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INDEX Happenings......2-3 Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..5 Opinion................6 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 23 WEDNESDAY, September 5, 2012 Puzzles Page 7 CERT trainingPage 8 8 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 A major roadway improvement project was scheduled to begin Sept. 4 on the stretch of Northwest 35th Avenue between U.S. Highway 27 and Northwest 21st Street. Work will continue through early March 2013 and will include widening the existing roadway from two to four lanes and the installation of sidewalks, storm drainage, curbs, gutters and street lighting. Electric and other underground infrastructure will also be upgraded to support the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park. This effort is the first of three roadway improvement projects to which the city committed as part of the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park Master Plan Agreement. This agreement was approved by the Ocala City Council, Marion County Board of County Commissioners and Ocala 489 and jointly executed on Aug. 31, 2011. "The city is extremely excited that construction of this first leg of infrastructure development is set to begin," said Deputy City Manager John Zobler. "To the national business community it signals that the full potential of the park will soon be available. To our local business community it signifies that jobs forecasted as a results of these improvements will be a reality in the near term." The project bid to construct is $1,715,441. A grant from the United States Economic Development Administration is funding $781,021. The remainder of the project funds will be provided by the city. Salser Construction, Inc. is the prime contractor. In other road work in western Marion County, motorists traveling on Southwest 83rd Place Road between South U.S. Highway 41 and Southwest 81st Place Road will experience temporary lane closures for road widening and paving work from Sept. 11 through Oct. 26. Closures will occur during weekdays and daylight hours only. Crews will place proper signage and barricades. Traffic will be maintained through the work zones at all times; however, travelers are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. On the Interstate, inclement weather and humidity last week delayed overnight lane closures and traffic pacing (rolling roadblock) activities on Interstate 75 associated with the Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project until this week. Motorists traveling on I-75 between exit 341 (County Road 484) and exit 358 (County Road 326) will experience concurrent temporary lane closures and traffic pacing during evening and early morning hours through Sept. 8. The lane closures are scheduled to take place between 8 p.m.-5 a.m., with the traffic pacing operation taking place simultaneously between midnight-5 a.m. Construction work will begin on the southbound lanes and continue to the northbound lanes. Work affecting the northbound lanes (from the Marion County line through the construction zone) is scheduled to occur between 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, and 5 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Northbound onramps at the rest area and weigh stations near exit 341 (County Road 484) will experience temporary closures during the traffic pacing activity. Construction signs, barricades and barriers will guide motorists through and around work areas. Motorists should plan for delays or use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. Road work to result in slowdowns in western Marion Jimmy Buffett With her parrot, Pat Tobin recently took part in the Jimmy Buffett party at Quail Meadow. Below, some residents took part in a cherry picking contest as part of the festivities. The Marion County Sheriff's Office reported a crash in northwest Ocala involving a small experimental sport aircraft. The plane and two occupants flew out of northwest Marion County on Thursday, Aug. 30 around 4 pm. Their final destination was another airfield in the county. When the plane did not arrive at its designated landing area, family members became concerned and called Marion County Sheriffs Office about 8 p.m. MCSO's Air 1 Unit located the crash site in a field on a horse farm near 2001 N.W. 110th Ave. Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as Gilbert Jennings, 53, and Catherine Jennings, 50, both of Morriston. in Levy County. Federal officials took over the investigation to determine how the plane crashed. Anyone with information should contact Det. Erik Dice at 352-368-3545. Experimental aircraft crash kills two people Glass. Plastic. Tin cans. Newspaper. Aluminum cans. Cardboard. Office paper. If you recycle at any of Marion Countys recycling centers, you know those categories represent the different containers you have to separate your recyclables into each time you visit. But now you can stop separating. Beginning Sept. 1, Marion County Solid Waste offered single-stream recycling at all 18 of its recycling centers countywide. This means no more separating recyclables all items can be disposed of in one container. For a full list of accepted items and recycling center locations, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/solidwaste.htm. In June, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Waste Pro of Ocala to provide single-stream recycling at county recycling centers. Single-stream recycling starts Solstice Communities. General Manager Peggy Sluss calls this a meeting of utmost importance for every resident. She encourages everyone to bring your ideas and/or comments (good or bad) to that meeting. To help to make the evening pleasant for those attending, Peggy says that refreshments will be served. As an aside here, most of us will acknowledge that the prospect of delicious goodies always helps to make an invitation such as this a bit more appealing. As of now, the regular Fairfield Village HOA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the FFV Clubhouse. President Bart Rich encourages all members to attend because that meeting will be one at which some very important information will be available for homeowners to consider. Unless this meeting time is changed, residents should mark their calendars for two consecutive evenings of significant gatherings. Another bit of welcomed information comes in the form of a notice that recycling will soon be available in our community. A onetime charge of $8 for small FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 5 green bins will be the only additional cost, and the pick-up time will be about 5 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. Residents may call 352624-3100 to sign up for the service which is quite a convenience for many of us who try to recycle but have found it quite inconvenient without a local pick-up. Now we can feel even better about helping our environment. We in Fairfield Village a lively place with lovely people hope that your Labor Day Weekend 2012 was a pleasant and safe one and that you enjoyed some kind of fun-filled gathering perhaps like the great one that was enjoyed in our community. Ray and Peggy Sluss formerly were co-managers for Fairfield Village. Now retired, Ray enjoys allowing Peggy to have all the fun of management. The two look very happy together as we recognize Rays past commitment to the community along with Peggys current (often thankless) efforts. What a great couple! A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853. CERT training to begin at Sheriffs Office on Sept. 13 000CH9J MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living