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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 09-21-2011
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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Fairfield Village..3 Quail Meaddow....7 Ocala Palms......12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 26 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER21, 2011 Rev. Snyder Page 9 Puzzles Page 8 12Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocala Palms Red Hat Fillies Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 0009922 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 0008SFG 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/11 Expries 9/30/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Summer Special Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans 0009934 Adjust all zones for coverage, reprogram timer for proper run time per zone and watering days. 352-361-4024 *per hour Insured Licensed Peewees Irrigation For all your sprinkler needs End of Summer Special $39.95 In the photo at left, from the left, are Nancy Wittake, Frances Shaffer, Cindy Stone, Jane Miller and Marlene Denice. Seconds anyone? Above, lots of "yummies" from Angie Fischetti, Judy Duby and Chris Turner (and Cathy Donohue who was behind the camera). Enjoying a delicious dessert at Mochi Frozen Yogurt are the Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms. Pictured from left to right are Sandy Nelson, Barb Owen, Rose Earp and Gail Sims. Kids Expo The All About Kids Expo was held at the Paddock Mall Saturday, emphasizing visual and hearing safety of children. In addition, above, there was fun as McKenna Johnson, 9, of Inverness shows-off, while at the right, Bubbles the Clown, a ventriloquist, with Skip.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK By Jim Clark E DITOR Dr. Lee A. Niblock, county administrator, praised the efforts to consolidate 9-11 communications as he spoke to the State Road 200 Coalition recently. I hope you would applaud the effort, he said. Combined it will save $1.3 million a year. The plan calls for all emergency agencies to fall under one communications plan, meaning that people who call 9-1-1 would have to be transferred elsewhere before their need could be addressed. Only the Ocala Police Department has failed to get on board. Were still looking for the potential of the police department. Niblock said this was the fourth year of the county commissioners living within their means with the budget. However, he told people to let me know if youve had a loss of services. He noted, Its hard to grow the economy on a one-legged stool. He also pointed out that the county has no control over other agencies millage. County tax bills also include the School Board, water management districts and other agencies. He said the county continues to look at continued organizational change. He said there are 184 positions fewer in the county than when he became county administrator. He spoke about the countys efforts to help create jobs. The private sector is where jobs are created. He added, I just wish the jobs were there yesterday. He also addressed the controversial issue of Munroe Regional Medical Center. There is a very limited role that the county plays in the governance of MRMC. He praised the hospital for its cardiac center, and noted, If youre going to bring 250 jobs, you want a quality of life. He noted that the schools needed to provide good education, not less going to a four-day format. He complimented all the volunteers in the hospital, saying they would die on the vine if not for our volunteer services. Administrator praises consolidation efforts PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDr. Lee Niblock speaks to the Coalition. Stone Creek groundbreaking Groundbreaking was held for the reflection park at Stone Creek. From the left, Rick Morang, maintenance manager, Chis Johnson, new community manager, Linda Fiorella, Brandon from Landcare. See Stone Creek column, Page 2. The Marion County Health Department (CHD) and Maxim Healthcare Services are urging residents to get their flu and pneumonia vaccines. At the Marion CHD office, this continuing partnership will begin hosting seasonal immunization clinics Sept. 19 through Sept. 23. This years flu vaccine will include the same seasonal flu vaccine formula that was used during the 2010-2011 flu season, which contains the 2009 H1N1 flu strain as well as two other strains of flu. Maxim will be vaccinating people nine years of age and older. Maxim will also provide the pneumonia vaccines. This adult vaccine is given only once prior to the age of 65, and one additional dose after age 65 providing at least five years have passed since the previous dose. The clinics will be held at the health departments main facility, 1801 SE 32nd Avenue, in Ocala and are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinics will open to the public and will offer flu vaccine for $30 and pneumonia vaccine for $65. Participants with Medicare Part B coverage will receive the flu and/or pneumonia shot at no out-ofpocket cost. Insurance providers and health maintenance organizations (HMO) may also cover the cost of vaccine. Citizens can contact Maxim Health Systems for insurance provider acceptance or for reimbursement information at (352) 2914888. Influenza seasons are unpredictable and the flu virus affects individuals differently depending on age and health status. If you have questions about whether you should get a flu vaccine, consult your health care provider. Health Department set to give flu shots Saturday, Oct. 15 Baby back rib fundraiser The Rotary Club of Ocala SW is currently selling tickets for its Baby Back Ribs BBQ fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. State Road 200. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the event for a full slab of Baby Back Ribs. All ribs will be cooked on site and wrapped for transport. Advance sale tickets can pick up their ribs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional racks of ribs will be available for walk up sales beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the following State Road 200 locations: Bank of the Ozarks TD Bank M&S Bank Alarion Bank W.E. Bishop Jr., P .A. All proceeds will benefit the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship program and local charities. For more information, please contact Ray Sargent at 352-857-9099. Free health screenings Hospices of Marion County Thrift Stores have partnered with the Lions Clubs of Ocala and Silver Springs Shores to provide free vision, hearing and diabetic screenings in October. These screenings will be provided in our store parking lots. Each person who has a screening will receive a thank you gift from Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores. The screening will be on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jasmine Square Thrift Store, 6114 S.W. State Road 200.Tuesday, Oct. 18 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought" luncheon will be hosted by the Parish Nurses at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200. The guest speaker will be John Podkomorski. The event will be Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. A count is needed for the luncheon so please call 352-368-4028. Saturday, Oct. 22 Ocala Arts Festival setArt lover and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex located on 25th Avenue during the 45th annual Ocala Arts Festival held on Oct. 22 and 23. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Happenings 00098QY Experience High Holy Day Services No Charge Provided by the Community for Jewish Spiritual Journeys Rabbi Ephraim Rubinger www.cjsj.org Both Jews and Non-Jews are welcome to attend. Come casual and bring the kids. Rosh Hashanah Thurs., Sept. 29th, 2011 10:30 am 12:30 pm RVSP needed by Sat., Sept. 24th Yom Kippur Fri., Oct. 7th, 2011 & Sat., Oct. 8th, 2011 6:00pm 5:00pm RVSP needed by Sun., Oct. 2nd Rosh Hashanah Come and hear the clarion call of the shofar. As we come together as a community, we are asking that each family bring enough pre-sliced apples and honey for their household and a little bit more for those not able to. Let us strengthen, support, and sustain each other as we begin a new year. After the service we will have a small repast. Guests can bring a kosher dairy dish, raisin challah, fruit, etc. (no meat). Yom Kippur Day of Atonement, this is a Holy Day of fasting and prayer. 3850 W. Anthony Road, Ocala, FL 34475 Take Hwy 441 N. (Pine Ave.) to NW 35th and turn right (There will be a McDonalds and a Winn Dixie on the right of your turn) to W. Anthony Rd. and turn left (This is a four way stop) travel 0.3 miles to 3850 on your left. Please RSVP with Kimberly Daly 352-629-2241 Questions? Rabbi Rubinger 352-624-7390 No membership, no ticket required. Donations are quietly appreciated but will not be solicited. Thanks to Father Don Curran and his congregation, Christ the King, Anglican Church for donating the use of their facility.

