<%BANNER%>
West Marion messenger
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00100092/00075
 Material Information
Title: West Marion messenger
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 10-05-2011
 Subjects
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00100092:00075

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

INDEX Stone Creek........2 Fairfield Village..3 Social Security....8 Quail Meadow......9 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER5, 2011 12Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger PHOTOS BY RON RATNERHorse Fever Decorated horse statues took their place in Marion County last Thursday as part of the fundraising project by the Marion Cultural Alliance. The horses are placed throughout the county. Above, a crowd surrounds one of the horses at the Downtown Square. See Fairfield Village column on Page 3. By Jim Clark E DITOR Be careful what you wish for. That was the comment from State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, early in Sept. 27s legislative delegation meeting at the College of Central Florida. A finishing comment by Ocala Mayor Randy Ewers, who is not up for re-election on Oct. 18, started the discussion of redistricting of the Legislature, and that led to Hays short response. Ewers said he supported compact redistricting, where Marion County would not be carved among so many legislators. Nine were on the dais Tuesday. However, Hays pointed out that right now there are four senators up here. If you cut that in half, youll have only two senators advocating for Marion County. State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala and chairman of the delegation, asked, Is more better or is closer to home better? Baxley, who was term-limited out a few years ago but successfully ran again last year, added, There are a lot of pieces to balance in what looks like a simple idea. State Sen. Charlie Dean, R-Citrus County, also spoke on the issue. Weve heard the call, Give us a senator, a bigger piece of the pie. I feel theres going to be a big change in Marion County, a change for the better. Dean, who covers much of Southwest Marion County and has parts of 13 counties in his district, said the redistricting battle will come to a head next year. It will blot out the sun during the next session. Ewers spoke during the governmental part of the meeting, and also brought up Legislators: Fewer may not be better Please see BETTER Page 2 Dr. Larry Thacker, Jr., assistant county administrator for the Marion County Public Works and Growth Management Division, is retiring. His last day with Marion County was Sept. 30. During my 50 plus years of managing and supervising employees, Marion County has the finest employees that I have ever had the privilege of working with, Thacker said. The citizens are extremely fortunate to have the benefit of their services. Thacker joined Marion County government in 2004 as the countys bureau chief for public works. During his seven-year tenure, he oversaw the countys airport, MSTU, transportation, solid waste and utility operations, and later the building and growth management departments. Under his leadership, the county updated its emergency operations plans and established safety training programs for all departments. Thacker was also instrumental in coordinating the local public works response to the devastating hurricane season of 2004; his work helped the county save taxpayers $29 million by recovering nearly 100 percent of the local funds expended in hurricane recovery activities, more than any other Florida county, through Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements. In 2009, County Administrator Dr. Lee Niblock promoted Thacker to assistant county administrator. In his new position, Thacker continued to focus on streamlining department activities as well as improving staff productivity and internal communication. I appreciate Larrys contribution to improving Marion County, Niblock said. During his tenure, he contributed greatly to a more efficient organization and more effective services for our citizens. County Engineer Mounir Bouyounes, P .E., will take over Thackers assistant county administrator duties at no additional taxpayer expense. Countys assistant administrator retires 0009F5D Free Admission Over 50 Door Prizes Expo Sponsors: F A L L FALL B U S I N E S S BUSINESS E X P O EXPO BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association October 13 th 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On Top of the World Cultural Center Open to the Public Grand Prize Drawing $500 Visa Gift Card Visitors must visit 20 booths to qualify for drawing. 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107 Kingsland Plaza 352-291-7626 0009DMC 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 N e w T i r e s N e w T i r e s New Tires $ 3 3 9 9 9 5 E a c h $ 3 3 9 9 9 5 E a c h $ 39 95 Each 6V Trojan Batteries $ 499 2012 CLUB CARS HAVE ARRIVED COME TEST DRIVE YOURS 2012 Totally Refurbished Gold Seal* Club Car WE BUY GOLF CARTS! GOLF CART ENCLOSURES RENTALS SERVICE PARTS ACCESSORIES Offer good to 10-5-11 Starting at $5,495 *two-year warranty PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLife Chain It was Respect Life Sunday last weekend, and a Life Chain was formed along Pine Avenue. Above, a rosary made of balloons was launched by the youth group from Queen of Peace Church. Deceased veterans honored At Veterans Park last Saturday, the names of all veterans who died in Marion County during the third quarter of the year were read, accompanied by the ringing of a bell. Above, the crowd listens to the speakers. At right, Bob Romiti, who played Taps and Assembly, is shown.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Dog helps teach fire safety...Page 7

PAGE 2

messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 11 2Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger L adies, don't get upset that there is a class just for men at the lan Spa. Barbara Day, water aerobics instructor, wants the opportunity for men to try a class that they have not tried before. Barbara said, "If they know other participants will be experiencing the class for the first time just like they are, then they might feel more at ease. I believe there is a misconception that water aerobic classes are little elderly women with shower caps on lifting their leg and then putting the leg down while socializing. I want men to feel water's 12 times more resistance than air workout. I want them to know that they can sweat in the water and really get a workout." Men have more upper body strength and they have big chest muscles, biceps and triceps. Barbara's goal is that the cardio workout will originate from the upper body. They will be working the lower body but the emphasis for the cardio workout will be the upper body. This men's only class will take place on Monday, Oct. 10 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the indoor pool. The class is free and Barbara will be asking for input on the class. There is a possibility from the input that the class may become a regular for 'men only class.' If there is thunder or lightning the class will be rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 17 at the same time. Barbara presently teaches water aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Both classes are identical and Barbara wants everyone to know that aerobic means with oxygen hence the classes tend to be cardio focused with total body muscles also targeted. Barbara will be publishing an article, "Play It Once Again!". It will be published in either the fall or winter issue of the AKWA Magazine. This magazine is the official publication of the Aquatic Exercise Association. Her article focuses on repeated choreography and music with an emphasis on muscular endurance and mental concentration. This publication is a primary resource for certified water aerobics instructors which Barbara is. Barbara had a handout on an article on the NFL lockout. The lockout had spawn workouts in water. These water workouts work every muscle. The Oakland Raiders used their offseason doing water aerobics. Let's see if these water workouts for the Oakland Raiders help their performance this coming season. Men, mark your calendar for Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. and come out and try a free class and give your input on the class! As Barbara said at a recent class, "I need men." Correction on last week's article. The picture of Ginny Snelson with her son and daughter in law incorrectly identified her son and daughter in law Her son and daughter in law are Ed and Karen Snelson. Sorry for the wrong names. Stone Creek Grille will have a high tea on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 352-291-2140 for reservations. Stone Creek Sorry, ladies, but these water aerobics are for men only Patricia Gizzi Barbara Day 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 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! We Dont Care About Your Freakin Beacon FINANCE OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE!FHA VA Conventional Land-in-Lieu Chattel In-House 0009F8Y What A Deal$54,995 REDUCED from $64,995 Beautiful 3/2 Split Plan Open Kitchen Upgraded Appliances Garden Bath 1280 sq ft Good Credit, Bad Credit Finance Programs for All M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING 55+ Own Your Lot Low Low Low Maintenance FEE Only 4 Lots Left 352-629-0448 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Tired of Renting? ALL CREDIT Considered Homes from the $30s352-629-1772 MODULAR HOMES CUSTOM DESIGN Starting at $45 .00 SQ. FT.Call Today (888) 546-4707 CustomHomesOcala @earthlink.net Owner Financing M ove in Ready Reduced $ 69,900 Call Rick 352-629-3001 CustomHomesOcala@earthlink.net Huge 4/2 Mfg. Home on Acre + in Gated Subdivision (Blackwater). New Roof, Flooring, Paint, etc. Lg Master with sitting area and walk-in closet. Separate living room and family room with fireplace. Beautiful Florida READY TO RETIRE OR JUST GET AWAY?New Modular Home on Pristine Lake Wont Last Call Larry Today 888-546-4707 NO HAGGLE, NO PRESSURE, NO B.S.! THERES NO LIARS HERE! 6095 S. PINE AVENUE, OCALA 888-546-4707 352-629-3001 888-546-4707 MANUFACTURED & MODULAR HOME SECTION! M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Large 3/2 on 1/2 acre of land All Credit Considered $59,000 352-629-0448 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Land Land Land Perfect for NEW Mobile Home Several Lots to Choose Starting at $10K Call Rick 352-629-1772 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING $79K NEW 4/2 Living Den Furnished $250 Down & Your Land352-629-1772 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING WANTED We Want Your Old Mobile Home and Newer 352-629-3001 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE Energy Efficient 3/2 Home Lakeside in Lakeland From $49 sq ft. 888-546-4707 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Singlewide 3 Bed 2 Bath Stone Arch Kitchen Garden Bath $29,995 888-546-4707 HOMES from $29,995DELIVERY STEPS & SKIRTING SET ACCall Tom or Larry 352-629-1772 $49,990 Must See! 2 Bed 2 Bath from $45 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths 2,460 sq ft Dimensions 42 x 60$99,990 Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Personal/ Beauty HAIR STYLIST Motivated Stylist for Busy, Friendly Salon. Booth Rental available (352) 854-8444 Medical LCSW The Centers is seeking Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide individual, family, & group therapy in an outpatient setting working with either adults or children/adolescents. Positions in Ocala & Lecanto. Must have 5 yrs related exp with broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic theory & practice & 2 yrs exp with MH/SA Co-occurring populations. Active Medicare &/or Medicaid # reqd. Ability to Supervise & Bi-lingual in Spanish desired. Please Submit Salary Req. Full benefits pkg. DFWP/EOE/We E-VerifyNHSC approved site. For more info visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Medical Lead RN (Uro/Gyn) Established medical practice expanding clinical operations in north central Florida. Seeking RN with extensive experience in urology/gynecology, and office procedures. Must possess strong organizational skills and able to work independently. Local travel will be required between multiple office locations. Drug and smoke free. Exceptional pay and benefits. EEOC employer. Please email CV to Christopher.Hill.MBA @gmail.com or mail CV to Dawson Hill & Associates Healthcare Consultants 1521 N. Beach Street Ormond Beach, Fl 32174 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Big Sale Oct. 6th, 7th, 8th 8a-5p Baby & adult clothes, VHS movies, misc. Bahia Oaks off 200 6241 57th Court General GUN SHOWOcala National Guard Armory Oct 8, Sat 9-5, Oct 9, Sun 9-4 GunTraders is now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or tradeGunTrader GunShows.com 352-339-4780 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Taxidermy, ED or PEGGY (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 VINNYS RECYCLING 352-237-4447 FREE Haul Away Service Dont throw it Away...CALL US WE BUY EVERYTHINGCall Us First! 24/7 After Hours 352-615-4277 Mobile Homes In Park DOGWOOD 55+ PARK 2 Bedroom 1970 Budd MH. convenient location $3,995. obo (540) 720-1787 Condos/Villas For Rent OTOW 2/2/1.5 $850. No Pets. Call 352-615-3441 Rent: Houses Unfurnished PINE RUN, 55+ 2/2, 2 Carport Freshly painted, New carpet & New tile, landscaped, $625 mo. Includes amenities, MUST SEE! (352) 219-9759 Rent or Sale SW OCALA 55+ Community 3/2/2 granite counter tops, jucuzzi tub, all stainless appliances, basic cable & trash pickup included. $179,900, excel terms, $1,200 mo. lease $1,200 security dep., (352) 509-7577 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Waterfront Homes Crystal River Just off the River. 3/2/2 home on wide basin with 175 ft. seawall and 2 docks with DEEPwater. River views from glassed Florida room ducted for heat & A/C. Courtyard entrnce, River rock F/P, oversized garage with seperate workshop, much more. Best waterfront buy! Asking 263K. Owner 352-563-0683 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 $ 3 99 0009DBC Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 Coupons good at all Ocala locations. 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 3-Piece WING SNACK WITH BISCUIT $ 2 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 N ew $ 3 49 Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 $ 3 99 0009F5H 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 2:30 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 12/31/11 Expries 12/31/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 00090LN 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before new Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before new Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON NEW CARTS! GOLF CARTS STARTING AT $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT! CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES economic issues and the situation with water. He asked for development of clean water standards that are scientifically based. He also asked for regulation of Internet cafes. County Commission Chair Stan McClain also spoke on economic issues and jobs, and asked for relief on bonding requirements. He also pointed out that Marion County sends $44 million to the water districts, and receives only $9 million back in local projects. Tax Collector George Albright asked legislators not to repeal the Real ID law. Its a really bad idea, he said, because it requires ID to get things like a drivers license. No tickee, no laundry, was his analysis. School Board member Jackie Porter asked for no new mandates from state officials. With fellow board member Angie Boynton looking on, Porter spoke of how funding has declined for programs such as band, music and FFA. She asked the delegation to carefully review any K-12 legislation that comes across their desks. BETTERcontinued from Page 1 1-877-676-1403 1-877-676-1403 1-877-676-1403 Plant sale SaturdayThe UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners will conduct a fall gathering plant sale and educational event on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be at the Extension Service auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Fall in Florida means the sun is less brutal, the weather more predictable and the air a bit cooler. Fall also means its the ideal time of year to plant trees and shrubs. If youre planning on gardening this fall, get plants, supplies and expert advice all in one place: the Fall Gathering, hosted by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and Master Gardeners.

