Meadow. To date, we have a list of 75 men and women living here who responded. Fiftyone showed up yesterday at the clubhouse to be a part of the group photo. After the group photo was taken, we broke our veterans down to photos by service representation being Army, Air Force, Navy (included one Coast Guard), and Marines. We thank all those who attended this event. I can say easily that there was an instant feeling of friendship and social union associated with this new group of men and women that will last a very long time here in Quail Meadow. Due to renovation in the clubhouse, our next meeting will not be until Jan. 16, and the date will be made official in the Messenger by the end of December. Other happenings going on in our Quail Meadow is a welcome back party held last Saturday, Oct. 4, with 13 residents. They met at the clubhouse for ice cream as well as other great snacks and desserts whipped up by Aileen, Bev and Gracie who really know how to feed friends. I was told that the theme of the event was .aughter, and as to a good time was had by all, can be seen in the photo provided by Maryanne. Back to QM business. If you did not attend the first informational meeting, the final meeting regarding the merger will be Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. At the QRMPOA Board meeting held on Monday the 6th, interior painting of the clubhouse was discussed. Colors are up on the walls as samples for residents to see. Painting will begin Oct. 20. The color change is long overdue and really should look great. More importantly, the board announced one very special meeting that all residents should attend as voting will take place at the annual meeting on Dec. 11. This is dealing with the merger of homeowners into one solid association to handle all the QM property and recreation business at hand. We presently have two boards and two organizations that handle each of these areas. One board handles recreation and the other board handles the property. When you attend the annual meeting a homeowner will be asked to vote on the merger. We all want Quail Meadow to be an ideal community in Marion County. It takes your vote and understanding of what is taking place. What is being explained will be a benefit for homeowners in Quail Meadow. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, October 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000JJ38 John M. 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Seated are Jack and Linda Lipsky, Bev and Norm DeschamBeault. Standing from left are Brian and Grace Maguire (new residents), Aileen and Stew Trautman (far back), Karen Capper, Maryanne Ellner, Carol Mowrey, Brooke Hamlin and Ron Mowrey. Fifty One Veterans joined together yesterday for a group photo. The group represented all branches of the military service. This was a special day for everyone as many residents never met their neighbors with the veteran relationship in mind. This finalized a six month search by me and Maryanne Ellner making a list of over 75 Veterans. The group shown is our Quail Meadow Marines. Standing from left are; Royce Smith, Art Gugliami, Jack Linsky, Alan Clemens, and Samuel Fargiorgio. Seven Ladies went on the St. Johns River Tours launching out of the Blackwater Inn at Astor Florida. The cruise was excellent and so was the weather today October 9th. Standing from left is Jeanne Kane, Grace Maguire, Carol Sjogren, Dixie Marchant, Nancy Lane, Charlotte Payne, and Pat Talley. Photo is Courtesy of Captain Ernie of the Neptune Star. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com More on Page 11 BY BARB DEDICSOcala Palms Operations, LLC hosted "100 Days of Summer" with a Grand Finale featuring Felix DeNeau. DeNeau is well known to captivate audiences by paying tribute to the popular entertainer Dean "Dino" Martin of the 1950-70s era. The Grand Finale consisted of not only popular songs and jokes of that era, but audience participating with dancing, singing along and skits. Mr. "Martin" serenaded several ladies who had birthdays and couples celebrating wedding anniversaries. Earlier in the summer, concerts included: (1) a "beach" party with entertainer Jason Webb of the Caribbean Chillers, who bellowed out mainly Jimmy Buffet songs; (2) a concert of the group Northern Sounds, who gave their rendition of a variety of songs and (3) the Bluegrass Swing singers known as Gatorbone Trio. Ocala Palms residents enjoyed not only the above-named "free" concerts, but numerous appetizers and beverages were provided for them at each concert. Compliments go out to Ocala Palms Operations, LLC., Social Director Dee Morgan, Clubhouse manager Justin Sanford and the Ocala Palms Planning Committee for organizing these events. Ocala Palms 100 Days of Summer Felix DeNeau as Dean Martin, Dee Morgan and Justin Sanford. Betty DeGeorge and Nancy Groth. Bob and Diane Volko. Lew and Pat Peticca. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, October 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Our principal is the best Acouple of years ago, the Citizenand Messengerran a story after an interview with some West Port High School students who were going to graduate with Associate Degrees from the College of Central Florida a few weeks before they would get their high school diplomas. The students knowledge and selfassurance was evident during the interview, and it was apparent that they had been well-trained during their high school years. That tradition of graduating students in this manner has continued at West Port and the numbers have grown. Its a testament to the students themselves, the faculty and the administration. When you walk around the West Port campus, its easy to think youre at a small college facility. Everything is designed to bring out the best in the young people who go to class there. It takes someone to pull all this together, and in the case of West Port that title belongs to Principal Jayne Ellspermann. Now in her 10th year, she has built up the academics at this school to a point where it is the envy of many a person in the educational community. Her work has not gone unnoticed. Earlier this summer, she was named the Florida Principal of the Year, quite an honor in a state with as many schools as the Sunshine State boasts. But the recognition did not end there. This week she was named the National Principal of the Year at a surprise assembly at the school in front of many students, faculty members and local and state officials. We believe its an honor well deserved. She has shown that with the proper motivation and guidance, todays young people can become productive members of society. When students graduate from West Port, they know that they have learned under the leadership of someone who cares about them, who wants to see them succeed in all walks of life. Other schools, whether in Marion County or elsewhere, should take Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Amendment is smokescreenThe Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2, is on the Nov. 4 ballot in the State of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would legalize medical marijuana, but its vague wording prompted a recent Miami Herald article to dub the amendment a smokescreen that leaves doctors or caregivers who are negligent in the recommendations for marijuana use without any liability in the case of any mishaps (1)a statement with which Florida drug treatment center Suncoast Rehabilitation Center agrees. Suncoast maintains that the amendment is a thinly veiled attempt to fast track the legalization of recreational marijuana in Florida and is dedicated to informing Florida citizens on the dangers of marijuana and urges educated voting. Rather than legalizing medical marijuana, Suncoast executives advise the use of non-psychoactive substances that help individuals in need while also keeping public safety and health intact. While Amendment 2 seems to have garnered some Floridians support, those who oppose the legalization have cited concerns about seemingly disturbing loopholes in the Amendment: Amendment 2 does not require a doctors prescription in order to obtain marijuana because that would violate federal law; only a doctors recommendation is needed, which is a determination that an individual suffers from an illness or condition that the physician feels the use of marijuana would be appropriate for relief of that symptom. Furthermore, the issue of liability has been raised; doctors and physicians and growers, dispensaries and smokers everyone within the marijuana distribution chain are granted full civil and criminal immunity and cannot be held liable for any mishaps. Essentially, this erases any patient protections that the current checks and balances of the legal system offer. Suncoast Executive Director, Tammy Strickling, maintains that the above technicalities, when combined with the lax parameters put in place by the loosely-worded Amendment, allow for marijuana to be recommended for any possible conditionessentially making the drug available to all ages for any type of pain or discomfort. There is no age restriction in the amendment, meaning that teens and children will be able to legally purchase pot without their parents consent. People of any age can be labelled a qualifying patient which simply means that they have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition or some other condition, and any caregiver can assist the child or teen in getting and using the drug, said Strickling. But Strickling poses yet another troubling question: will the legalization of marijuana act as an impetus for yet another potential drug epidemic in Florida, the original home of the pill mill? As a state which has yet to ensure that the only people who have access to drugs are those who truly need 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. Many years ago (back in the Dark Ages) when I was in high school, I took three years of Spanish. My teacher was a member of the religious order at Bergen Catholic High School, at the time called the Irish Christian Brothers. His name was Brother Michael Herman Bradley. I learned Spanish with an Irish brogue. Dont get me wrong, Im not complaining. In our senior year, we had one of the parents bake a cake at the end of the year and we honored him. Brother Bradley, a crusty old veteran, was visibly touched. We liked him and were able to be glad to show him. Unfortunately, Brother Bradley, who was laughed at for his saying once, when he was upset with us, Youre men now, kids, wouldnt have been proud of me last Friday evening. I went all over my cable television to find the debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott in the governors race. I found it finally, but it was in Spanish. Sadly, I understood only about one word out of every 20 or so. I found where it was supposed to be in English, online only, but I could not get it to work. So I didnt get to watch the debate. How dare Crist and Scott agree to a debate that couldnt be understood by most Floridians? That was