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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........7 SPCA....................9 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 29 WEDNESDAY, October 17, 2012 Puzzles Page 6 Happenings Page 4 12Wednesday, October 17, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CX12 Former sheriff's detective Chris Blair, who lost to Dan Kuhn in the Republican primary for sheriff on Aug. 14, will replace Kuhn as the GOP candidate on Nov. 6. Kuhn was driven from the race by a sex scandal. Because ballots were already printed, Kuhn's name will still be available to voters; however, a vote for Kuhn will now be a vote for Blair. Constitution Party candidate Bernie DeCastro will be Blair's opponent in the general election. The Republican Executive Committee made the choice Wednesday night after hearing from a series of potentital candidates. The Kickoff Extravaganza for the 2013 West Marion Relay for life is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Courtyard By Marriott (behind the Burger King on State Road 200 and the Interstate). The party begins at 6 p.m. The Kickoff Extravaganza is the party the starts the 2013 Relay season. The actual Relay will take place April 19-20 in front of West Marion Hospital. The Kickoff is the time to sign up as a team learn about being a team and being educated about the services offered by the American Cancer Society. There are no costs associated with the Kickoff. Why is Relay important? That is a good question. Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans 33% of all women will get cancer sometime in their life; 50% of all men will be diagnosed with cancer. Part of the money raised at Relay goes to cancer research. Since the initial Relay in 1985 the American Cancer Society has funded 48 Nobel Peace Winning Researchers! The researchers have made discoveries that have assisted in prevention and the reduction in deaths. We are all affected by cancer it has touched every ones lives. Lets band together and strike back! For more information on the Kickoff Extravaganza or information on how you can get involved; call John Klopfer at 352207-0755 Relay for Life Kickoff Extravaganza scheduled PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield birthday Stan Cohen of Fairfield Village shows off the balloons from his surprise 65th birthday party at Fairfield Village recently. In the right photo, his grandson Jayden, 8, delivered the popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jacks during the baseball-themed party. Stan is a fan of the New York Yankees. See column on Page 2. Blair is GOP choice Fourth of a series of candidate appearances at a forum held at the library.BY JIM CLARK Editor School superintendent candidates took to the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. Dr. Diana Greene, the Democratic candidate, spoke first. She emphasized her history in education in Marion County, from elementary school teacher to deputy superintendent. She noted that the district needs to reorganize to deal with the shrinking budget. She noted that the schools were receiving less money but were still expected to provide a quality education. She was asked about the fact that Marion County is the largest district in the state that still elects a superintenSchool candidates make appearance Please see SCHOOL Page 3 Amendment 5Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a twothirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the GoverTitle on ballot: State Courts Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This measure would provide for Senate confirmation of Supreme Court justices; give lawmakers control over changes to the rules governing the court system; and direct the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which investigates judicial misconduct complaints, to make its files available to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. If you vote yes: A yes vote means you want the Senate to have confirmation power over Supreme Court appointees, and some authority over changes to the rules that govern the states courts. You also want to grant the House access to Judicial Qualifications Commissions investigative files on judges. If you vote no: A no vote means you do not want these proposed changes made to the states judiciary. Please see AMENDMENT 5 Page 3 Amendment 6Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the U.S. Constitution. Arguments for: Supporters say this makes it clear Florida prohibits public funding for abortions and gives the public a voice in deciding state abortion law.Arguments against: Opponents say this amendment discriminates against women, strips away a womans fundamental right to choose, and erodes established law, including rights of privacy. Title on Ballot: Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This amendment would make the existing federal ban on public funding for most abortions part of the state constitution. It would narrow the scope of a state privacy law that is sometimes used in Florida to challenge abortion laws. If you vote yes: A yes vote means you support putting the existing federal ban on the use of public funds for abortions into the state constitution; and you support eliminating the states privacy right with respect to a womans right to choose. If you vote no: A no vote means you are against placing the existing federal ban on using public funds for abortions into the state constitution; and you are against eliminating the states privacy right with respect to a womans right to choose. Please see AMENDMENT 6 Page 5

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Scrumptious! Delicious! Succulent! Mouth-Watering! These were some of the words that were used to describe the barbecued baby rack ribs that the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest offered to the community during last springs Ribathon. Happily, on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and Southwest 99th Street, will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid or that are picked up after 12:30. It is highly recommended to pre-order and to get there early if you dont preorder before the ribs are gone! Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. The Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. in suite 240 in the Doctors Office Building at the West Marion Community Hospital. You can also buy tickets at Senior Health Plus Inc. at On Top of the World Circle Square Commons Suite 17 and at several locations along State Route 200 including the Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Coldwell Banker/Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call W.E. Bishop Jr. at 352237-9225 H ere in Quail Meadow we have many couples who have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. This is really amazing in the world today. However, we have others who have surpassed the 50 year mark. One such couple is Bob and Lois Bonnell. On Oct. 2, they celebrated 62 years of marriage! Bob and Lois met when they were just teenagers attending the Methodist Youth Fellowship at the Methodist church in Garfield Heights, Ohio. They also attended the same high school. When asked about their wedding, Bob said, We ran away. They did run away to Covington, Kentucky, and were married by a Justice of the Peace. Im sure many people were saying they were foolish kids and it wouldnt last; but, here we are 62 years later and they are still a happily married couple. Bob and Lois were blessed with four children (two boys and two girls). They now have three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Lois says she is hoping for more great-grands. Bob and Lois were living in Washington State when he retired from AT&T. They thought they would just travel and see the country, so for a period of time they lived in their RV. Eventually, they landed in Gainesville and thought they would like living in the community, but after a few years, the urge to move on hit them. They liked the North Central Florida location, so Ocala was the logical place to go. In August 1997, they settled in Quail Meadow (and we are so glad they did). You can usually see Bob and Lois out walking their four-legged daughter, Molly, early in the morning. When asked what contributed to a long and happy marriage, they said: have a faith based marriage, work together through good and bad times, encourage each other, appreciate one another, and finally, dont forget the hugs and kisses! Congratulations Bob and Lois, were glad you found Quail Meadow. The first national holiday in October is Columbus Day. This year it was Monday, the 8th. This is the day set aside in remembrance of Christopher Columbus making his first voyage to the New World. There is still debate on the exact location of his landing, but we do know that it was in October 1492, and on an island in the Caribbean. Im sure most of you can remember learning in fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Of course, there was always one smart -aleck who would try to confuse you by saying, in fourteen hundred and ninety-three, Columbus sailed the deep blue sea. Some places are changing the wording used in describing the accomplishment of Christopher Columbus. Some textbooks do not teach that he discovered America; it had already been discovered the Indians were already here. However, we do know that Columbus made four voyages to the Americas which led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. As a result of the lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt, in 1934, declared Oct. 12 a federal holiday which was called, Columbus Day. This day was already being observed in many parts of the country long before 1934. In 1905, Colorado Governor Jesse McDonald, made it an official holiday. Long before the official date was established, New York City and other places in the U.S. celebrated the anniversary of the landing of Columbus. One such celebration was in New York City in 1792 to celebrate the 300th anmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11 Attend the worship service of your choice... 2Wednesday, October 17, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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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 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm 000CKU2 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000BWFG 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000CS79 000CXIV 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net Get Your Cruise On!Move in by October 31 & get a voucher for a cruise* *See manager for details. 2012 HARVEST MANAGEMENT SUB LLC 17746 Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 352-671-1700 by October 19, 2012 Our Community is Alive with the Sound of Music. Join us at Marion Woods for a great cause with music and song. Rock-A-Thon Benefit October 20, 2012 10:00 am Join us for music and Fun-draising to beat breast cancer. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society. It will be a rockin good time. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. T he Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the setting on Saturday, Oct. 6 for a delightful surprise birthday party for one of our neighbors. Sheila Cohen and several of her family members and friends worked together to pull off a surprise for her husband, Stan. All the efforts were successful as Stan was completely surprised by the large gathering. Stan and Sheila are two of our most dedicated and civic-minded neighbors being very active in the Guardian ad Litem program and with work with military veterans. It was such fun to help to surprise someone who does so much for others on a regular basis. Stan is a dedicated New York Yankees fan (as well as a sports fan in general) so Sheila decided to use sports teams as the theme for the party. Many of the celebrants wore attire indicative of their own favorite sports teams. Decorations carried through with the motif as did the beautifully decorated birthday cake with the Yankees emblem in the red, white and navy blue colors. There were the traditional hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, soft drinks, and Cracker Jacks that one thinks of as the food of the baseball stadium. A special attraction was the Cohens young grandson, Jayden, who came from Dawsonville, Georgia, to be the symbolic popcorn/peanuts hawker that we so often see in the stands. He was one of the hits of the evening as he helped to entertain everyone with his endearing grin and joking antics. Bart Rich provided music for the evening; and while that was enjoyed during the meal, it was enjoyed even more afterwards as a number of guests enjoyed dancing. Both Stan and Sheila took the microphone to thank all those present for their help in making the celebration a huge success. Stan admitted that he had absolutely no idea what was going on and was thrilled that so many of his family and friends had come to make his 65th birthday so much fun. He said, If I have to be 65, this is the way to do it! All in all, the evening was another example of the fun that is often representative of the friendships that are part of the community of Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people who enjoy surprises, good food, and lots of fun. Sakes aliveStan Cohen of Fairfield is sixty-five! Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE Stan Cohen, right, listens with a big grin as his friend Brian tells how hard it was to keep Stan occupied while the party was being set up. The special New York Yankees birthday cake was a big hit and was really delicious. Stan loved his special Singing Chihuahua birthday card from his special pets Tessa and Ginger. Read the classifieds Bob and Lois with Molly. Bob and Lois Bonnell mark 62 years of marriage Carolyn Slocumb niversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World. In 1892, teachers, preachers, poets, and politicians used the observance of Columbus Day to teach the ideals of patriotism. These rituals were based on themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, and the importance of loyalty to the nation. Beginning in 1971, Columbus Day has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. Incidentally, this is the same day our Canadian neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving. Q UAIL MEADOW Read the classifieds Rib tickets go on sale

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3 10Wednesday, October 17, 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... 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 000CMFC J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000CRVN All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + t a x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 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 000CVIB dent and how she would create a good relationship with the School Board. It is a challenge, she said. There are six different people with six different agendas. She said she would meet monthly with each individual board member. Asked about teacher morale, she noted, Everything is not always about money. Teachers need to know theyre appreciated. George Tomyn is the Republican candidate, having won a three-way race in the primary. He also emphasized his local commitments since he was born and raised here. He also started as a teacher and worked his way up to executive director, where he supervises the principals. Answering a question, he said it was important to keep schools safe. If its not safe, you cant teach and you cant learn. He emphasized the need for resource officers and encouraged strong participate in the DARE program. He also backed a code of conduct to remove disruptive and unsafe students. Speaking of teachers, he said, Marion County is fantastic. We need to cultivate our own, and we need to take care of them. He was asked if schools could be run like a business. He replied, You have to run it like a school business. The focus is the students the product is not a widget. We should be doing everything to manage the best we can. SCHOOLcontinued from Page 1 000CY93 Read the classifieds nor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed confirmed and will take office. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal charges are filed by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Arguments for:Supporters say the measure would make the appellate court system run more efficiently and add a layer of accountability before Supreme Court justices are appointed. Arguments against: Opponents say the measure is a dangerous attempt to exert political influence over the judicial branch by giving legislators more authority. Should the State Senate Confirm Florida Supreme Court Appointees?Amendment 5 is about the balance of power among the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government. One of the more meaningful provision is the one granting the state Senate confirmation power over appointees to the Florida Supreme Court. Currently, the governor fills openings on the court by appointing a nominee from a list presented by a judicial nominating commission. If passed, this amendment would allow the Senate to reject or approve nominees. It would also give members of the state House of Representatives access to confidential files involving judges accused of misconduct, and would give lawmakers the right to repeal procedural court rules with a simple majority vote rather than a two-thirds majority vote, as currently required. Supporters say it would bring change to a court system that gives the governor too much power in appointing judges. Opponents say it would politicize the process and shift the balance of power by giving the Legislature too much influence over the judiciary. The measure passed the Legislature largely along party lines. AMENDMENT 5continued from Page 1 Saturday, Oct. 20 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 352687-1580, or Don Clauson 352-861-1235. 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. Chili cook-off scheduledThe first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-off to benefit Owls (Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary) will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Come out and enjoy some chili, fun and support your favorite teams. There will be entertainment, baked goods, food court, 50/50 raffle and crafters. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Under 5 is free. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Jazz Society offers afternoon of music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Oct. 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Thursday, Oct. 25 State of Our Schools meeting Marions United for Public Education will feature Theresa Boston-Ellis, the Executive Director of Business Services for Marion County Schools. She will discuss the districts budget and how it affects our schools and community. The meeting will be at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all concerned citizens. 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.

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State Road 200 (1 3 4 Miles West of I-75) 237-2233 Pizza Cider Cookies The Movie Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, playing on the large screen for children and adults in Fellowship Hall Wednesday, Oct. 31 6pm 000CSUH 000CXBH 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 Read the classifieds weeks sick with bronchitis and pneumonia and spent about three weeks in bed. Not only was I early to bed, but I was glued to my bed. How does that fit into Franklins saying? The healthy aspect of that quote has not fallen in my direction either. If you want to know about the wise element, simply query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Another old phrase says, three strikes and youre out. Well, according to the Franklin saying, I must Wednesday, Oct. 17 Crazy Hat contest The Friends of Freedom Public Library present a Crazy Hat contest to be held at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. Come and join the fun! Compete for a prizes for Funniest Hat, Craziest Hat and Scariest Hat in both children (ages 4 12) and adult classifications. Rules: Size can be no more than 24 x 24, you must be able to wear the hat, nothing can be alive on the hat, and it must have a Halloween theme. What a great way to celebrate Halloween! Womens Fall Luncheon at CountrysideThe Presbyterian Womens Fall Luncheon will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala in the Founders Hall at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17. There will be a salad luncheon and each person is asked to bring a salad. Three members will speak of their exciting day at the Church Wide Gathering of Presbyterian Women held in Orlando this summer. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633. 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 352-861-6182 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 352237-5741. 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. Two-day sale at Bahia OaksBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association is having their annual park wide yard sale on Oct. 19 and 20. All are invited to set up in your own yard. We expect a lot of traffic. Happy selling! 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. Kiwanis plans sidewalk sale The annual Kiwanis sidewalk sale will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ozark Bank in Friendship shopping center. Any excess merchandise you care to donate for their community projects will be appreciated. Unsold items sold will be donated to Salvation Army. Funds from the sale are used for our many projects among which are: Books for pre-kindergartners. Sheriffs Halloween party donation and participation. Camp Kiwanis. Shands pediatric unit. Besides donations we participate in Meals on Wheels, Terrific kids, the Builders club at Liberty Middle school, the Key club at West Port high school. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K which is an international service club. Many community leaders develop from these clubs. Our latest project is called Eliminate which is a program to support U.N effort to prevent tetanus in newborns of third world countries. Our Meals on Wheels program is assisted by non-members .If you would like to participate and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Ken or Pat at 352237-6421. The club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at P .A.B. Guests are always welcome. Please join us for a cup of java and an interesting speaker. For info call Stan at 352-873-3433 or Phil at 352-3048184. More on Page 10 concede that I am out. I am not wealthy, in many regards Im not healthy and for sure, Im not wise. It is my opinion that there is a lot more to life than wise old sayings from some old man from the past. Benjamin Franklin, for example, no doubt practiced early to bed and early to rise but in the end, he died. That does not sound too healthy to me. Of course, the best place for wisdom is the Bible. I like what the wisest man in the world said, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV). I am not too sure about the healthy and the wealthy components, that is up for grabs, but I am convinced the wise part comes from the Lord. After all, the Bible teaches us that God is Omniscient. If God knows everything and I know God, I am in a good position. 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 web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 7 BY MARIA DEVINE Special to the Citizen For this column, the SPCA is reaching out to animal lovers in our neighboring communities. Perhaps you already belong to an animal related club or organization in your community. It would be a great help to both our groups if at least one member could come to our meetings and act as a liaison between our organizations. This would help us exchange information regarding animal welfare, open up fostering opportunities for animals in need, and better serve the animals of Marion and surrounding counties. But you dont need to belong to another animal welfare group to join the SPCA. If youve always had a love of animals and want to channel that commitment into volunteering for a worthy cause, weve made it easier to do just that. Weve moved our meeting room to the Bank of the Ozarks in Friendship Center by Winn Dixie on State Road 200 so that is convenient for anyone to get to. We still meet on the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 1 p.m. For this month, the meeting date is Thursday, Oct. 18. While it is advantageous to come to our meetings, we know that you may have scheduling conflicts that make it impossible to attend. That does not have to preclude you from joining our organization. We have volunteering opportunities at different times of the day and week that you can fit in when you can. So please call us at 352-362-0985 if you would like to join or hear more about our activities even though you cant attend the meetings. SPCA reaches out to animal lovers Ocala Arts Festival plannedArt 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.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5 8Wednesday, October 17, 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 An election message worth repeating Two more amendments T oday we take a look at two additional amendments that will be on the ballot on Nov. 6. Amendment 5 is titled simply, State courts. Thats a little misleading. Its a power grab by the Legislature to take more control over the state Supreme Court. We are supposed to have three separate branches of government, judicial, legislative and executive. They are supposed to act independently. Evidently some legislators dont like that. They want to run everything in state government, so the Legislature put this on the ballot. Simply, it deserves a no vote. Then theres Amendment 6, sure to stir passions in a lot of people. The title is Prohibition of public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights. The description provided to us says, Prohibits public fund expenditures for any abortion or for any health benefits coverage that includes coverage for abortion, but does not apply when the expenditure is required by federal law or where womans life is in danger or in case of rape or incest. Prohibits the use of Floridas express existing constitutional privacy clause by the courts in defending abortion rights. Even pro-life backers would have to concede that this is a toothless amendment. Its more or less a send a message amendment that will have no practical application, especially since almost all abortion rights cases are ultimately decided in federal courts. What it will do is create the possibility of costly litigation, and you know who will pay for that we will. It would be much more beneficial to pro-life forces to unite at the ballot box and make sure they are electing officials who feel the same way they do. Then they might have a chance of overturning federal decisions that go against the pro-life movement. So if you want to send a message, vote yes, as long as you dont complain later that the fight has become too costly. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Been there, done thatBY JIM FLYNN Lies, smears, and gaffes have been regular offerings of presidential candidates and political parties since the election of 1800. Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant who was intent on going to war with France. Adams responded by calling Jefferson mean-spirited, a low-life, son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a halfblack father. After each had served as president, Adams and Jefferson became friends who corresponded regularly. They died on the same patriotic day July 4, 1826. Presidential candidates Obama and Romney, their campaign staffs, and political action committees have composed enough lies and half-truths to keep fib chasers and fact checkers busy debunking canards and character smears right up to Election Day. In addition to smears and slanders, the candidates have suffered occasional footin-mouth blunders. Challenger Romney has been the undisputed winner for the greatest number of brain cramp blunders, tongue twists, and embarrassments. Notwithstanding President Obamas second place finish in the most-blunders category, he deserves first prize for the most revealing gaffe of the campaign: If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. We could accept the presidents claim of good intentions, if he had expressed his prize blunder only once. He liked his business blooper so much that he used it when fishing for encore applauses at subsequent campaign stops. Mr. Obamas supporters insist he was just saying that government makes business success possible by funding education, infrastructure, and research. It didnt sound that way when he added a Siamese clarification: Government creates this unbelievable American system that we have. To the contrary, for more than a hundred years since the beginning of the technological revolution, employers and employees have believed rightly that they financed and made our ever-growing government possible by taking risks, being productive, and paying taxes. Mr. Obama made clear his view of the relation of government to business in his second book, The Audacity of Hope. He said: I believe in free market, competition, and entrepreneurship. He added a reservation: I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans. I insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all. As government has grown like a beanstalk, creation and expansion of businesses have too often had to be accomplished in spite of government obstacles. That may be news to the folks in the White House and Washington bureaucracies, who believe they are missionaries of assistance and cooperation: Hi! Im from the government and Im here to help. President Obama has a broad understanding of American private enterprise, but his life experience has been limited to education, community organizing, and politics. He didnt even have a paper route. To his credit, he has been candid in his admissions that he believes he knows what needs to be done, but he doesnt know how to do it. 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. 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Its relatively small, but could have a lasting effect on medical care in this community. Let me tell you, again, my story. First, my father. He was a pharmacist who first went to work in the late 1950s at a hospital in Englewood, N.J. I was too young to work by law, but I volunteered for the whole summer, helping him reorganize and categorize his pharmacy. Each bottle had a price written on it it was in code, taking a 10-letter word and translating it into numbers. I also ran deliveries of items throughout the hospital it was there that I first learned the words dextrose and saline but I couldnt deliver medicine, someone had to sign out for that. By the way, theres nothing more disconcerting for a teen-ager than to start to get on an elevator and be told to wait for the next one, because they were taking a body to the morgue in the basement. That experience got me familiar with hospitals. I eventually went into the newspaper field, and dad moved to Atlanta to work at West Paces Ferry Hospital. From there, he transferred to HCA Marion Community Hospital (now ORMC), but only stayed there a short while. He left HCA and went across the street to Munroe, and stayed there until he retired. Thats how I got familiar with Munroe, even though at the time I didnt live here. Several years ago I walked into a clinic in northeast Ocala. I was having a little trouble breathing, and I honestly thought I might have a touch of pneumonia. But they took one look at me and called for an ambulance, and I was whisked to Munroes emergency room, where I was diagnosed with a-fib in my heart. I stayed at Munroe for a week, and when I walked out (actually they wheel you out), I felt 100 percent better. To this day I am convinced that my cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, and Munroe Regional saved my life. Thats why Im voting in favor of the hospital tax. You can throw all the facts and figures at me, from both sides, that you want. But for me the decision is simple. Because of Munroe I am here today, and I want things to stay just the way they are. Sometimes, dollars and cents arent vital. Sometimes, life and death are more important. So for those of you who are campaigning against the tax so you can save a few bucks, well, I hope youre never one of those being wheeled into the emergency room. But if you are, I hope that people dont look back on this election and say, you know, in the old days, we could have saved him. Munroe, as it is, saved me. And for me, thats all that matters. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Should federal abortion laws be enshrined in the state constitution? And should the states constitutional right to privacy be modified? Amendment 6 raises two questions related to abortion rights in Florida. The first whether the state constitution should reflect the existing federal prohibitions on the public funding of abortions would not change current abortion funding practices in Florida. The second whether to modify a provision in the state constitution that guarantees a right to privacy for every Floridian would affect abortion law in the state. As to the impact on state law, the first question matters less than the second. For several decades, federal law has prohibited the expenditure of federal funds for most abortions (exceptions include rape, incest and medical conditions that threaten the mothers life). Amendment 6 would not expand those prohibitions. If passed, it would simply duplicate the existing federal prohibitions. The second question is more consequential. In 1980, Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment that says, in part: Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the persons private life This privacy right is often used to challenge abortion measures passed by Florida lawmakers. Over the years, courts have cited the clause when blocking parental-notification laws involving pregnant minors and laws requiring doctors to counsel women about alternatives to abortion. The law was pivotal in a landmark case in 1989 that prevented Gov. Jeb Bush from stopping a pregnant 13-year-old in state custody from choosing to have an abortion. In short, passage of Amendment 6 would mean parental-notification laws or other types of procedural abortion legislation passed by state lawmakers would no longer be subject to challenge under the states privacy law. Supporters say this amendment puts the state on even footing with the federal government and allows the electorate to express its opinion on abortion law. Its a broad enough value issue that we should let the public speak, state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, a sponsor of the amendment, said. I think its far-reaching and its controversial, but we as a state will address the sanctity of life, which is a foundational issue. Opponents say it is a pre-emptive strike on a womans right to choose. This amendment would roll back womens rights as protected under the Florida Constitution. We would be reversing that express right to privacy, Stephanie Kunkel, the former executive director of Planned Parenthood of Florida, told the Ocala Star-Banner. The Florida House approved the measure by a 79-34 vote. The Florida Senate voted 27-12 to approve the measure. As with all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the bill will go into effect on Jan. 8, 2013. HistoryBy 1965, abortions were deemed illegal in all 50 states. As a result, many women began to utilize illegal underground abortion services. In 1973, the landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Roe V. Wade, reformed abortion law. The Court recognized that a woman has a constitutionally protected right to terminate pregnancy until her fetus is viable, which the law says is at about 24 weeks gestation. Abortions beyond that legally defined viability period can occur to protect the mothers life. In 2007, a total of 91,954 abortions were performed in Florida, according to a state analysis of the bill that became Amendment 6. For 83,890 of those, the gestational age of the fetus was 12 weeks and under; for 8,063, the gestational age of the fetus was 13 to 24 weeks; and for one, the gestational age was over 25 weeks. The Hyde Amendment In 1976, three years after Roe v. Wade, a federal legislative provision called the Hyde Amendment passed, which prohibited the use of public money for abortions except in cases of rape, incest and for preserving the life of the mother. The Hyde Amendment, introduced by Rep. Henry J. Hyde, R-Ill, prevents Medicaid and any other programs under the Department of Health and Human Services to fund abortions. Based on the Hyde Amendment, Medicaid reimburses for abortions if: The woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused or arising from the pregnancy itself that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed. When the pregnancy is the result of rape (sexual battery). When the pregnancy is the result of incest. State Privacy LawIn the 1970s, a newspaper reporter seeking to obtain the records of a private consulting firms search for a managing director of a public utility invoked the states public records law. Not wanting to make the documents public, the consulting firm argued that the states constitution protected individuals from government intrusion, according to a review of the states privacy law in the book, Constitutional Politics in the States. The case eventually ended up before the Florida Supreme Court, and in January 1980 the court said it found no language in the state constitution guaranteeing a right to privacy. Soon after, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a resolution to establish a constitutional right to privacy. Their intent was to limit government intrusion into the private lives of individuals. Concerns that it would limit access to public records and government meetings were addressed by adding a provision protecting those rights. According to the review in Constitutional Politics in the States, little debate was given to whether the privacy amendment would expand abortion rights. In the end, lawmakers from both parties overwhelmingly passed the proposed privacy right amendment and it was placed on the November 1980 ballot. That legislative support carried over to the ballot box as nearly 61 percent of the voters approved the amendment. Nine other states have privacy laws in their constitution (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina and Washington), according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. AMENDMENT 6continued from Page 1 Webster Universitys Ocala Metropolitan campus is proud to announce the 15-year milestone of its inception. To commemorate this success, Webster University will host a 15th anniversary celebration, along with an open house and campus-wide activities on Friday, Oct. 19. The event will take place at Websters Market Street at Heathbrook location from 4 until 7 p.m. The event will consist of a broad range of activities scheduled throughout the evening, including: free food from 17th Street Deli, live radio broadcasts from 92Q FM, a Life South blood drive, a special pre-view graduate school lecture, guest speakers, prizes and more. Members of the community are invited to visit the campus and participate in the event alongside past and present faculty, students, and staff. Application fees for those who apply for admission to any on-site or online graduate program will be waived during this event. With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster Universitys campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. The Ocala Metropolitan Campus offers on ground programs including: Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Arts in Counseling; Master of Arts in Management and Leadership; and Master of Arts in Human Resources Management. Courses are Webster university to mark anniversary also available online. The Universitys core values include students, learning, diversity, and global citizenship. For more information about Webster University you can contact Mike Fallon, Community Relations Coordinator, 352861-9330 or michaelfallon11@webster.edu. 000CWPW Junque Sale Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th St. Donations will be accepted at the PODS in the back of the church parking lot on Saturday, 8am til noon Oct. 20. After that, all donations can be made at Stanfield Hall. Bake Sale All Proceeds donated to charities! Thursday, Friday October 25 & 26 8am 5pm Unbelievable Bargains ANNUAL

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SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000CSTZ 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you cant do it, list all the reasons why you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what youve done and still need to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness that sometimes overtakes the Big Cat. Dont cut corners. Do the job right at this time, or you might have to redo it later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You know how you like to do things. And thats fine. But watch that you dont impose your methods on others. A current financial crunch soon eases. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone might try to take advantage of your generosity. But before your sensitivity toward others overwhelms your good sense, check his or her story out carefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong Scorpian sense of fairness lets you see all sides of a dispute. Continue to remain impartial as.you help each person work through his or her particular grievance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your keen Sagittarian insight to help you see through an offer that might not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change thats coming with the full Hunters Moon on Oct. 29. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be firm in your own views, but also flexible enough to welcome the views of others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. M y father was not what you would call a literate person. Apart from the Bible, he did not read much of anything else on a regular basis. I can remember as a young person him quoting a great American patriot, Benjamin Franklin. The only quote he knew of this man was, Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. For a long time I thought he was making it up and then one day, I happened to run across a book in the library about Benjamin Franklin and, there it was. Benjamin actually did say that. I had to give my father that one. It seems that every time it got close to what my father termed as my bedtime, he would remind me of this famous quote. It got so I hated when bedtime came. Early to bed and early to rise hasnt really worked for me James Snyder At the time, I had my doubts about the validity of this quote because if my father followed this quote as he encouraged me to do, why was he not healthy, wealthy and wise? At the time, I was in no position to question his wisdom. I was wise enough to know that the best part of wisdom was not to challenge the wisdom of my father. This has attributed to my length of life to date. Incidentally, I have carried this over into my married life. According to my father, if I simply obeyed Franklins advice I would have a life filled with health, wealth and wisdom. The three things absolutely needed in life to make a person happy. Or, so Franklin would lead us to believe. After what seems to be a lifetime of living, and living in as much harmony of these two aspects of life, I must say that there is very little truth to be said concerning good old Franklins saying. No matter how early I go to bed or how early I get up, I do not seem to be any wealthier or healthier. Perhaps, and this is only a guess on my part because I am not as wise as old Benjamin Franklin, you had to do something when you got up that contributed or created your wealth. Just a suggestion from me. That is the way it is with most sayings. They sound good; you sound wise in quoting them; but after every saying is quoted, nothing seems to change. They just do not cover the whole spectrum. It is not that I have not given it the good old college try; it just does not work for me. This past week I had an occasion to think about this quote. I have tried keeping the early to bed and early to rise objective in full focus throughout my life. I am not up partying until the wee hours of the morning. At my age, my party time is early afternoon. I have made a concerted effort to get enough rest and just to make sure I have enough rest I indulge in an afternoon nap. I am not sure where this comes in Benjamin Franklins quote. Recently, I had cause to reflect upon the validity of Benjamin Franklins sage advice. My quarterly taxes were due, and you know what good old Uncle Sam thinks about being late on his payments. If confession is good for the soul (another famous quote), I need to confess that while I was writing this check to Uncle Sam I had some rather harsh thoughts about him in the process. There, I said it. During the same week, some other bills were due and none of them would take no for an answer. Again, I must confess, while writing these checks I was sputtering to myself quite a bit. As I looked at my checkbook, I knew that the wealthy component of Benjamin Franklins quote did not come in my direction. I was simply out of wealth. Not only that, but I recently spent about four Please see SNYDER Page 9

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So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you cant do it, list all the reasons why you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what youve done and still need to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness that sometimes overtakes the Big Cat. Dont cut corners. Do the job right at this time, or you might have to redo it later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You know how you like to do things. And thats fine. But watch that you dont impose your methods on others. A current financial crunch soon eases. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone might try to take advantage of your generosity. But before your sensitivity toward others overwhelms your good sense, check his or her story out carefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong Scorpian sense of fairness lets you see all sides of a dispute. Continue to remain impartial as.you help each person work through his or her particular grievance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your keen Sagittarian insight to help you see through an offer that might not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change thats coming with the full Hunters Moon on Oct. 29. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be firm in your own views, but also flexible enough to welcome the views of others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. M y father was not what you would call a literate person. Apart from the Bible, he did not read much of anything else on a regular basis. I can remember as a young person him quoting a great American patriot, Benjamin Franklin. The only quote he knew of this man was, Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. For a long time I thought he was making it up and then one day, I happened to run across a book in the library about Benjamin Franklin and, there it was. Benjamin actually did say that. I had to give my father that one. It seems that every time it got close to what my father termed as my bedtime, he would remind me of this famous quote. It got so I hated when bedtime came. Early to bed and early to rise hasnt really worked for me James Snyder At the time, I had my doubts about the validity of this quote because if my father followed this quote as he encouraged me to do, why was he not healthy, wealthy and wise? At the time, I was in no position to question his wisdom. I was wise enough to know that the best part of wisdom was not to challenge the wisdom of my father. This has attributed to my length of life to date. Incidentally, I have carried this over into my married life. According to my father, if I simply obeyed Franklins advice I would have a life filled with health, wealth and wisdom. The three things absolutely needed in life to make a person happy. Or, so Franklin would lead us to believe. After what seems to be a lifetime of living, and living in as much harmony of these two aspects of life, I must say that there is very little truth to be said concerning good old Franklins saying. No matter how early I go to bed or how early I get up, I do not seem to be any wealthier or healthier. Perhaps, and this is only a guess on my part because I am not as wise as old Benjamin Franklin, you had to do something when you got up that contributed or created your wealth. Just a suggestion from me. That is the way it is with most sayings. They sound good; you sound wise in quoting them; but after every saying is quoted, nothing seems to change. They just do not cover the whole spectrum. It is not that I have not given it the good old college try; it just does not work for me. This past week I had an occasion to think about this quote. I have tried keeping the early to bed and early to rise objective in full focus throughout my life. I am not up partying until the wee hours of the morning. At my age, my party time is early afternoon. I have made a concerted effort to get enough rest and just to make sure I have enough rest I indulge in an afternoon nap. I am not sure where this comes in Benjamin Franklins quote. Recently, I had cause to reflect upon the validity of Benjamin Franklins sage advice. My quarterly taxes were due, and you know what good old Uncle Sam thinks about being late on his payments. If confession is good for the soul (another famous quote), I need to confess that while I was writing this check to Uncle Sam I had some rather harsh thoughts about him in the process. There, I said it. During the same week, some other bills were due and none of them would take no for an answer. Again, I must confess, while writing these checks I was sputtering to myself quite a bit. As I looked at my checkbook, I knew that the wealthy component of Benjamin Franklins quote did not come in my direction. I was simply out of wealth. Not only that, but I recently spent about four Please see SNYDER Page 9

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5 8Wednesday, October 17, 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 An election message worth repeating Two more amendments T oday we take a look at two additional amendments that will be on the ballot on Nov. 6. Amendment 5 is titled simply, State courts. Thats a little misleading. Its a power grab by the Legislature to take more control over the state Supreme Court. We are supposed to have three separate branches of government, judicial, legislative and executive. They are supposed to act independently. Evidently some legislators dont like that. They want to run everything in state government, so the Legislature put this on the ballot. Simply, it deserves a no vote. Then theres Amendment 6, sure to stir passions in a lot of people. The title is Prohibition of public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights. The description provided to us says, Prohibits public fund expenditures for any abortion or for any health benefits coverage that includes coverage for abortion, but does not apply when the expenditure is required by federal law or where womans life is in danger or in case of rape or incest. Prohibits the use of Floridas express existing constitutional privacy clause by the courts in defending abortion rights. Even pro-life backers would have to concede that this is a toothless amendment. Its more or less a send a message amendment that will have no practical application, especially since almost all abortion rights cases are ultimately decided in federal courts. What it will do is create the possibility of costly litigation, and you know who will pay for that we will. It would be much more beneficial to pro-life forces to unite at the ballot box and make sure they are electing officials who feel the same way they do. Then they might have a chance of overturning federal decisions that go against the pro-life movement. So if you want to send a message, vote yes, as long as you dont complain later that the fight has become too costly. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Been there, done thatBY JIM FLYNN Lies, smears, and gaffes have been regular offerings of presidential candidates and political parties since the election of 1800. Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant who was intent on going to war with France. Adams responded by calling Jefferson mean-spirited, a low-life, son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a halfblack father. After each had served as president, Adams and Jefferson became friends who corresponded regularly. They died on the same patriotic day July 4, 1826. Presidential candidates Obama and Romney, their campaign staffs, and political action committees have composed enough lies and half-truths to keep fib chasers and fact checkers busy debunking canards and character smears right up to Election Day. In addition to smears and slanders, the candidates have suffered occasional footin-mouth blunders. Challenger Romney has been the undisputed winner for the greatest number of brain cramp blunders, tongue twists, and embarrassments. Notwithstanding President Obamas second place finish in the most-blunders category, he deserves first prize for the most revealing gaffe of the campaign: If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. We could accept the presidents claim of good intentions, if he had expressed his prize blunder only once. He liked his business blooper so much that he used it when fishing for encore applauses at subsequent campaign stops. Mr. Obamas supporters insist he was just saying that government makes business success possible by funding education, infrastructure, and research. It didnt sound that way when he added a Siamese clarification: Government creates this unbelievable American system that we have. To the contrary, for more than a hundred years since the beginning of the technological revolution, employers and employees have believed rightly that they financed and made our ever-growing government possible by taking risks, being productive, and paying taxes. Mr. Obama made clear his view of the relation of government to business in his second book, The Audacity of Hope. He said: I believe in free market, competition, and entrepreneurship. He added a reservation: I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans. I insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all. As government has grown like a beanstalk, creation and expansion of businesses have too often had to be accomplished in spite of government obstacles. That may be news to the folks in the White House and Washington bureaucracies, who believe they are missionaries of assistance and cooperation: Hi! Im from the government and Im here to help. President Obama has a broad understanding of American private enterprise, but his life experience has been limited to education, community organizing, and politics. He didnt even have a paper route. To his credit, he has been candid in his admissions that he believes he knows what needs to be done, but he doesnt know how to do it. 