PAGE 3

After receiving multiple requests to from parents looking for volunteer opportunities for their middle school students, United Way of Marion County has created a new volunteer program exclusively for middle school students (grades 6-8) called Get in the Middle. United Way will offer one monthly volunteer activity no fundraising only volunteering from October 2011 through March 2012. Middle School students will be able to participate in one or all of the six volunteer opportunities. This age can sometimes be challenging to place due to agency regulations, state or federal laws, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. We want our youth to get involved in the issues that face our community everyday and also help them get in the middle of finding solutions. United Ways first middle school volunteer event will be Dust the Dead, on Thursday, October 13. United Way has proudly partnered with the City of Ocala to spruce up one of Ocalas historical cemeteries Greenwood Cemetery located on Northeast 3rd Street. For more information or to get involved, contact Chris Cotter at the United Way at 352-732-9696 or ccotter@uwmc.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3 10Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009DX3 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 0009EMW J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 + tax 0009CH1 A L L R E P A I R S D O N E O N P R E M I S E S A L L R E P A I R S D O N E O N P R E M I S E S A LL R EPAIRS D ONE ON P REMISES B ATTERIES $ 8 00 GOT GOLD? Gold = $$$ We Buy Gold S ALE ON E STATE J EWELR Y 20% to 40% OFF + TAX ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Someone from your past could arrive with welcome news concerning your future. Meanwhile, avoid taking sides in a workplace confrontation until you have more facts to go on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A decision about a relationship could have longerlasting consequences than you might imagine, so be sure of your facts before you act. A trusted friend can help. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A strained relationship could be restored with more personal contact between the two of you. Letting others act as your go-between only adds to the ongoing estrangement. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New facts could mean taking a new path toward a goal youve been hoping to reach. However, be sure all your questions are answered before you undertake to shift directions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a good week for all you fine Felines to turn your attention to some important considerations, such as your health, your job situation and the status of important relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid making a quick decision about a matter that needs more study. Keep your mind open for possibilities, even if they dont seem plausible at least not yet. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might welcome the emphasis on openness in relationships that mark this period. But its a good idea to avoid sharing personal secrets with people you hardly know. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) There are still some questions that need to be asked and answered before you can feel confident enough to make a potentially life-changing decision. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Some lingering effects from a now largely resolved workplace confrontation could make things difficult for you. Act on this before it becomes serious. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You feel youre finally in control of your own life after months of making compromises and concessions you never felt comfortable with. Congratulations. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) No sooner do you decide to pass on one job offer than another suddenly turns up. This one might not have everything youre looking for, but its worth checking out. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Congratulations. With Jupiters strong influence dominating this week, dont be surprised to get some good news about a troubling financial matter. BORN THIS WEEK: You are usually kind and loving. But you can be highly critical of those who dont measure up to your high standards. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Fairfield Village O n Thursday, Sept. 29, Ocala and Marion County were treated to the unveiling of the newest of the wonderful painted horses so familiar to our part of central Florida. On the 10th anniversary of the original Horse Fever, some 27 new horses were put on display after having been sponsored by Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. Marion Cultural Alliance joined with local businesses and individuals to bring the public art exhibition on display until March 2012 when MCA and Live Oak Plantation will host the Horse Fever Auction where these 27 new life-sized works of art will find their permanent homes as they are purchased for private display. As was done 10 years ago, the proceeds will be shared between MCAs Arts Endowment Fund and a local charity of the buyers choice. This will bring the total to 79 horses as these 27 join the original herd of 52. Breathtaking is a word that comes to mind as one was able to see these new works of art. Each one is magnificent in its own right; however, I would like to focus on the one that was created by a person whose family I have been privileged to meet earlier this year. Mark Hershberger created Clockwork Fury which was sponsored by The Ocala Sanctuary on Highway 27 and State Road 225 and will be displayed there on the grounds. A unique horse among horses, this magical creation went considerably above budget and the cost was covered by the artist himself. Mark Hershberger explained that the concept for the creation came to him in a dream and became a very special project for him. The horse features a working pendulum clock within the front part of the body. This fabulous creation looks like a horse that has been disassembled and then reassembled into a robotic form. Special glue was needed to affix all the nuts and bolts so that they will be permanent. One can only imagine the number of hours of hard work that were put into the completion of this creation. Be sure to take the time to visit each of the 27 new creations before the auction in March 2012. You will be transfixed by the beauty, the message, and the dedication of both the artist and the sponsors. Fairfield Villagers enjoyed Horse Fever II in Ocala Priscilla Geissal PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALUntil the auction in March 2012, Clockwork Fury will be on display in what feels like a "winner's circle" at The Ocala Sanctuary on Highway 27 North. Read the classifieds Middle school volunteer program to be started by United Way Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