unforgiveable to me, and shows their disdain for the people of this great state. I heard one broadcaster offer as an excuse that percent of Florida voters are Hispanic. Im sorry, but the flip side is that 86 percent of Florida voters are NOT Hispanic, yet they were shut out in favor of the 14 percent. Im all for the Hispanic voters being Note to Crist, Scott: We speak English Among Friends Jim Clark able to share in the debate in their own language, preferably with the SAP button, but making it hard for Englishspeaking American-bred people to listen to that same debate is just plain wrong. I also have to wonder why Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian candidate for governor, is being excluded from the debates. I dont care about the polls showing what percentage of votes he would get I care about fairness. Wyllie is not some wild-eyed fringe candidate who will only get 100 votes total in the state. He will get thousands of votes this November, probably not enough to win, but enough that future candidates will have to take notice. After the way Crist and Scott shut me out of last weeks debate, Im definitely considering voting for Wyllie. People say that it will be a wasted vote, but if enough of us do that, maybe the political parties will get the message that English-speaking Floridians count, too. And finally, I have to offer an apology to Brother Bradley. Even though its been 53 years since the late brother had us open our Spanish books, I should have been able to do better. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and the South Marion Citizen. Please see AMENDMENT, Page 10 Please see BEST, Page 10 Dominick and Margaret (Peggy) Marinos home has been chosen by FFV manager Rachel Muse as the Home of the Month for October. This was a very popular choice since many of the Marinos neighbors felt this couple deserve recognition not only for their home and yard, but also because they are such very good neighbors in all ways. The comments I heard included, They are always so caring and helpful. Both Dominick and Peggy will do anything to help their neighbors. They are just always very nice and so friendly. The Marinos moved to Fairfield Village from Albany, New York in September 2006 and they have always loved the community as it seems evident that the community loves them as well. Back in New York, Dominick owned a printing company and Peggy worked for Fuji Film. They loved their life there but did not like the cold weather so they have always enjoyed the warm weather here in Ocala. Dominick has always been an avid gardener which is evident with all the beautiful plants and shrubs in his immaculate yard. Dominick often shares his plants and green thumb with his neighbors, and says that he does miss having his big vegetable garden that he had each year in New York. He grew corn, tomatoes, and all kinds of vegetables, along with strawberries and blackberries. The Marinos are very proud of their family. They have a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren in Schenectady, New York; and a son, daughter-inlaw and two grandchildren, who live in Michigan. The smiles of their faces as they spoke about their family made in quite clear that this is a very loving group of people. Both Dominick and Peggy are avid collectors. Dominick has a big collection of model airplanes hanging from the ceiling in his special room. The antique German helmets really caught my eye along with the scale model of ill-fated Titanic. Peggys special passion is for porcelain dolls. Her collection is very extensive and absolutely beautiful. Many are on display in a lovely lighted cabinet and still others are displayed especially in the dining room. Peggy was always a big Elvis fan and she continues that today with many different kinds of Elvis memorabilia. The dolls and Elvis are kept separate howevereach with its own focus. As a special note, we would like to wish Dominick and Peggy a Happy 49th anniversary. They were married on October 9, 1965. From the smiles on their faces it seems sure that they will celebrate many more happy years together. Congratulations to an exemplary couple. It is because of such nice people as the Marinos that Fairfield Village can continue to claim its reputation as a lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfields Home of the Month chosen Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Dominick and Peggy Marinos home was chosen as the Fairfield Home of the Month. 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Wednesday, Oct. 15 MOPS at College Road BaptistAre you a Mother of preschoolers (birth to 5 years) who would like to visit with other mothers while free child care is provided? If you need friendship, encouragement, support and fun, come to College Road Baptist Church, 5010 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala every first and third Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. We are inviting you to a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program. We all have times when we need to get away. We hope we will see you there. Also, visit us at Collegeroad.org for more information.Thursday, Oct. 16 Air Force group to meetThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our yearly awards meeting. Several chapter awards will be presented. If you care about educating people about the importance of a strong Air Force please join us and help. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Violinist at Young at HeartCollege Road Baptist Church will have Betty Pipkins, violinist, for our Oct. 16 program, at noon. Please bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome to join us. Bring friends and neighbors for great fellowship. Phone is 352-237-5741. Church is at 5010 College Road (Hwy 200).Friday, Oct. 17 Fish dinners at St. JudeOur monthly fish dinner is Friday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door of our Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive.French group to meetLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-854-7397 for more information. Our next meeting is Oct. 17.Saturday, Oct. 18 Womans Club bazaarThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will have a Christmas/Holiday Bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. The 12 expected vendors will offer a variety of items for sale such as handbags, jewelry, arts and crafts, cosmetics, jams and jellies, and specialty teas. Vendors will be providing a gift or gift certificate for a silent auction. Come do your holiday shopping with us! The event is a fundraiser and proceeds will benefit our many community service projects as well as provide scholarship funds. GFWC Womans Club of Ocala is a non-profit organization and is affiliated with the General Federation of Womens Clubs, an international organization dedicated to community service. For vendor sponsorship or other information contact via email to jdelk@marykay.com.Lions yard sale at Bank of OzarksThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 in the Friendship Plaza. Food will be available for purchase.Arts and craft showThe Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will host their annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Local vendors will showcase one-of-a-kind art and handmade items. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit numerous local entities. Queen of Peace is at 6455 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Indoor yard sale at JoyJoy Lutheran Church, located at SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and housewares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information call Edie Heinzen (854-7817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (854-0660) or Kathy Hoefer (237-6439) regarding the yard sale. 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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) You could be caught in a torrent of advice from well-meaning friends and colleagues this week. But remember, Lamb, you are at your best when you are your own inimitable self. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect strong efforts to get you to accept things as they are and not question them. But ignore all that and continue your inquiries until youre sure you have all the answers you need. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Heavier than usual family and workplace duties compete for your time this week. Try to strike a balance so that youre not overwhelmed by either. Pressures ease by weeks end. CA NCER (June 21 to July 22) Its a good time for the Moon Child to show off your uniquely inspired approach to the culinary skills especially if theyre directed toward impressing someone special. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might be happy about the re-emergence of a long-deferred deal. But dont pounce on it quite yet. Time can change things. Be sure the values you looked for before are still there. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Try to rein in your critical attitude, even if things arent being done quite as you would prefer. Remember: What you say now could create an awkward situation later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you can expect on-the-job cooperation from most of your colleagues this week, some people might insist on knowing more about your plans before they can accept them. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Creating another way to do things is commendable. But you could find some resistance this week from folks who would rather stick with the tried-and-true than try something new. SAGI TTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You usually can keep your aim focused on your goal. But you might need to make adjustments to cope with unsteadiness factors that could arise over the course of the week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) News arrives about a projected move. Be prepared to deal with a series of possible shifts, including starting and finishing times, and how much the budget will actually cover. A QUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new relationship needs time to develop. Let things flow naturally. It could be a different story with a workplace situation, which might require faster and more focused attention. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Accept a compliment without trying to troll for any hidden reason beyond what was said. Happenings 000JJBE S ENIOR S H ANDY M AN Lawn & Yard Care Palm Tree Trims Pressure Washing Indoor Fix-it Repair Lair 352-445-3369