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T he Stone Creek Garden Club got a little closer to their dream of a reflection park on Friday, Sept. 9 as they broke ground on the Reflection Park outside of the Reunion Center. The club sponsored a picnic which was chaired by Rita Levy. Her committee of Joanne Novak, Linda Cooper and Gloria Salvaggio did an outstanding job. Rita would also like to thank Gretchen La Sasso and Deborah Kuchel for all their work. The picnic raised $1,000 toward the park dream. The park idea was the inspiration of Linda Fiorella, former president of the club and now chair person for the park. This seed of an idea began in 2007 when Linda formed a committee to pursue the idea of a park. She submitted a proposal to Stone Creek's Board of Directors for the land that will be the site of the park. It was approved and Landcare Inc., which is the landscaper for Del Webb, was contracted to make the park a reality. Landcare is donating $1,000 toward the project in time and materials. With all projects, fundraising becomes paramount to complete the project. The Garden Club has had three big fundraisers. They were also given donations from other Stone Creek Clubs like the Leisure Arts and the Crafts of the Mind Book Club. So far, the Garden Club has raised almost $5,000 toward the park. According to Linda, the park will be completed in phases. In the first phase, fall and winter foundation plantings to withstand any initial winter freeze plus irrigation and electrical systems will be installed. In the second stage, spring and summer plants along with future garden features will be added. The Reflection Garden will be dedicated to all residents of Stone Creek, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The vision for the garden is for it to be a sanctuary for both guests of the garden and wildlife. The garden will enhance the natural and beautiful setting that the garden overlooks in Stone Creek. The club will incorporate seasonal color blooms, butterfly and hummingbird plants while maintaining Florida Friendly principles. Linda wants everyone to know that there will be a second fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. It will be a dinner, auction and dedication ceremony. The dedication ceremony will be a Sunset Toast to the Park. Linda wants to extend her thanks to her committee members who have been working weekly since March. They are: Meta Bennett, Bee Bovin, Connie Drake, president of the Garden Club, Karen Kaufer, Gretchen LaSasso, Rita Levy, Sharon Madris, Bernie Messer, Treasurer of the club, Joanne and Ray Novak, Mary Ellen Pfeffer, Deborah Parsons, Marion Pierleoni, and Joyce Troxell. Linda said," Last year's event raised $2,400 and we hope to surpass that this year through the generosity of Stone Creek residents, friends of the club and wonderful local business donors." So come out and enjoy a dinner and dessert buffet and toast a dream which is fast approaching a reality as the Reflections Park! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11 00098WR Full line of Club Cadet products available! Parts, sales, service and warranty work! 2Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Stone Creek Garden Club moves closer to reflection park Patricia Gizzi From the left, Gretchen La Sasso, Linda Cooper,(in front, Joanne Novak,) Rita Levy Deborah Kuchel and Gloria Salvaggio. Linda Levy, holding the bread, and her workers. AIRPORT EXPRESS! DIRECT TRANSPORTATION Your door to curbside check-in Your own courteous driver Your schedule is our priority You ride in a comfort vehicle We go Beyond Door-to-Door We make you feel safe . 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Workforce Connections three-county region continues to reflect the uneven nature of the economic recovery, with modest gains in the number of those with jobs as well as decrease in unemployment over the year, but nearly 2,000 fewer people in the local labor force since August 2010, according to data released today by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. The August unemployment rate in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties was 12.3 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point since July and 1.4 percent over the year. Out of a regional labor force of 210,635 there were 25,974 out of work compared with 29,063 unemployed in August 2010. Rusty Skinner, Workforces chief executive officer, noted that growth in employment and labor force numbers offer a positive for August. However, Skinner noted that while these reflect an improved unemployment rate from one year ago, it continues to be the result of withdrawal from the labor force rather than a sustained improvement in employment growth in Marion and Levy Counties. Citrus County shows growth in both labor force and employment showing some signs of improvement in workforce over the year. Marion Countys unemployment rate fell one-tenth of one percent to 12.7 percent. The countys labor force expanded by 89 to 133,855 actually 516 more than in June 2011 -the number of those employed rose by 147 to 116,836 569 more than at the beginning of the summer while those without jobs fell by 58 to 17,019. Compared to August 2010, Marion Countys unemployment rate is down from 14 percent. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3 10Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Fairfield Village D uring a short meeting held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse, two new members were installed to replace outgoing members, Barbara Skalka, and Mike Riley. President Bart Rich called the meeting to order and asked Paula LeBlanc to open the meeting with a lovely prayer. He then led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Lillian Oliver and Chuck Belcher were introduced to those assembled as new members of the Board of Directors. These two stepped forward and were duly sworn in by President Bart Rich. Proposed changes to the By-Laws were read by Norma Powers who briefly discussed some of the modifications. There were several questions from those attending; however, since Don Ouellette (who is the HOA Board member who knows the most about the legal side of the organization) was not present, the discussion was postponed until the October meeting which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Fairfield Clubhouse. Members are urged to attend. It was announced that issues regarding liability insurance have been settled and that coverage has been secured. Activities have resumed after a period of time when the insurance issue caused concern about holding events in the Clubhouse. The Labor Day barbecue, held on Sept. 4, was reported to have been a big success, and those attending enjoyed good food and good fellowship. The SAC is planning a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased from Loretta Zang, Sandy Ford, Jean Chapman, or Carol Ouellette. The event has been a big success in the years past, and those planning it promise that this will be a time of equal enjoyment for Fairfield Village residents who are a part of our lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfield installs two new officers to HOA Seated from left are Stan Cohen; president, Bart Rich; treasurer, Joan Klear; along with new additions, Lillian Oliver and Chuck Belcher who are five of the seven board members for the Fairfield Village HOA. Two others, Jean Chapman and Don Ouellette, were not present for the short meeting. Priscilla Geissal Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com THE DEALS ARE BETTER IN OCALASAVE THOUSANDS OVER THE FACTORY STORESINCLUDES: DELIVERY STEPS & SKIRTING SET AC A Dollar and a Deed is All You Need! 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Contact Kermit Clark 861-0353 if you need your Ocala area donations picked up for the sale. 00096BQ 0 0 0 9 7 2 G Jobless figures in Marion show small decline TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Child Care Personnel TEACHER FT or Pt, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLY LEARNING Equal Opp. Employer (352) 560-4222 Personal/ Beauty HAIR STYLIST Motivated Stylist for Busy, Friendly Salon. 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A s I was listening to the president give his speech on the countrys economy last week I was simultaneously trying to balance my checkbook. Math was never my strong suit. In fact, when it comes to math, I do not wear a suit at all. I would wear my birthday suit but it is too wrinkled and believe me, spandex is stretching it too much. Oddly enough, my checkbook balance is never the same as the balance on the statement from the bank. My banks haughty assumption is that they are right and I am wrong. The thing that gripes me is, as much money as I am paying my bank through all of the miscellaneous fees, I should not have to balance my checkbook. That should be a service gladly rendered by my financial institution. The last time I was in my bank, I coyly suggested this to the teller and she looked at me, laughed as though I was telling her a joke and then handed me a lollipop. Believe me; balancing my checkbook is no joking matter. As I was working over my checkbook, I was groaning, moaning and sighing rather deeply. Enough so, that it disturbed my residential companion. Finally, she said to me in that sarcastic tone of voice reserved just for me, Whats got you so disturbed tonight? At first, I did not want to tell her. After all, it is my responsibility to balance the checkbook. We have a wonderful give-and-take relationship. My responsibility is to deposit money into the checkbook while her responsibility is to make sure the checks fly out of our checkbook as quickly and smoothly as possible. Then, somebody at our financial institution came up with the brilliant idea of the check card. Now the money flies out faster than it ever did before. Our money flies faster than the speed of sound, but occasionally my groans do catch-up, and tonight was one such night. I looked at my wife, swallowed several times, and then blurted out, I think were broke. After I said that, I did feel a little bit relieved. However, it did not last long. What do you mean were broke? The way she emphasized the word were caused me a little bit of uneasiness. I mean, I tried to explain; we have run out of money. Why should that get you all riled up, she said with a little bit of chipper in her voice. Just a little more than I was comfortable with under our present circumstances. The presidents on television right now telling us that the countrys broke. So I guess that means were all in the same boat. Both of us were quiet as we listened to the president continue his speech on the economy. Actually, I was a wee bit more concerned about the economical condition of my checkbook then the countrys economy. Im broke simply because I have more bills than I have money. The country is broke because it spends money on things other than bills. And, when the government runs out of money all it has to do is to print more money. The thing that really aggravates me is that if I would treat my checkbook like the government treats its checkbook the government would have me arrested and thrown in jail for the rest of my life. Which, upon further thought, maybe a plan out of my desperate economic disposition. For in jail, the government would pay all my bills. In jail, I would not have a grocery bill. All of my medical needs would be taken care of by good ole Uncle Sam. I certainly would not have to save money for a rainy day. Further consideration brought me to the conclusion that I may not like some of the people in prison. After all, there may be former politicians who are locked up for some scandalous activity they were caught at. Who wants to spend their time with that crowd? Just as I was sinking deeper into the slough of despondency, my wife, as usual, came to my rescue. If I gave her a nickel for every bright idea she has come up with in our married life I would be broke. Which, by the way, maybe why I am broke now. Her amazing solution was simply this, Were not broke, were just financially challenged. Why do I never come up with all of these brilliant ideas? Being broke is one thing but being financially challenged is something altogether different. I do not want to be broke. Now, thanks to my wife, I am no longer broke I am simply financially challenged. That sounds so much better. I worried my heart sick thinking I was broke when in reality I was merely financially challenged. I wonder if I could somehow get this message to our dear president. If I can get him a message I would simply say this, Mr. President, our country is not broke as you are insinuating. We are simply financially challenged. Everybody has his or her own solution to problems. Especially if it is a political problem. I like how the Bible puts it. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12 KJV). Someone said it like this, a rose by any other name is still a rose. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Saturday, Sept. 24 Get involved at Cala Hills A group that says it is high time you get involved is holding an event at the Cala Hills Clubhouse, 2400 S.W. 31st Circle, on Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Dr. Kidambi and friends, there will be healthy food and great music. Among the items they point out is to demand the government create jobs, save Social Security, provide Medicare for all Americans and spend money on children and education. Petitions will be available to sign and send to politicians. From 17th Street, turn south onto 19th Avenue Road (Walmart Road). Stay in the left lane, turn left onto Southwest 21st Circle, travel a quarter of a mile, the clubhouse will be on the right. Everyone is welcome. Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala Meeting this month is Sept. 24 and a field trip is planned. The African Violet Club of Ocala meets every fourth Saturday of the month except in December at 10:30 a.m. It is usually held at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) at 9048 S.W. Highway 200 in Ocala, Florida 34476, but this month we won't be meeting there. Refreshments are served at our break. For more information please contact our club President, Laura Perdomo at pretyinsde@netzero.net or call 352-625-6467 or check our website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org.Kingdom of Sun Band performances Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites the public to their September performances titled Musical Memories to open their 22nd season. Performances will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 Fort King St., Ocala. Musical Selections include: "Salute to Bob Hope; "Victor Herbert Favorites; "Put on a Happy Face" from Bye, Bye, Birdie; "Vilia" from The Merry Widow; Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition; John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever; Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat; and, featuring the KOS trombone section, "Slippery Gentlemen," and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit www.kingdomofthesunband.org.Womens retreat plannedWomen's Retreat, 9 a.m. "Beyond Your Wildest Imagination", live in unity in the church and at home (Ephesians 1). Guest speaker Sharon Thomas, Footsteps Ministry, Newport News, Virginia. Door prizes, Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack. This is a free event for all women; a love offering will be taken. Informational and registration brochures are available. Childcare available with notification. For more information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352307-5101 or email CCOMCWomensMinistry@yahoo.com. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. Fort King Festival plannedThe Fort King Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. For information, call 352-629-2773 or 352-694-2529. Yard sale for Sheltering HandsThe third annual animal fundraiser yard sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala, starting at 8 a.m. We are looking for donations of items also. Let's go shopping and support the organization. Call 352-694 for information Golf tourney to benefit United WayCollege of Central Florida will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Pine Oaks of Ocala, 2201 N.W. 21st St. in Ocala, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per person. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $75 per hole. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Tim Thayer at 352-854-2322 Ext. 1229. Monday, Sept. 26 Retired nurses to meetOn Monday, Sept. 26, the Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Society of Registered Nurses, Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club. Dr. Ron Joseph will speak about Factors Contributing to Musculoskeletal Changes in Aging Adults. Lunch is served at 11:30 and the lecture begins at noon. The charity for the month is CUB (Citrus United Baskets). We will collect non-perishable foods and/or dry pet food; or new underwear/socks for children or adults. RN's wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677. Career, Colleges Expo plannedMarion County Public Schools and the College of Central Florida present Careers and Colleges Expo 2011 on Monday, Sept. 26, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Guidance Departments of all Marion County public high schools and CF, takes place in the Gymnasium Building 6 at the College of Central Florida, 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala. Representatives from dozens of educational institutions, businesses, professional and government organizations, and the military will be on-hand, sharing valuable information with all area high school students and their families. College-bound students, as well as those interested in career exploration and job opportunities, will find valuable information at the Expo. The public is invited to attend the free event. For more information, contact Kecia Croom in the Guidance and Testing Department of Marion County Public Schools at 352-671-7513. Saturday, Oct. 1 Open house for military officersThe Kingdom of the Sun (KOS) Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold an open house at the Elks Club and Lodge on Oct. 1. There will be an open enrollment period for all Commissioned, Warrant, Flight Officers, Public Health Service Officers on active duty, and retired or former officers who would wish to join the local Chapter. The Open House will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. John Rose, president of the local KOS Chapter, announced that there will be a 35th anniversary dinner at the Elks Club on Thursday, Oct. 6. Advanced reservations are required for this event. The Elks Club is at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. If you have any questions about the open house or the 35th anniversary dinner, please contact Bud Horne at 352-307-3234. Friday, Oct. 7 Starting a French ClubIf you are interested in speaking or learning more French, come and join us for a new French Club. The first meeting will be Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. For information and directions, call Marie at 352-873-8626. Saturday, Oct. 8 Womans Club bazaar plannedThe GFWC Woman's Club of Ocala will have a Christmas/holiday bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocala Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $3 in advance or at the door. The expected list of vendors include Mary Kay Gifts, Miche Bags, Candles, Jewelry, Party Lite, Pampered Chef, and others. All vendors will be donating a gift basket or gift certificate for a silent auction. Come do your holiday shopping with us. Refreshments will be available through the Elks Club. The event is the Woman's Club's principal fundraiser and proceeds will benefit our many community service projects as well as provide scholarship funds. The Ocala Club is non-profit and is affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. For vendor, sponsorship, or ticket information please e-mail jdelk@marykay.com or MLTODD55@yahoo.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9 4Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? 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FREE inspection, pick-up and delivery. 00099OY O C A L A G O L F C A R T S U P E R C E N T E R O C A L A G O L F C A R T S U P E R C E N T E R O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER Offer good til 9-30-11 6V Trojan Batteries $ 499 We sell and service Club Car, EZ-Go and all other makes and models W O W W O W WOW 0009AMV 7380 SW 60 TH A VE S TE 1, O CALA FL (352) 237-0021 F AX (866) 498-3838 L OCATED IN S HOPPES OF R ENAISSANCE BEHIND J ASMINE S QUARE CANADIAN MEDS Call for a FREE quote today. We ship anywhere in the US. Locally Owned and Operated Save up to 80% on Prescription Drug Prices DONT GET CAUGHT IN THE DONUT HOLE. CALL US NOW! RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 00097G1 for high school teams. Win your state championship thats what you should aim for. National publications and networks are, in my estimation, over-exposing these high school athletes. High school sports should get back to being just an extracurricular activity, without national fanfare. For the record, my old high school lost a close game Friday night, and after that they were headed to Miami to watch the Dolphins and a couple of Bergen Catholic graduates. Its a nice trip for the kids I just hope its being done for the right reasons. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986, or editor@smcitizen.com. CLARK continued from Page 6 Happenings Im not broke, just financially challenged James Snyder Sportsability coming to MarionSports enthusiasts of all age and ability levels in Marion County will soon have another excuse to head outdoors. SportsAbility, an event designed to enhance the lives of those with disabilities through recreational opportunities, is coming to Marion County Sept. 30 Oct. 1. Marion County Parks and Recreation and the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department are co-hosting the event for the third year in a row in partnership with the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association, the event organizer. On Sept. 30, attendees can participate in events such as scuba diving, horseback riding and adaptive golf, tennis and basketball at the E.D. Crosky Center, Hampton Aquatic Center and MLK Recreation Complex (1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala). Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the SportsAbility Resource Expo for information on recreation, health and assistive technology, among other topics. On Oct. 1, events move to Marion Countys Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area (13275 SE 115th Ave., Ocklawaha) where participants can take pontoon boat rides, sit water-ski and try archery (among other activities). School groups, group homes, organizations, families and individuals are all invited to attend.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5 8Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger SR 200 CR 484 Walmart N 20% OFF Any 1 Regular Priced In-Stock Item VALID AT OCALA STORE ONLY. Excludes sale items, sundries, special orders, & special buys. Limit One Coupon Per Customer. Must Present SS Coupon Expires 10/7/11 All previous sales are final. M a r i o n C o u n t y s F l o o r i n g S u p e r s t o r e Mon. Sat. 8 am to 7 pm, Sun. noon to 5pm www.FloorFactoryOutlet.com 352-671-1787 9598 SW 114th Street Ocala (Next to Bealls / Just West of Walmart) OFFERS VALID AT OCALA LOCATION ONLY! 00099D3 100s of 100S OF ROLLS OF CARPET, 1000S OF SQ. FT. OF CERAMIC, LAMINATE & HARDWOOD... I n S t o c k N o w I n S t o c k N o w In Stock Now! ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Remember: Even the Mountain Sheep looks before it leaps. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week brings a challenge that could determine the future direction of your life. If youre ready for a change, accept it with confidence. A loved one supports your decision. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A disruption creates a delay in completing your projects. Use this time to pursue a personal matter you were too busy to deal with before. Youll find it will be time well spent. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still need to be on the alert for any signs of problems that could create serious misunderstandings. A more positive aspect begins to emerge toward the weeks end. Be patient. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) With things slowing down a bit this week, it would be a good time for luxury-loving Leonines to go somewhere for some well-earned pampering. Things liven up around Friday. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Single Virgos looking for partners are finally getting a break from Venus, who has moved in to make things happen. Attached Virgos see their relationships blossom. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Youve been working hard to get things done. Now take a breather and recheck your next step. You might want to make some changes in view of the news that comes your way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The watchword for savvy Scorpios this week is preparation. Consider sharpening your skills to make the most of the new opportunity youre about to take on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) There might still be some loose ends that need tucking up if you hope to get that important relationship repaired. A new spurt of activity starts soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its a good idea to keep the positive momentum going by finding and getting rid of anything that could cause you to stumble. Keep the path ahead clear and open. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A period of contemplation is advised before you make your next move. Be sure that where you decide to go is the right place for you. A health matter needs attention. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) That new energy surge that hit you last week continues to send out good vibrations. Try investing a part of it in creating something noteworthy on the job. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to balance your personal universe, and in doing so, you help bring harmony into the lives of the rest of us. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7 6Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point O ver the years, one thing about my interests has never changed I enjoy high school sports. Going back to my school years in northern New Jersey, I have always followed the progress of teams where I live as well as teams I have become acquainted with over the years. Lately, though, Ive begun to wonder whether some high school sports, particularly football and basketball, are getting out of hand. Last Friday, there was a doubleheader at Bradenton Manatee with the host team being in the first game and Tampa Plant in the second. The visiting teams were Don Bosco of Ramsey, N.J., listed as the nations No. 1 team, and Bergen Catholic of Oradell, N.J., which happens to be my old school. Don Bosco won the New Jersey state championship in non-public Group IV last year (New Jersey is smart enough to separate the public and private school playoffs, dont get me started on that), and Bergen Catholic only lost two games last year, both to Don Bosco. High school sports out of control? Jim Clark Lets honor our humble beginnings A s Americans, many if not most of us can recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our national anthem. Most could probably name a few of our constitutional rights, such as the right to move freely, assemble peacefully, bear arms, express or publish ones opinion and to practice ones freedoms, to name a few. And the phrase I plead the Fifth has been used by many at one time or another. But what about the right to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the laws of nations? Or that excises and duties must be uniform throughout the United States? Last Saturday recognized the 224th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, a document drafted by our founding forefathers in Philadelphia creating a Republic that respects the sovereignty of the states and limits the national government by specific grants of power, separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. The Constitution, which starts with We the People, is significant not only as a founding charter of the United States, and as a bulwark of freedom, but also in that the underlying assumptions are different from what preceded it the Magna Carta. In it, the barons went to the king and demanded that he grant them rights. In the Constitution, the assumption is that the people already have those rights. These very important words that are the frame of our Constitution are what our great nation is based upon. Here are a few additional facts about the Constitution: Did you know? There are seven articles followed by 27 amendments. The first 10 amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. Only 12 of the 13 original states actually took part in writing the U.S. Constitution. Rhode Island did not attend the Constitutional Convention, though it eventually was the last state to ratify the document in 1790. Chief draftsmen of the U.S. Constitution were James Madison and Gouverneur Morris. To ratify an amendment, three-fourths of the state legislatures approve it and three-fourths of ratifying conventions in states approve it. Lets make sure we are thankful for our freedoms, our liberties and our pursuit of happiness. And, yes, changes have been made over the years to the document. And, yes, it is not perfect. But it is the beacon for us as a nation and sets us apart from the rest of the world. Visit www.archives.gov for more information. Adapted from the Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Social Security: political or Ponzi?By Jim Flynn S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER S ocial Security and Ponzi schemes have one common characteristic. Both are pyramids which require increasing amounts of income from contributors to keep up payments to a growing number of beneficiaries. Some of the new funds coming into a Ponzi scheme are paid to members as investment income, which they are not. The rest of the incoming funds are kept by the Ponzi founder for good living and accumulation of personal wealth. The scheme can continue only if the number of contributors at the bottom of the pyramid continues to grow. Most Social Security taxes are paid out immediately to beneficiaries. Surpluses are spent by Congress just like other tax receipts. Social Security can continue only if there are enough workers to support increasing numbers of beneficiaries or Congress pays back the money it borrowed over the past 50 years. In the early years of Social Security there were 45 workers for each recipient of benefits. Today there are only three workers for each recipient. And Congress owes the system $2.6 trillion dollars, which is a nonsense figure, because government owes the money to itself. The basic difference between the two pyramids is that a Ponzi scheme is a fraud intended to enrich the perpetrator by deceiving the investors. Social Security is a social welfare program intended to prevent widespread poverty among senior citizens, which was common for many years leading up to and during the great depression. To garner favor with voters, Washington politicians kept adding benefits to Social Security without increasing taxes disability, early retirement, and cost-ofliving adjustments. Nothing dishonest was intended, just deceptive silence about where money for the additional benefits would come from. Politicians who speak ill of Social Security risk becoming unelectable by high voltage execution on the third-rail. That would be an appropriate punishment for all the politicians who have led voters to believe that FICA taxes are premiums on health insurance and retirement annuities, which they are not and never have been. To finance the Vietnam War and pay for his Great Welfare Society, President Lyndon Johnson convinced Congress to transfer FICA income to the general treasury, where it became plain old income taxes. In return the Social Security Administration received a ledger in which to keep track of FICA funds borrowed by the Treasury. The ledger was kept in an otherwise empty file cabinet which later became known as the mythical lock box another political deception. Eventual disclosure of the empty file cabinet led Treasury to issue IOUs to Social Security, an empty public relations gesture, because Congress will have to borrow or tax to redeem the $2.6 trillion in IOUs. Why isnt Social Security a Ponzi scheme? Because Congress has the power to tax and borrow to pay back funds it spent irresponsibly over many years. Unlike a Ponzi scheme, Social Security is a popular and successful merry-go-round of do-good deceptions, for which no one will ever be sent to prison. 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 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 week. 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 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 0009A8O 23rd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival Calling all Calling all antique tractors! antique tractors! Calling all Calling all classic cars! classic cars! Calling all arts & Calling all arts & crafts vendors crafts vendors Fees range from Fees range from $25.00 $75.00 $25.00 $75.00 B a s k e t s B l a c k s m i t h s C a n d l e s B a s k e t s B l a c k s m i t h s C a n d l e s Baskets Blacksmiths Candles C l a y & P o t t e r y D e c o r a t i v e P a i n t i n g D o l l s & B e a r s C l a y & P o t t e r y D e c o r a t i v e P a i n t i n g D o l l s & B e a r s Clay & Pottery Decorative Painting Dolls & Bears D r i e d F l o w e r s G l a s s M u s i c a l I n s t r u m e n t s P a i n t i n g D r i e d F l o w e r s G l a s s M u s i c a l I n s t r u m e n t s P a i n t i n g Dried Flowers Glass Musical Instruments Painting P h o t o g r a p h y P r i n t s D r a w i n g S c u l p t u r e J e w e l r y P h o t o g r a p h y P r i n t s D r a w i n g S c u l p t u r e J e w e l r y Photography Prints Drawing Sculpture Jewelry W e a v i n g W o o d a n d m o r e W e a v i n g W o o d a n d m o r e Weaving Wood and more! F e a t u r i n g : M u s i c a l E n t e r t a i n m e n t A m u s e m e n t R i d e s F e a t u r i n g : M u s i c a l E n t e r t a i n m e n t A m u s e m e n t R i d e s Featuring: Musical Entertainment, Amusement Rides, L i t t l e P e a n u t K i n g Q u e e n & B a b y P e a n u t L i t t l e P e a n u t K i n g Q u e e n & B a b y P e a n u t Little Peanut King, Queen & Baby Peanut. P e t t i n g z o o a n d m u c h m o r e P e t t i n g z o o a n d m u c h m o r e Petting zoo and much more Contact the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-528-5552 or 866-447-5537 E-mail wcoc@willistonfl.com www.willistonfl.com Please visit some of our other Chamber of Commerce members while you are in town! The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our Saturday October 1, 2011 Heritage Park Main Street Williston Dixies Antiques 112 W. Noble Ave. 352-528-2338 Sparr Building and Farm Supply 240 S. Main Street 352-528-6177 Williston Pioneer 352-528-3343 Willistons Top News Source, online & print-www.willistonpioneer.com www.HardisonInk.com Instant News for Levy-Dixie-Gilchrist Counties 352-493-9950 All American Storage 7570 NE 185th Ct. 352-529-0019 Two Tails Ranch Elephant Tours Pzerbini@aol.com 352-528-6585 Warehouse Flooring Outlet 824 N. Main Street 352-528-9663 Priest Pest Control 352-528-3255 or 352-591-1036 White Ford in Chiefland 916 N. Young Blvd. ~ Chiefland 352-493-4297 Nature Coast Rehabilitation, Inc. 37 S. Main Street 352-528-0022 Statewide Cabinetry 1759 SW 18th Street 352-529-0093 Palms Medical Group 630 North Main Street 352-528-0587 Maguires Auto Repair 240 E. Noble Ave. 352-528-2494 Nature Coast Medical Group, PA 130 SW 7th Street 352-528-5801 Florida Farm Bureau Insurance 10 SW 7th Street 352-529-1188 Advertisement sponsored by Levy County Visitors Bureau T he fall season began with the first potluck dinner at the Clubhouse. The attendance was small, but enjoyed by everyone. It was great to see residents who havent attended many of our activities. The food was excellent, as usual. We do have great cooks here in Quail Meadow. The next event will be the Octoberfest and Auction on Oct. 24. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Theresa Yoders. Check the QM Reporter for more details. Its that time of year again time for election of board members. If you would like to serve on the QMRPOA (recreation) board please contact a member of the nominating committee: Frank Christopher, Terry McGill, or Pat Talley. You can also give a summary of your qualifications to any member of the committee. The nomination committee will meet on Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. to review the names of those interested in serving. Election for new board members will take place in December. We want to thank all who are serving now, or who have served in the past, for their dedication and hard work. We often forget that these people spend many hours working for our community; this is all volunteer work. Bingo season began last Tuesday night. It was good to see the enthusiasm of the players. Did you notice Barbara Fifes hat and Jo Stones shirt? They really showed the bingo spirit. Tuesday, the 27th, is the next night of bingo. The annual Craft Show is Nov. 12. Carol Sjogren is in charge of the show this year. Carol is looking for more vendors. Please call Carol (352-732-5921) if you are interested in participating in this event. Outside vendors are also invited call Carol for more information. There are many activities taking place at the Clubhouse. If you are interested in learning how to do plastic stitchery, Jo Stone has a class the first and third Tuesday evening of each month. Ceramics classes, taught by Jan Johnson, meet every Wednesday morning, and Barbara Fife has the watercolor class the first and third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. WARNING: Several residents have seen pigmy rattle snakes in their yards. Please be careful. Interfaith Services is in need of food and money. There is a collection box in the Clubhouse for donations of non-perishable food items and paper products. Donations are taken to the distribution center each week. Potluck dinner begins fall season Carolyn Slocumb So what are these two teams doing in Florida? Theyre not alone among teams making trips. Just go through ESPN on Thursday and Friday nights (and all the related stations such as ESPNU, etc.) and youll find any number of interstate high school football games being nationally televised. Although it wasnt televised, right here in Marion County, one of our schools, Vanguard, played at Carrollton, Ga., in its opener. Most of these teams that travel raise the funds on their own and dont take from school budgets. But even so, how do you motivate kids to win a state championship when theyve already traveled all over the country. Basketball is even worse. Christmas tournaments in Florida, including one big one here in Ocala, attract teams from all over the nation. The Kingdom of the Sun event at Vanguard is a great way to spend the week after Christmas watching some of the top players in the country. Other notable tournaments in Florida are the Kreul Classic in South Florida, the Kissimmee Rotary tournament, and the City of Palms event in Fort Myers. All of these tourneys have some of the top prospects in the country and thats the key word: prospects. In basketball, its all about exposure for the players who want to advance. But that isnt the case necessarily in football. Its just teams wanting to showcase themselves and increase their national rankings. And maybe thats the problem. Maybe there shouldnt be any national rankings Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 0008O8E 0008QSZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Sunday School . . . . . . . 10:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 0008XGE Come just as you are! Sunday Fellowship Breakfast 9:30am Sunday Service 10:00am Wednesday Covered Dish 6:30pm Bible Study 7:00pm Pastor Scott Wilson 12210 NW Highway 27 Ocala, FL 34482 352-528-3444 www.ocalavineyard.com is discovered through worshiping together 711187 0009B81 APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED COMPLETE DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT 00092TX Please see CLARK Page 9

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7 6Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point O ver the years, one thing about my interests has never changed I enjoy high school sports. Going back to my school years in northern New Jersey, I have always followed the progress of teams where I live as well as teams I have become acquainted with over the years. Lately, though, Ive begun to wonder whether some high school sports, particularly football and basketball, are getting out of hand. Last Friday, there was a doubleheader at Bradenton Manatee with the host team being in the first game and Tampa Plant in the second. The visiting teams were Don Bosco of Ramsey, N.J., listed as the nations No. 1 team, and Bergen Catholic of Oradell, N.J., which happens to be my old school. Don Bosco won the New Jersey state championship in non-public Group IV last year (New Jersey is smart enough to separate the public and private school playoffs, dont get me started on that), and Bergen Catholic only lost two games last year, both to Don Bosco. High school sports out of control? Jim Clark Lets honor our humble beginnings A s Americans, many if not most of us can recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our national anthem. Most could probably name a few of our constitutional rights, such as the right to move freely, assemble peacefully, bear arms, express or publish ones opinion and to practice ones freedoms, to name a few. And the phrase I plead the Fifth has been used by many at one time or another. But what about the right to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the laws of nations? Or that excises and duties must be uniform throughout the United States? Last Saturday recognized the 224th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, a document drafted by our founding forefathers in Philadelphia creating a Republic that respects the sovereignty of the states and limits the national government by specific grants of power, separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. The Constitution, which starts with We the People, is significant not only as a founding charter of the United States, and as a bulwark of freedom, but also in that the underlying assumptions are different from what preceded it the Magna Carta. In it, the barons went to the king and demanded that he grant them rights. In the Constitution, the assumption is that the people already have those rights. These very important words that are the frame of our Constitution are what our great nation is based upon. Here are a few additional facts about the Constitution: Did you know? There are seven articles followed by 27 amendments. The first 10 amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. Only 12 of the 13 original states actually took part in writing the U.S. Constitution. Rhode Island did not attend the Constitutional Convention, though it eventually was the last state to ratify the document in 1790. Chief draftsmen of the U.S. Constitution were James Madison and Gouverneur Morris. To ratify an amendment, three-fourths of the state legislatures approve it and three-fourths of ratifying conventions in states approve it. Lets make sure we are thankful for our freedoms, our liberties and our pursuit of happiness. And, yes, changes have been made over the years to the document. And, yes, it is not perfect. But it is the beacon for us as a nation and sets us apart from the rest of the world. Visit www.archives.gov for more information. Adapted from the Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Social Security: political or Ponzi?By Jim Flynn S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER S ocial Security and Ponzi schemes have one common characteristic. Both are pyramids which require increasing amounts of income from contributors to keep up payments to a growing number of beneficiaries. Some of the new funds coming into a Ponzi scheme are paid to members as investment income, which they are not. The rest of the incoming funds are kept by the Ponzi founder for good living and accumulation of personal wealth. The scheme can continue only if the number of contributors at the bottom of the pyramid continues to grow. Most Social Security taxes are paid out immediately to beneficiaries. Surpluses are spent by Congress just like other tax receipts. Social Security can continue only if there are enough workers to support increasing numbers of beneficiaries or Congress pays back the money it borrowed over the past 50 years. In the early years of Social Security there were 45 workers for each recipient of benefits. Today there are only three workers for each recipient. And Congress owes the system $2.6 trillion dollars, which is a nonsense figure, because government owes the money to itself. The basic difference between the two pyramids is that a Ponzi scheme is a fraud intended to enrich the perpetrator by deceiving the investors. Social Security is a social welfare program intended to prevent widespread poverty among senior citizens, which was common for many years leading up to and during the great depression. To garner favor with voters, Washington politicians kept adding benefits to Social Security without increasing taxes disability, early retirement, and cost-ofliving adjustments. Nothing dishonest was intended, just deceptive silence about where money for the additional benefits would come from. Politicians who speak ill of Social Security risk becoming unelectable by high voltage execution on the third-rail. That would be an appropriate punishment for all the politicians who have led voters to believe that FICA taxes are premiums on health insurance and retirement annuities, which they are not and never have been. To finance the Vietnam War and pay for his Great Welfare Society, President Lyndon Johnson convinced Congress to transfer FICA income to the general treasury, where it became plain old income taxes. In return the Social Security Administration received a ledger in which to keep track of FICA funds borrowed by the Treasury. The ledger was kept in an otherwise empty file cabinet which later became known as the mythical lock box another political deception. Eventual disclosure of the empty file cabinet led Treasury to issue IOUs to Social Security, an empty public relations gesture, because Congress will have to borrow or tax to redeem the $2.6 trillion in IOUs. Why isnt Social Security a Ponzi scheme? Because Congress has the power to tax and borrow to pay back funds it spent irresponsibly over many years. Unlike a Ponzi scheme, Social Security is a popular and successful merry-go-round of do-good deceptions, for which no one will ever be sent to prison. 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 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 week. 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 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 0009A8O 23rd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival Calling all Calling all antique tractors! antique tractors! Calling all Calling all classic cars! classic cars! Calling all arts & Calling all arts & crafts vendors crafts vendors Fees range from Fees range from $25.00 $75.00 $25.00 $75.00 B a s k e t s B l a c k s m i t h s C a n d l e s B a s k e t s B l a c k s m i t h s C a n d l e s Baskets Blacksmiths Candles C l a y & P o t t e r y D e c o r a t i v e P a i n t i n g D o l l s & B e a r s C l a y & P o t t e r y D e c o r a t i v e P a i n t i n g D o l l s & B e a r s Clay & Pottery Decorative Painting Dolls & Bears D r i e d F l o w e r s G l a s s M u s i c a l I n s t r u m e n t s P a i n t i n g D r i e d F l o w e r s G l a s s M u s i c a l I n s t r u m e n t s P a i n t i n g Dried Flowers Glass Musical Instruments Painting P h o t o g r a p h y P r i n t s D r a w i n g S c u l p t u r e J e w e l r y P h o t o g r a p h y P r i n t s D r a w i n g S c u l p t u r e J e w e l r y Photography Prints Drawing Sculpture Jewelry W e a v i n g W o o d a n d m o r e W e a v i n g W o o d a n d m o r e Weaving Wood and more! F e a t u r i n g : M u s i c a l E n t e r t a i n m e n t A m u s e m e n t R i d e s F e a t u r i n g : M u s i c a l E n t e r t a i n m e n t A m u s e m e n t R i d e s Featuring: Musical Entertainment, Amusement Rides, L i t t l e P e a n u t K i n g Q u e e n & B a b y P e a n u t L i t t l e P e a n u t K i n g Q u e e n & B a b y P e a n u t Little Peanut King, Queen & Baby Peanut. P e t t i n g z o o a n d m u c h m o r e P e t t i n g z o o a n d m u c h m o r e Petting zoo and much more Contact the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-528-5552 or 866-447-5537 E-mail wcoc@willistonfl.com www.willistonfl.com Please visit some of our other Chamber of Commerce members while you are in town! The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our Saturday October 1, 2011 Heritage Park Main Street Williston Dixies Antiques 112 W. Noble Ave. 352-528-2338 Sparr Building and Farm Supply 240 S. Main Street 352-528-6177 Williston Pioneer 352-528-3343 Willistons Top News Source, online & print-www.willistonpioneer.com www.HardisonInk.com Instant News for Levy-Dixie-Gilchrist Counties 352-493-9950 All American Storage 7570 NE 185th Ct. 352-529-0019 Two Tails Ranch Elephant Tours Pzerbini@aol.com 352-528-6585 Warehouse Flooring Outlet 824 N. Main Street 352-528-9663 Priest Pest Control 352-528-3255 or 352-591-1036 White Ford in Chiefland 916 N. Young Blvd. ~ Chiefland 352-493-4297 Nature Coast Rehabilitation, Inc. 37 S. Main Street 352-528-0022 Statewide Cabinetry 1759 SW 18th Street 352-529-0093 Palms Medical Group 630 North Main Street 352-528-0587 Maguires Auto Repair 240 E. Noble Ave. 352-528-2494 Nature Coast Medical Group, PA 130 SW 7th Street 352-528-5801 Florida Farm Bureau Insurance 10 SW 7th Street 352-529-1188 Advertisement sponsored by Levy County Visitors Bureau T he fall season began with the first potluck dinner at the Clubhouse. The attendance was small, but enjoyed by everyone. It was great to see residents who havent attended many of our activities. The food was excellent, as usual. We do have great cooks here in Quail Meadow. The next event will be the Octoberfest and Auction on Oct. 24. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Theresa Yoders. Check the QM Reporter for more details. Its that time of year again time for election of board members. If you would like to serve on the QMRPOA (recreation) board please contact a member of the nominating committee: Frank Christopher, Terry McGill, or Pat Talley. You can also give a summary of your qualifications to any member of the committee. The nomination committee will meet on Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. to review the names of those interested in serving. Election for new board members will take place in December. We want to thank all who are serving now, or who have served in the past, for their dedication and hard work. We often forget that these people spend many hours working for our community; this is all volunteer work. Bingo season began last Tuesday night. It was good to see the enthusiasm of the players. Did you notice Barbara Fifes hat and Jo Stones shirt? They really showed the bingo spirit. Tuesday, the 27th, is the next night of bingo. The annual Craft Show is Nov. 12. Carol Sjogren is in charge of the show this year. Carol is looking for more vendors. Please call Carol (352-732-5921) if you are interested in participating in this event. Outside vendors are also invited call Carol for more information. There are many activities taking place at the Clubhouse. If you are interested in learning how to do plastic stitchery, Jo Stone has a class the first and third Tuesday evening of each month. Ceramics classes, taught by Jan Johnson, meet every Wednesday morning, and Barbara Fife has the watercolor class the first and third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. WARNING: Several residents have seen pigmy rattle snakes in their yards. Please be careful. Interfaith Services is in need of food and money. There is a collection box in the Clubhouse for donations of non-perishable food items and paper products. Donations are taken to the distribution center each week. Potluck dinner begins fall season Carolyn Slocumb So what are these two teams doing in Florida? Theyre not alone among teams making trips. Just go through ESPN on Thursday and Friday nights (and all the related stations such as ESPNU, etc.) and youll find any number of interstate high school football games being nationally televised. Although it wasnt televised, right here in Marion County, one of our schools, Vanguard, played at Carrollton, Ga., in its opener. Most of these teams that travel raise the funds on their own and dont take from school budgets. But even so, how do you motivate kids to win a state championship when theyve already traveled all over the country. Basketball is even worse. Christmas tournaments in Florida, including one big one here in Ocala, attract teams from all over the nation. The Kingdom of the Sun event at Vanguard is a great way to spend the week after Christmas watching some of the top players in the country. Other notable tournaments in Florida are the Kreul Classic in South Florida, the Kissimmee Rotary tournament, and the City of Palms event in Fort Myers. All of these tourneys have some of the top prospects in the country and thats the key word: prospects. In basketball, its all about exposure for the players who want to advance. But that isnt the case necessarily in football. Its just teams wanting to showcase themselves and increase their national rankings. And maybe thats the problem. Maybe there shouldnt be any national rankings Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 0008O8E 0008QSZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Sunday School . . . . . . . 10:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 0008XGE Come just as you are! Sunday Fellowship Breakfast 9:30am Sunday Service 10:00am Wednesday Covered Dish 6:30pm Bible Study 7:00pm Pastor Scott Wilson 12210 NW Highway 27 Ocala, FL 34482 352-528-3444 www.ocalavineyard.com is discovered through worshiping together 711187 0009B81 APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED COMPLETE DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT 00092TX Please see CLARK Page 9

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5 8Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger SR 200 CR 484 Walmart N 20% OFF Any 1 Regular Priced In-Stock Item VALID AT OCALA STORE ONLY. Excludes sale items, sundries, special orders, & special buys. Limit One Coupon Per Customer. Must Present SS Coupon Expires 10/7/11 All previous sales are final. M a r i o n C o u n t y s F l o o r i n g S u p e r s t o r e Mon. Sat. 8 am to 7 pm, Sun. noon to 5pm www.FloorFactoryOutlet.com 352-671-1787 9598 SW 114th Street Ocala (Next to Bealls / Just West of Walmart) OFFERS VALID AT OCALA LOCATION ONLY! 00099D3 100s of 100S OF ROLLS OF CARPET, 1000S OF SQ. FT. OF CERAMIC, LAMINATE & HARDWOOD... I n S t o c k N o w I n S t o c k N o w In Stock Now! ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Remember: Even the Mountain Sheep looks before it leaps. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week brings a challenge that could determine the future direction of your life. If youre ready for a change, accept it with confidence. A loved one supports your decision. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A disruption creates a delay in completing your projects. Use this time to pursue a personal matter you were too busy to deal with before. Youll find it will be time well spent. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still need to be on the alert for any signs of problems that could create serious misunderstandings. A more positive aspect begins to emerge toward the weeks end. Be patient. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) With things slowing down a bit this week, it would be a good time for luxury-loving Leonines to go somewhere for some well-earned pampering. Things liven up around Friday. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Single Virgos looking for partners are finally getting a break from Venus, who has moved in to make things happen. Attached Virgos see their relationships blossom. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Youve been working hard to get things done. Now take a breather and recheck your next step. You might want to make some changes in view of the news that comes your way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The watchword for savvy Scorpios this week is preparation. Consider sharpening your skills to make the most of the new opportunity youre about to take on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) There might still be some loose ends that need tucking up if you hope to get that important relationship repaired. A new spurt of activity starts soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its a good idea to keep the positive momentum going by finding and getting rid of anything that could cause you to stumble. Keep the path ahead clear and open. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A period of contemplation is advised before you make your next move. Be sure that where you decide to go is the right place for you. A health matter needs attention. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) That new energy surge that hit you last week continues to send out good vibrations. Try investing a part of it in creating something noteworthy on the job. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to balance your personal universe, and in doing so, you help bring harmony into the lives of the rest of us. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure

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A s I was listening to the president give his speech on the countrys economy last week I was simultaneously trying to balance my checkbook. Math was never my strong suit. In fact, when it comes to math, I do not wear a suit at all. I would wear my birthday suit but it is too wrinkled and believe me, spandex is stretching it too much. Oddly enough, my checkbook balance is never the same as the balance on the statement from the bank. My banks haughty assumption is that they are right and I am wrong. The thing that gripes me is, as much money as I am paying my bank through all of the miscellaneous fees, I should not have to balance my checkbook. That should be a service gladly rendered by my financial institution. The last time I was in my bank, I coyly suggested this to the teller and she looked at me, laughed as though I was telling her a joke and then handed me a lollipop. Believe me; balancing my checkbook is no joking matter. As I was working over my checkbook, I was groaning, moaning and sighing rather deeply. Enough so, that it disturbed my residential companion. Finally, she said to me in that sarcastic tone of voice reserved just for me, Whats got you so disturbed tonight? At first, I did not want to tell her. After all, it is my responsibility to balance the checkbook. We have a wonderful give-and-take relationship. My responsibility is to deposit money into the checkbook while her responsibility is to make sure the checks fly out of our checkbook as quickly and smoothly as possible. Then, somebody at our financial institution came up with the brilliant idea of the check card. Now the money flies out faster than it ever did before. Our money flies faster than the speed of sound, but occasionally my groans do catch-up, and tonight was one such night. I looked at my wife, swallowed several times, and then blurted out, I think were broke. After I said that, I did feel a little bit relieved. However, it did not last long. What do you mean were broke? The way she emphasized the word were caused me a little bit of uneasiness. I mean, I tried to explain; we have run out of money. Why should that get you all riled up, she said with a little bit of chipper in her voice. Just a little more than I was comfortable with under our present circumstances. The presidents on television right now telling us that the countrys broke. So I guess that means were all in the same boat. Both of us were quiet as we listened to the president continue his speech on the economy. Actually, I was a wee bit more concerned about the economical condition of my checkbook then the countrys economy. Im broke simply because I have more bills than I have money. The country is broke because it spends money on things other than bills. And, when the government runs out of money all it has to do is to print more money. The thing that really aggravates me is that if I would treat my checkbook like the government treats its checkbook the government would have me arrested and thrown in jail for the rest of my life. Which, upon further thought, maybe a plan out of my desperate economic disposition. For in jail, the government would pay all my bills. In jail, I would not have a grocery bill. All of my medical needs would be taken care of by good ole Uncle Sam. I certainly would not have to save money for a rainy day. Further consideration brought me to the conclusion that I may not like some of the people in prison. After all, there may be former politicians who are locked up for some scandalous activity they were caught at. Who wants to spend their time with that crowd? Just as I was sinking deeper into the slough of despondency, my wife, as usual, came to my rescue. If I gave her a nickel for every bright idea she has come up with in our married life I would be broke. Which, by the way, maybe why I am broke now. Her amazing solution was simply this, Were not broke, were just financially challenged. Why do I never come up with all of these brilliant ideas? Being broke is one thing but being financially challenged is something altogether different. I do not want to be broke. Now, thanks to my wife, I am no longer broke I am simply financially challenged. That sounds so much better. I worried my heart sick thinking I was broke when in reality I was merely financially challenged. I wonder if I could somehow get this message to our dear president. If I can get him a message I would simply say this, Mr. President, our country is not broke as you are insinuating. We are simply financially challenged. Everybody has his or her own solution to problems. Especially if it is a political problem. I like how the Bible puts it. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12 KJV). Someone said it like this, a rose by any other name is still a rose. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Saturday, Sept. 24 Get involved at Cala Hills A group that says it is high time you get involved is holding an event at the Cala Hills Clubhouse, 2400 S.W. 31st Circle, on Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Dr. Kidambi and friends, there will be healthy food and great music. Among the items they point out is to demand the government create jobs, save Social Security, provide Medicare for all Americans and spend money on children and education. Petitions will be available to sign and send to politicians. From 17th Street, turn south onto 19th Avenue Road (Walmart Road). Stay in the left lane, turn left onto Southwest 21st Circle, travel a quarter of a mile, the clubhouse will be on the right. Everyone is welcome. Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala Meeting this month is Sept. 24 and a field trip is planned. The African Violet Club of Ocala meets every fourth Saturday of the month except in December at 10:30 a.m. It is usually held at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) at 9048 S.W. Highway 200 in Ocala, Florida 34476, but this month we won't be meeting there. Refreshments are served at our break. For more information please contact our club President, Laura Perdomo at pretyinsde@netzero.net or call 352-625-6467 or check our website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org.Kingdom of Sun Band performances Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites the public to their September performances titled Musical Memories to open their 22nd season. Performances will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 Fort King St., Ocala. Musical Selections include: "Salute to Bob Hope; "Victor Herbert Favorites; "Put on a Happy Face" from Bye, Bye, Birdie; "Vilia" from The Merry Widow; Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition; John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever; Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat; and, featuring the KOS trombone section, "Slippery Gentlemen," and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit www.kingdomofthesunband.org.Womens retreat plannedWomen's Retreat, 9 a.m. "Beyond Your Wildest Imagination", live in unity in the church and at home (Ephesians 1). Guest speaker Sharon Thomas, Footsteps Ministry, Newport News, Virginia. Door prizes, Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack. This is a free event for all women; a love offering will be taken. Informational and registration brochures are available. Childcare available with notification. For more information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352307-5101 or email CCOMCWomensMinistry@yahoo.com. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. Fort King Festival plannedThe Fort King Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. For information, call 352-629-2773 or 352-694-2529. Yard sale for Sheltering HandsThe third annual animal fundraiser yard sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala, starting at 8 a.m. We are looking for donations of items also. Let's go shopping and support the organization. Call 352-694 for information Golf tourney to benefit United WayCollege of Central Florida will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Pine Oaks of Ocala, 2201 N.W. 21st St. in Ocala, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per person. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $75 per hole. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Tim Thayer at 352-854-2322 Ext. 1229. Monday, Sept. 26 Retired nurses to meetOn Monday, Sept. 26, the Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Society of Registered Nurses, Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club. Dr. Ron Joseph will speak about Factors Contributing to Musculoskeletal Changes in Aging Adults. Lunch is served at 11:30 and the lecture begins at noon. The charity for the month is CUB (Citrus United Baskets). We will collect non-perishable foods and/or dry pet food; or new underwear/socks for children or adults. RN's wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677. Career, Colleges Expo plannedMarion County Public Schools and the College of Central Florida present Careers and Colleges Expo 2011 on Monday, Sept. 26, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Guidance Departments of all Marion County public high schools and CF, takes place in the Gymnasium Building 6 at the College of Central Florida, 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala. Representatives from dozens of educational institutions, businesses, professional and government organizations, and the military will be on-hand, sharing valuable information with all area high school students and their families. College-bound students, as well as those interested in career exploration and job opportunities, will find valuable information at the Expo. The public is invited to attend the free event. For more information, contact Kecia Croom in the Guidance and Testing Department of Marion County Public Schools at 352-671-7513. Saturday, Oct. 1 Open house for military officersThe Kingdom of the Sun (KOS) Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold an open house at the Elks Club and Lodge on Oct. 1. There will be an open enrollment period for all Commissioned, Warrant, Flight Officers, Public Health Service Officers on active duty, and retired or former officers who would wish to join the local Chapter. The Open House will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. John Rose, president of the local KOS Chapter, announced that there will be a 35th anniversary dinner at the Elks Club on Thursday, Oct. 6. Advanced reservations are required for this event. The Elks Club is at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. If you have any questions about the open house or the 35th anniversary dinner, please contact Bud Horne at 352-307-3234. Friday, Oct. 7 Starting a French ClubIf you are interested in speaking or learning more French, come and join us for a new French Club. The first meeting will be Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. For information and directions, call Marie at 352-873-8626. Saturday, Oct. 8 Womans Club bazaar plannedThe GFWC Woman's Club of Ocala will have a Christmas/holiday bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocala Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $3 in advance or at the door. The expected list of vendors include Mary Kay Gifts, Miche Bags, Candles, Jewelry, Party Lite, Pampered Chef, and others. All vendors will be donating a gift basket or gift certificate for a silent auction. Come do your holiday shopping with us. Refreshments will be available through the Elks Club. The event is the Woman's Club's principal fundraiser and proceeds will benefit our many community service projects as well as provide scholarship funds. The Ocala Club is non-profit and is affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. For vendor, sponsorship, or ticket information please e-mail jdelk@marykay.com or MLTODD55@yahoo.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9 4Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? 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Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 00097G1 for high school teams. Win your state championship thats what you should aim for. National publications and networks are, in my estimation, over-exposing these high school athletes. High school sports should get back to being just an extracurricular activity, without national fanfare. For the record, my old high school lost a close game Friday night, and after that they were headed to Miami to watch the Dolphins and a couple of Bergen Catholic graduates. Its a nice trip for the kids I just hope its being done for the right reasons. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986, or editor@smcitizen.com. CLARK continued from Page 6 Happenings Im not broke, just financially challenged James Snyder Sportsability coming to MarionSports enthusiasts of all age and ability levels in Marion County will soon have another excuse to head outdoors. SportsAbility, an event designed to enhance the lives of those with disabilities through recreational opportunities, is coming to Marion County Sept. 30 Oct. 1. Marion County Parks and Recreation and the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department are co-hosting the event for the third year in a row in partnership with the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association, the event organizer. On Sept. 30, attendees can participate in events such as scuba diving, horseback riding and adaptive golf, tennis and basketball at the E.D. Crosky Center, Hampton Aquatic Center and MLK Recreation Complex (1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala). Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the SportsAbility Resource Expo for information on recreation, health and assistive technology, among other topics. On Oct. 1, events move to Marion Countys Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area (13275 SE 115th Ave., Ocklawaha) where participants can take pontoon boat rides, sit water-ski and try archery (among other activities). School groups, group homes, organizations, families and individuals are all invited to attend.

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Workforce Connections three-county region continues to reflect the uneven nature of the economic recovery, with modest gains in the number of those with jobs as well as decrease in unemployment over the year, but nearly 2,000 fewer people in the local labor force since August 2010, according to data released today by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. The August unemployment rate in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties was 12.3 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point since July and 1.4 percent over the year. Out of a regional labor force of 210,635 there were 25,974 out of work compared with 29,063 unemployed in August 2010. Rusty Skinner, Workforces chief executive officer, noted that growth in employment and labor force numbers offer a positive for August. However, Skinner noted that while these reflect an improved unemployment rate from one year ago, it continues to be the result of withdrawal from the labor force rather than a sustained improvement in employment growth in Marion and Levy Counties. Citrus County shows growth in both labor force and employment showing some signs of improvement in workforce over the year. Marion Countys unemployment rate fell one-tenth of one percent to 12.7 percent. The countys labor force expanded by 89 to 133,855 actually 516 more than in June 2011 -the number of those employed rose by 147 to 116,836 569 more than at the beginning of the summer while those without jobs fell by 58 to 17,019. Compared to August 2010, Marion Countys unemployment rate is down from 14 percent. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3 10Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Fairfield Village D uring a short meeting held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse, two new members were installed to replace outgoing members, Barbara Skalka, and Mike Riley. President Bart Rich called the meeting to order and asked Paula LeBlanc to open the meeting with a lovely prayer. He then led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Lillian Oliver and Chuck Belcher were introduced to those assembled as new members of the Board of Directors. These two stepped forward and were duly sworn in by President Bart Rich. Proposed changes to the By-Laws were read by Norma Powers who briefly discussed some of the modifications. There were several questions from those attending; however, since Don Ouellette (who is the HOA Board member who knows the most about the legal side of the organization) was not present, the discussion was postponed until the October meeting which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Fairfield Clubhouse. Members are urged to attend. It was announced that issues regarding liability insurance have been settled and that coverage has been secured. Activities have resumed after a period of time when the insurance issue caused concern about holding events in the Clubhouse. The Labor Day barbecue, held on Sept. 4, was reported to have been a big success, and those attending enjoyed good food and good fellowship. The SAC is planning a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased from Loretta Zang, Sandy Ford, Jean Chapman, or Carol Ouellette. The event has been a big success in the years past, and those planning it promise that this will be a time of equal enjoyment for Fairfield Village residents who are a part of our lively place filled with lovely people. Fairfield installs two new officers to HOA Seated from left are Stan Cohen; president, Bart Rich; treasurer, Joan Klear; along with new additions, Lillian Oliver and Chuck Belcher who are five of the seven board members for the Fairfield Village HOA. Two others, Jean Chapman and Don Ouellette, were not present for the short meeting. Priscilla Geissal Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com THE DEALS ARE BETTER IN OCALASAVE THOUSANDS OVER THE FACTORY STORESINCLUDES: DELIVERY STEPS & SKIRTING SET AC A Dollar and a Deed is All You Need! 