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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 09-12-2012
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INDEX Quail Meadow......6 Fairfield Village..7 Rev. Snyder........10 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 24 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, September 12, 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 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 000CKLP 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 9/22/12 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 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 000CKLR 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 EARLY BIRD UNTIL 4PM 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 000CIWZ 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 U nder N ew O wnership & N ew S tore H ours M onday S aturday 8:30am 5:00pm PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALVisiting Grandma and GrandpaAlmost four year old Lydia has a happy Labor Day with grandparents Frann and Ed Glenney. See Fairfield Village column today on Page 7. Quail Meadow ceramics Ceramics group Jan Johnson, Frank Christopher, Marlene Cigrand and John Zdarsky shows off its work at Quail Meadow, where the group meets on Wednesdays. For details, see the Quail Meadow column on Page 6. Recent efforts from county staffers have led to $3.8 million in savings to taxpayers. The funds were recouped from previously-denied Medicaid bills that the Florida Association for Health Care Administration (AHCA) determined counties should pay. In legislation passed earlier this year, the state made counties responsible for approximately 10 years worth of the disputed bills about $4.9 million for Marion County unless county staff could re-review and prove again the bills were incorrect. Marion County officials immediately challenged the states figures, maintaining the bills were denied because of errors caused largely by mistakes in AHCAs admittedly deficient electronic billing system. Marion County Community Services staff, with the assistance of staff from Procurement Services and Administration, spent weeks poring over approximately 800,000 bills, Community Services Director Cheryl Amey said. They worked to confirm each bills authenticity and compile proof that the denied claims were incorrect. Information Technology staff also assisted, formatting the bills into spreadsheets that could be sorted and searched. After each review, the countys internal audit staff double-checked the results for accuracy. After all of the work dedicated to reviewing, disputing, comparing and evaluating the bills, Marion County staff successfully whittled the final bill down to about $1.377 million. After ensuring any additional errors accounted for less than 5 percent of the bill, county officials opted to take a 15 percent reduction in the bill in lieu of the opportunity to further challenge the amount. This brought the official total cost to Marion County to about $1.167 million. Marion County remains involved in the lawsuit thats challenging, among other things, the bills that exceeded the four-year statute of limitations, which make up 58 percent of the final bill ($792,308). We take our responsibility to be good stewards of our residents tax dollars seriously, Marion County Commission Chair Charlie Stone said. Were proud of our staffs dedication and hard work that saved the county from paying $3.8 million in inaccurate charges that would have otherwise had to come from our already-lean budget. County saves millions in Medicaid The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sites sortable master index will provide access to pedigree updates. The iPad version of the catalog will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11 via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/Sales CatalogApp/ A total of 420 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m. with hip numbers 1-172 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. Hip numbers 173 420 sell on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Open Session starting at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The sales 168 weanlings feature the progeny of a sire roster that includes Big Brown, Congrats, High Cotton, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Majestic Warrior, Midnight Lute, Mizzen Mast, Old Fashioned, Scat Daddy, Wildcat Heir, and With Distinction. First crop sires represented include Cool Coal Man, Distinctly Mine, Kantharos, Super Saver, and Tale of Ekati. The list of first crop stallions with in-foal mares in the sale includes: Archarcharch, Big Drama, Courageous Cat, Dublin, First Dude, Gone Astray and Uncle Mo. Also featured are mares in foal to a strong group of sires including Awesome of Course, Bellamy Road, Colonel John, Cowtown Cat, Flower Alley, In Summation, Kittens Joy, Pioneerof the Nile, Spring At Last and Zensational. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. OBS Fall Mixed Sale catalog available online Please see OBS Page 3 The temperatures will soon start cooling down, giving nature lovers the perfect setting to head outdoors and enjoy the arrival of fall. To help you plan a great outdoor adventure this season, Marion County Parks and Recreation is offering the following guided outings and day hikes as part of its Explore Marion County program: Sept. 18: Ross Prairie/Holly Hammock (two and a third miles, mostly overhead tree canopy). Oct. 2: Land Bridge Trail (one and three quarters of a mile, mostly overhead tree canopy). Oct. 16: Marshall Swamp (approximate three miles, overhead tree canopy). Nov. 6: Ocklawaha Prairie observation boardwalk (approximately two and half miles, some tree canopy). Nov. 20: Yearling Trail (four miles, mixed terrain, some loose sand and some tree canopy). Dec. 4: Carney Island Fox Trot Loop (approximately three miles, some tree canopy). Interpretive talks will complement these guided hikes, which are being offered at no cost. Limited transportation will be provided to all locations from Brick City Adventure Park (1211 S.E. 22nd Road). Pre-registration is required and may be completed online by clicking the Online Services button at www.marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm (no hyphens in address). Need more outdoor fun? Sign up for Parks and Recreations additional fall programming, including monthly quarry tours at Brick City Adventure Park. The tours guide participants through some of Marion Countys rich history at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For more information on these and other programs, call the Parks and Recreation main office at 352-671-8560. Explore Marion County this fall with interpretive outings and scheduled day hikes BY PATRICIA GIZZI Richard III makes the statement: A horse, a horse, my Throne for a horse. Stone Creek resident, Marge Dumburgh did not give up her throne for a horse but she did have the idea of bringing a painted horse to Stone Creek Community. She will tell you that the idea began months ago and after numerous phone calls, e-mails and committee meetings, the dream is becoming a reality. Her committee members are Bing Svenssonm, Carol Spooner, Harvey Paskins, Kay Scott, Patricia Gizzi, Patti Wallner, Rita Singer, Marion Pierleoni, Ann Kirby, Terry Trisler, Bev Wiggins, Rosemary Fisher, Beth Mueller, and Sandy Lynch. Each member saw the need for a Painted Horse at Stone Creek. Harvey Paskin, with input from the committee, wrote the detailed proposal that was submitted to Pulte in May of this year for their approval. As Harvey wrote in the proposal, For many Stone Creek residents, our location in the heart of Florida horse country was a significant factor in our choice to move here. The ambiance in the Sales Center, and the art work and naming of the rooms in the Reunion Center, all seem to indicate that Pulte management believes so also. One doesnt have to live here long before getting caught up in horse fever. A group of us believes the HOA membership would welcome the opportunity to contribute to the acquisition and placement of a painted horse in Stone Creek. As chairperson, Marge researched the artists. She contacted Gail Wilson Ashford. Gail went to Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas and The University of Texas, Austin, Texas where she earned a degree Bachelor of Fine Art (emphasis on painting and sculpture) Currently she is an artist and Fine Art Designer in Ocala. She has been the Past Administrative Curator Art Education Appleton Art Museum, Ocala; Past Art Educator St. John School, Ocala; Past Art Educator Marion County Schools, Ocala. Her public artworks In Sculpture include: StarWish Original Horse Fever Project Horse Sculpture Marion Cultural Alliance, Ocala, 2001. Adelante Barkitecture Cat Sculpture Humane Society Auction Ocala. Liturgical Artworks Queen of Peace Catholic Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Creation Painting Acrylic and Oil 8 x 16 Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala. Out of Eden PaintingAcrylic and Oil 8 x 16 Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala. ArchAngels/Scripture Stained Glass Windows (16) 5 x 10 Queen of Peace Ocala. Mary Stained Glass Windows (2) 5 x 10 Mary Chapel Queen of Peace Church Revelation Stained Glass Window Large Full Entrance Artwork Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala. Mary Tiles Hand painted Tiles around Mary Fountain Queen of Peace Courtyard Marquee Design & Oversight Installation Highway 200 Front Entrance Queen of Peace Church, Ocala. Now that the site for the horse has been approved by Pulte, the committees real work begins. The committee is asking that each resident donate toward the purchase of the horse. Clubs, like Culture Vultures have already donated $500 toward the horse and Leisure Arts is meeting to ask its membership for a donation to the horse. Pulte, after much discussion, has agreed that the horse can be placed outside the back part of the Reunion Center adjacent to the Reflection Garden. It will be seen from the pool, when seated in the Reflection Garden and from the golf course hole number 11. The realization of dreams to completed project takes time, patience, homework and tenacity. Thanks to the leadership of Marge Dumbaugh this dream will become a reality with the support of the community. At Stone Creek, My Throne for a Horse Members of the committee. Starwish. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Thursday, Sept. 13 BLINGO: Bingo with a little bling 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 352-690-7323 for tickets. Federal retirees to gatherThe 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. CERT training to beginA 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 352-8120853. Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion Countys most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5-year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. There will be a free kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Post-run activities include a drawing for prizes from local businesses and area attractions (Disney and Sea World), lots of food and fun, autism information. Race benefits New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352629-1785. Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be the Ocala Harmony Singers. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 12th of September. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details, call Jim Neate at 352-687-1580 or Terry Rasmussen at 352-347-8362. Sheltering Hands book sale A book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, including used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will take place on Saturday Sept. from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Buy five books and get two free. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Saturday, Sept. 15 AAUW to hear about amendmentsAAUW Ocala will be having a luncheon meeting at Horse and Hound on U.S. Highway 27 on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11:30. Judy Johnson will be speaking about the upcoming amendments to the State Constitution. Public is welcome. If you plan to come for lunch, call 352-462-2609 for reservations.Yard sale at Discovery CenterSix Marion County Rotary Clubs are hosting The Hidden Treasure Bazaar, a no junk yard sale, on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Ocala Discovery Center, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave. (in Tuscawilla Park) in Ocala. Hours for the sale are 8 a.m. to noon rain or shine. Proceeds from the sale will benefit second floor renovations of the Center. The Rotary Clubs are Ocala Rotary, Silver Springs Rotary, Sunset Rotary, Belleview Rotary, Metro Rotary, and Southwest Rotary. Rotary International is an international service club whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Sunday, Sept. 16 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Sept. 17 American Legion post to meet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11 2Wednesday, September 12, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000CHSL Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000CHM0 000CL3K NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! 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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 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 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. Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! 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 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 This weeks puzzle answers Happenings More on Page 4 In this seminar, Edith will teach how to build a basic butterfly garden habitat, basic butterfly lifecycle and facts, and how to create a butterfly garden in a container. Pre-registration is required. Call 352-854-5218 or go to www.hospiceofmarion.com. Cost is $20, which includes seminar, butterfly host plant and refreshments. Your registration includes a visit to a custom-designed butterfly garden with more than 250 butterflies and host plants to view. Proceeds from this event will benefit Childrens Bereavement Programs.Saturday, Sept. 29 Sheltering Hands yard sale The fourth annual fundraising yard sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala. The group is accepting clean items. There is also a 50/50 raffle, and aluminum cans will be collected.For pickup, call Flo at 352-694-7731, Becky at 352-351-3802, or Carolyn at 352-817-0663. Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428.Sunday, Sept. 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchLift up your hearts in praise! Everyone is invited to join Marion County Christian Churchs in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and family worship. The program begins at 5 p.m. and refreshments are served. 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/.Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4