PAGE 4

Wednesday, Oct. 5 Eat for a causeSheltering Hands Rescue will receive 10 percent of the days proceeds, including takeout, at Lakis Greek and Italian Restaurant, 3405 SW College Road form 11 a.m. to 9 .m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Bring the kids and join us for some great food for a good caus. Reservations allowed. Call 694-7731 for additional information Thursday, Oct. 6 Support for CaregiversA Caregivers Support Group meets at 10 a.m. in the library of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 each first and third Thursday of the month. All in need of information, comfort and support are welcome to attend. Call Catherine at 8730829 for more details. 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. Dine in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind will host a dining in the dark event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 that will benefit the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 SW 60th Ave. Tickets are available by calling 352-873-4700 VFW plans flea market VFW Post 4781 will hold a flea market on Oct. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be bargains galore inside and out. Donations of household goods, small or large, are appreciated. Proceeds benefit Veterans Services. Small items may be brought in boxes and left in the corner of the dining room. We can pick up large items. Call Art for pickup of large items at 352-209-0668. Want your own table to sell your items? Tables are available at $10 per day, or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe for table rental at 352-8548535. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for sale during the flea market as well as baked goods.VFW Post 4781 is located off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture, across from Oak Run, Call 352-873-4781 for more information. Saturday, Oct. 8 Womans Club bazaar The 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.Fall Festival at AppletonThe Pioneer Garden Club of Ocala is sponsoring a Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 at their clubhouse, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. More than 40 vendors will offer jewelry, crafts, plants, food, and a pumpkin contest for youth. Call 236-4448 for more information. Hat and Fashion ShowThe Mt. Tabor AME Church will enjoy An Extravaganza of Fashions, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Tickets to the hat and fashion show will be $10 for adults and $5 for youth. For further information contact An Porter at 786-227-0978 or Sonia Battey at 732-3890. Sunday, Oct. 9 Post Polio GroupThe North Central Post Polio Support Group will be meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Collins Health Resource Center, 8401 SW Hwy 200, Bldg 300, Ste. 303, Ocala, FL. The guest speaker will be Dr. Norman Anderson and his topic is Surviving Medicine in the 21st Century. For more information contact Carolyn Raville 352 489-1731. Thursday, Oct. 13 Change of day for AFAThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. The date is a change from the regular meeting on the third to the second Thursday for this month only. For more information please call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. WMBA Expo offers spaceThe WMBA Expo at the On Top Of The World Cultural Center on Oct. 13 has a few tables left for interested vendors. The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offers eight-foot tables: $150 with electricity; $125 without electricity. A door prize of a $500 Visa Gift Card will be given away during the Expo. For further information please contact Kendra Scotti at 352-873-1571 or visit our website at westmba.com. Saturday, Oct. 15 Baby back rib fundraiserThe Rotary Club of Ocala SW is currently selling tickets for its Baby Back Ribs barbecue 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. 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. Saturday, Oct. 22 Ocala Arts Festival setArt lover and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 45th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 22 and 23. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. J ust the beginning of October and the calendar looks full! Activities are in full swing here in Quail Meadow. First on the list is this Friday (the 7th) we have the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. This is a time for fun and fellowship with friends and neighbors. We have had several new residents move into the neighborhood and we hope they will join us. Tuesday, the 11th, is the day to roll up your sleeves and get your annual flu shot. Vaxcare will be at the clubhouse between 2 and 4 p.m. The pneumonia shot will also be available. Tickets ($5 donation) for Oktoberfest are available from Lil Carie and Theresa Yoders. This will be a dinner and auction at the clubhouse on Monday, the 24th. Please bring a wrapped gift for the white elephant auction that will follow the dinner. The menu for the evening is brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut, various apple desserts, and apple cider. The auction is always interesting; especially when a husband and wife are bidding against each other! Carol Sjogren is still accepting reservations for spaces at the Craft Show. We need more crafters in order to make this a successful show. The show is scheduled for Nov. 12. Please call Carol (352-732-5921) to reserve your table. The first national holiday in October is Columbus Day. This is the day set aside in remembrance of Christopher Columbus making his first voyage to the New World. There is still debate on the exact location of his landing, but we do know that it was in October 1492, and on an island in the Caribbean. The first recorded celebration honoring Columbus was on Oct. 12, 1792, in New York City. The first official Columbus Day holiday was proclaimed by Colorado Gov. Jesse F. McDonald in 1905, and made a statutory holiday in 1907. Therefore, Colorado has the distinction of being the first state to officially claim Oct. 12 as Columbus Day. In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed Oct. 12 as Columbus Day. By 1971 many federal holidays were being observed on Mondays, so President Nixon declared the second Monday of October as a national holiday. Until Christopher Columbus made his voyage to the New World, Europeans believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Can you imagine what those people would think about our space travel today? messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 9 T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 4Wednesday, October 5, 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 0009F69 671-5374 *Annual Percentage Yields (APY) are effective October 1, 2011. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. FIRST AMERICAN TRUST provides financial services and locates FDIC insured banks and other leading financial institutions offering best yields nationwide. Certain restrictions and penalty for early withdrawals may apply complete details are important. APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED 3.20 % APY* Quail Meadow Calendar getting full as we roll into October Carolyn Slocumb Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 0009EMP 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? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 0009DKG MUSEUM EYECARE 00095KC 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE WALMART Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-291-1467 Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE BC/BS Best of the Best four years in a row FREE PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. EXP 10/31/11 One More Week! BATTERIES 0009EQN HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm REPAIRS MUST PRESENT COUPON. ANY MAKE OR MODEL. HEARING AID REPAIRS $ 79 .95 ONE WEEK ONLY HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 10/31/11 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 0009FGB AIRPORT SERVICE Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 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 0009F23 Y O U C A L L W E D O I T A L L Y O U C A L L W E D O I T A L L YOU CALL, WE DO IT ALL Call Pete at 352-361-1590 Quality workmanship at a reasonable price Cabinets for the kitchen, bath, laundry Finish carpentry, all trim moldings Shelving-wire & wood General repairs and more 30 Years experience INSTALLATION & REMODELING P P P & M M M Installation & Service FREE ESTIMATES 00097IA COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com 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 0009F2Z 000999V LAWN/HOME ROYS LAWN MAINTENANCE Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 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 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 0009EHR 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m Crayconst@msn.com OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 1 6 x 7 1 6 x 7 16 x 7 S L I D I N G G A R A G E S L I D I N G G A R A G E SLIDING GARAGE S C R E E N D O O R S C R E E N D O O R SCREEN DOOR $ 6 9 5 $ 6 9 5 $ 695 ONSTRUCTION RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION CRC058138 Starting at A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s Acrylic & Glass Windows PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior Al Cas t ano P a in ting, In c. 0009CGV Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References 00096LN LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 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. Member of Florida Irrigation Society $ 39 95 WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger Happenings

PAGE 5

messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5 8Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009FQD 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 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 HAND WAX $ 29 99 0009FF3 Includes: Wash, Wax, Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine Hwy 441 Car Wash Sonnys Bar-B-Q 10 Minutes from Ocala Satisfaction Guaranteed No appointment necessary 30 Minute Service Mon-Sat 8am-6pm Closed Sunday Carwash & Detail www.carwash-detail.com 352-307-2488 Belleview (just north of Sonnys Bar-B-Q) Show Resident ID & Save 10% 0 0 0 9 E X 5 352-726-4009 Includes Set-Up, Anchoring, Skirting, Steps, Air Conditioning, Appliance Pkg. prestigehomes.net 0009EJK YOUR LAND OUR HOME THE PERFECT COMBINATION PRESTIGE HOME CENTERS M-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-5 1825 Hwy. 41 North, Inverness, FL 34450 NOW OFFERING The ZACK 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $ 39,995 NEW HOMES STARTING AT $ 26,995 0009FEM Read the classifieds M any people enjoy watching the changing seasons, and in many parts of the country we find ourselves at that time of the year when the shifting from one season to another seems most enjoyable. In many parts of the country, the lush green foliage gradually fades to an autumn rainbow of yellow-orangered-brown. Cool air brings light jackets out of closets. Pumpkins and decorative corn begin to appear on porches and doorsteps. But, seasons are not the only things that change. When it comes to some changes, we at Social Security need to know about them. If you receive Social Security benefits, there are certain things that we need to know about you in order to continue paying your benefits. Here is a reminder of some of the most important reporting responsibilities for people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Your address. Even if you receive your payments by direct deposit or debit card (as most people do), we still need a good mailing address so we can get in touch with you when we need to. You can inform us of a change of address, as well as telephone number, at our website, www.socialsecurity.gov. Your direct deposit information. If your payments go to your financial institution for direct deposit, you need to notify us of any changes. If you change your account information without letting us know, your payment could go to the wrong place. You can change your deposit information at our website, www.socialsecurity.gov. Your work, if disabled. If you receive disability benefits, we need to know about any work you do. If you start work, stop work, or have any change in your work, hours, or pay, we need to know. Your living arrangements, if you receive SSI. People who receive SSI are paid, in part, based on financial need. Payments may change based on your living arrangements. Because of that, we need to know how many people are in your household and how the expenses are shared. There are other things we need to know about, such as if youre institutionalized, if youre no longer able to handle your finances, or if youve been convicted of a crime. Learn more about reporting responsibilities for people receiving retirement or survivors benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10077.html. Learn more about reporting responsibilities for people receiving Social Security disability benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10153.html. Learn more about reporting responsibilities for people receiving SSI at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/11011.html. Some changes can be reported online at www.socialsecurity.gov. You can report changes to us by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contacting your local office. Seasons change; theres little to report there. But, when it comes to changes in the lives of people who receive benefits from Social Security, please remember to keep us informed. Adon Williams is the Social Security district manager in Ocala. Seasons arent the only things that change Adon Williams Social Security