Pay 3 months and get Pay 3 months and get 4th month FREE! 4th month FREE! MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 Inside Sears (Paddock Mall) 352-237-1655 Inside Crystal River Mall (Across from K-Mart) 352-795-1484 W A L K I N S WALK-INS W E L C O M E WELCOME! H U R R Y M O N D A Y F R I D A Y 1 0 A M 5 P M 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 P r o v i d e r f o r m o s t i n s u r a n c e c o m p a n i e s BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. B l u e C r o s s B l u e S h i e l d F e d e r a l I n s u r a n c e p a y s t o t a l c o s t o f 2 M i r a c l e E a r d i g i t a l h e a r i n g a i d s I f y o u h a v e F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e w i t h e n r o l l m e n t c o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 y o u a r e c o v e r e d f o r h e a r i n g a i d s w i t h n o o u t o f p o c k e t e x p e n s e s 3 y r w a r r a n t y I f y o u h a v e a b a s i c p l a n w e h a v e f a c t o r y p r i c i n g f o r n o n q u a l i f i e r s T h a t s R i g h t . N o C o P a y N o E x a m F e e N o A d j u s t m e n t F e e F R E E H E A R I N G A I D S M i r a c l e E a r H e a r i n g A i d C e n t e r i s N O W O f f e r i n g H E A R I N G A I D S A T N O C O S T T O F E D E R A L W O R K E R S A N D R E T I R E E S 99 000CIDQ 000CHJI W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 DAILY DINNER FEATURES YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000CHQZ DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 9/15/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 5, 2012 7 2 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 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 103, 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 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. 000CHAX Able to work early morning hours before 6am Must be 18 years old Florida drivers license and insuranceIf interested call 352-697-1529 or 352-563-6363 #1201. You can also email tyero@chronicleonline.comIT REALLY PAYS TO WORK FOR THE O C A L A A R O U T E S O C A L A A R O U T E S OCALA ROUTES A V A I L A B L E E N O W A V A I L A B L E E N O W AVAILABLE NOW! SIGN-ON BONUS! Medical Licensed & Masters level Therapists The Centers is seeking Licensed or Masters Level Outpatient Therapists for positions in Lecanto. Must have exp working with adults and/or adolescents in a therapeutic environment, & MH/SA Co-occurring populations. Exp with not-for-profit, community mental health desired. Licensed positions require active Medicare &/ or Medicaid #, provider credentialing (Cigna, BC/BS) desired. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. NHSC 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 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! Medical Residential SA TechThe Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs (Full-time and PRN) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Acceptable driving record & clean background reqd. 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. Full benefits pkg for full-time positions DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us 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. Vacant Property 06261 W OAKLAWN HOMOSASSA, FL 2.5 ACRES VACANT $35,000/BESTOFFER WILLING TO TRADE. CALLTODAY! 786-298-7825 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Last weeks puzzle answers This weeks puzzle answers Saturday, Sept. 8 Methodist Men to serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Stamp coin show at Circle Square The Florida Stamp Dealers Association and the General Francis Marion Stamp Club will host its annual Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, On Top of the World. This is the first year the show will include coins for collectors as well as stamps. Dealers will be available to buy, sell and appraise stamps, covers, coins and paper money. Members of the Stamp club will be on hand to explain the benefits of joining the club. A youth table area will allow youngsters the opportunity to collect free stamps and collected information for junior collectors. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. The General Francis Marion Stamp Club meets at 1 p.m. to buy, sell and trade on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. State Road 200 and doors open at noon. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Library, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, starting at 7 p.m. For more information on the club, collectors can contact ocalagfmstampclub.com. For additional information on the show call 727-3646897. Sunday, Sept. 9 Music for Four Flutes plannedThe first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Sarah Satterfield, Professor of Music/Flute at the College of Central Florida, and John T. Lowe, pianist will present Music for Four Flutes. The program will showcase four members of the flute family, the piccolo, C flute, alto flute and bass flute. Dr. Satterfield will perform significant compositions comprising the repertoire of each instrument on the program and will also explain the history of each work as well as the instrument played. Dr. Sutterfield received a PhD in Music History and Literature and a MM in flute Performance. She lectures throughout the Southeast, specializing in American music of the 20th century. She regularly performs flute and directs the Patriot Pipers, a flute ensemble at CF. Dr. John T. Lowe received a Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performance and Church Music from Indiana University. He is presently Director of Music and Organist at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Previous to that, he was Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church in Ocala. Dr. Lowe has performed recitals extensively both in the U.S. and internationally.Indoor picnic potluck luncheon Christs Church of Marion County will hold its monthly potluck lunch, celebrating an Indoor Picnic, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The public is invited. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. For further information call 352-861-6182 or contact http://www.ccomc.org/. 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000Cgpj CARDS AND GIFTS Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES Making way for NEW INVENTORY SALE 20% OFF Precious Moments Jim Shore See the deals on our 50% OFF Clearance Shelf CANADIAN MEDS 000CHOA 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3 6 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 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 West Marion voters still have clout School vote: a lost cause W e keep hearing about various people analyzing why the school tax levies failed in the recent primary election. To us, its not a complicated thing. First, people dont want more taxes period. You can justify the tax as much as you want, but a lot of folks dont want a tax increase, no matter how small. Second, the School Board made a mistake in rushing this proposal on the ballot in August, because members wanted the money faster. It should have been voted on in November. Lets look at these two reasons. Nobody likes more taxes. There are too many things working against the schools when this happens. The funding for programs failed by a relatively narrow margin apparently more people understood that this vote directly affected what the students learn, what activities they have access to, such as art and music, and this one might have passed if it were on its own. But its apparent from the vote totals that the other choice, for improvements, dragged it down. People see things such