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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 09-26-2012
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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..7 Classifieds........11 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 26 WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2012 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger With winter just around the corner, its time to stock up on your supply of reading material. Youll find plenty of books, puzzles, videos and more at the Friends Fall Book Sale. Hardbacks and soft covers are $1.00 each; newer books $2.00; pocketbooksized paperbacks 50. Saturdays bag sale will be $2.00 per bag this year, still a bargain you cant pass up! While youre browsing the sale, remember to pick up an application to join the Friends organization and lend your support to our library. Donate the books youve already read by bringing them to the Friends Lobby Bookstore Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 am to about 1 pm. CONTACT Cindy Clark 861-0353 to have your Ocala area donations picked up for the sale. Thursday, September 27 10 am to 8 pm Friday, September 28 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, September 29 10 am to 2 pm 000CM2F at Freedom Public Library 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala Dont Miss the Friends 3-Day Fall Book Sale 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 O B L 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 000COB3 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 10/6/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 000CGIP Travolta respondsMarion Gartman and Pat Tobin of Quail Meadow are shown holding copies of the West Marion Messenger in which they were featured, along with Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, at the opening of his recent movie. They sent him copies of the pape r, and he in turn sent them autographed pictures and autographs on the newspapers. See column on Page 12. In a unanimous vote during their Sept. 20 public hearing, Marion County commissioners adopted the countywide budget and a millage rate of 3.89 mills for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. A millage rate of 3.89 equates to $3.89 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $389 for a home with a taxable value of $100,000. The resulting tax levy is $4 million below the roll-back rate (the amount Marion County collected in taxes during the 2011-2012 fiscal year) and $33 million below the maximum tax levy allowed under Florida law. In short, the 3.89 millage rate will result in a tax savings (compared to the current year) for Marion County citizens, according to budget officials from the Marion County Clerk of the Courts office. Taxable property values, provided by Property Appraiser Villie Smith, showed that the total taxable property value (used for budgeting purposes) declined by seven percent this year, resulting in a $4.2 million reduction in taxes. During the last five years, Marion County has experienced a 38 percent drop in taxable property value, a decrease of approximately $8.5 billion. Budget reductions from Marion Countys departments and constitutional offices resulted in a total savings in all county property taxes of $7 million in fiscal year 2012-2013 (compared to the 2011-2012 fiscal year) including savings in non-countywide services such as Fire Rescue and law enforcement. Budget, tax rate adopted BY JIM CLARK Editor One of the write-in candidates in the Nov. 6 County Commission election appeared at a candidate forum Tuesday, and spoke to the audience and answered questions. Patricia Reed is an opponent of incumbent Stan McClain in the race for County Commission District 3. There is another write-in candidate listed, Robert Brown. McClain won the Republican primary in August over Jeff Gold, and would have been elected had there not been the write-in candidates. There are no Democrats in the race. Although Reed wont be listed on the ballot, she was given the same treatment as other candidates. She was the only one in her race to appear. Among Reeds comments: Shes against the recent decisions to remove impact fees. The impact fees never should have been suspended. She said that shes good at listening to others. She spoke of a recent hearing where the current commissioners werent listening to a lady, who was overrun by the Commission. She said she believes the social service programs are the responsibility of government. She said she doesnt ever see curbside recycling becoming mandatory, particularly with the current Commission. Candidates in various other county races appeared, using the same format. Because of deadlines, their comments will be covered next week. Write-in commission candidate speaks at library forum Hawthorne Estates Hawthorne Estates, a new independent living facility off Southwest 42nd Street, on the newly paved road west of 27th Avenue, held a ribbon-cutting of its new building last Thursday. Here, members of the Chamber of Commerce speak to welcome the opening as part of the Hawthorne Complex.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK T he September pot luck dinner was enjoyed by about 50 residents. It was great to see some of our new homeowners joining with us for the evening. Im sure Donna Elliott is glad she bought a fifty-fifty ticket; she was the winner of the jackpot. Jan Johnson was the lucky winner of a ticket for the Oktoberfest. We welcome Pattie and Jerry Zimmerman and Donna and Stan Elliott to Quail Meadow. The entertainment for the evening was to be a presentation of pictures from the past. However, the projector that was to be used was in an accident over the week end. The picture presentation will be a part of the program at the November holiday dinner. You can still get pictures to Theresa Yoders. Without the pictures show, we were surprised with a special presentation by Marion Gartman. If you recall, the July 11 West Marion Messenger had a picture of Pat Tobin and Marion Gartman on the front page. Just under their Special presentation involving Travolta highlights dinner Carolyn Slocumb QUAIL MEADOW picture was one of John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston. Now those of you who know Marion wont be surprised to learn of what she did with that paper! She decided that John and Kelly would probably like a copy, so she wrote a tongue in cheek letter to John Travolta in which she mentioned that the picture of her and Pat was on the top fold and his was on the bottom fold of the page. She and Pat autographed their picture for John. In the letter she asked if he would please sign his picture on the enclosed copies of the paper for her and Pat. She also included a self-addressed envelope for the return of the papers. Would you believe, Monday, in the mail, Marion received the two signed papers from John Travolta, and along with the papers he included (2) large autographed pictures of him. Pat was not aware of Marions escapade and was totally surprised when given the autographed pictures. See, you never know what might be done with your pictures! Tickets for the Oktoberfest and auction are available now from Kathy Voss and Theresa Yoders. This event will be on Monday, Oct. 15. Please bring a wrapped gift for the auction. The love bug season should be ending soon it cant be soon enough. They have really been bad this year. Once they are gone, we wont have to worry about them again until May. Some of the people getting food at the pot luck dinner.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Painting Exterior Painting $895. Complete with Benjamin Moore Paint 1,100 sf 5 year Warranty Bestway Painting (352) 438-3381 MIKE ANDERSON PAINTING, Int./Ext. & Pressure Washing CALL a PROFESSIONAL (352) 464-4418 Todays New Ads WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. CALL A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 Rent: Houses Furnished PALM CAY 55+Beautiful, 2/2/1 fully furnished Bring your tooth brush (352) 861-9491 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. Boats 2002 DURACRAFT 18FT W/ 2010 YAMAHA90HPOnly 188 hours on motor: Wide Hull, Hydrolic Steering, Jack Plate, PT&T, GPS, FF, VHF, Stereo, Livewell, Trolling Motor, LOADED. Boat is Turn Key, Runs Perfect. $9500.00 OBO Call -352-257-3202 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. CALL A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 000CPDS Visit us at: www.franks.remax.com www.eileens.remax.com Emails: franks@remax.net eileens@remax.net WE NEED HOMES TO SELL! Put The Spinosa Strategy To Work For You! 4701 SW College Rd. (Hwy. 200) #103, Ocala, FL 34474 000COIG Bus: (352) 484-0167 Fax: 1-888-418-6896 Cell: (352) 266-5555 Frank Cell: (352) 266-5562 Eileen A L L S T A R S R E A L T Y Frank and Eileen Spinosa REALTORS $169,400 R378893A STONE CREEK Very popular Sheridan Model, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, large great room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with Corian countertops, range, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Kitchen opens to inside laundry and 2-car garage. Home complete with window treatments, ceiling fans and new carpet thru-out. Enjoy resort style living in this beautiful Del Webb community. Top Producers 2008-2011 Ocala/Marion County Board of Realtors $271,500 R379672A STONE CREEK Beautiful Hanover Model on 3rd Fairway of golf course. Many upgrades including gorgeous Cherry 42 kitchen cabinets with crown molding, tile on diagonal, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer, custom window treatments, ceiling fans, laundry room cabinets, enclosed lanai with acrylic windows and micro mesh screens on garage door, interior professionally painted, gutters & downspouts, nicely landscaped. Resort style amenities including indoor & outdoor pools, hot tubs, clubhouse, exercise facility and 18-hole championship golf course. This weeks puzzle answers Congregation Beth Israel plans Shabbat serviceCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat evening service on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, building 300, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen who will lead the congregation in song, prayer and dance in celebration of the joyous fall festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. All are invited to attend the service and experience a Jewish Reconstructionist approach to Judaism. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement and is a liberal, inclusive and contemporary Jewish community. Food left unattended on the stove was the cause of a fire just before midnight Saturday evening, resulting in one civilian receiving significant burn injuries. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a mobile home fire at Oaktree Village, 4037 N.W. Blitchton Road. On arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the double occupancy mobile home, with two residents outside. The tenant told fire officials that he had fallen asleep with food on the stove. An alert neighbor smelled smoke, and called 911, according to Battalion Chief Rick Doucett. The neighbor and the tenant then used several fire extinguishers on the fire involving the kitchen. Firefighters responded to the fire at one minute before midnight and arrived on scene within a few minutes to extinguish the remaining flames. The mobile home valued at $25,000 suffered an estimated $6,000 in damage to the structure and the contents. The tenant suffered significant smoke inhalation with non-life threatening burns involving the hands and feet, and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Unattended food on stove responsible for mobile home fire Sheriffs Office investigating theft of trailer on West 40 The Marion County Sheriffs Office is investigating the apparent theft of a trailer from a crane company in the 8500 block of West State Road 40. According to the report, the deputy responded on Sept. 17, where the owner said that one of the trailers parked on side of the highway was missing. He had been doing work for Progress Energy, and the trailer and equipment were left there on Sept. 14 at the end of work. Among the items taken was a large wrecking ball, a Sheave, a spreader bar, a steel cable and metal plates. The total value of the stolen items was estimated at $44,000. Anyone having any information or who saw anything suspicious is asked to call Detective Greg Spicher at the Southwest District Office, located at 9048 State Road 200, or you may make an anonymous call to Crimestoppers of Ocala and possibly earn a reward. Happenings Wednesday, Sept. 26 Butterflies: From A to ZHospice 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. 