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T he Stone Creek Garden Club got a little closer to their dream of a reflection park on Friday, Sept. 9 as they broke ground on the Reflection Park outside of the Reunion Center. The club sponsored a picnic which was chaired by Rita Levy. Her committee of Joanne Novak, Linda Cooper and Gloria Salvaggio did an outstanding job. Rita would also like to thank Gretchen La Sasso and Deborah Kuchel for all their work. The picnic raised $1,000 toward the park dream. The park idea was the inspiration of Linda Fiorella, former president of the club and now chair person for the park. This seed of an idea began in 2007 when Linda formed a committee to pursue the idea of a park. She submitted a proposal to Stone Creek's Board of Directors for the land that will be the site of the park. It was approved and Landcare Inc., which is the landscaper for Del Webb, was contracted to make the park a reality. Landcare is donating $1,000 toward the project in time and materials. With all projects, fundraising becomes paramount to complete the project. The Garden Club has had three big fundraisers. They were also given donations from other Stone Creek Clubs like the Leisure Arts and the Crafts of the Mind Book Club. So far, the Garden Club has raised almost $5,000 toward the park. According to Linda, the park will be completed in phases. In the first phase, fall and winter foundation plantings to withstand any initial winter freeze plus irrigation and electrical systems will be installed. In the second stage, spring and summer plants along with future garden features will be added. The Reflection Garden will be dedicated to all residents of Stone Creek, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The vision for the garden is for it to be a sanctuary for both guests of the garden and wildlife. The garden will enhance the natural and beautiful setting that the garden overlooks in Stone Creek. The club will incorporate seasonal color blooms, butterfly and hummingbird plants while maintaining Florida Friendly principles. Linda wants everyone to know that there will be a second fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. It will be a dinner, auction and dedication ceremony. The dedication ceremony will be a Sunset Toast to the Park. Linda wants to extend her thanks to her committee members who have been working weekly since March. They are: Meta Bennett, Bee Bovin, Connie Drake, president of the Garden Club, Karen Kaufer, Gretchen LaSasso, Rita Levy, Sharon Madris, Bernie Messer, Treasurer of the club, Joanne and Ray Novak, Mary Ellen Pfeffer, Deborah Parsons, Marion Pierleoni, and Joyce Troxell. Linda said," Last year's event raised $2,400 and we hope to surpass that this year through the generosity of Stone Creek residents, friends of the club and wonderful local business donors." So come out and enjoy a dinner and dessert buffet and toast a dream which is fast approaching a reality as the Reflections Park! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11 00098WR Full line of Club Cadet products available! Parts, sales, service and warranty work! 2Wednesday, September 21, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Stone Creek Garden Club moves closer to reflection park Patricia Gizzi From the left, Gretchen La Sasso, Linda Cooper,(in front, Joanne Novak,) Rita Levy Deborah Kuchel and Gloria Salvaggio. Linda Levy, holding the bread, and her workers. AIRPORT EXPRESS! DIRECT TRANSPORTATION Your door to curbside check-in Your own courteous driver Your schedule is our priority You ride in a comfort vehicle We go Beyond Door-to-Door We make you feel safe . 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Expires 9/30/11 CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES GOLF CAR BATTERIES INSTALLED EXP. 9/30/11 EXP. 9/30/11 00094MN $ 6 9 5 Starting at $ 6 9 5 $ 695 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS O PTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES CRC058138 00095JM 465-4629 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R GARAGE SCREEN DOOR Acrylic & Glass WINDOWS C ustom made for your screen room 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Jerry Martin Irrigation Seasonal Special Reset Controller Adjust Spray Heads to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection (with this ad) Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. 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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Fairfield Village..3 Quail Meaddow....7 Ocala Palms......12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 26 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER21, 2011 Rev. 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Seconds anyone? Above, lots of "yummies" from Angie Fischetti, Judy Duby and Chris Turner (and Cathy Donohue who was behind the camera). Enjoying a delicious dessert at Mochi Frozen Yogurt are the Red Hat Fillies of Ocala Palms. Pictured from left to right are Sandy Nelson, Barb Owen, Rose Earp and Gail Sims. Kids Expo The All About Kids Expo was held at the Paddock Mall Saturday, emphasizing visual and hearing safety of children. In addition, above, there was fun as McKenna Johnson, 9, of Inverness shows-off, while at the right, Bubbles the Clown, a ventriloquist, with Skip.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK By Jim Clark E DITOR Dr. Lee A. Niblock, county administrator, praised the efforts to consolidate 9-11 communications as he spoke to the State Road 200 Coalition recently. I hope you would applaud the effort, he said. Combined it will save $1.3 million a year. The plan calls for all emergency agencies to fall under one communications plan, meaning that people who call 9-1-1 would have to be transferred elsewhere before their need could be addressed. Only the Ocala Police Department has failed to get on board. Were still looking for the potential of the police department. Niblock said this was the fourth year of the county commissioners living within their means with the budget. However, he told people to let me know if youve had a loss of services. He noted, Its hard to grow the economy on a one-legged stool. He also pointed out that the county has no control over other agencies millage. County tax bills also include the School Board, water management districts and other agencies. He said the county continues to look at continued organizational change. He said there are 184 positions fewer in the county than when he became county administrator. He spoke about the countys efforts to help create jobs. The private sector is where jobs are created. He added, I just wish the jobs were there yesterday. He also addressed the controversial issue of Munroe Regional Medical Center. There is a very limited role that the county plays in the governance of MRMC. He praised the hospital for its cardiac center, and noted, If youre going to bring 250 jobs, you want a quality of life. He noted that the schools needed to provide good education, not less going to a four-day format. He complimented all the volunteers in the hospital, saying they would die on the vine if not for our volunteer services. Administrator praises consolidation efforts PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDr. Lee Niblock speaks to the Coalition. Stone Creek groundbreaking Groundbreaking was held for the reflection park at Stone Creek. From the left, Rick Morang, maintenance manager, Chis Johnson, new community manager, Linda Fiorella, Brandon from Landcare. See Stone Creek column, Page 2. The Marion County Health Department (CHD) and Maxim Healthcare Services are urging residents to get their flu and pneumonia vaccines. At the Marion CHD office, this continuing partnership will begin hosting seasonal immunization clinics Sept. 19 through Sept. 23. This years flu vaccine will include the same seasonal flu vaccine formula that was used during the 2010-2011 flu season, which contains the 2009 H1N1 flu strain as well as two other strains of flu. Maxim will be vaccinating people nine years of age and older. Maxim will also provide the pneumonia vaccines. This adult vaccine is given only once prior to the age of 65, and one additional dose after age 65 providing at least five years have passed since the previous dose. The clinics will be held at the health departments main facility, 1801 SE 32nd Avenue, in Ocala and are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinics will open to the public and will offer flu vaccine for $30 and pneumonia vaccine for $65. Participants with Medicare Part B coverage will receive the flu and/or pneumonia shot at no out-ofpocket cost. Insurance providers and health maintenance organizations (HMO) may also cover the cost of vaccine. Citizens can contact Maxim Health Systems for insurance provider acceptance or for reimbursement information at (352) 2914888. Influenza seasons are unpredictable and the flu virus affects individuals differently depending on age and health status. If you have questions about whether you should get a flu vaccine, consult your health care provider. Health Department set to give flu shots Saturday, Oct. 15 Baby back rib fundraiser The Rotary Club of Ocala SW is currently selling tickets for its Baby Back Ribs BBQ fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. State Road 200. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the event for a full slab of Baby Back Ribs. All ribs will be cooked on site and wrapped for transport. Advance sale tickets can pick up their ribs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional racks of ribs will be available for walk up sales beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the following State Road 200 locations: Bank of the Ozarks TD Bank M&S Bank Alarion Bank W.E. Bishop Jr., P .A. All proceeds will benefit the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship program and local charities. For more information, please contact Ray Sargent at 352-857-9099. Free health screenings Hospices of Marion County Thrift Stores have partnered with the Lions Clubs of Ocala and Silver Springs Shores to provide free vision, hearing and diabetic screenings in October. These screenings will be provided in our store parking lots. Each person who has a screening will receive a thank you gift from Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores. The screening will be on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jasmine Square Thrift Store, 6114 S.W. State Road 200.Tuesday, Oct. 18 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought" luncheon will be hosted by the Parish Nurses at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200. The guest speaker will be John Podkomorski. The event will be Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. A count is needed for the luncheon so please call 352-368-4028. Saturday, Oct. 22 Ocala Arts Festival setArt lover and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex located on 25th Avenue during the 45th annual Ocala Arts Festival held on Oct. 22 and 23. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Happenings 00098QY Experience High Holy Day Services No Charge Provided by the Community for Jewish Spiritual Journeys Rabbi Ephraim Rubinger www.cjsj.org Both Jews and Non-Jews are welcome to attend. Come casual and bring the kids. Rosh Hashanah Thurs., Sept. 29th, 2011 10:30 am 12:30 pm RVSP needed by Sat., Sept. 24th Yom Kippur Fri., Oct. 7th, 2011 & Sat., Oct. 8th, 2011 6:00pm 5:00pm RVSP needed by Sun., Oct. 2nd Rosh Hashanah Come and hear the clarion call of the shofar. As we come together as a community, we are asking that each family bring enough pre-sliced apples and honey for their household and a little bit more for those not able to. Let us strengthen, support, and sustain each other as we begin a new year. After the service we will have a small repast. Guests can bring a kosher dairy dish, raisin challah, fruit, etc. (no meat). Yom Kippur Day of Atonement, this is a Holy Day of fasting and prayer. 3850 W. Anthony Road, Ocala, FL 34475 Take Hwy 441 N. (Pine Ave.) to NW 35th and turn right (There will be a McDonalds and a Winn Dixie on the right of your turn) to W. Anthony Rd. and turn left (This is a four way stop) travel 0.3 miles to 3850 on your left. Please RSVP with Kimberly Daly 352-629-2241 Questions? Rabbi Rubinger 352-624-7390 No membership, no ticket required. Donations are quietly appreciated but will not be solicited. Thanks to Father Don Curran and his congregation, Christ the King, Anglican Church for donating the use of their facility.


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