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INDEX Happenings..........2 Fairfield Village..3 Rev. Snyder..........6 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, October 10, 2012 Crossword Page 9 Vet eventPage 7 12 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000CRV6 MUSEUM EYECARE 000CVIB 000CUVM Crossroads Church Presents: The Great Pumpkin Patch! Open the whole month of October! Mon.-Fri.: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 1pm-6pm 8070 SW 60th Ave. 352-291-2080 Hayrides starting at 5:30pm everyday! Mention this ad for a special offer! 0 0 0 C T 4 G Call for Thanksgiving & Christmas Rates IP Resort $159 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $175 pp/dbl SOT #36723 Biloxi Ca$ino Tours 3 Nights 10/29 11/05 11/20 11/26 12/10 12/23 Chance to win $50 CASH ONE FREE TRIP GIVEN AWAY EACH MONTH 352-840-0333 www.LauraKaneTravel.com Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus 000CSUH 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 000CVCV 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 10/20/12 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 Annual Percentage Yield. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount and availability. Certain restrictions and penalty for early withdrawal may apply. *Promotional incentives may be included to obtain yield. All bank accounts are FDIC insured to the legal limits Call for complete details APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED 6 MONTH CD Insured & Guaranteed Ocala, FL 671-5374 3.76 % Better rates may be available on longer term Savings, IRAs 401Ks including transfers 000CVH1 APY 000CQYB Fred Harper MEDICARE OPTIONS Which Plans work best for you? A Senior Helping Seniors! An experienced agent can help you decide which plan works best for your needs. 352-615-2427 HARPER4807@YAHOO.COM Pioneer Garden Club The Pioneer Garden Club held its plant sale and harvest festival at the club Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. Among the vendors were, top, Lyn Dyal of Daisy Rose Love in Summerfield, and, right, Christine Pares and Edna Irizarry of Pink Zebra in Orlando.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK appearance of some dancing girls to liven up the evening as well. After discussion of upcoming activities, SAC Chair Jean Chapman, made a request for help in obtaining a piano for the clubhouse. A generous offer of $100 donation to start the fundraising was made by Sandy Williams with her husband, Norris, nodding his agreement. (They are such fun people!) Along with the mention of the future piano for use at activities and by neighbors visiting the clubhouse, there was also the discussion of the singing group that will be directed by Paula Leblanc. Paula was quick to note that her direction will be assisted by Cecile Gautier. Considerable interest has been shown so all those interested in signing up for auditions were advised that there would be a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse. For those who might be somewhat reticent about auditions, Paula assured that these would not be intimidating. Probably a familiar Christmas song will be what will be used for this introduction to the group. The regular HOA meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. President Bart Rich encourages all members to be present and to bring anyone who is not a member to the meeting to become a member. He pointed out that the organization is very active and welcomes new members. The HOA is vital in maintaining our community as the pleasant place we all want our neighborhood to continue to be the lively place filled with lovely people who work together cooperatively. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 3 Neighbors gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. for SAC meeting. Undersheriff Dan Kuhn resigned his employment with the Marion County Sheriffs Office Thursday morning, Oct. 4, and later in the day dropped out of the race for sheriff, where he was a finalist against Bernie DeCastro, a Constitution Party representative. Now it is up to the Republican Party to choose someone to replace Kuhn on the ballot. It is expected to do so Wednesday. Sheriff Ed Dean accepted the resignation from the Sheriffs Office. Kuhn was previously placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the FDLE requested by Dean into the serious allegations relating to an extra marital affair admitted to by Kuhn. According to Dean, In view of the resignation of Dan Kuhn from the very office he seeks to be elected, coupled with admission of the extra marital affair which is at the center of the very serious pending allegations, I believe it would be impossible for Dan Kuhn to effectively lead the Sheriffs Office in accordance with its established core values. Therefore, I am calling for Dan Kuhn to do the right thing and immediately withdraw as a candidate in the Sheriffs election. Kuhn has heeded that call, according to sources. GOP to replace Kuhn on ballot Opinion column Page 8 Third of a series on candidates who appeared at a recent forum.BY JIM CLARK Editor Candidates for supervisor of election took the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. First up was Judge Cochran, who is currently serving as the public information officer at the Sheriffs Office. The former media worker at Gannett and New York Times Broadcast spoke about getting more people involved, trying to eliminate voter suppression. The Democrat praised early voting and absentee ballots, saying with the number of amendments it would be more beneficial. Supervisor candidates at library forum Please see FORUM Page 4 A continuing look at the amendments on the November ballot Amendment 3Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to the 2014-2015 state fiscal year.Arguments for:Supporters say this amendment would Title on Ballot: State Government Revenue Limitation Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This amendment would set a state revenue limit each year based on a formula that considers population growth and inflation instead of using the current method of calculating the revenue limit based on personal income. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want the state to change the way it calculates its revenue limit. If You Vote No: A no vote means you do not want the state to change the way it calculates its revenue limit. Please see AMENDMENT 3 Page 9 Amendment 4Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomeTitle on Ballot: Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction For Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Sponsor: The Florida Legislature What it would do: Reduce the maximum annual increase in taxable value of nonhomestead properties from 10 percent to 5 percent; provide an extra homestead exemption for first-time home buyers; allow lawmakers to prohibit assessment increases for properties with decreasing values. If you vote yes: A yes vote means you favor the enhanced tax breaks. If you vote no: A no vote means you are against the enhanced tax breaks. Please see AMENDMENT 4 Page 9

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, October 10, 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 ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$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 Painting MIKE ANDERSON PAINTING, Int./Ext. & Pressure Washing CALLa PROFESSIONAL(352) 464-4418 000CVGP NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 000CTGW THE CONSTITUTION PARTY TICKET Virgil Goode f or President Ja mes Clymer f or Vice President www.goodeforpresident2012.com Bernie De C astro For Sheriff Respect For The Law, Not Fear Of The Law! www.berniedecastro4sheriff.com Polical ad paid for by James Penna Approved by Bernie DeCastro, Marion County candidate for Sheriff. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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Its like adding an extra room! 352-465-4629 *Installation prices may vary. 16x7 Sliding Garage Screen Door S t a r t i n g a t Starting at $ 7 9 5 $ 795 O p t i o n a l S c r e e n Optional Screen C h o i c e s Choices Trade in your old vinyl windows for acrylic or glass 000CTF3 000CW3M Accepting applications forAdvertising Sales RepSell print and online advertising for Citrus Publishing Working a Sales Territory within Marion County. Service established customers and prospect for new advertising customers. Qualifications Two years sales exp. preferred Computer proficiency Must have initiative, be self motivated. Strong skills in planning/organizing, listening, written and verbal communication, problem solving and decision making aptitude. Strong presentation skills preferred Reliable transportation to make local and regional sales calls. Send Resume and Cover letter to: djkamlot@chronicleonline.com _________________ EOE, drug screen required for final applicant. Happenings Thursday, Oct. 11 Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a meeting afterward. This month a representative of Blue Cross, Blue Shield will be the speaker. Any members in the area are welcomed. Friday, Oct. 12 Two-day Autumn Gift MarketThe 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 Craft fair at Marion LandingA 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. Cherrywood fall craft showThe annual Cherrywood Fall Craft Show at the Clubhouse located at 6253 S.W. 100th Loop will feature handcrafted items including: jewelry, baskets, wind chimes, painted cypress knees, painted gourds, ceramics, floral arrangements and more. The Cherrywood Activities team will be providing coffee and tea in the morning and a light lunch of tuna or chicken salad sandwiches or our favorite hot dog with chips. The Cherrywood Songbirds will be doing a bake sale. The Veterans Club will have a table and will be accepting non-perishable food items and cleaning items for the Ritz House to help our veterans in need. Flying Wallendas at Circle Square CommonsCelebrate 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, the most versatile band in central Florida. 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. Pig-nic being held First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting its second annual Pig-nic on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes pulled barbecue pork, chips and a drink for adults ($6) and hot dogs, chips and a drink ($3 for kids under 9) baked beans and coleslaw for everyone. Ice cream sundaes are also available. Entertainment includes police K-9 demonstration, fire department display, golf lob-wedge competition, clowns, face painting, balloons and temporary tattoos. For tickets call 352-237-3035. Sweetwater Oaks fall yard Sale The Sweetwater Oaks community fall yard sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. Gates will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sweetwater Oaks is located on Northwest 44th Avenue. Go west off I-75 exit 354 on U.S. Highway 27. Northwest 44th Avenue(light at corner) is 1/2 mile from I-75. Turn north and Sweetwater Oaks is mile from U.S. 27. Look for signs. More on Page 4 Saturday, Oct. 20 Cherrywood community garage saleCherrywood Estates will be holding its fall community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 20. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will provide the entertainment. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 17th of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, or Don Clauson 352861-1235. Tire amnesty collection in city The city of Ocala will be providing a tire amnesty collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at two locations for city of Ocala residents only. One location is the former drop off recycling site at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast 14th Street. The second location will be at the former drop off recycling site located in the 1500 block of West State Road 40 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex.Sunday, Oct. 21 Rose Society to meetMarion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564. Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and of course, chili. Please call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Thursday, Oct. 25 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its October meeting on Thursday, the 25th at 7 p.m. This change is for the October meeting only. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, Oct. 27 Two-day Ocala Arts FestivalArt lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 46th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 27 and 28. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Festival, produced by FAFO (Fine Arts For Ocala) hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family. The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free childrens art projects, and live entertainment. For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.Sunday, Oct. 28 Harvest FestSmore About Jesus; fun for the whole family, fourth annual Harvest Fest: Games, Bible stories, hot dogs and chips, candy, costume judging and Child Identification Protection from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, all at this free event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