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.Thursday, Sept. 27 Three-day book sale at Freedom LibraryIts that time again when the Friends sponsor their twice-a-year book sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Dont miss this opportunity to stock up on great books, CDs, videos, puzzles, etc. See you there! Italian Feast Night scheduledCoventry Episcopal Church is hosting its third annual Italian Feast Night on Thursday, Sept. 27. Dinner seatings will begin at 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for advanced purchase for $8 (children under 10 when accompanied by a paying adult eat free). We will be serving up hefty portions of a variety of homemade pastas with sausage, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, soup, beverage and assorted desserts. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $10. We warmly invite you to come for a delicious meal for advance ticket information please visit www.coventryocala.org or call 352629-9202. Coventry Episcopal Church is on the southwest corner of CR312 and 475 S.), 20 S.W. 87th Place, Ocala.Ballot amendments to be discussed There will be a discussion of Pros and Cons of the 12 Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot on Thursday, Sept. 27, at OTOW, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, there will be a free voter guide given to all attendees. Friday, Sept. 28 Weekly farmers market operatingIf you havent been able to make it to some of the other area farmers markets (or if youd just like another opportunity to visit one), youre in luck Marion County is hosting a farmers market on Fridays this fall. From noon to 6 p.m. starting Sept. 28, residents can shop at Marion Countys Health Happens Farmers Market on the McPherson Governmental Complex field (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The market will continue to run each Friday through Nov. 16 (except for Oct. 26, when it will be closed for the Ocala Arts Festival). An initiative born out of the countys Health Happens employee wellness program, the farmers market will sell items focused on the healthier side of the food spectrum, such as vegetables, herbs, salsa and more. By holding the market during the lunch through late afternoon (commute) timeframe, market organizer and Health and Wellness Coordinator Lisa Dunham hopes to make it easier for employees and residents alike to purchase healthy fare for lunch or the upcoming weekend. Eating healthfully is an important part of preventative care, overall wellness and a healthy lifestyle, Dunham said. The Health Happens Farmers Market encompasses those objectives by featuring only healthy items. The county may host an additional farmers markets series in the spring depending on interest in the fall program. The Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is funded through Florida Blue. Saturday, Sept. 29 Get rid of unwanted, unused medicine The Marion County Sheriffs Office will hold a collection of unused or expired medication on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southwest District Office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Other sites might be available, but information was not provided to the West Marion Messenger before press time. 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 352-3513802, 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. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. River Jordan Quartet in concert The River Jordan Quartet will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p. m. in the sanctuary. River Jordan sings a pure Southern Gospel Quartet sound, low bass, high tenor and smooth dynamic harmony. Dont miss this wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. More on Page 4

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A good many people stayed to talk individually with Ms. Woodworth who did as she said she would. She addressed each concern and worked cordially to make sure that everyone was satisfied that the ALL management is willing to do anything reasonable to make living in Fairfield Village really be the lively place filled with lovely people that we hope to continue to be. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 7 As she had promised early in the meeting, Ms. Woodworth was eager to address individual questions put to her by residents after the main meeting. Those questions related more specifically to individual properties. Sherri Woodworth, left, ALL Vice-President, and Peggy Sluss, Community General Manager of Fairfield Village, worked together to present the first Town Hall Meeting for the FFV community. O K, right up front I want to confess that I am an old fogey. In my defense, as if I needed one, I was born an old fogey. I have what may be called old-fogeyitis, a rare psychological disorder only affecting people born of woman. For many years, I beat myself over the head because I did not understand old fogeyitis syndrome. Years ago, I have learned to accept it, whether others accept it or not is not my problem. It was a wonderful day when I realized I could have a lot of other things much worse than old-fogeyitis. Just this week I saw an article in the picture of What a shock! The umpire was wearing shorts James Snyder O UTTO PASTOR supposedly the ugliest woman in the world. As I looked at her picture, it reminded me of one of my old aunts. I know Im not the prettiest face in town but I wasnt born this way. My face is the result of the stress through the years from the old-fogeyitis syndrome. One of the amazing traits of this syndrome is the marvelous selective memory. My memory is so good I can remember things that never happened. Some people look at me when I recall one of these pseudomemories as if I was senile. Oh no. It is not senility it is old-fogeyitis. I really did not know how bad it was until this past week. My oldest granddaughter was playing softball and invited me to come and watch her first game. She made me one of those offers that I couldnt refuse. It has been a long time since I seen a slow pitch softball game much less played in one. I remembered those glorious days of yesteryear when I played slow pitch softball. According to my memory, I was the star pitcher on my team. What memories they were. Since they are my memories, I feel I have the right to make them what I want them to be. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, our youngest daughter and her daughter joined me as we watched my granddaughters first game. We brought our own chairs so we were able to set up our seating arrangements where we could watch our granddaughter play her first game. I am not prejudiced, but from where we were sitting, she was the star player on her team. I am not sure how her team could ever get along without her. It is my humble opinion that greatness like this is inherited. You do not learn that kind of thing on your own, it is something that is passed down to you through your genes. I must have passed it on to her because I do not have it anymore. It was then that I saw it, which kicked in the old-fogeyitis syndrome. What I saw shocked me and it takes a lot to shock me. Up to this point, I was primarily focused on my granddaughter and her pristine playing on the field, so I did not see right away what I eventually saw. It happened when my granddaughter stepped up to bat for the first time. After that, the whole game went blank for me. Behind my lovely granddaughter was the catcher all dressed in the catchers outfit. That did not startle me. Behind the catcher was the umpire, or so he was pretending to be, and that is what startled me. It was a girls slow pitch softball team and every one of them was dressed in their softball players outfit. I believe in dressing for the occasion. The occasion was a softball game and those involved in the softball game were wearing attire consistent with the game at hand. Then I saw the umpire. And the umpire was wearing shorts! Shorts! It is not that I object to a man wearing shorts as long as he does not wear them out in public. The last time I wore shorts I was three years old and it was only because my mother made me wear them. When I had control of my wardrobe, I put away those shorts and began wearing pants like a man. I think if the good Lord wanted us to wear shorts, in public that is, He would have made our legs more visually appealing. A mans legs are not appealing, unless they have been in the sun too long and the skin begins to peel. A man, especially an old man, has knobby knees, hairy legs and varicose veins none of which should be part of public domain. This is not something I want to see when I am out in public. I can dutifully attest to the fact that my legs have not seen direct sunlight in over 50 years. I attribute this to the fact that I wear pants every day of my life. Not short pants, but pants that go all the way down to my ankles. Short pants look like you cannot afford to buy the whole thing. For some reason I could not watch the game with the same enthusiasm. When I got home that night I settled down a little bit and thought of a verse of Scripture, something Jesus said. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment (John 7:24 KJV). In spite of my severe oldfogeyitis condition, I must remember not to judge people according to their appearance. It is not what a man looks like but rather, what he does that makes him the man that he is. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyderministries.com Interfaith Alliance The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County announces that it is sponsoring a community conversation on the value of differences religious, ethnic and cultural at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The church is at 7171 State Road 200. Marion County represents a one percent microcosm of our countrys population with its citizenry reflecting not only the ethnic complexion of the old South but also the diversity introduced by streams of new residents of European, Caribbean, Latin American, African and Asian background They include Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Bahai among others who are so enriching our civic life. While The Interfaith Alliance strongly supports first amendment rights of religious freedom and expression for all we also wish to address the distinction between mere tolerance of differences and the progressive strengthening and acceptance of the rights of all segments of our society during the history of our young nation, according to Rev. Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr, pastor of the host church who will moderate. Panel participants include the Rev. Edward Bland, pastor of the Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church; Larry Collins, member of the Islamic Center of Ocala and vice president of The Interfaith Alliance; Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens of the Fifth Circuit Court; Barbara Fitos, executive director of The Community Foundation; Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom; and Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living. The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow in the adjacent community center. For further information please visit http://TIAMarionCounty.org email info@TIAMarionCounty.or g or telephone 352-8739970. Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, Sept. 22: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22: : Sanctified in concert, 7 p.m. FREE. Sunday, Sept. 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Religion Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchThe Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m. The Mens Prayer meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 25. Young at Heart will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-2372640.