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United Way Financial Workshop Facilitator As a workshop facilitator you will help adults and youth enhance their money management skills, understand basic financial services, and build financial confidence. In a classroom setting you will work with local businesses, faith-based groups, civic organizations and non-profits. Training will be provided. For additional information contact Marsha Holloway at 352-732-9696. Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696Marion Senior ServicesMeals on Wheels Driver Drivers will ensure homebound clients receive nutritious meals, assist in relieving the loneliness and isolation of clients, help elderly clients remain living in their own homes, assist the case manager by keeping MSS informed of substantial changes in the health or well-being of clients. Reliable transportation and valid FL drivers license are required. A background check must be completed prior to volunteering. For additional information contact Betty Green at 352-620-3501. Senior Companion Companions will provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks. The service helps senior live independently in their homes for as long as possible. They encourage social interaction of clients and assist the case manager by keeping MSS informed of substantial changes in the health or well-being of clients. Reliable transportation and valid FL drivers license are required. A background check must be completed. For additional information contact Betty Green at 352-620-3501.Project Hope of Marion CountyGeneral Clerk Clerical duties such as filing, typing, data entry, answering phones, customer service, assist with quarterly newsletter, fundraising, AP/AR, record keeping, and event planning. Qualifications are one year experience working in the clerical field; use of computer software, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Social Media, Windows XP 7, Vista, just possess good customer service skills; must be able to work at least 20-25 hours a week. For additional information please contact Diane Clinton at 352-624-4673. Stirrups n Strides Therapeutic Riding CenterLooking for ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Fall Volunteer orientation/training session will be Saturday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to lead horses, sidewalk with disabled riders, assist in grooming and care of horses, office work and grounds maintenance. Riding and carriage driving sessions are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. No experience is required. For information call Betty Gray at 352-427-3569. Brentwood at Fore RanchArts & Crafts Instructor looking for someone that enjoys drawing, painting, and ceramics, multi-medium to teach residents some techniques in art. Fabric Crafts looking for someone who is able to sew/quilt/knit, etc to help lead in activities involving fabrics such as a quilting club, embroidery club, etc. Green Thumb Assistant looking for someone to help keep our garden growing. We are working with Feed the Need to establish vegetable and fruit gardens as well as a flowering garden. Volunteer will be doing the gardening with the residents. Billiard Instructor looking for someone who is able to play billiards for fun with our residents or someone who would like to teach beginner lessons. Country Store Clerk looking for someone to run a small country store that will carry basic needs items (tissues, soap, candy, chips, etc,). Must be able to count change, write receipts, etc. Mini librarian looking for someone who is able to organize library and keep books in proper categories. Help residents make selections. Perhaps lead a short story time. Cooking Class Instructor looking for someone who enjoys baking/cooking to assist in cooking classes such as baking cookies, decorating cupcakes, etc. with the residents. Fitness Leader looking for someone to lead small fitness groups, light chair aerobics, stretching yoga, Thai chi, zumba for seniors, chair dancing. Volunteer positions at Brentwood may include a free lunch while serving in your volunteer station. On-site training will be provided as needed. For additional information contact Barbie Smerecki at 352-464-3802. This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu A ll we hear these days are complaining about the economy and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Politicians talk about it all the time and yet do nothing creative in the area of improving our economy. If you could put all the political speeches end to end, there would positively be no end to it. What we need to stimulate our economy is some kind of stimulation that does not come from the government. They stimulate me, all right, but not in the right way. This is where I step in. I assure you I am not running for any office. If the truth were known, I am running away from every office I can think of, especially my church office. I have no political agenda or aspirations; I am just a plain ordinary American citizen. I understand such creatures are an endangered species in todays economy. I am proud to be just a plain ordinary American. I am not middle-class, lowerclass and certainly not high class. In fact, I have no class at all, and I am glad to leave it like that. I couldnt pass the test anyway. But I am doing my part in stimulating the economy. The secret plan I have can be boiled down to one word: vacation. This past week I have bravely gone where I have not been for a long time and that is on vacation. There is nothing like a vacation to stimulate many things, including the economy. It takes me a whole year to scrimp and save so the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I can go on a vacation. But in the end, it is well worth it. After a weeklong vacation, I am highly stimulated to return home where I can recuperate from all that stimulation. My wallet is still vibrating. I must confess that the primary stimulation in a vacation has to do with my credit card. It was stimulated in more ways than I care to remember, and at the end of the month the credit card company will remind me of all that stimulation. If the government does not have enough money in its coffers to balance the budget, it is not because I have not done my part. Every time I turned around there was a tax on something. Do not let this get out, but if the government knows I turned around so many times, they will find a way to tax that. I am not a conspiracy enthusiast, but I believe I stumbled onto a most blatant conspiracy with the United States government. I am here merely to give my humble testimony. The conspiracy, as I found it, focuses in on the airlines. I know this may sound like a far-fetched idea but I can only give my observation. The airlines are in a conspiracy with the United States government to take as much money from me as they possibly can. Not that I have a lot of money, I just would like to keep as much of it as possible for those occasions when I would like to take my wife out to a restaurant and just have a relaxing evening. That takes money. It began with checking in our luggage. Two bags for me and two bags for my wife equals too much luggage. We put our luggage on the conveyor belt and then were informed by the check-in clerk that each bag cost an extra $50. She swiped my credit card and even though I am not a mathematical wizard, I believe it was in the neighborhood of $200. I do not like that neighborhood. Later on, I sat down to figure it out and discovered it would be far cheaper not to take any luggage and then when arriving at my destination buy a new set of clothes. My entire wardrobe does not equal $100. Of course, on my wifes side of the closet it is a different story. We got our boarding pass and then the young woman behind the counter looked at me and asked a strange question. Sir, how tall are you? It has been a long time since anybody asked me that kind of a question. Why she wanted to know how tall I was could not be found in the corridors of my empty mind. I then informed her that I was 6. I see, she said as she stared at her computer screen. Then she explained. The average height of a male passenger on our plane is 5. You exceed that limit by 4 inches. I looked at my wife and we both shared a wonderful laugh. Then I look back at her behind the counter, but she was not laughing. There will be an extra charge for your exceeding our height limit. Lets see, she said as she studied the computer screen, thats 4 inches times $15 per inch which equals $60. She then swiped my credit card, again, and charged it with the $60 extra fee. That was just the beginning of the swiping by the airlines. By the time our vacation was over, I was totally swiped out. When I got home I meditated a little bit on what Jesus said, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesars, and unto God the things which be Gods (Luke 20:25 KJV). I really do not mind rendering to Caesar but I just wish he wasnt so greedy.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3 10Wednesday, September 12, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger A DVERTISING S AYS T O P EOPLE Heres what weve got. Heres what we do for you. Heres how to get it. Leo Burnett To advertise in the call 854-3986 000CCUV PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. 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OBScontinued from Page 1 My humble effort at stimulating the economy James Snyder Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold High Holiday services at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Building 300 in Ocala. All services will be led by rabbinical intern, Hannah Spiro, a student from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. The service will be preceded by a catered dinner at a cost of $15 per person. RSVP to Sonia 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 by Sept. 10. First day Rosh Hashanah services on Sept. 17, will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a light lunch provided by the Sisterhood. Taschlich will follow after the lunch at Sholom Park in Ocala. Kol Nidre services on Sept. 25 will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Yom Kippur morning services on Sept. 26 will begin at 10 a.m. There will be an afternoon study session starting at 4 with Yiskor memorial prayers at 4:30. Closing prayers will begin at 5 p.m. with break the fast to follow. All are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. The Yiskor service is open to non-members. Membership in the congregation is required to attend services and a limited one-month option is available for $100 per person. For further information contact Judi Siegal, president at 352-237-8277 or e-mail bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive, inclusive community affiliated with the Jewish Recontructionist Movement.Ocala West Church of the Nazarene Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-861-0755, will show a video called the Truth Project each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. running through October. You can expect to be reintroduced to the truth claims of God and Gods design for us to live out the Christian worldview in daily life. Chabad Jewish CenterIn anticipation of the upcoming Jewish New Year (Sept. 16-18), the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages has announced its High Holiday Services schedule. They will be warm, friendly, traditional, and open to all, says Chabads Executive Director, Rabbi Yossi Hecht. All are welcome to services at Chabad, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation. Membership is not required to join and there are no prerequisites. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English Our tradition teaches that at the New Year, the Doors of Heaven are open; God accepts all prayers, from anyone, explains the Rabbi. The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community. Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year (Sept. 16-18), as well as Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement (Sept. 25-26). They will be held at various times (as indicated below) at the Hilton of Ocala and The Chabad Jewish Center For more information about High Holiday Services, or about Chabad, please call: 352-291-2218, email Rabbi@JewishMarion.org or log on to www.JewishMarion.org. All are welcome. Religion Lend a Hand Please patronize our advertisers Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9 4Wednesday, September 12, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CKYZ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas earn you the respect of your colleagues. But youll have to present some hard facts and figures if you hope to persuade those who make the big decisions to support you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep those bright Bulls eyes focused on the project at hand. Avoid distractions. Therell be lots of time for fun and games later. Expect to get welcome news this weekend. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You soon might have to decide about moving a relationship from its current status to another level. Dont let anyone influence your decision. It must be yours and yours alone. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You finally can get off that emotional roller coaster and get back to focusing on your goals without interruptions through the rest of the week. A nice change is due by the weekend. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Trying to make an impression on some people runs into a bit of a snag at first, but it all works out. An old and almost forgotten personal matter once again needs attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A rise in your energy level helps you finish an especially demanding task. Take some time now to spend with family and friends before starting a new project. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a good time to re-establish contact with trusted former associates who might be able to offer good advice regarding that career change youve been contemplating. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your resourcefulness combined with a calm, cool approach help you work your way out of a knotty situation and avoid a potentially serious misunderstanding. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A calm, quiet period allows you to recharge your energies. But youll soon be ready to saddle up and gallop off in pursuit of your goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family matters need your attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Its a good time to take a stand and show as much passion on your own behalf as you do when arguing for the rights of others. You might be happily surprised by the reaction. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You bring sense and sensitivity to a confusing situation. Things soon settle down, leaving you free to enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation with friends and family. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a talent for being able to perceive possibilities where others see only problems. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Tuesday, Sept. 18 Can d i d ate f oru m s che d ule d The GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Judy Johnson will serve as moderator. Candidates for the County Commission, Marion County sheriff. superintendent of schools, and the supervisor of elections are invited to participate and are welcome to bring campaign literature. For further information, contact Frances at 352-6297397 or e-mail: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Wednesday, Sept. 19 Bingo i s bac k at We s t Marion Moo s e The Women of the Moose (WOTM) are sponsoring a weekly, open to the public bingo game starting Sept. 19. This will be a regular weekly activity starting at 1 p.m. each Wednesday. In addition to the bingo fun, lunch will be offered by the WOTM at reasonable prices. Cards will be sold starting at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the bingo season at the handicapped accessible Moose Lodge. Thursday, Sept. 20 Air Force A ss ociation to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Members will be briefed on the AFA National Convention and upcoming events of the AFA. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.A d ult Mini s trie s s tart College Road Baptist Church begins Adult Ministries, Young At Heart on Sept. 20 at noon. The first program, will be our own Worship Pastor, Jeff Rountree. Come and enjoy an uplifting voice for our Lord. Everyone is welcome and bring your friends. We ask that you bring a dish to share. The Church is at 5010 College Road / State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-5741. Saturday, Sept. 22 Fort King Fe s tival planne d The annual Fort King Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. Admission is free. For information, call 352-694-2529. Sancti f ie d in concert A special event, for the young and the young at heart, presenting a free concert featuring Sanctified, a local group, who rock the rafters. The music and excitement you will not sit still starts at 7 p.m.. Free tickets are available at the churchs event center. 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/.Wor s hip s ervice at Ti m berRi d ge A worship service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Sunday, Sept. 23 A m en dm ent s to be e x plaine d Former county commissioner Judy Johnson will discuss the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution on the ballot in November on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. in Room C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. The ballot measures refer to such diverse subjects as health care, property taxes, state budgets, taxes in general, judicial reform, abortion, religion, and government administration. Ms. Johnson has in previous such talks translated the legal language of the amendments into a form that enables audience members to understand them better and to make an informed decision when voting. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Library and admission is free. For information about the Friends, log on to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org. Membership is this organization, the goal of which is to support the library system, costs $5 for single memberships, and $10 for family memberships. Monday, Sept. 24 Retire d nur s e s to m eet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Building room 240 on Monday, Sept. 24. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be a representative from Hospice of Marion County. The topic will be hospice services. The charity for September will be Hospice of Marion County. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Wednesday, Sept. 19.Tuesday, Sept. 25 Brea s t Cancer Support Group m eet s The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Sept. 25 will include a presentation by Patricia Martin from All About You Boutique on Silver Springs Boulevard in Six Gun Plaza. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Wednesday, Sept. 26 Butter f lie s : Fro m A to Z Hospice of Marion County is hosting its first Butterfly Seminar on Wednesday. Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m. in the Hospice Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala). Edith Smith, regionally-renowned butterfly expert and owner of Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Brooker, will conduct the seminar. Ediths farm has been featured in The Dangerous World of Butterflies by Peter Laufer, plus several magazines and newspapers including Country Woman, Florida Agriculture, Ocala Style and the Jacksonville Journal. You can learn more about Edith at www.memorialbutterflies.com. Please see HAPPENINGS Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5 8Wednesday, September 12, 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 Time to dig out that officiating whistle Let us never forget Sept. 11 T he biggest thing is that we should never forget how we all felt that day, Sept. 11, 2001, when the news started to spread. America is under attack. We sat and watched a couple of documentaries this past weekend, and they brought back all those feelings of anger, sorrow and, in some cases, despair, because we were sitting there in 2001 and couldnt do anything about it. We watched as people fell or jumped from the upper floors in an attempt to escape the smoke and fire. About 200 people died that way. It was a sickening thing to watch, and eventually you just wanted to close your eyes and move on. There were stories and interviews from people who were inside and were able to get out, telling us what went on and what desperation there was among the people in the offices. We saw a re-creation of the people reaching the lobby, only to be told by security guards to go back upstairs. We heard a re-telling of announcements broadcast throughout the buildings telling people the towers were safe and to remain in their offices. One man described how he split off from his group to work his way down. The others went up, and were never seen again. We saw, again, the swirling cloud of dust and ash advancing unchecked down the canyon streets of lower Manhattan, with people running for shelter with sheer panic in their eyes. We also saw the brave firefighters and police officers who stayed on the scene and went inside to try to put out the fire and get people out safely. Those were real videos of news footage from that day, and it was emotional watching, knowing what we know now, that many of them never got out. As we pass the 11-year mark (we hesitate to use the word anniversary), we see that some things have changed. Our troops got Osama bin Laden, but terrorist attacks and attempted attacks have still remained. The focus has shifted from organized group assaults to lone wolf attacks that, nevertheless, inflict pain and suffering on the targets. We still have to be vigilant. Theres a public service commercial running on television in New York that shows a person leaving a briefcase behind on public transportation. The words spoken are, If you see something, say something. Thats good advice for all of us. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, this nation was united as it hadnt been for years. Now we seem to have fallen back into the divisiveness, and we hope it doesnt weaken our defenses. We hope you all remembered, on Tuesday, all those who died 11 years ago. And most of all, pray that something like this never happens again. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column An afternoon at the moviesBY JIM FLYNN We suffered through seemingly endless coming attractions in order to see Dinesh DSouzas much discussed documentary 2016: Obamas America. Weve read comments that its a vanity project, powerful stuff, propaganda, not a documentary, speculative, thoughtfully researched, et cetera. The producers are undoubtedly pleased that reviews have stimulated a continuing flow of paying customers and a theatre run that may win recognition as one of the best documentaries of all time We found nothing disturbing or frightening in the film comments weve heard from other viewers. Our impression is that the producers have vetted candidate Obama one election too late. In 2008, Republicans were too lazy, too cocky, or too intimidated by racial considerations to take a thorough look at the Democratic nominee for president. Instead of vetting candidate Obama, Republicans got tangled up in silly minutia, such as the mystery of his withheld birth certificate. Like the hoopla over Mr. Romneys tax returns, some dogs cant give up a smelly bone even though it has no meat on it. Both of Mr. Obamas books Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope were available in 2008. They reveal Mr. Obamas America as he envisioned it then and sees it now. Since the end of the Spanish-American war (1898), Americas global influence has continued to grow in the name of world peace and commercial freedom. The underlying theme of 2016: Obamas America is that the President and his long-dead father have considered Americas worldwide influence a disguised remnant of colonialism, marred by the original sin of slavery. In The Audacity of Hope Mr. Obama said he is angry about national policies which favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans, and that the majority of citizens are weary over the dead zone that American politics has become. He said plainly that his political mission is to begin a process of changing the politics and civic life of the nation. More specifically President Obama means reducing the more than 700 military installations America maintains at home and around the world, dedicating significant amounts of national wealth to saving the planet, stimulating domestic employment, and rearranging distribution of federal benefits. Mr. Obama admits modestly This isnt to say that I know exactly how to do it. I dont. He hopes he can complete changing the nation and the world in a second term. His goal is a socialistic democracy which distributes wealth compassionately and is not controlled or over influenced by commercial and military interests. Despite four years in the White House, Mr. Obama is an enigma to many Americans. For those who dont enjoy reading nonfiction biography, the movie 2016: Obamas America is an alternative. It draws a well-researched picture of his family background, his education, and his life journey. Its serious, but its not the scary movie some folks made it out to be. 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 M aybe its time to go back to a career I once had. After viewing some football on television this past week, Ive decided I need to go back to being a football official. Of course, I only worked high school games, but I had 25 years of experience, and evidently that qualifies me to be one of the replacements in the National Football League. I watched the NFL this past weekend, locked into the Red Zone, a cable system channel that gives you highlight coverage of all games as they happen. I saw enough questionable officiating to make me go into the closet and dig for a whistle. The most egregious came on Sunday in the Denver vs. Pittsburgh game. Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Broncos suddenly went to a no-huddle offense, designed to catch the Steelers with too many men on the field. It worked. There was an extra player jogging off the field, right in front of an official. But that official had his back to the ball and had no clue that the ball had been snapped before the extra player got off the field. Its a basic fundamental: Watch the ball. The first call of the season was clipping, which resulted in a half-thedistance penalty. That happened last Wednesday. Unfortunately, the replay showed an average block in the back, a 10yard penalty. In fact, I didnt know they had clipping in the rule book any more. Its been years since Ive seen it called. There were some judgment calls that were questionable, but I learned a long time ago that judgment calls can look one way on TV and be entirely different in person. But not watching the ball? Thats inexcusable. Of course, football is not the only sport that has officiating problems. In a baseball game Saturday, the Yankees lost a chance to tie on the last play of the game when one of their players slid into first (never a smart thing) but was called out, even though replay showed he was obviously safe. But back to football. Its obvious they need me. Of course Im a bit older, cant see as well, have gained some weight over the years and cant run as fast as I used to. But other than those little things. I think Im perfectly qualified. So look for me next Sunday. Ill be the old guy who doesnt move very well. Come to think of it, I may be hard to spot among all those replacement officials. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He spent 25 years as a Florida High School Athletic Association official, and once officiated a state championship game between Bonifay Holmes County and Dunnellon. Smoked Norwegian Salmon and Pearl Barley Salad Serves: 4 3/4 pound smoked Norwegian Salmon 1/2 cup pearl barley, soaked in cold water overnight 4 1/2 cups water, divided 1/2cup olive oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup broccoli florets 1 carrot, cut into small cubes or strips 1/2 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, cut into small cubes or strips 1 cucumber, cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons chives, chopped 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Dice salmon into 1/2 x 1/2-inch cubes (or if already sliced, cut in strips) and set aside in refrigerator. Drain water from barley. Simmer on low heat in 1 cup water with sprinkle of salt for approximately 30 minutes or until soft. Drain barley and transfer to bowl. Immediately add oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper, mix well and set aside to cool. Bring remaining 3 1/2 cups water to boil and add plenty of salt. When water boils vigorously, add broccoli and carrots and let cook for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables immediately with slotted spoon, plunge into ice water, and then take out of water to drain. When barley is cold, gently mix all ingredients together and serve with wholegrain bread or sprinkling of bread croutons on top. Vegetables and herbs can be varied according to your own preferences. Norwegian Salmon in Aluminum FoilServes: 4 4 sheets aluminum foil (12 x 18 inches, slightly larger than yellow legal pad) 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips 1 small leek, cut into thin slices 1 onion, cut into thin slices 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into 8 wedges 1 1/2 pounds Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed, cut into 8 portions 1 tablespoon water for each package 4 tablespoons crme frache or sour cream Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350F. Place aluminum foil on table with shortest side facing you. All food will be placed in middle of bottom half of foil. Top half of foil will eventually be folded over food. Brush center of bottom half with oil. Mix all vegetables and spread 1/4 of them over oil. Arrange 2 portions of salmon with vegetables. Add water. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining three sheets of foil. To seal pouches, fold top section of foil over. Fold and squeeze edges together to form well-sealed pouch. Place packages on large baking sheet and place in preheated oven. When packages enlarge, theyre ready to serve usually after about 6 to 8 minutes. To serve, carefully place each package on plate and open at table with pair of scissors or knife. Spoon crme frache or sour cream onto fish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Fresh herbs can be added before or after cooking. Eat straight from package. Norwegian Salmon The cold, clear waters of Norway create the ideal environment for ocean-farming flavorful Norwegian Salmon. Tasteful, healthful and versa tile, salmon from Norway offers a deliciously easy way to incorporate more fish into the American diet. Norwegians take great care to ocean-farm salmon in a sustainable manner thats good for the fish, good for the earth, and good for future generations. To learn more, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com.FAMILY FEATURES W hether youre trying to control your weight or embrace a healthier lifestyle, the food choices you make have to be enjoyable. And deliciously healthy recipes are the key. Recipes that use elements from New Nordic Cuisine are a great way to enjoy healthy eating, said registered dietician and author Kate Geagan, MS, RD. This cui sine is naturally rich in some of the healthiest, purest foods in the world. And, it can be easily adapted to U.S. tastes and lifestyles. A plate filled with seafood, especially Norwegian Salmon, is a hallmark of New Nordic Cuisine. I love how this cuisine is inspired by the sea, Geagan said. The ocean provides some of natures most perfect pro teins that deliver whole body benefits. For example, a serving of Norwegian Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein and omega 3 fats. It also contains key nutrients, including selenium (thyroid and cell health), iodine (thyroid and hormonal health), vitamin D (bone and immune health) and vitamin B12 (red blood cell and neurological health). Norwegian Salmon is available fresh year-round, so its easy to incorporate into your everyday meal planning. For more deliciously healthy recipes, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com. New Nordic CuisineNordic cultures have long enjoyed a reputa tion as some of the healthiest people in the world. New Nordic Cuisine is filled with healthy, hearty foods anyone can enjoy. Deli cious elements of this cuisine include: Seafood, such as Norwegian Salmon Whole grains such as rye bread, barley and oats Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables Berries, apples and pears Root vegetables Poached Norwegian Salmon with Stewed Vegetables and Cucumber SaladServes: 4 3/4 pound Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed 4 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon salt 1 lemon Stewed Vegetables 1 1/4 cups water 4 potatoes, cut into cubes 3 carrots, cut into cubes 1 medium celeriac root, cut into cubes 2 onions, cut into cubes 1 medium size leek, cut into cubes 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or chives, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste 3/4 cup milk Cornstarch, to thicken sauce Cucumber Salad 1 pound cucumber 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2tablespoons olive oil Cut salmon into 4 even pieces and rinse well under cold water. In large pot, bring water to boil, add salt and then salmon. Immediately remove from heat and let stand to poach for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness of fillet. Be careful not to overcook the flavors and texture of salmon is at its best when served opaque throughout. Remove from pot with slotted spoon and let water drain off on towel before arranging salmon on plate. For vegetables, sprinkle water with salt and bring to boil in a large pot. When water is boiling, add potatoes, carrots, celeriac root and onions. Lower heat and simmer until soft. Add leeks and fresh herbs and simmer for 2 more minutes. Drain vegetables carefully in colander and make sure you keep cooking water. In same pot, bring milk and cooking water to boil; season with salt and pepper. Dilute cornstarch in small amount of cold water and add to boiling liquid until you have thick sauce. Add vege tables to milk mixture to reheat before serving. For cucumber salad, peel cucumber, split lengthwise and remove seeds with small spoon. Cut at an angle in thick slices and mix with sugar, vinegar and oil. Serve salmon with stewed vegetables and cucumber salad on the side. Serving Suggestion: A few drops of lemon juice on the salmon is a must.

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W hat happened to August? It seems to have disappeared, and all of a sudden its September! One very good thing about this month is that football season begins! For those of you who are not football fans, get a good book to read. There are many good books in our library. The clubhouse is a busy place these days with all the activities. Remember these are open to all residents, so take advantage of the various functions. Lets begin with ceramics: Jan Johnson is the instructor for this class. She says that she gets enjoyment from watching the pieces evolve from a piece of clay into a work of art. This is not a very expensive hobby. They do not use green ware; instead they use bisque ware, which means the pieces do not have to be fired. Also, the special ceramic paints are not used just use regular craft paint. If you are interested just go to the clubhouse any Wednesday at 10 oclock. Perhaps you would rather do plastic stitching. Well, you are in luck. Jo Stone teaches a stitching class on the first and third Tuesday of each month. This group meets at 7 p.m. Drop by one Tuesday and look at the projects these people are making. If you would rather play cards we have the poker players meeting every Tuesday and Friday afternoons at 1 and another group of card players gather each Friday evening at 7. Still cant find what you like? Well, how about Mah Jongg? A group of ladies meet every Thursday afternoon at 1. They would be happy to have you join the group. Bingo is in full swing on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and dont forget Bunco will begin on Wednesday, the 12th. The September Ladies Luncheon will be at the Braised Onion on Friday, the 14th. Make your reservations with Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. If you arent interested in any of the above, then I know everyone likes to eat! We will have a fabulous pot luck dinner at the clubhouse on Monday, the 17th. Come join your neighbors at 6 p.m. Just bring a covered dish and your table service; no reservations or tickets needed. Help is needed to deliver the Quail Meadow Reporter each month. This takes about 20 to 30 minutes once a month. Call Kathy Voss if you can help. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7 6Wednesday, September 12, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000CDP7 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000BWFG is discovered through worshiping together 711187 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 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) 000CKKU Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection Financing Available And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited Seating Available. CALL NOW! Joes Family Restaurant 911 West Main St, Inverness, Fl 34452 Tues Sept 18, 11:15 AM Tues Sept 25, 11:15 AM Crackers Bar & Grill 502 NW 6th St, Crystal River, Fl 34428 Thur Sept 20, 11:15 AM Thur Sept 27, 11:15 AM 000CJK9 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts FREE pickup within 5 miles 8-V T875 only $ 599 6-V P2000 only $ 449 12-V T1275 only $ 599 6-V T605 only $ 499 New D & D High-Speed Motor $ 499 Rebuilt High-Speed Motor $399 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger $ 4,995 2009 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger One year warranty $ 4,292 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 000CL61 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 Now that its September, Quail Meadow clubhouse turns busy Carolyn Slocumb QUAIL MEADOW Elaine Barberis showing some of her work. Above, card players. Below, some of the ceramics. S unday afternoon, Sept. 2is a day that many people (ladies in particular) will remember because Elvis came, entertained, and thrilled many in the Clubhouse at Fairfield Village. While he serenaded and entertained his adoring audience, Elvis, aka James Rivera, wrapped pastel satin scarves around the necks of the ladies chosen as the recipients of his special attention. Standing quietly, smiling, looking lovely, and holding the satin souvenirs of Elviss special attention was Cheryl Rivera, Jamess lovely wife and assistant. Howard Blount, a very talented singer and entertainer, introduced the afternoons entertainment with many country and western favorites. His voice definitely leaned toward the country favorites which he chose. After introducing his partner, and the featured entertainment, Howard very unobtrusively handled the musical accompaniment as the real pro that he obviously is. Howards quiet talent was more than appreciated by the audience who thoroughly enjoyed his introductory numbers as well as the entirety of the afternoons show. The afternoon of one favorite after another was one of the best, if not the best, Fairfield Village has ever enjoyed. Everyone obviously was captivated by the charm and charisma of the trio who will be welcomed back anytime they are free to return to entertain the neighbors of Fairfield Village. We hope that all our neighboring communities had as wonderful time as we did in Fairfield Village when our Labor Day barbecue provided delicious food, enjoyable conversation, and fabulous entertainment. Special thanks go out to the Social Activities Committee headed up by Jean Chapman and Loretta Zang who were assisted by a large number of neighbors who pitched in to make the day one of Fairfield Villages best in recent memory. Well done, Ladies and Gentlemen! One thing was abundantly obvious to all present, the neighbors and friends of Fairfield Village were more lively than usual as they enjoyed a positively lovely time at the Sunday celebration before Labor Day 2012. Elvis wowed the crowd at Fairfield Labor Day event Priscilla Geissal FAIRFIELD VILLAGE Dianne Blanchett is thrilled to take the pink satin scarf from around Elviss neck as he croons to her. Elvis was so hot that an adoring fan graciously blotted away the perspiration and (no doubt) kept the special towel as a keepsake. Roger Vaughn and Ann Kulesa find the sumptuous buffet of side dishes much to their delight to add to the delicious sausages, peppers and onions, hot dogs, hamburgers, and yummy desserts provided by the SAC for the Labor Day extravaganza. THRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm Something for everyone Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More 0 0 0 C K K E