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B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 0 0 0 C U W 6 Ask for Wayne Briant Kim Ragle Brian Ragle 352-624-8814 L G N I K for help with Medicare insurance? Has your plan been dropped? Need answers to your questions? Call 000CUA2 T he Social Activities Committee met on Tuesday, Oct. 2 with a rather large crowd in attendance. Many neighbors were interested to hear about the upcoming social calendar. Several different social activities are on the immediate horizon. On Sat., Oct. 13 at 5 p.m., Loretta Zang and Fran Glenney will be hosting a spaghetti dinner. There will be wonderful food including the obligatory spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, and luscious desserts. An addition this year will be the wine which will add to the charm of the evening as it is served along with the iced tea and coffee. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are only $6 which is a terrific bargain. The only catch is that these must be purchased in advance as there will NOT be tickets at the door. This makes perfect sense as those preparing the meal must know the number attending in order to prepare properly. Tickets may be purchased on or before Thursday, Oct. 11, from the following: Loretta Zang, 352-291-6644; Jean Chapman, 352-861-2171 or Frann Glenney, 352-854-6247. Looking toward Halloween, we will have a special Halloween Potluck Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. as well. Those attending may choose to wear a costume or feel equally comfortable if they choose not to wear special attire. There will, however, be a prize for the best costume. Also, a cakewalk will add to the fun of the evening. Bart Rich will be providing the music; and rumor has it that there might be an Anticipating fall fun activities Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE See FAIRFIELD Page 12 D o you miss the love bugs? It is so nice to go outside and not be greeted by a swarm of the pests. Lets hope they arent as plentiful on their return trip in May. The October events are filling up the calendar. You still have time to make your reservations for the Oktoberfest contact Kathy Voss or Theresa Yoders. The auction is always a great event; so, plan to join us for an evening of food and fun. All ladies of QM are invited to join the group for lunch at The Attics Caf on Friday, the 12th. Reservations must be made by today (10/10) by calling Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. This is a great way to meet the women of Quail Meadow. Red Hatters will be going to the Junior League Craft Fair at Circle Square on Saturday, the 13th. Plan to meet at the clubhouse at 10:30 and we will car pool. There is a $5 fee to enter the fair. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb if you plan to go with us (we dont want to leave without you). If you have things around the house you want to get rid of, well, Nov. 3 is the community yard sale. This is a great time to clean out the garage and closets. The annual holiday dinner will be at the clubhouse on Monday, Nov. 12, catered by Lees Chicken and will include turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings. Tickets are $12 per person. Also, get your pictures to Theresa for the picture show. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of us here in the community have experienced this dreadful condition. Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, the maker of several anti-breast cancer drugs. The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Este Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer. In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors. In October 1983 the Race for the Cure was held for the first time in Dallas, Texas, where 800 people participated. According to the organizers, by 2002 the number of participants reached 1.3 million and the event was held in over 100 US cities. The event is also being organized in several other parts of the World. During the month of October, the National Football League promotes breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink on its websites, graphics, and advertisements. Players also show support by wearing pink gloves, cleats, captains patches, and other apparel during games. Male breast cancer, which is rare, is generally overlooked. In 2009 the male breast cancer advocacy groups, Out of the Shadow of Pink, A Mans Pink, and the Brandon Greening Foundation for Breast Cancer in Men, joined together to establish the third week of October as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW October events

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... T HRIFT 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 T 6 B 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 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000CM85 000CRR7 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Asked about changes he would implement, he said he would set up voter registration in neighborhoods, and he also said the he would get people excited to vote, and expand media relations. The Republican is Wesley Wilcox, currently the assistant in the elections office. Incumbent Dee Brown chose not to run again. He said that he has spent 22 years coordinating elections, and is an instructor in the state certification process for election workers. He said he would attempt to get out to more locations, and said he would increase social and electronic interactions. He emphasized that every vote counts, and spoke of a recent Belleview election that finished with a tie. Asked about voter fraud, Wilcox said the idea of showing ID is not a suppression issue. He agreed that voting by mail this year would be a help to speed things up at the polls on Election Day. FORUM continued from Page 1 Read the classifieds ensure that the state budget never grows beyond a familys ability to pay the taxes and fees needed to fund that growth. They say it would make government more efficient. Arguments against:Critics say that during tough economic times, when tax revenues drop and there is a greater need for government services, this amendment would make it impossible for agencies to meet demand, even when there is available revenue. They say it threatens funding for critical government services like health care and education. Should the state change the way it calculates its revenue limit?Since 1995, Florida has set a cap for the amount of revenue it can spend every year from taxes and fees imposed on everything from gasoline and tobacco sales to business licenses and auto titles. Any excess revenue is to be deposited in the states rainy day fund or returned to taxpayers, rather than be spent by the government. The cap is considered by its backers to be a self-imposed restraint on government growth. The current version is set using a formula based on annual changes in Florida personal income, a cumulative total of all personal earnings such as wages, dividends, rent or interest income received in a given year by Florida residents. To date, state revenue collections have never exceeded the cap (largely due to rising personal income and falling tax rates). If passed, Amendment 3 would impose a stricter formula for calculating the revenue limit and, as a result, increase the likelihood it would limit government spending. The new formula would be based on annual population growth and inflation, instead of personal income. Those indicators are considered less volatile than personal income growth and, therefore, more likely to constrain growth in state revenues than the current limitation, according to a state Senate analysis of Amendment 3. In fact, the analysis shows revenues would have exceeded the limits in fiscal years 2004-05 and 2005-06 had the revenue limitation proposed in Amendment 3 been in effect since 1994. Supporters say the cap is needed to protect Floridas economy. We have witnessed first-hand how the government can take too much when the economy is good, former Senate President Mike Haridopolis said in a prepared statement. (Amendment 3) wisely limits state spending. Overuse of taxpayer dollars is an unwise tactic that only hinders our states growth. However, opponents fear catastrophic results during recessionary times or if a natural disaster strikes. With strict revenue limits in place, the state might be hard-pressed to fund necessary services. They point to Colorado, which enacted a cap in 1992, as an example of what potentially can go wrong. With its strict revenue limits, Colorados government was strapped to fund education and provide other public services when its economy softened. The state ultimately loosened the rules for setting its revenue limits. It was disastrous for (Colorado), for their education, for their health care, state Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston, told the Associated Press article in May 2011. The measure passed the Legislature largely along party lines, with Republicans in favor and Democrats against. As with all proposed constitutional amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the new state revenue limitation becomes effective in fiscal year 2014-15. HistoryFlorida is among as many as 30 states to adopt revenue or spending limits, according to a review by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Colorados is the most controversial, and among the strictest. Adopted in 1992, and called the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), it limits both state revenues and revenues from local government. It requires voter approval before taxes can be raised, and its cap is tied to changes in population and inflation. Floridas revenue limit, passed by nearly 60 percent of the voters in 1994, is not as strict as the limits Colorado passed. Florida caps state revenues only, and uses a formula tied to changes in personal income. Revenues neared the cap in Florida the first few years after its passage. Since that time, however, revenues subject to the limitation have generally grown more slowly than personal income, according to a Florida Senate staff analysis. That analysis points to a number of reasons for the widening gap between the limit and revenues: Tax cuts enacted by Legislature beginning in 1999; reductions in estate tax revenues resulting from changes in federal law; and the effects of the recession. In 2005, Colorado eased its revenue limits amid a deepening fiscal crisis. Since then, a number of states have rejected strict revenue limits. In Florida in 2008, 2009 and 2010, legislation to impose stricter revenue limits failed to pass the Legislature. That changed in 2011, when the Legislature passed what became Amendment 3. AMENDMENT 3continued from Page 1 stead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to Jan. 