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. 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Its relatively small, but could have a lasting effect on medical care in this community. Let me tell you, again, my story. First, my father. He was a pharmacist who first went to work in the late 1950s at a hospital in Englewood, N.J. I was too young to work by law, but I volunteered for the whole summer, helping him reorganize and categorize his pharmacy. Each bottle had a price written on it it was in code, taking a 10-letter word and translating it into numbers. I also ran deliveries of items throughout the hospital it was there that I first learned the words dextrose and saline but I couldnt deliver medicine, someone had to sign out for that. By the way, theres nothing more disconcerting for a teen-ager than to start to get on an elevator and be told to wait for the next one, because they were taking a body to the morgue in the basement. That experience got me familiar with hospitals. I eventually went into the newspaper field, and dad moved to Atlanta to work at West Paces Ferry Hospital. From there, he transferred to HCA Marion Community Hospital (now ORMC), but only stayed there a short while. He left HCA and went across the street to Munroe, and stayed there until he retired. Thats how I got familiar with Munroe, even though at the time I didnt live here. Several years ago I walked into a clinic in northeast Ocala. I was having a little trouble breathing, and I honestly thought I might have a touch of pneumonia. But they took one look at me and called for an ambulance, and I was whisked to Munroes emergency room, where I was diagnosed with a-fib in my heart. I stayed at Munroe for a week, and when I walked out (actually they wheel you out), I felt 100 percent better. To this day I am convinced that my cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, and Munroe Regional saved my life. Thats why Im voting in favor of the hospital tax. You can throw all the facts and figures at me, from both sides, that you want. But for me the decision is simple. Because of Munroe I am here today, and I want things to stay just the way they are. Sometimes, dollars and cents arent vital. Sometimes, life and death are more important. So for those of you who are campaigning against the tax so you can save a few bucks, well, I hope youre never one of those being wheeled into the emergency room. But if you are, I hope that people dont look back on this election and say, you know, in the old days, we could have saved him. Munroe, as it is, saved me. And for me, thats all that matters. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Should federal abortion laws be enshrined in the state constitution? And should the states constitutional right to privacy be modified? Amendment 6 raises two questions related to abortion rights in Florida. The first whether the state constitution should reflect the existing federal prohibitions on the public funding of abortions would not change current abortion funding practices in Florida. The second whether to modify a provision in the state constitution that guarantees a right to privacy for every Floridian would affect abortion law in the state. As to the impact on state law, the first question matters less than the second. For several decades, federal law has prohibited the expenditure of federal funds for most abortions (exceptions include rape, incest and medical conditions that threaten the mothers life). Amendment 6 would not expand those prohibitions. If passed, it would simply duplicate the existing federal prohibitions. The second question is more consequential. In 1980, Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment that says, in part: Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the persons private life This privacy right is often used to challenge abortion measures passed by Florida lawmakers. Over the years, courts have cited the clause when blocking parental-notification laws involving pregnant minors and laws requiring doctors to counsel women about alternatives to abortion. The law was pivotal in a landmark case in 1989 that prevented Gov. Jeb Bush from stopping a pregnant 13-year-old in state custody from choosing to have an abortion. In short, passage of Amendment 6 would mean parental-notification laws or other types of procedural abortion legislation passed by state lawmakers would no longer be subject to challenge under the states privacy law. Supporters say this amendment puts the state on even footing with the federal government and allows the electorate to express its opinion on abortion law. Its a broad enough value issue that we should let the public speak, state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, a sponsor of the amendment, said. I think its far-reaching and its controversial, but we as a state will address the sanctity of life, which is a foundational issue. Opponents say it is a pre-emptive strike on a womans right to choose. This amendment would roll back womens rights as protected under the Florida Constitution. We would be reversing that express right to privacy, Stephanie Kunkel, the former executive director of Planned Parenthood of Florida, told the Ocala Star-Banner. The Florida House approved the measure by a 79-34 vote. The Florida Senate voted 27-12 to approve the measure. As with all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the bill will go into effect on Jan. 8, 2013. HistoryBy 1965, abortions were deemed illegal in all 50 states. As a result, many women began to utilize illegal underground abortion services. In 1973, the landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Roe V. Wade, reformed abortion law. The Court recognized that a woman has a constitutionally protected right to terminate pregnancy until her fetus is viable, which the law says is at about 24 weeks gestation. Abortions beyond that legally defined viability period can occur to protect the mothers life. In 2007, a total of 91,954 abortions were performed in Florida, according to a state analysis of the bill that became Amendment 6. For 83,890 of those, the gestational age of the fetus was 12 weeks and under; for 8,063, the gestational age of the fetus was 13 to 24 weeks; and for one, the gestational age was over 25 weeks. The Hyde Amendment In 1976, three years after Roe v. Wade, a federal legislative provision called the Hyde Amendment passed, which prohibited the use of public money for abortions except in cases of rape, incest and for preserving the life of the mother. The Hyde Amendment, introduced by Rep. Henry J. Hyde, R-Ill, prevents Medicaid and any other programs under the Department of Health and Human Services to fund abortions. Based on the Hyde Amendment, Medicaid reimburses for abortions if: The woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused or arising from the pregnancy itself that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed. When the pregnancy is the result of rape (sexual battery). When the pregnancy is the result of incest. State Privacy LawIn the 1970s, a newspaper reporter seeking to obtain the records of a private consulting firms search for a managing director of a public utility invoked the states public records law. Not wanting to make the documents public, the consulting firm argued that the states constitution protected individuals from government intrusion, according to a review of the states privacy law in the book, Constitutional Politics in the States. The case eventually ended up before the Florida Supreme Court, and in January 1980 the court said it found no language in the state constitution guaranteeing a right to privacy. Soon after, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a resolution to establish a constitutional right to privacy. Their intent was to limit government intrusion into the private lives of individuals. Concerns that it would limit access to public records and government meetings were addressed by adding a provision protecting those rights. According to the review in Constitutional Politics in the States, little debate was given to whether the privacy amendment would expand abortion rights. In the end, lawmakers from both parties overwhelmingly passed the proposed privacy right amendment and it was placed on the November 1980 ballot. That legislative support carried over to the ballot box as nearly 61 percent of the voters approved the amendment. Nine other states have privacy laws in their constitution (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina and Washington), according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. AMENDMENT 6continued from Page 1 Webster Universitys Ocala Metropolitan campus is proud to announce the 15-year milestone of its inception. To commemorate this success, Webster University will host a 15th anniversary celebration, along with an open house and campus-wide activities on Friday, Oct. 19. The event will take place at Websters Market Street at Heathbrook location from 4 until 7 p.m. The event will consist of a broad range of activities scheduled throughout the evening, including: free food from 17th Street Deli, live radio broadcasts from 92Q FM, a Life South blood drive, a special pre-view graduate school lecture, guest speakers, prizes and more. Members of the community are invited to visit the campus and participate in the event alongside past and present faculty, students, and staff. Application fees for those who apply for admission to any on-site or online graduate program will be waived during this event. With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster Universitys campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. The Ocala Metropolitan Campus offers on ground programs including: Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Arts in Counseling; Master of Arts in Management and Leadership; and Master of Arts in Human Resources Management. Courses are Webster university to mark anniversary also available online. The Universitys core values include students, learning, diversity, and global citizenship. For more information about Webster University you can contact Mike Fallon, Community Relations Coordinator, 352861-9330 or michaelfallon11@webster.edu. 000CWPW Junque Sale Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th St. Donations will be accepted at the PODS in the back of the church parking lot on Saturday, 8am til noon Oct. 20. After that, all donations can be made at Stanfield Hall. Bake Sale All Proceeds donated to charities! Thursday, Friday October 25 & 26 8am 5pm Unbelievable Bargains ANNUAL

