Publisher’s Notes April 2018

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a much closer look at the American Indian.”

~ Henry Ford

SENIOR FISHING DERBY: It’s that time of year again. The Marion County/City of Ocala Recreation Department will host the Senior fishing derby on Monday, April 30th from 9am – 12pm. There will be door prizes, fishing and lots of good food. Every year the Seniors catch and release hundreds of Catfish, a few Brim, a few Bass. The big fish gets a trophy and the oldest fisher person gets a trophy. Let’s hope April 30 brings us good weather. I’ll be there taking pictures. They do usually need a few volunteers and they could use some door prizes. Clay Electric will be cooking for those who are registered to fish. There will be visitors from many of the senior retirement homes in Marion County and many visitors that frequent the Senior Center.

In this paper I had a lot to say about school safety, bullying in any school and how a child can snap if they are an introvert or have certain problems dealing with things. Being belittled by a bully in front of their peers is very embarrassing and causes them to want to retaliate. The school systems are not trained to handle bullys and if the teacher does handle them, someone wants to sue them. The teacher is caught in the middle. Go back and read the story on page one.

I saw our State Senator Dennis Baxley on Fox one night late. He did not agree with some of the remedies that were being suggested early in the discussion. I am anxious to see what he has to say in the near future. He has a good head on his shoulders and will approach it with a common sense side of things.

Trump is being Trump! He is a master at pulling peoples’ chain and setting things up prior to negotiating a deal. He is about ten steps ahead of most and appears to be unpredictable but is very predictable. When he does something, he is preparing for a deal for next month. That is the sign of a great business negotiator (strategist).