as the West Port and Forest high school campuses, which look more like small colleges, and they wonder why in the world money is needed for capital improvements. Even a drive by Hammett Bowen and Liberty Middle provide a look at modern, up-to-date facilities. Unfortunately, not all school buildings are in as good condition as some of these facilities, and the children in those areas need help in bringing their buildings up to speed. The schools needed to do a much better selling job on this amendment, and did not do so. Many of the backers chose the doom-and-gloom scenario if it failed, and the public didnt take kindly to that. Along the campaign trail, we constantly heard how there were too many administrators, and that funds could be saved there. The people werent buying the need for more taxes. Then there was the timing. There were questions raised when this was put on the ballot for the primary. Some felt that the Board was trying to take advantage of having a lot of people out of town in August when the vote was held, but officials said it was necessary to make the funding available earlier. As it turned out, the anti-tax forces turned out for this election, where they may have been outnumbered when November came. The questions turned out to be valid it couldnt pass in August. So now we will read about how programs will be cut and schools will not get fixed. Education will go on. But if it turns out that our schools do need more money, lets hope that officials do a better job of presenting the facts to the voters. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Who is this man? There is no question we have huge differences of opinion among our neighbors and I respect our right to disagree. I believe Who is this Man? is the most important question we should have in considering who we want to elect to office, especially the president of the United States. To determine this, we must consider what determines his value system, what makes him who he is. As individuals, we are the result of many things including the following: our parents, who shaped us from day one; the one person we look up to more than any other; where we were raised (this is even more important than where we were born); where we were educated; our religious heritage, including what church we attended ; who were our best friends; who were our mentors; what I was taught about American history; who are my heroes; and the list goes on. I suggest we do not know most of this information about Obama, in fact we know less about him than any president in our history. The media prints every little bit of Romneys history, trying to promote class warfare by making a big issue of his being among the one percent. We will never get much more information about Obama through the liberal media. We had the opportunity to see the new documentary about Obama which answers the above questions from birth to the present and a glimpse into the future. Regardless of your feelings for Obama, love him or hate him, you need to see this film. It is well done, sticks to verifiable incidents, and answers the question, Who Is This Man? Once you can answer this question, you will be in position to cast an educated vote. Americas future depends on it! Wayne Rackley 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. Jim Clark Editor T rying to make sense out of the numbers in the recently completed primary election can be mind-boggling. Some of them have no rhyme or reason. There were some comments elsewhere that the senior population had lost its influence in the voting. Im not sure I agree with that, so I took a look at some of the closer races. The voters in the senior citizen precincts were dominant in the election of David Moore over Mike Amsden. On the State Road 200 Corridor, the area served by the South Marion Citizen, Moore won by 682 votes. In the northwest area served by the West Marion Messenger, Moore won by 108 votes. That means that in the area served by our two newspapers, mostly senior communities, Moore won by 790 votes. Over the entire county, he only won by 778 votes. In other words, we elected David Moore, while the rest of the county went with Amsden. We should make sure he knows that as he moves ahead as a county commissioner. The South Marion Citizen area went strongly for two candidates who didnt win. One was Jackie Porter in the school superintendent race. Porter actually dominated the western and eastern parts of the county, while George Tomyn won the more populous areas in the center, running from Summerfield up north through Ocala. The other candidate who didnt win but was strongly supported along State Road 200 was Pat Gabriel, and that was no surprise. She lives out here and is president of the Coalition and is popular with many people who know her. She actually outpolled winner Earl Arnett by 484 votes here, and didnt do that badly in Messenger territory, losing by 236 votes. But the rest of the county went strongly for Arnett, and Gabriel finished third, behind Francine Johannesen, in the total vote. In the sheriffs race, our area went along with the trend in the entire county, supporting Dan Kuhn by a narrow margin. In the school referenda, in the operating vote, some core precincts in the Ocala area and a couple of other scattered precincts went for passage, while the rest of the county said no. In the capital expense vote, only a small few precincts supported it, while the vast majority of Marion County voted in down. In both cases, the western area went against the school items. Of course, we also have to remember the timing of this primary. Its held in August, when many of our snowbirds are still up north. It still seems that the communities west of the Interstate have a lot of clout in Marion County politics. Any politician who doesnt think so is welcome to ignore the thousands of voters out here and then see what happens. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Sanity and guns Andrew Kramer of The New York Times reported. Russians can buy only a long-barrel firearm if they have a police permit that requires a clean criminal record, a gun safety course and a medical certificate of sanity. Thats right: a medical certificate of sanity something American politicians dare not dream of, let alone enact, under the intimidating shadow of the gun lobby. Gerard Chapdelaine Ocala If your development or area is not represented by a columnist, and you are willing to become a volunteer writer and photographer, please contact editor Jim Clark at editor@westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in the address. Among the areas seeking correspondents are Stone Creek, Ocala Palms, and all other areas in between. Help spread the word about activities and people in your community. Quail Meadow M onday, Sept. 3, was Labor Day. This is a national holiday in our country. Many other countries also have a Labor Day, but it is celebrated on May 1, also known as May Day. Many historians credit Matthew Maguire, a machinist from New York, as the first to propose the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York. Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882. Both proposals were in 1882. No one has been able to definitely define which one actually had the original idea. The first Labor Day celebrated in the USA was on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. In 1887 Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday. On June 28, 1894, the Congress of the United States passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. By this time 30 states were already celebrating the holiday. Celebration of Labor Day was to be a day of street parades to exhibit to the public the strength and spirit of the trade and labor organizations. The parades were to be followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. In 1909 the American Federation of Labor adopted the Sunday before Labor Day as Labor Sunday and dedicated it to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. Today Labor Day is often thought of as the last long week-end of summer. We still have some parades and family picnics to mark an end of summer and the beginning of fall. There was a time when schools began the day after Labor Day, but I guess those days are gone. September means the beginning of activities in Quail Meadow. Friday the 7th will be a busy day: The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow begin their new season with lunch at The Apple Restaurant, followed by a business meeting at the clubhouse. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb to make your reservations for the lunch. Also, on Friday night, we will have our First Friday gathering at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Plan to come out and spend the evening with your friends and neighbors. Bring a snack to share and whatever beverage you like. BINGO! Yes, bingo begins the new season on Tuesday, the 11th. All you bingo players mark your calendars for this night. There will be more activities mentioned next week. Dont forget, Theresa Yoders still needs your pictures for the September pot luck dinner. September means activities resume in Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marion County Democrats announce that Grace Nelson, wife of Florida Senator Bill Nelson, will be principal speaker at the fourth annual Proud to be a Democrat Gala at the Ocala Hilton on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Women in the community who have made distinguished contributions to our civic life will also be honored, according to State Committeewoman Joyce Blake. Tickets are $50 each and may be obtained either through the website www.mariondems.org or by visiting the new party headquarters at 601 S.W. First Ave. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Saturdays. The telephone number is 352-402-9494. Senator Nelsons wife to be guest speaker Postp o li o su pp o r t g r ou p to m ee t The North Central PostPolio Support Group will present the Program: The Link Between Polio and Diabetes, on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The speaker will be Bruce Wolosky, DPM, PA. Dr. Wolosky, an avid researcher, always manages to have numerous new points of interest when he speaks. Contact Carolyn at 352489-1731 for information. BLIN GO : B in go w i t h a li tt le b lin g Come play BLINGO on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ocala Entertainment Complex. Proceeds benefit the Marion County Literacy Council, Inc. Tickets in advance are $15; at the door $20. You can reserve a table of eight for $160. Ticket price includes: 10 games of BLINGO to win Park Lane jewelry or other donated prizes. Everyone will receive one BLINGO card per game. To better your chances you can earn additional cards by bringing a guest. Additional cards will also be available for purchase. Cash bar along with Hors doeuvres and desserts will be available. Call 352-6907323 for tickets. F ederal re t iree s to g a t her The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a meeting afterward. Any members in the area are welcomed. 000CBGP 0 0 0 C I 1 E NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Your Lawnmower Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Bad Dawg Utility Vehicles and Golf Carts ON SALE! A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5 4 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change that youd hoped for is down the line. But you still need to be patient until more explanations are forthcoming. Continue to keep your enthusiasm in check. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your social life expands as new friends come into your life. But while youre having fun, your practical side also sees some positive business potential within your new circle. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your workplace situation continues to improve. Look for advantages you might have missed while all the changes were going on around you. That trusted colleague can help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Resist the urge to hunker down in your bunker until things ease up. Instead, get rid of that woe-isme attitude by getting up and getting out to meet old friends and make new ones. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Now that youre back enjoying the spotlight again, you should feel re-energized and ready to take on the challenge of bringing those big, bold plans of yours to completion. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A former friend would like to repair a relationship you two once enjoyed. Your positive response could have an equally positive impact on your life. Think about it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Resist making impulsive decisions. Stay on that steady course as you continue to work out workplace problems. Be patient. All will soon be back in balance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel confident about taking a promising offer, but continue to be alert for what youre not being told about it. Dont fret. Time is on your side. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) People dear to you might be planning a way to show appreciation for all youve done for them. Accept the honor graciously. Remember: You deserve it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Congratulations. Your self-confidence is on the rise. This could be a good time to tackle those bothersome situations youve avoided both at home and at work. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You feel obligated to return a favor. (Of course, you do.) But heed advice from those close to you and do nothing until you know for sure whats being asked of you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your loving reassurance helped revive a once-moribund relationship. But be wary of someone who might try to do something negative to reverse this positive turn of events. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a wonderful matchmaker who can bring people together to form long-lasting relationships. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Fairfield Village Three important meetings on the agenda at Fairfield T hough this may be a bit late for some of our neighbors to be reminded, on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 3 p.m., there will be a meeting being called the Manager Meeting held in Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Peggy Sluss, the Community General Manager/ Sales Associate, is originating a continuing event to be held during the first week of each month. Dates and times of those meetings after the September meeting will be forthcoming according to Peggy. She invites/encourages any and all residents to attend and to discuss issues that may be of concern. Obviously, this would be a prime time to have a pen/pencil and paper handy to take down information that could be of genuine significance to the neighborhood. Personally, I would urge all those who are community-minded to take that pen and paper in hand prior to the meeting to list those issues or questions that you feel should be addressed at that gathering. Often people wish that they had known something which, perhaps, can now be brought out and direct answers can be given rather than there being the unreliable passing of information (or misinformation) from one person to another. With this type of monthly meeting, concerns can be addressed openly. In this manner, answers or suggestions will be straight from the person who has valid information or at least the name of the person to whom further queries should be addressed. Along this same line, there will be another most important meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the FFV Clubhouse. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5 4 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change that youd hoped for is down the line. But you still need to be patient until more explanations are forthcoming. Continue to keep your enthusiasm in check. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your social life expands as new friends come into your life. But while youre having fun, your practical side also sees some positive business potential within your new circle. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your workplace situation continues to improve. Look for advantages you might have missed while all the changes were going on around you. That trusted colleague can help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Resist the urge to hunker down in your bunker until things ease up. Instead, get rid of that woe-isme attitude by getting up and getting out to meet old friends and make new ones. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Now that youre back enjoying the spotlight again, you should feel re-energized and ready to take on the challenge of bringing those big, bold plans of yours to completion. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A former friend would like to repair a relationship you two once enjoyed. Your positive response could have an equally positive impact on your life. Think about it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Resist making impulsive decisions. Stay on that steady course as you continue to work out workplace problems. Be patient. All will soon be back in balance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel confident about taking a promising offer, but continue to be alert for what youre not being told about it. Dont fret. Time is on your side. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) People dear to you might be planning a way to show appreciation for all youve done for them. Accept the honor graciously. Remember: You deserve it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Congratulations. Your self-confidence is on the rise. This could be a good time to tackle those bothersome situations youve avoided both at home and at work. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You feel obligated to return a favor. (Of course, you do.) But heed advice from those close to you and do nothing until you know for sure whats being asked of you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your loving reassurance helped revive a once-moribund relationship. But be wary of someone who might try to do something negative to reverse this positive turn of events. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a wonderful matchmaker who can bring people together to form long-lasting relationships. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Fairfield Village Three important meetings on the agenda at Fairfield T hough this may be a bit late for some of our neighbors to be reminded, on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 3 p.m., there will be a meeting being called the Manager Meeting held in Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Peggy Sluss, the Community General Manager/ Sales Associate, is originating a continuing event to be held during the first week of each month. Dates and times of those meetings after the September meeting will be forthcoming according to Peggy. She invites/encourages any and all residents to attend and to discuss issues that may be of concern. Obviously, this would be a prime time to have a pen/pencil and paper handy to take down information that could be of genuine significance to the neighborhood. Personally, I would urge all those who are community-minded to take that pen and paper in hand prior to the meeting to list those issues or questions that you feel should be addressed at that gathering. Often people wish that they had known something which, perhaps, can now be brought out and direct answers can be given rather than there being the unreliable passing of information (or misinformation) from one person to another. With this type of monthly meeting, concerns can be addressed openly. In this manner, answers or suggestions will be straight from the person who has valid information or at least the name of the person to whom further queries should be addressed. Along this same line, there will be another most important meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the FFV Clubhouse. Being called a Town Hall, the meeting will be with Sheri Woodworth, the new Regional Manager for Priscilla Geissal See FAIRFIELD Page 8 PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000CDKN 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000CI34 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. ONSTRUCTION RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION C r a y c o n s t c o m C r a y c o n s t c o m Crayconst.com Trade in y o u r o ld v in yl windows for acrylic or glass 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E G A R A G E GARAGE S C R E E N S C R E E N SCREEN D O O R D O O R DOOR Florida Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000CHHJ R E T R A C T A B L E G A R A G E D O O R S C R E E N S R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Will fit arched doorways T R A N S F O R M T R A N S F O R M TRANSFORM Y O U R G A R A G E Y O U R G A R A G E YOUR GARAGE GARAGE DOORS 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. www.RetractScreen.com G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 000CCE8 000CCUV PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 000CDP7 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 C 6 O V 000C6OV CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000AUBU 000AQEZ 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 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000CE2V CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000CGJ2 LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Tree Trimming 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 000CH3Y LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 711185 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 000CGHP NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 000CE09 www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 FRIENDSHIP CENTER Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat by Appointment 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith F I N E J E W E L R Y FINE JEWELRY for life s special moments Gem Galleria Jewelers FAST REPAIRS BUYING GOLD 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 000BWKJ