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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. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. Thursday, Oct. 4 Support for caregivers A Caregivers Support Group meets at 10 a.m. in the library of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 each first and third Thursday of the month. All in need of information, comfort and support are welcome to attend. Call Catherine at 352-873-0829 for more details. Friday Oct. 5 Dinner and concert Durant, 2008 MCA Awards Group of the Year, six young people who share a passion for music and praise and will perform their unique gospel concert after a light dinner is served. A love offering will be taken. 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Saturday, Oct. 6 Quarterly reading of deceased vets Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will read the names of local veterans who have passed away during the previous three months when the Quarterly Memorial Reading takes place at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Those members are Tevis Fitzpatrick, Jean Brown, Beverly Fritz, Trish Kilgore, Sonja Wheelis, and Roberta Abraben. The Colors will be posted and retired by Belleview High School ROTC, and the gun salute performed by members of Marion County Sheriffs Office. Kevin Christian, of the Marion County School System, will perform two songs during the ceremony. Among others taking part in the ceremony will be event organizer Wilbur Julius, Marion County Veterans Services Director Jeffrey Askew, and Undersheriff Dan Kuhn.Lions Club holding pancake breakfast The Ocala 200 Lions Club is holding a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. 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ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS ARIE S (M arch 21 to A pril 19) Someone has some suggestions to offer regarding your new project. You might find them helpful. Remember to avoid speculation and to stick with just the facts, Lamb. TAURU S (A pril 20 to M ay 20) An old friend suddenly reappears. Whether this proves to be a boon or a bane in the Bovines life depends on the reason for this surprising reappearance. Be cautious. GEMI N I (M ay 21 to June 20) Vital information finally emerges, allowing you to make that important personal decision. You can now move your focus to an upcoming professional development. C A NC ER ( June 21 to July 22) You might not like seeing so many on-the-job changes. But some of them could open new opportunities for the Moon Childs talents to shine to your best advantage. L EO ( July 23 to A ug 22) An apparently solid-gold opportunity beckons the Lion. But check to see if all that dazzle isnt just a sprinkling of surface glitter. Check it out before making a commitment. VIRGO (A ug 23 to Sept 22) A close friend could offer advice on how to handle a difficult family matter. But in the end, the decision has to be made based on what is best for you and those you love. L IBRA ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) Family problems are best worked out with all those concerned contributing suggestions that will ease tensions. Stay with it until a workable solution is found. SC ORPIO (O ct 23 to Nov 21) Expect to hear more about an offer that has piqued your interest. You earn respect for insisting on solid facts, not just a fancy talk about potential opportunities. S AGITTARIU S ( Nov 22 to Dec 21) What seemed to be a reasonable workplace request might need to be defended. Dont fret. You have both the facts and a surprise ally on your side. C APRI C OR N ( Dec 22 to Jan 19) A bit of capriciousness might be just what you need. Plan to kick up your heels in a round of fun and games with family and friends this weekend. A Q UARIU S ( Jan 20 to F eb 18) Although some of your plans might have to be put on hold, things do begin to take a turn for the better by midweek. Your financial crunch also eases. PI SC E S (F eb 19 to M arch 20) Your financial picture begins to brighten by weeks end. There are also favorable changes in your personal life. Someone you care for has good news to report. BOR N THI S WEE K : You seek balance, but not at the expense of justice. You would make a fine judge. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. More on Page 5 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. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Emmys: Some of us are out of touch Early voting may be needed O rdinarily, were not big proponents of early voting, or of absentee voting when its not absolutely necessary. However, this year may be different. Because there are 11 Florida Constitution amendments on the ballot, and some of them are wordy, the ballot is two pages, 14 inches long, both sides. If everyone waits to vote on Election Day, that could be a disaster. We have visions of people waiting a very long time while those ahead of them try to read through the ballot and figure out which way they are going to vote. And if they let everyone who is on line at 7 p.m. vote, the ballot counting could be delayed by quite a bit. With a bunch of other key races on the ballot, such as U.S. president, U.S. senator, various state races and some Congressional races, it could make for a very long day for poll workers. Of course, we havent even mentioned the local races, especially for County Commission, supervisor of elections, sheriff and school superintendent. So this time, were going to trust election officials and ask you to go ahead and vote ahead of time, either at an early voting site or by absentee ballot. That way you can take your time, especially with the absentee ballots, which you can peruse at your leisure at home, just making sure you get them back on time. Incidentally, because the ballot is so big, its going to cost you 65 cents to mail it back, instead of the normal postage of 45 cents. But as one speaker pointed out at a recent forum, you cant get in your car, start the engine and drive to a polling place for only 65 cents worth of gas. You can also drop the absentee ballots off at the election office, if youre so inclined. So to save yourself a bit of aggravation on Election Day, consider voting early. The count will be long enough without those who vote early, so dont add to the problem. Then you can get on the Internet and watch the returns ... if you can stay up that late. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters The election Mitt Romney is attempting to campaign for the presidency by telling us what is wrong in our country and what he would do to fix it. The various media sources are telling us that everything that Romney has said or done since he started his campaign is wrong. The Democrats are telling us that everything that Romney has said or done since the day he was born has been wrong. The Democratic candidates are fault free Barack Obama and his shadow Bill Clinton. Romney is a threat to the political forces inside the D.C. beltway that currently control our country. A new presidential team, dedicated to our founders basic principles, could disrupt their carefully crafted and very profitable methods of operations. The mutually beneficial relationship between our Congress and the special interests groups has destroyed our governments responsibility to provide protection and encouragement for our free enterprise system. Competition is supposed to be encouraged. We need more water and new energy sources. However the carbon based fuel sources, with their freedom to set their own prices, would wreck havoc on the economy at the very discussion on building new hydroelectric dams. A new president and a new cabinet that is more concerned with everyone and not a selected few could make a difference. A new attorney general that would enforce existing laws could threaten the freedom, fortune and fame of congressional members, financial leaders, bankers, lobbyists and hedge fund managers. The threat of accountability under a law is a great deterrent to violation of the public trust. A functional government with fiscal control and equal opportunities and responsibilities for all citizens could be ours. Do not be confused by the hype and hysterics from the media for their favored democratic candidates. The only thing thats too big to fail in this country is this country. A heavy tax load on our next two generations has already been created. We must ensure this debt does not increase, that we pay our fair share, and our heirs have the means to meet their responsibilities. Get prepared and VOTE. Our country and our way of life are at stake. Bill Farthing Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com.8 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000COJ8 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. 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Medicare open enrollment starts October 15, 2012 and ends December 7, 2012 There are options available for you: Affordable Medicare Supplements Medicare Advantage Plans Part D Prescription Drug Plans I am an experienced agent that will work with you to find the best plan for you Give me a call to make a no obligation appointment. A Senior helping Seniors Fred Harper 352-615-2427 What is best for you? Jim Clark Editor W hen it comes to television, I guess Im out of touch with mainstream America. That was proven by the Emmy Awards list. The big thing that keeps me from appreciating the winners is that I dont have any pay channels, other than sports, where I have MLB Extra Innings and the NFL Red Zone. Thats it. No HBO, no Showtime, none of those channels. A lot of things on those channels are adult material, which we dont have in our house. So Monday morning I scanned through the winners list, to count how many shows I watch that won awards. The answer was none, zilch, zero. My wife had one, the host of Dancing With the Stars, a show I dont particularly like but she watches faithfully. Admittedly, we dont watch too much network television. Most of our viewing comes from CBS. The premieres this week of Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Person of Interest are interesting to us. We also like some of the off-network shows such asCovert Affairs which just finished its summer run. None of those were on the winners list. So now the fall season is starting, and well try a couple of new shows and see if they are any good. My wife and I already have a discrepancy. On Monday, theres a new show called Revolution. We watched the first episode together, but now Im turning it over to her to watch. She said it reminded her of Lost I thought it reminded me of the move Red Dawn. Either way, its all hers. Besides, Monday is football night. Enough said? ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: The city held an electronic recycling day (actually hazardous waste recycling) last Saturday. It was for city residents only. The trouble is, the city didnt notify us until after 4 p.m. on Thursday, way too late for us to get the message out. We yelled at them a little, and they have promised that the next time theyll get it to us sooner, so we can notify people. Incidentally, I took a couple of dead televisions to the site Saturday morning, and they took them readily, without asking for identification whether I lived in the city, as the news release said would be done. I had my license and a utility bill ready to prove where I lived, but it wasnt necessary. Electronic recycling is something that needs to be done. The last time the county did it, it took place at a recreation complex all the way up in Citra. Thats not very convenient for most of our readers. We hope that changes.