http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Quail Meadow 06-28-2017 http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/quail-meadow-06-28-2017 <img src="http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/sites/www.westmarionmessenger.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0628_pic_qm_462.jpg" alt="Millie Wilmoth and her son, Rusty Wilmoth. " title="Millie Wilmoth and her son, Rusty Wilmoth. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>By Carolyn Slocumb<br /> </strong></p> <p> Can you believe the month of June is almost gone? Last week was the first day of summer, and now we&rsquo;re preparing for the 4th of July celebration.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s not too late to purchase your ticket for the July 4th party. Call Grace Maguire or Dottie Hefferon if you want tickets. The meal of Lee&rsquo;s chicken fingers and all the trimmings begins at 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse. There will be music provided by Poppi and R Music 4 You. Let&rsquo;s come and celebrate this great holiday together.</p> Rural King coming http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/rural-king-coming <img src="http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/sites/www.westmarionmessenger.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0628_pic_rural_king1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Rural King, billed as America&rsquo;s Farm and Home Store, is nearing completion in Ocala at the corner of U.S. Highway 27 (NW 10th Street) and NW 27th Avenue. The hiring process has started: Just search online for Rural King Ocala and follow the links to available jobs. No opening date was given.</p> Fairfield Village 06-28-2017 http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/fairfield-village-06-28-2017 <img src="http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/sites/www.westmarionmessenger.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0628_pic_ffv1.jpg" alt="Dave and Ginny Keller thoroughly enjoyed the Pizza and Ice Cream Party for Father’s Day. " title="Dave and Ginny Keller thoroughly enjoyed the Pizza and Ice Cream Party for Father’s Day. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>By Priscilla Barnett<br /> </strong></p> <p> On Saturday, June 17, the gentlemen were treated to a pizza and ice cream party to compensate for the splendid way they treated the ladies for Mother&rsquo;s Day. The Social Club, led by President Bart Rich and Activities Director Connie Dorer, along with lots of &ldquo;helpers,&rdquo; served pizza and ice cream to the gents and to the ladies present as well.</p> Stone Creek news 06-28-2017 http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/stone-creek-news-06-28-2017 <p> <strong>By Patricia Gizzi<br /> </strong></p> <p> Spa Director, Cheri Irwin, has put together some interesting programs for those who want to focus on meditation.</p> Out to Pastor 06-28-2017 http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/out-pastor-06-28-2017 <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>By Rev. James Snyder<br /> </strong></p> <p> After about a million days of toil, sweat and aggravation, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I decided to take a few days off and relax.</p> <p> I am not a real expert when it comes to relaxing. I have not pursued a Ph.D. in relaxing and therefore it is a foreign theme to me.</p> End-of-life-talks http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/end-life-talks <p> If you knew one conversation could make all the difference, would you remain silent?</p> <p> Learn how to start the conversation about end-of-life preferences and gain peace of mind for you and your loved ones through a free, four-part series taught at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences instructor, Lynda Spence. Sessions will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 19, 21, 26 and 28, in Extension Service&rsquo;s classroom at 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala.</p> Nurse shot as troopers struggle with suspect http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/nurse-shot-troopers-struggle-suspect <p> On Saturday, June 17, the Florida Highway Patrol had contact multiple times with a pedestrian in the area of the 341 mile marker on I-75, in Marion County.</p> <p> On the third encounter, the subject identified as Jason R. Gignac, a 38-year-old from Summerfield, requested to be transported to the hospital, as he was ill. He was subsequently taken to West Marion Hospital, by ambulance. After receiving medical treatment the patient was in the process of being discharged when FHP Troopers attempted to take Gignac into custody for Failure To Obey A Lawful Order.</p> New bricks ready on Magnolia http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/content/new-bricks-ready-magnolia <img src="http://www.westmarionmessenger.com/sites/www.westmarionmessenger.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0614_pic_magnolia1.jpg" alt="The rebricked Magnolia Avenue." title="The rebricked Magnolia Avenue." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Magnolia Avenue in downtown Ocala was reopened for traffic Monday, although some work still needs to be done on the sidewalks. The block just south of Broadway is now a brick street, and parking is only available on the east side, the left side of the one-way southbound road. A formal grand opening will be scheduled when all work is done.</p>