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W hat happened to August? It seems to have disappeared, and all of a sudden its September! One very good thing about this month is that football season begins! For those of you who are not football fans, get a good book to read. There are many good books in our library. The clubhouse is a busy place these days with all the activities. Remember these are open to all residents, so take advantage of the various functions. Lets begin with ceramics: Jan Johnson is the instructor for this class. She says that she gets enjoyment from watching the pieces evolve from a piece of clay into a work of art. This is not a very expensive hobby. They do not use green ware; instead they use bisque ware, which means the pieces do not have to be fired. Also, the special ceramic paints are not used just use regular craft paint. If you are interested just go to the clubhouse any Wednesday at 10 oclock. Perhaps you would rather do plastic stitching. Well, you are in luck. Jo Stone teaches a stitching class on the first and third Tuesday of each month. This group meets at 7 p.m. Drop by one Tuesday and look at the projects these people are making. If you would rather play cards we have the poker players meeting every Tuesday and Friday afternoons at 1 and another group of card players gather each Friday evening at 7. Still cant find what you like? Well, how about Mah Jongg? A group of ladies meet every Thursday afternoon at 1. They would be happy to have you join the group. Bingo is in full swing on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and dont forget Bunco will begin on Wednesday, the 12th. The September Ladies Luncheon will be at the Braised Onion on Friday, the 14th. Make your reservations with Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. If you arent interested in any of the above, then I know everyone likes to eat! We will have a fabulous pot luck dinner at the clubhouse on Monday, the 17th. Come join your neighbors at 6 p.m. Just bring a covered dish and your table service; no reservations or tickets needed. Help is needed to deliver the Quail Meadow Reporter each month. This takes about 20 to 30 minutes once a month. Call Kathy Voss if you can help. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7 6Wednesday, September 12, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000CDP7 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000BWFG is discovered through worshiping together 711187 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 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) 000CKKU Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection Financing Available And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited Seating Available. CALL NOW! Joes Family Restaurant 911 West Main St, Inverness, Fl 34452 Tues Sept 18, 11:15 AM Tues Sept 25, 11:15 AM Crackers Bar & Grill 502 NW 6th St, Crystal River, Fl 34428 Thur Sept 20, 11:15 AM Thur Sept 27, 11:15 AM 000CJK9 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts FREE pickup within 5 miles 8-V T875 only $ 599 6-V P2000 only $ 449 12-V T1275 only $ 599 6-V T605 only $ 499 New D & D High-Speed Motor $ 499 Rebuilt High-Speed Motor $399 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger $ 4,995 2009 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger One year warranty $ 4,292 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 000CL61 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 Now that its September, Quail Meadow clubhouse turns busy Carolyn Slocumb QUAIL MEADOW Elaine Barberis showing some of her work. Above, card players. Below, some of the ceramics. S unday afternoon, Sept. 2is a day that many people (ladies in particular) will remember because Elvis came, entertained, and thrilled many in the Clubhouse at Fairfield Village. While he serenaded and entertained his adoring audience, Elvis, aka James Rivera, wrapped pastel satin scarves around the necks of the ladies chosen as the recipients of his special attention. Standing quietly, smiling, looking lovely, and holding the satin souvenirs of Elviss special attention was Cheryl Rivera, Jamess lovely wife and assistant. Howard Blount, a very talented singer and entertainer, introduced the afternoons entertainment with many country and western favorites. His voice definitely leaned toward the country favorites which he chose. After introducing his partner, and the featured entertainment, Howard very unobtrusively handled the musical accompaniment as the real pro that he obviously is. Howards quiet talent was more than appreciated by the audience who thoroughly enjoyed his introductory numbers as well as the entirety of the afternoons show. The afternoon of one favorite after another was one of the best, if not the best, Fairfield Village has ever enjoyed. Everyone obviously was captivated by the charm and charisma of the trio who will be welcomed back anytime they are free to return to entertain the neighbors of Fairfield Village. We hope that all our neighboring communities had as wonderful time as we did in Fairfield Village when our Labor Day barbecue provided delicious food, enjoyable conversation, and fabulous entertainment. Special thanks go out to the Social Activities Committee headed up by Jean Chapman and Loretta Zang who were assisted by a large number of neighbors who pitched in to make the day one of Fairfield Villages best in recent memory. Well done, Ladies and Gentlemen! One thing was abundantly obvious to all present, the neighbors and friends of Fairfield Village were more lively than usual as they enjoyed a positively lovely time at the Sunday celebration before Labor Day 2012. Elvis wowed the crowd at Fairfield Labor Day event Priscilla Geissal FAIRFIELD VILLAGE Dianne Blanchett is thrilled to take the pink satin scarf from around Elviss neck as he croons to her. Elvis was so hot that an adoring fan graciously blotted away the perspiration and (no doubt) kept the special towel as a keepsake. Roger Vaughn and Ann Kulesa find the sumptuous buffet of side dishes much to their delight to add to the delicious sausages, peppers and onions, hot dogs, hamburgers, and yummy desserts provided by the SAC for the Labor Day extravaganza. THRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm Something for everyone Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More 0 0 0 C K K E

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5 8Wednesday, September 12, 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 Time to dig out that officiating whistle Let us never forget Sept. 11 T he biggest thing is that we should never forget how we all felt that day, Sept. 11, 2001, when the news started to spread. America is under attack. We sat and watched a couple of documentaries this past weekend, and they brought back all those feelings of anger, sorrow and, in some cases, despair, because we were sitting there in 2001 and couldnt do anything about it. We watched as people fell or jumped from the upper floors in an attempt to escape the smoke and fire. About 200 people died that way. It was a sickening thing to watch, and eventually you just wanted to close your eyes and move on. There were stories and interviews from people who were inside and were able to get out, telling us what went on and what desperation there was among the people in the offices. We saw a re-creation of the people reaching the lobby, only to be told by security guards to go back upstairs. We heard a re-telling of announcements broadcast throughout the buildings telling people the towers were safe and to remain in their offices. One man described how he split off from his group to work his way down. The others went up, and were never seen again. We saw, again, the swirling cloud of dust and ash advancing unchecked down the canyon streets of lower Manhattan, with people running for shelter with sheer panic in their eyes. We also saw the brave firefighters and police officers who stayed on the scene and went inside to try to put out the fire and get people out safely. Those were real videos of news footage from that day, and it was emotional watching, knowing what we know now, that many of them never got out. As we pass the 11-year mark (we hesitate to use the word anniversary), we see that some things have changed. Our troops got Osama bin Laden, but terrorist attacks and attempted attacks have still remained. The focus has shifted from organized group assaults to lone wolf attacks that, nevertheless, inflict pain and suffering on the targets. We still have to be vigilant. Theres a public service commercial running on television in New York that shows a person leaving a briefcase behind on public transportation. The words spoken are, If you see something, say something. Thats good advice for all of us. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, this nation was united as it hadnt been for years. Now we seem to have fallen back into the divisiveness, and we hope it doesnt weaken our defenses. We hope you all remembered, on Tuesday, all those who died 11 years ago. And most of all, pray that something like this never happens again. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column An afternoon at the moviesBY JIM FLYNN We suffered through seemingly endless coming attractions in order to see Dinesh DSouzas much discussed documentary 2016: Obamas America. Weve read comments that its a vanity project, powerful stuff, propaganda, not a documentary, speculative, thoughtfully researched, et cetera. The producers are undoubtedly pleased that reviews have stimulated a continuing flow of paying customers and a theatre run that may win recognition as one of the best documentaries of all time We found nothing disturbing or frightening in the film comments weve heard from other viewers. Our impression is that the producers have vetted candidate Obama one election too late. In 2008, Republicans were too lazy, too cocky, or too intimidated by racial considerations to take a thorough look at the Democratic nominee for president. Instead of vetting candidate Obama, Republicans got tangled up in silly minutia, such as the mystery of his withheld birth certificate. Like the hoopla over Mr. Romneys tax returns, some dogs cant give up a smelly bone even though it has no meat on it. Both of Mr. Obamas books Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope were available in 2008. They reveal Mr. Obamas America as he envisioned it then and sees it now. Since the end of the Spanish-American war (1898), Americas global influence has continued to grow in the name of world peace and commercial freedom. The underlying theme of 2016: Obamas America is that the President and his long-dead father have considered Americas worldwide influence a disguised remnant of colonialism, marred by the original sin of slavery. In The Audacity of Hope Mr. Obama said he is angry about national policies which favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans, and that the majority of citizens are weary over the dead zone that American politics has become. He said plainly that his political mission is to begin a process of changing the politics and civic life of the nation. More specifically President Obama means reducing the more than 700 military installations America maintains at home and around the world, dedicating significant amounts of national wealth to saving the planet, stimulating domestic employment, and rearranging distribution of federal benefits. Mr. Obama admits modestly This isnt to say that I know exactly how to do it. I dont. He hopes he can complete changing the nation and the world in a second term. His goal is a socialistic democracy which distributes wealth compassionately and is not controlled or over influenced by commercial and military interests. Despite four years in the White House, Mr. Obama is an enigma to many Americans. For those who dont enjoy reading nonfiction biography, the movie 2016: Obamas America is an alternative. It draws a well-researched picture of his family background, his education, and his life journey. Its serious, but its not the scary movie some folks made it out to be. 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 M aybe its time to go back to a career I once had. After viewing some football on television this past week, Ive decided I need to go back to being a football official. Of course, I only worked high school games, but I had 25 years of experience, and evidently that qualifies me to be one of the replacements in the National Football League. I watched the NFL this past weekend, locked into the Red Zone, a cable system channel that gives you highlight coverage of all games as they happen. I saw enough questionable officiating to make me go into the closet and dig for a whistle. The most egregious came on Sunday in the Denver vs. Pittsburgh game. Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Broncos suddenly went to a no-huddle offense, designed to catch the Steelers with too many men on the field. It worked. There was an extra player jogging off the field, right in front of an official. But that official had his back to the ball and had no clue that the ball had been snapped before the extra player got off the field. Its a basic fundamental: Watch the ball. The first call of the season was clipping, which resulted in a half-thedistance penalty. That happened last Wednesday. Unfortunately, the replay showed an average block in the back, a 10yard penalty. In fact, I didnt know they had clipping in the rule book any more. Its been years since Ive seen it called. There were some judgment calls that were questionable, but I learned a long time ago that judgment calls can look one way on TV and be entirely different in person. But not watching the ball? Thats inexcusable. Of course, football is not the only sport that has officiating problems. In a baseball game Saturday, the Yankees lost a chance to tie on the last play of the game when one of their players slid into first (never a smart thing) but was called out, even though replay showed he was obviously safe. But back to football. Its obvious they need me. Of course Im a bit older, cant see as well, have gained some weight over the years and cant run as fast as I used to. But other than those little things. I think Im perfectly qualified. So look for me next Sunday. Ill be the old guy who doesnt move very well. Come to think of it, I may be hard to spot among all those replacement officials. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He spent 25 years as a Florida High School Athletic Association official, and once officiated a state championship game between Bonifay Holmes County and Dunnellon. Smoked Norwegian Salmon and Pearl Barley Salad Serves: 4 3/4 pound smoked Norwegian Salmon 1/2 cup pearl barley, soaked in cold water overnight 4 1/2 cups water, divided 1/2cup olive oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup broccoli florets 1 carrot, cut into small cubes or strips 1/2 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, cut into small cubes or strips 1 cucumber, cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons chives, chopped 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Dice salmon into 1/2 x 1/2-inch cubes (or if already sliced, cut in strips) and set aside in refrigerator. Drain water from barley. Simmer on low heat in 1 cup water with sprinkle of salt for approximately 30 minutes or until soft. Drain barley and transfer to bowl. Immediately add oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper, mix well and set aside to cool. Bring remaining 3 1/2 cups water to boil and add plenty of salt. When water boils vigorously, add broccoli and carrots and let cook for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables immediately with slotted spoon, plunge into ice water, and then take out of water to drain. When barley is cold, gently mix all ingredients together and serve with wholegrain bread or sprinkling of bread croutons on top. Vegetables and herbs can be varied according to your own preferences. Norwegian Salmon in Aluminum FoilServes: 4 4 sheets aluminum foil (12 x 18 inches, slightly larger than yellow legal pad) 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips 1 small leek, cut into thin slices 1 onion, cut into thin slices 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into 8 wedges 1 1/2 pounds Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed, cut into 8 portions 1 tablespoon water for each package 4 tablespoons crme frache or sour cream Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350F. Place aluminum foil on table with shortest side facing you. All food will be placed in middle of bottom half of foil. Top half of foil will eventually be folded over food. Brush center of bottom half with oil. Mix all vegetables and spread 1/4 of them over oil. Arrange 2 portions of salmon with vegetables. Add water. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining three sheets of foil. To seal pouches, fold top section of foil over. Fold and squeeze edges together to form well-sealed pouch. Place packages on large baking sheet and place in preheated oven. When packages enlarge, theyre ready to serve usually after about 6 to 8 minutes. To serve, carefully place each package on plate and open at table with pair of scissors or knife. Spoon crme frache or sour cream onto fish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Fresh herbs can be added before or after cooking. Eat straight from package. Norwegian Salmon The cold, clear waters of Norway create the ideal environment for ocean-farming flavorful Norwegian Salmon. Tasteful, healthful and versa tile, salmon from Norway offers a deliciously easy way to incorporate more fish into the American diet. Norwegians take great care to ocean-farm salmon in a sustainable manner thats good for the fish, good for the earth, and good for future generations. To learn more, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com.FAMILY FEATURES W hether youre trying to control your weight or embrace a healthier lifestyle, the food choices you make have to be enjoyable. And deliciously healthy recipes are the key. Recipes that use elements from New Nordic Cuisine are a great way to enjoy healthy eating, said registered dietician and author Kate Geagan, MS, RD. This cui sine is naturally rich in some of the healthiest, purest foods in the world. And, it can be easily adapted to U.S. tastes and lifestyles. A plate filled with seafood, especially Norwegian Salmon, is a hallmark of New Nordic Cuisine. I love how this cuisine is inspired by the sea, Geagan said. The ocean provides some of natures most perfect pro teins that deliver whole body benefits. For example, a serving of Norwegian Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein and omega 3 fats. It also contains key nutrients, including selenium (thyroid and cell health), iodine (thyroid and hormonal health), vitamin D (bone and immune health) and vitamin B12 (red blood cell and neurological health). Norwegian Salmon is available fresh year-round, so its easy to incorporate into your everyday meal planning. For more deliciously healthy recipes, visit www.salmonfromnorway.com. New Nordic CuisineNordic cultures have long enjoyed a reputa tion as some of the healthiest people in the world. New Nordic Cuisine is filled with healthy, hearty foods anyone can enjoy. Deli cious elements of this cuisine include: Seafood, such as Norwegian Salmon Whole grains such as rye bread, barley and oats Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables Berries, apples and pears Root vegetables Poached Norwegian Salmon with Stewed Vegetables and Cucumber SaladServes: 4 3/4 pound Norwegian Salmon fillet, boneless, skin removed 4 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon salt 1 lemon Stewed Vegetables 1 1/4 cups water 4 potatoes, cut into cubes 3 carrots, cut into cubes 1 medium celeriac root, cut into cubes 2 onions, cut into cubes 1 medium size leek, cut into cubes 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or chives, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste 3/4 cup milk Cornstarch, to thicken sauce Cucumber Salad 1 pound cucumber 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2tablespoons olive oil Cut salmon into 4 even pieces and rinse well under cold water. In large pot, bring water to boil, add salt and then salmon. Immediately remove from heat and let stand to poach for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness of fillet. Be careful not to overcook the flavors and texture of salmon is at its best when served opaque throughout. Remove from pot with slotted spoon and let water drain off on towel before arranging salmon on plate. For vegetables, sprinkle water with salt and bring to boil in a large pot. When water is boiling, add potatoes, carrots, celeriac root and onions. Lower heat and simmer until soft. Add leeks and fresh herbs and simmer for 2 more minutes. Drain vegetables carefully in colander and make sure you keep cooking water. In same pot, bring milk and cooking water to boil; season with salt and pepper. Dilute cornstarch in small amount of cold water and add to boiling liquid until you have thick sauce. Add vege tables to milk mixture to reheat before serving. For cucumber salad, peel cucumber, split lengthwise and remove seeds with small spoon. Cut at an angle in thick slices and mix with sugar, vinegar and oil. Serve salmon with stewed vegetables and cucumber salad on the side. Serving Suggestion: A few drops of lemon juice on the salmon is a must.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9 4Wednesday, September 12, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CKYZ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas earn you the respect of your colleagues. But youll have to present some hard facts and figures if you hope to persuade those who make the big decisions to support you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep those bright Bulls eyes focused on the project at hand. Avoid distractions. Therell be lots of time for fun and games later. Expect to get welcome news this weekend. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You soon might have to decide about moving a relationship from its current status to another level. Dont let anyone influence your decision. It must be yours and yours alone. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You finally can get off that emotional roller coaster and get back to focusing on your goals without interruptions through the rest of the week. A nice change is due by the weekend. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Trying to make an impression on some people runs into a bit of a snag at first, but it all works out. An old and almost forgotten personal matter once again needs attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A rise in your energy level helps you finish an especially demanding task. Take some time now to spend with family and friends before starting a new project. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a good time to re-establish contact with trusted former associates who might be able to offer good advice regarding that career change youve been contemplating. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your resourcefulness combined with a calm, cool approach help you work your way out of a knotty situation and avoid a potentially serious misunderstanding. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A calm, quiet period allows you to recharge your energies. But youll soon be ready to saddle up and gallop off in pursuit of your goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family matters need your attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Its a good time to take a stand and show as much passion on your own behalf as you do when arguing for the rights of others. You might be happily surprised by the reaction. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You bring sense and sensitivity to a confusing situation. Things soon settle down, leaving you free to enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation with friends and family. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a talent for being able to perceive possibilities where others see only problems. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Tuesday, Sept. 18 Can d i d ate f oru m s che d ule d The GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Judy Johnson will serve as moderator. Candidates for the County Commission, Marion County sheriff. superintendent of schools, and the supervisor of elections are invited to participate and are welcome to bring campaign literature. For further information, contact Frances at 352-6297397 or e-mail: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Wednesday, Sept. 19 Bingo i s bac k at We s t Marion Moo s e The Women of the Moose (WOTM) are sponsoring a weekly, open to the public bingo game starting Sept. 19. This will be a regular weekly activity starting at 1 p.m. each Wednesday. In addition to the bingo fun, lunch will be offered by the WOTM at reasonable prices. Cards will be sold starting at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the bingo season at the handicapped accessible Moose Lodge. Thursday, Sept. 20 Air Force A ss ociation to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Members will be briefed on the AFA National Convention and upcoming events of the AFA. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.A d ult Mini s trie s s tart College Road Baptist Church begins Adult Ministries, Young At Heart on Sept. 20 at noon. The first program, will be our own Worship Pastor, Jeff Rountree. Come and enjoy an uplifting voice for our Lord. Everyone is welcome and bring your friends. We ask that you bring a dish to share. The Church is at 5010 College Road / State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-5741. Saturday, Sept. 22 Fort King Fe s tival planne d The annual Fort King Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. Admission is free. For information, call 352-694-2529. Sancti f ie d in concert A special event, for the young and the young at heart, presenting a free concert featuring Sanctified, a local group, who rock the rafters. The music and excitement you will not sit still starts at 7 p.m.. Free tickets are available at the churchs event center. 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/.Wor s hip s ervice at Ti m berRi d ge A worship service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Sunday, Sept. 23 A m en dm ent s to be e x plaine d Former county commissioner Judy Johnson will discuss the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution on the ballot in November on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. in Room C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. The ballot measures refer to such diverse subjects as health care, property taxes, state budgets, taxes in general, judicial reform, abortion, religion, and government administration. Ms. Johnson has in previous such talks translated the legal language of the amendments into a form that enables audience members to understand them better and to make an informed decision when voting. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Library and admission is free. For information about the Friends, log on to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org. Membership is this organization, the goal of which is to support the library system, costs $5 for single memberships, and $10 for family memberships. Monday, Sept. 24 Retire d nur s e s to m eet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Building room 240 on Monday, Sept. 24. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be a representative from Hospice of Marion County. The topic will be hospice services. The charity for September will be Hospice of Marion County. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Wednesday, Sept. 19.Tuesday, Sept. 25 Brea s t Cancer Support Group m eet s The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Sept. 25 will include a presentation by Patricia Martin from All About You Boutique on Silver Springs Boulevard in Six Gun Plaza. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Wednesday, Sept. 26 Butter f lie s : Fro m A to Z Hospice of Marion County is hosting its first Butterfly Seminar on Wednesday. Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m. in the Hospice Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala). Edith Smith, regionally-renowned butterfly expert and owner of Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Brooker, will conduct the seminar. Ediths farm has been featured in The Dangerous World of Butterflies by Peter Laufer, plus several magazines and newspapers including Country Woman, Florida Agriculture, Ocala Style and the Jacksonville Journal. You can learn more about Edith at www.memorialbutterflies.com. Please see HAPPENINGS Page 11