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Pigs lifeThe TV news showed a clip of a pig saving a goat form drowning. And we humans keep devising ways to kill our fellow man, even to the extent of killing ourselves to do it. Hey people! Is there a message here? If you have eyes to see, I hope you have heart to hear. Thank God for not giving up on us yet. Joan Hoke Ocala Columnists wantedThe West Marion Messenger seeks residents of Stone Creek, Ocala Palms, The Falls and other communities as a volunteer columnist on a weekly or every other week basis. Columnists for the Messenger usually write about events and people living in their community. If you area receives this newspaper, and your activities are not being covered, please consider helping get the word out by calling Jim Clark, editor, 352-854-3986, or e-mail at editor@westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in e-mail address). Saturday, Oct. 6 L ion s C l ub hol d ing p ancake b reak f a s t The Ocala 200 Lions Club is holding a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. All proceeds benefit local charities. K ing d o m o f the Su n b an d t w o -d a y concert The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its October concert series, You Cant Stop the Beat scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are free and open to the public. Musical selections include: Stevie Wonder in Concert; Selections from Hairspray; American Overture for Band; George & Ira Gershwins Someone to Watch Over Me, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Flutation, featuring the KOS flute section; and, featuring the KOS clarinet section, Pie in the Face Polka, from the motion picture The Great Race, among others. For information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Donations are cheerfully accepted. V en d or s w ante d by ch u rch Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space, the size of two parking spaces for $10. Tables are available for an additional $5. Call 352-509-4141 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to save a place. Tw o -d a y y ar d s ale at gar d en cl ub s ite The Pioneer Garden Club will conduct its annual indoor yard sale on Oct. 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be clothes, toys, household items, kitchen goods and plant, among other things. The site is the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Website is pioneergardenclub.org.Y oga at S holo m P ark Come and join us for a beautiful yoga class in the peace park, which begins promptly at 9 a.m. For further information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950. Sunday, Oct. 7 A nn u al hi s toric ho m e to u r The Historic Ocala Preservation Societys annual historic home tour, featuring the 100th anniversary of one home, will be Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The Tour will be centered around Bryant Park. For ticket information, call 352-351-1861.Monday, Oct. 8 Tw irler s to teach squ are d ance Fun and friendship set to music is what square dancing is. The Ocala Twirlers club is starting a beginners class for new dancers on Oct. 8 at 12:45 p.m. The club meets at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., westbound just past Pine Run. The church is about a half-mile from the intersection. Call Tom Warren at 352-237-6416 or Norm Barnes at 352-873-1734 for information Tuesday, Oct. 9 C an d i d ate f or ums s che du le d Candidate forums will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Candidates for Marion County races (commission seats for districts 1,3,5; sheriff, supervisor of elections, and superintendent of schools) have accepted the Leagues invitation to participate in this forum hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters. The event is open to the public. Friday, Oct. 12 Tw o -d a y Au t um n G i f t M arket The Junior League of Ocala is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women and children through community outreach and public service. We will be hosting The Junior League of Ocalas 17th annual Autumn Gift Market at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the community projects of the Junior League of Ocala. The Autumn Gift Market is a unique shopping experience and will showcase boutique merchants from throughout the southeast and many local businesses. Entertainment will be provided by local groups and schools and there will be food vendors and fun concessions. For merchant, sponsorship, or ticket information, please email jloagm@gmail.com or visit www.juniorleagueofocala.com or call 352-368-0993. Saturday, Oct. 13 C ra f t f air at M arion L an d ing A Craft fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center, located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks and a large assortment of holiday decorations will be on sale. Refreshments will be available. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Saturday, Oct. 13 Fl y ing W allen d a s at C ircle Squ are C o mm on s Celebrate the change of the seasons with Circle Square Commons on Saturday, Oct. 13, with the famed Flying Wallendas, a tribute to the queen of Country music Shania Twain, amazing jugglers, delicious food, talented craft vendors and a pumpkin patch! The Flying Wallendas trapeze performers go as far back as 1780, in the cafes of Old Bohemia in the AustroHungarian Empire. The Wallenda family traveling troupe consists of acrobats, jugglers, clowns, aerialists and animal trainers all in one family. The Thats So Shania tribute to Shania Twain will be performed by Cristi Vale with Sequel. Dont miss this exciting Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. on the Circle Square Commons Town Square located at 8405 SW 80th Street, Ocala. This is a free event and open to the public, rain or shine! For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000CN6W 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000CKU2 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000CDP7 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 FAMILY FEATURES T o help families transform ordinary meals into fresher versions that the whole family will feel good about eating, Ziploc Brand has partnered with best-selling author and TV personality Rachael Ray to bring healthier food choices to tables with the Great American FreshOver Project, a fresh food makeover made easy. Rachael is an expert at creating quick meals. She aims to motivate families to swap their traditional recipes for versions that contain healthier ingredients and taste just as good. According to a Ziploc Fresh Eating Survey, 72 percent of Americans feel like a good parent when their family eats fresh food, but only 47 percent eat fresh foods on a daily basis. To make eating fresh easier, Ziploc and I are sharing recipes and tips on how to incorporate fresh ingredients into favorites like pizza and mac n cheese, said Ray. Anyone can get started on their FreshOver Projects in their own kitchen. For more recipes from the Ziploc Brand and Rachael Ray, visit the Ziploc Brand Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/ziploc. Rachael Rays FreshOver Recipe Guide offers delicious, healthier meal optionsThe Only Pizza Youll Ever Want AgainYield: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Crust 1 16-ounce package pizza dough, brought to room temperature 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Toppings 1/3 pound broccoli from trimmed broccoli bin in produce section, 1/3 head 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan 3 cloves cracked garlic 1/2 pound chicken breast cut for stir fry, or chicken tenders Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese 10 sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, available on dairy aisle 12 to 15 leaves fresh basil, torn or stacked and thinly sliced Preheat oven to 500F. On 12-inch nonstick pizza pan, stretch out dough and form pizza crust. Drizzle olive oil on crust and spread it with a pastry brush over the dough to the edges. Sprinkle crust with grated ParmigianoReggiano. In a small covered saucepan, bring 2 inches water to a boil. Separate broccoli tops into florets, discarding lower stalks or reserving for soup. Salt water and add broccoli florets. Cook, covered, 3 to 5 min utes. Drain broccoli and set on cut ting board. Chop broccoli florets into small pieces. Heat a small nonstick pan over medium high to high heat. Add oil, cracked garlic and chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until lightly golden all over, 3 to 5 minutes. Chop sauted chicken and garlic on a cutting board into small pieces. To assemble pizza, dot crust with broc coli and chicken. Dot crust with spoonfuls of ricotta, spreading gently with the back of spoon. Add sliced sun-dried tomatoes, scattering around pizza to edges. Complete assembly with a thin layer of shredded mozzarella. Place pizza in oven on middle rack and lower heat to 450F. Bake 12 minutes, until cheese is deep golden in color and crust is brown and crisp at the edges. Remove from oven and let stand 5 min utes. Top with lots of torn or shredded basil. Cut pizza into 8 slices using pizza wheel and serve. TIP: Put an individual serving size of chicken in Ziploc Brand Perfect Portions Bags right after purchasing and freeze in a Ziploc Brand Freezer Bag. That way you dont have to defrost more chicken than you need for a meal. Stretch a Buck Turkey and Bean Burrito Burgers Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 16 minutes 1 cupcoldleftoverwhiteorbrownrice 1 pound ground turkey 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained Palmful chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, half a palmful 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful 1 tablespoon grill seasoning, (recommended: Montreal Seasoning by McCormick) 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 ripe avocado 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped 1 lime, zested and juiced 1jalapeo or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 4 red leaf lettuce leaves 1 ripe tomato, sliced 4 crusty rolls, split Combine rice, meat and beans with spices and grill seasoning. Form 4 big patties, then heat 1 tablespoon oil (a turn of the pan) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties 7 to 8 minutes on each side. While burgers cook, combine avocado with garlic, lime zest and juice, jalapeo and red onion. Mash to roughly combine, then stir in the sour cream. Place burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato, and top with sour cream guacamole. Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac n Cheese Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 1 small head or bundle broccoli, trimmed into florets 1 small head cauliflower or half a large head, trimmed and cut into florets 1 pound whole-wheat macaroni or penne or other short cut pasta 2 cups sour cream or reduced-fat sour cream 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/3 cup finely chopped chives 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or crushed into paste A few drops hot sauce Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar Bring large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Salt water and add broccoli and cauliflower florets. Boil vegetables for 5 minutes, then remove with a spider or a strainer and drain. Add pasta to water and undercook by about 2 minutes, drain. Meanwhile, combine sour cream in large bowl along with mustard, chives, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste. Add pasta and cauliflower and 2/3 of the cheese. Stir to combine, then transfer to a casserole dish or Ziploc VersaGlass con tainer and cover with remaining cheese. Cool and chill for a make-ahead meal. To heat and eat, put casserole on baking sheet and bake in the middle of a preheated 375F oven until deeply golden and bubbly, about 40 to 45 minutes. TIP: Make a double batch and freeze for a later date. TIP: To keep leftovers fresh, store in reusable dishes like Ziploc Twist n Loc Containers. A large crowd gathered in Fairfield Villages Clubhouse at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Sept. 19 to hear the American Land Lease Vice-President as she conducted her Town Hall Meeting. During this time, Ms. Woodworth explained many of the issues that must be dealt with by a corporation such as ALL as they endeavor to make all their communities maintain very high standards for the neighborhoods. A number of prior issues were addressed by Woodworth as she talked about things that had been brought up in earlier meetings as items of concern by residents. These included: 1. A schedule concerning holiday trash pick up by Waste Pro was distributed. 