PAGE 6

By Capt. Clifford GrierM ARION C OUNTY F IRE R ESCUE Maggie, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever who is Marion County Fire Rescues furriest and most adorable volunteer, learned how to safely escape a house fire by staying low to the ground, and now shes helping firefighters demonstrate the technique during Marion County Fire Rescues Fire Prevention Month 2011. Throughout October, Maggie will teach students across Marion County to be just like her when trying to escape from a burning home, an emergency in which proper planning and swift action can prevent a tragedy. MCFR firefighters will visit each public elementary school in Marion County this month during its Fire Prevention Month 2011 campaign. The overarching message of the campaign is simple: Get Down. Get Out. Get on the Phone! Get Down During a fire, smoke will rise, making it difficult to breathe if occupants stand up and try to walk out of the house. Therefore, children are encouraged to get low to the ground, where the air is easier to breathe, and crawl to safety. Get Out Every second counts in a fire emergency, so children should calmly exit the home as quickly as possible without stopping to call 911 or look for family members or pets. Get on the Phone Once outside the home, children should proceed to a predetermined meeting area a safe distance from the home so parents and firefighters can accurately account for everyone in the home. Then, 911 should be called from either a neighbors home or by using a cellular phone safely outside the home. During each fire prevention month campaign, MCFR tests students to gauge their understanding of the fire-safety messages being presented. Test data from last year showed that for the first time since MCFR began its month-long program in 2007, most students understood that they should exit the burning building before calling 911. But the data also revealed that many students werent aware that they should then head to a family meeting place outside the home, so having children pick a meeting place with their families will be a point of emphasis this month. MCFR will reach more than 20,000 students during this months campaign and deliver potentially life-saving information through: Classroom curriculum based on Sunshine State Standards that reiterates fire safety messages while reinforcing reading, writing and math skills Hands-on presentations with firefighters. Maggie also will attend presentations at selected schools. A video public-service announcement featuring Maggie and based on the Get Down. Get Out. Get on the Phone! theme A countywide poster contest to get students to illustrate what theyve learned One message firefighters will share with students is the importance of creating a fire escape plan with their families. An escape plan should include these basics: Create a map or drawing of the home and identify two exits from each room (usually a door and a window). Plan around the abilities of each member of the household by ensuring that each occupant can access each exit and that all doors and windows are unobstructed and operational. For two-story homes, have escape ladders ready to use at a moments notice and ensure children know how to place and use the ladders. Mark where smoke alarms are located throughout the home on the map; ensure batteries are changed twice a year and the alarms are tested monthly. Identify a safe meeting place outside so everyone knows where to meet during an emergency. The meeting place should be a safe distance from the home such as a mailbox, a large tree or a neighbors home. Call 911 from that safe meeting place. Never go back inside a burning building for any reason. Teach children to escape immediately and not to stop for pets or toys. Leave that to adults or firefighters. Practice the fire escape plan with your family at least twice a year, teaching children to crawl low (under the smoke) to safety. Additional fire safety resources, including an escape grid to help you get started on your escape plan and a home safety checklist, are available at www.marioncountyfl.org/FireRescue/Fire_default.aspx by clicking the Fire Prevention Month link. Capt. Clifford Grier covers the southwest area of Marion County, including the State Road 200 corridor. Contact Marion County Fire Rescue with questions at 352-291-8000. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7 6Wednesday, October 5, 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 And now, a few minutes with Andy Rooney A week for newspapers C ongratulations. Even though you may not realize it, youre helping us celebrate a big week throughout our industry. How? By reading a newspaper. This is National Newspaper Week, a yearly event noted by the nations publications as a time to remind people that the best source for local news remains a newspaper. A recent news report indicated that Yahoo is experiencing significant decreases in the time users spend on its sites. The directors of the company were even reported to be considering the sale of parts of the company. The reporter concluded that Yahoo was no longer relevant as many Internet users are not using Yahoo or any of its products. Whether you believe that Yahoo is relevant to you or not, it is interesting to observe such a negative public discussion about a company that just 15 years ago could do no wrong. Many believed that Yahoo had a better future than newspapers. There was the expectation that Yahoo, Microsoft and others would create local online communities where people could find the latest news and information. In case you havent noticed, they werent successful in their attempts to provide local news. In fact, it is likely that any news you find on Yahoo, Google and other sites was probably produced by a newspaper or a newspaperaffiliated organization. But that doesnt mean that the way people get their news isnt changing, because it is. Newspapers are still the number one source for local news, although now it is in print AND online. And things will continue to change. We expect that more readers in the future will be reading our stories on their iPad or other tablets and on their smart phones. The next time you attend a local event, look around and you probably wont find a reporter or photographer with a Yahoo, Microsoft or Google press pass. You may not even see people from bigger regional newspapers. But what you will see are representatives from your local newspaper, a newspaper such as ours. But, as a newspaper reader, you probably figured that out already, and it is certainly time to say thank you for reading this newspaper and making us your top source for local news! O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Your letters Get Out of Our House Keith Flaugh, a spokesman for GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House) drove from Marco Island to speak to Tea Party Solutions of Ocala about this truly grassroots, non-partisan organization, that has a plan to replace Congress in 2012. Keith is an Army veteran and retired in 2001 after 27 years with IBM. As a free market capitalist, and frustrated with career politicians and the monopoly held by the two political parties, he joined a 9/12 group and a local Tea Party in 2010. GOOOH is a system created by an innovative Dell engineer who has spent his entire life developing complex computer systems that change the way we do things. The system is designed to take advantage of the Internet and social networking to allow the people to choose their own candidate, and not necessarily the ones the two parties offer. The system looks to change three things: 1. Accountability by the candidate. 2. Term limits. 3. The way money is raised and used, to eliminate PAC's, special interests, and unions. GOOOH is a process; it requires ordinary citizens to participate, and has the greatest realistic chance ever, to change the system. You must become a GOOOH member and complete six steps in order to participate in the Candidate Selection Sessions. The process involves all 435 Districts in the country, with citizens in each of those districts participating in Candidate Selection Sessions to choose a candidate of the people to run in all the Primaries across the country. The selection will be based on a number of eliminating sessions and a Candidate Questionnaire containing over 100 questions that must be answered, for or against, and then signed to insure accountability. The candidates will be bound to vote in accordance with their answers. The money will be raised by requiring 500,000 participating citizens (in a country of over 300 million) to donate $100 each to participate in the Selection process. We must raise that much money because the Republicans and Democrats will each spend over $500 million on their campaigns. It will also raise sufficient funds to launch a world-class national campaign for all 435 of our candidates. We can do this and we need to start now! You need to go to the website, www.goooh.com, to read a much more comprehensive explanation of this process and to sign up as a member. Reading the information provided will help you understand that the process is not as overwhelming as you may think, and it is accomplishable. It may be our last chance to save our country and have representatives that are truly accountable to their constituents. BTW, be sure to read some of the public comments, including those made by more famous people like Lou Dobbs. John Terry Ocala 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. 0009F5A 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! 0009EOY 0009887 Check us out at F P C O c a l a o r g FPCOcala.org o r c a l l 3 5 2 6 2 9 7 5 6 1 and well snailmail or call 352-629-7561 or email you our current newsletter! Four Sunday Services year-round; and very friendly and mission-minded too! When we retired to Ocala from Ohio and began looking for a church, we wanted to keep experiencing babies being baptized, childrens choirs, teenagers being confirmed, and youth Sundays! Now, weve found everything we were looking for and more at First Presbyterian Church in the historic district of Downtown Ocala! C h u r c h S h o p p i n g ? Church Shopping? John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 00093YW 0009F0Z 352-274-9326 Licensed and Insured CAC054737 & ES0000081 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE SERVICE/INSTALLATION REPAIRS FREE SECOND OPINION FREE QUOTES SERVICE AGREEMENTS SITE BUILT HOMES MOBILE HOMES DONT GET LEFT IN THE COLD, CALL TODAY! 352-274-9326 Not happy with your current A/C company? Tired of getting the run around? Dont look any further. Ace A/C & Electric is here! Complete Air Conditioning & Heating service of ALL BRANDS, Fast and on time. No hidden fees. Call today to schedule your appointment with one of our N. A.T.E. certified techs! Call today for your FREE quote All Residential and Commercial Service A/C & Electric of Ocala ACE ACE 0009F12 Superior Landscape 5300 NORTH U.S. HIGHWAY 27 1.5 MILES WEST OF I-75 COMPLETE LINE OF PLANTS & GARDEN SUPPLIES 368-6619 MON.-FRI. 8:30-5:00 SAT. 8:30-2:00 Pavers, Patios & Retaining Walls Ponds & Water Features LANDSCAPE DESIGN Jim Clark Editor I t seems that its becoming a regular occurrence to have something happen that makes me feel old. Of course, maybe thats because I am old. But thats another story. This past Sunday, 60 Minutes, the longrunning series, said goodbye to one of its most identifiable personalities, as Andy Rooney signed off for the last time as a regular contributor. Of course, the word regular is key here. Hell probably be back from time to time. At age 92, he said he wasnt retiring. Writers never retire, he said. And thats a key. He considers himself a writer, which he has done most of his adult life, and not a television personality. He was described as a curmudgeon and the nations grouch-in-chief, and admitted he lived up to that. He said he never signs autographs, and wondered why people would want his name on a piece of paper. He also said that he doesnt like being recognized, and told people if they saw him in a restaurant, just let him eat my dinner. He added that he gets a lot of mail, but answers very few of the letters he receives. Rooney first hit the 60 Minutes airwaves in 1978. His opinions, usually produced in the final few minutes of the show, took on all sorts of causes with no sacred cows. In a clip shown on Sundays show, he wondered out loud about why there was so much cotton placed in the top of pill bottles, and he had the props to prove it. He also took a box of cereal, and compared the size of what was inside to the oversized photos on the outside of the box. The show also displayed some of his more serious moments, including the weekend after the Challenger shuttle disaster, and the show after the Oklahoma City bombing, in which he didnt mince words about what he would do to the bombers. For me, he was the highlight of the show. There were many times I tuned in the first two minutes to see what was coming up, and quite often it didnt impress me. But if the announcer said all this and Andy Rooney, I made sure I watched or taped those last few minutes of the show, just to see what he had to say. CBS never figured out that they were alienating people who like this show by not properly scheduling it when the program wouldnt be delayed by football. So how ironic was it that this final goodbye from Andy Rooney started late, because the Dolphins-Chargers game ran over into the time slot. One last time, it was hard to set the DVR to record Andy Rooney because of football. It will be interesting to follow the ratings course of 60 Minutes, to see if the departure of Andy Rooney will have an effect. I know that for me, it clearly will make a difference. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986, or editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Please answer our poll question: Go to www.westmarionmessenger.com Maggie, MCFRs Four-Legged Volunteer, Helps Teach Fire Safety During Fire Prevention Month Labrador retriever helps teach fire safety this month