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3 6 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 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 West Marion voters still have clout School vote: a lost cause W e keep hearing about various people analyzing why the school tax levies failed in the recent primary election. To us, its not a complicated thing. First, people dont want more taxes period. You can justify the tax as much as you want, but a lot of folks dont want a tax increase, no matter how small. Second, the School Board made a mistake in rushing this proposal on the ballot in August, because members wanted the money faster. It should have been voted on in November. Lets look at these two reasons. Nobody likes more taxes. There are too many things working against the schools when this happens. The funding for programs failed by a relatively narrow margin apparently more people understood that this vote directly affected what the students learn, what activities they have access to, such as art and music, and this one might have passed if it were on its own. But its apparent from the vote totals that the other choice, for improvements, dragged it down. People see things such as the West Port and Forest high school campuses, which look more like small colleges, and they wonder why in the world money is needed for capital improvements. Even a drive by Hammett Bowen and Liberty Middle provide a look at modern, up-to-date facilities. Unfortunately, not all school buildings are in as good condition as some of these facilities, and the children in those areas need help in bringing their buildings up to speed. The schools needed to do a much better selling job on this amendment, and did not do so. Many of the backers chose the doom-and-gloom scenario if it failed, and the public didnt take kindly to that. Along the campaign trail, we constantly heard how there were too many administrators, and that funds could be saved there. The people werent buying the need for more taxes. Then there was the timing. There were questions raised when this was put on the ballot for the primary. Some felt that the Board was trying to take advantage of having a lot of people out of town in August when the vote was held, but officials said it was necessary to make the funding available earlier. As it turned out, the anti-tax forces turned out for this election, where they may have been outnumbered when November came. The questions turned out to be valid it couldnt pass in August. So now we will read about how programs will be cut and schools will not get fixed. Education will go on. But if it turns out that our schools do need more money, lets hope that officials do a better job of presenting the facts to the voters. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Who is this man? There is no question we have huge differences of opinion among our neighbors and I respect our right to disagree. I believe Who is this Man? is the most important question we should have in considering who we want to elect to office, especially the president of the United States. To determine this, we must consider what determines his value system, what makes him who he is. As individuals, we are the result of many things including the following: our parents, who shaped us from day one; the one person we look up to more than any other; where we were raised (this is even more important than where we were born); where we were educated; our religious heritage, including what church we attended ; who were our best friends; who were our mentors; what I was taught about American history; who are my heroes; and the list goes on. I suggest we do not know most of this information about Obama, in fact we know less about him than any president in our history. The media prints every little bit of Romneys history, trying to promote class warfare by making a big issue of his being among the one percent. We will never get much more information about Obama through the liberal media. We had the opportunity to see the new documentary about Obama which answers the above questions from birth to the present and a glimpse into the future. Regardless of your feelings for Obama, love him or hate him, you need to see this film. It is well done, sticks to verifiable incidents, and answers the question, Who Is This Man? Once you can answer this question, you will be in position to cast an educated vote. Americas future depends on it! Wayne Rackley 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. Jim Clark Editor T rying to make sense out of the numbers in the recently completed primary election can be mind-boggling. Some of them have no rhyme or reason. There were some comments elsewhere that the senior population had lost its influence in the voting. Im not sure I agree with that, so I took a look at some of the closer races. The voters in the senior citizen precincts were dominant in the election of David Moore over Mike Amsden. On the State Road 200 Corridor, the area served by the South Marion Citizen, Moore won by 682 votes. In the northwest area served by the West Marion Messenger, Moore won by 108 votes. That means that in the area served by our two newspapers, mostly senior communities, Moore won by 790 votes. Over the entire county, he only won by 778 votes. In other words, we elected David Moore, while the rest of the county went with Amsden. We should make sure he knows that as he moves ahead as a county commissioner. The South Marion Citizen area went strongly for two candidates who didnt win. One was Jackie Porter in the school superintendent race. Porter actually dominated the western and eastern parts of the county, while George Tomyn won the more populous areas in the center, running from Summerfield up north through Ocala. The other candidate who didnt win but was strongly supported along State Road 200 was Pat Gabriel, and that was no surprise. She lives out here and is president of the Coalition and is popular with many people who know her. She actually outpolled winner Earl Arnett by 484 votes here, and didnt do that badly in Messenger territory, losing by 236 votes. But the rest of the county went strongly for Arnett, and Gabriel finished third, behind Francine Johannesen, in the total vote. In the sheriffs race, our area went along with the trend in the entire county, supporting Dan Kuhn by a narrow margin. In the school referenda, in the operating vote, some core precincts in the Ocala area and a couple of other scattered precincts went for passage, while the rest of the county said no. In the capital expense vote, only a small few precincts supported it, while the vast majority of Marion County voted in down. In both cases, the western area went against the school items. Of course, we also have to remember the timing of this primary. Its held in August, when many of our snowbirds are still up north. It still seems that the communities west of the Interstate have a lot of clout in Marion County politics. Any politician who doesnt think so is welcome to ignore the thousands of voters out here and then see what happens. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Sanity and guns Andrew Kramer of The New York Times reported. Russians can buy only a long-barrel firearm if they have a police permit that requires a clean criminal record, a gun safety course and a medical certificate of sanity. Thats right: a medical certificate of sanity something American politicians dare not dream of, let alone enact, under the intimidating shadow of the gun lobby. Gerard Chapdelaine Ocala If your development or area is not represented by a columnist, and you are willing to become a volunteer writer and photographer, please contact editor Jim Clark at editor@westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in the address. Among the areas seeking correspondents are Stone Creek, Ocala Palms, and all other areas in between. Help spread the word about activities and people in your community. Quail Meadow M onday, Sept. 3, was Labor Day. This is a national holiday in our country. Many other countries also have a Labor Day, but it is celebrated on May 1, also known as May Day. Many historians credit Matthew Maguire, a machinist from New York, as the first to propose the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York. Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882. Both proposals were in 1882. No one has been able to definitely define which one actually had the original idea. The first Labor Day celebrated in the USA was on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. In 1887 Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday. On June 28, 1894, the Congress of the United States passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. By this time 30 states were already celebrating the holiday. Celebration of Labor Day was to be a day of street parades to exhibit to the public the strength and spirit of the trade and labor organizations. The parades were to be followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. In 1909 the American Federation of Labor adopted the Sunday before Labor Day as Labor Sunday and dedicated it to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. Today Labor Day is often thought of as the last long week-end of summer. We still have some parades and family picnics to mark an end of summer and the beginning of fall. There was a time when schools began the day after Labor Day, but I guess those days are gone. September means the beginning of activities in Quail Meadow. Friday the 7th will be a busy day: The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow begin their new season with lunch at The Apple Restaurant, followed by a business meeting at the clubhouse. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb to make your reservations for the lunch. Also, on Friday night, we will have our First Friday gathering at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Plan to come out and spend the evening with your friends and neighbors. Bring a snack to share and whatever beverage you like. BINGO! Yes, bingo begins the new season on Tuesday, the 11th. All you bingo players mark your calendars for this night. There will be more activities mentioned next week. Dont forget, Theresa Yoders still needs your pictures for the September pot luck dinner. September means activities resume in Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marion County Democrats announce that Grace Nelson, wife of Florida Senator Bill Nelson, will be principal speaker at the fourth annual Proud to be a Democrat Gala at the Ocala Hilton on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Women in the community who have made distinguished contributions to our civic life will also be honored, according to State Committeewoman Joyce Blake. Tickets are $50 each and may be obtained either through the website www.mariondems.org or by visiting the new party headquarters at 601 S.W. First Ave. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Saturdays. The telephone number is 352-402-9494. Senator Nelsons wife to be guest speaker Postp o li o su pp o r t g r ou p to m ee t The North Central PostPolio Support Group will present the Program: The Link Between Polio and Diabetes, on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The speaker will be Bruce Wolosky, DPM, PA. Dr. Wolosky, an avid researcher, always manages to have numerous new points of interest when he speaks. Contact Carolyn at 352489-1731 for information. BLIN GO : B in go w i t h a li tt le b lin g Come play BLINGO on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ocala Entertainment Complex. Proceeds benefit the Marion County Literacy Council, Inc. Tickets in advance are $15; at the door $20. You can reserve a table of eight for $160. Ticket price includes: 10 games of BLINGO to win Park Lane jewelry or other donated prizes. Everyone will receive one BLINGO card per game. To better your chances you can earn additional cards by bringing a guest. Additional cards will also be available for purchase. Cash bar along with Hors doeuvres and desserts will be available. Call 352-6907323 for tickets. F ederal re t iree s to g a t her The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a meeting afterward. Any members in the area are welcomed. 000CBGP 0 0 0 C I 1 E NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Your Lawnmower Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Bad Dawg Utility Vehicles and Golf Carts ON SALE! A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 5, 2012 7 2 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 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 103, 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 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. 000CHAX Able to work early morning hours before 6am Must be 18 years old Florida drivers license and insuranceIf interested call 352-697-1529 or 352-563-6363 #1201. 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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. Vacant Property 06261 W OAKLAWN HOMOSASSA, FL 2.5 ACRES VACANT $35,000/BESTOFFER WILLING TO TRADE. 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Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Stamp coin show at Circle Square The Florida Stamp Dealers Association and the General Francis Marion Stamp Club will host its annual Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, On Top of the World. This is the first year the show will include coins for collectors as well as stamps. Dealers will be available to buy, sell and appraise stamps, covers, coins and paper money. Members of the Stamp club will be on hand to explain the benefits of joining the club. A youth table area will allow youngsters the opportunity to collect free stamps and collected information for junior collectors. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. The General Francis Marion Stamp Club meets at 1 p.m. to buy, sell and trade on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. State Road 200 and doors open at noon. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Library, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, starting at 7 p.m. For more information on the club, collectors can contact ocalagfmstampclub.com. For additional information on the show call 727-3646897. Sunday, Sept. 9 Music for Four Flutes plannedThe first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Sarah Satterfield, Professor of Music/Flute at the College of Central Florida, and John T. Lowe, pianist will present Music for Four Flutes. The program will showcase four members of the flute family, the piccolo, C flute, alto flute and bass flute. Dr. Satterfield will perform significant compositions comprising the repertoire of each instrument on the program and will also explain the history of each work as well as the instrument played. Dr. Sutterfield received a PhD in Music History and Literature and a MM in flute Performance. She lectures throughout the Southeast, specializing in American music of the 20th century. She regularly performs flute and directs the Patriot Pipers, a flute ensemble at CF. Dr. John T. Lowe received a Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performance and Church Music from Indiana University. He is presently Director of Music and Organist at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Previous to that, he was Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church in Ocala. Dr. Lowe has performed recitals extensively both in the U.S. and internationally.Indoor picnic potluck luncheon Christs Church of Marion County will hold its monthly potluck lunch, celebrating an Indoor Picnic, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The public is invited. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. For further information call 352-861-6182 or contact http://www.ccomc.org/. 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. 