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Arguments for:Supporters say this amendment would make Florida property taxation more equitable, stimulate the housing and commercial real estate markets and attract investors to the state. Arguments against:Opponents say it would create tax disparities and strip an estimated $1 billion from the tax base over the next three years at a time when local governments are struggling to provide basic services.HistoryIn 2008, 64 percent of the voters approved a constitutional amendment providing for a $50,000 homestead exemption. The $50,000 is subtracted from the assessed value of an eligible home and property taxes are calculated based on that lower amount. This form of tax relief is reserved for primary residences, meaning the owner must live in the home the majority of the year and not claim any other residence as a primary residence in Florida or in any other state. In addition to the homestead exemption, state law also caps annual increases in property assessments used to calculate tax bills. Called the Save Our Homes provision, it limits the increase in property assessments on homesteaded properties to 3 percent annually or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. Critics complain that Save Our Homes shifts the tax burden for services like police and schools onto the backs of the owners of non-homesteaded properties. AMENDMENT 4continued from Page 1 Sunday, Oct. 14 Post-polio support group to meetThe North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the program: Have You Kept Your Resolutions?, on Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center,, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. Ther guest speaker will be Alina Stoothoff, BS. CMPH., who is a psychologist at the Centers. During her discussion with us, she will be asking us about our resolutions last New Years and what we see as resolutions we think we need to make for 2013. How can you actually keep your resolutions? Alina Stoothoff can show us how to make it happen. For more information contact President Carolyn Raville 352-489-1731 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Cardiologist to speak Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Parish Health Ministry, will hold The Original Food for Thought luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Ali Nasser, MD, Cardiologist, is going to speak on Anticoagulant medications and their affects on the clotting network. Please RSVP to 352-368-4028 so organizers may get a count of people attending. Thursday, Oct. 18 Christian music concert Bryan Popin, concert pianist and singer, performs a special concert gospel, original, country, Broadway show, movie and classical music to touch the hearts of the young, old and in-between at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. Young at Heart luncheonOn Oct. 18, College Road Baptist Church will have its monthly Young At Heart luncheon. Guest Johnny Laing, The Ukulele Man, will bring his talents to entertain those attending. He loves audience participation and encourages people to sing along with the Oldies. Bring your friends and neighbors, that is what this group is all about, fellowship. Share a covered dish, the group welcomes one and all. The church is at 5010 S.W. College Road. Phone is 352-237-5741. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up. Saturday, Oct. 20 Annual indoor yard sale at Joy Joy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, and gardening. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call Edie Heinzen (352-854-6816) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352-854-0660) regarding the yard sale.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends Sheriffs election mess leaves questions Amendments you can reject T oday we take a look at Amendments 3 and 4 on the Florida ballot on Nov. 6. These two are somewhat convoluted for voters who have to wade through all the material concerning possible passage. Amendment 3 is titled State Government Revenue Limitation. Sounds good on the surface. It must mean that the state can take less of your money. Well, its not that simple. This calculates how much money the state can get. Proponents say it will enable you to keep money in your pocket, especially in tough times. Opponents say that it can cut revenue so much that the state government can stop operating efficiently. They point to Colorado, of all people, which has a similar law and had some tough times when the economy went south. Feel free to read through this in todays edition, but frankly, it seems like an awful lot of timewasting, confusing rhetoric. You wont be sure what youre getting if you vote in favor of this (kind of sounds like Obamacare, doesnt it?) so it might be good to just say no. Now for Amendment 4, which has floated around before and been knocked off the ballots by the courts. This time, all that has been corrected and its there for you to vote on. It concerns non-homestead property, in other words, property you own but dont use for your principal residence. It limits the percentage of value that can be increased in the system used to determine the propertys worth. Again, this is one of those that youre not sure what youre getting if you vote for it. You know the saying, if something sounds too good to be true, etc. So when in doubt, again, just vote no. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Government does not create jobs or wealth BY JIM FLYNN The seemingly endless 2012 presidential campaigns have been as interesting as watching chefs tenderizing meat with serrated mallets. Issues have been pulverized into BS (baloney stuffing). Some voters have undoubtedly gone numb. Others may hope voting early will make the campaign noise go away. The term permanent campaign was coined by pollster Pat Caddell, who advised Jimmy Carter to begin his presidency by becoming a full-time, every-day salesman for re-election, including weekends, holidays, and vacations. Mr. Carter wasnt much of a salesman. He won the presidency with a humble one-sentence campaign: Hi. Im Jimmy Carter, and Im running for President. President Obama has been running for re-election since the moment he sat down in the oval office, picked up the phone and scheduled several months of trips across the country and around the world. Campaigning is what our Cheer Leader in Chief does best. Identities have been the focus of the Republican side of the current campaign for the White House. Twelve aspirants appeared and disappeared during the primaries parade. They were mutually and embarrassingly destructive during their on stage quiz shows. The buffoonery of the Republican nomination process suggests holding the 2016 candidate selection in a sound-proof, camera-free, smokefilled back room. Before Republican advisors had determined which persona their widely accomplished nominee should emphasize, the Obama campaign had already decided to portray Mitt Romney as a greedy captive of big business. His accomplishments as governor of Massachusetts and as the successful turn-around manager of the failing 2002 Olympics have been denigrated as irrelevant to leading the nation. In return Republicans have depicted Mr. Obama as a standard model, tax and spend, big-government Democrat, whose primary interest is enlargement of the welfare state, and more White House control of national and state priorities. Despite occasional glimpses, neither presidential candidate has been specific enough to give voters a clear picture of what theyll be buying when they mark their ballots. Many voters will leave the polls wondering whether they made the right decision for the nation and their families. Recent presidents and congresses have forgotten conveniently where government money comes from. Perhaps they dont give a damn. Two consecutive administrations have played the credit card game, borrowing recklessly for their own political purposes, while reassuring the voters that deficits dont matter. The mutton heads who ran Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy into financial chaos still believe they can put their financial train back on track by borrowing and spending more money. The future of our nation depends on a robust recovery of our economy. Since the end of the great depression (1929-1941) our economy has been the source of our domestic prosperity and global prominence. National defense, national debt, entitlements, pensions, the banking system, the value of money and most other important concerns are dependent on one reliable source of wealth creation. Its the economy .. 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. 000CTL3 at On Top of the World CASH FOR DIAMONDS, JEWELRY & ANTIQUES Appraisers Gemologists Auctioneers IMMEDIATE PAYMENT STATE ACCREDITED DEALERS Lic. #AU3909 October 11, 12 & 13 Cypress Hall, Suites 5 & 6 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Special Guest Appearance by Norman Lee! (561) 223-0157 Jim Clark Editor T he Marion County sheriffs election is so far up in the air that its practically out of sight. Heres a summary as we see it: Candidate Dan Kuhn, who has been running for the office pretty much since Sheriff Ed Dean announced he would not seek re-election, withdrew from the race last week. Kuhn had apparently had an affair with a principal at the school where his wife teaches, and that principal decided that six weeks before the election would be a good time to make things public. That, of course, has led to a dialog among conspiracy theorists about the timing. Kuhn won the primary over Chris Blair, a former deputy and detective, and was scheduled to face Constitution Party representative Bernie DeCastro in the general election.. People were talking about writing in the name of Blair, now that Kuhn has withdrawn, but a recent story said that since he lost the primary, he couldnt be a writein candidate. However, the Republican Party was to meet this week to pick someone to run in Kuhns place, and one of the leading names was Blair. So apparently its OK for him to run again that way, but not be written in. That seems a little strange. He should either be entitled to run again, or not. What if Blair runs again, and loses? He could become one of the first to ever lose twice in the same election. One of the criteria for a new candidate has been listed as the fact that he must be a Republican. Thats too bad. One of the best solutions would be to go to Dean and ask him to run again. Now we have another name thrown in, that of former sheriff Don Moreland. If he can straighten out this mess, more power to him. Another problem is that the ballots have already been printed. So whoever is chosen by the Republicans will not be on the ballot, but a vote for Dan Kuhn will be considered a vote for the new candidate. And what of those who still wish to vote for Kuhn? Since now their vote for Kuhn will be counted as a vote for the new candidate, can they write in Kuhns name? In that case, Kuhn will be running against himself. That could make for a fun night of counting at the elections office. How about those who have already submitted a ballot by mail, and thought they were voting for Dan Kuhn? Isnt that tantamount to election fraud, telling people who voted for Kuhn that their vote will be counted for someone else? And lets face it, there will be some who wont get the word that theres a new candidate, and their vote may go to someone they never heard of. Although Im on record as opposing early voting, I have endorsed it this year because of the ballot complicated by 11 amendments. Now Im rethinking that. At least I want to make sure who Im voting for. This year, in Marion County, that may not be easy to determine. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CUY0 Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection Financing Available And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited Seating Available. CALL NOW! Joes Family Restaurant 911 West Main St, Inverness, Fl 34452 Tues Oct 16, 11:15 AM Tues Oct 23, 11:15 AM Crackers Bar & Grill 502 NW 6th St, Crystal River, Fl 34428 Thur Oct 18, 11:15 AM Thur Oct 25, 11:15 AM Meet representative: BOB JONES 000CMFC 000CT8F CARDS AND GIFTS Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 M ON S AT 8:30 AM 5:00 PM 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES CANADIAN MEDS 000CS1A 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES S ave up to 80% on prescription drugs Viagra Advair Plavix Celebrex Cymbalta Cialis Many other drugs available 000CVEO 1/2 mi. South of the Fairgrounds D U D L E Y S A U C T I O N D U D L E Y S A U C T I O N D UDLEY S A UCTION 4000 S. F LORIDA A VE ., (U.S. 41 S) I NVERNESS F LORIDA 34450 Dudleys Auction & Maine-ly Real Estate Central Floridas Largest & Most Diverse Auction Company BE SURE TO WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR UP-TO-DATE PHOTOS www.dudleysauction.com ab1667 au2246 Absentee and phone bids always accepted 352-637-9588 Personal Property sold together w/Dudleys Auction AB1667. The Real Estate by Main-ly Real Estate-C hristine Dudley Lic RE Broker #381384. AU#4239. Dudleys Auction For real estate inquires contact Chris @ 352-344-9588, Bob Brittain @ 813-317-8007. 