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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 10-26-2011
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INDEX Quail Meadow......4 Stone Creek........5 Opinion................6 Classifieds........11 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 31 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER26, 2011 Puzzles Page 9 Fair field Page 3 12Wednesday, October 26, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Prize winner Janet and Bill Kennedy, along with Sandy and Dennie Ballard, and Mary Ann Bishop put together this winning Gator Scarecrow in the Sebastian neighborhood at Stone Creek. Friday, Oct. 28 Mini Monster Boo Bash The city of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is presenting the Mini Monster Boo Bash, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at the American Legion Hall in Tuscawilla Park (516 N.E. Sanchez Ave.). The free event, designed for children 13 and under, will include family hay rides, a haunted village, science activities, games, candy and theatrical entertainment. Christs Church HarvestFestThird annual HarvestFest, 6 p.m. Reaching out to meet young families with pictures and games in the foyer. Show Time, 6:30 p.m, followed by a costume contest for kids. Fun for the whole family. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Oct. 31 Halloween at the Sheriffs OfficeThe Southwest District Office of the Marion County Sheriffs Dept. will hold its annual Halloween carnival from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. There will be food, games, music, candy and visits by special departments of the Sheriffs Office and Marion County Fire Rescue. The event is free and open to the public. Halloween at Our RedeemerCalling all young ghosts and goblins!! There is a Halloween party in store for you at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. There will be Trunk or Treat visiting stations with candy given away, along with games, refreshments, cookies, etc. and a Charlie Brown Halloween movie! Moms and Dads, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, bring your children, grandchildren, and their friends, and come out and have some fun. We are located at 5200 S.W. State Road 200, mi west of Interstate 75. Events for Halloween Arts Festival Vibrant colors and attention to detail captured the attention of those attending the Ocala Arts Festival at the McPherson Governmental Complex on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. Large crowds attended the event held under sunny skies. PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL By Jim Clark E DITOR At first with little fanfare, and then with some conciliatory comments, the Marion County Commission made it official last Tuesday morning the proposed communication merger has been rejected by the city of Ocala. An agreement had supposedly been reached to combine the dispatch services of the county and the city, lessening the need for transferring emergency calls from the original 9-1-1 call-taker, but the city backed out after an emotional meeting in which officials learned that a prominent employee had been told he was losing his job. The county commissioners didnt comment as they accepted a letter from the city negating a previous agreement, but shortly after, under commissioners comments, the subject came up. Chairman Stan McClain noted, We have to continue to work on that government is going to have to change the way it operates. He suggested a joint meeting with the city early next year. We have to continue to try. Commissioner Mike Amsden noted that there was already some common ground on the issues, and he noted examples such as ambulances, animal control, etc. Sometimes passion overlooks common sense... Commissioner Carl Zalak commented, Its not about us, its about the community. Commissioner Kathy Bryant, who received praise from her fellow commissioners for her efforts, said she would keep working at the merger. I havent given up. In other business, the county delayed an appointment to a housing board because one of the applicants had checked yes on an application where it asked if he had ever been convicted of a felony. The form didnt ask for any more information than that, and commissioners felt they needed more details. The county also set a Scenic Roads ordinance public hearing for Nov. 15. Joint emergency dispatch rejected A suspect in a series of rapes in Alachua and Marion counties was arrested early Thursday, Oct. 20. Michael Alan Frye, 37, of 7865 W. State Road 40, Lot 178, Ocala, was accused of sexual battery and kidnapping in connection with a case worked by the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The Ocala Police Department is also investigating after two other incidents within the city. In the incident for which he was arrested, he allegedly picked up a woman at the corner of 8th Avenue and East Silver Springs Boulevard back in July, drove her to a store where she put in a job application, then took her to the back yard of a vacant house outside the city limits and attacked her. After he left, the woman was able to go to a neighbors house to summon help. She was treated at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Suspect arrested Please see SUSPECT Page 2 0009LYI

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11 2Wednesday, October 26, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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! 0009EOY 0009G4K Liberty Park 286 N. Apopka Ave. Inverness www.cooterfestival.com 352-726-2611 FREE PARKING FREE ADMISSION Thursday, October 20 7pm Cooter Idol Competition Fina ls at The Gr ove, 210 Tompkins St., Inv erness Thursday, October 27 7pm Miss Co oter Festival Competition Finals at The Gr ove, 210 Tompkins St ., Inverness FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 6pm -11pm COURTHOUSE SQUARE, INVERNESS Cooter Block Party with Alter Eagles and Fleetwood Max Beer Sales Cooter Merchandise Bring a Chair SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 10am -6pm Children Activity Zone Little Miss Cooter Festival Contest AFLAC No. 99 Race Car Booths Rides Games Money Mountain Soccer Dogs Demonstration Cooter Cup Turtle Races Quarter to Three Band Beer Sales Cooter Merchandise SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 1 2noon-5pm Children Activity Zone AFLAC No. 99 Race Car Booths Rides Games Cooter Cup Turtle Races Zero Gravity Kids Band Duck, Duck Cooter Race Cooterween Costume Contest Trick or Treat Magician Co oter Merchandise www.chronicleonline.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor 0009KO7 MUSEUM EYECARE TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 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 ef fort 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). 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Ph.D in Family Therapy & must be licensed in Florida as a Family Therapist or Clinical Psychologist. Resp: Diagnose psychological disorders, highlight problematic patterns that need to be changed, enhance communication, help clients to address dysfunctional behavior by replacing them with constructive actions. Also psychotherapy treatment, appropriate referrals to psychiatric resources, research, and teaching about human development & interpersonal relationships. Send Resume: Ocala Physician Associates, Dr. Ketheeswaran Kathirripillai, President, 2810 SE 3 Ct., Ocala, FL 34471 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Junque Sale, Oct. 27 and 28, 8 a.m to 4 p.m andOct. 29, 8 a.m -noon. Ocala West United Methodist Church9330 SW 105th Street. Wanted to Buy 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 Condos/Villas For Rent OTOW 2/2/1.5 $850. No Pets. Call 352-615-3441 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com The description of a stocky white male with visible tattoos had police looking for a suspect. Recent attacks in the city provided a description that matched the attacker from July. Investigators developed leads, including from a tip, that led to Frye. A mug shot from the Marion County jail was available on the Sheriffs website, and public information officers provided a picture of Fryes vehicle, which bears an Alabama tag starting with the numbers the code for Morgan County in northern Alabama, where Decatur is the county seat. The vehicle also carries a sticker on the back that says Alabama Crimson Tide. Frye was held without bond after his first appearance last Friday morning. SUSPECTcontinued from Page 1 Turn in your unwanted medicationsOn Saturday, Oct. 29, the Marion County Sheriffs Office, along with the Ocala Police Department and in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will participate in the National Pill Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a uniformed officer will be stationed at the following no questions asked collection sites: Marion County Sheriffs Main Operations Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. Marion County Sheriff's Office Southwest District Office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala.