2. The concerns about the sound system in the Clubhouse are still being addressed as there is an issue concerning insurance Sherri Woodworths visit informative for Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE to be considered. Repairs or replacement will be in the future. 3. The newly painted concrete stops will be completed by the end of the month. 4. Issues about water pressure are being addressed. 5. Plans are to add a handicapped chair lift to the pool area in 2013. Some new items that were discussed included: 1. The newly available recycling bins should be kept either inside storage areas or away from obvious view. 2. Rent increases are inevitable and will still be tied to the Consumer Price Index. Woodworth pointed out that there is no cap on the rent. 3. When asked about comparable rates, Woodworth insisted that FFVs rates are moderate. 4. She reiterated that fences between homes are not allowed but that hedges are acceptable. 5. There is Wi-Fi available in the Clubhouse but it is cost prohibitive for the entire community. 6. Recently the pool area has been pressured washed and new pool furniture has been added. Ms. Woodworth had asked earlier in the meeting that anyone who had a question about an individual concern wait to talk with her about that after the general meeting. She said that she would stay as long as necessary to talk with those who had something to discuss with her. See FAIRFIELD Page 10 Immediately after the main meeting, a group of interested residents surrounded Ms. Woodworth as she explained the rent structure as related to Fairfield Village. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... 000CN6W 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000CKU2 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000CDP7 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 FAMILY FEATURES T o help families transform ordinary meals into fresher versions that the whole family will feel good about eating, Ziploc Brand has partnered with best-selling author and TV personality Rachael Ray to bring healthier food choices to tables with the Great American FreshOver Project, a fresh food makeover made easy. Rachael is an expert at creating quick meals. She aims to motivate families to swap their traditional recipes for versions that contain healthier ingredients and taste just as good. According to a Ziploc Fresh Eating Survey, 72 percent of Americans feel like a good parent when their family eats fresh food, but only 47 percent eat fresh foods on a daily basis. To make eating fresh easier, Ziploc and I are sharing recipes and tips on how to incorporate fresh ingredients into favorites like pizza and mac n cheese, said Ray. Anyone can get started on their FreshOver Projects in their own kitchen. For more recipes from the Ziploc Brand and Rachael Ray, visit the Ziploc Brand Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/ziploc. Rachael Rays FreshOver Recipe Guide offers delicious, healthier meal optionsThe Only Pizza Youll Ever Want AgainYield: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Crust 1 16-ounce package pizza dough, brought to room temperature 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Toppings 1/3 pound broccoli from trimmed broccoli bin in produce section, 1/3 head 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan 3 cloves cracked garlic 1/2 pound chicken breast cut for stir fry, or chicken tenders Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese 10 sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, available on dairy aisle 12 to 15 leaves fresh basil, torn or stacked and thinly sliced Preheat oven to 500F. On 12-inch nonstick pizza pan, stretch out dough and form pizza crust. Drizzle olive oil on crust and spread it with a pastry brush over the dough to the edges. Sprinkle crust with grated ParmigianoReggiano. In a small covered saucepan, bring 2 inches water to a boil. Separate broccoli tops into florets, discarding lower stalks or reserving for soup. Salt water and add broccoli florets. Cook, covered, 3 to 5 min utes. Drain broccoli and set on cut ting board. Chop broccoli florets into small pieces. Heat a small nonstick pan over medium high to high heat. Add oil, cracked garlic and chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until lightly golden all over, 3 to 5 minutes. Chop sauted chicken and garlic on a cutting board into small pieces. To assemble pizza, dot crust with broc coli and chicken. Dot crust with spoonfuls of ricotta, spreading gently with the back of spoon. Add sliced sun-dried tomatoes, scattering around pizza to edges. Complete assembly with a thin layer of shredded mozzarella. Place pizza in oven on middle rack and lower heat to 450F. Bake 12 minutes, until cheese is deep golden in color and crust is brown and crisp at the edges. Remove from oven and let stand 5 min utes. Top with lots of torn or shredded basil. Cut pizza into 8 slices using pizza wheel and serve. TIP: Put an individual serving size of chicken in Ziploc Brand Perfect Portions Bags right after purchasing and freeze in a Ziploc Brand Freezer Bag. That way you dont have to defrost more chicken than you need for a meal. Stretch a Buck Turkey and Bean Burrito Burgers Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 16 minutes 1 cupcoldleftoverwhiteorbrownrice 1 pound ground turkey 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained Palmful chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, half a palmful 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful 1 tablespoon grill seasoning, (recommended: Montreal Seasoning by McCormick) 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 ripe avocado 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped 1 lime, zested and juiced 1jalapeo or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 4 red leaf lettuce leaves 1 ripe tomato, sliced 4 crusty rolls, split Combine rice, meat and beans with spices and grill seasoning. Form 4 big patties, then heat 1 tablespoon oil (a turn of the pan) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties 7 to 8 minutes on each side. While burgers cook, combine avocado with garlic, lime zest and juice, jalapeo and red onion. Mash to roughly combine, then stir in the sour cream. Place burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato, and top with sour cream guacamole. Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac n Cheese Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 1 small head or bundle broccoli, trimmed into florets 1 small head cauliflower or half a large head, trimmed and cut into florets 1 pound whole-wheat macaroni or penne or other short cut pasta 2 cups sour cream or reduced-fat sour cream 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/3 cup finely chopped chives 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or crushed into paste A few drops hot sauce Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar Bring large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Salt water and add broccoli and cauliflower florets. Boil vegetables for 5 minutes, then remove with a spider or a strainer and drain. Add pasta to water and undercook by about 2 minutes, drain. Meanwhile, combine sour cream in large bowl along with mustard, chives, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste. Add pasta and cauliflower and 2/3 of the cheese. Stir to combine, then transfer to a casserole dish or Ziploc VersaGlass con tainer and cover with remaining cheese. Cool and chill for a make-ahead meal. To heat and eat, put casserole on baking sheet and bake in the middle of a preheated 375F oven until deeply golden and bubbly, about 40 to 45 minutes. TIP: Make a double batch and freeze for a later date. TIP: To keep leftovers fresh, store in reusable dishes like Ziploc Twist n Loc Containers. A large crowd gathered in Fairfield Villages Clubhouse at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Sept. 19 to hear the American Land Lease Vice-President as she conducted her Town Hall Meeting. During this time, Ms. Woodworth explained many of the issues that must be dealt with by a corporation such as ALL as they endeavor to make all their communities maintain very high standards for the neighborhoods. A number of prior issues were addressed by Woodworth as she talked about things that had been brought up in earlier meetings as items of concern by residents. These included: 1. A schedule concerning holiday trash pick up by Waste Pro was distributed. 2. The concerns about the sound system in the Clubhouse are still being addressed as there is an issue concerning insurance Sherri Woodworths visit informative for Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE to be considered. Repairs or replacement will be in the future. 3. The newly painted concrete stops will be completed by the end of the month. 4. Issues about water pressure are being addressed. 5. Plans are to add a handicapped chair lift to the pool area in 2013. Some new items that were discussed included: 1. The newly available recycling bins should be kept either inside storage areas or away from obvious view. 2. Rent increases are inevitable and will still be tied to the Consumer Price Index. Woodworth pointed out that there is no cap on the rent. 3. When asked about comparable rates, Woodworth insisted that FFVs rates are moderate. 4. She reiterated that fences between homes are not allowed but that hedges are acceptable. 5. There is Wi-Fi available in the Clubhouse but it is cost prohibitive for the entire community. 6. Recently the pool area has been pressured washed and new pool furniture has been added. Ms. Woodworth had asked earlier in the meeting that anyone who had a question about an individual concern wait to talk with her about that after the general meeting. She said that she would stay as long as necessary to talk with those who had something to discuss with her. See FAIRFIELD Page 10 Immediately after the main meeting, a group of interested residents surrounded Ms. Woodworth as she explained the rent structure as related to Fairfield Village. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Emmys: Some of us are out of touch Early voting may be needed O rdinarily, were not big proponents of early voting, or of absentee voting when its not absolutely necessary. However, this year may be different. Because there are 11 Florida Constitution amendments on the ballot, and some of them are wordy, the ballot is two pages, 14 inches long, both sides. If everyone waits to vote on Election Day, that could be a disaster. We have visions of people waiting a very long time while those ahead of them try to read through the ballot and figure out which way they are going to vote. And if they let everyone who is on line at 7 p.m. vote, the ballot counting could be delayed by quite a bit. With a bunch of other key races on the ballot, such as U.S. president, U.S. senator, various state races and some Congressional races, it could make for a very long day for poll workers. Of course, we havent even mentioned the local races, especially for County Commission, supervisor of elections, sheriff and school superintendent. So this time, were going to trust election officials and ask you to go ahead and vote ahead of time, either at an early voting site or by absentee ballot. That way you can take your time, especially with the absentee ballots, which you can peruse at your leisure at home, just making sure you get them back on time. Incidentally, because the ballot is so big, its going to cost you 65 cents to mail it back, instead of the normal postage of 45 cents. But as one speaker pointed out at a recent forum, you cant get in your car, start the engine and drive to a polling place for only 65 cents worth of gas. You can also drop the absentee ballots off at the election office, if youre so inclined. So to save yourself a bit of aggravation on Election Day, consider voting early. The count will be long enough without those who vote early, so dont add to the problem. Then you can get on the Internet and watch the returns ... if you can stay up that late. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters The election Mitt Romney is attempting to campaign for the presidency by telling us what is wrong in our country and what he would do to fix it. The various media sources are telling us that everything that Romney has said or done since he started his campaign is wrong. The Democrats are telling us that everything that Romney has said or done since the day he was born has been wrong. The Democratic candidates are fault free Barack Obama and his shadow Bill Clinton. Romney is a threat to the political forces inside the D.C. beltway that currently control our country. A new presidential team, dedicated to our founders basic principles, could disrupt their carefully crafted and very profitable methods of operations. The mutually beneficial relationship between our Congress and the special interests groups has destroyed our governments responsibility to provide protection and encouragement for our free enterprise system. Competition is supposed to be encouraged. We need more water and new energy sources. However the carbon based fuel sources, with their freedom to set their own prices, would wreck havoc on the economy at the very discussion on building new hydroelectric dams. A new president and a new cabinet that is more concerned with everyone and not a selected few could make a difference. A new attorney general that would enforce existing laws could threaten the freedom, fortune and fame of congressional members, financial leaders, bankers, lobbyists and hedge fund managers. The threat of accountability under a law is a great deterrent to violation of the public trust. A functional government with fiscal control and equal opportunities and responsibilities for all citizens could be ours. Do not be confused by the hype and hysterics from the media for their favored democratic candidates. The only thing thats too big to fail in this country is this country. A heavy tax load on our next two generations has already been created. We must ensure this debt does not increase, that we pay our fair share, and our heirs have the means to meet their responsibilities. Get prepared and VOTE. Our country and our way of life are at stake. Bill Farthing Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com.8 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000COJ8 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 $ 619 6-V P2000 only $ 459 12-V T1275 only $ 619 6-V T605 only $ 509 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 0 0 0 C K H 8 Concerned about MEDICARE? Medicare marketing begins October 1, 2012. Medicare open enrollment starts October 15, 2012 and ends December 7, 2012 There are options available for you: Affordable Medicare Supplements Medicare Advantage Plans Part D Prescription Drug Plans I am an experienced agent that will work with you to find the best plan for you Give me a call to make a no obligation appointment. A Senior helping Seniors Fred Harper 352-615-2427 What is best for you? Jim Clark Editor W hen it comes to television, I guess Im out of touch with mainstream America. That was proven by the Emmy Awards list. The big thing that keeps me from appreciating the winners is that I dont have any pay channels, other than sports, where I have MLB Extra Innings and the NFL Red Zone. Thats it. No HBO, no Showtime, none of those channels. A lot of things on those channels are adult material, which we dont have in our house. So Monday morning I scanned through the winners list, to count how many shows I watch that won awards. The answer was none, zilch, zero. My wife had one, the host of Dancing With the Stars, a show I dont particularly like but she watches faithfully. Admittedly, we dont watch too much network television. Most of our viewing comes from CBS. The premieres this week of Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Person of Interest are interesting to us. We also like some of the off-network shows such asCovert Affairs which just finished its summer run. None of those were on the winners list. So now the fall season is starting, and well try a couple of new shows and see if they are any good. My wife and I already have a discrepancy. On Monday, theres a new show called Revolution. We watched the first episode together, but now Im turning it over to her to watch. She said it reminded her of Lost I thought it reminded me of the move Red Dawn. Either way, its all hers. Besides, Monday is football night. Enough said? ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: The city held an electronic recycling day (actually hazardous waste recycling) last Saturday. It was for city residents only. The trouble is, the city didnt notify us until after 4 p.m. on Thursday, way too late for us to get the message out. We yelled at them a little, and they have promised that the next time theyll get it to us sooner, so we can notify people. Incidentally, I took a couple of dead televisions to the site Saturday morning, and they took them readily, without asking for identification whether I lived in the city, as the news release said would be done. I had my license and a utility bill ready to prove where I lived, but it wasnt necessary. Electronic recycling is something that needs to be done. The last time the county did it, it took place at a recreation complex all the way up in Citra. Thats not very convenient for most of our readers. We hope that changes.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Pigs lifeThe TV news showed a clip of a pig saving a goat form drowning. And we humans keep devising ways to kill our fellow man, even to the extent of killing ourselves to do it. Hey people! Is there a message here? If you have eyes to see, I hope you have heart to hear. Thank God for not giving up on us yet. Joan Hoke Ocala Columnists wantedThe West Marion Messenger seeks residents of Stone Creek, Ocala Palms, The Falls and other communities as a volunteer columnist on a weekly or every other week basis. Columnists for the Messenger usually write about events and people living in their community. If you area receives this newspaper, and your activities are not being covered, please consider helping get the word out by calling Jim Clark, editor, 352-854-3986, or e-mail at editor@westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in e-mail address). Saturday, Oct. 6 L ion s C l ub hol d ing p ancake b reak f a s t The Ocala 200 Lions Club is holding a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. All proceeds benefit local charities. K ing d o m o f the Su n b an d t w o -d a y concert The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its October concert series, You Cant Stop the Beat scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are free and open to the public. Musical selections include: Stevie Wonder in Concert; Selections from Hairspray; American Overture for Band; George & Ira Gershwins Someone to Watch Over Me, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Flutation, featuring the KOS flute section; and, featuring the KOS clarinet section, Pie in the Face Polka, from the motion picture The Great Race, among others. For information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Donations are cheerfully accepted. V en d or s w ante d by ch u rch Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space, the size of two parking spaces for $10. Tables are available for an additional $5. Call 352-509-4141 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to save a place. Tw o -d a y y ar d s ale at gar d en cl ub s ite The Pioneer Garden Club will conduct its annual indoor yard sale on Oct. 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be clothes, toys, household items, kitchen goods and plant, among other things. The site is the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Website is pioneergardenclub.org.Y oga at S holo m P ark Come and join us for a beautiful yoga class in the peace park, which begins promptly at 9 a.m. For further information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950. Sunday, Oct. 7 A nn u al hi s toric ho m e to u r The Historic Ocala Preservation Societys annual historic home tour, featuring the 100th anniversary of one home, will be Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The Tour will be centered around Bryant Park. For ticket information, call 352-351-1861.Monday, Oct. 8 Tw irler s to teach squ are d ance Fun and friendship set to music is what square dancing is. The Ocala Twirlers club is starting a beginners class for new dancers on Oct. 8 at 12:45 p.m. The club meets at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., westbound just past Pine Run. The church is about a half-mile from the intersection. Call Tom Warren at 352-237-6416 or Norm Barnes at 352-873-1734 for information Tuesday, Oct. 9 C an d i d ate f or ums s che du le d Candidate forums will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Candidates for Marion County races (commission seats for districts 1,3,5; sheriff, supervisor of elections, and superintendent of schools) have accepted the Leagues invitation to participate in this forum hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters. The event is open to the public. Friday, Oct. 12 Tw o -d a y Au t um n G i f t M arket The Junior League of Ocala is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women and children through community outreach and public service. We will be hosting The Junior League of Ocalas 17th annual Autumn Gift Market at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the community projects of the Junior League of Ocala. The Autumn Gift Market is a unique shopping experience and will showcase boutique merchants from throughout the southeast and many local businesses. Entertainment will be provided by local groups and schools and there will be food vendors and fun concessions. For merchant, sponsorship, or ticket information, please email jloagm@gmail.com or visit www.juniorleagueofocala.com or call 352-368-0993. Saturday, Oct. 13 C ra f t f air at M arion L an d ing A Craft fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center, located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks and a large assortment of holiday decorations will be on sale. Refreshments will be available. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Saturday, Oct. 13 Fl y ing W allen d a s at C ircle Squ are C o mm on s Celebrate the change of the seasons with Circle Square Commons on Saturday, Oct. 13, with the famed Flying Wallendas, a tribute to the queen of Country music Shania Twain, amazing jugglers, delicious food, talented craft vendors and a pumpkin patch! The Flying Wallendas trapeze performers go as far back as 1780, in the cafes of Old Bohemia in the AustroHungarian Empire. The Wallenda family traveling troupe consists of acrobats, jugglers, clowns, aerialists and animal trainers all in one family. The Thats So Shania tribute to Shania Twain will be performed by Cristi Vale with Sequel. Dont miss this exciting Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. on the Circle Square Commons Town Square located at 8405 SW 80th Street, Ocala. This is a free event and open to the public, rain or shine! For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com.