10% Buyers Premi um. Dimensions are approximate. I ncredibly diverse collection of furniture, estate jewelry, 14kt Cartier cigarette box w/blue sapphires, many pieces of Roseville pottery estate firearms, coins, furniture inc. fro m the Ferris estate of Floral City, lg. cased ships models, Highway man Art, Sterling, carpets, vintage toys, sterling, art, china, crystal and more. OCTOBER 11, 2012 PREVIEW 1PM AUCTION 3PM ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Always a great variety of items from several estates ranging from furniture, household, tools, new i tems & collectibles. 7331 W. PINEBROOK ST., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL PLUS SELLERS ENJOYING LIFE, ALL MUST BE SOLD! 3/3 home 1908 sq. ft. w/complete makeover & move-in ready!! Home features inc: tiled, 12 X 24 tiled sunroom, kitchen w/loads of cabinets, updated appliances, high ceilings, lg. 2 car garage, water softener, on a .6 (+/-) acre, utility shed. PERSONAL PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS INC: 2008 Scion XD w/23k miles, 2002 Ford F-150 96k miles, West Marine 3 man dinghy, Sea Eagle 650 lb. 2 man raft, leather recliners & love seat, glass top DR table w/6 chairs, china cabinet, king size pos ter bed w/select comfort mattress & Swedish magnetic pads, oak roll top desk, 52 flat screen TV, computer system, quality gl ass and china from all over the world, camping items, many hand and power tools. BOAT AUCTION 1983 Chris Craft Catalina 380. 38ft Corinthian Motor Yacht-Cruiser w/twin 454s, Onan Gen set, doc 4600 hr, complete rehab & updated electronics inc. Garmin GMR 18 radar & map 4212, auto pilot. The auction is at the marina in Hernando Beach. Sterling Marina, 4211 Shoal Line Boulevard, Hernando Beach, FL 34607. ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Always a great variety of items from several estates ranging from furniture, household, tools, new i tems & collectibles. REAL ESTATE AUCTION TYLER ST., BEVERLY HILLS FL. SOLD REGARDLESS OF PRICE. Front living room, dining room into cozy kitchen and step into the finished family room. 1 car garage and carport. Needs a bit of elbow grease but will be a great investor-starter or winter home. ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION OCTOBER 12, 2012 PREVIEW 8AM AUCTION 9AM REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS OCTOBER 17, 2012 PREVIEW 9AM AUCTION 11AM OCTOBER 18, 2012 PREVIEW 1PM AUCTION 3PM OCTOBER 19, 2012 PREVIEW 9AM AUCTION 10AM ONLINE SPECIALTY AUCTION Celebration of the arts to include Illustrations and art from famed artist Stan Nossett, signed and candid celebrity photos, vintage manuscripts, poetry and erotic art. Eastern European, Signed Memorabilia This sale will offer a great opportunity for investment, holiday gift giving and pleasure art. OCTOBER 20, 2012 PREVIEW 11AM AUCTION 1PM ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Always a great variety of items from several estates ranging from furniture, household, tools, new i tems & collectibles OCTOBER 25, 2012 PREVIEW 1PM AUCTION 3PM AUTOGRAPH MEMORABILIA AUCTION Richard Saurez was a firefighter by profession, autograph hound by obsession. He earned the name STA LKER. We have the privile ge of liquidating this lifelong collection of close to 10,000 pieces. He chased every type of sports pr ofessional and extended h is hobby to astronauts, politicians, actors and musicians. The collection is so immense that we are selling i t in several different ve nues. Oct 27th will be the first time to sell single pieces, groups and large qty. stock boxes. Literally th ousands of signed photos, hundreds of signed balls, 100s of signed and sleeved albums, signed & grouped baseball cards from the early 80s on, min. football helmet s, basketballs & footballs, books, magazines, bats, guitars, jerseys, flags and more. OCTOBER 27, 2012 PREVIEW 9AM AUCTION 10AM OCTOBER 7, 2012 PREVIEW 10AM AUCTION 1PM 000CTQ7 P A Y F O R P A Y F O R P AY FOR 3 M O N T H S . 3 M O N T H S . 3 M ONTHS ... G E T 4 T H M O N T H G E T 4 T H M O N T H G ET 4 TH M ONTH H A L F O F F H A L F O F F HALF OFF! 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net 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! 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 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 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 000CSPN I f I heard it once, I have heard it a million times and this week was no exception. In fact, the words carelessly tumble from my lips on many occasions, some of which have been perilously near the conclusion of my sermons. Most preachers never conclude their sermons, they just quit when they cannot indulge the congregation another minute longer. Someone once asked a famous preacher what it meant when he said, Now, in conclusion ... He thought for a moment and then replied, Nothing. Preachers are not the only ones inflicted with this verbosity virus. Watching a news broadcast recently, I heard a politician tumble headlong into the same abyss; Were going to make some changes around here, he proclaimed, and thats my My final last words, finally, well almost James Snyder final word on the subject. It does not really matter which politician pontificated thusly, for all of them have said it at one time or another and usually it is never their final word on any subject. Several things are wrong with that statement. First, when a politician uses the word were he never means to include himself. It is just a word he uses to confuse the subject at hand. Someone once made this observation, if all the politicians were laid end to end I would not be surprised. Secondly, the only change most politicians are interested in is the change in my pocket. They have committees devoted to figuring out how they can change the change in my pocket to their pocket. The slickness to which they do this is most remarkable. Thirdly, there is no such thing as a final word among politicians. Every politician insists on having the last word on any subject even though he knows nothing about the subject at hand. It is rumored by some unidentified source that the entire political sorority has one brain, which they share. The Democrats have the left side, the Republicans have the right side and they have one intent; mouth in motion at all times. Since they share the same mouth, they both sound alike. When a politician has nothing to say you can be sure he will say it most profusely. Today, the only difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the spelling. One can spell and the other cannot. Every politician has two faces, before the election and after election. What a politician says before being elected has absolutely no relationship with what he or she will say after the election. The only thing absolutely certain is the newly elected politician will have a lot to say, but not much. Once elected their only strategy is to stay elected. They will do everything and anything to get my vote. One thing that can be said about the political institution in our country, it is an equal opportunity liars club. Women have as much opportunity to join this truth-challenged extravaganza as the men. I do not know who makes better liars, men or women. The feminine side of this auspicious group has made a miraculous progress in catching up to their male counterparts. They both seemed quite adept in the practice. Many elected officials go to great lengths to keep their constituency from knowing where they stand on the issues. They are seated on committees so they do not have to reveal where they stand. They are good at sitting and pontificating but bad when it comes to standing for anything, which makes them believe their constituency will fall for anything. And we usually do. The lawmakers of our day are great change agents, to use a contemporary phrase. Their opinion on important issues changes with every new poll published. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your point of view, for our friendly politicians, opinion polls can be given every hour on the hour. Of course, the more important the issue the more the politician reforms his opinion. A politician should have the cleanest mind in our country because they change it so much. Unfortunately, the exchange is usually down. Perhaps the best final words any politician could utter are, I wont run again. Usually when a politician says this, it means he is currently running from something or someone. Regrettably, the only change that comes with a new election is the name on the office door of the public servant. The bolts and nuts of our political system can be boiled down to; the politicians bolt for or from any excuse and we are nuts for electing them to any office. I sometimes get weary of all this superfluous change. It is true; the more things change the more they remain the same. What I want to change never does and what I do not want to change does. You can imagine what comfort I get from the Bible that never changes despite the efforts of some people. Two verses are particularly comforting to me. One from the Old Testament: For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6 KJV.) One from the New Testament: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 KJV.) When it comes to final words, I want that word to come from someone who will not capriciously change that word and upset my life. I can always trust Jesus Christ to give me a word I can always count on. 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 Marion County Solid Wastes monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide more convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. October and November furniture collection event closest to our area is as follows: Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wright Road Recycling Center, 11190 N.W. 90th Ave., Reddick. Solid Wastes electronic recycling events give residents a chance to recycle household electronics such as televisions, radios, computer monitors and stereos free of charge. The next electronics recycling opportunity nearby is as follows: Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Marion County Airport, Southwest 111th St., Dunnellon. Furniture collection events scheduled C hances are, if you receive Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or any federal payment, you receive it electronically. More than 90 percent of people getting monthly Social Security benefits already receive electronic payments. If you dont yet, thats about to change. There is a U.S. Department of Treasury rule that does away with paper checks for most federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013. With a few exceptions, this mandate includes Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits, and other non-tax payments. People required to switch have the option of direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or they can have their monthly payment directed into a Direct Express debit card account (Treasurys debit card program). Please visit www.godirect.org to learn more. So, why the push for electronic payments instead of paper checks received in the mail? Theres a list of reasons an electronic payment is better than an old-fashioned paper check. Its safer: no risk of checks being lost or stolen; Its easy and reliable: no need to wait for the mail or go to the bank to cash a check; It saves taxpayers money: no cost for postage and paper and printing; Treasury estimates this will save taxpayers $1 billion over 10 years; and Its good for the environment: it saves paper and eliminates the need for physical transportation. If you still get your check in the mail, dont wait for the new rule to go into effect next year sign up for electronic payments now. Please visit www.godirect.org today and begin getting your Social Security and SSI payments the safe, easy, reliable way electronically. Electronic payments and your benefits S OCIAL SECURITY A W Adon Williams American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 Floral City will host its second annual Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion from Sunday, Oct.14 to Sunday, Oct. 21. There will be free admission and parking for all veterans, families and the public. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Moving Tribute will be open all week. There will be live music (Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands, and Paul and Jackie Stevio) and others Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Additionally there will be a World War II Windtalkers display plus a Native American Sacred Smoke Ceremony. Its a time for veterans of all branches of military service to reunite old friendships and for friends and relatives to honor those who have fought to keep our nation free. The public is welcome. Public and private school children groups encouraged to arrange for free guided tours. Vendors may set up after 3 pm. Oct. 14. Tent camp sites, 40x40 are $10 per night. Vendors can inquire about site space. The location is seven miles north of Crystal River at Holcim Corp. properties at Red Level. Look for signs. Vietnam Wall and other Memorials will be escorted from Citrus County Fairgrounds to Veterans Reunion site Sunday Oct.14. Motorcycles and all other vehicles invited. Event contact persons: Richard Hunt 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel 352-238-5692 or Richard Mass 352697-1488. The event is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 225s building fund. Sponsorships, donations and new members are also welcome. Veterans event this weekend Ocala Civic Theatre is planning its sixth annual holiday trip to New York City for Dec. 13-16. This popular trip is a threenight, four-day excursion to take in several Broadway shows and experience New York City decorated and lit up in its dazzling holiday finest. The trip includes round-trip airfare, three nights at a four-star hotel overlooking Times Square, your choice of two Broadway shows, one dinner, and roundtrip bus travel to the airports. For your convenience, Ocala Civic Theatre books all tickets and accommodations. A deposit of $300 is due by Oct. 12, and the balance is due on Nov. 2. There are numerous shows available to choose from for the two included in your trip package. Some popular choices for Broadway shows include Newsies, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, War Horse, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Evita, Annie, Jersey Boys, and The Phantom of the Opera. Other options include the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, New York City Ballets Nutcracker, and the Metropolitan Opera. It is possible to see up to five shows while in New York, but only two are included in the price of the trip. The trip has a maximum of 30 people and is filling up fast, so dont delay to reserve your spot! Civic Theatre planning annualy holiday trip to New York City

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CUY0 Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection Financing Available And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited Seating Available. CALL NOW! Joes Family Restaurant 911 West Main St, Inverness, Fl 34452 Tues Oct 16, 11:15 AM Tues Oct 23, 11:15 AM Crackers Bar & Grill 502 NW 6th St, Crystal River, Fl 34428 Thur Oct 18, 11:15 AM Thur Oct 25, 11:15 AM Meet representative: BOB JONES 000CMFC 000CT8F CARDS AND GIFTS Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 M ON S AT 8:30 AM 5:00 PM 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES CANADIAN MEDS 000CS1A 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES S ave up to 80% on prescription drugs Viagra Advair Plavix Celebrex Cymbalta Cialis Many other drugs available 000CVEO 1/2 mi. South of the Fairgrounds D U D L E Y S A U C T I O N D U D L E Y S A U C T I O N D UDLEY S A UCTION 4000 S. F LORIDA A VE ., (U.S. 41 S) I NVERNESS F LORIDA 34450 Dudleys Auction & Maine-ly Real Estate Central Floridas Largest & Most Diverse Auction Company BE SURE TO WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR UP-TO-DATE PHOTOS www.dudleysauction.com ab1667 au2246 Absentee and phone bids always accepted 352-637-9588 Personal Property sold together w/Dudleys Auction AB1667. The Real Estate by Main-ly Real Estate-C hristine Dudley Lic RE Broker #381384. AU#4239. Dudleys Auction For real estate inquires contact Chris @ 352-344-9588, Bob Brittain @ 813-317-8007. 10% Buyers Premi um. Dimensions are approximate. I ncredibly diverse collection of furniture, estate jewelry, 14kt Cartier cigarette box w/blue sapphires, many pieces of Roseville pottery estate firearms, coins, furniture inc. fro m the Ferris estate of Floral City, lg. cased ships models, Highway man Art, Sterling, carpets, vintage toys, sterling, art, china, crystal and more. OCTOBER 11, 2012 PREVIEW 1PM AUCTION 3PM ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Always a great variety of items from several estates ranging from furniture, household, tools, new i tems & collectibles. 7331 W. PINEBROOK ST., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL PLUS SELLERS ENJOYING LIFE, ALL MUST BE SOLD! 3/3 home 1908 sq. ft. w/complete makeover & move-in ready!! Home features inc: tiled, 12 X 24 tiled sunroom, kitchen w/loads of cabinets, updated appliances, high ceilings, lg. 2 car garage, water softener, on a .6 (+/-) acre, utility shed. PERSONAL PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS INC: 2008 Scion XD w/23k miles, 2002 Ford F-150 96k miles, West Marine 3 man dinghy, Sea Eagle 650 lb. 2 man raft, leather recliners & love seat, glass top DR table w/6 chairs, china cabinet, king size pos ter bed w/select comfort mattress & Swedish magnetic pads, oak roll top desk, 52 flat screen TV, computer system, quality gl ass and china from all over the world, camping items, many hand and power tools. BOAT AUCTION 1983 Chris Craft Catalina 380. 38ft Corinthian Motor Yacht-Cruiser w/twin 454s, Onan Gen set, doc 4600 hr, complete rehab & updated electronics inc. Garmin GMR 18 radar & map 4212, auto pilot. The auction is at the marina in Hernando Beach. Sterling Marina, 4211 Shoal Line Boulevard, Hernando Beach, FL 34607. ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Always a great variety of items from several estates ranging from furniture, household, tools, new i tems & collectibles. REAL ESTATE AUCTION TYLER ST., BEVERLY HILLS FL. SOLD REGARDLESS OF PRICE. Front living room, dining room into cozy kitchen and step into the finished family room. 1 car garage and carport. Needs a bit of elbow grease but will be a great investor-starter or winter home. ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION OCTOBER 12, 2012 PREVIEW 8AM AUCTION 9AM REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS OCTOBER 17, 2012 PREVIEW 9AM AUCTION 11AM OCTOBER 18, 2012 PREVIEW 1PM AUCTION 3PM OCTOBER 19, 2012 PREVIEW 9AM AUCTION 10AM ONLINE SPECIALTY AUCTION Celebration of the arts to include Illustrations and art from famed artist Stan Nossett, signed and candid celebrity photos, vintage manuscripts, poetry and erotic art. Eastern European, Signed Memorabilia This sale will offer a great opportunity for investment, holiday gift giving and pleasure art. OCTOBER 20, 2012 PREVIEW 11AM AUCTION 1PM ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Always a great variety of items from several estates ranging from furniture, household, tools, new i tems & collectibles OCTOBER 25, 2012 PREVIEW 1PM AUCTION 3PM AUTOGRAPH MEMORABILIA AUCTION Richard Saurez was a firefighter by profession, autograph hound by obsession. He earned the name STA LKER. We have the privile ge of liquidating this lifelong collection of close to 10,000 pieces. He chased every type of sports pr ofessional and extended h is hobby to astronauts, politicians, actors and musicians. The collection is so immense that we are selling i t in several different ve nues. Oct 27th will be the first time to sell single pieces, groups and large qty. stock boxes. Literally th ousands of signed photos, hundreds of signed balls, 100s of signed and sleeved albums, signed & grouped baseball cards from the early 80s on, min. football helmet s, basketballs & footballs, books, magazines, bats, guitars, jerseys, flags and more. OCTOBER 27, 2012 PREVIEW 9AM AUCTION 10AM OCTOBER 7, 2012 PREVIEW 10AM AUCTION 1PM 000CTQ7 P A Y F O R P A Y F O R P AY FOR 3 M O N T H S . 3 M O N T H S . 3 M ONTHS ... G E T 4 T H M O N T H G E T 4 T H M O N T H G ET 4 TH M ONTH H A L F O F F H A L F O F F HALF OFF! 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net 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! 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 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 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 000CSPN I f I heard it once, I have heard it a million times and this week was no exception. In fact, the words carelessly tumble from my lips on many occasions, some of which have been perilously near the conclusion of my sermons. Most preachers never conclude their sermons, they just quit when they cannot indulge the congregation another minute longer. Someone once asked a famous preacher what it meant when he said, Now, in conclusion ... He thought for a moment and then replied, Nothing. Preachers are not the only ones inflicted with this verbosity virus. Watching a news broadcast recently, I heard a politician tumble headlong into the same abyss; Were going to make some changes around here, he proclaimed, and thats my My final last words, finally, well almost James Snyder final word on the subject. It does not really matter which politician pontificated thusly, for all of them have said it at one time or another and usually it is never their final word on any subject. Several things are wrong with that statement. First, when a politician uses the word were he never means to include himself. It is just a word he uses to confuse the subject at hand. Someone once made this observation, if all the politicians were laid end to end I would not be surprised. Secondly, the only change most politicians are interested in is the change in my pocket. They have committees devoted to figuring out how they can change the change in my pocket to their pocket. The slickness to which they do this is most remarkable. Thirdly, there is no such thing as a final word among politicians. Every politician insists on having the last word on any subject even though he knows nothing about the subject at hand. It is rumored by some unidentified source that the entire political sorority has one brain, which they share. The Democrats have the left side, the Republicans have the right side and they have one intent; mouth in motion at all times. Since they share the same mouth, they both sound alike. When a politician has nothing to say you can be sure he will say it most profusely. Today, the only difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the spelling. One can spell and the other cannot. Every politician has two faces, before the election and after election. What a politician says before being elected has absolutely no relationship with what he or she will say after the election. The only thing absolutely certain is the newly elected politician will have a lot to say, but not much. Once elected their only strategy is to stay elected. They will do everything and anything to get my vote. One thing that can be said about the political institution in our country, it is an equal opportunity liars club. Women have as much opportunity to join this truth-challenged extravaganza as the men. I do not know who makes better liars, men or women. The feminine side of this auspicious group has made a miraculous progress in catching up to their male counterparts. They both seemed quite adept in the practice. Many elected officials go to great lengths to keep their constituency from knowing where they stand on the issues. They are seated on committees so they do not have to reveal where they stand. They are good at sitting and pontificating but bad when it comes to standing for anything, which makes them believe their constituency will fall for anything. And we usually do. The lawmakers of our day are great change agents, to use a contemporary phrase. Their opinion on important issues changes with every new poll published. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your point of view, for our friendly politicians, opinion polls can be given every hour on the hour. Of course, the more important the issue the more the politician reforms his opinion. A politician should have the cleanest mind in our country because they change it so much. Unfortunately, the exchange is usually down. Perhaps the best final words any politician could utter are, I wont run again. Usually when a politician says this, it means he is currently running from something or someone. Regrettably, the only change that comes with a new election is the name on the office door of the public servant. The bolts and nuts of our political system can be boiled down to; the politicians bolt for or from any excuse and we are nuts for electing them to any office. I sometimes get weary of all this superfluous change. It is true; the more things change the more they remain the same. What I want to change never does and what I do not want to change does. You can imagine what comfort I get from the Bible that never changes despite the efforts of some people. Two verses are particularly comforting to me. One from the Old Testament: For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6 KJV.) One from the New Testament: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 KJV.) When it comes to final words, I want that word to come from someone who will not capriciously change that word and upset my life. I can always trust Jesus Christ to give me a word I can always count on. 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 Marion County Solid Wastes monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide more convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. October and November furniture collection event closest to our area is as follows: Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wright Road Recycling Center, 11190 N.W. 90th Ave., Reddick. Solid Wastes electronic recycling events give residents a chance to recycle household electronics such as televisions, radios, computer monitors and stereos free of charge. The next electronics recycling opportunity nearby is as follows: Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Marion County Airport, Southwest 111th St., Dunnellon. Furniture collection events scheduled C hances are, if you receive Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or any federal payment, you receive it electronically. More than 90 percent of people getting monthly Social Security benefits already receive electronic payments. If you dont yet, thats about to change. There is a U.S. Department of Treasury rule that does away with paper checks for most federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013. With a few exceptions, this mandate includes Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits, and other non-tax payments. People required to switch have the option of direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or they can have their monthly payment directed into a Direct Express debit card account (Treasurys debit card program). Please visit www.godirect.org to learn more. So, why the push for electronic payments instead of paper checks received in the mail? Theres a list of reasons an electronic payment is better than an old-fashioned paper check. Its safer: no risk of checks being lost or stolen; Its easy and reliable: no need to wait for the mail or go to the bank to cash a check; It saves taxpayers money: no cost for postage and paper and printing; Treasury estimates this will save taxpayers $1 billion over 10 years; and Its good for the environment: it saves paper and eliminates the need for physical transportation. If you still get your check in the mail, dont wait for the new rule to go into effect next year sign up for electronic payments now. Please visit www.godirect.org today and begin getting your Social Security and SSI payments the safe, easy, reliable way electronically. Electronic payments and your benefits S OCIAL SECURITY A W Adon Williams American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 Floral City will host its second annual Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion from Sunday, Oct.14 to Sunday, Oct. 21. There will be free admission and parking for all veterans, families and the public. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Moving Tribute will be open all week. There will be live music (Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands, and Paul and Jackie Stevio) and others Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Additionally there will be a World War II Windtalkers display plus a Native American Sacred Smoke Ceremony. Its a time for veterans of all branches of military service to reunite old friendships and for friends and relatives to honor those who have fought to keep our nation free. The public is welcome. Public and private school children groups encouraged to arrange for free guided tours. Vendors may set up after 3 pm. Oct. 14. Tent camp sites, 40x40 are $10 per night. Vendors can inquire about site space. The location is seven miles north of Crystal River at Holcim Corp. properties at Red Level. Look for signs. Vietnam Wall and other Memorials will be escorted from Citrus County Fairgrounds to Veterans Reunion site Sunday Oct.14. Motorcycles and all other vehicles invited. Event contact persons: Richard Hunt 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel 352-238-5692 or Richard Mass 352697-1488. The event is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 225s building fund. Sponsorships, donations and new members are also welcome. Veterans event this weekend Ocala Civic Theatre is planning its sixth annual holiday trip to New York City for Dec. 13-16. This popular trip is a threenight, four-day excursion to take in several Broadway shows and experience New York City decorated and lit up in its dazzling holiday finest. The trip includes round-trip airfare, three nights at a four-star hotel overlooking Times Square, your choice of two Broadway shows, one dinner, and roundtrip bus travel to the airports. For your convenience, Ocala Civic Theatre books all tickets and accommodations. A deposit of $300 is due by Oct. 12, and the balance is due on Nov. 2. There are numerous shows available to choose from for the two included in your trip package. Some popular choices for Broadway shows include Newsies, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, War Horse, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Evita, Annie, Jersey Boys, and The Phantom of the Opera. Other options include the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, New York City Ballets Nutcracker, and the Metropolitan Opera. It is possible to see up to five shows while in New York, but only two are included in the price of the trip. The trip has a maximum of 30 people and is filling up fast, so dont delay to reserve your spot! Civic Theatre planning annualy holiday trip to New York City

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends Sheriffs election mess leaves questions Amendments you can reject T oday we take a look at Amendments 3 and 4 on the Florida ballot on Nov. 6. These two are somewhat convoluted for voters who have to wade through all the material concerning possible passage. Amendment 3 is titled State Government Revenue Limitation. Sounds good on the surface. It must mean that the state can take less of your money. Well, its not that simple. This calculates how much money the state can get. Proponents say it will enable you to keep money in your pocket, especially in tough times. Opponents say that it can cut revenue so much that the state government can stop operating efficiently. They point to Colorado, of all people, which has a similar law and had some tough times when the economy went south. Feel free to read through this in todays edition, but frankly, it seems like an awful lot of timewasting, confusing rhetoric. You wont be sure what youre getting if you vote in favor of this (kind of sounds like Obamacare, doesnt it?) so it might be good to just say no. Now for Amendment 4, which has floated around before and been knocked off the ballots by the courts. This time, all that has been corrected and its there for you to vote on. It concerns non-homestead property, in other words, property you own but dont use for your principal residence. It limits the percentage of value that can be increased in the system used to determine the propertys worth. Again, this is one of those that youre not sure what youre getting if you vote for it. You know the saying, if something sounds too good to be true, etc. So when in doubt, again, just vote no. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Government does not create jobs or wealth BY JIM FLYNN The seemingly endless 2012 presidential campaigns have been as interesting as watching chefs tenderizing meat with serrated mallets. Issues have been pulverized into BS (baloney stuffing). Some voters have undoubtedly gone numb. Others may hope voting early will make the campaign noise go away. The term permanent campaign was coined by pollster Pat Caddell, who advised Jimmy Carter to begin his presidency by becoming a full-time, every-day salesman for re-election, including weekends, holidays, and vacations. Mr. Carter wasnt much of a salesman. He won the presidency with a humble one-sentence campaign: Hi. Im Jimmy Carter, and Im running for President. President Obama has been running for re-election since the moment he sat down in the oval office, picked up the phone and scheduled several months of trips across the country and around the world. Campaigning is what our Cheer Leader in Chief does best. Identities have been the focus of the Republican side of the current campaign for the White House. Twelve aspirants appeared and disappeared during the primaries parade. They were mutually and embarrassingly destructive during their on stage quiz shows. The buffoonery of the Republican nomination process suggests holding the 2016 candidate selection in a sound-proof, camera-free, smokefilled back room. Before Republican advisors had determined which persona their widely accomplished nominee should emphasize, the Obama campaign had already decided to portray Mitt Romney as a greedy captive of big business. His accomplishments as governor of Massachusetts and as the successful turn-around manager of the failing 2002 Olympics have been denigrated as irrelevant to leading the nation. In return Republicans have depicted Mr. Obama as a standard model, tax and spend, big-government Democrat, whose primary interest is enlargement of the welfare state, and more White House control of national and state priorities. Despite occasional glimpses, neither presidential candidate has been specific enough to give voters a clear picture of what theyll be buying when they mark their ballots. Many voters will leave the polls wondering whether they made the right decision for the nation and their families. Recent presidents and congresses have forgotten conveniently where government money comes from. Perhaps they dont give a damn. Two consecutive administrations have played the credit card game, borrowing recklessly for their own political purposes, while reassuring the voters that deficits dont matter. The mutton heads who ran Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy into financial chaos still believe they can put their financial train back on track by borrowing and spending more money. The future of our nation depends on a robust recovery of our economy. Since the end of the great depression (1929-1941) our economy has been the source of our domestic prosperity and global prominence. National defense, national debt, entitlements, pensions, the banking system, the value of money and most other important concerns are dependent on one reliable source of wealth creation. Its the economy .. 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. 