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D aily activities, family, and travel often cause neighbors not to see each other as often as they would like. Two or our good neighbors, Esther and David Blank as well as my husband and I stay very busy but enjoy visiting. Ironically, though we live within a few blocks here in Fairfield Village, the last two times we saw each other and had a chance to visit for a moment happened a little over three weeks apart as we were attending two different and very interesting local displays of the talent and opportunities here in Ocala and Marion County. Three weeks ago, the new group of painted horses was unveiled in the downtown square with many locals along with the Blanks and us attending and being mesmerized by the beauty of these new creations. We commented then on the amazing talent of so many of our locals. On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, we chanced to meet again at another local event showcasing not only our local artists and other talented people, but also presenting young artists, dancers, and singers who will one day be recognized for their achievements as well. Fine Arts for Ocala presented its 45th Annual Ocala Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the McPherson Governmental Complex in Ocala. Festival attendees enjoyed the displays of the multi-talented artists who were featured. The food was delicious, the weather was perfect for a day outside in gorgeous Central Florida, and children and adults totally enjoyed themselves. At the Show Preview Gallery, all the artists presented an item for display along with the artists name and booth number. This helped to facilitate finding exactly what festival visitors wanted to be sure to find. The Petite Patrons Gallery, exclusively for children 12 and under, offered art work for purchase by young patrons at a reasonable $5 cost. This was done in an effort to encourage youngsters to become art patrons and collectors. The Student Art Show presented by the College of Central Florida and the CF Foundation is Marion Countys largest student art display of work by students K-12 and recognizes achievement by local students. A new feature this year was the Emerging Artist section where locals could exhibit their first professional efforts. The quality of the work was remessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3 10Wednesday, October 26, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009FQD 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. 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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 HOME REPAIRS HOUSEHOLD TO-DO LISTS NO JOB TOO SMALL Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Door & Lockset Repair Woodwork & Molding CALL STEVE AT 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured QUALITY SERVICES, INC. 0009JM4 Why Replace It When I Can Fix It? 0009FKZ 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 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 0009G6D 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 0009IM4 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 0009JXB PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 352-528-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 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 0 0 0 9 M B V The Gene Martin Show The Don Bruce Show Now on Internet Radio Daily Playing the Great American Songbook Log onto www.thegenemartinshow.com Effective Oct. 31, 2011 WRZN 720 AM will no longer play music. For information contact Gene at thegenemartinshow@yahoo.com Call 352-615-9885 0009MWJ www.wickertractorsales.com Full line of Club Cadet products available! Parts, sales, service and warranty work! 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Saturday, Nov. 5th 8 am 2 pm I-75 exit 341 to CR 484 west, left onto SW 20th AV RD at the SummerGlen sign; follow road to entrance. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locatons. Look for bright pink notices posted on garages. Read the classifieds Appreciating local activities ally outstanding. At regular intervals both Saturday and Sunday, local musicians, singers and dancers performed in the stage area. The audiences showed their appreciation with rousing applause. The smiles on the faces of the performers as they received the deserved recognition showed how much they enjoyed knowing their talents are appreciated. Altogether, it was the perfect weekend for this annual activity. Those attending are already looking forward to next years festival. It is a fair bet that the Fine Arts for Ocala group will come up with another festival with much of the same quality art displayed and many new features that we can all eagerly anticipate. Speaking of anticipation, the Fairfield Village community on Southwest 60th Avenue is working on its Fall Community Arts, Crafts, and Bake Sale to be held on Nov. 5 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come to join some really talented people as they display beautiful handmade crafts and delicious baked goods. In Fairfield Village, we do live up to our reputation of being a lively placed filled with lovely people. Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE Read the classifieds On display at Ocala Palms Sue Primeau of Ocala Palms proudly shows two of her many works of art which will be for sale at the Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts Fair on Nov. 5. Shown here are a framed watercolor painting and a multicolored art sconce. This unique art sconce is painted with water colors using an acrylic medium and can serve many decorative and practical purposes. Sue is an extremely talented artist who attended Drexel University in Philadelphia and teaches 3 to 4 classes a week at Ocala Palms, On Top of the World, and Oak Run. Her passion for painting equals per passion for teaching and she manages to balance her time between both. She classifies her works of art as "abstract realism." PHOTO BY CATHY DONOHUE PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior Al Cas t ano P a in ting, In c. 0009MKQ Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References