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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. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. Thursday, Oct. 4 Support for caregivers A Caregivers Support Group meets at 10 a.m. in the library of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 each first and third Thursday of the month. All in need of information, comfort and support are welcome to attend. Call Catherine at 352-873-0829 for more details. Friday Oct. 5 Dinner and concert Durant, 2008 MCA Awards Group of the Year, six young people who share a passion for music and praise and will perform their unique gospel concert after a light dinner is served. A love offering will be taken. 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Saturday, Oct. 6 Quarterly reading of deceased vets Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will read the names of local veterans who have passed away during the previous three months when the Quarterly Memorial Reading takes place at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Those members are Tevis Fitzpatrick, Jean Brown, Beverly Fritz, Trish Kilgore, Sonja Wheelis, and Roberta Abraben. The Colors will be posted and retired by Belleview High School ROTC, and the gun salute performed by members of Marion County Sheriffs Office. Kevin Christian, of the Marion County School System, will perform two songs during the ceremony. Among others taking part in the ceremony will be event organizer Wilbur Julius, Marion County Veterans Services Director Jeffrey Askew, and Undersheriff Dan Kuhn.Lions Club holding pancake breakfast The Ocala 200 Lions Club is holding a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. 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A good many people stayed to talk individually with Ms. Woodworth who did as she said she would. She addressed each concern and worked cordially to make sure that everyone was satisfied that the ALL management is willing to do anything reasonable to make living in Fairfield Village really be the lively place filled with lovely people that we hope to continue to be. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 7 As she had promised early in the meeting, Ms. Woodworth was eager to address individual questions put to her by residents after the main meeting. Those questions related more specifically to individual properties. Sherri Woodworth, left, ALL Vice-President, and Peggy Sluss, Community General Manager of Fairfield Village, worked together to present the first Town Hall Meeting for the FFV community. O K, right up front I want to confess that I am an old fogey. In my defense, as if I needed one, I was born an old fogey. I have what may be called old-fogeyitis, a rare psychological disorder only affecting people born of woman. For many years, I beat myself over the head because I did not understand old fogeyitis syndrome. Years ago, I have learned to accept it, whether others accept it or not is not my problem. It was a wonderful day when I realized I could have a lot of other things much worse than old-fogeyitis. Just this week I saw an article in the picture of What a shock! The umpire was wearing shorts James Snyder O UTTO PASTOR supposedly the ugliest woman in the world. As I looked at her picture, it reminded me of one of my old aunts. I know Im not the prettiest face in town but I wasnt born this way. My face is the result of the stress through the years from the old-fogeyitis syndrome. One of the amazing traits of this syndrome is the marvelous selective memory. My memory is so good I can remember things that never happened. Some people look at me when I recall one of these pseudomemories as if I was senile. Oh no. It is not senility it is old-fogeyitis. I really did not know how bad it was until this past week. My oldest granddaughter was playing softball and invited me to come and watch her first game. She made me one of those offers that I couldnt refuse. It has been a long time since I seen a slow pitch softball game much less played in one. I remembered those glorious days of yesteryear when I played slow pitch softball. According to my memory, I was the star pitcher on my team. What memories they were. Since they are my memories, I feel I have the right to make them what I want them to be. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, our youngest daughter and her daughter joined me as we watched my granddaughters first game. We brought our own chairs so we were able to set up our seating arrangements where we could watch our granddaughter play her first game. I am not prejudiced, but from where we were sitting, she was the star player on her team. I am not sure how her team could ever get along without her. It is my humble opinion that greatness like this is inherited. You do not learn that kind of thing on your own, it is something that is passed down to you through your genes. I must have passed it on to her because I do not have it anymore. It was then that I saw it, which kicked in the old-fogeyitis syndrome. What I saw shocked me and it takes a lot to shock me. Up to this point, I was primarily focused on my granddaughter and her pristine playing on the field, so I did not see right away what I eventually saw. It happened when my granddaughter stepped up to bat for the first time. After that, the whole game went blank for me. Behind my lovely granddaughter was the catcher all dressed in the catchers outfit. That did not startle me. Behind the catcher was the umpire, or so he was pretending to be, and that is what startled me. It was a girls slow pitch softball team and every one of them was dressed in their softball players outfit. I believe in dressing for the occasion. The occasion was a softball game and those involved in the softball game were wearing attire consistent with the game at hand. Then I saw the umpire. And the umpire was wearing shorts! Shorts! It is not that I object to a man wearing shorts as long as he does not wear them out in public. The last time I wore shorts I was three years old and it was only because my mother made me wear them. When I had control of my wardrobe, I put away those shorts and began wearing pants like a man. I think if the good Lord wanted us to wear shorts, in public that is, He would have made our legs more visually appealing. A mans legs are not appealing, unless they have been in the sun too long and the skin begins to peel. A man, especially an old man, has knobby knees, hairy legs and varicose veins none of which should be part of public domain. This is not something I want to see when I am out in public. I can dutifully attest to the fact that my legs have not seen direct sunlight in over 50 years. I attribute this to the fact that I wear pants every day of my life. Not short pants, but pants that go all the way down to my ankles. Short pants look like you cannot afford to buy the whole thing. For some reason I could not watch the game with the same enthusiasm. When I got home that night I settled down a little bit and thought of a verse of Scripture, something Jesus said. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment (John 7:24 KJV). In spite of my severe oldfogeyitis condition, I must remember not to judge people according to their appearance. It is not what a man looks like but rather, what he does that makes him the man that he is. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyderministries.com Interfaith Alliance The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County announces that it is sponsoring a community conversation on the value of differences religious, ethnic and cultural at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The church is at 7171 State Road 200. Marion County represents a one percent microcosm of our countrys population with its citizenry reflecting not only the ethnic complexion of the old South but also the diversity introduced by streams of new residents of European, Caribbean, Latin American, African and Asian background They include Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Bahai among others who are so enriching our civic life. While The Interfaith Alliance strongly supports first amendment rights of religious freedom and expression for all we also wish to address the distinction between mere tolerance of differences and the progressive strengthening and acceptance of the rights of all segments of our society during the history of our young nation, according to Rev. Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr, pastor of the host church who will moderate. Panel participants include the Rev. Edward Bland, pastor of the Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church; Larry Collins, member of the Islamic Center of Ocala and vice president of The Interfaith Alliance; Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens of the Fifth Circuit Court; Barbara Fitos, executive director of The Community Foundation; Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom; and Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living. The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow in the adjacent community center. For further information please visit http://TIAMarionCounty.org email info@TIAMarionCounty.or g or telephone 352-8739970. Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, Sept. 22: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22: : Sanctified in concert, 7 p.m. FREE. Sunday, Sept. 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Religion Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchThe Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m. The Mens Prayer meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 25. Young at Heart will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-2372640.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Painting Exterior Painting $895. Complete with Benjamin Moore Paint 1,100 sf 5 year Warranty Bestway Painting (352) 438-3381 MIKE ANDERSON PAINTING, Int./Ext. & Pressure Washing CALL a PROFESSIONAL (352) 464-4418 Todays New Ads WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. CALL A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 Rent: Houses Furnished PALM CAY 55+Beautiful, 2/2/1 fully furnished Bring your tooth brush (352) 861-9491 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. Boats 2002 DURACRAFT 18FT W/ 2010 YAMAHA90HPOnly 188 hours on motor: Wide Hull, Hydrolic Steering, Jack Plate, PT&T, GPS, FF, VHF, Stereo, Livewell, Trolling Motor, LOADED. Boat is Turn Key, Runs Perfect. $9500.00 OBO Call -352-257-3202 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. CALL A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 000CPDS Visit us at: www.franks.remax.com www.eileens.remax.com Emails: franks@remax.net eileens@remax.net WE NEED HOMES TO SELL! Put The Spinosa Strategy To Work For You! 4701 SW College Rd. (Hwy. 200) #103, Ocala, FL 34474 000COIG Bus: (352) 484-0167 Fax: 1-888-418-6896 Cell: (352) 266-5555 Frank Cell: (352) 266-5562 Eileen A L L S T A R S R E A L T Y Frank and Eileen Spinosa REALTORS $169,400 R378893A STONE CREEK Very popular Sheridan Model, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, large great room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with Corian countertops, range, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Kitchen opens to inside laundry and 2-car garage. Home complete with window treatments, ceiling fans and new carpet thru-out. Enjoy resort style living in this beautiful Del Webb community. Top Producers 2008-2011 Ocala/Marion County Board of Realtors $271,500 R379672A STONE CREEK Beautiful Hanover Model on 3rd Fairway of golf course. Many upgrades including gorgeous Cherry 42 kitchen cabinets with crown molding, tile on diagonal, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer, custom window treatments, ceiling fans, laundry room cabinets, enclosed lanai with acrylic windows and micro mesh screens on garage door, interior professionally painted, gutters & downspouts, nicely landscaped. Resort style amenities including indoor & outdoor pools, hot tubs, clubhouse, exercise facility and 18-hole championship golf course. This weeks puzzle answers Congregation Beth Israel plans Shabbat serviceCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat evening service on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, building 300, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen who will lead the congregation in song, prayer and dance in celebration of the joyous fall festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. All are invited to attend the service and experience a Jewish Reconstructionist approach to Judaism. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement and is a liberal, inclusive and contemporary Jewish community. Food left unattended on the stove was the cause of a fire just before midnight Saturday evening, resulting in one civilian receiving significant burn injuries. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a mobile home fire at Oaktree Village, 4037 N.W. Blitchton Road. On arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the double occupancy mobile home, with two residents outside. The tenant told fire officials that he had fallen asleep with food on the stove. An alert neighbor smelled smoke, and called 911, according to Battalion Chief Rick Doucett. The neighbor and the tenant then used several fire extinguishers on the fire involving the kitchen. Firefighters responded to the fire at one minute before midnight and arrived on scene within a few minutes to extinguish the remaining flames. The mobile home valued at $25,000 suffered an estimated $6,000 in damage to the structure and the contents. The tenant suffered significant smoke inhalation with non-life threatening burns involving the hands and feet, and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Unattended food on stove responsible for mobile home fire Sheriffs Office investigating theft of trailer on West 40 The Marion County Sheriffs Office is investigating the apparent theft of a trailer from a crane company in the 8500 block of West State Road 40. According to the report, the deputy responded on Sept. 17, where the owner said that one of the trailers parked on side of the highway was missing. He had been doing work for Progress Energy, and the trailer and equipment were left there on Sept. 14 at the end of work. Among the items taken was a large wrecking ball, a Sheave, a spreader bar, a steel cable and metal plates. The total value of the stolen items was estimated at $44,000. Anyone having any information or who saw anything suspicious is asked to call Detective Greg Spicher at the Southwest District Office, located at 9048 State Road 200, or you may make an anonymous call to Crimestoppers of Ocala and possibly earn a reward. Happenings Wednesday, Sept. 26 Butterflies: From A to ZHospice 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. 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.Thursday, Sept. 27 Three-day book sale at Freedom LibraryIts that time again when the Friends sponsor their twice-a-year book sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Dont miss this opportunity to stock up on great books, CDs, videos, puzzles, etc. See you there! Italian Feast Night scheduledCoventry Episcopal Church is hosting its third annual Italian Feast Night on Thursday, Sept. 27. Dinner seatings will begin at 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for advanced purchase for $8 (children under 10 when accompanied by a paying adult eat free). We will be serving up hefty portions of a variety of homemade pastas with sausage, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, soup, beverage and assorted desserts. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $10. We warmly invite you to come for a delicious meal for advance ticket information please visit www.coventryocala.org or call 352629-9202. Coventry Episcopal Church is on the southwest corner of CR312 and 475 S.), 20 S.W. 87th Place, Ocala.Ballot amendments to be discussed There will be a discussion of Pros and Cons of the 12 Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot on Thursday, Sept. 27, at OTOW, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, there will be a free voter guide given to all attendees. Friday, Sept. 28 Weekly farmers market operatingIf you havent been able to make it to some of the other area farmers markets (or if youd just like another opportunity to visit one), youre in luck Marion County is hosting a farmers market on Fridays this fall. From noon to 6 p.m. starting Sept. 28, residents can shop at Marion Countys Health Happens Farmers Market on the McPherson Governmental Complex field (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The market will continue to run each Friday through Nov. 16 (except for Oct. 26, when it will be closed for the Ocala Arts Festival). An initiative born out of the countys Health Happens employee wellness program, the farmers market will sell items focused on the healthier side of the food spectrum, such as vegetables, herbs, salsa and more. By holding the market during the lunch through late afternoon (commute) timeframe, market organizer and Health and Wellness Coordinator Lisa Dunham hopes to make it easier for employees and residents alike to purchase healthy fare for lunch or the upcoming weekend. Eating healthfully is an important part of preventative care, overall wellness and a healthy lifestyle, Dunham said. The Health Happens Farmers Market encompasses those objectives by featuring only healthy items. The county may host an additional farmers markets series in the spring depending on interest in the fall program. The Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is funded through Florida Blue. Saturday, Sept. 29 Get rid of unwanted, unused medicine The Marion County Sheriffs Office will hold a collection of unused or expired medication on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southwest District Office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Other sites might be available, but information was not provided to the West Marion Messenger before press time. 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 352-3513802, 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. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. River Jordan Quartet in concert The River Jordan Quartet will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p. m. in the sanctuary. River Jordan sings a pure Southern Gospel Quartet sound, low bass, high tenor and smooth dynamic harmony. Dont miss this wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. More on Page 4

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..7 Classifieds........11 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 26 WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2012 Happenings Page 2 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger With winter just around the corner, its time to stock up on your supply of reading material. Youll find plenty of books, puzzles, videos and more at the Friends Fall Book Sale. Hardbacks and soft covers are $1.00 each; newer books $2.00; pocketbooksized paperbacks 50. Saturdays bag sale will be $2.00 per bag this year, still a bargain you cant pass up! While youre browsing the sale, remember to pick up an application to join the Friends organization and lend your support to our library. Donate the books youve already read by bringing them to the Friends Lobby Bookstore Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 am to about 1 pm. CONTACT Cindy Clark 861-0353 to have your Ocala area donations picked up for the sale. Thursday, September 27 10 am to 8 pm Friday, September 28 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, September 29 10 am to 2 pm 000CM2F at Freedom Public Library 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala Dont Miss the Friends 3-Day Fall Book Sale 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 O B L 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 000COB3 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 10/6/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 000CGIP Travolta respondsMarion Gartman and Pat Tobin of Quail Meadow are shown holding copies of the West Marion Messenger in which they were featured, along with Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, at the opening of his recent movie. They sent him copies of the pape r, and he in turn sent them autographed pictures and autographs on the newspapers. See column on Page 12. In a unanimous vote during their Sept. 20 public hearing, Marion County commissioners adopted the countywide budget and a millage rate of 3.89 mills for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. A millage rate of 3.89 equates to $3.89 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $389 for a home with a taxable value of $100,000. The resulting tax levy is $4 million below the roll-back rate (the amount Marion County collected in taxes during the 2011-2012 fiscal year) and $33 million below the maximum tax levy allowed under Florida law. In short, the 3.89 millage rate will result in a tax savings (compared to the current year) for Marion County citizens, according to budget officials from the Marion County Clerk of the Courts office. Taxable property values, provided by Property Appraiser Villie Smith, showed that the total taxable property value (used for budgeting purposes) declined by seven percent this year, resulting in a $4.2 million reduction in taxes. During the last five years, Marion County has experienced a 38 percent drop in taxable property value, a decrease of approximately $8.5 billion. Budget reductions from Marion Countys departments and constitutional offices resulted in a total savings in all county property taxes of $7 million in fiscal year 2012-2013 (compared to the 2011-2012 fiscal year) including savings in non-countywide services such as Fire Rescue and law enforcement. Budget, tax rate adopted BY JIM CLARK Editor One of the write-in candidates in the Nov. 6 County Commission election appeared at a candidate forum Tuesday, and spoke to the audience and answered questions. Patricia Reed is an opponent of incumbent Stan McClain in the race for County Commission District 3. There is another write-in candidate listed, Robert Brown. McClain won the Republican primary in August over Jeff Gold, and would have been elected had there not been the write-in candidates. There are no Democrats in the race. Although Reed wont be listed on the ballot, she was given the same treatment as other candidates. She was the only one in her race to appear. Among Reeds comments: Shes against the recent decisions to remove impact fees. The impact fees never should have been suspended. She said that shes good at listening to others. She spoke of a recent hearing where the current commissioners werent listening to a lady, who was overrun by the Commission. She said she believes the social service programs are the responsibility of government. She said she doesnt ever see curbside recycling becoming mandatory, particularly with the current Commission. Candidates in various other county races appeared, using the same format. Because of deadlines, their comments will be covered next week. Write-in commission candidate speaks at library forum Hawthorne Estates Hawthorne Estates, a new independent living facility off Southwest 42nd Street, on the newly paved road west of 27th Avenue, held a ribbon-cutting of its new building last Thursday. Here, members of the Chamber of Commerce speak to welcome the opening as part of the Hawthorne Complex.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK T he September pot luck dinner was enjoyed by about 50 residents. It was great to see some of our new homeowners joining with us for the evening. Im sure Donna Elliott is glad she bought a fifty-fifty ticket; she was the winner of the jackpot. Jan Johnson was the lucky winner of a ticket for the Oktoberfest. We welcome Pattie and Jerry Zimmerman and Donna and Stan Elliott to Quail Meadow. The entertainment for the evening was to be a presentation of pictures from the past. However, the projector that was to be used was in an accident over the week end. The picture presentation will be a part of the program at the November holiday dinner. You can still get pictures to Theresa Yoders. Without the pictures show, we were surprised with a special presentation by Marion Gartman. If you recall, the July 11 West Marion Messenger had a picture of Pat Tobin and Marion Gartman on the front page. Just under their Special presentation involving Travolta highlights dinner Carolyn Slocumb QUAIL MEADOW picture was one of John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston. Now those of you who know Marion wont be surprised to learn of what she did with that paper! She decided that John and Kelly would probably like a copy, so she wrote a tongue in cheek letter to John Travolta in which she mentioned that the picture of her and Pat was on the top fold and his was on the bottom fold of the page. She and Pat autographed their picture for John. In the letter she asked if he would please sign his picture on the enclosed copies of the paper for her and Pat. She also included a self-addressed envelope for the return of the papers. Would you believe, Monday, in the mail, Marion received the two signed papers from John Travolta, and along with the papers he included (2) large autographed pictures of him. Pat was not aware of Marions escapade and was totally surprised when given the autographed pictures. See, you never know what might be done with your pictures! Tickets for the Oktoberfest and auction are available now from Kathy Voss and Theresa Yoders. This event will be on Monday, Oct. 15. Please bring a wrapped gift for the auction. The love bug season should be ending soon it cant be soon enough. They have really been bad this year. Once they are gone, we wont have to worry about them again until May. Some of the people getting food at the pot luck dinner.