000CTL3 at On Top of the World CASH FOR DIAMONDS, JEWELRY & ANTIQUES Appraisers Gemologists Auctioneers IMMEDIATE PAYMENT STATE ACCREDITED DEALERS Lic. #AU3909 October 11, 12 & 13 Cypress Hall, Suites 5 & 6 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Special Guest Appearance by Norman Lee! (561) 223-0157 Jim Clark Editor T he Marion County sheriffs election is so far up in the air that its practically out of sight. Heres a summary as we see it: Candidate Dan Kuhn, who has been running for the office pretty much since Sheriff Ed Dean announced he would not seek re-election, withdrew from the race last week. Kuhn had apparently had an affair with a principal at the school where his wife teaches, and that principal decided that six weeks before the election would be a good time to make things public. That, of course, has led to a dialog among conspiracy theorists about the timing. Kuhn won the primary over Chris Blair, a former deputy and detective, and was scheduled to face Constitution Party representative Bernie DeCastro in the general election.. People were talking about writing in the name of Blair, now that Kuhn has withdrawn, but a recent story said that since he lost the primary, he couldnt be a writein candidate. However, the Republican Party was to meet this week to pick someone to run in Kuhns place, and one of the leading names was Blair. So apparently its OK for him to run again that way, but not be written in. That seems a little strange. He should either be entitled to run again, or not. What if Blair runs again, and loses? He could become one of the first to ever lose twice in the same election. One of the criteria for a new candidate has been listed as the fact that he must be a Republican. Thats too bad. One of the best solutions would be to go to Dean and ask him to run again. Now we have another name thrown in, that of former sheriff Don Moreland. If he can straighten out this mess, more power to him. Another problem is that the ballots have already been printed. So whoever is chosen by the Republicans will not be on the ballot, but a vote for Dan Kuhn will be considered a vote for the new candidate. And what of those who still wish to vote for Kuhn? Since now their vote for Kuhn will be counted as a vote for the new candidate, can they write in Kuhns name? In that case, Kuhn will be running against himself. That could make for a fun night of counting at the elections office. How about those who have already submitted a ballot by mail, and thought they were voting for Dan Kuhn? Isnt that tantamount to election fraud, telling people who voted for Kuhn that their vote will be counted for someone else? And lets face it, there will be some who wont get the word that theres a new candidate, and their vote may go to someone they never heard of. Although Im on record as opposing early voting, I have endorsed it this year because of the ballot complicated by 11 amendments. Now Im rethinking that. At least I want to make sure who Im voting for. This year, in Marion County, that may not be easy to determine. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Attend the worship service of your choice... T HRIFT 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 T 6 B 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 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000CM85 000CRR7 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Asked about changes he would implement, he said he would set up voter registration in neighborhoods, and he also said the he would get people excited to vote, and expand media relations. The Republican is Wesley Wilcox, currently the assistant in the elections office. Incumbent Dee Brown chose not to run again. He said that he has spent 22 years coordinating elections, and is an instructor in the state certification process for election workers. He said he would attempt to get out to more locations, and said he would increase social and electronic interactions. He emphasized that every vote counts, and spoke of a recent Belleview election that finished with a tie. Asked about voter fraud, Wilcox said the idea of showing ID is not a suppression issue. He agreed that voting by mail this year would be a help to speed things up at the polls on Election Day. FORUM continued from Page 1 Read the classifieds ensure that the state budget never grows beyond a familys ability to pay the taxes and fees needed to fund that growth. They say it would make government more efficient. Arguments against:Critics say that during tough economic times, when tax revenues drop and there is a greater need for government services, this amendment would make it impossible for agencies to meet demand, even when there is available revenue. They say it threatens funding for critical government services like health care and education. Should the state change the way it calculates its revenue limit?Since 1995, Florida has set a cap for the amount of revenue it can spend every year from taxes and fees imposed on everything from gasoline and tobacco sales to business licenses and auto titles. Any excess revenue is to be deposited in the states rainy day fund or returned to taxpayers, rather than be spent by the government. The cap is considered by its backers to be a self-imposed restraint on government growth. The current version is set using a formula based on annual changes in Florida personal income, a cumulative total of all personal earnings such as wages, dividends, rent or interest income received in a given year by Florida residents. To date, state revenue collections have never exceeded the cap (largely due to rising personal income and falling tax rates). If passed, Amendment 3 would impose a stricter formula for calculating the revenue limit and, as a result, increase the likelihood it would limit government spending. The new formula would be based on annual population growth and inflation, instead of personal income. Those indicators are considered less volatile than personal income growth and, therefore, more likely to constrain growth in state revenues than the current limitation, according to a state Senate analysis of Amendment 3. In fact, the analysis shows revenues would have exceeded the limits in fiscal years 2004-05 and 2005-06 had the revenue limitation proposed in Amendment 3 been in effect since 1994. Supporters say the cap is needed to protect Floridas economy. We have witnessed first-hand how the government can take too much when the economy is good, former Senate President Mike Haridopolis said in a prepared statement. (Amendment 3) wisely limits state spending. Overuse of taxpayer dollars is an unwise tactic that only hinders our states growth. However, opponents fear catastrophic results during recessionary times or if a natural disaster strikes. With strict revenue limits in place, the state might be hard-pressed to fund necessary services. They point to Colorado, which enacted a cap in 1992, as an example of what potentially can go wrong. With its strict revenue limits, Colorados government was strapped to fund education and provide other public services when its economy softened. The state ultimately loosened the rules for setting its revenue limits. It was disastrous for (Colorado), for their education, for their health care, state Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston, told the Associated Press article in May 2011. The measure passed the Legislature largely along party lines, with Republicans in favor and Democrats against. As with all proposed constitutional amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the new state revenue limitation becomes effective in fiscal year 2014-15. HistoryFlorida is among as many as 30 states to adopt revenue or spending limits, according to a review by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Colorados is the most controversial, and among the strictest. Adopted in 1992, and called the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), it limits both state revenues and revenues from local government. It requires voter approval before taxes can be raised, and its cap is tied to changes in population and inflation. Floridas revenue limit, passed by nearly 60 percent of the voters in 1994, is not as strict as the limits Colorado passed. Florida caps state revenues only, and uses a formula tied to changes in personal income. Revenues neared the cap in Florida the first few years after its passage. Since that time, however, revenues subject to the limitation have generally grown more slowly than personal income, according to a Florida Senate staff analysis. That analysis points to a number of reasons for the widening gap between the limit and revenues: Tax cuts enacted by Legislature beginning in 1999; reductions in estate tax revenues resulting from changes in federal law; and the effects of the recession. In 2005, Colorado eased its revenue limits amid a deepening fiscal crisis. Since then, a number of states have rejected strict revenue limits. In Florida in 2008, 2009 and 2010, legislation to impose stricter revenue limits failed to pass the Legislature. That changed in 2011, when the Legislature passed what became Amendment 3. AMENDMENT 3continued from Page 1 stead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to Jan. 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Arguments for:Supporters say this amendment would make Florida property taxation more equitable, stimulate the housing and commercial real estate markets and attract investors to the state. Arguments against:Opponents say it would create tax disparities and strip an estimated $1 billion from the tax base over the next three years at a time when local governments are struggling to provide basic services.HistoryIn 2008, 64 percent of the voters approved a constitutional amendment providing for a $50,000 homestead exemption. The $50,000 is subtracted from the assessed value of an eligible home and property taxes are calculated based on that lower amount. This form of tax relief is reserved for primary residences, meaning the owner must live in the home the majority of the year and not claim any other residence as a primary residence in Florida or in any other state. In addition to the homestead exemption, state law also caps annual increases in property assessments used to calculate tax bills. Called the Save Our Homes provision, it limits the increase in property assessments on homesteaded properties to 3 percent annually or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. Critics complain that Save Our Homes shifts the tax burden for services like police and schools onto the backs of the owners of non-homesteaded properties. AMENDMENT 4continued from Page 1 Sunday, Oct. 14 Post-polio support group to meetThe North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the program: Have You Kept Your Resolutions?, on Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center,, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. Ther guest speaker will be Alina Stoothoff, BS. CMPH., who is a psychologist at the Centers. During her discussion with us, she will be asking us about our resolutions last New Years and what we see as resolutions we think we need to make for 2013. How can you actually keep your resolutions? Alina Stoothoff can show us how to make it happen. For more information contact President Carolyn Raville 352-489-1731 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Cardiologist to speak Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Parish Health Ministry, will hold The Original Food for Thought luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Ali Nasser, MD, Cardiologist, is going to speak on Anticoagulant medications and their affects on the clotting network. Please RSVP to 352-368-4028 so organizers may get a count of people attending. Thursday, Oct. 18 Christian music concert Bryan Popin, concert pianist and singer, performs a special concert gospel, original, country, Broadway show, movie and classical music to touch the hearts of the young, old and in-between at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. Young at Heart luncheonOn Oct. 18, College Road Baptist Church will have its monthly Young At Heart luncheon. Guest Johnny Laing, The Ukulele Man, will bring his talents to entertain those attending. He loves audience participation and encourages people to sing along with the Oldies. Bring your friends and neighbors, that is what this group is all about, fellowship. Share a covered dish, the group welcomes one and all. The church is at 5010 S.W. College Road. Phone is 352-237-5741. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up. Saturday, Oct. 20 Annual indoor yard sale at Joy Joy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, and gardening. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call Edie Heinzen (352-854-6816) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352-854-0660) regarding the yard sale.