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State Road 200 (1 3 4 Miles West of I-75) 237-2233 Pizza Cider Cookies The Movie Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, playing on the large screen for children and adults in Fellowship Hall Wednesday, Oct. 31 6pm 000CSUH 000CXBH 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 Read the classifieds weeks sick with bronchitis and pneumonia and spent about three weeks in bed. Not only was I early to bed, but I was glued to my bed. How does that fit into Franklins saying? The healthy aspect of that quote has not fallen in my direction either. If you want to know about the wise element, simply query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Another old phrase says, three strikes and youre out. Well, according to the Franklin saying, I must Wednesday, Oct. 17 Crazy Hat contest The Friends of Freedom Public Library present a Crazy Hat contest to be held at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. Come and join the fun! Compete for a prizes for Funniest Hat, Craziest Hat and Scariest Hat in both children (ages 4 12) and adult classifications. Rules: Size can be no more than 24 x 24, you must be able to wear the hat, nothing can be alive on the hat, and it must have a Halloween theme. What a great way to celebrate Halloween! Womens Fall Luncheon at CountrysideThe Presbyterian Womens Fall Luncheon will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala in the Founders Hall at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17. There will be a salad luncheon and each person is asked to bring a salad. Three members will speak of their exciting day at the Church Wide Gathering of Presbyterian Women held in Orlando this summer. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633. 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 352-861-6182 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 352237-5741. 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. Two-day sale at Bahia OaksBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association is having their annual park wide yard sale on Oct. 19 and 20. All are invited to set up in your own yard. We expect a lot of traffic. Happy selling! 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. Kiwanis plans sidewalk sale The annual Kiwanis sidewalk sale will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ozark Bank in Friendship shopping center. Any excess merchandise you care to donate for their community projects will be appreciated. Unsold items sold will be donated to Salvation Army. Funds from the sale are used for our many projects among which are: Books for pre-kindergartners. Sheriffs Halloween party donation and participation. Camp Kiwanis. Shands pediatric unit. Besides donations we participate in Meals on Wheels, Terrific kids, the Builders club at Liberty Middle school, the Key club at West Port high school. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K which is an international service club. Many community leaders develop from these clubs. Our latest project is called Eliminate which is a program to support U.N effort to prevent tetanus in newborns of third world countries. Our Meals on Wheels program is assisted by non-members .If you would like to participate and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Ken or Pat at 352237-6421. The club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at P .A.B. Guests are always welcome. Please join us for a cup of java and an interesting speaker. For info call Stan at 352-873-3433 or Phil at 352-3048184. More on Page 10 concede that I am out. I am not wealthy, in many regards Im not healthy and for sure, Im not wise. It is my opinion that there is a lot more to life than wise old sayings from some old man from the past. Benjamin Franklin, for example, no doubt practiced early to bed and early to rise but in the end, he died. That does not sound too healthy to me. Of course, the best place for wisdom is the Bible. I like what the wisest man in the world said, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV). I am not too sure about the healthy and the wealthy components, that is up for grabs, but I am convinced the wise part comes from the Lord. After all, the Bible teaches us that God is Omniscient. If God knows everything and I know God, I am in a good position. 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 web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 7 BY MARIA DEVINE Special to the Citizen For this column, the SPCA is reaching out to animal lovers in our neighboring communities. Perhaps you already belong to an animal related club or organization in your community. It would be a great help to both our groups if at least one member could come to our meetings and act as a liaison between our organizations. This would help us exchange information regarding animal welfare, open up fostering opportunities for animals in need, and better serve the animals of Marion and surrounding counties. But you dont need to belong to another animal welfare group to join the SPCA. If youve always had a love of animals and want to channel that commitment into volunteering for a worthy cause, weve made it easier to do just that. Weve moved our meeting room to the Bank of the Ozarks in Friendship Center by Winn Dixie on State Road 200 so that is convenient for anyone to get to. We still meet on the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 1 p.m. For this month, the meeting date is Thursday, Oct. 18. While it is advantageous to come to our meetings, we know that you may have scheduling conflicts that make it impossible to attend. That does not have to preclude you from joining our organization. We have volunteering opportunities at different times of the day and week that you can fit in when you can. So please call us at 352-362-0985 if you would like to join or hear more about our activities even though you cant attend the meetings. SPCA reaches out to animal lovers Ocala Arts Festival plannedArt 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.

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She said she would meet monthly with each individual board member. Asked about teacher morale, she noted, Everything is not always about money. Teachers need to know theyre appreciated. George Tomyn is the Republican candidate, having won a three-way race in the primary. He also emphasized his local commitments since he was born and raised here. He also started as a teacher and worked his way up to executive director, where he supervises the principals. Answering a question, he said it was important to keep schools safe. If its not safe, you cant teach and you cant learn. He emphasized the need for resource officers and encouraged strong participate in the DARE program. He also backed a code of conduct to remove disruptive and unsafe students. Speaking of teachers, he said, Marion County is fantastic. We need to cultivate our own, and we need to take care of them. He was asked if schools could be run like a business. He replied, You have to run it like a school business. The focus is the students the product is not a widget. We should be doing everything to manage the best we can. SCHOOLcontinued from Page 1 000CY93 Read the classifieds nor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed confirmed and will take office. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal charges are filed by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Arguments for:Supporters say the measure would make the appellate court system run more efficiently and add a layer of accountability before Supreme Court justices are appointed. Arguments against: Opponents say the measure is a dangerous attempt to exert political influence over the judicial branch by giving legislators more authority. Should the State Senate Confirm Florida Supreme Court Appointees?Amendment 5 is about the balance of power among the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government. One of the more meaningful provision is the one granting the state Senate confirmation power over appointees to the Florida Supreme Court. Currently, the governor fills openings on the court by appointing a nominee from a list presented by a judicial nominating commission. If passed, this amendment would allow the Senate to reject or approve nominees. It would also give members of the state House of Representatives access to confidential files involving judges accused of misconduct, and would give lawmakers the right to repeal procedural court rules with a simple majority vote rather than a two-thirds majority vote, as currently required. Supporters say it would bring change to a court system that gives the governor too much power in appointing judges. Opponents say it would politicize the process and shift the balance of power by giving the Legislature too much influence over the judiciary. The measure passed the Legislature largely along party lines. AMENDMENT 5continued from Page 1 Saturday, Oct. 20 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 352687-1580, or Don Clauson 352-861-1235. 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. Chili cook-off scheduledThe first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-off to benefit Owls (Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary) will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Come out and enjoy some chili, fun and support your favorite teams. There will be entertainment, baked goods, food court, 50/50 raffle and crafters. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Under 5 is free. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Jazz Society offers afternoon of music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Oct. 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Thursday, Oct. 25 State of Our Schools meeting Marions United for Public Education will feature Theresa Boston-Ellis, the Executive Director of Business Services for Marion County Schools. She will discuss the districts budget and how it affects our schools and community. The meeting will be at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all concerned citizens. 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.