PAGE 7

By Capt. Clifford GrierM ARION C OUNTY F IRE R ESCUE Maggie, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever who is Marion County Fire Rescues furriest and most adorable volunteer, learned how to safely escape a house fire by staying low to the ground, and now shes helping firefighters demonstrate the technique during Marion County Fire Rescues Fire Prevention Month 2011. Throughout October, Maggie will teach students across Marion County to be just like her when trying to escape from a burning home, an emergency in which proper planning and swift action can prevent a tragedy. MCFR firefighters will visit each public elementary school in Marion County this month during its Fire Prevention Month 2011 campaign. The overarching message of the campaign is simple: Get Down. Get Out. Get on the Phone! Get Down During a fire, smoke will rise, making it difficult to breathe if occupants stand up and try to walk out of the house. Therefore, children are encouraged to get low to the ground, where the air is easier to breathe, and crawl to safety. Get Out Every second counts in a fire emergency, so children should calmly exit the home as quickly as possible without stopping to call 911 or look for family members or pets. Get on the Phone Once outside the home, children should proceed to a predetermined meeting area a safe distance from the home so parents and firefighters can accurately account for everyone in the home. Then, 911 should be called from either a neighbors home or by using a cellular phone safely outside the home. During each fire prevention month campaign, MCFR tests students to gauge their understanding of the fire-safety messages being presented. Test data from last year showed that for the first time since MCFR began its month-long program in 2007, most students understood that they should exit the burning building before calling 911. But the data also revealed that many students werent aware that they should then head to a family meeting place outside the home, so having children pick a meeting place with their families will be a point of emphasis this month. MCFR will reach more than 20,000 students during this months campaign and deliver potentially life-saving information through: Classroom curriculum based on Sunshine State Standards that reiterates fire safety messages while reinforcing reading, writing and math skills Hands-on presentations with firefighters. Maggie also will attend presentations at selected schools. A video public-service announcement featuring Maggie and based on the Get Down. Get Out. Get on the Phone! theme A countywide poster contest to get students to illustrate what theyve learned One message firefighters will share with students is the importance of creating a fire escape plan with their families. An escape plan should include these basics: Create a map or drawing of the home and identify two exits from each room (usually a door and a window). Plan around the abilities of each member of the household by ensuring that each occupant can access each exit and that all doors and windows are unobstructed and operational. For two-story homes, have escape ladders ready to use at a moments notice and ensure children know how to place and use the ladders. Mark where smoke alarms are located throughout the home on the map; ensure batteries are changed twice a year and the alarms are tested monthly. Identify a safe meeting place outside so everyone knows where to meet during an emergency. The meeting place should be a safe distance from the home such as a mailbox, a large tree or a neighbors home. Call 911 from that safe meeting place. Never go back inside a burning building for any reason. Teach children to escape immediately and not to stop for pets or toys. Leave that to adults or firefighters. Practice the fire escape plan with your family at least twice a year, teaching children to crawl low (under the smoke) to safety. Additional fire safety resources, including an escape grid to help you get started on your escape plan and a home safety checklist, are available at www.marioncountyfl.org/FireRescue/Fire_default.aspx by clicking the Fire Prevention Month link. Capt. Clifford Grier covers the southwest area of Marion County, including the State Road 200 corridor. Contact Marion County Fire Rescue with questions at 352-291-8000. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7 6Wednesday, October 5, 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 And now, a few minutes with Andy Rooney A week for newspapers C ongratulations. Even though you may not realize it, youre helping us celebrate a big week throughout our industry. How? By reading a newspaper. This is National Newspaper Week, a yearly event noted by the nations publications as a time to remind people that the best source for local news remains a newspaper. A recent news report indicated that Yahoo is experiencing significant decreases in the time users spend on its sites. The directors of the company were even reported to be considering the sale of parts of the company. The reporter concluded that Yahoo was no longer relevant as many Internet users are not using Yahoo or any of its products. Whether you believe that Yahoo is relevant to you or not, it is interesting to observe such a negative public discussion about a company that just 15 years ago could do no wrong. Many believed that Yahoo had a better future than newspapers. There was the expectation that Yahoo, Microsoft and others would create local online communities where people could find the latest news and information. In case you havent noticed, they werent successful in their attempts to provide local news. In fact, it is likely that any news you find on Yahoo, Google and other sites was probably produced by a newspaper or a newspaperaffiliated organization. But that doesnt mean that the way people get their news isnt changing, because it is. Newspapers are still the number one source for local news, although now it is in print AND online. And things will continue to change. We expect that more readers in the future will be reading our stories on their iPad or other tablets and on their smart phones. The next time you attend a local event, look around and you probably wont find a reporter or photographer with a Yahoo, Microsoft or Google press pass. You may not even see people from bigger regional newspapers. But what you will see are representatives from your local newspaper, a newspaper such as ours. But, as a newspaper reader, you probably figured that out already, and it is certainly time to say thank you for reading this newspaper and making us your top source for local news! O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Your letters Get Out of Our House Keith Flaugh, a spokesman for GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House) drove from Marco Island to speak to Tea Party Solutions of Ocala about this truly grassroots, non-partisan organization, that has a plan to replace Congress in 2012. Keith is an Army veteran and retired in 2001 after 27 years with IBM. As a free market capitalist, and frustrated with career politicians and the monopoly held by the two political parties, he joined a 9/12 group and a local Tea Party in 2010. GOOOH is a system created by an innovative Dell engineer who has spent his entire life developing complex computer systems that change the way we do things. The system is designed to take advantage of the Internet and social networking to allow the people to choose their own candidate, and not necessarily the ones the two parties offer. The system looks to change three things: 1. Accountability by the candidate. 2. Term limits. 3. The way money is raised and used, to eliminate PAC's, special interests, and unions. GOOOH is a process; it requires ordinary citizens to participate, and has the greatest realistic chance ever, to change the system. You must become a GOOOH member and complete six steps in order to participate in the Candidate Selection Sessions. The process involves all 435 Districts in the country, with citizens in each of those districts participating in Candidate Selection Sessions to choose a candidate of the people to run in all the Primaries across the country. The selection will be based on a number of eliminating sessions and a Candidate Questionnaire containing over 100 questions that must be answered, for or against, and then signed to insure accountability. The candidates will be bound to vote in accordance with their answers. The money will be raised by requiring 500,000 participating citizens (in a country of over 300 million) to donate $100 each to participate in the Selection process. We must raise that much money because the Republicans and Democrats will each spend over $500 million on their campaigns. It will also raise sufficient funds to launch a world-class national campaign for all 435 of our candidates. We can do this and we need to start now! You need to go to the website, www.goooh.com, to read a much more comprehensive explanation of this process and to sign up as a member. Reading the information provided will help you understand that the process is not as overwhelming as you may think, and it is accomplishable. It may be our last chance to save our country and have representatives that are truly accountable to their constituents. BTW, be sure to read some of the public comments, including those made by more famous people like Lou Dobbs. John Terry Ocala 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. 0009F5A 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! 0009EOY 0009887 Check us out at F P C O c a l a o r g FPCOcala.org o r c a l l 3 5 2 6 2 9 7 5 6 1 and well snailmail or call 352-629-7561 or email you our current newsletter! Four Sunday Services year-round; and very friendly and mission-minded too! When we retired to Ocala from Ohio and began looking for a church, we wanted to keep experiencing babies being baptized, childrens choirs, teenagers being confirmed, and youth Sundays! Now, weve found everything we were looking for and more at First Presbyterian Church in the historic district of Downtown Ocala! C h u r c h S h o p p i n g ? Church Shopping? John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 00093YW 0009F0Z 352-274-9326 Licensed and Insured CAC054737 & ES0000081 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE SERVICE/INSTALLATION REPAIRS FREE SECOND OPINION FREE QUOTES SERVICE AGREEMENTS SITE BUILT HOMES MOBILE HOMES DONT GET LEFT IN THE COLD, CALL TODAY! 352-274-9326 Not happy with your current A/C company? Tired of getting the run around? Dont look any further. Ace A/C & Electric is here! Complete Air Conditioning & Heating service of ALL BRANDS, Fast and on time. No hidden fees. Call today to schedule your appointment with one of our N. A.T.E. certified techs! Call today for your FREE quote All Residential and Commercial Service A/C & Electric of Ocala ACE ACE 0009F12 Superior Landscape 5300 NORTH U.S. HIGHWAY 27 1.5 MILES WEST OF I-75 COMPLETE LINE OF PLANTS & GARDEN SUPPLIES 368-6619 MON.-FRI. 8:30-5:00 SAT. 8:30-2:00 Pavers, Patios & Retaining Walls Ponds & Water Features LANDSCAPE DESIGN Jim Clark Editor I t seems that its becoming a regular occurrence to have something happen that makes me feel old. Of course, maybe thats because I am old. But thats another story. This past Sunday, 60 Minutes, the longrunning series, said goodbye to one of its most identifiable personalities, as Andy Rooney signed off for the last time as a regular contributor. Of course, the word regular is key here. Hell probably be back from time to time. At age 92, he said he wasnt retiring. Writers never retire, he said. And thats a key. He considers himself a writer, which he has done most of his adult life, and not a television personality. He was described as a curmudgeon and the nations grouch-in-chief, and admitted he lived up to that. He said he never signs autographs, and wondered why people would want his name on a piece of paper. He also said that he doesnt like being recognized, and told people if they saw him in a restaurant, just let him eat my dinner. He added that he gets a lot of mail, but answers very few of the letters he receives. Rooney first hit the 60 Minutes airwaves in 1978. His opinions, usually produced in the final few minutes of the show, took on all sorts of causes with no sacred cows. In a clip shown on Sundays show, he wondered out loud about why there was so much cotton placed in the top of pill bottles, and he had the props to prove it. He also took a box of cereal, and compared the size of what was inside to the oversized photos on the outside of the box. The show also displayed some of his more serious moments, including the weekend after the Challenger shuttle disaster, and the show after the Oklahoma City bombing, in which he didnt mince words about what he would do to the bombers. For me, he was the highlight of the show. There were many times I tuned in the first two minutes to see what was coming up, and quite often it didnt impress me. But if the announcer said all this and Andy Rooney, I made sure I watched or taped those last few minutes of the show, just to see what he had to say. CBS never figured out that they were alienating people who like this show by not properly scheduling it when the program wouldnt be delayed by football. So how ironic was it that this final goodbye from Andy Rooney started late, because the Dolphins-Chargers game ran over into the time slot. One last time, it was hard to set the DVR to record Andy Rooney because of football. It will be interesting to follow the ratings course of 60 Minutes, to see if the departure of Andy Rooney will have an effect. I know that for me, it clearly will make a difference. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986, or editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Please answer our poll question: Go to www.westmarionmessenger.com Maggie, MCFRs Four-Legged Volunteer, Helps Teach Fire Safety During Fire Prevention Month Labrador retriever helps teach fire safety this month