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B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 0 0 0 C U W 6 Ask for Wayne Briant Kim Ragle Brian Ragle 352-624-8814 L G N I K for help with Medicare insurance? Has your plan been dropped? Need answers to your questions? Call 000CUA2 T he Social Activities Committee met on Tuesday, Oct. 2 with a rather large crowd in attendance. Many neighbors were interested to hear about the upcoming social calendar. Several different social activities are on the immediate horizon. On Sat., Oct. 13 at 5 p.m., Loretta Zang and Fran Glenney will be hosting a spaghetti dinner. There will be wonderful food including the obligatory spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, and luscious desserts. An addition this year will be the wine which will add to the charm of the evening as it is served along with the iced tea and coffee. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are only $6 which is a terrific bargain. The only catch is that these must be purchased in advance as there will NOT be tickets at the door. This makes perfect sense as those preparing the meal must know the number attending in order to prepare properly. Tickets may be purchased on or before Thursday, Oct. 11, from the following: Loretta Zang, 352-291-6644; Jean Chapman, 352-861-2171 or Frann Glenney, 352-854-6247. Looking toward Halloween, we will have a special Halloween Potluck Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. as well. Those attending may choose to wear a costume or feel equally comfortable if they choose not to wear special attire. There will, however, be a prize for the best costume. Also, a cakewalk will add to the fun of the evening. Bart Rich will be providing the music; and rumor has it that there might be an Anticipating fall fun activities Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE See FAIRFIELD Page 12 D o you miss the love bugs? It is so nice to go outside and not be greeted by a swarm of the pests. Lets hope they arent as plentiful on their return trip in May. The October events are filling up the calendar. You still have time to make your reservations for the Oktoberfest contact Kathy Voss or Theresa Yoders. The auction is always a great event; so, plan to join us for an evening of food and fun. All ladies of QM are invited to join the group for lunch at The Attics Caf on Friday, the 12th. Reservations must be made by today (10/10) by calling Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. This is a great way to meet the women of Quail Meadow. Red Hatters will be going to the Junior League Craft Fair at Circle Square on Saturday, the 13th. Plan to meet at the clubhouse at 10:30 and we will car pool. There is a $5 fee to enter the fair. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb if you plan to go with us (we dont want to leave without you). If you have things around the house you want to get rid of, well, Nov. 3 is the community yard sale. This is a great time to clean out the garage and closets. The annual holiday dinner will be at the clubhouse on Monday, Nov. 12, catered by Lees Chicken and will include turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings. Tickets are $12 per person. Also, get your pictures to Theresa for the picture show. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of us here in the community have experienced this dreadful condition. Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, the maker of several anti-breast cancer drugs. The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Este Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer. In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors. In October 1983 the Race for the Cure was held for the first time in Dallas, Texas, where 800 people participated. According to the organizers, by 2002 the number of participants reached 1.3 million and the event was held in over 100 US cities. The event is also being organized in several other parts of the World. During the month of October, the National Football League promotes breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink on its websites, graphics, and advertisements. Players also show support by wearing pink gloves, cleats, captains patches, and other apparel during games. Male breast cancer, which is rare, is generally overlooked. In 2009 the male breast cancer advocacy groups, Out of the Shadow of Pink, A Mans Pink, and the Brandon Greening Foundation for Breast Cancer in Men, joined together to establish the third week of October as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW October events

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Happenings Thursday, Oct. 11 Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a meeting afterward. This month a representative of Blue Cross, Blue Shield will be the speaker. Any members in the area are welcomed. Friday, Oct. 12 Two-day Autumn Gift MarketThe 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 Craft fair at Marion LandingA 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. Cherrywood fall craft showThe annual Cherrywood Fall Craft Show at the Clubhouse located at 6253 S.W. 100th Loop will feature handcrafted items including: jewelry, baskets, wind chimes, painted cypress knees, painted gourds, ceramics, floral arrangements and more. The Cherrywood Activities team will be providing coffee and tea in the morning and a light lunch of tuna or chicken salad sandwiches or our favorite hot dog with chips. The Cherrywood Songbirds will be doing a bake sale. The Veterans Club will have a table and will be accepting non-perishable food items and cleaning items for the Ritz House to help our veterans in need. Flying Wallendas at Circle Square CommonsCelebrate 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, the most versatile band in central Florida. 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. Pig-nic being held First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting its second annual Pig-nic on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes pulled barbecue pork, chips and a drink for adults ($6) and hot dogs, chips and a drink ($3 for kids under 9) baked beans and coleslaw for everyone. Ice cream sundaes are also available. Entertainment includes police K-9 demonstration, fire department display, golf lob-wedge competition, clowns, face painting, balloons and temporary tattoos. For tickets call 352-237-3035. Sweetwater Oaks fall yard Sale The Sweetwater Oaks community fall yard sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. Gates will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sweetwater Oaks is located on Northwest 44th Avenue. Go west off I-75 exit 354 on U.S. Highway 27. Northwest 44th Avenue(light at corner) is 1/2 mile from I-75. Turn north and Sweetwater Oaks is mile from U.S. 27. Look for signs. More on Page 4 Saturday, Oct. 20 Cherrywood community garage saleCherrywood Estates will be holding its fall community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 20. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will provide the entertainment. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 17th of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, or Don Clauson 352861-1235. Tire amnesty collection in city The city of Ocala will be providing a tire amnesty collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at two locations for city of Ocala residents only. One location is the former drop off recycling site at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast 14th Street. The second location will be at the former drop off recycling site located in the 1500 block of West State Road 40 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex.Sunday, Oct. 21 Rose Society to meetMarion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564. Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and of course, chili. Please call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Thursday, Oct. 25 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its October meeting on Thursday, the 25th at 7 p.m. This change is for the October meeting only. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, Oct. 27 Two-day Ocala Arts FestivalArt lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 46th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 27 and 28. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Festival, produced by FAFO (Fine Arts For Ocala) hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family. The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free childrens art projects, and live entertainment. For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.Sunday, Oct. 28 Harvest FestSmore About Jesus; fun for the whole family, fourth annual Harvest Fest: Games, Bible stories, hot dogs and chips, candy, costume judging and Child Identification Protection from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, all at this free event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

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INDEX Happenings..........2 Fairfield Village..3 Rev. Snyder..........6 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, October 10, 2012 Crossword Page 9 Vet eventPage 7 12 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000CRV6 MUSEUM EYECARE 000CVIB 000CUVM Crossroads Church Presents: The Great Pumpkin Patch! Open the whole month of October! 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A generous offer of $100 donation to start the fundraising was made by Sandy Williams with her husband, Norris, nodding his agreement. (They are such fun people!) Along with the mention of the future piano for use at activities and by neighbors visiting the clubhouse, there was also the discussion of the singing group that will be directed by Paula Leblanc. Paula was quick to note that her direction will be assisted by Cecile Gautier. Considerable interest has been shown so all those interested in signing up for auditions were advised that there would be a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse. For those who might be somewhat reticent about auditions, Paula assured that these would not be intimidating. Probably a familiar Christmas song will be what will be used for this introduction to the group. The regular HOA meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. President Bart Rich encourages all members to be present and to bring anyone who is not a member to the meeting to become a member. He pointed out that the organization is very active and welcomes new members. The HOA is vital in maintaining our community as the pleasant place we all want our neighborhood to continue to be the lively place filled with lovely people who work together cooperatively. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 3 Neighbors gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. for SAC meeting. Undersheriff Dan Kuhn resigned his employment with the Marion County Sheriffs Office Thursday morning, Oct. 4, and later in the day dropped out of the race for sheriff, where he was a finalist against Bernie DeCastro, a Constitution Party representative. Now it is up to the Republican Party to choose someone to replace Kuhn on the ballot. It is expected to do so Wednesday. Sheriff Ed Dean accepted the resignation from the Sheriffs Office. Kuhn was previously placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the FDLE requested by Dean into the serious allegations relating to an extra marital affair admitted to by Kuhn. According to Dean, In view of the resignation of Dan Kuhn from the very office he seeks to be elected, coupled with admission of the extra marital affair which is at the center of the very serious pending allegations, I believe it would be impossible for Dan Kuhn to effectively lead the Sheriffs Office in accordance with its established core values. Therefore, I am calling for Dan Kuhn to do the right thing and immediately withdraw as a candidate in the Sheriffs election. Kuhn has heeded that call, according to sources. GOP to replace Kuhn on ballot Opinion column Page 8 Third of a series on candidates who appeared at a recent forum.BY JIM CLARK Editor Candidates for supervisor of election took the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. First up was Judge Cochran, who is currently serving as the public information officer at the Sheriffs Office. The former media worker at Gannett and New York Times Broadcast spoke about getting more people involved, trying to eliminate voter suppression. The Democrat praised early voting and absentee ballots, saying with the number of amendments it would be more beneficial. Supervisor candidates at library forum Please see FORUM Page 4 A continuing look at the amendments on the November ballot Amendment 3Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to the 2014-2015 state fiscal year.Arguments for:Supporters say this amendment would Title on Ballot: State Government Revenue Limitation Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This amendment would set a state revenue limit each year based on a formula that considers population growth and inflation instead of using the current method of calculating the revenue limit based on personal income. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want the state to change the way it calculates its revenue limit. If You Vote No: A no vote means you do not want the state to change the way it calculates its revenue limit. Please see AMENDMENT 3 Page 9 Amendment 4Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomeTitle on Ballot: Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction For Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Sponsor: The Florida Legislature What it would do: Reduce the maximum annual increase in taxable value of nonhomestead properties from 10 percent to 5 percent; provide an extra homestead exemption for first-time home buyers; allow lawmakers to prohibit assessment increases for properties with decreasing values. If you vote yes: A yes vote means you favor the enhanced tax breaks. If you vote no: A no vote means you are against the enhanced tax breaks. Please see AMENDMENT 4 Page 9