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United Way Financial Workshop Facilitator As a workshop facilitator you will help adults and youth enhance their money management skills, understand basic financial services, and build financial confidence. In a classroom setting you will work with local businesses, faith-based groups, civic organizations and non-profits. Training will be provided. For additional information contact Marsha Holloway at 352-732-9696. Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696Marion Senior ServicesMeals on Wheels Driver Drivers will ensure homebound clients receive nutritious meals, assist in relieving the loneliness and isolation of clients, help elderly clients remain living in their own homes, assist the case manager by keeping MSS informed of substantial changes in the health or well-being of clients. Reliable transportation and valid FL drivers license are required. A background check must be completed prior to volunteering. For additional information contact Betty Green at 352-620-3501. Senior Companion Companions will provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks. The service helps senior live independently in their homes for as long as possible. They encourage social interaction of clients and assist the case manager by keeping MSS informed of substantial changes in the health or well-being of clients. Reliable transportation and valid FL drivers license are required. A background check must be completed. For additional information contact Betty Green at 352-620-3501.Project Hope of Marion CountyGeneral Clerk Clerical duties such as filing, typing, data entry, answering phones, customer service, assist with quarterly newsletter, fundraising, AP/AR, record keeping, and event planning. Qualifications are one year experience working in the clerical field; use of computer software, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Social Media, Windows XP 7, Vista, just possess good customer service skills; must be able to work at least 20-25 hours a week. For additional information please contact Diane Clinton at 352-624-4673. Stirrups n Strides Therapeutic Riding CenterLooking for ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Fall Volunteer orientation/training session will be Saturday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to lead horses, sidewalk with disabled riders, assist in grooming and care of horses, office work and grounds maintenance. Riding and carriage driving sessions are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. No experience is required. For information call Betty Gray at 352-427-3569. Brentwood at Fore RanchArts & Crafts Instructor looking for someone that enjoys drawing, painting, and ceramics, multi-medium to teach residents some techniques in art. Fabric Crafts looking for someone who is able to sew/quilt/knit, etc to help lead in activities involving fabrics such as a quilting club, embroidery club, etc. Green Thumb Assistant looking for someone to help keep our garden growing. We are working with Feed the Need to establish vegetable and fruit gardens as well as a flowering garden. Volunteer will be doing the gardening with the residents. Billiard Instructor looking for someone who is able to play billiards for fun with our residents or someone who would like to teach beginner lessons. Country Store Clerk looking for someone to run a small country store that will carry basic needs items (tissues, soap, candy, chips, etc,). Must be able to count change, write receipts, etc. Mini librarian looking for someone who is able to organize library and keep books in proper categories. Help residents make selections. Perhaps lead a short story time. Cooking Class Instructor looking for someone who enjoys baking/cooking to assist in cooking classes such as baking cookies, decorating cupcakes, etc. with the residents. Fitness Leader looking for someone to lead small fitness groups, light chair aerobics, stretching yoga, Thai chi, zumba for seniors, chair dancing. Volunteer positions at Brentwood may include a free lunch while serving in your volunteer station. On-site training will be provided as needed. For additional information contact Barbie Smerecki at 352-464-3802. This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu A ll we hear these days are complaining about the economy and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Politicians talk about it all the time and yet do nothing creative in the area of improving our economy. If you could put all the political speeches end to end, there would positively be no end to it. What we need to stimulate our economy is some kind of stimulation that does not come from the government. They stimulate me, all right, but not in the right way. This is where I step in. I assure you I am not running for any office. If the truth were known, I am running away from every office I can think of, especially my church office. I have no political agenda or aspirations; I am just a plain ordinary American citizen. I understand such creatures are an endangered species in todays economy. I am proud to be just a plain ordinary American. I am not middle-class, lowerclass and certainly not high class. In fact, I have no class at all, and I am glad to leave it like that. I couldnt pass the test anyway. But I am doing my part in stimulating the economy. The secret plan I have can be boiled down to one word: vacation. This past week I have bravely gone where I have not been for a long time and that is on vacation. There is nothing like a vacation to stimulate many things, including the economy. It takes me a whole year to scrimp and save so the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I can go on a vacation. But in the end, it is well worth it. After a weeklong vacation, I am highly stimulated to return home where I can recuperate from all that stimulation. My wallet is still vibrating. I must confess that the primary stimulation in a vacation has to do with my credit card. It was stimulated in more ways than I care to remember, and at the end of the month the credit card company will remind me of all that stimulation. If the government does not have enough money in its coffers to balance the budget, it is not because I have not done my part. Every time I turned around there was a tax on something. Do not let this get out, but if the government knows I turned around so many times, they will find a way to tax that. I am not a conspiracy enthusiast, but I believe I stumbled onto a most blatant conspiracy with the United States government. I am here merely to give my humble testimony. The conspiracy, as I found it, focuses in on the airlines. I know this may sound like a far-fetched idea but I can only give my observation. The airlines are in a conspiracy with the United States government to take as much money from me as they possibly can. Not that I have a lot of money, I just would like to keep as much of it as possible for those occasions when I would like to take my wife out to a restaurant and just have a relaxing evening. That takes money. It began with checking in our luggage. Two bags for me and two bags for my wife equals too much luggage. We put our luggage on the conveyor belt and then were informed by the check-in clerk that each bag cost an extra $50. She swiped my credit card and even though I am not a mathematical wizard, I believe it was in the neighborhood of $200. I do not like that neighborhood. Later on, I sat down to figure it out and discovered it would be far cheaper not to take any luggage and then when arriving at my destination buy a new set of clothes. My entire wardrobe does not equal $100. Of course, on my wifes side of the closet it is a different story. We got our boarding pass and then the young woman behind the counter looked at me and asked a strange question. Sir, how tall are you? It has been a long time since anybody asked me that kind of a question. Why she wanted to know how tall I was could not be found in the corridors of my empty mind. I then informed her that I was 6. I see, she said as she stared at her computer screen. Then she explained. The average height of a male passenger on our plane is 5. You exceed that limit by 4 inches. I looked at my wife and we both shared a wonderful laugh. Then I look back at her behind the counter, but she was not laughing. There will be an extra charge for your exceeding our height limit. Lets see, she said as she studied the computer screen, thats 4 inches times $15 per inch which equals $60. She then swiped my credit card, again, and charged it with the $60 extra fee. That was just the beginning of the swiping by the airlines. By the time our vacation was over, I was totally swiped out. When I got home I meditated a little bit on what Jesus said, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesars, and unto God the things which be Gods (Luke 20:25 KJV). I really do not mind rendering to Caesar but I just wish he wasnt so greedy.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3 10Wednesday, September 12, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger A DVERTISING S AYS T O P EOPLE Heres what weve got. Heres what we do for you. Heres how to get it. Leo Burnett To advertise in the call 854-3986 000CCUV PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. 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B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000CBGP CANADIAN MEDS 000CKL0 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES S ave up to 80% on prescription drugs Viagra Advair Plavix Celebrex Cymbalta Cialis Many other drugs available Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Fall Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For more information regarding the Fall Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. OBScontinued from Page 1 My humble effort at stimulating the economy James Snyder Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold High Holiday services at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Building 300 in Ocala. All services will be led by rabbinical intern, Hannah Spiro, a student from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. The service will be preceded by a catered dinner at a cost of $15 per person. RSVP to Sonia 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 by Sept. 10. First day Rosh Hashanah services on Sept. 17, will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a light lunch provided by the Sisterhood. Taschlich will follow after the lunch at Sholom Park in Ocala. Kol Nidre services on Sept. 25 will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Yom Kippur morning services on Sept. 26 will begin at 10 a.m. There will be an afternoon study session starting at 4 with Yiskor memorial prayers at 4:30. Closing prayers will begin at 5 p.m. with break the fast to follow. All are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. The Yiskor service is open to non-members. Membership in the congregation is required to attend services and a limited one-month option is available for $100 per person. For further information contact Judi Siegal, president at 352-237-8277 or e-mail bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive, inclusive community affiliated with the Jewish Recontructionist Movement.Ocala West Church of the Nazarene Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-861-0755, will show a video called the Truth Project each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. running through October. You can expect to be reintroduced to the truth claims of God and Gods design for us to live out the Christian worldview in daily life. Chabad Jewish CenterIn anticipation of the upcoming Jewish New Year (Sept. 16-18), the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages has announced its High Holiday Services schedule. They will be warm, friendly, traditional, and open to all, says Chabads Executive Director, Rabbi Yossi Hecht. All are welcome to services at Chabad, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation. Membership is not required to join and there are no prerequisites. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English Our tradition teaches that at the New Year, the Doors of Heaven are open; God accepts all prayers, from anyone, explains the Rabbi. The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community. Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year (Sept. 16-18), as well as Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement (Sept. 25-26). They will be held at various times (as indicated below) at the Hilton of Ocala and The Chabad Jewish Center For more information about High Holiday Services, or about Chabad, please call: 352-291-2218, email Rabbi@JewishMarion.org or log on to www.JewishMarion.org. All are welcome. Religion Lend a Hand Please patronize our advertisers Read the classifieds