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next night (Halloween) you returned to those who didnt treat you and did mischief to their yards, porches, etc. Do you remember soaping windows, turning over porch furniture, and ringing doorbells and then running away? Volunteers needed: Kathy Voss is in need of people to deliver the Quail Meadow Reporter each month. This just takes a very short period of time one day each month. If you can help with this project, please call Kathy. Entertainers needed: Plans for this years New Years Eve party are under way. In order to have a successful party, entertainers are needed. If you would like to participate, please contact Marion Gartman. Its time to clean out closets and get ready for the annual yard sale. The sale day is Saturday, Nov. 5. We always have a large turnout for our sales. This is the time of year when people are out shopping at yard sales, so get your stuff ready to sell. The week after the yard sale is the annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale. Call Carol Sjogren for more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 26, 2011 9 4Wednesday, October 26, 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 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 0009MEB National Cremation Society Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY FREE Seminar at T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating BOB EVANS (In front of Walmart SR 200) November 9 & 23 2:00 p.m. Complimentary Farmhouse lunch will be provided 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107 Kingsland Plaza 352-291-7626 0009L97 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 G A S C A R T S G A S C A R T S GAS CARTS A V A I L A B L E A V A I L A B L E AVAILABLE 2012 CLUB CARS HAVE ARRIVED COME TEST DRIVE YOURS S tarting at $4,995 WE BUY GOLF CARTS! GOLF CART ENCLOSURES RENTALS SERVICE BACK SEAT 8V Trojan Batteries only $ 579 Offer good till 10-31-11 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm 6V Batteries only $ 439 Offer good till 11-01-11 6V Trojans only $ 469 $ 399 T1275 12V Trojan only $ 599 ONLY Ocala Palms A r t s & C r a f t s F a i r 0009KEE Saturday, November 5, 2011 9 am to 2 pm FREE EVENT Join us for a delightful day of shopping from over 50 crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available from 11am to 1pm plus enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale. For more information call 351-9897 or 867-5911 O c a l a P a l m s G o l f & C o u n t r y C l u b L o c a t e d o n H w y 2 7 o n e m i l e w e s t o f I 7 5 ( 5 0 0 0 N o r t h U S H w y 2 7 O c a l a F L ) ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The pitter-patter of all those Sheep feet means that youre out and about, rushing to get more done. Thats fine, but slow down by the weekend so you can heed some important advice. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre in charge of your own destiny these days, and, no doubt, youll have that Bulls-eye of yours right on target. But dont forget to make time for family events. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared for a power struggle that you dont want. Look to the helpful folks around you for advice on how to avoid it without losing the important gains youve made. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulations! Youre about to claim your hardearned reward for your patience and persistence. Now, go out and enjoy some fun and games with friends and family. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Big Cat might find it difficult to shake off that listless feeling. But be patient. By weeks end, your spirits will perk up and youll be your perfectly purring self again. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A problem with a coworker could prove to be a blessing in disguise when a superior steps in to investigate and discovers a situation that could prove helpful to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a favorable time to move ahead with your plans. Some setbacks are expected, but theyre only temporary. Pick up the pace again and stay with it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your creativity is recognized and rewarded. So go ahead and claim that youve earned. Meanwhile, that irksome and mysterious situation soon will be resolved. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A new associate brings ideas that the wise Sagittarian quickly will realize can benefit both of you. Meanwhile, someone from the workplace makes an emotional request. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It might be a good idea to ease up on that hectic pace and spend more time studying things youll need to know when more opportunities come later in November. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A relatively quiet time is now giving way to a period of high activity. Face it with the anticipation that it will bring you some welldeserved boons and benefits. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Go with the flow, or make waves? Its up to you. Either way, youll get noticed. However, make up your own mind. Dont let anyone tell you what choices to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to examine everything before you agree to accept what youre told. Your need for truth keeps all those around you honest. 2011 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Leisure T he ladies of Quail Meadow had an enjoyable luncheon at Biancas in Ocala Palms last week. Each month all ladies of Quail Meadow are invited to lunch at a local restaurant. This months gathering was at Biancas. The food was delicious, and the chance to fellowship with friends and neighbors was delightful. Check the Quail Meadow Reporter for information on next months outing. Halloween will soon be here. We dont have trick or treaters in our neighborhood unless some of you decide to call on your neighbors! Do you remember when you were children and looked forward to dressing up and going out to collect your stash of candy? I remember as a teenager in Ohio, we had beggars night the night before Halloween. This was when you went around the neighborhood begging for treats. Then, the Quail Meadow ladies enjoy luncheon at Biancas Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW The ladies of Quail Meadow during lunch at Biancas.