PAGE 8

messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5 8Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009FQD 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 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 HAND WAX $ 29 99 0009FF3 Includes: Wash, Wax, Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine Hwy 441 Car Wash Sonnys Bar-B-Q 10 Minutes from Ocala Satisfaction Guaranteed No appointment necessary 30 Minute Service Mon-Sat 8am-6pm Closed Sunday Carwash & Detail www.carwash-detail.com 352-307-2488 Belleview (just north of Sonnys Bar-B-Q) Show Resident ID & Save 10% 0 0 0 9 E X 5 352-726-4009 Includes Set-Up, Anchoring, Skirting, Steps, Air Conditioning, Appliance Pkg. prestigehomes.net 0009EJK YOUR LAND OUR HOME THE PERFECT COMBINATION PRESTIGE HOME CENTERS M-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-5 1825 Hwy. 41 North, Inverness, FL 34450 NOW OFFERING The ZACK 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $ 39,995 NEW HOMES STARTING AT $ 26,995 0009FEM Read the classifieds M any people enjoy watching the changing seasons, and in many parts of the country we find ourselves at that time of the year when the shifting from one season to another seems most enjoyable. In many parts of the country, the lush green foliage gradually fades to an autumn rainbow of yellow-orangered-brown. Cool air brings light jackets out of closets. Pumpkins and decorative corn begin to appear on porches and doorsteps. But, seasons are not the only things that change. When it comes to some changes, we at Social Security need to know about them. If you receive Social Security benefits, there are certain things that we need to know about you in order to continue paying your benefits. Here is a reminder of some of the most important reporting responsibilities for people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Your address. Even if you receive your payments by direct deposit or debit card (as most people do), we still need a good mailing address so we can get in touch with you when we need to. You can inform us of a change of address, as well as telephone number, at our website, www.socialsecurity.gov. Your direct deposit information. If your payments go to your financial institution for direct deposit, you need to notify us of any changes. If you change your account information without letting us know, your payment could go to the wrong place. You can change your deposit information at our website, www.socialsecurity.gov. Your work, if disabled. If you receive disability benefits, we need to know about any work you do. If you start work, stop work, or have any change in your work, hours, or pay, we need to know. Your living arrangements, if you receive SSI. People who receive SSI are paid, in part, based on financial need. Payments may change based on your living arrangements. Because of that, we need to know how many people are in your household and how the expenses are shared. There are other things we need to know about, such as if youre institutionalized, if youre no longer able to handle your finances, or if youve been convicted of a crime. Learn more about reporting responsibilities for people receiving retirement or survivors benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10077.html. Learn more about reporting responsibilities for people receiving Social Security disability benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10153.html. Learn more about reporting responsibilities for people receiving SSI at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/11011.html. Some changes can be reported online at www.socialsecurity.gov. You can report changes to us by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contacting your local office. Seasons change; theres little to report there. But, when it comes to changes in the lives of people who receive benefits from Social Security, please remember to keep us informed. Adon Williams is the Social Security district manager in Ocala. Seasons arent the only things that change Adon Williams Social Security

PAGE 9

Wednesday, Oct. 5 Eat for a causeSheltering Hands Rescue will receive 10 percent of the days proceeds, including takeout, at Lakis Greek and Italian Restaurant, 3405 SW College Road form 11 a.m. to 9 .m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Bring the kids and join us for some great food for a good caus. Reservations allowed. Call 694-7731 for additional information Thursday, Oct. 6 Support for CaregiversA Caregivers Support Group meets at 10 a.m. in the library of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 each first and third Thursday of the month. All in need of information, comfort and support are welcome to attend. Call Catherine at 8730829 for more details. 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. Dine in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind will host a dining in the dark event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 that will benefit the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 SW 60th Ave. Tickets are available by calling 352-873-4700 VFW plans flea market VFW Post 4781 will hold a flea market on Oct. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be bargains galore inside and out. Donations of household goods, small or large, are appreciated. Proceeds benefit Veterans Services. Small items may be brought in boxes and left in the corner of the dining room. We can pick up large items. Call Art for pickup of large items at 352-209-0668. Want your own table to sell your items? Tables are available at $10 per day, or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe for table rental at 352-8548535. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for sale during the flea market as well as baked goods.VFW Post 4781 is located off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture, across from Oak Run, Call 352-873-4781 for more information. Saturday, Oct. 8 Womans Club bazaar The 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.Fall Festival at AppletonThe Pioneer Garden Club of Ocala is sponsoring a Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 at their clubhouse, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. More than 40 vendors will offer jewelry, crafts, plants, food, and a pumpkin contest for youth. Call 236-4448 for more information. Hat and Fashion ShowThe Mt. Tabor AME Church will enjoy An Extravaganza of Fashions, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Tickets to the hat and fashion show will be $10 for adults and $5 for youth. For further information contact An Porter at 786-227-0978 or Sonia Battey at 732-3890. Sunday, Oct. 9 Post Polio GroupThe North Central Post Polio Support Group will be meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Collins Health Resource Center, 8401 SW Hwy 200, Bldg 300, Ste. 303, Ocala, FL. The guest speaker will be Dr. Norman Anderson and his topic is Surviving Medicine in the 21st Century. For more information contact Carolyn Raville 352 489-1731. Thursday, Oct. 13 Change of day for AFAThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. The date is a change from the regular meeting on the third to the second Thursday for this month only. For more information please call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. WMBA Expo offers spaceThe WMBA Expo at the On Top Of The World Cultural Center on Oct. 13 has a few tables left for interested vendors. The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offers eight-foot tables: $150 with electricity; $125 without electricity. A door prize of a $500 Visa Gift Card will be given away during the Expo. For further information please contact Kendra Scotti at 352-873-1571 or visit our website at westmba.com. Saturday, Oct. 15 Baby back rib fundraiserThe Rotary Club of Ocala SW is currently selling tickets for its Baby Back Ribs barbecue 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. 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. Saturday, Oct. 22 Ocala Arts Festival setArt lover and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 45th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 22 and 23. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. J ust the beginning of October and the calendar looks full! Activities are in full swing here in Quail Meadow. First on the list is this Friday (the 7th) we have the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. This is a time for fun and fellowship with friends and neighbors. We have had several new residents move into the neighborhood and we hope they will join us. Tuesday, the 11th, is the day to roll up your sleeves and get your annual flu shot. Vaxcare will be at the clubhouse between 2 and 4 p.m. The pneumonia shot will also be available. Tickets ($5 donation) for Oktoberfest are available from Lil Carie and Theresa Yoders. This will be a dinner and auction at the clubhouse on Monday, the 24th. Please bring a wrapped gift for the white elephant auction that will follow the dinner. The menu for the evening is brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut, various apple desserts, and apple cider. The auction is always interesting; especially when a husband and wife are bidding against each other! Carol Sjogren is still accepting reservations for spaces at the Craft Show. We need more crafters in order to make this a successful show. The show is scheduled for Nov. 12. Please call Carol (352-732-5921) to reserve your table. The first national holiday in October is Columbus Day. This is the day set aside in remembrance of Christopher Columbus making his first voyage to the New World. There is still debate on the exact location of his landing, but we do know that it was in October 1492, and on an island in the Caribbean. The first recorded celebration honoring Columbus was on Oct. 12, 1792, in New York City. The first official Columbus Day holiday was proclaimed by Colorado Gov. Jesse F. McDonald in 1905, and made a statutory holiday in 1907. Therefore, Colorado has the distinction of being the first state to officially claim Oct. 12 as Columbus Day. In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed Oct. 12 as Columbus Day. By 1971 many federal holidays were being observed on Mondays, so President Nixon declared the second Monday of October as a national holiday. Until Christopher Columbus made his voyage to the New World, Europeans believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Can you imagine what those people would think about our space travel today? messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 9 T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 4Wednesday, October 5, 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 0009F69 671-5374 *Annual Percentage Yields (APY) are effective October 1, 2011. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. FIRST AMERICAN TRUST provides financial services and locates FDIC insured banks and other leading financial institutions offering best yields nationwide. Certain restrictions and penalty for early withdrawals may apply complete details are important. APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED 3.20 % APY* Quail Meadow Calendar getting full as we roll into October Carolyn Slocumb Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 0009EMP 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? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 0009DKG MUSEUM EYECARE 00095KC 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE WALMART Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-291-1467 Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE BC/BS Best of the Best four years in a row FREE PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. EXP 10/31/11 One More Week! BATTERIES 0009EQN HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm REPAIRS MUST PRESENT COUPON. ANY MAKE OR MODEL. HEARING AID REPAIRS $ 79 .95 ONE WEEK ONLY HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 10/31/11 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 0009FGB AIRPORT SERVICE Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 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 0009F23 Y O U C A L L W E D O I T A L L Y O U C A L L W E D O I T A L L YOU CALL, WE DO IT ALL Call Pete at 352-361-1590 Quality workmanship at a reasonable price Cabinets for the kitchen, bath, laundry Finish carpentry, all trim moldings Shelving-wire & wood General repairs and more 30 Years experience INSTALLATION & REMODELING P P P & M M M Installation & Service FREE ESTIMATES 00097IA COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com 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 0009F2Z 000999V LAWN/HOME ROYS LAWN MAINTENANCE Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 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 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 0009EHR 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m Crayconst@msn.com OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 1 6 x 7 1 6 x 7 16 x 7 S L I D I N G G A R A G E S L I D I N G G A R A G E SLIDING GARAGE S C R E E N D O O R S C R E E N D O O R SCREEN DOOR $ 6 9 5 $ 6 9 5 $ 695 ONSTRUCTION RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION CRC058138 Starting at A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s Acrylic & Glass Windows PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior Al Cas t ano P a in ting, In c. 0009CGV Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References 00096LN LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 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. Member of Florida Irrigation Society $ 39 95 WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger Happenings