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Thursday, Sept. 13 BLINGO: Bingo with a little bling 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 352-690-7323 for tickets. Federal retirees to gatherThe 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. CERT training to beginA 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 352-8120853. Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion Countys most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5-year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. There will be a free kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Post-run activities include a drawing for prizes from local businesses and area attractions (Disney and Sea World), lots of food and fun, autism information. Race benefits New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352629-1785. Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be the Ocala Harmony Singers. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 12th of September. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details, call Jim Neate at 352-687-1580 or Terry Rasmussen at 352-347-8362. Sheltering Hands book sale A book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, including used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will take place on Saturday Sept. from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Buy five books and get two free. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Saturday, Sept. 15 AAUW to hear about amendmentsAAUW Ocala will be having a luncheon meeting at Horse and Hound on U.S. Highway 27 on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11:30. Judy Johnson will be speaking about the upcoming amendments to the State Constitution. Public is welcome. If you plan to come for lunch, call 352-462-2609 for reservations.Yard sale at Discovery CenterSix Marion County Rotary Clubs are hosting The Hidden Treasure Bazaar, a no junk yard sale, on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Ocala Discovery Center, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave. (in Tuscawilla Park) in Ocala. Hours for the sale are 8 a.m. to noon rain or shine. Proceeds from the sale will benefit second floor renovations of the Center. The Rotary Clubs are Ocala Rotary, Silver Springs Rotary, Sunset Rotary, Belleview Rotary, Metro Rotary, and Southwest Rotary. Rotary International is an international service club whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Sunday, Sept. 16 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Sept. 17 American Legion post to meet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 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 This weeks puzzle answers Happenings More on Page 4 In this seminar, Edith will teach how to build a basic butterfly garden habitat, basic butterfly lifecycle and facts, and how to create a butterfly garden in a container. Pre-registration is required. Call 352-854-5218 or go to www.hospiceofmarion.com. Cost is $20, which includes seminar, butterfly host plant and refreshments. Your registration includes a visit to a custom-designed butterfly garden with more than 250 butterflies and host plants to view. Proceeds from this event will benefit Childrens Bereavement Programs.Saturday, Sept. 29 Sheltering Hands yard sale The fourth annual fundraising yard sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala. The group is accepting clean items. There is also a 50/50 raffle, and aluminum cans will be collected.For pickup, call Flo at 352-694-7731, Becky at 352-351-3802, or Carolyn at 352-817-0663. Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428.Sunday, Sept. 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchLift up your hearts in praise! Everyone is invited to join Marion County Christian Churchs in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and family worship. The program begins at 5 p.m. and refreshments are served. 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/.Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4

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INDEX Quail Meadow......6 Fairfield Village..7 Rev. Snyder........10 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 24 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, September 12, 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 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 000CKLP 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. 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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 EARLY BIRD UNTIL 4PM 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 000CIWZ 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 U nder N ew O wnership & N ew S tore H ours M onday S aturday 8:30am 5:00pm PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALVisiting Grandma and GrandpaAlmost four year old Lydia has a happy Labor Day with grandparents Frann and Ed Glenney. See Fairfield Village column today on Page 7. Quail Meadow ceramics Ceramics group Jan Johnson, Frank Christopher, Marlene Cigrand and John Zdarsky shows off its work at Quail Meadow, where the group meets on Wednesdays. For details, see the Quail Meadow column on Page 6. Recent efforts from county staffers have led to $3.8 million in savings to taxpayers. The funds were recouped from previously-denied Medicaid bills that the Florida Association for Health Care Administration (AHCA) determined counties should pay. In legislation passed earlier this year, the state made counties responsible for approximately 10 years worth of the disputed bills about $4.9 million for Marion County unless county staff could re-review and prove again the bills were incorrect. Marion County officials immediately challenged the states figures, maintaining the bills were denied because of errors caused largely by mistakes in AHCAs admittedly deficient electronic billing system. Marion County Community Services staff, with the assistance of staff from Procurement Services and Administration, spent weeks poring over approximately 800,000 bills, Community Services Director Cheryl Amey said. They worked to confirm each bills authenticity and compile proof that the denied claims were incorrect. Information Technology staff also assisted, formatting the bills into spreadsheets that could be sorted and searched. After each review, the countys internal audit staff double-checked the results for accuracy. After all of the work dedicated to reviewing, disputing, comparing and evaluating the bills, Marion County staff successfully whittled the final bill down to about $1.377 million. After ensuring any additional errors accounted for less than 5 percent of the bill, county officials opted to take a 15 percent reduction in the bill in lieu of the opportunity to further challenge the amount. This brought the official total cost to Marion County to about $1.167 million. Marion County remains involved in the lawsuit thats challenging, among other things, the bills that exceeded the four-year statute of limitations, which make up 58 percent of the final bill ($792,308). We take our responsibility to be good stewards of our residents tax dollars seriously, Marion County Commission Chair Charlie Stone said. Were proud of our staffs dedication and hard work that saved the county from paying $3.8 million in inaccurate charges that would have otherwise had to come from our already-lean budget. County saves millions in Medicaid The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sites sortable master index will provide access to pedigree updates. The iPad version of the catalog will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11 via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/Sales CatalogApp/ A total of 420 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m. with hip numbers 1-172 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. Hip numbers 173 420 sell on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Open Session starting at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The sales 168 weanlings feature the progeny of a sire roster that includes Big Brown, Congrats, High Cotton, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Majestic Warrior, Midnight Lute, Mizzen Mast, Old Fashioned, Scat Daddy, Wildcat Heir, and With Distinction. First crop sires represented include Cool Coal Man, Distinctly Mine, Kantharos, Super Saver, and Tale of Ekati. The list of first crop stallions with in-foal mares in the sale includes: Archarcharch, Big Drama, Courageous Cat, Dublin, First Dude, Gone Astray and Uncle Mo. Also featured are mares in foal to a strong group of sires including Awesome of Course, Bellamy Road, Colonel John, Cowtown Cat, Flower Alley, In Summation, Kittens Joy, Pioneerof the Nile, Spring At Last and Zensational. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. OBS Fall Mixed Sale catalog available online Please see OBS Page 3 The temperatures will soon start cooling down, giving nature lovers the perfect setting to head outdoors and enjoy the arrival of fall. To help you plan a great outdoor adventure this season, Marion County Parks and Recreation is offering the following guided outings and day hikes as part of its Explore Marion County program: Sept. 18: Ross Prairie/Holly Hammock (two and a third miles, mostly overhead tree canopy). Oct. 2: Land Bridge Trail (one and three quarters of a mile, mostly overhead tree canopy). Oct. 16: Marshall Swamp (approximate three miles, overhead tree canopy). Nov. 6: Ocklawaha Prairie observation boardwalk (approximately two and half miles, some tree canopy). Nov. 20: Yearling Trail (four miles, mixed terrain, some loose sand and some tree canopy). Dec. 4: Carney Island Fox Trot Loop (approximately three miles, some tree canopy). Interpretive talks will complement these guided hikes, which are being offered at no cost. Limited transportation will be provided to all locations from Brick City Adventure Park (1211 S.E. 22nd Road). Pre-registration is required and may be completed online by clicking the Online Services button at www.marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm (no hyphens in address). Need more outdoor fun? Sign up for Parks and Recreations additional fall programming, including monthly quarry tours at Brick City Adventure Park. The tours guide participants through some of Marion Countys rich history at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For more information on these and other programs, call the Parks and Recreation main office at 352-671-8560. Explore Marion County this fall with interpretive outings and scheduled day hikes BY PATRICIA GIZZI Richard III makes the statement: A horse, a horse, my Throne for a horse. Stone Creek resident, Marge Dumburgh did not give up her throne for a horse but she did have the idea of bringing a painted horse to Stone Creek Community. She will tell you that the idea began months ago and after numerous phone calls, e-mails and committee meetings, the dream is becoming a reality. Her committee members are Bing Svenssonm, Carol Spooner, Harvey Paskins, Kay Scott, Patricia Gizzi, Patti Wallner, Rita Singer, Marion Pierleoni, Ann Kirby, Terry Trisler, Bev Wiggins, Rosemary Fisher, Beth Mueller, and Sandy Lynch. Each member saw the need for a Painted Horse at Stone Creek. Harvey Paskin, with input from the committee, wrote the detailed proposal that was submitted to Pulte in May of this year for their approval. As Harvey wrote in the proposal, For many Stone Creek residents, our location in the heart of Florida horse country was a significant factor in our choice to move here. The ambiance in the Sales Center, and the art work and naming of the rooms in the Reunion Center, all seem to indicate that Pulte management believes so also. One doesnt have to live here long before getting caught up in horse fever. A group of us believes the HOA membership would welcome the opportunity to contribute to the acquisition and placement of a painted horse in Stone Creek. As chairperson, Marge researched the artists. She contacted Gail Wilson Ashford. Gail went to Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas and The University of Texas, Austin, Texas where she earned a degree Bachelor of Fine Art (emphasis on painting and sculpture) Currently she is an artist and Fine Art Designer in Ocala. She has been the Past Administrative Curator Art Education Appleton Art Museum, Ocala; Past Art Educator St. John School, Ocala; Past Art Educator Marion County Schools, Ocala. Her public artworks In Sculpture include: StarWish Original Horse Fever Project Horse Sculpture Marion Cultural Alliance, Ocala, 2001. Adelante Barkitecture Cat Sculpture Humane Society Auction Ocala. Liturgical Artworks Queen of Peace Catholic Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Creation Painting Acrylic and Oil 8 x 16 Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala. Out of Eden PaintingAcrylic and Oil 8 x 16 Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala. ArchAngels/Scripture Stained Glass Windows (16) 5 x 10 Queen of Peace Ocala. Mary Stained Glass Windows (2) 5 x 10 Mary Chapel Queen of Peace Church Revelation Stained Glass Window Large Full Entrance Artwork Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala. Mary Tiles Hand painted Tiles around Mary Fountain Queen of Peace Courtyard Marquee Design & Oversight Installation Highway 200 Front Entrance Queen of Peace Church, Ocala. Now that the site for the horse has been approved by Pulte, the committees real work begins. The committee is asking that each resident donate toward the purchase of the horse. Clubs, like Culture Vultures have already donated $500 toward the horse and Leisure Arts is meeting to ask its membership for a donation to the horse. Pulte, after much discussion, has agreed that the horse can be placed outside the back part of the Reunion Center adjacent to the Reflection Garden. It will be seen from the pool, when seated in the Reflection Garden and from the golf course hole number 11. The realization of dreams to completed project takes time, patience, homework and tenacity. Thanks to the leadership of Marge Dumbaugh this dream will become a reality with the support of the community. At Stone Creek, My Throne for a Horse Members of the committee. Starwish. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com