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L ast Saturday, Stone Creek had its third annual Fall Festival. The weather was beautiful and the residents got to enjoy the fall festival. Many of the clubs had scarecrows in competition. The Dance Club was the winner of the many scarecrows competing from the various clubs. Sandy Hasletine, president of the Dance Club, told me that Bunny Sidebotton and Marie Mc Aninach were the two dance members that put together the winning scarecrow. The Dance Cub won $50 for their treasury. According to reports, it cost the club more than $50 for their winning scarecrow. From the picture, you can see that this dancing lady has a beautiful blond wig and great boots for dancing. Sebastian Neighborhood took the winning neighborhood scarecrow. Their scarecrow had an alligator theme as they have a 'resident' alligator named Chompers living in the lake surrounding the Sebastian neighborhood. Janet and Bill Kennedy, along with Sandy and Dennie Ballard, and Mary Ann Bishop put together this winning Gator Scarecrow. Janet Kennedy told me that residents of the neighborhood donated money to help offset the cost. The face of the scarecrow has an oblong pumpkin that looks like a gator. They then dressed the scarecrow in a gator costume. The smaller pumpkins surrounding the scarecrow were carved as turtles, and snails. Sebastian also won $50 toward their next neighborhood party. Congratulations to Sebastian Neighborhood for another great scarecrow! They won last year. The Fall Festival was a huge success with a great deal of work from many volunteers at the various club booths and residents who gave of their time and talent to make the many scarecrows and helped with the set up and take down. Don Hunt from the Veterans Club wants to thank all the residents for their generous donations of food to the food bank. Don made four trips to the food bank and he estimated that this was the most food collected from Stone Creek. The shelves were bare but our generous donations helped fill them up. Once again, Stone Creek residents helping the Ocala Community. Stone Creek Grille upcoming event Halloween Oldies Night on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live enterbooks. But he did note yet another intention to kill Kaddafi: He said that on March 1, 1978, Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat had asked de Marenches for help in disposing of him (Kaddafi) physically. Think of the irony here, and how tragically history unfolds: It would be Sadat who was assassinated in 1981on October 6, 1981. He was killed at a reviewing stand at a parade, shot by Islamists for his crime of making peace with Israel. While Sadat died, Kaddafi was permitted to live. Sadat made peace. Kaddafi left a trail of blood and violence. And heres another irony still: Just weeks after de Marenches offer to Reagan to assassinate Kaddafi, Reagan was shot, on March 30, 1981, and nearly bled to death. In retrospect, should President Reagan have agreed to the French request to take out Kaddafi? A lot of innocent lives would have been spared. Terrorist attacks from Lockerbie, Scotland to the Mediterranean would have been averted. Alas, such action by Reagan would indeed have been illegal, and was not the mission or foreign-policy plan of his incoming administration. Had Reagan started his presidency by violating an executive order on assassinations, liberals in that post-Watergate/post-Vietnam Congress would have run him out of town with impeachment papers before his historic two-term takedown of the Evil Empire could commence. Reagan did what he couldor couldnt. Nonetheless, this is a very intriguing tale of what happens behind the scenesand what might have been. The death of Kaddafi had to waitit had to wait a long, painful 30 years. Only now, finally, this bad dude is gone. Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7 6Wednesday, October 26, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Be safe out there this weekend Protect turf, at our expense I t was hardly more than a footnote on last weeks County Commission agenda, but the county accepted a letter from the city of Ocala pulling out of the negotiated agreement to combine emergency dispatch services. The county had little choice. Thats too bad. Its too bad because the people in the city will be the ones who suffer. Since they pay county taxes, its their taxes that help fund Marion County Fire Rescue, but they also have to pay taxes to support Ocala Fire Rescue. Combining the dispatch services would not only have made the operation more efficient, it would have saved the taxpayers of the city about half a million dollars. One of the comments at a recent City Council meeting concerned the fact that a county crew was dispatched to a city fire recently, as was a city crew. Problem was, the county crew got there first. Shouldnt that be an argument, not only for combining dispatch services to get a response the fastest possible way, but even possibly for merging the two departments into one unit. When you sit back and think of it, theres a definite disadvantage to having two separate fire rescue units operating in the same area, with calls determined by a city-county dividing line that in many cases is so imaginary and convoluted that people dont know where it is. Someone could be dying while someone is trying to figure out which agency should answer the call. This is not a knock on the individuals who serve as firefighters and medical personnel on these emergency runs. When they get there, theyre going to take care of you no matter where you are located. Its getting them there through a duplicative dispatch system that is the problem. The city of Ocala has successfully protected its own little corner of the world but at the expense of its citizens safety and pocketbooks. The last time we looked, Ocala was a part of Marion County. Maybe its City Council ought to start acting that way. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Death of a bad dudeBy Dr. Paul Kengor S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. This was expressed in a rather unsophisticated way by the bumpersticker affixed to my white Chevy Chevette, which declared simply and succinctly: Kaddafi Sucks. Yep, Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. And now, three decades later, and some 40-plus years after coming to power, he is gone, dispatched to the ash-heap of history with other murderous terrorists and dictators: Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, Mao Tse-Tung, Joe Stalin, Vladimir Lenin. I will not here add to reports of how Kaddafi met his final fate, but I would like to share a valuable piece of information that was revealed to me by Bill Clark, Ronald Reagans right-hand man and national security adviser when Kaddafi was ramping up in the 1980s. It was early 1981. President Reagan had just been inaugurated. Alexandre de Marenches, the director of Frances external intelligence agency, SDECE, came to the White House with a highly sensitive plan to remove Kaddafi. The plan was to assassinate the Libyan dictator during a parade, by use of an explosive device placed near the reviewing stand. Our answer, said Clark, was that we understood their feelings toward the man, but we dont do assassinations. That was because there was an executive order banning assassinations, first signed by President Gerald Ford and supported by President Carter. The Reagan team had no intention of violating the order as one of the first acts of the new administration. Intelligence sources I consulted confirmed Clarks recollection of de Marenches request. He came over to the U.S., probably in early February 1981, said one source, a high-level CIA operations person. His interlocutor was Vice President Bush. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the removal of Kaddafi. He came to try to get us involved operationally in the plan He wanted not just our moral or political support but to get us involved in the actual operation. This same source pointed to the Safari Club, which was a group of countriesFrance, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the Shahs Iranthat had banded together for two primary purposes: 1) to fight the spread of Soviet communism in Africa; and 2) to counter Kaddafi, particularly his adventures in neighboring Chad. The group was formed by intelligence ministers in the mid-1970s, and de Marenches was its catalyst. The group was appalled by Americas unwillingness to no longer stand up to the Soviets; it was post-Watergate, post-Vietnam, Americans had elected an incredibly liberal Congress, and Jimmy Carter was president. The Club sought to fill the vacuum. De Marenches offer against Kaddafi was consistent with the concerns of the Safari Club. As an indication of the confidential nature of his overture, de Marenches did not discuss his offer to the Reagan administration in either of his 1986 and 1992 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. 0009LWX T his is Halloween weekend, the time for Trick or Treating all across the land. Children of all ages, sizes and shapes will dress up and look for goodies. The problem is that the caution that children are taught the other 364 days of the year usually goes out the window, as they approach strangers houses and unfamiliar neighborhoods looking for rewards. In this day and age, thats not a good idea. Our paper has been filled with schedules of various Halloween events that are being held this weekend. Parents should take their children to the various gatherings conducted by responsible people and let their children enjoy the festivities with others in a safe atmosphere. In our area, there are various churches that do things to entertain the youngsters. One of the biggest gatherings in western Ocala is at the Sheriffs substation on State Road 200, where a host of activities are planned on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m., all under the supervision of sheriffs personnel. However, be aware that these volunteers from law enforcement are not babysitters. Parents should take the responsibility of being with their children throughout the event (and weve seen some parents in the past who have some pretty good costumes). If youre a parent or guardian, and your children have gone out into a neighborhood for the evening, stress upon them that they should not eat anything until youve had a chance to check it first. When your children get home, look over all the food they received. Its a little sad that we have to warn people about things like this, but thats how the world we live in has evolved. Even innocent children arent immune from those who would try to hurt us in some way. Parents, grandparents and guardians have to be vigilant, and this is the time of the year when we all have to be more careful about our little ones. So enjoy the holiday, in moderation, and take care of our children. And thanks go out to all the volunteers at all the churches and organizations who try to make things just a little safer for all of us. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Jim Clark Editor Please see KENGOR Page 8

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7 6Wednesday, October 26, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Be safe out there this weekend Protect turf, at our expense I t was hardly more than a footnote on last weeks County Commission agenda, but the county accepted a letter from the city of Ocala pulling out of the negotiated agreement to combine emergency dispatch services. The county had little choice. Thats too bad. Its too bad because the people in the city will be the ones who suffer. Since they pay county taxes, its their taxes that help fund Marion County Fire Rescue, but they also have to pay taxes to support Ocala Fire Rescue. Combining the dispatch services would not only have made the operation more efficient, it would have saved the taxpayers of the city about half a million dollars. One of the comments at a recent City Council meeting concerned the fact that a county crew was dispatched to a city fire recently, as was a city crew. Problem was, the county crew got there first. Shouldnt that be an argument, not only for combining dispatch services to get a response the fastest possible way, but even possibly for merging the two departments into one unit. When you sit back and think of it, theres a definite disadvantage to having two separate fire rescue units operating in the same area, with calls determined by a city-county dividing line that in many cases is so imaginary and convoluted that people dont know where it is. Someone could be dying while someone is trying to figure out which agency should answer the call. This is not a knock on the individuals who serve as firefighters and medical personnel on these emergency runs. When they get there, theyre going to take care of you no matter where you are located. Its getting them there through a duplicative dispatch system that is the problem. The city of Ocala has successfully protected its own little corner of the world but at the expense of its citizens safety and pocketbooks. The last time we looked, Ocala was a part of Marion County. Maybe its City Council ought to start acting that way. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Death of a bad dudeBy Dr. Paul Kengor S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. This was expressed in a rather unsophisticated way by the bumpersticker affixed to my white Chevy Chevette, which declared simply and succinctly: Kaddafi Sucks. Yep, Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. And now, three decades later, and some 40-plus years after coming to power, he is gone, dispatched to the ash-heap of history with other murderous terrorists and dictators: Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, Mao Tse-Tung, Joe Stalin, Vladimir Lenin. I will not here add to reports of how Kaddafi met his final fate, but I would like to share a valuable piece of information that was revealed to me by Bill Clark, Ronald Reagans right-hand man and national security adviser when Kaddafi was ramping up in the 1980s. It was early 1981. President Reagan had just been inaugurated. Alexandre de Marenches, the director of Frances external intelligence agency, SDECE, came to the White House with a highly sensitive plan to remove Kaddafi. The plan was to assassinate the Libyan dictator during a parade, by use of an explosive device placed near the reviewing stand. Our answer, said Clark, was that we understood their feelings toward the man, but we dont do assassinations. That was because there was an executive order banning assassinations, first signed by President Gerald Ford and supported by President Carter. The Reagan team had no intention of violating the order as one of the first acts of the new administration. Intelligence sources I consulted confirmed Clarks recollection of de Marenches request. He came over to the U.S., probably in early February 1981, said one source, a high-level CIA operations person. His interlocutor was Vice President Bush. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the removal of Kaddafi. He came to try to get us involved operationally in the plan He wanted not just our moral or political support but to get us involved in the actual operation. This same source pointed to the Safari Club, which was a group of countriesFrance, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the Shahs Iranthat had banded together for two primary purposes: 1) to fight the spread of Soviet communism in Africa; and 2) to counter Kaddafi, particularly his adventures in neighboring Chad. The group was formed by intelligence ministers in the mid-1970s, and de Marenches was its catalyst. The group was appalled by Americas unwillingness to no longer stand up to the Soviets; it was post-Watergate, post-Vietnam, Americans had elected an incredibly liberal Congress, and Jimmy Carter was president. The Club sought to fill the vacuum. De Marenches offer against Kaddafi was consistent with the concerns of the Safari Club. As an indication of the confidential nature of his overture, de Marenches did not discuss his offer to the Reagan administration in either of his 1986 and 1992 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. 