PAGE 10

After receiving multiple requests to from parents looking for volunteer opportunities for their middle school students, United Way of Marion County has created a new volunteer program exclusively for middle school students (grades 6-8) called Get in the Middle. United Way will offer one monthly volunteer activity no fundraising only volunteering from October 2011 through March 2012. Middle School students will be able to participate in one or all of the six volunteer opportunities. This age can sometimes be challenging to place due to agency regulations, state or federal laws, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. We want our youth to get involved in the issues that face our community everyday and also help them get in the middle of finding solutions. United Ways first middle school volunteer event will be Dust the Dead, on Thursday, October 13. United Way has proudly partnered with the City of Ocala to spruce up one of Ocalas historical cemeteries Greenwood Cemetery located on Northeast 3rd Street. For more information or to get involved, contact Chris Cotter at the United Way at 352-732-9696 or ccotter@uwmc.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3 10Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009DX3 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 0009EMW J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 + tax 0009CH1 A L L R E P A I R S D O N E O N P R E M I S E S A L L R E P A I R S D O N E O N P R E M I S E S A LL R EPAIRS D ONE ON P REMISES B ATTERIES $ 8 00 GOT GOLD? Gold = $$$ We Buy Gold S ALE ON E STATE J EWELR Y 20% to 40% OFF + TAX ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Someone from your past could arrive with welcome news concerning your future. Meanwhile, avoid taking sides in a workplace confrontation until you have more facts to go on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A decision about a relationship could have longerlasting consequences than you might imagine, so be sure of your facts before you act. A trusted friend can help. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A strained relationship could be restored with more personal contact between the two of you. Letting others act as your go-between only adds to the ongoing estrangement. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New facts could mean taking a new path toward a goal youve been hoping to reach. However, be sure all your questions are answered before you undertake to shift directions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a good week for all you fine Felines to turn your attention to some important considerations, such as your health, your job situation and the status of important relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid making a quick decision about a matter that needs more study. Keep your mind open for possibilities, even if they dont seem plausible at least not yet. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might welcome the emphasis on openness in relationships that mark this period. But its a good idea to avoid sharing personal secrets with people you hardly know. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) There are still some questions that need to be asked and answered before you can feel confident enough to make a potentially life-changing decision. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Some lingering effects from a now largely resolved workplace confrontation could make things difficult for you. Act on this before it becomes serious. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You feel youre finally in control of your own life after months of making compromises and concessions you never felt comfortable with. Congratulations. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) No sooner do you decide to pass on one job offer than another suddenly turns up. This one might not have everything youre looking for, but its worth checking out. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Congratulations. With Jupiters strong influence dominating this week, dont be surprised to get some good news about a troubling financial matter. BORN THIS WEEK: You are usually kind and loving. But you can be highly critical of those who dont measure up to your high standards. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Fairfield Village O n Thursday, Sept. 29, Ocala and Marion County were treated to the unveiling of the newest of the wonderful painted horses so familiar to our part of central Florida. On the 10th anniversary of the original Horse Fever, some 27 new horses were put on display after having been sponsored by Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. Marion Cultural Alliance joined with local businesses and individuals to bring the public art exhibition on display until March 2012 when MCA and Live Oak Plantation will host the Horse Fever Auction where these 27 new life-sized works of art will find their permanent homes as they are purchased for private display. As was done 10 years ago, the proceeds will be shared between MCAs Arts Endowment Fund and a local charity of the buyers choice. This will bring the total to 79 horses as these 27 join the original herd of 52. Breathtaking is a word that comes to mind as one was able to see these new works of art. Each one is magnificent in its own right; however, I would like to focus on the one that was created by a person whose family I have been privileged to meet earlier this year. Mark Hershberger created Clockwork Fury which was sponsored by The Ocala Sanctuary on Highway 27 and State Road 225 and will be displayed there on the grounds. A unique horse among horses, this magical creation went considerably above budget and the cost was covered by the artist himself. Mark Hershberger explained that the concept for the creation came to him in a dream and became a very special project for him. The horse features a working pendulum clock within the front part of the body. This fabulous creation looks like a horse that has been disassembled and then reassembled into a robotic form. Special glue was needed to affix all the nuts and bolts so that they will be permanent. One can only imagine the number of hours of hard work that were put into the completion of this creation. Be sure to take the time to visit each of the 27 new creations before the auction in March 2012. You will be transfixed by the beauty, the message, and the dedication of both the artist and the sponsors. Fairfield Villagers enjoyed Horse Fever II in Ocala Priscilla Geissal PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALUntil the auction in March 2012, Clockwork Fury will be on display in what feels like a "winner's circle" at The Ocala Sanctuary on Highway 27 North. Read the classifieds Middle school volunteer program to be started by United Way Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