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It was a week when everything went just the way I had planned. It is hard to express your feelings when something like this happens because it rarely happens. The infamous To-Do-List from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was completed to her ecstatic satisfaction. That never happens. In fact, I finished it in time to have a little of Me Time. I sat on the back porch with a steaming hot cup of coffee and enjoyed an evening with nothing to do. I am not sure how long I sat there, but my coffee was just as hot as it was on my first sip. I do not know how my wife does those things. I have never enjoyed a cup of coffee more. I had an appointment across town and in traveling across town I never hit one red light. I think that should go into the Guinness book of records. It has never happened to me before and I was reveling in the deepest kind of satisfaction I have ever known. I got to my destination 20 minutes early. I love early. After paying all my bills for the week and balancing my checkbook, I had $100 left over. What in the world, do you do with $100 left over after paying all your bills? It did not take long to come up with a solution. I decided to take my wife out for supper on Friday night at her favorite restaurant. It was a glorious night on the town and the service at the restaurant was superb. Never have I enjoyed a more wonderful time on the town. The steak was done to a perfect T, just the way I like it. The waitress kept my coffee cup filled to the brim. All through our meal, neither cell phones rang nor did we receive a text from anybody. Now seriously, how often does that happen? I checked several times to make sure my phone was still on. I sat back and decided to enjoy our anonymity. It is good to just chill together. As we came near the end of our delectable evening repast, I was about to mention to my wife what a tremendous week we were having and then... Then, I woke up. It was all just a dream. A good dream, but a dream nevertheless. Why is it dreams never come true? Why is it that my dream life is so much superior to my actual life? No wonder as a person gets older they want to spend more time sleeping. I think I am just about there. For a brief moment, I experienced what a perfect week would look like, even if it was just in my dreams. A perfect week is not when everything goes our way, because, if everything goes right then you know something is wrong. Call it pessimism if you will or maybe just a dash of reality. It is when things go wrong that I begin to understand what life is all about. I begin to understand that nothing is perfect. And, if nothing is perfect, then neither am I. I like that. The only perfect person at our residence is my wife, and I have her word on that and she never lies to me. Demanding perfection is a rather foolish thing. If I demand perfection from someone, they in turn are going to demand perfection from me. That is more stress than I care to live with, especially at my age. After over four decades of marital bliss, I have made an astounding discovery that has made my life so much more pleasurable. It took me a long time to come to this, but I sure am glad I have. For many years, I was hard on myself trying to be perfect in everything I did. Then, I got married and all of that went away. It was a struggle at first, but I came to one astounding conclusion that has changed my life and brought me to a point of chilling out for the rest of my life. In our home only one person needs to be perfect. That one person is not me. What a blessing it is to realize that you are not perfect and you do not have to live up to that standard of perfection. I can be goofy, make mistakes and act silly and nobody cares. All those years of trying to be perfect were wasted. Now I have come to the place where I have acceded to the fact that my wife is perfect. I gladly anoint her as Queen Perfection in our humble Castle. All of the burden now rests upon her. She does not need to worry; I am there to support her in that aura of perfection. The nice thing about all of this is, she does not need much help from me. It is almost like I am retired for the rest of my life with nothing else to do. The burden of perfection does not rest upon my shoulder. Oh yes, the checkbook. After looking at it while awake, I discovered I was $100 overdrawn. Solomon understood this when he wrote, All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits, (Proverbs 16:2). Everything does not have to go right for me to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord. them, the likelihood that medical marijuana will be any different is slim to none, per Strickling. Suncoast officials say that todays marijuana has the highest THC levels ever seenmarijuana sold in pot shops as medicine is testing at THC levels in the mid 20% range, which is much higher than marijuana sold on the street, and dwarfs levels seen nearly 40 years ago, when the average THC potency was 1.37%. Because marijuana users can suffer from difficult withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability, decreased appetite and anxiety, treatment can be a critical first stepand the number of people seeking help will likely grow as marijuana continues to be the illicit drug of choice among American teens and adults, per Strickling. Statistics show that daily or almost daily marijuana use increased from 5.1 million Americans in 2007 to 7.6 million in 2012. (2) Strickling maintains that the key to stemming the rise of a potential epidemic is by limiting, rather than increasing, access to drugs such as marijuana. Furthermore, public education about the potential dangers of drug abuse is critical. For people currently struggling with addiction, treatment is the first step in helping them to reclaim their lives from substance abuse and returning them to being healthy and contributing members of society. As a drug treatment facility (http://www.suncoastrehabcenter.com/?k mas324) that accepts clients from across the nation, over 90 percent of Suncoasts clients tried marijuana first before using other drugs, and another 60 percent list marijuana as being used concurrently with another drug of choice. Suncoasts medical team designs treatment programs to physically address the malnutrition created by drug abuse, and the facilitys counseling team tailors client therapy to help provide insight into the pastall intended to help addicts confront life better, and without reverting to drugs. 