0009LWX T his is Halloween weekend, the time for Trick or Treating all across the land. Children of all ages, sizes and shapes will dress up and look for goodies. The problem is that the caution that children are taught the other 364 days of the year usually goes out the window, as they approach strangers houses and unfamiliar neighborhoods looking for rewards. In this day and age, thats not a good idea. Our paper has been filled with schedules of various Halloween events that are being held this weekend. Parents should take their children to the various gatherings conducted by responsible people and let their children enjoy the festivities with others in a safe atmosphere. In our area, there are various churches that do things to entertain the youngsters. One of the biggest gatherings in western Ocala is at the Sheriffs substation on State Road 200, where a host of activities are planned on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m., all under the supervision of sheriffs personnel. However, be aware that these volunteers from law enforcement are not babysitters. Parents should take the responsibility of being with their children throughout the event (and weve seen some parents in the past who have some pretty good costumes). If youre a parent or guardian, and your children have gone out into a neighborhood for the evening, stress upon them that they should not eat anything until youve had a chance to check it first. When your children get home, look over all the food they received. Its a little sad that we have to warn people about things like this, but thats how the world we live in has evolved. Even innocent children arent immune from those who would try to hurt us in some way. Parents, grandparents and guardians have to be vigilant, and this is the time of the year when we all have to be more careful about our little ones. So enjoy the holiday, in moderation, and take care of our children. And thanks go out to all the volunteers at all the churches and organizations who try to make things just a little safer for all of us. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Jim Clark Editor Please see KENGOR Page 8

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L ast Saturday, Stone Creek had its third annual Fall Festival. The weather was beautiful and the residents got to enjoy the fall festival. Many of the clubs had scarecrows in competition. The Dance Club was the winner of the many scarecrows competing from the various clubs. Sandy Hasletine, president of the Dance Club, told me that Bunny Sidebotton and Marie Mc Aninach were the two dance members that put together the winning scarecrow. The Dance Cub won $50 for their treasury. According to reports, it cost the club more than $50 for their winning scarecrow. From the picture, you can see that this dancing lady has a beautiful blond wig and great boots for dancing. Sebastian Neighborhood took the winning neighborhood scarecrow. Their scarecrow had an alligator theme as they have a 'resident' alligator named Chompers living in the lake surrounding the Sebastian neighborhood. Janet and Bill Kennedy, along with Sandy and Dennie Ballard, and Mary Ann Bishop put together this winning Gator Scarecrow. Janet Kennedy told me that residents of the neighborhood donated money to help offset the cost. The face of the scarecrow has an oblong pumpkin that looks like a gator. They then dressed the scarecrow in a gator costume. The smaller pumpkins surrounding the scarecrow were carved as turtles, and snails. Sebastian also won $50 toward their next neighborhood party. Congratulations to Sebastian Neighborhood for another great scarecrow! They won last year. The Fall Festival was a huge success with a great deal of work from many volunteers at the various club booths and residents who gave of their time and talent to make the many scarecrows and helped with the set up and take down. Don Hunt from the Veterans Club wants to thank all the residents for their generous donations of food to the food bank. Don made four trips to the food bank and he estimated that this was the most food collected from Stone Creek. The shelves were bare but our generous donations helped fill them up. Once again, Stone Creek residents helping the Ocala Community. Stone Creek Grille upcoming event Halloween Oldies Night on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live enterbooks. But he did note yet another intention to kill Kaddafi: He said that on March 1, 1978, Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat had asked de Marenches for help in disposing of him (Kaddafi) physically. Think of the irony here, and how tragically history unfolds: It would be Sadat who was assassinated in 1981on October 6, 1981. He was killed at a reviewing stand at a parade, shot by Islamists for his crime of making peace with Israel. While Sadat died, Kaddafi was permitted to live. Sadat made peace. Kaddafi left a trail of blood and violence. And heres another irony still: Just weeks after de Marenches offer to Reagan to assassinate Kaddafi, Reagan was shot, on March 30, 1981, and nearly bled to death. In retrospect, should President Reagan have agreed to the French request to take out Kaddafi? A lot of innocent lives would have been spared. Terrorist attacks from Lockerbie, Scotland to the Mediterranean would have been averted. Alas, such action by Reagan would indeed have been illegal, and was not the mission or foreign-policy plan of his incoming administration. Had Reagan started his presidency by violating an executive order on assassinations, liberals in that post-Watergate/post-Vietnam Congress would have run him out of town with impeachment papers before his historic two-term takedown of the Evil Empire could commence. Reagan did what he couldor couldnt. Nonetheless, this is a very intriguing tale of what happens behind the scenesand what might have been. The death of Kaddafi had to waitit had to wait a long, painful 30 years. Only now, finally, this bad dude is gone. Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. 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next night (Halloween) you returned to those who didnt treat you and did mischief to their yards, porches, etc. Do you remember soaping windows, turning over porch furniture, and ringing doorbells and then running away? Volunteers needed: Kathy Voss is in need of people to deliver the Quail Meadow Reporter each month. This just takes a very short period of time one day each month. If you can help with this project, please call Kathy. Entertainers needed: Plans for this years New Years Eve party are under way. In order to have a successful party, entertainers are needed. If you would like to participate, please contact Marion Gartman. Its time to clean out closets and get ready for the annual yard sale. The sale day is Saturday, Nov. 5. We always have a large turnout for our sales. This is the time of year when people are out shopping at yard sales, so get your stuff ready to sell. The week after the yard sale is the annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale. Call Carol Sjogren for more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 26, 2011 9 4Wednesday, October 26, 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 00095KC 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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A hot dog lunch will be available from 11am to 1pm plus enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale. For more information call 351-9897 or 867-5911 O c a l a P a l m s G o l f & C o u n t r y C l u b L o c a t e d o n H w y 2 7 o n e m i l e w e s t o f I 7 5 ( 5 0 0 0 N o r t h U S H w y 2 7 O c a l a F L ) ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The pitter-patter of all those Sheep feet means that youre out and about, rushing to get more done. Thats fine, but slow down by the weekend so you can heed some important advice. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre in charge of your own destiny these days, and, no doubt, youll have that Bulls-eye of yours right on target. But dont forget to make time for family events. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared for a power struggle that you dont want. Look to the helpful folks around you for advice on how to avoid it without losing the important gains youve made. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulations! Youre about to claim your hardearned reward for your patience and persistence. Now, go out and enjoy some fun and games with friends and family. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Big Cat might find it difficult to shake off that listless feeling. But be patient. By weeks end, your spirits will perk up and youll be your perfectly purring self again. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A problem with a coworker could prove to be a blessing in disguise when a superior steps in to investigate and discovers a situation that could prove helpful to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a favorable time to move ahead with your plans. Some setbacks are expected, but theyre only temporary. Pick up the pace again and stay with it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your creativity is recognized and rewarded. So go ahead and claim that youve earned. Meanwhile, that irksome and mysterious situation soon will be resolved. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A new associate brings ideas that the wise Sagittarian quickly will realize can benefit both of you. Meanwhile, someone from the workplace makes an emotional request. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It might be a good idea to ease up on that hectic pace and spend more time studying things youll need to know when more opportunities come later in November. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A relatively quiet time is now giving way to a period of high activity. Face it with the anticipation that it will bring you some welldeserved boons and benefits. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Go with the flow, or make waves? Its up to you. Either way, youll get noticed. However, make up your own mind. Dont let anyone tell you what choices to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to examine everything before you agree to accept what youre told. Your need for truth keeps all those around you honest. 2011 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Leisure T he ladies of Quail Meadow had an enjoyable luncheon at Biancas in Ocala Palms last week. Each month all ladies of Quail Meadow are invited to lunch at a local restaurant. This months gathering was at Biancas. The food was delicious, and the chance to fellowship with friends and neighbors was delightful. Check the Quail Meadow Reporter for information on next months outing. Halloween will soon be here. We dont have trick or treaters in our neighborhood unless some of you decide to call on your neighbors! Do you remember when you were children and looked forward to dressing up and going out to collect your stash of candy? I remember as a teenager in Ohio, we had beggars night the night before Halloween. This was when you went around the neighborhood begging for treats. Then, the Quail Meadow ladies enjoy luncheon at Biancas Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW The ladies of Quail Meadow during lunch at Biancas.

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D aily activities, family, and travel often cause neighbors not to see each other as often as they would like. Two or our good neighbors, Esther and David Blank as well as my husband and I stay very busy but enjoy visiting. Ironically, though we live within a few blocks here in Fairfield Village, the last two times we saw each other and had a chance to visit for a moment happened a little over three weeks apart as we were attending two different and very interesting local displays of the talent and opportunities here in Ocala and Marion County. Three weeks ago, the new group of painted horses was unveiled in the downtown square with many locals along with the Blanks and us attending and being mesmerized by the beauty of these new creations. We commented then on the amazing talent of so many of our locals. On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, we chanced to meet again at another local event showcasing not only our local artists and other talented people, but also presenting young artists, dancers, and singers who will one day be recognized for their achievements as well. Fine Arts for Ocala presented its 45th Annual Ocala Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the McPherson Governmental Complex in Ocala. Festival attendees enjoyed the displays of the multi-talented artists who were featured. The food was delicious, the weather was perfect for a day outside in gorgeous Central Florida, and children and adults totally enjoyed themselves. At the Show Preview Gallery, all the artists presented an item for display along with the artists name and booth number. This helped to facilitate finding exactly what festival visitors wanted to be sure to find. The Petite Patrons Gallery, exclusively for children 12 and under, offered art work for purchase by young patrons at a reasonable $5 cost. This was done in an effort to encourage youngsters to become art patrons and collectors. The Student Art Show presented by the College of Central Florida and the CF Foundation is Marion Countys largest student art display of work by students K-12 and recognizes achievement by local students. A new feature this year was the Emerging Artist section where locals could exhibit their first professional efforts. The quality of the work was remessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3 10Wednesday, October 26, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009FQD 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. 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Ph.D in Family Therapy & must be licensed in Florida as a Family Therapist or Clinical Psychologist. Resp: Diagnose psychological disorders, highlight problematic patterns that need to be changed, enhance communication, help clients to address dysfunctional behavior by replacing them with constructive actions. Also psychotherapy treatment, appropriate referrals to psychiatric resources, research, and teaching about human development & interpersonal relationships. Send Resume: Ocala Physician Associates, Dr. Ketheeswaran Kathirripillai, President, 2810 SE 3 Ct., Ocala, FL 34471 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Junque Sale, Oct. 27 and 28, 8 a.m to 4 p.m andOct. 29, 8 a.m -noon. Ocala West United Methodist Church9330 SW 105th Street. Wanted to Buy 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 Condos/Villas For Rent OTOW 2/2/1.5 $850. No Pets. Call 352-615-3441 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com The description of a stocky white male with visible tattoos had police looking for a suspect. Recent attacks in the city provided a description that matched the attacker from July. Investigators developed leads, including from a tip, that led to Frye. A mug shot from the Marion County jail was available on the Sheriffs website, and public information officers provided a picture of Fryes vehicle, which bears an Alabama tag starting with the numbers the code for Morgan County in northern Alabama, where Decatur is the county seat. The vehicle also carries a sticker on the back that says Alabama Crimson Tide. Frye was held without bond after his first appearance last Friday morning. SUSPECTcontinued from Page 1 Turn in your unwanted medicationsOn Saturday, Oct. 29, the Marion County Sheriffs Office, along with the Ocala Police Department and in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will participate in the National Pill Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a uniformed officer will be stationed at the following no questions asked collection sites: Marion County Sheriffs Main Operations Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. Marion County Sheriff's Office Southwest District Office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala.