PAGE 11

messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 5, 2011 11 2Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger L adies, don't get upset that there is a class just for men at the lan Spa. Barbara Day, water aerobics instructor, wants the opportunity for men to try a class that they have not tried before. Barbara said, "If they know other participants will be experiencing the class for the first time just like they are, then they might feel more at ease. I believe there is a misconception that water aerobic classes are little elderly women with shower caps on lifting their leg and then putting the leg down while socializing. I want men to feel water's 12 times more resistance than air workout. I want them to know that they can sweat in the water and really get a workout." Men have more upper body strength and they have big chest muscles, biceps and triceps. Barbara's goal is that the cardio workout will originate from the upper body. They will be working the lower body but the emphasis for the cardio workout will be the upper body. This men's only class will take place on Monday, Oct. 10 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the indoor pool. The class is free and Barbara will be asking for input on the class. There is a possibility from the input that the class may become a regular for 'men only class.' If there is thunder or lightning the class will be rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 17 at the same time. Barbara presently teaches water aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Both classes are identical and Barbara wants everyone to know that aerobic means with oxygen hence the classes tend to be cardio focused with total body muscles also targeted. Barbara will be publishing an article, "Play It Once Again!". It will be published in either the fall or winter issue of the AKWA Magazine. This magazine is the official publication of the Aquatic Exercise Association. Her article focuses on repeated choreography and music with an emphasis on muscular endurance and mental concentration. This publication is a primary resource for certified water aerobics instructors which Barbara is. Barbara had a handout on an article on the NFL lockout. The lockout had spawn workouts in water. These water workouts work every muscle. The Oakland Raiders used their offseason doing water aerobics. Let's see if these water workouts for the Oakland Raiders help their performance this coming season. Men, mark your calendar for Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. and come out and try a free class and give your input on the class! As Barbara said at a recent class, "I need men." Correction on last week's article. The picture of Ginny Snelson with her son and daughter in law incorrectly identified her son and daughter in law Her son and daughter in law are Ed and Karen Snelson. Sorry for the wrong names. Stone Creek Grille will have a high tea on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 352-291-2140 for reservations. Stone Creek Sorry, ladies, but these water aerobics are for men only Patricia Gizzi Barbara Day 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 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! We Dont Care About Your Freakin Beacon FINANCE OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE!FHA VA Conventional Land-in-Lieu Chattel In-House 0009F8Y What A Deal$54,995 REDUCED from $64,995 Beautiful 3/2 Split Plan Open Kitchen Upgraded Appliances Garden Bath 1280 sq ft Good Credit, Bad Credit Finance Programs for All M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING 55+ Own Your Lot Low Low Low Maintenance FEE Only 4 Lots Left 352-629-0448 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Tired of Renting? ALL CREDIT Considered Homes from the $30s352-629-1772 MODULAR HOMES CUSTOM DESIGN Starting at $45 .00 SQ. FT.Call Today (888) 546-4707 CustomHomesOcala @earthlink.net Owner Financing M ove in Ready Reduced $ 69,900 Call Rick 352-629-3001 CustomHomesOcala@earthlink.net Huge 4/2 Mfg. Home on Acre + in Gated Subdivision (Blackwater). New Roof, Flooring, Paint, etc. Lg Master with sitting area and walk-in closet. Separate living room and family room with fireplace. Beautiful Florida READY TO RETIRE OR JUST GET AWAY?New Modular Home on Pristine Lake Wont Last Call Larry Today 888-546-4707 NO HAGGLE, NO PRESSURE, NO B.S.! THERES NO LIARS HERE! 6095 S. PINE AVENUE, OCALA 888-546-4707 352-629-3001 888-546-4707 MANUFACTURED & MODULAR HOME SECTION! M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Large 3/2 on 1/2 acre of land All Credit Considered $59,000 352-629-0448 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Land Land Land Perfect for NEW Mobile Home Several Lots to Choose Starting at $10K Call Rick 352-629-1772 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING $79K NEW 4/2 Living Den Furnished $250 Down & Your Land352-629-1772 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING WANTED We Want Your Old Mobile Home and Newer 352-629-3001 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE Energy Efficient 3/2 Home Lakeside in Lakeland From $49 sq ft. 888-546-4707 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Singlewide 3 Bed 2 Bath Stone Arch Kitchen Garden Bath $29,995 888-546-4707 HOMES from $29,995DELIVERY STEPS & SKIRTING SET ACCall Tom or Larry 352-629-1772 $49,990 Must See! 2 Bed 2 Bath from $45 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths 2,460 sq ft Dimensions 42 x 60$99,990 Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Personal/ Beauty HAIR STYLIST Motivated Stylist for Busy, Friendly Salon. Booth Rental available (352) 854-8444 Medical LCSW The Centers is seeking Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide individual, family, & group therapy in an outpatient setting working with either adults or children/adolescents. Positions in Ocala & Lecanto. Must have 5 yrs related exp with broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic theory & practice & 2 yrs exp with MH/SA Co-occurring populations. Active Medicare &/or Medicaid # reqd. Ability to Supervise & Bi-lingual in Spanish desired. Please Submit Salary Req. Full benefits pkg. DFWP/EOE/We E-VerifyNHSC approved site. For more info visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Medical Lead RN (Uro/Gyn) Established medical practice expanding clinical operations in north central Florida. Seeking RN with extensive experience in urology/gynecology, and office procedures. Must possess strong organizational skills and able to work independently. Local travel will be required between multiple office locations. Drug and smoke free. Exceptional pay and benefits. EEOC employer. Please email CV to Christopher.Hill.MBA @gmail.com or mail CV to Dawson Hill & Associates Healthcare Consultants 1521 N. Beach Street Ormond Beach, Fl 32174 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Big Sale Oct. 6th, 7th, 8th 8a-5p Baby & adult clothes, VHS movies, misc. Bahia Oaks off 200 6241 57th Court General GUN SHOWOcala National Guard Armory Oct 8, Sat 9-5, Oct 9, Sun 9-4 GunTraders is now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or tradeGunTrader GunShows.com 352-339-4780 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Taxidermy, ED or PEGGY (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 VINNYS RECYCLING 352-237-4447 FREE Haul Away Service Dont throw it Away...CALL US WE BUY EVERYTHINGCall Us First! 24/7 After Hours 352-615-4277 Mobile Homes In Park DOGWOOD 55+ PARK 2 Bedroom 1970 Budd MH. convenient location $3,995. obo (540) 720-1787 Condos/Villas For Rent OTOW 2/2/1.5 $850. No Pets. Call 352-615-3441 Rent: Houses Unfurnished PINE RUN, 55+ 2/2, 2 Carport Freshly painted, New carpet & New tile, landscaped, $625 mo. Includes amenities, MUST SEE! (352) 219-9759 Rent or Sale SW OCALA 55+ Community 3/2/2 granite counter tops, jucuzzi tub, all stainless appliances, basic cable & trash pickup included. $179,900, excel terms, $1,200 mo. lease $1,200 security dep., (352) 509-7577 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Waterfront Homes Crystal River Just off the River. 3/2/2 home on wide basin with 175 ft. seawall and 2 docks with DEEPwater. River views from glassed Florida room ducted for heat & A/C. Courtyard entrnce, River rock F/P, oversized garage with seperate workshop, much more. Best waterfront buy! Asking 263K. Owner 352-563-0683 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 $ 3 99 0009DBC Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 Coupons good at all Ocala locations. 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 3-Piece WING SNACK WITH BISCUIT $ 2 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 N ew $ 3 49 Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 Limit 2 Exp. 10/12/11 $ 3 99 0009F5H 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 2:30 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 12/31/11 Expries 12/31/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 00090LN 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before new Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before new Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON NEW CARTS! GOLF CARTS STARTING AT $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT! CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES economic issues and the situation with water. He asked for development of clean water standards that are scientifically based. He also asked for regulation of Internet cafes. County Commission Chair Stan McClain also spoke on economic issues and jobs, and asked for relief on bonding requirements. He also pointed out that Marion County sends $44 million to the water districts, and receives only $9 million back in local projects. Tax Collector George Albright asked legislators not to repeal the Real ID law. Its a really bad idea, he said, because it requires ID to get things like a drivers license. No tickee, no laundry, was his analysis. School Board member Jackie Porter asked for no new mandates from state officials. With fellow board member Angie Boynton looking on, Porter spoke of how funding has declined for programs such as band, music and FFA. She asked the delegation to carefully review any K-12 legislation that comes across their desks. BETTERcontinued from Page 1 1-877-676-1403 1-877-676-1403 1-877-676-1403 Plant sale SaturdayThe UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners will conduct a fall gathering plant sale and educational event on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be at the Extension Service auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Fall in Florida means the sun is less brutal, the weather more predictable and the air a bit cooler. Fall also means its the ideal time of year to plant trees and shrubs. If youre planning on gardening this fall, get plants, supplies and expert advice all in one place: the Fall Gathering, hosted by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and Master Gardeners.

PAGE 12

INDEX Stone Creek........2 Fairfield Village..3 Social Security....8 Quail Meadow......9 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER5, 2011 12Wednesday, October 5, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger PHOTOS BY RON RATNERHorse Fever Decorated horse statues took their place in Marion County last Thursday as part of the fundraising project by the Marion Cultural Alliance. The horses are placed throughout the county. Above, a crowd surrounds one of the horses at the Downtown Square. See Fairfield Village column on Page 3. By Jim Clark E DITOR Be careful what you wish for. That was the comment from State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, early in Sept. 27s legislative delegation meeting at the College of Central Florida. A finishing comment by Ocala Mayor Randy Ewers, who is not up for re-election on Oct. 18, started the discussion of redistricting of the Legislature, and that led to Hays short response. Ewers said he supported compact redistricting, where Marion County would not be carved among so many legislators. Nine were on the dais Tuesday. However, Hays pointed out that right now there are four senators up here. If you cut that in half, youll have only two senators advocating for Marion County. State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala and chairman of the delegation, asked, Is more better or is closer to home better? Baxley, who was term-limited out a few years ago but successfully ran again last year, added, There are a lot of pieces to balance in what looks like a simple idea. State Sen. Charlie Dean, R-Citrus County, also spoke on the issue. Weve heard the call, Give us a senator, a bigger piece of the pie. I feel theres going to be a big change in Marion County, a change for the better. Dean, who covers much of Southwest Marion County and has parts of 13 counties in his district, said the redistricting battle will come to a head next year. It will blot out the sun during the next session. Ewers spoke during the governmental part of the meeting, and also brought up Legislators: Fewer may not be better Please see BETTER Page 2 Dr. Larry Thacker, Jr., assistant county administrator for the Marion County Public Works and Growth Management Division, is retiring. His last day with Marion County was Sept. 30. During my 50 plus years of managing and supervising employees, Marion County has the finest employees that I have ever had the privilege of working with, Thacker said. The citizens are extremely fortunate to have the benefit of their services. Thacker joined Marion County government in 2004 as the countys bureau chief for public works. During his seven-year tenure, he oversaw the countys airport, MSTU, transportation, solid waste and utility operations, and later the building and growth management departments. Under his leadership, the county updated its emergency operations plans and established safety training programs for all departments. Thacker was also instrumental in coordinating the local public works response to the devastating hurricane season of 2004; his work helped the county save taxpayers $29 million by recovering nearly 100 percent of the local funds expended in hurricane recovery activities, more than any other Florida county, through Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements. In 2009, County Administrator Dr. Lee Niblock promoted Thacker to assistant county administrator. In his new position, Thacker continued to focus on streamlining department activities as well as improving staff productivity and internal communication. I appreciate Larrys contribution to improving Marion County, Niblock said. During his tenure, he contributed greatly to a more efficient organization and more effective services for our citizens. County Engineer Mounir Bouyounes, P .E., will take over Thackers assistant county administrator duties at no additional taxpayer expense. Countys assistant administrator retires 0009F5D Free Admission Over 50 Door Prizes Expo Sponsors: F A L L FALL B U S I N E S S BUSINESS E X P O EXPO BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association October 13 th 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On Top of the World Cultural Center Open to the Public Grand Prize Drawing $500 Visa Gift Card Visitors must visit 20 booths to qualify for drawing. 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107 Kingsland Plaza 352-291-7626 0009DMC 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 N e w T i r e s N e w T i r e s New Tires $ 3 3 9 9 9 5 E a c h $ 3 3 9 9 9 5 E a c h $ 39 95 Each 6V Trojan Batteries $ 499 2012 CLUB CARS HAVE ARRIVED COME TEST DRIVE YOURS 2012 Totally Refurbished Gold Seal* Club Car WE BUY GOLF CARTS! GOLF CART ENCLOSURES RENTALS SERVICE PARTS ACCESSORIES Offer good to 10-5-11 Starting at $5,495 *two-year warranty PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLife Chain It was Respect Life Sunday last weekend, and a Life Chain was formed along Pine Avenue. Above, a rosary made of balloons was launched by the youth group from Queen of Peace Church. Deceased veterans honored At Veterans Park last Saturday, the names of all veterans who died in Marion County during the third quarter of the year were read, accompanied by the ringing of a bell. Above, the crowd listens to the speakers. At right, Bob Romiti, who played Taps and Assembly, is shown.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Dog helps teach fire safety...Page 7