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INDEX Happenings......2-3 Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..5 Opinion................6 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 23 WEDNESDAY, September 5, 2012 Puzzles Page 7 CERT trainingPage 8 8 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 A major roadway improvement project was scheduled to begin Sept. 4 on the stretch of Northwest 35th Avenue between U.S. Highway 27 and Northwest 21st Street. Work will continue through early March 2013 and will include widening the existing roadway from two to four lanes and the installation of sidewalks, storm drainage, curbs, gutters and street lighting. Electric and other underground infrastructure will also be upgraded to support the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park. This effort is the first of three roadway improvement projects to which the city committed as part of the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park Master Plan Agreement. This agreement was approved by the Ocala City Council, Marion County Board of County Commissioners and Ocala 489 and jointly executed on Aug. 31, 2011. "The city is extremely excited that construction of this first leg of infrastructure development is set to begin," said Deputy City Manager John Zobler. "To the national business community it signals that the full potential of the park will soon be available. To our local business community it signifies that jobs forecasted as a results of these improvements will be a reality in the near term." The project bid to construct is $1,715,441. A grant from the United States Economic Development Administration is funding $781,021. The remainder of the project funds will be provided by the city. Salser Construction, Inc. is the prime contractor. In other road work in western Marion County, motorists traveling on Southwest 83rd Place Road between South U.S. Highway 41 and Southwest 81st Place Road will experience temporary lane closures for road widening and paving work from Sept. 11 through Oct. 26. Closures will occur during weekdays and daylight hours only. Crews will place proper signage and barricades. Traffic will be maintained through the work zones at all times; however, travelers are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. On the Interstate, inclement weather and humidity last week delayed overnight lane closures and traffic pacing (rolling roadblock) activities on Interstate 75 associated with the Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project until this week. Motorists traveling on I-75 between exit 341 (County Road 484) and exit 358 (County Road 326) will experience concurrent temporary lane closures and traffic pacing during evening and early morning hours through Sept. 8. The lane closures are scheduled to take place between 8 p.m.-5 a.m., with the traffic pacing operation taking place simultaneously between midnight-5 a.m. Construction work will begin on the southbound lanes and continue to the northbound lanes. Work affecting the northbound lanes (from the Marion County line through the construction zone) is scheduled to occur between 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, and 5 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Northbound onramps at the rest area and weigh stations near exit 341 (County Road 484) will experience temporary closures during the traffic pacing activity. Construction signs, barricades and barriers will guide motorists through and around work areas. Motorists should plan for delays or use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. Road work to result in slowdowns in western Marion Jimmy Buffett With her parrot, Pat Tobin recently took part in the Jimmy Buffett party at Quail Meadow. Below, some residents took part in a cherry picking contest as part of the festivities. The Marion County Sheriff's Office reported a crash in northwest Ocala involving a small experimental sport aircraft. The plane and two occupants flew out of northwest Marion County on Thursday, Aug. 30 around 4 pm. Their final destination was another airfield in the county. When the plane did not arrive at its designated landing area, family members became concerned and called Marion County Sheriffs Office about 8 p.m. MCSO's Air 1 Unit located the crash site in a field on a horse farm near 2001 N.W. 110th Ave. Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as Gilbert Jennings, 53, and Catherine Jennings, 50, both of Morriston. in Levy County. Federal officials took over the investigation to determine how the plane crashed. Anyone with information should contact Det. Erik Dice at 352-368-3545. Experimental aircraft crash kills two people Glass. Plastic. Tin cans. Newspaper. Aluminum cans. Cardboard. Office paper. If you recycle at any of Marion Countys recycling centers, you know those categories represent the different containers you have to separate your recyclables into each time you visit. But now you can stop separating. Beginning Sept. 1, Marion County Solid Waste offered single-stream recycling at all 18 of its recycling centers countywide. This means no more separating recyclables all items can be disposed of in one container. For a full list of accepted items and recycling center locations, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/solidwaste.htm. In June, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Waste Pro of Ocala to provide single-stream recycling at county recycling centers. Single-stream recycling starts Solstice Communities. General Manager Peggy Sluss calls this a meeting of utmost importance for every resident. She encourages everyone to bring your ideas and/or comments (good or bad) to that meeting. To help to make the evening pleasant for those attending, Peggy says that refreshments will be served. As an aside here, most of us will acknowledge that the prospect of delicious goodies always helps to make an invitation such as this a bit more appealing. As of now, the regular Fairfield Village HOA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the FFV Clubhouse. President Bart Rich encourages all members to attend because that meeting will be one at which some very important information will be available for homeowners to consider. Unless this meeting time is changed, residents should mark their calendars for two consecutive evenings of significant gatherings. Another bit of welcomed information comes in the form of a notice that recycling will soon be available in our community. A onetime charge of $8 for small FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 5 green bins will be the only additional cost, and the pick-up time will be about 5 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. Residents may call 352624-3100 to sign up for the service which is quite a convenience for many of us who try to recycle but have found it quite inconvenient without a local pick-up. Now we can feel even better about helping our environment. We in Fairfield Village a lively place with lovely people hope that your Labor Day Weekend 2012 was a pleasant and safe one and that you enjoyed some kind of fun-filled gathering perhaps like the great one that was enjoyed in our community. Ray and Peggy Sluss formerly were co-managers for Fairfield Village. Now retired, Ray enjoys allowing Peggy to have all the fun of management. The two look very happy together as we recognize Rays past commitment to the community along with Peggys current (often thankless) efforts. What a great couple! A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853. CERT training to begin at Sheriffs Office on Sept. 13 000CH9J MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living Pay 3 months and get Pay 3 months and get 4th month FREE! 4th month FREE! 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