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Scrumptious! Delicious! Succulent! Mouth-Watering! These were some of the words that were used to describe the barbecued baby rack ribs that the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest offered to the community during last springs Ribathon. Happily, on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and Southwest 99th Street, will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid or that are picked up after 12:30. It is highly recommended to pre-order and to get there early if you dont preorder before the ribs are gone! Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. The Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. in suite 240 in the Doctors Office Building at the West Marion Community Hospital. You can also buy tickets at Senior Health Plus Inc. at On Top of the World Circle Square Commons Suite 17 and at several locations along State Route 200 including the Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Coldwell Banker/Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call W.E. Bishop Jr. at 352237-9225 H ere in Quail Meadow we have many couples who have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. This is really amazing in the world today. However, we have others who have surpassed the 50 year mark. One such couple is Bob and Lois Bonnell. On Oct. 2, they celebrated 62 years of marriage! Bob and Lois met when they were just teenagers attending the Methodist Youth Fellowship at the Methodist church in Garfield Heights, Ohio. They also attended the same high school. When asked about their wedding, Bob said, We ran away. They did run away to Covington, Kentucky, and were married by a Justice of the Peace. Im sure many people were saying they were foolish kids and it wouldnt last; but, here we are 62 years later and they are still a happily married couple. Bob and Lois were blessed with four children (two boys and two girls). They now have three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Lois says she is hoping for more great-grands. Bob and Lois were living in Washington State when he retired from AT&T. They thought they would just travel and see the country, so for a period of time they lived in their RV. Eventually, they landed in Gainesville and thought they would like living in the community, but after a few years, the urge to move on hit them. They liked the North Central Florida location, so Ocala was the logical place to go. In August 1997, they settled in Quail Meadow (and we are so glad they did). You can usually see Bob and Lois out walking their four-legged daughter, Molly, early in the morning. When asked what contributed to a long and happy marriage, they said: have a faith based marriage, work together through good and bad times, encourage each other, appreciate one another, and finally, dont forget the hugs and kisses! Congratulations Bob and Lois, were glad you found Quail Meadow. The first national holiday in October is Columbus Day. This year it was Monday, the 8th. This is the day set aside in remembrance of Christopher Columbus making his first voyage to the New World. There is still debate on the exact location of his landing, but we do know that it was in October 1492, and on an island in the Caribbean. Im sure most of you can remember learning in fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Of course, there was always one smart -aleck who would try to confuse you by saying, in fourteen hundred and ninety-three, Columbus sailed the deep blue sea. Some places are changing the wording used in describing the accomplishment of Christopher Columbus. Some textbooks do not teach that he discovered America; it had already been discovered the Indians were already here. However, we do know that Columbus made four voyages to the Americas which led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. As a result of the lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt, in 1934, declared Oct. 12 a federal holiday which was called, Columbus Day. This day was already being observed in many parts of the country long before 1934. In 1905, Colorado Governor Jesse McDonald, made it an official holiday. 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Join us at Marion Woods for a great cause with music and song. Rock-A-Thon Benefit October 20, 2012 10:00 am Join us for music and Fun-draising to beat breast cancer. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society. It will be a rockin good time. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. T he Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the setting on Saturday, Oct. 6 for a delightful surprise birthday party for one of our neighbors. Sheila Cohen and several of her family members and friends worked together to pull off a surprise for her husband, Stan. All the efforts were successful as Stan was completely surprised by the large gathering. Stan and Sheila are two of our most dedicated and civic-minded neighbors being very active in the Guardian ad Litem program and with work with military veterans. It was such fun to help to surprise someone who does so much for others on a regular basis. Stan is a dedicated New York Yankees fan (as well as a sports fan in general) so Sheila decided to use sports teams as the theme for the party. Many of the celebrants wore attire indicative of their own favorite sports teams. Decorations carried through with the motif as did the beautifully decorated birthday cake with the Yankees emblem in the red, white and navy blue colors. There were the traditional hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, soft drinks, and Cracker Jacks that one thinks of as the food of the baseball stadium. A special attraction was the Cohens young grandson, Jayden, who came from Dawsonville, Georgia, to be the symbolic popcorn/peanuts hawker that we so often see in the stands. He was one of the hits of the evening as he helped to entertain everyone with his endearing grin and joking antics. Bart Rich provided music for the evening; and while that was enjoyed during the meal, it was enjoyed even more afterwards as a number of guests enjoyed dancing. Both Stan and Sheila took the microphone to thank all those present for their help in making the celebration a huge success. Stan admitted that he had absolutely no idea what was going on and was thrilled that so many of his family and friends had come to make his 65th birthday so much fun. He said, If I have to be 65, this is the way to do it! All in all, the evening was another example of the fun that is often representative of the friendships that are part of the community of Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people who enjoy surprises, good food, and lots of fun. Sakes aliveStan Cohen of Fairfield is sixty-five! Priscilla Geissal F AIRFIELD VILLAGE Stan Cohen, right, listens with a big grin as his friend Brian tells how hard it was to keep Stan occupied while the party was being set up. The special New York Yankees birthday cake was a big hit and was really delicious. Stan loved his special Singing Chihuahua birthday card from his special pets Tessa and Ginger. Read the classifieds Bob and Lois with Molly. Bob and Lois Bonnell mark 62 years of marriage Carolyn Slocumb niversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World. In 1892, teachers, preachers, poets, and politicians used the observance of Columbus Day to teach the ideals of patriotism. These rituals were based on themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, and the importance of loyalty to the nation. Beginning in 1971, Columbus Day has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. Incidentally, this is the same day our Canadian neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving. Q UAIL MEADOW Read the classifieds Rib tickets go on sale

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........7 SPCA....................9 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 29 WEDNESDAY, October 17, 2012 Puzzles Page 6 Happenings Page 4 12Wednesday, October 17, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000CX12 Former sheriff's detective Chris Blair, who lost to Dan Kuhn in the Republican primary for sheriff on Aug. 14, will replace Kuhn as the GOP candidate on Nov. 6. Kuhn was driven from the race by a sex scandal. Because ballots were already printed, Kuhn's name will still be available to voters; however, a vote for Kuhn will now be a vote for Blair. Constitution Party candidate Bernie DeCastro will be Blair's opponent in the general election. The Republican Executive Committee made the choice Wednesday night after hearing from a series of potentital candidates. The Kickoff Extravaganza for the 2013 West Marion Relay for life is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Courtyard By Marriott (behind the Burger King on State Road 200 and the Interstate). The party begins at 6 p.m. The Kickoff Extravaganza is the party the starts the 2013 Relay season. The actual Relay will take place April 19-20 in front of West Marion Hospital. The Kickoff is the time to sign up as a team learn about being a team and being educated about the services offered by the American Cancer Society. There are no costs associated with the Kickoff. Why is Relay important? That is a good question. Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans 33% of all women will get cancer sometime in their life; 50% of all men will be diagnosed with cancer. Part of the money raised at Relay goes to cancer research. Since the initial Relay in 1985 the American Cancer Society has funded 48 Nobel Peace Winning Researchers! The researchers have made discoveries that have assisted in prevention and the reduction in deaths. We are all affected by cancer it has touched every ones lives. Lets band together and strike back! For more information on the Kickoff Extravaganza or information on how you can get involved; call John Klopfer at 352207-0755 Relay for Life Kickoff Extravaganza scheduled PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield birthday Stan Cohen of Fairfield Village shows off the balloons from his surprise 65th birthday party at Fairfield Village recently. In the right photo, his grandson Jayden, 8, delivered the popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jacks during the baseball-themed party. Stan is a fan of the New York Yankees. See column on Page 2. Blair is GOP choice Fourth of a series of candidate appearances at a forum held at the library.BY JIM CLARK Editor School superintendent candidates took to the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. Dr. Diana Greene, the Democratic candidate, spoke first. She emphasized her history in education in Marion County, from elementary school teacher to deputy superintendent. She noted that the district needs to reorganize to deal with the shrinking budget. She noted that the schools were receiving less money but were still expected to provide a quality education. She was asked about the fact that Marion County is the largest district in the state that still elects a superintenSchool candidates make appearance Please see SCHOOL Page 3 Amendment 5Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a twothirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the GoverTitle on ballot: State Courts Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This measure would provide for Senate confirmation of Supreme Court justices; give lawmakers control over changes to the rules governing the court system; and direct the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which investigates judicial misconduct complaints, to make its files available to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. If you vote yes: A yes vote means you want the Senate to have confirmation power over Supreme Court appointees, and some authority over changes to the rules that govern the states courts. You also want to grant the House access to Judicial Qualifications Commissions investigative files on judges. If you vote no: A no vote means you do not want these proposed changes made to the states judiciary. Please see AMENDMENT 5 Page 3 Amendment 6Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the U.S. Constitution. Arguments for: Supporters say this makes it clear Florida prohibits public funding for abortions and gives the public a voice in deciding state abortion law.Arguments against: Opponents say this amendment discriminates against women, strips away a womans fundamental right to choose, and erodes established law, including rights of privacy. Title on Ballot: Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This amendment would make the existing federal ban on public funding for most abortions part of the state constitution. It would narrow the scope of a state privacy law that is sometimes used in Florida to challenge abortion laws. If you vote yes: A yes vote means you support putting the existing federal ban on the use of public funds for abortions into the state constitution; and you support eliminating the states privacy right with respect to a womans right to choose. If you vote no: A no vote means you are against placing the existing federal ban on using public funds for abortions into the state constitution; and you are against eliminating the states privacy right with respect to a womans right to choose. Please see AMENDMENT 6 Page 5