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INDEX Quail Meadow......4 Stone Creek........5 Opinion................6 Classifieds........11 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 31 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER26, 2011 Puzzles Page 9 Fair field Page 3 12Wednesday, October 26, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Prize winner Janet and Bill Kennedy, along with Sandy and Dennie Ballard, and Mary Ann Bishop put together this winning Gator Scarecrow in the Sebastian neighborhood at Stone Creek. Friday, Oct. 28 Mini Monster Boo Bash The city of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is presenting the Mini Monster Boo Bash, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at the American Legion Hall in Tuscawilla Park (516 N.E. Sanchez Ave.). The free event, designed for children 13 and under, will include family hay rides, a haunted village, science activities, games, candy and theatrical entertainment. Christs Church HarvestFestThird annual HarvestFest, 6 p.m. Reaching out to meet young families with pictures and games in the foyer. Show Time, 6:30 p.m, followed by a costume contest for kids. Fun for the whole family. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Oct. 31 Halloween at the Sheriffs OfficeThe Southwest District Office of the Marion County Sheriffs Dept. will hold its annual Halloween carnival from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. There will be food, games, music, candy and visits by special departments of the Sheriffs Office and Marion County Fire Rescue. The event is free and open to the public. Halloween at Our RedeemerCalling all young ghosts and goblins!! There is a Halloween party in store for you at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. There will be Trunk or Treat visiting stations with candy given away, along with games, refreshments, cookies, etc. and a Charlie Brown Halloween movie! Moms and Dads, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, bring your children, grandchildren, and their friends, and come out and have some fun. We are located at 5200 S.W. State Road 200, mi west of Interstate 75. Events for Halloween Arts Festival Vibrant colors and attention to detail captured the attention of those attending the Ocala Arts Festival at the McPherson Governmental Complex on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. Large crowds attended the event held under sunny skies. PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL By Jim Clark E DITOR At first with little fanfare, and then with some conciliatory comments, the Marion County Commission made it official last Tuesday morning the proposed communication merger has been rejected by the city of Ocala. An agreement had supposedly been reached to combine the dispatch services of the county and the city, lessening the need for transferring emergency calls from the original 9-1-1 call-taker, but the city backed out after an emotional meeting in which officials learned that a prominent employee had been told he was losing his job. The county commissioners didnt comment as they accepted a letter from the city negating a previous agreement, but shortly after, under commissioners comments, the subject came up. Chairman Stan McClain noted, We have to continue to work on that government is going to have to change the way it operates. He suggested a joint meeting with the city early next year. We have to continue to try. Commissioner Mike Amsden noted that there was already some common ground on the issues, and he noted examples such as ambulances, animal control, etc. Sometimes passion overlooks common sense... Commissioner Carl Zalak commented, Its not about us, its about the community. Commissioner Kathy Bryant, who received praise from her fellow commissioners for her efforts, said she would keep working at the merger. I havent given up. In other business, the county delayed an appointment to a housing board because one of the applicants had checked yes on an application where it asked if he had ever been convicted of a felony. The form didnt ask for any more information than that, and commissioners felt they needed more details. The county also set a Scenic Roads ordinance public hearing for Nov. 15. Joint emergency dispatch rejected A suspect in a series of rapes in Alachua and Marion counties was arrested early Thursday, Oct. 20. Michael Alan Frye, 37, of 7865 W. State Road 40, Lot 178, Ocala, was accused of sexual battery and kidnapping in connection with a case worked by the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The Ocala Police Department is also investigating after two other incidents within the city. In the incident for which he was arrested, he allegedly picked up a woman at the corner of 8th Avenue and East Silver Springs Boulevard back in July, drove her to a store where she put in a job application, then took her to the back yard of a vacant house outside the city limits and attacked her. After he left, the woman was able to go to a neighbors house to summon help. She was treated at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Suspect arrested Please see SUSPECT Page 2 0009LYI