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Your professional fire fighters encourage everyone in this community to participate in breast cancer awareness and prevention activities. For more information regarding the Marion County Firefighters Benevolence Fund fundraisers, please visit MCFBF.org. PINKCONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 notice. We feel that young people want to learn, want to better themselves, and only need the guidance that a good school and a good faculty can provide. Jayne Ellspermann has put together an action plan that provides the proper leadership for our students. We join others in congratulating her on her award. BESTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 AMENDMENTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 If everything goes right, somethings definitely wrong Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Read the classifieds Sunday, Oct. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society (MCMS) proudly presents The Magic of Strings featuring internationally acclaimed DUO-B, husband and wife cello and violin team, Dr. Philip and Hirono Borter, on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church (6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala). Admission is free.Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice, info: 352-0234.Brunson to speakChrists Church of Marion County will host Drexel Brunson, PH.D., President of Empower Resources International, and former pastor of First Assembly of God church in Ocala, as quest speaker. Drexel is well known in our community, having served on the Sheriffs Advisory Board for Marion County. He has travelled internationally bulding churches, schools and administrating humanitarian aid in countries around the world. Everyone is welcome to hear his inspirational message. 10:30 a.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Monday, Oct. 20 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, please telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352322-5966.

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Quail Meadow......6 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 35 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, October 15, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger $ 4,500 00 Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, Custom Colors Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs FINANCING A VAILABLE GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS 8585 SW Hwy 200 Ocala, FL 34481 352-861-7 433 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013! 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The award was announced Tuesday at a surprise assembly at the school attended by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, elected state and local officials, students, teachers, and Ellspermanns own family. The announcement came as part of NASSPs celebration of National Principals Month. During her 10 years as West Port principal, Ellspermann has developed a college-going culture personalized for students. At West Port, lunchtime is often PowerHour, a student-empowerment initiative Ellspermann launched giving students autonomy over an hour of their school day for academic enrichment, open labs, clubs, and other creative opportunities. Three years of PowerHour has produced a more personalized and successful school environment: course failure has nearly disappeared, the graduation rate has jumped 15 points, and participation in activities has increased seven-fold to nearly 70%. As well, West Port is an A school and boasts the highest test scores in the district. West Port students can also graduate with an associates degree before graduating from high school thanks to an on-campus college program Ellspermann also spearheaded. A former law enforcement officer, Ellspermann joined Marion County Public Schools 34 years ago as a high school social studies teacher. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a masters degree in education from the University of Florida. Jayne Ellspermann believes in students and pushes them to succeed by convincing them the future is theirs to control, said Superintendent George Tomyn of Marion County Public Schools. Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours is the standard mantra at WPHS, he added. Ellspermann supports this student-focused theme by developing and leading dedicated teachers who deliver outstanding instruction and guidance to West Port students. Jayne Ellspermann simply sees no limit to her students potential nor to the schools potential to help them fulfill it, said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. Her passion and focus on personalization, academic rigor, and collaborative leadership hallmarks of NASSPs Breaking Ranks framework for school improvement keep her moving Please see PRINCIPAL, Page 12 ever forward to find creative ways to ensure each student in her school is known and well served. The search for this years national principal of the year started in early 2014 as each state principals association selected its state middle level and high school principals of the year. From this pool of state winners, a panel of judges selected three middle level and three high school finalists. A separate panel then interviewed and rigorously reviewed the finalists applications to select the national winner. Each finalist received a $1,500 grant, and the national winner will receive an additional grant of $3,000. The grants will be used to improve learning at the school. For more information about the Principal of the Year program, please visit www.nassp.org/poy. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 36 countries around the world. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils. PRINCIPALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MARION COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT PHOTOSWest Port Principal Jayne Ellspermann, escorted by Superintendent George Tomyn, walks down a hall through a sea of high school students. In addition to fighting fires, responding to car accidents, and other medical emergencies, your Marion County fire fighters are sporting the color pink throughout October in efforts to fight breast and other cancers. Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do. With one in eight women diagnosed each year, an estimated 232,340 new cases of breast cancer and 39,620 deaths will be reported in 2013. Among all women affected, 85 percent have no family history. Your fire fighters and paramedics work hard to save lives both on and off the job. They are motivated to get involved for many reasons, and often its because they have been personally affected by the disease, says Ryan OReilly, a fire fighter and paramedic with the Marion County Fire Rescue and secretary of the Professional Firefighters of Marion County, IAFF Local 3169. We are supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention by encouraging others to give so that no breast cancer patient goes without life-saving treatments or having hope for a cure. According to Scott Chappell, president of the Marion County Firefighters Benevolence Fund, the charitable foundation of the local fire fighters association, around $10,000 has been raised in recent years to support families affected by cancer, cancer research, and provide free mammograms to women who may not otherwise be able to afford early detection screenings. Last year alone, $3,500 was raised in support of Michelle-OGram, a local charity established in the memory Michelle Standridge, the wife of a Marion County fire fighter who lost her battle to cancer. This charity not only raises money to pay for mammograms, but also helps negotiate prices with radiology centers, which allows women without insurance or the necessary funds to obtain mammography testing as well as breast ultrasounds. For more information how you can help, please visit www.michelleogram.com. This year, the benevolence fund is also a sponsor of the Dancing with the Angels Ball, an event to help local women affected by breast cancer. The formal dinner and dance is on Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Holiday Inn. For ticket information please call (352) 236-2599 MARION COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE PHOTOMarion County firefighters sport pink shirts during October. Firefighters think pink during October Please see PINK, Page 10 Sheriff Blair releases free phone applicationMarion County Sheriff Chris Blair announces MCSOs new, free phone application that will help keep our citizens more in touch with whats going on in our county. Whether youre looking for mug shots, locations of sex offenders or breaking news alerts, this application is a must-download for Marion County residents. The Marion County Sheriffs Office application has information on missing persons, most wanted, sex offenders, inmates and mug shots, and even a section where citizens can commend a deputy if they feel they went above and beyond in the line of duty. You can submit a tip to Marion County Crimestoppers through this app, either by phoning it in or by text message. One of the most important features of this app is its ability to send out push notifications for missing persons alerts and for breaking news. This will allow the Sheriffs Office to immediately alert the community with information about critical incidents in Marion County. It is important to note that the money used to purchase this application did not come out of the taxpayers wallet. This phone app was paid for with fine and forfeiture money seized from drug dealers. A video on how to use the app can be found on the Sheriffs Facebook page. Costume rentals availableDo you have your Halloween costume yet? Tired of dressing up as the same old ghost or witch every year? Ocala Civic Theatre offers lots of great choices in the Costume Shop! We have thousands of costumes, representing a wide variety of eras and characters: pirates, princesses, French maids, medieval kings, Wild West cowboys, can-can dancers, gypsy fortunetellers, gangsters, nuns, and flappers, just to name a few. The Theatre charges a reasonable rental fee and often is able to include wigs, shoes, and accessories. Dont wait until the night before Halloween to try to scare up a costume the deadline to rent a costume is Oct. 28. Rentals are by appointment only. No walk-ins. To make an appointment, call the Costume Shop at (352) 236-2851, ext. 110, as soon as possible.